Shenandoah House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 adults) Central Heat & Air Conditioning
Quietude Cottage offers privacy without being isolated. You will love returning to the cottage after your day of exploring the Shenandoah Valley. Located at 386 Cider Mill Road, 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, Oct. 2013, fuels the central heat. New central air conditioning will be added in time for warm weather, summer 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 and TV. 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)
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Quietude Cottage was beautifully appointed: comfortable beds, wonderful handmade quilts, great art and baskets all around, nice country kitchen! We loved driving around and discovering the area and coming back to the house after a long day was very welcome and comforting. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.