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Larisa

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views

39 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

West Virginia House Rental Photos and Description

Secluded House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our area was not affected by the floods, and we still have a couple summer weeks left. Ask for the 10% off discount for the last two weeks of August.

Vacation at this secluded property offered by All Get Out Vacation Rentals!

Enjoy your own private beach with no other houses in sight. Open meadows, trees, river and stream -- this secluded yet accessible cabin has it all. Warm and welcoming three bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeping porch, open kitchen with modern appliances, hot tub, gas grill, outdoor fire-pit, and fine furnishings throughout.

Listen to the sound of the babbling brook within 50 feet of the house while lounging in the sunroom or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. In addition, the property has 27 acres of private beach access to the Shavers fork river. The house is engulfed in a narrow band of trees and surrounded by meadows and glades for walks (bring long pants and socks to explore). It is also situated just 1/4 mile upstream from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features natural wood-plank paneling and a well appointed kitchen, wireless internet, 2 televisions with satellite TV and DVD players, and a stereo/home theater system. The kitchen is open to the dining area, perfect for social cooking. The sunroom has seating for dining or board games with a full view of the stream so you can enjoy the outdoors even in inclement weather. Enjoy year-round the six-person hot tub on the back deck overlooking the stream.

This cozy ground-level home sleeps 8 in beds with additional options of the living room pull-out and sun porch (the latter in warm months or for the polar bears in your group). There is a MBR w/ Queen; BR #2 w/ Queen, BR #3 w/ two sets of Twin bunks, Livingroom w/ Queen pull-out sofa, and (unheated) Sun Porch w/ a queen futon

For fall or early spring visits, the house features electric heat and a wood-stove (a modest amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy and/or icy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. Note that we are now requiring 4WD for winter rental. Having chains for your car in the trunk is another good option. It's advisable whenever driving in wintry conditions in the mountains of WV as the roads are often hazardous. At times the snow can be deep and it takes 24-48 hours before it is plowed, therefore you should be prepared to be flexible about travel.

The cabin is remote, so even in clear weather its narrow mountain gravel road can be concerning to those not experienced. Depending on whether the road crew has done repairs recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be a few on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass. The gravel is not suitable for street motorcycles.

Please be aware of the close proximity of the stream to decide if the risk is too great for your toddlers or other children who might leave the house unsupervised. Our other VRBO listing #317752 has a larger land buffer between the house and the moving water.

The river is about a 5 minute walk across the property from the house. There is no vehicular traffic allowed off the driveway.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation unless owner exception is offered.

Owners provide a starter quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

Cleaning fee covers laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom/kitchen sanitizing, and garbage removal. Guests are expected to otherwise leave the house in the condition they found it.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you would not want for much upon your arrival.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot!

The road to the house is gravel, and depending on whether the road crew has repaired the road recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be one or two on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass.

Because the house is surrounded by forests, the creek, and the river, there is plenty of nature to enjoy but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set hidden traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Key Terms of Rental:

• This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations

• Receipt of $250 by personal check is required to hold your reservation when more than 60 days before arrival

• Rental payment balance must be made 60 days before arrival by personal check (business registration information with the state of WV offered for those seeking further assurances than our reviews)

• Rental payment for stays within 30 days via PayPal

• Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details

• Minimum primary guest age 25, or 21 for married or domestic partners.

• All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Durbin Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Larisa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Larisa

Carl and Larisa got married and moved to Elkins, WV in 2000. Larisa moved from DC, and Carl moved from VA. Each had prior roots in WV and longed to return. They now live in Elkins just 20 minutes from the 'All Get Out' riverside vacation rentals.

Larisa purchased this house in 2001

Why Larisa chose West Virginia

The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monogahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

What makes this house unique

In 2001 Carl and Larisa were fortunate to have the opportunity to buy this lovely acreage on the banks of the Shavers Fork River from a family friend, just next door to the cabin they've owned since 1995 (VRBO #317752). Since that time they have made several improvements, while keeping the original character that the builder, a mill owner, had created in handmade wormy chestnut kitchen cabinets, exceptional stonework, and plank poplar paneling throughout. You can easily hear the creek flowing behind the house as the summer night breezes keep you cool.

Reviews

4.8
based on 39 traveler reviews

27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Stillwater, New Jersey
5

A True Vacation Away from it All!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to West Virginia before and didn't really know what to expect. First of all on a holiday weekend (Labor Day), the ride was beautiful and if you don't want to sit in traffic, this is the place to go! When we arrived, we loved it immediately. Our dogs loved running the property and being free to roam, swim and go on walks with us off-leash. They also loved the sleeping porch with the windows at their eye level. We thought about going places and seeing other things but enjoyed walking the property, hanging in the yard, the hot tub and just relaxing so much that we stayed put all week. Thanks for providing such a great house with everything you need right there! A peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation. Just the way it's supposed to be. Get your food and drink supplies for the week and you are good to go. And thanks to Larisa for being so helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA
5

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very clear driving instructions (GPS is kind of sketchy in the entire area) & plenty of information sent by the owner before our trip. Very helpful. The house was very clean & had instructions for any question we may of had. The location is perfect - very quiet & away from it all. We had no cell phone service, which was perfect! The property is well kept right around the house. There is even a large path of mowed grass in the field that takes you right to the river. There was tons of space for our dog to roam around & enjoy herself. A wonderful stay - thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We do have a cell tower amplifier that usually works great, but it apparently got knocked off the cabinet before your arrival. I'm glad you were able to roll with it and see it as a positive! You and Paul were delightful guests, and I hope you will return.
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5

Excellent little place. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous. The house is quiet and very clean and well kept. All amenities are as described. It's a beautiful stretch of river to fish. We didn't catch very many but I'm sure that wasn't a fault of the fish. Please heed the instructions about directions to the place. My GPS sent me over some pretty questionable mountain roads while we were out and about looking for fishing spots. After finding civilization again, the drives were enjoyable and absolutely amazing scenery, but you wouldn't want to be stuck in a spot with no way out. I highly recommend the place for rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Perfect Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us girls that came in from 3 different states and it was the perfect setting for us to spend a weekend just catching up with each other. Although it was a little chilly, we were able to enjoy the hot tub and relax. The accomodations were comfortable and included everything we could have needed for our stay. The directions were easy to follow, and we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
4

Dog-friendly quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

My family and my dogs very much enjoyed our week here. The air was fresh, the river was cool and clean, the house was comfortable. The property was large enough and had enough variety in terrain to make wandering it with the dogs a bit different each day.

We saw deer every morning and even a few nights, mostly in the fields but once up next to the house surprisingly.

The river was too low to raft but perfect for wading and splashing around which is just what I had hoped for given the season. The river bottom is rocky and a bit wobbly and slipply so be aware for small kids and senior adults (or senior dogs, my older dog was very hesitant but my younger dog leapt in to chase floating leaves over and over and over...)

The house was very clean and well appointed, we found everything we needed in the kitchen. Bringing all food for the whole week was very helpful as the drive into town is long and would be a bit scary in rain or dark. The bunkroom was small, fine for kids but a squeeze for teens or adults who would likely hit their heads on the bunks. All the beds had nice mattresses and soft sheets.

The dishwasher is a portable kind, not a permanent one in the kitchen, we decided it was easier to just hand wash dishes. The stove, oven etc all worked well but be aware that they might heat very differently than your home appliances.

Recommend bringing life jackets for the river and something to dry your wet clothes or shoes or water gear on like a rack or line.

The hiking nearby wasn't quite what I expected but the property was so nice that we didn't feel we needed to leave it.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
CKB
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Elkins
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Elks Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durbin and Greenbrier Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt 33
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Forks
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Canaan Valley, Timberline, Snowshoe
Car: necessary

Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center

Fishing guide service referral available.

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Rates & Availability

Elkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
(Optional) Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Infants under 12 months no charge.

Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights.

First payment may be made with online credit card payment in the amount of $250; balance by personal check.

$25 fee will be charged back to guest for returned checks

Per person fees for the stay will be capped at $250

First payment may be made with online credit card payment, second by personal check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Virginia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of sturdy twin bunk beds
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , In warmer months only (unless you like it cold!)
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pack n Play available upon advance request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outdoor brazier (firepit) Local trail hiking guide book provided Maximum 8 adults; additional children allowed with owner approval

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