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Private Family Farm with Mountain Views, Park-Like Grounds and Large Pool.

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The Cottage at Seven Oaks Farm. Roomy and completely furnished, sleeps 7 adults.


Last updated: 05/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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Located in Northern Augusta County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA (Located in the Very Center of the Shenandoah Valley, convenient to both Harrisonburg and Staunton, just 45 minutes west of Charlottesville.) The Cottage is the first of two vacation rental properties on our 175 acre farm. See VRBO#712278 for a description and pictures of the Cabin as the alternative to the Cottage should it be unavailable for your days of travel. Both located on the same farm will give you a similar if not equal experience.

The Cottage House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)
Keywords: Private spacious vacation rental house, rural setting,
Enjoy the peace and quiet this country setting offers yet you are only a 15-minute drive from all the activities of Downtown Staunton, VA. and 25 minutes to Harrisonburg.

In this cottage, are two large bedrooms one with a queen-size bed, one with a full size antique bed. The third bedroom has a full size bed. The fourth bedroom has a twin bed. Workspace for your computer in several rooms. There is also a Futon that can sleep an additional adult comfortably.

On the first floor, there is a cozy living room with a Jötel gas stove, with game table, TV/VCR/DVD. The front door enters from a large private deck. There is a separate dining room with table that seats 6 plus a highchair for the little ones. There is also a comfortable loveseat in this room for relaxing away from the TV area.

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, one with private bath. Bedrooms offer 1 queen, 2 full, and 1 twin bed. A Pack n' Play is available for infants or toddlers.

A separate Keeping Room with bay window and view of the pool provides another “living area”. There are two bookcases filled with a variety of topics an genre of books for avid readers.

The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave and gas stove with a variety of small appliances and lots of dishware and serving pieces.

The Washer and Dryer are located on the first floor as well as the second bath with shower.

There is a table that seats 4 on the deck for dining out, and a nearby fire pit with lots of seating for enjoying cool starlit nights.

A large adjoining landscaped yard invites morning walks, or a relaxing rest in the hammock or grape arbor swing in the afternoons. The gazebo is a great garden spot for a cup of coffee or tea, or perhaps a glass of wine.

In addition to the amenities of the cottage and surrounding gardens, there is a large in ground salt water pool generally open May – September.

Take one of the many day trips to nearby Monticello, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, or the quaint shops in Staunton, Lexington or Charlottesville. Spend an evening at the Black Friars Shakespeare Theatre or take in the Waynesboro Symphony. The Forbes Fine Arts Center on the nearby JMU campus offers a variety of entertainment venues. A day trip to several of the many vineyards nearby or one of four US Presidents homes will be time well spent. Horseback riding from a local stable can be arranged, and a day antique shopping or perusing the small quaint shops located in the Valley towns will yield treasures to take home.

Convenient to Mary Baldwin College, Bridgewater College, James Madison University, and Eastern Mennonite University, and Blue Ridge Community College.

Keywords: private, rural, park-like farm setting, magnificent mountain views, peaceful, spacious cottage, convenient to many attractions


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Well supervised children are welcome. The farm animals include sheep, donkeys, cows, ponies and laying hens. There is playground equipment and space for running and playing, but good supervision is necessary because of the pool and farm environment....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because we have pets of our own, and particularly because of the liability of unfamiliar pets to our farm animals, we ask that you make arrangements to leave your pets at home....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bath with tub and shower adjoins the master bedroom and is located on the second floor. A second bath with shower is located on the first floor and serves the other bedrooms and living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 4 different sitting areas inside cottage, landscaped grounds for walking, multiple outdoor relaxation areas,available yard games, patio area adjacent to the cottage with an eating area, and firepit , access to seasonal vegetable garden, extenstve walking trails through woods...moreless


  • Books:

    Well-stocked library with history, best sellers, and good variety for your pleasure reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Family games, indoor and outdoor, plus cards, chess, and plenty of puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View to the east, Blue Ridge Mountains. View to the west, Appalachian Mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on a beautiful private 175 acre farm close enough to town for convenience, yet far enough out for quiet and privacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Yotel gas heater....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has sofa and chair with game table and 4 chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking area for up to three vehicles adjacent to the cottage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for three vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath, and pool towels provided ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans along with baking pans, crock pot, blender, all included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Several sets of dishes and glassware furnished in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full complement of small appliances, cooking untensils and table ware are provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New gas stove installed in the summer of 2012....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small balcony overlooking pool off master bedroom area....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a seasonal vegetable garden available for guests during their stay....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill on deck of cottage...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large inground salt-water pool adjacent to cottage. Fenced, diving board, 9ft depth....moreless



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$200 $275
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  • Taxes Included


Rates include all linens, taxes and cleaning fees. Any damages beyond normal wear and tear will be charged to the guests' credit card.

Half of the rental fee is due upon confirmation of the reservation with the balance due the week of arrival. Valid Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. Personal checks must clear the bank prior to reservation confirmation. All reservations are made by personal phone call.

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Last updated: 05/10/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Staunton, VA
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Staunton, VA
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten, Wintergreen
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Necessary

The Shenandoah National Park is a short drive away as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. In addition there are a number of vineyards nearby as well as stables for horseback riding. Wonderful restuarants, museums, farmers' markets, antique shops, and the American Shakespeare Company at the Black Friar Theatre are all within a short 20 minute drive. For day trips, Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns, Historic Charlottesville and Lexington are all less than an hour's drive. A fun place for the whole family is the Green Valley Book Fair, open 6 times a year for two weeks. A day on the farm offers trails through the woods for hiking, a large private inground pool for day or evening swimming, a firepit for chilly evenings and making 'smores,' and a variety of farm animals including sheep, ponies, donkeys, cattle, and ten beautiful laying hens, some that lay colored eggs! Brilliant starry skies will amaze you at the end of the day!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We enjoy gardening, antiquing, travelling, music and the outdoors. We have travelled through the British Isles, Europe, the American West, Canada and Mexico but now are content to share our place with other travelers.

Why the Owner Chose Harrisonburg:
It would be hard to find a better location for a vacation rental. For historians, we are in the heart of colonial America and a comfortable drive to the Nation's Capital in Washington, DC. Another direction will take you to the beautiful Atlantic Beaches for a quick overnite stay or a long day's outing. Naturalists will enjoy pristine mountain streams known for exceptional trout fishing, or expansive National forests with mountain lakes. This property is well suited for people who wish to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings of the Valley and mountains, as well as those who wish to visit the myriad of attractions nearby or within short driving distance. It is a perfect place for photographers, artists, musicans, birdwatchers, writers or those simply seeking rest and relaxation. The four distinctive seasons lend themselves uniquely to a vacation anytime of the year. This is a family friendly home with safe outside play areas for children. Our farm menagerie includes donkeys, sheep, cattle, and beautiful laying hens who lay colorful eggs - including green and blue! Our family pets include friendly dogs and cats and two retired ponies. Our guests can enjoy the bounty of our family garden while they are here as well as fresh eggs if they like.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Two of the most strking benefits of staying here are the magnificent morning vistas of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. Often the morning mist outlines the layers of mountain tops that cause you to pause, and often get your camera! Equally as beautiful, are the spectacular starry skies that are displayed on clear, cool nights. With no light polution from urban areas, the starry skies are a sight to behold!

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  • The Cottage at Seven Oaks Farm. Roomy and completely furnished, sleeps 7 adults.

    The Cottage at Seven Oaks Farm. Roomy and completely furnished, sleeps 7 adults.

  • Master bedroom with private bath.

    Master bedroom with private bath.

  • View of kichen area.

    View of kichen area.

  • Main dining area with access to the deck.

    Main dining area with access to the deck.

  • A late autumn snow.

    A late autumn snow.

  • Early risers

    Early risers

  • Ask about the tale of the blue bottle tree in the owner's garden.

    Ask about the tale of the blue bottle tree in the owner's garden.

  • Gazebo - perfect for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a glass of wine.

    Gazebo - perfect for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a glass of wine.

  • An antique courting bench

    An antique courting bench

  • Plenty of parking and space

    Plenty of parking and space

  • Keeping Room - overlooking pool area.

    Keeping Room - overlooking pool area.

  • Master bedroom with balcony and private bath.

    Master bedroom with balcony and private bath.

  • Game table or dining area in the living room.

    Game table or dining area in the living room.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Dining area leading to main living room.

    Dining area leading to main living room.

  • Magnificent views with many options for walking and enjoying the outdoors.

    Magnificent views with many options for walking and enjoying the outdoors.

  • View of the cottage with adjoining pool area.

    View of the cottage with adjoining pool area.

  • Seasonal vegetables for your harvesting.

    Seasonal vegetables for your harvesting.

  • A  .7 of a mile walk 'down' to the bridge at the entrance of the driveway,

    A .7 of a mile walk 'down' to the bridge at the entrance of the driveway,

  • playground.


  • Permanent residents of the farm!

    Permanent residents of the farm!

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