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Modern mountainside gem with pool and lovely views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

**SIX-GUEST LIMIT AND NO PETS: NO EXCEPTIONS TO BOTH POLICIES**

This is a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed, energy-efficient, simple yet luxurious home that offers a solitary and comfortable experience in a beautiful setting, the Shenandoah Mountains. Featured in the forthcoming book THE FAMILY CABIN by Dale Mulfinger.

The house has a great room, two conventional bedrooms (master with king bed and kids' room with bunk beds and crib), a den that converts to a semi-private bedroom (queen or two twins), two bathrooms (one with a soaking tub and one with double shower), and a gourmet kitchen.

The house is filled with books, games, toys, movies, a Steinway piano—everything you'd want for a fun and relaxing getaway. We designed it with our then-baby in mind, and it's very safe for kids. There's a secret playhouse with a play kitchen and art supplies. We've got air conditioning, a laundry room, and speedy internet.

**THERE ARE NO SHADES ON THE WINDOWS** We provide eye masks. Privacy is not an issue, and it's pitch black at night. But if you have a baby who needs total darkness to nap, this isn't the house for you.

Outside on our four acres there's a pool (open May-September), large deck and screen porch, grill, fire pit (s'mores!), archery equipment, sand table, wild berries, occasional deer sightings, and invigorating walks (if you don't mind hills).

The rolling green hills make the Shenandoah Valley one of the most beautiful areas in the mid-Atlantic. Five minutes away is a farm market with playground, BBQ, bakery, and ice cream; 15 minutes away is Strasburg, with antique stores and casual restaurants; 30 minutes away are Winchester, Front Royal, and the famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. In the summer there's semi-pro baseball, drive-in movies, and river activities a short drive away. In the fall, the leaves are amazing, and the pick-your-own farms and markets are great fun. Spring is a great time to hike (including on the Appalachian Trail nearby), shop for antiques, and visit Civil War historical sites and caverns. Wineries have sprouted up all around.

We are 90 minutes from D.C. and 2 hours from Baltimore. Nearest major airports are Dulles (75 miles), Reagan National (90 miles), and BWI (125 miles). The house has an uphill gravel driveway that is accessible with any vehicle, but you may prefer four-wheel drive.

Guests will have to sign a standard rental agreement. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m., but there may be some flexibility—just ask ahead of time.

**SIX-GUEST LIMIT AND NO PETS: NO EXCEPTIONS**

The $60 pool cleaning fee will be refunded upon booking for guests who will not be using the pool. Typically, pool season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day (longer if weather permits).

More Details

Owner
Linda Perlstein
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Linda Perlstein

We are a professional couple with young son who lived in Washington, D.C., for a long time before moving to Seattle.

Linda Perlstein purchased this house in 2003

Why Linda Perlstein chose Shenandoah Valley

Linda bought the house in 2003 as a weekend getaway from D.C. At the time it was a simple timber cabin. In 2009 construction was completed on the new house.

Amenities

Strasburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Daybed converts to queen or two twins.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Modern mountainside gem with pool and lovely views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Quiet getaway, perfect for family time!

  • 5 of 5

Property was better than the pictures and the owners took every opportunity to make you feel welcome at home including supplying all the fixings for Smores. We were never bored with the pool, archery and other games. All we really packed were clothes. There are plenty of stores nearby and a great little country store with all the necessary stuff to get you started. We visited Winchester, very cute little town hall. We also visited Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive. Next year we want to spend a week. We have rented many VRBO places and this is our first in VA. This is the 1st place that had it all and more. We couldn't have asked for a better trip. The house is clean and super comfortable. Their not kidding about the driveway but we did fine in our SUV. Oh and if you like Reuben sandwiches checkout Nanas Irish pub! Thanks again Linda!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the scotch eggs at Nana's! So glad you enjoyed your visit.
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5

what a lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

The mountain views are spectacular. The screened in porch is simply enormous, and you can watch the sunrise in one direction and the sunset in the other. The kids loved the archery range and the swings. The furnishings and such are well-chosen and well-cared for. I got the urge to make pancakes and all the nonperishables, including a cookbook, were available. Every tool one could want was available in the enormous kitchen, and the counter/sink faces the mountain view, though if you're picky about these things you could bring a spare frying pan (the cast iron pan is great but the other is less so) and a sharp knife or two.

Strasburg is a little further from the Skyline Drive than we might have found ideal, but I don't think we could find such a nice house nearer by even if I had started looking sooner. Besides, the drives are beautiful. The only thing that is honestly imperfect is that the driveway is long and steep, which is a little scary. Just keep gassing it all the way up--it's certainly worth it.

We did arrive to find that the internet was out, but Linda was incredibly solicitous and gave us some money back, which was very fair. And having more trouble being connected to the office than usual wasn't all bad, either.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Modern Get Away in the Mountains! (Kid Approved!)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to book a mountain getaway for Thanksgiving for ourselves and our 2 young children (8 and 4). This home exceeded our expectations! It was just as described by the home owners and even more beautiful in person. The homeowners left detailed instructions to assist with anything we needed in the home and the neighbor who helps manage the property was very responsive and helpful as well! Our kids LOVED swinging on the swings that made them feel like they were "swinging over the mountain" and especially loved their "secret playroom." We ALL enjoyed playing archery and hanging by the fire pit! We were even surprised to have some classic family movies there to watch as well as fun family Wii games to play. We did not leave the house for the 2 nights we were there and the kids weren't bored at all...in fact, they didn't want to leave. I brought food to cook for Thanksgiving and was so excited to cook in this kitchen! The kitchen had everything I needed there and more! Ultimately, we would definitely recommend this home especially for those with kids!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this house! This house is beautiful and just my taste. We stayed in all three days...just wanted to enjoy the house itself. THank you so much for sharing your home. The house manager was nice. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. Layout, amenities... everything written here are all true. The whole family had so much fun staying here. Kids enjoyed the pool all day and loved the s'mores at night time. Pantry is more complete than going to a timeshare unit. Mom and Dad had the peace and quiet we were looking for as well as family bonding time before school starts. From books, game boards to DVDs...so many things to do. The cute art room downstairs kept the kids busy. We will definitely go back to this place soon. Kate has been very helpful during our stay here. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice! We just got back from our stay at this lovely mountainside home. We spent our days exploring caverns, hiking, visiting local attractions...but we could have easily just stayed home and enjoyed the many amenities offered! I woke up extra early every morning just to see the gorgeous sunrise through the trees. The kitchen is amazing and had everything we needed and more. The bathrooms are spa-like and the beds are out of this world comfortable! My husband and I could have stayed in all day and watched movies (they have some of our old favorites!). The wii kept my 8 year old busy while we enjoyed wine and cheese on the lovely and huge screened in porch. I cannot say enough great things about this place. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-81
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Bryce
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Strasburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $500

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m.—but there may be flexibility. Just ask!

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.
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