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Cathy Bokman

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cathy Bokman

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Colonial Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2 up to 10)

A family vacation to remember! House was newly renovated prior to becoming a vacation rental in 2011. Each winter, the owners spend the weekend in the house to review the guest experience and insure that our guests will have an inviting and comfortable vacation. Our4 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home, is family and pet friendly; steps to the beach, shops and restaurants, please come and enjoy!!!

The beauty of the Beachcomber I is it is perfect for families and couples. The first floor bedroom and bathroom, give a couple looking to get-away great one-story living. If you have a family with you, the three bedrooms and one bath upstairs is great for family and friends.

The enjoyment of the Beachcomber isn't limited to the house. It has a fenced yard, great for children and pets. A kids clubhouse is in the backyard. Relax in the hammock under the holly tree, or read a book under the Magnolia Tree. Also we feature a gas grill and covered picnic area; great for crab picking! And just steps from the house are restaurants, shops, the beach, and fishing sure to get a soft serve ice cream at Nancy's or visit with Rocky across the street at Densons for great sandwiches and fresh local seafood and delicious hard scooped ice cream!

Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia is a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with its slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, and discover the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Westmoreland Berry Farm. several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, great crabs. Just a quick hour away is Kings Dominion Theme Park; featuring great rides and water-park.

Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!

Colonial Beach is along the Potomac River; 60 miles down river from Washington close, but a world away!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cathy Bokman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015

About Cathy Bokman

There are three families that own The Beachcomber. Each of us contribute our special talents from renovation, decoration, marketing, and management. I have worked in the hotel industry all of my career and enjoy welcoming people to our home or to several of the rental properties we own; so I speak on behalf of all of the owners; we look forward to having you and your family as our guest.

Cathy Bokman purchased this house in 2011

Why Cathy Bokman chose Colonial Beach

My husband George and I first discovered Colonial Beach on a day trip adventure from Chevy Chase, Maryland about 9 years ago. After several weekends, we bought a small cottage. Through the years, we have had lots of friends and family stay with us. All of them have fallen in love with the Town of Colonial Beach. One summer my sister and George's brother started to look at houses; and together in February of 2011; all three families joined together to buy this house built in 1940. All of us, with help of some great professionals have been working hard through a renovation to make it ready for guests this summer. We chose this house because of its great spaces, yard, and a location that is convenient to everything the beach has to offer.

What makes this house unique

What are guests share with us they love about the house is comfort, location, and space.

Let me start with space. On vacation being together is fun, but sometimes different groups want to do different things and this house is great for being together, yet finding your own space. The house features two living spaces, sun porch, eat-in kitchen and dining space. Additionally, the large fenced yard with the covered picnic area, shaded and sunny areas, and playhouse offers something for everyone.

You can't beat the location if you want to take advantage of everything the Colonial Beach has to offer! House is just 2 blocks from the beach and fishing pier. It is less than one block from restaurants, library, museums, and churches for most denominations.

Comfort is a combination of the space and decor. Our guests always comment that it is a pretty house. They are comfortable and enjoy the well stocked kitchen, games, books, toys in the playhouse, assorted bikes and beach stuff.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beachcomber I, Family and Pet Friendly 4 Bdrm Cottage Steps to Town and Beach!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great Stay, Great House, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over the Christmas and New Years holidays. Cathy was amazing! She set up a tree and Christmas decor in the home before we arrived. The house turned out to be great for all of us. Plenty of games in the home and plenty of cookware to make the house really feel like a home away from home. We will definitely return to this or one of her other rentals.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that we could be part of a great holiday celebration! When we bought the house we hoped to be a part of many family's summer vacations. What surprised us most is over the years how many family's have enjoyed coming in the off-season and enjoying our houses for the holiday season! This year we added holiday decorations to the cottages; glad you enjoyed them. We love that our Beachcomber Cottages are becoming a tradition for families for the summer, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving. We hope we be able to welcome you again next year and for many years to come!
Alexandria, VA

The house with it all!

  • 5 of 5

This was a last-minute getaway for my niece's 8th birthday and the owner was really responsive and helpful when our other plans fell through last minute. And in hindsight, I'm glad they did. This home and our stay there was fantastic. We had two young kids in our group and they spent hours playing in the backyard and "clubhouse." We loved being so close to the beach and all of the restaurants (we love Denson's and High Tides), while still enjoying the small-town feel we've come to love in Colonial Beach. We had plenty of space to rest and relax and loved that the house was fully stocked with everything that we needed in the kitchen. You can tell that the owner really cares about this property and was responsive and friendly every step of the way. The only down-side was that we couldn't stay longer! We will definitely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back with us again next summer! Thanks for making us part of your niece's birthday celebration and the thank you note from her is on our refridgerator...very special! Cathy For the Bokman and Byle Families


  • 4 of 5

Took a chance to rent something not seen in person. However, the property was better than described. Expecting an older home, we were pleasantly surprised that the house looked newer than the photo. The inside was ideal and was expecting that old home musty smell. The interior was bright and fresh smelling.

The rooms were exactly as described and plenty of room for everyone without being on top of each other.

The beach was an easy walk except that the sand was a courser type than we were used to. I would recommend telling the guests to bring water shoes as the sand is course and there are some rocks in the swimming area.

Everything you need to make meals and cook is in the kitchen. The Grandkids loved the little clubhouse. And the back room is an added bonus for the kids to play the video games and not be in the way of everyone. They can spend time by themselves.

The town is small and not crowded. This leaves all the time to spend with the family and on the beach. No intimidation to go to the shopping malls or any other attractions as there are none in the immediate area.

We did make a day trip to the amusement park Kings Dominion which is an hour away. Not too far for everyone to travel. The park is terriffic..... Water Park and Thrill rides for the older kids.

I would not hesitate to recommend this to family, friends or anyone. The owner gave as much information we requested.

I could not have asked for anything more except if the house was right on the beach. We did not eat at any local restaurants as we cooked our meals in the house. We don't get together that often to eat all together. So this was a good change.

The process for reserving the property was straight forward and all my questions were answered up front. Thanks for Everything

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad we could host your first family vacation away with your kids and grandchildren. The house has played host to many families and like you, they all enjoy the space and the location. They, too, have often commented that without the distractions of a mall and active boardwalk; they spend more time together enjoying the area's history, cooking out, eating crabs, going to the beach; or just relaxing. Thanks for staying and hope to see you again, Cathy For the Bokman and Byle Families
Luray, VA

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were in town for a dart tournament at the local Moose Lodge. There were 7 of us and we were all amazed at the space and comfortability of this house. It was like visiting a relatives home with all the amenities! It was within walking distance to all the fun stuff we wanted to do in addition to being only 5 minutes drive from the Moose Lodge. I'm planning on making my way back to Colonial Beach and will definitely try to check the availability on this house for all my future visits there.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regina, Thanks for your staying with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a fun time and were comfortable at the Beachcomber I. We spent a lot of time trying to make sure our guests would have a pleasant and comfortable stay. Look forward to seeing you again! Cathy
Vincent, OH

Best Accomodations ever for our Large Family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and another adult friend (our Alice :) ) vacationed here in late July. With 5 active children ages 10-17, we needed a place with plenty of room to have our own spaces. The Beachcomber offered that and so much more! Our kids loved the bikes and golf carts to get around the town. We felt safe letting them go the 2 blocks to the beach or down the road a few blocks to get ice cream. Most beach activities, shops, restaurants and more are walking distance from this home. It was perfectly clean and comfortable, and the owners were very attentive and responded quickly to our inquiries. We utilized all of the sleeping venues and all were comfortable and allowed us to get a good night's sleep to go about our fun the next day. Activities within 15-30 mins drive are RE Lee house. GW birthplace, golf, state park, and shopping for beach gear and groceries is only 10 mins away! We spent a day in Freerichsburg, about 30 mins away, and visited more historic places like Chatham House and battlefields. Wineries are 10 mins away by car, and Manassis is onlly about 1 hour. Absolutely perfect for short trips or to stay local. Many amenities and very friendly locals willing to assist if needed we chatted with a few really nice neighbors, too! We would go back in a heartbeat! Most relaxing and stress-free family vacation we have ever taken since we all had plenty of space. Do not hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Woodbridge, VA

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Cathy, for letting us share your wonderful home for Labor Day weekend! The entire family and I had a great time and the kids were able to fish on the pier! Your house was located close to everything and it had all the amenities we needed for a large family! We will definitely come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria, Thanks for staying with us! It means a lot to us, when our guests are comfortable at the Beachcomber while they discover the Northern Neck and Colonial Beach. We look forward to having you with us again; the Beach is a great get-away in the Fall and Spring! Cathy


Car: necessary

Wineries, historical attractions, national park, jet ski races, beach,


Rates & Availability

From $142 Per night

Colonial Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 13 2015 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 30 2015 - Jun 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 3 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer II
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes From $175/nt to $1200 wkly US Dollars
Holidays and special events rates are higher.
Weekly rates are 4 PM Friday through 10AM Friday;
Rates are for 8 guests; additional guest fee up to 12 people;
Cleaning fee of $125 is charged for each stay along with security deposit;
Pets are accepted, breed and weight restrictions; fees apply.
Dates Available: The Beachcomber is a year-round rental.
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Colonial Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - toilet , shower
    Caribean - toilet , tub , Claw foot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Ivy Room - 1 queen , First Floor Bedroom
    Pineapple Room - 1 queen , Relaxing, nice views from 2nd floor
    Hide Away - 1 twin/ single , Cozy room
    Beachcomber - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , I set of bunk beds and an additional queen bed!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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