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Charlotte A Beach

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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7

Beach's Bottom is a secluded river front property. To reach the serenity of our property you will travel a scenic 6 mile gravel road through the George Washington National Forest, cross over Indian Grave Ridge, with views of the river, rock walls, cow pastures and mountains. At the house you will feel right at home, there are chairs for front and back porch sitting, a chimnea on the deck, a fire pit in the yard and down by the river. You can see and hear the river rolling by from the deck. Walk the sloping hill or drive down to the river via the access road. The property has rock ledges throughout. Wildlife galore. Watch the sun set behind the mountain. There is a picnic table, grill and fire ring on the river bank. Walk right down to the river and sit by the river's edge. The river bottom is good here, wade in a few feet, cross to the other side, walk down or up river to see the rock formations and tons of wildlife and of course take a swim, float in a tube, or put a chair right in the river. You can put the canoes or tubes in at river mile marker 19 which is only 1.6 miles from the house. The fishing is also good at the house with small mouth bass and catfish. The drive to the town of Luray is between 30 to 40 minutes, so take all you need!

If a summer shower or storm comes up we have plenty inside to keep the fun going with puzzles, books, board games, PS2 with 33 games, movies and TV series for all ages. There are cookbooks, craft books, wildlife books, current Country Living, Birds and Blooms, Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and romance novels. Relax in the16x16 screened-in-porch and watch the rain pour down. Designed with a tropical theme, sit back on the 3 piece casual seating set or dine on the 5 pc dining set. Ferns, palm, bamboo and wicker decor to create a little bit of paradise in the country.

How about a little romance? Play some romantic music, throw a blanket on the deck, open a bottle of wine, serve some cheese and fruit and bask in each other's warmth. The glow of the full moon will add to your romantic evening wrapped in love's embrace. How about going down to the river, throwing a blanket down, start a campfire, then lay back and wish on a shooting star? You have never seen so many stars, all there to make your evening special.

Take a lazy walk down Page Valley Rd; spot deer, birds, ground hogs, turkeys, fox, racoons, squirrels, turtles in the river and listen to the quiet. If you walk the way to the end of the road, almost to Overall, maybe you will see the train travel over the trestle. You can also see the train from the river bank. If you want; go to town and have a romantic dinner, then return and just enjoy the evening by the campfire or sit on the deck and listen to the river roll by.

Events\Things to Do: The Shenandoah area has lots to offer. (be sure to check with these attractions for hours) The travel brochures are in a green wicker basket. Visit the Caverns, Civil War Sites, Dayton Market, Drive on the drive, Visit the Natural Bridge Area, go to a museum, we have provided lots of brochures for you to plan a short excursion. Towns and estimated miles from Luray, Sperryville 26 mi, Elkton 29, Mt Jackson 26, Edinburg 34, Dayton 50, Berryville 60, Natural Bridge 2 hrs, Front Royal 56, Harrisonburg 41, Winchester 1 hr 8, Stephens City 59, Fisherville 1 hr, Sheandoah 23, Staunton 1 hr, New Market 19, Browntown 36, Woodstock 42, Massanutten 47.

Things To Do: Visit the antique and flea markets and the produce and specialty shops. There is a movie theatre in Luray and some good restuarants. Drive a short way heading back to town to Indian Grave Trail and take a walk through the GW Nat'l Forest. Just drive along Skyline Drive, stop and take a short hike, bring your binoculars to do some bird watching, view the small towns from way up and then stop in one, have lunch, visit the local shops and enjoy the day. After your excursion, come back to the Chalet, build a fire, bring the family around and make some s'mores, play a game, watch a movie, work on a puzzle, read a book and just enjoy each other’s company. Come to Luray and be part of the local flavor for a spell! We would love to have you!

Clear views from the nearby Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive will give you a bird's eye view of Luray and many other charming towns. Luray is in Page County. Check out the Page County, Virginia website for events. The Page Valley sits between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge Mountains. Luray has adopted the Downtown Initiative to preserve our country's Main Streets. There are quaint shops and eateries and then there is Wal-mart and Food Lion. Visit Luray Caverns, The Singing Tower, The Luray Zoo and more. Be sure to check out the building murals that depict historical memories. Walk the Luray Greenway when you visit the Farmer's Market. Get the Page News and Courier from the mailbox to find out what is going on in Luray.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Charlotte A Beach

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I spent my summers in Compton, Virginia (about 30 miles from our place) with my favorite Aunts. Aunt Mary and Aunt Ann. My best friend Betsy and I ran wild everyday exploring the country side; small pools of water with tadpoles, picking berries with my Grandma, rounding up the cows with the neighbors, playing in the creek, walking to the river and swimming for hours at the Golden Rock in Compton, planting a garden, my favorite recipies were passed down from my Aunty Mary, Chow, Chow, green beans, sloppy joe, being my favorites.

Charlotte A Beach purchased this chalet in 2003

When I stand on the deck and look down to the river my heart soars, I sometimes cannot believe how fortunate we are to have this place. We have owned this little piece of heaven since May 2003. Our family and friends have enjoyed being River Rats!

Leaving all your worries behind and playing on the river. Tubing, canoeing, sitting in the river, fishing, the view, the wildlife...The access road to drive to the river is right before you get to the house on the right hand side, you will see an open gate.Be careful as you drive down and accross, there may be people walking up or down the road and walking down the hill across the access road and property.

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
average rating of 4.59375 based on 32 reviews
Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
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Luray Shenandoah Valley

Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was my first time staying in the country and I loved it. I have never stayed in a cabin so I was happy to see this cottage that had the comforts of home yet located on the Shenandoah River. The owners did an excellent job of describing the property so there were no surprises. Very nicely decorated and maintained and clean. The screened porch is wonderful and I just wish it was a little warmer so I could have stayed out there more. Since they warned of the gravel road, we took our truck and had no problems. Since we knew that we would be 30 min. from town, we were prepared. We enjoyed canoeing on the river, fishing, cooking over the fire and listening to the river. We hiked in the George Washington National Forest. The trail was a short way from the cabin but the entrance was not marked. It was difficult to find but worth the effort. The views from the top of the mountain were spectacular.Very nice stay.
Helpful votes: 2/2
Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
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Luray Shenandoah Valley

Great Secluded Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We greatly enjoyed our time in this house. We enjoyed fires down by the river using the supplied firewood. We drove up the road and canoed and tubed down to the house quite a few times (using the house' tubes and canoes). There was a good selection of movies, books, cable, PS2, etc (but the weather was great, so we didn't spend much time inside).

There are a few things to note about the house that were not issues for us, but COULD be for other potential vacationers:
- There is a lot of family space, IF you include the awesome screened porch and the deck. IF the weather was too bad (hot), then you could be stuck in the more confined indoor family space.
- It is a nice, easy walk to the river. You can also drive down. HOWEVER, the road is steep and rocky and then you drive across a lawn. Our Prius had no problems, but I would wonder about spring time. This would only be an issue if you felt you couldn't make the relatively reasonable walk.
- The kitchen is well equipped, but my cooking-crazy wife still found it didn't have some things she needed (whisk, wooden cooking spoons, etc.) It was easy enough to work around, though, and most people probably don't intend to cook THAT much on their vacation.
- It's a long drive to any where (the listing makes that perfectly clear). Our Prius handled the dirt road just fine, but we're not scared about a dirt road. Perhaps it would be worse during the spring rains. We went to the caverns once, to the movies once, and to Shenandoah once. The rest of the time we enjoyed the secluded house on the river.
Helpful votes: 3/3
Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
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Luray Shenandoah Valley

Perfect cabin for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was even better than we had imagined! It was a gorgeous yard and view down to the river, and we and our 3 kids enjoyed fishing, swimming and floating in the river every day. (lots of great skipping stones, too!)

Unlike a few other reviewers, we loved the drive in - it was just a beautiful drive through forests and along the river... we went in to town or hike in Shenandoah fairly often and always loved the drive. - it felt like part of the fun, not just a drive.

There is amazing wildlife everywhere -- over the course of our week, we saw lots of deer, lots of fox, wild turkeys, etc... and we loved to watch the osprey, bald eagles and golden eagles flying by. There was even a Mama bear & 2 cubs in the park (Shenandoah NP). The kids were thrilled. Our kids loved watching the ground hogs & bunnies in the yard every morning, and the butterflies are beautiful and everywhere. Our daughter was ecstatic over them. =) Also, we loved watching shooting stars from the deck at night!

We used both fire pits, but LOVED cooking dinner on the fire down by the river. The kids would skip stones, fish or play "adventurers" in the yard while food cooked, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The house is very comfortable and very clean, and has everything you could ask for. (it had a lot of amenities such as games, tvs, etc, but we had such a lovely time that not one electronic was turned on, and not one game was gotten out -- there's just so much to do without it -- we were blessed with great weather!!) It felt like home -- in a gorgeous wilderness. We could not have possibly been happier. We would love to come back again sometime!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
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Luray Shenandoah Valley
Greensboro, Maryland

LOVE IT !! It is truly GOD'S country !

LOVE IT !! It is truly GOD'S country !
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What's there not to like at beach's Bottom!!! I certainly have not found one single thing! My anticipation begins when I am packing to go and heightens with the panoramic views as you are traveling to the chalet, to the excitement that begins when you switch from the hard pavement to the gravel dirt road knowing you are ALMOST there and you begin to get excited as you wind up the mountain.who cares how many miles 6 or 7 its all part of the journey to the most captivating get away !!! The owners -Charlotte and Phil are awesome people to deal with ,Charlotte leaves no stone unturned supplying you with all the details you need to make your reservation and vacation plans and is always open for questions or comments. My family has been to Beach's Bottom at least 4 times .The chalet is charming with everything you need. Standing on the deck and seeing the river below leaves you with such a tranquil feeling. A great place to spend time with those you love. The openness of the home with the loft helps to encourage family time. The screened porch is a quiet sanctuary to read or chat or think. The mountainous country setting is a wonderful backdrop for birdwatching, small animals ,butterflies , snakes, who knows maybe even a baby bear! :) Only Mother Nature knows .Fun times are plentiful here from fishing in the river , to sitting in your beach chair IN the water feeling the cool river flow over your skin and allowing it to whisk away the stress of the world. Its so much fun using a super soaker when the canoers go by :) cools them off and we all laugh .You can find berries on the bushes all along the road, take the tubes and get dropped off at a mile marker and float back to Beach's Bottom, explore the shoreline, muse the fire rings and make s'mores, talk and tell ghost stories. There are so many opportunities to make memories at Beach's Bottom and we have made tons!!! Charlotte and Phil have made their home away from home such an inviting place to be. They keep it well supplied and its always clean . We don't stray to far from the chalet but our last visit we did go to Luray Caverns. A great experience but we found out July 4 weekend is there busiest! And July 4th at the chalet is indescribable - you can see an array of fireworks all up and down the river . I think Charlotte has done a great job in describing Beach's Bottom and I would highly recommend this vacation spot to all of my friends and family . Bring a camera -a journal or a drawing pad :) RELAX
Helpful votes: 1/1
Wanna be a RIVER RAT! Riverfront. Free Firewood. $50.off a 3 day stay in April!
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Luray Shenandoah Valley

Perfect Family Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
First of all for those of you reading the other reviews please disregard the misinformation about the 6 mile gravel road to the house. First of all it's actually closer to 7 miles per the welcome package from the owner and second of all it's not as narrow or as treacherous as others make it out to be. If you have ever left the city and driven into the country you will not have trouble on this road! Your car will get dusty and you do need to use caution but really you will live! The house itself was wonderful. Everything you could need was there minus a dishwasher--so we opted for paper and plastic the whole week to avoid spending our vacation washing dishes (and we knew this ahead of time). The porch was WONDERFUL! We brought extra fans for use on the deck that worked out really well too. Access to the river was great and the tubes/life vests provided were excellent. Our two year old LOVED going down the river on a raft! We will admit the house was a little small for 4 adults and a two year old. We would have liked the loft to have been a little more enclosed for privacy--but that us just a matter of preference not a problem with the owners or the house. One caution--if you do take a young child like we did spend sometime moving around the knickknacks--our son found them all and we had to put them out of reach so that he would not break anything and then we put them back before we left. If my husband and I were to stay at this house again we would--but with just us and our son.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Skyline Drive
"Drive, stop and explore. See all of the small towns of the Shenandoah Valley at a bird's eye..."
Brookside Restaurant
Artisans Grill
Sperryville, VA 22740
Thornton Gap
Brown's Chinese American Restuarant
Luray Caverns
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Massanutten Mountain
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Caverns Country Club Golf
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Mimsyln Inn
Car: necessary

South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, Luray Caverns, Massanutten Mountain, Antiques, Skyline Drive, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Nature trails, Fishing, Biking, Antiques, Civil War History, camping, Lake Arrowhead and much more.

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Availability & Rates

Luray Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Peak 2014
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes V\MC\DSC. FREE linens and cleaning. Cancellation required 45 days prior to arrival. $35.00 cancellation surcharge if credit card is method of payment. If less than 30 day cancellation, must reschedule stay. No refunds for partial stays or due to inclement weather. River Tube Rental - 8 River Tubes $100.00 for the entire stay. 1 pet $65.00 2 pets $85.00.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Luray Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - toilet , shower
    Second Floor - toilet , tub , jetted tub
  • 1st floor bathroom, shower, toilet and sink. Courtesy Bath and Body Works Shower Gel and Lotions. 2nd floor bathroom, jacuzzi bath tub, toilet, sink, Bath and Body Works items. Hair Dryer. Iron, no board.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Loft - 1 king
    2nd Floor - 1 twin/ single
    1st Floor - 1 queen
    1st Floor - 1 queen , Pull out LazyBoy Sofa
  • King in loft w\TV\DVD\VHS, Queen in downstairs bedroom w\TV\DVD\VHS, Queen Sofa Bed in living room w\TV\DVD\VHS\CD\cassette\AM\FM, twin in upstairs bedroom w\CD\AM\FM tuner, you can bring tent\travel trailer down to the river for additional cost.
  • Toys ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
2 canoes, 8 river tubes for an extra charge of $100., 1 floating cooler***Life jackets-10 adult chest size 30-52',**2 adult 40-60'**1 40-44'**3 child chest size 25-29', 1 26-29', 1 infant under 30 lbs & 1 dog med. Outdoor games, horse shoes, 1 small cooler, 8 camp chairs, 13 s'more\hotdog forks. River drop off approx 2 mi from house. Wireless DSL Internet access and landline. Local travel info provided. PS2 game system w\33 games, board\card games, puzzle books and reading books, DVDs, cassettes. We have two large griddles, a KitchenMaid mixer, blender, food processor, salad maker, steamer\stew pot, crock pot and a spice cabinet for your use. Some trash bags\paper towels\toilet paper are included. Large mixing/serving bowls and stew pots if you cook for crowds like we do! Portable radio\cassette player. Chimnea on deck. Woodburing fireplace. Propane grill and charcoal smoker. You can drive or walk to the river bottom. Welcome center in Luray has more travel information. NON SMOKING.

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