Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(People: 5)
Toilet · Bath with shower
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Cottage is not childproof. No children under 4. Cottage is not childproof. No children under 4.
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non smoking onlynon smoking only
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Min age applies to primary renterMin age applies to primary renter
- Rental Agreement agreeing to Rental Policies must be returned with requested info. Max guests detailed in Rental Agreement and strictly enforced.
- No parking/driving on grass. Damage to lawn and driveway will be assessed against your security deposit. Parking policy strictly enforced.
- No children under 4 or in diapers. Minor childen of any age count toward maximum guests. Maximum guests strictly enforced. No additional day guests.
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Hosted by Deena AllenAsk a question
Why Deena Allen chose Surry
My aunt and uncle purchased this lot in 1948 and built the cottage themselves over the next three years. My mother and father purchased the cottage next door - also in 1948. Another aunt and uncle purchased the lots on the other side of my parents' cottage and built a cottage there (now referred to as the Pink House). We spent most of our summers at these river cottages while children growing up. Although we have experienced many hurricanes over the past 70 plus years, Hurricane Isabel took her toll on Aunt Annie's cottage and the entire tidewater Virginia area in 2003 when several other waterside cottages and most piers were washed away along with part of the Scotland Wharf ferry structure. Virginia sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isabel with blocked roads, severe coastal and inland flooding, wave surge, and damage, weeks without power and devastated beach communities. Aunt Annie's cottage has been restored since Hurricane Isabel and decorated with a combination of mostly antique and vintage furnishings with heavy hurricane shutters on the waterside to provide protection. The 1949 items that remain include the original white porcelain farmhouse kitchen sink, the claw foot tub, brass wall sconces in each of the bedrooms, the interior knotty pine paneling walls, the original hardwood floors, and the wooden wall shelves and mirrors in each of the bedrooms handmade by the owner's grandfather. The only furniture in the cottage salvaged from the hurricane are the beautiful cedar four poster bed and dressing table made by Aunt Annie's father in 1950 for her new summer "river cottage." The bed, dressing table and bench continue to reside in the "back'" bedroom now named the "Williamsburg Bedroom." We call the waterside the front of the house should you get confused by my references.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are only a handful of riverfront cottages for short-term rent on the James River and even fewer with level, direct water and beach access. Our two cottages are the only cottages level with the beach providing "walk out the door" access to the river and beach. Most of the other river front cottages are set high on a bluff or cliff with many steps to climb. Our cottage is located on land level with the beach and close to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Smithfield and other historic sites including Petersburg and Richmond. Smithfield (about a 30 minute drive) is a great spot for antiquing, shopping. and great food. Our favorite shops are Laura and Lucy's and Wharf Hill Antiques. Smithfield also has several excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner. If cooking is not on your vacation menu, take the 15 minute ferry ride to The Chickahominy House Restaurant on Jamestown Road about four miles from the ferry pier (on the Jamestown side) for wonderful breakfasts and lunches. Five Forks Cafe, also about five minute drive from the Jamestown Ferry dock, is a great breakfast spot that is good for children. Google both for their menus. I recommend lunch at The Old Chickahominy House Restaurant and prefer Miss Melinda's Special of brunswick stew, Edward's ham biscuits, fruit fruit salad, iced tea, and a slice of homemade pie all for a very special price. The coconut custard pie is out of this world. Call ahead from the ferry and talk to Dan or Maxine (tell them you are on the ferry) and ask to be put on their seating list.
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