MOUNTAIN RETREAT - NONNY COTTAGE - SLEEPS 4

Joseph or Sally Mayes

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Joseph or Sally Mayes

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MOUNTAIN RETREAT - NONNY COTTAGE - SLEEPS 4

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Charlottesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom, 1 bath cottage snuggled in a mountain valley

Nonny cottage is a snug little gem nestled in a valley at the top of a 3000 foot mountain just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 1.5 acres on which the cottage sits is completely fenced and gated to keep children and pets safe. Perfect for a small family, two couples, or a single couple seeking a romantic getaway.

The cottage is on one level and there are two bedrooms, each furnished with four-poster beds. One room has a full sized bed, and the other is a queen size.

There are hardwood and ceramic floors throughout. Nonny is air conditioned and equipped with electric heat. There is a small wood burning stove also available. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with gas range, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. Most anything you would need for cooking is provided including pots and pans, bakeware, utensils, dishes, and kitchen linens. There is one bathroom equipped with a full tub/shower. The bathroom is done in ceramic tile including the floor, shower surround, and wainscot. A blow dryer and ironing board/iron are also provided.

There is a small deck with a four-burner propane gas grill and a fire pit should you choose to roast marshmallows. Grilling utensils are provided for use with the gas grill--you must cut your own sticks for marshmallows!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joseph or Sally Mayes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Joseph or Sally Mayes

I have been married to my husband Joe for fifteen years. We blended our families and our four daughters have kept us busy.

Our youngest daughter Alexandra has Down Syndrome and Nonny Cottage is a special place for her. The property was originally fenced and gated to give her the feeling of freedom and adventure while at the same time giving us the peace of mind that she and her ever-present Standard Poodle Sascha could not wander very far out of sight.

I actually grew up in Michigan and have never really adjusted to the heat in Virginia. One of the reasons I love Nonny is because the mornings and evenings are cool even in the middle of the summer.

I am a sixth grade English teacher in the Virginia Beach school system and absolutely love teaching. Nonny Cottage is named after the song in William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in which the singer tells everyone to turn their woes into nonny: 'Turning all your woes into hey nonny nonny.' Our family refers to the cottage as Nonny, the place where your woes leave you alone.

Joseph or Sally Mayes purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Joseph or Sally Mayes chose Charlottesville

We purchased Nonny after looking around Nelson County. We loved the idea of being this far from Virginia Beach. If we were any closer, we found it tempting to return home to check on something, retrieve something forgotten, or blend work and vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

There is no cell phone service in the mountains, and while that is aggrevating at times, it is also freeing. We take the time to relax here and cook wonderful meals. We planted the herb gardens just for this reason. I love the darling little kitchen with its plate rack and the collection of Red Willow dishes we have gathered. The property feels safe for our special needs child, yet it is very romantic if we want to get away just the two of us.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Mountain Retreat - Nonny Cottage - Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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5

Excellent getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely cottage! It was wonderful to unplug as a family and get away to this cottage. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was bright, warm, and nicely maintained. The grounds were great for us to play in the snow. We enjoyed taking day trips in the area as well as Crabtree Falls. A wonderful getaway that our whole family enjoyed.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Breath of Fresh Air

  • 5 of 5
As we turned onto the property, our smartphones died and our blood pressure fell. Our young children (4 yrs and 18 months) loved running around the property, playing in the sandboxes, picking and eating apples from the trees, and seeing deer (and many other animals) in the mornings. Our dog loved exploring the fenced-in property. We were close enough to easily see the natural bridge and Lexington (about 20 minutes). We were also less than 5 miles from Crabtree Falls--a gorgeous hike along a waterfall. Nonny is tastefully simple, well decorated and a perfect place to unwind. Thank you for sharing your home--we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I am so glad I choose Nonny Cottage. It had all the comforts of home. The fire pit was an added bonus (S'mores by the fire). It was a quaint cottage with plenty of space, huge yard, very accommodating. The kitchen was really nice and there was nothing I didn't need.

I also recommend dining at Osceola Restaurant only fifteen minutes away, but they are only open Friday & Saturday nights by reservation only. Also a must see is Gertie's Country Store also a short drive where you will find an awesome BBQ sandwich.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway - this is it! I highly recommend Nonny Cottage, as a matter of fact I will probably be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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4

Quiet and Quaint

  • 4 of 5
The cottage is very comfortable. My kids felt like they were visiting Nana. We wish we had known there wasn't cell service in the area because we would have come prepared with old fashion maps and lists of nearby businesses. A short drive to a beautiful hike at Crab Tree Falls.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The guest may be referring to Narnia, C.S. Lewis' destination for children beyond the wardrobe. Sally and I are thrilled that Nonny Cottage would be so compared. With respect to cell phone service, part of the charm of the cottage is the absence of the constant drumbeat of national events which comes from cell phones, email and television. The cottage provides a respite from all that and a chance to truly relax. We are glad the Mangum family enjoyed their stay and hope they will return soon.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Motorway
Crabtree Falls Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Osceola Mill Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Sherando Lake
Car: necessary

The best thing to do at Nonny Cottage is nothing! You can build a fire outside and enjoy the quiet, or drink your coffee in the morning and watch the deer move toward the herb garden for a nibble. There are blackberries to pick in July-August right behind the cottage, or you might sample from the two apple trees located on the property. There is a tree swing for the little ones, and the 1.5 acres on which the cottage sits is fenced and gated to keep children and pets safe and secure.

If you must get out, Nonny is located on Crabtree Falls Highway just one and a half miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway provides some of the most spectacular scenic views in the eastern part of the nation.

Crabtree Falls, the highest cascading verticle drop waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is just miles away. There are two and a half miles of hiking trails at the falls which include switchbacks bringing the hiker to four observation points. If you are seeking more rugged terrain, the famous Appalachian Trail, a must-do for hikers, is about seven miles away.

Nonny is within the George Washington National Forest, and there are many seasonal trails for those who seek off-road adventure in their Jeep or ORV.

For those seeking artwork, the city of Staunton is approximately thirty minutes away and is full of artists and their work. The P. Buckley Moss Museum is located in Waynesboro, about thirty minutes away. The art of the vine is displayed at Rockbridge Winery, about twenty minutes away, and they offer tours and tasting.

There are several apple festivals in the area in October, and they offer dozens of fresh apples and apple products.

Wade's Mill is located in Raphine, about twenty minutes away. The working mill has been grinding grain for centuries, and you can purchase stone ground flours at the quaint little store located within the mill building.

There is plenty of game for turkey and grouse hunters, and the swift mountain rivers and streams are perfect for fly fishing.

You must try the barbeque and burgers at Gerties Restaurant in Vesuvius where you will be encouraged to write your name on the wall or ceiling or where ever you can find room. This little restaurant (three tables only) is a stop on many bicyclists' route.

Nonny is only 45 minutes from the University of Virginia, and football fans can relax after the game in the quiet of the mountains. The same goes for parents visiting cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington which is also about 45 minutes away.

If you want to ski, but don't want to stay in the bustle of Wintergreen, the resort is approximately forty minutes away, and the scenery on the highway taking you there is spectacular.

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Availability & Rates

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Charlottesville Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Charlottesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Antique white four-poster, Double Beds (1) Antique white four-poster
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
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