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Melinda Normand

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Charming 1950s Cottage in Restful Rural Setting, Caroline County, VA

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Virginia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

At Osage Cottage, we’ve recreated that feeling you got when you stepped inside Grandma’s house. A charming old four-bedroom, two-bath brick home in Caroline County, VA, this vacation getaway is comfortable and inviting with sunny rooms, big braided rugs on hardwood floors, and lots of cozy spots to read, chat and relax. But hibernation is hardly this vacation rental’s only appeal. You can commune with nature on Osage Cottage’s four beautiful acres, plus adjoining Spring Grove Farm has 117 acres of fields and forest for hiking and horseback riding.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melinda Normand (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 4 traveler reviews

Charming 1950s Cottage in Restful Rural Setting, Caroline County, VA
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

This home is every bit of description and more!

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I take a vacation together every year, this is our 29th year. This year we waited a little longer to make a reservation, our plans were to visit northern Virginia, and we couldn't find a reasonable home to rent in that area. So I started looking further south and found the perfect location. We have stayed in several different types of rentals; homes, cottages, condos, cabins, bed & breakfasts and even motel efficiencies. This lovely home is at the top of our list! All the amenities and then some, nothing was lacking nor missing. The rooms are all very open, light and uncluttered. The yard is welcoming to stroll about. The sun porch is wonderful to sit over morning coffee and watch the birds. We love to try new recipes on each other and the kitchen is well equipped for any cooking needs.

This home sits in a lovely country setting and you feel secluded from the hectic traffic of Fredericksburg and I95 when actually you are only about 10 minutes from grocery stores and several shopping areas along Route 1. Unfortunately I had an allergic reaction and needed to visit the emergency room and this too is only 10 minutes away and I was seen immediately.

I would recommend this lovely home to anyone looking for a beautiful country setting in which to relax and enjoy the lovely surrounding countryside and still be minutes away from great shopping and wonderful restaurants along with many historical sights to visit in the Fredericksburg area.

The owners are a lovely couple who we met and greatly enjoyed talking with. When you arrive there are fresh cookies waiting for you, you feel like your visiting old friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wake Forest, North Carolina

Wonderful Stay...Already want to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 nights at The Osage Cottage for Memorial Day weekend. The cottage is absolutely perfect and Melinda even had fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and iced tea ready for us when we arrived! There were 5 adults and 1 toddler in our group and it seemed like the cottage was designed just for us. It was nice having 2 bedrooms/1 bath upstairs and the other 2 bedrooms/1 bath downstairs. Our little guy liked the kids bedroom even more than his own room. The cottage has every supply you could possibly need! We had breakfast in the sunroom each morning and spent the late afternoons hanging out in the backyard fighting over who got the hammock next. Melinda even put a baby pool out so our little guy could cool off and splash around in the water. We walked over to the barn one afternoon and met Donald. He was so personable and he introduced us to their beautiful horse, Dexter, and gave us a tour of the barn. We went to Historic Fredericksburg one day and had a wonderful time. There is so much to see and do! However, the best part of the trip for all us was coming back to the cottage and just hanging out. Our family has met up at several vacation homes in the past, but The Osage Cottage is our favorite by far!!! Thanks Melinda and Donald for a perfect weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tyne and Wear, England

First class home!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in September 2011, as a family of 5, and found everything to be superb. The welcome from Melinda was fantastic and her hospitality first class. We all had a great time and would happily return to this home. The location is excellent and very private - perfect for a relaxing getaway and sightseeing.

Photos of this home cannot do it justice it was very comfortable and more than met our expectations.

The property was extremely clean and well equipped for all eventualities and Melinda's additional touches made it feel like home.

We would all highly recommend the cottage.

Thanks again Melinda!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas of our dreams!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage in the gorgeous Carolina County countryside far exceeded its description - and our expectations! We arrived hoping to provide a homestyle Christmas for our USMC son and happily found the owners, with well known Southern hospitality, way ahead of us. The vintage cottage, beautifully renovated without losing any of its charm, was neat as a pin and decorated top to bottom, inside and out, for the holidays - even a Christmas tree awaiting us in the livingroom!

The bedrooms were decorated in period holiday style and equipped with wonderfully comfortable beds and sumptuous downy or quilted bedclothes. Baths were spotlessly clean, full of luxurious linens, and so completely filled with every bath necessity, I could have left all but my makeup bag at home! A neat, excellently equipped, laundry area (absolute must for a large family!) was off the upstairs bath nearest the children's rooms - perfect!

The full country kitchen was just what was needed for our family's Christmastime meals/baking and, once again, the owners went above and beyond providing anything extra we might need. Our traditional Dickens-style Christmas dinner went off without a hitch!

The children of our family had a marvelous time exploring the countryside, playing in the snow, watching movies on the large screen tv, and visiting the many historical sites and memorials all around us - including a family favorite, Colonial Williamsburg. The owners provided games, toys and children's dvd's in the bedrooms and we found outdoor toys and play equipment in storage bins outside.

Our two week stay went by much to fast, but, thanks to the gracious hospitality and thoughtfulness of the owners of Osage Cottage, we gave our son (now far away overseas) exactly what he wished for - a homestyle Christmas with his family, delivered to Virginia. Truly, it was the best Christmas ever!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Cosner's Corner - Shopping, Dining
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Pendleton Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7.16 Miles
Nearest Ski
92 Miles
Massanuten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
151 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Osage Cottage is 15 miles from Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, 14 miles from Main Gate at Fort A. P. Hill near Bowling Green, Virginia, and 7 miles from I-95 convenient midway point between Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. 27 miles from Meadow Event Park, home of the State Fair of Virginia. Convenient to Lake Anna, wine tours, golf, equine events, antiquing, and sightseeing. Along Virginia Civil War Trails, one mile from Stonewall Jackson Shrine, part of The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and along United States Bicycle Route 1.


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

A credit card number will hold your reservation and serve as a deposit for any damage that may be incurred to the property. Payment may be in the form of cash, check drawn on a US bank or by credit card upon arrivial.

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Virginia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer/dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • water skiing

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