Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

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.


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
If you would like to have additional guests over for dinner or a celebration please let us know. We are able to accommodate you for an additional fee. We can also provide extra chairs and tables for your celebration.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
Charming Cottage With City Comfort
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 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: August 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming Cottage for Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful, and surprisingly big, cottage for our stay in Roanoke while visiting with family over Christmas! Sonya had every room decorated in some way for Christmas, and it could not have felt more homey and welcoming. The homemade bread and fresh honey from their bees was most appreciated. It was nice to have our own kitchen for morning coffee and cereal, not having to worry about what was open on Christmas Day. The location was perfect for us, both "away from it all" and close to downtown, and only minutes away from my son and family in Grandin. The kids and grandkids visited, and enjoyed the games provided. All in all, it was a wonderful experience which we would gladly repeat in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Convenient, unique location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at the farm while visiting our daughter at Roanoke College. The location is very convenient to both the college as well as any downtown activities, restaurants, etc. Sonya and Andre were excellent hosts, providing recommendations for local eateries as well as friendly conversation. We are already talking about planning our next college visit and staying at their farm cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing host Sonya was. The property was so much fun to experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Quite, neat, lovely setting, easy to find. Honey and bread a bonus.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The cottage was cozy and comfortable in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bent Tree Cottage when we went to Salem to visit our son at Roanoke College. Sonya greeted us with warm bread and their home made honey. She made us feel at welcome and at home. They had new baby goats and Andre let us feed them their bottles! Staying at the cottage was so much better than staying at a hotel. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having Cindy and her family. We hope they have the chance to come back and visit again soon. Thanks for staying with us at THE BENT TREE COTTAGE.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.