Beautiful sunsets and wildlife are highlights of this waterfront get away.
Parker Carwile & Liz Burton
Why Parker Carwile & Liz Burton chose Lottsburg
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.
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Such a cute property and perfect for relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed this cottage and would highly recommend!
We completely fell in love with the Cottage on the Coan! The house was exactly what we wanted. The views were spectacular- even our teenage boys ran outside to get pictures of the sunsets each night. We brought our own boat and ventured out a bit for some fishing and sea glass hunting. The lady at Lewisetta Marina was very helpful and told us exactly where to find sea glass. We found some great colorful pieces! We went kayaking in the mornings and evenings. Our favorite part though, were the crabs. We used the crab pots everyday and had between 12 and 18 crabs every night with dinner. We can’t wait to go back next year!
One of best weekend ever
I have two elementary boys and I wanted to give them an special experience like crabbing, swimming, kayak, and more. We could do all here and I became the best dad in the world.^^.
As my wife thinks, there were some weird parts. We need to wash all towels and linens for the next trip peoples and also I need to take our own trashes to the dumpster area for the village about 4 miles away from the house by myself; however, I do those things whenever I go comping. So it was not a big problem for me.
Anyway, the house was very clean and very well equipped. I want to go back whenever I have chance to go^^; I thank you to Liz, the owner of this house, because we had really great timeand it was one of my best weekend ever^^.
Quiet place for some perch and crabs
First off, Liz was always on top of communication. Never ever felt like we were on our own. Even if the room was a mess, I'd still give some stars to how awesome Liz was.
We went in the rain, enjoyed some cloudy weather, and had some fun in the sun. Weather was all over the place. But this house was amazing. Very clean, extremely well-stocked. Very quiet neighborhood, very friendly neighbors, very bitey fish and quite a few keeper crabs. (I thought June would be pretty early for some of the big crab, but we got to keep some nice ones)
The thing about this house, though, is that there is a ton of stuff here devoted to crabs and beaches. Everything was thoughtfully arranged and it really feels like there's some history to the property. Luxury hotels all share the exact same quality, spectacular finishes and materials are arranged to be as unoffensive as possible resulting in a space that is stunningly sterile and devoid of any personality. Liz's place is not some luxury hotel, but there is so much warmth and personality to this place. It must have taken quite a while to get the aesthetic touches done just right and my family loved our stay here. Crab pots were neatly arranged and ready to go on their pier, their row boat had a funny animal theme name to it :) and all in all, it was just one of the very best places to catch some fish and spend time with family. Lots of seating, wifi reaches all the way to the end of the pier. Beds were comfortable.
My only complaint was that the dishwater was a little bit dirty and hard to understand how to use (even though there was a whole page of instructions in very simple English explaining the procedure.) This is really all I could think of. Thanks for the great property, Liz!
Rented the “cottage” for a couple nights. The pictures of the inside do not do this property justice. So clean and cute inside, loved the decor. Exceeded our expectations. Enjoyed the dock and saw two great sunsets!
HEAVEN ON EARTH!!!
This cabin was so amazing!!! Where do I start...it is everything and then some. The pictures don’t do it justice. It is quiet and clean and absolutely perfect!! I almost don’t want anyone else to know about it so I can have it all to myself. It had everything you would want. A stocked kitchen if you choose to cook, perfect bathrooms and wonderful shower. The king bed and pillows were super comfy. The doc was perfect!!! We enjoyed attempting to crab and the beautiful sunsets!!! It was so peaceful I didn’t want to leave!!! If you are looking for THE PLACE this is it!!! I promise you won’t regret it!!! Thank you soooooo much Liz for everything!!!! We will be back!!
I am so glad you guys had a great visit to Virginia. I know it wasn't just a quick road trip for you to get there. Hoping you will be back in the future but until then have a great summer!
Best, Liz and Parker
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. 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.
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.