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Come unwind and relax at this jewel box of a house in the heart of Irvington, VA! This lovely and stylish home is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, a great place to chill after a bike ride or a day of kayaking or golfing.
Conveniently located walking distance to almost everything that charming Irvington has to offer. Situated on a lovely half acre lot between the renowned five star Tides Inn Resort and the Hope and Glory Inn, the Blue House offers privacy while just moments to it all!
Historic Irvington, VA has been called 'Mayberry meets Manhattan.' Enjoy this quaint quintessential waterfront village without sacrificing great dining, shopping or style. Our house is an easy stroll or bike ride to a delicious meal at Nate's Trick Dog Cafe, great coffee and more at The Local, and the Chesapeake Club at The Tides Inn.
The shops Jimmy and Sook and the The Dandelion will keep you in style, Brocante Home has a lovely French flavor for home decor, and Village Needlepoint for the crafter, are also just up the street. The Tides Inn offers amazing spa services and an upscale gift shop.
Enjoy history? Walk to The Steamboat Museum. Historic Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in the nation and is just a short drive. The towns of Kilmarnock and Lancaster Courthouse have small museums focused on local history. There are many other historic sight nearby.
Rent a boat for fun or fishing. Golf at one of the famous local Irvington courses, The Golden Eagle, or the King Carter or the Tartan Golf course designed by Sir Guy Campbell.
The first Saturday of the month, Irvington hosts a wonderful Farmer's Market in the town square (yes, you can walk there as well!) It's an open air market featuring farm fresh produce and meats, art, crafts, plants, and something for everyone. There are other markets in nearby towns as well -- Kilmarnock, Heathsville, Urbanna and Mathews.
Two miles to the east is the wonderful town of White Stone. Stop in at The River Market, Seven -- a sinful Martini bar, dine at The Sandpiper, Bentleys, or Willaby's or shop for fashionable clothes and accessories at Farm. Take scenic Windmill Point Road to Charlie's Tiki Bar and enjoy drinks and watch the sunset of the Chesapeake Bay.
Kilmarnock, VA is about a seven minute drive. There are great high end and casual restaurants there as well: Town Bistro, Roses Steak and Seafood, Thai Pot, Carried Away Cuisine, Savannah Joe's Barbeque, and The Car Wash Cafe. Great antique stores, upscale shopping and RAL -- the Rappahannock Art League Gallery are all worth a visit.
There are some great local vineyards nearby for wine lovers. The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is an easy bike ride up the road. Good Luck Cellars is in nearby Kilmarnock, Jacey Vineyards and Athena Vineyards are also close by.
The Northern Neck is known for its festivals, parades and events. All year long there are things to do and see. The Fourth of July features local small town parades with vintage cars and fire engines. The Irvington Parade goes right by the house.
Plan a trip to our house and let the stress melt away!
Please note: We cannot hold a reservation without a signed rental agreement and a security deposit that has cleared our bank. Holiday weekends and bookings in high season may require a three day or more minimum.
New for 2015 the Blue House now offers high speed wifi.
In the heart of town - walk or bike to almost everything, lovely views of other Victorian homes from front windows, private half acre lot, very quiet and peaceful but lots to do. The house has high speed internet if you need to stay connected to the modern world. ...moreless
Late Spring - Early Summer May 27 - Jul 2, 2015 2 night min stay
July 4th Holiday Jul 3 - Jul 7, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer - Early Fall Jul 8 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Pet Fee$50 + tax
E-Check or personal checks are the preferred forms of payment.
July 4th and Memorial day Holidays require a 4 night minimum.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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There are several vineyards nearby -- one in Irvington, one in Kilmarnock and a few others a short drive away. The town of Kilmarnock (approx 7 minutes away) has several restaurants, shops, and entertainment. There are marinas and places to charter boats or rent kayaks and canoes, We are also approximately 30 minutes from Belle Isle State Park and Hughlett Point natural area preserve for hiking, biking, bird watching and water access.
About the owner: An eclectic urban couple that loves the city but also enjoy getting away from it all.
Why the Owner Chose Irvington: Irvington has a special blend of charm and sophistication that is not often found in small towns. It's a fun and friendly place.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The town of Irvington is relaxing and laid back while still offering upscale amenities. We enjoy eating at local restaurants, sampling fresh local seafood, visiting vineyards, antiquing and the great outdoors. We live full time in an area where we can walk to everything and love that we can do the same in Irvington