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Huge Deck Overlooking Yard & Private River Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Mountain and River Views

The 'Rolling Rapids River Cabin' sits on a beautiful bend of the Shenandoah River where the water meanders and swirls over a long stretch of underwater ledges and rocks. The 100' span of private river frontage offers a smooth beach-like grade into the water providing easy access for swimming, wading, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, or just lounging in a chair. The fishing is second to none for catching small and large mouth bass. Waterfowl and other birds are abundant (over 50 species documented) and bald eagles are occasionally spotted. The 1 mile up river public landing provides easy access for tube/canoe/kayak floats down to the property.

In addition, this property is deeded into the Shenandoah Gap vacation community and all registered guests automatically receive access to 400 acre hunting/hiking preserve boardering the Shenandoah National Park. Other common amenities of the provided by the Shenandoah Gap include access to a river side park featuring picnic tables and outdoor grills.

Sleeping 6 (8 with use of pull out couch), the cottage is cozy and comfortable with wall-to-wall carpeting, vaulted ceiling, spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen and a huge 10' X 40' front foot deck that overlooks the entire stretch of river. There is a back deck equipped with outdoor grill. The spacious flat front yard offers plenty of room for yard games such as volleyball, croquet, corn hole and boccie ball.

Centrally located just 15 miles from Massanutten Ski & Indoor/Outdoor Water Park Resort and historic Luray featuring Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and internationally acclaimed. The Shenandoah National Park is also internationally acclaimed featuring breathtaking views from the Skyline Drive (Swift Run Gap access point only 17 miles away) and various distance trail hikes to waterfalls and beautiful views.

We hope that you will decide to come visit and firsthand experience all that the Shenandoah Valley Region has to offer. Fun is Waiting!

More Details

James basye
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Shenandoah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Modern dark wood sink vanity and decor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large 12' X 18' room with cedar closets & back deck walkout
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Dark wood paneling, ceiling fan and river view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Light wood paneling, ceiling fan and river view
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and over head lighting. Couch in living room pulls out into a sleep sofa (sleeping total of 8). Also plenty of carpeted floor space for use of inflatable mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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average rating of 4.285714 based on 14 reviews
Leonardtown, MD

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Father's Day weekend. Three couples, two dogs and a baby. This was a perfect weekend. Such a relaxing and peaceful vacation. We enjoyed the views but most of all the river! This is a perfect spot for floating down the river and enjoying the breathtaking mountain views. At night we made a bonfire and relaxed out by the stars. This is a perfect place to come and get away from it all. We had such a great time we decided we would make this an annual trip! The property owner was great and extremely helpful! We would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to live

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with a nice location having a river front view. James(owner) is very helpful.

Stayed here for couple of days, had a wonderful time living here. I would strongly recommend this to all.

James, see you soon again with a great deal once more ;)

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin by the river

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very clean and it had all the essentials. It can accommodate upto 6 adults and 2 kids. The best part about it was the amazing location. It was right in front of an awesome river. It also had a great deck and we were able to have breakfast while enjoying nature. The location was also very serene and peaceful. The owner was very helpful and responded to my emails promptly. All in all we had a great stay and really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and Reasonably-Priced River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The family (including Horace the Dog) had a wonderful time at this riverside location. The owner was great to us and quickly responsive. The house is roomy enough and the fully-equipped kitchen (sans dishwasher) was utilized alot. We used the kayaks and tubes and launched several float runs from the boat launch one mile down the road - about an hour tube ride. We caught small mouth and large mouth bass in the river. We made a fire in the pit mere feet by the river and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows under the sea of stars. We saw many hawks and osprey hunting for fish. The roomy front yard saw several croquet games (kept in the shed) and the front porch was perfect for cool evenings. Food Lions and 7-11s and Dollar Generals are just 10-15 minutes away. We will definitely come back, this time I will be better equipped to fish for the big ones I know are in the river.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 4 of 5

Cute property! Quiet area with very beautiful scenery. Landscape well manicured. Air conditioning worked well and water was nice and hot. There were 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 children. I slept on top of the sofa using the sleep pad I brought, since it is my experience that fold out sofas do not have comfortable mattresses. With that said, I slept quite well. Loved the big porch! Cooked out every night on the barbecue grill. We took the tubes and kayak up the road to the boat ramp. It is wide and deep there, so we spent time just paddling in that area. Floated the tubes and kayak back to the property. We brought ropes so we could tie the kayaks to the top of the vehicle, which had cross bars on top. I suggest bringing your own lifevests, especially for the children. We enjoyed wading in the river, which is easily accessed across the road. Be sure to bring good water shoes. Saw lots of wildlife!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A few of my friends and I stayed down for a weekend on my 26th birthday. It was a great location right on the river with a spacious front yard. Fire pit in the back and the front, which was nice. We got to roast marshmallows. The house was in good condition when we got there and was exactly what me and my friends needed for a little get away from our busy lives in northern virginia. I would definitely go back. Check out time is 11am, which was slightly difficult when you have been up all night but the owner was kind enough to let us clean and keep our cars in the driveway so we could get one last dip into the river. I had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashleigh, I am so glad you enjoyed it and belated Happy Birthday!
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Car: recommended

Hiking or picnicking in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest. Horseback riding. Vineyards and wine tasting. Luray Caverns and the Garden Maze, Skyline Caverns and Mirror Maze, Ski areas, Quaint Country and Antique shops, New Market Battlefield and civil war re-enactments. Lake Arrowhead-fishing, swimming, paddle boats, volleyball, and basketball. Fishing, canoeing, and tubing the historic Shenandoah River. Seasonal-County Fairs and Festivals. Blue-Mont Concert Series at Inn Lawn Park. Entertainment at the BB&T Center for performing Arts,Trout fishing on the Hawksbill and native fishing in the Shenandoah National Park. For the kids ,The local areas offer paddle boats, watersides , swimming, ice cream shops, miniture golf, The Luray Zoo, movie theater, bowling, library, and an indoor water park. 2 hours from Washington D.C.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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