Surround Yourself with Water on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Heron Point is a large, two-story open plan house sited on a very private 2.5 acre point facing the Chesapeake Bay near the beautiful and historic town of Reedville, VA. A perfect place to experience life on the Northern Neck. This house offers all the modern conveniences you expect, with water views from every room. This is only the home's third season as a vacation home.

The property is kept as a mini-preserve, with native trees, plants and grasses edging the 1,100 feet of shoreline to support the local wildlife. Native plants are also combined in the limited landscaping to attract other local fauna and beneficial insects.

The house is designed for extended family and friends to spend time together; the bedrooms are large enough for private escape time when desired. The main level has a Master Bedroom suite, a sitting room, a multi-windowed great room, a kitchen outfitted for cooking with a breakfast area, a separate dining room that can seat 10, a powder room (1/2 bath), and a mudroom and laundry with front load washer and dryer.

The great room is the central gathering place of the house. Two sofas, a chair and ottoman, and floor cushions surround the fireplace and flat screen TV with surround sound. Windows all around provide views of the water and diverse bird life. A pass-through window from the kitchen keeps everyone connected during meal prep. Sliding doors lead to the expansive Trex deck with Adirondack chairs and tables. Gentle morning sun warms the deck - which becomes shaded by early afternoon for late day reading, napping or sipping cocktails while ship and osprey watching!

The kitchen provides a large refrigerator, microwave oven, double ovens (with one convection), rangetop, and dishwasher. There is counter seating along with a table to seat 6. Adjacent to the kitchen is a full dining room that provides a table that extends to seat 10.

There are two large master suites, with two additional bedrooms which share a bath. The spacious main floor master suite is great for senior visitors or those with mobility challenges on stairs. All doorways on this floor are 3 feet wide to accommodate walkers. The suite holds a King size bed as well as a couch and chair. A DVD player provides private entertainment. The bathroom offers double sinks, a step-in shower and a soaking tub.

Upstairs, the second master suite has a King size bed, sitting chair and TV with cable box. The attached private bathroom has double sinks and a tub/shower. This suite has direct access to the upper screened porch for morning coffee or evening nightcaps.

There are two porches on this floor. The front porch grants a view of the entry drive and sunset; the screened rear porch overlooks the inlet and the Bay. A fan provides a cooling breeze - perfect for reading, knitting, or daydreaming!

The two additional bedrooms share a bathroom with double sinks, a tub/shower and dressing nook. One bedroom offers three twin beds. The second bedroom has a Queen bed. Both rooms have wonderful views of the side inlet. A wide landing on the second floor provides play space for the kids.

Heron Point has a private dock which is great for fishing or crabbing...or just sunning and watching the water. Jetskis or skiffs can be launched from the community dock one lot away and tied up for the stay at our private dock. (Shallow water access only). A trail on the lee side of the property leads to the launch area for the canoe and kayaks to explore the inlet and the bay. Several bicycles are provided for cruising the neighborhood and making a quick run to the beach!

A private, white sand community beach with picnic tables is located around the corner. The beach is a gentle slope with shallow water extending several hundred feet. This is perfect for kids to play for hours, and gets deep enough for a good swim. (We don't recommend swimming in the inlet waters at the house due to potential bottom hazards).

Attractions in the Reedville area include the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum; the Northern Neck Farm Museum; Hughlett Point Nature Preserve, and ferries for day trips across the Bay to Tangier and Smith Islands (each great one-day adventures). There are also many thrift and gift shops for your shopping enjoyment in local towns of Heathsville, Lottsburg and Callao. Reedville is also a pleasant drive from Kilmarnock, which offers more restaurant and shopping choices. We provide “Heron Point Coupons” for discounts at select local stores, eateries and activities.

The Northern Neck of Virginia is an evolving wine region with several vineyards within easy driving distance of Heron Point. These vineyards include: Athena; Good Luck; Jacey; and Dog and Oyster.

Enhancements/Upgrades to Heron Point for the 2016 season include a complete “fleet” of kayaks and paddles to complement the 14' canoe. These include two small “children’s” kayaks; a “double” ocean kayak; a single ocean kayak and a single sit-in kayak. We have also added six bicycles for guest use including four adult and two children’s bikes.

The communications infrastructure at Heron Point has been upgraded to cable service which provides better and consistent high speed internet access and cable TV service. Working vacations are now possible with the dependable internet. All of these upgrades were added to help Heron Point be your perfect vacation location!

Please Note: Our no-pet policy is firm. We appreciate that folks wish to bring their treasured pets along; however, we cannot accommodate pawed/feathered/hoofed travelers! (There have been dogs and cats in the house if severe allergies are a high concern). Certified service animals are always welcome with proof of certification.
The maximum number of guests in a party is 9; this includes all children. Increases to the guest count cannot be made.
For children - The property has high banks of rip/rap ironshore rocks. Please judge if all younger guests will stay off the rocks - the rocks will shift if climbed on and can cause injury.
A quiet and private full-time resident/caretaker occupies the completely separate garage/apartment on the property.

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Member since: 2013

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years for primary lease signer. Lease signer must be a resident during the stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We regret there are no exceptions made to the No Pet Policy. Please note: there have been both dogs and cats in the house in the past if extreme allergies are a concern. CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME WITH PROOF OF CERTIFICATION. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Second Floor - Lighthouse Room: 1 queen

    Shares hall bath with double sinks and tub with Fish Room...moreless

  • Second Floor Master Suite: 1 king

    Private bath with double sinks and tub....moreless

  • First Floor Master Suite: 1 king

    King Bed. Private Bath with separate shower and tub...moreless

  • Second Floor Fish Room: 3 twin/ single

    Three Twins. Shares hall bath with double sinks and tub. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • First Floor Master bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Double Sinks and soaking tub; separate shower stall...moreless

  • Second Floor Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Second Floor Hall bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared bath with Fish and Lighthouse Bedrooms. Double sinks...moreless

  • Entry Hall: toilet

    Powder Room with Sink and Toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pick up a copy of 'The Rivah' at local stores and gas stations, or look online at and for attractions and activities being held each month in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Upstairs bookshelf with paperbacks to share. Local nature guides for reference....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player in Great Room, and with TV in first floor Master Suite (this suite does not get any TV channels)....moreless

  • Games:

    Several board games, and decks of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV - basic channels and one movie tier. TV with cable in Great Room and Upper Master Suite....moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod stereo dock, stereo CD system and surround sound....moreless

  • Television:

    TVs in Great Room and upper Master Suite with DISH channels. First floor master has DVD/TV combo only....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small DVD selection - mixed family movies. Red Box is located about 8 miles up the road at the Dollar General store in Burgess for movie rentals....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Views out to the main channel of the Bay - watch ships and sailboats going by. Just outside the house, enjoy waterfowl, otters, and swimming deer!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on an inlet just off the Chesapeake Bay, the point lot is surrounded by over 1100 feet of shoreline with views of the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Two dining areas - kitchen seats 6 at table and four at counter. Dining room can seat 10 - 12. No highchair provided....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air with two zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Matching dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas Fireplace (non-vented) - use available November through March with advance request and additional fee....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat with two zones...moreless

  • Internet:

    Use of internet included. Due to location, there may be interruptions in service. Not suitable for large data downloads or streaming video....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, blankets, pillows all provided. Please bring picnic cloths, beach towels and blankets for any outdoor use!!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room offers sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman and two floor cushions with a flat screen TV. Adjacent sitting room provides sofa and two chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Onsite outdoor parking for a maximum of four cars. Can accommodate small boat or jetski trailer on site. Please ask!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and domestic long-distance calls included. Phone line is shared with garage apartment resident. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels provided. Please bring your own washcloths, Beach towels and outdoor use towels or fishing rags!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load - requires HE detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Insulated carafe style coffeemaker with extra carafes. Coffee grinder and coffee filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 12 plus serving plates, bowls and utensils. Ample glassware for drinks, plus specialty wine, beer, coffee....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Liquid detergent only! Please, no tabs....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen set-up for cooking! Well-equipped with tools and appliances. If you need to know what's available, please ask us! Eat-in table that seats 6; two bar seats at counter....moreless

  • Microwave:

    High power countertop microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double wall ovens. Upper oven is convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter Roll of Paper Towels, dish soap, hand soap....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side. Narrow Freezer - frozen pizzas will not fit!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric range top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven, plus toaster....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upper front balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large rear Trex deck with Adirondack chairs and tables. Front porch; upper screened porch overlooking water with 4 chairs and footrests....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses in area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and canoe with paddles. Must provide own personal flotation vests!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Croquet set and horseshoes for guest use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill for use. Picnic table on lawn off house side for outdoor dining and crab picking....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 8 - Nov 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2016
3 night min stay
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Winter
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Spring Season
Apr 1 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$299 $325
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Memorial weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $390
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
July Fourth
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Summer
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $390
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Turnover/Laundry/Trash $195
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 5.3%


Security and Damage Deposits: We require the purchase of a property damage protection policy to cover property damages, plus a $500 refundable deposit to cover any lost watercraft, non-covered damage replacements, or additional labor charges if excessive cleaning is required. Guest liability is not limited to deposit amount for extreme loss or damage.

Turnover Fee: House is to be left in "broom clean" condition with all furnishings/furniture/watercraft positioned as they were found on arrival. The turnover fee covers a full deep cleaning; sheet and towel laundering; and removal of the last trash.

Please note that there are no exceptions to the maximum 9 person occupancy, as well as to the No Pet policy. We regret that we can't accommodate pawed/hooved/feathered travelers. CERTIFIED service animals are always welcome with proof of certification.

5% Discount off rental portion of fees for repeat guests and active military.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tommy's Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tommy's Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Neighborhood Beach

Car: Necessary

The town of Reedville has a long history of fishing, boating and marine activities. The main street is a short bike ride or drive from the house. Many Victorian houses line the street and you can visit the Reedville Fisherman's Museum. The exhibits change for fresh information; check out the activity schedule on their website for boat building classes and special events. Further down the street you'll find an ice cream parlor and two local favorite restaurants - Tommy's and the Crazy Crab.

There are three vineyards within a 25 minute drive of the house. Athena, Good Luck and Jacey. This makes a great 'loop' for tastings, perhaps with a finishing dinner or lunch at Jacey's before you head home.

There are options nearby for golf, fishing charters, boat rentals, and other sports. Many antique and thrift shops are also nearby for a fun day of searching for treasures. Several nature preserves offer walks to see birds and shore critters.

History buffs will enjoy exploring the Northern Neck - landmark churches, buildings and Washington's birthplace are all fun to visit. Cruises and tours to Smith and Tangier Islands originate within a few miles of the house. These all day excursions are a trip back in time, with a relaxing boat ride each way.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: While work keeps us located in another part of Virginia, our hearts are always at Heron Point! It is a family gathering place, and a wonderful getaway with friends.

Why the Owner Chose Reedville, VA, USA:
The lot is very private - set out on a point facing the Bay. In winter many swans, geese and ducks shelter in the protected waters of the cove. In summer, we are entertained by hunting herons, osprey, bald eagles and river otters. Peace and quiet are the norm. The beach is very close as is the community launch for skiffs and jetskis.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house allows a great flow for family visits - no one ever feels shut away from the activity. If privacy is desired, the spacious rooms provide space to relax and spread out. The back deck and upper porch catch the summer breezes and are shaded from the hottest sun. A view of the channel out in the Bay provides a watch for barges, shipping vessels and cruise ships that travel up to Baltimore and other ports. The house is situated 250 feet from the nearest neighbor for a very private setting. The historic town of Reedville is a 5 minute drive or a short bike ride away.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/20/2016

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  • Heron Point on the Chesapeake Bay

    Heron Point on the Chesapeake Bay

  • Bayside Deck

    Bayside Deck

  • Inlet off Deck, path to point.

    Inlet off Deck, path to point.

  • Private Community Sand Beach

    Private Community Sand Beach

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen Dining Area with inlet view

    Kitchen Dining Area with inlet view

  • Interior of Great Room

    Interior of Great Room

  • First Floor Master Suite - King

    First Floor Master Suite - King

  • Second Floor Master Suite - King

    Second Floor Master Suite - King

  • Upper Landing Play Area.

    Upper Landing Play Area.

  • The Fish Room - Three twins.

    The Fish Room - Three twins.

  • Heron Point's dock on the inlet.

    Heron Point's dock on the inlet.

  • Main House - Front

    Main House - Front

  • Adirondack Seating on Deck

    Adirondack Seating on Deck

  • Bay View from Deck

    Bay View from Deck

  • Entryway and Sitting Room

    Entryway and Sitting Room

  • Kitchen Sink View!  Ship is passing out in the channel.

    Kitchen Sink View! Ship is passing out in the channel.

  • Great Room off kitchen

    Great Room off kitchen

  • Dining Room  - table expands to seat 10

    Dining Room - table expands to seat 10

  • First Floor Master Suite with Sitting area.

    First Floor Master Suite with Sitting area.

  • Second Floor Screened Porch - hallway and master suite access.

    Second Floor Screened Porch - hallway and master suite access.

  • The Lighthouse Room - second floor with Queen

    The Lighthouse Room - second floor with Queen

  • The Fish Room with three twin beds

    The Fish Room with three twin beds

  • On Heron Point

    On Heron Point

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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