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Step Back Into the Mid 19th Century! Enjoy an Idyllic Virginia Country Retreat.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Idyllic Country Retreat Only Minutes From Winery And Golf.

Moss Side is a dream destination for wine lovers, golfers, writers, artists, historians, sportsmen, nature enthusiasts, or anyone wanting to get away for the week or just a few days. Completely private and rural, yet situated on a main thoroughfare only a short distance from an interstate highway, you will enjoy the best of both worlds- seclusion with convenience. Located just minutes from three wineries, four golf courses and less than 30 minutes from Richmond and Williamsburg, 60 minutes from Virginia Beach and two hours from Washington D.C., Moss Side offers something for just about anyone wishing to relax or enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Visiting Moss Side, circa 1865, is like stepping back into the middle of the 19th Century. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of an authentic planter’s home. The furnishings, decorations, and architecture tell the story of what it would have been like to live in a fine house of that period.

Completely disconnect from the daily grind and marvel at a recently renovated property outfitted with all of the conveniences that life has to offer. A true retreat, Moss Side is the perfect destination for those who desire to be surrounded by history, nature, antique furnishings and luxurious appointments. A two bedroom house that sleeps four comfortably, Moss Side is for those who appreciate history, refinement and tranquility.

An authentic, detached out building, typical of 19th century homes, boasts a state of the art gourmet kitchen disguised in old world cabinetry and furnishings. You will be amazed at the contrast between historic detail and modern culinary convenience. A true historical gem and a perfect place to host a quaint meal is the upper level period dining room, complete with exposed ceiling beams and fireplace. All 6 fireplaces throughout the house and detached out building are working gas fireplaces which enhance the old world ambiance.

Nestled on 216 rural acres in historic New Kent County, visitors will relish the exquisite countryside by taking lingering walks through the property, go bird watching, or simply have a picnic on the lawn. One can tour the historic county of New Kent, play a round or two of golf, enjoy a bottle of wine at the local wineries, or jaunt off to wonderful shopping and excellent dining in nearby Williamsburg and Richmond. Envelop yourself in the past by touring several historical churches in the area as well as the iconic James River Plantations along the Route 5 corridor in neighboring Charles City County, 20 minutes away.

Moss Side is also a good destination for special events, such as corporate meetings or retreats as well as weddings and parties. Moss Side Manor has a neighboring property, known as Moss Side Cottage, that sleeps 6 and is available for guests. Bring the entire family or office, the address is 8335 New Kent Highway, New Kent, VA 23124.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Bedroom 2 features two double beds and a working fireplace....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Features a custom canopy bed and working fire place. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Moss Side Manor is the perfect destination for corporate meetings or special events, such as weddings and celebrations. Event planning and catering services are available....moreless


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Rafting
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    There are three dining areas. The main house has a formal dining rm. that seats 10. The kitchen has an island that seats 3 and the upstairs dining rm. seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Heat pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    6 working gas fireplaces. There is one in each bedroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Detached Kitchen: Keurig; Main House Butler's Pantry: Keurig...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher:

    Detached Kitchen: Kitchen Aid Architect series...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A reproduction of the original 19th c. kitchen that is actually detached from the house in a separate building, as it would have been in the 1800's. The kitchen is outfitted with modern appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Detached kitchen: Modern microwave drawer; Main House Butlers Pantry: Spacesaver ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gourmet stainless steel oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and basic condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Detached Kitchen- Large capacity Kitchen Aid Architect series; Main House Butlers Pantry- Compact undercounter model....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gourmet stainless steel gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearest golf course, Viniterra, is less than 2 miles away....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis is not available on site; however there are public courts only 4 miles away....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 27 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,540 $6,160
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7.3%


No penalties for cancellations.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Richmond International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rose and Crown
38 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Jamestown Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Nearest Train
Richmond Amtrack
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rose and Crown
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wintergreen Resort
102 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Necessary

Less than 20 minutes from Richmond International Airport, 45 minutes from Newport News Airport, and 30 minutes to Richmond Amtrack, Moss Side is conveniently located near major transportation depots.

The property is less than 30 minutes from Williamsburg/Yorktown and Richmond via I64, 1 hour from Virginia Beach, 1.75 hour from Charlottesville, and 2 hours from Washington D.C.. Enjoy local places of interest, such as the James River Plantations: Shirley, Berkley, Westover, Sherwood Forest and Evelynton Plantations on Route 5 about 20 minutes away and local wineries and golf courses just minutes away.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

Why New Kent, VA, USA:
The current property owner, John Poindexter, an entreprenuer as well as a land and building preservationist, is a native Texan. He currently resides in Houston while considering New Kent, Virginia his second home. With family roots in New Kent dating to the late 1600's, John began a property acquisition and restoration effort in 2013. By 2014 it included 2500 acres of rural property situated near Williamsburg, VA. The acquired properties are once again becoming farming acreage and managed forests, characteristic of the colonial era. Unlike most entrepreneurs whose interest New Kent has captured, his intentions have been to protect and preserve. The property was in extreme disrepair when purchased in 2013. With the guidance of local craftsmen and talented advisers, the property was fully revitalized to its original condition, along with a few modern conveniences. In a home that was at one time full of life and vitality, the owner desires that new memories will be created and cherished by those who visit. Moss Side, circa 1865, was one of John's first renovations. Moss Side's acres were once in the Poindexter family, from which it was purchased and operated for generations by the Christian family. The Christian family still lives in New Kent and remains close neighbors and friends. The Christian's were pleased to witness the masterful renovation and to see their beloved family homeplace restored to its original elegance.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Moss Side is a wonderful place of tranquility and retreat due to its seclusion and natural beauty. It features a natural, lush environment and direct access to 216 farm and forest acres for the enjoyment of guests. The convenient location allows access to the wineries and golf courses and the James River Plantations, and is located near Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as Hampton Roads and Northern VA/ Washington D.C.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Drawing Room

    Drawing Room

  • Drawing Room

    Drawing Room

  • 19th C. Dining Room, seat 10, has 2 butlers pantry's and working fireplace.

    19th C. Dining Room, seat 10, has 2 butlers pantry's and working fireplace.

  • Queen bedroom fireplace view.

    Queen bedroom fireplace view.

  • Double/Double Guest Bedroom

    Double/Double Guest Bedroom

  • Guest Bath 1

    Guest Bath 1

  • Detached Tower Kitchen

    Detached Tower Kitchen

  • Detached Tower Kitchen

    Detached Tower Kitchen

  • Welcome


  • Foyer


  • Drawing Room

    Drawing Room

  • Dining Room- Seats 10

    Dining Room- Seats 10

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Double/ Double Guest Bedroom

    Double/ Double Guest Bedroom

  • Double/ Double Guest Bedroom

    Double/ Double Guest Bedroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Upper level dining room over detached kitchen

    Upper level dining room over detached kitchen

  • Moss Side Cottage- neighboring available property

    Moss Side Cottage- neighboring available property

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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