About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
1500 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, With Water Views And Access
Enjoy the peace and quiet of a waterfront cottage on the beautiful york river but minutes from historic yorktown, williamsburg, busch gardens and water country usa. For the nature enthusiasts enjoy the beautiful wildlife, including ospreys, egrets, bald eagles and blue herons right in your back yard. Bring your canoe or kayak and navigate the creek or river shore. The general store and post office are an easy one mile bike ride away. But if you only need to rest sit in the porch rockers and enjoy the gentle river breezes with spectacular sunrises to the east of the deck and sunsets to the west of the front porch. Come and make your own island memories and savor island life. Amenities include three bedrooms (2 qn, 2 twins/cottage style bunks) 2 full baths. The house comfortably sleeps 6- 8 with the queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The cottage is fully equipped with Cox high speed wifi, cable, flat screen tv in the family room and cd player. The kitchen is fully furnished with frig, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove/oven and small appliances. If you are interested in fishing the York River, the Gloucester Pt. pier and beach are 3 miles away. Historic Yorktown is 6miles away with a great beach and shopping area with local eateries. Water Country USA and Busch Gardens are within 20 minutes with a lovely parkway drive. Beat
the congestion of staying in Va. Beach or Williamsburg and come enjoy peace and quiet as your tour the area or beach it nearby.
Mike and Donna Mills
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Mike and Donna Mills
We love fishing, gardening, long walks and sunset golf cart rides with our children and visiting grandchildren to count the egrets and heron.
Mike and Donna Mills purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Mike and Donna Mills chose York
The property is a true getaway but so convenient to everything in the area. We moved to the main house in 2006 and purchased the cottage in 2012 to have available for famiy, friends and guests. Everyone loves to come to and stay on the island!
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Wonderful Place to Stay
We were really blown away when we arrived at the cottage, all of the reviews and photos don't do it justice. Our three night stay was all too brief but we enjoyed every minute. The setting is breath-taking with the view of the river quite gorgeous. The cottage is very well equipped and cosy and not too far from all the regular amenities, but still feels remote which was great.
We loved barbequing and sitting out on the deck watching the Ospreys and other wildlife around. The sunsets are astounding.
A wonderful stay we will never forget. Many thanks
Rob, Sarah and John from Barnsley, UK
Beautiful quiet coastal home
Something for everyone! Wildlife, walking, biking, or just relaxing in the sun. Loved the extra living room where the girls could hang out while the guys watched tv at night. Outdoor grill was perfect! Will be back when our “Coastie” comes back to B school
Charming and Peaceful - perfect get-away
This is a special place, and such a unique location. A historic cottage with character but all the modern amenities you need. Surrounded by water, you feel like you're away from it all; yet plenty of shopping, restaurants, and history is just minutes away. Mike and Donna were great to work with - always prompt with replies and friendly. Highly recommended!
Really neat unique property. Beautiful views of the river. Home was clean and neat when we arrived. Kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes etc. We stayed here with our 4 children and the grandparents. It was a little tight with 8 people but quite manageable. It is an older home, so the floors creaked etc. but that was part of the charm.
What a view!!!
Our sister's trip to this island cottage was perfect in every way. I only wish we had more time to sit on the porch and enjoy this small piece of heaven on earth. The home was peaceful, comfortable, and close to Bubba's Shrimp Shack! We spent two days driving to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown which was a busy stretch, but we learned a ton. I would highly recommend this cottage for a special retreat with friends or family. The weather was cold for us, but we had one glorious sunset. Donna was super helpful. Overall, a fabulous stay.
Perfect little piece of heaven. Water view from every window and very cozy. We will be back!
Our island cottage is located on a privately owned 15 acre island in the York River. The cottage is only 2 miles from all convenient amenities but you are in your own quiet, secluded waterfront setting with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The island is less than 15 minutes to historic Yorktown's Riverwalk shopping and beach community. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are only 20 minutes via the Colonial Parkway. This is one of the most gorgeous, tranquil scenic drives in America.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We do give a 10% military discount to active duty military guests. Please read our Short Term Rental Agreement in detail before booking. Call the owner if you have any questions before reserving. Thank you!