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Spectacular Cottage Overlooking the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Three Bedrooms, 2 Full baths, 1 Half Bath. Sleeps 10. 3 covered porches + deck

Stunningly Designed Cottage on a private corner of a historic 100 acre farm. Situated on a scenic bluff overlooking the legendary Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains this 'cottage' has a stone fireplace and wood beamed ceilings through the main floor. In addition to three covered porches (including one with a Hot Tub) there is a 34' second floor deck overlooking the river. At river level there is a multi-level deck and 30' floating dock right on the water. Perfect for boating fishing, swimming or just enjoying the sun and water. Less than one hour from the Washington Beltway and Dulles Airport. There are numerous restaurants, shops, golf courses, wineries, National Parks (Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest), hiking trails (Appalachian Trail), battlefields etc are literally ten to twenty minutes away. Then, of course- best of all, your own piece the Shenandoah River!

Please Note: Location Map shows gate location and not the house. The Private Driveway is a quarter mile long!

To quote a renter from Texas... ' We have been from Maine to New Mexico and this is the best we property have ever stayed in!

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Property Manager
Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

About Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly

My wife Angelique and I bought this historic property from a family that had owned it for 155 years! This once in a lifetime chance (several lifetimes actually) was simply too much to miss. With such a spectacular riverfront location, our goal was to create the most memorable vacation retreat in the Shenandoah Valley. After years of planning and design for a river cottage, to compliment the existing renovated farmhouse (a ten minute walk away through the woods and rolling fields), the results are yours to enjoy. One of our sons Sean took over online reservations in 2012 but dad Frank is still the 'boots on the ground' and will be on the other end of the phone if you call. Our family never tires of it and it is our joy to share it with you.

Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly chose Shenandoah Valley

After 30 years of living on the Shenandoah River, enjoying it's beauty and recreational possibilities, we were still awestruck by the sheer magnitude and combination of nature's bounty possessed by this farm...thousands of feet of River Front, sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, acres of rolling hills and woods, sunrises, sunsets...the list goes on and on.

What makes this cottage unique

'Peacefulness without loneliness' is an old Irish expression that captures the private wooded riverside retreat yet convenience of so many attractions, shops and restaurants nearby to the River Overlook Cottage at Rolling River Farm.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

Spectacular Cottage Overlooking the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.9324327 based on 74 reviews
4

Beautiful area, comfortable cottage that could use some upkeep

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the beautiful view of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Shenandoah river. Outdoor spaces including hot tub and fire pit were great!

The cottage was comfortable, fairly well stocked with dishes and cooking equipment for our family, however not if you had 10 people staying. Surprised there was no working exhaust fan over the stove in the kitchen. The microwave shorted on the second use which was not a big deal.

Beds were comfortable. Glad washer and dryer were available as not enough towels. Also did not seem the house had been well cleaned before our arrival. Lots of dust and mud on the floors. Took care of that with cleaning supplies there. As we were there over the Christmas Holiday, nicely decorated with a light up tree and Santa hats. We would consider returning!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the helpful feedback. It is great to hear you would consider returning! We were not aware that the hood above the stove was not working. We have looked into it and are getting it fixed. The microwave was replaced for the next guest! We have spoken with the cleaning staff about cleanliness. Our goal is to make our guests feel at home right away and cleanliness is important to us. Please accept our apologies in this case. There are some extra towels stowed in a bench in the front hall. We will put a note in the informational booklet to make sure this is more clear to our future guests. Many thanks and best regards!
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5

Lovely House on the River

  • 5 of 5

We have a delightful stay at the Overlook house for three nights before the Christmas holiday. The house was charming with lovely views from all the downstairs windows. The indoor fireplace kept us warm and the hot tub was a great spot to watch the sunset. Would definitely stay here again! Wanted to note that the two upstairs rooms have skylights so it is a good idea to bring an eye mask if you want to sleep past daybreak.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying! Glad you enjoyed it. We have been looking into getting blinds for the skylights and hopefully it will be done soon. Thanks for the reminder. The sunsets are one of our favorite things about the area, so we are so happy you appreciated them too.
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5

Amazing house less than 2 hours from DC

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay at the Overlook house. The house is absolutely gorgeous, with the hot tub overlooking the river. Kitchen was extremely well stocked and more than enough towels for showers and hot tub. We had a little issue with the hot tub (it wasn't heating up properly) and the owner came by to look at it within an hour of me calling. Overall a fabulous experience, and sure to return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guest. We do our best to respond to needs as quickly as possible. I'm glad we were able to attend to your need as quickly as possible so that you could enjoy the house to it's fullest. Also, great to point out how easy it is to get to the home from DC! Definitely an easy, and beautiful drive. Thanks for the great review!
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Beautiful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful. Lots of great outdoor seating. Great views. The fire pit and hot tub are wonderful. Kitchen was well stocked. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maria! It was great to have you as a guest. Being outdoors is one of the greatest parts of the home and the property, so we do our best to make it as cozy as possible in our outdoor living spaces. Glad you enjoyed them.
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5

Peaceful, relaxing vacation -- will stay again

  • 5 of 5

First the basics -- we rented this house for 4 nights in early November, and it provided everything that was listed in the description. However, it's hard to capture the essence of our stay. Our goal was solitude with the option to get out and do something if we felt like it. The location on the river is fabulous, with the sweeping views. The property was very secluded, and we saw deer and wild turkeys on the farm. The interior of the house was very relaxing and well done; everything was top notch (including the mattresses!). I can't say enough good things about this property and the responsiveness of the owner and property manager. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such lovely compliments! It is our pleasure to make sure every one of our guests can feel at home at our houses. We do our best to capture the natural splendor that the property is already blessed with and we are thrilled when that is valued! Best Regards from the O'Reilly's
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5

Perfection personified!

  • 5 of 5

This slice of heaven is hidden on the side of the hill overlooking the bend in the river. The house is well appointed, lovely and designed with both gathering and alone time in mind. It was loved by each of us and we would all glowingly recommend it to anyone interested in natural beauty, quiet contentment and serenity. The landlord is great to deal with and they do a fine job of making sure that you have all that you need. Great and most memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
TGIF, Houlihans, Applebees
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shenandoah, Bowling Green, Blue Ridge Shadows
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-66
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cracker Barrel, Japanese, Chinese, Pizza
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bryce Resort
Car: necessary

MAP SHOWS GATE LOCATION AND NOT COTTAGE SITE. River, Mountains, Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah, Appalachian Trail, wine, wineries,hiking, Winchester, Front Royal, Middletown, water-skiing, tubing, boating, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, Washington d.c., golf, walking, biking, skiing, antiques, civil war, pontoon rental, kayaking, canoeing, rafting. weddings, national parks, forests.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Front Royal, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$264
From
A$396
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,855
 
 
Spring 2017
21 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$463
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,650
 
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$529
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,783
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$529
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$529
A$3,313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$27 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

For monthly rates please contact the manager.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Pet Fee $20 per pet/per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Front Royal, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , huge pedastal tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bath has a beautiful 7' granite top. Upstairs bath has a 6'6' Wrought Iron pedestal tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , Full Bath and Walk in Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Both upstairs Bedrooms multiple windows overlooking the river and huge sky-lights above the beds. Beautiful Lithographs from Ireland in the east bedroom. All rooms have river and mountain views!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fantastic and private multi-level deck right on the river with gangplank and floating dock for your boat or a rental boat. Use of all outdoor equipment and amenities are subject to weather restrictions (ie: floating sections of dock may be removed by owner when there is a risk of flooding).