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Country appeal with modern conveniences - Special Events capable

Ross and Barbara Griffin

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ross and Barbara Griffin

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Country appeal with modern conveniences - Special Events capable

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Bedford Estate Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 10 comfortably - 4BR, 3.5 BA (includes 2 master bedroom)

Loads of space available at Aurora Manor includes 4 bedrooms (2 are en suite), 3.5 baths, living room, dining room, large eat-in kitchen and great room w/fireplace and another large conference room/game room. Aurora Manor can very comfortably sleep 10. The two master bedrooms have queen beds, the other two bedrooms have full beds and there is a queen sleep sofa in the great room. On the terrace lever there is a large heated (in season) swimming pool and hot tub. All this situated on a 50+ acre farm with a 3+ acre stocked lake for fishing. Hike around the farm or have a nice cup of tea in the gazebo while listening to the fountain in the goldfish pond or while relaxing and telling stories around the fire pit. When you look to the north you will beckoned by call of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The view from aurora manor farm is fabulous. You may even feel like adventure is calling when you gaze at the Peaks of Otter Mountain. To answer this call it is only a 12 mile picturesque ride to the base where you can do the one hour hike to the top. Perhaps water sports is more your thing. If so, simply go 12 miles to the south where you will find Smith Mountain Lake with tremendous fishing, boating and lake swimming. Boats and jet skis are available for rent. Don't forget history... The land on which aurora manor farm is located has historical roots to the colonial farming days as evidenced by the two split log tobacco barns still remaining on the property. The internationally acclaimed D-day Memorial is only 4 miles away. Or perhaps the Civil War is more your cup of tea, then you should go 45 minutes to the east to Appomattox where our country was re-united. Lexington Virginia is a short drive to the north which is beaming with history. Aurora Manor and the town of Bedford is completely surrounded by tourism opportunities ranging from history to mountain hiking; from biking to lake swimming; from visiting quaint shops to large mall in nearby Roanoke and Lynchburg. Many parties (birthday, graduation, anniversary and wedding events) have been held at Aurora Manor and Farm - Excellent venue for events (weddings, receptions conferences etc.) additional contract and fees apply for special events

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ross and Barbara Griffin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

Why Ross and Barbara Griffin chose Bedford

Perfect location for almost everything (mountains, lake, historical sites, quaint towns and numerous fall festivals). Ideal location for graduation parties, weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners in our large banquet room overlooking the pool with a fabulous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains Peaks of Otter.

What makes this estate unique

Aurora Manor is a farm, where abundant wildlife can been observed (deer, wild turkey, geese, ducks and numerous small game animals) almost on a daily basis, yet close to two fairly large cities (Roanoke and Lynchburg) where an abundance of fine restaurants, arts (symphony, ballet, live theater, museums and even a zoo in Roanoke) are located. Mostly we just love being located in the hub where we can venture out and enjoy so many of the beautiful and historical sites available in Virginia.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Country appeal with modern conveniences - Special Events capable
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Sag Harbor New York
5

Bedford

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing and much more than expected.

The owners were special and so glad I was able to meet and share with them!

I had the best time thanks to my accommodations !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chesterfield VA
5

What a Retreat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered for a weekend in Bedford County which used to be home for us all. The house and the grounds were so picturesque. It was unbelievably relaxing looking at the Blue Ridge Mountains. My grandchildren so loved the pool and visiting with the cows. Each one of us came away relaxed and with a renewed spirit. God Bless!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kinston, NC
5

Bedford & D-Day

  • 5 of 5

Most excellent trip, stay and Hosts. We could not have been happier!!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

What a blessing!!

  • 5 of 5

Words alone cannot explain the heart felt gratitude and appreciation for all that Mitch and Betty did to make our family gathering a reality. They provided a place where four generations from three different states could spend time together. There was much preparation to be done and during a time of uncertainty as well. They went up and above what most people would to make sure we were taken care of. They became family! The manor and farm is absolutely gorgeous. So peaceful and serene! If you need time to get away and enjoy some down time this is the place to go!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pace Florida
5

Perfect for family celebrations.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly what it says it is. Beautiful location, beautiful home. Thank You Mr. and Mrs. Ratliff for opening your home to us. We were all truly blessed to be able to gather here for our sons graduation. We would recommend seeing the D-Day memorial and also we had dinner and breakfast catered for us and we used To go catering., This was a blessing. great food and a wonderful person. And I didn't have to cook. Wal-mart is close enough you can stock up on all you need. I would highly recommend you make this your next VRBO.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada
4

Country Living with City Convenience Nearby

  • 4 of 5

Our cycling group descended on the lovely Aurora Manor in April. The home is exactly as described. Since we were a large group, we loved the convenience of the "meeting area" for our communal meals. The kitchen was well equiped with all of the necessities to make a great meal. The property was quiet and tranquil but within easy distance to groceries, restaurants and shops. The house does sleep 10 but we were a mixed group. That was no problem for us since the house was so spacious (with the apt downstairs), we had room for our extra portable beds. The hottub was perfect for tired cycling legs too. The owners were an absolute delight to deal with and I recommend renting their house if you are in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of Aurora Manor and Farm. It is always our pleasure to ensure that our guest have the opportunity to totally enjoy their time with us. We were delighted to see that you made good use of our recently completed large fire pit out in the back lawn . Perhaps when you return again it will be summer time and our large in-ground pool will be open for your enjoyment.

Map

Blue Ridge Mountains
The National D-Day Memorial
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals
Sharp Top Mountain
Clam Diggers Seafood
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Olde Liberty Station
"Rated as the # 1 place for a fantastic meal all served by excellent staff in the historic tr..."
National D-Day Memorial
"Fantastic memorial extremely accurate history of WWII"
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Lynchburg Reginonal Airport
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Lynchburg Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 460 and US 221
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Old Liberty Station (converted train depot)
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Liberty University Slopes
Car: recommended

A better location cannot be found. Only 4 miles north to the world famous D-Day Memorial (Bedford lost more men during the invasion than other area). Blue Ridge parkway is 12 miles to the north with hiking and climbing to the top of the peak can be accomplished. Smith Mountain Lake is 12 miles south where boating, lake swimming, fishing, dinner cruises and shopping are available. Downtown Bedford is the home of many quaint shops where you can find that treasured antique or something uniquely Virginia made. Discover the civil war trails Appomattox and Lexington Virginia are an easy drive away. Appomattox you can tour the facility where Generals Lee and Grant rejoined our nation. An hour west you can drive to the top or Roanoke mountain and see the fabulous view of the city below. There are numerous other wonderful day excursions only a short drive away - ancient Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway; canoeing and fishing on the James river; visiting the farmers markets of Roanoke, Lynchburg or Bedford and Thomas Jefferson's summer home Popular Forest is only 15 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Bedford Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Special events (weddings, receptions, parties etc..) require an extra contract with additional fees
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Amenities

Bedford Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3771 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack & Jill Bath for Guest Bedrooms 2rd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located on Main floor with hard surface vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Main floor master suite w/ double vanaties, handicap equip.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath 2rd floor w/ hard surface double sink vanity
  • The two large master baths have his and hers hard surface vanities. The Jack and Jill bath also has a double hard surface vanity. The main floor handicapped equipped master bath has a jetted whirlpool tub which is ideal for a good relaxing soak after a day of hiking. All full baths are equipped with hard surface double vanities.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Guest bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Guest bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bedroom main floor handicap equipped
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large master bedroom on second floor
  • Large master suite with full bath and two guest bedrooms with shared bath are located on 2nd floor. A very large master bedroom with handicapped capable bath including jetted garden tub and separate shower is located on main floor. There is also a queen sleep sofa in the great room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
The 3 acre private fishing lake. Fishing gear is NOT provided. 50 acres farm land to explore.

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