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Dome of Your Dreams!

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Awesome Geodesic Dome House Near Historic Harpers Ferry.

Located just a little over an hour from DC, 3 hours from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and about 5 from NYC, the dome is only a half mile from the beautiful Shenandoah River and less than a mile from the Appalacian Trail. Historic Harpers Ferry is just four miles away, and Charles Town's Hollywood Casino is less than a ten-minute drive.

2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a huge pullout couch, additional couches and air mattresses allow the place to accommodate anything from a romantic weekend for two to a house party of a dozen. Previous guests have included families, couples, eco-women retreaters and century-ride bikers.

Kitchen is not only fully equipped (pots/pans/dishes) but also stocked with spices, dry goods, and sometimes even beer - take what you need and leave your contribution for beverages and ingredients when you check out.

As mentioned in the title, this house is truly unique - its a geodesic dome house (bucky ball), with a beautiful full-wall mural, spiral staircase, and wrap-around deck. Just like a regular house but better!

New HVAC is keeping the dome cool at the tail end of the summer and warming the place quickly in winter. The central fireplace can get the place really toasty (and romantic :) as an alternative to the fancy new heating/cooling.

Dogs OK with permission but they must be VERY housebroken and stay off the furniture. Sorry, no cats (allergies :(). For dogs there is a $50 additional pet fee payable by check.

Little kids are great too, but it should be noted that the house is not child-proofed, and has an exposed spiral staircase (so recommend no pets or small kids on the second floor).

Feel free to contact me with questions about the place or the area - I wish I could get out there more often!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, but the staircase from the first to the second floor is open and not recommended for young children. There are also stairs on the porch that could be dangerous for kids. Otherwise the house is very safe. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50 pet fee payable in advance by check or Paypal. Dogs only (no cats - I'm unfortunately allergic :()...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    there are two steps to the front door, and from there the main floor is accessible (guest bedroom, living room, kitchen, full bath)...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • basement: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    basement is partially finished - working on full bath...moreless

  • living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    full size sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Master bedroom is upstairs with an open floorplan (bedroom and master bath). Guest bedroom is on the first floor with a queen bed and a fold-out futon. There is also a full-size pull-out sofa bed in the living room, and a futon and queen size bed in the basement. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • basement bath: toilet, tub, shower

    still finishing fitting out this bathroom...but all works...moreless


  • Books:

    50+ books (fiction and non-fiction)...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    half way up the Appalachian mountains, 2 miles from the Appalachian trail...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    also have a coffee grinder and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and utensils for up to 12 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc... also a toaster, coffee maker, oven and baking supplies, etc......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    its a refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric, 3 burners and a possible replacement griddle working...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    I have a canoe renters can use with advance permission. ...moreless



Write a review 3.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • cleaning fee $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles (Washington DC)
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 wineries and 1 distillery within 10 miles
Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
Nearest Ferry
Harpers Ferry! No actual ferries around though...
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Charles Town and downtown Harpers Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
highway 9
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Nature Lover, Washingtonian, traveler, not sure what else to share here :)

Why the Owner Chose Harpers Ferry, WV, USA:
I loved the dome the moment I saw it - its obviously unique, but I love the 25' ceilings, the wrap-around porch and the woods out back (especially in spring as the dogwood and redbud are blooming), and the whole area around Harpers Ferry (the Shenandoah and Potomac, the Appalachian Trail, Loudon wine country, etc...)

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • the dome - winter

    the dome - winter

  • the view from the top of the spiral staircase

    the view from the top of the spiral staircase

  • mural and fireplace in the living room

    mural and fireplace in the living room

  • Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry (15 minute drive from the dome)

    Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry (15 minute drive from the dome)

  • view from above harpers ferry - Maryland Heights Trail

    view from above harpers ferry - Maryland Heights Trail

  • the dome - fall

    the dome - fall

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom and bath

    Master bedroom and bath

  • master bath (warmer than it looks)

    master bath (warmer than it looks)

  • Shenandoah River (3 minute drive from the dome)

    Shenandoah River (3 minute drive from the dome)

  • the back yard

    the back yard

VRBO #563758

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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