Hinton, VA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Hinton

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The SpaceMy little apartment is located on a farm in the Shenandoah valley. Beautiful country and close proximity to my favorite small town, Harrisonburg VA. It is my home and it is used on a daily basis. I always do my best to make sure everything is clean, fresh and comfortable. Guest AccessAs a guest you will have your own bathroom, use of the living space and kitchen. I have wifi (it is slow) and DISH. For a little more money, the complete apartment is also available. Interaction with GuestsI'm happy to offer any assistance or answer any questions and will always try to be available. I usually show my guests the apartment and then let them do their own thing. Getting AroundIf you can bring your bike and/or running shoes. Excellent running and biking in the area with beautiful valley views.
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The SpacePlease read the entire description and view all of the photos prior to booking (we've had guests not read this description and have incorrect expectations... we have the faults listed (no place is perfect)... but you have to read this the description to know what they are): 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. Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. Again, this is a real cabin. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed and a pullout couch in the living room. This cabin sleeps 4 people. The maximum occupancy is 6 that we will allow to stay there, but are not beds for the others. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history. The cabin was originally built as a Summer getaway in the mountains. It is a very cute cabin, the second to last cabin on a dead end private road that is almost at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded. We (Katie & Steven) are available almost always should you need anything. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right. The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and then there is a pull out queen size bed in the living room (the living room furniture is on the list to be replaced soon, as money permits, so just be aware of that). The bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. There is also central heat should you need it as well. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain out front when there are no leaves on the trees. In the Summer the cabin feels even that much more secluded due to all the foliage. The cabin has an older (not updated) full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. The kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they fit with the theme of the cabin. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. There is central heat for the Winter and a window unit A/C in the living room that can be used in the Summer months if needed. All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 10 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well. Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee, $55 per pet per stay. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay. Please no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons. Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. The humming birds should be arriving in April. You don't want to miss them. Check in time is 4:00 pm or after and checkout is 11 am. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs 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 will do our best to accommodate any special requests. The cabin has a screen porch with a great view of the mountain (in winter when there are no leaves on the trees). The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and a fireplace insert...(firewood provided for a fee). There is a full bath with claw foot tub and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. It also has a pull out queen sofa couch. All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. This cabin sleeps 4 if bed and couch are shared. We hope to upgrade and update the couches in the living room here soon. The maximum occupancy is 6 that we will allow to stay there. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 9 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well. 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. Checkin: 4:00 p.m. Checkout: 11 a.m. Beloved pets are welcome but we do require a Pet Fee because of the extra cleaning that is completed after every guest with pets stays at the cabin. Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. You don't want to miss them. The cabin has central heat and a window a/c unit which is honestly only needed for about two weeks out of the year since it stays nice cool most of the summer on the mountain. 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. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Wood for fire pit or wood stove is provided for a fee. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. 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. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something; sink, toilet, shower; is left running you can deplete your entire water supply. HEATERS MUST BE LEFT ON IN WINTER MONTHS TO AVOID FROZEN PIPES. Failure to follow will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 or 4 night reservations.Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: This cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is also a pull out couch in the living room. The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 non-related persons or 5 related persons with at least 1 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 _______________________(the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________(the “Departure Date”). 5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a either 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 for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, driveways, basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is a wood fireplace insert. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in the insert, please contact owner for instructions. Fireplace insert door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into the insert. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. There is also central heat at the cabin that can be used as needed. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. However, it may have an orange tint or smell slightly like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to 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 across the property to access national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are marked around trees, (about 200 yards behind the cabin). 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. 16.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 preapproved 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. 17.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. 18.This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, spiders, flies, ants, bugs, snakes, bear, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the farm animals. 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). 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. 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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And View All Of The Photos Prior To Booking: 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. Boulder Ridge Cabin is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Situated on the side of a mountain in historic Rawley Springs (just west of Harrisonburg). It offers access to hiking, biking, fishing and walking trails all within a few minutes walk from the front door. There are only 4 steps leading up to the cabin to get onto the porch so it is easily accessible. We do allow for one night stays, but there is two night minimum for weekend stays (either Friday and Saturday night or Saturday & Sunday nights). Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. The upper level is the perfect size for a couple, or for a large family when combined with the lower level of the house. The master bedroom with a king size bed has a large master bath with a nice walk-in shower and a private screen porch with a view of the mountains. If you share beds and ten if you sleep on the couch. The maximum occupancy is not the amount of people the cabin sleeps it's the amount we will allow in the cabin. This cabin/house has heated floors on the lower level where there are two bedrooms, a full bathroom and a second living room as well. There is also a private deck off the larger bedroom on the lower level. Pets are welcome but we do require a Pet Fee(s) of $65 per pet. Boulder Ridge Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. Checking is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am. The house can fit 10 people in beds (including the pull out couch). However, at least some guests would ideally need to be children. 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. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. This is a cabin/house that sits on a mountain bordering the national forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am or earlier. Please let us know in advance if you know when you plan to arrive especially if you need a late check-in. Fees of $20 an hour after 10 pm apply. We 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 NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. 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: 1. Property: The property is located at: 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:(URL HIDDEN) Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 10 non-related persons or 12 related persons with at least 4 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”(URL HIDDEN)and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________201 ___(the “Departure Date”). 5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a either 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 for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, roads, driveways, unfinished basements, crawl spaces or garages, and storage units without informing renter. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (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 Rental Rules(URL HIDDEN)1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or the porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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(URL HIDDEN)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(URL HIDDEN) 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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.(URL HIDDEN) 9.Fireplace: There is no fireplace at this time. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County,Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access 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. 17.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 clean up 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. 18.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. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be ridden on. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, spiders, bugs, insects, lady bugs, ants, stink bugs, snakes or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. 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). 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. 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(URL HIDDEN)agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance. 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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And See All Photos Prior To Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Upper Rawley Cabin is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house/cabin that sits on 5 total acres, located in the mountains just west of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The cabin's land directly borders the George Washington National Forest. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the paperwork can be sent in advance. The home features a screen porch, with a table that seats 4. It also has a queen sized futon the pulls out into a bed, and a stone patio porch (built with all local river rocks) and a charcoal grill (charcoal not provided). It also has a loft with two futon mattresses for extra sleeping. The house has all updated stainless appliances. There are 4 bedrooms. One king size, with a door to the full bathroom upstairs and then there is a second bedroom upstairs with a queen size bed. Downstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and another with a full size bed. This house has 4 beds in bedrooms and then the two mattresses in the loft and the final bed, which is a pull out futon is on the screen porch. The maximum occupancy is 14 guests, but there are only 4 bedrooms. There are 7 total beds, one of which is a queen size futon on the screen porch and two full size mattresses in the loft (which has very low ceilings). In order to sleep the maximum number of guests some of those would really need to be children. We provide all of the linens and towels. The house has a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. If something is missing (cookware, etc) from the kitchen please let us know so we can get you a replacement as soon as possible. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. The cabin sits on a private dead end road, which we own, but we do have several other rentals on this road. The house also sits next to another house which we do own and is also a rental cabin. Indoor and/or outdoor wood is available for purchase for a fee upon arrival. During certain times of the year and depending on the water table, the well water may appear to have an orange tint. This is not harmful in any way, but rather is simply naturally occurring iron in the well water. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. Some of the trails are within walking distance of the cabin. It is about 9 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well. Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m. or earlier Beloved pets are welcome but we do require a Pet Fee of at least $65 for first pet. Additional fees apply for extra pets. Please no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. In winter roads can be rough and have ice and snow, but we will make sure that you can get to the cabin. It is only 200 yards off the state maintained paved road. In other seasons the roads can be rough / muddy due to heavy rains or melting snows. The house is on a well and there may be times when the water may have an orange tint due to iron in the water at times. It is not harmful in any way and is actually very healthy. But we want our guests to know this is a possibility although not always the case. The screens on the screen porch do need to be replaced and we are planning on adding real windows to the screen porch to make it usable more of the year which is why we have not replaced them yet. Please make sure to follow our directions to the cabin and NOT your GPS. You will get an email with specific directions on how to get to the cabin. 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. This is a real cabin that has been updated which is located in the mountains. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. Please ask about late check ins before booking. Late arrivals for a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm. If you need us or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. Guest who showup intoxicated/drunk or under the influence in any way or cause disturbance at the property at arrival due to noise or misconduct will be asked to leave and reservation cancelled immediately without refund. Hose or host agent at their sole discretion will determine whether a guest is causing disturbance. Guest may not checkin until he/she has paid all pet fees, extra person fees, late checkin fees, etc. Failure to adhere to these policies will terminate the reservation immediately and there will be no refund. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to re-book property if guest does NOT contact owner or does not show up for reservation. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 12 related persons with at least 4 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. Children under 5 years of age are not allowed in the loft due to safety issues. 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. 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. There is no access to the upstairs or main levels of the house from the unfinished basement. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Upper Rawley Cabin has a chicken coop located on the side of the cabin which is used to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owner’s agent will be allowed access the coop to feed or provide water for the chickens as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party. 7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 4 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is an insert. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in the insert, please contact owner for instructions. Fireplace door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into it. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done do to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are marked around trees, (about 200 yards behind the cabin). 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. 17.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 preapproved number of people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive clean up 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. 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.) This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, spiders, insects, bugs, flies, snakes, bear, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the barn yard animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be ridden on. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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). 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. 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description & Listing And View All Photos Prior To Booking: 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. Lower Rawley Cabin is a cute cabin located near the river in Rawley Springs, Virginia, just west of Harrisonburg. Lower Rawley Cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom (which is rather small) has a queen size bed as well. The cabin also has a loft (with very low ceilings) with one queen size, one full size and two twin size mattresses. There are no steps leading up to this cabin (if you use the backdoor). You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. This cabin can sleep 10 if you share beds. The maximum occupancy is the max number of people we allow to stay not that can sleep in beds (firewood available for a fee for the wood stove or outdoor fire pit) There is access to numerous trails for hiking and cute paths for taking peaceful walks along the river. Pets are always welcome. The pet fee ranges from $49-59. Please ask about pet fee if you have any questions. We look forward to you spending an enjoyable vacation here in Rawley Springs at Lower Rawley Cabin. We do have a fenced barnyard at this cabin which at times may have chickens, ponies and/or goats (some of which are fainting goats) and one dog to protect them all (often times all of the animals are at our farm 25 minutes away). Everyone is fenced in so they won't escape and guests are asked to only feed them carrots if they want to feed them. Kids (and some adults) love to pet and feed the animals (under supervision only). There a/c is a floor model unit placed in the living room or dining room area once it gets hot outside (or upon request). 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. There is a woodstove for heat or several small heaters. We have had guests stay when the temperature has gone as low as negative 6 degrees and guests have been plenty warm. There a/c is a floor model unit placed in the living room or dining room area once it gets hot outside (or upon request). 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. Late check ins must be preapproved. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. The water may have iron in it which causes it to smell and be an orange tint at times. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We try to check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as in the morning with pre-approval and fee of $20 per hour after 10 pm). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be or 1 welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If you need us at or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. Rental Agreement" 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: 1. Property: 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:(URL HIDDEN)Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 10 non-related persons or 12 related persons with at least 4 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 _______________________ (the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On _________________________________(the “Departure Date”). 5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a 1 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. Lower Rawley Cabin has a chicken coop and a fenced yard with animals located next to the cabin which is used as a petting zoo for all of our guests and to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owners agent will be allowed access the coop, stable, garage, water treatment facility and stable to feed or provide water for the chickens and other animals as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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 any other 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. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 4 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. (URL HIDDEN) Stove: The fireplace is a wood stove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in the wood stove, please contact owner for instructions. Wood Stove door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into it. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Do not use the front the door on the Wood Stove (please only use the side door) or open the ash drawer at the bottom of the wood stove either. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. Disease from the Ash Borer Beetle can spread to the forest if wood is brought from outside areas. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron or sulfur. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access 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 how to get the the 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. 17.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 preapproved 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. 18.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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, ants, spiders, flies, wasps, bugs, insects, snakes, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the farm animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be ridden on. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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). 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. 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 have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. I agree that all rental monies are nonrefundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ____________________________
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description & Listing And View All Photos Prior to Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Gum Run Cabin is a two bedroom, one bath cabin that also has a loft for older kids or those into their 20's (with very low ceilings, see photo). We have completely redone this cabin from the new western red cedar boards on the inside to the rough cut pine exterior and added the screen porch. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the paperwork can be sent in advance. The living room has a real wood burning wood stove and a nice stone chimney (the stone work & wood stove is so new that we do not even have a photo of it yet in the listing). Firewood must be purchased on site. Th kitchen was also brand new Summer 2013, with all new stainless steel appliances. In the bathroom we added a brand new 72" garden tub/double head shower combo in 2013 (we need to add a second hot water before the bathtub can be fully filled, since the tub is so large the regular full size hot water heater will not fill it). The cabin sits just across the road from Gum Run, a native trout stream that can be heard from the screen porch when the water is running moderately. There is a nice size front yard for the kids or dogs to play in and the night time sky is amazing year round. Hummingbirds and Woodpeckers will keep you company as you sit on the porch. We even give all of our guests free fresh eggs from our very own chickens (as long as our chickens are currently laying). Pets are welcome at all of our properties for a fee(s) ($55). 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. The water may have iron in it which causes it to smell and be an orange tint at times. This cabin has a floor unit a/c in the living room (added once it gets hot outside or upon request). There are several small heaters that currently keep the cabin warm in winter. We have not had anyone complain about it being too hot and the floor unit has met with everyone's approval thus far. Please be aware of this prior to booking the cabin. Firewood or outdoor fire pit or the wood stove is available for a fee. We want all of our guests to be more than satisfied. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. We know you will love your stay at Gum Run Cabin. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. We do not fix broken screens until the summer months since pets and kids poke holes in them constantly... so there may be holes in the screen on the screen porch at times (it is next to impossible to keep up with repairing all of the holes... but that is just what kids and dogs do... poke holes in screens... we just wanted to be upfront about that). This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. While we have remodeled it, it is still an old cabin. The remodeling we did was cosmetic only. The cabin borders the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We or our represntative, try to check-in all of our guests. Late, after 10 pm, check-ins with prior approval for a fee of $20 an hour. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. This cabin can sleep 8 if you share beds and ten if you sleep on the couch. The maximum occupancy is not the amount of people the cabin sleeps; it's the amount we will allow in the cabin. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: The property is located at: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10 related persons with at least 4 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 _______________________ (the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________(the “Departure Date”). 5.Minimum Stay: This property requires either a 1 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. Gum Run Cabin has a chicken coop located behind the cabin which is used to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owners agent will be allowed access the coop to feed or provide water for the chickens as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: There is no fireplace or wood stove at this time. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. The well water may smell like sulfur at times. Please let owner know right away so chemicals can be put in filtration system. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.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. 14.Mountain roads can be rough at times. We highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months during inclement weather. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry we do not refund due to road conditions or power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access 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. 17.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 preapproved 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. 18.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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, ants, flies, spiders, bugs, snakes, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the farm animals. 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). 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. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date
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The SpacePlease read the entire description and view all of the photos prior to booking: 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. We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) Someone did just back into one of the front windows on the front of the cottage... so we are in the process of replacing all of those glass panes with real windows that will open and close... this is something we were planning to do... but someone breaking the glass, means it will take some time to order the new windows and get them installed. This does not effect the inside of the cottage at all. This is a cute 1 bedroom cottage, ONE queen bed only, that is walking distance the national forest. There is a sectional couch that can be used for two kids or two teenagers to sleep on. Again, there is only one bed in this property. There are several trails and rivers within walking distance of the cottage as well. The price is very low right now since we've just listed this cottage for rent. We bought it in 2012 and we lived in it ourselves for the past couple of years and now with the arrival of our third daughter we needed a bigger house so we are now renting this one out. The cottage has one bedroom with a queen size bed. The walls in the bedroom are western red cedar and give off a nice cabin scent. There is one full bathroom with a shower / tub combination, a sink and toilet. The kitchen is small, but updated and very cute. There is a 4 burner stove and oven. A nice microwave, toaster, coffee maker and full size fridge. The custom counter top was handmade out of real hickory. There are space heaters that heat the cabin nicely. The stone fireplace with real river rocks is the highlight of the cabin. The mantle is a 100+ year old hand-hewn barn beam and gives the fireplace a Little House on the Prairie feel. There is a wood stove in the fireplace and firewood may be purchased on site. We'll even have a fire going in the wood stove when you arrive if you let us know ahead of time. Once it gets warm outside we will be adding a floor model a/c unit that should cool the cabin nicely. Someone did just break one of the large front windows and we are in the process of replacing the entire front porch because of this... Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Pets are always welcome but we do require a pet fee ($49 plus tax). On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is simply beautiful. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time in the area. This is a real cottage in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cottage is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find 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. Check-in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am or earlier. We can do later check-ins if arranged in advance. Pets are welcome at all of our properties for a fee. 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. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. 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 have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessGuests will have private access to the national forest which directly borders our land. There are several trails and rivers within walking distance of the cottage. There is also a fire pit in the side yard and guests are welcome to purchase firewood to use as well. Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Please ask about the contract if you are unable to view it online before booking. There is a fee of $20 per hour for check-ins after 10 pm. We'd like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. Rental Agreement 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10 related persons with at least 4 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 either 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. Gum Run Cabin has a chicken coop located behind the cabin which is used to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owners agent will be allowed access the coop to feed or provide water for the chickens as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in, 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 no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the cabin for the dates guest reserved the cabin for if no contact has been made. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to the arrival.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front porch. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit when owners are not there. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road or neighbor's land is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: There is a wood stove at this time. Please ask owners how to use the stove. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. The well water may smell like sulfur at times. Please let owner know right away so chemicals can be put in filtration system. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.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. 14.Mountain roads can be rough at times. We highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months during inclement weather. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry we do not refund due to road conditions or power outages. 15.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. 16.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 clean up 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 mechanical, weather, electric, water, ac/heat, etc issues or other such circumstances.. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, spiders, ants, bugs, insects, snakes or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the properties are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Owner: Katie Pitre Jones/Steven Robert Jones Date(URL HIDDEN)201 Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description & See All Photos Prior To Booking. There is nothing left out of this description... nothing at all and it has all been in here since we first listed this property. All we ask is that you read it before you book: This listing is for the whole cabin/house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole cabin/house to yourself. Please note rates start low for select week nights (last minute only), but weekends are always much higher. Again, 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 rental agreement can be sent in advance. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person, not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. Cliffside Cabin is a cute rustic cabin set in the mountains of Virginia. This is a real cabin built almost 75 years ago... so it will have a real cabin feel. This is not new construction. It was originally built as a Summer cabin only. We bought this cabin in December 2012. The front of the cabin is not as cute as we would like it to be yet (we don't like the red painted wood or the old screen on the screen porch), but we will be making improvements here to it as we are able (since it is booked during almost all the weekdays which doesn't allow us to make improvements easily). We believe the inside of the cabin is super cute already though and the setting is certainly beautiful with lots of hiking trails, biking, fishing and outdoor adventures to be had nearby. Cliffside Cabin also has a nice size deck as well as a screen porch (which will be completely redone as soon as we can afford it. The screen is rather old and dirty currently). Please note that there is another cabin on each side of this cabin, and one has been vacant for many years and the other is lived in. There is a king size bed in the bedroom (studio style). The floor plan is open (loft/studio style), but there is a curtain that can be closed in the bedroom for privacy if multiple people are staying. There is also a cute loft (with a low ceiling) with sleeping which is ideal for older kids, teenagers or the fun loving adult that has three full size futon mattresses. There is a ladder going up into the loft which is probably most suitable for kids over 4 years old. Older guests will not want to access the loft though because the ladder is steep. This property can sleep 8 in the bed and mattresses if shared and ten if sleep on couch. The maximum occupancy (8) is the number of people we will allow to stay not the amount that can sleep in beds (there is only the one king size bed and then the 3 full size mattresses on the floor in the loft). Cliffside Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We have personally seen upwards of 20 birds at one time at our cabins here in Rawley Springs. Check-in is between 4:00 pm and 10 pm. Check-out is 11 am. We can do later check-ins if need be if it is arranged in advance with prior approval. A fee of $20 an hour does apply for later check-ins when we are able to do late check-ins. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its character because it is unique and older. The cottage borders the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find outside and possibly inside of a real cabin such as spider webs, ladybugs, ants, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year (we clean them for every guest when they are present but they can reappear quickly). Pets are welcome at all of our properties with the paid pet fee(s). If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or allergic to 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. Even knowing this, we make no guarantee that you won't have a problem with your allergies. There is no way we can guarantee anything like that. This cabin has a floor model a/c in the living room (available during the summer months). There is also a ceiling fan and central heat which allows the fan to be run and circulate air throughout the cabin nicely. Cliffside Cabin has a nice size deck as well as a screened in porch with a charcoal grill (charcoal not provided). You can see the mountains somewhat from the porch and deck from late fall until spring arrives and the leaves hide them. Many of the photos in the listing were taken during walks on the roads and trails near the cabin. Each photo is labeled as to what it is a photo of. Indoor and/or outdoor firewood is available for purchase for a fee and must be purchased on site. Please note that cabin is named Cliffside because the road is called Cliffside Trail. Yes, we've had guests complain because the cabin is not on enough of a cliff for them. If you walk to the left of the cabin (to the left when facing the cabin) for about 60 seconds though, you will see the cliffs. Also, we do not control how much water is in the rivers. There are two within walking distance... but in late summer/early fall for about a month they tend to be low. They NEVER run dry though, they just get low... but there is always water. And yes, we've had people complain about the water level as if we can control that. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 11 am. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. Guests are NOT permitted to go Blue Hole, a local swimming nearby since you cannot access that spot without trespassing on our neighbors land. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. 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. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the national forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable TV, flat screen TV and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. There is a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm. Late check-ins must be approved in advance. When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If it is winter time and you let us know in advance that you want a fire, we'll even have a real wood burning fire going for you (firewood provided for a fee). We are always available. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. Person who booked is required to sign contract on arrival so must be there to check-in. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. 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. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Rental Agreement 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10 related persons with at least 4 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9. Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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(URL HIDDEN)Sorry; we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin under any circumstances. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in it please contact owner for instructions. Woodstove door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into the stove. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.; penalties.(URL HIDDEN) No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or withi(URL HIDDEN)300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material(URL HIDDEN) Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dr(URL HIDDEN) grass. No new fires set or fuel added after midnight. Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brus(URL HIDDEN) 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 fir(URL HIDDEN)suppression costs if the fire escapes. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Stor(URL HIDDEN)Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation durin(URL HIDDEN)Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle(URL HIDDEN) Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than wha(URL HIDDEN) is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bug, insects, spiders, ants, snakes, ladybugs, stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting farm 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.) 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And View All Of The Photos Prior To Booking: 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. Wake up to the sound of water flowing in the creek just outside the master bedroom. This is a real cabin that was originally built over 75 years ago as a Summer getaway. The cabin is rustic, but super cute with original heart pine floors. It has two bedrooms, and one bathroom. The bathroom was just updated the end of August 2013 with an all new stand up shower, new vanity and toilet. The cabin is not in perfect shape and has not been fully renovated, but it is a rustic cabin on the banks of stream perfect for those who are just looking to get away and relax. The master bedroom has a brand new king size bed and a small seating area that looks out at the creek through the large picture windows. The master bedroom's creek view allows you to lay in bed and watch and/or listen to the water flow by. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and frame. There is also a fire pit right on the river which is perfect for relaxing in the evenings (wood must be bought on site and not brought in by guests). The cabin is also walking distance to the George Washington National Forest. Trout fishing here is amazing year round. And Dry River (a 3 minute walk from the cabin) is one of the best Trout streams in the entire mid-Atlantic region. The kitchen currently has retro 1950's or 1960's appliances, but they are still fully functional though. They are not perfect whereas they are more than 50 years old. The stove/oven is very old, but it is in amazing shape and we'll definitely keep it for decoration purposes later on because it is so neat. The kitchen sink is from the 1940's era, but it is still in great shape too for its age (keep in mind it is 70 years old or so). The kitchen cabinets are all metal and from another era too. :) You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. We will replace all of these appliances and cabinets at some point, but they are in amazing condition for their age so we'll be sure to find another use for them as decorations. There is a toaster, microwave, blender and coffee maker. The living room has a flat screen TV (with full cable and a Blu-Ray/DVD player). The cabin also has a land line phone in case your cell phone doesn't work out here (some cell providers work but not all). There is also a decent size living room with a stone fireplace which has a wood stove in it. Wood is provided for a fee (not for free). The living room also has a floor unit A/C (added once it gets hot outside or upon request). There is also a screen porch with real hard wood floors, (the screen is older but still functional). We plan to replace the screen porch as soon as we can though. There is also a back stone patio that also needs work (the stones need to be re-done again). There is back stone porch and a screen porch on the front of the cabin and we are hoping to redo the back stone porch soon and as well as the front screen porch. We did recently add some nice real river rock/stone to parts of the patio and steps and side walls of the cabin the man who did the work didn't do a good job so we had to tear out a small portion of the stone to do some maintenance work and we need to redo the back stone patio still, so we need to find a new stone mason to fix all of that to make it right. The cabin sits on a private dead end road that has 12 total cabins on the road. We own four of these cabins. Creekside Cabin is nestled between two nicer and larger cabins. One is only used a few weekends a month and rarely during the week. In the other cabin lives one of the sweetest and nicest older lady, Evelyn, that you could ever want to meet. This is rustic cabin... not a luxury cabin... so be aware of this, but we have confidence that this cabin is still perfect for those looking for a real cabin experience. :) Pets are always welcome. There is a pet fee, $55, required if you're bringing a pet(s) per pet. This is not per night, but it is per pet. We do accept one night reservations depending on availability, but there is a two night minimum on weekends (either Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday and Sunday nights unless we are not booked at the last minute, in which case we may allow for a one night stay over a weekend). Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 6 months out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 6 months away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 6 months away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and some kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable TV, flat screen TV's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage, but keep in mind that there are just two of us. We try to check-in all of our guests personally. When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If you need us or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. Check in is 4 pm or later, if arranged in advance for a fee, $20 an hour, after 10 pm, and checkout is 11 am. Heaters must be left on in winter months. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc.Rental Agreement 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 non-related persons or 6 related persons with at least 3 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 _______________________ (the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________(the “Departure Date”). 5.Minimum Stay: This property requires a either 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 for any reason at any time. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in the woodstove, please contact owner for instructions. Fireplace door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into it. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. There is also a disease from the Ash Borer Beetle that can spread to the forest if wood is brought from outside areas. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic system. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are marked around trees, (about 200 yards behind the cabin). 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 clean up 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters or animals in our around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. 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). 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): ___________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePlease read the whole description before booking: :) Again, please read the description before booking... all the details are here and everything listed is 100% accurate... but you will not know what to expect if you do not read all the details. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the Paperwork can be sent in advance. Currently there is a 4 star rating for accuracy and cleanliness for the RV... and that can only be possible because past guests have not read the description... :) It is all spelled out below... and if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. This is not just a hobby or a part time venture for us... we do this for a living and are here to help with whatever our guests might need. Our 1992 32' RV sits only a few yards away from the border of the George Washington National Forest. The RV sits on 9.5 acres up on a ridge above some of our cabins and you'll have direct private access to the national forest and the trails as well as access to the rivers too. Enjoy seeing the stars on clear nights without any light pollution. Many nights (especially in Winter) you can see the entire bow of the constellation Orion on clear nights when the moon isn't too bright. There are many nights when you can watch the moon rise over the mountains which is amazing. Pets are always welcome stay. There is no pet deposit, but there is a pet fee of $25 (for one dog, but you are welcome to bring multiple pets). Each additional pet is $15 and the pet fee is payable in cash upon arrival or you can pay by credit card as well if you'd like. The pet fee is not a per night charge... it is just a one time fee. As for check-in and check-out time... check-in is 4 pm to 10 pm and check-out is 11 am or before. Late check-ins, early check-ins or late check-outs do require prior approval will be assessed a $20 an hour charge. The RV is not luxurious, but it is comfortable. It is a 1992 model, but it definitely better than camping (in a tent). Again, it is a 1992 model. This means it is currently 24 years old... we consider it in good shape for its age... but again, it is 24 years old. Fiberglass in a 24 year old RV will be faded and have markings that will not come out... meaning... it is clean, but stained... imagine wanting the dashboard of a 24 year old car to look perfect. This is an RV so it has not been garage kept. Finding parts, especially cosmetic interior parts is next to impossible for an RV this old. So please do not expect things to be perfect. Renting the RV is meant to be for those who don't require a whole lot other than a place to sleep out of the cold, rain, or wind with a few amenities (such as electric, a couch, table, microwave, some lights & small fridge). We do have 21 other vacation rental cabins, cottages and houses all within a few minutes of the RV if you are looking to upgrade to a cabin and several others a little further away. All of our cabins except one (but not the RV) have full bathrooms, heat/air conditioning, free WiFi, full cable with flat screen televisions and full kitchens. There is a fire pit so you can have a nice campfire. We sell unlimited (within reason) firewood for only $20 limited (for 1 night and $30 for 2 nights for limited) and we'll deliver it right to the fire pit for you. We'll even help you get a fire going if you'd like us to if we are available (please do not bring your own firewood). Firewood must be purchased on site to avoid spreading the Emerald Ash Borer insect which kills trees and this important since the RV is 15 feet from the national forest land). The RV has one queen size bed in the rear which can be closed off from the front of RV. And then there are two other beds that fold out. One is where the kitchen table otherwise is and then there is a fold out couch too. We list that the RV sleeps 6, but the two fold out beds are probably only full size or smaller so please be aware of that. We are fine with guests pitching tents on site if you'd like to have more guests stay, but the extra guest fee does apply even if guests are sleeping in their own tents. The RV does have electricity. Our well is just down the hill about a 3-4 minute walk or so, which means water is available nearby if you'd like to walk to get it. There is NO water at the RV. The shower, sink and toilet are also NOT hooked up either. But the RV is in a remote location so this works just as if you were camping. There is an outhouse about a 90 second walk/hike down the hill if you'd like to use it. It is a bring your own toilet paper event though. We'd also be happy to let you use our washer and dryer too if you needed to at one of our other properties and you let us know ahead of time as long as one is available. :) Depending on availability, we may be able to let you shower or use the bathroom in one of our nearby cabins if there is a vacancy... we cannot promise this though. There is a microwave & fridge in the kitchen. Linens & blankets are included in the cost of the stay, but feel free to bring your sleeping bags during the winter months if you'd like although they will most likely not be needed since you may want more blankets than are provided in the RV. Some of the lights in the very back (sleeping area) and throughout the RV are not currently working. We are hoping to be able to find someone to fix them, but finding someone to work on a 24 year old RV is not easy. There is a small, space heater in the RV, if it is cold outside the heater will take off some of the chill in the RV. The colder it is outside, the less the heater will be able to keep up though. The heater is not permitted to be used until November at the earliest and not past April as well. We have had guests stay at the RV when the temperature was -6 outside and not be cold. But they were probably tougher than most people. :) Guests are welcome to cook over the open fire if they buy firewood, otherwise they are welcome to use the microwave in the RV. Again, the RV does have a small heater to keep it warmer than outside in the winter. It will not be the Marriott or Holiday Inn by any means, but the location is much better than any Marriott or Holiday Inn we've ever seen and we allow campfires right outside your door and they don't. And the view of the night sky is amazing. In snow, ice or heavy rains it can be difficult to make up to where the RV sits, but we have never once not been able to get a guest to the RV. If you need assistance, we'll be happy to drive you up there in our 4 wheel drive if you aren't able to make it as long as we are available. Otherwise the walk/hike from the state maintained paved road is about 5 to 8 minutes. Again so far, we've yet to have anyone not be able to make it to the RV no matter what kind of car they've been driving. It is only about a 5-8 minute walk from the state maintained paved road, so your car will always be close by should you need it if the weather gets bad (snow or ice). We have a full size backhoe so I hope to add some culverts soon to make the roads drier in rainy weather so that will help with accessibility in bad weather. The backhoe also allows us to plow the road somewhat most of the time should it snow as well. This is a real 1992 RV that sits atop a mountain bordering the national forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is an older RV, there are things you should expect to find such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, insects, flies or stink bugs during certain times of the year. And if you find you need anything during your stay please let us know so that we can help you out. We look forward you staying. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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. If the power goes out during your stay, there will be no refunds. We are not responsible for power outages in the area. Nor do we refund due to weather or road conditions. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). If you've read this far... we humbly ask that you leave a 5 star review after your stay. We've disclosed everything... you will not find any other Airbnb listings more honest and accurate than this one. To us, a 4 star review is a failure. Guest AccessGeorge Washington National Forest, 1992 32' RV, electric hook up, well water a 3-4 minute walk away, trails, rivers, fishing and a fire pit. Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. We try to meet all of our guests personally upon their arrival to show you how to get to the RV. Four wheel drive may be needed during winter months if it has snowed. Check-in is at 4 pm and checkout is at 11 am or earlier. Please let us know in advance when you plan to arrive especially if you need a late check-in. We do charge $20 an hour for check-ins after 10 pm. We 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 NoteKids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1.Property: The Motorhome is located at: The property is furnished and includes: refrigerator, microwave, bedding 2.Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: This motorhome has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There are also two fold down single beds in the living room. The maximum number of guests is limited to 3 non-related persons or 4 related persons with at least 1 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. The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in, 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 no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the cabin for the dates guest reserved the cabin for if no contact has been made. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to the arrival.) 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, driveways, basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter. 8. Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/Airbnb 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the motorhome. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at motorhome or anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in motorhome 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(URL HIDDEN)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.Parking: Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.Firepit: Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The motorhome has no water hookup. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered(URL HIDDEN) Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the motorhome. The motorhome is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the motorhome on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the motorhome in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 14.Emergencies: If there is an emergency, the renter will first contact the local authorities via 911. Then contact the owners. If there is a non-emergency issue, contact owners directly as soon as issue occurs. 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. There is no access from our properties. 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. 16. 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. If more than the pre-approved number of people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive clean up 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. 16. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners’ control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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 motorhome at any time. The motorhome may not appear exactly like it does in the photos when you arrive for check-in due to these possible changes. This is a real motorhome in the woods. There may be critters or animals in or around it. We do our best to ensure the properties are free of these things, but we can not garauntee it. Please let us know if critters are found inside(URL HIDDEN)Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. Guest:________________________________________________________Date___________________________  
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And View All Of The Photos Prior To Booking: 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. This is a real cabin that is over 100 years old... not new construction built to look like a cabin. Bear Ridge Cabin is a 2 bedroom (both queen bed) cabin that directly borders the national forest. The cabin sleeps 6 inside in beds/couch-bed if shared and 8 if using regular couches. The maximum occupancy is the amount of people we allow to stay not the amount that can sleep in beds. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. There is a nice screen porch off the living room and a large deck off both the kitchen and the living room. There is a real stone fireplace that is over 100 years old in the large living room. All kitchen appliances are updated stainless steel. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. There is a spring fed pond up the hill on the property that is full of all sorts of tadpoles and salamanders that kids would love to see (in summer). The cabin feels rather private and has a nice fire pit right off the deck too. Firewood is available for purchase to use in the fire pit or the fireplace. The air conditioner is a floor unit a/c. There is a pull-out couch in the living room and then another pullout couch on the screen porch which is not comfortable, but the setting is amazing (and cold in the winter). The screen porch is probably my favorite place to sleep at of any of our cabins. :) Pets are welcome at all of our properties, but there is a pet fee of $55 per pet. We do allow for more than one pet, but other pet fee charges may apply. 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. Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. Check-ins after 10 pm are charged a fee of $20 an hour and need prior approval in advance. Early check-in may be possible as well as late check-outs, but require pre-approval and a $20 an hour charge. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. We do store firewood at this cabin and we or our employees may need to access it at times. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something; sink, toilet, shower; is left running you can deplete your entire water supply. 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. 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. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the national forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable TV, flat screen TV's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. That does not mean that our properties are perfect though, so please don't misunderstand what we're saying. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We, or our representative(s), try to check-in all of our guests personally. When you arrive, the lights will usually be on and you will usually be welcomed and shown around the cabin by either us or one an employee at check-in. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Please ask about contract if you can't view it online. We 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 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! Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am or earlier. Please let us know in advance if you know when you plan to arrive especially if you need a late check-in which does incur a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Children need to be counted in the guest amount when booking. We charge per person not just per adult. This means infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers need to be paid for. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Rental Agreement 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 non-related persons or 8 related persons. 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 or credit for early departure 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 either 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, or no matter how long actually stayed, 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. Bear Ridge Cabin has a chicken coop located at the cabin which is used to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owners agent will be allowed access the coop to feed or provide water for the chickens as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though access to the property shall be given. 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. If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within 15 minutes) of arrival. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin). 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.) 10.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 and that you have read all the details concerning this insurance policy. This is a 3rd party which we in no way represent. Please read their contract before you agree to it. 11.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, on occasion accept checks via the mail. Please make checks out to Katie Pitre Jones or Steven Robert Jones. Please note that there is a $50 returned check fee, no matter what the reason for the return. Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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 (8 p.m. To 10 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 any other issue with the property must be immediately reported to the Homeowner upon Guests arrival. Please inspect the property upon arrival notify us immediately if there is an issue of any kind. 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 immediately and the guest will be asked to leave the property. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet prior to arrival. 7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. Although 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. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is a wood burning fireplace. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire, please contact owner for instructions. Fireplace screen must remain in front of fireplace at times except when loading wood into the fireplace. Please do not put anything in the fireplace other than wood that has been paid for and provided by the owner or newspaper used to start the fire. There are also heaters that can be provided for additional heat as needed. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money and time to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood or items used in the fireplace, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic system. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron or occasionally like sulfur at times depending on the water table. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms:In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow national forest signs are posted and/or red rings are painted/marked around trees, (about 200 yards up the hill behind the cabin). 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 clean up 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. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bugs, snakes, spiders, insects, lady bugs, stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. 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. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. I agree that all rental monies, including the property damage insurance 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). 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. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): ___________________________________________ Date:
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The SpacePlease read the entire description and view all of the photos prior to booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Again, we have had this house listed accurately since day one... but you must read the description... we cannot make anyone read the description, but if you want to know what to expect... read the description please. This house is listed very accurately and this property should receive nothing less than 5 star reviews because the listings spells out what to expect in great detail... but all too often lately guests have not read the listing description and then want to complain about things that we've fully disclosed... this house is NOT perfect... but everything wrong is listed here. We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) We just bought this house last fall, so we have it priced very low hoping to get some initial 5 star reviews before we raise the rates. Take advantage of the low rates while they last. This is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is at the base of the mountain and within walking distance of the trails, rivers and the national forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it looks right now. We are still in the process of making improvements to it (we need to paint most of the rooms and add new carpet or hardwood floors too). There are some white spots on the walls still where we patched old nail holes and have not yet painted. The house is completely functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the national forest and hiking trails and rivers. We do rent out the downstairs basement separately at times. You will be sharing the driveway with the downstairs basement renters. Four cars can fit, but please remember one of those spots is for the downstairs renters. The kitchen does have mostly new stainless steel appliances. There is a dishwasher, but it is older (but fully functional). There is a small eating area in the kitchen. There is a living room and then also a sun room with lots of windows which is perfect for relaxing, reading or watching TV on the 40" flat screen TV (with cable and Blu-Ray player). The house also has free WiFi. There are 3 bedrooms. One with a king size bed, one with a queen bed and one with a full size bed. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination. The house does have central heat and A/C. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron (orange tint) and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. The water is still usable and is actually very healthy. The house is only about 75 feet off of the road so there can be some road noise at times depending on traffic (I don't feel like the road gets heavy traffic, but we've listed this hoping to meet or beat expectations). We don't feel like the road is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. Also, the house right next door is currently in the beginning stages of being remodeled so it is not the most pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though if you look right over the roof of the house next door which makes up for the remodel view. :) Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest where you can get away from anything man-made. This house is not perfect yet, but it is an inexpensive 3 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together. The maximum number of guests permitted is 10, but some of those would need to be children, whereas there are only 3 bedrooms. There is a pull out couch in one living room and then two couches in the sun room as well. We do allow small campfires outside in the fire pit, but we ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too but do require a fee ($49 to $59 plus tax). The house has cable TV, two flat screen TV's, two Blu-ray players and free WiFi. Free parking on site for up to three vehicles. We try to check-in all of our guests personally upon arrival and will show you around the property and answer any questions you might have. We are always available should you need anything. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The house sits on a private road which has 13 other houses on it. Only half of them have residents though so the neighborhood is almost always very quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We've stayed at this house numerous times and the road is really no bother at all in our opinion. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. No new wood can be added to fire (at the fire fire pit) after midnight and all fires must be extinguished by 3 am. Fires cannot be started until after 4 pm. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. This is an older house in the mountains 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 house is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real house in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real house such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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 have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the national forest. We own many acres that border the national forest and our guests will have private access to these trails. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Please ask about the contract if you are unable to view it. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. The NeighborhoodThis is a cute 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with two living room areas, one of which is a nice sun room. The house sits on a private road which has 13 other houses on it. Only half of them have residents though so the neighborhood is relatively quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We've stayed at this house numerous times and the road is really no bother at all. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a minimum 3 night reservation. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of the day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to rebook property if guest(s) do NOT contact owner or show up for their reservation. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreemen(URL HIDDEN)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: 1. Property: The property is located at: 83 Sharp Hill Lane Hinton, VA 22831 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 7 non-related persons or 8 related persons with at least 3 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 either 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. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: 75% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival 50% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival 25% if canceled 50 days prior to arrival 0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules(URL HIDDEN) 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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(URL HIDDEN)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(URL HIDDEN)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. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party. 7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Central Heat: There is central heat. There is also space heaters. There is also a firepit outside. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in firepit, so guest may not bring their own/or store bought wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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 December 31 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.LEFT ITEMS: A $20.00 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. 13.Storms:In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 14.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. 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 clean up 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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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.(URL HIDDEN) 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): ___________________________________________ Date: _____________________________________ Date: We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePlease read the entire description & listing and view all of the photos prior to booking: 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. This is a real historic cabin built originally as a remote summer getaway cabin. Therefore it will have an old cabin feel, especially on the exterior. The interior is much more updated and has a much newer feel, yet retains the original character of the cabin. This is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin that sits on a ridge overlooking the Shenandoah Valley to the east. The cabin has an amazing stone shower/tub with river rocks hand picked from the river down the mountain. The master bedroom contains a king size bed. Then the other two bedrooms each have queen size beds. The bedrooms are not huge by any means, but they are certainly more than adequate. The third bedroom features the exposed stone from the real stone fireplace which gives it an extra touch of character. There are also three small cabinets that were originally built into the walls of the 3rd bedroom which are still functional today. The loft has two twins size mattresses and 3 full size mattresses and one queen. The ceiling in the loft is not very high, but most adults should be able to fit. The loft is not recommended for kids under 4 years of age. The original real stone fireplace extends the entire height of the cabin and it is completely exposed (firewood available for a fee for the wood stove or outdoor fire pit). The kitchen has custom real hickory wood counter tops and the back splash is also real river rock from the rivers down the hill. The nice size deck offers nice views when the leaves are gone and a nice view of the mountains and Harrisonburg to the east. In spring and summer with the leaves on the trees the deck is a place of privacy seclusion. The cabin sits on a private dead end road which we own and is relatively secluded. In winter you can see two other cabins, but they just about disappear when the leaves reappear on the trees. We plan on doing a decent amount of work to remodel the deck in the coming months whenever the cabin is not booked (which is rare). The cabin is rustic, yet updated, cozy and comfortable. It is a real cabin that was built in the World War II era. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin that has been nicely updated. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history. It is a very cute cabin, and it is the last cabin on a dead end private road that is at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded. There is a wood stove for heat or several small heaters. We have had guests stay when the temperature has gone as low as negative 6 degrees and guests have been plenty warm. There a/c is a floor model unit placed in the living room or dining room area once it gets hot outside (usually late June). There is another building next to the cabin that was a cobbler shop 50+ years ago. We have not renovated this or the garage on the property as of yet so they look older. We have also not updated the outside (grounds and yard) as of yet either. We'd like to, but the cabin has been so booked that we have not been able to do anything at this point. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. Pets are always welcome but do require a pet fee(s) for each pet. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, 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 stink bugs during certain times of the year. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. Heat/Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with A/C/heater(s), electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties (there is currently no washer or dryer for guest use at this cabin), but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). If for any reason the cabin loses power (which has only happened a few times in the past half of a dozen years) there will be no refunds since the cabin can be heated with the wood stove and water can be drawn from the creek to make the toilets work. Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, and a flat screen tv in the living room, and free high speed wifi. Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 1 or 2 with prior approval). There is a fee of $20 an hour for check-ins after 10 pm and $10-20 an hour for early check-ins or late checkouts. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 9 non-related persons or 16 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict No Refund 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 checkin) 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.) 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. 10. 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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property. 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 cistern and septic systems. 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. It is over 100 years old. There may be critters, spiders, ants, lady bugs, stinkbugs, insects, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Guest:_________________________________ Date:______________________
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The SpacePlease make sure you read the whole description and listing and see all the photos prior to booking. :) This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. This is a vacation rental house... not a house that someone lives in. There is nothing left out of this description. Anything less than a 5 star review for this property is 100% unwarranted. We cannot make anyone read the description... if you are picky... we have other cabins and cottages that are much much nicer. Don't book this cottage trying to save money and then complain about it... that is why the price is so low!!! We have had several hundred happy guests stay at this cabin. It is only the ones who don't read this description that are not happy with this cottage. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the rental agreement can be sent in advance. We have had incredibly detailed information and photos in this description since we first listed this cottage for rent... please read the whole description... nothing is left out... so those who have left 4 stars or less regarding the accuracy simply did not read this description. You will not find another listing anywhere on Airbnb or any other site that is more honest and open than this listing. :) Other listings and hosts hide their rentals faults. You will NOT find a more honest listing anywhere! This cute cottage (and yes, it is still a cute cottage) borders the George Washington National Forest and is ideal for walking to the hiking trails, trout fishing and other activities in the national forest. There are two streams/rivers that converge about a 5 minute walk from the cottage. This cottage is located within walking distance of all of our other cabins here in Rawley Springs. The other properties on the road this cottage is located on are not fixed up yet they all need some work (some more than others). The cabin right (to the right when facing the cottage) next door to this cottage is in very bad shape and very ugly. We own it though and plan to remodel it as soon as we can. There is another cabin on the other side of this cottage that we just bought and we are currently remodeling, so there is going to be some construction work (most likely no noise, but most likely construction material laying around outside and the cabin next still has an unfinished exterior at this time). Because this is a real cottage/cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, ants, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. We have preventive pest control measures in place, but no place is perfect and we make no guarantees whatsoever that it will be perfect. This is a cottage that borders the national forest, meaning this is where all of the outdoors bugs, critters and the like live. If you are not okay with that then you should not book this property. If you like the woods... then this place is for you. :) The cottage has 2 bedrooms (master bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has a full size bed) and there is 1 bathroom (sink, stand-up shower, and toilet). The cottage has a stone exterior and wooden steps leading to the back door (which is you enter the house currently). The kitchen has a older stove (1970's), newer toaster, newer microwave and full size refrigerator. The sink, counter-tops and cabinets are very old and not in great shape. The cottage has been newly painted (2013), but has not been remodeled or updated yet. The kitchen and bathroom, while fully functional are very out of date. The kitchen was probably last updated in the late 1970's. The kitchen floors are by no means in perfect shape. They are from the early 1970's. They (the kitchen floors) will inspire random disco moves due to their vintage status though. The stove and the sink are not placed in the most convenient places either (right in front of one another). The bathroom which has not been updated at all, has an older stand-up shower, small sink and toilet. Everything is fully functional though. The cottage does have original hardwood floors in all of the rooms except the kitchen and bathroom and nice old real plaster walls. We updated the ceiling fans (one in each room) and the sconces on the walls as well (in 2013). There is an unfinished basement and this is not a space that is meant for guests. This is an unfinished basement space and it has a lot of old items and junk present. Again, guests are NOT renting the basement, but it is not blocked off from guests. The basement does not get cleaned by the cleaners... it is an unfinished basement. The photos actually make the cottage look nicer than it is in my opinion (this disclosure has been in the listing since day one).... that is why we've chosen to write such a detailed description on here. All the photos were taken with a cell phone and nothing at all is/was photo-shopped. It is still a nice place to get away and enjoy the woods and the national forest. Harrisonburg and lots of shopping and restaurants are a short 12 minute drive from the cottage. Pets are welcome at all of our properties. There is a pet fee of $50 per pet if you are bringing a pet(s) with you. If you choose to pay the pet fee(s) via credit card on Airbnb they will charge you a service fee. 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 make no guarantee as to what the cottage will smell like. We don't use heavily scented cleaners or incense or the like, but other guests staying prior could possibly use these products. No refunds will be given should any guest have an issue with the scent of the cottage. Firewood is available for a fee and must be bought on site. Remember, this cottage has a real working fireplace, which means the cottage will have that smell even if you choose to not use the fireplace (since other guests will have used the fireplace). This is true even in the summer months. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. 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. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. Guests will be responsible to pay for any repairs should they not notify us of an issue or if they use so much water that they run the cistern dry. Paper towels are not provided, but everything in the "essentials" is provided. 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 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. You may have some items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guest. The cabin also has full cable tv, flat screen tv's, and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We or a member of our staff check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 12 in the morning with a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm, but please ask about late check-ins in advance). When you arrive, you will be welcomed and shown around the cottage, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. We are always available. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Rental Agreement 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 non-related persons or 6 related persons with at least 3 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, driveways, basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict No refund 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 checkin) The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in, 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 no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the cabin for the dates guest reserved the cabin for if no contact has been made. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to the arrival.) 10.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. 11.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 reservations 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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: The fireplace is a wood fireplace. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire, please contact owner for instructions. Fireplace screen must remain in front of fireplace at times except when loading wood into the fireplace. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. There is also a disease from the Ash Borer Beetle that can spread to the forest if wood is brought from outside areas. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may smell like iron and have an orange tint at times. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14.Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains in case of snow. VDOT plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park at other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15.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. 16.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 across the property to access national forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are marked around trees, (about 200 yards behind the cabin). 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 clean up 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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters or animals in our around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s) ___________________________________ Date: Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. The person who made the booking is required to sign a contract and has to be the person to check-in. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with a/c or heaters, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc.
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The SpacePlease Read the ENTIRE Description AND Look At ALL Of Photos Too Before Booking. This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. We challenge you to find a more honest listing than this one. And all of the info in this description has been on here since day one... some guests just neglect to read it until after they book or after they arrive (which is out of our control). Again, please read the entire description below (if you are not okay with camping then please do not book this cabin and if you are going to leave anything other than a 5 star review when you didn't read this description... then please do not book this cabin... we cannot be any more clear... every guest who READ the description before booking has had a great stay... it is only those who booked based on price and were looking for a "deal" who've been unhappy... again read the listing. We have other great cabins nearby, but those do all cost more than this one). And if you can't or won't leave all 5 star reviews for this property... please DO NOT book this cabin. Many of the reviews for this cabin are plain rude and uncalled for since guests have not read the listing (it is a shame that we have to put this kind of language in the listing): Now... about the cabin... The water is now off for the wint(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) season and will remain off until sometime in the spring of 2017... most likely in March (depending on when warmer weather arrives). This is one of the most rustic cabins you will find on the Airbnb site, maybe the most rustic. We (my wife & I and our 3 daughters) actually lived in this cabin until late November 2014. :) To say that this cabin is not perfect is an understatement. Please don't recommend repairs or improvements for us to make... because when we can afford to, this cabin will be stunning... and a top notch property, but we don't have the money to make any improvements right now... so it is really only open for rent to those who are super easy going and who understand that this cabin is NO-frills cabin. Which means please don't rent it unless you're going to read this entire listing (it will only take you a 5-8 minutes to read it). The cabin is super rustic, super old (over 100 years old) and has not been updated or modernized at all since the 1960's. Even when cleaned, it will not feel clean... the wood is old, the walls are old, the floors are old, the porch is old, the furniture is old, and there is some sheet rock that was put up in the 1960's and isn't in the best shape (as is to be expected in 56 year old sheet rock in a cabin in the mountains). The front door and bathroom door doesn't have a lock currently (remember, this is like camping and tents don't have locks either). If you are not okay with this, please do not book this cabin... remember this is like camping. When we lived in this cabin we never locked the door anyway. There is NO kitchen. There is a microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven and a fridge in the cabin. There is a place to cook or prepare food as long as you are okay with a microwave, a toaster oven or the grill on the porch (propane not provided). The cabin has 4 bedrooms, but only one of them has a door currently (and a very thin door at that). We will be adding curtains to the other 3 bedrooms at some point. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs and the walls are very very thin (wainscoting) so noise travels very easily between the rooms. The bedrooms are all very small too. There are 3 bedrooms with full size beds and then one with an older twin bed. The steps are very narrow and very steep to get to the upstairs. The furniture is very old and it is the kind of furniture you'd expect in an old hunting cabin. Again, the furniture is OLD and not in the best shape but it is still functional even though it is not pretty to look at. The cabin does have city water (Harrisonburg City Water) for the bathroom in late spring, summer, and early fall (and it is actually city water and it is even safe for drinking and cooking purposes, as well as washing) and there is a full bathroom too (except in the late fall, winter and early spring). There is a large size hot water heater and an old stand up shower in the bathroom. The bathroom roof is old and if it rains during your stay it will leak from the roof (in the bathroom only as far as we know). The ceiling is open (you can see the metal roof) in bathroom and the walls are very basic throughout the whole cabin. The water line to this cabin is above ground, so sometime in late November or early December we'll have the cabin winterized (depending on when the first freeze is). Winterize means that there is NO water during these months. No water means no bathroom. Guests will still be welcome to stay, but there will be no water, no hot water, no sink or shower at that point (until sometime in the spring). The water will be turned on again in the spring (late March most likely... key words most likely. Which means not guaranteed). There is a chance if the river is too high and raging that the water line can be knocked out AND THIS CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME OF YEAR IF THE RIVER FLOODS. Of course you'll be welcome to walk across to the two rivers and draw water for washing dishes, hands, etc if you need it, but there will be no hot water at that point and no cold water either. Thus there will be no bathroom either. Water cannot be poured into the toilet or down the drains either during the colder months whereas this will cause hundreds of dollars of damage (and guests will be charged for this if they pour water into the sink, shower or toilet). If we have a vacant cabin during your stay (we have lots of nice cabins with full heat (some with central heat), some with A/C, Flat Screen TV's, and even some with heated floors and walk-in showers in the master bedroom... then there is a possibility that you could use the bathroom or shower at one of those properties (this is not a guarantee though), but we cannot promise this and it depends completely upon availability at our 25+ other cabins, cottages and houses on the mountain. We hope to have a wood stove added at some point, but the fireplace is currently NOT able to be used. There is no insulation in this cabin since it was built as a summer use only cabin, but once the wood stove is in, it should do relatively well in cold weather. Firewood must be purchased upon arrival and must be purchased on site to use in the fire pit (operational now) and wood stove (once it is added). Guest cannot bring their own firewood. We can help you get the fire going in most cases upon arrival. :) There are also one small heater to take the chill off in the winter months. Please note again that there is no insulation in this cabin and it will only get "so" warm with the two little heaters. The wood stove will definitely help once it gets put in though (but again, it has not been added yet). :) So there is a fireplace but it is NOT allowed to be used (it would be dangerous to use it, and this is NOT an option at this time) until we add a new chimney liner and wood stove. Sleeping bags would be a good idea in the cold winter months, but we do provide linens, pillows and blankets... but you may want to bring several blankets as well just to be safe. There is no kitchen in the cabin (there is a room that use to be a kitchen but we've blocked off that room and the room is completely empty now and not accessible. There is a new large stainless steel fridge which is hooked up and does work (and yes, we know that a stainless steel fridge is out of place in this cabin). :) The cabin also has a microwave, a toaster & a toaster oven, a grill (propane not provided) and a coffee maker. Since there is no kitchen, there we do not provide utensils or plates or cups... there are no kitchen cabinets, so we have a large, full size upright freezer that we used as a cabinet for food storage (when we lived there). :) We do provide linens and towels at this cabin, but you will need to bring paper cups, plastic silverware and plates, etc. Since there is not a kitchen, washing those items is just not going to work, so disposable (or bring your own real plates if you'd like, etc) will work best. The downstairs consists of an open living room (with the newer fridge in it) and then the bathroom is right off the living room. There is a large front porch, but it is not in great shape at all. All of the screen on the screen porch portion needs to be replaced and it will need new railings too (so the screen porch portion of the porch is not usable). There are a few spots in the corner of the living where the floors are not in great shape at all and need to be completely replaced. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. We've stayed here numerous times (and lived here for 7 months) and loved it. We believe that it is a step up from camping, but that is it. It is nice to sit on the front porch and watch and listen to the two rivers that are just across the road. There is parking for up to 4 cars in the driveway. Some of the photos make the cabin look nicer than it really is too. That is why we've written such a detailed description here. There is no cable TV currently, but we may add it later. There is free WiFi though. :) If you have any other questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are welcome at all of our properties, but there is a pet fee(s) of $50 at this cabin. We do allow for more than one pet, but other pet fee charges apply if bringing more pets. 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 (in fact, this cabin would not be ideal for someone with allergies). This cabin will have spider webs, even though we do clean them. The cabin is also very very dusty... remember, this is a super old cabin with no updates at all in the past 50+ years. We make no guarantee that this property will be as clean as you would like it to be. The sheets, towels and linens are washed for every guest. And we do clean the cabin, but until we remodel it, it will not feel clean. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older (meaning OLD). The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, insects, tiny critters & stink bug(s) during certain times of the year. This cabin borders the national forest where such things as bear, deer, possum, foxes, skunks, ticks and other wildlife live... yes, we're stating the obvious, but this is the woods and you may see them while staying. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees, $15 per person per night plus tax, are not refundable once paid. There... so now you know what to expect (if you read this before you booked)... there is NO reason to not leave a 5 star positive review for this cabin since EVERYTHING is listed in this description (and if you are reading this for the first time after you've booked or after your stay, then that is NOT our fault). Again, if you are only just now reading this after you booked, during or after you stayed, then none of that is our fault (can you tell we're frustrated with some of the past reviews which are not our fault at all, since those guests didn't take the time to read the listing, but rather only booked based on the price). :) We lived here... we really lived here.... with our family... with our kids... so when we hear some guests complain that they can't spend the night here we're not very prone to be sympathetic (they didn't read this far or read any of it)... if you want something nicer, we (and lots of other folks too) have other options and other places you can stay. Those other places just cost more. :) This is not meant to be harsh... and we're not saying all this to be mean... quite the opposite... we want ALL guests to have a great stay... and we truly care, but we're at a loss as to what else we can do to get our guests to read the descriptions BEFORE they book. 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. It's 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. Also, we're not responsible for the amount of water in the two rivers that are a 30 second walk from the cabin. We can't control that (go figure). We've never seen either of the rivers run dry, but water levels do vary. And yes, this in here because we've had guests that wanted more water or less water in the rivers. This house is not perfect by any means and we're always improving it. We make no claims that things will be perfect. This is camping "indoors". Any guest could almost certainly always find something to complain about at any property. If you think the house is not clean enough, we will within a reasonable amount of time send someone to address issues, but there will not be any refund. If you are expecting to find things perfect or anywhere close to perfect then this property is definitely not for you... no place is perfect though. This is quite possibly the most rustic and old cabin on this site. Do not book this cabin just based on the price (looking to save money) unless you are not picky. If you are picky, we have other nice cabins you can rent, but they do cost more. Also, we can't control whether it rains or not... yup... we've had complaints about that too. And yes, we do plan to write a book about our experiences at some point. :) Bonus.... find a more honest and detailed listing than this one somewhere on Airbnb and we'll give you a 4th night free with the purchase of 3 nights at the regular price. :) (Offer only good prior to booking). There...we took the time to write... thank you for taking the time to read it. And yes, someday, this cabin will be super nice... and if we were rich, then we'd already have done it... in the meantime it is an inexpensive place to stay close to rivers, the national forest & lots of outdoor activities. :) Also, if you've read this far... thank you... we sincerely appreciate it that you've read this. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. We try to check-in all guests personally upon arrival. Please let us know at least 30 before you plan to arrive at the property so we will know when you will be arriving so we can make plans to meet you there. Also, if plans change regarding your arrival time please let us know as soon as possible so we are not left waiting there for you. Please ask in advance about checking after 10 pm. Check-ins after 10 pm require a fee of $20 an hour and pre-approval. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NotePlease make sure you have read the entire listing before booking. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. The cabin has a sink, toilet and stand-up shower available from late spring to late fall. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 non-related persons or 7 related persons with at least 2 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 _______________________(the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On _______________________(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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property, screened in porch or on the front porch. 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 no usable wood stove/fireplace at this time. Firewood must be purchased through owner for outside firepit. 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 and septic systems. 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, spiders, ants, snakes, bugs, insects, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. We do not refund if critters, spiders or other animals are found in or outside cabin. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ Renter____________________________________Date:
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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And View All Photos Prior To Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Hidden Creek Cabin is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin that sits right on the creek. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the paperwork can be sent in advance. Each of the bedrooms has a queen size bed and the master bedroom has a door that opens up onto the screen porch out front. There is also a screen porch out back that overlooks the creek. From the screen porch, you can access a stone patio which also overlooks the creek and has a small fire pit for campfires. There is a stone fireplace, NOT usable at this time, in the living room and a full kitchen (smaller size stove/oven though). There are floor unit heaters for warmth. Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 9 am. We do allow for one night stays, but there is two night minimum for weekend stays (either Friday and Saturday night or Saturday & Sunday nights). Pets are welcome but we do require a Pet Fee of $55.99 plus tax per pet. Hidden Creek is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. We do charge for every guest after the first two. Kids are people too so please add them into the number of guests staying. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, 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. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. 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. This cabin will not be perfect and we make no claims that things will be perfect and no refunds will be issued. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteKids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 non-related persons or 6 related persons with at least 3 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 _______________________(the “Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On _______________________(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. 9.Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property. 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 cistern and septic systems. 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. 16.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 preapproved 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. 17.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. This is a real cabin in the woods. It is over 100 years old. There may be critters, spiders, ants, bugs, snakes, flies, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ Guest:_________________________________ Date:_____________,201
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePlease Read the Entire Description And View All Of The Photos Prior To Booking: 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. By booking you are agreeing that you read the listing and agree to the condition of the property. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin sits near the top of the ridge over looking Second Mountain to the west. The cabin has several sky lights in the ceiling which brighten the kitchen and living rooms nicely. There are two decks, one off the kitchen on the second level and then another off the living room on the first level. The kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances and a nice gas stove. Each of the bedrooms has queen size beds. This property sleeps 8 guests (meaning this is the maximum amount of guests permitted to stay at the cabin, not the number of guests the cabin sleeps in beds). There are only 2 queen size beds, which means any other guests are welcome to use the couches or bring air mattresses. There are trails and rivers within walking distance of the cabin as well as direct private access to the national forest from our land. The views from the cabin are definitely better in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. The cabin does have both WiFi and Cable TV. There is a large TV and a DVD player too in the living room. There are two A/C units in the cabin, one on each floor. Pet(s) are welcome for a fee of $55 per pet. There is a fire pit right outside the back door. Firewood for the fire pit must be purchased (for a fee) on-site and may not be brought in by guests. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. This is a real cabin in the mountains. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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 for determining 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower, you can deplete your entire water supply. 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. The Heat must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave the heat on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pick up after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible for washing their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and running the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels, and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels, and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels, and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high-end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). The cabin usually has central heat, but we are in the process of replacing the unit, so for right now the heat it electric heat units which have been keeping the cabin very warm even on the coldest nights. Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. We try to check-in all guests upon arrival. Failure to show up/check-in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to re-book property if guest does NOT contact owner or does not show up for their reservation. We'd like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteKids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. Property: 2. Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 non-related persons or 8 related persons with at least 4 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 either 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. Gum Run Cabin has a chicken coop located behind the cabin which is used to provide some eggs (when the hens are laying) to the guests at our cabins. Owners or authorized owners agent will be allowed access the coop to feed or provide water for the chickens as needed or to make repairs or care for the chickens or the coop as needed. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict 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) The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in, 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 no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the cabin for the dates guest reserved the cabin for if no contact has been made. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to the arrival.) 10.Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase cancellation 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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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 for each pet. 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.Parking: PARKING PASSES –Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Fireplace: There is no wood stove at this time. There is an outdoor firepit. Please follow the National Forest Burning Laws. 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic system. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it at times. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper down toilet please. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. The well water may smell like sulfur at times do to the iron. Please let owner know right away so chemicals can be put in filtration system. 11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12. 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. 13. 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. 14.Mountain roads can be rough at times. We highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months during inclement weather. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry we do not refund due to road conditions, plumbing issues, power outages or other electrical issues. 15.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. 16.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 but are not allowed across the property to access 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. 17.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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent are not held responsible for any noise 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. 18.Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness. 19.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. 20.This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, snakes or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. 21.Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be ridden on. 22.Owners are not responsible for the water level in the nearby rivers and creeks. Water level will fluctuate throughout the year depending on the seasons and the amount of rainfall. We've never seen any of the rivers not have any water in them though. Cancellations or refunds will not be granted due to inclement weather. 23.All guests acknowledge that they are aware that they are renting property in close proximity to the national forest, which may contain inherently dangerous wildlife. Guests release owners and any of their agents, employees or contractors from any and all liability whatsoever from acts of nature, wildlife, exploration of terrain, rivers, any other outdoor or indoor activities. 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 and cancellation insurance offered by the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) website. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. Owners are not responsible for errors on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), VRBO, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s, (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. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date
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The SpacePlease read the entire description and view all of the photos prior to booking: 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 rental agreement can be sent in advance. We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) This house is not perfect and we have many plans to improve it. By booking you are agreeing that you read the listing and agree to the condition of the property. This is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is at the base of the mountain(s) and within walking distance of trails, rivers and the George Washington National Forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it came out once we decorated it. We are still in the process of making improvements to it, but it is functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the George Washington National Forest and hiking trails and rivers. The kitchen does have mostly new appliances (fridge, stove/oven and microwave & coffee maker). There is a small eating area in the kitchen with seating for 4. There is a living room which is perfect for relaxing, reading or watching TV on the 40' flat screen TV (there is no cable). There are 2 bedrooms. Each with a full size bed. The bathroom has a shower/tub combo. The house does have baseboard heat throughout and There is a window unit A/C in the house. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. The water pressure sometimes is not the best either, but we're working on fixing that by putting in a new well. Again, the house is on a well, which contains a high amount of iron in the water so the water can appear orange at times or smell like iron and sulfur. The water is completely safe to use for bathing, drinking and cooking. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. Because this is a real old house, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older real house 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. The house is only about 200 feet off of the road so there can be road noise at times depending on traffic. We don't feel like it is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. We've never received a complaint about the road noise, but we want to be super detailed in our description of our properties. Also, two houses on the road are currently in the beginning stages of being remodeled so they are not pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though from the front porch/deck (you can also see the neighbors house across the road). Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest (across the main road on our land). This house is not perfect yet, but it is inexpensive for a 2 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together for a weekend or a few days during the week. We permit up to 6 guests to stay, but 4 is the number of people that can fits in beds (2 full size beds). We do allow small campfires outside in the fire pit (firewood must be purchased on site for a fee). We ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) One neighbor does have a dog that barks when it is let outside (usually only if someone is also outside). Paper towels are not provided. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too with the paid pet fee(s) depending on length of stay. Free parking on site for up to three vehicles. We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. Late check-ins may be possible with prior approval, otherwise 10 pm is the cutoff without a fee of $20 an hour... prior approval still required for late check-ins). When you arrive, the lights will almost always be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin. We are usually available. This is all we that we do every day of the year. 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. This is all we do 18 hours a day, everyday of the year and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. So if something is wrong, we really want to know. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. Someone will almost always check-in our guests personally upon arrival to show them around the property and answer any questions you might have. The guest booking the property is required to sign the rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. Late check-ins always require rental agreement and ID requirement to be completed in advance. The neighborhood is relatively quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We own 4 of the houses on this private dead end road and they are all vacation rental properties. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. Early check-ins (before 4 pm), late check-ins (after 10 pm) or late check-out (after 11 am) may be available with prior approval and may incur a fee. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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 started by renting out our 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". Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Other Things to NoteThe A/C is window unit in kitchen. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement 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: 1.Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 5 non-related persons or 7 related persons with at least 3 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 either an 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. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party. 7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Heat: There are floor heaters. There is also a firepit outside upon request. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in firepit, so guest may not bring their own/or store bought wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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 December 31 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.LEFT ITEMS: A $20.00 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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 14.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. 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 via lockbox or being left at property 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 clean up 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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. 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The SpaceInstant Book should NOT be on for this property... if it is then that is an error with the Airbnb software... All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteBy clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned.
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  • Parking
The SpacePlease read the entire description and please do not book this property unless you've read the whole description: This listing is very detailed... and there is NO reason whatsoever for any rating other than 5 stars because everything about this listings is in the details and has been since the first day we listed it. By booking you are agreeing that you read the listing and agree to the condition of the property. This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. This is also not our house that we live in... this is a vacation rental property. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the Paperwork can be sent in advance. We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) This house is not perfect and we have many plans to improve it, but until then we'll have the rates low. We just bought this house recently, so we have it priced very low hoping to get some initial 5 star reviews before we raise the rates. Take advantage of the low rates while they last. This is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is at the base of the mountain and within walking distance of trails and the George Washington National Forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it looks right now. We are still in the process of making improvements to it, but it is functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the George Washington National Forest and hiking trails and rivers. The house is on a well, which contains a high amount of iron in the water so the water can appear orange at times or smell like iron and sulfur. The water is completely safe to use for bathing, drinking and cooking. Because this is a real old house, there are things you should expect to find in an older real house such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects, ants, and stink bugs during certain times of the year. The kitchen does have mostly new appliances (fridge, stove/oven and microwave & coffee maker). There is a small eating area in the kitchen with seating for 4. You may have some cooking items left in cabinets or fridge from previous guests. You're welcome to use any of these items and you're also welcome to leave anything like behind when you check-out as well. There are 2 bedrooms. Each with a full size bed. There are no other beds in the house though. There is a sectional couch in the living. The listing states that is "sleeps 6 guests". This means that we allow up to 6 guests to stay. It is still a two bedroom house with 2 beds. Extra guests are welcome to sleep on the couch or bring an air mattress or sleeping bad though. So the house only sleeps 4 in beds, if there are two guests in each of the two beds. The bathroom has a shower/tub combo. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. The water pressure sometimes is not the best either, but we're working on fixing that by putting in a new well. There is a window unit air conditioner in the living room for use when it is hot outside and heater(s) for when it is cold. This house does not have central heat or A/C, but we have guests stay year round and have never had a problem. The house is only about 200 feet off of the road so there can be noise at times depending on traffic. We don't feel like it is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. Also, two houses on the road are currently in the beginning stages of being remodeled so they are not pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though from the front door/car port area. Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest (across the main road on our land). This house is not perfect yet, but it is inexpensive for a 2 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together for a weekend or a few days during the week. We do allow small campfires outside in the fire pit (firewood must be purchased on site for a fee). We ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) One neighbor does have a dog that barks when it is let outside (usually only if someone is also outside). If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too with the paid pet fee(s). All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Free parking on site for up to three vehicles. We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We try to check-in all of our guests personally or have an employee check-in guests in person (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning, with prior approval if we are available that late, otherwise 10 pm is the cutoff time for check-ins and there is a charge of $20 an hour past 10 pm, but prior approval is required for a late check-in, an early check-in or a late check-out). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin. If you need us please let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. If something is wrong, we really want to know and have the opportunity to fix it if we can. We or an employee check-in all of our guests personally upon arrival to show them around the property and answer any questions you might have. The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either before or upon arrival. The neighborhood is relatively quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We own 4 of the houses on this private dead end road and they are all vacation rental properties. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. Early check-ins (before 4 pm) or late check-out (after 11 am) may be available with prior approval and may incur a fee, also after 10 pm for late check-ins. 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). 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. Each photo has a description as to what the photo is of. Guests acknowledge that they understand and accept where the property is located prior to booking. 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 and we are not responsible for determining what scents you may or may not be sensitive to. There will no refunds given for these reasons. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to re-book property if guest does NOT contact owner. We try to check guests in personally. The person who booked is required to sign a contract at arrival. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteBecause this is a house bordering the national forest, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older house in near the forest such as iron water, spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, tiny critters and stink bugs during certain times of the year. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person staying needs to be included in the "guest count", not just adults. 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. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement 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: 1.Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 5 non-related persons or 7 related persons with at least 3 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 either an 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. 8.Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9.Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in) 10.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. 11.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 Rental Rules: 1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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 $$39 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. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party. 7.Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8.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. 9.Heat: There are floor heaters. There is also a firepit outside upon request. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in firepit, so guest may not bring their own/or store bought wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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 December 31 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. 10.Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11.Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12.LEFT ITEMS: A $20.00 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. 13.Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 14.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. 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 via lockbox or being left at property 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 clean up 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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. 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The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description and See All Photos Prior To Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Please read the entire description before booking and ask any questions before booking. By booking you are agreeing that you read the listing and agree to the condition of the property as stated in this listing. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the paperwork can be sent in advance. We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) This house is not perfect and we have many plans to improve it, but until then we'll have the rates lower than our other properties. One night stays or 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 a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. There is only two beds and a couch, so four can sleep in beds and a couple kids on the couch. It is at the base of the mountain and within walking distance of trails and the George Washington National Forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it looks right now. We are still in the process of making improvements to it, but it is functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the George Washington National Forest and hiking trails and rivers. The kitchen does have most appliances (fridge, stove/oven and microwave & coffee maker). There is a small eating area in the kitchen with seating for 4. There is a living room which is perfect for relaxing or reading. There are 2 bedrooms. Each with a full size bed. The bathroom has a shower/tub combo. The house does have baseboard heat and an A/C unit for the summer time. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron (orange tint) and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water is completely safe to use for bathing, drinking and cooking. The water pressure sometimes is not the best either, but we're hoping to put in a new well here soon. The water does sometimes stain the fixtures, toilet and bathtub orange. Because this is a real house, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. The house is only about 200 feet off of the road so there can be noise at times depending on traffic. We don't feel like it is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. Also, two houses on the road are currently in the stages of being remodeled so they are not pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though from the back/side yard. Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest (across the main road on our land). This house is not perfect yet, but it is inexpensive for a 2 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together for a weekend or a few days during the week. We do allow small campfires outside in the fire pit (firewood must be purchased on site for a fee). We ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) One neighbor does have a dog that barks when it is let outside (usually only if someone is also outside). If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too with the paid pet fee(s) $45, per pet and that includes tax (does not include Airbnb fee which we cannot control or alter). You may write a check for the pet fee, but there is a $5 extra charge to use a check. Free parking on site for up to three vehicles. There is an A/C unit in the house in the summer only. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. Someone will almost always meet you personally at check-in time. We are usually available should you need us and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. If something is wrong, we really want to know. This house is not perfect by any means and we're always improving it. We make no claims that things will be perfect. Any guest could almost certainly always find something to complain about. If you think the house is not clean enough, we will within a reasonable amount of time send someone to address issues, but there will not be any refund. If you are expecting to find things perfect then this property is not for you... no place is perfect though. Guest are responsible to clean their own dishes. Please wash your dishes on departure. Laundry takes hours to wash and dry, so you may have extra sheets or towels in the dryer when you arrive. We can't speed up the washer and dryer, so please excuse if there is something still in the dryer when you get there. Check-ins after 10 pm are charged a fee of $20 an hour and need prior approval in advance. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. 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. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with ac/heater, electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc. The neighborhood is relatively quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We own 4 of the houses on this private dead end road and they are all vacation rental properties. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. Guests are required to sign a rental contract either before or upon arrival. Early check-ins or late check-out may be available with prior approval and will incur a fee. 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. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Interaction with GuestsWe'd like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Other Things to NoteKids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person, not per adult. There is sleeping for 4 adults and two kids. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Rental Agreement: 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: 1. 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 7 non-related persons or 8 related persons with at least 3 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 either 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. 8. Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: Super Strict 10. 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. 11. 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 Rental Rules: 1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Sorry we do not refund if pets are not part of arrival party. 7. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8. 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. 9. Heat: There are floor heaters. There is also a firepit outside upon request. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in firepit, so guest may not bring their own/or store bought wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using firepit and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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 December 31 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. 10. Water and Septic: The cabin is on a well and septic systems. The water from the well is completely usable. Although, it may have a orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. 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. 11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12. LEFT ITEMS: A $20.00 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. 13. Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundreds yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 14. 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. 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 via lockbox or being left at property 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 clean up 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 mechanical issues or other circumstances out of the owners control. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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. 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). Please Provide Copy of Driver's License now or at arrival. Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now or at arrival. 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. 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hotel
5br hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from The Heritage Museum and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Dayton Farmers Market. Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center and Shenandoah Heritage Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
Situated in Hinton, this 2 bedroom house accommodates up to 6 guests and starts at just USD 132 per night. The accommodation is 74 sqm. This house is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi, cable) access. It features 1 sofa bed / futon and 2 double beds and has 1 bathroom. Bed linens and towels are included. Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a dish washer, a fridge, a freezer, a grill, a microwave, an oven, a coffee maker, a toaster, a dryer, and a washing machine. The property has a balcony, a barbecue, and parking / a garage. Guests can also enjoy a DVD player and a TV. The property is suitable for pets. This is a no-smoking property. Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
Home/Apartment
5br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description And See All Photos Prior To Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. By booking you are agreeing that you have read the entire listing. This is a genuine older cabin that sits near the national forest. The outside of the cabin has been updated, but on the inside is still looks like an old cabin (with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms). There are 5 total bedrooms. Two downstairs and three upstairs. The stairs/steps to go upstairs are extremely steep and narrow and are not ideal at all for older guests or those who are not extremely sure on their feet. Again, the stairs are very narrow and the steps themselves are very narrow. Please do not book this cabin if this will be an issue for your group. There are two full bathrooms on the first floor and one half bathroom upstairs so if someone has mobility issues they would not need to use the stairs and sleep in one of the downstairs bedrooms. We are still in the process of adding all of the furniture and getting it all ready to go. You're welcome to stay as we get it ready, but ask any questions BEFORE booking as to what all will be included. We'll add more photos as we get the cabin more and more ready. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom upstairs. There is a queen in another upstairs bedroom and then a full in the other upstairs bedroom. The downstairs bedrooms have one queen size bed and one full size bed. The full size bedroom downstairs only has curtains instead of doors (there are two doors that will need to be added at some point). This bedroom is right off the kitchen and the living room so the most easy going and least easy to wake guest should sleep in this bedroom. :) We are in the process of building two real wood doors for this bedroom, but until then there will just be curtains instead of doors. The house has central heat downstairs only. The heat does rise of course, so if you leave the doors open to the upstairs bedrooms they'll be very warm. The wood stove will really heat the upstairs nicely too when the bedroom doors are left open (firewood must be purchased on-site). There is an air conditioning unit downstairs only which cools the downstairs nicely (only during the summer months). We will most likely add at least one A/C unit upstairs in the summer months though. The kitchen was last remodeled in the 1970's and has not been updated since then (we do plan to remodel the kitchen). The appliances are very old, but do all work. The refrigerator is actually the exact same fridge that was in my house as a kid (which I think is great... not sure that anyone else will care though, but I really like it). And it still works! :) There are old vinyl floors in the kitchen and laundry room as well as one of the bathrooms downstairs. The kitchen cabinets are 1970's as are the countertops. The other downstairs bathroom has older tile on the floor. We plan to completely remodel the kitchen as well as all of the bathrooms at some point when funds permit. The real hardwood floors were covered up by carpet for the past 40+ years and we just had the floors sanded and refinished and we're really happy with how they turned out. There is a large stone fireplace in the living room (with a wood stove that has a glass door so that you can see the fire). Firewood must be purchased on-site (for a fee at the current rates) and not brought to the property by guests. This is to cover our insurance costs, make sure that only the correct wood is burned and to avoid spreading the Emerald Ash Borer which is an invasive species that kills trees in the national forests. The cabin is just a short walk to the creek. Fishing is permitted (only on our land or in the national forest) and a license is required per state law. There is a large front yard which is perfect for the kids to play. Pets are welcome, but there is a pet fee(s) of $60 per pet. This is not a per night charge, but rather just a one time charge for each pet. This house is far from perfect and please make sure you don't rent this if an updated kitchen or updated bathrooms are something you are needing/wanting... If you are looking for perfection then this cabin is not for you. If you are looking for lots of character and would like to partner with us to restore this cabin to what it would have looked when it was built then we'd love to have you stay. The cabin has WiFi but there is no cable (there is a TV). The water pressure is also a little weak if using more than one shower, toilet or faucet at a time. If for any reason the cabin loses power (which has only happened a few times in the past half of a dozen years) there will be no refunds since the cabin can be heated with the wood stove and water can be drawn from the creek to make the toilets work. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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 for determining 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). We are not responsible for power outages, utility outages, WiFi outages, weather or other such things out of our control and there will be no refund for any of these reasons. 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 try 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. 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. All photos have descriptions as to what the photo is of and a general location where the photo was taken. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, electric, appliances, cable (if the cabin has cable), internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time and as soon as possible, though some of these issues could be out of our control and no refund will be given in any of these cases. Owners or owner's agent will be not held responsible for any noise due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision/light pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties Guests are required to pick up after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible for washing their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and running the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels, and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels, and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels, and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high-end washers and dryers at most properties (not all), but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). Heat/Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. 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. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged or excessive drinking, quiet hours after 9 pm or before 9 am. Even guests visiting the property and not staying overnight must be paid for on the reservation. Failure to adhere to these terms will result in termination of the reservation with no refund offered. Guest AccessGuests are not permitted in the garage or storage shed or the utility room right off the kitchen (which is an unfinished space). Guests are not to trespass on any neighbors property during their stay. Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. Failure to show up/check-in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserve the right to re-book property if guest does NOT contact owner. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. The NeighborhoodThe cabin is on a private dead end road. There are other cabins on the road some of which we own and some we do not own. Getting AroundThis cabin is walking distance to several rivers/streams and also the national forest. Other Things to NoteBy clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned.
Other
1br Other
  • Wifi
The SpaceBeautifully decorated bedroom with sitting area, desk, new bathroom with large tile shower. Guest AccessUse of kitchen & w/d Interaction with GuestsSomeone will be available on property for assistance The NeighborhoodQuiet, back in time, lots of local history! Getting AroundNo public transit but very close & direct routes to all essentials, hospital, foods etc.
Cabin
1br Cabin
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePlease Read The Entire Description & See All Photos Prior To Booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Please note rates start low for select week nights (last minute only), but weekends are always much higher. 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. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. Cliffside Cabin is a cute rustic cabin set in the mountains of Virginia. This is a real cabin built almost 75 years ago... so it will have a real cabin feel. This is not new construction. It was originally built as a Summer cabin only. We bought this cabin in December 2012. The front of the cabin is not as cute as we would like it to be yet (we don't like the red painted wood), but we will be making improvements here to it as we are able (since it is booked during almost all the weekdays which doesn't allow us to make any improvements). We believe the inside of the cabin is super cute already though and the setting is certainly beautiful with lots of hiking trails, biking, fishing and outdoor adventures to be had nearby. Cliffside Cabin also has a nice size deck as well as a screen porch (which will be completely redone as soon as we can afford it. The screen is rather old and dirty currently). Please note that there is another cabin on each side of this cabin, and one has been vacant for many years. There is a king size bed in the bedroom (studio style). The floor plan is open (loft/studio style), but there is a curtain that can be closed in the bedroom for privacy if multiple people are staying. There is also a cute loft (low ceiling) with sleeping for older kids, teenagers or the fun loving adult that has three full size futon mattresses. There is a ladder going up into the loft which is probably most suitable for kids over 4 years old. This property can sleep 8 in the bed and mattresses if shared and ten if sleep on couch. The maximum occupancy is the number of people we will allow to stay not the amount that can sleep in beds (there is only the one king size bed and then the 3 full size mattresses on the floor in the loft). Cliffside Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds at one time at our cabins here in Rawley Springs. Checking is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am. We can do later check-ins if need be if it is arranged in advance with prior approval. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cottage borders the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find outside and possibly inside of a real cabin such as spider webs, ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year (we clean them for every guest when they are present but they can reappear quickly). 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. Pets are welcome at all of our properties with the paid pet fee(s). If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or allergic to 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. This cabin has a floor model a/c in the living room (once it gets hot outside or upon request). There is also a ceiling fan and central heat which allows the fan to be run and circulate air throughout the cabin nicely. Cliffside Cabin has a nice size deck as well as a screened in porch with a charcoal grill (charcoal not provided). You can see the mountains somewhat from the porch and deck from late fall until spring arrives and the leaves hide them. Indoor and/or outdoor firewood is available for purchase for a fee and must be purchased on site. Check-in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply. Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages. Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise 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 Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). 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: 1. Property: The property is located at: 11709 Cliffside Trail Hinton, VA 22831 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10 related persons with at least 4 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9. Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: 50% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival 25% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival 0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10. 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. 11. 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 Rental Rules: 1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8. 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. 9. Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in it please contact owner for instructions. Woodstove door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into the stove. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10. Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. 11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12. 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. 13. Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15. 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. 16. 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 across the property to access 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 under-cooked 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bug, insects, spiders, ants, snakes, ladybugs, stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting farm 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.) 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date Guest AccessThe cabin offers direct access to the national forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable TV, flat screen TV and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only). Interaction with GuestsWe'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage. We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts. We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we 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 yet... 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"! If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best. We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed. Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile. There is a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm. Late check-ins must be approved in advance. When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If it is winter time and you let us know in advance that you want a fire, we'll even have a real wood burning fire going for you (firewood provided for a fee). We are always available. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. Person who booked is required to sign contract on arrival so must be there to check-in. Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we 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. Other Things to NoteWeekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on pet(s), 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. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. 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: 1. Property: 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: Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ Name:________________________, Address___________________ Name:________________________, Address:__________________ Name:_________________________Address:__________________ 3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10 related persons with at least 4 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 either 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 for any reason at any time. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 though 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. 9. Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: 50% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival 25% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival 0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or checkin) 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.) 10. 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. 11. 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 Rental Rules: 1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin 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. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense. Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8. 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. 9. Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in it please contact owner for instructions. Woodstove door must remain closed at times except when loading wood into the stove. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for all damages. 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. 10. Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. 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. 11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed. 12. 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. 13. Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, 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 the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory evacuation has been ordered. 14. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle. Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages. 15. 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. 16. 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 across the property to access 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. This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bug, insects, spiders, ants, snakes, ladybugs, stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting farm 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.) 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. I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms. Please Provide Copy of Driver's License Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Renter(s)/Guest(s): __________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________ Date
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5br Other
  • Wifi
  • Parking
This custom built cabin has all of the modern conveniences while maintaining its rustic charm. The cabin is within 15 minutes of James Madison University and downtown Harrisonburg, VA. Within one mile, there is national forest which allows for hiking, fishing, picnicking, or go for a swim in the famous blue hole at Dry River. There are large decks wrapping around two sides of the cabin that allow for great bird watching and deer watching...maybe even bear watching! Damage Deposit $250.00
Cabin
3br Cabin
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Located in Historic Rawley Springs Virginia, Pine Cliffs is adjacent to The George Washington National Forest and offers unparalleled natural beauty and outdoor activities; yet is within 30 minutes of golf, water park, ski resorts, wineries, museums, live theater and countless activities, also only 10-15 minutes to Harrisonburg and JMU. Damage Deposit $150
Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
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  • Wifi
Opening Weekend September 18th 2015! Welcome to Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast, our pre- revolutionary, Circa 1750 bed and breakfast has all the original history with modern day updates so that you can embrace the history of the Shenandoah Valley while staying in comfort and relaxation of modern luxuries. We promise your trip will be one to remember with our great accommodations and peaceful surrounding as well as our gourmet breakfast. Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast is located just outside the city with only a short 8 min drive to downtown Harrisonburg. This allows you to relax in a very quite country atmosphere and still be very close to Harrisonburg's great attractions.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceOur house is located in the beautiful countryside of Dayton (in Rockingham county) but very close to the city of Harrisonburg. 10-15 minutes from I-81 exit 243, 10 minutes from downtown Harrisonburg, 15 minutes from JMU. We have chickens, an outdoor-only cat, a garden, & a hammock. Guest AccessPark anywhere on the front lawn. If your party has multiple cars, please park up the hill in the side yard. We will let you in the front door at the agreed arrival time. Guests have access to up to 3 private bedrooms & the hall bathroom (the bathroom may be shared if anyone else is staying over). I provide towels & washcloths. You can also relax on our front porch or our backyard hammock. Interaction with GuestsLet me know if you need anything while you are here. In the mornings, I make French press or aeropress coffee (with freshly ground beans), or tea, & fresh eggs from our chickens. Ask me if you're interested in breakfast and/or dinner. The NeighborhoodLots of open space & farms. Beautiful view of Mole Hill, the sunrise, & the sunset. Getting AroundYou will need your own car. Other Things to NoteWe are currently only accepting reservations for Friday and/or Saturday nights. Please check-in after 5pm on Fridays, and check-out by 9:30am on Sundays. Saturdays are flexible, depending on the weekend.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
Please Read the Entire Description: This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin sits near the top of the ridge over looking Second Mountain to the west. The cabin has several sky lights in the ceiling which brighten the kitchen and living rooms nicely. There are two decks, one off the kitchen on the second level and then another off the living room on the first level. The kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances and a nice gas stove. Each of the bedrooms has queen size beds. There are trails and rivers within walking distance of the cabin as well as direct private access to the national forest from our land. The views from the cabin are definitely better in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. The cabin does have both WiFi and Cable TV. There is a large TV and a DVD player too in the living room. Pet are welcome for a fee of $49.99 plus tax per pet. There is a fire pit right outside the back door. Firewood for the fire pit must be purchased (for a fee) on site and may not be brought in by guests. Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival. This is a real cabin in the mountains. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in a real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, tiny critters and stink bugs (which are harmless) during certain times of the year. The Heat must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave the heat on will result in guest paying for damages.
Cabin
1br Cabin
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
Please read the entire description (we've had guests not read this description and have incorrect expectations... we have the faults listed (no place is perfect)... but you have to read this the description to know what they are): Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. Again, this is a real cabin. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed and a pullout couch in the living room. This cabin sleeps 4. The maximum occupancy is 6 that we will allow to stay there. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history. The cabin was originally built as a Summer getaway in the mountains. It is a very cute cabin, the second to last cabin on a dead end private road that is almost at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded. We (Katie & Steven) are available almost always should you need anything. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right. The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and then there is a pull out queen size bed in the living room (the living room furniture is on the list to be replaced soon, as money permits, so just be aware of that). The bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. There is also central heat should you need it as well. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain out front when there are no leaves on the trees. In the Summer the cabin feels even that much more secluded due to all the foliage. The cabin has an older (not updated) full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. The kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they fit with the theme of the cabin. There is central heat for the Winter and a window unit A/C in the living room that can be used in the Summer months if needed. All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 10 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well. Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee per pet. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay. There is also a Property Damage Insurance of at least $49. Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons. Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. The humming birds should be arriving in April. You don't want to miss them. Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. Early check-ins, before 4, or Late check-ins, after 10 pm, and late check-outs, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late check-ins. This is a real cabin in the mountains 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 cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is on the top of the mountain bordering the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, ants, insects, and stink bug during certain times of the year. Sheets, toilet paper and towels are provided. Paper towels are not. 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 will do our best to accommodate any special requests. Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner. All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.
Cabin
3br Cabin
  • Parking
  • Wifi
3 bedroom home with beautiful wood decor offering complete amenities in an unparalleled natural setting yet short drive from unlimited entertainment and cultural activities with high speed internet and cable television in every bedroom and a 40inch Sony in living room above wood stove. Home was built in 1940 completely restored over last 3 years by owner, house is built of large river rock from the river below. Walk into a beautiful home with all modern amenities and feel. Amazing views of the river and mountains, you will not be disappointed.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
Please Read The Entire Description: (someone who just booked this cabin broke the kitchen table and we've not been able to replace it yet. It should be replaced by March 17th or 18th). There are a few other items that they broke too which are on order... you're welcome to book it during these dates, we just wanted you to be aware of this... Boulder Ridge Cabin is a beautiful cabin in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Located in historic Rawley Springs, Boulder Ridge Cabin offers access to hiking, biking, fishing and walking trails all within minutes walk of the front door. There are only 4 steps leading up to the cabin to get onto the porch so it is easily accessible. We do allow for one night stays, but there is two night minimum for weekend stays (either Friday and Saturday night or Saturday & Sunday nights). If you share beds and ten if you sleep on the couch. The maximum occupancy is not the amount of people the cabin sleeps it's the amount we will allow in the cabin. Pets are welcome but we do require a Pet Fee per pet because we clean much more thoroughly when pets stay at the cabin. Boulder Ridge Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. A late fee of $20 an hour for check ins after 10 pm. No smoking in the cabin. No beer pong or Hookahs. Noise must kept to a minimum and quiet hours are 9 pm to 9 am. Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The house can fit 12 people. However, at least 4 would need to be children. 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. There are things you should expect to find, such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, insects, tiny critters & stink bug(s) during certain times of the year. Sheets, toilet paper and towels are provided. Paper towels are not. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.
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1br Other
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
Please read the whole description before booking: :) Again, please read the description before booking... all the details are here and everything listed is 100% accurate... but you will not know what to expect if you do not read all the details. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. This is not just a hobby or a part time venture for us... we do this for a living and are here to help with whatever our guests might need. Our 1992 32' RV sits only a few yards away from the border of the George Washington National Forest. The RV sits on 9.5 acres up on a ridge above some of our cabins and you'll have direct private access to the national forest and the trails as well as access to the rivers too. Enjoy seeing the stars on clear nights without any light pollution. Many nights (especially in Winter) you can see the entire bow of the constellation Orion on clear nights when the moon isn't too bright. There are many nights when you can watch the moon rise over the mountains which is amazing. Pets are always welcome stay. There is no pet deposit, but there is a pet fee of $20 plus tax (for one dog, but you are welcome to bring multiple pets). Each additional pet is $10 (plus tax) and the pet fee is payable in cash upon arrival or you can pay by credit card as well. The pet fee is not a per night charge... it is just a one time fee. As for check-in and check-out check-in is 4 pm or after, if agreed upon before hand, and check-out is 11 am or before. If we have other guests arriving before or after your stay then we will most likely need to adhere to those times, otherwise we can be flexible with checkout, but to be safe please let us know what time you were thinking/wanting so we can make sure that we'll be able to fit in the cleaning and washing all the linens since we do have 27 other rental cabins coming and going all the time. The RV is not luxurious, but it is comfortable. It is a 1992 model, but it definitely better than camping. Again, it is a 1992 model. This means it is currently 24 years old... we consider it in good shape for its age... but again, it is 24 years old. Fiberglass in a 24 year old RV will be faded and have markings that will not come out... meaning... it is clean, but stained... imagine wanting the dashboard of a 24 year old car to look perfect. This is an RV so it has not been garage kept. Finding parts, especially cosmetic interior parts is next to impossible for an RV this old. So please do not expect things to be perfect by any means. Renting the RV is meant to be for those who don't require a whole lot other than a place to sleep out of the cold, rain, or wind with a few amenities (such as electric, a couch, table, microwave, some lights & small fridge). We do have more than 25 vacation rental cabins, cottages and houses all within a few minutes of the RV if you are looking to upgrade to a cabin. All of our cabins except one (but not the RV) have full bathrooms, heat/air conditioning, free WiFi, full cable with flat screen televisions and full kitchens. There is a fire pit so you can have a nice campfire. We sell unlimited (within reason) firewood for only $20 (for 1 night and $30 for 2 nights) and we'll deliver it right to the fire pit for you. We'll even help you get a fire going if we're going to be there on the mountains and you let us know ahead of time (please do not bring your own firewood. It must be purchased on site to avoid spreading the Emerald Ash Borer insect which kills trees and this important since the RV is 15 feet from the national forest land). The RV has one queen size bed in the rear which can be closed off from the front of RV. And then there are two other beds that fold out. One is where the kitchen table otherwise is and then there is a fold out couch too. We list that the RV sleeps 6, but the two fold out beds are probably only full size or smaller so please be aware of that (they would work best for kids). We are fine with guests pitching tents on site if you'd like to have more guests stay, but the extra guest fee does apply even if guests are sleeping in their own tents. The RV does have electricity. Our well is just down the hill about a 3-4 minute walk or so, which means water is available nearby if you'd like to walk to get it. There is NO water at the RV. The shower, sink and toilet are also NOT hooked up either. But the RV is in a remote location so this works just as if you were camping. We'd also be happy to let you use our washer and dryer too if you needed to at one of our other properties and you let us know ahead of time. :) Depending on availability, we may be able to let you shower or use the bathroom in one of our nearby cabins if there is a vacancy... we cannot promise this though. There is a microwave & fridge in the kitchen. Linens, blankets and towels are included in the cost of the stay, but feel free to bring your sleeping bags during the Winter months if you'd like although they will most likely not be needed. Three of the lights in the very back (sleeping area) of the RV are not currently working. We are hoping to be able to find someone to fix them, but finding someone to work on a 24 year old RV is not easy. There is a small, space heater in the RV, if it is cold outside the heater will take off some of the chill in the RV. The colder it is outside, the less the heater will be able to keep up though. We have had guests stay at the RV when the temperature was -6 outside and not be cold. :) We have a gas grill too (available upon request) if you need that (guests provide their own propane). Again, the RV does have a small heater to keep it warmer than outside in the winter. It will not be the Marriott, but the location is much better than any Marriott and we allow campfires right outside your door and they don't. And the view of the night sky is amazing. In snow, ice or heavy rains it can be difficult to make up to where the RV sits, but we have never once not been able to get a guest to the RV. If you need assistance, we'll be happy to drive you up there in our 4 wheel drive if you aren't able to make it. Again so far, we've yet to have anyone not be able to make it to the RV no matter what kind of car they've been driving. It is only about a 5 minute walk from the state maintained paved road, so your car will always be close by should you need it if the weather gets bad (snow or ice). We have a full size backhoe so I hope to add some culverts soon to make the roads drier in rainy weather so that will help with accessibility in bad weather. The backhoe also allows us to plow the road somewhat should it snow as well. This is a real 1992 RV that sits atop a mountain bordering the national forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is an older RV, there are things you should expect to find such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, insects, flies or stink bugs during certain times of the year. And if you find you need anything during your stay please let us know so that we can help you out. We look forward you staying. 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.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. 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. If you've read this far... we humbly ask that you leave a 5 star review after your stay. We've disclosed everything... you will not find any other listings more honest and accurate than this one. To us, a 4 star review is a failure.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
Please read the entire description: We want all of our guests to have an amazing stay so knowing what to expect is essential to allowing us to meet or beat your expectations. :) This house is not perfect and we have many plans to improve it, but until then we'll have the rates low. We just bought this house recently, so we have it priced very low hoping to get some initial 5 star reviews before we raise the rates. Take advantage of the low rates while they last. This is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house set just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is at the base of the mountain and within walking distance of trails and the George Washington National Forest. We just bought this house and while it is not perfect yet, it is very cute and we're very pleased with how it looks right now. We are still in the process of making improvements to it (we need to paint some of the rooms and add new carpet or hardwood floors), but it is functional now and it is an inexpensive rental close to the George Washington National Forest and hiking trails and rivers. The house is on a well, which contains a high amount of iron in the water so the water can appear orange at times or smell like iron or sulphur. The water is completely safe to use for bathing, drinking and cooking. The kitchen does have mostly new appliances. It is older, but fully functional. The kitchen counter needs to repaired in one spot. We're not sure if we're going to be able to repair or have to replace the counters. There are 2 bedrooms. The bathroom has a shower/tub combo. The water is well water and we are working on either getting a new well or treating the water better. The well water has a lot of iron and sulfur in it, so we'd like our guests to be aware of this upfront. The water pressure at times is not the best either, but we're working on fixing that. The house is only about 200 feet off of the road so there can be noise at times depending on traffic. We don't feel like it is a bother, but wanted to list that here just to make you aware. Also, the house right next door is currently in the beginning stages of being remodeled and there is a lot of ugly construction material at that house so it is not pleasant looking at the moment. There is a nice view of the mountains though if you look just to the right of the house next door which makes up for the remodel view. :) Plus you are within walking distance to trails in the national forest. This house is not perfect yet, but it is inexpensive for a 2 bedroom house and would be the perfect place for a couple, a family or a group of friends to get together for a weekend or a few days during the week. We do allow small campfires outside in the fire ring, but ask that noise be kept to a minimum so as to not disturb any neighbors. :) If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to you staying. Pets are always welcome too for a fee (s). Free parking on site for up to three vehicles. We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning, with prior arrival and a fee after 10 pm.) We are always available. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. If something is wrong, we really want to know. We check-in all of our guests personally upon arrival to show them around the property and answer any questions you might have. Early checkins, before 4, or Late checkins, after 10 pm, and late checkouts, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late checkins. No smoking in the cabin. No beer pong or Hookahs. Noise must kept to a minimum and quiet hours are 9 pm to 9 am. Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. The house sits on a private road which has 13 other houses on it. We own 4 of them use as short term/vacation rentals. Half of them have residents though so the neighborhood is relatively quiet with the exception of some road noise at times. We've stayed at this house numerous times and the road is really no bother at all. We are still walking distance to several trails and there is river access right across the road too for fishing, photography or just getting your feet wet. The house is the perfect place to get away and explore the George Washington National Forest. You'll have access to hiking, fishing, scenic walks or drives, museums, civil war battlefields, wineries, breweries, caverns, etc. The house is on a private dead end road, and we own 4 of the houses on this road and they are all short term rentals/vacation rental properties. The actual road the house is on is pretty quiet and gets very little traffic (maybe 5 to 10 cars a day). We personally own much of the land that borders the national and the trail heads of the trails going into the forest, so only our guests have access to these trails and the rivers from this spot. The house has a kitchen and a carport too. There are two bedrooms and the house sleeps 4 in beds, but the maximum occupancy is 6 (allowing for kids or infants to sleep in pack-n-plays and such). The water here is currently iron water (which is completely safe, but just has an orange tint). We'll be adding a new well soon though. Because this is a real old house, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older real house 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. All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.