SECLUDED MOUNTAIN HOME! SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY! DEER HAVEN

John Favazzo

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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SECLUDED MOUNTAIN HOME! SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY! DEER HAVEN

Woodstock House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

Situated in the heart of the historic Shenandoah Valley, Deer Haven offers easy access to unparalleled views of the valley on twenty secluded acres backing up to the National Forest.

Deer Haven is only 100 miles to Washington, DC, thirty minutes to Shenandoah National Park, Bryce and Massanutten Ski resorts, and the spectacular Luray Caverns, and just minutes away from numerous Civil War battlefields, wineries, the Shenandoah River, and National Forest hiking trails.

The home has a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, two baths, and large decks with a grill, fire-pit, and hot tub for relaxing. Two bedrooms are on the second floor - the master bedroom boasts a wall of windows overlooking the Shenandoah Valley and River. The private third bedroom suite is on the ground floor with its own bathroom, sitting room, wet bar, and great views. The living area contains a wood burning stove, comfortable seating, and plenty of games, movies, and books to snuggle up with.

The towns of Edinburg and Woodstock offer great shopping, dining, antiques, coffee shops and art galleries.

If you are looking for a convenient getaway that offers endless views and tranquility, Deer Haven is the place for you.

**NOTE FOR WINTER GUESTS:

We do occasionally get snow in the area. The road up to the cabin is steep in some sections. We will do our best to have the road plowed in the event it does snow however, if the road has packed snow or ice, it will be very difficult to manage without four-wheel or all-wheel drive.

We will work with guests in the event of inclement weather to see that they can reach and enjoy the cabin. That said, guests should monitor the weather and plan on taking a four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle during the winter months in the event there is snow or ice. If the road is impassible by four-wheel vehicle, we will honor a partial or full refund depending on the circumstances.

Keywords: House, chalet, mountain home, getaway, secluded, cabin, views, mountain house, lodge, DC, secluded, vacation, wild life

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear John,



Thank you for the opportunity to spend three wonderful days at Deer Haven last weekend, Oct 15-17. The property, the scenery and the weather were all a perfect combination for our first-time exploration of the Shenandoah Valley. The fall colors were spectacular and the view from Deer Haven was even more impressive than the VRBO description suggested. The 'scenic drive' on 675 to Luray was enjoyed multiple times.



The house was clean, well-kept, well-supplied and very user-friendly. Everything as advertised.



One comment on our selection of Deer Haven --- we wanted a 'pet free' property and found few such in the area. Please know that we (and probably many others) appreciated that aspect of Deer Haven too.



A great time at a great location!!!



Thank you

Bob & L
Oct 2011
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John Favazzo

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Friends John, Matt, and Mark traveled the world together before realizing the beautiful Shenandoah Valley was in their back yard. The thought of enjoying a cup of coffee or reading a book on Deer Haven's porches overlooking the valley was too inviting to resist. They decided to purchase Deer Haven together as a convenient weekend getaway from the grind of the city. Now they are opening their home to visitors to share the delightful views and tranquility of Deer Haven.

John Favazzo purchased this house in 2011

The owners chose the Edinburgh area primarily because of its charm, natural beauty and easy access to Washington, DC (just 100 miles). Only 20 miles from Bryce and 30 miles from Massanutten, Luray, and Front Royal, Deer Haven is truly centrally located in the valley.

Outside we have large decks with beautiful views, grill, fire-pit, hot tub, and rocking chairs. Local hiking is endless. Public river access is an easy 10-minutes away where you can fish. Great swimming, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking options within 20-30 minutes of the home on the South Fork of the river.

Inside the comfortable, spacious, chalet style home is a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, wood-burning stove, piano for your pleasure, and all of the amenities of home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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4.9
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
Washington, DC
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
I've been renting houses in the summer around the DC area for the past 25 years and this is by far the nicest one I've ever been to. The photos don't do it justice at all. The house is beautiful; clean and bright with modern bathrooms, super kitchenware, a hot tub and truly the most magnificent view from the front balcony and from the master bedroom. Every morning I woke up with the daylight, made coffee and sat on the balcony listening to music from my iPod (on the Jam Box provided in the house) and waited for everyone else to get up. In the evening we were all together in the same place watching the sun set. That was just perfect.
We had planned on going fishing and exploring Edinburg but unwinding at the house and doing a bit of hiking ended up being everyone's favorite things to do. We found a restaurant in Woodstock that was showing the World Cup game so we didn't miss the USA game and we also went to the Shenandoah Caverns which was quite fun.
So of course I've already passed information on the house to friends and we will be visiting again next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
Ohio, USA
5

A TERRIFIC VENUE FOR VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 2 1/2 wonderful days at Deer Haven. Because we were there on a quick trip to check out a local winery as a site for a family wedding in October, we didn't have much time to hike or explore the forests and parks. That being said, we had a terrific time relaxing at the house and could not have found accommodations any more perfect. Deer Haven is privately situated in the woods, immaculate, well-stocked, and nicely decorated. The 3 bathrooms look new, and the kitchen has all of the modern appliances one could ask for. The decks are a real plus for entertaining, and the a/c was great because it was hot and humid during our stay. In essence, Deer Haven allowed us to enjoy a wilderness environment without any of the inconveniences of "roughing it." Who could ask for more? We especially appreciated the welcome packet that was emailed to us prior to arrival. It had all the information we would need, including emergency numbers. Thus, when we lost power one night during an electrical storm, we were able to call the right place immediately. Moreover, the pantry was stocked with battery operated lanterns (and extra batteries!), so we managed quite well until the power came back on. We loved Deer Haven so much that we have booked a week's stay in October and can't wait to see the area in the fall. I hope it will be the first of many vacations there. If there is a downside to the property at all, it is the driveway, which took a bit of getting used to. It is steep and unpaved, and I'm not sure I'd want to negotiate it in the dark. In fairness, though, the owners do a good job of preparing renters in advance, so I knew what to expect, and my Camry was certainly adequate to the task. In October, though, I think we'll bring the SUV just in case bad weather makes the driveway more tricky to navigate. We have stayed in many VRBO rentals over the years; Deer Haven ranks as one of the top one or two. It's a real find in every respect!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
Amherst, NY
5

HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Deer Haven for a long weekend with our very good friends and had a wonderful time! John was so warm and easy to work with, responding to our every question promptly, and pro-actively making back up arrangements in case of rain to be sure we could get up the mountain road. Thankfully, the weather was superb and we were able to enjoy all the amenities of this lovely, comfortable, secluded home. It's everything it says it is and much more and we look forward to a return visit!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
5

FUN, COMFY WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
Deer Haven was perfect for a birthday celebration weekend! I couldn't believe the view from the deck and windows - spectacular. The owners were lovely, helpful, and flexible. The house is tastefully decorated (just as in pictures) and full of amenities, including a fully stocked kitchen. The hot tub was ever so restful.
The drive in from the main road was easily passable as there was no snow - and our phone gps worked well to get us there. The drive was easy coming from DC.

A great place! Exactly as promised. I hope to come back!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
5

THE PERFECT SHENANDOAH GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My long time friend from college and I rented this home for a week in late October. We wanted a comfortable place to stay while we hiked and explored the Shenandoah Valley. We
were very pleased with our choice. The home was perfectly maintained, the owner was extremely cordial and responsive, the view was fantastic, and the home was well located. The home is very private. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the decor was simple but tasteful, the decks and hot tub divine. The Shenandoah Natl Park was a 30 minute drive via Luray which made it easy to stop for dinner or shopping on the way home. We also enjoyed hiking in the George Washington Natl. Forest which actually neighbors the house. The home is on a 20 acre property with a somewhat steep road leading to it which is a little scary the first time but perfectly navigable. This was our perfect get-away and we are anxious to return.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views of Shenandoah Valley! Deer Haven
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Woodstock Shenandoah Valley
Worcester, MA
5

RELAXED VISITORS

  • 5 of 5
What a joy to stay and relax in such a beautiful area.
We also enjoyed the DVD collection especially the British comedy series about couples. Very entertaining.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shenandoah River
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Main Street Pub
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Main Street eateries
Car: necessary

Bryce and Massanutten golf/ski resorts only 20 and 30 miles away, four quality wineries within 5-15 minute drives, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park over the ridge only 30 minutes away, Shenandoah Caverns nearby, Luray Caverns 30 minutes away, Shenandoah River water access just a few minutes down the road for fishing.

The village of Edinburg has a number of quality establishments including a few good, non-chain restaurants, a nice coffee shop , antique stores, a great bakery, and even miniature golfing!

The town of Woodstock, less than 10 minutes north of Edinburg has all of the above plus a movie theatre, art galleries, sports/entertainment center, hospital, and larger chain stores such as Food Lion, Lowes, Wal-Mart, and a bunch of chain restaurants.

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Availability & Rates

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Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Veteran's Day
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
Flat fee
 
 
President's Day/Valentine's
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th weekend
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Set-up/Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 7.3%
Notes 100% refund for cancellations more than 45 days prior to arrival with 5% or $50 processing fee (whichever is greater).
75% refund between 30 and 44 days prior to arrival.
50% refund between 15 and 29 days prior to arrival.
No refund within 14 days.

A $100 linen set-up/cleaning fee per visit.
7.3% for County and VA taxes.
$5 additional per person, per night for each guest above four.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - first floor
    Bathroom 1 - second floor
  • 3 full baths, one on each level of the home.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom suite with private bath + living space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with wall of windows overlooking valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Quiet, restful 2nd floor bedroom with views of the forest.
  • Master bedroom (facing valley) and second bedroom (facing forest), both with queen size beds, located on 2nd floor with full bath. Third bedroom, with queen size bed, is suite with private bath, living room, wet bar, and beautiful views of valley.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Bocci court, horse shoes
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