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Fantasy Getaway Cottage on Private Pond with Waterfall, Rock Pool and Hot Tub

47 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Front Royal Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom, One and a Half Bathrooms Sleeps Four

A Perfect Fantasy Escape. 650 sq ft Cottage is beautifully secluded on 10 acres with a private pond. Sit in the hot tub and watch the waterfall cascade into a rock pool and flow into a beautiful 15,000 sq/ft lined swimming pond...or sit in the rock pool under the waterfall and you will think you must be in Hawaii.The expansive lanai and deck are perfect for catching the sun; alfreco dining under the stars; hanging out with friends; reading your favorite name it and it will be as good as anything you've imagined. The beach has a zero depth entry for lounging or playing in the water. Inside this gem you will find everything you need for a delightful stay: From the leather lounge and viking bed you can watch the fireplace or the large flat screen TV to the rainfall shower with natural stone and tile. Only a two minute walk from the scenic Shenandoah River. Skyline Drive, hiking and biking trails, 100 holes of golf, shopping, restaurants only 10-20 minutes away!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 16, 2016
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based on 47 traveler reviews

Fantasy Getaway Cottage on Private Pond with Waterfall, Rock Pool and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful private our fur babies were free to play and we're safe

  • 5 of 5

I planned this trip back in March 2016 as a surprise for my husband to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It was the perfect setting In the mountains to relax let our fur babies play and have fun. Amazing to relax in the hot tub on a chilly night by moon lite. Over all perfect ..

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Sandston, VA

Tranquil retreat..

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing relaxing 3-night stay from October 9-12. This cottage is perfect for anyone who needs a break from it all.. We thoroughly enjoyed the calming peace and quiet of this picturesque property. The awesome thing about this property is most common items are on hand(hair dryer, kitchen utensils, nice large bath towels..etc) The property is very secluded from town but yet a very short distance (10min drive) to Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar Tree, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, IHOP, and other various eateries). The hot tub was fantastic! My husband is not a big hot tub person so the chilly evenings I relaed in the hot tub and he made use of the fire pit. We saw so much wildlife (deer, turkeys, squirrels, and doves) I would definitely recommend you have an all-wheel drive car or suv (the drive wasn't awful by any means. However, if we would have taken my car I am not sure if it would have handled the steep inclines or have bottomed out) this is by no means a negative response, its country living. Just a good tip. We look very much forward to returning to this amazing property in furture or perhaps the "Overlook" property. With that being said I absolutely loved our stay! We can hardly wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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The perfect little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at the Pond Cottage. It's amazing how much ease and comfort can fit into such a cute little house! We had everything we needed: peace and quiet, comfy reading spots, lovely nap areas, restaurants nearby, the sound of the waterfall, a pond for the dog and an abundance of wildlife. Any questions we had were promptly answered by Sean, which we appreciate. You have made new annual (or maybe more often) guests! Next time we'll try the Overlook, then the Farmhouse and then the new house. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Loved the waterfall the hot tub and the privacy

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the pond, waterfall, and hot tub. Great get away. Very secluded and quiet. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

This place is more then I could have expected. The location is like no other. Our toddler girls and dog enjoyed every moment along with us. Do not book anywhere else if coming to the area. This is the place to be. It was so beautiful we scheduled lasto minute family photos here and they captured all of the beauty. Hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Heaven in Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time staying at The Pond Cottage! It's hard to believe something so private and so peaceful exists so close to Baltimore/DC.

The cottage was clean and adorably decorated, and the property incredibly convenient to town (about ten minutes away). We had cocktails on the dock, kayaked and swam in the pond, roasted marshmallows on the fire pit, and listened to the frogs in the evening- the sounds of nature at night and morning are incredible! The hot tub was perfect after a day of running around the lawn with our dogs, and there's a waterfall built into the hillside creating the most perfect ambiance for relaxation.

We brought extra towels for our two dogs- I highly recommend this, as the pond edges can be a bit muddy! I also recommend an inner tube or float for further pond enjoyment- we brought two and attached them to the kayaks for fun! :) There are plenty of dishes, but no dishwasher, so some paper plates and plastic cutlery can help cut down on kitchen time. Be sure to enjoy the rain shower head and stop by BackRoom Brewery (ten minutes away) for a beer.

We would definitely recommend this cottage! No hesitations, just book it!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: necessary

Water front fantasy cottage on a private pond with Shenandoah river access. Private beach and waterfall at the doorstep.10 acre wooded site on 100 acre farm. Hot tub in rock grotto. Swimming only a few feet away. Two other homes at the farm nearby for rent for larger groups, HomeAway #238623 & #294014.

Other Activities: Wakeboarding, Tubing, Nature Trails. Bird Watching


Rates & Availability

Front Royal Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

There is a Pet Fee of $20 per night/per pet

One night stay may be considered under certain circumstances, but there will be an extra fee ($50)

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Front Royal Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Viking bed Alcove
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft room with 1/2 bath
  • Downstairs Queen size 'Viking' bed with fireplace and water views!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful water fall into rock pool that overflows into pond is one of a kind experience. Large lined swimming pond with beach only steps from deck. While we do out best to keep everything up and running, all outdoor amenities are subject to weather or maintenance limitations (example: waterfall turned in colder months to keep pipes from freezing/bursting)

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