ROMANTIC, PRIVATE BEACH COTTAGE ON JAMES RIVER

Deena Allen

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ROMANTIC, PRIVATE BEACH COTTAGE ON JAMES RIVER

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Jamestown-Williamsburg Area, Surry VA. Enjoy luxury beach cottage on the beach of the James River. The fall weather in Virginia is warm and perfect for visiting the many historic and entertainment sites as well as enjoying beach and river activities. November and December are magical times in Colonial Williamsburg, and the Grand Illumination event December 6-8 at Colonial Williamsburg is a fabulous gathering with incredible fireworks and light show, special historic site events, and delightful meal events at the historic taverns. Reserve your nights now for this magical event that attracts visitors from near and far.

Private, romantic, luxury beach cottage on the James River with direct water access, wide river views, 180 foot pier, kayaks, fishing poles, and white sand beach. Located on land once owned by John Rolfe, husband of Pocahontas, the cottage is level with the beach so there are no steps to climb. Just walk out the French Doors and the beach is about 25 feet away.

The cottage is a perfect size for two, but it can accommodate up to four to five people with three cozy bedrooms - one with a queen bed, one with a double bed, and the third with a twin day bed. The living room, dining room and kitchen are an open L shaped floor plan to maximize space. The cottage is delightful and the location is wonderful. Central heat and air make the cottage a year round destination. Private white sand beach, private pier, kayaks and fishing poles are available for your use as part of the rental rate.

Our waterfront cottage is a luxury beach cottage recently renovated to provide a wonderful, relaxing retreat. Shimmering sea glass colors of teal, turquoise, and lavender complement the original vintage tongue and groove knotty pine paneling walls, incredible water views, sand beach and luxury amenities to provide a wonderful alternative to hotel living. The cottage is furnished with lovely antique beds, mirrors, and a dressing table made by the owners grandfather who was a cabinetmaker and antique dealer in Petersburg during the early 1900s. Original vintage brass wall lights and mirrors are in each bedroom. Vases of fresh flowers from the garden are available almost year round.

Water views can be seen out of three sides of the cottage. Enjoy our waterside deck that runs the full width of the cottage and has a gas grill, dining table and chairs, and adirondack chairs for relaxing and watching the river sights. You can enjoy our 180 foot pier for sitting or fishing or crabbing. Many guests enjoy their morning coffee sitting on the pier or walking the beach looking for sharks teeth and unique shells --- or both. Guests sometimes find it hard to leave the cottage with its beach, pier, kayaks and fishing poles. When you do decide to leave the cottage, you can spend your time visiting the many historic and entertainment sites close by. You have so many options and never enough time!

Our cottage is located by the Historic Jamestown-Scotland Ferry which is a free car ferry that provides a beautiful 15 minute ride across the river where it docks at Jamestown Settlement. With observation decks and lovely views, everyone loves the ferry -- especially children who can feed the seagulls bread off of the back of the boat. The ferry runs 24/7 on a half hour schedule during the day and an hour schedule at night providing easy and fun access to historic and entertainment sites of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, James River Plantations, The Williamsburg Winery and many other sites. Major Civil War attractions are also close by in Petersburg (an hour away) and Richmond (about an hour and 15 minutes away) and can be reached via Route 10 not using the ferry.

We provide luxury bed and bath linens, terrycloth robes, beach towels, and bath toiletries. Paper products are provided for the bath and kitchen. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, fluffy pillows, reading light, flash light, alarm clock, and wide wooden window blinds. There are hardwood floors throughout the cottage. The cottage has an HVAC system to provide air conditioning and heat. The bathroom has the original 1948 vintage claw foot bath tub with new in-tub shower and hand shower, heated towel rack, soft close Toto toilet, ceiling heater, exhaust fan, ceiling night light, beautiful stained glass mirror, and a wall of glass turquoise tile.

The full kitchen has custom made cabinets, a ceramic stovetop range, dishwasher, trash compactor, refrigerator with ice maker, vintage farmhouse sink original to the 1948 cottage, and microwave and is stocked with basic cooking spices for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with high quality items and many small appliances including coffee maker, toaster, electric hand mixer, crockpot, dinnerware and glassware including wine glasses, flatware and cookware.

Detailed information on the cottage and the area is provided to guests prior to their arrival, and there is a selection of brochures in the cottage. The cottage is surrounded by lovely gardens. And......there is a nine foot wide and tall bookcase wall full of books of every description including those for children, board games, and movies. There is something for everyone! Come, relax, and enjoy! You will be delighted.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deena Allen (Owner)
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Why Deena Allen chose Williamsburg

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 in 1947. 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 the river while growing up and my daughter and her cousin also spent many of their summers here at the cottages. My sister and I inherited the cottages a few years ago.

Although we have experienced many hurricanes over the past 67 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 piers were washed away along with part of the ferry structure. Virginia sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isabel with blocked roads, severe coastal and inland damage, weeks without power and devastated beach communities. Aunt Annie's cottage has been completely restored since Isabel and decorated with a combination of mostly antique and vintage furnishings. 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, and the wooden wall shelf and mirror units in each of the bedrooms handmade by the owner's grandfather. The only furniture 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 and dressing table 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

The cottage is located close to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Smithfield and other historic sites including Petersburg and Richmond. Not to be missed is the Pamplin Civil War Park and Museum in Petersburg, VA just an hour from the cottage. Smithfield (about a 20 minute drive) is a great spot for antiquing and shopping. My favorites are Laura and Lucy's and Wharf Hill Antiques. Smithfield also has several good restaurants for lunch or dinner.

If cooking is not on your menu, grab a quick bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich from the Edwards Ham Shop five miles up the road in the town of Surry. The Chickahominy House Restaurant on Jamestown Road about four miles from the ferry pier (on the Jamestown side) has wonderful breakfasts and lunches. I recommend their lunch special (Miss Melinda's Special) of brunswick stew, Edward's ham biscuits, 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 (tell him you are on the ferry) and ask to be put on their seating list. Five Forks Cafe (also about three miles from the ferry) has great breakfasts -- all day til 2 p.m.

In addition to the endless historical sites, do not miss the original Jamestowne fort being excavated on Jamestown Island on the edge of the river. And if you are driving and have a little extra room in your car, visit the Velvet Shoestring, a fabulous furniture and accessory consignment shop on Second St in Williamsburg.

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Reviews

Reviews

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Romantic, Private Beach Cottage on James River
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Williamsburg Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Louisville, Kentucky
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Relaxing on the James River

  • 5 of 5
What a great and relaxing experience we had in your little corner of the world. It was a wonderful 7 days we spent on the James River. Sitting out on the deck having a cup of coffee in the early morning watching the James role by, Great! The cottage was perfect. Very clean and everything we needed was in there, plus more, Also, very convenient to the historical area. The written information the owner supplied us about the area was extremely helpful. We were very pleased and lucky to get to stay at your cottage.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cleveland, TN
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Thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5
We were very surprised and pleased at the attention to detail this cottage has! The extra special touches like the gift basket of goodies, breakfast for our first morning just to mention a few were there waiting for us. The fishing equipment was like new. Other places we have been were barely good enough to use. Was very relaxing, immaculate. Would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Christy, I am happy to hear that your family enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We hope that you can visit again soon. Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful times in Colonial Williamsburg so think about visiting then. Warm regards, Deena
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Mother/Daughter Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I took our daughters, both age 9, for a three night visit to Colonial Williamsburg. We were lucky to find this darling house to stay in for the adventure. The house is very cute and filled with personal touches to make it home even for a short stay. From the wine, chocolates, slippers, robes, and heavenly beds, we all felt like princesses! One of best surprises was finding the Colonial Williamsburg board game the night before we visited the settlement. After a few rounds of the game, we were ready to go and had a lay of the land. Thanks to the owner for making our stay so memorable!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Williamsburg destination location

  • 4 of 5
The cottage is clean and wonderful. It had everything we needed. We spent most of our time sightseeing at Jamestown and Williamsburg. We could have, however, spent much more time at the cabin. The nine year olds loved the beach and swing, and car ferry. The adults loved the clean cottage, coffee maker, library and kitchen. We would go back.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Williamsburg Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Guildford, UK
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5
The location of this cottage is wonderful. Convenient for visiting Jamestown and Yorktown but lovely to come home to some peace. It is extremely well equipped and maintained. It would have been nice to have somewhere to hang clothes to dry apart from on garden chairs. The owner was very prompt with replies and the booking process went very well. Comprehensive notes about arrival, things to do and how to use the cottage were sent. For my liking the cottage was over dressed. I had to move many cushions into the single room just so we could sit down. Similarly perhaps a few less books on side tables so that the renter can put their things down would be nice. I would recommend it to friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Williamsburg Tidewater & Hampton Roads
Oak Hill, VA
5

Cute, peaceful

  • 5 of 5
This is a great restful getaway. The kids and I enjoyed swimming, riding the ferry and our visits into Williamsburg and Newport News. Busch Gardens was fun and so was the Virginia Living Museum. We were nervous that the ferry would be noisy, but you can't hear it at all in the house. The owner has made the most of this small cottage by packing it with amenities like a great kitchen, plenty of books and comfortable beds. We hope to visit again sometime.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newport News and Richmond
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Surry
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Jamestown-Scotland
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Williamsburg
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Williamsburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
RT. 31
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Anna's Pizza
Car: necessary

Owner's pier at property right next door is available to rental guests for fishing, sunbathing, or just sitting. Enjoy swimming in the river. Bring your boat and dock it at owners pier. Fishing rods and reels and fishing tackle box provided. Two kayaks available for use of rental guests.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $215 Per night

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Oct to Jan 2
Oct 8 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Grand Illumination Event
Dec 5 2014 - Dec 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Retreat
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Spring Flowers
Mar 12 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Thanksgiving or Christmas Week: $1500 for 7 nights, 3 nights are $900.
Maximum of five including children and overnight guests.
No Pets or Smoking Allowed.
Boat Launch Near By.
Information on Area Restaurants, Shopping, Historic Sites Provided.
Two Kayaks with Life Preservers Available for Guests Use.
Fishing Poles and Tackle Provided
Bed and bath linens, beach towels, terry robes provided.
Deposit of 50% required to book the cottage.
Balance due 30 days prior to check-in.
Credit cards accepted (Visa, Master, Discover, JCB)
Travel Insurance Recommended during Hurricane Season: Insurance contact provided in rental agreement (6/1 to 11/30)
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Amenities

Amenities

Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw foot tub with in-tub shower, heated towel rack, soft close toilet seat, exhaust, ceiling heater, ceiling night light.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Waterside bedroom looks out to beach and river.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Williamsburg Room has double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Flipflop bedroom has an antique day bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen four poster bed in waterside bedroom with view of river., Double Beds (1) Antique cedar four poster bed in Williamsburg bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Antique tiger maple day bed in flipflop bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Owner has three properties side-by-side on the James River at Scotland Wharf adjacent to the Jamestown-Scotland car ferry. These properties have been in her family for more than 65 years. Guests may use the owner's 180' pier for fishing, sunbathing, or just sitting enjoying the river views both day and night. The beach in front of the owners three cottages is private and available to rental guests. The river has a sand bottom - great for swimming. The river is very shallow near the shore and is safe for children. The free Jamestown-Scotland car ferry docks right at the cottage and is great for romantic night walk-on rides and easy car access to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, the Colonial Parkway, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The Ferry ride to Jamestown Settlement is 15 minutes. Smithfield, Newport News, Va Beach and Norfolk can also be reached (not using the ferry) from the cottage via Highway 10 to Smithfield and then onto 17.
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