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Private Retreat - Wareloch a Waterfront Estate in Tidewater

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

'You have to see it to believe it. Wareloch is one of the few places on earth where you can experience uninterrupted views of land and sea, not a neighbor in sight. Gorgeous spot, lovely home, gracious host. Pure paradise!' Previous Guest's Comment

Wareloch is one of the few remaining places where you can enjoy sweeping, uninterrupted views of the Ware River and Mobjack Bay – an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Wareloch is on a natural inlet between two coves with beautiful private, secluded beaches.

Children can enjoy a swim in the river, build a sandcastle or play hide-and-seek in the boxwood gardens. Adults can relax by the water – a good read in one hand and a favorite beverage in the other. Animal watchers can observe such wildlife paradise as ospreys, snowy egrets, blue herons, bald eagles, great horned owls, wild turkeys, white-tail deer and more. Or you can kayak along the shoreline, soak up the sun on the private beaches, or find your own peaceful spot at a scenic paradise we call Wareloch.

Wareloch is the perfect spot to host family and friends for the holidays or anytime you want to gather at one place. The kitchen is fully stocked and the dining room can seat 10-12 guests. This 3,900-square-foot home has 12 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms (1 king, 1 double, 2 twins, 2 twins & a futon), 2 ½ baths, formal living room, dining room, den (sofa bed), library (sofa bed), music room, breakfast room, kitchen, butler’s pantry and screened porch. The kitchen features new cabinets, countertops and appliances. Whether you come with family or friends, you will find Wareloch is an unbelievable place that will beckon you back year after year. We are happy to answer any questions and help you plan your perfect vacation getaway!

Keywords: House, waterfront, estate, sleeps 8, home, private beach, river house,

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Paula

Born and raised in Gloucester. Attended the University of Virginia for my undergraduate degree and the College of William and Mary for my M.B.A. I reside in Williamsburg full-time with my family and pets. I teach as an adjunct professor of Economics for Thomas Nelson Community College. The rest of my time I spend volunteering at my daughters' elementary school and maintaining Wareloch! I am happy to help you plan your perfect getaway to the Tidewater area!!

Paula purchased this house in 2006

Why Paula chose Williamsburg

I grew up in Gloucester. When my uncle passed he left me his beautiful home on the water. I spent many hours as a child on the beach and playing in the woods here.

What makes this house unique

For me Wareloch is the perfect getaway spot, I love the tranquility and peacefulness here. Whether I am enjoying the view by the water or taking a walk through the woods, it is a place that rejuvenates the soul.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The only negative part of our stay was that we had to leave! We were so taken in by this lovely place- the history, the views, the house. We had plans to go to Williamsburg or Virginia Beach but couldn't bear to leave the property during the day. Days were spent kayaking, crabbing, swimming and reading on the dock and playing. God bless you and this place.
Aug 2014
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Williamsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Bedrooms Upstairs and 2 Bedrooms Downstairs
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sundeck at Water's Edge; Outdoor Shower


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Private Retreat - Wareloch a Waterfront Estate in Tidewater
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Hedgesville WV

best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

our family came from all over and met for vacation at Gloucester.

this house is amazing. quite, has everything you could possibly need.

plenty of room for private time. wonderful woodlands and waterfront for

exploring. close to town yet feels like your all alone. it comes highly recommended from

all 10 of us. can't wait to go back. it was just .... heaven., loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you and I hope you all will come visit again!
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Large house that is well furnished. The view of the river is beautifull. We had a fire every evening. It was a great family get together. John & Margaret Ferrell

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will consider Wareloch your home away from home and come again!
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

we have spent 4 days Wareloch, we were 9 in the house; we have enjoyed the waterfront, canoing every day, the sunrise, reading in front of the sea, playing the piano ; very restful and peaceful place; it was a wonderful place to spend time together

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and spacious home for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was completely enchanted with this home! An easy drive from Busch Gardens, we spent our days crabbing, reading and sitting on the pier. We definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

1st - the owner is extremely helpful and Kind, she personally made our experience more than we could have hoped for, Thanks Paula

Her care takers are also equally as kind and available for help even if it was for local details, Thank you Mary and Popeye

We Rented a boat and fished out in the Bay, Caught Sharks, Sting rays and other small fish.

Our Family had a wonderful time and hope to return again soon

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Wareloch. It's a special place to me and I love sharing it with guests like you and your family. I look forward to having you all again.
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A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Paula, for making your beautiful house available to us for our family vacation. The sunrise alone made it worthwhile. Drinking our coffee out on the dock watching the sunrise was so peaceful I never wanted to leave there. I would highly recommend your place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All is right with the world when you are witnessing a beautiful sunrise over the water with a good cup of Joe in your hand. So glad you enjoyed Wareloch. Hope you come back again soon. Paula
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Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Rabbit Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Ware Neck Produce
Nearest Point of Interest
Warehouse Landing Public Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaverdam Park

Bring your own motorboat,sailboat, jet skis,.etc..Put in your boat at nearby public launch site and anchor at property's shoreline. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets on site.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter are at Peak Season pricing of $550/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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