Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Modern retreat, mountain seclusion, ample outdoor space (2 level deck), tree-house feel! Sleeps up to 4, 2 bath, WiFi, hiking nearby. Unbelievable views, stylish yet rustic comfort. 20 min to Staunton, 45 min to Charlottesville, under 3 hrs to DC.

Mountain Octagon: nature-views-art!
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 27%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Designed like an umbrella perched on the side of a mountain, the vaulted ceilings and glass walls let you feel like you are floating in the trees with the hummingbirds and finches! Artsy and modern yet woodsy and rustic, this is a fantastic escape from fast paced DC or Richmond city life. See for yourself - featured on-line at (URL HIDDEN)

Up to four people can comfortably stay at the house, which has a master bedroom and a second private room with a queen size couch bed. The latter has its own bathroom and closes off from the communal living space.

Guest Access

Full kitchen, grilling area, wifi, internet television (Netflix, etc.), dvd, washer/dryer.

Interaction with Guests

This is your escape- we will greet you and be available if you need anything, but guests have privacy.

Other Things to Note

Check in is after 4:30 pm and check out is at noon, unless by prior arrangement. Two night minimum for spring and summer weekends.

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House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is after 5PM

Pets: Pets are considered on a case by case basis, depending on the type, size, and age of the animal. Please provide details when requesting your reservation. A cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit if pet-related issues warrant.

No Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the house and on the decks. If you choose to smoke in the other outdoor areas, please do not leave cigarette butts or associated litter and be cautious of all the leaves and wood that surround. Thanks for your cooperation on this front!

Grilling: There is a small “Smoky Joe” and a larger old grill/smoker at the lower driveway. Please be careful when using these, and make sure any fires (grill or in the metal ”fire pit”) are completely out before leaving them unattended. There is charcoal in one of the bins under the table.

Condiments: There is coffee in the freezer for your use, tea in a box, and miscellaneous condiments for general use. There is ice in the freezer. Anything that we prefer not to share has been stored in the top shelf of the freezer, and in the drawers and door of the refrigerator.

Kitchen Use: We welcome your use of the kitchen, but request your cooperation in returning it to the condition that you have found it so that we can minimize cleaning to avoid charging cleaning fees. Dishes and glasses are in cabinets above the sink. Dishwasher detergent is under the sink, as are windex and various other cleaning agents.

Septic System: Please do not flush anything beyond human waste and toilet paper.

Nature: It’s unlikely that you selected to stay with us unless you are a fan of the outdoors. As mentioned, remember that bugs love lights- they will try to come into the house. While it is unlikely that you will encounter a bear, bears love trash and food and leaving these things outdoors will exponentially increase your chance of meeting one- as well as nearly ensuring visits by raccoons, squirrels, deer, etc. On the positive nature side, sitting quietly on the upper deck will likely result in your being buzzed by several hummingbirds, your witnessing many birds of prey circling the valley, and observing a very friendly doe and her babies. These deer like to come up the mountain in the evening and graze in the area between the house and the shed.

Trash: Please consolidate your trash in the kitchen can and leave it there or pack it out when you leave. Please do not put trash with food scraps in the outdoor bins unless you are familiar with composting and want to compost relevant food items in the bin near the trash box.

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2 nights minimum stay
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