'Quietude' Charming Cottage, Sunny Garden Room, Water Gardens & Artist Studio.(42 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 adults, children welcome) central heat/air
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)
Member since: 2011
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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:
- Pets Considered:
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
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
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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
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
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
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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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
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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
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $40 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.3%
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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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
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.
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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.
Well equipped kitchen. Lots of extras, like a popcorn machine.
Dining room with oak dining table and butcher block baker's table.
Game/Reading room with day bed and old piano.
Back bedroom has full/double bed. Handmade quilts for chilly nights.
Sun sails shade the patio in warm months.
Early morning light in the Secret Garden area from living room window
Goldfinches at the newest water garden.
Son-in-law's cabinet shop (on left) in backyard. No employees or customer visits
Quietude Cottage, even quieter in the snow.
View from new garden room windows overlooking water gardens.
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!
Butler's stairs lead from kitchen to second bedroom. Kids love this!
Comfortable furnishings in living room. Flat screen TV, DVD collection, DirecTV
Front bedroom with queen bed, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, TV & DVD player.
Large patio with comfortable furnishings, great place to relax.
BBQ ready! Weber Genesis propane grill. Fire pit too.
Early morning quiet spot above the patio pond.
Quietude (red roof) is in a quiet country community, built up over a century
Along Cider Mill Road. Farm view , near Quietude Cottage
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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