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Summer at Picturesque Blue Ridge Mountaintop Retreat (3bd/2.5ba)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2.5 bath at Summit of Flattop Mountain with all the amentities of home

Escape the heat and humidity this summer in the Shenandoah and Virginia wine country!

Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath vacation retreat at the summit of Flattop Mountain. Panoramic views from every room of the Blue Ridge and piedmont below. An hours drive to downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. An hour and 10 minute drive to James Madison University and Harrisonburg. Property backs up to Shenandoah National Park, the Appalachian Trail, and Skyline Drive. Enjoy numerous vineyards and breweries in the area.

The property offers an open floor plan with a spacious entertaining area, loads of comfortable seating, fully equipped kitchen, wet bar, and multiple outdoor spaces to relax and entertain. Enjoy autumn vistas in front of the great room fireplace.

Spacious master suite features a king bed with walk in shower, large soaking tub, and his and hers vanities. Enjoy a glass of wine while soaking in the tub and taking in the views.

Two upstairs bedrooms with queen beds share a Jack and Jill bath with a walk in shower, making it a perfect home to get away with friends or the family.

Other property amenities:

- Dual zone heat and AC

- Two car garage

- Wine refrigerator

- Full size washer and dryer

- Ample closet space throughout

- All linens and towels provided

- BBQ grill (charcoal)

- Outdoor fire pit for nights around a campfire under the stars

Located just outside of Charlottesville on the Blue Ridge puts all of the following within an easy hour's drive along scenic country roads:

- Shenandoah National Park

- Monticello

- Skyline Drive

- Wineries/vineyards

- Breweries

- Restaurants

- Crozet

- Early Mountain Vineyard

- University of Virginia

- Barboursville

- Cideries

- Appalachian Trail

- John Paul Jones Arena

- Jefferson Vineyards

- Starr Hill

- Old Rag Mountain

- Massanutten Ski Resort

- Harrisonburg

- Stinson Vineyard

- Devil's Backbone

- Brew Ridge Trail

- Blue Mountain Brewery

More Details

Tony Lenzi
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, arabic
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main floor powder room off the living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2 private vanities with sink, 1 for each upstairs bedroom
  • Master bath with soaking tub and walk in shower Upstairs jack and jill bath with walk in shower, private vanities Powder room off the dining room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 1 King (Master), 2 queen beds (upstairs)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Fire pit in the back yard may be used during appropriate conditions.


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Summer at Picturesque Blue Ridge Mountaintop Retreat (3bd/2.5ba)
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
gilford nh

very comfortable and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our Stay very much, the winery down the road was great as well as being close to Charlottesville

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TERRIBLE to say the least

  • 1 of 5

The owner does display in pictures that there are NO curtains for the vast majority windows, the only exception the bedroom on the main floor. But there not curtains for the bathroom with shower in the first floor. So if you walking in the living room, bathroom, kitchen on the main floor any one can see you especially at night. There are no curtains for the second floor at all. My guest and myself immediately left for it was NOT appropriate accommodation! Our extensive efforts to get any enumeration (refund) was NEVER responded to by the owner. I would NOT every stay there. Renter be WARY!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that our property did not meet your expectations, and would like the opportunity to address your concerns. We reached out several times via VRBO ahead of, during, and after your stay to provide our welcome guide, ask about your check in, and post stay and never received a response. Thus we were surprised to see this review 5 months after your reservation. We also provide our phone numbers at the house so that guests can contact us with any questions or problems. We never received a call from you during your stay. The house does not have curtains in the master bathroom as it is located on 13 acres and backs to the woods. The shower mentioned is a walk-in with no windows. Most of our guests enjoy the forest and valley views, so we do not obstruct them with extra curtains. There are blinds for privacy in the master bedroom. In addition, there is a walk-in shower upstairs in a bathroom that has no windows. Finally, we provide pictures of the entire property that are accurate.
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Beautiful house, feels brand new, super clean, well stocked with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We will go back! The property was pristine, the beds were comfy, the outside dining and rockers were just what we were looking for. The house has walls of windows that are spectacular. We had brought everything down to toilet paper and salt because the reviews said the grocery was so far but the house is stocked with all of those extras. The kitchen is great, the sofa and family room are comfy, the huge TV even has Netflix etc. The Stone Mountain Vineyard is 3 miles down the mountain with a vista all its own and live music. This was an unexpected bene. To reiterate previous reviews.....4 wheel drive!!!! A really special away!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a true mountain top experience!

  • 5 of 5

The winding gravel road to the top is sometimes rough and a bit narrow, but that road guarantees great privacy and pristine beauty once you get to the mountain top. (Really~the geological survey marker (3301 ft) is in the back yard!) We loved our week there. The house is just as described, filled with light from so many windows you are literally surrounded with natural beauty. Deer will wander (sometimes cavort) through the yard and dawn and at dusk, the sunrise and sunset will both transfix you, and though my weather app gave no chance for star-gazing, on several nights I sat in a rocker under more stars than I've seen in ages. We used the kitchen for virtually every meal (shop wisely so you don't have to go again) and everything was in good working condition and of good quality. The owners make you feel quite welcome, having things like coffee and tea, flour and sugar, spices and condiments etc etc on hand just for your enjoyment. The front porch and the back patio are both charming. At night the frog symphony was gorgeous and never-ending. Truly, as someone else wrote, staying here will give you an attitude adjustment. So...if you want excitement and nightlife, go somewhere else. But if you want peace, beauty and renewal, this is a wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazingly beautiful home and view!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful adventurous vacation stay at Flattop Mountain Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with amazing views! Extremely relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time staying in a mountaintop home and so glad we chose this house. The views were spectacular, both day and night! It had everything we needed and more. If we wondered if they had something, all we had to do is look in the spot we thought it would be and there it was! We loved the layout inside and the front porch was perfect. The beds were very comfortable too. It was too short of a visit and hard to say good-bye! Thank you for sharing this home!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Charlottesville (CHO)
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak
Car: necessary

Located just outside of Charlottesville on the Blue Ridge puts all of the following within an easy hours drive along scenic country roads:

- Shenandoah National Park

- Monticello

- Skyline Drive

- Wineries

- Breweries

- Restaurants

- Crozet

- Early Mountain Vineyard

- University of Virginia

- Barboursville

- Cideries

- Appalachian Trail

- John Paul Jones Arena

- Jefferson Vineyards


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Free Union

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,347.3
Cleaning Fee AU$168.41

No smoking, no pets. No renters under the age of 25, no bachelor or bachelorette parties.

All wheel drive vehicle recommended to reach the home. Full refund available during winter months in the case of snow/weather related issues.

Nearest grocery store is about 30 mins from the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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