About Karen Grieff
I grew up in the Northern Neck (NNK) on a working farm and know this area well. I currently reside in Ellicott City, MD with my husband and two youngest children. We own this cottage with my sisters family. This is a special place where we share many happy memories.
Karen Grieff purchased this House in 2016
Why Karen Grieff chose Kinsale
The NNK is an undiscovered treasure just a few hours from the Baltimore/Washington area and an hour from Richmond or Fredericksburg. It offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing and watersports. In the broader area you'll find a lot of colonial history at Washington's birth place, and Stratford Hall. You may also enjoy visiting local wineries, antique shopping, or playing a round of golf.
What makes this House unique
Very quiet neighborhood setting. Nicely furnished front porch. New modern kitchen and nicely appointed furnishings. Canoe and Kayak available to paddle around the protected waters off the Potomac River.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great family getaway
Property was exactly as described! Perfect location for a family getaway. 4 adults and 3 kids stayed comfortably! Wonderful time in the water and being outside, unplugged for a few days.
We just loved it! Beautiful views and comfortable furniture. So many amenities and a well stocked kitchen. We went for a long weekend for some R&R, and we got it. The area is very quiet and peaceful. We especially enjoyed the nest of ospreys near the pier. Sitting on the screened in porch with a cup of coffee in the morning wasn’t a bad option either! Restaurants are good, but a bit of a drive, so you’re better off cooking or grilling at home (or buying crabs) we think. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Peaceful & Serene
My husband and I totally enjoyed our stay at your cottage! We especially appreciated the ease in walking from the lawn to the pier as we are both older. The serenity and peacefulness of this cottage was what I needed to decompress. You may see us again!
We spent three nights here and enjoyed every moment. I literally mean every moment!
We loved every aspect of the home and lot. The location could not be finer. The Osprey on the nest with a chick was fascinating.
I will certainly stay here again.
Tommy and Joy
Short but sweet.
Cottage was fantastic. We were only there over the weekend but we loved it. The owners have most everything you need at the house to enjoy yourselves. We definitely will return to this perfect little river cottage.
Thank you so much! Hope to hear back from you.
Mother and Daughter Time together
We had a lovely stay at Karen's Rivahaus! My mom turned 80 this year and we were able to celebrate together in a beautiful and peaceful setting. She watched us canoe , kayak and swim from the dock and cooked yummy meals together. It felt like home. The location is beautiful and one could appreciate nature at its finest with the nesting osprey, inspiring sunrises and calmness of the bay. We would like to return someday. The house has all the amenities , is cozy and impeccably decorated.
Thank you very much. I am so happy you had a great 80th celebration.