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Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes from Washington, D.C. or Richmond, Va

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Cottage at Captain's Watch is a fully restored early 1900s 2 bedroom cottage directly on the water and beach in Colonial Beach, Virginia. The cottage provides two bedrooms, the first with one queen bed and the second with two twin beds. All the amenities you will need are provided to enjoy a week or a long weekend in the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Just bring your toothbrush and change of clothes. We provide everything else - linens, towels (bath and beach), inn quality bath soaps, shampoos and lotions, Our kitchenette is equipped with a 4 burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and 2 counter height refrigerators with separate freezer in one. All dinner, glassware and cooking utensils are provided as well. High speed Internet and Cable TV.
We are located within a short walk (10 minutes or less) of many town amenities which include:
• Beautiful Thai/French restaurant on Monroe Bay (The Lighthouse);
• Gourmet grocery store and oyster bar (Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar );
• Coffee shop\cafe where all the locals hang out (Tattle Tales Cafe);
• Unique gourmet shop where cooking classes, breakfast lunch and dinner are sometimes served (Tides Inn Market);
• Chinese restaurant with take out (Hunan Diner);
• Beach front Tiki bar with a full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (The Black Pearl at High Tides);
• Fully equipped gym (River Gym);
• Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Episcopal churches;
• Several antique shops and art galleries in town for your enjoyment (Jarret Thor Fine Arts).
• Two marinas with transient docking (Bayside Marina and The Boat House Marina).

Within a few minutes or a short drive are;
• Full service Marina with transient docking, full time mechanic and gas (Colonial Beach Yacht Center);
• A second outdoor tiki bar and full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (Blue Heron Pub and Dockside Restaurant) located on the Colonial Beach Yacht Center property;
• Street legal golf cart rentals are available in town (Beach Cart Rental);
• Pizza (Papa Johns, Dominos, Ledos);
• Cab service (Davis cab);
• Historical sites are a short drive away as well (Stratford Hall, Wakefield, Christ Church, Fredericksburg, VA);
• All of Washington D.C is about a 90 minute drive away.

The Cottage and the main house, “Captains Watch” share the same property.
There is NO SMOKING or pets permitted on the property (house and yard) and no more than 4 guests are permitted on the property and/or cottage at amy time.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be minimum of 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    max. 2 children with parents...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Total non smoking polity on both the house and the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower only, no tub. All linens and resort quality soaps, lotions and shampoo provided....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards, poker chips, a couple board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DIRECTV with 160+ channels, HBO, Showtime, Starz, MAX, TMC and specialty sports networks....moreless

  • Television:

    HD flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small library of VHS and DVDs....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sit on the covered front porch for a full water view....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    50 steps to beach. Full views of beach and water from front porch of cottage...moreless

  • Water View:

    The river is 3 miles wide at this point. Cobb Island and the Maryland shore is off on the horizon....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Potomac River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Public parking out front. Shared parking in private drive with owner....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen with 4 burner stove top, 2 counter height refrigerators, micro-wave, blender, coffee maker, toaster, all cooking utensils and dishes, bowls, coffee mugs, glasses and wine glasses...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    2 counter height refrigerators - total of 6.3 cu. ft of refrig space and separate 1.5 cu ft. freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 30 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,000 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


Payments 100% refundable when reservation canceled minimum of 30 days before check-in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan Washington National
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Black Pearl Tiki Bar on the Board Walk
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Fredericksburg, VA
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lighthouse - Thai/French Restaurant
Colonial Beach, VA, USA
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Full service marina located in town about 1 mile from the cottage. Street legal Golf cart rentals are available in town.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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