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Cottage in Historic District - 4 Blocks from Creeper Trail

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Summers Cottage from Main Street


Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Abingdon cottage description

This fully restored 1909 Queen Anne/Victorian cottage, located at the eastern edge of the Historic District on Main Street, is the ideal place to stay while visiting beautiful Abingdon, Virginia. Summers Cottage is located within 150 yards of two of Southwest Virginia's finest dining establishments, as well as Zazzy'Z Coffeehouse/Bookstore .
It is within five easy walking blocks of the Barter Theatre, the Virginia Creeper Trail, The House of Main Restaurant, the Martha Washington Inn, and Abingdon's antique shops.
The cottage has new two bathrooms, one with an enclosed shower and one with an original claw-foot bath tub. The restored kitchen has been fully equipped with all new appliances and cooking utensils.
As an additional feature, the cottage is decorated throughout with original works of art created by some of Southwest Virginia's talented artists.
A locked barn on the property is available for bicycle storage.
Come and relax at Summers Cottage. Sit on the front porch or screened-in back porch and enjoy small town pleasures.

Keywords: Cottage,house,vacation rental,bike, bicycle,entire house, fully furnished,executive rental, family friendly,Abingdon Historic District, Virginia Creeper Trail, Spa at Martha Washington Inn, Barter, Main Street, Heartwood,

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking not allowed inside the cottage - smoking is permitted on the porches...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We can make arrangements with several very nice kennels....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years of age...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                can be made into a king sized bed...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

                claw-footed tub orginal to cottage...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                full sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, sink, coffeemaker, electric tea kettle, toaster, dishwasher, garage disposal...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                from Zazzy'Z Coffeehouse, see for menu...moreless

              • Oven:

                full sized oven...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                with ice maker...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Washing Machine:

                washer/drier combo...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                washer/drier combo...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • The cottage is decorated with original works of art created by local artists featuring scenes of Southwest Virginia....moreless


                  • Stereo:

                    blue-tooth radio connects to computer, iPad or other mobile devices...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    some movies provided...moreless

                  • Video Library
                  • Books
                  • Games


                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill


                      • Family
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic


                      • Restaurants
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hunting
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Spelunking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hiking
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Ski Privileges Optional
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Rafting
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Basketball Court


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 7 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $200
                      Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Tax Rate 12.3%

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                      Last updated: 09/14/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate I-81
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Boone, NC
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Glenorchie CC
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Rain, The Tavern, Figaredo's, 128 Pecan, Zazzy'Z

                      Summers cottage is located three to four blocks from the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Barter Theatre and the Martha Washington Inn.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: I am a retired dentist and currently the Director of the College for Older Adults at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. My wife is a retired museum director and the author of two books on the material culture of our region - 'Great Road Style' (University of Virginia Press) and 'Back Country Makers' (University of Tennessee Press). We both love old houses and local art. This property reflects those interests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Abingdon:
                      Abingdon is a beautiful small town in Virginia's highlands. It has a large historic district with many restored 19th century homes and commerical structures. My wife and I live in the district and have restored several homes in it. When this adorable Queen Anne cottage came on the market 3 years ago, we could not resist. We have basically left the cottage as it was when built in 1906, but added modern amenities. We look forward to moving in it ourselves when we 'downsize' at some point in the future.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Located on the eastern edge of Abingdon's historic district, Summers Cottage is within easy walking distance of six restaurants, the Barter Theatre, the Virginia Creeper Trail (biking and walking)and other local attractions. One can take in Abingdon's historic district and Southwest Virgina's scenic beauty while staying in a home, and enjoying a small town, but cosmopolitan, atmosphere.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Summers Cottage from Main Street

                        Summers Cottage from Main Street

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Screened-in Back Porch

                        Screened-in Back Porch

                      • Shower Bathroom

                        Shower Bathroom

                      • Queen bedroom

                        Queen bedroom

                      • Kitchen


                      • Tub Bathroom

                        Tub Bathroom

                      VRBO #263454

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

                      $150 - $200 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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                      Cottage in Historic District - 4 blocks from Creeper Trail

                      Abingdon #263454

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