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This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the Paperwork can be sent in advance.
One night (or more) last minute reservations gladly accepted. The house is always ready, so if you're just passing through and need a place to spend the night, we'd love to have you stay.
This is an 1800's era house built on the Valley Pike (U.S. Route 11) in the little town of Mt. Crawford, which is just 5 miles south of the city of Harrisonburg. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms currently.
Please Read The Entire Description Before Booking:
We just bought this 3 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath house sits on U.S. Route 11 just south of Harrisonburg in the quaint village of Mount Crawford. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs as are the two full bathrooms. The master bedroom does have an floor model A/C unit as well as a king size bed. The other two bedrooms each have queen size beds currently although one of the bedrooms is large enough that we may add another queen size bed to it at some point.
One of the bedrooms upstairs and one of the bathrooms upstairs require you to walk through the other bedroom to access them (we will be changing this at some point).
There is a living room in the front of the house and then a dining room and a full kitchen. The living room has a couch with a queen size pull out bed. In the kitchen there are 3 stools at the bar in the kitchen. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. There are numerous plans we have to remodel the house in the coming years, but we are going to be renting it as is for now with lower rates until we make the improvements. To get to one of the upstairs bathrooms you have to walk through one of the bedrooms. There is another full bathroom upstairs in the back part of the house (there use to be two sets of stairs to access the upstairs, but now the second set of stairs only goes to the second full bathroom, which is very different to say the least). This is one of the things we'll be changing when we remodel. :) The kitchen is also a little unusual in that it has two sinks and one is set off in a corner (we'll be removing one of the sinks here shortly and making that area a breakfast nook).
There is heat upstairs, but no central a/c/heat upstairs. There is central a/c and central heat downstairs though and the master bedroom currently has a floor model A/C unit which keeps it nice cool in there. The upstairs has base-board heat and one room has a small heater which keep it plenty warm.
There is also a sun porch (which we will replace all of the windows in to allow a breeze come through since currently none of the windows open) and a medium size back yard for the kids to play. We own the land directly behind this house which gives you access to the North River for fishing or for tuning, canoeing or kayaking (tubes, canoes and kayaks not provided). There is a little hill you must go down to access the river and it is a little steep. The house does sit right on U.S. Route 11 in the front, but there is plenty of off street parking (for up to 5 cars). There is a fire pit available upon request. We require that all firewood be purchased upon arrival. We will have a charcoal & gas grill at the house. Charcoal and gas are not provided though.
The house currently sleeps 8 in beds if you count the pull out couch. The maximum occupancy is 12, but several of those would need to be kids.
This house is located in a neighborhood in the quiet little town of Mt. Crawford and quiet hours must be respected between 9 pm and 9 am.
Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a pet fee(s) of $49.99 plus tax for each pet. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay but pet fee(s) still apply.
Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons. Check in time is 4:00 pm or after and checkout is 11 am. We check guest in. This is a real 1800's house in a small town surrounded by farmland which was built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the house its charm because it is unique and older. The Virginia countryside contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real older house, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, tiny critters and the occasional stink bug during certain times of the year.
Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We do not use any scented products but we cannot be responsible for what other guests right before your stay may have used. Different cabins and different houses have different scents. Those with fireplaces will have the scent of a wood burning fire. Those with wood will have the scent of wood. We cannot be responsible for determining what you will or will not be sensitive to though. This is truly impossible to determine ahead of time. And yes, this is in here because people complained about the smell of a fireplace in a cabin with a fireplace and the smell of cedar in a cabin with cedar walls. Each cabin and house will have its own unique scent. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests. Business hours are from 9 am to 11 pm. Please no phone calls before 9 am and after 10 pm. Check-in is at 4 pm or later and checkout is at 11 am or earlier. Please ask in advance if you need an early or late check in. We do charge for early and late check-ins. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. It always the guests' responsibility to understand where this property is located and the listing clearly states where the property. We are not responsible for guests' booking a property in an area that they didn't mean to book in or in a location that they didn't intend to book. We are also not responsible to determine how far the property is from any other location or area (including not responsible for drive time or distances to and from where the guests will be traveling). Guests acknowledge that they understand and accept where the property is located prior to booking. Please note that I (Steven) personally took every photo for every single one of our listings. Many of our properties are within walking distance of each other so the photos for one cabin will still apply to other cabins too since this is the view and scenery you'll find while hiking the roads and trails nearby. Other photos are of the local Shenandoah Valley scenery and these are the scenes you can expect to find while driving around the Shenandoah Valley.
Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages.
If you have any questions please ask before booking. :) Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire house. Interaction with GuestsWe started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and another employee who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.
When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...
Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"... we only wish! Other Things to NoteThis house is right on the road although there is plenty of off street parking and a large backyard as well. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult. By clicking on pet, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee in order to bring a pet.
Person who booked is required to sign a contract. Therefore must be the person to checkin.
Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.
This Short Term Rental Agreement is made by and between: Steven Robert Jones/Katie Pitre Jones (“Homeowner”) and _______________________ (“Guest”) effective upon accepting the conditions, terms and agreements agreed to upon initially submitting either the deposit or the full payment amount at the time of booking. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
The property is furnished and includes: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven combo, coffee maker, toaster, silverware, dinning utensils, plates, cups, bedding, and towels.
2.Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:
3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 9 non-related persons or 12 related persons with at least 6 being children. An additional charge of up to $35 per person per night for guests in addition to 2 may be applied to the cost of the stay. If extra guests are found to have spent the night without prior approval, the lease will be subject to termination immediately and no refund shall be given.
4.Term of the Lease: The lease begins at __4:00 p.m. On _______________________, 201 __ (the
“Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On _______________________201 ___(the “Departure Date”).
5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a one to 4 night stay depending upon the season. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods and weekends. If a guests ends up staying for less than 1 day, the guest will still be charged for the entire length of time that they reserved the property. There are no refunds, discounts or credits for late arrivals or for early departure.
6.Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this rental agreement at all times and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else “Guest(s)” permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. It is the “Guest(s)” legal responsibility to inform anyone that they allow to access the property of all terms, conditions and rules regarding all/any use of the property, including use of ingress and egress to the property.
7.Access: Guest shall allow “Homeowner” or any other authorized agent of the Homeowner to access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, driveways, unfinished basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter.
8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the website’s Reservation Manager payment schedule. Last minute reservations are accepted but full payment is due at the time of booking. (exceptions may be made for same day bookings.) Full payment is always due before access to the property shall be given.
If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within 15 minutes) of arrival.
If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows:
(No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin)
10.No refunds for JMU Events or Holiday Bookings (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in by 12 am on the arrival date). The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in whenever possible, so YOU must contact owners in advance to let them know when you are arriving (4 pm or later check in.) If no contact is made in advance by email and/or no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Failure to contact owners to set up check-in time prior to arrival date or failure to show up before midnight the day of arrival without contacting owner constitutes a cancellation. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the property for the dates guest reserved the property for if no contact has been made or if guest fails to show up by midnight the day of arrival. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to the arrival.)
11.Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/VRBO offers insurance for as little as $39 at the time of booking. You hereby acknowledge that this option has been presented to you before booking.
12.Payment: Payments must be made via the Reservation Manager payment request email or the by using the Book It Now option. Credit cards and checks are both acceptable. Checks may not be used for reservation that are less than 10 days away from the time of booking. Credit Card must be paid through the payment request email, Book It Now option or we can process payments for you by phone.
For reservations more than 20 days away we may accept checks via the mail. Please make checks out to Katie Pitre Jones or Steven Robert Jones
1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property or any indoor location or screened in areas. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at property or anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in cabin or improperly disposing of cigarettes or cigars shall be cause for immediate termination of this rental agreement.
2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may stay overnight in the property with the prior approval of the owners. Any other person in, on, near the property or any adjacent property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guest shall not cause or allow unreasonable loud noise or activity that might disturb the comforts of other persons renting or living in the area. Homeowner or Homeowner's Authorized Agent shall notify any Guest of any excessive noise. Noise shall be kept to a minimum at all times. Special care shall be taken to be very quiet during quiet hours. Failure to respect either quiet hours (9 p.m. To 9 a.m.) or to adhere to Homeowner's/Homeowner's Authorized Agent's request to lower the noise volume shall be cause for termination of the rental agreement.
3.All of the properties are privately owned; and the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on any premises, facilities or on roads, trails or any property whatsoever. Homeowners/Homeowners Agent(s) are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to/of personal belongings, vehicles or valuables of the guest or any member of their party. By accepting this rental agreement it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from any use of the premises by themselves or by others in their party. Party shall be defined as any person(s) who stays overnight, visits, or accesses the property in any manner, whether such person is invited by the Guest or not.
4.Guest agrees to keep the property and all furnishings in good order (same as are when they arrived). Any damage or issue with the property must be immediately reported to the Homeowner upon Guests arrival.
5.Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6.PETS are permitted only with prior approval. A pet fee of up to $89 may applied to cost of stay. Failure to disclose or obtain prior permission to bring pets may result in immediate termination of the rental agreement. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet prior to arrival.
7.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the property for nightly or weekend rentals only, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Sorry we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin under any circumstances.
8.Fireplace: There is a woodstove at this time. Firewood must be purchased through owner.
Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.; penalties. No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material. Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass. No new fires set or fuel added after midnight. Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire. The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes.
9.Water and Septic: The property is on city water and sewege. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products or other improper material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be charged damages of the cost of repair.
10.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed.
11.LEFT ITEMS: A $25.00 fee, plus shipping cost, applies to any Lost and Found items that are requested to be returned to Guests. Items found and not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of at the owner's discretion.
12.Storms: If authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, we will refund: Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten their stay.
Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the warning period when mandatory evacuations are in effect.
Sorry we do not refund due to road conditions or power outages.
14.Emergencies: If there is an emergency, the renter will first contact the local authorities via 911 using the property phone not a cell phone. Then contact the owners. If there is a non-emergency issue, contact owners directly as soon as issue occurs. There is a phone provided at the property for your use if your cell phone doesn't work. Use property phone for all emergency calls to 911.
15.ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his/her party shall not use or permit to be brought onto the property any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or property.
Hunters are more than welcome at the property. Hunting is permitted in the national forest only. Hunting guest are allowed to take firearms to the property and to national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are marked around trees, Please ask owner for directions to national forest. Once you cross that boundary, you are on national forest land.) Firearms are not permitted to be discharged on property other than national forest land or within 300 yards of Homeowners property even if Guest or members of their party are on national forest land. Hunting with firearms must follow the guidelines of national forest rules and regulations. If unlawful or illegal use of firearms, illegal substances, or hazardous items is found, it will result in termination of rental agreement.
Guest agrees to: Leave the premises in the same order as found; to return keys to OWNER/AGENT on departure and not to exceed the maximum number of people, cars, pets or other limits as agreed to herein. Water and lights must be turned off at departure. If more than the pre-approved number of people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive cleanup is required additional charges for linens and maid service will be levied against the GUEST. Such determination will be made at the sole discretion of the Homeowner/Homeowner's Authorized Agent. Guest agrees to the reasonable costs of collection, including attorney fees, if necessary to collect money in the event of damage to the property.
Visitors of the GUEST will be the responsibility of the Guest and must follow all the same rules as the Guest.
Also, no refund will be given for issues with weather, water… cistern, city or well, mechanics, appliances, heater, air conditioner, cable, internet or other such items or other such circumstances. If electricity goes out, air conditioner or heater breaks or runs incorrectly, well or cistern runs dry, appliances breaks, etc. owners will get item(s) fixed as soon as possible but no refund will be given for these instances in any case. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise or traffic due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties. Guest acknowledges that he/she and/or their party needs to use water very sparingly to not deplete well/cistern resources. No refund shall be given if well/cistern is depleted or runs dry due to overuse.
Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness.
We reserve the right to remodel, makes changes, alterations, improvements, redecorate and rearrange the cabin at any time. The cabin may not appear exactly like it does in the photos when you arrive for check-in due to these possible changes. Not responsible for errors on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), VRBO, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or Airbnb listing. The contract is the sole representation of the cabin and all information regarding how the cabin is described. Please read the entire contract carefully.
There may be critters, spiders, ants, snakes, beetles, lady bugs, stink bugs, or animals in or around the property. We do our best to ensure the houses are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the house.
Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals in the barn yard. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be ridden on.
By my signature below (or by checking the box at the time of payment and electronically accepting this agreement), I hereby agree to all of the payments, terms and conditions of this rental agreement.
I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below (or by electronically accepting this agreement).
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