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Step Back Into The Mid 19th Century! Enjoy An Idyllic Virginia Country Retreat.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

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

Moss Side Manor is private and rural, yet located near a main thoroughfare and just a short distance from Interstate 64 so you can enjoy the best of both worlds- seclusion with convenience. Three wineries and four golf courses are found within minutes and its amenities are located less than a 30 minute drive from both Richmond and Williamsburg, an hour from Virginia Beach, and two hours from Washington D.C.

A stay at Moss Side offers you a rare look into what it would be like to live in a fine home during the mid-19th century. You’ll experience peace and tranquility in an authentic planter’s home with furnishing, decorations and architecture that transport you right back to the 1860s.

If you’re ready to disconnect from the daily grind in a beautiful and historic setting (with modern conveniences to keep you comfortable), book your stay at Moss Side. We offer a memorable destination for any traveler who enjoys being surrounded by history, nature and luxury. This two bedroom house comfortably sleeps four.

As was typical in 19th century homes, Moss Side features a detached building that today boasts a gourmet kitchen. Its modern appliances were installed to maintain the illusion of the 19th century as all have been disguised in old world cabinetry. Our kitchen produces simple meals and five-star dining experiences, both of which can be enjoyed in a rustic dining room upstairs or in the formal dining room in the Manor. This historical gem features exposed ceiling beams and a working fireplace. There are a total of six fireplaces found at Moss Side, all of which are working and gas-fueled, providing ambiance without the need for old-world labor.

More Details

Property Manager
Maxine Goins
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

Why Maxine Goins chose New Kent

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


New Kent House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We allow for events and parties. Please reach out to us with your inquiry, there will be an additional fee in such circumstance.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located in detached kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Features a custom canopy bed and working fire place.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Bedroom 2 features two full size beds and a fireplace
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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.


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Step Back Into The Mid 19th Century! Enjoy An Idyllic Virginia Country Retreat.
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Abington PA

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Most importantly would you come back? Resounding YES!! House was amazing, the opportunity to stay in a historical property was priceless. Had some problems with the gas fireplace but maintenance came out right away even though it was Thanksgiving.

Easy to book, all communication with property was open and easy as well. Like I said I would do this again. Even the dogs had fun, lots of open space for them to run and explore. Great time for the entire family.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A glimpse into the past

  • 5 of 5

While having all the modern comforts. Gorgeous property from the front entry gate - to the abundant surrounding grounds. Comfortable, cozy, beautifully renovated and decorated, without losing the history and charm of the original. The kitchen out back took things up a notch. And fireplaces! Cannot wait to return and relax!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this historic, beautifully restored home for three nights and loved every minute of our time there. The restoration of the house and kitchen building is first-rate, and the furnishings area perfect in every way. It was quite cold while we were there, and the gas fireplaces made every room atmospheric and cozy (there's also an excellent central heating system). Couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Fairplay, MD

New Kent, VA

  • 5 of 5

Last minute stay in this beautiful mid century home. So much fun staying in an old home, beautifully decorated and had every amenity you could ever want.

Loved that the kitchen was in another building. Made for such a different experience. My kids absolutely loved it! Will stay here or in another one of the properties again!

Pam was extremely good to work with and was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place and wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

Pamela was a gracious host; truly kind and responsive. I can't say enough great things about her! She really took care of everything for me.

As for the property itself, you would not regret a stay there. Each room is beautiful, comfortable and clean. I highly recommend Moss Manor to stay if you're in the Virginia area.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesapeake, VA


  • 5 of 5

My family rented Moss Side Manor for a Celebration of Life Gathering for my father. It was the absolutely perfect spot! Brenda catered delicious food for our guests and was a tremendous help. Amy made sure all our needs were met. I particularly enjoyed my time in the amazing bathtub and cooling off on the screened porch. The gazebo was a nice touch too. We will have amazing memories of our time here.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rose and Crown
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Jamestown Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Richmond Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Rose and Crown
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Beach
102 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $79
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 7.3%

No penalties for cancellations.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.