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BEST LOCATION! PRIVACY/CHARM/ROMANCE-Walk to Tides Inn!

Irvington, VA, USA
  • House1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Weekly Discounts for stays of 7 nights or more. Very private -- unlike other Irvington listings, we do NOT live in or adjacent to the property so you have no spying eyes, just peace and quiet!!! TRULY in the heart of Irvington -- you don't need to be a marathon walker to get to the shops and restaurants!

Located between the Tides Inn and the Hope and Glory.

We offer Wi-Fi, Netflix and DirecTV! No extra cleaning fee! Enjoy privacy as we don't live on or adjacent to the premises, unlike most other local listings!

Come unwind and relax at this jewel box of a house in the heart of Irvington, VA! This lovely and stylish home is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, a great place to chill after a bike ride or a day of kayaking or golfing.

If you have friends or family getting married in the area, the house is a short walk to The Tides Inn, The Hope and Glory Inn and an easy drive to many other popular wedding sites.

The house is on the Virginia Artisan Trail and the Virginia Oyster Trail and is featured in the book, "The Houses of Irvington: Architecture of an American Village."

Conveniently located walking distance to almost everything that charming Irvington has to offer. Situated on a lovely half acre lot between the renowned five star Tides Inn Resort and the Hope and Glory Inn, the Blue House offers privacy while just moments to it all!

Historic Irvington, VA has been called 'Mayberry meets Manhattan.' Enjoy this quaint quintessential waterfront village without sacrificing great dining, shopping or style. Our house is an easy stroll or bike ride to a delicious meal at Nate's Trick Dog Cafe, great coffee and more at The Local, and a few dining options at The Tides Inn.

We are a short drive from waterfront dining include Merroir in Topping (Rappahannock Oyster Company), The Tiki Bar at Windmill Point, Willaby's in White Stone, and The Chesapeake Club at The Tides Inn is right down the street!

There are also a few stylish boutiques and shops within strolling distance. The Tides Inn offers amazing spa services and an upscale gift shop.

Enjoy history? Walk to The Steamboat Museum in Irvington. Historic Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in the nation and is just a short drive. The towns of Kilmarnock and Lancaster Courthouse have small museums focused on local history. There are many other historic sights nearby.

Rent a boat for fun or fishing. Golf at one of the famous local Irvington courses -- The Golden Eagle, or the King Carter Golf Course are within 10 minutes of the house.

The first Saturday of the month (April-November), Irvington hosts a wonderful Farmer's Market in the town square. It's a short walk from our house and is an open air market featuring farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and meats, art, crafts, plants, live music -- something for everyone. There are other markets in nearby towns as well -- Kilmarnock, Heathsville, Urbanna and Mathews also have similar markets.

Two miles to the east is the wonderful town of White Stone. Stop in at The River Market, dine at The Sandpiper, or Willaby's or shop for fashionable clothes and accessories at Farm. Take scenic Windmill Point Road to The Pelican Tiki Bar and enjoy drinks and watch the sunset of the Chesapeake Bay.

Kilmarnock, VA is about a seven minute drive. There are great high end and casual restaurants there as well: Rappahannock Grill, Thai Pot, Carried Away Cuisine, Smokin' Joe's Barbeque, Northern Neck Burger and The Car Wash Cafe. Great antique stores, upscale shopping and RAL -- the Rappahannock Art League Gallery are all worth a visit.

There are some great local vineyards nearby for wine lovers. The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is an easy bike ride up the road. Good Luck Cellars is in nearby Kilmarnock, Jacey Vineyards and Athena Vineyards are also close by.

The Northern Neck is known for festivals, parades and events. All year long there are things to do and see. The Fourth of July features local small town parades with vintage cars and fire engines. The Irvington Parade goes right by the house.

Plan a trip to our house and let the stress melt away!

Please note: We cannot hold a reservation without a signed rental agreement and a security deposit that has cleared our bank. Holiday weekends and bookings in high season may require a three day or more minimum. We also cannot offer "book it now" as we have to ensure that our cleaners are available to clean between guests. We appreciate your understanding!

The Blue House offers Verizon high speed wifi, a full kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Keywords: Whimsical, Romantic, Stylish, Hip, Vintage, Charming, Adorable, Modern, Northern Neck, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Urbanna, The Rivah, wifi, satellite, Tides Inn Weddings, Hope and Glory Weddings, Pop Castle Weddings, Dog Friendly, Vineyards, Golf, Golfing, Kayaking.

Owner

David

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About David

We are an eclectic urban couple -- we love city life but also enjoy getting away from it all. Irvington is the perfect getaway. We love to travel and appreciate privacy wherever we go. We are happy to offer that to our guests. We live full time in a vibrant city where we can walk to everything and love that we can do the same in Irvington.

Why David chose Irvington

Irvington has a special blend of charm and sophistication that is not often found in small towns. It's a fun and friendly place.

What makes this House unique

The town of Irvington is relaxing and laid back while still offering upscale amenities. This house has an interesting history, including ties to a Hollywood Starlet -- ask us for the full story!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Spacious bedroom with new queen-sized mattress
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Two Queen Size Beds. The main level bedroom features a new mattress, large closet and comfortable chair for reading. There is a en-suite bath with soaking tub for the main level bedroom. The second bedroom is upstairs and away from the first, so the house is perfect for two couples wanting privacy! Upper level bedroom has a large flat screen TV and en-suite bath with shower.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, This bath features a large soaking tub and no shower.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, This bath is upstairs and adjacent to the upstairs bedroom.
      • 2 full baths. Downstairs bath has a large soaking tub. Upstairs bath has a shower.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          We are in downtown Irvington, an easy stroll to The Local coffee shop & the Trick Dog Cafe, are just five houses from the entrance to The Tides Inn! The MOST walk-able house in Irvington!
        • Rural
          Irvington is in a rural area, so there is plenty of peace and quiet. Unlike some rural areas, guests can walk to a few restaurants, a coffee shop, a museum and an ATM.
        • Village
          Irvington is a sophisticated and charming town. Our house is walkable to local restaurants and shopping. Vineyards, boating and golfing are all close by.

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      We provide linens or you can choose to bring your own. Lots of sheets and towels for your use plus extra blankets for winter warmth.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central air and heat throughout. Please note that we also provide a window unit in for the upper level for additional cooling an extremely hot days.
                    • Fireplace
                      Charming fireplace is electric but looks real -- generates cozy heat and atmosphere!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heat and air
                    • Internet
                      Wireless Verizon DSL
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Charming living room has a brand new sofa, additional seating and a fireplace for ambiance.
                    • Parking
                      Driveway in front of the house.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Large semi-circular driveway in front of house.
                    • Telephone
                      Phone for local calls
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels and linens are provided or you can bring your own.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      We have electric logs for ambiance.

                      Kitchen

                        • Catering Available
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker with filters and a French Press
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Dishes, glasses, lots of wine glasses, pots and pans, flatware and kitchen tools for your convenience. Cuisinart coffee maker and French Press for coffee. toaster oven.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          We provide dishes, flatware, pots and pans.
                        • Kitchen
                          Sunny kitchen, fully stocked with lovely view of the side yard
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster over

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Charming dining room. Additionally, our patio makes a great spot for outdoor dining in the warmer months
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  We always have some books and magazines for your enjoyment
                                • DVD Player
                                  We have a few movies on DVD for you to watch.
                                • Games
                                  We have a few board games in the cabinets in the living room.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirecTV / wifi - high speed internet (Verizon)
                                • Television
                                  Upstairs TV has streaming Netflix.
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Boat
                                      Boat charters are available.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large and private brick patio behind the house. Relax and enjoy your morning coffee or evening drink. Our lot offers lots of privacy!
                                    • Golf
                                      Close to the Golden Eagle and King Carter Golf Courses.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Bring your own to explore the area or rent them at Belle Isle State Park.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The house is situated on a half acre.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a Weber Kettle Grill.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Irvington has public tennis courts in the town square!

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          If you wish to swim in the summer months, the local YMCA has a pool. Day passes are reasonably priced & will allow you to use workout equipment as well. Contact the Kilmarnock YMCA.

                                          Attractions

                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          Notes

                                                            • In the heart of town - walk or bike to almost everything, lovely views of other Victorian homes from front windows, private half acre lot, very quiet and peaceful but lots to do. The house has high speed internet if you need to stay connected!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              53 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.8/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              What an adorable house in a wonderful location!

                                                              Dana B.

                                                              We enjoyed every minute of our time in Irvington and the surrounding area. The Blue House was walking from the Tide’s Inn as well as shops and restaurants. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and pans to cook at the house. It was the perfect place for our mini vacation.

                                                              Fantastic base of operations for a Northern Neck exploration

                                                              Dan S.

                                                              The Blue House is clean, quiet, comfortable, and cozy. It is located in the heart of Irvington, and very easy to navigate to Kilmarnock. A great place to unplug.

                                                              This was a great relaxing place! Very cozy and romantic !

                                                              Todd J.

                                                              The house was perfect. Surprised my wife with a romantic get away weekend, everything you could ask for was available at the house. Loved the peacefulness and the quiet atmosphere. Thanks for letting us stay !

                                                              property as advertised

                                                              Lucia H.

                                                              We stayed over new years and enjoyed the cozy living room to watch the games. Was exactly what we needed as far as location and being pet friendly. Nice indoor and outdoor environment. Was colder than....so limited time to enjoy the outdoors! Would love to return again in warmer weather. Great restaurants nearby as well. Unfortunately we had to decide to leave a day early due to winter storm Grayson moving in. Owners were always helpful and available if needed.

                                                              A lovely home away from home.

                                                              janet m.Charleston, WV

                                                              We had a wonderful stay at the Blue House. The house is lovely and Laura ( the owner) provided plenty of information about the area. It is an easy walk to local restaurants and an easy bike ride to many other interesting locations. It was so nice to have amenities (paper towels, tp, soap, etc.) provided. Thanks for everything, Laura.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Janet and her group were great guests and we appreciate the 5 star review! We warmly welcome them back anytime! Thanks again!

                                                              Fabulous

                                                              Stuart D.

                                                              The Blue House is the perfect getaway stay in the precious town of Irvington. It is within walking distance of everything. The interior decorations are charming, the beds are comfortable and it has everything you need. We had "overflow" of family staying in the house and all family members agreed we should rent it again when all of us gather again in Irvington.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the great review! We would love to have you and your family back anytime! It was great meeting you!

                                                              Location

                                                              Irvington, VA, USA

                                                              Our house is conveniently located to many wedding sites. Additionally, there are several vineyards nearby -- one in Irvington, one in Kilmarnock and a few others a short drive away.The town of Kilmarnock (approx 7 minutes away) has several restaurants, shops, and entertainment.There are marinas and places to charter boats or rent kayaks and canoes, We are also approximately 30 minutes from Belle Isle State Park and Hughlett Point natural area preserve for hiking, biking, bird watching and water access.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              $50
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $300
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              7%

                                                              E-Check or personal checks are the preferred forms of payment. July 4th and Memorial day Holidays require a 3 - 4 night minimum.

                                                              $185avg/night
                                                              53 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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