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Last updated: 11/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

THE HOUSE ON WATER STREET

WE HAVE RETIRED. THE HOUSE IS NOW CLOSED.

Flexible pricing varies with number of people and number of days. Contact us for fee schedule. vrbo instate quote is not accurate. or look here on vrbo:
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Enjoy romantic cozy elegance and total privacy in our renovated, 1900 village farmhouse located along the banks of the Thornton River in historic Sperryville, Virginia, in the foothills of the luminous Blue Ridge Mountains. This fully furnished, spacious four bedroom, two bathroom home is perfect for a getaway with friends and family…and only 60 miles from the D.C. Beltway.

Enjoy the stars in our dark skies while you sit on the front porch, lulled by the gentle sounds of the river. The historic village of Sperryville has no stop lights, no malls, but so much to do. Visit 8 wineries, all within a few minutes of The House on Water Street. Hike Shenandoah National Park. Dine at the famous five star Inn at Little Washington. Walk across the footbridge over the Thornton River to The Schoolhouse where you will find Headmaster's Pub with live music every Friday and Saturday night and Schoolhouse Nine, a par three golf course. Stroll 10 minutes down to the other end of Water Street and immerse yourself in over 16 art galleries, explore 30,000 Sq. feet of antiques at Copper Fox Antiques, take a unique tour of Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery, delight in professional photography at Old Rag Gallery. Bring your cooler and stock up on grass fed beef, pastured pork, etc., at Heritage Hollow Farm Store. Enjoy craft beer at Pen Druid Brewery. Around the corner from The House on Water Street, on Main Street, enjoy gourmet, but casual dining at the Thornton River Grille and excellent pizza from Rudy’s. Also on Main Street peruse the artists represented at Long View Gallery and Sperryville Pottery. Drop in yoga is available at Stonewall Abbey Yoga in a converted exquisite historic church, also on Main Street. Stop at Creekside Bakery to indulge your sweet tooth or for lunch or at Before and After for cappuccino and more.

Bring your cooler and shop at the farm store, Heritage Hollow famous for the finest grassed beef, pastured pork and lamb. Farmland for this store surrounds the heart of Sperryville.

Total privacy. You have full and private use of the house. We provide complete concierge services and a continental breakfast is left in the house for you. Our services range from the most indulgent to the most exciting and challenging. Your weekend can be as active or restful as you desire. We offer guided hikes in Shenandoah National Park that range from easy to world class level canyoneering experiences. Our partner, Shenandoah Mountain Guides, was named Best in the South by Southern Living Magazine, Jan 2011. Enjoy hiking on your own and wild life viewing in Shenandoah National Park, just ten minutes away. Experience the peace of our hills and mountains with horseback riding. Enjoy lunch/dinner or Sunday brunch at the Thornton River Grille (two minute walk), or Griffin Tavern and the Public House, in Flint Hill (both are just minutes away).

WE have chefs who can provide your group with a gourmet Farm House dinner. Design your own menu which may include grass fed meats, fresh organic vegetables from local farm. The Corner Store, a step back in time, has basic groceries, excellent meat/fish and an extensive wine and gourmet cheese selection.

The House on Water Street is a perfect setting for small family gatherings, weekend with friends or business planning retreats. We can help you schedule a variety of activities such as visiting award winning wineries, stained glass workshop, group party at Sperryville Pottery, yoga, massage and spa services, herbal discovery, creating art from nature, hiking, drumming circles. Pre-wedding activity: Ideal for peaceful alternative 'bachelorette' parties. Enjoy your stay at The House on Water Street where the bride and bridesmaids can just hang out, or schedule some of the activities above.

A self-serve continental breakfast is left in the house for you to fix at your leisure.

Extended Rental Available

Are you looking for an extended stay? Consider having the entire furnished house and property reserved just for you for one, two, three months…or more. You can stay full time or steal away from the city as often as you wish. Enjoy the quiet of winter in front of the glass window stove or explore the mountains in any season.

An extended stay will continue to include all utilities, tv, wifi, phone and yard maintenance. For only $3900 per month + tax. The House on Water Street can be yours alone. Security deposit and check out cleaning fee required.


Keywords: Two-Story, Single-Family Home, 4 Bedroom; 2 Bath, wineries, art, antiques, hike , Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    For very young children the stairs will present a challenge to parents for safety....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    This is a first floor bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    we have an extra twin bed that we can set up in this room....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Antique Brass Bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Antique brass beds; an additional bed is available, if needed, Baby Cribs (1); one port-a-crib; high chair....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

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  • First floor bathroom has a ceramic tile shower in addition to the claw foot tub. Second floor bathroom has a conventional tub/shower. New tankless hot water system assures a continuous supply of hot water for baths and showers of all guests....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Eliptical trainer for your use. Heart Pine Floors Two Bathrooms: second floor with conventional Tub/Shower; first floor w/Claw Foot Tub and custom built ceramic tile shower. The stairs in this house are steep, consistent with turn-of-the-century construction...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV- flat screen TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Available on request....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    From the house, take the footbridge over the Thornton River and you are at Schoolhouse Nine, a par three golf course, School House Nine, by designers Michael McCartin and Brett Hochstein....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are located in the foothills of the luminous Blue Ridge Mountains and just minutes to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Dirve....moreless

  • Rural:

    Charming village in a rural setting....moreless

  • Village:

    Main Street is more residential that commercial. However, you will find Creekside Bakery, Thornton River Grille, The Corner Store, Rudy's Pizza, Stonewall Abbey Yoga, Hopkins Aleworks and art gallery...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room table expands to accommodate 8 guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air conditioning/new in 2014...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL with WIFI...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical Trainer...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    yes...moreless

  • Garage:

    two car garage -open bay...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Glass front Vermont Castings Propane log stove - very cozy!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hi speed internet/ DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    YES...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very comfortable furniture....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Very, very limited. Only available in some parts of the county. Don't count on it. We don't have it. No cell towers....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 bay open door garage and parking area adjacent to the house...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room in parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    You can make unlimited local and long distance (US) calls on the house phone. 540 987-9720 NB No cell service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for your use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI is fully available for your use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Gourmet farm house dinners available. Our chefs use locally grown vegetables and fruit in season and local grass fed beef, lamb, pastured pork from Heritage Hollow Farm and other local farms....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart coffee maker and espresso coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with pots and pans, utensils, dish soap, plastic wrap, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with country sink. Tea/coffee and full self-sevice continental brakfast provided. ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    This country house has a front porch with bench and old gliding metal swing sofa....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Better than a gazebo. This is a converted Spring House with double glass doors/windows. Great for sipping evening wine or morning tea....moreless

  • Golf:

    Schoolhouse Nine over the Thornton River, accessed by footbridge....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available nearby on the Shenandoah River...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Comfortable furniture on the lawn under the shade of a large tree....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts in the County park....moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7.3%

Notes:

Sorry, but the quote that VRBO sent to you is obviously not correct. The new VRBO “instant quote” system is totally incompatible with my flexible pricing system of eleven years. Our flexible rates vary with the number of guests and the number of days.

Guests.........|.1 night..|.2 nights |.3 nights |.4-7 nights

1-2 persons.|.XXX.....|.$ 400.....|.$ 600....|.$ 900

3-4 persons.|.XXX.....|.$ 700.....|.$1000....|.$1200

5-6 persons.|.XXX.....|.$ 900.....|.$1300....|.$1500

7-8 persons.|.$800.....|.$1200....|.$1600....|.$1900

State and local tax will be added to the fee above. Cleaning fee $100.00.

This includes a complete continental breakfast left in the house for you to prepare and enjoy at your leisure. Check in 4 p.m. and check out 10 a.m.

Visa and Master Card accepted. 50% deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due one week prior to arrival.

No pets allowed.

Minimum two nights.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Headmaster's Pub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Schoolhouse Nine
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 211
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thornton River Grille, Creekside Bakery

Car: Recommended

Visit many art galleries, including Haley Fine Art Gallery, Middle Street Gallery, River District Art and Old Rag Gallery ...all just a stroll away. Copper Fox Antiques houses 30000 sq. feet of treasures. Don't miss the tour of Copper Fox Distillery, Pen Druid Brewery and Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works.....all three a short walk and you never have to worry about driving. Live music every Friday and Saturday at Headmaster's Pub (just over the foot bridge) and often Picking Parties at Pen Druid on Thursday evenings. Triple Oak Bakery, gourmet gluten free bakery, just 1.5 niles away. Dine at the Inn at Little Washington. We can personalize your visit with visits to award winning wineries, massages, spa services, pottery and photography classes, yoga, drumming circles, etc, All are within five minutes of Water Street, or at the house, Live performances and movies at The Theatre in Washington, Virginia, seven minutes from the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Ray and Barbara, born and raised in Rome, N.Y., went off to Syracuse U and Georgetown U, respectively, and developed separate family and careers in Manhatten and Alexandria. We reconnected at our 40th HS reunion in 2000, began dating a few months later and married in 2004. Barbara continues a parttime psychotherapy practice and Ray, a retired engineer, pursues his photography with vigor. In addition to each other, our primary love in life is our children and grandchildren. We delight in introducing guests to the charm of life in Sperryville and Rappahannock County.

Why the Owner Chose Sperryville, VA, USA:
Our original intention was to perk up this old house and rent it out. As we gutted and renovated this village farm house in 2004, its charm, warmth and vitality revealed itself and captivated our hearts. We decided that sharing it with visitors suited this house more than a mere rental. So we hung my mother's chandelier in the dining room, set up her double brass bed upstairs and started from there. The rest is history.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will be totally comfortable in The House on Water Street. This quiet street is defined by the Thornton River, whose clean waters and trickling sounds calm all who stay here. Ray and I will help you arrange a weekend that suits your needs, if you like. Since we do not live there you will have total privacy, but we are but 1.5 miles and a phone call away if you need us. We have complete information on all the activities and amenities of the County. A complete continental breakfast is left in the house for you.


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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

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Photos

  • Living room with glass front stove.

    Living room with glass front stove.

  • The House on Water Street

    The House on Water Street

  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.

    Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.  Above the bed, sheet embroidered 1940 by my Nonna.

    Bedroom with queen bed. Above the bed, sheet embroidered 1940 by my Nonna.

  • Relax in 'The Spring House'

    Relax in 'The Spring House'

  • The Spring House

    The Spring House

  • Girlfriend Getaway - gourmet dinner at the house. Guest photo.

    Girlfriend Getaway - gourmet dinner at the house. Guest photo.

  •  Gourmet Dinner. Submitted by, and used with permission, of guests.

    Gourmet Dinner. Submitted by, and used with permission, of guests.

  • Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa

    Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa

  • Chef Sylvie Rowan Seared Scallops with Vanilla Bean Dusting, brown butter

    Chef Sylvie Rowan Seared Scallops with Vanilla Bean Dusting, brown butter

  • First floor bedroom with queen mattress.

    First floor bedroom with queen mattress.

  • Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.

    Second floor bedroom with queen mattress.

  • Second floor bedroom with full mattress on antique brass bed.

    Second floor bedroom with full mattress on antique brass bed.

  • Spacious back yard

    Spacious back yard

  • Winter View

    Winter View

  • Fioncchio Salvatico growing in the garden

    Fioncchio Salvatico growing in the garden

  • Chef Bertukan Kassa at the house. Guest photo.

    Chef Bertukan Kassa at the house. Guest photo.

  • Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa

    Dessert by Chef Bertukan Kassa

  • Fall in back yard. Submitted by a guest.

    Fall in back yard. Submitted by a guest.

  • Ray and Barbara in Staletti', Italy 2013.  Barbara's ancestral village. Calabria

    Ray and Barbara in Staletti', Italy 2013. Barbara's ancestral village. Calabria

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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