BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOUSE IN THE SHENANDOAH MOUNTAINS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOUSE IN THE SHENANDOAH MOUNTAINS

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4 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

If you're looking for a place to have a fun family vacation or a peaceful, romantic getaway an easy 2 hour drive from Washington DC, this is it. It's also an ideal writer's retreat.

My Lake House is the perfect 4-season getaway -- spring flowers and fall leaves, along with moderate temperatures, make it perhaps even more beautiful than summer and winter. But summer is all about the lake and the golf course... and winter, about the ski hill.

My beautiful home features a wall of picture windows looking out at the lake and mountains beyond. You can enjoy a cozy evening in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace in the great room, or a family dinner at the big wood table in the dining room. Peaceful and secluded, the house also boasts a large deck with loads of lounge chairs so that you can relax and enjoy the view, or watch the kids play on the little beach below the house. There's also a private deck off one of the bedrooms where you can read a book or enjoy a morning coffee

My home!: The lake house is not like most rental properties -- it is my home. As such, it features a very well stocked kitchen for those who like to cook; loads of books and videos (I'm a wildlife filmmaker so if you like movies or books about animals, I've got them), and lots of toys for kids. All I ask is that you treat it like your own home and leave it as you found it.

The lake is pure bliss -- in the summer months it's warm and clean for swimming; my family kayak allows you to access the lake's hidden corners and to meet the local beavers. And, there's a hiking trail around the lake that makes for a lovely walk. If you're lucky you'll see deer in the late afternoons, or a bald eagle swooping over the lake.

Lake front beach / Bryce Beach resort: Please note that my neighbors on either side of my property share 'my' little beach in front of my house, keep their boats there (for their use, not yours -- I have one, family kayak that is for your use) and they appreciate larger groups respecting their privacy and their need to have some private time on the beach. This is very important to me since they are not just my neighbors but my dear friends. Bryce resort operates a large beach resort next door to 'my' beach. When you rent my house you get a pass that gives you free access to this facility for 6 people which is open for swimming etc. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you have more than 6 people, you can pay a small daily rate to use this facility -- it has diving platforms, canoes and paddle boats for rent, a protected, sandy 'toddler beach,' and a snack bar and lots of lawn furniture.

Activities / Pets: If you're looking for fun activities, Bryce Resort offers many, a short walk to some, or 5 minutes drive to others -- golf, mini-golf, swimming and paddle boats, as well as a climbing wall,tubing and bungee jumping facility in the summer ; skiing and tubing in the winter. The resort has full restaurant and bar, too, which is a fun place to watch sporting events with the family. Nearby towns feature antiquing, wonderful restaurants, and a movie theater. The area is famous for civil war sites, caverns, and mountain hiking... and of course there's the beautiful Shenandoah valley which is spectacular any time of the year.

My home is pet friendly. Pet owners -- read pet policies carefully --there are additional charges and deposits that apply, and different policies. We no longer are able to supply linens (sheets and towels) for families bringing pets.Too many people abused the linens by washing/drying their pets with them.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Owner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

Property Reviews

Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324197
+1 703 216-1746
Basye Shenandoah Valley
Washington DC
5

Wonderful scape from the DC area

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
I have been going regularly to this lake house for many years and I would definitely recommended for a getaway from the stress of the city. The house is really cozy, built in wood, with everything that you might need in order to feel comfortable (yes, it also has wi/fi, but you will not need it). The lake is a wonderful place for swimming, kayaking, bird watching, exploring, barbequeing or just laying around doing nothing but relaxing. From the deck you will have a wonderful view of the water, all surrounded by trees...it's too good to be just a couple hours from DC. As a plus, the sky and golf resort is less than 10 minutes by car, if you like those activities.


It has also been a great pleasure to deal with Kathy, the owner, always enthusiastic about letting all her guests having a great time. She has also connected us with local farms around in order to get fresh eggs, meat and vegetables.

A great place for a great adventure in spring, summer, fall or winter!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324197
+1 703 216-1746
Basye Shenandoah Valley
DC
5

Great house, great weekend.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Our stay was perfect. We were a group of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids 3-6)...We all enjoyed the house which has everything you need to stay in or explore the surroundings. Great spot by the lake, 5 minutes from Bryce ski resort, and canoeing during sunset...The kids had a blast sharing the bunk beds and playing with the 100 games and toys..A great weekend.

Thanks to Kathryn and Trish.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324197
+1 703 216-1746
Basye Shenandoah Valley
USA
5

Super Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Highly recommended! – we thoroughly enjoyed our too-brief stay and hope to return again. Great place for the traditional quiet lake get-away, but there’s much more in the general area that we didn’t have time to investigate. The house is fully equipped with everything that we needed and we were surprised at the many innovative extras provided for kids of all ages. The owner is responsive, accommodative, very easy to deal with, and has clearly put a great deal of thought and effort into providing a location that you’ll enjoy. Her pride in her home shows. The Lake House will be best enjoyed by active groups of 6-8 who enjoy outdoor activities; those who are unable to negotiate steps or rough terrain may find the two-level house and the lake area to be challenging, however. If you’re first-time visitors as we were, allow more time than you think you need as there’s a lot to see and do in the Shenandoah Valley and in the neighboring George Washington National Forest.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and are looking to come back again. It is true what you write about all the things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. And there's no question that my home, the Bryce Resort and the Shenandoah Valley are truly meant to be enjoyed during all four seasons. I'm hoping more people will take advantage of the fall and spring months because if you're looking for a quiet get away, there's nothing like my home and the Bryce area.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324197
+1 703 216-1746
Basye Shenandoah Valley
Ashburn VA
5

wow — love this place! amidst nature & artistically comfy + cozy

wow — love this place! amidst nature & artistically comfy + cozy
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
We thoroughly loved our winter stay here. Huge windows onto the winter view of lake -- pure serenity. Children (and mom + dad) enjoyed waking to watch birds & squirrels feeding from the many feeders just feet from the windows & the sparkling lake backdrop ... amazing. The closest I've ever stayed to & with nature w/o getting dirty. Not deluxe — though this was more than we were expecting from a casual lake home & just our speed — we like outdoorsy, rustic, artistic, natural things. We were pleasantly surprised with nice high ceilings on the top bedroom level and oh — that fireplace is the best. Tastefully decorated & fully appointed (loved the porcelain dishware & we didn't even need to bring coffee grinder). Especially liked the simple, meaningful little artisan touches throughout. Kids ages 6 & 7 were thrilled with the double bunk bed room. This special place is a perfect spot for kids of any age to play, romp & explore nature.

Even skied & snow tubed at Bryce despite warm weather -- they crank out the manmade snow & we had a blast.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. It is gratifying when people like yourselves appreciate all the effort I put into my home. I think it is a special place and so I just love it when other people do too! I'm so happy you had a great time at the Lake House. Thanks again. Also loved what you wrote in my guest book. I hope you'll come back again soon.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful Lake House in the Shenandoah Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324197
+1 703 216-1746
Basye Shenandoah Valley
Vienna, VA
5

Great Lake House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We stayed at the great lake house for a week during Spring Break. The house has everything you need and you do not need to bring anything. We relaxed vary much by just staying in the house, sitting on the deck, walking around the lake, kayaking, etc. Kathy allowed us to take our small dog and that made our trip exceptional. My daughter does not want to leave the dog when we have a vacation. A small shop at the gas station nearby has a little bit of everything you need. You can also drive to Food Lion (only 20 minutes) to get anything you want. We would like to go back there in summer. If you compare this house with other houses, pick this one!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4

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Car: necessary

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, kayaking, mini golf

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Availability & Rates

Basye House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Notes

  • $300-$375/night (2 night min some weekends) .. approx. $1250/week

  • 3 night minimum on premium weekends like 4th July, Labor Day, Xmas
  • TAX & DEPOSITS: 2 night minimum at ALL TIMES. Additional 11% applied to rental total for tax and handling. $400 deposit required on home.

    You must either put down a damage deposit on house, OR you can purchase a renters short term insurance policy that will cover deposits for you, and for pets, if you are bringing any, rather than putting down damage deposits. But you must do one of the other.

    CLEANING: your rental fee includes cleaning, but it is your responsibility to keep the house clean during your stay. Renters who leave house excessively dirty will be charged fees deducted from deposits!

    PET POLICIES: Additional pet damage deposit ($275 per pet) and additional cleaning fee ($35 non-refundable) for pets; WE DO NOT PROVIDE SHEETS AND TOWELS IF YOU BRING A PET.

    BOOKING MY HOME: Everyone must book through Trish Snyder at FOUR SEASONS RENTALS, call 1 800 -296-2149 (Management Company). Please also call or email me with your questions as I like to give personal s

Amenities

Basye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Living Area
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink
  • I just re-did the downstairs bathroom (2010) so it has updated fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • Down quilts for all queen beds. Home has a porta-crib in bedroom closet, along with other baby gear such as high chair and backpack carrier. All baby gear is for use at your own risk.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
  • skiing
Notes:
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU ARE BRINGING A PET, WE DO NOT PROVIDE SHEETS AND TOWELS. THEY HAVE BEEN ABUSED IN THE PAST. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PET, WE PROVIDE LINENS AND TOWELS TO ACCOMMODATE THE NUMBER OF GUESTS YOU REGISTER.