Cheers - Escape to Wine Country!

House - Entire home/apt · Scenic Overlook Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630, United States

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Cheers, new friends!

Come find your "Celebration™ Retreat" as your home away from home in wine country, outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Imagine breathtaking views, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and amazing local wines and hospitality from our great community. We are located just one mile off I-66 (Linden exit #13).

Situated atop a mountain overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, this modern Airbnb™ celebration retreat is your escape, ideal for getaways ranging from romantic moments to small weddings/events or girls’ weekends. We are also certified event/party planners and can coordinate anything from your entire party or wedding or wine tour outing to setting up our massage table outdoors or indoors with our resident masseuse.

Enjoy your escape with us in our modern and comfortable country home, which includes our primary large private bedroom suite with California Queen on our upstairs level with your own private bathroom and iHome docking station for your iTouch, iPhone or iPad to charge or play back music. Also included are high speed Internet at 10 megs+, flat screen 42” TV, DirecTV™ & DVD system.

For additional guests we have a guest suite that has two full queen beds in a bunk format, and a trundle with a twin mattress that slides out from the bottom. Includes 40" LED TV with DirecTV.

In addition, we have several new couches, two of which turn into full queen sleeper beds in separate living areas on the main living floor ( one in the den and another in the great room with a 50" Smart TV). The house also has multiple air mattresses that are comfortable for larger groups and those extra-extra guests.

We only rent to one family or group at a time; thus, you will never share the Retreat venue or residence with other paying guests.

Just under an hour drive from Washington, DC, the property is located in a gated community, just one mile off I-66 between Linden and Front Royal in beautiful Virginia wine country, surrounded by scenic hiking and biking trails, Civil War sites and outdoor activities, including white water rafting, Skyline Drive National Park, horseback riding, golfing, ATV Adventures, zip lining and much more! Other nearby destinations include wineries, antique shops, one of America’s last true drive-in theaters and restaurants/lounges, including the five-star Relais et Chateaux and the world-renowned Inn at Little Washington.

Outdoors, we have several fun walking trails onsite to walk yourself or your pet -including our "secret fire pit" located on one of the trails complete with sitting area and a hammock and even a power outlet to charge your phone or plug in your iPhone player for music. We are pet-friendly.*

House comes equipped with 8 flat screen TVs (all with DirecTV™), a premium California spa/hot tub for 8 to 10 guests, gourmet kitchen, gourmet large outdoor grill with patio, outdoor gas fire pit, 2 outdoor wood fire pits (small and large), outdoor picnic seating for small to large gatherings, outdoor infrared heaters to keep the chill off at sunset, Italian lighted water fountain in backyard, indoor and outdoor original artwork, and large airy great room with fireplace.

The entertainment/game room are includes a lounge with a 50" TV, a pool table, foosball, air hockey, pinball machines, a popcorn machine and adjoining this room is a separated and mind blowing 88 Speaker THX™ George Lucas Home Cinema with luxury full reclining seats and a 12-foot screen showing movies or your DVD in HD on our Blu-ray player. This spectacular theater also has a PS3 PlayStation with several games already onsite (you can also bring your own Xbox to connect to it).

NOTE: The Pool table can also double as a additional dining table or buffet table with custom mahogany covers! Perfect for larger group events or weddings.

For the equestrian enthusiast, there are opportunities to go horseback riding or take polo classes (we can arrange for a polo match on weekends during polo season, which is May through September). On select Saturdays during summer season, designated driver limo/shuttle service to the polo matches is available as an option.

For the wine enthusiast, we can arrange for our private limousine or SUV to take you on a tour of the area’s wineries, for an additional fee. We also offer airport pickup from Dulles (IAD) and Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). If you need additional hotel or bed-and-breakfast space, we will book them on your behalf as your travel professional.

Special rates available for larger groups: For groups of up to 16+ in search of a “girlfriends getaway” or bachelorette party weekend, you can setup our air mattresses or unroll your sleeping bags in the game room and theater to accommodate the ultimate slumber party. We even have disco party lights throughout the residence to turn the house into a makeshift dance party!

In addition to our glass door Sub-Zero™ refrigerator, we have a backup commercial cooler in the garage for all your extra beverages and food.

We also have catering and can offer a BBQ/food package for an outdoor party after your return from wine country. Additionally, you can BBQ on our outdoor commercial grill or in our gourmet kitchen.

NEW: Offering wine classes and wine/food pairings with an executive chef. Ask us about this new add-on option and costs (for groups only).

NEW: Wedding packages. We own tables and chiavari wedding chairs for up to 50. Inquire.

NEW: Limousines & SUVs ONSITE and available for rental with drivers for dinner outings, weddings, airport pickup/drop off and perfect for wine tours so you don't have to worry about drinking and driving.

NEW: Repeat loyalty program: we offer discounts to our loyal guests.

Professional massage table in residence permanently. Masseuse on call and available for nominal fee.

For a romantic getaway, the master suite upstairs is ideal for any couple.

We are pet friendly (*we do consider a pet as a extra person, so that fee does apply and respectfully and cleaning fees may apply if your pet damages our carpets).

We do offer babysitting services when you want to leave your children behind and go out for dinner. We will connect you with a reputable baby sitter.

I look forward to warmly welcoming you as your Airbnb™ host and assist with your planning or event.


SAFETY NOTICE: House is equipped with a state of the art centralized alarm system, fire alarm system and carbon monoxide detectors for your safety and protection. We also include a first aid kit, located in the guest bathroom on main living floor, in addition to fire extinguishers throughout.

Guest Access

•Great Room w/ new SMART TV / LED 50" (with a new queen sleeper bed)
•Den (with a new queen sleeper bed)
•Gourmet Kitchen w/TV & with dining area / sound system
•Master Suite on 3rd floor w/private full bath/TV
•Indoor Bose central sound system throughout
•Guest Suite on 3rd floor w/TV
•Guest full bath
•Entertainment level with lounge area w/TV
•Full Bath in Entertainment Levels
•Pool Table
•Pinball Machines
•Air Hockey
•Ping Pong option to cover airhockey
•Drinking games throughout
•Professional Massage Table
•Hot Tub ( only when temperatures not below 32F)
•Hammock for 2 overlooking scenic views
•Dining Tables indoors & outdoors
•Pool Table has mahogany covers for a 2nd Dinning Table
•Mind blowing THX Theater 12 foot HD Screen
•PS3 Game station
•Free Internet
•Back up coolers in Garage for extra beverages
•Outdoor Picnic Tables for up to 30
•Outdoor lighted Italian Water Fountain in back
•Fire Pits
•Back Patio with Outdoor dining table
•Commercial Stainless Steel outdoor grill
•Outdoor walking trails with hammock along trails
•Outdoor Bose sound system
•Outdoor "Secret Fire Pit" on one of the trails
•A Burgundy SUV in case you need a 4 Wheel drive to go up/down the road to the gate. ( for farm use inside property only)
•8 Air Mattresses on site for extra guests ( playing off of the whole "AirBNB" concept ;)
•Off limits: Tiffany China, Private wine collection & the closets/office marked Private and the hallway marked Private wing.

Interaction with Guests

I am a Epicurean travel expert with one of my degrees in Enology. I am happy to interact and provide as much / recommendations as you wish, or none at all. Up to you :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 5
Beds: 10
Extra people: $45 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our visit to Tareq's home was during a journey south. Tareq was a great host and presented much insight to the areas history and surrounding attractions. His home is filled with an abundance of electronic gadgetry and entertainment... many visitors will really enjoy these "toys". We loved looking at all the interesting news clips and souvenirs that Tareq has collected over the years and chatting up about the world of fine food, wine and fun!
    The only shortfall we experienced at Tareq's was there was no breakfast offered and the "suite" may have fallen a bit short of our expectations, but was quiet and comfortable.

    March 2014
  • Great week with family and friends at an ideal location and a gracious host. Movies in the theater, pinball and relaxing by an outdoor fire are just a few of the memories we will carry from Tareq's place.

    March 2014
  • We were on our way from Nashville to New York and this house was a nice stopover in between. There was plenty of space for the two of us, but the house would have been comfortable for many more. Really enjoyed the game room and kitchen with ample room to cook in.

    March 2014
  • Five friends and I celebrated a bachelorette party at Tareq's beautiful home and had a wonderful time. We took advantage of the great kitchen and cooked at home both nights. Visiting the wineries Tareq suggested was extremely easy and we hit four on the second day of our trip. Everything is as described. I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful home and amazing location. Tareq was such a phenomenal host, and he went completely out of his way to make our stay great.

    Thank you again, Tareq, for your generous hospitality!!

    March 2014
  • WOW what an incredible place! We spent 2 nights here with our 3 crazy puppies - Tareq was a very kind host - showed us around at his unbelievable house, it took us some time to take it all in :) We enjoyed the fireplace, the movie theater, an amazingly well equipped kitchen, the diner with breathtaking views, the cozy and comfy bedroom, the bathtubs, the surround music all around the house, not to mention his all wheel drive car he allowed us to use as a shuttle. Tareq- We just can't wait to be back, and thank you again for the amazing few days!

    March 2014
  • Such a great weekend getaway for my sisters bachelorette getaway! From the whole house sound system to the disco lights and movie theatre, it was the perfect party house! To top it off, Tareq was such a wonderful host. He had music playing when we arrived, welcome drinks and even offered us a bottle of his own personal champagne! I could not have asked for a better host who made sure our group had as much fun as possible. Thank you Tareq, can't wait to come back! :)

    March 2014
  • I booked this listing for my brother and sister in law because they were planning a dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. Here is her review of the property.
    Hi Tom,
    We had such an incredible time this weekend. Dinner was really the highlight, but it was great having such an awesome place to stay!! Tareq had several bottles of wine out for us to try that we're from a local winery. Later when we came back he had another bottle from his winery there. We watched the Grammys in the theater, which was so cool. Jim played a little pinball. We really enjoyed staying there. It was so much nicer than staying in a hotel. We would love to get a bunch of friends together and stay there again, maybe in the spring. The scenery was gorgeous. We literally were on top of a mountain and had a great view. We would recommend it to others. Now we have a story about dinner and staying with a celebrity! Thanks again. This was an unforgettable night.

    January 2014
  • Great week end get away! Close proximity to DC. If you are a looking to disconnect from the city, I highly recommend this place.
    All the amenities are exactly as they were described. The basement with the pool table, pinball machines and the THX theater were great. We got to watch the playoff games in the theater room, amazing sound and picture quality.
    Tareq was a great host with lots of great recommendations.
    I can wait to come back for another get away!


    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful long weekend at this gorgeous house. Tareq is a generous and helpful host. He had great suggestions for restaurants and wineries to visit. The house is on top of hill in a gated community, but the neighbors are pretty far away so it's very quiet. You may need snow tires and four wheel drive to make it up the hill in the winter. We got stuck and Tareq offered us a ride back down.
    The house has more than enough to keep us entertained for the whole weekend. The theater in the basement is awesome and gives you a better-than-the-theater experience. He has pinball machines, a popcorn maker, and a hot tub. Very fun.
    Just to clarify one thing--Tareq and his awesome dog, Bravo, did stay in the house while we were there, but mostly in a private section of the house. All our interactions with him were overwhelmingly positive and we would definitely go again.

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful holiday at this home. Considering this was my first time renting a home through AirBnB, I wasn't sure what to expect. Tareq has such a warm spirit and sent us email reminders to be safe as the weather conditions changed. He placed a welcome sign outside the front door for us upon our arrival. He graciously allowed us to arrive early to accommodate our schedule. The amenities are exactly what you see. My family and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday at this home and it was more than enough room for all of us. When we arrived he had jazz playing throughout the house and inviting ambient lighting. We were given a tour and informed what to do in case we needed anything. He presented us with two bottles of wine to enjoy with our dinner. The mountain views are great and probably gorgeous in the fall. We took our food and cooked there. We could not resist popping popcorn or playing the pinball games. Too much fun. The home theatre is truly enjoyable. My Mom would not leave the basement. If you get cold, he has electric blankets, portable heaters, and fireplaces. The bed upstairs has dual zone heaters. My hubby really liked that feature on the bed. We were there to relax and spend quality time together as a family. We enjoyed the entire house. My husband is an audiophile and he was EXTREMELY pleased with the quality of electronics. Since, we do visit that area often, we plan to return for a weekend getaway. Thanks for your gracious hospitality, we won't forget your kindness!

    December 2013
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