Modernized & spacious century old cottage, perched atop one of the highest points in the city of Staunton, is less than a mile from the center of downtown, yet with almost an acre of landscaped yard. The light-filled house features stone gas-log fireplace, large gathering spaces, & lovely, comfortable decor.
There is a thorough guest handbook on welcome table inside house with contact information, instructions about use of various things in house, check-in and out procedures, and more.
The gas-log fireplace is a wonderful asset to this home and can be enjoyed by guests as they like, but please do not leave it on when you are out of the house or have gone to bed.
Also, there is NO SMOKING allowed, and no candles or incense, etc., are allowed to be burned inside the house, though there are electronic candles and lots of ambient / dimming lights.
If you use the washing machine, use only High Efficiency detergent products.
Other than washing the linens and making the beds, please leave the house as you found it.
When you depart, please reset thermostat to 58 degrees Farenheit if you've used the central heat during your stay and adjusted the thermostat, and to 78 degrees F if you've used the AC.
Please take out trash from indoors when you depart, leaving it in the bins at bottom of deck. Place wet towels and cloths over the edge of the bathtubs to prevent mildew.
Clean up after pets, including any outdoor bathroom trips.
Return key that is on the house keychain to the key lock box on the Mud Room door and make sure it is re-locked. Before your arrival, you'll be given instructions for opening it to obtain the key and re-locking it when you leave.
The home is a wonderful place for entertaining small groups up to about 20, with ample parking space and an open floor plan with good flow. There is a good bit of distance between the neighboring homes, but please be mindful of the neighbors and keep noise levels down; many of the wonderful neighbors are my friends, and I'd like to keep it that way. And they know to let me know if there is a disturbance.
Cancela hasta 5 días antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en los 5 días previos a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche, pero sí el 50 % del coste del resto de noches.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. I'm also an Airbnb host, renting out my former home in Staunton, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, which I also use for group therapy retreats. I'm a mom to daughters in elementary and high school, and I have a wonderful partner, Ramón, who I often travel with, and who helps me manage my vacation rental. My twelve pound Italian Greyhound, Charlotte, sometimes travels with me, and she almost always accompanies me at work as my canine co-therapist.
As a host, I've stayed in private rentals for decades and believe it has added a lot to my life in that the unique places and people one meets make memories of various trips each stand out.