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2-bedroom waterfront Cottage including large deck, private pier, kitchen, living area with high-speed wireless internet, cable, 32 inch Vizio flat-screen TV and Sony DVD player. Also Sony Am/FM/CD player with MP3 player dock. One queen and two extra-long twin beds (can me merged to make a king). One 3-piece bathroom. Fridge, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, stove and oven provided. On deck, seating, small gas grill and charcol grill. Must be 21 and above to rent.
Queen size Beds (1) Cozy queen with pillow top. Twin or Single Beds (1) In one bedroom there are 2 extra-long twin beds that can be used seperately or can be pushed together to form a single king bed if notified ahead of time....moreless
Wine, Beer, Coffee, Organic and Natural Foods, Dinners to go, Catering and Gift Baskets - Contact Kelsik Specialty Market, Gloucester.
Food Lion in Gloucester Courthouse and Mathews Courthouse
32 inch Vizio Flat Screen TV with Sony DVD player...moreless
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Windward Cottage is located on Ferry Creek a 1/2 mile-wide tributary off the Piankatank River with spectacular sunsets. A quiet and romantic setting. It has its own dock (3.5 feet mean low water) with fresh water and nearby community boat ramp. It is 2 miles above the Twiggs Ferry Bridge that crosses the Piankatank. It is about 8 miles from Gwynn Island. The 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage features 1 comfy queen and 2 extra-long twins which can be converted into a king. Central heat/air. Bathroom has a shower/bathtub. Kitchen has full-size refrig/freezer; appartment-size stove; microwave/toaster/coffeemaker. Large (10x32 ft) waterfront deck w/ gas and charcol grills. High-speed internet/cable. DVD player with flat-screen TV. CD player with AM/FM radio with Ipod dock. Wireless Davis weather station. Fish and crab off the dock. 11 mi to Gloucester CH; 12 mi to Deltaville; 13 mi to Mathews CH; 21 mi to Urbana; 37 mi to Williamsburg. Great for Kayaking. Great for biking. Enjoy...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Seating for 4 people
Cottage has central heat and air-conditioning....moreless
High Speed Internet with wireless router - Cox Communcations....moreless
Both bed linens and bath towles provided for family of 4.Beach towels not included...moreless
High Speed Internet with wirelesss router - Cox Communications....moreless
There is a fire-pit available in front of the waterfront deck....moreless
Catering available through Kelsick Specialty Market
Catering available through local cater Shirley Williams ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Full-size refrig/freezer; apartment size electric stove. Microwave/toaster/coffeemaker,...moreless
Summer / Peak May 23 - Sep 7, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Easy access to America's historical triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. There is outlet shopping in Williamsburg 45 minutes away. Duke of Gloucester Street (featuring the Williamsburg Taverns - King's Arms; Christiana Campbell's and Shields Taverns) 58 min. Our latest favorite waterfront resturant is the York River Oyster Company located in the York River Yacht Haven located in Gloucester Point is 20 miles. The food is as wonderful as the view/venue. Yorktown (Riverwalk Resturant is our favorite there) 36 min; Urbana (Urbana Oyster Festival is Nov 7th and 8th, 2014) 34 min; Gwynn's Island (Gwynn's Island Festival June 27-28, 2014) 24 min; Deltaville (The Railway Resturant) 22 minutes; Mathews Courthouse (Mathews Market Days Sept 5-6 2014) 20 min; Our favorite pottery is The Poddery (Owned and operated by Robert and Karen Podd) in Foster 14 min; Gloucester Courthouse (Daffodil Festival April 11-12, 2015) 20 min. Holly Hill Antiques on Route 14 - 11 minutes; Mathews Courthouse has a farmer's market on Main Street each Saturday morning. Favorite grocery store - Food Lion in Mathews Courthouse. Favorite fresh vegetables -Ware Neck Produce in Gloucester Courthouse. Wines come from Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester CH (they'll also order any wine you want). ABC stores in Gloucester CH, Mathews CH and Deltaville. Best fried seafood is Seabreeze on Gwynn's Island. Closest pizza is Anna's or Little Italy in Gloucester Courthouse. There is also Southwind Pizza in Mathews Courthouse. We also love the Crazy Crab Resturant in Reedville (1 hour).
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Vickie Lynne and I have known (of) each other since we were teenagers. When we went off to college my mother encouraged me to call her for a date. We dated very seriously and were 'pre-engaged' from 1975 - 1977. In 1977 we parted ways. Both married others and had children. After I became separated in 2007 I learned that Vickie Lynne was also single. We re-kindled our relationship and were married April 30th, 2011. We have 9 adult children - Vickie Lynne has 5 (one set of triplets) and I have 4 (one set of twins). Ironically the triplets and the twins share the same birthday - March 16. My mother lived with us at Windward until her death in September 2010. Vickie Lynne's dad lived with us here at Windward until his death in August of 2011. I am a family physician and have been in practice since 1984. Vickie Lynne is a family nurse practitioner. We have the joy of practicing together. We attend Ware Episcopal Church. We love living on Ferry Creek - it is more than majical. Our daughter Katie, one of the triplets, manages the property for us.
Why the Owner Chose Gloucester: Windward Cottage is located on Ferry Creek in the Piney Point Subdivision in Gloucester, VA. All of Piney Point was once owned by Jeff Callis who married Etta Dutton and lived at Elm Bank in Piney Point - just a few footsteps down the lane from Windward and Windward Cottage. Etta Dutton was my grandmother's favorite Cousin and my mother's family (who lived on nearby Freewelcome Farm) were frequent visitors to Elm Bank and the Callis household. Fast forward - Vickie Lynne's father and mother 1st purchased another house on Ferry Creek in 1967 (Ferry's Landing). They sold that house to Vickie Lynne's mother's cousin in 1971 and purchased Windward, established in 1971. Vickie Lynne and her family have lived at Windward full-time since 1998. Vickie Lynne and I were married April 30th, 2011. Hence, as my Uncle Alex once said 'we are living on old family land.' In 2008, through a twist of fate, the cottage juxtaposed to Windward became available and we bought it. We have renovated the house, put a new roof on, added central heat and air conditioning, improved the kitchen and bathroom and added high-speed internet/CableTV and phone, painted and installed new carpet and kitchen flooring. When our parents were living with us - Vickie Lynne and I used Windward Cottage as our personal escape. Now we use it for our guests. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to purchase Ferry's Landing back from Vickie Lynne's cousin. It is presently undergoing extensive renovations.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: For those who have seen and appreciated the movie 'On Golden Pond' - Ferry Creek is even better. The eco-system is unbelievable. Year round we have bald eagles; in the summer months (March through September) we have the Osprey's to watch circling overhead and snatching fish from the creek. The high pitched 'cheep cheep' of the Ospreys is constant. This past year we put an Osprey Nest platform on an old piling in front of the Cottage and watched our 1st Osprey pair build their 1st nest. We daily watch the commercial crabbers fish their crab pots. We can fish or crab off the pier. We can kayak up into the marshes of the mouth of the creek or we can be in the channel of the Piankatank River in 1/4 mile. Windward Cottage faces west - so we get the most spectacular sunset views. In the winter we have ducks and geese in the creek. Ferry Creek is a miraculous and wonderful place. Come, see for yourself and enjoy. We live next door at Windward.