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Dome Of Your Dreams!

People14
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Awesome Geodesic Dome House Near Historic Harpers Ferry.

Located just a little over an hour from DC, 3 hours from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and about 5 from NYC, the dome is only a half mile from the beautiful Shenandoah River and less than a mile from the Appalacian Trail. Historic Harpers Ferry is just four miles away, and Charles Town's Hollywood Casino is less than a ten-minute drive.

2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a huge pullout couch, additional couches and air mattresses allow the place to accommodate anything from a romantic weekend for two to a house party of a dozen. Previous guests have included families, couples, eco-women retreaters and century-ride bikers.

Kitchen is not only fully equipped (pots/pans/dishes) but also stocked with spices, dry goods, and sometimes even beer - take what you need and leave your contribution for beverages and ingredients when you check out.

As mentioned in the title, this house is truly unique - its a geodesic dome house (bucky ball), with a beautiful full-wall mural, spiral staircase, and wrap-around deck. Just like a regular house but better!

New HVAC is keeping the dome cool at the tail end of the summer and warming the place quickly in winter. The central fireplace can get the place really toasty (and romantic :) as an alternative to the fancy new heating/cooling.

Dogs OK with permission but they must be VERY housebroken and stay off the furniture. Sorry, no cats (allergies :(). For dogs there is a $50 additional pet fee payable by check.

Little kids are great too, but it should be noted that the house is not child-proofed, and has an exposed spiral staircase (so recommend no pets or small kids on the second floor).

Feel free to contact me with questions about the place or the area - I wish I could get out there more often!

More Details

Owner
Billy Grayson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Billy Grayson

Nature Lover, Washingtonian, traveler, not sure what else to share here :)

Billy Grayson purchased this house in 2011

Why Billy Grayson chose West Virginia

I loved the dome the moment I saw it - its obviously unique, but I love the 25' ceilings, the wrap-around porch and the woods out back (especially in spring as the dogwood and redbud are blooming), and the whole area around Harpers Ferry (the Shenandoah and Potomac, the Appalachian Trail, Loudon wine country, etc...)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harpers Ferry in Blue Ridge

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    basement bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , still finishing fitting out this bathroom...but all works
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    basement - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , basement is partially finished - working on full bath
    living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , full size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Master bedroom is upstairs with an open floorplan (bedroom and master bath). Guest bedroom is on the first floor with a queen bed and a fold-out futon. There is also a full-size pull-out sofa bed in the living room, and a futon and queen size bed in the basement.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Dome Of Your Dreams!
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Nice weekend getaway. Easy trip to historic Harpers Ferry. Plenty of space for 3 adults and 2 tweens

  • 5 of 5

Owner is helpful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great House, Does NOT sleep 14.

  • 4 of 5

The house is nice. Upstairs is a nice place to sleep. Downstairs has a great ping pong table, bed, and futon. Kitchen is adequate. However, they count the futons as two sleeping places. They counted this two person couch as a place to sleep, which it is not, they counted the pullout couch as a place for two people, and a couch lounging chair as a place to sleep. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but we had 12 people and we were not able to sleep comfortably. Really only sleeps 9-10 comfortably. Not as secluded as you think, but we never saw any neighbors, just their houses.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A little gem in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

This was home base for a week and we loved it. Great location for a rural home base and still within an easy drive to grocery store, Antietam, Harper's Ferry, and the Appalachian Trial. The kitchen is well laid out for a good work triangle. Lots of bedroom space to choose from, three baths...a very open layout that we enjoyed. The geodesic dome was GREAT for acoustics... we listened to music via iPad while cooking, playing a few board games, and chilling between hikes--it didn't sound like little speakers at all! We also loved the fact that Billy was amenable to pets, it allowed us to travel with our dog!

We would definitely stay here again, given the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden gem in beautiful Shenandoah valley!

  • 5 of 5

We were all happy with modern conveniences in a wooded environment!

The "dome" is quite unusual in itself and a short drive to hike the apalacian trail and visit historic Harpers Ferry!

GPS got us right to the door!!

Could be a bird lovers paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1

Way off the beaten track

  • 1 of 5

Dirt roads to get to house. Smelled of stale smoke inside. Killed 2 cockroaches in the less than 24 hours we stayed. Dirty bathroom rugs. Small yard.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We picked the Harpers Ferry dome when we decided to visit DC and the local battlefields. The dome met our expectations as a comfortable and peaceful base to return to in the evenings after a day of sight seeing. The access roads are a little uneven, but nothing our rental Town & Country couldn't handle. Overall a great value peaceful base for sight seeing. This location is quiet and a bit out of town.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Dulles (Washington DC)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
10 wineries and 1 distillery within 10 miles
Nearest Ferry
Harpers Ferry! No actual ferries around though...
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Charles Town and downtown Harpers Ferry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harpers Ferry, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£474
for 2 nights
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£2,004
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.14
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £116.52

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.
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