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Quiet Cottage on White Sand Beach of Chesapeake Bay

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wide beach, deck and two story cottage

wide beach, deck and two story cottage Expansive view of bay from porch & deck. Ship and yachts pass by on the horizon. Wide beach offers 1 mile for walking Grassy yard used for croquet, horseshoes and outdoor games. Living room First floor front bedroom First floor bedroom twin beds First floor bedroom twin beds Kitchen Kitchen Indoor dining and family room Upstairs bedroom Upstairs second bedroom Front porch Front porch

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Reedville cottage description

Try n Rest
In the Historic Northern Neck of Virginia

Try n Rest. The name says it all, really. This vintage 4 bedroom cottage, with a new family room addition, sits on the shore at the mouth of the Potomac River overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Try n Rest has a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, 2 full baths and a large screened in porch. It can accommodate 6-8 guests. A view of the Bay is enjoyed from the living room, porch and front bedrooms.

From the back door, walk 50’ to a large raised deck which overlooks the Bay and the broad white sand beach. Lying around with a good book is enough activity for some, but for those who prefer moving about, there are plenty of outdoor adventures. You can:
- fish off the shore for spot and croaker
- take long walks down the beach,
- stick a crab pot in at the shoreline,
- take your boat into a three mile long salt water creek
- play croquet or horseshoes in the large back yard
- ride your bikes on miles of flat quiet roads.
Public boat launching sites are within a 15 minute drive at the Great Wicomico River and the Little Wicomico River.

Try n Rest has no TV on purpose as we find this to be a place to enjoy games, books, and conversation.

You have selected an area not only steeped in early Virginia history, but also with memorable restaurants, such as historic 18th Century Hughlett’s Tavern and waterfront seafood restaurants in Reedville. A fifteen minute drive from Try n Rest takes you to Reedville (check out the Victorian houses and the Waterman’s Museum); a thirty minute ride reaches Irvington, and White Stone (towns with resort shopping and restaurants). Winery tours are in the area. You will discover Antique stores and Junque shops all through the area. Public golf courses are available at Tides Inn Resort and in the town of Callao. Finally, from Reedville, you can board a Tangier Island Cruise.

Couples tell us this quiet and beautiful spot is a perfect place for a romantic getaway or to celebrate an anniversary.

This is a great location for kids. The wide, sandy, safe beach leads to water with soft, sandy bottom that very gradually gets deep. Sandbars provide splashy water play with water less than 1 foot deep. There is a 14 foot restored waterman's crab boat parked on the front yard for kids to play in. Numerous indoor and yard games are provided. Seaside wildlife abounds. Fishing from shore is sometimes successful in catching small fish.

Try N Rest is located 2.5 hours southeast of Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area, or 2 hours northeast of Richmond, Virginia.

For information and reservations, call Reid Carter at 804-651-1683. To view the cottage on Google Earth, just copy this Latitude and Longitude ( 37°56'13.17'N, 76°19'20.11'W) and paste it into the 'fly to' search box at the top right of Google Earth;. Click the 'search icon' and it will fly you to Try'nRest. You will be able to see the white sand beach, the Chesapeake Bay and nearly lakes, inlets and woods.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Wooden skiff for child play in front yard. Large beach and normally calm waters. Child yard games and board games provided....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoke all you want on the deck overlooking the beach. Please no smoking in the house....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pet keeping and grooming services within 4 miles....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    12'x12' deck overlooks the beach. 8'x26' screened porch is views the Bay....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront:

                        view the horizon of the Chesapeake Bay. See large ships in major shipping channel 5 miles out and pleasure sailboats 1+ mile out. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Water Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Very relaxing family vacation

                        Very relaxing family vacation

                        • Guest Mwana M.
                        • Date of stay 10/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/27/13
                        My family and I fell in love with this cottage as soon as we stepped into it. We couldn't decide which was our favorite room- the bright sunny family room that had a lovely view of the forest, or the cozy family room with dark panel wood walls which had stunning views of the bay. The screened in porch was perfect for watching the sunrise. I was worried that we would get bored with no TV and internet but surprisingly, we found plenty of ways to keep ourselves occupied during our stay. We didn't even leave the house the whole time we were there! We are planning on coming back when the weather gets warmer so that we can enjoy sitting on the porch and on the deck that overlooks the beach and the water. I highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation where you can bond with your family.

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                      • Idyllic

                        Idyllic

                        • Guest SpecialOpps (Charlottesville, VA)
                        • Date of stay 07/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/02/13
                        We enjoyed our stay at Try N Rest immensely. The cottage is charming and immaculate. The setting is beautiful and serene. Dick Carter was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We have stayed in many VRBO homes over the years and this was by far the best experience across the board.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                      • A Great Family Vacation Spot

                        A Great Family Vacation Spot

                        • Guest Amanda (United States)
                        • Date of stay 07/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                        We had a wonderful time at the Try 'N Rest Cottage. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and slow pace. The cottage has everything that a family needs! There is enough space for everyone and everything, but is small enough that it feels like "home." The owners are kind prompt in e-mail responses. We met the neighbors towards the end of our stay. A kind couple with two dogs. The kids (6 total) spent their days playing on the small sandy area by the upper deck, on the beach, or swimming. Although we did not see any dolphins, we did have to watch out for jellyfish! We spent one afternoon in Reedville. We thoroughly recommend The Crazy Crab and Chitterchats Ice Cream in Reedville. We also took a day & drove up to Washington DC. About a 3 hour drive, but worth it since we were already this close. We hope to make this an annual vacation! Our family vacation was full of now cherished memories.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Historic Northern Neck Get-A-Way

                        Historic Northern Neck Get-A-Way

                        • Guest Suzanne (Annapolis)
                        • Date of stay 09/04/10
                        • Review Submitted 09/07/10
                        We wanted a quiet place with a sandy beach without the crowds, noise & lines that Labor Day Weekend brings to most resort towns. After a look on-line we found the Try'n Rest cottage on the southern shore of the Potomac River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. What a delightful time we had, a perfect place to take the family for some down-time. My 5 yr old son never stopped running & playing on the beach with my husband & I got to read a magazine or two. The cottage is from 1950, cozy, rustic & comfortable, having everything your might need for a family vacation at the beach. We did want to crab, but did not find a way to do it, next time. There is much to do in this area if you like history, seafood & beach time. We ate local seafood: crabs, oysters, she-crab soup, crabcakes, & more crab. Other local offerings: fried green tomatoes, Smithfield ham, hush puppies, grits, bbq (lots to be found) & plenty of farm stands along the way. We found a Harvest Festival (grapes), local farmers markets, good ice cream, & more history than in most places dating back to the 1600's. Stratford Hall (birthplace of Robert E. Lee) is a must: tour the house, eat lunch, & roam the grounds. There are cliffs there overlooking the Potomac River with fossils plentiful. The birthplace of George Washington is equally interesting & visually stunning, also on the Potomac along the way to Reedville where the cottage awaits. We saw much wildlife but had hoped to see dolphins while we were visiting. The last hour of our time at the cottage was spent on the beach. After willing the heck out of a dolphin sighting, they came, an entire pod of them came swimming by to prove to my little boy & husband that they could come that far up the Chesapeake & into the month of September! This was the perfect way to end our time at the cottage. Thank you Carter Family. I sure hope to return to your little piece of Heaven by the Bay. It was just delightful & peaceful. The Duffy Family Labor Day Weekend, 2010

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Annual family vacation

                        Annual family vacation

                        • Guest Andie (Russell, KY)
                        • Date of stay 06/17/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/27/10
                        Water is beautiful, and can been seen from many windows in the house. Home is very kid friendly. Located in very quiet and rural area. Stayed for 8 days, and only viewed 4 other people on the beach the entire time. Safe beach and water for young and older. Shallow water, yet we were visited by 7 dolphins. Grocery store within a 7 minute drive. We would love to rent again. Owner very informative of area and home. Wonderful seafood restaurant in Reedville.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      May 1-Sept 30:  $480/weekend .. $1250/week ... $175 /weekdays
                      Oct 1-April 30: $295 /weekend ...$850 /week ...$120/weekdays
                      Holiday long weekend (Memorial Day): $690 for 3 nights
                      July 4th Week: $1400 for 7 nights
                      Two night minimum rental
                      House is normally closed Nov 14 - Mar 14.
                      

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                      Location

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1950

                      Why the Owner Chose Reedville:
                      Try'n Rest has been a family vacation spot for over 60 years.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • wide beach, deck and two story cottage

                        wide beach, deck and two story cottage

                      • Wide beach offers 1 mile for walking

                        Wide beach offers 1 mile for walking

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • First floor bedroom twin beds

                        First floor bedroom twin beds

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Indoor dining and family room

                        Indoor dining and family room

                      • Upstairs second bedroom

                        Upstairs second bedroom

                      • Front porch

                        Front porch

                      • Expansive view of bay from porch & deck. Ship and yachts pass by on the horizon.

                        Expansive view of bay from porch & deck. Ship and yachts pass by on the horizon.

                      • Grassy yard used for croquet, horseshoes and outdoor games.

                        Grassy yard used for croquet, horseshoes and outdoor games.

                      • First floor front bedroom

                        First floor front bedroom

                      • First floor bedroom twin beds

                        First floor bedroom twin beds

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Upstairs bedroom

                        Upstairs bedroom

                      • Front porch

                        Front porch

                      VRBO #128073

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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