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Beautiful Waterfront Cozy Cottage near Downtown Norfolk-New Waterview Sunroom

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy a waterfront stay in a spacious cottage with dock and beautiful sunroom!

This spacious cottage is set back on 0.6 acres with a wonderful view of the Elizabeth River, on a secluded peninsula. It is a very special, unique, private and cozy place right on the cove. We offer:

- A clean beautiful waterfront home

- Breakfast/Coffee while watching the sunrise over the dock

- WiFi internet and cable TV with HBO

- Great bluetooth speaker system for movies and music

- Luxury bath linens

- New water view sunroom

- Dish washer/Washer/Dryer

We respond very quickly to your inquiries, WITHIN An Hour, 24/7.

The cottage interior was recently renovated including a new kitchen and floors. The kitchen is fully equipped including a Keurig coffee machine for your morning coffee or tea to enjoy the sunrise over the water. Breakfast is provided. There is a washer and dryer right in the sunroom for our guests' laundry. There is plenty of parking next to the cottage. We have recently had the back porch closed in with new big sliding windows around. Our guests now can still enjoy the beautiful water view during colder months from the new beautiful sunroom. Providing a great service to our guests is our main goal. We have been working hard on making the place nicer and nicer, improving service to make our guests’ stays more memorable, and always being available to help our guests with any concerns or questions. Thank you for choosing our cottage!!!

A 2 night minimum stay required on weekend. Thank you!

According to Travelandleisure Magazine, top 20 America’s favorite cities in 2017 were rated and Norfolk has made number 1 this year. It was number 4 in 2016. The cottage is just 5 miles from downtown Norfolk and within walking distance of the Ingleside light rail stop where you can get an all day pass for $4.50 including use of the 10 minutes ferry to Portsmouth, another city right cross from downtown Norfolk on the other side of the river.

Some Popular Norfolk Attractions:

Chrysler Museum of Art

Battleship Wisconsin

Waterside District (dining and entertainment)


Virginia Zoo

Norfolk Botanical Garden

MacArthur Mall and Memorial

Grandby Street Resturants and Entertainment

Slover Library

Virginia Stage Company Wells Theatre

Norfolk Scope Arena

The NorVa

More Details

Michael Gaffney
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Michael Gaffney

I am a Marine engineer, and I enjoy living in this waterfront neighborhood. I have lived in this neighborhood where the cottage is located for more than 25 years. My co-host and I have recently bought this vacation house, and we enjoy hosting guests and showing them the area that we love. There is so much to see and do around the Norfolk area. Getting to Virginia beach is easy, and the Norfolk International airport is only 5 miles away. Thank you for giving us a chance to host you, and we are looking forward to accommodating you and making your stay memorable.

Michael Gaffney purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Michael Gaffney chose Norfolk

It is a beautiful waterfront cottage right on the cove. Guests will enjoy their coffee in the morning watching sunrise, birds, and dolphins from the private dock. We also offer long stays with a discount for weekly and monthly rentals, and we have had the offered price on the website.

What makes this cottage unique

The waterfront view is stunning, and the wildlife is amazing.

We have just got a duel gas/charcoal grill for our guests.

Breakfast is included.

There is a washer and dryer right in the porch. Guests can do laundry without leaving the house.


Norfolk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No events No parties A minimum 2 night stay required for weekend rentals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, hair dryer, and hair gel are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Pillowtop Queen Mattress 3 built in USB charger from the alarm clock 2 USB in the kitchen Lots of hangers Iron New AC/Heat Unit
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
The cottage is a perfect place for a couple looking to explore downtown Norfolk and surrounding areas. It is very spacious. Getting to downtown is simple by using the local light rail station which is less than a mile walk away. The train ride is about 12 minutes to downtown with numerous stops. The cottage offers a private dock over the Elizabeth River with seating for two. Virginia beach is only 16 miles away, and it is very easy go get on a highway to go to the beach. We are about 5 miles from Norfolk International airport. We also have a washer and dryer in the porch. We will do our best to provide best service to our guests.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Lakewood, Ohio

True Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful stay at Kings Cottage. There’s too many good things to say about it! It’s very clean and SO ADORABLE!!! Being located right on the Elizabeth River, it is so peaceful and tranquil. We enjoyed sitting on the dock, or snoozing on the hammock. The enclosed patio was great for the rainy days. The cottage had modern conveniences like hi-tech HVAC systems, wifi, streamable TV, and sound bar. The kitchen was modern and well stocked with eating and cooking utensils. The bed was SUPER comfortable and the bathroom was stocked super thick soft towels to use. The best part of our stay was the kindness and graciousness of our hosts, Andy and Micheal. They provided about everything to make our stay wonderful, including a fridge filled with refreshments and fresh bagels. Andy gives great suggestions for restaurants and local events. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hidden gem in Norfolk if you plan to visit the Hampton Roads area.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janis and Frank again for staying at our cottage. It was so great having both of you as guests. Please come back and see us!
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Wonderfully Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Andy were so welcoming to the cottage! Very clean and very comfortable. The view was beautiful! We will definitely be back for another trip here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Andy and Michael are great hosts. The cottage is the perfect size for 2 people. We really enjoyed the sunroom and the view of the river. I highly recommend this cute cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay! Mike & Andy are very gracious hosts! Will visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage and Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was one of, if not, the best vacations we've had. Hosts, Andy and Michael, were fantastic. The cottage was comfortable, tastefully decorated and stocked with all the essentials and breakfast foods which made it feel like home. Would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was just what the Doctor ordered.

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Michael were fantastic hosts. The cottage was decorated with love. The guys put alot of thought into not only the cottage but their guests overall experience. The guys really care about making sure the guests feel welcome. Thanks Andy and Michael

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sherri and John for staying at our cottage and taking good care of the place. We hope to have a chance to host you both again soon. Have a great week! Andy
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Norfolk International airport ORF
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Janaf shopping Mall
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Downtown Norfolk
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Ingleside Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Janaf Shopping Center, many restaurants are there
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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