|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This quaint, country home and cabin is located at the foot of a mountain overlooking the famous Shenandoah River known for its fishing and beauty. It is a rustic place with the basic for comforts, it is not a 5 star hotel that has everything perfect and super modern but more of a rustic, old grandma's home style. So please be aware of that fact so you don't get disappointed when you arrive and see that is not like a luxury resort.
CABIN AND MAIN FEATURES
The home has a large deck from which you witness the spectacular view by day of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah Valley, which is surrounded by mountains full of forests. On the same deck by night you witness the starry night seeing the sky full of stars and planets! Also you can appreciate of all of these marvelous views while enjoy being in a nice hot tub. The home is locally known as “1 Little Vineyard by the River”, since it has a small and developing vineyard and as a result you will see this theme reflected inside the home through its decor. The kitchen, comes with most of what you need to cook or simply to serve prepared food you bring from area eateries. The living room has a convenient gas fireplace, nice flat screen TV and surround sound system where you and your kids can comfortably enjoy different shows or movies or simply play some nice music while you cook or enjoy conversations with your family and friends.
ACTIVITIES AND CONVENIENCES
Guests come to either rest or to enjoy the many activities the area offers, which include fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming or kayaking or canoeing. Those into the civil war will find many important historical sites or battle locations very close by. Guests have access to a private entrance to the Shenandoah River, which is just across from the home. The home is easily accessible from Washington DC or from Northern Virginia. Flights from anywhere in the country are usually reasonable so travel cost should not deter you. Those coming from outside the area will find it easy to travel to the area, since you have three major airports serving the area: Dulles International Airport, Washington Reagan Airport or Baltimore International Airport.
Come and enjoy the peaceful environment here at the home and at the same time have easy access to such notable places as the Smithsonian Museums, Capital, and the White House. Alternatively, you can simply drive down the famous and breathtaking Skyline Drive operated by the U.S. National Park Service, which is minutes from the home. The town of Luray is also an easy 15 minute drive from the home and there you will have access to shopping, restaurants and to the renowned Luray Caverns.
LAYOUT OF CABIN
The cabin sleeps up to 12 persons. For those wanting to know how private the bedrooms are, here is a description of cabin’s layout.
Keep in mind that the cabin is an A-frame cabin with a loft. The cabin has four bedrooms; two bedrooms have total privacy with doors, one that is the loft and offers some privacy and a smaller bedroom with no doors and therefore with little privacy. Here is a further description.
On the main floor is the master bedroom with a door that closes making the bedroom private. It has a queen size bed. You will find the master bathroom right in front of the master bedroom at the end of the hallway.
Also, on the main floor is a smaller bedroom that is between the A-frame portion of the home and the living room and kitchen area. It has three twin size beds, which are ideal for children, teens or single adults. This bedroom does not have a door.
The bedroom in the loft does not have doors, but yet the area is relatively private, since you have to be on the top floor to have clear view of the main bedroom. The loft has a full-size bed and a queen size futon.
The basement is finished and it has a private bedroom with a queen size bed and it has a door that closes with a living area right outside with a couch that converts into a full-size bed. The basement is not closed in, but rather is at the level of the driveway. It has its own private entry and sliding glass doors. So it’s not claustrophobic.
The main floor to the cabin has the main amenities needed including kitchen, living room, bathrooms and access to the main deck where the Hot tub is. There is no need to have access to the basement unless you have a very large party. Please know that most of the time, groups of nine (9) adults and (2) two children will not have access to the basement, since the main floor with the loft of the A-Frame accommodates and is able to sleep these many guests. Parties that are larger than 11 will have access to the basement, which will sleep up to four adults (has a single full-size bed in a private bedroom and has a full-size sleeper couch). Access to the basement when you have less than 9 adults and two children will incur an additional cost. Please know that at present the basement is being remodeled and painted and is not available regardless of cost. Once it is finished the policy listed will be in place.
The kitchen is a large kitchen with all the basics provided for doing basic cooking (micro, dishwasher, fridge, dishes, pots and silverware).
The main living room is next to the kitchen and there is where you will find one full bathroom. The living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV (50') with cable and surround sound system.
RATES AND RESERVATION REQUESTS:
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Keywords: Cabin, river home, country home, house, vacation home, vineyard.
I grew up on a ranch in a rural part of California. Traveling often to Washington DC I found it was a perfect place to stay in touch with nature and to be in a peaceful environment far from the busy urban world. Yet I liked having access to Washington DC, which has all the entertainment one can possibly have from any large city.
Fernando & Sissy Soriano purchased this cabin in 2004
I chose this place because it is full of nature and beauty, which it affords access to the nation’s capital. Whether one wishes to take it easy and just let time stop or be active in water sports or hiking, this place is ideal for both. I cannot think of a more beautiful home for getting away from it all!
Guests have access to a private entrance to the Shenandoah River, which is just across the home. The area was recently designated a national landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior because of its beauty and historical importance. In particular, a favorite activity is to take the Skyline Drive, which is operated by the National Park Service. Alternatively, visit the Luray Caverns, which is just a 15 minute drive from the home. Shopping and restaurants are just 15 minutes from the home.
My friends and I rented this cabin and had an enjoyable time, despite the condition of the cabin. We have rented a few properties in the area at a similar price point. Some of the biggest issues were:
· The bunk bed in the room with three beds does not have any mattresses. They are literally just twin-sized mattress toppers that are so thin you can feel the boards underneath when you lay on them.
· All of the sheets smelled terrible like they had not been dried properly
· Towels did not smell clean either
· The house is just a double wide trailer attached to an A-frame house, so the electrical situation was wonky to say the least. Be careful of using the microwave while watching TV, this flipped the breaker, which was strangely located in one of the kitchen cabinets. The other breaker is on the screened in porch.
· The mattresses in the loft and the master bedroom felt like slabs of stone
· The heater in the main living room and the fireplaces did not work
· Access to the river was confusing to say the least
Some positive notes were that the kitchen was fully stocked with utensils and the hot tub was great. Overall, we had a fun time, but I would not recommend this cabin for families. As a group of friends in our late 20s we were able to overlook most of the problems, but it would be much harder for families with children.
These owners do the absolute bare minimum to keep making $ on this place.
The "driveway" is the poorest maintained of any on the street. I hesitate to call it gravel because there wasn't much gravel left, it was pretty much just a muddy mess - good luck going uphill on it in the rain, much less snow. There's no exterior lighting downstairs, where you need it most when you're getting out of the car. Near the Jacuzzi, the deck was a slippery lawsuit waiting to happen - covered in algae. Thought it was odd that they kept the jazuzzi running the whole time (expensive and we could've figured out how to turn it on/would have known to turn it on ahead of time), but the fire place pilot light/gas was not on (even though it was supposed to be) and could not be turned on. Not very cozy for a winter getaway.
We were not told ahead of time that no sponge, dish soap, or dishwasher soap would be provided, yet of course we're responsible for cleaning & putting away all the dishes before leaving. Despite an exorbitant "cleaning fee," which they don't mention until you contact them, we were responsible for taking out our own trash, dishes, and my allergies bothered me the whole time (which only happens when I'm in a dusty place...). The cabin is covered in wine & vineyard-related decor - grapes, vines, wine bottle pictures etc - yet the "fully stocked kitchen" included NO WINE GLASSES! Seriously? There were these plastic things that ruined the taste of wine, but no actual wine glasses. There were signs everywhere with elaborate instructions about how to avoid turning the AC/heaters off, what not to do, no smoking signs, etc. We felt like everywhere we turned we might screw something up. Although we kept asking about the grill to try to be prepared before getting there, they responded without ever answering our questions. One of the main kitchen lights was out/sketchy looking, and the place has not been updated in who knows how long, which is not a huge deal but added to the overall apathetic atmosphere.
This place might be good for a huge family/frat party (lots of beds, DVDs...all the signage). However, we will not be going back and would not recommend it for couples' getaways or for people with indoor allergies. I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because it has a nice view, jacuzzi, and at least wasn't so terrible as to make it impossible for us to have a good time in the area.
Pros: cheap, good heating, stocked kitchen utensils, nice and responsive owner to questions. Cons: Uncomfortable beds in every room (every family member of mine was unable to sleep comfortably), dangerous living conditions (2 inch lip we all tripped on several times walking from living room to bedroom; AND a lower level staircase whose steps were so narrow that you had to walk sideways to get downstairs-my husband fell down the steps and bruised his hips), tons of notes around the house telling you what was not included (no access to their laundry room, no propane for the gas grill, "maintenance room-keep out", must take out garbage to a dumpster 4 miles away if you check out on certain days etc.). Made you feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable, especially when you see that for decorations, one of the room had ripped calendar pictures scotch taped to the walls. In addition, there is NO CELL SERVICE if you have Verizon or TMobile. Sprint was the only cell service. The wifi was also very unreliable. You would get connected for 5 min and then dropped. We had to reset the router multiple times. We did tell the owner but due to our short stay, he wasn't able to do anything about it. He did give us a slight refund for the wifi problems. If you're looking for a cheap place to stay with absolutely no frills, this is the place to stay. My family and I have rented many VRBO homes in various locations for many years and this is the worst place we've ever come across. I'm shocked at the great reviews of this rental by others. It may be that these people have never stayed at other VRBO homes before. If you're on a super tight budget with a large family, this would be the place to stay. For me and my family, we would never come back. We gave it 2 stars only because of how responsive the owners were to our questions. If we had to stay longer than 3 nights, we would have moved elsewhere.
I rented this cabin for my boyfriend's birthday. He was in desperate need of a relaxing weekend. It rained the entire weekend- but we had an amazing time. Even though we did not get a chance to use the river (which is incredibly close!), the owners have tubes and equipment for the guest's use. The owners are very kind and accommodating. The owners allowed me to estimate the number of people staying the night and afterwards they reimbursed me. The house is so cozy with heaters and plenty of movies for our rainy days. Plus, there is a great view of the mountains! This house would be great to rent any time of year. It was good for cold, rainy days with the hot tub, but it would also be amazing for hot, summer days with the river and the river equipment. Also, the kitchen is well-stocked with cooking/baking tools. I was able to make every meal at the cabin. It was also nice to bring our 2 dogs. They loved being able to come too! Thank you so much for a great weekend! I definitely plan to return.
We rented the house for my daughters 22nd birthday. Everything about the house was very nice and relaxing. Beautiful home with plenty of room and a wonderful view. We had a wonderful time. The owners were wonderful to work with.
Our review of Little Vineyard is somewhat mixed. Due to the weather we were not able to enjoy some of the ammenities that Little Vineyard had to offer. It rained from the time we arrived to the morning we left. We were unable to traverse the driveway as the grass and gravel were so wet our car could not climb the hill on our arrival. We did get up the hill on the second day. Tubing, for those who went was fun in the pouring rain, but the access written in the instructions has changed and we were chased off the road that was in the instructions. The cabin was clean and nice, but some of the lighting concerned us as one of the lights in the kitchen was a "pink" hue and kept sparking when we turned it on and the light above the couch was hanging down. Through no fault of the owners, our stay was not as optimal as we had hoped.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
*Rates are base rates.
(starting with 2 people, staying 2 nights minimum. It could vary depending on the season or the number of people, the number of pets, etc....)
*Rates are subject to change.
*Dates in calendar for cabin will remain available for others to book until a guest payment is received for those dates.
Thank you for your understanding!!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.