About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16), 4300 square feet
Eastover was part of a land grant in 1637 from the King of England to Henry Brown. Over the years, land was both acquired and subdivided into different parcels, leaving 283 acres, including the Manor house to the Baptists. Although the Manor house was not Henry Brown's house, it still has been of historical importance to many people. According to one historical record, the Manor house was built in the 1880's.
The Peninsula Baptist Association purchased Eastover in 1972. Eastover has served as a place of retreat for church groups seeking God's guidance and as a host for organizations conducting summer camps. We continually endeavor to make Eastover a place where God is welcome to speak to His people.
Our guests enjoy a time of peace and relaxation at the Manor. It has breathtaking views of the James River from a 100-foot elevation, one-half mile of beach and 283 acres of woods, lake, ravine and fields. Depending on what time of year will determine what you may see when you wake in the morning and look out your window. In the spring and summer you may see a baby fawn cuddling with its mama, or smell the fragrance of fresh cut hay in the air. The fall brings beautiful colors all around and glimpses of squirrels storing up for the winter. If your stay is in the winter you may be so blessed as to see a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and cardinals racing about to eat their red berries. You may even spot a Bald Eagle soaring in the blue sky. Whatever time of year you join us, enjoy your coffee overlooking the James River. Then take a hike down to the beach or through the woods.
Be sure and plan a day or two to visit the area plantations, Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements, Busch Gardens Theme Park or enjoy the shops of Williamsburg and Smithfield, home of the famous Smithfield Ham.
Virginia has so much to do and see; you will need more than a week to experience our beautiful state.
Keywords: Riverfront, Historical, Quiet, Wooded, Scenic, Spiritual Renewal, Christian
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Beautiful views with lots of privacy!
The property management was quite accommodating when needed...we're looking forward to going back in the future...
Wonderful family-gathering place!
My family of four grown daughters and their families,( a total of 9 adults and 5 kids, ages 2 -14) totally loved staying at this Eastover manor for Christmas this year! The manor had plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone, the rooms were spacious and quaintly decorated, we found everything we needed to entertain and provide meals for all of us, even to a brass bell for playing bunco! The weather was cold and drizzling but some of the family enjoyed exploring the grounds and even the trek to the beach, even had a small campfire in the fire ring, followed with hot chocolate to warm up! We all enjoyed the free ferry ride over to Busch Gardens for Christmas Town! The kids could be playing in the library while the adults played games and talked and ate, opened Christmas gifts, played more games and ate again! The house is old (no hiding that) , appliances too but they served their purpose! We all love being together and this spacious old house gave us a great memorable Christmas!
Wonderful. Perfect for large groups
It was wonderful. Lots of space for everyone. Loved the old house. Some said it was the best part of the vacation!
Very charming and quaint. Perfect for a family gathering
Although it was in need of some upgraded work, that lent itself to the old world charm that we came for. It was a perfect setting for out family gathering. Loved it and would come back again
Other than a broken toilet in the first floor bathroom, the manoe is well kept up
We would rent again
So Much Potential!
I was super excited for this trip. The house is a little more off the main roads than I would like. But it was quiet. The first impression driving in was that the grounds were big. Pulling up to the house we started to notice how overgrown things have become. Then we looked around first outside, then inside. Outside is very overgrown and all the gardens and flower beds are in horrible shape. There were so many spider webs you couldn't even get near a couple of the areas. Inside the house was really beautiful. But the closer you looked, the more you tell it was also run down. A lot of the lighting was poor or didn't work. You can tell there have been a couple additions over the years. They were done okay, but they created a couple small steps from one room to another and were a trip hazard particularly for my mother-in-law. I personally felt there were to many decorations. There were very few bare walls. It was like if a spot was open, somebody needed to put something there. I felt like it made the whole place a bit cluttered. one night it rained, or more accurately stormed badly. Water was all over the floor in a bedroom and downstairs. Caretakes did try to come fix it the next day. Rained again that night, wet floor again in the morning. There is an awesome view of the James river out back. But the hillside is all grown up and there is no seating area.
I love the place, it has so much potential. All the landscaping needs to be pulled out. There are only a few shrubs that could stay. Most have gotten overgrown or have grown up against the house. Same thing on all the gardens. Out back needs a deck with steps down to the beach. A fire pit and some dedicated seating would be nice too. Also, the bugs were bad, as expected. Some bug repelling tiki torch things would have made trying to sit out in the evening much nicer. We looked forward to walking some trails while there, but they were all overgrown as well. I would love to see the place fixed up. It was kinda depressing honestly that it is falling into disrepair.
We are located in a historical area. There are lots of plantation homes to tour. Visit the historical triangle Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown. Busch Gardens theme park and Water Country USA are just a short ferry ride away. Historical Smithfield and St. Luke's Church are approximately 30 mins. from our home. Downtown Smithfield provides a nice place to stroll and see all the little shops and fine dining. The town of Surry is just 10 miles from our home providing several restuarants and places to make a quick shop stop.