Cottage Very Close to River, 600ft. Private Shore, Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sweetwater Vacation Properties consist of a Cottage with newly installed WATER FILTER SYSTEM 10/22/13 ,situated on 6 secluded acres along the scenic Shennandoah River. The property is located approximately 10 miles down river (North) of Luray, VA (vicinity Mile 12) and offers excellent ultra-lite and fly-fishing for Small Mouth Bass, Brim, Red Eye Bass as well as baiting for old standbys like catfish and carp. Two canoes are included with the cottage rental. There are numerous scenic hiking and riding trails throughout the area and over 20 miles of canoeing water with public access that allows you to get close to all sorts of wildlife. If you are into plants and trees, there are a wide variety of both in the area. I also recommend a good book and a pair of binoculars for bird watching (Baltimore Orioles are nesting along the river in spring and early summer) or curl up by the campfire or laze int the hammock with that favorite novel you have been meaning to read. In any case, you will wind down to the speed of the river - slow and easy.

The Cottage has a full kitchen with dishes, silverware, pots and pans and a gourmet waffle iron; a full bath, and single bedroom, small dining/living room, picnic tables, fire pit, gas grill, and large screened-in side porch. Sleeping arrangements in the cottage includes a queen bed and two double futon beds in the living room. You will need to bring, your own linen, blankets or sleeping bags, towels, pillow with case, food and beverages.

Keywords: Cottage, secluded, 6 acres, Shenandoah River, Luray, Virginia, fishing, Small Mouth Bass, Brim, Red Eye Bass, hiking, canoeing, Kayaking, tubing, River Front, Cabin, remote, floating, campfire, star watching, bird watching, National Forest, Horse Trails,


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Great place to bring the kids and turn em lose!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking in the cottage...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Limited to two dogs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Note: Secluded cottage on the Shenandoah River bordering the George Washington National Forest just a short, relaxing drive from Northern Virginia ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DSL, but no cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Television connected to NetFlicks...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited DVDs provided for family viewing. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New for 2013 Washer Dryer Combination !...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electrical Heating Unit...moreless

  • Internet:

    New this Year!! Fast enough for Netflix...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room Area with Kitchen and Dining Area...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes RV Sites with full hook-up available a short distance from the cottage. Please call for details. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    New for 2013 Washer Dryer Combination !...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    with coffee pot, microwave, and gourmet waffle maker, George Foreman Grill, Blender, Cooking basket for open fire cooking, Coffee Bean Grinder...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some staples available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in porch with large picnic table. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two canoes with paddles and Life Vests included in rental....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two Large Outdoor picnic tables and lawn Chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Weber Gas Grill and separate Fire Pit...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    4 River Tubes included in Rental...moreless



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from 27 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of Season
Aug 3 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.3%


Please read and sign contract and return with two checks: one for payment and one for Security Deposit. Reservation is not valid until a signed contract and fees are received by the owner. Security Deposit will be held until rental is cleared by owner and will be destroyed if facilities are cleared by owner.

$20 Trash disposal fee unless you dispose of your own trash. Can be deposited in the dumpsters at the Outfitters at the top of the hill. Check in after 3PM/Checkout before 11 AM unless previously coordinated with the owner. Pets are limited to two dogs.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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Property has river access to 26 miles of canoeing water starting at Bixler's Bridge with access points all along Page Valley Road for canoeing and kayaking. The cottage is located on mile 12 of the canoeing run. Cottage rental includes the use of 2 canoes with paddles, PFDs, and anchors. Excellent fishing for Bass, Bluegill, catfish and carp. Please consult Virginia State Regulations. Trails throughout the area for hiking and horseback riding. George Washington Forest open to hunting in accordance with Virginia State Regulations.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Married in Washburn, WI, in 1974 and traveled to many different places while in the Army settling in Remington, VA (2004) with Bear (half lab and golden) Daisy (Pound Puppy) and Tigger the “Kat”! Jan is a highly successful domestic engineer and mother of Tim and Casey. John retired from the Army in 1995 and is still serving at PEO Soldier, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Jan and John enjoy fishing in both fresh and saltwater, being with our kids, and being of service to our Lord and Savior.

Why the Owner Chose Luray:
This place was love at first sight! We originally purchased it as a private retreat, but found that being able to show others what a relaxing time was all about was extremely gratifying and decided to start sharing it with others . Life here moves at the speed of the river - very slowly!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Love sitting out along the river bank on a cool spring morning listening to the songs of the Baltimore Orioles or the owls hooting on a warm summer night while sleeping on the screened in porch. The peace and tranquility of floating down the river on a warm summers day while laying on an air mattress with my face submerged under water with mask and snorkel watching the river bottom and all the associated critters pass by. Or the joy of a “gourmet” smore cooked to perfection over a campfire with friends and family. Being rewarded with a nice bass as a result of a not so perfect cast. Finally, marveling at all of the wonders that surround you and appreciating the beauty of God's creativity!

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  • The Cottage

    The Cottage

  • Lazy River Daze

    Lazy River Daze

  • Looking down river with Jan and Daisy

    Looking down river with Jan and Daisy

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Large fire pit and picnic table in view of the river

    Large fire pit and picnic table in view of the river

  • Jan, John and Bear look forward to seeing you!

    Jan, John and Bear look forward to seeing you!

  • Cruising down the river

    Cruising down the river

  • Looking down river

    Looking down river

  • Living Room Area

    Living Room Area

  • Large Screened in Porch

    Large Screened in Porch

  • Picture worth a thousand words

    Picture worth a thousand words

VRBO #341637

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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