King size bed in the master bedroom. All linens provided.River across the road from this house. A 3-4 minute walk.
Cute 3 Bdrm Near Nat'l Forest-Walk to River&Trails
Cute 3 Bdrm Near Nat'l Forest-Walk to River&Trails

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This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. This is a cute 3 bedroom house only a couple of minutes from the national forest trails and rivers. We own land on the rivers and some trailheads too you can access. We do allow for 1 night stays over the week, but require 2 nights stays on weekends.

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Please read the entire description and view all of the photos prior to booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Again, we have had this house listed accurately since day one... but you must read the description... we cannot make anyone read the description, but if you want to know what to expect... read the description please. This house is listed very accurately and this property should receive nothing less than 5 star reviews because the listings spells out what to expect in great detail... but all too often lately guests have not read the listing description and then want to complain about things that we've fully disclosed... this house is NOT perfect... but everything wrong is listed here.
By clicking on pet, child, or infant you are saying you are bringing them. But, the website doesn't charge for them at booking. Payment is still required.
We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) We just bought this house last fall, so we have it priced very low hoping to get some initial 5 star reviews before we raise the rates. Take advantage of the low rates while they last.

This is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is at the base of the mountain and within walking distance of the trails, rivers and the national forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it looks right now. We are still in the process of making improvements to it (we need to paint most of the rooms and add new carpet or hardwood floors too). There are some white spots on the walls still where we patched old nail holes and have not yet painted. The house is completely functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the national forest and hiking trails and rivers.

We do rent out the downstairs basement separately at times. You will be sharing the driveway with the downstairs basement renters. Four cars can fit, but please remember one of those spots is for the downstairs renters.

The kitchen does have mostly new stainless steel appliances. There is a dishwasher, but it is older (but fully functional). There is a small eating area in the kitchen. There is a living room and then also a sun room with lots of windows which is perfect for relaxing, reading or watching TV on the 40" flat screen TV (with Blu-Ray player). The house also has free WiFi.

There are 3 bedrooms. One with a king size bed, one with a queen bed and one with a full size bed. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination. The house does have central heat and A/C. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron (orange tint) and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. The water is still usable and is actually very healthy.

The house is only about 75 feet off of the road so there can be some road noise at times depending on traffic (I don't feel like the road gets heavy traffic, but we've listed this hoping to meet or beat expectations). We don't feel like the road is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. Also, the house right next door is currently in the beginning stages of being remodeled so it is not the most pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though if you look right over the roof of the house next door which makes up for the remodel view. :) Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest where you can get away from anything man-made.

This house is not perfect yet, but it is an inexpensive 3 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together. The maximum number of guests permitted is 12, but some of those would need to be children, whereas there are only 3 bedrooms. There is a pull out couch in one living room and then two couches in the sun room as well. We do allow small campfires outside in the fire pit, but we ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too but do require a fee ($49 to $59 plus tax).

The house has cable TV, two flat screen TV's, two Blu-ray players and free WiFi. Free parking on site for up to three vehicles.

We try to check-in all of our guests personally upon arrival and will show you around the property and answer any questions you might have. We are always available should you need anything. The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

The house sits on a private road which has 13 other houses on it. Only half of them have residents though so the neighborhood is almost always very quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We've stayed at this house numerous times and the road is really no bother at all in our opinion. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc.

No new wood can be added to fire (at the fire fire pit) after midnight and all fires must be extinguished by 3 am. Fires cannot be started until after 4 pm. The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

This is an older house in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the house its charm because it is unique and older. The house is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real house in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real house such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. It always the guests' responsibility to understand where this property is located and the listing clearly states where the property. We are not responsible for guests' booking a property in an area that they didn't mean to book in or in a location that they didn't intend to book. We are also not responsible to determine how far the property is from any other location or area (including not responsible for drive time or distances to and from where the guests will be traveling). Guests acknowledge that they understand and accept where the property is located prior to booking. Please note that I (Steven) personally took every photo for every single one of our listings. Many of our properties are within walking distance of each other so the photos for one cabin will still apply to other cabins too since this is the view and scenery you'll find while hiking the roads and trails nearby. Other photos are of the local Shenandoah Valley scenery and these are the scenes you can expect to find while driving around the Shenandoah Valley. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We do not use any scented products but we cannot be responsible for what other guests right before your stay may have used. Different cabins and different houses have different scents. Those with fireplaces will have the scent of a wood burning fire. Those with wood will have the scent of wood. We cannot be responsible for determining what you will or will not be sensitive to though. This is truly impossible to determine ahead of time. And yes, this is in here because people complained about the smell of a fireplace in a cabin with a fireplace and the smell of cedar in a cabin with cedar walls. Each cabin and house will have its own unique scent.

We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct.

Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties

Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. All pets are required to have current rabies vaccinations displayed on their collars per county and state law. Pets must remain under immediate control of their owners at all times. Guests must not permit any pet to bark or disturb any neighbor or guest at an adjacent property. Pets must be on their leashes while on walks on the roads or off the property at which they are staying. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens).

The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

Illegal drugs will not permitted on our properties under any circumstances. Smoking is not permitted inside any house or cabin or on any screen porch. There will be a $750 charge for any smoking in either of these areas. Drugs being used anywhere on the property will result in a $750 charge. Kegs and hookahs are not permitted anywhere on property under any circumstances. There will be a $500 charge should either of these items (kegs or hookahs) be found on the property (this includes outside areas too). If smoking (inside or on screen porches), illegal drugs (meaning what is illegal in Virginia), keg(s), hookah(s) or fireworks (there is a $250 fine for having fireworks at a property) are found on the property the guest will be asked to leave and there will be no refund whatsoever for any portion of the stay (including any future days/nights). Guests failing to check-out by 11 am agree to pay $50 an hour for a late check-out beginning at 11:01 am. If the guest is still there at 12:00 noon then then the charge is another $50 and so on with each additional hour the guest overstays their reservation. Late check-outs require prior written permission and applicable late check-out fees to be paid.

Likewise, the floors are swept and mopped after every single guest. Sometimes we sweep the floors 3 or 4 times and still find things on them. We again, promise that they are swept after every guest, but that doesn't mean that they will be perfect. If you search you will surely be able to find something wrong.
Firewood is not permitted to be removed from the property when you check-out. It is also not permissible to gather firewood from the woods at the property. Either of these will result in a $50 charge. All bed linens and towels are washed after every single guest. This does not mean that every single hair, piece of lint, etc will come off in the wash. We wish that washing machines got every last thing off the linens, but that is not always the case. Also, detergent, well water and the linens themselves may bleed causing stains. (Well water may also stain toilet, tub, and sink.) If there is a problem with the linens just let us know, and we'll do our best to get you new ones as soon as possible. We give you our promise that everything is washed after every single guest, but that doesn't mean that washing machines and dryers are perfect at removing every last thing from the linens and towels. If there is an issue with the cleanliness of the property just let us know and we will send someone to fix it within a reasonable amount of time. We truly want everything perfect, but please know that nothing is perfect and no cleaner cleans perfectly. Likewise, the floors are swept and mopped after every single guest. Sometimes we sweep the floors 3 or 4 times and still find things on them. We again, promise that they are swept after every guest, but that doesn't mean that they will be perfect. If you search you will surely be able to find something wrong. There will be no refunds for these issues, but rather we will work to fix anything that needs to be fixed within a reasonable time. Again, this is a real cabin, and while there is heat, that does not mean that the cabin will be as warm as your house on very cold days/nights. Likewise, it may not be as cool as your house is in the summertime as well, although the A/C unit does very well in our opinion. We are just stating what should be obvious... that a real cabin is not going to be the same as your house. But then again, isn't that why you booked a real cabin in the forest... because it is unique and different. :)
HEATERS MUST BE LEFT ON IN WINTER MONTHS TO AVOID FROZEN PIPES. Failure to follow will result in guest paying for damages.
Guests agree to all of the terms of this entire listing and there will be no refunds whatsoever (including unused days/nights), if any of these terms are not followed and the guest chooses to either cancel, not check-in, leave early or is asked to leave the property due to violating these terms.

Guest access

The cabin offers direct access to the national forest. We own many acres that border the national forest and our guests will have private access to these trails. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only).

Interaction with guests

We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and another employee who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Please ask about the contract if you are unable to view it.

Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

Other things to note

Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a minimum 3 night reservation. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of the day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to rebook property if guest(s) do NOT contact owner or show up for their reservation.
Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult.

By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Guests are not permitted to trespass on any land that we do not own or any other property owners land to access the rivers or the national forest. Guests are staying at our cabins are not permitted to access/go to "Blue Hole" (a local swimming hole), whereas the only way to access that site is by trespassing on other property owners land. We own numerous places to access the rivers and the national forest and must stay on our land or on national forest land at all times. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in termination of the rental agreement.

Rental Agreemen(URL HIDDEN)This Short Term Rental Agreement is made by and between: Steven Robert Jones/Katie Pitre Jones (“Homeowner”) and _______________________ (“Guest”) effective upon accepting the conditions, terms and agreements agreed to upon initially submitting either the deposit or the full payment amount at the time of booking. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Property: The property is located at:
83 Sharp Hill Lane
Hinton, VA 22831
The property is furnished and includes: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven combo, coffee maker, toaster, silverware, dinning utensils, plates, cups, bedding, and towels.
2.Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address___________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 7 non-related persons or 8 related persons with at least 3 being children. An additional charge of up to $35 per person per night for guests in addition to 2 may be applied to the cost of the stay. If extra guests are found to have spent the night without prior approval, the lease will be subject to termination immediately and no refund shall be given.
4.Term of the Lease: The lease begins at __4:00 p.m. On _______________________, 201 __ (the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________201 ___(the “Departure
Date”).
5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a either a one to 4 night stay depending upon the season.
Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods and weekends. If a guests ends up
staying for less than 1 day, the guest will still be charged for the entire length of time that they reserved the property. There are no refunds, discounts or credits for late arrivals or for early departure.
6.Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this rental agreement at all times and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else “Guest(s)” permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. It is the “Guest(s)” legal responsibility to inform anyone that they allow to access the property of all terms, conditions and rules regarding all/any use of the property, including use of ingress and egress to the property.
7.Access: Guest shall allow “Homeowner” or any other authorized agent of the Homeowner to access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
8.Rental Rate and Fees:
Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Reservation Manager payment schedule. Last minute reservations are accepted but full payment is due at the time of booking. (exceptions may be made for same day bookings. Full payment is always due though access to the property shall be given.
If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within 15 minutes) of arrival.
9.Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation policy is:
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows:
75% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival
50% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival
25% if canceled 50 days prior to arrival
0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival
(No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in)
10.Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) offers insurance for as little as $39 at the time of booking. You hereby acknowledge that this option has been presented to you before booking.
11.Payment: Payments must be made via the Reservation Manager payment request email or the by using the Book It Now option. Credit cards and checks are both acceptable. Checks may not be used for reservation that are less than 10 days away from the time of booking. Credit Card must be paid through the payment request email, Book It Now option or we can process payments for you by phone.
For reservations more than 20 days away we may accept checks via the mail. Please make checks out to Katie Pitre Jones or Steven Robert Jones
Rental Rules(URL HIDDEN)
1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin or anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in cabin or improperly disposing of cigarettes or cigars shall be cause for immediate termination of this rental agreement(URL HIDDEN)2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may stay overnight in the property with the prior approval of the owners. Any other person in, on, near the property or any adjacent property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guest shall not cause or allow unreasonable loud noise or activity that might disturb the comforts of other persons renting or living in the area. Homeowner or Homeowner's Authorized Agent shall notify any Guest of any excessive noise. Noise shall be kept to a minimum at all times. Special care shall be taken to be very quiet during quiet hours. Failure to respect either quiet hours (9 p.m. To 9 a.m.) or to adhere to Homeowner's/Homeowner's Authorized Agent's request to lower the noise volume shall be cause for termination of the rental agreement.
3.All of the properties are privately owned; and the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on any premises, facilities or on roads, trails or any property whatsoever. Homeowners/Homeowners Agent(s) are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to/of personal belongings, vehicles or valuables of the guest or any member of their party. By accepting this rental agreement it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from any use of the premises by themselves or by others in their party. Party shall be defined as any person(s) who stays overnight, visits, or accesses the property in any manner, whether such person is invited by the Guest or not(URL HIDDEN)4.Guest agrees to keep the property and all furnishings in good order (same as are when they arrived). Any damage or issue with the property must be immediately reported to the Homeowner upon Guests arrival.
5.Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6.PETS are permitted only with prior approval. A pet fee of up to $89 may applied to cost of stay. Failure to disclose or obtain prior permission to bring pets may result in immediate termination of the rental agreement. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet prior to arrival. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party.
7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
8.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the property for nightly or weekend rentals only, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Sorry; we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin under any circumstances.

9.Central Heat: There is central heat. There is also space heaters. There is also a firepit outside. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in firepit, so guest may not bring their own/or store bought wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages.
Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.; penalties.
No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through December 31 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass.
No new fires set or fuel added after midnight.
Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire.
The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes.
10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products or other improper material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be charged damages of the cost of repair.
11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed.
12.LEFT ITEMS: A $20.00 fee, plus shipping cost, applies to any Lost and Found items that are requested to be returned to Guests. Items found and not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of at the owner's discretion.
13.Storms:In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, we will refund: Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered; Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle.
Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages.
14.ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his/her party shall not use or permit to be brought onto the property any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or property.
Hunters are more than welcome at the property. Hunting is permitted in the national forest only. Hunting guest are allowed to take firearms to the property. Firearms are not permitted to be discharged on property other than national forest land or within 300 yards of Homeowners property even if Guest or members of their party are on national forest land. Hunting with firearms must follow the guidelines of national forest rules and regulations. If unlawful or illegal use of firearms, illegal substances, or hazardous items is found, it will result in termination of rental agreement.
Guest agrees to: Leave the premises in the same order as found; to return keys to OWNER/AGENT on departure and not to exceed the maximum number of people, cars, pets or other limits as agreed to herein. Water and lights must be turned off at departure. If more than the pre-approved number of people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive clean up is required additional charges for linens and maid service will be levied against the GUEST. Such determination will be made at the sole discretion of the Homeowner/Homeowner's Authorized Agent. Guest agrees to the reasonable costs of collection, including attorney fees, if necessary to collect money in the event of damage to the property.
Visitors of the GUEST will be the responsibility of the Guest and must follow all the same rules as the Guest. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties.
By my signature below (or by checking the box at the time of payment and electronically accepting this agreement), I hereby agree to all of the payments, terms and conditions of this rental agreement.(URL HIDDEN)
I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below (or by electronically accepting this agreement).
Please Provide Copy of Driver's License, Passport, or Government issued ID.
Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle.
Not responsible for errors on the Airbnb listing. The contract is the sole representation of the cabin and all information regarding how the cabin is described. Please read the entire contract carefully.
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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 119 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

No smoking and noise must be kept to a minimum whereas there are neighbors nearby. No hookahs or beer pong. No under aged drinking or drunk driving. Pets should be kept on a leash just to be safe. When in the national forest pets are only required to be under voice control.
You must email the owners your expected time of arrival. If time changes, please notify owners by email if prior to date or by text day of arrival.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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28 Reviews

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Suzanne User Profile
November 2016
Wonderful stay at a great house in a lovely and scenic area. We stayed here with our family to celebrate our granddaughters birthday. The house was much more spacious than it appeared in the photos. We had a really nice time and very much enjoyed this house. The king size bed was nice and we slept extremely well at night. Everything we could have needed except food was already provided in the kitchen. The bathrooms were clean and the space was well lit and decorated. The wifi worked great and the house was warm and inviting. The listing was very accurate and there were no surprises at all during our stay. Steven and Katie were both friendly and very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The area is an excellent base to explore the national forest and the surrounding beauty of the area is unmatched. There was so much to do in the area we felt like we could have stayed for a month and not seen all of the attractions and sights. Great trails just across the main road for short walks along the river. Highly recommended.

Kevin User Profile
October 2016
The place and the hosts were great. We booked a few hours before checking and the hosts had no problem accommodating for 8 people on such short notice.

Ashley User Profile
September 2016
The host did make us feel welcome. We were a late reservation but were not told the unit was not cleaned and ready yet. So upon arrival, hosts were still cleaning up and trying to stage the unit with books. They rushed through the process of going over policies and extra unexpected paperwork which was overwhelming. Host also ranted about how they cannot wait to get away from airbnb...AWKWARD since using airbnb is new for us. It was also awkward to be hanging around talking so long. The transaction was not very professional. Couples who are coming for a getaway just want to have time to themselves. The bed was very comfortable and the cabin is nicely decorated and is a nice environment overall. We definitely enjoyed the sun room too. The water was a turn off for us though, as it made stuff very rusty. We did know not to drink the water but the look of the shower was just nasty. Due to the overall experience, I don't feel comfortable recommending this place to others.
Katie & Steven Robert User Profile
Response from Katie & Steven Robert:
This review truly makes no sense whatsoever. We don't even know how to respond it... so here is our best shot at how to make sense of this. They say in the review that we made them feel welcome... and then the next sentence says that we rushed them. But then it says that we ranted (supposedly while rushing them?)... and then even though we rushed them, they then say that we hung around too long. Wow... which is it? How could we be welcoming, then unprofessional. And then rush them all while hanging around too long. We'd like to add that the house WAS in fact completely cleaned and ready for them when they arrived (which was a late night, last minute booking on a holiday weekend). Of all of the guests we've ever had stay, this was by far the most disappointing interaction with guests we've ever had... in that they acted very friendly during check-in and even after check-in... even sending us messages after check-out asking if we had people that we possibly knew in common. And then they leave a review like this? There is nothing about this listing that is not listed in the description for this property. And there are just some people that no matter what you do... you cannot please them. This is exactly what happened with these guests. No one could please them. We very much regret the extremely nice review that we left for them and would definitely not recommend them to any other hosts under any circumstances due to how they handled things.
September 2016

Betsy User Profile
August 2016
The water really was a bother for us. The smell of the iron is so strong that we ended up even brushing our teeth with bottled water. The place in itself is not bad. It's nice and spacious with a killer sun room. It's about a 20 minute drive from Harrisonburg and the Riven Rock Park nearby is really nice. The hosts communicated well with us, that is, until we asked if they could find another place for us because of the water situation! They had been replying promptly to our messages up until that point. After we queried about another place, there was nothing...complete silence. We felt that was rather unprofessional. A simple 'Sorry that's not possible' would have sufficed. If you are not bothered by water that smells of iron (we felt it was overpowering) then it's alright, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
Katie & Steven Robert User Profile
Response from Katie & Steven Robert:
The listing is very clear. It could not be more clear. The first thing the listing states is to READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION... which states that the water is well water and that it has iron and sulfur in it. We lived in this house... we lived here with our kids. We used the water every single day to cook and clean. We've stayed at this house with both sets of our parents when they've come to visit. Asking us to allow you to move houses because you don't like something that is very clearly listed in the description is completely unreasonable! All we ask that is that our guests read our listings. Please... just read the listings!!!!
August 2016

Rachel User Profile
August 2016
It was nice that they have someone come to walk you through the house and show where everything is. The views are great. My only wish is that the water didn't smell so bad and the shower wasn't so dirty.

Sahil User Profile
June 2016
The house is beautiful and very accurate to the description. Bring drinking water as the tap water is untreated. The sun room is the highlight of the house we ended up spending most of our time there. Other amenities are top notch, the host was very considerate to leave essential supplies to last a week, our stay was just shy of 2 days. The outdoors are beautiful and the hike trails and rivers are a few minutes drive away. Highly recommend this property, will be my top choice in the area.

Rendell User Profile
June 2016
The listing was correct, open and honest. Treatment of the water should (as noted in the description) should be taken with high priority. Everything is as expected per the description. Me personally would not stay here again, too much of a city boy in me. But if you like the outdoors and are not keen on having certain luxury's, then this is the place for you. It worked perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the last moment.

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Katie & Steven Robert User Profile

We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any other site for that matter). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have now have 5 daughters. Our oldest is 7, we have another who is 4, one who turns 3 in 2017, another who turns 2 in 2017 and then a new baby born in 2017. We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 6+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and two employees who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile.

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