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Phyllis Cave

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

10 % discount for pre-pmt. Dogs free. Brass bed, grand piano, 55"tv, 4 acres!!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Virginia Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 1/2 bth for 6. Elegantly cozy . 1700 sq. ft. of peace and quiet. 3 flrs.

I prepare my home as if you are my cousins arriving for a visit.. You will be greeted with fresh cut flowers and hand ironed cotton pillowcases. My shelves offer beautiful dishware. Full basement newly redone and furnished. Air conditioned. Clean, spacious, decks all around! I just invested in luxurious (550 ct. new)bedding for all guests. Brass bed.Second TV in Master. Grand piano fully restored. 55" tv in living room with premier channels. Wood burning fireplace wood provided. Quiet luxury. Very romantic! Ground level cozy seating and pingpong/hockey table. Fully refurbished ground level. Outside firepit. Front and back decks. Gas grill. I have moved some of my good furniture(Bernhardt Grand Savannah) here to make Master BR very special. Basement recently redone. Mold free.Ping pong table. Newer washer and dryer in basement. Also, new deep soaking tub in main floor bath. This area is blessed with everything. Hiking, theater, great restaurants, antiques, and beautiful vineyards along fantastic country roads. Only 40 minutes to great ski resorts: Wintergreen and Massanutten. Stay here and save! Many updates including 55" TV and air-conditioning..Dogs free. Hillside retreat awaits you. Decks front and back. Newly stained. Air-conditioned, big screen TV. 4 acres of wooded privacy. Wood burning fireplace. Great beds. Bedrooms recently painted. Ceiling fans in each br. Comfy. 35 minutes to Charlottesville. Twenty minutes to Afton wine trail on Hwy 6. Give your dog a great vacation.! Enjoy wonderful grilling while relaxing after wine tasting jaunts. This region was recently called 'Napa East' by the prestigious Virginian magazine. Drive into Charlottesville for culture and shopping on the quaint downtown mall(35 min). Explore caves and civil war museums(10 to 40 min). Visit P. Buckley Moss Gallery depicting the old-order Mennonite community nearby(Waynesboro). Antique mall in Verona(10 min) is one of the largest on the east coast. Rockies sells gently used silver at amazing prices(20 min). Staunton(15 min) has wonderfully reviewed restaurants, antique shops, and Shakespeare Theater to write home about. This location has it all except noise, traffic, waiting lines, and trash. I am prejudiced, but I rejuvenate regularly in this most beautiful and peaceful setting. Private. Quiet. Secluded. Wooded. Enjoy the beauty of any season from this comfortable cozy A-Frame nestled all alone in the woods. Plenty to do for all members of the family. Or, just walk in my woods(4 acres and more adjacent) and hear the stillness of nature. Premium TV channels, internet, air hockey table. Something for everyone. Home size best for 2 couples or a family. Water heater is residential. Animals very much welcome at no additional charge. Shopping, , and groceries within 5 miles. Cable. Lexington, Charlottesville, and Harrisonburg are each within 40 minutes. Visit Natural Bridge and shop in the quaint village of Lexington(30 min). Like new washer and dryer. You can pack light. This property has been loved by my family for 25 years. Now, we have decided to share it with you. I LOVE this home. You will too!

SECLUSION: Wonderful privacy. Entirely wooded 4 acres on a hill.

Great privacy for up to 6 guests.: Bring friends. House trained pets welcome.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Phyllis Cave (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Phyllis Cave

I greatly enjoy hasting families a nd couples to this area. I am a retired consulting psychologist providing tranquil space for families to home base and explore the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

I am the 9th generation in my family to live facing the Massanutten Mountain. I spent my primary career years in private practice in Minnesota. I am so happy to return to my roots.

Phyllis Cave purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Phyllis Cave chose Virginia

Comfortable-like home. Many updates. New furniture, hardwood floors.1700 sq. ft. VERY private. Big screen TV. Air conditioned. Ceiling fans. New grill. Gas provided. Fire pit. Dishwasher, mirowave, Keurig coffee maker. Very private. Cannot see from the road. Wifi. Galley kitchen. Linens provided. Like new washer and dryer. Game table with ping pong and air hockey. Wood provided for fireplace. 3 levels. Perfect for family or several couples.

What makes this chalet unique

Flexible dates and pricing. I take payment by Paypal and personal checks. Very private. Many updates. 3 bedrooms for the same as a hotel room! Cute. Spacious. Clean. Homey. Close to so many highlights of the Shenandoah Valley, a wonderful vacation destination in any season. Note: If you invite more guests than you contract for, I can not guarantee water supply.


based on 16 traveler reviews

10 % discount for pre-pmt. Dogs free. Brass bed, grand piano, 55"tv, 4 acres!!
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews

Spectacular - Private & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely house for 4 nights in April so that my best friend and I could attend our high school Alumni Weekend (Stuart Hall) in Staunton - my husband came along as chauffeur. The house was plenty big, arranged over 3 floors - sitting area & air hockey downstairs (1/2 bath); Master bedroom on 1st floor (full bath); 2 bedrooms upstairs (full bath). The huge deck out front was delightfully warm, even on chilly April days, and the small deck off one of the upstairs bedrooms is very private. We didn't use the back deck, as we were mostly busy in Staunton, but it was inviting and would have been a fun place to grill. Food Lion is <4 miles away in Fishersville; Barren Ridge Winery is about 2 miles, on the way to Food Lion. Staunton is only 15 minutes away, so it was very convenient for going back and forth. Our dog loved our time there, and pretty much wanted to go for walks all the time. Phyllis, the owner, was very helpful, and had the house in perfect condition when we arrived, and we are planning to rent the house again for a full week next year. O - the house is decorated with a lot of artwork by P. Buckley Moss, a local artist, for whom my best friend used to work - a happy coincidence!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My home has come a long way since my first review 3 years ago. I pride myself for cleaning floors on my hands and knees and for hand ironing all my pillow cases. I have updated furniture and bedding. I still have modest pricing so I believe 5 stars will be the typical rating going forward. I now have a cadre of workman who make repairs regularly. Even basement is very clean and fresh with cute seating. I prepare for each set of guests with all the caring I would offer visiting family. During the month of May the main "eyesore" left, main level bath, will have installation of deep soaking tub, new vanity, and new floor. Upstairs bath is newer and fully functional for guests in the interim. As my basement was completely redone recently, it makes a very comfortable alternative area for teenagers and older children. No tv on this level, however. Air hockey and ping pong. Seating for cards or board games. I live here half time. I love this place. It is whimsically comfortable with plenty of room. TV's are newer both in Master and living room. Upstairs small deck great for quiet reading or journaling. Don't take my word for it. Book and see for yourself!!!!!
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Great place to relax !

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days over Thanksgiving. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. We had guests for traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, ( our son, his girl friend and her parents). There was plenty of room for everyone in Dining/Living room space. There is a lot to see and do in the area; we went for a hike on Humpback Rocks off the Parkway, and visited Swannanoa Palace amongst other things. We enjoyed staying here so much that we plan on staying a week here this coming April. Our yellow Lab enjoyed the walks through the woods and neighborhood. Ms. Cave was very helpful and answered any and all questions . For the price of a hotel room; you get 3 bedrooms, numerous open deck space, 4 acres of land, peace and quiet and plenty of parking area. Very good deal....very good place to stay......The property is as described, and made for the best of holidays for my family and dinner guests.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haddonfield, New Jersey

Very Affordable Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

The house was just as described. We stayed there in August 2014 with two families, four adults and four teens. The boys pitched a tent and had a great time sleeping outdoors. The rest of us stayed in the house and enjoyed the 2.5 bathrooms, never a wait even with 8 people. :-) We had a fire every night in the outdoor fire pit which the teens loved. Our Madrid exchange student was especially enthralled with the fire as outdoor fires are not permitted in Spain.

The house is very close to a great winery which we sadly didn't visit until our second to last day. Make sure you visit earlier. Staunton is a a cute little town only a short drive away with a fabulous gelato place (three visits in one week).

The house was so affordable we had vacation dollars to spend on horseback riding and zip-lining.

The only drawback is that the house is an hour to the nearest entrance to Shenandoah, so we spent a bit of time driving the days we visited the park. Overall it was a great vacation and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed my home. My mission is to provide great respite at an affordable price. I am sad that you did not find the entrance to the Blue Ridge on Afton mountain, only 20 minutes away. Please come again and I will show you the more convenient entrance. Again about affordable, I'll wager a free night's stay(3 night minimum) to anyone finding a better deal elsewhere as large and convenient to both Skyland Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thanks for your enthusiastic review!
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Peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

It was just as described. I felt like we were visiting at a family home. The owner was very easy to coordinate with. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay with all the amenities of your own home, stay here. Plenty of room with the 4 beds. You can enjoy staying in and watching a movie or quickly get to hiking or historic places in the area.

Only recommendations I would make to improve are the water pressure in the lower bath (it's perfectly fine in the 2nd bath - so no real problem) and a maybe a new inexpensive grill.

This place was just what we needed for a get-away. Thank you so much!

Tina, Hanna, Tiffany

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your splendid review. New grill ready for guests! Phyllis Cave
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Charming country home!

  • 4 of 5

We traveled from Utah and stayed at this beautiful Virginia home for our daughter's wedding. The bridesmaids came one night and enjoyed a stay in the upstairs rooms. We entertained family and friends here. We all played air hockey in the basement, we bought new pucks and grips at WalMart as the existing ones were broken but it was a small price for so much fun. I'm sure the owner woukd have purchased some for us but we didn't bother her with that detail. The house was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The HD television was great. We enjoyed the BBQ out on the deck and spent wonderful mornings and evenings there. Our dogs roamed the spacious yard and we loved the country setting. We traveled from the home to Carlotesville, Cotzville, Mount Vernon, MichieTavern, Williamsburg, York Town, Staunton, and Jamestown. The wedding was in Afton at Portaferry Farm, an easy drive. We highly recommend this home if you enjoy the peace and tranquility of a country setting and the comforts and charms of an older country home, with wonderful deck space to view the dancing fireflies at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this home. We noticed the nice touch of fresh flowers which made if feel like home. Phyllis was helpful answering questions before we arrived. We loved the secluded location among the trees with birds singing to wake us up in the morning while we drank coffee on the deck. Very relaxing driving around nearby to see the vineyard, farms and animals, and beautiful scenery. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Exit 225 on I-81
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mrs. Rowe's, Staunton, VA
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Guests love this property. Quiet, clean, secluded. Sunbathe on the deck in little or nothing. It is that private! Reserve June thru September weeks at $ 525 Reserve now as this is a very desirable location and price. Great vineyard within one mile, Barren Ridge..Enjoy the Blue Ridge from this conveniently located area 20 minutes SW from Harrisonburg. Nestled in the woods between Staunton and Waynesboro, this 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath A-Frame will make you feel at home in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Easily sleeps 6-7 guests. Pets are welcome. Large, sturdy front and back decks will be perfect for listening to nature as you grill. The Valley hosts many festivals, antique shops, and civil war battlefields. Only 35 minutes across the Blue Ridge is Charlottesville. Visit Monticello, vineyards, and Ash Lawn. Lexington is about a half hour south of 'Tree Top House'. Serve yourself your own breakfast in exchange for the privacy of 4 treed acres. Fireplace(wood burning) for cooler evenings. Hate motels? This alternative will offer you a wonderful ''home away''.


Rates & Availability

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Jun 24 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Available for extended stay at $1250. per month. Utilities not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Virginia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Full bathrooms. 1/2 bath in basement older, small, but functional.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upper
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In family room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st Floor. Great mattress!
  • Bedrooms are small but adequate. Walkout lower level offers separate space for your teens. Game table. Single pull out bed in living room. Rollaway in basement. Couch sleepable as well.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Many activities close by. Civil War museums, many excellent vineyards. Many options for antique shopping. A TON of value at budget price. Great location for wonderful outdoor activities, shopping, art, antiques. Excellent Shakespeare Theater in nearby Staunton. Enjoy. You will want to return!

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