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Recent Chesapeake Bay reviews

  • Peaceful Vacation

    "This was a wonderful place to stay. The house was a beautiful as the pictures and the private beach and pier made for a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Our family of 5 enjoyed the home with plenty or room. The wrap around porch and "widow's peak" room made for a wonderful place to escape and read. The boys fished, with limited success, although they enjoyed the attempts. The girls collected shells, and we all went to see the lighthouse. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked every meal. It was clean and the owner was wonderful to work with. This will likely be a first choice when headed back to VA."
    Guest: Jacque H. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 29, 2013
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  • Amauri, Angie and Jack.

    "We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend in your cottage. So "modern" was my 9 year olds word. We really appreciated the snacks also. The location was perfect. We walked everywhere. We hope to return soon!"
    Guest: 3 amigos Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • April stay.

    "It was important for me to have some down time away from the standard hotel, people and noise. This place was just right. Quiet, comfortable, with no pressure. Water access and great views of nature and water. We were able to cook in and with a short drive eat out and see the sights. Size is right for two people let alone the deck space. Thanks again to Pam for thinking of what we might need for our stay we could not have asked for more."
    Guest: None Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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  • A Unique Opportunity

    "It is truly a unique opportunity to be able to stay at historic and beautiful Pop Castle. Our family of seven adults and 5 children under age 5 stayed here for a week in June. The first night, as I tucked one of the little grandchildren into her bed, she whispered in my ear, "I love this house". Two months later, back in her hometown, hardly a day goes by when she doesn't talk about the "River House". We were guests in a private home, without the owners hovering nearby! The kitchen was fully stocked with every pot, pan, spice, condiment, basket, bowl, utensil you could possibly need. As a family of cooks, we found there was everything we needed to create a feast or a picnic. Here's a rundown of all that we did and used on-site, in one week's stay: kayaked, cooked oysters out on grill, played croquet, swung from tree swing, caught crabs in pot off of dock, watched fireworks on July 4 from the dock, played games and cards, read, swam in river, dug in sand, played ball on the thick, lush lawn, walked, rode bikes, cooked out 3 lb. sirloin steak which we bought at market 5 min. from house, basketball, ping pong, drinks every evening under the huge oak trees, watched sunrises and sunsets, heard the rain on the roof, lived on the screened porch, watched movies, used instant and fast wifi, walked 2-3 miles safely on private roads, fished, played with doll house in kids' room, puzzles, ate well and slept soundly. The history of the house is fascinating and I highly recommend that you read everything you can find onsite about the house and property; let your imagination run free. While the house is old, it is beautifully restored, furnished, landscaped and well maintained. Bring very little as the property has everything you'll need, including hundreds of books and games for adults and children. The three villages of White Stone, Kilmarnock and Irvington are 5-20 min. drive and offer groceries, gas, propane, butcher, market, shops, and restaurants, but we didn't want to leave the property. As a change of pace, one family with kids found the nearby schools and churchyards that had climbing and swinging apparatus and took off for those a few mornings. Granddad, son and 5 yr. old grandson rented a fishing boat with captain and enjoyed a successful fishing expedition. The owner is responsive, personable, and thoughtful. I can testify to a fantastic family vacation and wholeheartedly recommend Pop Castle for any reunion, wedding, party, or family vacation."
    Guest: Anne M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014
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