IDYLLIC RIVERFRONT ESTATE NEAR EXTRAORDINARY HISTORIC SITES

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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IDYLLIC RIVERFRONT ESTATE NEAR EXTRAORDINARY HISTORIC SITES

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4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Come vacation in a beautiful waterfront setting! Mill Hill is a spacious riverfront estate dating back more than two centuries -- but with every modern convenience. With room for all, and every amenity you could desire -- including a chef's kitchen, water view side porch, porch swing, canoe dock, boat ramp, and gas fireplace -- Mill Hill is a great place for a family, a group of friends, or a couple to vacation. Crab or fish from the dock, swim, canoe, watch for osprey, or just just relax with a good book and your favorite beverage. Located in the heart of Tidewater in an area known locally as 'land of the life worth living,' you could spend days just enjoying this lovely property. However, if you can bear to tear yourself away -- you are within minutes of some of America's finest historic sights -- Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg -- as well as fine elegant and casual dining, extraordinary antiquing and other great shopping, and a wide variety of water sports. Groups larger than 6 may wish to rent the one-BR cottage on the property as well (listing 3021375).

Few places are more beautiful -- or more historic -- than Gloucester County. Nestled in the heart of Tidewater Virginia, Gloucester County was once home to the Powhatan Tribe and Pocahontas, as well as notable colonial families such as George Washington's ancestors. The site of countless waterways and five broad rivers, including the North River on the banks of which 'Mill Hill' resides, Gloucester is a haven for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports -- as well as dining on mouthwatering shellfish and other culinary delicacies. Just an hour from Richmond and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, DC, Gloucester is a great base for exploring all of the wonders of the Middle Peninsula of Virginia These include not only Gloucester's own historic courthouse circle, beautiful colonial Ware Church and Abingdon Church, and history museums, but also the charming arts community of Mathews just up Route 14 with its well-known lighthouse and sand beaches, and of course the world-renowned attractions of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and the College of William and Mary down Route 17 and across the York River.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Michael

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Property Reviews

Idyllic Riverfront Estate Near Extraordinary Historic Sites
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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Your home is beautiful & the location breathtaking

Your home is beautiful & the location breathtaking
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Your home is beautiful and the location breathtaking. Thank you so much for opening your home to us. We are hoping to visit again.
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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"We had a great time!"

"We had a great time!"
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The house is even prettier than we expected! By the way, we are having such a wonderful time here. The kids love the water and wildlife. The adults love the tranquility.
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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"Mill Hill was extraordinary & unforgettable"

"Mill Hill was extraordinary & unforgettable"
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
"My mom wanted to go somewhere peaceful for Memorial Day weekend -- away from the sounds of trucks and lawn mowers and phones ringing. Mill Hill was just that. When we arrived, the scent of honeysuckle enveloped us as we took in the breathtaking views of the North River. As we sat at the end of the pier, it was so peaceful and we felt as if we were surrounded by the river. In the afternoon, the light was golden and we spotted osprey wading into the river to fish just a few feet from the pier. My mom liked to take her coffee on the side porch to relax and watch the boats in the river and the birds flying overhead. This morning, she got up at 5:30 just to walk around because she said the property was so beautiful. Even though the house has an authentic historic feel, it is also very modern and comfortable with a nice kitchen. We shopped for groceries and other supplies at the huge Walmart on Route 17 a few minutes away and then relaxed over dinner, read books, played games and watched TV in the river room. My family loved Mill Hill; I wish we could go there every weekend!"
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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"We had the greatest weekend at your place"

"We had the greatest weekend at your place"
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Just letting you know that we had the greatest week-end at your place. We were able to take the canoe out and the kids really loved watching the birds in the shallows. We also saw a bald eagle lifting a fish out of the water, right from the main room. An amazing sight.
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Gloucester Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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Mill Hill is a dream

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My adult niece and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Mill Hill. I love, love, loved my time there. Mill Hill is a dream from colonial times fully updated for the 21st century. A long winding entrance lined by daffodils leads to a pretty white house on the banks of a river. The grounds include magnificient magnolias, camellias, a boxwood garden, and a rose garden. Inside the house, there are many authentic touches, (old ornamental fireplaces, wide plank wood floors, and hand-forged door hardware). But best of all, there were views of the river and the creek from many windows. All of the rooms were beautifully furnished. The master bedroom on the main floor where I slept was both accessible and extremely comfortable. Kitchen appliances and bathrooms are up-to-date and in excellent order. Ditto for the wonderful gas fireplace in the River Room. It was a cozy scene as we read, listened to our favorite CDs and watched a very light snow fall outside the huge windows overlooking the water. (There is a large TV in the River Room, duly equipped with DISH channels, but we opted for the serenity of music.) On the grounds there is also a charming one-bedroom guesthouse - all fully outfitted. (Although we did not need any extra space since the house alone is 3,000 square feet, I can imagine that a large family group might want to rent the house or cottage.) Also, nearby is a boathouse and a large barn. Have I mentioned the air? It's pure and sweet. Ten minutes from the house is the charming historic town of Gloucester Courthouse. Among the restaurants we sampled was Jessica's On Main where we enjoyed a grilled chicken and garden salad with huge chunks of freshly cooked chicken, potato leek soup, homemade bread, and divine desserts (black-bottom New York cheesecake & Keylime pie!!) all made right there. I can't wait to go back to Mill Hill in the summertime with the rest of the family!

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newport News/Williamsburg International
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrak Williamsburg
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gloucester (numerous restaurants)
Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

Gloucester Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid-Nov thru April
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$450
$450
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Spring
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$450
$500
$2,250
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$500
$550
$2,500
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Notes

  • From $2,000 Weekly

Amenities

Gloucester Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 'Mill Hill' also has two comfortable sofas in the river room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Canoe
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf