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Cozy, Deep Water Cottage with Boat Lift and Pier

Lottsburg, VA, USA
  • House1050 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beautiful sunsets and wildlife are highlights of this waterfront get away.

What a great place for a fishing/boating retreat or just to "get away from the city". This is a warm waterfront cottage on the deep waters of the Coan River. 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath. We have recently added WiFi as it is now available in our area. Located in Lottsburg, VA it is only a few miles to shops and restaurants in Callao, Heathsville, Reedville and Kilmarnock and just minutes by water to the Potomac River and only 9 miles to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your boat and keep it on the 10,000 lb boat lift at your own private dock where you can swim or catch fish and crabs. Watch nesting Bald Eagles and Osprey, spot dolphins playing in the river. Two Kayaks and a row boat are provided for you to explore the beautiful wildlife and shores of the river. Just a short drive to the Tangier Island Ferry that leaves and returns daily to the historic and unique island from another time. Our property is not suitable for pets.

Just 2 hours from DC area and 1.5 hours from Richmond, Va, this is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to spend time in the beautiful and fruitful waters of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.


Parker Carwile & Liz Burton

Member Since 2015
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Parker Carwile & Liz Burton chose Northumberland County

This property located in Virginia's Northern Neck, Upper Peninsula is in one of the most historic areas of Virginia. Visit the birthplace of George Washington and home of Robert E. Lee. Take the ferry to Tangier Island and visit one of the most unique places in the Country.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Master Bedroom has large TV and satellite service.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Waterfront
            Deep water only minutes to the Potomac River


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Password is located on router.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip coffee maker.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            The pantry and fridge is typically stocked with spices, seasoning and condiments such as mayo, ketchup and mustard. There are packaged, canned and dry goods in the cabinets. Help yourself.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Seating for 4 at inside dining table. Seating for 6 just out the door on the deck dining table.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Corn Hole and Bocce Ball yard games.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    Living Room and Master Bedroom have satellite receivers.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Boat
                                        Small rowing boat
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Gas fire pit at patio seating area.
                                      • Golf
                                        Public course nearby
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 Kayaks included
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Kayaks and lifejackets


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            Several steps at entrances.


                                              • churches
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Crab traps and fishing gear as well as the water items are readily available.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                17 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Best Get Away From It All Vacation Ever

                                                                Joan L.

                                                                This was the perfect place for the two of us. We wanted to just relax and avoid our usual fast- paced tourist vacation. The cottage looks small from the outside but it is quite roomy. We had everything that we needed. There are nice touches like the mermaid décor and streaming music from the TV. Restaurant choices are limited in the area but we knew that ahead of time through internet research. I love to cook so we had fun trying out some new recipes. Go to Food Lion for your major shopping and use the Callao Market to supplement. We caught a bunch of crabs with the traps that were provided. We caught a few fish but it is late in the season. Liz and Parker were dealing with IRMA issues at their other property but they still made sure that we were happy. They are greats hosts/owners. We hope to come back once or twice next year.

                                                                Picture perfect getaway

                                                                Emilie C.

                                                                We spent a long weekend at the Cottage on the Coan and wished we didn't have to leave. The cottage is completely equipped inside and out with most everything you would need. We had the advantage of experiencing both summer thunderstorms and beautiful sunsets on our days there. We lazed around and tossed in our crab pots until we were successful enough to get enough for our dinner. We loved watching the ospreys and other water birds caching their meals as well. The cottage feels very secluded but it is close to a local market , a well equipped sporting goods store, a few eaterys, etc if you can't handle all the peace and quiet. We rested, read, played cards, and games, but not because there weren't plenty of good DVD, satellite, or WIFI entertainment options available. We would absolutely come back again. And stay longer if possible.

                                                                The Getaway That’s Not Far Away!

                                                                Rosalyn W.

                                                                Though we came from various parts of VA, Cottage on the Coan was an easy trip for all of us. To top that off, it was central to places we wanted to visit, like museums, wineries, quaint shops, and delicious eateries. From a myriad of seating vignettes, we enjoyed bird watching, peaceful river views, and gorgeous sunsets. We had everything we needed to make our Northern Neck visit delightful – thank you Parker and Liz!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                You're welcome! Sounds like you guys had a fun-filled getaway. Please come back anytime.

                                                                Nothing fancy but a nice place to stay and relax

                                                                Wendy B.

                                                                My wife and I and three kids stayed at the cozy cabin for three nights. It was enough room for us. The master bedroom with king bed was great. Very comfortable. The rest of the house was fine for what we needed. The kitchen was adequately stocked and the portable dishwasher was easy to hook up and use. We rented mainly for the location and river just outside the back door. No swimming because of the many jellyfish but we did enjoy the two kayaks that were provided. For just my wife and I this was a wonderful place to relax, unwind, and read. Three straight days for the kids would have been tougher as there is not much else in the area to do without a boat. For one of our days we drove the hour and twenty minutes to Kings Dominion which was a lot of fun. The sunsets were amazing and we enjoyed fishing and crabbing as well. We saw ospreys, herons, and even a bald eagle. If you want a quiet get away in a beautiful setting than you will enjoy the cozy cabin on the Coan.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                You're right it's nothing fancy but it's just right for getting away from it all!! You never know about the jellyfish. Some years there aren't any. Glad you guys got to go to King's Dominion. I'm sure the kids enjoyed it. Hope you have great rest of your summer!

                                                                Wonderful getaway. The house seems much larger than listed

                                                                cynthia m.

                                                                We had a wonderful time. Very comfortable beds and beautiful linens. Bathrooms are large. Porch is wonderful and the view is to die for. Great sunsets! Thank you so much. You have to go to the general store in nearby Lewisetta. 100plus years old. My mother remembers it when she was a child

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Sounds like you guys and your mom had a great vacation! These times are so special :) Sure hope you'll come back again to visit!!

                                                                Very lovely with all the functionality you would want or need

                                                                David S.

                                                                We had a fantastic week and caught 2-3 bushels of crabs. The dock was fantastic as well as the location. Secluded but close enough to the grocery store and other necessities. Overall we had a great time and would go back.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                The crabbing was pretty great in 2016! Hoping it will stay that way for 2017 too. Glad you guys enjoyed your time at the Cottage and we look forward to having you back soon. Take care, Liz


                                                                Lottsburg, VA, USA

                                                                Lottsburg is located in Northumberland County just West of the County seat, Heathsville. The area was occupied at the time of English settlement by the Algonquian-speaking historic tribes of the Wicocomico and Chickacoan. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1648 during a period of rapid population growth and geographic expansion. Settlement began in this area of the Northern Neck around 1635. Originally known as the Indian district Chickacoan, the area was first referred to as Northumberland in the colonial records in 1644. The following year, John Mottrom served as the first burgess for the territory in the House of Burgesses, which met at the capital of the Virginia Colony at Jamestown. The colonial court ordered the two tribes to merge and by 1655, assigned them a reservation of 4,400 acres (18 km2) near Dividing Creek, south of the Great Wicomico River.[3] By the early 1700s, the Wicocomico tribe was greatly reduced, and English colonists took control of their lands. They were believed to be extinct as a tribe as, landless, they disappeared from the historical record. Descendants of the last weroance are working to regain recognition as a tribe, the Wicocomico Indian Nation.[4] The size of the county was drastically reduced in 1651 and 1653 when the colonial government organized Lancaster and Westmoreland counties from it. Of the 172 counties that have ever existed in Virginia's history, Northumberland ended up being an "ancestor" to 116 of these –– more than the current 95 counties (several were lost to other states, such as West Virginia). 20 miles to the East, Reedville is a small village in eastern Northumberland County on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Reedville is home to the Atlantic menhaden fishing industry. It is named for Captain Elijah W. Reed (1827-1888), who is credited with bringing the menhaden fishing industry, and the tremendous wealth that resulted from it, to Reedville –– and to Northumberland County in general. Dozens of fish-processing factories, most recently Omega Protein Corporation (successor to Zapata Haynie, Reedville Oil and Guano Company and Haynie Products Company) and Standard Products Company, have dotted the Northumberland coastline near Reedville and adjacent fishing communities. Today, Omega Protein remains the largest industrial organization in the area. Omega, with a fleet of large oceangoing fish-harvesting vessels, supported by a number of spotter aircraft, is a major industry in the area and on the Eastern seaboard. Menhaden, once caught, are cooked in large mass and processed for further use in various applications, including as a protein additive for poultry feed. Located at the eastern terminus of U.S. Route 360, Reedville is a popular place to begin fishing charters and trips to Tangier Island in the Bay. Reedville is also a tourist destination itself, steeped in the history of the menhaden fishing industry. The Millionaire's Row of Victorian Era mansions and several watercraft of the Fishermen's Museum are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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