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Charm, Romance & Privacy, Heart of Irvington! Walk to Tides Inn! Best Location

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Welcome to the Blue House, walking distance to most everything in Irvington.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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.





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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    The primary renter must be at least 24 years old. Anyone under the age of 24 must be directly related to the primary renter(s.) No exceptions. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Your children are welcome! Please note that the house is not childproof. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No exceptions. For the comfort of all guests, we ask that you refrain from smoking. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets and will consider good dogs on a case by case basis with a pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Spacious bedroom with new queen-sized mattress...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    This bath features a large soaking tub and no shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bath is upstairs and adjacent to the upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • 2 full baths. Downstairs bath has a large soaking tub. Upstairs bath has a shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We always have some books and magazines for your enjoyment...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We have a few movies on DVD for you to watch....moreless

  • Games:

    We have a few board games in the cabinets in the living room. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV / wifi - high speed internet (Verizon) ...moreless

  • Television:

    Upstairs TV has streaming Netflix. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Charming fireplace is electric but looks real -- generates cozy heat and atmosphere! ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Verizon DSL ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens or you can choose to bring your own. Lots of sheets and towels for your use. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Charming living room has a brand new sofa, additional seating and a fireplace for ambiance. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway in front of the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large circular driveway in front of house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and linens are provided or you can bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    We have electric logs for ambiance. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker with filters and a French Press ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide dishes, flatware, pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Sunny kitchen, fully stocked with lovely view of the side yard...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster over...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat charters are available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large and private brick patio behind the house. Relax and enjoy your morning coffee or evening drink....moreless

  • Golf:

    Close to the Golden Eagle and King Carter Golf Courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own to explore the area or rent them at Belle Isle State Park....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is situated on a half acre....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a Weber Kettle Grill....moreless

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....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $175
Fri, Sat
$850
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$875
Early Summer
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$185 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,000
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,100
Late Summer
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$185 $195
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$170 $195
Fri, Sat
$775
Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$775
Winter 2018
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$155 $165
Fri, Sat
$775
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

E-Check or personal checks are the preferred forms of payment.

July 4th and Memorial day Holidays require a 3 - 4 night minimum.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Nate's Trick Dog Cafe

    "Creative menu, great atmosphere. Always a treat."

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  • The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

    "Great vineyard close to the house. Cute, screened area to enjoy the views and wine. Food off..."

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  • Historic Christ Church Foundation Inc

    "Built in 1735, this church was built by Robert "King" Carter. Find out more at www.christchu..."

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  • NN Burger

    "Great place for a casual meal or carry out, Northern Neck Burger is an award winning restaur..."

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  • CarWash Cafe and Catering

    "A gem! They are open for both breakfast and lunch and the food is great. The Chesapeake Bene..."

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  • Merroir

    "A hidden gem. Great place to enjoy a glass of wine and fresh oysters. Lovely setting!"

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  • The Local

    "An easy stroll from the Blue House. Good coffee, a perfect place for sitting outside on a ni..."

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  • Kilmarnock Antique Gallery

    "A huge antique mall with a little bit of everything."

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hummel Field, Topping, VA
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nate's Trick Dog Cafe or Chesapeake Club
16 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Merry Point Ferry, Lancaster, Va
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golden Eagle Golf Course, King Carter Golf Course
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Tides Inn, Nate's Trick Dog, The Local
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Westland Beach

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Irvington, VA, USA:
Irvington has a special blend of charm and sophistication that is not often found in small towns. It's a fun and friendly place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to the Blue House, walking distance to most everything in Irvington.

    Welcome to the Blue House, walking distance to most everything in Irvington.

  • Covered front with screen door.

    Covered front with screen door.

  • The living room looking towards the front of the house

    The living room looking towards the front of the house

  • The living room looking towards the stairs

    The living room looking towards the stairs

  • Main level bedroom with queen sized bed.

    Main level bedroom with queen sized bed.

  • Upper Bedroom. TV has streaming netflix. AC for extra comfort in hottest months.

    Upper Bedroom. TV has streaming netflix. AC for extra comfort in hottest months.

  • Enjoy dinner on the back patio. With views of woods and pasture

    Enjoy dinner on the back patio. With views of woods and pasture

  • View of the back of the house across the yard

    View of the back of the house across the yard

  • A nearby field.

    A nearby field.

  • The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is a few short blocks away!

    The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is a few short blocks away!

  • View from the Tides Inn. The entrance to the Tides Inn is about a block away.

    View from the Tides Inn. The entrance to the Tides Inn is about a block away.

  • Farm, a lovely store in nearby White Stone.

    Farm, a lovely store in nearby White Stone.

  • The Blue House, Irvington, VA.

    The Blue House, Irvington, VA.

  • The house is situated on a half acre for privacy.

    The house is situated on a half acre for privacy.

  • The living room looking towards the downstairs bedroom

    The living room looking towards the downstairs bedroom

  • Whimsical dining room overlooking back patio with views of woods and pastures.

    Whimsical dining room overlooking back patio with views of woods and pastures.

  • Main level full bath with soaking tub.

    Main level full bath with soaking tub.

  • Upper level full bath with shower.

    Upper level full bath with shower.

  • A great setting for a glass of wine or a cookout.

    A great setting for a glass of wine or a cookout.

  • Field next to house in the morning. Families of deer can often be seen here.

    Field next to house in the morning. Families of deer can often be seen here.

  • Irvington's 4th of July Parade passes in front of the house.

    Irvington's 4th of July Parade passes in front of the house.

  • Enjoy a bottle of wine at the Dog and Oyster Vineyard right down the street.

    Enjoy a bottle of wine at the Dog and Oyster Vineyard right down the street.

  • The Hope and Glory Inn and Restaurant is a few blocks up the street.

    The Hope and Glory Inn and Restaurant is a few blocks up the street.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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