'POP CASTLE' HISTORIC GEM ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'POP CASTLE' HISTORIC GEM ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER

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House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Crossing the bridge into the town of White Stone you arrive at this magnificent estate on the Rappahannock River. 'Pop Castle' is a property entrenched in civil war history. It is on the National Registry of Historic Homes and a registered Virginia Historic Landmark.

This 1855 house, flanked by two majestic Oak trees overlooking the two-mile wide Rappahannock River, offers expansive lawns, towering trees and a long sandy beach. Sit out on the screened porch and watch the osprey and the resident eagle go after their daily catch while the dolphins swim by. Relax in the hammock on the sandy shores of the river or go swimming, fishing, or crabbing off the 30 foot deck (two crab pots are available). This five bedroom historic home on twelve exquisite acres with hundred year old magnolias and oaks is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi, cable, bikes, outdoor games and a ping pong table.

With the wood paneled living room with fireplace, comfortable TV room with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, sunroom with a large bay window overlooking the river, a large and bright kitchen with adjoining windowed garden/laundry room, and a spectacular 50 foot long porch opening directly to the wide treed lawn and the river, your family and friends will have plenty of space to share your valued time together. On the second floor, five bedrooms, three with fireplaces, offer ample sleeping space (although if more is needed, the first floor sunroom and TV room with adjoining full bathrooms can easily be converted into bedrooms using our queen airbeds).

Vacation homes abound, but none other offers such serenity and natural beauty, while allowing you to stay in a house shelled by Union gunboats in 1861 or on the land raided by the British fleet during the War of 1812. The property includes historic outbuildings, including a smoke house and granary from the 1850s and an enormous work shed housing some of the cannonballs uncovered on the property.

Come take off your shoes and relax in this historic estate on the Rappahannock River, one mile from the Chesapeake Bay. Above all, come sit on the deck and experience a sunset as you have never seen it before, and be a part of history.

Keywords: Waterfront, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck, Historic, Colonial, Riverfront, Beach, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Dock, Family, Kids, Biking, Rappahannock River, White Stone, Privacy, Weekend trips from Washington D.C.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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White Stone Beach Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Wonderful Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful family gathering at Pop Castle - Pop Castle was a magnificent setting for all of us to gather and spend time together as we are living in an arc from Atlanta to Ocean City, MD. It was even more special for our family as our grandparents lived here for ten years and our mothers were both married here. The home was impeccable, the kitchen was well stocked, and there were many different rooms and spaces where we could gather, catch up, eat, drink and tell stories. The home was very comfortable for our 12 adults and 4 children ranging in age from 2 to 13. We visited White Stone and Kilmarnock to poke around the shops, golfed at Golden Eagle and visited Christ Church (highly recommended). Plenty of activities at Pop Castle and even more if you want to venture out. We took morning walks, had coffee on the porch and looked at the ever-changing Rappahannock River. On the last night we ate at Merroir, a seafood restaurant in Topping, across the river. Exquisite food (although small plates, so not enough for growing teen-aged boys!) . We thank the Ramadans for being responsive, answering our questions and making it possible for us to enjoy a wonderful weekend together. We hope to return in the coming years and recommend Pop Castle to anyone who enjoys a beautiful setting, gracious surroundings and a peaceful atmosphere.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/3
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'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River
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White Stone Beach Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Castle Rock, Colorado
5

Cuddling up with history!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our family reunion at Pop Castle last week included adults, teens and children 9yrs and up. The estate was beautiful, comfortable, historic and fun. Lots of room for our party of 12 to stretch out, go bicycling, fishing or exploring. Well supplied with necessities, great linens, reliable WiFi and a generally kid-proof setup. It was a reasonable commute to Busch Gardens (great coasters!) and Jamestown/Yorktown. Our only disappoinment was to be rained out of our fishing charter with Captain Billy at the Ingram Bay Marina, but its a good excuse to return to Pop Castle. Thanks to the Ramadans for their outstanding management and maintenance of this unique home of comfortable- living-history.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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White Stone Beach Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Dallas, Texas
5

Loved this property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a small family reunion at Pop Castle this month, and were delighted with the property. The last 2 reviews cover the home and grounds in great detail, and I can only second their comments. It is beautifully maintained , spacious and inviting. We took full advantage of the porch and the lawn, with beautiful river views, enjoying the fire pit every night, and coffee on the porch in the morning. The kitchen is amazing stocked- just like being in the home of a friend! The only item I did not find was a teapot. Bedrooms are comfortable, immaculate and have nice touches like toiletries , thick towels .
All agreed that this a jewel! There was plenty of room, and many diversions in the form of bikes, croquet, fishing, badminton, etc although . mostly we just read, talked and ate. We found good eateries nearby and enjoyed our visit to the local wineries and historic Christ Church.
All in all, I have not a single complaint- except the regret that we only stayed 3 nights. The family is already planning our next visit.
If you are thinking about a rental in the White Stone area, you could not find a more gracious and comfortable home to rent.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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White Stone Beach Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Richmond, VA USA
5

An amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We just spent a long weekend at Pop Castle, after I had spent some time there last fall with a group of college friends. We had 4 adults and 6 kids, ages 12-17, and we could have housed several more comfortably. There have been some recent bathroom renovations and the results are beautiful. The house is furnished in a way that makes you feel as though you are living in a beautiful plantation house, but it's all very comfortable. The grounds and outbuildings, with rope swings, a basketball court, ping-pong, and the dock and beach, are enough to keep children entertained for days.

We were concerned that the chilly weather would dampen the experience, but we sat around the fire pit at night and watched the sun set over the river...the view is simply unbelievable. The kitchen is well-stocked and we were able to eat most of our meals at the house, although we did enjoy a dinner at nearby Bentley's Grille in White Stone.

For runners, there are plenty of beautiful country lanes around, and the kids enjoyed biking on the almost traffic-free roads. On my first morning run, I spotted a bald eagle's nest (gigantic!) just down the road, and we returned daily to watch the eagle roaming overhead.

For those who like inside activities, there is an amazing book collection that goes far beyond the usual rental-cottage paperbacks, plus a large DVD selection. There are two large TVs with full access to cable, which pleased my husband who was anxious about watching the Final Four, and we were able to watch a new movie On Demand as well. The owners were also kind enough to let us bring our dog when, at the last minute, we couldn't find a dog-sitter.

We're all anxious to return to Pop Castle are hoping to book a fall visit. It's really an unbelievable place that, upon reflection, really seems too good to be true. But it's even better than it looks in the website pictures.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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White Stone Beach Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Atlanta, Georgia
5

An experience you will never forget

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This is a must visit property. Listing is accurate, photos are good but not representative of the wonderful charm and comfort that this home affords its visitors. The home and grounds are meticulously maintained and the owner is engaging, honest helpful and genuinely interested in your experience. If you are considering this home for a week or weekend, you absolutely must choose it. The bedrooms are spacious, linens are high quality, kitchen wonderfully stocked with dishes appliances and utensils, dining room spacious and inviting, and family living room and den well furnished and truly comfortable. The ambiance and atmosphere can be anything you want it to be from a vibrant, bustling family and friend filled home to a genteel, inviting, quiet, comfortable and comforting getaway. If you're getting married, trying to reconnect or celebrating life, this is the right place. Do not be deceived by its location. In every direction there are charming towns just a short drive away with delectable dining opportunities. The spacious grounds afford any outdoor opportunity you wish. The home has a long river frontage and private dock, so if you want to be part of the river or admire it from an easy chair, it is your choice. I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Pop Castle. Don't just rely on vrbo. You can google this property and learn much about its history and charm. Oh, and I should have mentioned that the owner was very friendly toward our dog when we inquired about bringing him with us. That being said, there is absolutely no evidence of pet damage or accidents, so this owner must be selective in their consideration of pets. One more thing - wifi connection and television usage are reliable.When you are making your vacationing decision, one thing is certain.You will never be sorry you chose this place. Conversely, you certainly could be sorry you didn't. I know you will love the place as much as we did.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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In the heart of historic Virginia, less than one hour to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Richmond.

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Availability & Rates

White Stone Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Peak 2014
Jan 1 - Apr 30
$650
3 nights
 
 
PEAK 2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$800
7 nights
 
 
Off Peak 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$650
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$650
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Housecleaning $300.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Minimum stay during the PEAK time in 2014 is 7 nights at $800/night.
If you would like to reserve it for a 3 night weekend during the peak period, the rate is $975 per night.
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Amenities

White Stone Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 full bathrooms, one with bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
    Air bed - 1 queen
    sofas - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Queen Airbed
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • shelling
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • water skiing
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