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River Rock Cottage; Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, right at your doorstep!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

River Rock Cottage is a fully furnished 3 bedroom Victorian style home. The 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are adjoining and entrance to the upstairs bath is through twin bedroom. Youll have the entire home for your family and friends. The inviting front porch is a great place to unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of small town living. Our kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience and has everything you need to prepare a meal should you choose to eat 'in.' We have a grill for outdoor cooking and picnic table in the backyard. Our large dining room table will accommodate your large family gatherings! We have wireless internet as well as cable TV in 3 rooms, with flat screen TV. We offer 3 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, 1with a twin bed & trundle, 1 with a full size bed accessed through twin bedroom but can close doors for privacy plus an additional twin bed roll away. Our downstairs bath has a tub and tiled shower. There is a new bath with shower on 2nd floor.. River Rock Cottage has all you need for your family. From the time you walk up onto the nice & homey front porch until you leave, your needs will be met with all the amenities provided. We believe your stay at River Rock Cottage will hold many memories and bring you back time and time again and that you will be happy to share your discovery with your friends! The cottage is located 1/2 block from Historic Harmar District. Just up the street you will be able to cross over into historic Marietta, OH where you will find "shopping till you drop" and many restaurants, including outdoor dining & pizza pubs. At the end of the bridge, you may rent a bike to ride the 'walking trail' and cool off with an ice cream or cold drink at the snackbar there. Just across the street you will find Harmar Tavern, famous for 'fried bologna sandwiches' and they have a nice outdoor terrace! On the corner is the upscale Italian restaurant which offers terrace dining, Spagnas. Busy Bee Restaurant, on the corner at Harmar District is a local favorite to grab a quick bite and a hearty breakfast! The Aquatic Park is near and you can walk to it on the walking trail in about 45 minutes. Seneca Lake is within driving distance if your prefer outdoor lake activities. Be sure to check out the museums that tell of the historic beginnings of Marietta. Marietta also holds an annual Sternwheelers Festival in September with the BEST fireworks ever! We hope to hear from you soon and can't wait for you to enjoy our little gem...River Rock Cottage!!!

More Details

Peggy Boring
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Peggy Boring

My husband and I are retired and we use the cottage to visit family and friends while in Marietta. I love people and enjoy the outdoors. My husband likes to garden and hunt. He is a retired WV coal miner of 37 years and a Viet Nam war veteran. We currently reside near Morgantown, WV.

Peggy Boring purchased this house in 2014

Why Peggy Boring chose Marietta

I fell in love with this house the minute I saw it. It was in need of TLC but was basically a one owner home of a lady who used to walk to work on the 'old' railroad bridge at historic Lafayette Hotel! We have worked very hard to bring beauty back to this home. It has been a labor of love and we love River Rock Cottage and offer it with the confidence that you will love it too!

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for history lovers and nature lovers. The Muskingam and Ohio Rivers meet here..a 2 minute walk up the street will bring you fantastic views of this meeting!! Shopping, hiking, bike riding, swimming, antiquing, flea marketing, and dining all right at the front door!!!! A hometown feeling with so much to do!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marietta in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly tiled shower/bath updated November 2014--on main level
  • Full bath; everything provided; tub bathing, shower. Bath is located on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes cable tv.
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed Bedroom 2: Twin Bed with Trundle and additional Twin (1) Roll A Way Bed that can be set up anywhere
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I do keep snacks available & do provide continental breakfast for your convience.


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River Rock Cottage; Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, right at your doorstep!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Super cute house and great host

  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable. Much larger than it looks. The breakfast items and snacks provided were a nice surprise. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you for choosing River Rock Cottage! You were wonderful guests! We would love to host you again!
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Harrison, Ohio, USA

Cozy and Clean.

  • 5 of 5

The home was in a perfect location for our needs. We can't say enough about the attention to details that the owner has taken for guests to this home. Walking distance to everything....museums, restaurants, sites, bikes, walks.....wonderful. Very clean and comfy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage. Fun visit!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, very well maintained, fresh, clean and welcoming. The hostess, Peggy, was so friendly and easy to communicate with. My mom, sister, niece and I visited for a four day trip. The River Rock Cottage was a great location. We enjoyed being able to walk across the bridge to visit Marietta and the two nearby restaurants were so yummy and convenient. We had no idea how interesting Marietta would be to visit. We enjoyed the walking tours, took a bicycle ride and a trip on the river in the sternwheeler. There is so much history here and the Campus Maritus museum did a great job of presenting the history in an easy way to learn. Marietta was a fun find and we would definitely stay at the River Rock Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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River Rock Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Peggy and Roger have done an excellent job of restoring this old home. It was comfortable and the NEW bathroom is outstanding. Great location for enjoying Marietta, but the neighborhood is in transition, so some of the homes in the area are in disrepair. Excellent restaurants are within walking distance, as is downtown Marietta. We would highly recommend this VRBO selection. If you are a hiker, there are wonderful State Park hikes within an easy drive.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing River Rock Cottage. Marietta is a beautiful and quiet River Town. She has paid her dues and transitioning from the old to the new takes time. Thankfully, Marrietta is trying to keep in touch with her past while affording opportunities to entice and please visitors. We are proud to be part of that and love our convenient location to the access of restaurants and trails, many within walking distance. We look forward to the move ahead in seeing restoration to more of the homes in our surrounding area!
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Ohio/West Virginia Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the cottage. It was in walking distance to some really good restaurants and the Marietta down town area. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It contained everything we needed during our 7 nite stay including snacks, coffee, and breakfast items. The front porch and the back deck provided relaxing morning and evening with our family. We will consider booking this house again if available during our next vacation in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Peggy has furnished the house in a cozy fashion and goes above and beyond in providing food, drinks, snacks and toiletries. The kitchen is very well stocked. It is a short walk to the trestle foot bridge that leads downtown. Very close to several restaurants. Peggy was responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and made us feel right at home. Great value for a great little town. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie got choosing River Rock Cottage! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. I look forward to your return visit and the cottage will have a new upstairs bath for your pleasure. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Major: Port Columbus International, Columbus, OH
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Harmar Tavern
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lakeside Golf Club, Beverly, OH
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 77
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Spagna's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Hidden Valley Resort
Car: recommended

Marietta was the earliest settlement in the NW Territory. There are many museums and historic homes to tour, many within walking distance. Marietta has many annual events, the most well attended being the annual Sternwheelers Festival, which draws sternwheel boats from many states. There is also a large indoor/outdoor flea market that is within walking distance of the cottage. There are also national parks and historic places in nearby Parkersburg, WV. Blennerhassett Island is a wonderful family place to visit and an easy drive and boatroad.There are numerous local fairs and festivals. Information about these can be found on Marietta, OH visitors web site


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marietta, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
3 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
5 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Service £56.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.58

We have a NO Pet Policy. There will be additional fee added if there are more than (2) adults staying. The additional fee will be $10 per night, per additional adult....I will add that to the reservation when you request to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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