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The Cottage at Shepherdstown

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shepherdstown house description

It is with such regret that I must stop sharing my lovely home with all my wonderful guests who have visited The Cottage over the past 6 years. In December of 2011 Shepherdstown passed an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals inside the corporation. Since I had been actively renting for over 6 years, my attorney and I mistakenly assumed that the grandfather clause clearly applied. After over $20,000 in legal fees, the town was granted an injunction that forces me to cease renting and advertising the Cottage in Shepherdstown. I did so on June 1, 2014.

In the Order, the town states that they have been irreparably harmed by my renting to families and visitors coming to visit Shepherdstown. Specifically, they said 'Shepherdstown's citizents have already been adversely affected by the Defendent's (Nieltje Gedney) unlawful commercial use of property in a residential district. If the Defendant continues to operate a short term rental property, the character and development of the R-1 Residential District will be irreparably harmed by a business that accommodates transients.'

As most of you know, I have spent most of the last 7 years travelling the US and the world, exchanging my home along the way, with people who wanted to acquaint themselves with all that this wonderful area has to offer.. This option is still available to any of you who wish to pursue an exchange, either simultaneous or not.I am also managing a lovely short term rental in nearby Quail Ridge. Stone Manor #599658 is a large, immaculate, and conveniently located home and urge you to check it out. Stone Manor offers the same attention to detail that the Cottage has in the past, only on a much larger scale! And, of course, Stone Manor is pet and child friendly!

I will truly miss sharing my home with all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, but if I have learned one thing from this experience, it is that you can't fight town hall. Feel free to let them know how you feel about this issue, pro or con: jimauxer@yahoo.com; lahraven@comcast.net

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Your pet is welcome, and the yard is completely fenced in for their safety!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be 25 years of age or older....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We are child friendly, although there is no child-proofing per se! There is a play structure in the back yard, and the yard is fenced for their safety....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Gold Room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Green Room...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                Lounge...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

                Chloes Room...moreless

              • The Cottage has been completely redecorated this Spring. All bedrooms have custom, luxury linens, Tempurpedic mattress pads, extra blankets and pillows, loads of towels, bathrobes, and sundries for your comfort....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • The Bathroom is equipped with soaps, hairdryer, and loads of extra-fluffy towels, and terry robes....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • There is access to the pool, hot-tub, and gym at the nearby Clarion Hotel for a guest pass, each visit. The new Wellness Center at Shepherd University is also open to the Public, and I suggest you call for hours and rates during your visit. We are child/pet friendly, with a completely fenced yard for their safety and enjoyment. There is a children's play structure and sandbox, requiring supervision, in the yard. Golf is available at several nearby public courses, and for an additional charge and advance notice, golf and lessons can be arranged at nearby private country club. A Red Cross certified babysitter can also be arranged. Owner will entertain all offers for exchange arrangements....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library:

                    There is an extensive video library, both children, Disney, and general entertainment in the upstairs lounge....moreless

                  • Television:

                    There is a small flat screen in the living room, and TV's in each bedroom and the breakfast room. Some TV's are CD or VCR combos....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Budget

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • River
                  • Town

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Snowboarding

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free wireless internet...moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Iron & Board
                          • PC
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                When I am in residence, I love to cook! So you will find everyting you need, from cooking a simple breakfast to a gourmett meal for 20!...moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator:

                                Sorry, there is no ice maker!...moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                There is no patio, per se, but plenty of outdoor seating, dining, umbrella and chairs to enjoy sunny days and al fresco dining....moreless

                              • Child's Swing
                              • Sand Box
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.7
                              from 15 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              monthly rental, 4 month min.
                              Jun 20 - Dec 31, 2014
                              90 night min stay

                              $2,000
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • pet fee $25
                              • Pet Fee $25
                              • daily maint.& ins. fee $100
                              • daily cleaning fee $50
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Owner will entertain all offers for exchanges. All fees are paid in advance and fully refundable up to 2 weeks prior to your

                              stay (exchange). After that we apply the full amount towards any future stay (exchange), subject to availability.There is a 2 night minimum stay and 3 night minimum on all Holiday Weekends


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 07/13/2014
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                              It is with such regret that I must stop sharing my lovely home with all my wonderful guests who have visited The Cottage over the past 6 years. In December of 2011 Shepherdstown passed an ordinance banning Short Term Rentals inside the corporation. Since I had been actively renting for over 6 years, my attorney and I mistakenly assumed that the grandfather clause clearly applied. After over $20,000 in legal fees, the town was granted an injunction that forces me to cease renting and advertising the Cottage in Shepherdstown. I did so on June 1, 2014.

                              In the Order, the town states that they have been irreparably harmed by my renting to families and visitors coming to visit Shepherdstown. Specifically, they said 'Shepherdstown's citizents have already been adversely affected by the Defendent's (Nieltje Gedney) unlawful commercial use of property in a residential district. If the Defendant continues to operate a short term rental property, the character and development of the R-1 Residential District will be irreparably harmed by a business that accommodates transients.'

                              As most of you know, I have spent most of the last 7 years travelling the US and the world, exchanging my home along the way, with people who wanted to acquaint themselves with all that this wonderful area has to offer.. This option is still available to any of you who wish to pursue an exchange, either simultaneous or not.I am also managing a lovely short term rental in nearby Quail Ridge. Stone Manor #599658 is a large, immaculate, and conveniently located home and urge you to check it out. Stone Manor offers the same attention to detail that the Cottage has in the past, only on a much larger scale! And, of course, Stone Manor is pet and child friendly!

                              I will truly miss sharing my home with all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, but if I have learned one thing from this experience, it is that you can't fight town hall. Feel free to let them know how you feel about this issue, pro or con: jimauxer@yahoo.com; lahraven@comcast.net .

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Here I am travelling in Ecuador.

                              Why the Owner Chose Shepherdstown:
                              As a new retiree, I love to travel. I have travelled with and without the grandkids for many years, always staying in vacation rentals. So I decided to share my pet/child-friendly home with other vacationers, and now I travel even more!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              All exchange inquiries are welcome!


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: spanish

                              Links to more information:

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              Photos

                              • The Cottage

                                The Cottage

                              • The Kitchen

                                The Kitchen

                              • Chloe's Room

                                Chloe's Room

                              • The Dormer Lounge

                                The Dormer Lounge

                              • more of the comfy living room

                                more of the comfy living room

                              • The Gold Bedroom

                                The Gold Bedroom

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • More of Chloe's Room

                                More of Chloe's Room

                              • Bath

                                Bath

                              VRBO #147702

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                              This listing was first published here in 2007.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

                              $67 per night (USD)
                              15

                              4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
                              Minimum stay: 90 nights
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