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Slice of Heaven Log Cabin on Lake in the Woods Near Hampden Sydney College

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The Cabin on the Lake - Late summer sunset

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Farmville cabin description

Wake to birds singing and morning doves calling their mates, fall asleep to the sound of the nearby creek, laugh out loud at the antics of scampering squirrels while enjoying a leisurely cup of java on the patio, curl up with a good book in the swing on the porch overlooking the lake, the porch rocker or the oversized leather chair by the fireplace, take a walk around the lake or just enjoy the peaceful and relaxing setting. Golf next door at The Manor Resort or visit one of the areas colleges, shops, state parks, or winter sports resorts. Whether you desire some quality downtime, visiting historic sites, nature sports, or fun activities, you will find it here. Cabin decor of 'rustification' exudes warmth, comfort, relaxation, and convenience. Every season at this historic cabin nature offers up a bounty from Spring's showy azaleas and dogwoods, Fall's fiery colors and cool mornings, Summer's lazy days under a tree canopy to Winter's full moons over the lake that are pure magic.


Relax or Entertain: The cabin abounds in relaxing comfort both inside and outside and is a great place to entertain. So plan a romantic candlelight dinner for two on the front porch by the creek or a barbecue for the family and friends on the back patio overlooking the gardens and woods. Outside seating for 8-16 provided. Gather around the firepit on the back patio on a cool fall evening and roast marshmallows or make s'mores while watching the full moon rise to play peek-a-boo with the trees while the crickets and frogs provide a nightly serenade. Enjoy one of the property's three major outdoor areas with seating or relax in the hammock by the creek in season. Even a rainy day is welcome and is the perfect excuse to enjoy a 'porch and swing' day listening to the raindrops drip from the cabin eaves and spatter on the tree leaves.

Golf, Resorts, and Area Attractions: This property adjoins The Manor Resort - Golf, Spa and Residential which was named in the top 4 of the best new courses in the nation in 2007 by Golf Digest and it has only gotten better. The resort accommodations are in planning/construction stage so the cabin offers the perfect place to call home after a day on this beautifully designed course. Located just beyond the tree lined back of the cabin property, The Manor clubhouse is 5 minutes from the cabin. This resort is destined to become one of Virginia's finest so be sure and check it out when you visit. Farmville culture includes Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College, the Moten Museum, Longwood Fine Arts Center in downtown Farmville, quaint shops, quality antiques and the nationally famous Green Front Furniture offering quality furnishings and accessories at reasonable prices in over 700,000 sq. ft. of retail space in old warehouses and factories on the north end of town.

Day Trips and Historic Attractions: Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and South Boston Speedway are a 1 hr. drive. Wintergreen Resort and Massanutten Resort are less than 2 hrs and offer winter sports and year round activities for the family. Fishing enthusiast will appreciate the close proximity of Briery Creek lake and Sandy River Reservoir. Bring your boat; there is room to park it. This area is home to six state parks within an hours drive, Appomattox National Park with its Civil War history only 30 minutes away, Richmonds' historic district and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and UVA are great educational and fun trips. Natural Bridge and historic Lexington, the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Peaks of Otter, or D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va are all about 2 hours drive. Amelia offers Winterham Plantation about 30 minutes away. Washington DC, King's Dominion, Williamsburg offering historic Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and outlet shopping are day trips.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Considered:

            Must have all their shots and be in good health. Pet fee required....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 unless accompanied by parents or older adults...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Can be converted to 2 singles...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Extra linens and blankets provided. Two (comfortable) air mattresses are available and sleeping for 10 can be negotiated at booking. One bedroom has additional TV (Satellite)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathrooms have tub with combination shower, sink. Lush towels and bath mats provide a spa feel....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • WiFi and fax available, bring your laptop. This is a wonderful place for children offering a natural setting with deer, scampering squirrels, leaping frogs, butterflies, birds, and of course fireflies for fun evening activity. Ask owner about accessibility for those with physical challenges. The backyard firepit offers a special place to gather for conversation, marshmallow roasting or s'mores while watching the moon rise through the trees. There is a 12 acre private lake adjacent to the property that is owned by a neighbor who has it pnot owned by the owner of Cabin on the Lake. The owner is a neighbor who has the lake posted so lake privileges are not currently offered as part of the rental. The lake is a good fishing lake but not designed for swimming. There are several nearby lakes within a 10 - 15 minute drive that do offer fishing, boating and one that offers public swimming for your use. Please ask the owner for more info if you are interested in those recreation areas. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Coin Laundry
              • Zoo
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Sledding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Lakefront
              • Town
              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                              • Iron & Board
                              • PC
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Firewood
                              • Mosquito Magnet
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Telephone
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              Kitchen

                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Patio
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Barbecue
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lanai / Gazebo
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Off-peak
                              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $160 $180
                              $500 $1,000 $2,200

                              Extra Nights: $160


                              Notes: Week-end rate is for three nights for $500

                              Spring - Fall
                              Apr 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $180 $200
                              $550 $1,150 $2,400

                              Extra Nights: $180


                              Notes: Holidays and college events week-ends carry a 20% premium, Commencement requires quote.

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              $250 reservation deposit due upon booking. $20/person additional cleaning over 8 guests.
                              50 % of rental and fees due 60 days before rental date starts or at time of booking if less than 120 days from rental start date. , Balance of all monies owed is due to owner no later than 30 days before reservation begins. Rental agreement is required and contains pertinent info regarding cancellations, re-scheduling and refunds. Credit cards accepted through PayPal with 3% additional fee.

                              Fees and Taxes:

                              • Cleaning $90

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                              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Necessary

                              Best of Virginia small towns offering scenic lakes, parks, railway walking trail, fabulous shopping, art and music festivals (two colleges) and the Heart of Virginia festival in May. Close to many historic and scenic Virginia attractions and a great getaway or 'city escape'.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1996

                              About the owner: I'm a Mom and grandmother and professional facilities manager, who enjoys family, friends, nature, decorating, gardening, arts & crafts, antiquing, reading and music. For many years I dreamed of owning a log cabin. In 1996, I was able to purchase "Cabin on the Lake". I've made many improvements to the property and while I am happy most anywhere, I'm most at home at "Cabin on the Lake" and I hope my guest will be too.

                              Why the Owner Chose Farmville:
                              Owning a log home has always been a dream of mine and I feel blessed to be the caretaker of this wonderful Virginia home. I grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst County about an hour away and many of my ancestors lived in log cabins in the mountains of Virginia. Over the years my career has taken me to Mississippi, North Carolina and then home to Virginia in 1991 when I moved to Farmville and worked at Longwood University. I saw this property when I first moved to Farmville and fell in love with the setting and the potential beauty in a "diamond in the rough" that had been lovingly neglected. I was able to purchase the property and 5 acres in 1996 and slowly as time and funding allowed, I started restoring it while I made it my home. In 1999, my career took me away from Farmville to Staunton, VA and I rented the cabin to long term renters until August 2008 when I started a year long renovation which included both interior and exterior areas. At that time, I didn't plan to turn it into a vacation/short term rental, but as the renovation progressed and my life circumstances changed (I was facing a job change and didn't know where I would end up living), God continued to plant the idea in my head that I should share this with others. With a lot of prayer and gratitude, I started to see how sharing this place with others might be an opportunity for me to cover the expenses and still be able to enjoy it every so often with my family. I proceeded on faith and it has been a blessing to me and I hope to others to have a place to come to that is as special to me as is my humble "Cabin on the Lake." My plans are to continue to work on it and love and care for it the very best I can.


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                              Photos

                              • The Cabin on the Lake - Late summer sunset

                                The Cabin on the Lake - Late summer sunset

                              • Swing away your cares on front porch overlooking the lake

                                Swing away your cares on front porch overlooking the lake

                              • Cozy  Front Porch Rocker with Fireplace & Lakeview

                                Cozy Front Porch Rocker with Fireplace & Lakeview

                              • Black and White  Bedroom

                                Black and White Bedroom

                              • Sweet Sixteen Bedroom

                                Sweet Sixteen Bedroom

                              • Hampden Sydney 2011 Grads Celebrate and enjoy backyard firepit

                                Hampden Sydney 2011 Grads Celebrate and enjoy backyard firepit

                              • The Falls at Cabin on the Lake

                                The Falls at Cabin on the Lake

                              • The Longs Celebrate the Grads in their family,

                                The Longs Celebrate the Grads in their family,

                              • The Lake

                                The Lake

                              • Heart of the Cabin

                                Heart of the Cabin

                              • Well stocked Kitchen

                                Well stocked Kitchen

                              • The Nantucket Room

                                The Nantucket Room

                              • Delightful Dining

                                Delightful Dining

                              • Spring 2011 Garden

                                Spring 2011 Garden

                              • The Longs (5/5/11 - 5/8/11 Guests) pets enjoy the lake too!

                                The Longs (5/5/11 - 5/8/11 Guests) pets enjoy the lake too!

                              • Spring Garden 2011 Welcomes HSC & Longwood Graduates

                                Spring Garden 2011 Welcomes HSC & Longwood Graduates

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Monday, June 09, 2014

                              $180 - $200 per night
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                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
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