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SAIL IN! PADDLE OUT! DOG-FRIENDLY 500' OF SERENE WATERFRONT NEAR CHESAPEAKE BAY

Penelope

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Penelope

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2014
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SAIL IN! PADDLE OUT! DOG-FRIENDLY 500' OF SERENE WATERFRONT NEAR CHESAPEAKE BAY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Lancaster House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Located on the famed Oyster and Wine Trails that wind through the gorgeous Northern Neck region of Virginia, our serene rustic waterfront retreat offers you modern amenities and dog friendly convenience in a spectacular natural setting, just steps to the water and our private pier.

A well-appointed four bedroom / two bathroom cottage becomes a boater's and paddler's paradise with 500ft of protected waterfront and quick access to the Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. All year long, take advantage of our 150' long private pier and full service Yankee Point Marina, only two minutes away via car or power boat. Kayak, canoe or enjoy our new standup paddleboards in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, cozy up to one of the three fireplaces in the cottage after a day of boating, fishing or exploring area antiquities.

The Robin's Nest in Oyster Cove is only about an hour from Richmond and a little more than two hours from DC. The beautiful drive will take you through the lovely Virginia countryside and by a few of the country’s most historic landmarks. It's close enough for a romantic getaway or a longer family vacation.

Amenities

-Accommodations for approximately six (6) guests

-Private 150 ft pier / dock with water and electric hookups (4 - 6 ft MLW)

-Master bedroom with fireplace and water views

-Three fireplaces

-HD satellite televisions; digital surround sound in great room

-Hi-speed Internet

-Dog-friendly

-500 ft of waterfront in a secluded natural setting

-Kayaks / Canoe / SUP Paddleboards (some restrictions regarding cold weather apply) included

-Crab pots

-Minutes to a full service marina (Yankee Point Marina)

-Outdoor seating and picnic area

-New (2012) Washer / Dryer

-AC / Central Heat

-Recently renovated kitchen

-Dishwasher

-Icemaker

-Charcoal grill & outdoor propane crab cooker

-Generator

Activities and Attractions

-Quick access to Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay

-Minutes from full service marina (Yankee Point Marina)

-Near Merry Point Ferry

-Shop Irvington, Kilmarnock, and Lively

-Near Hope and Glory Inn, Tides Inn and Restaurants

-Visit Christ Church, Lee Family's Stratford Hall, Washington's Birthplace, Belle Isle State Park

-Cycle the Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route

-Follow the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, including the Dog and Oyster Winery

-Take a Tangier Island Cruise

-Golf, Hike, Sail, Paddle, Fish, Crab, Swim

-Experience Virginia Garden Week, Urbanna Oyster Festival (November), Turkey Shoot Regatta (October), and Virginia Wine Week (March)

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Penelope (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage was a wonderful place to spend our Christmas vacation. So peaceful and quiet with all the comforts of home.
Dec 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 15 reviews
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Perfect Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We spent a long weekend out here and wish we booked for more time! It was such a relaxing getaway! We were looking for a pet-friendly vacation home to stay in to celebrate 15 years of marriage with the entire family. Penelope provided helpful instructions on getting here. We were welcomed with a warm fire roaring in the Franklin stove as we entered the house. We were so happy and relieved to find a high-quality home to stay in for the next few days. The furniture and décor was impressive! The dining table truly brought out the home's rustic charm.

It was rainy on the day we arrived but we were still captivated by the window views that can be seen looking towards the water. The weather was perfect the next few days. This was the best time to be out in the woods! It wasn't too cold but crisp enough to keep the summer bugs away (no mosquito bites!). Our two boys never wanted to go inside! It was a nice change to see them play outside instead of inside playing video games or watching TV. We got to fish and canoe in the river. The water was so still and calm! We were able to see the bottom of the river at the dock and dug up giant oysters in the bed. The fall leaves were beautiful at this time of year. We shot our family portraits out here with the dock and the autumn leaves as our backdrop.

Thanks for sharing your home with us. The whole family (including the dogs!) had a wonderful, relaxing time! We look forward to visiting again! :)
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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Relaxing at the Robin's Nest May, 2014

Relaxing at the Robin's Nest May, 2014
  • 4 of 5
Very nice, clean and relaxing. The property was just as described. The whole family had a great week enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Naturally amazing

  • 5 of 5
When Penelope warns you over and over again (ha) that this is a get away from it all type of place, believe her ... but don't think there isn't a lot to do! We chose a fall date a couple of weeks before the holidays to venture to the Northern Neck, and we were not disappointed. There was still color on the leaves, and it was simply awesome. I had to telework our first full day there, but I could just sit with my laptop and a full view of the trees and the water while the family fished, warmed by a fire and grilled up some fresh oysters. THAT is the way to work (I actually got a lot done ...), and for once, it seemed stress free! Fortunately, though, for the rest of our stay, I joined the family and with a full day ahead of their ol' man, our kids got a kick out of showing me how to catch a crab with a net from the dock and showing Mom where they had seen a wild turkey run through the trees. And we were all in awe to see first a Blue Heron ... and then a pair of eagles. It is an absolutely blessed spot for water and nature lovers, and we can't wait to come back. Thank you for sharing it, Penelope!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Lifetime memories for generations of a family!

  • 5 of 5
We can't thank Penelope enough for creating such a well-appointed home on the water for our family vacation. The highlight of the trip was seeing my 90 year old grandpa take his cane and walk straight from the house, telling my 15 year old son to grab a chair and fishing pot and follow him. I hadn't seen him walk much in the last 20 years since my grandmother died, except from his chair to the bathroom, but this week, he was determined to fish and crab like he use to when he was little, and like he taught all of us. He was the grandpa I always remembered ... and my kids got to see it! It is something we will treasure forever. AND perfect weather, a perfect, serene setting with plenty to do from kayaking or standup paddle boarding or even jumping in a car and exploring the creeks and country side from the road. We are in love with this place. THANK YOU! And a big hello to Dale the Merry Point Ferry Captain from us! Now THAT guy has the best job in the world, followed by the guys at Merroir in Topping! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Couldn't be better!

Couldn't be better!
  • 5 of 5
There is no better place on the Northern Neck than this charming house. We plan to be back at least one more time before the end of the year.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Sail in! Paddle out! Dog-friendly 500' of serene waterfront near Chesapeake Bay
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Lancaster Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Best all around

  • 5 of 5
We spent our family's spring break at the Robins Nest and had an amazing time. The weather was chilly so we were a little worried about how we'd entertain the kids. I know my husband, who had this grand idea to venture out into "nature" was worried that I'd get bored since usually, I like to shop when the weather is bad outside. But I have to say (yes, brace yourself, friends) I didn't miss the shopping! This place was the perfect combination of rustic outdoors, beauty and comfort. It was a bit chilly, but we couldn't drag the kids in from poking around in the woods and looking for whatever they look for in the water, and the setting was so absolutely beautiful and serene, I was lulled into absolute relaxation. Even with a chill in the air, I had my big sweater on, a crackling fire in the outdoor pit, a great book, my rear in a hammock, a glass of wine, happy kids running around somewhere, and a husband throwing his line off the dock ... so honestly, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks for sharing this your little natural paradise with us, Penelope! Who knew one place could make us all happy? We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Oaks Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ferry
1.1 Miles
Merry Point Ferry
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
King Carter Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Amtrak Station - Williamsburg
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Corner (and Merroir ... about 15 mins away)
Car: necessary

Located on Virginia's Oyster and Wine Trails, our family's four bedroom/two bathroom vacation cottage is surrounded by 500 feet of serenely protected, private waterfront with quick access to the Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, as well as the Chesapeake Bay. Guests have exclusive use of the property’s private 150-foot dock (4-6 ft MLW), as well as standup paddleboards, a canoe and kayaks throughout their stay. Full service Yankee Point Marina is only two minutes away by boat or car. Fish, crab, paddle, swim, hike, sail … or just relax in the hammock and watch the eagles and osprey battle over the catch of the day.

Desire a day excursion? You are only about 20 minutes by land, ferry, or water from the golf courses, antique shops, art galleries, trendy boutiques and restaurants of Kilmarnock, and the fine dining of Merroir (Rappahannock River Oyster Company) in Topping, and the Tides Inn and the Hope and Glory in Irvington. Nine nearby regional wineries, like the Dog and Oyster Winery, await adventurous wine aficianados. And, of course, there is always the boating, cycling, hiking trails and beauty of Belle Isle State Park. Add a visit to a few of the country's most historic landmarks and the possibilities for your Virginia vacation are endless.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Lancaster House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $89
Boat power hook up $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Weekly rate is $1650.00, excluding tax, spec. fees (e.g., pet fee, cleaning) and refundable damage deposit. Please inquire about monthly rate. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Holiday periods, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, may be slightly higher.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Living room pull out - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeper sofa in living room. Additional double sized futon in bunk bed room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer the canoe and kayaks from May to early November, but will consider other times if the water is unseasonably warm.

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