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'Marina Sunset' - Waterfront Retreat Overlooking Monroe Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-5

Marina Sunset is situated on the upper level of a bayfront cottage. 'INCREDIBLE' best describes the sunset views of Monroe Bay from the front deck of this gorgeous vacation rental on the 'Point'. This beautifully decorated and fully equipped two-bedroom unit sleeps up to 5 and offers everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable vacation, from bicycles to a karaoke machine! Our guests have full use of the back porch, patio, yard and grill. Perfect for a solitary retreat or a relaxing time with family or friends.

Colonial Beach is only a 90-minute drive from DC or Richmond. You will not want to leave this lazy river town, bordered by the Potomac River and Monroe Bay, and where golf carts and boats are the main means of transportation! Enjoy our beautiful beaches and boardwalk, the town pier, museum, antique shops, town 'trolley', coffee shop and restaurants, boat charters, or just relax! Everything in town is accessible by walking, bicycle or golf cart (which you can rent in town)!

We would love to have you at Marina Sunset as our guests!

More Details

Glenda Chiarello
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Glenda Chiarello

We are baby boomers with lots of energy and young at heart! Jim is a handyman and Glenda handles all the bookkeeping and management of the cottage. We love meeting new people and sharing our little piece of heaven, so this is just our cup of tea!

Glenda Chiarello purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Glenda Chiarello chose Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach is a hidden gem of the Northern Neck. We lived in Richmond, VA, and came upon this lazy little river town while exploring one weekend. We fell in love with the quaint step-back-in-time feeling, and the natural beauty of this town so rich in history. And the people...everyone waves hello! So we packed up an moved here, and we just love this way of life and especially sharing it with visitors! We live downstairs, and Marina Sunset is on the upper level!

What makes this cottage unique

You will immediately fall in love with the amazing views of Monroe Bay from the living room and front deck of Marina Sunset! Whether day or night, you will experience the tranquility of the beautiful wildlife, sailboats, and magnificent sunsets Golf-cart community, trolley, great beaches, town events, sightseeing, bird watching, boating, artist guild, antiquing, great restaurants, very relaxing atmosphere are all here for you in Colonial Beach within walking or biking distance of the cottage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay at the Marina Sunset. We've never been at colonial beach before, so that was a change for us city folks. Despite the weather, we managed to settle in and do some site seeing.

I'm sure in the summer there's a lot more going on than in March, so chances are we would be willing to come back and visit.

Thanks again for all your trust...hopefully you'll have more confidence in us 20-something year olds :)

- William & Catie
Mar 2009
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Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • this is a very large bathroom with a vanity and dressing area!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. We provide porta-crib and high chair for babies and toddlers., Couch in living room doubles as additional twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Board games, puzzles, bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs, portacrib, baby monitor, high chair, deck lounge chairs, karaoke machine. Fishing poles and other items provided by owners upon request...our aim is to give you a vacation to remember!


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'Marina Sunset' - Waterfront Retreat Overlooking Monroe Bay
average rating of 4.868421 based on 42 reviews
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Very Clean & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my husband, son & his wife & two children) stayed at the cottage because of my son & granddaughter participating in the DC Spartan Run in Mechanicsville, Md. The cottage was very, very clean, which I appreciated very much. Nice selection of moves (fire stick), games on the porch. Area was very laid back, lovely for a quite walk in the morning. Nice little beach area for the grand girls to swim a bit. We used the grill one night to grill chicken thighs which was great. If ever back in the area will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review Robin. I am so glad you had a great stay and enjoyed Marina Sunset. By the way the beach here was just voted the best beach in Virginia in USA Today contest! I hope you got to walk the boardwalk and Town Pier when you were here! I should have told you to stop at Nancy's ice cream too! Have a great summer!
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Relaxing 😌

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot for relaxing! I enjoyed my tea on the front porch every morning watching the crab boats bring in and replace their pots or the Osprey diving for breakfast. This is a beautiful spot and Jim and Glenda are simply wonderful hosts.

The unit was clean and anything I needed was there waiting for me. Grocery store is close by.

Really enjoyed walking around the bay and then looping up to walk along the Potomac. Truly a beautiful place.

Amazing sunsets!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Quirky

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay to realign and refocus.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view

  • 5 of 5

Great place to rent, everything you need and a beautiful place

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Betty... thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. It was so nice meeting you and your group. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Marina Sunset. Please come again! Glenda and Jim
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very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much Mindy! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Richmond VA


  • 5 of 5

Ourselves and another couple had the pleasure of staying at Marina Sunset during the 3rd Annual Colonial Beach Motorcycle Rally. The property was just as described AND MORE....

Very comfortable accommodation's with a million dollar view from your private balcony overlooking Monroe Bay.

Thank you for providing such a fantastic vacation property for people to enjoy. For future visitors, you won't be disappointed.

Steve and Mary

Richmond Virginia

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Dullas International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Tangier Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Cameron Hills Golf Links
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 301
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Town of Colonial Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Potomac River Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bell House
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaches on "The Point"
Nearest Point of Interest
Largest Tree in State of Virginia!
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkers Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Historical Downtown Colonial Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
James Monroe Birthplace
Nearest Point of Interest
George Washington Birthplace
Nearest Point of Interest
Westmoreland State Park
Car: recommended

A trip to Colonial Beach is like stepping back in time to a simpler way of life! Enjoy the beautiful Potomac River beaches, collect shells and sea glass, go fishing, birdwatch, experience the sailboats coming in at sunset, shop the many antique shops and specialty stores, enjoy the waterfront restaurants, walk out on the town pier, stroll the boardwalk, visit our museum and ride the 25 cent trolley to get a historical tour of this lovely seaside town! Golf Carts in Colonial Beach are street legal, so you will enjoy seeing all various types passing along and beeping. Waving to everyone and saying 'hello' to strangers is not optional in Colonial Beach! Driving outside the town limits within 15 minutes drive, you will find Westmoreland Berry Farm, Westmoreland State Park, Monroe's Birthplace, Washington's Birthplace, Wineries and Golf, Just a little further, within an hours drive, is King's Dominion Theme Park, Fredericksburg sightseeing, and all that the beautiful Norther Neck has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75

Active Military discount - 10% off all quoted rates. We will send you a revised payment request when you book and provide documentation.

Discounted monthly rates will gladly be quoted upon request.

If you are planning to stay more than 4 nights, please book a full week for the best rates (i.e. 5 or 6 nights will cost more than 7 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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