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Serene Cottage Retreat

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3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player

Overview of Serene Cottage Retreat

Entire homePrivate host

Serene Cottage Retreat


4.2/5 Excellent

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Stanley, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLuray Caverns24 min drive
  • Popular LocationThorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah34 min drive
  • Popular LocationMary's Rock Summit Trailhead36 min drive
  • AirportCharlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)71 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Serene Cottage Retreat

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio
Forget your worries in this incredible getaway. Perched at the top of a hill right off one of Stanley’s main streets, this oasis feels entirely secluded, a little taste of paradise! The house is newly remodeled, 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms on over 3 acres. Overlooks Shenandoah valley, near both river access and Skyline Drive. We are offering prebooking for October just in time to see the leaves change. Looking for something more affordable? Check out our single rooms at the same property
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

This Stanley property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location


  • Sleeps 7

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Serene Cottage Retreat Stanley
Serene Cottage Retreat Private vacation home
Serene Cottage Retreat Private vacation home Stanley

About this area


Located in Stanley, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Jordan Hollow Stables and The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns.

What's nearby

  • Jordan Hollow Stables - 10 min drive
  • Luray Caverns - 24 min drive
  • Thorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah - 34 min drive
  • Mary's Rock Summit Trailhead - 36 min drive
  • Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) - 71 min drive


  • Hawksbill Diner - 13 min drive
  • Ciro's Pizza - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 Okay

Nice tidy home in the middle of nowhere
First off, I want to start by saying this home was newly remodeled and very nice! Upon arrival the home was immaculate. Linens and towels were great and beds were comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with items and the owner even had some extra food on site which was wonderful. However, there was no ice and no way to make ice only to be told we could go back out and get ice after inquiring. We also found no kitchen towels but made our own solution for that. We were a group of 6, my husband along with our grown children and their spouses. The home while sleeping 6 very comfortably has one nice couch and two hard back porch type chairs in the sitting area. This was not conducive to sitting and watching tv after our arrival or Thanksgiving meal. Which leads me to mention that the tv, was maximum 24” and on a table. With a house that sleeps 6, a larger tv on the wall would have been much better along a comfortable place for each guest to sit along with end tables and lamps. The kitchen table doesn’t accommodate the number of guests that the house does. This makes sitting together for a meal impossible. The outdoor grill was not able to accommodate cooking for 6 people, so a larger grill would be helpful. There is a nice fire pit and it was well stocked with wood which we enjoyed. If you plan to do any extra curricular activities, traveling by car is a must. Nothing to do is closer than approximately 20 minutes away. Thankfully the weather cooperated for us allowing us to spend a lot of time outside and we found a walking trail in the next town over. These minor improvements/suggestions would improve the quality of the stay for future guests.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

A pleasant stay in a well stocked modern home. The following are not complaints but, suggestions that might improve an already nice stay: Ice, a toaster, a washer/dryer and maybe a corkscrew. Final observance; the house could use a good airing out. It has that musty odor that comes from being closed up all the time. Perhaps a dehumidifier would help. All in all a good place which we would consider renting again in the future.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful house in the mountains
Wow! Loved staying here. Had to book last-minute and Jacquelyn was immediately responsive and communicative. Check-in was easy with no hiccups. The house is beautiful with well-stocked kitchen (in terms of both appliances and basic food), very comfy furniture/blankets/rugs, toiletries, board games, linens, etc. The property and the whole area is gorgeous, just a short distance from Shenendoah National Park, the river, and Luray Caverns. Only thing to note is that the house doesn't have wifi yet. However, I had decent data and cell service, and I imagine you could set up a mobile hotspot or a hotspot from your phone if you wanted to. Would definitely stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful and convenient
We were so impressed! Each room was comfortable and large. The kitchen had plenty of supplies and lots of extra goodies, snacks, coffee, aper supplies. All the beds were comfortable with linens provided. Quaint fire pit with a supply of wood. The host was easy to reach. Great place to stay if traveling in Virginia!!!