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THE COTTAGE AT SHEPHERDSTOWN

Nieltje Gedney

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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Nieltje Gedney

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
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THE COTTAGE AT SHEPHERDSTOWN

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights

Overview

Shepherdstown House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, sleeps 7

It is with such regret that I must stop sharing my lovely home with all my wonderful guests who have visited The Cottage over the past 6 years. In December of 2011 Shepherdstown passed an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals inside the corporation. Since I had been actively renting for over 6 years, my attorney and I mistakenly assumed that the grandfather clause clearly applied. After over $20,000 in legal fees, the town was granted an injunction that forces me to cease renting and advertising the Cottage in Shepherdstown. I did so on June 1, 2014.

In the Order, the town states that they have been irreparably harmed by my renting to families and visitors coming to visit Shepherdstown. Specifically, they said 'Shepherdstown's citizents have already been adversely affected by the Defendent's (Nieltje Gedney) unlawful commercial use of property in a residential district. If the Defendant continues to operate a short term rental property, the character and development of the R-1 Residential District will be irreparably harmed by a business that accommodates transients.'

As most of you know, I have spent most of the last 7 years travelling the US and the world, exchanging my home along the way, with people who wanted to acquaint themselves with all that this wonderful area has to offer.. This option is still available to any of you who wish to pursue an exchange, either simultaneous or not.I am also managing a lovely short term rental in nearby Quail Ridge. Stone Manor #599658 is a large, immaculate, and conveniently located home and urge you to check it out. Stone Manor offers the same attention to detail that the Cottage has in the past, only on a much larger scale! And, of course, Stone Manor is pet and child friendly!

I will truly miss sharing my home with all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, but if I have learned one thing from this experience, it is that you can't fight town hall. Feel free to let them know how you feel about this issue, pro or con: jimauxer@yahoo.com; lahraven@comcast.net

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nieltje Gedney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: spanish

About Nieltje Gedney

Here I am travelling in Ecuador.

Nieltje Gedney purchased this house in 2007

Why Nieltje Gedney chose Shepherdstown

As a new retiree, I love to travel. I have travelled with and without the grandkids for many years, always staying in vacation rentals. So I decided to share my pet/child-friendly home with other vacationers, and now I travel even more!

What makes this house unique

All exchange inquiries are welcome!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our three-night stay at the Cottage, having everything we needed - and more. Loved looking at all the books and mementos from places. What a convenient location too. Tell people about O'Hurley's, especially the Thursday evening jam session - open to all 7-10 pm. Thank you for your generosity and obvious kindness.
May 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
Thurmont, Maryland
5

Saddened to hear that the cottage is no longer available as a rental...

  • 5 of 5
The Cottage has served my sorority sisters and I on several occasions and became like a second home. In no way did the renting of this property take away from any financial benefit to the town. They have, by making this decision, left a bitter taste in my mouth! What a travesty! I am so sorry that this has happened...your home is perfect in every way and I hope you are still able to exchange the property so that you may continue your travels and that others may benefit from your generosity! xox Pam Miller
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and support Pam. They mean a lot during this difficult time, as I pack up the Cottage that we have all loved and shared over the years and turn it back into a "legal" rental for students.
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
5

Excellent location, great little house!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic location, just a few minutes walking distance from downtown restaurants, shops, parks, and hiking/biking along the Potomac River. House was clean, cozy, and comfortable, filled with everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Kitchen was especially well-appointed. With five adults sharing a single bathroom, some coordination was needed, but it wasn't a problem and we never felt crowded. Owner was a pleasure to deal with, extremely responsive and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eitan. We loved having you and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
3

Stepping back in time

  • 3 of 5
The good points about the house include the following: great location to town and tow path, nice fenced yard for doggie, plenty of linens and towels, well stocked kitchen, and the owner was friendly and responsive . Some cons are as follows : small and tight, way too much stuff like pillows, books, and nick nacks, mustiness that comes with an old house, dining table in front room had only room for three. I would not recommend this place for more than three people (we had six and having one bathroom put us behind schedule most days) nor to anyone who has allergies or asthma, too musty. Otherwise the area is fabulous for history,and biking etc.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Don, So glad you and your family enjoyed our wonderful town. I make it a priority to always discuss the accomodations with parties of 5 or more, (as we did at length) to make sure that the sleeping arrangements are satisfactory for everyone. With the addition of the 6th person to your party, it appears that it was a bit tight for you! The beauty of vacation rentals is that no two are alike, and it is important to match your rental with your own personal expectations. I believe my pictures online are accurate, and show all the pillows, books and decorative pieces in detail, including the dining table (which can seat 6 when pulled out from the window), We advertise ourelves as a cottage, and most people find my home cozy and comfortable, and enjoy the wide variety of books and memorabilia. I think it is all a matter of what you are comfortable with, and wish you all the best in future vacation renting.
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
Washington DC
5

Wonderful Thanksgiving weekend

  • 5 of 5
The location of the Cottage can't be beat if you are interested in taking advantage of downtown Shepherdstown. The house is charming and fully stocked with everything you could need. And the owners made us feel very welcome. Little extras made a big difference-- for example, there were lots of good quality towels, there is a dishwasher and disposal which makes cooking and cleaning up easy, and the gas grill is a top-of-the-line Weber.

Would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
Alexandria, VA
5

Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We came to Shepherdstown for a bridal party get-together last weekend and stayed at The Cottage. It was a truly lovely night. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us, and we were able to walk right downtown to the restaurants (5 minutes away). The pantry was well-stocked and, though we brought our own food, the kitchen had everything we could have possibly needed, from cheese knives to serving trays and bowls to wine glasses. One of the bedrooms has an absolutely amazing dollhouse appointed with the cutest miniature furniture - we had lots of fun looking at it! The fenced backyard with ample seating is perfect for chatting under the stars at night, and there is a little playground adjacent to the church next door that would be great for families with children.

I couldn't have asked for anything more, and the owner was so nice and accommodating even when we showed up an hour early for check-in hoping to get our cake out of the hot car. I would absolutely stay here again and I highly recommend the Cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Cottage at Shepherdstown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236360
Shepherdstown West Virginia
Charleston, WV
5

Why stay at a hotel?

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at The Cottage during our visit to the Contemporary American Theater Festival. The location is ideal, everything is within walking distance, and the owners have thought of everything - from the stocked kitchen pantry to the pet food and water bowls! Wish we could have stayed longer
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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It is with such regret that I must stop sharing my lovely home with all my wonderful guests who have visited The Cottage over the past 6 years. In December of 2011 Shepherdstown passed an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals inside the corporation. Since I had been actively renting for over 6 years, my attorney and I mistakenly assumed that the grandfather clause clearly applied. After over $20,000 in legal fees, the town was granted an injunction that forces me to cease renting and advertising the Cottage in Shepherdstown. I did so on June 1, 2014.

In the Order, the town states that they have been irreparably harmed by my renting to families and visitors coming to visit Shepherdstown. Specifically, they said 'Shepherdstown's citizents have already been adversely affected by the Defendent's (Nieltje Gedney) unlawful commercial use of property in a residential district. If the Defendant continues to operate a short term rental property, the character and development of the R-1 Residential District will be irreparably harmed by a business that accommodates transients.'

As most of you know, I have spent most of the last 7 years travelling the US and the world, exchanging my home along the way, with people who wanted to acquaint themselves with all that this wonderful area has to offer.. This option is still available to any of you who wish to pursue an exchange, either simultaneous or not.I am also managing a lovely short term rental in nearby Quail Ridge. Stone Manor #599658 is a large, immaculate, and conveniently located home and urge you to check it out. Stone Manor offers the same attention to detail that the Cottage has in the past, only on a much larger scale! And, of course, Stone Manor is pet and child friendly!

I will truly miss sharing my home with all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, but if I have learned one thing from this experience, it is that you can't fight town hall. Feel free to let them know how you feel about this issue, pro or con: jimauxer@yahoo.com; lahraven@comcast.net .

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Rates & Availability

From $2,000 Per month

Shepherdstown House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
monthly rental, 4 month min.
Jun 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
90 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

pet fee $25
Pet Fee $25
daily maint.& ins. fee $100
daily cleaning fee $50
Notes Owner will entertain all offers for exchanges. All fees are paid in advance and fully refundable up to 2 weeks prior to your
stay (exchange). After that we apply the full amount towards any future stay (exchange), subject to availability.There is a 2 night minimum stay and 3 night minimum on all Holiday Weekends

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Amenities

Shepherdstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Bathroom is equipped with soaps, hairdryer, and loads of extra-fluffy towels, and terry robes.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Gold Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Green Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Lounge
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Chloes Room
  • The Cottage has been completely redecorated this Spring. All bedrooms have custom, luxury linens, Tempurpedic mattress pads, extra blankets and pillows, loads of towels, bathrobes, and sundries for your comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is access to the pool, hot-tub, and gym at the nearby Clarion Hotel for a guest pass, each visit. The new Wellness Center at Shepherd University is also open to the Public, and I suggest you call for hours and rates during your visit. We are child/pet friendly, with a completely fenced yard for their safety and enjoyment. There is a children's play structure and sandbox, requiring supervision, in the yard. Golf is available at several nearby public courses, and for an additional charge and advance notice, golf and lessons can be arranged at nearby private country club. A Red Cross certified babysitter can also be arranged. Owner will entertain all offers for exchange arrangements.

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