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'Marina Sunset' - Waterfront Retreat Overlooking Monroe Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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 4.852941 based on 38 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay just perfect for what we needed

it would be great to have sleep sofa if possible but we loved it will be back the view is perfect

thank you for letting us stay

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn...So glad you had a great time. We hope you will be able to come again. Sorry we didnt get to meet you this time, but we are so glad that your stay was all you hope it would be! Glenda & Jim
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Wonderful Change of Pac

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! There were 4 of us girls here for a girls weekend. We biked and walked everywhere, to the bar, to the beach, to dinner it say nice not needing a car all weekend! The beaches were not crowded and the water not deep on the banks so it was perfect for small children to play in. This is not a young town but everyone is soooooo nice we will definitely be back! Our house was perfect for us and we really enjoyed our stay and the location of marina sunset =)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here! The owners are very genuine people with excellent communication! The home was super clean and furnished with everything you would need. The beds and couches very comfortable! The Internet is fast and the water pressure is great! The outdoor patio is the perfect place with a cup of coffee to watch the sun come up or with a glass of wine as the sun goes down. I would highly recommend staying at the Marina Sunset! We look forward to returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, CA

Great home in a good neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating and hospitable during our stay. There were so many activities to do in the home and the surrounding area.

Thanks for such a good experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Light House Restaurant
George Washington Birthplace
Westmoreland State Park
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
Tax Rate 5.0%

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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