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Great Views, Walk to Beach, Newly WIFI!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom House on the Point with Riverviews 2 Blocks to the Beach!

As you walk up to the front porch; one of the rocking chairs will beckon you to come sit and enjoy the view of the river..keep going.. through the large front doors, you will want to relax on the sofa or comfy chairs in the livingroom and once again enjoy the views..keep going to the dining area that seats 6 to 8 with a French door out to a patio with BBQ grill...the fully equipped kitchen with island, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and refrigerator complete with an adjacent laundry room are great spaces for the family to enjoy...but there is more...keep going to the family room with stone fireplace (candles only) and wetbar. House features 4 bedrooms; 3 with Queen size beds and one with 2 twins. The 3 bathrooms; one with shower/tub and the other two with walk-in showers. House has cable and Wi-Fi.

Cathy Bokman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Cathy Bokman

We first discovered Colonial Beach in 2006 and after enjoying the easy drive from Chevy Chase, MD and the warmth not only of the beach, but also the people...we bought a small cottage on the Point in 2007. We loved sharing it with our family and friends. When not relaxing at the beach, my day job is in the hotel business and I thought it would be fun to own a vacation cottage rental. In 2011, we bought our first beach rental; Beachcomber I on Hawthorn with some of our family members and undertook a major renovation...all of the hard work was worth it...we enjoyed being able to share this hidden secret of Colonial Beach with others. The overwhelming acceptance and positive comments we have received from guests saying how much they enjoyed their stay was very gratifying and in 2012 we bought another rental; Beachcomber II on Wilder. It, too, has been well received by our guests. I will say, it is a lot of work keeping the houses nice for our guests...but I have tremendous help from a team of local people who make sure it is clean, keys work, everything is in working order, lawn cut..special thanks to Katie and Phyllis who treat these cottages like their own and Ethel, Chris, and LLoyd who pitch in, as needed. I know, like me, after you experience the welcoming calm of Colonial Beach, you will be back many times...and we hope it is at one of the Beachcomber Cottages!

Cathy Bokman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Cathy Bokman chose Chesapeake Bay

We chose this property for a couple of reasons; view, size, location, and the fact that it was demolished to the studs so that it was really a clean slate. As we reconstructed it; we changed the layout for maximum enjoyment of the view and adding the ability to have a guest suite within the house. Also we liked that it was one story; through the past several years of renting we have found that many of our guests want the accessibility of one level living.

What makes this cottage unique

We think you will enjoy the views from the front porch, livingroom, and dining room. We think you will like that it is close to a quiet beach. Many guests in our past rentals have enjoyed that we are family friendly; including your dogs. Please tell us what you enjoy!


Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This has its own bathroom with walk-in shower
    Guest Suite - 1 queen , Can be locked off for privacy with own bath and den.
    Yellow Room - 1 queen
    Sweet Dreams - 2 twin/ single , Only bedroom with a view of the river
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
This house is the third of our great Beachcomber Cottages; all listed on Homeaway; Beachcomber I (900979) and Beachcomber II (956917). This house went through a complete renovation in 2014 before it became a vacation rental. We bought this shell of a house that was demolished to the studs; it has new plumbing, AC, windows, flooring, insulation, lighting..really ALL NEW. Also the house, is one level living; with easy access so while not handicapp has great accessibility with walk in showers and wide doorways. There is a terrific waterview from not only the front porch, but also livingroom, kitchen, and diningroom. The large family room features a stone fireplace (candles only) and plenty of space to gather. We are excited about our third cottage and hope you will make it part of your family's vacation plans! We also welcome well behaved dogs; fee does apply. There is an owner's garage with 2nd Floor Office at the back of the property; it does not interfere with your stay.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Great Views, Walk to Beach, Newly WIFI!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

The house was very nice and homey. Convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

The home was cute and comfortable. Nice quiet area and well equipped. That said, the beds were very uncomfortable. Seemed like headboards were not attached to frames or very worn out because every time you moved the headboard hit the wall. TV that had Netflix and Roku was in one of the bedrooms instead of in the common areas which was dissapointing. The fenced in yard was great for the dog. All in all i would stay again, provided they replace beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, We are glad you had a nice vacation. We appreciate your comments on the beds. We have upgraded the mattresses recently, but will double check on the headboards. The additional televisions in the bedrooms were a guest request and cable was not wired in all of the rooms. We find many of our guests enjoy the option to stream their favorite shows. Thanks for staying and enjoy the rest of your summer. Cathy Bokman Beachcomber Cottages
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was above and beyond my expectations! My best friend and I brought our kids and grandkids for a few days and then they left and we had the whole place to ourselves the rest of the time to antique shop around town, go to the different fairs in town, have some good seafood, and enjoy the wonderful cottage, sitting on the front deck watching the river flow by. Just awesome and relaxing! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back with us AGAIN! One of the things we love about owning our cottages is having guests not only enjoy them their first time, but also welcoming them back the next time. It might not surprise you, but we have many guests who come more than once a year to enjoy each of the unique experiences of each season in Colonial Beach. We are so glad that you and your friends came back this year to experience Beachcomber III after staying with us in Beachcomber II last year. Thanks for staying and we will see you soon, Cathy
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Super mini-vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend Thursday - Monday and it is a great house - great location and the kids loved being so close to the beach. It is a great beach for little ones as it is so shallow for a long way out and no big waves. House nice and big and plenty of space for every one and great amenities The only reason I did not give it five stars is that my two daughters said their beds were really hard - not soft at all and for ours (master) it really creaked every time you turned around and we were afraid we would wake everyone anytime we turned or moved. Overall, a great stay and we would definitely come back again. The town is great and we rented a golf cart, plenty to do and there are plenty places to eat out as well.

Thanks it was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a great get-away. This is the first I have heard of the master bed, we will definitely take a look and remedy it. I will reach out to you to see what beds your daughters slept in; we bought extra firm, but we don't want them to be uncomfortable. Please come see us again! Cathy
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage for a weekend away with two other couples and the cottage was spacious enough for all of us to feel comfortable and all have a level of privacy! It is a quick walk to the water, the Marina and Tiki Bar. Other restaurants are a 15-20 minute walk and the town is very cute. Our weekend was incredibly hot, so we didn't really get to enjoy as much of what the area has to offer, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. While we were there, the power went out due to a car accident and while this resulted in an unexpected change in our plans, we still had a great time! However, we were quite surprised to be offered the opportunity to come back for the weekend on the owners, what a great surprise and excellent customer service! Would definitely recommend this cottage for a quick getaway from DC with the makings for both low key and fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachcomber 3 was terrific!!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time on our vacation at Beachcomber 3. The house was clean with plenty of room for everyone. We especially enjoyed riding the bikes in the evening with the breeze coming in off the water. And there were plenty of games to keep the kids occupied while we were fixing dinner. My favorite time was sitting out front with my coffee enjoying the view first thing in the morning.Cathy was always available to answer questions which was greatly appreciated! All in all I would recommend it to my friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arnold Nottingham UK

A lovely cottage in a great position

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very spacious and in a lovely position with great views to the river. There was lots of room for all seven of us plus Ellie dog. It was well equipped with everything we needed. The area is lovely and peaceful with the quiet beach a short walk away. The Tiki bar/restaurant is also a short walk away and it has an enclosed sandy beach area, ideal for the children to play. We had a fantastic week, very hot weather. great air con in the cottage. We hope to return. The only reason we didn't give five stars is because of the standing water in the enclosed grassed area, which attracted a lot of flies. Cathy was very easy to work with and any issues we had were dealt with promptly. We stayed from July31st for a week

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Washington Airports, BWI, DCA or IAD
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cameron Hills
Nearest Train
30 Miles
AMTRAK - Fredericksburg
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 301
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

A family vacation to remember at the Beachcomber III; the newest of the Beachcomber cottages, welcoming guests since June 2014! Our 4 bedroom, 3 bath vacation home, is family friendly. This cottage features a quiet location with waterview and is steps to the quiet Castlewood Beach and boat launch on the Point. Located one mile from the center of town; the house is close to the beach and Docksides Restaurant bar and marina is just 3 blocks away!

The beauty of the Beachcomber III is it is perfect for families and couples. The house is a one story easily accessible home featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. House has great space to relax with a large open eat in kitchen, livingroom and family room with den. A hidden gem of the house is that there is the ability to have privacy in the back of the house for a couple with a bedroom, bath, kitchenette, and den; that can be locked off for privacy.

The enjoyment of the Beachcomber isn't limited to the house. Great views from the front deck of sunrise over the river Also we feature a gas grill and picnic area; great for crab picking!

Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with its slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, and discover the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Westmoreland Berry Farm. several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, great crabs. Just a quick hour away is Kings Dominion Theme Park; featuring great rides and waterpark.

Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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