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RIVERFRONT COTTAGE (The Neon Moon)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Direct waterfront cottage on the Shenandoah River. Sweet!

An amazingly adorable direct waterfront cottage on the beautiful Shenandoah River. You can't get any closer to nature than this! Romantic and secluded with plenty of privacy. Relish the best of both worlds... like camping along the river, but with all the amenities of home. Home features a large deck that extends out over the water complete with rod holders and spot lights for some night cat-fishing. Enjoy sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows for s'mores, or maybe hanging out at your personal screened-in tiki bar. Wake up to full water views in the master bedroom suite with a queen sized bed and attached to it's own romantic bath with an original claw-foot tub. The second bedroom is quite cozy and has it's own powder room and also a private deck for morning coffee. There is also plenty of open space along the river to pitch tents if kids or guest would like to enjoy some real camping. There are tons of things to do and places to see around this area. Virginia's wine country is just up the road and features a dozen or so vineyards beginning within about a 12 minute drive. You will need to visit the historic area of Harpers Ferry for some great history with civil war museums, shopping, restaurants, pubs, and cobblestone streets. Hollywood Casino and horse track in Charles Town, WV is roughly 15 min away. There's horseback riding, zip lining, white water rafting, tubing, canoe and kayak rentals all within a few short miles. The list goes on and on. Many of my guest float just across the river and down stream a bit to a boat and tube rental company (River Riders) which will allow you to pay them to ride their bus upstream with your own tube. That way you can float back to the house! Pretty cool huh?! Well this is my full time home. I keep it very nice, neat and clean, and only rent it on weekends in the off season and weekly rentals during peak season. Check out my pictures and availability... it truly is a gem and a must see. You will want to come back year after year.


Owner
Bryan Misenheimer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Bryan Misenheimer

A cowboy who also enjoys country music singing and songwriting, the outdoors, and time with family and friends.

Bryan Misenheimer purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Bryan Misenheimer chose West Virginia

What better place is there to do some writing than here with the serenity of the river and mountains.... or guitars and singing around the bonfire with friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

Hard to believe that such a beautiful place as this in wild and wonderful West Virginia is only an hour drive from Baltimore City or Washington DC.

Amenities

Harpers Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub and seperate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , includes sink and mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has it's own powder room and private deck and entry door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Connected to the main bathroom. Spacious with water view
  • An additional double inflatable air mattress is stored in master bedroom closet if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is my home. I do not have or charge for a cleaning service and expect guest to return the property to its original condition upon departure. Dishes must be washed in put back in place, beds made, bathrooms cleaned, floors vacuumed and swept. All trash removed. Thank you!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

RIVERFRONT COTTAGE (The Neon Moon)
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

The house was a lot nicer than we expected. We were worried about having to share 1 bathroom with 4 adults and 2 kids but it turned out that there is also a powder room which we did not know about. Main bathroom has a shower and tub. House was very comfortable and spacious. Property was great for relaxing outside and fishing off the deck. Definitely plan on returning for another getaway, everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing and lazy

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a truly lazy get away. This is it! The cottage is far enough from the city that you end up staying put. The river is lovely. Surprisingly, the mosquitoes weren't bad at all! We just sat in the river and enjoyed the sun. When it rained, we could sit in the screened in porch or watch from the big window in the living room. The house is cozy . It looks just like the pictures. While it was generally clean, it would benefit from a more detailed cleaning. We had some ants in the kitchen and spiders/cob webs in the bedrooms. Bryan was a great host and left us four tubes to use. We enjoyed the break!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

A rock quarry neighbor but nice cottage

  • 3 of 5

Effort to provide guests with a memorable experience is evident in the thoughtful equipping, décor and fun factor. Home and grounds offered reasonable privacy and were clean, well maintained. The river deck overlooking the Shenandoah is the star attraction. Guests should note there is a very large quarry less than 1/2 mile from the residence (not visible across the river). The grinding hum and clanking of heavy machinery is distracting but not overwhelming. Excepting on Sunday we could hear the quarry works 24 hours daily. Suggest earplugs or loud fan for sleeping if you are a light sleeper and portable music to try and whiteout the quarry noise when outside. Make sure to keep house and car windows closed as quarry dust can infiltrate. Bed pillows were uncomfortable so consider brining your own.

While decidedly distracting, the industrial hum and rafting traffic was not a deal breaker for an otherwise relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Summer Done Right

  • 5 of 5

The images posted on this website and Facebook do not do this little slice of river heaven justice. Once you pull up (if you are like all of us, you will easily miss the house by driving right on by to a dead end) you are in complete awe and instant vacation mode. The land is in tip-top shape--walking access all around the house, including easy access to the river via walking down man-made stairs. Everything is organized, clean and in great shape. The house is actually WAY bigger than what we expected. Full kitchen with a dishwasher, laundry room, two bathrooms (one full/one half), two bedrooms (sleeps four in total), dining room with a side office, living room area with TV and a walk-out deck hovering the river. We used this house for a small bachelorette party and literally only left twice--once to a bar in Leesburg which was about 30 minutes away and also to go tubing which is literally down the street and you even PASS the house while tubing so make sure you bring the key so you all can stop and grab more beer/water/food or have a bathroom break!

We will totally be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
4

Wonderful ambience!

  • 4 of 5

The neon moon was lovely.

Ok let's start with the only bad thing: We had ants in the kitchen and there were a lot of them.

But not one other bad thing to say. The place is great! Right on the water...totally private,...an awesome fire pit.

We got to take a bath in the amazing old style claw foot tub and then have drinks in the tiki bar on the screened in porch!!!

It was a great relaxing get away!!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
5

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Neon Moon is a truly unique and beautiful property. We were there for just one weekend in December but I hope to return in the summer to to take advantage of the riverfront location. The house is comfortable and clean and even better in person. The screened in porch with the tiki bar is amazing and would be wonderful if you were hoping to entertain a large group. There is plenty of room outside for large parties to spread out and enjoy the wonders of West Virginia. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Washington Dulles International Airport, VA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Many in Charles Town
Nearest Train
7.6 Miles
Amtrak Station Harpers Ferry, WV
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
A few in Historic Harpers Ferry
Car: necessary

Very close to Virginia's wine country, Charles Town Casino and horse racetrack, Zip lining, horseback riding, and much more!

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Rates & Availability

Harpers Ferry Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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