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Beautiful Vistas, Open Floor Plan, yet Close to EVERYTHING!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Front Royal - Serene House

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful chalet-style home on one acre fully fenced lot near Front Royal. This private, yet close to everything home, is located in the gated community of High Knob. Within 8 miles are: Shenandoah National Park (hiking); Shenandoah River (tubing, kayaking, and canoeing); 10 wineries; Skyline Caverns (cave tour); Front Royal (antiques, shopping and gourmet meals); Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (endangered animal science center); and world famous Skyline Drive with its beautiful vistas. Also, amazing Washington DC is only a 1.5 hour drive away.

The home has a spacious open floor plan with huge picture windows opening to an expansive, but private backyard. It has two bedrooms downstairs and an upstairs master with jetted tub. The kitchen is fully-equipped and the basement has a pool table and a foosball table. Other amenities include a 2-car garage, large screened-in front porch, long back deck, gas B-B-Q, and a gas fireplace.

After enjoying a fun day exploring the area, return to the chalet and feast on a B-B-Q dinner accompanied by drinks on the deck. On summer nights, marvel at the hundreds of fireflies in the backyard. In winter, relax on Dutailier glider rockers in front of the fireplace. For nearly everything you want to see do, this is a great place to start and an even better place to end.

Keywords: Country Home, Cabin

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About The Owner

We both grew up on the west coast and had family cabins where we would go on weekends. The cabins were places we could relax and get away from the stress of everyday life. Our home in Front Royal has the same feel--calming and relaxing.

The Owner purchased this chalet in 2010

Why The Owner chose Shenandoah Valley

We chose Front Royal because we enjoy kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities. We also enjoy the more relaxed pace of Front Royal. It is a refreshing change from the busy pace of our Washington, DC lifestyle.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Vistas, Open Floor Plan, yet Close to EVERYTHING!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Deborah's home was simply perfect. Our group was 2 couples and 2 good dogs. The humans were thrilled with the large, airy, open rooms and the dogs were thrilled with 2 fenced acres to run and play. We found house extremely comfortable. The screened porch was our favorite spot. Furniture was comfy, Deborah was easy to work with. We have already booked our weekend for next year, and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely large and close to so much.

  • 5 of 5

This is a special property in a lovely location and with so much to see in the area.

Our family had a wonderful vacation here and could not wait to return to the property after our days out to relax and chill out. We definately will be returning when we are able.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A happy holiday at Serene House

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful Christmas at Serene House. We chose this location because it is very close to my son's family. What a find! The house is large, open and very well appointed. The grandkids loved everything about it. The huge yard allowed them to play and explore for hours and the games and pool table provided entertainment for the rainy times. Turkey and all the trimmings was requested for Christmas dinner and the large kitchen area with a convenient island and lots of pots and pans made cooking a pleasure. The owner was very kind and responsive before and during our stay. We all had a memorable holiday. I would recommend this property without reservation and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home with great owner

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home from a week's rental in this home. I have nothing but praise for the house, the area, but most of all, the owner. The house was clean, well appointed, and in excellent condition. The owner went out of her way to ensure we were happy with "Serene House". The neighborhood was very nice and the property the house sits on is beautiful. We plan on returning to this area next year and will definitely look to rent this house again. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Cabin Home in a Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week at the "Serene House" and it was exactly as described in the website. A spacious, clean and well maintained cabin with great views of the Shenendoah area. We had two small children with us so the 3rd kids bedroom was just perfect. It was also great to have our own garage which easliy fit our large Nissan Quest mini van. The dining area was spacious, the kitchen well equiped and its center work area was super convenient. Another plus was the screened in porch just off the kitchen. Great for morning tea or evening relaxing. We also enjoyed some great steaks on the nice gas barbeque grill. Since we were visiting in the summer another great value was the community pool. It was clean and a great way to beat the heat. The owner was super friendly and very helpful in providing information about the area or just answering questions that arrose during our stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin to my friends and relatives and would also rent here again should we return to the Shenendoah area. (the cabin is really so centrally located that you can do lots of day trips and return to a wonderful, relaxing home!!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonder place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent a week at this beautiful house & couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The property was spacious, very clean & well maintained. Couches, beds & other furniture are comfy, linens & towels are of great quality & the kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook or bake. Having a fully fenced yard was a huge bonus for us too. Living in the city, our dog does not normally get to run around off leash so having so much free space was great! The house is in a development but it's very quiet The location is great too...only a few miles from town, Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive.

There are plenty of games, books & movies plus it was great having the pool table. This place really is your home away from home!

Deborah, the home owner, is wonderful to work with & was always quick to respond to emails, etc.

We will definitely stay at the Serene House the next time we venture back to Virginia.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

If you enjoy touring wineries, this is the place for you. There are 8 vineyards within 15 minutes of Serene House!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Front Royal, Shenandoah Valley

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring, Summer, Fall
1 Apr 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
President's Day
12 Feb 2017 - 15 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £165
Cleaning Fee £99 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.3%

All holidays are billed at Spring, Summer, Fall weekend rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Two night minimum stay, 3 night minimum on Federal holidays.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, and personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Jacuzzi tub in Master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Child's or Childrens' room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large 1-acre fenced lot with trees, beautiful view from deck

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