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'Best Value' : WATERFRONT! $50 OFF DECEMBER bookings: Shenandoah Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8)/50 miles north of Skyline Dr


Clean & Comfortable! This property is truly special.

VRBO 'BEST VALUE' : River Views...hear the rapids

The Riverhouse sits on a quiet, scenic stretch of the Shenandoah River. It's inside a rustic, gated community on it's own private lane.



Located just 15 minutes from historic Middleburg, Virginia, this cottage retreat on 8 acres of property is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and enjoys real privacy.

Turn Key: We provide all fresh linens and towels, paper & plastic goods, spices, condiments, kitchen ware, etc.


$295 per night/$1900 per week...ask about specials/discounts.

Feel free to use the new washer/dryer. Your getaway should be carefree!

You'll truly escape. Blue herons, bald eagles, owls, wild turkeys, jays and cardinals call The Riverhouse home too.

Don't let the dirt road fool you, this is a private, gated community and the home sits far back on a secluded lane.

Allow an extra 10 minutes travel along our 15 mph country road.

Just over an hour from D.C./ 45 minutes from Dulles Airport.

Our country road has a 15 mph speed be ready to take your time!

In the heart of horse & wine country: Vineyards and wineries host seasonal festivals, tours, tastings and live music. Families, parties & children welcome. Many are pet friendly too.

Host a gals weekend, summer vacation, quiet get-away, family gathering or a Thanksgiving celebration. Grab our kayaks, canoe or tubes and spend a few peaceful hours floating or paddling the Shenandoah. Sink into the cozy couches and steal an afternoon nap. At night, sit by the fire pit under the stars.

Romantic for two...too.

The cottage has a quaint loft, sunroofs, ceiling fans and two decks overlooking the Shenandoah River. Spring, summer, winter or fall--when the leaves are on fire-- this spot is a simple slice of heaven. Many repeat clients, so book early, especially during peak and holiday weeks.

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Let's plan your Getaway!

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Keywords: Riverfront home on 8 acres of woods

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Jennifer

We are accessed by 3 miles of gravel country road that had an abundance of wildlife. Note the strict 15 mph speed limit. We are perched above the beautiful wide Shenandoah River, with a bit of a steep climb from the private landing right on our property.

Why Jennifer chose Boyce

We can breathe here! No traffic, no neighbors or street lights and a world away from DC. You are in the woods...surrounded by woods and water! Ahhhhhh.

We bought this 2nd home for our family and children. We're now putting 2 through college!

What makes this house unique

The cottage is also 20 minute drive to the Appalachian Trail. A hiking paradise!

Middleburg offers great boutique shopping. From fine clothing & jewelry, to fancy toiletries, gourmet meats and take-home meal, visit this lovely town on the way to some of the wineries. There's even a special store for the furry member of your family.

Berryville is a step back in time. Grab an ice cream cone or a latte.

You are 20 minutes from the nearest grocery store. You pack in your goodies and we provide the fresh linens, towels, paper goods, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Riverhouse on the Shenandoah is having another blockbuster summer.

The 2012 calendar booked solid in June...and ony a few weeks are available in July & August. September is fully booked and the Fall leaf-peepers are starting to inquire earlier too!

We want to thank our repeat guests who've told us this fabulous, little home has become a 'best kept secret'. We are now adding a beautiful, full bathroom to our newly renovated Master suite addition.

We will be adding our guestbook comments on this website soon...and also check out : for more pictures :D
Jul 2011
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Boyce House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Ensuite- Newly renovated!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Just renovated August 2017!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , Loft & ladder is not for small children
  • 2 Queen size Beds (main floor) 1 Double bed (loft) 1 Twin bed (main floor) Twin Bunk Beds (main floor) *Pack N Play crib available upon request (8 guests max.)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Kayaks and canoe provided to guests. Private gated community, but the dirt roads make this a rustic, private retreat. 4x4 recommended, especially in inclement weather. Please see our adress on the google map provided to familiarize yourself with our exact location. We are on th Shenandoah River, an hour north of Skyline Drive.


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'Best Value' : WATERFRONT! $50 OFF DECEMBER bookings: Shenandoah Waterfront
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous Family Get Away - owners very caring

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving at the house and had a fabulous time. It was centrally located for our adult children to meet us and spend some quality time. My husband and I did the 10 hour drive this time, but it gave us so much more time with our kids and it is beautiful country.

The house is remote but only 25 min from conveniences and that is what we wanted. We went into town nearly every day for some reason or to explore. The Virginia Arboretum is well worth the visit and pet friendly as well. We bought a fantastic pie at a place recommended by the owner.

The beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked with just what we needed to cook Thanksgiving dinner for 6. We loved that we could bring our 2 dogs and they loved it too. We enjoyed the deck, walk down to the river and long walks down the driveway and road as well as romping in the woods with the dogs.

The owner was wonderful she answered all my questions and even called to be sure we found it in the dark. Great instructions in the contract and in the house. It is remote so don't expect to have an electronic stay. Cell connection is spotty but it can be done from certain parts of the house for short periods of time.

Plenty of stores and restaurants within 30 min from the house. Most of the time is on the driveway and road. The speed limit is low for a reason. The road and drive are unpaved but very well maintained. Do the road and owners a favor and take it slow - there is plenty to look at!

We look forward to returning to the house at some point.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Customer Service..beyond five stars!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a stay for the fall of 2016 to be near family before and after Thanksgiving. All of my

contact with the owner was excellent, questions answered in every detail and quick response. Everything

was booked but then my husband had a back problem that in the end needed surgery. A travelers nightmare

when you need to cancel but NOT the case with the owners of the 'Riverhouse'. The owner was very understanding and refunded our deposit without an issue. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope to visit the 'Riverhouse' in 2017 !

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york

Amazing riverside escape!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I booked this house as a weekend getaway in the off chance it would be warmer in Virginia than New York in April and we lucked out with great weather and a really easy booking process with Jennifer. The house was perfect and immaculate and the location really can't be beat if you are looking for a getaway and some river time. We were able to take the kayaks out and did some fishing but it would be even more amazing to come in the summer when you can take a raft out and float down the river. We brought our dog along and she loved it as well, there are no close neighbors and no river traffic at all that time of year so we felt like we were alone in the middle of nowhere which was exactly what we were looking for. Jennifer had some great suggestions on places to visit within a 30 minute drive and we were able to spend a gorgeous day winery hopping (our favorite was cobbler mountain cellars which was very dog friendly and had wine and tons of ciders to try) but wish we would have packed a picnic because that definitely seemed like the thing everyone was doing. We also had some great food at Hunter's head in Upperville and also traveled up north a bit to check out catoctin creek distillery and Market burger-all of which I would also recommend. While we were at the house there were some minor issues that came up that Jennifer was able to help us trouble shoot quickly even though she was traveling herself that weekend which was great as well. She was very accommodating and we couldn't have asked for a better weekend getaway. We will definitely be visiting again and recommending this place to friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

Escape to the woods

  • 5 of 5

This home was really wonderful. I took my hubby and three kids (14, 10, & 9). We went during Spring break and it was still cooler so we didn't use the boats or the fire pit, but we did enjoy fishing and hiking. We also went to the State Park near, but I'd love to come back with my girlfriend for the wine tours in the area. There is something truly magical about being away from it all and it was a great escape for us from the hustle and bustle of the DC area. We would definitely come back . Jen the owner was really great and we stayed in touch throughout our stay. I've never met her in person, but it felt like I knew her. She was so accommodating and really wanted to make sure we had a great time there. Thanks for everything! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it so much going back for a third stay this summer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented this house for a week for the past two summers. I just confirmed our booking for this summer as well! This house is perfect - private, serene, well cared for, comfortable, very clean, and has gorgeous views with easy access to the water. Our friends thought it was strange for us to pay to stay at a place that is only 45 minutes from where we live. But, this house has everything that we are looking for: water views and sounds of the river from the deck, access to a river which is clean and the perfect depth for floating in our giant vacation raft or letting our corgi wade in the shallows :-), and privacy - although you can see the river from the house, it is very difficult to see the house from the river. I have stayed in other rentals before that make me uncomfortable due to personal items and photographs scattered throughout. This rental is well-decorated and cozy - it feels like home without the odd feeling that you are invading someone else' s personal space. This allows us to truly relax and enjoy the visit. The owner is extremely easy to deal with and always thinking ahead to make certain things are just right for our visit. I am already looking forward to our week at The Riverhouse this coming summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Give us more stars!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this incredible house for the Thanksgiving weekend in 2015. This was our first trip to Virginia's horse country. As other reviewers have mentioned the house, the views, the location and the amenities are exceptional. We are going to attempt to round up our adult children for a week's vacation this year. This is the best VRBO I've experienced. Bar none.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Va Rt 50
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Private landing/beach
Car: necessary

Use our four kayaks and explore! Winery tours and tastings nearby. Restaurants & shops.

Saturdays/Summertime: Vintage & biplane air show, Twilight Polo matches (Great Meadow)

Orchards: Peach, apple, berry picking (seasonal)

Fishing, bird watching and privacy! Located 1 hour north of Shenandoah Nat'l Park in the wilderness. Private community pool 5 min. away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Fresh linens & Amenities $0
Pet Fee $95

Ask about our great discounts!
We offer couples a rate of $195 per night, on a one week stay.
Our mid-week deals also start at $195 per night.
Weekends /Quick Getaways ($295 per night)

Our standard rate is $295 per night-- 3 night minium or $1900 per week.
Summertime books solid & the calendar updates once a week, so please email inquiry thru VRBO. Enjoy!

We prefer personal check or PayPal, but will take credit card payments. Refundable security deposits should be a check that we would mail back to you after departure inspection. All we ask is that you leave our home as you found it. And no worries, we'll take care of the dirty laundry for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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