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Cozy Massanutten Cottage - Reasonable Rates, Great Family Get-Away

Amanda Brookman

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Amanda Brookman

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Cozy Massanutten Cottage - Reasonable Rates, Great Family Get-Away

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Massanutten House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Fantastic house for a family or two to enjoy the area. Winter is here! Our resort is great for tons of family fun. From skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, to ice skating and an indoor water park fun. Come and enjoying the outdoors even at this time of year. Our house is within walking distance to a park for kids complete with a sweet little fishing pond. If it is snowing, the park has a fantastic sledding hill.

Summertime offers chairlift rides, zip line tours, frisbee golf, fantastic hiking, world-class mountain biking, golf, motorcycle touring, children's programs, canoeing and tubing trips on the Shenandoah River, and more.

The cottage is located at Massanutten Resort near Harrisonburg, Virginia. It has both easy access to the ski area and to the water park. We have wireless internet access and a computer for guest use. We are happy to advise you about our favorite local things to do including restaurants, outdoor activities, and shopping.

Check out our Facebook page (link below) for more pictures and updates. Add your own comments for local things to do!

Massanutten Cottage has three bedrooms and two full baths. Upstairs, there is a queen-size bed in one bedroom with a small futon couch (suitable for one small child). In the other upstairs bedroom is a full-size bed with a full-sized futon. The downstairs bedroom has a king that you are welcome to convert into two twin beds if that better suits you.

The cottage has a full kitchen and all the pans and utensils that you may require. A large combined dining and living area makes for a comfortable area for all to relax. The house is equipped with 3 cable televisions (living room, upstairs queen room, downstairs bedroom) and a DVD player (living room). We have 2 electric wood stoves (with flame effects). One is in the fireplace that adds to the ambiance and keeps the room toasty warm.The other is in the downstairs bedroom. We don't allow real fires in the fireplace anymore. The house is immaculate and very comfortable.

Our guests have truly enjoyed the use of our private HOT TUB!!!! A 4 person hot tub graces our back porch overlooking the woods. It is great for unwinding after a cold winter day or a day of hiking or biking. Please note that there are quiet hours posted for the hot tub, as we have full time neighbors.

We have had great feedback from our previous guests and enjoy opening our comfortable vacation home to others when we are not using it. We are able to be a little bit more choosy about our renters because of our reputation. We prefer renters that enjoy and respect the quiet neighborhood in which our house is located. We do not condone the use of our house for parties and raucous gatherings. We also prefer that our guests have no more than three cars in the driveway. We hope that you will enjoy the cottage as much as our family and repeat guests do.

Please bring your own linens or ask for rental of ours for an additional $50 (no laundering required).

Keywords: House, cottage, vacation rental at Massanutten Resort

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Amanda Brookman (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Amanda Brookman

We are the Brookmans. We have two grown children and a rising Kindergartener between us! All of us love our time at Massanutten, and we get there as often as possible. Our permanant home is across the mountain in Orange County, Virginia. We purchased our home in 2002 when we discovered what a jewel Massanutten Resort was. We had often skied there as a good local mountain, but when we discovered the mountain biking right on the property, we were sold on the place! In fact, we were riding in Colorado, and met a man who said his favorite place to ride was a little resort called Massanutten! We were floored, but we completely agreed. We bought the house with the intent to use it ourselves as much as possible. The decision to rent was and effort to offset some of the costs of the home. We are happy to continue to own it, rent it, and share it with our family and friends. We are constantly upgrading and updating as financing allows. Repeat renters often find many changes in between stays. Some of our more recent projects have been putting in new bamboo floors throughout the downstairs, repainting the kitchen cabinets, and remodeling the downstairs bathroom! We have many more projects on the horizon!

Amanda Brookman purchased this house in 2002

Why Amanda Brookman chose Massanutten

Our house is located just inside the gates of the resort. We love the location of the house because it is quick and easy to get in and out. We are about a mile from the water park and 3 miles to the ski area. The neighborhood is quiet with little traffic, and we are walking distance to some short trails, a fishing pond, and the playground.

What makes this house unique

We try to make the house very comfortable for our guests. Our beds have quality bedding, our kitchen has needed supplies, and our home is spotless. We also love sharing all the area has to offer as well. We give lots of advice to our guests about local activities. At the house we have a computer that has internet access and we also have wireless access for your own computer. We do our best to accommodate folks. Because most families like access to pools in the summer, we have purchased a guest pool pass that is good for admittance to the property owners' pool with a $5 per person fee (free for children under 5).

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Cozy Massanutten Cottage - Reasonable Rates, Great Family Get-Away
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
2

Started well, Ended BADLY.

  • 2 of 5

Our original reservation was to begin at 4:00 p.m. on a Friday and end on Sunday morning. We were told by the owner it was ok to arrive early as we had a change in work schedule. So, we arrived at 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning. It took until sunrise to warm the house. The house was well appointed and clean, just as it was advertised. Friday afternoon the owner appeared at the house "needing to come in." The female in our family was actually at the home alone while the family was skiing Friday afternoon. She wasn't comfortable allowing a male in the house, so communication was made through a locked door. It was a very strange thing indeed. Fast forward to Saturday morning at 7:00. am. The electricity went out completely. We contacted the owner and they offered to let us know when they heard it may be back on. There was a severe snow storm that had set in, and we had no back up heat. Had this home had a fireplace that was usable, packing our children in the car to leave wouldn't have even crossed our mind. We have a large family and we had no promise of keeping them warm through a winter storm. We ultimately decided to pack the family up a day early and head home. The roads were so bad, we had to stop at a hotel. When we let the owner know our plans, they replied, "go do something and then maybe it will be on later." The roads were treacherous. We were scared if we stayed we would have 4 suffering children in a very very cold house. No monetary supplement was offered by the owner. In fact, there was no response at all regarding being reimbursed for a day. Was the rental misrepresented? No. Were the owners a little strange about showing up during our stay and not trying to make financial amends about an early exit? YES.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It pains me to get a review like this. I did everything I could do to help these guests. My husband's visit was not unannounced. He was there to clean the hot tub and I did tell the guests when they asked to come early that the caveat was that my husband would have to come to clean the tub and would need to get the chemicals that were inside. It shouldn't have been strange, but expected. If you have specific questions about this review, please don't hesitate to ask. In my opinion, the guests should not have risked going home in the storm, but should have waited until the electricity came back on (which it did) by doing whatever local activities they were planning on doing anyway (we are at a ski resort and they take care of the roads there very well) or getting a hotel locally for the morning and then coming back. I would have refunded money if they had showed more of an effort to make it work.
5

Cozy Cottage in Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Cozy Massanutten Cottage for a family get-away for the Thanksgiving holiday. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in the door: Comfortable furniture with cozy throw pillows and blankets; beds topped with fluffy pillows and plenty of blankets; two full bathrooms; and a well-appointed kitchen with everything we needed to cook and serve our Thanksgiving feast.

The hot tub was a hit, especially after six hours of travel. The Massanutten resort waterpark was open, so the kids headed there after dinner. Luckily, the cottage boasts a washer/dryer, so we could dry all of our suits and towels. The cottage has cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a very nice little collection of books. We did some walking around the neighborhood, which is very friendly, and very close to the resort entrance. For meals out, both Hank's Grill and the Thunderbird Cafe are a short car-ride away.

I would absolutely recommend this property for anyone looking to get away with family or a group of friends. It beats the hotel and condos hands-down. Can't wait to book our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful little gem

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect little get a way after Thanksgiving for our family. Close to the waterpark, pool & slopes. I would highly recommend it and would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Really nice

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend stay at this house was fantastic. Everything was neat & clean. A great price and great atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again. No complaints at all. I can see why everyone gives 5 stars. This owner deserves it.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything. Very clean property and very quiet place.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Pam

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cottage! Perfect for a cozy weekend near the ski slopes! Just enough space to fit two families comfortably. The house had everything we needed and the owners were a joy to deal with! We will definitely return next year! A great find!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Canoeing, Tubing, Antiques, Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, Historical Landmarks, Music and Theatrical Productions, Mini golf, horseback riding, spa water park, live music events

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Massanutten House Rental Rates

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$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Linens (sheets and towels) are not included in your rental fee. $50 Linen Rental is Available.

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Amenities

Massanutten House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be converted into two twins.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Pack N Play
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
6 person hot tub, large back porch looking at the woods, pool pass for outdoor property owners' pool $5 per person (children under 5 free)

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