CHARM AND ROMANCE IN THE HEART OF IRVINGTON, VA

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARM AND ROMANCE IN THE HEART OF IRVINGTON, VA

Irvington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Come unwind and relax at this jewel box of a house in the heart of Irvington, VA! This lovely and stylish home is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, a great place to chill after a bike ride or a day of kayaking or golfing.

Conveniently located walking distance to almost everything that charming Irvington has to offer. Situated on a lovely half acre lot between the renowned five star Tides Inn Resort and the Hope and Glory Inn, the Blue House offers privacy while just moments to it all!

Historic Irvington, VA has been called 'Mayberry meets Manhattan.' Enjoy this quaint quintessential waterfront village without sacrificing great dining, shopping or style. Our house is an easy stroll or bike ride to a delicious meal at Nate's Trick Dog Cafe, great coffee and more at The Local, and the Chesapeake Club at The Tides Inn.

The shops Jimmy and Sook and the The Dandelion will keep you in style, Brocante Home has a lovely French flavor for home decor, and Village Needlepoint for the crafter, are also just up the street. The Tides Inn offers amazing spa services and an upscale gift shop.

Enjoy history? Walk to The Steamboat Museum. Historic Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in the nation and is just a short drive. The towns of Kilmarnock and Lancaster Courthouse have small museums focused on local history. There are many other historic sight nearby.

Rent a boat for fun or fishing. Golf at one of the famous local Irvington courses, The Golden Eagle, or the King Carter or the Tartan Golf course designed by Sir Guy Campbell.

The first Saturday of the month, Irvington hosts a wonderful Farmer's Market in the town square (yes, you can walk there as well!) It's an open air market featuring farm fresh produce and meats, art, crafts, plants, and something for everyone. There are other markets in nearby towns as well -- Kilmarnock, Heathsville, Urbanna and Mathews.

Two miles to the east is the wonderful town of White Stone. Stop in at The River Market, Seven -- a sinful Martini bar, dine at The Sandpiper, Bentleys, or Willaby's or shop for fashionable clothes and accessories at Farm. Take scenic Windmill Point Road to Charlie's Tiki Bar and enjoy drinks and watch the sunset of the Chesapeake Bay.

Kilmarnock, VA is about a seven minute drive. There are great high end and casual restaurants there as well: Town Bistro, Roses Steak and Seafood, Thai Pot, Carried Away Cuisine, Savannah Joe's Barbeque, and The Car Wash Cafe. Great antique stores, upscale shopping and RAL -- the Rappahannock Art League Gallery are all worth a visit.

There are some great local vineyards nearby for wine lovers. The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is an easy bike ride up the road. Good Luck Cellars is in nearby Kilmarnock, Jacey Vineyards and Athena Vineyards are also close by.

The Northern Neck is known for its festivals, parades and events. All year long there are things to do and see. The Fourth of July features local small town parades with vintage cars and fire engines. The Irvington Parade goes right by the house.

Plan a trip to our house and let the stress melt away!

Please note: We cannot hold a reservation without a signed rental agreement and a security deposit that has cleared our bank. Holiday weekends and bookings in high season may require a three day or more minimum.

Keywords: Whimsical, Romantic, Stylish, Hip, Vintage, Charming, Adorable, Modern, Northern Neck, The Rivah

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wonderful home with everything we needed for a lovely weekend. We

attended a wedding at the Tides Inn, and were able to walk to the

ceremony. The house was a great place to stay, without all the hassle

and noise of a hotel. The brick patio was a huge bonus as well. Stay

here, you won't regret it. -- posted by owner from Airbnb review.
Oct 2012
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An eclectic urban couple that loves the city but also enjoy getting away from it all.

Irvington has a special blend of charm and sophistication that is not often found in small towns. It's a fun and friendly place.

The town of Irvington is relaxing and laid back while still offering upscale amenities. We enjoy eating at local restaurants, sampling fresh local seafood, visiting vineyards, antiquing and the great outdoors. We live full time in an area where we can walk to everything and love that we can do the same in Irvington

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Charm and Romance in the Heart of Irvington, Va
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Alexandria, VA
5

I MISS IT THERE ALREADY!

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from the most relaxing weekend we've had in a very long time and we're already looking at the calendar to see when we can go back. Irvington is a beautiful, peaceful town and this house was our favorite part. It is just darling. We spent the days exploring the area and pigging out on seafood. With our toddler snoozing away to the white noise of the window unit upstairs, our nights were spent on the patio. It's so peaceful there - just listening to the crickets and watching the trees light up with fire flies as the sun goes down. As stated in the description, the house isn't baby proofed. However, it is very tidy and, as long as we kept her away from the stairs and sockets, all our kid could get into were pots, pans and empty cabinets, all of which she loved. Like other reviews have said, Irvington is a sleepy town. Some restaurants have short hours too, so it's good to make use of the full kitchen and keep some food/drinks on hand.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

GREAT HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Great house at a great price. This house is perfect for 2 couples because it has 2 master bedrooms although please note that only one had a shower. The other has a really nice jetted tub. The location is perfect for visiting some of the wineries and is within walking distance to The Dog and Oyster. The inside is very nicely decorated and we enjoyed having coffee in the morning on the back patio. We would definitely recommend this house and would rent it again on our next trip to the Northern Neck. The owner was great to work with.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We appreciate it and hope you will visit again!
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Charlottesville, Virginia
5

DELIGHTFUL LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MAIN STREET OF IRVINGTON

  • 5 of 5
We have stay in or near Irvington several times over the last 10 or so years and wanted to take my in-laws there for a weekend getaway. My wife and I have always enjoyed staying in VRBO-style accommodations, so we decided to try the Blue House. It was a fabulous decision. The Blue House is absolutely darling. It is comfortable and well-maintained, and a short stroll from the Tides Inn in one direction and the Trick Dog (restaurant) in the other direction. Given how nice both of those venues are, along with the pleasant, easy pace of life in Irvington (for total escape from the stresses of civilization... Club Med has nothing on Irvington), the Blue House is a crazy wonderful deal. Also, you can walk yet another couple of minutes past the Trick Dog to the Dog and Oyster Vineyard, which is surprisingly good. We brought two dogs (ours and my in-law's) and the dogs were completely at home in the house and vicinity. What is possibly not to like about this place? My only hesitation in writing this review is that I don't want to have to compete with you all next time we try to book the Blue House.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Alexandria, VA
4

EXCELLENT LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
The Blue House is right in the heart of Irvington and just as described. The owner was exceptionally helpful, pleasant and responsive. Restaurants, golf, tennis, and all the necessities such as grocery, drug store, etc. are not far away. Even though it was very hot when we were there, the AC kept us cool and comfortable inside when we wanted to retreat and by 5:30 o’clock it was breezy and pleasant enough for cocktail hour on the patio. Amazingly, there were no bugs! My guests and I enjoyed our stay very much. We never turned on the TV as we reveled in this nice little spot where it is possible to enjoy all that this area has to offer and forget the rest of the world for a while.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your trip!
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Newport News, VA
5

PERFECT LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for some of my family to stay during our week-long family vacation. It was absolutely perfect! The location is ideal and has everything you will need to have a pleasant stay. We will definitely be back again.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvington Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Philadelphia, PA
5

GREAT HOUSE, QUIET LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My experience at The Blue House was relaxing and comfortable. Myself, my sister and two friends spent our time catching up and enjoying all of the conveniences of home. I will mention that, while I was happy to have the time to escape from work and responsibility, when it came time to find some night life, the local area was lacking. This is the perfect house for those who want to getaway from it all in a charming (though sleepy) town. The owners take great care of the house and were very responsive and professional in every way. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review (and thanks to all of our past guests who reviewed us as well!) We are glad you enjoyed your time at the house and appreciate your positive feedback.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hummel Field, Topping, VA
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Merry Point Ferry, Lancaster, Va
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Tides Inn or Nate's Trick Dog Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Tides Inn, Nate's Trick Dog, The Local
Car: necessary

There are several vineyards nearby -- one in Irvington, one in Kilmarnock and a few others a short drive away. The town of Kilmarnock (approx 7 minutes away) has several restaurants, shops, and entertainment. There are marinas and places to charter boats or rent kayaks and canoes, We are also approximately 30 minutes from Belle Isle State Park and Hughlett Point natural area preserve for hiking, biking, bird watching and water access.

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Availability & Rates

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Irvington Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
$903
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes E-Check or personal checks are the preferred forms of payment.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Irvington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Main level bedroom features a Queen bed as does the upper level bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • hiking
Notes:
In the heart of town - walk or bike to almost everything, lovely views of other Victorian homes from front windows, private half acre lot, very quiet and peaceful but lots to do.
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