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Waterfront Cottage On Candy Point: Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Waterfront Cottage

Want to get away from it all? This is the place for you. Drive down Candy Point Road and

you'll feel like you are back at summer camp in this peaceful cottage with beautiful original pine walls and tall ceilings. Its cozy porch faces directly onto Rogers Creek, with views of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

We call this cottage "The Little House" because it is the smaller guest house on the property-- the "Big House" is nearby across the yard. Just down the hill is our sandy beach.

The kitchen and bathroom were updated in spring 2017.

A washer/dryer stack unit has just been installed.

The cottage has central air conditioning and heat plus ceiling fans in every room.

Lie in the hammock to watch both spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Great star gazing.

For your use find beach chairs, beach umbrella, noodles, inner tubes, coolers, fishing gear, sand toys, bikes, a fire-pit, adult kayak, one junior kayak, and 2 paddle boards in the garage.

Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with twin beds. The bathroom has a shower, no bathtub, tile floor. Pets are welcome, but if they get wet and muddy, please dry them off and put towels on my cushions!

Kitchen has electric stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and refrigerator with freezer. Wireless internet service, no TV. Painted floors, hooked rugs, quilts, and lots of charm throughout.



More Details

Rob Whittle
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Rob Whittle

We are native Virginians and live in Alexandria, VA.

The property includes 2 cottages, a garage, 1/3 acre, and a dock. It's our family's favorite place and we've been restoring and upgrading it for the last 35 years.

I love painting furniture and floors and anyone can see I have been very busy with my projects!

Rob Whittle purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Rob Whittle chose Heathsville

Definitely its proximity to the water. Candy Point is practically surrounded by water... you can hear the waves at night. Visitors feel like they are on a boat because the house is up on a hill and you see water everywhere you look!

What makes this cottage unique

In the spring you can watch ospreys ( just back from their winter journey to Argentina) building their nests. Bald eagles soar above the creek. We have bluebirds and hummingbirds too. It is a very quiet setting --at night you hear the waves and the frogs across the creek at Froggy Bottom. Plus the star gazing is amazing!


Heathsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This bathroom has a new white vanity and black and white basket weave tile floor. There is a stall shower and a full length mirror. Hair dryer and first aid kit under sink. Plenty of towels and washcloths. Night light. Hooked rug.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Queen bedroom has a view up the Potomac River with a comfortable bed with a white headboard made from an old shutter. All the furniture is painted blue. There is a ceiling fan, a white noise machine, a clock, 2 bedside tables with lamps, and a green rug on the floor. Colors are pastels-blue, green and yellow. There is a dresser for folded storage and hooks on the back of the door for hanging storage. You can lie in the bed and look at the Potomac River which is 10 miles wide there. There are black out shades for taking naps or sleeping late. The twin bedroom has extra long twin beds, a hooked rug, quilts, a small washstand dresser, a bookshelf stocked with children's books, and an amazing handpainted armoire for hanging and folding storage. Extra blankets in here for actual use or to use for building forts! Ceiling fan..
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
House cleaning is included in the fee. When booking CLICK ON BEFORE 2 PM OR AFTER 11 PM ONLY IF YOU WANT TO PAY FOR AN EARLY CHECK IN OR LATE DEPARTURE!! Several vineyards nearby with tasting rooms, the Dog and Oyster Vineyard, (Irvington) and Athena on Rt. 218 are two of them. Map of vineyards in cottage. Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee is in Montross 45 minutes away. Irvington is half hr away, home to The Hope and Glory Inn, The Tide's Inn, and the Trick Dog restaurant which is highly recommended. Reedville, 15 minutes away, is a destination itself, steeped in the history of the menhaden fishing industry. Its Millionaire's Row of Victorian-era mansions in the Reedville Historic District and two of the Fishermen's Museum's watercraft are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Waterfront Cottage On Candy Point: Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful and tranquil spot on the Neck!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time. The weather smiled on us for every day but one and with the pleasant mornings and evenings we took full advantage of the boats and paddle boards. Just what the doctor ordered: peace, quiet, and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Terrific location and cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at "The Little House" and can't wait to return. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We felt as if we were staying in a friend's cottage versus a rental. Our 5-year-old son and springer spaniel loved every minute! We floated, fished, crabbed, kayaked and loved being in nature. The location is so quiet and peaceful, we felt as if we'd been on vacation a week instead of three days. If you kayak, check out Treasure Island around the bend. Mr. Whittle promptly answered any questions. We highly recommend this rental. It is the perfect escape! (Note: it is helpful to bring any food items you'll need due to the location--about 20 minutes from a Food Lion.)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A secluded getaway.

  • 5 of 5

It was just what we were looking for! We almost don't want others to know about it. It was great for both our children, as well as, our dog Denver.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay at the Little House on Candy Point

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I along with our three year old golden retreiver David had a wonderful stay at the Little House. Everything we needed was there - all we brought were some groceries.

The property was the perfect size for us! If you're looking for a quiet, secluded vacation surrounded by beautiful water views this is a perfect fit!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockville, MD

Beautiful and so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage, property and overall experience was exceptional!!! From the home and its appointments/décor, to the wonderful grounds situated on a point with great views, a sandy beach and dock for sunbathing or crabbing/fishing and sunsets...the list goes on and on... The owner is very accommodating, we love your place Anne - and we will definitely be back.

Thanks. Jim & Jeannie

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice. Much bigger on the inside than you would expect. The views are amazing and the house has just about everything you need. The owner is right next door so even if we had problems we could've just talked to them. They were very nice. We really enjoyed bbqing and sitting in the screened in porch. The directions for dropping off the trash at the end of our stay were very helpful. We were very sad to leave, but look forward to going back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Washington, DC
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
King Carter Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 360 East
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Crazy Crab
Car: necessary

The cottage's zip code locates it in Heathsville, Va. but it is about 9 miles from Heathsville, on the Potomac River in Edwardsville, Va. It is a very rural, peaceful spot with big open water views (Potomac River is 10 miles wide here). Perfect spot for fishing, sunbathing, kayaking, boating, biking, and sightseeing in nearby small towns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Renters must be at least 25 years old.
Check is anytime after 2 pm
Check out is 11 am
write to inquire about early check in or late check out- $50 additional for each

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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