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River Rock Cottage; Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, right at your doorstep!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

River Rock Cottage is a fully furnished 2 bedroom Victorian style home. You will have the entire home for your family and friends. The inviting front porch is a great place to unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of small town living. Our kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience and has everything you need to prepare a meal should you choose to eat 'in.' We have a grill for outdoor cooking and picnic table in the backyard. Our large dining room table will accommodate your large family gatherings! We have wireless internet as well as cable TV in 3 rooms, with flat screen TV. We offer 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a twin bed & trundle plus an additional twin bed roll away. Our downstairs bath has a tub and tiled shower. The bathroom is fully furnished and is located on the first floor. River Rock Cottage has all you need for your family. From the time you walk up onto the nice & homey front porch until you leave, your needs will be met with all the amenities provided. We believe your stay at River Rock Cottage will hold many memories and bring you back time and time again and that you will be happy to share your discovery with your friends! The cottage is located 1/2 block from Historic Harmar District. Just up the street you will be able to cross over into historic Marietta, OH where you will find "shopping till you drop" and many restaurants, including outdoor dining & pizza pubs. At the end of the bridge, you may rent a bike to ride the 'walking trail' and cool off with an ice cream or cold drink at the snackbar there. Just across the street you will find Harmar Tavern, famous for 'fried bologna sandwiches' and they have a nice outdoor terrace! On the corner is the upscale Italian restaurant which offers terrace dining, Spagnas. Busy Bee Restaurant, on the corner at Harmar District is a local favorite to grab a quick bite and a hearty breakfast! The Aquatic Park is near and you can walk to it on the walking trail in about 45 minutes. Seneca Lake is within driving distance if your prefer outdoor lake activities. Be sure to check out the museums that tell of the historic beginnings of Marietta. Marietta also holds an annual Sternwheelers Festival in September with the BEST fireworks ever! We hope to hear from you soon and can't wait for you to enjoy our little gem...River Rock Cottage!!!

More Details

Peggy Boring
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Peggy Boring

My husband and I are retired and we use the cottage to visit family and friends while in Marietta. I love people and enjoy the outdoors. My husband likes to garden and hunt. He is a retired WV coal miner of 37 years and a Viet Nam war veteran. We currently reside near Morgantown, WV.

Peggy Boring purchased this house in 2014

Why Peggy Boring chose Marietta

I fell in love with this house the minute I saw it. It was in need of TLC but was basically a one owner home of a lady who used to walk to work on the 'old' railroad bridge at historic Lafayette Hotel! We have worked very hard to bring beauty back to this home. It has been a labor of love and we love River Rock Cottage and offer it with the confidence that you will love it too!

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for history lovers and nature lovers. The Muskingam and Ohio Rivers meet here..a 2 minute walk up the street will bring you fantastic views of this meeting!! Shopping, hiking, bike riding, swimming, antiquing, flea marketing, and dining all right at the front door!!!! A hometown feeling with so much to do!!


Marietta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly tiled shower/bath updated November 2014--on main level
  • Full bath; everything provided; tub bathing, shower. Bath is located on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes cable tv.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed Bedroom 2: Twin Bed with Trundle and additional Twin (1) Roll A Way Bed that can be set up anywhere
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I do keep snacks available & do provide continental breakfast for your convience.


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River Rock Cottage; Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, right at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Lots of attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Peggy has furnished the house in a cozy fashion and goes above and beyond in providing food, drinks, snacks and toiletries. The kitchen is very well stocked. It is a short walk to the trestle foot bridge that leads downtown. Very close to several restaurants. Peggy was responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and made us feel right at home. Great value for a great little town. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie got choosing River Rock Cottage! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. I look forward to your return visit and the cottage will have a new upstairs bath for your pleasure. Thanks again!
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Great Get-a-way.

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend it. Very thoughtful and accommodating. Wish we would've stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your precious time of relaxation at River Rock Cottage! We loved hosting your relaxing weekend!
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Love this adorable cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were all set at this lovely cottage!!!! The host thought of any need you would ever have. The bed was super comfy!!! I wish it was available next year at the time we are going, we would stay again for sure!! We love the deck off the back of the cottage. We felt so at home!! Thanks for letting us enjoy the cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy! We loved hosting you! If any changes come up regarding the Sternwheeler next year, we will let you know! Thanks again!!!
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place. We stayed there as a central location for day trips on motorcycle. Perfect location for that. We went to Harmar's couple times - great food & staff. Also walked to Boathouse BBQ great location can sit outside along Ohio River plus had music too but we couldn't stay because had to walk back before rain came. We even found a Carry Out on same walk. You can even walk across walking bridge to shops, etc in Historic Marietta.

The extra amenities Ms Peggy provides makes this place just like home, snacks, some breakfast items, condiments, spices, peanut butter, just LOTS of extras you won't find elsewhere. The place is spotless, homey , and comfortable. Great place so glad we found it. We hope to return another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were lovely! Please cone back!!! 🤓�
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Cute Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house served us well. Came into town to ride motorcycles in the surrounding area. Con Kent location to walk to restaurants for dinner. Peggy does a fantastic job of having the house well stocked everything we needed to start our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for the week. Everything was so clean and the owner had thought of everything that we might need. From having extra toothbrushes to all the food for breakfast and snacks, it was perfect. Great for families or friends coming to stay in Marietta.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You ladies were the sweetest! It was with great pleasure that I hosted you! Good luck in all your wonderful endeavors ahead!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Major: Port Columbus International, Columbus, OH
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Harmar Tavern
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lakeside Golf Club, Beverly, OH
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 77
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Spagna's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Hidden Valley Resort
Car: recommended

Marietta was the earliest settlement in the NW Territory. There are many museums and historic homes to tour, many within walking distance. Marietta has many annual events, the most well attended being the annual Sternwheelers Festival, which draws sternwheel boats from many states. There is also a large indoor/outdoor flea market that is within walking distance of the cottage. There are also national parks and historic places in nearby Parkersburg, WV. Blennerhassett Island is a wonderful family place to visit and an easy drive and boatroad.There are numerous local fairs and festivals. Information about these can be found on Marietta, OH visitors web site


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

We have a NO Pet Policy. There will be additional fee added if there are more than (2) adults staying. The additional fee will be $10 per night, per additional adult....I will add that to the reservation when you request to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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