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Panoramic Views of the Potomac Surrounded by History!

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

With the Memorial Day Holiday comes summer and it's not too late to book a vacation. I'm giving quotes & taking reservations for Summer 2015, so check my calendar and send your inquiries. Come enjoy the clear, crisp views across 5 miles of big water!!
The Potomac River is wide here and can be seen from nearly every room of this lovely home. Central gas heat and a gas fireplace keep you cozy in winter while central A/C and ceiling fans keep you cool in summer. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen and dining area opens into the family room complete with built-in bars, red heart pine floors and 9 ft. ceilings. Large, sliding glass doors and casement windows allow the gorgeous views and river breezes

The bedrooms are large and carpeted; two of the baths have double sinks and shower / tub combos. But don't stay inside when a large deck and inviting two level pier beckon you outdoors. Put your boat in the water at the community boat launch, and tie it up at the pier. Or just relax on the deck or dock and watch for the bald eagles to soar overhead..

A little info about some NNK historial sites: This penisula, as well as all of this region, was home to several of America's Founding Fathers and major players in Colonial history. Westmoreland County, established in 1653, can boast of a few notables. George Washington was born at Wakefield in 1732. His birthplace, now a national park just off Route 3 (aka: King's Highway), is open to the public year round. James Monroe, born near what is now Colonial Beach, VA in 1758, was the fifith President of the U.S. and considered the last of the Founding Fathers - he died in1831. There is a small monument marking his birthplace on Rt. 205 at Monroe Hall. Stratford Hall (built in the 1730's) was the home of the prominent Lee family, which included two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the birthplace of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Located just off Rt. 3, it is open year round with many events including Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmastide and a celebration of R.E. Lee's January birthday with free admission.

Some other interesting things in the neighborhood: Wakefield (G.W's birthplace) is just upriver from this home and Westmoreland State Park is just downriver and can be seen from the front yard. The 1300 acre park extends a mile and a half along the Potomac, is open year round and offers hiking, fishing, boating, swimming (in summer) just to name a few. It's scenic beauty ranges from a sandy beach to the Horsehead Cliffs. Westmoreland Berry Farm, with its stunning views, is a riverside farm located off Rt. 3 on the other side of the county along the Rappahannock River. There is always something going on there from May - early Dec, including pick your own fruit or just buy already picked fruit and preserves at the adorable store. If wine is your thing, there are 8 wineries and vineyards along the Northern Neck Wine Trail which extends from Stafford County down to Northumberland County.

And a bit about the nearest city:: The nearest city is Fredricksburg (about 45 miles) with its 40-block Historic District, made up of more than 350 buildings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. This district has a charming 'main street' shopping area where time seems to have stood still with a range of unique stores including plenty of antique shops and even a drug store with a real soda fountain. This city fiqured prominently in American history from the colonial period through the Civil War. There is also the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center which has permanent exhibitions on a range of topics, including the local pre-colonial Native Amercians. The Civil War hosted one of the largest & deadliest battles here and in nearby Chancellorsville There are battlefield parks, cemetaries and a museum waiting to be explored, espiecially while the Sesquicentennial (150 yrs) is currently being commemorated. On a more commercial note, the fabulous Wegman's supermarket can also be found here.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for Leasee is 27 yrs ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Linens are provided. Large Master bedroom with a king bed, 32' TV , VCR, clock radio and balcony is located on second floor along with dual sink full bath. Remaining 3 bedrooms are on the first floor. The queen & twin rooms are next to a dual sink full bath. The slightly smaller double bedroom is on other side of house near the smaller full bath. All bedrooms have alarm clocks, but why not enjoy the quiet and sleep-in!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • One bath upper level and one bath lower level have double sinks. Third bath, single sink. Good lighting in all baths, and plentiful storage (drawers and cabinets) for your necessities....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a fishing pole and crab net, croquet set, inflatable beach balls, playing cards, some games and an electric ice cream maker. Bring your favorite toys, including boat, jetski, canoe, kayak, when weather warms. Bicycles and even golf carts are welcome in this waterfront community. There is a small collection of CDs, DVDs, VHS, even LPs, but bring your favorites, including your IPOD as there is a cable connection for the stereo (does not charge, so don't forget your charger). Bring your cell phone, there is no landline here. However, we do have wireless high speed internet available if you wish to bring your laptop....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Balcony:


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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May 17 - Oct 17, 2015
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 5%


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$250 security/damage deposit required for weekend rental.

$500 security/damage deposit required for weekly rental.

$1000 security/damage deposit required for monthly rental

Minimum age to rent is 27 years old

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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Virginia's 'Northern Neck' is a penisula of land between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers that starts in King George County and extends to the Chesapeake Bay. This home is located on the wide & historic shores of the Potomac River in Westmoreland Co. between Geo. Washington's Birthplace (National Park) and Westmoreland State Park. This area is steeped in history & natural beauty.

For extensive shopping, entertainment & golf we are less than 2 hrs from D.C.; 90 mins from Richmond and Williamsburg; 45 mins from Fredericksburg VA, or Waldorf, MD. But take a break from the city, go see the birthplaces of Westmoreland County's historical celebrities: Geo Washington, James Monroe & Robert E. Lee. For Civil War buffs, a Civil War Museum, Cemetary & Battlefields in Fredericksburg are less than an hour away. Visit local antique shops, Westmoreland Berry Farm and Ingleside Winery. Drive about 54 miles to Reedville, VA and take a cruise across the Bay to Smith or Tangier Island or perhaps charter fishing in the Bay. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak and/or bicycles - this quiet, waterfront community is perfect for their use.

In the fall and winter, the air is so clear and crisp that the view of and across the Potomac is even more fabulous. After dark, watch the twinkling lights way across the water, look for the columns of flashing red lights and you won't believe the nightsky on a clear night! Look for the daily wildlife sighting. You're likely to see at least one of these - herons, osprey, ducks, bald eagles, rabbits, deer, foxes, maybe even my fat, but shy, groundhog!

Most of the historic sites/parks are open year round without all the summer crowds. Also in winter, you can even take a day trip for some snow skiing. Bryce Mtn Resort is only a little over 3 hrs away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I have loved this spot since we purchased 22 years ago. After a heartbreaking fire took the original cottage, we lovingly built this home to enjoy with family and friends. I was born and raised in Fredericksburg, only 45 miles away, so know this area pretty well.

Why the Owner Chose Montross:
As a proud Virginian, I know how historically rich and charming this region is. My family has lived & vacationed in the Northern Neck for many years. We are close to the hub of government; yet rural, peaceful and without the stress of northern VA. Plus, the mighty Potomac is wonderfully wide where this property is situated. However, river traffic is quiet on this side so ideal for kayaks and canoes as well as jetskis and motor boats.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet, friendly, close knit community with a private boat ramp. My home has a wonderful large dock that can accommodate two boats. Home has inviting decks on both levels to enjoy the view. With central air/heat and a fireplace the home can used year round. Though, with our moderate climate here, winter is not usually very cold or very long.

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  • Southern view of house facing street

    Southern view of house facing street

  • Dock/pier and steps

    Dock/pier and steps

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • A different view of Family Room

    A different view of Family Room

  • Waterview from Florida Room

    Waterview from Florida Room

  • Main level Queen bedroom

    Main level Queen bedroom

  • Main level bath

    Main level bath

  • Main level, small, queen bedroom

    Main level, small, queen bedroom

  • Upper level bath

    Upper level bath

  • Upper level Riverview Room

    Upper level Riverview Room

  • View across the Potomac

    View across the Potomac

  • Full moon rises over the Potomac

    Full moon rises over the Potomac

  • Eastern view of house facing water

    Eastern view of house facing water

  • Foyer from Entry

    Foyer from Entry

  • Waterview from Family Room

    Waterview from Family Room

  • Kitchen


  • Florida Room

    Florida Room

  • Main level Twin bedroom

    Main level Twin bedroom

  • Main level second bath

    Main level second bath

  • Upper level King bedroom

    Upper level King bedroom

  • Upper level Riverview balcony

    Upper level Riverview balcony

  • View up the Potomac

    View up the Potomac

  • View down the Potomac

    View down the Potomac

  • Sunrise crabber

    Sunrise crabber

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