Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
James River Vacation
Cabin was comfortable. Everything was exactly as described. Our family had a great time. Jeff was easy to communicate with and responded immediately with feedback. Thank you!
A peaceful retreat
This property was wonderful for nature-inclined children. Just a paradise for kids. The private beach with calm water, shark-teeth hunting, beautiful shells, the slackline area, the gazebo in the woods with the games. Toys in the house. Outdoor speakers. Some were nice perks we didn't know about until arriving and exploring. The owner was responsive. Things to be aware of before booking: The location is remote, pack anything you need, you aren't "running to the store". The walk to the beach is a little steep, sometimes slippery. The house is comfortable. Nicely redone bathroom. It's an older cabin so don't expect pristine, but it didn't take away from the experience.
We have never stayed on a property up until the check out time until we stayed here. That should say a lot.
First Virginia Vacation
We had an amazing time. Beautiful property, well maintained, lots of activities, and secluded. The beach was perfect. Lots of shells and shark teeth. The kids kept saying “this is the best vacation ever”. We will be back.
Great getaway in the woods and on the river.
Great Winter Beach Trip
We had a lovely winter-ish weekend at the cottage, complete with S'mores by the fire pit while watching a lovely sunset over the river. We also found some amazing fossils and sharks teeth!
Guests can take advantage of the cottage's location on the James River and they can go kayaking, canoeing and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) straight from the private beach. This location offers acres of privacy. Two kayaks and a canoe with paddles and 'high-end' life-vests, sized from toddler to He-Man are included. There is a private sitting area away from the house with amazing views of the river. There is also a fire pit and seating on a 70' hilltop overlooking the river. The Chippokes Plantation Park is home to a historic farm museum along with a plethora of outdoor attractions including equestrian trails, a swimming pool, and picnic areas. It also hosts special events throughout the year, providing fun for all the family.
In the town of Surry guests can find a winery, several beautiful plantations including Smith's Fort Plantation, the Brandon Plantation and Gardens, and the Lightwood-Historic 18th Century Plantation House.
In the neighboring towns of Smithfield and Williamsburg guests can enjoy more of our nations history by visiting the colonial areas and the original fort at Jamestown. Busch Gardens and Water County are also fun for the whole family.
About Jeffrey Sadler
The Riverhouse is just 10 minutes from the ferry. The ferry is free and you simply drive aboard. The ferries run continuously, with one every 20 minutes or so. The ferry ride is is a pleasant 15 minute site-see on the James River. There is an observation deck for looking at Historic Jamestown. Merchants Square and Busch Gardens/Water Country is only 10 minutes from there.
Jeffrey Sadler purchased this Cottage in 1905
Why Jeffrey Sadler chose Spring Grove
This property has been in the family since the early 1900's. The area's rich history and the tranquility and privacy of this property make it a family heirloom.
What makes this Cottage unique
The connection to America's historic native americans, colonists and explorers is profound. Proof of this area's active past is evident in the fossils and other historic items that over the years have been found along the beachfront. A robust kayak paddle up or down the river provides views of several historic waterfront plantation homes. I enjoy putting myself in the shoes of an early american as I navigate the property. This helps me to appreciate the preservation of this area and it offers me a different perspective when viewing the modern world. A walk on the beach and the challenge of finding the smallest and largest of shark teeth is very therapeutic and is a must do on every visit. The 'missing' electronic devices like TV and internet provide us with the 'missing' time we never seem to have.