About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom and 2 Bathrooms with bonus kids loft; sleeps 5 to 7 guests
The Beachcomber II enjoys a great in-town location....steps to the beach, restaurants, entertainment, and shops. We are family and pet friendly with a fenced yard and a fun playground just through the gate in the backyard.
The Beachcomber II features hardwood floors and soft relaxing colors throughout. You will pass under the dogwood trees through the front door and enter into the sunroom, into a large livingroom with cable television, pick your bedroom and get ready for family meals in the eat-in kitchen. Your choice of bedrooms is a sunny twin room with built-in-bookcases, a master bedroom, with queen bed and private bath or a queen size bedroom across from the second bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower. A bonus kids loft is upstairs with two twin beds, and window seat; we recommend it for for kids.
While enjoying your stay with us, we have provided an outdoor dining space under the trees with a gas grill. WIFI is provided.
Beachcomber II is a charming cottage, great for families, couples or girl's getaway. We began welcoming guests to our first cottage, Beachcomber I on Hawthorn in 2011 and we so enjoyed giving guests a great place to relax and get-away. With the success of Beachcomber I, we bought this charming cottage in 2012. After a total renovation the Beachcomber II; a 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation cottage with kid's sleeping loft is steps to the beach, shops and restaurants. Each year, we spend time in the off season to see what we need to replace or add. This year we upgraded one of the bathrooms and built a new shed for bikes and beach toys, added new Adirondack chairs under the front trees. Please come and enjoy!
The beauty of the Beachcomber is it is perfect for families and couples. The cottage features one floor living, unless you are a kid and want to escape to the kid's loft. We have a large fenced yard with a gate that opens to the town playground. We welcome well-behaved dogs; pet fee applies.
The enjoyment of the Beachcomber II isn't limited to the house. Along with the fenced yard; we feature a gas grill and outside dining under the trees, right outside the kitchen door. great for grilling out and crab picking! And just steps from the house are restaurants, shops, the beach, and fishing pier...be sure to get a soft serve ice cream at Nancy's, which you can see through the trees!
Colonial Beach, Virginia; 60 miles from DC,but a world away... Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with it's slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, and discover the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Westmoreland Berry Farm, several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, and great crabs.
Spring and early summer is a beautiful time at the Beach, to enjoy a much quieter waterfront and explore the region's history and wineries!
Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!
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About Cathy Bokman
My husband and I, who live and work in the DC area, fell in love with Colonial Beach on our first visit in 2005 and bought a weekend house shortly thereafter. Since graduating from George Mason University; I entered the hospitality business. Being a cottage owner is something I love. It enables me to improve and beautify properties and provide a nice place for people to enjoy their vacations.
Cathy Bokman purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Cathy Bokman chose Colonial Beach
In 2009 we bought our first vacation rental, Beachcomber I. That house was a partnership with my sister and my husband's brother; it was a total renovation. I found though that people really enjoyed themselves and discovering Colonial Beach and the area. A year later, a childhood friend that I grew up with in Wellesley, Massachusetts called when she found this listing on the internet. This house, which became Beachcomber II didn't need nearly the amount of work as our first project and had the same great location; steps from town and beach...so we jumped in and started the work....hope you enjoy!
What makes this Cottage unique
Beachcomber II has a great location, or as guests tell me...it is a gem. I know they enjoy the location steps to town, beaches and a playground just through the back gate. Also it is mostly on one floor, except the kid's loft.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Convenient location and very comfortable!
We enjoyed our stay. Owner was responsive and we loved we could walk to restaurants. It was the winter, so we didn't go to the beach, but it was close.
Quintessential beach house!
Just the right size. The location is perfect - could walk to everything. Will definitely stay there again.
A wonderful stay with the family
We had a lot of fun.
The house was very nice. Great location and nice quiet neighborhood. Enjoyed stay
Thanks so much for staying with us! We find that so many of the Beachcomber Guests enjoy Beachcomber I and II for their great in-town locations! The in-town locations give easy access to the beach, shops, and restaurants.
Beachcomber III and soon IV; while they don't have the walking access to some of the highlights of Colonial Beach, they feature great water views.
We try hard to make sure all of our houses are comfortable and welcoming....please come see us again!
Small Town Beach.
Nice cottage with lots of room to spread out. House is well stock with everything you need. Central AC kept the place nice and confortable. Two blocks from the beach. Lots of interesting resturants within walking distance. We rented a golf cart and had lots of fun driving around town and going to the beach.
An older home with a relaxed feel. Very welcoming and perfect for a stay with kids! Loved it!
We vacationed with two other families, including two children ages 10 and 5. The upstairs area was perfect for the kids! Everyone had plenty of room to have their own quiet space, but could come together to socialize and play games in the living room or kitchen. The homeowner was attentive and available for questions when we had them. The location was perfect for watching fireworks on the 4th, and is in walking distance to all of the attractions at Colonial Beach. It's an older home that has all of the amenities one needs, and the beds were very comfortable! Plenty of clean linens as well. We all really enjoyed our stay, and are planning to come back. It really is a great location!
Thanks for staying and glad you are planning on coming back!
The Town of Colonial Beach, a popular beach community in the late 1800's was built out in the 1930's...so most of the homes with a great location are older. Two of our Beachcomber Cottages are historic. We put central air and heat along with updating the bathrooms and kitchen appliances when we bought the home so that it would be comfortable, yet charming...so we are glad you found it to be what we hoped it to be!
See you soon...enjoy the rest of your summer!
A vacation to remember! Beachcomber II is ideally located in the heart of the Town of Colonial Beach. Within steps of the cottage is the Beach, Boardwalk, and great restaurants. Some of our guests' favorites include starting their day at the Coffee Shop, Tattletales. Then later in the day enjoying many great restaurants ranging from award winning local seafood and oysters at Densons (RBD Oyster Bar), Thai at Seaside, soft served ice cream at Nancy's, crabs at Shady Lane Seafood, outside Tiki Bar at High TIdes, Riverfront Dining at the Riverboat, Chinese at Hunans and more. Within in walking distance later in the evenings on the weekends they enjoy live music at Tides Inn, High Tides, and Tattle Tales; with Keno and Off-track betting at the Riverboat. So many choices with even more within a short ride... you don't have to cook. If you want to cook the well equipped kitchen and gas grill make it easy! Come and enjoy!!! The beauty of the Beachcomber II is it is perfect for families and couples. The Beachcomber II is offers one floor living with a bonus kids loft. The home features a a master bedroom with private bath, a queen size bedroom, and a twin sized bedroom; on the first floor. The enjoyment of the Beachcomber isn't limited to the house. It has a fenced yard, great for children and pets. From the eat-in kitchen you can view one of the town's playgrounds; the back gate opens right to the park. There is a tree covered picnic table with gas grill. The location is terrific, steps to restaurants, entertainment, shops and just one block from the beach and bathhouse. Colonial Beach, Virginia; 60 miles from DC,but a world away... Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with it's slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, bird watching and discover the Chesapeake Wine Trail. The charm of of Colonial Beach is its unhurried pace of a small town and the enjoyment of several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, assorted antique/consignment shops, art galleries,and great crabs. We have learned from our guests that Colonial Beach is a great launch-off place to explore the history of the region. Our guests have made day trips to DC, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Charlottesville, Williamsburg; all under 2 hours away...what a tremendous history trail. Additionally, two great amusement parks are an easy drive; Kings Dominion (1 Hour) and Busch Gardens Old Country and Water Park (2 Hours). While Summer is the peak season; Spring and Fall are great seasons to enjoy the Northern Neck. Summer has many events; the Potomac River Festival , Blues Festival 4th of July, and Water Sports Festival. The Fall features the Craft Festival, the Bike Festival, and the Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck! Beachcomber II is the second of the Beachcomber Cottages; which is family owned and operated. We bought our first vacation rental cottage, Beachcomber I in 2011. 1n 2017 we will expand to 5 Beachcomber Cottages. Two of the cottages, like Beachcomber II are in Town and walk able to many of the great reasons people come to enjoy the Beach. The other 3 all feature water views in quiet residential neighborhoods ranging from 1 bedroom, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bedrooms. Beachcomber Cottages has something for everyone's vacation. Please come and enjoy our hospitality!