WINDWARD COTTAGE-WATERFRONT, PRIVATE DOCK, SPECTACULAR VIEWS

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Katie Wilt

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WINDWARD COTTAGE-WATERFRONT, PRIVATE DOCK, SPECTACULAR VIEWS

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2-bedroom Cottage, waterfront, private dock, community boat landing

2-bedroom waterfront Cottage including large deck, private pier, kitchen, living area with high-speed wireless internet, cable, 32 inch Vizio flat-screen tv and Sony dvd player. Also Sony Am/FM/CD player with MP3 player dock. One queen and two extra-long twin beds (can me merged to make a king). One 3-piece bathroom. Fridge, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, stove and oven provided. On deck, seating, small gas grill and charcol grill. Must be 21 and above to rent.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Katie Wilt

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Vickie Lynne and I have known (of) each other since we were teenagers. When we went off to college my mother encouraged me to call her for a date. We dated very seriously and were 'pre-engaged' from 1975 - 1977. In 1977 we parted ways. Both married others and had children. After I became separated in 2007 I learned that Vickie Lynne was also single. We re-kindled our relationship and were married April 30th, 2011. We have 9 adult children - Vickie Lynne has 5 (one set of triplets) and I have 4 (one set of twins). Ironically the triplets and the twins share the same birthday - March 16. My mother lived with us at Windward until her death in September 2010. Vickie Lynne's dad lived with us here at Windward until his death in August of 2011. I am a family physician and have been in practice since 1984. Vickie Lynne is a family nurse practitioner. We have the joy of practicing together. We attend Ware Episcopal Church. We love living on Ferry Creek - it is more than majical. Our daughter Katie, one of the triplets, manages the property for us.

Katie Wilt purchased this cottage in 2008

Windward Cottage is located on Ferry Creek in the Piney Point Subdivision in Gloucester, VA. All of Piney Point was once owned by Jeff Callis who married Etta Dutton and lived at Elm Bank in Piney Point - just a few footsteps down the lane from Windward and Windward Cottage. Etta Dutton was my grandmother's favorite Cousin and my mother's family (who lived on nearby Freewelcome Farm) were frequent visitors to Elm Bank and the Callis household. Fast forward - Vickie Lynne's father and mother 1st purchased another house on Ferry Creek in 1967 (Ferry's Landing). They sold that house to Vickie Lynne's mother's cousin in 1971 and purchased Windward, established in 1971. Vickie Lynne and her family have lived at Windward full-time since 1998. Vickie Lynne and I were married April 30th, 2011. Hence, as my Uncle Alex once said 'we are living on old family land.' In 2008, through a twist of fate, the cottage juxtaposed to Windward became available and we bought it. We have renovated the house, put a new roof on, added central heat and air conditioning, improved the kitchen and bathroom and added high-speed internet/CableTV and phone, painted and installed new carpet and kitchen flooring. When our parents were living with us - Vickie Lynne and I used Windward Cottage as our personal escape. Now we use it for our guests. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to purchase Ferry's Landing back from Vickie Lynne's cousin. It is presently undergoing extensive renovations.

For those who have seen and appreciated the movie 'On Golden Pond' - Ferry Creek is even better. The eco-system is unbelievable. Year round we have bald eagles; in the summer months (March through September) we have the Osprey's to watch circling overhead and snatching fish from the creek. The high pitched 'cheep cheep' of the Ospreys is constant. This past year we put an Osprey Nest platform on an old piling in front of the Cottage and watched our 1st Osprey pair build their 1st nest. We daily watch the commercial crabbers fish their crab pots. We can fish or crab off the pier. We can kayak up into the marshes of the mouth of the creek or we can be in the channel of the Piankatank River in 1/4 mile. Windward Cottage faces west - so we get the most spectacular sunset views. In the winter we have ducks and geese in the creek. Ferry Creek is a miraculous and wonderful place. Come, see for yourself and enjoy. We live next door at Windward.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Windward Cottage-Waterfront, Private Dock, Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Gilbert, AZ
5

Home Away From Home, But On The Water!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I had a fantastic experience at Windward Cottage! Katie, Vicki and Joe (owners) are very lovely and warm folks. With their help, my vacation was a very comfortable and special event for me. Thank you very much guys.

The Windward Cottage had everything I wanted (except for the pizza cutter...LOL). It was very charming, warm and clean. It felt like being at your "own" home on the water. So, don't hesitate to book your vacation with these great folks. Tops in my book and that's coming from an Airline Captain that has stayed in rooms & hotels all over the world. Go with this one and enjoy your "home away from home".
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Chesterfield, VA
4

Great small cottage

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Windward Cottage is a great little cottage! My husband, myself and our 12 and 17 year olds stayed in the cottage in August 2013. We had a great time kayaking, crabbing, and fishing (although we didn't catch any fish). The owners are wonderful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, and greeted us with these wonderful figs from a tree on the property, invited us to pick herbs in the herb garden on their property next door, and the cottage had nice surprise features and luxury linens which shows the owners truly care about the quality of your stay. The kitchen was fully equipped with all that you need to cook just about any meal. Our only concern was the sofa in the living area was a bit soiled, but other than that the place was "immaculate." We would definitely stay here again perhaps for a getaway for 2 (after Day 2, we all started feeling a bit cramped). If you visit during the summer, bring mosquito gear so you can enjoy the view from the deck. Thanks again to the owners for their hospitality, and a great stay at a reasonable price!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Windward Cottage-Waterfront, Private Dock, Spectacular Views
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Sittin' on the dock of the Bay ...

Sittin' on the dock of the Bay ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The Cottage at Windward far surpassed our expectations of a river vacation get away. Our only regret is that we were unable to extend our visit a bit longer. The family is lovely, welcoming, friendly and charming. Mornings spent fishing from the dock (spots, croaker, red drum, puppy drum, white perch) and crabbing (thanks for the crabbing tips!), afternoons antiquing and exploring nearby towns (Mathews, Deltaville) and delighting in fresh seafood from local restaurants (Seabreeze on Gwynn's Island!) and evenings on the deck enjoying the sunset and the starry night sky is what to expect when visiting the Piankatank River area of Gloucester, Va. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. The view is gorgeous. Every moment was relaxing and quiet. The cottage itself truly is a home away from home experience. We can't say enough nice things about our visit to the 'Rivah'! We are looking forward to a return visit very soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Bristol, Va.
5

Grandma's Time

Grandma's Time
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Just had a wonderful time at this cottage,only regret it was only for a weekend. Visiting for my granddaughters high school graduation, Also since I was there and once I checked this place out to find it was so nice and clean took my 2yr old grandson over to stay with me..I will absolutely be renting this cottage again when I come back to Gloucester to visit my family as I normally visit about 3 or 4 times a year...thank you so much as this was a perfect place and such a nice view.Everything I needed was there and so easy to travel back and forth.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Windward Cottage-Waterfront, Private Dock, Spectacular Views
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Arizona
5

Those AZ people - good to get some saltwater action

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Great little place. Great hosts. Smart access to the creek and tons of relaxing fun.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
33.48 Miles
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Nearest Train
37.05 Miles
Amtrak Station, Williamsburg
Nearest Motorway
30.4 Miles
Interstate 64, Exit 220
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Yorktown Beach, Yorktown
Nearest Barpub
10.35 Miles
Jessica's on Main, Gloucester Courthouse
Nearest Golf
11.97 Miles
Painkatank River Golf Club, Hartfield
Nearest Restaurant
10.25 Miles
Rosemary and Wine, Gloucester Courthouse
Car: necessary

Easy access to America's historical triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Duke of Gloucester Street (featuring the Williamsburg Taverns - King's Arms; Christiana Campbell's and Shields Taverns) 58 min. Yorktown (Riverwalk Resturant is our favorite there) 36 min; Urbana (Urbana Oyster Festival is Nov 2-3, 2012) 34 min; Gwynn's Island (Gwynn's Island Festival June 28-29, 2013) 24 min; Deltaville (Cocomo's Resturant) 22 minutes; Mathews Courthouse (Mathews Market Days Sept 7-8, 2012) 20 min; Our favorite pottery is The Poddery (Owned and operated by Robert and Karen Podd) in Foster 14 min; Gloucester Courthouse (Daffodil Festival April 6-7, 2013) 20 min. Holly Hill Antiques on Route 14 - 11 minutes; Mathews Courthouse has a farmer's market on Main Street each Saturday morning. Favorite grocery store - Food Lion in Mathews Courthouse. Favorite fresh vegetables -Ware Neck Produce in Gloucester Courthouse. Wines come from Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester CH (they'll also order any wine you want). ABC stores in Gloucester CH, Mathews CH and Deltaville. Best fried seafood is Seabreeze on Gwynn's Island. Closest pizza - Stan Strings - Cobbs Creek 10 min. We also love the Crazy Crab Resturant in Reedville (1 hour).

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Availability & Rates

Gloucester Cottage Rental Rates

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$110
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.00
Notes Reservations are made final or "confirmed" once you have submitted payment for your stay.
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Amenities

Gloucester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Cozy queen with pillow top. Family Quilts., Twin or Single Beds (1) In one bedroom there are 2 extra-long twin beds that can be used seperately or can be pushed together to form a single king bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
Wine, Beer, Coffee, Organic and Natural Foods, Dinners to go, Catering and Gift Baskets - Contact Kelsik Specialty Market If you place an order we can pick it up for you and pre-stock the cottage for a small fee to cover our expense. Food Lion in Gloucester If you place an order we can pick it up for you and pre-stock the cottage for a small fee to cover our expense.
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