2-Bdrm,1-full Bath,full Kitchen,Hot Tub,Fireplace,Screened Porch,SunDeck,FirePit
Queen & 1 twin bed, or Double/Full & 1 twin bed located in bedroom. Each bedroom has closet(s), & windows (w/ shades & drapes) on 2 walls. Sleeper sofa bed (queen size) located in the living room.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We are grandparents & welcome well-behaved kids!We are grandparents & welcome well-behaved kids!
Pets allowed - W/ permission. Limit of 2 small/medium dogs/cats.W/ permission. Limit of 2 small/medium dogs/cats.
No events - We cater to families & small groups of friends.We cater to families & small groups of friends.
No smoking - Smoking in OUTDOOR areas only, please.Smoking in OUTDOOR areas only, please.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 7 adults) - Beds for 8 (incl Queen Sofabed), but only 1 BathrmBeds for 8 (incl Queen Sofabed), but only 1 Bathrm
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - Had problems w/ very young renters & their "guestsHad problems w/ very young renters & their "guests
- No grilling on front deck/back porch. Fire hazzard & smoke setting off MONITORED fire alarms in house. (Fire Dept HAS responded to an automated call!)
- Don't consume alcohol/smoke in hot tub. Drown haz/broken glass/pop tabs in tub Cig paper disintegrates wet. Tobac particles/ash plug filter/cloud H2O
- Small bonfire ONLY in firepit w/ SCREEN COVER in place. No overnight blazes! Risk of wind-blown embers to surrounding woods/dry leaves causing fire!
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About Zory R. Glaser
-Retired member of the U.S. Navy (enlisted (aviation electronics technician) & commissioned (medical field)), & the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service; served in, widely traveled &/or visited many exciting locations around the world. -Former federal government biomedical scientist/ engineer (@ NIH, NIOSH, FDA, USP). -Presently (semi-retired): educator, medical research scientist/ engineer, infection control practitioner, & medical device consultant. Teach at Johns Hopkins Univ. -Have adult children (of which I'm proud); 'Grandpa' to many. -Grew up in a small town in SE Pennsylvania. Happy childhood (mostly)! Great parents & sibling. -Educated in Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore & the DC area. -Gradually moved south of the Mason-Dixon Line. -Resided for many years in the Bethesda/ Rockville/ Laurel/ Columbia, MD areas. -Desired to escape the urban "rat race"; became a "weekender" in the Luray, VA area in approx . 1979. -Built a (2-BR, + den, 2-Bath, w/ cathedral-ceiling living room) log home w/ full basement (from a kit!) & a separate 2-car garage (w/ workshop) nearby to Cardinal Cottage. Plan to retire there (soon?). -Active outdoors in all seasons; many hobbies (but few real skills); e.g., downhill & cross-country skiing, sailing, photography (macro, high-speed & time-lapse), scuba diving/ wreck diving & recovery, & underwater photography, "ham" radio (emergency operations, DX, contesting/ community service/ community activity support), shell collecting, woodworking/ lathe turning, amateur astronomy, .... -A recovering (at times) "chocoholic". -Learning (slowly) to relax (& smell the roses). Non-political, and (presently) too short, I'm told, for my age and weight. ;-)
Zory R. Glaser purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Zory R. Glaser chose Luray
-Purchased 'Cardinal Cottage' as an unfinished/ shell cabin, in '87 (after camping on, and then developing (as noted earlier) a near-by property), with the intent to bring my late mother-in-law "out into the country" (she loved visiting, and wanted to "get out of the city"). -Expanded and finished-off/ decorated/ landscaped the original shell cabin. Prior to mom relocating, she had an accident (& underwent multi-surgeries) from which she (unfortunately) didn't recover. Placed the finished/ furnished cabin/ cottage on the rental market, and had a number of interesting long-term tenants (including a writer/ novelist, the editor of the local newspaper, a landscape artist/ painter (and his girlfriends!), a National Park ranger, a local school teacher couple, ...). -Recognizing (in approx. '97) a need for short-term rentals in the Luray area, we began to focus on the multi-season, short-term/ vacation rental visitors to the area. -Many of our guests are "returnees", adult children of former guests, and/or "referrals" from former guests. -We welcome young families, seniors & retirees, members of the military, and have also hosted some (very deserving & very appreciative) recovering/ rehabilitating military "wounded warriors".
What makes this Cottage unique
We initially (1980) used the Luray property for camping, canoeing & enjoying the local water sports, horse riding, "communing" with nature, relaxing, hiking, nature photography, amateur astronomy, cross-country skiing, sightseeing, and as a base for day (and longer) -trips throughout the Shenandoah Valley. -It was a wonderful way to interact with (and keep together) my active, growing, maturing children (especially as a single parent), and some of their friends. -After "roughing it" for about 3 seasons, we began to construct a log home (as noted earlier) and a separate 2-car garage/ workshop on the property (with which we had, by that time, fallen in love). A few years later we purchased a near-by shell cabin (which, upon finishing, became "Cardinal Cottage") as described above. We love the quiet beauty and the "closeness to nature", and the beautiful, relaxed, scenic Shenandoah Valley area in all seasons, and enjoy showing family and friends around the area.
- english, The 'lady of the house' is fluent in Spanish.