VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
See rate details for fall, winter, and event pricing.
The guest cottage is in a beautiful, romantic and private setting. Enjoy this elegant and secluded guest cottage on a lovely 2 acre property located on a private point fewer than 75 feet from the pristine Piankatank River. Delightful as a romantic getaway for two as you 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 and 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 and entertainment 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, flat screen TV and DVD, 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. Great restaurants are close by for romantic dinners.
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.
Queen size Bed (1) Four poster queen bed on main floor of guest cottage., Two twin beds are in loft....moreless
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
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
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Dining table on adjoining screened porch seats 4....moreless
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
Spring/summer Mar 15 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
$325 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$325 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning$100 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Rental policies provided
No smoking and no pet
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Holiday Fee of $100 for all major holidays
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.
Travel with confidence
Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
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.
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.