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Modern mountainside gem with pool and lovely views

Bedrooms 2
Space 167 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


This is a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed, energy-efficient, simple yet luxurious home that offers a solitary and comfortable experience in a beautiful setting, the Shenandoah Mountains. Featured in the book THE FAMILY CABIN by Dale Mulfinger.

The house has a great room, two conventional bedrooms (master with king bed and kids' room with bunk beds and crib), a den that converts to a semi-private bedroom (queen or two twins), two bathrooms (one with a soaking tub and one with double shower), and a gourmet kitchen.

The house is filled with books, games, toys, movies, a Steinway piano—everything you'd want for a fun and relaxing getaway. We designed it with our then-baby in mind, and it's very safe for kids. There's a secret playhouse with a play kitchen and art supplies. We've got air conditioning, a laundry room, and speedy internet.

**THERE ARE NO SHADES ON THE WINDOWS** We provide eye masks. Privacy is not an issue, and it's pitch black at night. But if you have a baby who needs total darkness to nap, this isn't the house for you.

Outside on our four acres there's a pool (open May-September), large deck and screen porch, grill, fire pit (s'mores!), archery equipment, sand table, wild berries, occasional deer sightings, and invigorating walks (if you don't mind hills).

The rolling green hills make the Shenandoah Valley one of the most beautiful areas in the mid-Atlantic. Five minutes away is a farm market with playground, BBQ, bakery, and ice cream; 15 minutes away is Strasburg, with antique stores and casual restaurants; 30 minutes away are Winchester, Front Royal, and the famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. In the summer there's semi-pro baseball, drive-in movies, and river activities a short drive away. In the fall, the leaves are amazing, and the pick-your-own farms and markets are great fun. Spring is a great time to hike (including on the Appalachian Trail nearby), shop for antiques, and visit Civil War historical sites and caverns. Wineries have sprouted up all around.

We are 90 minutes from D.C. and 2 hours from Baltimore. Nearest major airports are Dulles (75 miles), Reagan National (90 miles), and BWI (125 miles). The house has an uphill gravel driveway that is accessible with any vehicle, but you may prefer four-wheel drive.

When you head home, you will need to toss your trash at the dump, an easy stop right on the way to the highway.

Guests will have to sign a standard rental agreement. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m., but there may be some flexibility—just ask ahead of time.


The $60 pool cleaning fee will be refunded upon booking for guests who will not be using the pool. Typically, pool season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day (longer if weather permits).

More Details

Linda Perlstein
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Strasburg, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Daybed converts to queen or two twins.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Strasburg, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$640.9
Cleaning fee C$128.18

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m.—but there may be flexibility. Just ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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