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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE FENCED BACKYARD & GAME ROOM

Janice Woodke

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Janice Woodke

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE FENCED BACKYARD & GAME ROOM

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Norfolk Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 8 in the house with air bed

Buckroe Beach on the Chesapeake Bay with in walking distance.

A family beach with a huge children's jungle gym.

Fishing in the Surf or from the Pier. Rent a Kayak or bring your own. Nice biking around the beach.

After a day at the beach relax in the hammock. The private back yard is fenced and inviting. Accommodations for relaxing, grilling and a great time. If your feeling like mingling with the locals Downtown Hampton is two miles down the road. Hampton Hosts a block party every Saturday night with children's activities as well as live music and drinks. Great restaurants and family oriented. Take your lawn chairs and sit and listen to music while the kids dance.

Close to downtown Hampton and surrounded by History. Just a short drive to Norfolk Navel Yard, Old Town Colonial Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Pottery, Jamestown, and Hampton's very own Air & Space Museum.

In Williamsburg you will also find Busch Gardens and Water Country.

The hot tub is repaired with a brand new motor. 3-10-2012

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Janice Woodke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

What makes this cottage unique

Every reservation is personalized with flexible check in and out times.

There are bike rentals included with each reservation for each family member at the corner bike shop. Coupon booklet will be given upon check in.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.4
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 22 reviews
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Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
1

Roach Infested !!!

  • 1 of 5
Roaches crawling on our food & swarms of them found in kitchen every night! Roaches crawling on us in bed & on the bedroom & bathroom walls & floor. House has a fishy smell. Fans & air vent have a very thick nasty layer of dust built up. TV single cuts in&out constantly. Carpet is very dirty. 1/2 of yard is wild weeds other 1/2 is swarmed with Mosquitos due to the pond that leaks and keeps ground wet. Stairs into hot tub is a death trap. Mold all over top of hot tub cover.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
3

I so want to give this place 5 stars, but...

  • 3 of 5
PROS: Cottage is lovely w/many amenities, close to beach, nice neighbors, lots for kids to play with. I didn't see signage as unsightly as others have. Most were in picture frames making them part of the environment. I found them to be helpful. There's one big poster board sign on the front door that was less inviting, but I didn't really notice it after the 1st day. Every kitchen tool one would need and drawers and closets filled with every other thing you didn't know you needed but do. Game room was a big hit, even if musty smelling. The hot tub was nice, but the pads were a bit moldy looking. The owner was very nice. She even mailed back an outfit my daughter left there during our vacation.

CONS: When I arrived the toilet seat was broken. I bought another one, which I didn't mention to the owner because it seemed trivial. But then we realized was that there was no futon mattress. I called her and she said, "Oh I forgot to tell you that there was some water damage so there's no futon." We were counting on sleeping on the futon mattress, not a blow up mattress. Some of us have bad backs. That seems like an important detail to remember before the trip. The next thing was a cockroach infestation which we dealt with every day in some way, whether it was killing them or washing kitchen surfaces. Thankfully it seemed they were nesting around the dishwasher and didn't stray much beyond that area. I'd been on the phone several times during the week with the owner about this and the other issues. At first she seemed surprised, but after a few conversations she said, "I've learned more about cockroaches in the past few months than I ever wanted to know." This told me that the problem existed before I'd arrived. I know she came to the house the day we left with the intention of pulling out the dishwasher and taking pest control measures so hopefully that's been dealt with. Lots of ants in the laundry area. The bedroom doors wouldn't stay closed. It freaked out my pre-pubescent daughter every time she felt her privacy was at risk. The shower stopped working a few days into our visit which made bathing especially annoying when coming back from the beach with sandy hair. We never couldn't get the CD player in dining room to work.

If this was my house and a renter had these issues, I'd not only be mortified, I'd be offering a discount on the rental. But that didn't happen. With some upgrades and pest control measures, this place could be extra special.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do feel this guests review was basically accurate and fair.
Nobody wants to go on vacation and battle with bugs and inaccuracies.
I have addressed the bug issue with a highly recommended environmentally conscious company.
They have assured me there is NO infestation. This a situation where a bug has been brought in with a guest and it takes a few treatments to clean out all residue.
I have had a full summer of rentals and only had two instances where the bugs seem to be busy causing extra concern and challenges.
I do offer my sincerest apologies and would certainly offer a discount for any returning guest.
The futon situation is unfortunate and could not be prevented.
I had to remove all damaged furniture to do mold prevention after the leak in the game room.
At the time of this writing, the game room is scheduled for remodel this month.
I will be updating the cottage description to include the age of the cottage.
It was built in 1926 and still has original interior doors and moldings. I think if potential guests know the age of the cottage they will be able to make an informed decision on the comfort for their families needs.
The age of the cottage adds to the character and quirks of the home.
I will continue to offer a family affordable beach rental and appreciate all feed back.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
business
Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
5

So perfect, we made a day just to stay in and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5
This traditional cottage by the bay was perfect for our family of 4. Everything we needed was there, and buying the few supplies to restock what we used was more than fair. It was the perfect distance for my 6 & 7 yr old to walk to the beach, park, and public pier. It was also just fine for my mother who has a hard time standing/walking for long times or distances. I thought the signs telling us where things are and some of the quirks of the house were cute and well done so as to be helpful, and the neighbors were wonderful pseudo-hosts, helping us with directions, WD-40, nut crackers, to everything in between. Janice was always a phone call away if needed, and I never felt as if we were a bother or that she wasn't doing her very best to help us. The house was so nice, that we skipped going into a nearby town as planned and stayed in, made a seafood chowder using leftover crab boil from the night before in the provided crock-pot, hung out on the beach, fished, played pool, and sat back in the hot tub. It may have just been the best day of our vacation. You will not be disappointed in picking this cottage. We did see some bugs in the house, but that is just what is expected in a house by the beach. It was a very clean place, and a true joy to spend the week in. Thank you, Janice!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
5

Perfect and more than I was expecting

  • 5 of 5
This was our family of 4's first real vacation. After visiting family in buckroe two years ago I decided to plan a summer vacation here. I never booked a beach house like this online so I was nervous that things wouldn't be as advertised when we got here. But I was wrong. It was perfect. A couple minor things like it actually really does only sleep 4 but that wasn't an issue bc we only have 4. We were never able to find the Hammock which wasn't a big deal. It was clean and very well stocked. Except for a can opener. If there was one we couldn't find it and ended up buying one. But I was able to have my husbands family over for a home cooked meal. The well stocked kitchen allowed us to save money by cooking our meals at home. We enjoyed nights in the hot tub and playing pool. We forgot the kids beach toys but she had plenty outside in the storage space. I enjoyed looking through books in the front room over my morning coffee and when it rained we spent the day here watching DVDs and playing pool. The kids loved the games and art supplies. As far as the notes people are complaining about; they were more of guidelines that truly did help us along our way, I saw no harm in them. I'm sad to be leaving tomorrow morning and cannot wait to return. Thank you so much Janice, we truly hit the jackpot finding your beach house. You're a blessing!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
5

almost perfect

  • 5 of 5
Very nice. We were satisfied with all but a couple of things: it cannot truly sleep 8. The thing in the game room is something a homeless person might pass on. There are only beds enough for 4. Also, there is a neurotic amount of notes on what to do to keep it clean.Check in was a pain because the neighbor has the key & had the music turned up to the point I could not be heard. It was clean & well stocked.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Cottage With Private Fenced Backyard & Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300787
+1 -571 2598463
Norfolk Tidewater & Hampton Roads
5

Great house; Amazing Value

  • 5 of 5
This cabin seemed too good to be true for the price, but it was just as advertised. Backyard was very peaceful and even included a small koi pond! Hot tub was huge and very nice. 5 minute walk to the beach with a fishing dock, a beachside park with a playground . $15 cab ride to Hampton Coliseum (which is why we came). The owner Janice was extremely nice and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Norfolk
Nearest Barpub
Marker 20 , Tap House, Josh's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hampton's Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
64
Nearest Restaurant
Tap House, Anna's pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Buckroe Beach
Car: recommended

GET AWAY TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AT BUCKROE BEACH

Just a short distance (169 miles) from the Washington DC area.

Beautiful two bedroom cottage with full amenities, Sleeps 8 with plenty of room for an inflatable mattress inside the cottage and game room.

Have your coffee on the front porch while looking at the Bay. Great people watching and walking distance to the Beach. Recreation room separate from the house in the private back yard. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy.

Pool table, Darts, Refrigerator, Hot tub, Gas Grill and Air conditioning & hammock.

Downtown Hampton comes alive every Saturday night from May through September with BLOCK PARTIES. There are kids activities as well as live music and drink. Always a great times. Pets are welcome.

Convenient to Shopping - Restaurants - History - Amusement & Water Parks

Coliseum Mall - Tap House & The Pub - Air & Space Museum - Busch Gardens - Water country

Downtown Hampton - 2 miles

Norfolk - 10 miles

Virginia Beach - 20 miles

Williamsburg - 30 miles

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Rates & Availability

Norfolk Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Please contact us for rate details:
    The rental rate for a long term monthly contract is $1800. which includes all utilities.
    The property will be available for the 2011 season. Please contact us for the 2011 season rates.
  • Special rates may apply over holiday rentals.
    Additional fee for your four legged family member.
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Amenities

Norfolk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All towels & wash clothes are supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two sofas and a queen size futon. There is also a queen size blow up mattress for additional guests. All bedding and pillows are supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The private back yard has an Air conditioned Game room with pool table and dart board. Plenty of fun to be had in the game room in case of bad weather There is a six person hot tub as well as a hammock. Gas and Charcoal grills and plenty of back yard to have a family BBQ.

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