ROMANTIC ESCAPE 1900 COZY VILLAGE FARMHOUSE

Barbara Adolfi and Ray Boc

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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.

OUR FLEXIBLE RATES VARY WITH THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AND THE NUMBER OF DAYS. PLEASE SEE THE CHART ON THE RATES PAGE FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE.

Enjoy the stars in our dark skies while you sit on the front porch, lulled by the gentle sounds of the river. 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, organic yarns and the Headmaster's pub. Stroll 10 minutes down to the other end of Water Street and immerse yourself in over 16 art galleries, explore 30,000 Sq. feet of antiques at Copper Fox Antiques, take a unique tour of Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery, delight in professional photography at Old Rag Gallery and dine at El Quijote, a tapas and Spanish cuisine restaurant. 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 and 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 farm store, Heritage Hollow famous for the finest grassed beef, pastured pork and lamb. Farmland for this store arm 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 and the Public House, in Flint Hill (both are just minutes away).

WE have 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 farm. The Corner Store, a step back in time, has basic groceries, excellent meat and an extensive wine and gourmet 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had an amazing time here at the house! Everyone in the town welcomed a bunch of young, loud ladies like ourselves and it was fabulous! Thank you so much for inviting us into your wonderful place and we cannot wait to come back...when the town has recovered from our first visit that is...ha ha! Thanks again for a wonderful weekend that we ill remember for a lifetime! (Note: this group of women was here for a bachlorette party)
Mar 2011
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Barbara Adolfi and Ray Boc

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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 2 nights
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Washington dc
5

a week with the kids

  • 5 of 5
This year I decided to step out and take my two kids 9 and 13 on a bit of a different adventure. we live in DC and usually go to the beach but I decided to go to the mountains this year. This little House was perfect for us.. It had all the little amenities to make it enjoyable a refrigerator with coffees and fresh milk and crème.. With owners help we found various adventuresome things to do, from hiking to riding...Mornings were spent relaxing and waiting for a little hummingbird to make his appearance. All in all exceeded expectations...
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This dad created a mountain adventure for the children with our partner Shenandoah Mountain Guides. They also climbed Old Rag Mountain and rode horses on a nice long trail ride. They seemed to enjoy the change from the beach.
business
Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Virginia
4

Perfect spot for exploring Sperryville

  • 4 of 5
My sister and I enjoyed our night at the House on Water Street. It was a cozy, comfortable place for us to visit and a base for exploring Sperryville. There was a thoughtful selection of breakfast foods and a wonderful claw foot tub for soaking. It would be a perfect get-away for several couples or lady friends. Barbara was an excellent hostess.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Norfolk, VA
5

Simply said.....PERFECT!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
WOW! What a WONDERFUL little get-away! The town setting and this wonderful farmhouse is like something out of a novel or a Hollywood set. Picture Perfect! WE LOVED LOVED LOVED that we could WALK to Thorton's Grille for dinner and The Headmaster's Pub for drinks! We also enjoyed walking through all the local shops. We were conveniently located to SEVERAL area wineries. The house was so quaint. It was immaculate. Everything we needed (and wanted) was provided. The fridge was stocked with bagels, milk, jellies, a variety of granolas/cereals and coffees. The owners are WONDERFUL! Barbara was very prompt to reply to me when I was inquiring about the property. She was equally as efficient the week prior to our visit. She called and checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. I'm only sorry I didn't get to thank her in person! I have already told multiple people about our get-away and how WONDERFUL our accommodations were at the House on Water Street. This house & the quaintness of the town is what I would truly describe as a "rare find". I also thought it was neat whenever we would go somewhere (a winery, a shop etc.), whenever anyone asked where we were staying; as soon as we told them, they knew exactly where we were talking about and they gave glowing reviews of the house and the owners! If you are "on the fence" - there is nothing to think about. Make the reservation! You have an entire house to yourself. You are a hop, skip and a jump from several wineries and Luray Caverns. There's TONS of things to do within an hours drive! When you're ready to call it a day and head back "home" - you can walk to the local market to get fresh, organic fruits and veggies. You can even walk over and buy grass-fed beef and throw a steak on the grill in the back yard (GREAT backyard for kids)! You have everything you need at your finger tips to cook a full meal. Or, you can walk to the pub, enjoy a HUGE, JUICY, grass-fed beef burger with a local, craft beer and live entertainment. There's also a new Tapas restaurant (a little pricy). We enjoyed a drink and an appetizer there, but didn't have a full dining experience. We did go over to Thorton's Grille for a nice dinner on the upper balcony. Their fried goat cheese and chutney appetizer is AMAZING (and I don't even like "chutney"!). So, if I haven't clearly articulated myself - let me be very clear when I say this....."WE LOVED IT! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE HOUSE ON WATER STREET".
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This couple's enthusiasm for Sperryville and the House on Water Street perfectly describes why we live here after far too many years in the city. We love the value of healthy food and life style and the familiarity of a small community. We thank them for the kind words and we are delighted that they enjoyed the treasures of Sperryville.
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Alexandria, LA
5

From Louisiana to Virginia

  • 5 of 5
This old farmhouse is so charming nestled in small town Virginia with so much to see!! You can sit on the front porch with the running creek serenade, walk to the tree canopied bridge overlooking the creek with a glass of wine or stroll to the nearby restaurant for an unbelievable meal. Get up early enough the next morning and walk to the general store for farm fresh eggs so that you can grab a cup of coffee with the locals or wait on the front porch for the locals out for a walk to stop by and say hello!! The beds are unbelievably comfortable and the updated bathrooms are a slice of heaven. There is a fully functional kitchen if you want to cook, which we did btw, being surrounded by fresh organic foods!! We visited with "Mom and Rick" at the brewery & shopped at the Glassworks studio for fantastic Christmas gifts!!
This trip was so memorable and the house...well, I can't wait to go back again!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sperryville offers a unique combination of small town living, true organic and gourmet food shopping and an unbelievably varied number of quality art galleries. The house is walking distance to everything. We are so delighted that our guests from Louisiana were able to discover what we call the "hidden treasures" of Sperryville. We are "on the way to nowhere," but we have it all.
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Keswick, Virginia
5

Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a getaway for our anniversary this year and are so glad we stumbled upon The House on Water Street. The owners know their town well and were very helpful. The house itself was charming and quite comfortable. We purchased the massage/dinner package and highly recommend it. It doesn't get much better than a two hour massage followed by a personalized gourmet meal, perfectly prepared!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This Ultimate Massage and Gourmet Farmhouse Dinner does provide a perfect getaway for celebrating an anniversary. This couple came in the middle of the week to enjoy the services of our finest massage therapists and chef. They are also available on weekends for girlfriend getaways or for up to four couples who want an indulgent weekend.

Life is so busy, we are pleased to have provided this couple with a memorable anniversary trip at The House on Water Street.
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Romantic Escape 1900 Cozy Village Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47820vb
(540) 987-9706 (Virginia, USA)
Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
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5

Wonderful Stay - Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location, close to everything as advertised. Wish we had more time. Engaged owners who really care about your stay and comfort. Walking distance to lots of neat shops and restaurants and the distillery (do not miss if you are a whiskey or gin drinker). Nice and quiet location to recharge the batteries!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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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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
N.B. Rental is for the entire house.
Rates vary with the number of guests and the number of nights. Visa and Master Card accepted. 50% deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due one week prior to arrival.
No pets allowed.
You do not share with anyone.
Minimum two nights during certain months and holidays.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sperryville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • First floor bathroom has a ceramic tile shower in addition to the claw foot tub. Second floor bathroom has a conventional tub/shower. New tankless hot water system assures a continuous supply of hot water for baths and showers of all guests.
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
Notes:
New eliptical trainer for your use. Heart Pine Floors Two Bathrooms: second floor with conventional Tub/Shower; first floor w/Claw Foot Tub and custom built ceramic tile shower. The stairs in this house are steep, consistent with turn-of-the-century construction
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