|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The Overlook at Massanutten is just around the corner from the Massanutten Ski Lodge, and one of the few homes within walking distance to the slopes. Walking or driving, you can be on the slopes in no time. As one of the closest homes to the ski slopes, you can return for hot chocolate mid-day and place your skis and boots in the screened porch. It is perfect for a family winter ski trip or to enjoy the Four Seasons Resort and Shenandoah Valley area any time of year.
Step onto one of the two balconies to overlook the Massanutten Valley through the trees that separate the house from the ski slopes. The Overlook is a spacious 5 bedroom home with open vaulted ceilings. Upstairs is a full kitchen, fireplace, screened porch, great room with family and dining area with seating for 10, master bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom, and utility room. Additional sleeping arrangements upstairs include a queen-sized sofa couch and a full-sized roll-away bed. All beds are new pillowtops.
A balcony walkway off the family room leads around the house through the screened porch onto a rear balcony, where a barbeque grill awaits evening cookouts. The family and dining rooms boast a vaulted ceiling and numerous large windows provide light and views. Two sliding doors lead outside to the balcony for more beautiful views.
Downstairs are a full bathroom and four bedrooms with: (1) a queen bed; (2) two twin beds; (3) twin bunk beds; and (4) a sleeper queen sofa. The fourth bedroom, which has a private door, can double as a downstairs family room with games and television. The washer and dryer are also located downstairs. The walkout basement leads to the second balcony, providing a great area overlook.
The Overlook is centrally located to numerous year-round amenities, including the outdoor pool, miniature golf course, ski lift chair-ride, go-cart racetrack, Mountain Greens championship golf course, and Fareways Restaurant and Lounge. Use of the pools and hot tubs currently requires a guest pass that may be purchased when accompanied by an owner, which we can arrange. Other amenities, including the new Waterpark and horseback riding at Woodstone Meadows and much more, are also available at the Massanutten Resort.
There is plenty of parking, with four parking spots in the driveway and two off-street parking spots as well. In all cases, please be respectful of the full-time residents who live in Massanutten Four Seasons Resort.
We are a family of nine, with seven kids age 16 and younger.
Ryan or Barbara purchased this house in 2004
While on a weekend ski trip over President’s Day 2004, we fell in love with Massanutten Resort and purchased our first second home, The Retreat at Massanutten. Just a few months later we purchased The Overlook at Massanutten. We have now vacationed at Massanutten for more than ten years and used the resort for many years to get away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, for winter skiing and summer outdoor fun. Now we live in Idaho but still return to Massanutten regularly as a favorite vacation spot. No other resort near Washington, DC offers as wide a variety of activities as Massanutten, and at such a great value for the family to get away together. Since 2004, we have added three additional Massanutten homes to our inventory, including The Overlook at Massanutten, and rented to more than 630 families. We hope you will enjoy The Overlook at Massanutten as much as our other guests have.
In the summer, we purchase the 'pool pass' that allows our guests to use the owners' outdoor pool. This is a great pool with some privacy that really avoids the mass crowds that can attend some of the other indoor pools.
This was a wonderful place for our extended family. It sleeps 14 but keep in mind that includes two queen size sleepers. Kitchen needs a toaster that works. Great gathering space in living/dining area. We all enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
First time to the Massanutten area and we happened to pick the perfect home/location. Awesome place with two decks not just one. Deer running free around the property (but are protected). Fishing is close by in North and South Rivers that form the Shenandoah. Super Great Room for telling the days fishing tales.
Note to future users bring your own paper products.(our bad).
We found that the rental was perfect for our group. Great location and wonderful layout. We would consider returning to this rental.
Very dirty, spent nearly 1/2 the first day cleaning. Especially the bathrooms and kitchen. Toilets were filthy, we had to bleach them. Kitchen was very dirty, stove had stains on the cook surface from past pans boiling over. Grease and filth between the counter and stove. Cobwebs (huge) on the ceiling, especially in the living room along the center beam. We paid a cleaning fee that was included in the rental price, but we feel we left the unit cleaner than when we arrived.
There was a TV remote in one of the first floor bedrooms that had batteries that had burst and leaked battery acid on the top of the TV. And, there wasn't an outside trash can, so we had to keep the trash bags inside so the local critters wouldn't tear them open.
We discovered that the only rental information was a folder that had warranty information for the appliances. There wasn't any contact info for the owner or manager. The folder was dated 1995.
There was a gas grill provided, however it was full of burnt grease. It needed to be cleaned to prevent a grease fire. And the grate was very rusty.
A few of the Televisions did not work and it took a bit of fiddling to get the cable TV to work in order to find channels. There were two (2) televisions in the living room, one worked one did not. We needed to put batteries in the cable remote as well.
We left toilet tissue and paper towels in the unit upon leaving. There wasn't any upon our arrival.
Looking at the pictures available on the internet for this unit do not match the actual. It appears that the furniture and furnishings in the pictures have been replaced or removed.
We understand that rentals are not perfect and not to everyones liking. Also, we understand that keeping a rental clean especially one that may not be continually rented can be difficult. A suggestion would be to inspect the rental prior to the occupant arriving to ensure everything is ready and make that good first impression. As stated in the beginning, we would consider renting this property again provided the cleanliness were improved. It fit our group needs.
We had a wonderful, relaxing time with eight of us in the house, including 4 teenagers. The house is comfortable and well laid out. At times it showed a bit of age but everything worked well, and it was clean and roomy. We walked a lot, went down to the pool, and the tennis courts which weren't crowded and had a ball. We will definitely keep this property in mind next time we arrange a family get-together. Thank you. D!ank U well, Ryan
Only complaint is that almost 2 months after our trip we still don't have our $200 deposit back. And we left the place cleaner than we found it.
I have never written a bad review on a home or hotel and have stayed all over the United States and abroad, however this property was disappointing to say the least. I am not going to go into every little detail because it would be a laborious task. Generally, the home is not maintained. Outdoor light bulbs and fixtures are missing, there was no gas in the grill, the front door is filthy, etc. The few (and there were many) cleanliness concerns I will share are as follows: there were hairs in one of the beds on the linens and the worst cleanliness aspect was a sauté pan in the cabinet that had egg residue from previous occupants. Needless to say, we decided not to cook during our stay. Also, the main level (which has 1 bedroom) had 1 wall unit air conditioner and the lower level which has 4 bedrooms had no air conditioning. It was June and almost 90 with humidity. We were disappointed because there were several houses on the street that were very well maintained that were only approximately $50 a night more but were already booked. Thankfully we were only there for 2 nights. Generally, we felt that if you don't care enough about your property to take care of it, neither will anyone else.
Nice house, great location, a few minor repair problems detracted from the stay especially for the price.
2 hour drive from Washington, DC; 15 miles from Harrisonburg
Other Activities: The largest indoor-outdoor waterpark on the East coast, plus over 100 activities through the resort, ranging from go-karts to miniature golf
Golf: Massanutten Four Seasons Resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses: Mountain Greens, a championship golf course, and Woodstone Meadows, an executive course. Newly redesigned, these courses offer a variety of golfing options with exceptional mountain views. Weather permitting, the golf courses are open year round so you can often ski and golf in the same day.
Ski: The Overlook is just around the corner from the ski slopes. Massanutten has 14 slopes and five ski lifts that accommodates a range of skiing abilities. There are particularly good children's lessons available through the resort. And there is a large ski tubing park near the ski hill for additional winter fun.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Online Payment||$30 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$225 - $250 per night/ $1,400 - $1,500 per week
* Holidays 20% additional (including JMU graduation)
* 50% rental rate due at booking, with remainder due one month prior to check-in
* $200 refundable security deposit (returned within 30 days)
* Primary renter must be 25 years old; parking in driveway or in designated off-street parking spots
* Payment methods are check, money order, cashiers check