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'Quietude' Charming Cottage, Sunny Garden Room, Water Gardens & Artist Studio.

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Privacy without isolation. Cozy cottage in the country. A home away from home.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 adults, children welcome) central heat/air

Quietude Cottage offers privacy without being isolated. (See Quietude Cottage's FaceBook page for more photos of house and area.) You will love returning to the cottage after your day of exploring the Shenandoah Valley. Located in Mount Sidney, VA, Quietude is a 1920s seven room cottage style house, with original wood floors throughout. Partially open walls in the living areas create an inviting space. A new (Nov. 2016) windowed Garden Room with seating area, swing, breakfast nook, laundry closet and full bath is perfectly situated for watching birds play in the garden ponds and stream. The cottage is located on 1 1/2 acres and there are soothing water features. Take time to swing on the front porch or beside one of the goldfish ponds. (Keep watchful eye over young children around ponds. The ponds are up to two feet deep and the pond liners are extremely slippery.) Relax while watching the fish play or the birds at the feeders, you may even see a bullfrog. Or walk up the hill to the swing in the back yard and enjoy views of the neighboring fields & woods. Enjoy a meal or nap on the comfy sofa on the spacious patio and listen to the music of the waterfall or relax in the nearby hammocks. Flavor up your meal with a few leaves from the herb garden by the patio. (All bed, bath and kitchen linens provided.)

This is a no indoor smoking property.

Pet policy. Sorry, no cats, strong allergy! Dogs considered, contact owner, pet fee for dogs is $10/night/pet.

New furnace, Fall 2013, fuels the central heat. New central air conditioning Summer 2014!
New solid maple kitchen countertops, March 2014
New solid oak dining room table, October 2014
The two bedrooms and the bath are upstairs. Linens provided. The front bedroom has a Queen bed, raised ceiling, ceiling fan and TV with DVD player. The second bedroom has a double bed, TV with DVD player and unique butler's stairs to kitchen. There is a shared full bath with tub/shower off the common hallway.
Second full bath with curbless shower is located on the first floor.
A twin daybed is available downstairs in the reading/game room. A twin size air mattress is also available (built-in electric plug in for inflating.)

Bring your favorite DVDs or watch a movie from my collection on the 40' Flat Screen TV in the living room. Basic DirecTV as well.
Washer and dryer are available for your use in the new garden room.
You are welcome to use one of my handmade quilts if the nights are cool. My original oil and watercolor paintings decorate the house.
The house and location are perfect for Cyclists, JMU/Bridgewater/EMU/MBC parents, Hikers, or Sightseers. The area is a favorite for road cyclists with an amazing number of paved backroads. A county road map is available at the house.
In the Area:
Nearby Staunton has been honored by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of 'America's Greatest Main Streets!'
Joel Salatin's PolyFace Farm is 1/2 hour away.
The American Shakespeare Company performs works of the Bard in a beautiful re-creation of the BlackFriars Theatre in downtown Staunton.
ShenanArts, stellar community theatre, presents shows throughout the year in Staunton. Oak Grove Theatre in Verona and Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro also offer excellent community theatre.
Art Galleries, Restaurants & Wonderful Historic Architecture in Downtown Staunton.
Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park) meet atop Afton Mountain @ 30 minutes away. Appalachian Trail passes along those mountains too.
Nearby Dayton is home to a community of Old Order Mennonite families who use horse and buggy transportation.
Keywords: Farmhouse, Country Community, Water Gardens, Artist's Studio, Central Air, Children Welcome, Dogs Considered (pet fee)

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair, provided. Sandbox with trucks, etc. Inside toys, books, kid's DVDs Outside toys (old) include wagon, big wheel, tricycle. Kids movies (DVDs) TVs in living room and in both bedrooms will pay DVDs. *** Not childproofed - crawlers, toddlers and young children will need constant monitoring around water gardens (picket fencing will help) and must not be allowed near the road. Not a lot of traffic, but people don't poke along on this road! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No indoor smoking. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs considered, pet fee $10/night/pet. Sorry, no cats ... allergic. No other type of pets... dogs only. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    1 step at back door. Bedrooms and one bath are up a full flight of stairs Only bed on first floor is in game/reading room which is open with no doors. New full bath on first floor has curbless shower. Full first floor and garden room have same, level floors. Studio has a 3 inch step to back room....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • not a bedroom, but a twin daybed is available : 1 twin/ single

    Daybed/downstairs game room/ 2 twin air mattresses available...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Raised ceiling, ceiling fan. TV/DVD. Handmade quilts. Linens...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    TV DVD player. Linens...moreless

  • All linens provided. Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1). Twin Air Mattresses (2) available. Bedrooms are upstairs on second level. Twin day bed (1) in open room (no doors) on downstairs level. Two twin air matresses available.Can accommodate 5-6 adults. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    heated towel rack...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    downstairs on first level in garden room. Shower is curbless...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Relax by the water gardens and enjoy the goldfish, birds and sound of waterfalls. Inviting front porch with swing, rocking chairs and table for two. Love the new garden room, complete with breakfast nook, conversation seating & swing!!, full bath and laundry closet. Think you'll love it too! Nap or read on the great patio sofa! Swings... on the front porch, in the garden room. Washer and dryer in garden room. Bedrooms and one full bathroom are upstairs. Second full bath with curbless shower downstairs in garden room.Central heat (new furnace Oct. 2013) and central air conditioning (new spring 2014). I love to bake and cook in the kitchen, especially with updated appliances and most recently, new solid maple countertops, crafted and installed by my son-in-law. And love using my baker's table for bread making, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small trading library in reading/game room and bedrooms. Take one/leave one....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    TV/DVD player in living room and both bedrooms. (No DirecTV in bedrooms.) ...moreless

  • Games:

    variety of board games, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs, mostly classical and an old piano so you can make your own music...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with DVR. Guests are responsible for any PayPerView and any Internet data overages created by the streaming/downloads. (No DirecTV in bedrooms.)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose Wave radio/CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    DirecTV with DVR, 40' flat screen TV with DVD player in living room. 100+ collection of DVDs. TVs in bedrooms with DVD (NO DirecTV). Guests are responsible for PayPerView and any Internet data overage...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys in game/reading room. Outside toys in garage/shed. Sandbox with toys. Pawley's Island rope hammock beside sandbox for relaxing while supervising toddlers :)....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    100+ DVD movies, mostly chic flicks, several kid's movies/videos...moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    New oak table with antique, assorted ladder back chairs. Fabric table cloths, placemats & napkins provided. Baker's table "made by me" from authentic old butcher's block and iron threaded pipe....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air conditioning, thermostat controlled, installed in April 2014....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in laundry closet in garden room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Whole house forced air duct heat - gas furnace, thermostat controlled. New furnace installed October 2013....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi with limited data (1 G/week) available. Verizon Broadband Router. Charge for data overage, $15/G. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, pillows, blankets, homemade quilts. bath towels, kitchen towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable furnishings, DirecTV with DVR, 40' flat screen TV with DVD player. Ceiling fan....moreless

  • Parking:

    in driveway in Circle drive in front yard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Circle drive in front yard....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Home phone (wireless) with unlimited local and US long distance calling. Phones in dining & game rooms and front bedroom. No more worries about cell phone coverage in the house. (Verizon gets 2-3 bars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels provided for use in house only. A few old towels in upstairs bath cabinet (lower shelves) may be used if needed....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in laundry closet in garden room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    nothing fancy, just a Mr. Coffee. filters provided a small coffee grinder too. An electric tea pot for heating water and an "English" porcelain tea pot for brewing....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    doesn't have everything, just everything you'll need. Revere Ware pot/pan set, USA PANS cookie sheets, generic pizza pans, non-stick skillets, and more....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped I like kitchen "stuff" so lots of odd extras!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    gas range, fridge w/icemaker/dispenser, microwave, dishwasher, pots/pans, dishes, etc. POPCORN MACHINE (with sample supplies). You provide the groceries. A few staples are provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    1200W with Inverter (cooks evenly) ...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas, part of range unit...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Supply of flour, sugar, coffee, tea, salt/pepper, spices , etc. provided....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio with table & chairs, large comfy patio sofa, glider and fire pit. Patio has water feature & herb garden. Guests may snip herbs for cooking. A nice, new gas grill. Hammocks nearby,...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Rustic grape arbor in back yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 1/2 acres, water gardens, herb garden & grape arbor....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis 3 burner propane gas grill (new Sept. 2015)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Property is located @ 30 minutes from Massanutten & 45 minutes-1 hour from Wintergreen Ski Resorts (no skis or snowboards provided at house)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Independence Week
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$210
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.3%

Notes:

Reservations are on a FIRST PAY, FIRST BOOK basis. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. All reservations require confirmation from owner.

Dogs only. No cats!

There is a refundable $250 security deposit to be paid by check. The check is not deposited, but simply returned if the house is left in the same condition as on arrival, no data overage & guests depart by 11 a.m. on checkout day.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Ciro's Pizza

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  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

    "Fly in to the valley, pick up your Avis, Budget & Hertz rental car & enjoy your stay at Quie..."

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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah Valley Regional
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Staunton or Harrisonburg, VA
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ingleside, Verona, VA
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack, Staunton, VA
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-81
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
in Verona, VA
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Search for Quietude Cottage on FaceBook for more photos of property and surrounding areas.

Joel Salatin's PolyFace Farm is a half-hour from Quietude Cottage. This nationally known organic farm is open to the public. Several of Quietude's guests have reported enjoying visits to PolyFace.

Sunspots in Staunton, see glassblowing in the studio, browse or purchase beautiful, artful gifts. Try your hand at glassblowing too.

Nearby Staunton has been honored by various awards:

National Trust for Historic Preservation as a 'Great American Main Street'

Smithsonian magazine as #10 on their list of 'Best Towns in America'.

Travel + Leisure magazine as one of 'America's Greatest Main Streets!'

Nearby are Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, George Washington National Forest

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am an artist with many interests. I like to travel and paint. But I also enjoy home projects and gardening. I am retired and can choose what I want to do each day. I have grandchildren in Virginia and California, so I like to spend time on each coast. Hiking and kayaking are favorite activities. When you stay in my Quietude Cottage, you will see evidence of my varied endeavors and interests.

Why the Owner Chose Mt Sidney, VA, USA:
North Carolina natives, our family visited the Shenandoah Valley often when my children were young. My daughter lives about a mile from this house, so it is a natural, easy place for me to stay when I'm in Virginia. I love the beauty of the Valley and there are so many ways to enjoy your time here. Lots of wineries have developed over the past few years and they are fun to visit. Easy access to the Blue Ridge mountains, National Forests, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Charlottesville is a bonus.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tranquility. I find it beside water. I like having the water features near the living room window so in warm weather, with the windows open, I hear the water falling into the pond and in winter I enjoy viewing the water or ice. Visiting birds like the water too! Bird feeders help assure lots of birds in spring & summer and some year round. The area is quiet and that contributes to the peaceful atmosphere. Again, the house and outside areas offer privacy without isolation. I think the house and yard are beautiful and have enjoyed projects that sustain and improve on that beauty. Have lots more projects on my list! Downtown Staunton is a favorite place to visit. I particularly like the art galleries and restaurants.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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Photos

  • Privacy without isolation.  Cozy cottage in the country. A home away from home.

    Privacy without isolation. Cozy cottage in the country. A home away from home.

  • Garden room swing for birdwatching and a breakfast nook. Wood floors throughout.

    Garden room swing for birdwatching and a breakfast nook. Wood floors throughout.

  • Well equipped kitchen. Lots of extras, like a popcorn machine.

    Well equipped kitchen. Lots of extras, like a popcorn machine.

  • Dining room with oak dining table and butcher block baker's table.

    Dining room with oak dining table and butcher block baker's table.

  • Game/Reading room with day bed and old piano.

    Game/Reading room with day bed and old piano.

  • Back bedroom has full/double bed. Handmade quilts for chilly nights.

    Back bedroom has full/double bed. Handmade quilts for chilly nights.

  • Sun sails shade the patio in warm months.

    Sun sails shade the patio in warm months.

  • Early morning light in the Secret Garden area from living room window

    Early morning light in the Secret Garden area from living room window

  • Goldfinches at the newest water garden.

    Goldfinches at the newest water garden.

  • Son-in-law's cabinet shop (on left) in backyard. No employees or customer visits

    Son-in-law's cabinet shop (on left) in backyard. No employees or customer visits

  • Quietude Cottage, even quieter in the snow.

    Quietude Cottage, even quieter in the snow.

  • View from new garden room windows overlooking water gardens.

    View from new garden room windows overlooking water gardens.

  • Chat space on patio side of garden room. Vintage Haywood-Wakefield rattan   set.

    Chat space on patio side of garden room. Vintage Haywood-Wakefield rattan set.

  • Come sit a spell on the porch Rockers or Swing. Rock your worries away!

    Come sit a spell on the porch Rockers or Swing. Rock your worries away!

  • Butler's stairs lead from kitchen to second bedroom. Kids love this!

    Butler's stairs lead from kitchen to second bedroom. Kids love this!

  • Comfortable furnishings in living room. Flat screen TV,  DVD collection, DirecTV

    Comfortable furnishings in living room. Flat screen TV, DVD collection, DirecTV

  • Front bedroom with queen bed, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, TV & DVD player.

    Front bedroom with queen bed, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, TV & DVD player.

  • Large patio with comfortable furnishings, great place to relax.

    Large patio with comfortable furnishings, great place to relax.

  • BBQ ready!  Weber Genesis propane grill. Fire pit too.

    BBQ ready! Weber Genesis propane grill. Fire pit too.

  • Early morning quiet spot above the patio pond.

    Early morning quiet spot above the patio pond.

  • Quietude (red roof) is in a quiet country community, built up over a century

    Quietude (red roof) is in a quiet country community, built up over a century

  • Along Cider Mill Road.
Farm view , near Quietude Cottage

    Along Cider Mill Road. Farm view , near Quietude Cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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