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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 Loft, 2 baths, well stocked kitchen, cozy, fireplace, family, love

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, wineries, battlefields, museums, canoeing, tubing. 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.

More Details

Charlotte A Beach
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Charlotte A Beach

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, some of my favorite recipes were passed down from my Aunt Mary, Chow, Chow, green beans, sloppy joe, macaroni and cheese being my favorites.


Charlotte A Beach purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Charlotte A Beach chose Shenandoah Valley

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!

Here is what some of our guests have written in our guest book.

We appreciate the cozy atmosphere and the thoughtful arrangement. We had a wonderful time getting away from the city! Thanks Charlotte!

This was our first time vising this paradise and it sure won't be our last! As soon as we walked into the this house we fell in love. Can't wait to come back in the summer. Thanks Charlotte and Phil.

This is Eva and my 3rd year visiting this wonderful hideaway. This year our friends came with us. The little girls loved the river and the big girls love the peace and serenity. Til next year...

We found that we wished we had one or two more days - two nights is not enough. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend, the weather was gorgeous. We went to SNP and hiked Mary's Rock for a fabulous view. The walk to the end of the road was lovely this morning. We star-gazed last night by the river and slept like logs. We hope to come back one day! Thanks so much!

Perfect ending to the summer. We have family in the area that we had intended to visit, buy didn't want to give up a moment of enjoying the river. We saw 5 deer, 2 turkeys, a rabbit, a fox, the frogs, lizard, 2 bald eagles, cranes, osprey, hummingbirds, squirrel, turtle, couple snobs (at the river?), and lots of bugs. We cooked several meals on the riverbank and caught lots of fish. Thank you for sharing Beach's Bottom!

What makes this chalet unique

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. There is a river drop off 1.6 miles from the house. You can put in there and float down to the house, canoe or tube. It's a blast!! We have 7 river tubes available for rent. We have a screened in porch, so even if it rains (if you decide not to play in the rain) you can still enjoy the outdoors.


Luray Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note, the accommodations for 8 would include 1 child on a camp cot.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - toilet , shower , Bath&Body Works, Med Cabinet and 3 add'l storage shelves.
    Second Floor - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Bath&Body Works, 2 shelves\tub deck\linen cabinet storage.
  • 1st floor bathroom, shower, toilet and sink. Courtesy Bath and Body Works Shower Gel and Lotions. 2nd floor bathroom, jacuzzi bath tub, toilet, sink, Bath and Body Works Gels and Lotions. Hair Dryer. Iron and ironing board in the laundry room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Floor - 1 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 queen
    1st Floor - 1 queen
    1st Floor - 1 queen , Pull out LazyBoy Sofa in the living room
  • Queen Bed in loft w\TV\Blue Ray\DVD player, 2 night stands and 5 drawer dresser. Queen bed in 1st Floor bedroom w\TV\DVD\VHS, closet, 2 night stands and dresser. Queen Sofa Bed in living room with side tables w\TV\DVD\VHS\CD\cassette\AM\FM, IPOD\IPHONE dock. Twin in upstairs bedroom w\CD\AM\FM tuner, chair, night table and 2 drawer dresser. We have one cot. If you have little ones, we can sleep 8. You can bring a tent or travel trailer down to the river for an additional cost.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
2 canoes NO Charge, 7 river tubes for an extra charge of $125., ***Life jackets-adult chest size 30-52',**2 adult 40-60'**1 40-44'**3 child chest size 25-29', 1 26-29', 1 infant under 30 lbs & 1 dog med. Outdoor games, horse shoes, 1 small cooler, 8 camp chairs, 8 s'more\hotdog forks. River drop off approx 2 mi from house. Wireless DSL Internet access and landline. Local travel info provided. PS2 game system w\33 games, board\card games, puzzle books and reading books, DVDs, cassettes. We have a large griddle, a KitchenMaid mixer, blender, food processor, salad maker, steamer\stew pot, crock pot and a spice cabinet for your use. Some trash bags\paper towels\toilet paper are included. Large mixing/serving bowls if you cook for crowds like we do! Portable radio\cassette player. Chimnea on deck. Woodburing fireplace. Propane grill and charcoal smoker. You can drive or walk to the river bottom. NON SMOKING.


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Refreshing River Vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying right on the Shenandoah River. The house may be a little older, but is quaint and clean. The private, direct river access really was a plus. Waking up in the mornings to a flowing river with no distractions really made this trip. We would come back and rent this location again. There's no cell phone reception and the internet was a bit hit or miss, but we only needed the internet for a school assignment. I can't imagine needing the internet anyway when you book here as this is a nice, peaceful and secluded place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage overlooking the Shenandoah River

  • 4 of 5

Charming cottage overlooking the Shenandoah River. Enjoyed our stay so much we decided to stay a few extra days. Plenty of firewood (it was unseasonable cold) to have a cozy fire each morning. We only used the downstairs master bedroom. The bed was very comfy. We play a game wherever we stay, 'what kitchen equipment is missing?' and our answer was 'none.' We've stayed a dozen places and this little kitchen was the best equipped yet. Nicest pots and pans, even better than at home. Renters should be aware that the cottage sits well above the river and there's a steep slope down to the large open field between the cottage and the river, and so there's that same slope coming back up again to the cottage. We prefer seclusion and had it, but there is a camper next door, separated by a wooden fence so sometimes, that seclusion may be compromised. But for our stay, we had total privacy. Tango, our active dog could run and run between the cottage and the river unleashed. The description accurately states that it's a 45 minute drive to Luray and the closest stores, gas stations, etc. and the last 7 miles is dirt. Fine for us, even with light snow and rain. The road was well maintained. It's a great little cottage at a beautiful spot on the river.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Dean for taking the time to write a review for us. It is very informative for future guests. I neglected to mention that there is an access road that you can walk down instead of navigating the slope. It is on the right hand side before you get to the house. The camper is gone now, too.
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Relaxing weekend a short drive away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time with the family

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Catonsville, MD

Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Skyline Drive
"Drive, stop and explore. See all of the small towns of the Shenandoah Valley at a bird's eye..."
Brookside Restaurant
Thornton Gap
Luray Caverns
Luray Caverns
Luray Zoo, The
Speakeasy Bar
Circa '31 at the Mimslyn Inn
The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns
Uncle Buck's Family Restaurant
West Main Market Deli
Rancho Viejo
Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Cafe
Triple Crown BBQ
Rope Adventure Park
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Caverns Country Club Golf
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Mimsyln Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Massanutten Mountain
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary

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, Greenway, Antiques, Civil War History, camping, Lake Arrowhead and much more.


Rates & Availability

Luray Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $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 60 days prior to arrival. $35.00 cancellation surcharge if credit card is method of payment. If less than 60 day cancellation, must reschedule. No refunds for partial stays or due to inclement weather. River Tube Rental - 7 River Tubes $125.00 for the entire stay. Weekend Rates for pets - 1 pet $35.00 2 pets $40.00.Weekly Rate for pets - 1 pet $65.00 2 pets $85.00. PLEASE NOTE THE ON LINE QUOTE WILL NOT REFLECT THE PET FEE. IT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. THE FEE IS ADDED TO EVERY QUOTE. Discounts do not apply to holiday dates.Owner reserves the right to book in full weeks only during the peak season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund