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Private Retreat - Wareloch a Waterfront Estate in Tidewater

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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,

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 Hampton Roads

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Retreat - Wareloch a Waterfront Estate in Tidewater
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

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: Jul 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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Très belle propriété

  • 5 of 5

Toute ma famille a adoré la maison, la beauté du paysage, la possibilité d'utiliser les kajaks et les soirées au bord de l'eau.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Paula, thank you so much!...

  • 5 of 5

Paula, thank you so much! We had so much fun with our out-of-town guests who traveled south for a wedding nearby in Gloucester. The exterior of your property is amazing - the great lawn, private dock and beach are so serene. The views of the stars and moon at night were spectacular! Plenty of room for us all to enjoy doing our own thing or spend great family time together. We are hoping to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wareloch is a great gathering place. I have had many visitors who are in town for a wedding and needed more space than a hotel room can offer. I look forward to hosting you all again!
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Dear Paula, We had ...

  • 5 of 5

Dear Paula,

We had such a great time staying at Wareloch. What an amazing place. The kids and adults had so much fun playing in the water and resting in the hammock. It was great to reunite as a family and create wonderful memories! Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly Hills FL

We came to Warelock for a...

  • 5 of 5

We came to Warelock for an early Christmas celebration with our family. It was perfect. The house was large and extremely accomodating and the new kitchen was a pleasure to work in. The owner was so thoughtful. She even decorated the house complete with a beautiful Christmas tree. In addition, the view from the house is awesome, especially the sunrise. This was a holiday celebration to remember.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynchburg, TN

The beauty and serenity o...

  • 5 of 5

The beauty and serenity of Warelock paired with the thoughtfulness of it's owner makes it the best VRBO in Virginia. Yes, it is in close proximity to many sight seeing attractions, but be prepared, you will not want to leave once you arrive!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Williamsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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