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The Cottage at Shepherdstown

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Last updated: 07/13/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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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:;


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your pet is welcome, and the yard is completely fenced in 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • 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

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


  • Budget
  • Family


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • River
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


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


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

    Free wireless internet...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Swing
  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 16 traveler reviews
Cancellation Policy: We require full payment at the time of reservation. All cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to checkin in order to receive a refund, less any processing fees (approximately 3%). Cancellations within 2 weeks of checkin are non refundable, but can be appllied towards any future reservation (pending availability). Reservations made within 72 hours of your trip must be prepaid and are non refundable at the time of booking. No Shows are non refundable.
The Cottage (Friday-Sunday and Holidays)
$150/night for up to 7 people

The Cottage (Monday-Thursday):
$125/ night for up to 7 people

Dogs $8 per dog per night with a prepaid $25 deposit to be returned
after the Cottage is cleaned and no damage is noted.

$100 Damage Deposit required in the form of a check prior to check-in.

Minimum two night stay
Minimum three night stay on Holiday Weekends
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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!

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Speaks: spanish

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 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


  • More of Chloe's Room

    More of Chloe's Room

  • Bath


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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: spanish
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  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 07/13/2014
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