Our family of 10 adults and 6 kids had a great time this summer at the James Ross River Plantation! It isn't easy to find a place with what it takes to comfortably host such a large group, but this place fit the bill. Two fridges, extra freezer, large kitchen pantry and large BBQ let the piles of food needed get stored and prepared. The huge dining room let everyone eat together. The main floor master suite was very comfortable for those past comfortably using stairs. Upstairs 4 large bedrooms and two bathrooms were very nice too. The air conditioning, with separate thermostats upstairs and down, was up to the task for cooling Virginia summer heat. Lots of covered, screened porch outside too which we loved and used a lot. The Wi-Fi coverage was very good (both in the house and at the pool house). Better than most vacation homes we've stayed at previously, and as the group ages more kids are using more devices every year! The "house rules" including what to do when you leave were very reasonable. Simply empty the fridge, garbage and pile up your provided sheets & towels, and be on your way.
Outside there was LOTS of room to run around, and play our family baseball games. It's an active group so having room to roam was important for us and a big part of the fun for many of us.
Maybe the best for last - the pool house was FANTASTIC! I worried an indoor pool house in the summer would be too hot but, not if you're swimming which is the whole point! We found the temperature of the pool and the pool house very comfortable for use even on hot summer day. And beautiful at night with the pool lights. Bathroom with shower and deck off the side made the pool house a long term destination many days.
We found Linda, our liaison for the rental, extremely professional and helpful. We happened to be in the area the year before and she spent lots of time with us giving us a full tour which helped greatly in our decision to rent.
We had such a great time being together and hanging out, that we barely left other than to buy food. Maybe next year we'll do more area exploring. Because we definitely anticipate returning!