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Relax, Refresh, Renew...Waterfront Cottage...Near Williamsburg

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy the breathtaking views from anywhere in this brand new Waterfront Cottage. You can watch the sunrise from the King Master Suite - Bedroom as well as the sunset!! Great escape from the city as this waterfront cottage is just a short drive from Williamsburg, Richmond and Northern VIrginia. Find tranquility in the country on the Ware River (off the Mobjack Bay). Embrace the peace and quiet as you partake in the beauty of nature all around you. The cottage has been described as a 'Mini Westin'. Upscale and the perfect retreat for those seeking solitude. Enjoy the screened in porch and rock away you cares.... Share the comfy rocking chairs with someone special as you watch the sunrises, sunsets and the wonderful moonlit nights! WE JUST ADDED TWO KAYAKS AND A CANOE!!!!!!!!!

Keywords: Secluded Waterfront Cottage, Near Williamsburg, Near Golf Courses, Boating, Beach, Waterview, Waterfront, Private, Peaceful, Quiet, Beach Home

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Shannon French
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Shannon French

When I was 27 years old, I decided to sell real estate. Shortly after at the age of 29, I decided to open my own brokerage, Southern Trade Realty (Oct. 2006 so you do the math to see how old I am now)! I quickly learned to combine my passion for designing, creating and decorating to another level. I started to invest in real estate at a very young age, and I am still very passionate about it. I really enjoy getting to know my guests and proud to say I now have repeat buisness. I concentrate on making sure my guests are happy and I take pride in the comfort of my properties and of course, the decor has to be just right. Feel free to call me Shannon 804-815-1912.

Shannon French purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Shannon French chose Hampton Roads

This area is where I personally grew up. I remember the days on the river at a very young age. I fished, crabbed, learned how to swim, relax, kayak, explore and I am still enjoying all of this today with my family and friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Pictures cannot even describe this property (many of our guests say this once they arrive). It is one of the most serene places to be. Listening to the waves crash up against the rocks at night, taking a nap in the hammock on a warm summer afternoon, to watching the Osprey on the river, there is not a better place to enjoy nature at it's best. It is all at your fingertips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the pleasant and memorable stay. We love your cozy cottage. Our second stay is as good experience as the first one. See you next year. Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Relax, Refresh, Renew...Waterfront Cottage...Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 93 reviews

A wonderful house in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We selected 'Clearview' based on the five star reviews on the 'HomeAway' website and were not disappointed and spent an excellent week using 'Clearview' as our base to explore the area.

The house is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and was clean and well presented. We felt completely at home and particularly enjoyed seeing the full moon on the water at night and waking up to panoramic view from the bedroom in the morning. We enjoyed coffee on the balcony in the morning and iced tea on the dock in an afternoon. The new seats on the dock are a great place to watch the Osprey pair on their nest.

We also enjoyed the chance to renew our canoeing 'skills' in very safe water.

We can recommend visits to Gloucester Court House, an interesting small town with good shopping. Further afield we found Jamestown and Yorktown well worth a visit. We also visited the 'Nauticus' museum and USS Wisconsin in Norfolk (take the Combo ticket and enjoy the cruise past the naval warships, including four carriers)

Should we ever return to this area we would certainly try to book 'Clearview' again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have just returned home after a delightful eight night stay at CLEARVIEW. I invited my parents to join me to celebrate my Father's 73rd birthday and my parents 53rd wedding anniversary. WOW, what a hidden gem of a property. I'm convinced that when you look up relaxation in the dictionary a lovely image of this wonderful little cottage appears. As you approach the cottage the amazing water views immediately set the tone for what will be a fabulous visit. Ever so quaintly decorated and a kitchen well equipped for any dinner party with family and friends. Gosh, the grill, the hot tub, outside waterside dining all made for great moments with my parents. The private pier was amazing. All you need is a chair and an icy "libation" to enjoy the constant breeze from the bay and the view that seems to never end. The screened in porch was perfect for day time lounging and night time chats without the threat of a coastal bug ruining the moment ! AHHH, the daily sounds of the waves crashing against the stone wall only added to the serenity. The small beach is amazing . Pull up a chair, grab a kayak, and enjoy the water !!! Shannon, our host for the week was AWESOME !!! She was always available to answer any questions and shared interesting trivia about the area. We had many wonderful conversations with Shannon as we flagged her down while she was walking around. Great sense of humor....we all loved the candid chats ! Thank you Shannon. Remember, you see the cottage as your little piece of heaven.....and I see it as the entire pie !!! Truly wonderful !! We will definitely return. I have already shared the photos with friends who are ready to experience CLEARVIEW ! Looking at my calendar now !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted - time away in the quiet to rest and relax. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful accommodations! I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I love staying at 'Clearview". It has become one of my families favorite places to rest and relax. The cottage is well appointed with everything thing you need to relax. We have stayed so many times, that we have been able to experience the upgrades and changes over the last few years. New hot tub, dock and SmartTV with Netflix have made this retreat an even better deal! We have already picked out dates for our next stay. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and renew, this cottage is a must!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the waterfront cottage.

  • 5 of 5

It was serene, clean and relaxing. The views were amazing!! The cottage had everything you would need for a great vacation. We definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We are an active family of four (kids' ages are 14 and 11); this was a fantastic house to come home to after days spent touring Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Busch Gardens. We loved our stay here. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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