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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:
July 23, 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.


Roanoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 ...
  • 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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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Highly recommended! Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding area is fantastic! Our family had a great trip, even made friends with the mini-horses and baby chicks. Very relaxing, private, peaceful weekend. Hosts were great communicating leading up to and throughout the trip. We all felt very well taken care of - start to finish.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy and his family were awesome guests. Would gladly host them again.
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Idyllic cottage complete with miniature horses, Duke the barn cat, and perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I met at The Bent Tree Cottage to explore the Roanoke area for a few days. We were simply enthralled with the place. The cottage is a separate building on the miniature horse farm that Sonya and her husband own, and it was immaculately clean, airy and spacious, and beautifully decorated. We didn't want to leave and even asked if we could stay on as farm hands! The location is just a few minutes outside of town, but it's easy to get into Roanoke on Rt. 11. We were also interested in hiking, and it was a quick drive to get to the trailhead of McAfee Knob (which we managed to climb to!). I have stayed at about a dozen other vacation rentals, and this one is in the top three; I could not recommend it more highly and would definitely hope to stay again if I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Precious Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place in such a serene setting! As a group of cyclists biking the Blue Ridge Parkway, we were looking for a place we could relax and feel at home. This was the place. Before arrival, Sonya made sure to let us know precise directions to her place. After we arrived, we were welcomed with a fresh baked loaf of bread. Divine! Our crew gobbled it up in a record 30 seconds. The rooms were clean and comfortable and each of us was left with a homemade bar of soap in the restrooms. What a great touch! We loved it so much there we didn't leave for dinner that night. Outside we were welcomed by charming miniature horses that were adorable and a farm like atmosphere that made you forget that you were in a neighborhood. I believe all of us agreed that if we could stay there the rest of the week we would be happy. The charm of the place and the farm that the cottage is located on makes it a gem that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have wanted was there: space, peace, quiet and topped off with delicious bread.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us were attending a symposium at Hollins University which was nearby. Sonya provided suggestions and offered to supply anything we might need. It was a delight to come "home" to such serene surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway with little ones

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. The accommodations were whimsical and beds were cozy. We loved being greeted by the animals each morning when we left, running around the yards, and playing in the tennis court. My children didn't want to leave! Everything that we needed to vacation with kids was provided, including books, toys, pack and play, & highchair. The owners were also great about checking on how we were doing throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time and interacting with Sonya and Andre definitely enhanced the experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Roanoke Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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.
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