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Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English

Exquisite Riverfront Paradise...100+ Acres- Hike, Boat, Swim without leaving!

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Front Royal - Rolling River Farm

3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, sleeps 8

Rolling River Farm. (com) Private 100 Acre Riverfront Paradise surrounded by water- on a full bend in the legendary Shenandoah River.

New from 2012 Summer Season and onward --600 SQ/FT Rec/Workout room with large screen Plasma TV, Wii Game system, Foosball, Air-hockey and Ping Pong tables.

-Just one hour from Dulles Airport and the Washington Capitol Beltway (believe it or not there are only four traffic lights between the farm and the Capitol Hill).

Starbucks, restaurants and shopping only ten minutes away.

100 holes of Golf are within a four mile radius. Historic Downtown Front Royal with its shops,restaurants and antiques is fifteen minutes from the farm.

Deep water for swimming, tubing, water-skiing, wake-boarding with a private boat ramp (suitable for small boats and jet-skis) and a private dock. All right from your own waterfront. Bring your own boat and jet skis or arrange with the owner (additional cost can be quoted). Kayaks and canoe provided

After a day on/in the river enjoy showering off in the exquisite outdoor shower and sunning yourself dry on the built in bench or experience the fun of showering and then shaving at the outdoor sink with the birds singing above you in the morning light (naturally this feature is closed in the colder months).

Panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Walking/riding trails right on the property. Hunting (in season) and fishing available right on the farm (with permission of owner). Horses are welcome, with permission, and there is a paddock and grazing as needed.

The traditional Virginia stucco farmhouse has been thoughtfully renewed, restored and redecorated to preserve and enhance its charms. To quote a recent visitor from Maryland: 'I can't tell you what a blast we had. We felt like we were in a movie. The house could not have been more perfect, it was warm and cozy and allowed us to spend quality family time together. My family loves history and this farm house and property is loaded with just that. We loved the way you have restored it allowing the history to show through yet updating it at the same time.'

All Season enjoyment--The wrap-around porch is the perfect place to watch sunsets or enjoy porch drinks. The brick terrace with its gas fire-pit is great for stargazing and conversation on cool evenings. Winter nights can be enjoyed by the fire sipping hot cocoa or reading a good book. Surrounded by over one hundred acres of rolling fields and woods with a river on three sides you can soak up the quiet and seclusion.

This is a private vacation retreat, very much family oriented, of a Christian family that contains religious art and images that reflect their faith. They invite you to come and explore or just get away from it all.

Front Royal has major several major national parks and attractions;Skyline Drive, Shenandoah River with local outfitters, Skyline Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trail...

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for opening your home for others to experience and enjoy. We marveled at the care and thoughtfulness of the renovations. The house was comfortably modern yet retained the charm of a bygone era. The setting is impeccable. The rolling hills, the gorgeous sunsets, the river all around, the old barns, the swaying field grass in the breeze, and the sound of the Church bells made for an unforgettable getaway. We did not leave the property the entire weekend...we didn't have to. Everything we needed was right here. Our dogs are pleasantly exhausted...thank you! We will return until mabye one day when we find a Rolling River Farm of our own...if we are not spoiled by the shear beauty of this farm.

Thanks so much it was a true getaway and, at the same time, a true coming home.
Apr 2009
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)
Exquisite Riverfront Paradise...100+ Acres- Hike, Boat, Swim without leaving!
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 44 reviews
5

Excellent visit! Clean and quiet with plenty to do.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nice break from hustle and bustle but nice to have civilization right around the corner since I had to restock the food constantly for the teenager contingent!

We were bummed the pontoon boat was damaged prior to our visit but a ski tubing arrangement was offered and we appreciate the effort that took. It was a great last minute fix--indicative of the accommodating nature of the owners. Just a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Country Living....

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous opportunity for our family to celebrate country living. The property is lovely, the house extremely comfortable, swimming in the river was refreshing AND we took a picture of the most beautiful, full double rainbow ever witnessed. The property owners are very accommodating and kind.

We enjoyed our visit very much,

Gray and Farr Families

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the Gray and Farr family for coming to the farm. One of the very best things about opening our farmhouse to other families is the privilege of hosting such wonderful folks! We always enjoy those special occasions where we get to meet our guests and hear a bit of their story. We are grateful that you choose Rolling River Farm when you heard the call to come to the mountains from your beautiful spot on the Chesapeake Bay. Best Regards from the O'Reillys
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A Step Back in Time

  • 5 of 5

Rolling River Farm is a soothing reminder of days past, with all the comforts of modern technology!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise is the right word

  • 5 of 5

Excellent for a family getaway... rolling fields, the Shenandoah, privacy and a Walmart for everything you need/forgot.

Road in is part of the adventure... and we got friendly waves from the neighbors on our comings and goings.

Recommend this farm highly, especially if you've never experienced calling a big, beautiful riverfront farm home.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alexander! It was a pleasure to have you and your family. We agree it is an excellent family getaway...even when you live just nearby like us! No matter where you are from or how long you stay, we always hope the house and property becomes a "Paradise" for our guests. So, we are thrilled you found it to be so. Warm Regards from the O'Reilly's
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Lots of fun, great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was as described and well maintained. The kids had lots of fun kayaking and catching fish in the river. After being out during the day, they were always happy to get back to the house and play games or go to the river. We didn't use the game room as much as we thought we would, however -- it was a little too musty (no big deal - just needs to be aired out a bit). Having the second shower in the game room also proved less useful than what we hoped...people preferred to just wait until the shower in the house was free, rather than bringing everything across the yard (it was vacation -- we were all feeling lazy!). We tried out the propane fire pit, but it doesn't give off as much heat as a regular (wood) campfire, so we ended up back inside. I'm sure it would be great on a summer night, when you just have it for ambience, and don't also need it for warmth! Even though it's at the end of the road and has lots of land, it wasn't as private as we expected. (We live in a rural area, though, so maybe our expectations were too high.) Someone from the power company came to the dam every day. There was a trailer parked next to the barn, which someone came and got one day. Another time, two teenagers walked up and got mowers out of the barn and drove off. And once when we got home, there was a truck parked at the edge of the driveway. It was still there when we left the next morning. No one bothered us or interfered in any way with our stay....it just took away some of the illusion of privacy. We still had a great time at the house, and it was well suited (and well located) for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christa, It really is a wonderful observation that you could not wait to get back to the house everyday. Some of our visitors arrive and cannot tear themselves away-even for the day! As you point out. our location really is marvelous. It is always a pleasure to enjoy the feeling that you are both "away from it all," yet only four miles from shopping and restaurants...then, of course, not much farther- Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, George Washington National Forest, wineries, battlefields...and the list goes on. Keeping up with 108 acres and maintaining the yard (and a mile of mowed walking paths plus river clearing and, this time of year, Spring cleaning) is definitely a family effort. We do our best to be "ghosts" and do as much as we can between guest stays (and raindrops) which is not always possible. We naturally keep mowers and equipment at the property, as well as the farm truck (the Green Beast), all of which is kept out of sight from the farmhouse itself. The wet and cool spring weather this year definitely made for a scheduling challenge though we do try to be invisible. The two industrious young men you mentioned are my 16 year old identical twins, James and Joe, the current official groundsmen (who commute to the farm by kayak)! Thanks for coming! Frank, Sean and the rest of the O'Reilly Clan
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5

Beautiful farmhouse stay in VA wine country (with a caveat)

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was just wonderful. Secluded property with old style farmhouse. It might be old style, but the house has every update you'd want as a modern traveler. There is a gas firepit outside, picnic tables, a hammock, comfortable chairs - all to help you maximize your time outdoors. Next to the house is the barn where they have converted a room into a game room with a pullout sofa. There is a sitting room off one bedroom which my husband and I commented would be perfect for a kid to sleep in (on the sofa or on the floor with a sleeping bag). You might want to bring blanket to hang over the windows though, no curtains and it is bright! There was a pack and play available in the closet to use as well. Two other bedrooms (one queen, one with two twins). It really would be a great place for a family or two families to vacation at. It is a lovely home and we will definitely consider staying here again when we return to the area.

One caveat. To get to the house, you travel in on a very small and bumpy back road. Along the way are several homes prominently displaying the confederate flag. This mixed with gates along the road in which you must exit your car to open and shut - and lots of "no trespassing" signs for unwanted fishermen - might make some travelers uncomfortable. This is NOT reflective of the actual farmhouse which is nothing but welcoming and hospitable, but considering the climate of our country right now, I feel it important to make note of this.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jen for the five star review! You have captured to loveliness of the farm well. Thanks too for the suggestion for blinds in the sitting room off the master bedroom . It was once a screened in sleeping porch and we wanted to keep the open feeling...it is one of my favorite rooms in the house. The road along the river can get bumpy in bad winter weather (especially after thee feet of snow). It does get regraded every spring. There are a lot of historical areas here in the Valley as it was fought over by both sides in the civil war. The cemetery at the top of the hill has three confederate soldiers buried there (all members of the family from whom we bought the farm). Some of the neighbors are actually direct defendants of those soldiers. The local folks look out for one another and have always been lovely even though we are "new" to the farm - just the last decade LOL! The original owners had it for 155 years! Hope you make it back as that is always the best review! Happy Mother's Day! Frank and Family
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Houlihans
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shenandoah Country Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-66
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Houlihans
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bryce Resort
Car: necessary

River, golf, national park, Shenandoah, Appalachian, trail, mountains, blue ridge, wineries, winery, hiking, biking, horses, waterfront, water-sports, boating, fishing, hunting

Other Activities: Snowboarding, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

Golf: Shenandoah Country Club

Bowling Green Country Club (North and South Courses)

Jackson Chase Country Club

Front Royal Golf Club

All courses listed above are two to five miles away

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Front Royal, Shenandoah Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£243
From
£324
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,706
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 4 nights
From
£324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£973
for 3 nights
From
£324
£1,949
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,056
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
24 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£405
for 2 nights
From
£202
From
£284
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,624
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£973
for 3 nights
From
£324
£2,031
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

For monthly rates please contact the manager.

Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed.

***Pet Fee $20 per pet/per night

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Front Royal in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • river ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Outside - Outdoor Shower , Oudoor Sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in rec room
  • One half bath upstairs with no shower. One full bath downstairs. One full bath in the rec room - separate from house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Beds for 6. Sleeper sofa for 2 more. Infants need portable cribs.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
While we do our best to keep everything up and running, all outdoor amenities are subject to weather or maintenance limitations (example: dock or outdoor shower)

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