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Tranquility on the River

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, one full Bath (Sleeps 1-2)

The accommodation available is a 24x39ft (7.3x12M) studio apartment on the top floor of our four story home. It is quiet and private. From the private balcony and 14 floor-to-ceiling windows/glass doors, the room displays breathtaking views up and down the Rappahannock River. It includes an updated kitchen with all appliances/cookware/utensils/dining ware/coffee/tea. There is a full bath with plush towels. Other amenities include: a wood-burning fireplace; a spacious sitting area with a fold-down queen-sized futon, zoned ac/heating, HD TV and high-speed wireless service. The king-sized bed is outfitted with luxury linens and a top-of-the-line mattress set. The outdoor area is wooded with mature trees. There are plenty of Adirondack chairs to enjoy the stunning views of the river, as well as the tranquility of the area. Fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are available right from the property shore.

Lee & Ruth Stone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Lee & Ruth Stone

We have lived in the Fredericksburg area since 1995. We raised our five sons here and enjoyed many of our summer days playing on the river. Ruth graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and has worked as a home health nurse for 25 years. She now works for a local home health agency. Lee retired as an officer after 23 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. He has his masters degree and works as a Systems Engineer. We enjoy traveling, meeting people and learning about their lives.

Why Lee & Ruth Stone chose Northern Virginia

Our Riverhouse is a unique property on the Rappahannock River due to the proximity to the water, nature and to downtown Fredericksburg. When we purchased this home years ago we did so with the intention of sharing its beauty and an appreciation of the river with others.

What makes this apartment unique

A wall full of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony overlooking the Rappahannock River; a beautiful private space and easy access to downtown Fredericksburg.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Imagine nice pictures of the RiverHouse, then deciding to stay there, then moving in late at night. . . and the next morning: YOU DON'T TRUST YOUR EYES!

Reality is by far beating the pictures and you're forgetting to shut your mouth again. Not to mention that the snow covered everything outside (how did Lee & Ruth manage this?). From a guest's view, it was their best idea to offer the RiverHouse's studio for holidays & vacation. We enjoyed nine wonderful days being inspired every morning by what we saw outside while having our breakfast.

Lee & Ruth were very fast in answering our inquiries. For example, we arranged a late arrival without any problems. They were very helpful, warm & kind. As a nice surprise, we were welcomed with some fruits & a tasty red wine (thanks so much!). The studio not only has this stunning view, it also has everything you need and a certain personal touch because of the nice pictures on the wall & other stuff leading to...well, feeling like at home. By the way, it's also very close to downtown (a must see!). We hope to be returning soon & thank you very much, Lee & Ruth, for the hospitality.
Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Tranquility on the River
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 52 reviews
Chesapeake, VA

Romantic getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the River House for a two-night getaway without our children (!), and found it comfortable and inviting. Everything was clean and ready and we were greeted by Ruth upon our arrival. We enjoyed the high-quality mattress, well-placed lighting, lovely views, and wonderful location. Lots of nature and wildlife - birds & raccoons especially. We had not spent much time in Fredericksburg before, and greatly enjoyed shopping (many interesting gift shops and antique stores) and dining there. We relished the cozy Riverby books in particular, an independent used bookstore in town. We also appreciated the convenience of having our own kitchen, as we were able to eat in and cherish keeping a leisurely pace during our stay. All in all, the River House had everything we needed, and we would happily return!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River views – tranquil and serene

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented this property for a week during a 5 week road trip to explore Virginia

The accommodation is a large studio, being the third and top floor of the owners’ impressive house. Internally the appearance of the property is very welcoming with its tropical vibe. It benefits from ample natural light with a sumptuous view of the Rappahannock River below. On entering we were most impressed with the cleanliness and spaciousness of the accommodation. The bed has two mattresses so it is quite a way from the floor. (This is a word to the wise for those, like us, with short legs!) Linens were of a good quality. There is a bathroom which has a shower over a small bath. It worked efficiently and there was always ample hot water at good pressure. There were sufficient soft, fluffy towels for us to use. The living area has a comfortable settee, an arm chair and a huge modern TV with an extended package of programmes. The kitchen area has a four ring halogen hob and oven. There is a large fridge / freezer as well as a full sized-dishwasher. All the appliances we used worked well and were very clean. There was a modest amount of crockery, glassware and cutlery. The kitchen was compact with limited storage and work space. The wi-fi was very effective. Externally there is a deck to the rear with a table and chairs. Great for views and watching the bird life. Sunsets on the river are simply stunning.

The accommodation is a 10 minute drive to downtown Fredericksburg, with its shops, restaurants and historic attractions.

A big thank you to our host, Lee. It was a delight to meet him and we really appreciated him sorting the initial problems we had with the supply of hot water. He really went the extra mile to ensure that we were not inconvenienced. We greatly appreciate his immediate and effective response.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A tranquil place of beauty

  • 5 of 5

River House was the perfect getaway for us city dwellers seeking a peaceful retreat. Ruth and Lee are the best hosts ever. Friendly, kind & considerate with careful attention to detail to make this a most wonderful vacation weekend away. The house is beautiful and the rental space is amazing. A large quiet space with a lovely view of the river and a most comfortable bed and seating space. Thank you Ruth and Lee for opening up your home and river to us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, TX

Riverside Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We came to Fredericksburg for the Civil War NBPs, the historic homes, and rich history. We knew while here, we would be staying at the "Riverhouse," but had no idea how close our balcony would be to the river itself. This afforded us such great views of different wildlife at high and low tides. Additionally, the friendly, accommodating owners keep a bird feeder high in the trees between the renter's balcony and the river. It was so entertaining to watch the behavior of the large variety of birds attracted to the feeder! The rental is just as pictured on the internet with much sunlight filling the beautiful, well stocked, and clean space. Such a comfortable, relaxing getaway. Add all this to the Riverhouse's proximity to downtown historic Fredericksburg and it makes for the perfect place to stay. We hope we are lucky enough to return here one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Meditation

  • 5 of 5

The RiverHouse is exquisitely beautiful, uniquely serene and impeccably managed. It was the perfect beginning and end to each day in Fredericksburg. Lee and Ruth are very kind and accommodating, and the location is within minutes of downtown with any amenity close by. I fully intend to visit the property again, when I think the autumn color may take my breath away. Thank you, Lee & Ruth, for your very healing home.

Jacqueline, May 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity personified

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riverhouse over Memorial Day weekend. The Riverhouse was clean, inviting, and filled with windows. The location was private yet only a few minutes from town and activities. It was very warm that weekend, but we were able to enjoy the porch overlooking the river (one of the selling points for us). All essentials -­ sheets, towels, kitchen items, wifi, etc. ­ were provided. We experienced an issue with the air conditioning but Lee and Ruth were quick to respond and resolve the issue. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others who would like the serenity the Riverhouse provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
DCA~53 mi 63 min; IAD~70 mi 75 min; RIC~69 min
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Fredericksburg Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Fredericksburg Amtrack/VRE
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Our rental property is located in southern Stafford County on the tidal section of the pristine Rappahannock River which is designated a state scenic river. The water here is flat and tranquil. The home is in a peaceful park-like setting. Bald eagles, great blue herons, hawks, ospreys, kingfishers, woodpeckers, owls, finches, ducks and more thrive here. The property has easy water access. Canoes, kayaks and life-vests are available to enjoy the river. You can even paddle to downtown Fredericksburg (which takes about 45 minutes), dock the boat at the riverside park and stroll to lunch at a nearby restaurant. It's a 5 minute drive by car to historic downtown Fredericksburg where there are numerous shops, restaurants, galleries, national parks and historic homes to explore. The Fredericksburg area features much American history with numerous civil war battlefields and cemeteries available to tour. Today, Fredericksburg is a vibrant community with an active art scene involving crafts, music and the performing arts. There are public golf courses, museums, local wineries and many other enjoyable activities.


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment by PayPal accepted. Contact owner for details. Check-in after 3pm. Check-out is 11am.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least one month prior to arrival will be fully reimbursed. Any dates cancelled less than one month prior to arrival will NOT be reimbursed UNLESS we are able to re-book the dates. We will never charge separate reservations for the same night.

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Fredericksburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 935 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , An outdoor shower is available when returning from the river
  • one full
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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