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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 1 - 3 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:
April 23, 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 Ohio

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

River Rock Cottage; Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, right at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Winder, GA

Cute, cozy, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at River Rock Cottage from Dec. 26-30, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! When we arrived, there were Christmas lights on the front porch and inside were 3 cute Christmas trees! I'd read previous reviews that talked about all the food, and they were right! There were Christmas cookies, a basket of breakfast and snack foods, fresh fruit, and the refrigerator was stocked with everything we could possibly need and then some! The beds were very comfortable, although our 21 year old son chose to sleep on the huge couch in the den because at 6'5", the beds were a little too short for him! Peggy left information for everything we might need during our stay, and she responded immediately to my texts. We'd never stayed in an older house like this, so we really enjoyed it. The one and only thing I'd love to have changed is to have a bathroom upstairs too, but we were warned in advance that there was only one and it was downstairs. It wasn't a problem at all, and there were even supplies in the bathroom in case we'd forgotten anything. We had a great time and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am happy you enjoyed our little Victorian Cottage! You were perfect guests and the cottage was kept so nice. We look forward to hosting you again. We do have plans for a bath upstairs. Thanks again & happy traveling!
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Chesapeake, Ohio

Charming, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage more than exceeded our expectations! Despite blustery weather, the house was warm & cozy for my husband & 17 year old daughter. Loved the fully stocked kitchen. Had plenty of food for lunch & breakfast!! All of the coffee, tea, water bottles, & hot chocolate we could drink. Better wifi service than at our own home too!! If weather had been better, we would have walked more as the cottage is ideally located for walking explorations. (We had periods of heavy rain, sleet, hail, strong winds & even snow.). The cottage was the perfect jumping off point to explore Marietta & visit Marietta College! We will certainly return!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at River Rock Cottage! It was so nice to come into the cottage after hosting you and finding everything nice and tidy. Thank you for following the instructions in the guest manual when you left the property. It was a pleasure hosting a wonderful family such as yours. I willvhighly recommend you to future host homes and look forward to your return visit. Best of luck with Marietta College!
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Marietta River Rock Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house was precisely as advertised. The owner left supplies for breakfast and plenty of bottles of water for our use. The lower level has central A/C and the upstairs bedrooms had window units and the house was comfortable when we arrived in the early evening. The location on the west side of town was close enough to walk to restaurants downtown and on the river.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting the river town of Marietta. I am glad you enjoyed the convenience of the proximity of good dining, shopping and local attractions. Our hope is that you found a your stay enjoyable in our "home away from home;" thanks again for sharing our little Cottage!
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Newark, OH

Great cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a nice little place. Convenient to just about everything; shopping, dining, exploring. Peggy has thought of every thing you would need to feel at home. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your home and to get away for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Canton, Ohio

Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Peggy's cottage was just adorable and cozy! She went above and beyond providing everything you need. She left so many snacks and items for breakfast, that the 6 of us couldn't eat all of them. The beds were comfortable. The house has a small fenced in yard complete with picnic table and gas grill. The front porch was a favorite place to be in the evenings. We came to Marietta to boat the river. Besides the first day, it rained the complete time we stayed. However, thanks to the cottage, we really made ourselves familiar with the great shops, restaurants and downtown Marietta. We have been coming to the area for years for the lake and never got to know the charm of the city and of the Harmer Neighborhood were the cottage is located. The house enabled us to have great family time. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at River Rock Cottage. Marietta is a great river town and I am glad you discovered some of her charm! I love being a part of good memories and great places! I am so happy that you found the cottage enjoyable as this is my goal as a host! Thanks again!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is an adorable house with updates, but all of the charm of a historic house. It had all of the amenities I could need (toiletries, extra pillows and blankets, blow dryer, etc) and so many more touches. I could easily have just thrown some clothes in a bag and been set for the weekend. My boyfriend and I were like kids running around the house looking at all of the little touches. The website says it includes items for a continental breakfast so I expected a few muffins or something, but it was stocked with just about everything you could want for breakfast (coffee, water, orange juice, milk, cereal, pop tarts, pastries, cookies, eggs, sausage, bagels) and a few snacks. It is in a great location about a block from the walking bridge over the river that takes you right into downtown Marietta. The shops are right there, the sternwheeler is only about a 20 minute walk, and the park is about 10 minutes. Within a block of the house there are three little restaurants and a few shops (including a little antique shop in a train car). The neighborhood is a bit of a mix of places that are newly remodeled and little worn out, but it felt comfortable. There is a little historical home down the street that you can tour and it has a photo of Marietta from the early 1900's that includes this little cottage. That was very neat. The bed in the main bedroom is a tad more firm than I prefer so next time I may bring my mattress topper from home and the internet was a little spotty at times, but these were minor inconveniences that were very much outweighed by the rest of the experience. I was home from the cottage for a week before I booked it again for another trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little weekend away. The cottage and city were great!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Marietta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Apr 29 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
May 4 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
May 6 2017 - May 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
May 26 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

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.

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