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Eastover Manor House on the James- 1800's Plantation Home

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Marcia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Scotland Jamestown Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Anna's Pizza/Asian Grill in Surry
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Virginia Beach

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.

Amenities

Spring Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , located in the Blue Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located in the Burgundy Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located in the Peach Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in the Green Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , located off from the Sitting Room
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , located off from the Kitchen
  • 6
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Blue Room is located upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Burgundy Room is located upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Peach Room is located downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Green Room is located downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Inn Keepers Room is located downstairs
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) Roll-aways, Child Beds (1) Pack N'Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Eastover Manor House is owned and operated by the Peninsula Baptist Association. We ask that you please respect our Christian values. Please abstain from the use of profanity, alcoholic beverages or illegal substances on Eastover property. Thank you for not smoking in the Manor House. Pets are not allowed on Eastover property or inside any facility.

Reviews

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Eastover Manor House on the James- 1800's Plantation Home
average rating of 4.352941 based on 17 reviews
3

Other than a broken toilet in the first floor bathroom, the manoe is well kept up

  • 3 of 5

We would rent again

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Much Potential!

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great remote location. Quiet, Clean, and Spacious.

  • 5 of 5

This property is old but definitely has is charms. The house was clean and spacious. Would not recommend to someone who is looking for the newest amenities.. if a old farm house is your cup of tea then look no further this is it. NOTE: this property belongs to a religious association so there are numerous rules pertaining to noise .. to maintain an environment of reflection and prayers for others on other portions of the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annandale, Virginia
2

Not what I expected

  • 2 of 5

We booked this home for a youth retreat but unfortunately were not able to stay. It just wasn't what I expected from the website. I do NOT mean that it was falsely advertised. The house is clean, as you see in the pictures but there are things you don't see. Such as the exterior of the home being in desperate need of work. All the window wells are filthy with dead bugs and cob webs throughout. Two of the toilet bowls were caked in yellow which did not make for a pleasant introduction to the house. The walls and ceilings are in need of repair from cracking and brown stains, and at least two of the mattresses are in need of replacing due to comfort and noise (for lack of a better word). Should you wish to move at all in one of the beds, anyone sleeping with you will wake up.

There is no Wi-Fi. I did not see this advertised on the website or VRBO. I understand it does say "get away from it all" but in a technology age I think it is appropriate to include that Wi-Fi is not a part of the home. If Wi-Fi is available, I found no instructions.

There is 1 TV in the house. One TV is fine but the sitting area would only comfortably fit about 5-7. This is odd for a house that sleeps 12-16. For teens, it is a rather difficult adjustment. Our retreats normally include movies but this would have been tough given arrangement provided by the manor house.

The most bothersome aspect of this house was the smell. There was (to me) a strong musty smell throughout the whole place that hits you when you walk in the door. It smells like the basement of an old bookstore. While this is a sign of age, I feel that this can be a little off putting for some.

The beach was described as being "a hike" away, and I guess I misinterpreted that. I thought it would be as it looked in the pictures--just a walk out the back door and through the yard. It's more than that, and the trail may not be convenient for all individuals.

If is a beautiful property with a wonderful landscape, but lodging in the manor house was just not something that fit the retreat we were on.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for our group

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Manor House. There were sufficient rooms (and bathrooms) that individuals in our group were able to meet when we wanted and to have some privacy when desired. We were all able to sit together in the dining room and enjoy our meals together. We felt privileged to stay in such a truly unique house seeped in feelings of the era of the planters. The house met our groups needs well!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, Florida
4

Truly a 19th century experience with modern conveniences

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with our extended family group of 15 ranging in age from 2 to 90! House was roomy and had everything that we needed. It did need a bit of sprucing up on the outside and the grounds though. Also not too convenient to the beach and my 90 year old father was not able to make it down the path. Peach room could use a new mattress. Overall though we had fun and enjoyed the pool, rec center, and Busch Gardens as well as Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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