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Charming Battlefield Cottage - Tour Run Bike Romantic Getaway

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Huzzah!' (A 'colonial cheer') and Welcome! Your quaint and charming Yorktown cottage awaits you. Formerly the studio of renowned folk artist Nancy Thomas (visit her galleries in Yorktown & Williamsburg)this newly renovated (Jun 09) cottage is located in a quiet and scenic neighborhood on the Yorktown Battlefield on a bluff just above the York River. Your home away from home is just less than a mile across the battlefield to Historic Yorktown (a nice walk around the earthworks or a very short drive) and one-half mile from the Yorktown Coast Guard Training Station. The neighborhood of about 40 homes was laid out in the 1920's as an area of 'summer retreats' for folks from Richmond to escape the summer heat to swim, fish and crab in the York River. It is the only neighborhood completely within the confines of the Colonial National Historic Park, and sits directly on the Revolutionary War Battlefield (Oct 1781) and between the Union and Confederate lines on the Civil War Battlefield (Battle of Yorktown, May, 1862). Your hosts Rob and Sheri can provide as much information as you desire about local history, attractions, and the local area.

Your cottage includes everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Most folks come to explore the Historic Triangle (Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown). But there is also Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and a host of other activities nearby. The Colonial National Historic Park and adjacent Newport News Park have over 25 miles of tour roads and trails perfect for runners/walkers/hikers/bicycles...(your bicycles are ready!) In fact, Yorktown is the East Coast Terminus for a transcontinental bike route and the scene of numerous Peninsula Track Club and Colonial Road Runners Club races each year. Walking the mile long Riverwalk (along the York River) from the National Park Service HQ to the Yorktown Victory Center is a popular activity as well as overland hiking to the many little known Civil War sites within the park (we'll tell you where they are!)

Your all-new full kitchen has everything you'll need to prepare any meals you wish. We'll start you out with coffee and teas, bottled waters and toiletries. If you'd like to dine out great seafood is available evenings at the River Room (Duke of York Hotel) or Nick's Riverwalk Restaurant both right on Water Street with York River views. The Schooner Alliance (at our Water Street docks) is available for mid-day or romantic evening sailing. Don't miss a breakfast or a lunch at the Island Cafe also at the Duke of York Hotel.

Your cottage is a beautiful drive up the Colonial Parkway (3 lanes, no stop signs or stop lights) directly into Colonial Williamsburg and on from there to Historic Jamestowne. Perfectly located, your personal retreat is also well suited for painting, writing, or those doing historical research at Colonial Williamsburg and nearby sites.

Very nearby is the Yorktown Coast Guard Training Station. Graduations occur almost monthly. The cottage is a perfect place for parents and spouses to stay and only one-half mile away. Also, a perfect place to stay to attend graduations at the College of William and Mary.

There are five beautiful golf courses within 15 miles...your clubs are provided. The Yorktown fishing pier requires no license, we have all your fishing gear waiting.

Holidays and special events are a great reason to visit Yorktown. A perfect place to stay if attending a wedding at the historic 'Freight Shed' on Water Street. The 4th of July in Yorktown features all day activities, an evening concert, and a spectacular fireworks display over the York River! 'Yorktown Day' (19 Oct) is the anniversary of the British surrender at Yorktown and always a day long celebration with ceremonies (many visitors from France). From Thanksgiving through Christmas Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg have continual activities throughout the holiday season that are a joy to all. Yorktown is an all-year-long fun place to be...your cottage awaits you!

Questions? Please call and ask! All inquiries will receive a prompt and cheerful response.

Keywords: Detached Two-Story Cottage
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Wireless internet, all new appliances, linens, towels and blanket, new pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets, teapot, coffee maker, blender, iron/board, toaster, outdoor shower (in addition to full bath in cottage), 2 bicycles, men's and ladies golf clubs, 2 sets of fishing gear, beach chairs, towels, boogie & skimmer boards, games/cards, sightseeing info, book/DVD/CD library, info on grocery stores, gas stations, hair salons, local church info, local hospital info, hairdryer, umbrellas...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown, Jamestown, Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown Victory Center, Jamestown Settlement, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Yorktown Beach, running, walking/hiking, birding, Yorktown Coast Guard Training Center, College of William and Mary, Yorktown Fifes and Drums, Yorktown summer concert series, Yorktown Day (19 Oct), Yorktown Farmers Market, holiday events, VA Symphony Concert in Yorktown, Riverwalk Landing


Owner info

About the owner: Your hosts Rob and Sheri have lived on the Battlefield at Yorktown since 1999; Business owners, amateur historians, runners and painters. We've been docents for the National Park Service, volunteers with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and members of the Celebrate Yorktown Committee. We're available at your request to provide as much information as you might desire including insider recommendations on touring, shopping, restaurants, etc.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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  • Brand new kitchen with everything you need...

    Brand new kitchen with everything you need...

  • Nice place to read in the bedroom...

    Nice place to read in the bedroom...

  • Sleep comfortably in queen bed with brand new pillow-top mattress...

    Sleep comfortably in queen bed with brand new pillow-top mattress...

VRBO #251396

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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