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Modern Mid Century Home + Mountain Views + River

SuperhostLuray, Virginia, United States
Entire house hosted by Ryanne And Jay
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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We invite you to stay in our completely renovated home with all modern conveniences, including central AC, heat, & high speed WiFi. Our goal is to provide a superbly clean, safe, comfortable stay with access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Short walk to the River Outfitters for tubing, canoeing and kayaking. Public boat landing a block away. Short driving distance to Luray Caverns, George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park. We are family friendly and love dogs.

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Hi! We travel often for work and usually stay in Airbnb rentals around the world. From these experiences, we bought and renovated this home as a full-time vacation rental with all the little details we expect (and are often missing in other places). Basically, we created our dream Airbnb vacation stay. It's modeled on several Airbnbs that we visited in Norway, Denmark and Sweden (can you tell?).

We are Airbnb SuperHosts and hope you'll read through our 5-star reviews to be confident in your booking. The Shenandoah Valley is our home and we love to share the undiscovered pleasures of this area. We have mountain ranges on either side of the valley with a gorgeous river running through it. We're proud to call Luray home.

Our nightly price covers up to six guests. Kids are always welcome, and we're pet friendly (with prior approval). Just let us know who you're bringing so we can accommodate (need the high chair, pack n' play or dog bowls? Let us know!).

If the Mid Century Home is booked or you're booking for several groups, please check out our other new renovated rental in Luray:
Modern Farmhouse near Shenandoah Nat'l Park + Lake
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4169256

House:
We have lovingly renovated this unique, mid century house and turned it into a modern home with a European style. The house is located on a small hill near the Shenandoah river with gorgeous views of the National Park. You'll wake up to the sunrise, then watch the sun slowly fall on the mountains as night comes. Though we are on a small road that follows the river, you'll feel secluded because there are no visible neighbors.

We've updated the home with all conveniences, including central AC, heat and high speed WiFi. This is not a rustic cabin, but some seriously awesome luxury. A great way to enjoy the outdoors. If you have any special needs, just ask. We live a quick ten minutes away.

Parking:
The home is on a small hill with a concrete driveway that will allow you to drive right up to the front door. Two cars can park up top. One car can park at the bottom of the driveway, if needed.

Bedrooms:
The house sleeps up to six people, but also perfect for a couple who want a quiet getaway.

There are two private bedrooms. The downstairs master suite has a Restoration Hardware king size bed and flat screen TV. The second, upstairs bedroom has a West Elm Queen Bed, flat screen TV and private deck with mountain views.

There's also two adult-sized, handmade bunk beds that are built into the downstairs nook. You can use the heavy curtain to separate the space for privacy. Great for kids, or adults who are kids at heart.

We gladly provide all bed linens and pillows.

Bathrooms:
We have a large full bathroom with a brand new, Americast soaking tub and rainhead shower. We provide shower gel, shampoo and towels.

Living room:
We like to spread out on two couches and the stylish West Elm wing chair. There are plenty of board games, playing cards, novels, kids books and backlogs of magazines to read. Or hook your phone up to the speakers and play music on the stereo (bluetooth or plug).

Kitchen:
The kitchen is fully equipped with an six person farm table. You’ll have everything you need to cook a holiday meal, bake cupcakes, or just make coffee + toast and use the microwave for simple reheating. The refrigerator is a smaller European model but can hold enough food for a big family. Plus we have an energy efficient dishwasher for easy clean up. We provide a blender, crock pot/slow cooker, pots, pans, dishes and all utensils.

If you need anything we don’t have, we'll do our very best to accommodate. We provide a lot of "starter stuff" so guests don't have to over-buy for short stays (condiments, Olive oil, spices, bug repellent, sunscreen, etc).

Coffee. We love it! So we provide a couple different ways to make coffee. We have a Bonavita drip machine with a reusable brass filter. Or you can use our stainless steel french press. We provide Starbucks Medium roast coffee, sugar (and non-sugars), creamer, stevia. If you bring your own beans, you can use our electric burr grinder. We provide different kinds of tea because tea is good too.

Entertainment:
The house and property has high speed WiFi access. We installed a Ubiquiti wireless router so the internet reaches to all corners of the yard and around the house. If they even have it, many local rentals have either slow satellite access or limited bandwidth from the cell tower. We made sure to get fast, unlimited broadband.

Lounge inside to check your email and catch up on videos, or hang out on the deck while researching cool hikes online. Both flat screens are hooked up to Apple TVs. You can watch unlimited shows and movies on our Netflix account, or sign in to any of your accounts to watch what you want (NFL, NHL, HBO, MLB, iTunes, Hulu, etc).

Kid stuff:
Because you're probably traveling with enough stuff already, we do have a high chair, a Pak n' Play, and plastic eating dishes for small kids. Just let us know if there's an infant in your group so we can have things ready for your arrival.

BBQ:
We have a brand new Weber gas grill with plenty of fuel. Have fun cooking on our custom hand-laid stone patio. We have foil, wooden skewers, and all the tools you need.

There's a rock fire pit to build small campfires on the side yard above the patio. You can either buy firewood from the store or adventure across the street to gather wood in the National Forest. Be careful crossing the road!

Outdoor Space:
Our crowning renovation achievement is the black locust hardwood deck with a view of the Shenandoah Mountain Range. Six Adirondack chairs allow you to enjoy the view with a cold drink (bottle openers on every chair). Sunrises and sunsets are priceless. With no light pollution, you can see the Milky Way from the porch at night.

The yard is fairly steep since the home is on a hill, but there is an area to walk your dog right outside the door for quick relief. We also have a long leash secured to a pole on the front porch by the BBQ area so dogs can safely be outside while you're cooking or lounging on the benches.

Shenandoah River Outfitters:
500 ft from our front door is the Shenandoah River Outfitters. Here you can rent tubes, canoes, or kayaks to float down the river. They handle everything including life preservers, floating coolers, and transportation to and from the river. We have their schedule and prices posted in the house. It's an all day adventure.

If you have your own equipment to float, you can drop off at the Bixler's Ferry Bridge and get out at the public boat landing just down from our house. It's a nice 3-4 hour float.

Fishing:
The Shenandoah River offers plenty of spots to fish. There's also a small public lake two minutes from the house. The fish are kept stocked by the Fish and Wildlife department. Great for kids who demand guaranteed bites!

George Washington National Forest:
The forest includes the land across the street from us, but it's a fifteen minute drive to some of the best hiking trails in the area. The Stephens Trail Hike offers panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley along the Massanutten Mountain ridge line, ending at the stunning panoramic Kennedy's Peak tower. It's a really fun hike (our favorite) with lots of chances to see wildlife.

Luray Caverns:
The Caverns are world famous since they were discovered over a century ago. The family who runs the Caverns have done a great job creating an inspiring, tasteful experience. It's a perfect place for an afternoon trip underground. There also plenty of other activities for kids like the giant maze and jungle gym. The Pioneer museum showcases demonstrations on how the first settlers in the area lived.

Shenandoah National Park:
We're twenty miles from the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park. It's a quick drive with no traffic lights between you and the Park. You can buy a day or week pass into the park to drive the 110-mile Skyline Drive. Or choose from the approximately 100 day hikes (of varying difficulty) that show off the Park's many waterfalls and vistas. We have booklets describing all the hikes. If you want to get 5 feet away from a deer, you'll be able to. Sometimes it's fun to eat at Skyland on top of the mountain where you can see the all of Page County below.

Weddings:
Luray is known for its beautiful wedding venues. Our house is a perfect home base to stay when attending your friend's or family's wedding. We're just 13 miles from Khimaira Farm and Faithbrooke. In order to help you look your best, we have a full length mirror, iron and ironing board, and lint rollers.

Small Town USA:
Luray is 10 miles away. It's the a quintessential small American town with a number of restaurants from fancy dining to burger joints. Gathering Grounds is our coffee shop with wifi. Every Saturday morning from May-September, there's a great Farmer's market in town to pick up local produce and meat from area farms. The indoor Willow Grove Farm Market sells locally produced food all year long.

Several pizza places deliver to the Mid Century house if you just want to relax and let someone else cook.

Treasure hunt at the antique stores, or grab outdoor gear at the outfitters. The 6-screen movie theater, a true local treasure, is open for matinee and evening screenings. Uncle Bucks is the sports bar where locals enjoy the game (stays open till 1am every night). Several groceries stores and Walmart will provide you with everything you need. There's also The Valley Cork wine bar that's open Thurs-Sunday 4-10 to enjoy a local (or int'l) wine tasting. Hawksbill Brewery recently opened where they make all their own beer. The Luray Zoo is on the edge of town and famous for rescuing exotic animals. Perfect for kids who want to safely get close to animals (like goats!).

A newly renovated hospital w/ a 24-hour emergency room is close by. We provide a binder with maps of everything in the area and are just a text away if you have questions.

Renewable Power:
We buy 100% renewable power from our local electric coop (SVEC), which buys the power from Stony Creek Wind Farm. We have an outdoor 110v outlet if you want to trickle charge your electric car (we hope to see more of them!). If you are Elon Musk, we'd love a supercharger, but we'll have to stick with 110v for now!

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Guests have access to the entire home. Everything is there for you to use.
We invite you to stay in our completely renovated home with all modern conveniences, including central AC, heat, & high speed WiFi. Our goal is to provide a superbly clean, safe, comfortable stay with access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Short walk to the River Outfitters for tubing, canoeing and kayaking. Public boat landing a block away. Short driving distance to Luray Caverns, George Washington National Fo…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
First aid kit
Hangers
Room-darkening shades
Iron
Fire extinguisher
Heating
High chair
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Luray, Virginia, United States

This is a quiet, rural river community. Full time residents are friendly and wave to strangers!
Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Cafe
10.0km
Shenandoah River Outfitters
0.6km
Graves Mountain Lodge
31.0km
Copper Fox Distillery
21.7km

Hosted by Ryanne And Jay

Joined in November 2009
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We are video documentarians who travel internationally for work and love staying in neighborhoods rather than stuffy hotels. Cooking and enjoying the local scene are a big plus. After living in Boston, NYC and San Francisco, we moved to the Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia. We've painstakingly restored an 1850's brick farmhouse into a gorgeous private two acre retreat, nestled against the Shenandoah National Park, a Mid Century Modern style home with gorgeous mountain views steps from the Shenandoah River Outfitters and a Downtown Luray loft apartment in walking distance to Hawksbill Brewing craft beer brewery and The Valley Cork wine bar. We love taking advantage of living in such a beautiful place- whether it be kayaking down the river or hiking some of the best trails on the East Coast. We made sure to include every detail in our rentals that we look for in an Airbnb stay. We always look forward to meeting new people and introducing them to this special area.
We are video documentarians who travel internationally for work and love staying in neighborhoods rather than stuffy hotels. Cooking and enjoying the local scene are a big plus. Af…
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Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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