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Tappahannock RIVERFRONT Estate Home on the Scenic Rappahannock

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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:
  • 3400 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Tappahannock RIVERFRONT Estate Home on the Scenic Rappahannock
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Most Beautiful Sunsets and Sunrises!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill, Great doing business with you! I hope your instructors enjoyed their stay and look foward to hearing from you in the future! Roxanne
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A magical holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tidewater Manor during the Christmas and New Year's holidays and the house could not have been more perfect. We had six to eight adults there at various times and the house was large enough for everyone to have their own space, but still felt cozy and inviting. It was built in the 1940's and has tons of character. The view from the sunroom is amazing, and the Canada geese kept us company most mornings. All of the rooms are nicely furnished and the downstairs master suite has been wonderfully updated. We cooked most of our meals there rather than going out to the local restaurants, and the kitchen had everything we needed.

Roxeanne is an excellent host, and very communicative. She lives just down the road and answered all of our questions quickly. We called to ask where to buy a Christmas tree in town, and she grabbed one out of her attic and drove it over in her truck, complete with decorations!

I'm sure the place is fantastic in the summer with all of the river activities available, but we found it to be a perfect gathering place for a family winter holiday. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Timothy and Summer! This reply is way overdue but just seeing this comment. Thanks so much for your kind comments. We very much enjoyed hosting you and your girls and glad you enjoyed the Charlie Brown tree!! Hope you're well and would love to see you again for a future stay! Roxanne
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Beautiful, spacious home with room for our extended family - gorgeous river view.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family came together from various parts of the country to spend Thanksgiving with us. The home was easily large enough to accommodate everyone throughout our five-day stay, and had all the amenities we needed. The kitchen facilities were large and varied enough to cook up a large Thanksgiving dinner and the dining room was the perfect size. The surrounding area is full of river and Chesapeake Bay attractions including some interesting wineries and oyster restaurants. The two large TVs also allowed different members of the family to view their teams' football games in comfort throughout the Thanksgiving football extravaganza. The beds were very comfortable and the abundant bathrooms allowed every member of our group the privacy they wanted. The owners were very responsive in booking the property and coordinated quickly with us as we prepared for our stay. We recommend this beautiful home for anyone with a larger group to accommodate.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I'm happy you found everything to your liking and enjoyed the Holiday with your family. Lots more to see in the area so hope you'll consider a repeat stay! Roxanne
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Barhamsville, VA, USA

A grand southern experience!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location! A small southern town on the Rappahannock River with a few great restaurants. But the real gem is this southern Manor House on the rivah!

I celebrated my 50th birthday with some of my girlfriends at this lovely home. We ran boats and skis up and down the river, floated in our rafts, enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Adirondack chairs and had a catered dinner on the grounds under the 250 year old oak trees. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S! This was just perfect! The house was just lovely, had plenty of rooms for sleeping accommodations and was decorated beautifully and comfortably. Wonderful sun porch, great dining room and comfortable living room.

This house is great for families and multiple couple groups. I would book it again in a heartbeat! The owner Roxanne was the perfect owner/operator and was very helpful in making sure my birthday celebration was perfect! If you want a great southern Virginia experience in a historic manor house - this is your best bet!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberly, Thanks you for the FABULOUS review and thank you too for posting comments and pictures on the Tidewater Manor Facebook page. I'm still trying to figure it out but haven't had time to invest either! I'm happy you and your friends had a great time. It was fun working with you and I've enjoyed following you on FB. You're a lucky girl to have soooo many good friends! Hope to see you again the next time you have a need for a girl's get away! Roxanne
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Excellent for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

We had rented two properties in Tappahannock for a family get together. I received several compliments for selecting an excellent location. The weather cooperated and so all really enjoyed spending time in the very spacious backyard. We had a crab feast for which we bought crabs and oysters from Ferguson Oyster Company on Route 17. Some of us enjoyed the crafts at the Rivahfest on Saturday while others enjoyed spending time on the pier - four decided to go on the paddle boat. I really enjoyed the beautiful sunrise - it was very relaxing to sit in the enclosed porch each morning. I really appreciated Roxanne's willingness to work with us so that all of us could enjoy our time together that weekend. I would definitely consider coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anugrah for the positive review! I very much enjoyed meeting you and your husband and I'm happy everyone had a good time at the reunion. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in the Tappahannock area! Roxanne
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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

Tappahannock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Will consider two-night rentals with $50/night premium (Fall/Winter season). 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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