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Cozy 'For-Rest Retreat' by Nat'l Park, Resort, JMU

SuperhostMcGaheysville, Virginia, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by Missy
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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One to two adults or small families will love our lower-level private entry suite located within the four-season Massanutten Resort in stunning Shenandoah Valley. We are 3-8 mins to the mountain's fun, seasonal activities (trail rides, petting farm, slopes, golf, zip line, go-karts, etc.); 15 mins to Shenandoah National Park's Swift Run Gap entry; 18-20 mins to JMU; & 5-60+ mins to restaurants, wineries, antique malls, caves, hiking, biking, history sites, museums, shopping, country drives...!

The space
In these COVID-19 times, our "guest maximum" comfort is for any combination of 1-2 adults with 1-2 children/teens MAX total guests (infants up to age 2 may be an extra 5th but are not officially counted); we prefer to only accept more than 2 unrelated adult guests (that is, don't already reside together) who have all quarantined together for 14 days or longer just prior to your stay dates.

Your comfortable bright suite (a window in every room, and plenty of electric lighting) is on the lower level of our home, with its own private entry door, self-check-in combo lock for your autonomous comings and goings.

You have a deck overlooking a spring-into-fall forest; in winter, you will see a bit of the Massanutten mountain range to the north, and the Blue Ridge to the east. Year-round, you are welcome to use the stone patio/woodburning firepit adjacent to your deck.

You will hear us above, at times, and we may hear you below (so no arguments on either of our levels, okay?!).

The suite has one Queen bedroom (also with small Twin sleeper sofa), and a full bath, and a living room with a Queen Murphy (wall) bed.

You also have a petite full kitchen, that has a counter-top dishwasher, full 'fridge, small oven with stove-top range, and a combo washer/dryer. There's a Keurig with a variety of coffee, tea, cocoa station. We provide most basic necessities.

Guest access
- If you need parking space for two vehicles, please ask.
- Thank you for not coming on to our upper side and back decks, unless invited.
- NEW July 2020! You are welcome to use the stone patio/fire pit at the bottom of the deck stairs. IF we build a fire first (before you do), please join us, 6 ft apart, if you would like! IF you build a fire first, we will not join you... unless invited.
- You are welcome to pick and use any of the herbs in our hanging/pot garden located around the stone patio/firepit.
- We thank you for not allowing your children to climb the interior staircase that separates our levels.

Other things to note
FEES/GUEST LIMITS:
- You will be paying $60 for housekeeping services, exactly the living wage we pay our co-host-friend-helper-neighbor. Think of the $60 as divided in half: $30 to prepare your private suite, and $30 to clean it after.
- You will be paying $5 each per night for every guest after TWO, including children.
- The suite space is extremely comfortable for one couple, a single traveller, or for two friends needing separate beds. One or two parents with two children or teens have been comfortable. YES, we are repeating this info: In these COVID-19 times, our guest maximum comfort is for any combination of 1-2 adults with 1-2 children MAX total guests (infants up to age 2 may be an extra 5th but are not officially counted). In these COVID-19 times, we only accept guests who have all quarantined together for 14 days or longer just prior to your travel dates to stay in our suite.

IMPORTANT
- In these COVID-19 days, we do *not* welcome two adult couples OR four single adult guests who do *not* already all live together for pre-quarantining -- the space will feel very crowded, and socially distancing is impossible.
- You will lose common area space when the Murphy Bed is open for use (and there is no privacy door on the common area), and when the twin sleeper in the bedroom is open you will be unable to use the door directly into the adjoining bathroom (so you will then enter the bathroom via the bedroom door into the kitchen).
- We are glad to host small families with toddlers and babies, but the suite is not baby-proofed. Please note the exterior decks have open railings (to code, 18" or less high), there is no safe exterior play space, and we have no specific interior baby-safety tools in place; we do have a Pac 'n Play.

BLOCKED NIGHTS:
- I have blocked some nights for family visits, repairs, refreshing, etc. If you are hoping for a date/s I have blocked, message me, and we will confirm or open the block based on current information.

AIRBNB IS COLLECTING VIRGINIA SALES TAX: As of 1 July 2019, for each listing reservation, noted within your booking details.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 5% OCCUPANCY TAX: As of 1 January 2019, our county now requires the quarterly payment of a short-term (30 days or less) rental occupancy tax. Airbnb does not collect taxes on behalf of its hosts, thus the 5% fee is included in your nightly rental. FYI, this is now the same fee you find at any short-term hotel, motel, or camping accommodation.

RESORT: Be sure to contact the Massanutten Resort directly to check facilities, programs and activities details, times, reservations, and open status (e.g. the Waterpark has very seasonal days and opening times, and discount offers). w w w dot MassResort dot com

SUITE TEMPERATURE: We want you to be comfortable! But...you do not have a thermostat in your basement suite, and since heat rises, the basement can be cool, 66-68 degrees year-round regardless of what is happening upstairs (or outside). NOTE: Our HVAC does "make noise" indicating the fan is blowing warm or cool air, and while we do not notice it at all (neither have our first 100+ guests mentioned it), we have had one European couple tell us that it disturbed their first night's sleep. To support your temperature comfort:
- close or open the wall/ceiling registers (they are all up high);
- there are extra blankets (just look in trunks and drawers to find them);
- the Pine Cone bedroom has an electric mattress pad on it with two controls on each side of the bed. There's an electric blanket in the bathroom closet, on the upper shelf.
- in the fireplace, there is an electric fire set with separate heater and fan controls that you must turn ON by switch (on its right side), then you can use the remote kept in the brown leather "faux book box" with the other remotes). NO live fires permitted; the damper is CLOSED!
- there are two small space heaters in the bathroom closet, and one large space heater on the bottom shelf of the bathroom shelves by the window.
- IF you need additional air circulation, there is a small fan on the bathroom closet top shelf, left. There are ceiling fans in both the bedroom and living room.
- Open the windows! (year-round humidity will swoop in, too). Please be sure to close them before departure.

ADA SERVICE ANIMALS - Airbnb requires hosts to accommodate service animals according to local law. Virginia ADA law does not require private homes occupied full-time and used in a small business (as is ours) to accommodate ADA service animals. Emotional support animals are not recognized by Virginia ADA law thus fall under our No Pets rule.

NO SMOKING INSIDE. But you rare smokers may smoke on your deck only, and not at the firepit (we are not anxious, however, to smell your smoke wafting up when we are outside using our upper deck). ;-) NO BUTTS OR ASHES TO BE LEFT OUTSIDE OR INSIDE (including the trash): So, bring your own ash tray and leave butts and ashes in your own vehicle. Sorry, but...the butts and ashes leave an odor behind.
One to two adults or small families will love our lower-level private entry suite located within the four-season Massanutten Resort in stunning Shenandoah Valley. We are 3-8 mins to the mountain's fun, seasonal activities (trail rides, petting farm, slopes, golf, zip line, go-karts, etc.); 15 mins to Shenandoah National Park's Swift Run Gap entry; 18-20 mins to JMU; & 5-60+ mins to restaurants, wineries, antique mall…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch

Amenities

TV
Heating
Room-darkening shades
Iron
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Bathtub
Fire extinguisher
Hair dryer
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter

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McGaheysville, Virginia, United States

Our hillside home is at the bottom of a cul-de-sac, in a Massanutten Resort residential neighborhood hugging the bottom of the mountain but *outside* the Resort's main gate. Just two minutes from/to Route 33, and 2-15 minutes from everything that the Resort has to offer. The house is in a hilly, lots-of-leafy-trees, more-suburban-than-rural, neighborhood.
- Your suite sits "above" Resort Drive, not visible when there are leaves on the forest trees, but you *will* hear road traffic from your outside deck, and at the firepit.
- We are also within an hour of everything that the Shenandoah Valley offers, including just 15 minutes to the entrance of the Shenandoah National Park's Swift Run Gap and the Skyline Drive (MP65).
- Our neighborhood is a mix of full- and part-time residents, and many weekly and weekend rentals. Currently, the home on our east side is a short-term rental; the home on the west is a new neighbor with an agitated dog.
- During the winter season, when there is no foliage, our home overlooks Resort Drive and the entrance and "big blue sign" to the Massanutten Waterpark below (a 2-minute drive through the neighborhood); from your deck, you can see the Blue Ridge due east. During spring and summer, the lush forest foliage hides nearly everything, and you see only a view of the forest.
- We are a 5-minute drive into "downtown" McGaheysville which boasts a post office and old bank-now-fun-gift shop. Locals say "Mih-GAA-keys-vul" (named after c. 1802 surveyor Tobias Mih-GAA-key, a Scotsman).
- We are a 7-minute drive to small-town Elkton, VA, and a 15-minutes drive to Harrisonburg, VA. James Madison University (JMU) is 15-25 minutes away (depending on your destination in the broad campus). We are 40-55 mins from: Charlottesville, including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello; Orange, VA and James Madison's Montpelier; Staunton, VA and the Woodrow Wilson Home.
- We have several excellent eateries within 8 minutes, and farther afield in Harrisonburg and environs.

Please check out our Guidebook for so many more dining, museum, experiences ideas..."Places & Experiences We Love"!
Our hillside home is at the bottom of a cul-de-sac, in a Massanutten Resort residential neighborhood hugging the bottom of the mountain but *outside* the Resort's main gate. Just two minutes from/to Route 33, a…

Hosted by Missy

Joined in January 2015
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I am actually "We," daughter and father, now sharing a life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Missy is a former museum professional (marketing and special events), now a sometimes employee and/or docent at local historic sites. Dad a.k.a. Dave is an Sc.D, a retired virologist; he lived in China for a few years and loves to recall that time. We both enjoy traveling, swimming, historic sites and homes, all kinds of museums, country drives, and easy hikes -- and will continue to do so until health does not allow! We are easy, flexible travelers and guests, and Airbnb hosts, who take care of your offered space, and we appreciate the same from our guests using our private guest suite.
I am actually "We," daughter and father, now sharing a life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Missy is a former museum professional (marketing and special events), now a someti…
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During your stay
- Dad/Dave and I are in and out with travel, day trips, or errands, so you may be without hosts during much or all of your visit. When we are home, we will be delighted to meet and/or assist you -- or leave you alone, as you direct. We will wave or chat 6-feet apart from you!
- When we are not in residence, we have a team of great neighbors and helpers (including an emergency contact should we not be immediately available).
- When we are at home, please do contact me if our sounds above your head disturb you (while we have only ever had one vague mention of that, we want you to tell us if needed!).
- Dad/Dave likes to chat, so if you meet him as he is outside doing yard work and haven't time for a visit with him, please tell him, kindly, that you are under a time constraint. ;-)
- IF you hear or see someone outside when you know we are not at home, it's likely Samantha, our wonderful co-host/friend/neighbor/housekeeper, or "Lee," our great maintenance manager or one of his crew, or our excellent neighbors "Blake," "Katie," or "Joe" (fixing things, watering plants on the upper deck or doing yard work, blowing the decks, taking the trash to the curb, etc.). All good people!
- Dad/Dave and I are in and out with travel, day trips, or errands, so you may be without hosts during much or all of your visit. When we are home, we will be delighted to meet an…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Security camera/recording device Learn more
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal