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Tappahannock RIVERFRONT Estate Home on the Scenic Rappahannock

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property



Escape to quiet, laid-back Tappahannock. Tidewater Manor is a spacious and comfortable vacation rental home where sunrise over the water is breathtaking and experiencing a full moon is a thrill! The kitchen contains everything you need for cooking. If you’d rather cook out, a gas grill is provided. Don’t want to cook at all? No problem, Tappahannock has many great places to eat including the notorious “Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant” just a couple minutes away.

This is also a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The property has lots of grassy waterfront yard for games and has a private pier if you like fishing or want to bring your kayaks and canoes. The river is a popular spot for bald eagles and Essex is one of the top five counties in the state for breeding pairs. Chances of spotting an eagle while visiting are fairly good. Tidewater Manor is located in the center of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge and its Hutchinson Trail, right across the street, offers accessible fishing and nature trails as well as excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

A couple miles up the road you can catch a round of golf at Hobbs Hole Golf Course. If antiquing is your thing, you’ll find Tappahannock has several shops you’ll want to visit. And Essex Movie Theatre might be of interest on that occasional rainy day.

Beyond the town you’ll find yourself surrounded by an area rich in our country's history. The area offers, great restaurants, wineries, state parks, and historical sites—including Stratford Hall Plantation (home of Robert E. Lee) and George Washington's Birthplace—all within a short driving distance.

Located just an hour north of Richmond/Williamsburg VA, and an hour and a half south of the Washington, DC beltway, Tidewater Manor is great for family vacations, family/friend reunions, and more.



Walmart: 3.4 Miles

Food Lion: 3.8 Miles

Lowes: 4 miles




• A 50 percent deposit is required to reserve the property with the balance due 30 days prior to the arrival date. If balance is not received 30 days of arrival, property will be relisted and a refund will only be issued if the property can be subsequently re-rented for dates originally reserved.


• A $250 property damage deposit is required and is payable 30 days prior to arrival. If there are no damages, a refund will be issued within one week following departure date. Damages exceeding $250 are the sole responsibility of the renter.

• To save both the hassle of the damage deposit and provide protection against damages expenses, renters can elect to purchase damage protection through VRBO instead of paying the damage deposit. The price is $49 up to $1500 in damages but is not refundable. Contact owner to purchase this coverage. Evidence of this coverage needs to be submitted along with balance of rental fee 30 days prior to arrival.


Vacation rentals are limited to 12 people. The property, premises and restrooms inside are for use by registered guests only. Events and/or planned gatherings exceeding this limit are strictly prohibited.


• Renters are expected to leave the home as found including washing towels and linens on the morning of departure. Where possible, guests are encouraged to bring their own linens and towels to avoid doing a massive amount of laundry on the morning of check out. A check-out check-list will be provided prior to accepting a reservation to ensure guests are agreeable to performing cleaning tasks.


• CHECK IN/OUT: Unless other arrangements are made in advance, Check In on day of arrival is after 4:00 PM and Check Out on day of departure is before 11:00 AM.

• PETS: Small dogs will only be permitted with prior authorization and a signed pet addendum. A pet deposit may apply. SORRY, NO CATS.

• FIREPLACES: Are NOT operational and cannot be used.

• INTERNET: Service is NOT offered, however, most smart phones can be activated (often at no charge) as a wireless, personal hotspot to provide internet to your other devices and only takes a quick call to your cell phone service provider to activate.

• PAYMENTS: Transactions are done via check and US mail.

AGREEMENT: In order to reserve desired dates, the deposit along with a signed rental agreement (and pet addendum if applicable) are required.

More Details

Roxanne Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

Centrally located between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, you can get away from it all without spending a fortune and half your vacation getting there! Pack up the car, grab the kids and in an hour or two you’ll be nestled into this spacious residence enjoying the fantastic views of widewater Rappahannock River.


Tappahannock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MAIN FLOOR Bath 1 - toilet , shower
    MAIN FLOOR 1/2 Bath - toilet
    UPSTAIRS Bath 2 - toilet , shower
    UPSTAIRS Bath 3 - toilet , shower
    UPSTAIRS Bath 4/5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    UPSTAIRS Bath 6 - toilet , tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • BR 1: MAIN FLOOR MASTER King - 1 king , Has private bath with shower (no bath tub)
    BR 2: UPSTAIRS MASTER King - 1 king , Has private bath with shower (no bath tub)
    BR 3: UPSTAIRS Two Twins - 2 twin/ single , Has private bath with shower (no bath tub)
    BR 4: UPSTAIRS Two Twins - 2 twin/ single , Shares full bath (shower/tub) with BR 5
    BR 5, UPSTAIRS, Queen Bed - 1 queen , Shares full bath (shower/tub) with BR 4
    BR 6, UPSTAIRS Twin/Trundle - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed with trundle; private bath with tub (no shower)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Property has private pier.


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Tappahannock RIVERFRONT Estate Home on the Scenic Rappahannock
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful Spacious Riverfront Home

  • 5 of 5

Dear Roxanne-

Your Tidewater Manor vacation home was absolutely perfect for our annual Thanksgiving family reunion. We enjoyed every aspect of the home. Lots of room, large kitchen, beautiful riverfront setting, football field size front and back yards, fishing pier, fire pit for nightly s'mores and wonderful location for exploring the region. Visits to Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown were close at hand. Frosting on the cake was sunny warm days all week and the ease of working with you in the rental process.

Thank you again!


  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rex and so happy you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we we're out of town and unable to meet you in person. Loved talking to you and so hope you get back to this area again for a visit! Thanks too for the great review! Roxanne
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Midlothian, VA

The Gathering Place

  • 4 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Tidewater Manor and it is a great place for our 9 family members to get together. We even enjoyed the rain this past Saturday as we had the time to stay inside--play games, have conversations and take a nap or two.

The grounds of this home are amazing. Stunning river views, large trees grace the grounds so there are always shady spots, a new firepit for s'mores and plenty of toys for young and old (er). The river is spectacular for boating, kyaking, tubing or just floating around on the big tubes provided.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wifes 50th Birthday Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife's family is from the Northern Neck and this home was the perfect place to celebrate her 50th birthday. This property had the perfect mix of shaded yard and river fun to make it a truly great experience. A great setting of old world charm and close to town convenience.

We will come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Whole family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vienna, VA

Gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing spot for kayaking, sunsets, eagle watching, porch sitting, fishing! We had our family reunion here and it was the perfect place! House is gorgeous with lots of space for our 11 person group. Would definitely recommend bringing your own linens and towels so you don't have to wash a lot before departure but Roxanne let's you know before. We miss the place already.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic and Lovely

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 10 had plenty of room to relax and enjoy this lovely riverfront home. We very much enjoyed watching the eagles and ospreys!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Captains Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hobbs Hole
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Lowery's Seafood Restaurant
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of historic Virginia. Centrally located between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. When you’re not enjoying waterfront activities, take a day cruise on the Captain Thomas, visit Stratford Hall, or take in a wine tasting at one of the area’s many wineries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Optional Cleaning Fee $200 (if you prefer to hire it done). Some tidying is still required.
Optional Linen/Towels Laundry Fee $100 (if you prefer to hire it done) Or you can bring your own and do laundry when you get home.
Rates for holiday weeks during off season same as summer rates.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

50 percent up front, 50 percent due 30-days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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