Bleu Bayou Cottage - Waterfront Beach-Magnificent Views! Close to Dc & Richmond

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-15 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

I am contemplating changing to a 'No Pet' policy next year. Please feel free to let me know thoughts on this. I hate to have to do it, but dog hair, barking at the neighbors, and waste left in the yard is forcing this. I will still "consider" pets but please think about your dog's personality and shedding before requesting. Thanks so much!

This spacious cottage has fantastic views across a wide part of the river to Cobb Island in Maryland; the sunrise is breathtaking. The sandy beach is perfect for spending summer days sunbathing, lounging, swimming and jetskiing. The floor plan is open with windows and doors to the water. The master bedroom is directly off the living room separated by large double pocket doors and looks directly out to the amazing view. The woodburning fireplace is a perfect place to spend down-time away from the cities of Richmond and Washington, D.C. when you get the slightest whim or need to get-away. The kitchen is new and contains everything you need for cooking while at the same time watching fishermen, swans, osprey and watercraft. There are restaurants closeby with local fish and crabs on the menu and the house is equipped with a cable tv and wireless internet.

About The Bleu Bayou: This property was updated to serve as a vacation home that meets the desirability for a perfectly relaxing getaway from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, within 65 miles from each with the beach at the back door.

The screened porch is large, 15 x 20, with a ceiling fan, and is just off the kitchen so preparing food to eat outside is ultra convenient. The french doors from the kitchen are always open when the weather is good.

The Bleu Bayou is a wonderfully quiet property during the work-week and with lots of activity on the weekends. There is a private beachfront to enjoy and a private community pier and boatramp which may be available to guests. The Bleu Bayou is just outside the Town of Colonial Beach for its restaurants, casino, coffee shop and golf cart meandering - and just the right distance away from the house to be convenient.

About Westmoreland County: Colonial Beach is on the northern part of Westmoreland County, Virginia and a favorite vacation and weekend spot for Washingtonians.

Lower Westmoreland County is rural, abundant with wineries, a berry farm and historical elements from colonial times. Stratford Hall (the Lee family home) is nearby and there are many wildlife fish and game refuge areas. It is close enough to Washington, D.C. for day trips or overnight stays to visit museums and monuments or take in the nightlife and entertainment. It is also close to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia to take in artistic communities and shopping, churches and restaurants. George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, is in Alexandria and open to visitors.

Additional activities Include Kings Dominion Theme park just 1/2 hr away, and our area also boasts two major-league baseball teams, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles for your enjoyment. You might also visit the Baltimore Inner Harbor with great restaurants, shopping and the fantastic National Aquarium.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This property is child friendly but there are no child locks, etc and no lifeguard....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer-Fall
Aug 28 - Nov 24, 2016
4 night min stay

$835 $1,800
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
15 night min stay

$650 $1,275
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $135
  • Cleaning $135
  • Taxes Not included


NOTE: If anyone in your party is over 200-225 pounds, please consider the following: The Tommy Bahama beach chairs hold no more than 300lbs. The dining room and porch dining sets also do not hold excessive weights. One of each of these chairs were broken in 2015; the sofa arm was dislodged the year before. I DO charge for broken furniture, lawn chairs and torn/damaged linens - these things cannot be easily replaced or matched so it is difficult to arrive at a fair price. PLEASE be careful.

Over 4 persons (off-season) and over 6 persons (peak-season) will be charged an extra $20 per night.

Guests with dogs the rate is $10 higher than the regular rate.

Pre- post-season cleaning rates: $75/ weekend for a couple, $85 for 3 or 4 persons and $125 for 5-6 persons. Over 6 $135+

Seasonal cleaning rate will be $100 a couple; $125 for 3-4 persons, and $135 for 5- 6 persons. Over 6 $150.

Dogs considered. Limit 2. Long-hair dogs may incur additional fees. Dogs claws MUST be round-clipped to prevent scratching hardwood floors. Additional pet addendum will provide further information. Pet fees $135+

Cash, check and Paypal are accepted. Deposit is due upon agreement. Payment due in full 30-45 days prior to arrival. Full refunds will be provided if the reservation is re-rented.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Washington/Reagan National and Richmond
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Less than
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 301
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Less than

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Historical Civil War tours, winery tours, Westmoreland Berry Farm, Kings Dominion


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I have been a vacation rental owner in the Colonial Beach area since 2005 and opened my Bleu Bayou property in 2009; I recently opened a new property in Phoenix Arizona and love sharing my homes with other travelers.

Why the Owner Chose Colonial Beach, VA, USA:
This is the perfect beachfront home; a most relaxing place to be within a few hours of the stressful Washington, D.C. Everyone in the DMV has to sit in traffic so long every day, this property is so close, it makes it the perfect getaway without involving more driving!!! For those outside the DMV, the area is the absolute best of waterfront vacationing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Views; private sandy beach; crabs to eat and the best screened porch ever!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • The Beach!

    The Beach!

  • 'South Beach'

    'South Beach'

  • Open spaces

    Open spaces

  • new paneled kitchen ceiling

    new paneled kitchen ceiling

  • Fireplace


  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Fish Leg chest

    Fish Leg chest

  • Flip flop guest queen bedroom

    Flip flop guest queen bedroom

  • Twin guest bedroom

    Twin guest bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Porch


  • Guests headed home

    Guests headed home

  • The Bleu Bayou

    The Bleu Bayou

  • Open Spaces

    Open Spaces

  • The Kitchen - now with beautiful wood-paneled ceiling! Picture soon

    The Kitchen - now with beautiful wood-paneled ceiling! Picture soon

  • Fall sun

    Fall sun

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Summertime


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Hall Bath

    Hall Bath

  • Local Swan family - 2010

    Local Swan family - 2010

  • July 2014 (not my paddleboat though, sorry)

    July 2014 (not my paddleboat though, sorry)

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