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Windward Cottage-Waterfront, Private Dock, Spectacular Views

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Windward Cottage faces west-this one is down creek actually over the Piankatank

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gloucester cottage description

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.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

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

                21 and above...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 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 ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable TV - Cox Communications...moreless

                  • Television:

                    32 inch Vizio Flat Screen TV with Sony DVD player...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Waterfront:

                        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

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Cottage has central heat and air-conditioning....moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        High Speed Internet with wireless router - Cox Communcations....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Both bed linens and bath towles provided for family of 4.Beach towels not included...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        High Speed Internet with wirelesss router - Cox Communications....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        There is a fire-pit available in front of the waterfront deck....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Catering available through Kelsick Specialty Market Catering available through local cater Shirley Williams ...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Full-size refrig/freezer; apartment size electric stove. Microwave/toaster/coffeemaker,...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        full-size microwave...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        full-size refrigerator freezer...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        small apartment sized oven/stove top...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large waterfront deck with spectacular views of both Ferry Creek and the Piankatank River. Charcoal grill and propane grill provided. Charcoal and propane not provided by owner....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill provided charcoal not provided. Small patio grill propane not provided....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer / Peak
                      May 23 - Sep 7, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $135
                      $900 $3,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $120
                      $800 $1,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Tax Rate 4%

                      Notes:

                      Reservations are made final or "confirmed" once you have submitted payment for your stay. Cancelations made prior to 30 days of arrival will receive a full refund. Cancelations made within 30 days of arrival will receive a gift certificate in the amount of the reservation to be used within 1 year of the original arrival date. No refunds for weather.


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                      Last updated: 10/01/2014
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                      Location

                      33.48 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
                      10.35 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several in Gloucester Courthouse
                      48.41 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Jamestown-Scotland Ferry
                      11.97 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Painkatank River Golf Club, Hartfield
                      37.05 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak Station, Williamsburg
                      30.4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 64, Exit 220
                      10.24 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Bangkok Noi, Gloucester Courthouse
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Yorktown Beach, Yorktown

                      Car: Necessary

                      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).

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


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                      Photos

                      • Windward Cottage faces west-this one is down creek actually over the Piankatank

                        Windward Cottage faces west-this one is down creek actually over the Piankatank

                      • Side view of Windward Cottage from Windward - the deck is facing Ferry Creek

                        Side view of Windward Cottage from Windward - the deck is facing Ferry Creek

                      • Up creek view from deck of Windward Cottage.

                        Up creek view from deck of Windward Cottage.

                      • View of the middle of Ferry Creek out over the dock. Kayacks can be provided

                        View of the middle of Ferry Creek out over the dock. Kayacks can be provided

                      • Another view of the large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                        Another view of the large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                      • View of the living room with flat screen TV with cable and Sony DVD player

                        View of the living room with flat screen TV with cable and Sony DVD player

                      • Head on view of the ktichen with full size freezer/frig, stove and microwave

                        Head on view of the ktichen with full size freezer/frig, stove and microwave

                      • Kitchen view. Full fridge and freezer, stove top, coffee maker, and table

                        Kitchen view. Full fridge and freezer, stove top, coffee maker, and table

                      • Three piece bathroom - the brown item atop the cabinet is an antigue egg carrier

                        Three piece bathroom - the brown item atop the cabinet is an antigue egg carrier

                      • Front view of cottage

                        Front view of cottage

                      • This sunset is up creek and catches both the sunset and the rising full moon

                        This sunset is up creek and catches both the sunset and the rising full moon

                      • Up creek view over the corner of the deck. Note the Kayack padles / the crab net

                        Up creek view over the corner of the deck. Note the Kayack padles / the crab net

                      • Osprey Platform added to piling in 2011 - new nest made by Osprey Pair 3/2012

                        Osprey Platform added to piling in 2011 - new nest made by Osprey Pair 3/2012

                      • Down creek view of the large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                        Down creek view of the large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                      • Up creek view of large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                        Up creek view of large (10x32') deck facing Ferry Creek.

                      • Different view of the living room with the large flat screen TV w cable and DVD

                        Different view of the living room with the large flat screen TV w cable and DVD

                      • Up creek view of the dining area - table pulls out and can easily seat 6

                        Up creek view of the dining area - table pulls out and can easily seat 6

                      • Cozy, very comfortable queen with family quilt in master bedroom

                        Cozy, very comfortable queen with family quilt in master bedroom

                      • 2nd bedroom with extra long very comfortable twins / can be merged into a
king

                        2nd bedroom with extra long very comfortable twins / can be merged into a king

                      • September 2013 morning - fog over the mouth of Ferry Creek and the Piankatank

                        September 2013 morning - fog over the mouth of Ferry Creek and the Piankatank

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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