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Charming Cottage With City Comfort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Enjoy a relaxing feel of this Miniature Horse Farm, a rare find in the city! Located conveniently to shopping,dining and entertainment. Relax on our farm overlooking the view of horse's grazing,small orchards, tennis court and mini vineyard. The space feels private and cozy. Decor is Cottage Chic with a modern twist. A large kitchen space with a large area, big screen TV with DVD's, puzzles&games.

Sonya Howes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Sonya Howes

We are a retired couple raising the last of our four children. We devide our time between our farm in Roanoke and our cottage on the coast of North Carolina. Over the last thirty years we have traveled extensively and we would love to host you in our cottage because..... there's no place like home!

Sonya Howes purchased this cottage in 2006

What makes this cottage unique

You definitely have the relaxing feel of being in the country with city amenities very close.


Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Roanoke Airport
Car: recommended

We are very central to most everything. Roanoke airport is 7.4 miles from our city farm. Nearest mall is less than 5 miles. We are 5 miles from downtown Roanoke were there are lots of restaurants and there's much to do.


Roanoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove your shoes and rock your socks.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Soap and shampoo provided, towels , toilet paper, hair dryers in both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Full size bed, daybed with trundle (2 twins) small crib
  • We also have a Queen-size and two twin air mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Cottage With City Comfort
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

The Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Bent Tree Cottage was the absolute perfect retreat for my niece and I to spend a bonding weekend together. She drove from TN and I drove from MD, meeting half-way at Sonya and Andre's cottage. From the very moment we each pulled up the long driveway we were in love! The property is gorgeous, the farm animals are adorable, and the hosts are incredibly attentive. The cottage is very tastefully decorated, comfortable and has all the amenities you could possibly think of - there was even a pizza cutter available for us! :) There wasn't a single thing we needed that wasn't available for us. We really enjoyed walks around the farm, petting the animals and eating fresh apples, figs, and grapes right off the vine! Oh, and the fresh baked bread and honey from the hives right there on the farm were such a nice treat! YUM! The fire pit was really cozy too. I look forward to returning for some more retreats with the girls and even a romantic retreat with my fiance. Thank you so much for everything, Sonya and Andre! Cheri (Baltimore, MD) & Nicole (Severville, TN)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have Cheri and her niece. They left the cottage very nice and their communication was wonderful. Would love to have them return.
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Great place for a get away.

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate and comfortable. We had a great time here. Hot tub was very nice. Wish we could have used the fire pit but the weather was not on our side. Inside was super. Every small detail was thought of by the owners, who are also great people. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glenn and his wife came in for an anniversary celebration. Great communication and they left our place immaculate. Very nice couple. Would love to have them back again.
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Lovely stay. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful setting in the middle of Roanoke area. Attentive hosts to a lovely cottage. Four of us attending conference in the area. This was much preferred over a hotel room!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Unique Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Why stay in a boring hotel when you can stay in a cozy guest cottage on a miniature horse farm? This place is exactly why we use when we go on vacation! Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, space to spread out and relax. Plus you wake up looking at fields and horses, not a parking lot of cars. The owners were very friendly and brought us a fresh-baked loaf of bread and a jar of honey from their bees. It was a nice place to land each night after "touristing" in Roanoke all day. Civilization is only 5 minutes away - grocery store, restaurants, shopping, etc. But it was nice to just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming is the right word!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was wonderful with plenty of room for a big family. We had 3 little grandbabies with us, they loved the animals right outside our doorstep! We enjoyed being able to explore the property and have an evening by the fire pit! So many extras, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her family were amazing guests. They are the kind of family that we love to share our home with.
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Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!! Sonya was an amazing hostess, and always responded to any questions we thought of in an incredibly timely manner. I would definitely recommend staying here!!! We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Lesley. We are thankful for our wonderful guests. We hope they come back to visit us again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

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.