ROMANTIC ESCAPE 1900 COZY VILLAGE FARMHOUSE

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Barbara Adolfi and Ray Boc

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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ROMANTIC ESCAPE 1900 COZY VILLAGE FARMHOUSE

Sperryville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

THE HOUSE ON WATER STREET

Enjoy romantic cozy elegance and total privacy in our renovated, 1900 village farmhouse located along the banks of the Thornton River in historic Sperryville, Virginia, in the foothills of the luminous Blue Ridge Mountains. This spacious four bedroom, two bathroom home is perfect for a getaway with friends and family…and only 60 miles from the D.C. Beltway. Enjoy the stars in our dark skies while you sit on the front porch, lulled by the gentle sounds of the river. Rate varies with number of people and number of days.

The historic village of Sperryville has no stop lights, no malls, but so much to do. Visit 8 wineries, all within a few minutes of The House on Water Street. Hike Shenandoah National Park. Dine at the famous five star Inn at Little Washington. Walk across the footbridge over the Thornton River to The Schoolhouse where you will find delightful shops with an exciting and exquisite collection of antiques, gifts, table gardens, unusual lighting fixtures, clothing and organic yarns. Stroll 10 minutes down to the other end of Water Street and immerse yourself in art galleries, explore 30,000 Sq. feet of antiques at Copper Fox Antiques and take a unique tour of Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery and delight in professional photography at Old Rag Gallery. Around the corner from The House on Water Street, on Main Street, enjoy gourmet, but casual dining at the Thornton River Grille and excellent pizza from Rudy’s. Also on Main Street peruse the artists represented at Long View Gallery Sperryville Pottery. Drop in yoga is available at Stonewall Abbey Yoga in a converted exquisite historic church, also on Main Street.

Bring your cooler and shop at the famous farm store, Heritage Hollow, of the 800 acre Mt. Vernon Farm for grassed beef, pastured pork and lamb. This farm surrounds the heart of Sperryville.

Total privacy. You have full and private use of the entire house and do not share with other guests..We provide complete concierge services. Our services range from the most indulgent to the most exciting and challenging. Your weekend can be as active or restful as you desire. We offer guided hikes in Shenandoah National Park that range from easy to world class level canyoneering experiences. Our partner, Shenandoah Mountain Guides, was named Best in the South by Southern Living Magazine, Jan 2011. Enjoy hiking on your own and wild life viewing in Shenandoah National Park, just ten minutes away. Experience the peace of our hills and mountains with horseback riding. Enjoy lunch/dinner or Sunday brunch at the Thornton River Grille (two minute walk), newly renovated Blue Rock Inn or Griffin Tavern, in Flint Hill (both are just minutes away).

WE have two chefs who can provide your group with a gourmet catered Farm House dinner. Design your own menu which may include grass fed meats, fresh organic vegetables from local farms. Our Ethiopian chef provides an exotic dinner with coffee ceremony. The Corner Store, a step back in time, has basic groceries, excellent meat and an extensive wine and cheese selection.

The House on Water Street is a perfect setting for small family gatherings, weekend with friends or business planning retreats. We can help you schedule a variety of activities such as visiting award winning wineries, stained glass workshop, group party at Sperryville Pottery, yoga, massage and spa services, herbal discovery, creating art from nature, hiking, drumming circles. Pre-wedding activity: Ideal for peaceful alternative 'bachelorette' parties. Enjoy your stay at The House on Water Street where the bride and bridesmaids can just hang out, or schedule some of the activities above.

A self-serve continental breakfast is left in the house for you to fix at your leisure.

Extended Rental Available

Are you looking for an extended stay? Consider having the entire furnished house and property reserved just for you for one, two, three months…or more. You can stay full time or steal away from the city as often as you wish. Enjoy the quiet of winter in front of the glass window stove or explore the mountains in any season.

An extended stay will continue to include all utilities, tv, wifi, phone and yard maintenance. For only $2900 per month + tax (that is only about $725 per week + tax) The House on Water Street can be yours alone. Security deposit and check out cleaning fee required.

Keywords: Two-Story, Single-Family Home, 4 BR; 2 Bath, wineries, art, antiques, hike , Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Barbara Adolfi and Ray Boc

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks french, italian, english
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Ray and Barbara, born and raised in Rome, N.Y., went off to Syracuse U and Georgetown U, respectively and developed separate family and careers in Manhatten and Alexandria. We reconnected at our 40th HS reunion in 2000, began dating a few months later and married in 2004. Barbara continues a parttime psychotherapy practice and Ray, a retired engineer, pursues his photography with vigor. In addition to each other, our primary love in life is our children and grandchildren. We delight in introducing guests to the charm of life in Sperryville and Rappahannock County.

Barbara Adolfi and Ray Boc purchased this house in 2003

Our original intention was to perk up this old house and rent it out. As we gutted and renovated this village farm house in 2004, its charm, warmth and vitality revealed itself and captivated our hearts. We decided that sharing it with visitors suited this house more than a mere rental. So we hung my mother's chandelier in the dining room, set up her double brass bed upstairs and started from there. The rest is history.

You will be totally comfortable in The House on Water Street. This quiet street is defined by the Thornton River, whose clean waters and trickling sounds calm all who stay here. Ray and I will help you arrange a weekend that suits your needs, if you like. Since we do not live there you will have total privacy, but we are but 1.5 miles and a phone call away if you need us. We have complete information on all the activities and amenities of the County. A complete continental breakfast is left in the house for you.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Property Reviews

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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
average rating of 4.967742 based on 84 reviews
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vbi
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
5

Beautiful house in a perfect spot for get-away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This is a beautiful house with all the comforts of home plus all the charm of a country get-away. (Even better than the photos!) The owners make an effort to make sure their guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, and it shows. The booking was very easy and they have many suggestions for vineyards, restaurants, and activities in the area. A big plus are the wonderful restaurants and country store within walking distance and a large number of beautiful vineyards a short drive away. I went with five of my close girl friends for a weekend away from the city. We spent the day touring the vineyards and spent the evening catching up over wine by the fire. It was wonderful!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vbi
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Colorado, USA
5

Cozy, welcoming retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My friends and I rented this house for a girls getaway weekend, and it was perfect! It was just the right size and had everything that we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked, the sitting room was warm and cozy, and the beds were really comfortable. The owners also went to great lengths to coordinate every last detail with us ahead of schedule and were very organized, friendly and helpful in suggesting things to do in the area. My friends and I purchased the "Ultimate Farmhouse Dinner and Massage Getaway" package where we each got a 2-hour massage and a gourmet dinner prepared by a local chef. The massages were amazing and the dinner was one of the best I've ever had! We had a blast touring the local wineries, walking around Washington and Sperryville, and chatting for hours by the fire. All of us had a great time and would definitely return!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vbi
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Annapolis, MD
5

The Beaver Sisters Annual Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This place was absolutely perfect for the annual reunion of five women who've know each other since college. The property was exactly as advertised. Peace and quiet, no kids, no stress, fantastic massages, and a marvelous dinner... not to mention wineries all around us! The house is beautiful (can I live here??) and the surroundings are idyllic. Better than a B&B because we could stay up late playing cards and crocheting without having to watch our volume or our language! So grateful for the continental breakfast as well as all the touches of home (plenty of clean towels, shampoo/conditioner, etc.). My only disappointment was the fact that we had to cut our weekend short by a day due to yet another snowstorm, but we can blame Mother Nature for that.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: This joyous group of women selected our package: Ultimate Massage and Gourmet Farmhouse Dinner for their weekend. We are so delighted when The House on Water Street can provide our guests with positive feelings and experiences. We are particularly proud of our massage therapists and our chef who never fail to deliver quality services.
business
Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vbi
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Alexandria VA
5

relax in comfort

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Thank you for the wonderful stay at your home! Everything was perfect for a wonderful winter getaway to welcome Steve home from his Afghanistan deployment. We’ve fallen in love with Sperryville from Thornton River Grille to local shops and artists to the wineries, and of course, all the pampering you set up for us here at The House on Water Street! We are already thinking of a good excuse to plan another relaxing trip out here!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vbi
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Vienna, VA
5

Fabulous Getaway! We Will Return!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
June 23-25, 2013


Dear Barbara and Ray,
What a beautiful way to spend our 25th wedding anniversary! While it is a silver anniversary, I feel as though we struck gold! The house is perfect - a home away from home. Close to the Inn at Little Washington where we dined our first evening. A two hour massage in the morning. A relaxing afternoon walking to the distillery down Water Street, lunch in Flint Hill, then sipping on wine from our first stop at Gray Ghost Winery on our way, while Sylvie prepared a fantastic gourmet dinner with locally grown vegetables and pork. I could get used to this.

All the amenities at the house were most welcomed and it was obvious a lot of thought was put into it.

Thank you! Looking forward to our return.


PS
Dear Ray,
We so enjoyed meeting you and wish circumstances had allowed for us to meet Barbara. Your photos are beautiful! They inspire peace and harmony. I’d love to see some pictures of the House on Water Street next time.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This couple selected one of our packages - the Ultimate Massage and Gourmet Farmhouse Dinner - for their anniversary celebration. This is always a favorite weekend for our guests. On their own, they also scheduled dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, just 6 minutes away. This was a sumptuous combination!

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Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Thornton River Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Shenandoah National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Gadino winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Dining options
Car: recommended

Dine at the Inn at Little Washington. We can personalize your visit with visits to award winning wineries, massages, spa services, pottery classes, bark/clayworkshops, yoga, drumming circles, etc, All are within five minutes of Water Street, or at the house, Live performances and movies at The Theatre in Washington, Virginia, seven minutes from the house, Visit many art galleries, including Haley Fine Art Gallery, Middle Street Gallery, River District Art and Old Rag Gallery ...all just a stroll away. Copper Fpx Antiques houses 30000 sq. feet of treasures. Don't miss the tour of Copper Fox Distillery.

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Availability & Rates

Sperryville House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $195-$660/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Guests......|.1 night..|.2 nights |.3 nights |.4-7 nights
  • 1-2 persons.|.$195.....|.$ 370....|.$ 535...|.$ 690
  • 3-4 persons.|.$370.....|.$ 700....|.$1000....|.$1200
  • 5-6 persons.|.$540.....|.$ 900....|.$1200....|.$1300
  • 7-8 persons.|.$660.....|.$1150....|.$1300....|.$1400
  • 7.3% State Tax. Cleaning Fee $100 for stays 4-7 days.
  • State Lodging Tax Added to the Total Bill.
  • Minimum 2 nights during certain months and holidays.

Amenities

Sperryville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This is a first floor bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , we have an extra twin bed that we can set up in this room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Antique Brass Bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Antique brass beds; an additional bed is available, if needed, Baby Cribs (1); one port-a-crib; high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • rafting
Notes:
New eliptical trainer for your use. Heart Pine Floors Two Bathrooms, One with Tub/Shower, One w/Claw Foot Tub, The stairs in this house are steep, consistent with turn-of-the-century construction

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