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Private Country Retreat with Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Guest Cottage with private pool privileges and nature views


Whether you are looking for a private retreat or romantic getaway, Holly Hill is awaiting your arrival. Relax on the secluded grounds of this historical private country estate in Charles City County. Holly Hill is a three bedroom, two bath guest cottage with full kitchen and an open den nestled on the grounds of Cary Hill circa 1741. All basic amenities apply. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the life in the country with the added pleasure of pool privileges. Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Williamsburg.

Our pool house, the Folly, is available for an additional rental for $75 per day or $350 per week. We do charge a $50 cleaning fee. The Folly is available for use between 8am and 10pm daily. The Folly offers a large sectional sofa, TV with Direct TV, dvd's, pool toys, games, corn hole, etc., which you are welcome to use at your discretion.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Brabrand, property coordinator
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Charles City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large double headed tile surround shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , freshly renovated second bath
  • 2 full bathrooms. Double headed large shower and jetted tub downstairs with a second full bath upstairs. Bath towels for six provided. Two towels per guest.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • High quality bed linens in all rooms. 1 King on first floor. One queen and two twins on second floor. Maximum number of house guests is six, including children.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Cottage is conveniently located in Charles City County, less than 20 minutes from Williamsburg and less than 45 minutes from Richmond. Cottage is fully equipped with automatic generator, on demand hot water system, and water softener. Maximum number of house guests is six, including children. Twenty minutes to world class golf courses, outlet shopping, canoeing in Chickahominy River, extensive bike and walking trails close by. This is a retreat property, with limited internet access. Landlines are not provided.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Oakland, NJ

A private oasis!! Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

Such a special place! Our family of 5 were comfortable and so happy on our vacation. Felt away from it all, but still close enough to experience all the area had to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely 'away from it all' break in southern VA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a week around Thanksgiving 2015 and were impressed by its comfort and well-equipped facilities from the outset. It's a 25 minute drive from Williamsburg, and not far from Jamestown, and is set against a backdrop of managed forest. Be aware there will be hunters around the area in the game season, so it's not wise to enter the forest, but they didn't interfere with us or our stay. Set adjacent to Cary Hill Manor, a small, fascinating and unique wedding venue, it has additional facilities beyond it's size, with a lovely pool and large pool-house during the warmer months. We wished we'd been there in the summer! It's a very private spot and well suited to anyone who has a dog, as the deck can be sealed off. Robin, the manager, was very professional and always responsive and helpful, and there was excellent communication about our booking from the outset. The property has a good-sized TV and an extensive range of excellent films. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs give privacy if required for a second couple staying there. We found the large bed in the downstairs bedroom very comfortable, with a good-sized walk in shower and whirlpool bath adjacent. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been visiting Williamsburg VA for years and this was, by far, our favorite place to stay! It is set serenely off the beaten path but not too far from all the activities. The cottage was extremely comfortable and clean. We had all intentions of doing evening activities and dining out but enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and pool so much that we cooked and stayed in every night. The pool house with the game room became our favorite evening spot as we had domino tournaments nightly......what a fabulous way to enjoy time with my children 17 and 20 years of age. Robin was exceptionally courteous and helpful as was Steve who took the time to show us around as we admired the naturally beautiful setting. We were completely mesmerized with the birds, landscape and artwork. We certainly look forward to going back....thank you for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newville, Pennsylvania

Great Family Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Holly Hill with our two kids (ages 9 and 12) for a week in July. The cottage was comfortable, clean, and had all the needed amenities for a comfortable stay. We especially enjoyed the large in-ground pool! Robin was wonderful and provided directions, suggestions for restaurants, and other good tips! We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Point

A perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely weekend with my parents and doggie. It was a beautiful, peaceful, extremely clean cottage. It had everything we needed including the R&R- a shaded deck and a wonderful pool to relax by in the evenings. Perfect hospitality- the owner and property manager were super helpful and friendly. It was secluded enough to provide some necessary down time but close enough to Williamsburg and Jamestown to go out for the afternoon. We felt right at home and I can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, NJ

Relaxing, charming, peaceful, perfect retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5, including 3 teenagers LOVED our get-away vacation to Holly Hill!

Everything was even better than we expected. The cottage was sparkling clean, every detail attended to, Robin was a pleasure to work with and ensure our stay exceeded our expectation! Close enough to Williamsburg to do all the sights and adventures, but our greatest fun was playing in the amazing pool! The hammock was really nice, too!! Loved feeling so far away from it all in the privacy and beauty of the wildlife preserve.

We will definitely come back again - slice of heaven on earth!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have the Mild family visit Holly Hill. Most well behaved teenagers I've met in a long time! The owner and I are delighted to share the property with appreciative guests and hope you will always keep us in mind as your vacation home!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Jamestown Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Williamsburg Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 5 John Tyler Memorial Highway
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Property is conveniently located in the Historical James River Plantation district. Visit local Plantations, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Bush Gardens and Water Country along with extensive area bike and hiking trails. Enjoy the relaxing cottage accommodations poolside on this Historical Private Estate surrounded by hundreds of acres of the Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Perfect Private Retreat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $225
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.3%

Taxes not included in nightly rate. Pet Fee $100 per week plus $125 cleaning fee. Two towels per guest, exchanged mid week for weekly guests. The pool side entertaining room located in "The Folly" next to the pool offers a bar area, game table with leather chairs, flat screen TV with dvd player, lounge sofas, and bath. The Folly is available for use from 8am to 10pm. Approved events only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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