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Doug French

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Experience a Hidden Treasure on 160 Secluded Acres

2 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Maurertown holiday chateau / country house

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Slee

The perfect place for your next vacation, event or just to get away. Relax in the hot tub, tube down the lazy river, or drop a line and leave your hassles behind. Our spacious 4,000 sq. ft.

Lodge welcomes families, reunions, weddings, small corporate events, retreats, girls or men's weekends out.

We offer separate living room with gas fireplace, family room with bar and wood burning fireplace, (wood provided), separate dining room (seats 10), breakfast room (seats 10+), sunroom with ping pong table, full size kitchen fully equipped, 4 bedrooms plus a nursery, 3 bedrooms with private baths, 2 half baths, super large patio with fire pit and 7 person hot tub, fully furnished complete with sheets, linens and towels.

Just bring your personals and food. Or eat out at the nearby restaurants. The fourth bedroom is a den with a pull out sofa.

NO LIGHTS TO INTERFERE WITH STAR GAZING. COUNTRY VACATION AT ITS BEST! COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. Canoes available.

Keywords: riverfront, waterfront, secluded, fish, lodge, rental, vacation, Shenandoah valley,farm,acreage,country,mountains,views,get away,weddings,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Doug French (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Doug French

We are a farm family and invite you to come and enjoy farm life without the work.

Doug French purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Doug French chose Virginia

We chose to buy the property for farm use and decided it would be a great vacation property to share with others.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peace, quiet, beauty, mountains, river and open space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

fantastic house

August 31, 2010

We had an absolutely perfect 4 days at the Shenandoah house! The river was a nice walk down the woody hill, where we fished and canoed, thanks to our hosts, who were so kind in offering not only use of their canoes but portage to excellent fishing spots! The photos don't do the house justice - great expanses of fields and woods all around, very private, and the outdoor stone patio was huge and so comfortable, we ate every meal there, built fires in the chimenea, lounged in the hot tub looking up at the stars...Heaven! The house itself was gorgeous, so many inviting rooms for relaxing, lovely bedrooms and nice big bathrooms, and a very well outfitted kitchen. We enjoyed the cute towns nearby but we loved the house so much we hardly left. We can't wait to go back!
Aug 2010
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Reviews

2 traveller reviews

Experience a Hidden Treasure on 160 Secluded Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this house for a mini getaway last weekend. The house and the land is beautiful, the pictures don't quite do it justice. Very clean and updated, and the house came with everything we needed, including an abundance of blankets/towels and even wood for the fireplace. There was more than enough room for all of us to spend time together, but also privacy when needed because of the nice setup of the house. One master bedroom/bath and another bedroom with pullout couch on main floor. Plus another master and a bunk room on lower level, each with their own baths. Fully equipped big kitchen, cute breakfast nook, main dining room, two living rooms, and a gorgeous patio with a hot tub overlooking the land.There was also a rec room with ping pong and air hockey that we had a lot of fun in. Even though it was winter, we enjoyed going for a long walk across the farm and down to the river, and took in the peacefulness of the area. Our dogs loved running around, and we were very happy to be able to bring them as they are a part of our family. The owner is very nice and accommodating, and was a pleasure to rent from. We even received a welcome basket which was very thoughtful! All in all a great house with absolutely no problems! We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM
5

three-generation family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were high based on the photos and description on the Homeaway site, but the reality exceeded those expectations. The house and grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The views were soul-stirring. There was plenty of room for us to spread out - 5 adults and two little ones. We loved going down to the river to dunk and wade - perfect for the children. Some of the adults tubed and canoed. We all enjoyed the country walks. One of the highlights was visiting the owner's farm and "meeting" the farm animals. Doug French was a welcoming host, generous with his time when we appeared at the farm. He even insisted that we help ourselves to his crop of delicious tomatoes, which we enjoyed throughout the week. We cooked in every night. (The kitchen is well equipped and very comfortable.) We made good use of the ping pong table and the large patio. After a week no one wanted to leave, so we arranged to stay one more day. I hope this glowing review doesn't make it hard for us to book the next time we want to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Maurertown, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
A$436
From
A$805
Fri,Sat
A$2,952
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$134 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
Tax Rate 8.0%

Our rates Week $2250.00
Thursday - Sunday $1525.00
Friday-Sunday $1225.00
Additional nights $300.00
Event fee is $408.00
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Maurertown

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Canoeing, Hiking, Fishing, Working Farm, Antique Shops, Civil War Battlefields, Wineries, Drive-in Theatre, Caverns.