Private, Waterfront, Pet Friendly, HotTub, Cabin, Kayaks, Canoe, Firepit, Games
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A retired Fortune 50 executive, I've done more than my fair share of travel. And, more than the places I visited, it's the people I've met that remain in my memories. Staying in everything from a turret room in an olive oil processing mill to an ultra modern Paris flat, each door I opened came with an individual behind it, not a desk clerk ... not that I haven't been greeted by hotel employees that did everything they could to make me feel welcome and a valued guest. It's the personal touch of each property I've rented that made the difference of staying at place to really visiting it and taking home a part of it. The local insight my hosts shared with me ... their favorite shops, restaurants, and haunts ... allowed me to see their community through native eyes. This is what I seek to offer my guests ... a warm welcome to my community, not just a house. With luck, a visitor today is tomorrow's neighbor. Come! Explore my Virgina world. Like me, you may never want to leave.
Jean purchased this House in 2015
Why Jean chose Reedville
From the time the lot was first seen by water by the couple that constructed UpYonda ... I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a parcel of land adjacent to my farm from them so they could buy the lot ... to the day I was given its keys, I have been a part of the property's history. And, when the house was no longer being used for its intended purpose, I snapped it up without hesitation. UpYonda and it's furnishings, fixtures, and ammenities are what designers might call "curated" eccentricity. In other words, stylish comfort, always changing to reflect guest wants and needs. Constants include items that will always offer a welcoming, warm and relaxing home away from home for all whom we are honored to welcome as guests. UpYonda is, truly, a slice of heaven on the Chesapeake.
What makes this House unique
We are going Green ... recycle program, light bulb replacements, efficient appliances, HVAC static settings. Non smoking household. Smoking permitted outside. Pet friendly ... always no fee. Only 25% Deposit to reserve. No Damage Security Deposit required. Guest Use Agreement provides for damages. Please read and know your responsibilities and liability. Private booking possible. SAVE THE WEBSITE SERVICE FEE. Ultra clean and well maintained property. Ever changing decor. Quality linens and bedding. Privacy. Family Friendly ... our younger Guests leave the most insightful and delightful comments in UpYonda's Guest Book. Waterfront property a stone's throw to the Chesapeake, locally known as a "Hurricane Hole" ... boats are anchored in our protected water during major storms to safely ride it out. Florence, our most recent near miss, saw 6 vessels spinning on their anchors. DISCOUNTS ... ASK BEFORE YOU BOOK SO WE MAY EDIT YOUR QUOTE/INVOICE. We cannot adjust post booking. Complimentary use of kayaks and canoe, life vests, fishing and crabbing equipment. Extensive inventory of indoor and outdoor games. Complimentary use of BBQ and owner supplied propane. Owner supplied firewood for firepit. World-wide currated furnishings and fixtures. International art and antiquities collection ... Guests have been known to make a game of, "Where did that come from?" Continuous changes, updates and upgrades to interior and exterior reflecting Guest comments and requests. 24/7 Owner/Caretaker assistance. OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH MONTHLY/SEASONAL RENTALS, ONLY AT FAVORABLE RATES. Perfect for those looking for multiple getaways in the Off Season.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This house is amazing! It is in a quiet location and has everything you need. All you truly need is your clothes and food. The kayaking is fantastic and we enjoyed swimming and playing all the many games that are available. If you want to relax and unwind, this is the place for you! Hopefully we will make it back again.
Nice and private
Great place to relax and do some fishing from the dock. Lot is private and quiet. Very peaceful.
So glad to learn the children had fun fishing, crabbing, and snagging our local turtle ... he gets bigger by the day stealing everyone's bait. Good to know, also, they enjoyed the kayaks, and you and your wife found the beach pleasant. Do return when you've more time to spend with us at UpYonda.
Bachelor Party with everything we needed
This place was fantastic. Tons of lawn games there and we sure made good use of most of them. Having access to the kayaks was a great bonus. We loved the fact that we were able to spend most of our time at the house with plenty of activities.
The weather was gorgeous, it’s very quiet, and having limited cell service/WiFi capabilities really sets the tone to just enjoy the outdoors. We ended up hitting some local areas to gauge the vibe- we hit a local winery and a boat docking competition.
Amenities were fantastic, full access kitchen and grill was very convenient, and there was plenty of room to sleep. Honestly, from the moment we got there, we almost felt like the pictures undersold it. Will definitely be keeping UpYonda in mind for future visits and getaways!
Glad to know you and your party had a great time at UpYonda and enjoyed our ammenities. Come on back ... it's a very cozy getaway property, especially in the Fall and Winter months when the fireplace adds a hint of romance inside and you can really enjoy cooking over the firepit. Think wood coal cooked steaks, burgers, hot dogs and smores. Be sure to book direct and receive our Returning Guest Courtesy Discount.
Great retreat from big city life
We had a great time at UpYonda. Us big city folk were able to leave work stress and worries behind, while the kids had a great time running around the yard, taking a swim, and doing some kayaking. Jean is wonderful with communications before, during, and after, answering any questions you may have. We'd love to come back again!
Love to welcome you back, anytime. Great to know how much you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for venturing down to Reedville and UpYonda.
Wonderful family get away!!
Jean has thought of every little detail to make your vacation a stress free, wonderful experience!!! I cannot say enough good things! If you are looking to just get away from it all, this is what you’re looking for. The crabbing from the dock was so much fun! We caught and ate over 75 crabs while we were there!! We are Marylanders/born and raised... who love our crabs and with lots of Old Bay... Virginia did not disappoint!! What a beautiful part of the country!
The property is gorgeous and Jean is the hostess with the mostess!!!!
Lovely in Every Way!
We had a great time at the house enjoying all that it offered. The boys loved fishing off the dock and trying out the crab cages. The fire ring was also popular along with the kayaks and canoe. It was fantastic to be able to hang out for an entire day with active kids and have them entirely entertained without video games! The house is lovely with interesting decorations and very clean and well-kept. The owner is extremely responsive to any question or need. Lots to explore locally as well. We will be looking for time on our calendar to come back!
It is lovely to know the house is used and enjoyed by our Guests. Keeping active youngsters is a challenge and, when you return, be sure to have the family try the cornhole set, frisbee golf, volleyball, bocci, giant chessboard and jenga, tandem and single bikes to explore the area, and other yard games we keep on the porch and in the deck box. One family set them all up and had a "girls v boys" carnival challenge moving from one activity to another, including a kayak race to the point and back. There is always something to do at UpYonda, but don't forget out local ice cream shops. Yummm!
When you do decide to return, be sure to make an 'Inquiry' rather than an 'Instant Booking'. In that way I will be able to offer our Returning Guest Discount.
And, as always, THANK YOU for choosing UpYonda for your getaway. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our vacation home in Reedville.
Virginia offers something for everyone. From touring its battlefields to enjoying a day on the water, you will find yourself within an hour's radius of everything you could wish for while on vacation at the Northern Neck's UpYonda.
Paddle our kayaks or canoe and tour the river and its many inlets. Head to the beaches just minutes away, one via the Sunnybank Ferry, the last of Virginia's car ferries and it's free. Be sure to bring your camera for those memories and a picnic lunch to enjoy. Alternatively, there's plenty of room to dock your own boat, with Smith Point Marina launch facilities close by.
Fish for your supper off the dock or, with the appropriate licensing the river or bay. Drop our crab pots into the water to see what you'll be able to offer your family and friends later in the day. Oysters can be as inexoensive as 100 for $30.00.
Soak away your aches and pains in the hot tub, complete with view of the river, or enjoy the privacy of the jetted tub in the master suite. Alternatively, hit the local beaches or plan a day, south at Virginia Beach ... miles, upon miles of white sand and surf.
History buffs will appreciate the many Revolutionary and Civil War sites, or walk in the footsteps of some of Virginia's most famous politians as you wander the streets and shops of Williamsburg ... don't miss the town's nightly "Ghost Tour" or book a ticket to a "Witch Trial." Both are sure to put a chill in your timber. Be sure to monitor the many re-enactments that are planned throughout the season for those who truly want to step back in time.
Take the ferry to Tangier Island across the open Chesapeake Bay and discover Virginia's sinking island. Isolated for many years, this island is famous for its crabbing, beaches, period houses, and quaint non-vehicular traffic patterns. Sit a spell on the docks, enjoy a scrumptious crabcake sandwich for lunch, and just try to translate the local dialect. If you do, you'll be let in on all the island goings on and gossip.
Wine Tours. You could, if you wanted to do so, spend your entire time with us touring and tasting the delights of the many wineries in the immediate and extended region. If you are staying Friday evening, Kilmarnock's wine shop hosts FREE tastings 5 to 7pm. Knowledgeable owners. Never any pressure. More a gathering and sharing.
Shop the outlets in Williamsburg, the many thrift and consignment shops, or attend an auction to find treasures old and new, large and small to take home. Shipping services available.
Did you know virginia has an Oyster Trail? Why not visit Oyster farmer Tommy Leggett and learn how oysters are cultivated in Virginia? You will have a chance to get out onto the water and "farming" beds, and if you want, get into the water to help harvest. Get to taste some of the fruit's of your labor, too. Book your tour online through Virginia Oyster Trail.
Or, grab a bag of fresh oysters or a bushel of crabs, start a fire in the firepit and spend the evening picking your supper while enjoying that wine or beer you scooped up at the very well stocked wine shop in Kilmarnock ... free Friday evening tastings.
Speaking of "scooping up" ... don't miss the ice cream shops in nearby Burgess and in Reedville ... at the end of the road near the docks ... or the "trolley" shop in Kilmarnock. Seasonal hours.
Grab one of our bicycles and catch a glimpse of the local byways as you head towards Ophelia's hidden gem ... a two vehicle cable ferry (free) that crosses the river (M-F, Sat 'til noon), taking you into Reedville. Just one of the many quaint and unusual secrets that you won't find just anywhere.
A licensed massage therapist is available to come to the home upon request ... mylasource.com ... as is a reliable babysitter should you require these services. Availability subject to prior appointments.