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Cozy, Romantic Beachfront Cottage Near Jamestown-Williamsburg, Virginia

(21 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom-Queen-Bed, 1Full Bath+LR-Queen Sleep Sofa, -cottage Sleeps only 2

Jamestown-Williamsburg Area, Surry Va. A unique cozy Beachfront Cottage. Awaken to the sun rising over Jamestown Island--the birth of a nation. Sip coffee and walk the sandy beach. Enjoy the panoramic expanse of the James River. Retrace Pocahontas’s travel to Jamestown Island now enjoyed on a 20-minute ferry crossing with your car. Arrange a romantic dinner at the river prepared by a local chef or order a massage by a professional masseuse…just some of the possible pleasures at the 'Rivah' Cottage. Jamestown (3/4 miles), Colonial Williamsburg (5 mi), and Yorktown offer multiple days of enjoyment. In Surry, Smith’s Fort (2 mi), Bacon’s Castle, and the owner’s favorite, the beautiful 265-acre Chippokes State Park (a Plantation Home and working Farm) on the James River not to be missed. Even the Hampton Roads Vineyard & Winery welcomes guests in Surry County. The Seafood Co Restaurant and Marina on Grays's Creek is a mile down the road. Shopping delights, restaurants and golf courses are advertised in a book full of maps and experiences to help you plan your day…or not! Beach chairs, novels or yoga make relaxing alternatives.

Option #1: A local Chef, Jane, offers an array of sumptuous menus (emailed upon request). Services range from Breakfast-in-Bed, picnics to go, meals dropped off or cooked on site. Jane worked for many years for Fetzer Vineyards in California before opening her very own 'Dish Cafe and Wine Shop'. Since moving to Surry six years ago, she has worked at area restaurants in Williamsburg and for caterers providing meals for special events. Consider treating yourself to one of her many selections or custom order your own menu.

Option #2: Enjoy an afternoon being pampered and order a massage in the privacy of the cottage for $70/hr. Contact the Owner for arrangements.

Option #3: Enjoy a motorboat ride down the James River ending with a meal at a Seafood Company creek -marina restaurant.. Also, the State Park near the Cottage offers morning and evening canoeing, fishing providing bait and rods, fossil walks hunting for sharks' teeth, whale bone and the state fossil, Chesapecten Jeffersonian. There is also a guided River House tour by candlelight. New to Surry is the Hampton Roads Vineyard & Winery.
We supply hundreds of suggestions for filling your day to make your visit the first of many. You can never finish seeing and doing all that the Williamsburg area has to offer.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1224 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Wake to the sun rising over Jamestown Island. River views of Jamestown from your Bed. A Queen bed and Lounge, Plantation Shutters, Ceiling Fan, Hardwood floors, reading light with a library of books, alarm clock and all linens, towels and Spa robes. Additional Queen Sleep Sofa in Living Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Small, sunny with Plantation Shutters. Towels, guest soaps, shampoo, hair dryer, toothbrush and tooth paste....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Champagne and chocolates upon arrival. First Breakfast Provided: Individual Cereal choices, bananas, grapes, 2% milk, pastries, coffee with half & half and tea. Kitchen has smooth-top stove. Dining Room has brick, wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood Floors in most rooms. Free Guest Pass to State River Park Plantation House and Working Farm. Wonderful walking/biking trails with river beach (5 miles from cottage). Olympic Size Swimming Pool at State river park-Chippokes-265 acres (pool charge additional to free Guest Pass). Chef, masseuse, photographer-resources available (by prior arrangement), daily maid service for additional cost....moreless


  • Books:

    Loads of mystery, magazines and Virginia travel books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Satellite with local channels as well....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Loads of movies and books...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Your own private beach with beach towels, beach chairs and portable CD's....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Walk out your Cottage door and down your steps to your private beach. Beach towels, beach chairs and portable CD's are supplied....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This Beach Cottage is on the James River with its own beach. You are looking at Jamestown Island and a romantic ferry boat that crosses 24/7. Eagles, Osprey, Heron and Pelicans fish in view....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the James River you look across to Jamestown Island and watch the romantic ferry retrace Pocahontas' glide across the water. The Eagles, Osprey, Heron and yes...Pelicans fly at eye to fish....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    With views of the River. Antique cushioned chairs an Asian bench ,a chandelier, cane rocking chair, books and candles and brick wood-burning fireplace....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    As well as spa robes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ceiling to floor windows with full focus on the River with Eagles, Osprey, heron and Pelicans fishing. Comfortable Queen sofa bed and swivel soft chair to view riverlife or satellite t.v. and movies....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig maker with loads of variety cups supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both formal and informal, your choice!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet cooks love this kitchen. The view will inspire you to create romantic events....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Full supply of coffee and start up breakfast with cereals, fruit, muffins, milk and half-half....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, equipped with ice to go....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass, smooth top....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rentals in the area with multiple tours/or not....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Chartered tours in the surrounding area...moreless

  • Golf:

    Williamsburg has multiple courses: Golden Horseshoe-Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg National Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Owner has kayak for 2 plus Canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally maintained with eating and leisure seating....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and cooking supplies provided Bench and rocking chair and table and chairs to sip coffee or enjoy a meals riverside....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Williamsburg/James City Parks and Williamsburg indoor tennis center,...moreless

  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At Chippokes State Park-5 miles....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • One-time Prof Cleaning $60
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Williamsburg-Newport News, Virginia
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Surry-The Seafood Co
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Williamsburg National Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Route 10 and 31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Surry-The Seafood Co (breakfast=-lunch-supper)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
on River beach

Car: Necessary

For the History Buff

• Historic Colonial Williamsburg

• Historic Jamestown Settlement

• Historic Yorktown and Victory Center

• Yorktown Battlefield

• The Mansion at Chippokes State Park in Surry (on the James River)

• Smith’s Fort in Surry County

• Bacon’s Castle


• Mariners’ Museum

• Muscarelle Museum of Art

• Virginia Living Museum

• Virginia Musical Museum

Out Door Lovers --options abound and include:

• Biking

• Canoeing and Kayaking

• St. Park and Hiking (you are 5 minutes from the Riverfront Chippokes State Park)

• Fishing

• Swimming & Beaches

[No need to Travel—walk outside your door to your own private beach)

Our State Park in Surry on the James River has miles of beach and an Olympic Size swimming pool. A Guest Pass to the Park is located at your Beach Cottage.

Gray's Creek Marina with the Seafood Co. Restaurant

• Boating and Tours

• Picnic Supplies are at the Beach Cottage. You also have an option for the Chef to supply the picnic meal.

Day Trips

• Smithfield (30 minutes)

• Richmond (1hr) and Charlottesvile beyond (1 additional hr. beyond)

• Norfolk (1hr)

• Virginia Beach (90 minutes)

Fine Dining

The possibilities are endless. At your Beach Cottage you

will find a large binder (as well as many small books) for your special interests. You also have an option for a local Chef to cater to, or cook on site for your very own private dining experience at the Beach Cottage. The Seafood Co. Marina Restaurant is a mile from the Cottage.

For Your Reading Pleasure

A library of more than 50 novels awaits you at the Cottage

And a Masseuse stands by

There are DVD movies to watch, CD music and Satellite TV


Owner info

About the owner: We've traveled enough to know what it takes to feel elegant and have all you need. A toothbrush is optional. Being a former realtor, Carol knows about property appeal. She understands a lot about mental health and creating a feeling of experience you will want to repeat.

Why the Owner Chose Surry, VA, USA:
One of only a few Riverfront properties offered in the Williamsburg area. We want to share our breathtaking views with the world and pass on to you the inner peace you'll feel during your stay, with memories that will bring you back again. Weddings, Anniversaries and other special times, are our speciality.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Watch the eagles and osprey glide by at eye level, sometimes a pelican or two, all fishing. Be mesmerized by the motion of the river and the sight of the ferries gliding across the historic River. Located on a quiet, short, dead-end road.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • River Scenes

    River Scenes

  • Beach Chairs-Cooler-CD Player

    Beach Chairs-Cooler-CD Player

  • Cottage Roadside

    Cottage Roadside

  • Desk in Morning Room

    Desk in Morning Room

  • Dining Room-Fireplace-Hardwood Floor

    Dining Room-Fireplace-Hardwood Floor

  • Dressing Room-Vanity-Ironing Board

    Dressing Room-Vanity-Ironing Board

  • Cottage Roadside

    Cottage Roadside

  • Breakfast-Tea-Cocktails


  • Full Views of Jamestown Island

    Full Views of Jamestown Island

  • Bedroom--Queen Bed-Lounge-Hardwood Floor

    Bedroom--Queen Bed-Lounge-Hardwood Floor

  • Living Room-HDTV-Queen Sleep Sofa

    Living Room-HDTV-Queen Sleep Sofa

  • Kitchen-Smooth-top-Pots-Pans-Coffee


  • Spectacular Views of Ferries at Night

    Spectacular Views of Ferries at Night

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