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James River Beach, Country Living + The Amenities Of Williamsburg(see video)

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm/3bath Home With Outdoor Space, Beach, And Full Of America's History.


Home with private community beach. Nature at her best. Great place to build family memories. We have the best of both worlds: unplug in the country and yet a ferry ride five miles to the Jamestown Fort and city of Williamsburg with its unique amenities, ie: Busch Gardens, Water Country, College of Wm. & Mary, theater, museums, outlet mall shopping. While in the country, you can rest in quiet, play outdoor games,walk to the beach and swim or fish. Water is wonderfully warm. One grandson who lived here with us said "Every Day was an Adventure". We believe that magic is still here.

Juanita Dulkinys (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Juanita Dulkinys (Owner)

We moved to Virginia from the Midwest. We wanted a place where family and grandchildren would like to visit, and where we would like to retire. We wanted a place on the water. Our children and grandchildren have loved it here. Now we would like to share this lovely place with other kindred spirits. Directly across the River is Jamestown. My husband milled the large timbers from Virginia White Oak for the Jamestown Fort, and the Black Locust totem poles. We like the simple things of life. I love to garden and swim in the river. Don enjoys his boat and a little fishing.

Juanita Dulkinys (Owner) purchased this house in 1986

Why Juanita Dulkinys (Owner) chose Surry

We wanted to purchase a home that we could retire in and one that would be fun for our family to visit and vacation with us. A place where they could really relax. They came and did love it. Some even lived with us for a while. One Grandson said, 'When I lived here every day was an adventure'. We love the quiet simple lifestyle. The house has cozy rooms with pocket doors so there is also privacy for secret conversations between sisters or spouses. There is outside space so people can be together and youngsters can run. See our little video of the James River and our garden.

What makes this house unique


1.Best of country and city life.

2.Throw in the birthplace of the Nation and Bacon's rebellion

3. Add some Indian folklore with Chippokes Plantation and a

a little bit of Pocahontas, and Black History

4 Jump on the free Ferry for a ride to Jamestown and

Williamsburg and on to the Colonial Parkway to

Yorktown (surrender of the British)

5 Go shopping or visit Bush Gardens & Water Country


Guestbook comments from the owner

We ALL Thank you so very much. We had a great time. May God Bess you! Love in Him. Signed Three couples

They even left me a small gift.
May 2014
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Surry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental Rules included with Rental agreement. (12 altogether) Most important. No smoking in house. No pets. Re: Septic - Flush only toilet paper.
  • Please check with us regarding burning wood of any kind. Must have permission.We are subject to Home Owners Association changing rules.
  • The house rules are attached to the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 Upstairs Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 Downstairs Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Northeast - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , trundle twin
  • * Queen Lazy Boy sofa bed in living room which is very comfy. Pocket doors give privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Always speak to us regarding correct pricing, and a security deposit. There is no garage access. We do not have a maid service daily. You can burn wood from November through March.


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James River Beach, Country Living + The Amenities Of Williamsburg(see video)
average rating of 4.875 based on 57 reviews

Unique River Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our yearly family vacation. We had nine total people. The house was very homey and comfortable. There was plenty of space to spread out and seating for dining was ample. Linens were provided and were a nice quality. The beds were comfortable and we all had hot showers, which was a bit of a surprise since we had two teenagers along for the trip. We could also take showers at the same time without losing water pressure. The hostess provided many travel tips and information about the area. She also stayed in contact and was easy to reach with any questions we had. We ate at a recommended restaurant (Anna's) and were very pleased. The beach area on the river provided entertainment for our younger group and relaxation for the older ones. The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. We also traveled over to Williamsburg to play at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. We had to take the free ferry at Scotland, but we never had to wait for the ferry more than a few minutes. We would highly recommend this house for anyone who enjoys a bit of privacy after a day in the hustle and bustle of Williamsburg.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was our first experience with a vacation rental so we didn't really know what to expect. However, Jaunita was great she sent tons of helpful info before hand. The house had plenty of room and is totally secluded, but is a very quick trip to attractions. Ferry was always on time. The beach access is very convenient.... The best of both worlds. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable place for our family. The really important trick is timing the ferry to get back and forth to Williamsburg.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Love the home and area. We were able to just bring our cloths and toothbrushes and settle in. Our family enjoyed the home, gardens and beach! Would definitely love to come visit again! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate to have some of the nicest people visit our home!
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Seclusion and Convience all in one!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home to share with my sons and their families. We had 6 adults, a one year old and two year old. It worked out perfect. There was plenty of room for us to spread out or be together. The yard was perfect for the little ones to run around and safely away from roads. The water was only a short walk away which made it convenient for us to carry the canoe . The ferry over to Jamestown and all the other historic sites in and around Williamsburg. We used the ferry 2 days and there was never a delay. It never added much time to our trip. The home had every amenity we needed, so all you have to do is show up with food and your suitcase and you are ready to experience a great get away! A great time was had by all.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful, away from it all vacation hom

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, just as advertised. Very relaxing. Owners are very attentive to their guest's needs and strive to make sure you feel at home. Our family of 6 adults and 2 children were very comfortable. We felt as though we were staying at a relative's or dear friend's home. It was great to return to Surry after a full day of Williamsburg's hustle and bustle. We definitely recommend Surry Seafood restaurant..steamed shrimp, stuffed shrimp, coconut shrimp, stuffed flounder... everything was delish! We also enjoyed Colonial Pancake House in Williamsburg. The house is very clean and well cared for. The owners live in the home when it is not rented so the kitchen is fully stocked with cookware. More than enough towels we're provided. Very comfortable beds. Perfect "home away from home". Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norfolk,52 mi. Richmond 54 mi. ,Newport News 40 m
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry You can bike there
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack Williamsburg VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Anna's Pizza & The Seafood Company
Nearest Beach
Walk down to beach from property 100 feet
Car: necessary

Our home is on 6 wooded acres. You can just walk down to our beach which is a salt water tidal river. The James River is usually quite warm and great for little ones and older folks. You can kayak or fish. It is quiet and restful and probably the only thing you might hear at night are fog horns from the Ferry if there is fog.The original County of James City included both Williamsburg and Surry VA. This area included Hog Island where the people of Jamestown kept their livestock. It is now a bird sanctuary and we have many migratory birds that pass through. You can see many species of birds. Osprey and the Bald Eagle have become more plentiful of late. We are approximately 2 miles from Chippokes Plantation & State Park. That is the oldest continuous working farm in the U.S. Six miles from us is Bacon's Castle, an historic location of Bacon's Rebellion. The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, is only three miles away where you can take a free scenic ride to all the amenities of Williamsburg most of them 15 minutes from Jamestown after you have crossed the James River. There you have museums, outlet malls, Busch Gardens, Water Country and many restaurants. The College of William & Mary has many theatrical productions. From here you can always travel farther to the quaint town of Smithfield or toward Richmond, the seat of the Confederacy. We are also about 1 hour & 15 min. from Virginia Beach. The scenery here is always beautiful regardless of season. Come visit! You will love it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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