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Your Waterfront Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

A riverfront Mayberry, this home home adds Southern charm with modern amenities.

A Waterfront Haven! This stunning, custom built home,, nestled among cottages on the banks of the Potomac River will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle to truly relax. Enjoy the expansive views from the panoramic windows or the second floor deck.

With a bright, open floor plan, this fully-stocked home offers two kitchens, four bedrooms (two with water views), and three baths. Amenities include pool table, wine fridge, ice maker, three family sitting retreats and much more!

Enjoy lounging by the waterfall pool on the newly refurbished patio, try your hand at fishing or crabbing on the private dock, or simply walk among the tides on the beach.

More Details

William Garber
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About William Garber

The owner is a fourth-generation Virginian, president of the local Regal/Stingray dealership, licensed 100 ton Sea Captain, father of two and proud grandfather of three. With immaculate attention to detail and cleanliness, he not only maintains, but upgrades constantly. Available for any issue, concern or question, you are welcomed!

William Garber purchased this house in 2004

Why William Garber chose Chesapeake Bay

Centered between Washington, DC and Richmond, this Colonial Beach gem is a hidden refuge that provides a quick getaway, yet a complete change of pace. Nicknamed the Playground on the Potomac, the town is a short walk or drive away with restaurants, the Pier, and the Riverboat Off Track Betting.

Full of history, George Washington was born near here at what is now the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Alexander Hell maintained a summer home in Colonial Beach, the "Bell House." Sloan Wilson, author of "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit," retired and died here.

Perfect for any season, nap in the hammock in the spring, swim, fish and grill in the summer, tour the fall foliage, and curl up next to the fireplace in the winter.

What makes this house unique

Little touches will give you big opportunities to make the most of your time here. Between the waterfall pool, swings, hammocks, outdoor cooking station with propane grill, retro refrigerator, and even imbedded lighted countertops will make you fall in love with this private refuge.

(P.S.- The sunsets are the best kept secret- don't tell!)


Colonial Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three (3) full baths- two (2) downstairs, one (1) upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Large bed rooms , Two with private Bath and View of River. All Beds are 1- King, 1-Queen, 2 Doubles
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Your Waterfront Retreat!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Ridenour Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your home so much, thank you for sharing. It had everything

to accommodate all of our needs, as we ranged from ages 4 to the 70's.

We all enjoyed the dock and pool. Fishing was excellent, we caught a little of everything and it was so peaceful for us late fishermen. The home was very spacious and supplied with everything you would possible need. A wonderful place to spend a vacation with a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting our river house. I also enjoyed meeting all of you. Hope to see you next year. Bill
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Great vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house and landscape were beautiful. We had a great vacation, Our grandsons loved the fishing and crabbing. They spent most of their time on the dock. The pool was beautiful with a waterfall at the one end. The only drawback to our vacation was nothing to do in town. Many restaurants were closed on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. So happy you enjoyed our River House. You guys were great and left the house in great condition. Hope you come back soon. Bill
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Great Time Had By All!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented Bill's house for a week and had a wonderful time. The house was clean, plenty of open space, bedrooms and we had 7 adults and little ones with us as well! The kitchen was probably the most stocked kitchen we've come across (we've been renting properties since 2011) and there were 2 of them as well. We did have a slight issue with the pool, though no fault of Bill's, and he was on it the same day! That says a lot. Its feels good to rent from people who take pride in satisfying their guests. The kids loved the pool (as did the adults!) and everything you need is only about 5 or 10 minutes away - so convenient. We look forward to coming back and enjoying another family vacation. Thanks Bill!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family met here from east to west for a family reunion. The place is beautiful, clean and tastefully decorated. We had great weather, warm every day and we sure enjoyed the pool. Mr. Garber was very nice and very helpful. I highly recommend this rental. We want to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you had such a good time. Your welcome to say any time.
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The property was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful- exactly what we needed for a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. We really try to make sure our home is a great place to vacation . Bill
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Richmond, VA

Great Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything with this vacation home was great from the time we booked it. The owner gets back to you right away with any questions and we had no trouble booking the home for the week. When we arrived he was here to meet us and went over everything we needed to know. The house was very clean as well as the pool. The views are amazing of the sunrises and sunsets and the pool area and deck have plenty of room to hang out. That is where we spent most of our time. The pier is great and the guys caught some croaker and catfish right off the end of the pier (still need a fishing license just to be safe). We hardly needed to leave the house for anything, although there is a beach area and pier in town. The restaurants in town are great. Wilkersons has been there for ever and we made it there twice this week. Another hidden secret is Denson's grocery on Washington street in town. A must go for lunch or dinner. Just remember you need to wash all the linens before leaving which does take a little time as the washer and dryer are not that big, so don't sleep in too long on the day you leave. There are previous reviews about some issues with the neighbors which we found not to be accurate. We found the neighbors to be very helpful and nice. I believe some may forget this is not Nags Head where every house is a rental but a small, quiet beach town that many people call home. If you are looking for a quiet family vacation then you will not be disappointed with this home!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great and left the house spotless, Thank YOu.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Washington Regan
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hi Tides
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Light House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Behind House / Colonial Beach
Car: recommended

Driving distance to Williamsburg VA, Richmond, Washington D.C. George Washingtons boy hood home. Civil War Battles, Fishing, crabbing,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund