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Bleu Bayou Cottage - Waterfront Beach-Magnificent Views! Close to Dc & Richmond

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The Beach!

The Beach! The Bleu Bayou The Kitchen Master Bedroom Fish Leg chest Living room to kitchen (futon) Dining area Guest Bedroom Twin Guest Bedroom Hall Bath Local Swan family - 2010 "South Beach" Porch


Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Colonial Beach cottage description

This spacious cottage has fantastic views across a wide part of the river to Cobb Island in Maryland; the sunrise is breathtaking. The sandy beach is perfect for spending summer days sunbathing, lounging, swimming and jetskiing. The floor plan is open with windows and doors to the water. The master bedroom is directly off the living room separated by large double pocket doors and looks directly out to the amazing view. The woodburning fireplace is a perfect place to spend down-time away from the cities of Richmond and Washington, D.C. when you get the slightest whim or need to get-away. The kitchen is new and contains everything you need for cooking while at the same time watching fishermen, swans, osprey and watercraft. There are restaurants closeby with local fish and crabs on the menu and the house is equipped with a cable tv and wireless internet.

About The Bleu Bayou: This property was updated to serve as a vacation home that meets the desirability for a perfectly relaxing getaway from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, within 65 miles from each with the beach at the back door.

The screened porch is large, 15 x 20, with a ceiling fan, and is just off the kitchen so preparing food to eat outside is ultra convenient. The french doors from the kitchen are always open when the weather is good.

The Bleu Bayou is a wonderfully quiet property during the work-week and with lots of activity on the weekends. There is a private beachfront to enjoy and a private community pier and boatramp which may be available to guests. The Bleu Bayou is just outside the Town of Colonial Beach for its restaurants, casino, coffee shop and golf cart meandering - and just the right distance away from the house to be convenient.

About Westmoreland County: Colonial Beach is on the northern part of Westmoreland County, Virginia and a favorite vacation and weekend spot for Washingtonians.

Lower Westmoreland County is rural, abundant with wineries, a berry farm and historical elements from colonial times. Stratford Hall (the Lee family home) is nearby and there are many wildlife fish and game refuge areas. It is close enough to Washington, D.C. for day trips or overnight stays to visit museums and monuments or take in the nightlife and entertainment. It is also close to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia to take in artistic communities and shopping, churches and restaurants. George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, is in Alexandria and open to visitors.

Additional activities Include Kings Dominion Theme park just 1/2 hr away, and our area also boasts two major-league baseball teams, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles for your enjoyment. You might also visit the Baltimore Inner Harbor with great restaurants, shopping and the fantastic National Aquarium.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • This property is child friendly but there are no child locks, etc and no lifeguard....moreless


                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library


                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Necessary


                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Waterfront
                      • River

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Water Tubing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hunting

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                              • Dining Area


                              • Living Room
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Parking
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Iron & Board

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Blender
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Pantry Items


                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Large Cooler
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                  • Outdoor Furniture
                                  • Porch Furniture
                                  • Beach Umbrellas
                                  • Sand Box
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Lawn / Garden


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                                  • Perfect, quiet vacation!

                                    Perfect, quiet vacation!

                                    • Guest Kate (Washington, DC)
                                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/24/13
                                    This was a perfect week of sun, sand & catching the breeze on the fabulous screened porch. Oh, it's such a nice location and the house is open and roomy. Four adults were quite content there, cooking socially in the open kitchen, sharing meals on the porch and walking right down to the beach. The water is gentle, shallow and warm. Perfect for floating endlessly. It was a terrific stay.

                                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                                  • Awesome view!

                                    Awesome view!

                                    • Guest Tony W.
                                    • Date of stay 08/03/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/13/13
                                    Blue Bayou....we miss you! That was a great view for 7 days! The house is well equipped and the porch sitting went on for hours, as the porch looks over the water. We had one cloudy we headed to Washington's birthplace and to Ingleside winery, both of which were a grand time! We met Bonnie on the way out and we let her know in person that we would be back....soon!! Thanks for everything Bonnie!

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                                  • Oh, Bleu. I miss you!

                                    Oh, Bleu. I miss you!

                                    • Guest Erica J.
                                    • Date of stay 04/25/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/29/13
                                    Just returned from a wonderful stay at Bleu Bayou cottage in Colonial Beach. It was everything I hoped for and more! I was looking for a quiet getaway that wasn't too far away of a drive that would provide a peaceful surrounding. Bleu Bayou was it. It is located near Monroe Bay and from the moment we arrived, we loved it. The cottage has everything you need: plentiful sleep space, bedding, fresh linens, showers, a television and DVD player, Wi-Fi, a nice screened-in patio, a dining area and well-equipped kitchen. As foodies, most of the time was spent in the kitchen cooking up creations and eating yummy food in this lovely cottage. There are a ton of places to visit nearby (wineries, historical sites, museums, pastry shops, the marina, and boardwalk) if you are looking to take a walk or have some small-town adventure. There are grocery stores close by as well as video rentals (Redbox) if you want to check out some movies. In the evenings we had tentative plans to head out but the cottage was just so inviting and cozy that we did not want to leave and opted to stay in. I was sad to leave and want to return again. The view of the water is amazing from the cottage! It provides the perfect atmosphere. Bonnie, the owner, is very easy to work with and answered my questions quickly. Bleu Bayou, I hope to see you again soon!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                  • Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    • Guest Cindy F.
                                    • Date of stay 11/12/12
                                    • Review Submitted 11/18/12
                                    I would like to thank Bonnie for accomodating our stay because of hurricane Sandy. We just loved the cottage and the views were spectacular. We had such a quiet and relaxing time. My Mom loved it so much and is ready to go back. Everything you need is right there and very clean. I hope we can go back and visit soon. Thanks again Bonnie and was a pleasure meeting you. Cindy Frederick

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                  • Bleu Bayou

                                    Bleu Bayou

                                    • Guest Mary Lou W.
                                    • Date of stay 08/11/12
                                    • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                                    If you are looking for serenity and relaxation look no further than the Bleu Bayou. This home is clean, cozy and Bonnie has taken those little extra steps to ensure that even the smallest details amounted to significant comforts with nothing being left out. My husband and I particularly enjoyed our mornings sitting in the screened in lanai looking out over the water, while our two dogs loved swimming and playing in the sand. The neighbors are friendly often suggesting the better restaurants to dine. At the end of the week we hated to leave, we plan on returning one day and staying longer. Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful place to spend our vacation. Tim & Mary Lou W Parma Heights, Ohio

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                                  • Beautiful Cottage

                                    Beautiful Cottage

                                    • Guest Roberta R.
                                    • Date of stay 07/01/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/10/12
                                    My family and I enjoyed our stay at this beautifully maintained cottage with cute private beach. We loved the view of the water and also watching the swans on the bay. Great kitchen and the home had everything you could possible need. We would love to return.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                  • Great Place

                                    Great Place

                                    • Guest Jon T.
                                    • Date of stay 06/23/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/10/12
                                    What a beautiful place! The view is AMAZING. The house is right on a private beach. There is a big screened in porch with comfortable chairs where we ate all our meals and spent our nights. Right behind the porch is a small yard with a big tree that provides some shade while you are on the beach, which is right behind the yard. Bonnie provides the chairs and umbrellas, so you can relax comfortably without having to bring so much equipment. The water is calm (no waves to speak of). We have a toddler and she loved that she could walk out some on her own. The house itself is nicely decorated, and very comfortable. The home was bigger than we expected and slept our party comfortably. The house had all the equipment we needed and was very clean and well-maintained. The owner, Bonnie, is lovely to work with and made things very easy. We will definitely return for a family vacation again. The home is located a few miles from Colonial Beach, and Blue Bayou is on a private beach. There is not much to do in the area, but that was the point for us! We did venture out to the Westmoreland Berry Farm (and picked blackberries!) and to the Idlewood Vineyards (and enjoyed a tasting and tour!). We picked up steamed crabs from a fish market one night, but mostly made our meals with food purchased at the two local supermarkets. We loved our vacation and would highly, highly recommend Blue Bayou to anyone wanting a quiet retreat.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                                  • Beautiful Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    Beautiful Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    • Guest paul f.
                                    • Date of stay 04/21/12
                                    • Review Submitted 05/24/12
                                    My name is Sasha, a golden retriever. My owners and I just spend a fantastic week in April at the Bleu Bayou. Let me say that Bonnie, the cottage owner, delivers what she promises: the home was neat, roomy, very well furnished, and fully equipped for eating, sleeping, bathing and relaxing. Nothing was amiss and my owners and I took extra care to keep the cottage neat and clean. I knew that my owners were very pleased and really enjoyed themselves because I got extra treats and they were lovey-dovey [their anniversary] and with me. And as you might suspect, I loved the Bleu Bayou. I and my owners saw beautiful sunrises, enjoyed rainy and sunshine days, and romped along the sandy beach where I retrieved balls from the river. The swimming for me was absolutely divine but too cold for my owners. I would also like to add that the neighbors were delightful and helpful in giving us information about shopping and the restaurants. There aren't enough words or feeling that can really describe the beauty and peaceful setting of Bleu Bayou. My owners are making plans to return - I hope it's soon.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                                  • Perfect!


                                    • Guest Hitomi W. (Richmond VA)
                                    • Date of stay 04/09/12
                                    • Review Submitted 05/10/12
                                    We spent our spring break here for the first time and it was wonderful! The cottage is nice and clean and spacious. And it is right on the beach!!! Calm sandy beach was just perfect for our small children and old dog. The screened in porch is a great place to have dinner or just to hang out. On colder nights we enjoyed gathering by the fireplace in the living room. 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace, location, location, location... what more can you ask? Located in a quiet neighborhood, yet very close to stores and good restaurants. The owner is very friendly and was very quick with deposit refund! We would love to go back there again soon!!!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                                  • Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    Bleu Bayou Cottage

                                    • Guest Keith P.
                                    • Date of stay 10/17/11
                                    • Review Submitted 01/07/12
                                    We had a wonderful time at this cottage. The place was very well stocked. We found everything we needed. We had one rainy cold day while we were there. We put a log on the fire, and played one of the games. We watched the squirrels play in the yard. It was still a great day. There is a small local grocery store, and a Food Lion just minutes away. One of the local fish markets will cook crab legs for you. Bonnie was great with anything we needed before, during and after. It’s great being able to take a vacation with our dog. He also enjoyed watching the squirrels and walking on the beach. The views are fantastic. One night we sat up in bed watching the moons reflection on the water. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The cottage is very clean and well maintained. We can’t wait to return. Thanks Bonnie.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: $
                                  Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Mar 1 - Mar 29, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $95 $105
                                  $210 $750 $1,450

                                  Extra Nights: $95

                                  Mar 30 - May 23, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $100 $110
                                  $225 $775 $1,450

                                  Extra Nights: $100

                                  May 24 - Sep 19, 2014
                                  7 night min stay


                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  Number of persons over 6 will be charged an extra $20 per night and an additional $25 cleaning fee
                                  The pre- post-season rates will be $60 a weekend for a couple, $70 for 3 or 4 persons and $75 for 5-6 persons. The summer weekly cleaning rate will be $75 a couple; $85 for 3-4 persons, and $100 for 5- 6 persons. Dogs will be considered on a case by case basis with most pets welcome. Limit of 2 dogs. No puppies (under the age of 1 yr.) The pet deposit will continue to be $85 and the non-refundable fee will increase to $50.00 - $60 (long hair pets). This is because of large amounts of dog hair left behind by family dogs, among other things. Please review the pet addendum carefully - it is meant to cover everything but probably does not apply to every situation. Holiday rates vary and are typically higher than regular rates with a minimum 3-day rate. Please review my Storm Policy; there are NO refunds due to storms or bad weather. Please, Please, Please purchase trip insurance if you are traveling during storm season.
                                  Monthly rental rates as shown do NOT include full electricity. Power usage will be calculated per the power company. Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days: No refund More than 60 days: full refund; 30 days or more 1/2 rental fee refunded; security/reservation deposit not refunded. Full refund if I can re-reserve your dates.

                                  Fees and Taxes:

                                  • Cleaning $70

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                                  Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                                  • Nearest Airport: Washington/Reagan National and Richmond at 75 Miles
                                  • Nearest Train: Fredericksburg at 30 Miles
                                  • Nearest Motorway: Route 301 at 12 Miles
                                  • Nearest Barpub: Less than at 1 Miles
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: Less than at 1 Miles

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                                  • The Beach!

                                    The Beach!

                                  • The Kitchen

                                    The Kitchen

                                  • Fish Leg chest

                                    Fish Leg chest

                                  • Dining area

                                    Dining area

                                  • Twin Guest Bedroom

                                    Twin Guest Bedroom

                                  • Local Swan family - 2010

                                    Local Swan family - 2010

                                  • Porch


                                  • The Bleu Bayou

                                    The Bleu Bayou

                                  • Master Bedroom

                                    Master Bedroom

                                  • Living room to kitchen (futon)

                                    Living room to kitchen (futon)

                                  • Guest Bedroom

                                    Guest Bedroom

                                  • Hall Bath

                                    Hall Bath

                                  • "South Beach"

                                    "South Beach"

                                  $100 - $110 per night

                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
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                                  Speaks: english
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