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❤️ Secluded 1940s Romantic Tiny House on the River

SuperhostShepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
Tiny house hosted by Yocencia
2 guests1 bedHalf-bath
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Relax and escape to the peace and quiet by the Potomac river, and wake to beautiful romantic views of the river and mountains, in this romantic 200 square foot tiny house situated on 2.5 acres, 450 feet of river front land. Explore and partake of all the activities on the river and surrounding area, just 1 mile from Shepherdstown. Fish, bike, kayak, tube, or just sit by the river and watch the birds and wild life. Read by the river or in the quiet comfort of the house, w/ some wine on us.

The space
This is a 1940s refurbished fisherman's cabin. It was likely built in or about 1942 as the original electric fixtures are from that date, we had to modernize them though as they don't meet current code. It is very likely that the structure was built to replace an older wooden structure in the same location. There is electricity but no running water, water dispenser is provided.
NOTE that the bathroom is a pit outhouse located nearby.

On the west side of the 200square foot room, you will find a very comfortable Queen sized bed with CertiPUR foam mattress and lots of pillows. There are several blankets. At the foot is a WWII mail crate restored and converted to a trunk that was found in the tiny house, used to store extra linens and blankets. Above the headboard is a fantastic decorative shelf made from river maple that fell by the river in front of the building. Right in front of the bed is a window affording great views of the river.

On the east side of the building is the sitting area with kitchen cabinets. The counter is made from old reclaimed barn door complete with the clasp. The shelves above are from the from of the barn door complete with hinges. Equipped with utensils, a microwave, dorm fridge, and crock water dispenser. A table for two in front of another river facing window.

Outside is a small porch with two comfortable chairs and BBQ, that has a commanding view of the river. The cabin and this sitting area are nestled back into the wooded hillside loved by a plethora of songbirds and woodpeckers.
To the East of the porch is a small three seasons outdoor shower and sink. The shower is fed by cold water but has a 5.5 gallon solar warming tank attached (long showers will get cold). NOTE that we will be shutting off the outdoor shower before the first frost.

Home sits on 2.5 acres adjacent to the Potomac river with C&O national historical park across the river. This section of the river is usually shallow and often can be walked across, near Packhorse Ford. Between the property and Shepherdstown is the historic battlefield of Shepherdstown with walking path and markers.

Nestled to the other side of the tiny house is the very clean and comfortable pit toilet (out house). It is in the original location but all rebuilt with modern seat and plenty of privacy, well vented and stocked with hand sanitizer.l

Guest access
Full access to all living spaces, parking area, all yard areas.
The river front and fire pit are shared areas with the Stone River house.

House includes:
Free WiFi, but no TV
heat
bedding
microwave
BBQ and porch with a view
three season outdoor shower

Other things to note
If you love nature or history, there are great many things to see and do in and around Shepherdstown, including hiking, kayaking on the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, fish in the rivers, tour historic Shepherdstown, Harpers ferry, Sharpsburg, Antietam battlefield. Enjoy several local fantastic restaurants.
Relax and escape to the peace and quiet by the Potomac river, and wake to beautiful romantic views of the river and mountains, in this romantic 200 square foot tiny house situated on 2.5 acres, 450 feet of river front land. Explore and partake of all the activities on the river and surrounding area, just 1 mile from Shepherdstown. Fish, bike, kayak, tube, or just sit by the river and watch the birds and wild life.…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Wifi
Heating
Private entrance
Air conditioning
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States

The home is a short bike ride or drive to historic downtown Shepherdstown. You will go by some historic ruins and Shepherdstown Battlefield, on the way by Packhorse Ford.
Close to NCTC, Antietam, C&O canal and Harpers Ferry.

Top places nearby

O'Hurley's General Store
2.5 km
Bavarian Inn, Resort and Brewing Company
2.8 km
Antietam National Battlefield
5.6 km
Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center
5.9 km

Harpers Ferry
12.3 km
River Riders Family Adventure Resort
12.3 km
Harpers Ferry Brewing
13.2 km
Appalachian Trail
17.2 km

Hosted by Yocencia

Joined in October 2015
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Love a good book and glass of wine while relaxing by the river, or kayaking and watching the birds on the river. My husband, Richard, and I love hosting. We love the Shepherdstown area and vibe and the seclusion of our stone house. We like to travel with AirBnB and sharing experiences, so it is a natural fit to share our space. We were interested in tiny homes so Richard rebuilt the (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) s fishing cottage as a tiny house using materials onsite and repurposing. We hope you enjoy the homes. Tag us for photos of your stay with us: tweet @ButchDeal or (Hidden by Airbnb) @butch.deal
Love a good book and glass of wine while relaxing by the river, or kayaking and watching the birds on the river. My husband, Richard, and I love hosting. We love the Shepherdstown…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water