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Tranquility on the River

Bedrooms 1
Space 935 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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 over 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 Fredericksburg

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. We are only three miles from Old Downtown Fredericksburg which offers many different eatery venues and shopping opportunities. Fredericksburg is full of historical sights and offers nightlife as well. We have canoes and kayaks available for exploring the river and you can swim from our private bank. The bird-watching from the RiverHouse is awesome!

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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Fredericksburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 935 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Amenities located in the bathroom include, blow dryer, make-up remover, toothbrush holder, tissues, liquid hand soap, body wash, hair shampoo and hair conditioner.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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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Tranquility on the River
average rating of 4.921875 based on 65 reviews
Aurora, CO

A Perfect Adult Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

From the comfy bed to the amazing views out the surrounding windows, we really enjoyed our stay at the Tranquility on the River. It is a quiet, peaceful location, yet close enough for a quick, easy drive to the historic area of Fredericksburg and other sites. It was very hard to leave in the mornings, as we could have spent a day just sitting on the balcony watching the birds, squirrels and river go by. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as advertised. It is convenient to major roads and to the historic district. Ruth and Lee were available if needed but did not hover which was perfect. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and great view!

  • 5 of 5

We came to explore our German heritage and visit the Germanna Visitor Center. We decided to stay in Fredericksburg to eat at the Barvarian Chef and see some of the museums there. I am so glad we did! Fredericksburg is a lovely, interesting town. The studio apartment had everything we needed and the view looking down on the river was so beautiful. Great choice for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It truly is a tranquil get away on the Rappahannock River; the water is warm and easy for kayaking.

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment is clean, spacious, bright and cheerful. The bed is super comfortable and the kitchen provides all the modern conveniences, including many cooking utensils. We especially enjoyed the deck, a great place to unwind and watch the birds, squirrels, etc. Lee and Ruth are friendly and very informative about the area; they were always helpful when we needed something. I highly recommend the Riverhouse for anyone either passing through Fredericksburg or vacationing in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Place for Stress Relief

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights at Riverhouse and it was absolutely lovely. The views from the loft are magnificant, and the treehouse deck puts you at eye level with all kinds of birds, squirrels, and even the occasional bald eagle. Lee and Ruth Stone are the ultimate hosts, providing anything you ask for, while respecting your privacy to enjoy the quiet.

We loved using the kayaks both morning and evenings several days, and the river was slow moving and perfect for a lazy paddler like me! I highly recommend this place if you are in the Fredericksburg area. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Riverhouse! It was a peaceful spot to stay. The apartment was very nice and super clean. The bed was comfortable and we slept great! It is convenient to downtown Fredericksburg, so we could easily run back to the apartment for a while, if we were tired or too hot. I hate that we didn't get to meet Lee and Ruth, but their son Nathan took great care of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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 60 days prior to arrival will be fully reimbursed. Any dates cancelled between 59 and 30 days prior to arrival AND NOT REBOOKED BY ANOTHER CUSTOMER will be reimbursed 50%. Any dates cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival AND NOT REBOOKED BY ANOTHER CUSTOMER will not be reimbursed. Again, if we are able to re-book any dates cancelled, no matter how close to the arrival date, we will reimburse those dates at 100%, minus any PayPal charges. We will never charge two customers for the same night. If you have any questions with this cancellation policy, please give us a call. We are trying to be as fair as possible to both ourselves and our customers.

Once a reservation request has been made, we will send an invoice through PayPal. Once the invoice has been paid, we will send a reservation confirmation. If the reservation is cancelled, any PayPal fees paid be the owner and not reimbursed by PayPal will be deducted from the deposit returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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