A ROMANTIC VICTORIAN COTTAGE ON YOUR VERY OWN ISLAND!

Cathy or Rhet Tignor

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A ROMANTIC VICTORIAN COTTAGE ON YOUR VERY OWN ISLAND!

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One bedroom with fireplace and balcony plus a sleeping loft . Sleeps 3

Imagine getting away from it all by crossing a footbridge to an island Victorian cottage on a small lake. This guesthouse in Pungoteague is no mirage. Pretty Byrd Cottage on Evergreen Farm, an 18th century estate on the Chesapeake Bay, is a unique oasis which combines the best of today's conveniences with the charm of Victorian decor.

Surrounded by a three-acre pond, the cottage is accessible by walking across the footbridge or paddling over on the paddleboat. Enjoy breakfast on the Victorian Porch, then take a stroll through the gardens, or put on your bathing suit and stroll to the beach on the Chesapeake Bay. There are even kayaks if you are so inclined. You can even feed the fish from the bridge.

A charming retreat for couples or a pleasant solo getaway, Pretty Byrd Cottage is a unique and delightful experience.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Cathy or Rhet Tignor

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Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
5

IDYLLIC, SERENE, AND RELAXING.

  • 5 of 5
In looking for a week-long birthday solo getaway, I rented Pretty Byrd because of its beauty inside and out and because of its idyllic location. I have an incredibly stressful job with so many demands - and the thought of running away to a remote cottage on a lake for five days seemed like the perfect antidote. And it was. Hardly any cell reception, no internet, no television (yes, there is a DVD player but who cares?) - complete bliss. I couldn't get plugged back into the office without a 25-minute drive. The home itself is even better in person - so cozy and sweet. Cathy and Rhet made me feel so welcome - I learned the history of the cottage and in reading the guest book, I learned about all the visitors before me that fell in love with Pretty Byrd just as I did. I will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
5

GIRLS' WEEKEND

Girls' weekend
  • 5 of 5
What a quiet place to gather with friends and talk, talk, talk. Cathy and Rhett left us a radio, a bottle of wine, and a refrigerator full of breakfast foods and snacks. The party was on! It is very difficult to get phone reception, so chat with the spouses was kept to a minimum. This is our second go round a the cottage and the paddle boat is always fun. If you take it over to the little island, bring something to clean off the chairs as this is pretty "byrd" cottage. We watched the sunset over the water from Cathy and Rhett's back yard (bring bug spray and the wine). The next morning we went for a jog. Beautiful scenery. They mentioned a kayak, but were not there long enough to use it. I would suggest bringing the bicycles.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
Asheville, NC
5

WE'RE BACK AGAIN

We're BACK again
  • 5 of 5
I can not believe that I am so late in submitting my 4th review of this beautiful property. We were here again May 2013 and felt like we were coming home. Cathy, Rhett, the geese and the fish in the protecting moat, welcomed us with open arms.

What made me realize this oversight was looking at their reservation calendar today and deciding to come again in May 2014. Last year we came back with the primary purpose of recovering from shoulder surgery. I had the same procedure on the other shoulder, so now it is time to put my feet up again.

For anyone looking to get away from it all and totally relax, this is an ideal location. The cottage is great and the hosts are better than family.(We want to come back)

Cathy and Rhett---we will see you soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
5

THE PERFECT ROMANTIC GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent out honeymoon at this beautiful place. It is so much more than we expected. It is so quiet, clean and relaxing. The host are amazing. I hope we can go at least once a year from now on to celebrate our marriage. Words can not express how wonderful this place is you just have to go experience it for yourself. I will say the sun set is breathtaking. It a must do again and again.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
5

PERFECT FOR AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS!

  • 5 of 5
We chose Pretty Byrd as a place to view the December, 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower. We needed a really dark place to get away from the light pollution of southeastern Virginia, and this was it! It was perfect in every way, with a fully stocked kitchen, quick access outside (for viewing) and inside (for warming up). We loved it and will probably return during a new moon sometime in the spring for just ordinary astronomy.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Romantic Victorian cottage on your very own island!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225454
757 442-3375
Harborton Eastern Shore Virginia
5

PRINCESS MERMAID DREAMS DO COME TRUE

  • 5 of 5
Where can I possibly begin ? Maybe with the words that "fairytales do come true"...in this lovely cottage they do. I brought my son, who is 10, here for Thanksgiving. From the jumping in after the paddle boat, to the walks through the woods, to the meals spenttalking to each other because there was no TV to pose a distraction, to the foods that allowed me to create the most beautiful breakfast table, there was not a moment that was not "magical". Rhet you greeted us and immediately set the tone and Cathy thank you for allowing me to come into your home and alert my friends to my arrival, lest they sent a search party out since I was not aware that cell fone reception was not available (not that I am complaing). My son thanked me several times for bringing him to this enchanted little hide away and my heart thanks you for creating it. I took so many pictures and cannot wait to include them in my BIG DREAM of publishing my own book. To capture your cottage, land and water was pure delight to my senses. We WILL be back. As you know, if I could, I would be celebrating my big 50 there the end of this month, but that won't stop me from simply celebrating life again at what I call "my" little castle on the Eastern Shore. Bless you for all the food, the generosity of your very hospitality and your creative flair. Have a blessed Christmas season. With warm and fond wishes, Michele and Ricardo !!!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Onancock, VA to Tangier Island, VA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
U.S. Route 13
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Harborton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $100.00 deposit required upon reservation. Not refundable within 5 days of reservation start date. Send deposits to Cathy Tignor, P.O. Box 102, Pungoteague, VA 23422.

Because of safety concerns (the loft and surrounding pond) small children are discouraged and prior approval is required.

Pets are not allowed.
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Amenities

Harborton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Loft
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • pond
  • library
  • churches
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • fishing
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
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