River Rock Cottage is a fully furnished 3 bedroom Victorian style home. The 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are adjoining and entrance to the upstairs bath is through twin bedroom. Youll 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 3 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, 1with a twin bed & trundle, 1 with a full size bed accessed through twin bedroom but can close doors for privacy plus an additional twin bed roll away. Our downstairs bath has a tub and tiled shower. There is a new bath with shower on 2nd 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!!!
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 6 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
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!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Super cute house and great host
The house was adorable. Much larger than it looks. The breakfast items and snacks provided were a nice surprise. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for choosing River Rock Cottage! You were wonderful guests! We would love to host you again!
Cozy and Clean.
The home was in a perfect location for our needs. We can't say enough about the attention to details that the owner has taken for guests to this home. Walking distance to everything....museums, restaurants, sites, bikes, walks.....wonderful. Very clean and comfy.
Wonderful cottage. Fun visit!
Great cottage, very well maintained, fresh, clean and welcoming. The hostess, Peggy, was so friendly and easy to communicate with. My mom, sister, niece and I visited for a four day trip. The River Rock Cottage was a great location. We enjoyed being able to walk across the bridge to visit Marietta and the two nearby restaurants were so yummy and convenient. We had no idea how interesting Marietta would be to visit. We enjoyed the walking tours, took a bicycle ride and a trip on the river in the sternwheeler. There is so much history here and the Campus Maritus museum did a great job of presenting the history in an easy way to learn. Marietta was a fun find and we would definitely stay at the River Rock Cottage again.
River Rock Cottage
We totally enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Peggy and Roger have done an excellent job of restoring this old home. It was comfortable and the NEW bathroom is outstanding. Great location for enjoying Marietta, but the neighborhood is in transition, so some of the homes in the area are in disrepair. Excellent restaurants are within walking distance, as is downtown Marietta. We would highly recommend this VRBO selection. If you are a hiker, there are wonderful State Park hikes within an easy drive.
Thank you for choosing River Rock Cottage. Marietta is a beautiful and quiet River Town. She has paid her dues and transitioning from the old to the new takes time. Thankfully, Marrietta is trying to keep in touch with her past while affording opportunities to entice and please visitors. We are proud to be part of that and love our convenient location to the access of restaurants and trails, many within walking distance. We look forward to the move ahead in seeing restoration to more of the homes in our surrounding area!
Ohio/West Virginia Vacation
We were very pleased with the cottage. It was in walking distance to some really good restaurants and the Marietta down town area. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It contained everything we needed during our 7 nite stay including snacks, coffee, and breakfast items. The front porch and the back deck provided relaxing morning and evening with our family. We will consider booking this house again if available during our next vacation in this area.
Lots of attention to detail
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.
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!
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 http://mariettaohio.org/index.php
Additional information about rental rates
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.