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QUIET, ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

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Advertiser since 2011
Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUIET, ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Luray - A Bittersweet Retreat

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This cozy cottage has wonderful views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River. A Bittersweet Retreat is the perfect getaway for a couple, or couple's retreat! This is the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend, or activity filled week, as we are located close to everything that Page County's Shenandoah Valley has to offer, from the World Famous Luray Caverns to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive! Nightly and Weekly Rates available. Our 2 bedroom cottage offers amenities for 4 comfortably, and offers a kitchen with all the essentials, and a large bathroom that features a jacuzzi tub for 2! Every detail to make your stay enjoyable, comfortable, and unforgettable has been made!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks English

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
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Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
5

Absolutely Wonderful!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we got out of our car we felt welcomed. Such a beautiful location and cottage. The owner Shar, helped make this location special, like coming home and seeing family. She made you know that she was around if you needed her, but never intrusive. Just a really wonderful lady. The house was storybook perfect, not the usual left over decor, you could tell that she decorated the home with care to make it welcoming. We had everything we needed to be comfortable and relaxed. She even had a apple cake type desert waiting for us when we got there. The kitchen has everything you need, an awesome bathroom and two bedrooms. I loved the breakfast nook she had just put in and the porch was my favorite place. It was close to everything and Shar was great on giving us ideas of places to go and eat. We definitely want to go back again and would recommend to our closest friends!! Such a great place with a wonderful owner.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
5

Can't wait to return!

Can't wait to return!
  • 5 out of 5
Absolutely adorable cottage! We loved the layout so much it has inspired the design of our next house. Shar definitely knows how to decorate. We had as much fun doing things at the cottage as we did wandering about the valley and up into the mountains.

The cottage is so comfortable you feel right at home. The shower was awesome, and while the kitchen might be small, we had no problems preparing meals and feeling at ease in the space.

We do most of our traveling by camping in tents but the setup here is perfect for maintaining the best of both worlds - the comfort of sleeping indoors while still being able to enjoy a fire or cooking on the grill outdoors.

The screened-in porch was terrific for enjoying coffee and breakfast every morning. It was nice having the entertainment system, too. And if you just can't leave your laptop home, there's even wifi so you can play or work during your stay.

Shar is the perfect hostess. She's a wealth of information for great places to eat and things to do. She does everything in her power to make her guests feel at home and comfortable during their stay.

If I could, I'd give this a 10 star review. We hope to stay here again the next time we plan to stay near Shenandoah National Park. There are so many things to do in the area and so many worthy hikes, you just can't get them all done in a single week's visit.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! What a nice review!! Lori I so appreciated that review, how very kind of you. You were both delightful people to get to know, you seem more like friends then customers you really did, I have found others that I feel that way about, I guess that's the nice bonus of having a rental. You meet the nicest people. I also wanted to Thank You for taking such good care of the cottage, & I really sincerely do hope you come back to see me again, you are most welcome here anytime!
Thanks Again,
Shar
business
Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
5

Comfortable Cottage, Lovely Location.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time here. Shar was a wonderful, friendly hostess who was always ready to help. (Thanks again for the cookies!). The cottage was spotless and newly renovated with the addition of a dining nook that gave onto a large, screened-in front porch. Loved watching the tubers on the Shenandoah River and if we get to come back I'm definitely doing that! Charming loft bedroom. The kitchen was the most well-stocked I've seen yet in a HomeAway property. Nearby Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive were awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Nancy & Paul,
I so Thank You for that wonderful review, you were both such a delight to have around you felt more like friends then guest. I also wanted to Thank You for taking such good care of the cottage. It's always so nice to have people as considerate as you!
Have a Great Summer & come see me any time!!
My Best Regards,
Shar
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Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
5

Great spot on the Shenandoah!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wedding to attend in Luray and decided to make a weekend out of it. We opted for a home rental instead of the block of rooms reserved for wedding guests so that I could easily bring my dog. We couldn't have picked a better spot! The cottage was beautiful and very clean with river access just across the street. Our evening walks with the dog were amazing with fireflies twinkling like Christmas lights on the river! The kitchen was well equipped, and the rooms (and Jacuzzi tub) were very comfortable and relaxing. There was even a computer hook up to the flat screen TV so we could stream movies from a computer. Shar was so accommodating! We hope to visit again without a wedding to attend so that we can take full advantage of some of the other attractions (like the Caverns, the fire pit and the vineyard just down the street). Thanks for a great weekend, Shar!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
Harrisonburg, VA
5

Cozy and Perfect for Our Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
My fiance and I recently stayed at A Bittersweet Retreat and had an amazing and relaxing weekend. The property is perfect with a great view and everything you could need. We used the fire pit and the grill and both were perfect. Char was very helpful and accomodating to all of our needs. Thanks Char for a great stay!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys,
You were both delightful & seemed more like friends then customers, I appreciate the wonderful review you gave me & Thank You for taking such good care of the cottage & for taking off the sheets from the upstairs bed it saves me & my old bones!
I look forward to seeing all three of you again sometime!
My Very Best To You !
Shar
business
Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p368540
Luray Shenandoah Valley
4

Cozy quiet cabin, perfect for a relaxing weekend.

  • 4 out of 5
This cabin is a cozy space perfect for getting out of the city for a weekend. Shar, the owner, was very accommodating and gracious, ensuring we had a pleasant stay. The cabin itself was bright, clean and well appointed. The porch has a great view of the river and the area was quiet and peaceful. The only downside is the kitchen, which is just a nook and will prove to be an interesting challenge if you plan on preparing complex meals.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys,
I am truly sorry that it wasn't as big as you would have liked it, but in 2012 at Thanksgiving there was a couple that stayed in the cottage & she said she came from a 7000 sq. ft. home, & she cooked a full Thanksgiving meal. From turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, veggie, rolls, even cranberry sauce from scratch & she said she had no trouble cooking. She even had me come over for dinner. I am only saying this because I know it's small you can stand & move from one side to the other without walking, but I have tried to put everything you might need to cook with. I apologize if it's too small I had such a limited space to work with so I tried to get it as efficient as possible. Thank you for the review & I hope it doesn't deter you from coming back. Sincerely, Shar
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Speakeasy at the Mimslyn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Luray Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 340 & Hgwy 211
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Artisian Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massenutten Resort
Car: necessary

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massenutten Mountain, the cottage is right beside the Shenandoah River. Just 8 Miles from the world famous Luray Caverns and minutes from the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy local activities including River Sports like Rafting, Tubing and Canoeing. Nearby Walking trails and great Hiking! Local Shopping and Antiques, Wineries, Resturants and More! Luray was named the #2 Most Beautiful Wedding Destination in the United States by Discovery Channel's TLC and the Knot.com. Local Festivals, Art and Music happen almost weekly throughout the Spring to the Fall. Enjoy Lake Arrowhead with a Swimming Beach and Fishing. Enjoy a walk on Luray's Greenway along the Hawksbill Creek. So much to enjoy and do while you stay. For Civil War and History Buffs, New Market Battlefield and Museum is only 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Lots of River Activities! Drive on the Skyline Drive!

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Luray, Shenandoah Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
26 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$396
for 2 nights
From
$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
24 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$396
for 2 nights
From
$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Winter Rates
1 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$249
for 2 nights
From
$124
From
$141
Fri,Sat
$848
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$294
for 2 nights
From
$147
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$977
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Pets are accepted at $25 per pet/ per night + tax

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Luray in Shenandoah Valley

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi for 2!
  • All newly renovated Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub for 2! Large walk-in shower. All Towels and Paper goods provided!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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