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Beautiful Home Overlooking Shenandoah River

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms/3.5 baths, sleeps 7...or up to 11 if renting additional guest house

The Play Garden is a charming newly renovated country home located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in historic Clarke County, Virginia. Nestled in the heart of Horse/Hunt country, the house is surrounded by wineries and historic sites lying just over an hour west of Washington, DC, 10 min from Millwood, 10 min from Berryville, 20 min from Upperville , 25 min from Middleburg, VA and 20 min from Winchester, VA. The Main house was built in 1908 as the primary residence of a local family. It has had two family owners subsequently who have maintained it with loving care, and is completely renovated...

Amenities include a large stone terrace with a million-dollar view of the curving Shenandoah River, as well a swimming pool and total privacy from the outside world. The Main house has three bedrooms (one King, one queen, and one with twin beds), a sleeper sofa in the den, two full baths, two half baths, and a large kitchen with double oven, electric range, etc
The optional Guest house has one full bath, a king bedroom and 2 sleeper sofas. Both are tastefully furnished..Guest house can not be rented by itself, rather in addition to Main house..the property is equipped with wireless internet, satellite tv, net flix, plastic kayaks for adults and kids, inner tubes, games for adults/kids, and more...

There is easy access to horseback riding for all ages, horse events (Blue Ridge Hunt and Upperville Horse Show) many wineries, hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, tubing, Civil War battlefields, great restaurants, lots of antique stores, as well public tennis and golf.

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking allowed outdoors on the porch...ashtrays provided...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we have an extra deposit for pets, and an small extra fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • bedroom, separate guest house: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • MAIN house: 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size bed, 2 single beds , and 1 sleeper sofa GUEST house which can be rented in addition has 1 King size bed and 2 sleeper sofas..ask about rate for guest house if interested...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • wine/beverage cooler, hairdryer, game closet for kids of all ages, 7 plastic kayaks, inner tubes, 2 bikes...moreless


  • Books:

    a nice collection of books in the den/library/tv room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    5 total flat screen TV's with 200 channels via satellite and netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    2 self contained iPod/iphone stations...moreless

  • Television:

    4 tvs in main house, 1 tv in guest house...moreless

  • Toys:

    various lawn games like croquet , bacci ball, etc...moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    Village of Millwood,Va circa 1792, is 3 miles away, 10 min drive...moreless

  • Water View:

    Our property goes right up to the Shenandoah River, and the house sits on top of a plateau looking out over the river with the Blue Ridge Mountains lying just across...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    more dining on the porch...seats up to 12...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    there is ample parking as well a single carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    and electric teapot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen in main house: double oven, seating for 9 at breakfast table and counter...The kitchen in the guest house seats 4 and more dining on the porch...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    upon request and signing a waiver...hybrid mountain bikes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor dining for up to 12 on the river view porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    various public courses in the general area, including Jack Nicholas course near Middleburg...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Apr 15 - Nov 14, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.3%


Rates do not include the guest house. Additional rate of $85 - $110 per night depending on date or $510 - $660 per week plus additional $50 for cleaning. Guest house is only available for rent to people who are already renting the main house. It will not be rented out without the main house.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ashby Inn and Restaurant

Car: Recommended


harper's ferry

civil war battlefield tours

revolutionary war sites

horse shows

horseback riding

skyline drive





fine dining


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1920

About: I'm one of the family owners, including my brother and 4 cousins

Why Boyce, VA, USA:
was my great uncle's house

The Unique Benefits at this House:
the view and the general area

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • Looking over the Shenandoah River

    Looking over the Shenandoah River

  • looking up to the house from the river road

    looking up to the house from the river road

  • the beautiful Shenandoah River

    the beautiful Shenandoah River

  • looking out towards south from house

    looking out towards south from house

  • View from the pool

    View from the pool

  • living room with fireplace

    living room with fireplace

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • panoramic picture from porch

    panoramic picture from porch

  • the kitchen breakfast area

    the kitchen breakfast area

  • Porch overlooking river

    Porch overlooking river

  • winter view from porch

    winter view from porch

  • North view from the porch

    North view from the porch

  • North Garden Steps

    North Garden Steps

  • Pool


  • the dining room looking into the living room

    the dining room looking into the living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • den/library with pull out couch and 1/2 bath

    den/library with pull out couch and 1/2 bath

  • Kitchen


  • more of kitchen

    more of kitchen

VRBO #219948

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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