|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Beach's Bottom is a secluded river front property. To reach the serenity of our property you will travel a scenic 6 mile gravel road through the George Washington National Forest, cross over Indian Grave Ridge, with views of the river, rock walls, cow pastures and mountains. At the house you will feel right at home, there are chairs for front and back porch sitting, a chimnea on the deck, a fire pit in the yard and down by the river. You can see and hear the river rolling by from the deck. Walk the sloping hill or drive down to the river via the access road. The property has rock ledges throughout. Wildlife galore. Watch the sun set behind the mountain. There is a picnic table, grill and fire ring on the river bank. Walk right down to the river and sit by the river's edge. The river bottom is good here, wade in a few feet, cross to the other side, walk down or up river to see the rock formations and tons of wildlife and of course take a swim, float in a tube, or put a chair right in the river. You can put the canoes or tubes in at river mile marker 19 which is only 1.6 miles from the house. The fishing is also good at the house with small mouth bass and catfish. The drive to the town of Luray is between 30 to 40 minutes, so take all you need!
If a summer shower or storm comes up we have plenty inside to keep the fun going with puzzles, books, board games, PS2 with 33 games, movies and TV series for all ages. There are cookbooks, craft books, wildlife books, Country Living, Birds and Blooms, Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and some novels. Relax in the16x16 screened-in-porch and watch the rain pour down. Designed with a tropical theme, sit back on the 3 piece casual seating set or dine on the 5 pc dining set. Ferns, palm, bamboo and wicker decor to create a little bit of paradise in the country.
How about a little romance? Play some romantic music, throw a blanket on the deck, open a bottle of wine, serve some cheese and fruit and bask in each other's warmth. The glow of the full moon will add to your romantic evening wrapped in love's embrace. How about going down to the river, throwing a blanket down, start a campfire, then lay back and wish on a shooting star? You have never seen so many stars, all there to make your evening special.
Take a lazy walk down Page Valley Rd; spot deer, birds, ground hogs, turkeys, fox, racoons, squirrels, turtles in the river and listen to the quiet. If you walk the way to the end of the road, almost to Overall, maybe you will see the train travel over the trestle. You can also see the train from the river bank at Beach's Bottom. If you want; go to town and have a romantic dinner, then return and just enjoy the evening by the campfire or sit on the deck and listen to the river roll by.
Events\Things to Do: The Shenandoah area has lots to offer. (be sure to check with these attractions for hours) The travel brochures are in a green wicker basket in the coffee table in the living room. Visit Luray, Shenandoah, or Grottes Caverns, Civil War Sites, Dayton Market, drive on the drive, visit the Natural Bridge Area, go to a museum, we have provided lots of brochures for you to plan a day trip. Here is a partial list of nearby towns and estimated miles from Luray, Sperryville 26 mi, Elkton 29, Mt Jackson 26, Edinburg 34, Dayton 50, Berryville 60, Natural Bridge 2 hrs, Front Royal 56, Harrisonburg 41, Winchester 1 hr 8, Stephens City 59, Fisherville 1 hr, Sheandoah 23, Staunton 1 hr, New Market 19, Browntown 36, Woodstock 42, Massanutten 47.
Things To Do: Visit the antique and flea markets and the produce and specialty shops. There is a movie theatre in Luray and some good restuarants. Drive a short way heading back to town to Indian Grave Trail and take a walk through the GW Nat'l Forest. Just drive along Skyline Drive, stop and take a short hike, bring your binoculars to do some bird watching, view the small towns from way up and then stop in one, have lunch, visit the local shops and enjoy the day. After your excursion, come back to the Chalet, build a fire, bring the family around and make some s'mores, play a game, watch a movie, work on a puzzle, read a book and just enjoy each other’s company. Come to Luray and be part of the local flavor for a spell! We would love to have you!
Clear views from the nearby Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive will give you a bird's eye view of Luray and many other charming towns. Luray is in Page County. Check out the Page County, Virginia website for events. The Page Valley sits between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge Mountains. Luray has adopted the Downtown Initiative to preserve our country's Main Streets. There are quaint shops and eateries and then there is Wal-mart and Food Lion. Visit Luray Caverns, The Singing Tower, The Luray Zoo and more. Be sure to check out the building murals that depict historical memories. Walk the Luray Greenway when you visit the Farmer's Market. Get the Page News and Courier in town to find out what is going on in Luray and of course search Google.
I spent my summers in Compton, Virginia (about 30 miles from our place) with my favorite Aunts. Aunt Mary and Aunt Ann. My best friend Betsy and I ran wild everyday exploring the country side; small pools of water with tadpoles, picking berries with my Grandma, rounding up the cows with the neighbors, playing in the creek, walking to the river and swimming for hours at the Golden Rock in Compton, planting a garden, my favorite recipes were passed down from my Aunt Mary, Chow, Chow, green beans, sloppy joe, being my favorites.
Charlotte A Beach purchased this chalet in 2003
When I stand on the deck and look down to the river my heart soars, I sometimes cannot believe how fortunate we are to have this place. We have owned this little piece of heaven since May 2003. Our family and friends have enjoyed being River Rats!
Leaving all your worries behind and playing on the river. Tubing, canoeing, sitting in the river, fishing, the view, the wildlife...The access road to drive to the river is right before you get to the house on the right hand side, you will see an open gate, the road may not be in good condition. You should walk the road before you decide to drive down to the river. Be careful as you drive down and across, there may be people walking up or down the road or walking down the hill across the access road and property.
We rented Beach's bottom for the weekend for some fishing and to enjoy the fall foliage. The house was clean and cozy with interesting knick knacks throughout. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with essentials for the stay. The short walk to the river out back was wonderful and we managed to catch some bass. We'd love to go back when the weather is warm to make use of the canoe and tubing available.
Beach's Bottom was a wonderful place to stay for us. I've stayed in many VRBO or Homeaway properties, and this one was excellent: clean, comfortable, and in a really nice spot.
I would recommend you try to arrive in the daylight your first night. For this city couple, it was a pretty long stretch of gravel road.
That long stretch however meant it was very secluded. That encouraged us to stay around and relax, instead of drive and go, go, go. We fished for hours, napped in the sun, watched the occasional canoe go by, and generally just hung out. What a wonderful way to spend a few days!
We saw eagles, osprey, and many other birds. I lucked out and saw a black bear cub cross the river 100-200 yards down-river from where I was fishing. I must've missed his Mom, but it was far enough away I wasn't worried. There were lots of other fish, butterflies, I caught enough bass to keep me fishing--I'd say one an hour or so. Nightcrawlers were foolproof, but they hit on just about any lure I tried.
All in all, an excellent, well-maintained property in a wonderful spot. Thanks, Charlotte, for a great experience.
It was a short stay, but we had a wonderful time hiking, fishing, canoeing, and relaxing. The river view from the back deck is amazing and not many like it on the river. My son and I spent a few hours fishing and caught 28 fish in 2 days; Both kids 11 and 9 loved canoeing; and my wife and I enjoyed the mornings on the deck, drinking coffee before the kids woke up. Nice weekend! Thanks Charlotte!
It takes a lot to impress teenagers. This house did just that. We had so much fun, tubing, hiking, wading ( wear shoes though), and just watching the river go buy. We didn't mind the dirt road at all, except that we had to wash the car 2 times at home to get all the dust off! But, it was worth it! On one walk, I had a butterfly land on my hand and stay there for a good 5 minutes as I walked along. I took it as a good omen, as I love butterflies. Later in the week, while driving back from town, we saw both a mother bear and her cub, about 20 feet away from our car. It was incredible. Later, we watched a hawk swoop down in front of us, grab a snake, and fly off with it. And every night, we enjoyed the fire pit, movies and the comfortable beds. The air conditioning kept us cool and all the modern amenities (Internet) worked well. One of the best vacatons we ever had.
Myself and My Family stayed at Beach's Bottom May/June 2016.
The entire experience was easy and satisfactory.
From start to finish and even after Charlotte was thorough, humble and wonderful to work with.
Beach's Bottom is perfect for a family getaway. The house has everything you could possibly need and more. The river front is absolutely beautiful with the rocky beach area. It is definitely ideal if you have small children.
I highly recommend Beach's Bottom to any who is looking for a peaceful escape from reality, with everything included inside and out to ensure your stay their is enjoyable. From relaxing on the screened in porch to cooking on the grill or watching t.v. and playing board games. To canoeing, tubing, fishing, swimming, site seeing and more. It's equipped to satisfy your desired vacation. They provide all need to embrace the experience.
We are so grateful we had the pleasure of staying at Beach's Bottom ❤️
Quiet & secluded, just what we were looking for. The house was great. Only "complaint" was the high grass we had to navigate through to get to the river. Sitting at the edge of the river and just listening to the water was peaceful. The weather didn't fully cooperate but overall it was enjoyable.
PLENTY of wildlife and creatures to see, and we checked out the Luray Caverns (pretty cool stuff). Kids had a blast and loved the smores almost every night.
We hope to return soon ...
South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, Luray Caverns, Massanutten Mountain, Antiques, Skyline Drive, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Nature trails, flea market, Fishing, Biking, Antiques, Civil War History, camping, Lake Arrowhead and much more.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
V\MC\DSC\AMEX. Base rate includes 4 adults and 3/4 children. There is a $25.00 per night charge for each additional adult over 4. FREE linens and cleaning. Cancellation required 45 days prior to arrival. $35.00 cancellation surcharge if credit card is method of payment. If less than 30 day cancellation, must reschedule. No refunds for partial stays or due to inclement weather. River Tube Rental - 8 River Tubes $100.00 for the entire stay. Nightly rates for pets - 1 pet $25.00 2 pets $35.00.Weekly Rate for pets - 1 pet $65.00 2 pets $85.00. Discounts do not apply to holiday dates.Owner reserves the right to book in full weeks only during the peak season.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.