Shenandoah House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 adults, children welcome) central heat/air
Quietude Cottage offers privacy without being isolated. You will love returning to the cottage after your day of exploring the Shenandoah Valley. Located in Mount Sidney, VA, Quietude is a 1920s seven room cottage style house, with original wood floors throughout. Partially open walls in the living areas create an inviting space. The cottage is located on 1 1/2 acres and there are 4 soothing water features. Take time to swing on the front porch or beside one of the goldfish ponds. (Keep watchful eye over young children around ponds. The ponds are up to two feet deep and the pond liners are extremely slippery.) Relax while watching the fish play or the birds at the feeders, you may even see a bullfrog. Or walk up the hill to the swing in the back yard and enjoy views of the neighboring fields & woods. Enjoy a meal or nap on the comfy sofa on the spacious patio and listen to the music of the waterfall. Flavor up your meal with a few leaves from the herb garden by the patio.
This is a no smoking property.
Pet policy. Sorry, no cats, strong allergy! Dogs considered, contact owner, pet fee for dogs is $10/night/pet.
New furnace, Fall 2013, fuels the central heat. New central air conditioning Summer 2014!
New solid maple kitchen countertops, March 2014
The two bedrooms and the bath are upstairs. Linens provided. The master bedroom has a Queen bed, raised ceiling, ceiling fan and TV. The second bedroom has a double bed, TV and unique butler's stairs to kitchen. There is a shared full bath with tub/shower off the common hallway.
A twin size air mattress is also available (built-in electric plug in for inflating.)
Bring your favorite DVDs or watch a movie from my collection on the 40' Flat Screen TV in the living room.
Washer and dryer are available for your use in the basement/cellar.
You are welcome to use one of my handmade quilts if the nights are cool. My original oil and watercolor paintings decorate the house.
The house and location is perfect for Cyclists, JMU/Bridgewater/EMU/MBC parents, Hikers, or Sightseers. The area is a favorite for road cyclists with an amazing number of paved backroads. A county road map is available at the house.
In the Area:
Nearby Staunton has been honored by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of 'America's Greatest Main Streets!'
Joel Salatin's PolyFace Farm is 1/2 hour away.
The American Shakespeare Company performs works of the Bard in a beautiful re-creation of the BlackFriars Theatre in downtown Staunton.
ShenanArts, stellar community theatre, presents shows throughout the year in Staunton.
Art Galleries, Restaurants & Wonderful Historic Architecture in Downtown Staunton.
Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park) meet atop Afton Mountain @ 30 minutes away. Appalachian Trail passes along those mountains too.
Keywords: Farmhouse, Country Community, Water Gardens, Artist's Studio, Central Air, Children Welcome, Dogs Considered (pet fee)
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- children welcome
About Elizabeth Tuttle
I am an artist with many interests. I like to travel and paint. But I also enjoy home projects and gardening. I am retired and can choose what I want to do each day.
I have grandchildren in Virginia and California, so I like to spend time on each coast. Hiking and kayaking are favorite activities. When you stay in my Quietude Cottage, you will see evidence of my varied endeavors and interests.
Elizabeth Tuttle purchased this house in 2006
Why Elizabeth Tuttle chose Shenandoah
North Carolina natives, our family visited the Shenandoah Valley often when my children were young. My daughter lives about a mile from this house, so it is a natural, easy place for me to stay when I'm in Virginia. I love the beauty of the Valley and there are so many ways to enjoy your time here. Lots of wineries have developed over the past few years and they are fun to visit. Easy access to the Blue Ridge mountains, National Forests, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Charlottesville is a bonus.
What makes this house unique
Tranquility. I find it beside water. I like having the water features near the living room window so in warm weather, with the windows open, I hear the water falling into the pond and in winter I enjoy viewing the water or ice. Visiting birds like the water too! Bird feeders help assure lots of birds in spring & summer and some year round.
The area is quiet and that contributes to the peaceful atmosphere. Again, the house and outside areas offer privacy without isolation. I think the house and yard are beautiful and have enjoyed projects that sustain and improve on that beauty. Have lots more projects on my list!
Downtown Staunton is a favorite place to visit. I particularly like the art galleries and restaurants.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Quietude cottage hosts the VERY BEST guests. Everyone has been so pleasant and left the house is excellent shape. I love finding new ideas that I think guests will like. I appreciate all the great reviews and learned a lot from the one negative one. Lots of other guests have left positive comments in my guest book. Putting the cottage on VRBO/HomeAway was a good move for me!