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Cottage With Charm Offers a Comfortable Setting for Relaxation and/or Exploring

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 980 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

This 980 square foot cottage, built in 1900, has been newly renovated and comfortably sleeps 3. It is located on a quiet neighborhood street and has a front yard with large shade trees. The cottage is one level with a generous living area, a double bedroom, and a single bedroom. The kitchen has all new appliances and is stocked with dishes and cookware. In addition to the full bath and half bath there is a washing machine and dryer. Sheets and towels are provided.

You can explore Charles Town easily by walking right out the front door.The streets of the town were laid out in 1786 by Charles Washington, youngest brother of George Washington. In the nearby churchyard, over 80 Washington descendents are buried. In 1859, the still in-use Charles Town Court House was also the site of abolitionist John Brown’s trial and 2 blocks to the south of the cottage is the lot where Brown was hung following his trial and conviction.

In addition to history, Charles Town offers modern attractions. Just a 10 minute walk away, there is a brewery, coffee shop, weekly Farmers Market, and ice cream parlor as well as other shops and several restaurants. Or, thoroughbred horse racing, regular concerts, and a casino are within a 15 minute walk.

Shepherdstown (10 miles to the west) vies with Charles Town when it comes to history. Built on the shores of the Potomac River, this small college town offers a main street of restaurants and shops with the Bavarian Inn on the hill overlooking the river. Across the bridge, is Maryland with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal footpath and the battlefields of Antietam.

Just as Jefferson County got its start as a prime location long ago, it remains a prime location today-- 1.5 hours from Washington D.C. or 45 minutes from Dulles airport. Come to Charles Town as a destination or use it as a base. You will be glad you did!

More Details

Urath Gibson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Urath Gibson

I am a retired teacher and my husband and I own a house next to the cottage. My husband is a federal government employee in Washington and we are often in Charles Town on weekends. We enjoy travelling whether it is abroad or camping in the U.S. We also enjoy gardening, the theatre, and our friends and family.

Urath Gibson purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Urath Gibson chose Charles Town

I grew up in Jefferson County where the cottage is located and in the years since we purchased the house next door, we grew fond of this small footprint of charm next door. We continue to explore the many attractions in the County and enjoy picnics in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a snug, solid feel to it and combines solid craftsmanship with modern updates. Our plan is to work on planting bulbs and perennials in the front and back areas.


Charles Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , nightstand, lamp with charger, overhead fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , two closets, nightstand with lamp, window air conditioner
  • The cottage is one level and the bedrooms are set off the main living area by an arched entrance. With an air conditioner in Bedroom 1 and one in the living room, the house is cool even on a hot day. When cooler temperatures arrive, there is baseboard electric heating.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Charles Town is also the home of a thoroughbred racetrack and casino with table games and slots. There are restaurants in the casino property. A full grocery store is within a 5 minute drive and there are also a number of chain restaurants nearby. During the fall/winter/spring seasons local theatre productions are offered on weekends at the Old Opera House.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Colesville, Maryland


  • 5 of 5

Absolute wonderful. Beautiful little cottage. Very homey. Hosts could not have been nicer and more accommodating. 10 out of 10 experience in every area possible.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have guests who were eager to see a bit of the area as well as excited about a concert which drew them here. Very courteous throughout the booking process and a pleasure all round. Hope to see them again!
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom cottage was a delight. The property was bigger than the photos suggested, with new and/or upgraded amenities throughout. The cottage is presented with an old craftsman style woodwork that is fully restored. The location of the property in the middle of town was very convenient. The beds were low to the ground for the older couple that stayed there (me and my wife), but still comfortable. This property is a "Bring Your Own Entertainment" type of property - there was no TV or radio.

The property owners were very helpful, as we were in town for a wedding and needed extra time and space to assemble a wedding cake. Thank you very much.

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that the cottage worked out for you. It is always nice to have people visit the area and a wedding is definitely a special occasion. While it is not likely that we will have a TV anytime soon, I think a radio is a good idea! Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Abolitionist Ale
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Harpers Ferry

With its close proximity to major roads such as Rt. 340 running north to Frederick, Md. and Rt. 9 that provides access across the mountain from the Washington area, Charles Town is a perfect hub for a visit. It is located in Jefferson County and is one of three must see towns in the County. Nearby Harpers Ferry(6 miles) is a National Historic Park located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. There are exhibits, walking tours, hikes, shops, restaurants and also an Amtrak train station with daily morning and afternoon trains to Washington D.C.

Twelve miles from Charles Town is Shepherdstown overlooking the Potomac River. It is a small college town and German Street has a number of shops and restaurants.

From either Harpers Ferry or Shepherdstown you can also walk or ride bikes along the C&O Canal that runs parallel to the Potomac River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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