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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:
April 20, 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 ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 4.882353 based on 52 reviews
Asheville, NC

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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Wonderful , secluded get away

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and spent a week with our son and his wife and two toddlers in this gem of a property. It is across the James River from Jamestown and Williamsburg, just a free ferry ride away. The ferry runs every 30 minutes and has convinced our 3 1/2 year old he needs to be a ferry driver when he grows up. The home was so comfortable for him that he asked why we couldn’t live here. It gave us the feeling you get when you go to grandma’s house, cozy, comfortable, and loved. You can tell that people make this their home when it is not rented because it has everything you will need, yet they remove things from dressers and closets so you have plenty of storage.The living room has plenty of lighting, two couches, one which is a sleeper couch and 2 comfortable chairs.The bedrooms were upstairs, a master with queen bed and master bath with shower. A bath with bathtub in the hallway and two more bedrooms, one with a trundle bed which looked to be double sized beds. The third room with a queen bed and a twin bed. There was a sun room off the living room and a deck just outside of it with a table ,chairs and grill. There was a dining room. The kitchen was fully supplied with dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishwasher, range and refrigerator and coffee pot. There was a dining table in the kitchen. Off the kitchen is a pantry next to a laundry room and bathroom with shower. The property is full of trees, landscaped with lovely flowers. The beach is accessible by a driveway and is behind trees in the backyard. It is so nice to have a place to rest and recharge after a day of siteseeing where there is more than a bed. We loved being here and would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home nestled in a beautiful country setting with a private beach!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't say enough about the charm, privacy, accommodations, and location of this home. It fit all of my families needs. There was plenty of room for the 7 of us, which included 5 kids ages 9-19. Juanita was more than helpful and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was not only comfortable, but she provided an abundance of information regarding the area.

Prior to our stay, Juanita sent an email full of information about the ferry, local grocery stores, restaurants, traveling options to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, and more. The same information was present in the house in a neatly organized binder. The house was exceptionally clean upon arrival, and is one of the first homes we've stayed in that provided house towels and bed linens, which made our packing that much easier. Paper products and laundry/dishwashing detergent were also provided. When you travel with a large family like mine, having all these added benefits makes a tremendous difference.

The private beach was just a short walk down the road, and you could also drive your car down to it. The setting was peaceful and relaxing. The private beach is shared by a couple other homes on the road, but each time we visited the beach we were the only ones there.

All the attractions - Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens, etc - were a short ferry ride across the James River. The schedule was very easy to follow, so we were able to plan our day trips accordingly. The traffic was minimal throughout our trip. We love exploring and site seeing, and there was more than enough in the area to satisfy our curiosity. We could have stayed another week, and even then wouldn't have been able to see everything.

Juanita is such a lovely person and she made us feel so welcomed. I would highly recommend staying here, and we would love to plan a trip back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family as we took in the sights by day and spent the evenings relaxing on the back deck, grilling steaks and spending time with some of our favorite cousins. Quiet, secluded, and very well furnished, it was literally, our home away from home. We all agreed that we would stay here again. Thank you so much for contributing to a fantastic week.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant home. Owners were extremely helpful and workable.

  • 4 of 5

The home was cozy and inviting. It accommodates our family very well. I loved the smell of the wood stove in the kitchen even though it was not in use during this time of year. That scent brought back a lot of good memories for me. Very quite and beautiful setting. make sure you have everything you need before coming across on the ferry since not many stores on this side of the river. The beds were not the most comfortable but the sheets were very clean as well as the entire house. Very good housekeeping. We will probably come back here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I too prefer shopping in Williamsburg,,I just want to clarify that there are two large chain food stores and several restaurants in Smithfield VA which is on the our side of the James Rive and is only 20 minutes away.
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Tilton, New Hampshire

An absolutely lovely home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a family vacation with my cousin and his family. We were four adults and three teenage girls. There was more than enough room and space for everyone. The bedrooms are spacious and well-furnished and the beds are comfortable. The home itself is just gorgeous.....charming and cozy and so inviting at the end of a long day of sight-seeing. We loved it there. We hated to leave! It's so obvious that this is a real family home, lovingly cared for by the owners. The property is beautiful and well--tended. We loved sitting on the deck. There is not a thing I would change about this home or our stay. The owner is so gracious and helpful. She is extremely responsive and attentive. I can't say enough about this property. You won't regret staying here. It's a gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

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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