Cozy yet spacious gathering placeFully equipped gourmet kitchen
Unique Nature Sanctuary!
Unique Nature Sanctuary!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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Welcome to Sunflower ~ a rustic yet elegant treehouse on 12 acres overlooking woods, meadow, wildlife and river! Cozy yet spacious private full house! Deluxe romantic getaway with new dual-recliner wave jet hot tub under the stars, clawfoot tub, royal master bedroom suite! Skylight, wood beams/floors, woodstove, mini-splits & a/c. Organic coffee/tea and fruit basket provided! Massages and more available!

The space

Unique octagonal structure with walls of windows mirrors the design of Thomas Jefferson's first home. Nature sanctuary overlooks river, woods, meadow and bird feeders - outdoor water fountain cascades with the soothing sound of flowing water. Sitings of colorful birds, deer, squirrels, rabbits and raccoons are quite common. Lovely walking trails and riverside areas with fire circle, yoga platform, picnic table, hammock, and more. Three bedrooms accommodate up to 6 people. This home is a great retreat space for quiet contemplation and is suitable for individual, couple or small group retreats, workshops and more. Also a great romantic honeymoon or couples getaway spot! Romance packages can include couples massages, flowers and hand-crafted raw cacao truffles. Additional amenities -- retreat guidance/life-coaching sessions, couples enrichment sessions, Reiki, sound healing, Ayurvedic consultation, yoga class/coaching, and natural foods groceries/meals available upon arrangement. Wildlife adventures, such as kayaking, fishing, area hiking abound in this area. In-town cultural and culinary adventures, area wineries/distilleries, and more!

Guest access

Three bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, main level living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen with gourmet appliances, wrap-around deck with outdoor dining table, sitting areas, rockers and gliders, yard with hammock and tiered rock garden with fountain, hammock swing. Full size deluxe hot tub under the stars - with dual recliner and 120 jets! Access to next door education center riverfront usually available (unless we are hosting an event) - kayaking, swimming, labyrinth and more. The Sunflower office is normally off-limits.

Interaction with guests

We are always 'on call' - staying next door or providing a neighbor host should any needs arise. We also offer as much friendly interaction as you'd like and can share about our favorite area spots, restaurants, etc. Our property next door is a nature sanctuary, organic farm, small intentional co-housing community, and holistic education/retreat center.

Other things to note

This is a no-shoes home, so bring your cozy slippers if you like something on your feet! We are holistically oriented. Most of our food/beverages are organic, we use natural cleaning products, and we live a healthy lifestyle. Luke has lived in Floyd for over 30 years, so he can advise on how to get the most out of your stay! We often have neighborhood music jams or potlucks, and you might find yourself joining us if you are so inclined -- no pressure!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

We rent to peaceful, neat/clean people who respect the space and furnishings/amenities. No loud music/media. At all times, there is no smoking, no drugs, no pets. Non-mobile infants are fine, but we don't recommend coming with small children (toddlers through age 3) due to steep stairway and open railings around the house. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.


55 Reviews

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Kerrey User Profile
July 2017
I could not think of a better place to spend time returning to nature, and a peaceful way of life. We only stayed one night, as we are working our way down the US, but it was wonderful to stay at Ashera and Lukes home. The house is stunning, and set in such peaceful surroundings, and very clean. My 17 year old son and 15 year old daughter spent a whole day without the need for electricity or internet, as we paddled in kayaks, splashed in the river, and spent lots of time throwing ourselves into the river from a rope swing. Asher was a wonderful host who checked in with us, and communicated very well. We would have like to meet Luke and chat with Ashera more, but we had very limited time. I would absolutely recommend Sunflower, and would love to return. You are missing a treat if you do not stay here.

Dennis User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at Kathryn’s beautiful and unique home could not have been better. It was even nicer than the description, and communications and checkin were smooth and timely. Kathryn is a super host and it shows. The property is very unique, that is part of the allure. It is remote and extremely quiet. If you are looking for a quiet stay this is the place for you. The house is one of a kind, as shown on the web site. A car is necessary as the house is in a rural setting, but the ride to the home is beautiful. We were a few minutes away from Floyd and enjoyed our ride in and out each day. Our 3 day visit flew by. Can’t wait to visit again. We highly recommend Kathryn’s home as a restful and peaceful oasis.

Brent User Profile
October 2017
This was an ideal retreat for a long weekend. Everything was as described, and the beauty and serenity of the surrounding was captivating. With the exception of a day trip into Floyd, we spent the entire weekend in the new hot tub or the luxurious robes provided by the host. The town of Floyd was fun to poke around in for a day. We also loved watching the many bird who frequented the feeder, and the deer feeding on a nearby hill. Very relaxing and highly recommended. We hope to return often.

Bill User Profile
October 2017
Another great visit. Very quiet and secluded location. Kathryn is very friendly, and very nice place to stay.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
A peaceful place for relaxing and exploring, away from the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed the beautiful, unique house and the nature surrounding. Morning tea and breakfast on the wrap-around deck was a highlight; the view of the forest and the silence was perfect! It was a perfect anniversary getaway!

Tara User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful property. Lovely, friendly hosts. Short weekend trip to relax. Really enjoyed the hot tub, added perk.

Debra User Profile
September 2017
This is an amazing home in a gorgeous location. Kathryn is very welcoming and a great host... goes above and beyond to make you welcome and comfortable!

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Floyd, Virginia, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Kathryn Ashera User ProfileKathryn Ashera is a superhost.
I am a multi-faceted creative specialist promoting peace and well-being through one-on-one, group and community processes, education and celebration. Among the many hats I wear are that of Connection Practice facilitator, Mentor-teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, and Inte…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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