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Quiet Cottage on White Sand Beach of Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Try n Rest

In the Historic Northern Neck of Virginia

Try n Rest. The name says it all, really. This vintage 4 bedroom cottage, with a new family room addition, sits on the shore at the mouth of the Potomac River overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Try n Rest has a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, 2 full baths and a large screened in porch. It can accommodate 6-8 guests. A view of the Bay is enjoyed from the living room, porch and front bedrooms.

From the back door, walk 50’ to a large raised deck which overlooks the Bay and the broad white sand beach. Lying around with a good book is enough activity for some, but for those who prefer moving about, there are plenty of outdoor adventures. You can:

- fish off the shore for spot and croaker

- take long walks down the beach,

- stick a crab pot in at the shoreline,

- take your boat into a three mile long salt water creek

- play croquet or horseshoes in the large back yard

- ride your bikes on miles of flat quiet roads.

Public boat launching sites are within a 15 minute drive at the Great Wicomico River and the Little Wicomico River.

Try n Rest has no TV on purpose as we find this to be a place to enjoy games, books, and conversation.

You have selected an area not only steeped in early Virginia history, but also with memorable restaurants, such as historic 18th Century Hughlett’s Tavern and waterfront seafood restaurants in Reedville. A fifteen minute drive from Try n Rest takes you to Reedville (check out the Victorian houses and the Waterman’s Museum); a thirty minute ride reaches Irvington, and White Stone (towns with resort shopping and restaurants). Winery tours are in the area. You will discover Antique stores and Junque shops all through the area. Public golf courses are available at Tides Inn Resort and in the town of Callao. Finally, from Reedville, you can board a Tangier Island Cruise.

Couples tell us this quiet and beautiful spot is a perfect place for a romantic getaway or to celebrate an anniversary.

This is a great location for kids. The wide, sandy, safe beach leads to water with soft, sandy bottom that very gradually gets deep. Sandbars provide splashy water play with water less than 1 foot deep. There is a 14 foot restored waterman's crab boat parked on the front yard for kids to play in. Numerous indoor and yard games are provided. Seaside wildlife abounds. Fishing from shore is sometimes successful in catching small fish.

Try N Rest is located 2.5 hours southeast of Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area, or 2 hours northeast of Richmond, Virginia.

For information and reservations, call Reid Carter at 804-651-1683. To view the cottage on Google Earth, just copy this Latitude and Longitude ( 37°56'13.17'N, 76°19'20.11'W) and paste it into the 'fly to' search box at the top right of Google Earth;. Click the 'search icon' and it will fly you to Try'nRest. You will be able to see the white sand beach, the Chesapeake Bay and nearly lakes, inlets and woods.

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More Details

Dick Carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Why Dick Carter chose Chesapeake Bay

Try'n Rest has been a family vacation spot for over 60 years.


Heathsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cottage on White Sand Beach of Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Amazing location! Well kept and exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing few days as a couple celebrating their anniversary! The hospitality was amazing and I could not recommend a more appropriate pace to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Try N'Rest - such a clean, open and inviting cottage. Plenty of space to relax and enjoy! The porch is wonderful! The house is perfectly appointed and decorated - perfect for a quiet family get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation from the moment we pulled in and saw the cute flip flop wreath hanging on the front door! This house has everything you could need to enjoy a relaxing vacation! Beautiful home inside and out! We spent most of our time at the beach up until Thursday when the jellyfish came in! 5 out of 6 kids got stung by jellyfish.  But that didn’t stop us from having a good time! Please if you plan to swim bring water shoes as we found several large pieces of glass out in the water. We enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise and watching the sunset in the evening! It’s almost magical it’s so pretty! The kids enjoyed the sand area and boat up in the yard. They played all day long and slept like rocks at night! We took a few trips to Chitter Chats Ice Cream during our stay!! YUM!! We met a neighbor from 2 doors down and he was such a nice guy. He showed us the secret to opening blue crab! He also gave us a great recipe for crab cakes. We can’t wait to go back!! Just might have found our new yearly get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family and I fell in love with this cottage as soon as we stepped into it. We couldn't decide which was our favorite room- the bright sunny family room that had a lovely view of the forest, or the cozy family room with dark panel wood walls which had stunning views of the bay. The screened in porch was perfect for watching the sunrise.

I was worried that we would get bored with no TV and internet but surprisingly, we found plenty of ways to keep ourselves occupied during our stay. We didn't even leave the house the whole time we were there! We are planning on coming back when the weather gets warmer so that we can enjoy sitting on the porch and on the deck that overlooks the beach and the water.

I highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation where you can bond with your family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Try N Rest immensely. The cottage is charming and immaculate. The setting is beautiful and serene. Dick Carter was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

We have stayed in many VRBO homes over the years and this was by far the best experience across the board.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Try 'N Rest Cottage. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and slow pace. The cottage has everything that a family needs! There is enough space for everyone and everything, but is small enough that it feels like "home." The owners are kind prompt in e-mail responses. We met the neighbors towards the end of our stay. A kind couple with two dogs. The kids (6 total) spent their days playing on the small sandy area by the upper deck, on the beach, or swimming. Although we did not see any dolphins, we did have to watch out for jellyfish! We spent one afternoon in Reedville. We thoroughly recommend The Crazy Crab and Chitterchats Ice Cream in Reedville. We also took a day & drove up to Washington DC. About a 3 hour drive, but worth it since we were already this close. We hope to make this an annual vacation! Our family vacation was full of now cherished memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Heathsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 5.3%

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.
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