Madison Hist. Riverfront Farm

House - Entire home/apt · Oldford Farm, 1032 Jacks Shop Road, Rochelle, VA 22738, United States
Your host, Fiona
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The Space

Charming, rustic VA farmhouse on huge farm with magnificent mountain views, stocked pond, and on the Rapidan River. Great for swimming,fishing and canoeing. 24 min to Charlottesville, 15 min to Charlottesville Airport, 10 min to Montpelier. Come for the Spring Races, hiking or just enjoying the fantastic scenery. Wood burning fireplace in the living room, stereo with great collection of oldies, tv. Dining room and eat in kitchen. One double bed in master bedroom, two additional bedrooms with 3 twin beds. There is one bathroom downstairs. Rustic and for the family that loves the outdoors. open space, and the history of this area.
. Golf course (18 holes) is about 10 min away.
There is nothing like this property on the vacation listings, it really is a piece of heaven and all in conservation easement. Ballooning from the farm can be booked ahead.
Hunt horses and ponies for lease, Fox hunting with Bull Run.

Guest Access

200 acres of wood and pasture.
Over a mile of Rapidan river banks for walking, swimming and fishing ( Virginia license necessary)

No discharge of firearms without permission

Interaction with Guests

privacy ensured

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $785 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
  • On the positive side, Fiona responded quickly to a last minute Friday inquiry for a place to stay for the weekend. She offered up her Madison Historic Riverfront Farm and said it wasn't fancy but it would be clean and ready for our stay. We spoke a couple times that evening on our way down to the property and she was easily reached.

    From there our experience turned sour. When we arrived the property was extremely dusty and it was clear it hadn't been used in some time. The toilet had accumulated a mildew line from not being flushed in ages. We decided to make the best of it, but when we pulled back the blankets on the beds to go to sleep we discovered they were infested with carpet beetles. Each of the four beds had beetles tucked into every layer of the bedding. We immediately contacted Fiona, providing pictures, but she did not respond. We scrambled and took advantage of no-shows at a nearby hotel and left the property. We then followed up with a courteous e-mail to Fiona through the site, reiterating the problem, but she never responded. All communication from her ceased.

    Air BnB was nice enough to refund our money, but I'm most disappointed that Fiona never bothered to apologize. A simple "I'm sorry" goes a long way.

    October 2013
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I have travelled all over and know how I would love to just be "at home" when I arrive. No beds to make, no major unpacking of groceries - there is a shop nearby - and a cool drink on the terrace to relax and plan my tomorrows. Maybe a ride, maybe some golf, a hike by the water or take those water colors I see on the porch and get those creative juices flowing! Sometimes it is wonderful to look at the flower beds overflowing with every color - and know that you do not have to do the weeding! Come and enjoy, come and stay. Visit (website hidden) for listings of yearly rentals and homes for sale in Central Virginia!
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