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Private, Romantic River Cottage - Near Historic Williamsburg, Va

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Guest Cottage with Piankatank River in background.

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Williamsburg cottage description

March thru November, weekly rent is $1500 and three nights are $900. See rate details below.

The guest cottage is in a beautiful, romantic and private setting. Enjoy this elegant and secluded guest cottage on a lovely 2 1/4 are property located on a private point fewer than 75 feet from the pristine Piankatank River. Delightful as a romantic getaway for two. Watch beautiful sunrises over the water and sip a glass of wine on the pier while the sun sets. Open the windows on cool nights and let the gentle sound of waves lull you to sleep. Enjoy leisurely mornings with coffee and breakfast on your private screened porch overlooking the river or enjoy the sunlight on your open deck. Have fun exploring the river and creeks in owner provided kayaks or enjoy the pool in Virginia's warm spring, summer, and fall weather.

This delightful cottage and its lovely surroundings are a perfect base for touring Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown and multiple surrounding historic sites. So............enjoy the best of both worlds, tranquil evenings on the river listening to the night sounds and amazing mornings by the river combined with wonderful daytime sightseeing in the perfect alternative to a hotel room.

The Nantucket style guest cottage on the property grounds has cedar shake siding and roof, walls of windows, and french doors opening onto a 5' x 15' screened porch and 20' open deck. Views out two sides of the cottage provide incredible pictures of the river, the osprey nest, wildlife, and an occasional pleasure boat traveling up and down the river. The guest cottage has soaring ceilings, two walls of widows, a bedroom loft, a main floor four poster queen bed, a flat screen TV and DVD, a screened porch, and an open deck all overlooking the river and wildlife. Perfectly romantic for two with one bath and kitchenette.

Enjoy fishing off the pier (right outside your door), swimming in the river or pool (during warm weather), kayaking the river and creeks in owner provided kayaks, and use the cottage as a wonderful location for easy day trips to endless historical and entertainment sites throughout Tidewater Virginia.

Bring your boat for sightseeing and fishing on the river and bay. A boat ramp is available just three miles from the cottage and your boat can be docked at our pier. Or sail your sailboat up the river from the Chesapeake Bay. The 11' deep water at the end of the pier at low tide will accommodate large sail and power boats.

The cottage is an easy and picturesque drive (about an hour or less) to Williamsburg, Jamestown, plantations, wineries, and churches. Yorktown, site of the end of the revolutionary War is about a 35 minute drive. Civil War sites, museums and battlefields in Petersburg and Richmond are about 1 1/2 hour drive from the cottage. Norfolk and Virginia Beach are about a 2 hour drive and Washington, DC is 2 1/2 hours.

The guest cottage is on our property with a main house, garage and workshop, pool, and pier. The cottage has hardwood floors, a kitchenette, and a bath on the main floor. Bed and bath linens, terry robes, beach towels, and bath and shampoo essentials are provided.

The kitchen area has a mini fridge, microwave, sink, portable cooktop burner, toaster, electric panini maker, electric griddle, and Kurig coffee maker plus dinnerware and utensils -- everything needed for morning breakfasts and easy lunches. A gas grill on your deck is available for dinners. The screened porch has a dining table and four chairs.

A four poster queen bed, seating area, small dining table and chairs plus flat screen TV are available in the main floor suite. The loft has two twin beds. A window and skylight let loft sleepers watch the stars while drifting off to sleep after a day of sight seeing, boating or lazing by the pool. The loft has a ship's ladder for access so agility is necessary. Adjoining the main floor bedroom is the bath with shower and tub combination.

The property has a lovely oval pool with slate surround overlooking the river and beautiful beds of roses, hydrangea, day lilies and other perennials. The property is located at the end of a two mile long private road and offers privacy for guests wanting a quiet getaway. Guests have access to the pool, the pier, and the grounds. Runners and walkers will find the two mile road on which the property is located perfect for daily outings. The area has a number of homes where both full time residents as well as those with second homes enjoy the beauty of waterside living.

Water lovers will find fishing charters,sight seeing cruises, marinas, sailing schools, and kayak rentals close by. The Piankatank River Golf Club provides public golf just a few miles a way. The Historic Tides Inn, site of past presidential meetings, is located about 20 minutes away in Irvington and has spa facilities.

Grocery, hardware, seafood, marine, and gift stores as well as restaurants, a coffee shop and post office are about five miles away in Deltaville. More restaurants, shopping, and antiquing can be found in Urbanna on the banks of the Rappahannock River and in White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock all within a 15 -20 minute car ride. Gloucester is about a 20 minute drive toward the York River and on the way to Yorktown (site of the end of the Revolutionary War on the banks of the beautiful York River) and Jamestown and Williamsburg are about an hour away via the lovely Colonial Parkway.



Keywords: Riverfront cottage, riverfront, beachfront, beach cottage, beach, river, guest cottage, private, writers cottage, river.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking not allowed in cottage or on screened porch....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age of 25 for primary renter...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Towels, terry robes, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, scale....moreless

              • Bathroom has a combination tub and shower, toilet and sink with vanity....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchenette with small refrigerator, sink, microwave, portable cooktop, Kurig coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, dinnerware/utensils, panni grill. Paper products and basic spices provided....moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining table on adjoining screened porch seats 4....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart coffee maker with stainless carafe....moreless

              • Freezer:

                Small freezer/frig combo....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Luxury bed linens, bath and beach towels, and terry cloth robes provided....moreless

              • Garage:

                Garage parking may be available if homeowner is not present....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Parking provided on property for vehicle and boat trailer....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is provided in parking area of property....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air and heat....moreless

              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Pier with deep water. Mean Low Tide water level is 11 feet at end of pier. Docking area for large sailboat or powerboat. White sand beach at low tide and swimming area. Can pull small watercraft up on beach in front of cottage. Boat ramp to launch small watercraft (up to about 18') about three miles away. Two kayaks are provided on site for guests' use....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Reliable most of time but located in a rural area on the river so some inconsistency and lack of service can exist....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Private pool on property overlooking river available for rental guests' use....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Cottage has a screened porch, and an open deck....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Two available with life preservers....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Historic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Beachfront
                      • Waterfront
                      • Village

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Churches
                      • Shelling
                      • Marina
                      • Live Theater
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Water Parks
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter
                      Nov 1 - Mar 14, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $100 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      Rental policies provided

                      No smoking and no pets

                      Christmas week: $1500

                      Rates are subject to change without notice.

                      Travel Insurance recommended at all times and particularly during hurricane season - 6/1 to 11/30

                      Document provided on local area restaurants, historical sites, shopping, urgent care facilities, etc.

                      Rental Agreement Provided covering rates and other essential information

                      50% deposit required to book the cottage.

                      Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

                      Rentals within 30 days of check-in require full payment at time of booking.

                      Credit cards accepted: Master, Visa, Discover, JCB; checks accepted if time permits; no out of country checks

                      Check In: After 5 p.m.

                      Check Out: By 11 a.m.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      Incredible river location close to Chesapeake Bay. Property location has river, pier, dock for large boat. About a 45 minute picturesque drive to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown through Gloucester and the Colonial Parkway. Yorktown, site of the end of the Revolutionary War, is about a 30 minute drive from the cottage across the York River at the entry to the Colonial Parkway. Enjoy estate riverfront privacy and fun with an easy drive to historical attractions, plantations, wineries, Water Country, Busch Gardens. Civil War sites in Richmond and Petersburg are a little over an hour away.

                      Golf, shopping, restaurants, boat tours all available close to property. Deltaville, sailing capitol of Virginia, is about 5 miles. There is a endless list of attractions and things to do in the area.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: I am an education and workforce consultant and retired higher education academic administrator who was born in Petesburg, VA and lived in Minnesota for 30 years. I have two cottages available for rent -- one near Williamsburg, VA on the James River and the guest cottage on the Piankatank River. I split my time between Minnesota and Virginia.

                      Why the Owner Chose Williamsburg:
                      Lovely area with water all around. The Piankatank is one of the cleanest rivers in Virginia. Close to Deltaville, sailing capitol of VA, about an hour from Williamsburg and Jamestown, an hour from Richmond International Airport, and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, DC. Close to Kilmarnock, White Stone and Irvington -- Virgiia's famous Northern Neck. An easy drive to Petersburg and Richmond for Civil War buffs with sites not to be missed. For wine lovers, there are wineries all around featuring tours and tastings.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      In Whitestone, don't miss dinner at The Sandpiper Restaurant and wonderful wine and take-out foods at The River Market. In Williamsburg, try the Fat Canery Restaurant for an upscale meal, the Cheese and Wine Shop on Duke of Gloucster St. for great sandwiches to go or to eat on the patio, and our favorite for dinner, Berrets Seafood and Tap House Grill. Enjoy great breakfasts at the Five Forks Cafe near Jamestown Road and lunch at The Old Chckahominy House Restaurant on Jamestown Road with antique and gift shop adjoining.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Guest Cottage with Piankatank River in background.

                        Guest Cottage with Piankatank River in background.

                      • Entry to property.

                        Entry to property.

                      • Guest Cottage

                        Guest Cottage

                      • Looking out to the screened porch from main floor with river in background.

                        Looking out to the screened porch from main floor with river in background.

                      • Loft single bed - one of two single beds in loft.

                        Loft single bed - one of two single beds in loft.

                      • Entry to pool

                        Entry to pool

                      • Looking out windows of Guest Cottage to river.

                        Looking out windows of Guest Cottage to river.

                      • Looking toward the entry door of the cottage.

                        Looking toward the entry door of the cottage.

                      • Yard next to pool with garage in background.

                        Yard next to pool with garage in background.

                      • Queen bed on main floor.

                        Queen bed on main floor.

                      • Open deck and entry to screened porch with owner's pier in background.

                        Open deck and entry to screened porch with owner's pier in background.

                      • Pier with deep water looking from guest cottage

                        Pier with deep water looking from guest cottage

                      • Queen bed on main floor.

                        Queen bed on main floor.

                      • Queen bed on main floor of cottage.

                        Queen bed on main floor of cottage.

                      • Loft single bed - one of two single beds in loft.

                        Loft single bed - one of two single beds in loft.

                      • Cottage entry

                        Cottage entry

                      • Entry to Guest Cottage.

                        Entry to Guest Cottage.

                      • Looking to loft.

                        Looking to loft.

                      • Queen Four Poster Bed

                        Queen Four Poster Bed

                      • Deck with grill.

                        Deck with grill.

                      • Guest Cottage taken from the end of the pier.

                        Guest Cottage taken from the end of the pier.

                      • Guest Cottage Screened Porch.

                        Guest Cottage Screened Porch.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

                      $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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