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Family-Friendly Home In Massanutten Resort, Close To Skiing, Waterpark, Golf, Et

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrm, 2 Bath home in quiet setting minutes from MassanuttenResort activities

This contemporary 2 bedroom single-family house has 2 full bathrooms, a washer & dryer, & skylights. It is open-concept with lots of natural light & plants, & has the feel of both a beach house & a ski retreat. The large master bedroom upstairs has a king-size bed & a child-size futon. It's ensuite bath has a large tub set up for relaxing bubble baths. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed & is adjacent to the bathroom with shower ( & near the laundry area). The spacious kitchen is well-lit & features 2 microwaves, a dishwasher, & a pass-through to the dining room. It is stocked with popcorn & cocoa as well as dishes, cutlery, pots & pans etc. The separate dining room is furnished with antiques. The wooded area behind the house leads to the George Washington National Forest. From the kitchen, dining room or large rear deck you can watch deer wander through the woods, or listen to the birds. The deck is set up for open-air casual dining, & there is also a bistro table & chairs on the covered front porch.

Louise Ward
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Louise Ward

Massanutten Village was my home for about 10 years. I had visited the ski resort & homeowners here, & then rented a house before buying this house. I already knew that I liked the convenience & quiet of the area, & the fact that it has a lot of trees & the houses do not look alike. I moved to Lexington VA (about 1 hour away) to start a cafe, but I come back every week to visit family in the area & to check on the house. I have left antiques, art, live plants and personal touches in the house to retain a warm & homey atmosphere for my guests. I do all changeovers myself so that I can ensure that the house is clean & welcoming for each guest's stay.

Why Louise Ward chose McGaheysville

Massanutten village is a quiet residential neighborhood within the resort at the base of the mountain. As a skier I had visited the resort, & then rented in the village for a couple of years. I was delighted to find an unusual house for sale here, & have been glad that I bought in this location. It is conveniently located at the bottom of the mountain, and it is so quiet & relaxing that it is hard to believe the resort's many amenities are only 5 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

This house appealed to me from the beginning. It is open-concept, & has a lot of natural light because of skylights & high windows. Plants thrive inside, & the house has the look & feel of both a beach house & a mountain get-away. I have decorated it to enhance that feeling. The back yard is wooded, with no houses behind, & I often see deer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in McGaheysville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , Extra large tub, set up for relaxing bubble-baths
    Bathroom 2 - downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure , Adjacent to 2nd bedroom
  • The master bathroom is set up for romantic bubble baths, with soft lighting & music, & a net canopy above the tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , The futon is small. The king bed is a low-motion waterbed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • There is also a double-size inflatable bed, a twin mattress, and a 3-seat sofa for extra sleeping.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
In addition to the ski/snowboard/ snow tubing park, 2 golf courses & driving range, Massanutten Resort has a waterpark (with pools), miniature golf, go-cart track, zip-line adventure, horse-back riding, river canoe & tubing trips, parks & playgrounds. There are several restaurants & cafes on-site & within 10 minutes (some with live music. There are road & mountain biking opportunities nearby, & you can cycle or drive on Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive or hike on the Appalachian Trail (15 minutes away). Elkton has antique shops & other gift & grocery shopping within 10-15 minutes. Harrisonburg offers more shopping, antiquing, restaurants & entertainment, a large cineplex, farmers market & museums.


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Family-Friendly Home In Massanutten Resort, Close To Skiing, Waterpark, Golf, Et
average rating of 4.3103447 based on 29 reviews
York, PA

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We honestly can't say enough good things about this house. Every morning there were deer out back for the kids to see. We were less than 5 minutes from the indoor waterpark and the pool was even closer. Don't let the cheap rates fool you. This property was everything we wanted and more. The large deck off the back was perfect for my wife and I to unwind after a long day at the park. And if you like to see beautiful views, the Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive is only minutes away. We actually saw a bear and a cub while hiking! It was a little scary, but cool at the same time. If you need only 2 bedrooms and are looking to stay in the Massanutten Resort for any of the great activities they have there, than look no further! This is your place.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed spending time at house. My daughter enjoyed dvd's and books. Lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and we enjoyed family time and my little one enjoyed waterbed. Thank you to owner Louise. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dated home but lovely vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the owner is so sweet. The home is a little dated but well worth the cost. Location is great. Will definitely book a stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. This is a beachy getaway in the mountains complete with jimmy buffet and steel drum music CDs to listen to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home in Massanutten

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here December 28-31, 2017 and this was a perfect home for 4 people with convenient access to all Massanutten activities. The home is comfortable and the layout is very convenient. The brand new heat and air system kept the home toasty warm, even during the bitter cold 14 degree overnight coldsnap. We loved the view of the woods out the back windows, the girls loved the upstairs bedroom, and the kitchen, dining area and living area are so very functional. The owner is very responsive and kind. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, well kept and perfect location to be near everything. The kids had room to play and we were able to rest comfortably between events. The host was nice and easy to work with. We will recommend to our friends and hope to stay there again soon


  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fairways, Hanks, Massanutten Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
2 courses - Massanutten & Woodstone
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 33 (Spotswood Trail)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hanks, Skyline Cafe,Log Cabin BBQ, Fairways
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Car: necessary

Massanutten Resort is a 4-season resort about 15 minutes from Harrisonburg & Interstate 81. The house is located at the bottom of the mountain in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is within 5 minutes of the ski/snowboard area & tubing park, the indoor waterpark, 2 golf courses & a driving range, miniature golf, a go-cart track, a zipline adventure, canopy tours & wall climbing, a bungee dome & cornhole games, horseback riding, river rafting, gem mining for younger children, pools & playgrounds, & several restaurants. There is live music at Skyline Cafe & Art just outside the resort & in the ski lodge during ski season. The house is approximately 15 minutes from Shenandoah National Park, where you can drive or cycle along the Skyline Drive, or hike on the Appalachian Trail or several scenic waterfall trails. Harrisonburg & Elkton are also about 15 minutes away, for those looking for shopping, antiquing, cinemas, more restaurants & live entertainment, art galleries, museums, & a farmers' market. This comfortable house in a quiet wooded setting provides a great home base for a fun family vacation or a couple's romantic get-away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$81.31
Pet Fee AU$101.63

Max occupancy is 5. $30/extra person per night. Minimum stay is 2 nights, but can be reduced to one night for an extra rate of $30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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