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Laura Croft

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Cabin on the New River - Near ~VT~ & RU

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Virginia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1Split Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful New River waterfront cabin is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A perfect place to stay for visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway, Claytor Lake or the New River Valley area (including Blacksburg/Virginia Tech, Radford University). This cabin is in a gated community and is a fisherman's paradise. The cabin is two stories with the sleeping quarters on the second story. The sleeping quarters have two full size beds and two twin beds separated by a half wall. Downstairs you will find a kitchen, two full bath rooms, dining room, sun room, living room, and a small loft overlooking the living room that has two twin mattresses. Also downstairs is a full sleeper sofa. Spend your time relaxing on the wrap-around deck or on the screened porch. Fully remodeled with exposed beams and rustic cabin decor.

Keywords: Cabin

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Croft (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Laura Croft

We are a family owned property, owned by a brother and sister. We both grew up in this cabin and have wonderful memories of family retreats here. Our hope is for others to have some of the same wonderful memories by staying here. It is a wonderful, relaxing cabin!

Laura Croft purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Laura Croft chose Virginia

The cabin has been in our family for 15 years but was not used as a rental property until 2007. We love it because of the great fishing, amazing surroundings, and the wonderful memories with friends and family that have been made over the years.

What makes this cabin unique

There is world class fishing in the New River. Playing cards and board games with the family out on the screened porch. Roasting marshmallows on the outdoor stone grill. Relaxing in the hammock. Intertubing down the river from the bridge. Riding bikes on the New River Trail State Park across the river from the cabin.


based on 78 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cabin on the New River - Near ~VT~ & RU
average rating of 4.923077 based on 78 reviews

Wonderful cabin on New River

  • 5 of 5

Was looking for a place between Grayson Highland State Park and McAfee Knob on the Applachian Trail and could not of found a better place. Cabin had everything you could want and very clean. Was perfect place to land after a day of hiking. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Beautiful part of Virginia.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We also love the hiking in this area and are glad you made us your stopping point. Please come back anytime!
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

I believe this is our 3rd stay at the Bella cabin. My youngest children absolutely love it. We adults enjoy its peace and quiet surrounding. We just wish it would have wifi/internet access.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being a repeat visitor! We're hoping one of these days we'll have access to wifi too :). Please come back again.
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Better Than We Imagined!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bella Casa. We came up on Thursday for our Son's Saturday graduation from Radford University. We are so glad we decided to stay here rather than in hotels in town. Inside and out, this place is wonderful. Everything we needed was supplied, right down to an electric griddle for those big breakfasts my family MUST have when on vacation. Every gadget we needed was there. The cottage was very clean, and beautifully appointed. My twin 2 year old grandaughters loved the "ducks" and all of the decor. We were a bit skeptical about the sleeping arrangements but they were perfect. We had 5 adults upstairs (and 2 porta-cribs) and my son in the loft and his fiance' on the couch! We were NOT crowded in the least. The views were wonderful and although my husband didn't catch many fish - he thoroughly enjoyed trying! We cooked on the grill and enjoyed the large family table. We stayed 4 nights and wish it could have been longer. It is also a bargain for the price - the photos really don't do it justice. A+ rental. We will recommend to all our friends with kids at RU and VT and anyone who would just like a relaxing, fun time on the river.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved it! Congratulations to your son on his achievement and please come stay again anytime!
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Great get a way place.

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay. Cabin clean an comfortable. Love the large table great to eat together an also great for board games with family. Very relaxing place on the new river. We really enjoyed being able to canoe and kayak. Fishing too, although we hope to do better next trip. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our place! Please come back any time :) Troy & Laura
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Richmond VA

Bella Casa Bella indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay on this new River jem over Easter. The house was very well appointed especially the kitchen and the views from the outside deck were amazing. The grounds are very well kept and the house is nicely decorated. Cannot think of any way this could be any better and we are looking forward to our next day at Bella Casa.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you loved our "bella casa"! Please come back soon :)
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Om girl reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time back for a much needed girls weekend away. It was just as we had remembered it. The kitchen was stocked with all the pots, dishes and utensils that we needed making it a great retreat! The house was clean and the weather amazing! We enjoyed a campfire by the river and were able to recharge. We will be back!!! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Draper Mercantile - Blue Door Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Draper (New River Trail access point)
Nearest Point of Interest
Cascades Waterfall
Nearest Point of Interest
Virginia Tech University
Nearest Point of Interest
Radford University
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Draper Mercantile & Trading Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Cat on the New
Nearest Point of Interest
Foster Falls State Park (New River Trail Access Point)
Nearest Point of Interest
Convienance Store
Nearest Point of Interest
New River Sports
Nearest Point of Interest
Walmart in Dublin
Nearest Point of Interest
Claytor Lake Water Sports at Claytor Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
MK's Gourmet Pizzeria

Waterfowl hunting is available according to the hunting seasons from September to March and the proper licenses are required. There is an extensive resident Canada Geese population that resides here. Please use the following link to see rules and regulations regarding hunting seasons and regulations regarding waterfowl. The State of Virginia also requires our guests to have a fishing liscense when fishing from our property or out in the river. Please see the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website for details.


Rates & Availability

Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Seasons
Jun 15 - Aug 15
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Virginia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is a shared space upstairs only with a half wall
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Accessible by ladder above the main living room
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Upstairs is shared with twins separted by half wall
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is one convertible bed: a sleeper sofa in the sectional couch.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Screened Porch on waterfront side of cabin

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