This "cottage" was much more than that: it is a beautiful, new, well-designed house nicer than anything we will ever own! It accommodated our family of four adults and two children very comfortably, and had enough space for us to offer lunch to 15 family members on one day that we were there. The location is spectacular, on a bluff overlooking the Shenandoah River and the mountains beyond, and the view can be enjoyed from the porches, the hot tub, and the second-floor balcony. The house came equipped with all amenities as well as basic staple foods and cleaning products. We were there for a family wedding, and the other house on the property offered accommodation for 6 other family members. We could reach them via a 10-15 minute walk through woodland and a field. They enjoyed the can that was near our house, and the younger members of our family also would have done so if we had had one.
The property was very clean and well-maintained. The only problems were the drain in the kitchen sink, which needs a new strainer, and the lack of an outdoor garbage can and recycling containers.
As we arrived on a dark and rainy night, we had great trouble finding the house, as it is the end of a series of very small gravel roads. The main problem was finding the right turn onto Benny's Beach Road, as the sign is hard to see. We finally realized that it followed shortly after the left turn onto Windy Ridge, and after that we had less trouble. It might be helpful if the owner could provide a map, or at least more detailed directions.
We would also like to suggest that he recommend Martin's Supermarket in Front Royal, in addition to Walmart, as they carry a good selection of organic foods and also have an excellent bakery that does custom-made cakes. We got a very nice one there for our granddaughter's birthday.
We would recommend the rental without hesitation, and hope to return there ourselves!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and helpful insights. It is always the best compliment when a guest wants to return and we hope you will. We appreciate suggestions for any and all improvements given. We do have a trash bin on the side of the cottage so not sure how it was missed (the cleaner was curious why it wasn't used!).
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