PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE POTOMAC SURROUNDED BY HISTORY!

Jessika Poole

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE POTOMAC SURROUNDED BY HISTORY!

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4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 -10

Oh boy, Summer is here! It's not too late to make a reservation for August or the Fall, And in the lovely Fall months, you'll feel like you have the river all to yourself. Come enjoy the clear, crisp views across 5 miles of big water!

 

The Potomac River is wide here and can be seen from nearly every room of this lovely home. Central gas heat and a gas fireplace keep you cozy in winter while central A/C and ceiling fans keep you cool in summer. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen and dining area opens into the family room complete with built-in bars, red heart pine floors and 9 ft. ceilings. Large, sliding glass doors and casement windows allow the gorgeous views and river breezes

The bedrooms are large and carpeted; two of the baths have double sinks and shower / tub combos. But don't stay inside when a large deck and inviting two level pier beckon you outdoors. Put your boat in the water at the community boat launch, and tie it up at the pier. Or just relax on the deck or dock and watch for the bald eagles to soar overhead..

A little info about some NNK historial sites: This penisula, as well as all of this region, was home to several of America's Founding Fathers and major players in Colonial history. Westmoreland County, established in 1653, can boast of a few notables. George Washington was born at Wakefield in 1732. His birthplace, now a national park just off Route 3 (aka: King's Highway), is open to the public year round. James Monroe, born near what is now Colonial Beach, VA in 1758, was the fifith President of the U.S. and considered the last of the Founding Fathers - he died in1831. There is a small monument marking his birthplace on Rt. 205 at Monroe Hall. Stratford Hall (built in the 1730's) was the home of the prominent Lee family, which included two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the birthplace of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Located just off Rt. 3, it is open year round with many events including Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmastide and a celebration of R.E. Lee's January birthday with free admission.

Some other interesting things in the neighborhood: Wakefield (G.W's birthplace) is just upriver from this home and Westmoreland State Park is just downriver and can be seen from the front yard. The 1300 acre park extends a mile and a half along the Potomac, is open year round and offers hiking, fishing, boating, swimming (in summer) just to name a few. It's scenic beauty ranges from a sandy beach to the Horsehead Cliffs. Westmoreland Berry Farm, with its stunning views, is a riverside farm located off Rt. 3 on the other side of the county along the Rappahannock River. There is always something going on there from May - early Dec, including pick your own fruit or just buy already picked fruit and preserves at the adorable store. If wine is your thing, there are 8 wineries and vineyards along the Northern Neck Wine Trail which extends from Stafford County down to Northumberland County.

And a bit about the nearest city:: The nearest city is Fredricksburg (about 45 miles) with its 40-block Historic District, made up of more than 350 buildings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. This district has a charming 'main street' shopping area where time seems to have stood still with a range of unique stores including plenty of antique shops and even a drug store with a real soda fountain. This city fiqured prominently in American history from the colonial period through the Civil War. There is also the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center which has permanent exhibitions on a range of topics, including the local pre-colonial Native Amercians. The Civil War hosted one of the largest & deadliest battles here and in nearby Chancellorsville There are battlefield parks, cemetaries and a museum waiting to be explored, espiecially while the Sesquicentennial (150 yrs) is currently being commemorated. On a more commercial note, the fabulous Wegman's supermarket can also be found here.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jessika Poole

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I have loved this spot since we purchased 21 years ago. After a heartbreaking fire took the original cottage, we lovingly built this home to enjoy with family and friends. I was born and raised in Fredericksburg, only 45 miles away, so know this area pretty well.

Jessika Poole purchased this house in 1993

As a proud Virginian, I know how historically rich and charming this region is. My family has lived & vacationed in the Northern Neck for many years. We are close to the hub of government; yet rural, peaceful and without the stress of northern VA. Plus, the mighty Potomac is wonderfully wide where this property is situated. However, river traffic is quiet on this side so ideal for kayaks and canoes as well as jetskis and motor boats.

Quiet, friendly, close knit community with a private boat ramp. My home has a wonderful large dock that can accommodate two boats. Home has inviting decks on both levels to enjoy the view.

With central air/heat and a fireplace the home can used year round. Though, with our moderate climate here, winter is not usually very cold or very long.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
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House on the River

  • 5 of 5
We had family coming over from UK for 2 weeks and instead of doing the usual Washington DC tourist thing we thought of doing something different. This was the perfect place to get away from it all. We didn't even realize how fast the 3 days passed by and were lamenting that we could not stay longer. The house had enough rooms (and more importantly enough bathrooms) for the 7 of us. But nothings beats the view. The back of the house is almost all glass so you get unobstructed view of the Potomac no matter where you are. I takes books on these relaxing getaways but I didn't get to read a single page because I was too busy enjoying the view. Each time of the day had its own charm; starting from the beautiful sunrise to the mid-day blue sky and the wind and the waves on the river to the quiet evenings and nights. I don't remember when is the last time I saw so many stars in the night sky. We did our fair share of fishing and grilling. I wish I had a boat or jetski to get on the water. Unfortunately there was no boat or jetski rental places close by. We also visited George Washington's birthplace and ancestral home which is only 15 minutes away. We will definitely be back and stay longer next time. We want to thank the Pooles for sharing the beautiful house with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Parvez and it's a perfect description. Insurance issues keeps the local marinas from renting out boats/jetskies. However, the very close Westmoreland State Park does rent paddle boats and kayaks. Also, my guests ae welcome to bring their own. The community has a private boat launch that I pay membership for my guests. I certainly do hope that you'll return and stay longer. My calendar is up to date, and the fall is absolutely beautiful time here.
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Beautiful house with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5
We can't say enough about Pooles on the Potomac! We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at the house. The view is beautiful! The house is very cute and has plenty of room. We had 4 couples and a baby and we all had a wonderful time. Other than a quick golf trip, we hung out at the house, grilling, relaxing, and hanging out! The only thing missing was a fire pit :) We hope to make this an annual trip! Thank you Jessika!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jenna! I'm so glad you all had a great weekend with good weather. I'd love to have you and your friends back again next year or even sooner!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

A perfect place to truly get away and relax

  • 5 of 5
This home is wonderful...you need for nothing both inside and out. Set back in a rural idyllic location you truly get away from it all. The setting is pristine with a lovely view of the Potomac. Watching the bald eagles, ospreys and several species of birds was sheer entertainment. If you have bikes being them along, if you love the water bring your canoe or boat, if you love to walk you will find a perfect area to exercise that need. Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E . Lee, with its beautiful grounds is a wonderful site to see.

Thank you, Jessika, for opening your home for all to enjoy. I highly recommend this property for all ages to enjoy.

Sandy
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Sandy! The peaceful yet wide open view, the quiet and star filled nights make for great relaxation. It's also terrific to realize all the significant history in the Northern Neck and especially right around our area - G.Washington & R.E. Lee's birthplaces. I certainly hope you will come visit again very soon!!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

A Homey, Relaxing and Welcoming Place

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a fantastic place to really relax and be awed by nature.
First...the inside of this home is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. The adorable details really made this place feel like home.
Second...the views....WOW! Every room gives you a great view!
Third... The dock is amazing. More the half of the time was spent floating on rafts, watching Bald Eagles, Osprey, Blue Herons entertain us and fishing off the dock.

Every detail to make someone stay special was thought of. If you forget something, chances are Jessika has it somewhere in her home.
We plan to come back for a future stay (we normally do not stay at the same place twice but we will with this amazing home).

Recommendations: High Tides Restaurant in Colonial Beach for lunch, The Art of Coffee in Montross for breakfast (amazing coffee) and visiting George Washington's Birth Place (down the road).

Thank you Jessika for letting us stay at your home.
We really enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sonja, for your kind remarks!! So glad you enjoyed your visit. You did just what makes a vacation relaxing...lounging around on that great river and taking in the local hot spots & historic sites. Would love to have you come back anytime and look forward to planning that with you!! Happy Autumn!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Quick Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had the opportunity to take a brief getaway recently and chose Poole's on the Potomac to be our destination location. Even though our getaway was mixed with business and paper writing, we couldn't have chosen a more welcoming home for the occasion. We loved the contrast of the shade and woods toward the front of the home and the openness, sun and expanse of river to the rear. The Crape Myrtles and ornamental grasses gave street side beauty and privacy as the homes in the neighborhood are quite close together. The street is appropriate for walkers and bicyclists and friendly neighbors are ready to wave and answer questions about the area. Even though we were not able to use the dock this trip, it is in excellent shape and the private neighborhood launch is just down the street. The home is absolutely beautiful, spotless, and free of odors. Multiple decks filled with outdoor furniture add to the charm of the home and offer breathtaking views of the Potomac. If you have the opportunity to be in the area and are in need of a quiet home in a low key neighborhood, this is the place for you. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Jessika for offering your home and for all your assistance you gave in the rental process. And one last item, the "handbook" in the family room filled with both information about the home and area was very helpful. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Linda!! So glad you were able to enjoy a change of scenery, even though it seems like you two worked the whole time. But there is something about looking at water that makes the work just a little nicer. Would love to have you come stay again, but next time, bring the boat and leave the work at home!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
The very first thing you must know about this property is that it should not be considered a "rental property" but a HOME. From the moment we walked through the door, we felt so welcome and, well..at home.

Our family of four spent a week in this beautiful home and loved every minute. Every room is bright and cheery with plenty of space. Anything we needed was there; from a hole punch to flashlight to grill, etc!

The views are wonderful and we were treated to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets as well as resident bald eagles and herons. Lots of fun fishing from the dock, walks to beaches on either end of the street or just relaxing on the deck. I could go on for pages about our wonderful experience here, but instead I will just say "We will DEFINATELY go back!"
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Christine! It was fun having your family stay at my home. Thank you for the wonderful photos, including those of our "resident eagles". They can be very entertaining, especially the one that took the fish right off your son's fishing pole! I very much look forward to your next visit and more great stories!
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Virginia's 'Northern Neck' is a penisula of land between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers that starts in King George County and extends to the Chesapeake Bay. This home is located on the wide & historic shores of the Potomac River in Westmoreland Co. between Geo. Washington's Birthplace (National Park) and Westmoreland State Park. This area is steeped in history & natural beauty.

For extensive shopping, entertainment & golf we are less than 2 hrs from D.C.; 90 mins from Richmond and Williamsburg; 45 mins from Fredericksburg VA, or Waldorf, MD. But take a break from the city, go see the birthplaces of Westmoreland County's historical celebrities: Geo Washington, James Monroe & Robert E. Lee. For Civil War buffs, a Civil War Museum, Cemetary & Battlefields in Fredericksburg are less than an hour away. Visit local antique shops, Westmoreland Berry Farm and Ingleside Winery. Drive about 54 miles to Reedville, VA and take a cruise across the Bay to Smith or Tangier Island or perhaps charter fishing in the Bay. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak and/or bicycles - this quiet, waterfront community is perfect for their use.

In the fall and winter, the air is so clear and crisp that the view of and across the Potomac is even more fabulous. After dark, watch the twinkling lights way across the water, look for the columns of flashing red lights and you won't believe the nightsky on a clear night! Look for the daily wildlife sighting. You're likely to see at least one of these - herons, osprey, ducks, bald eagles, rabbits, deer, foxes, maybe even my fat, but shy, groundhog!

Most of the historic sites/parks are open year round without all the summer crowds. Also in winter, you can even take a day trip for some snow skiing. Bryce Mtn Resort is only a little over 3 hrs away.

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Summer/Fall
May 23 2014 - Oct 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Payments may be made by Visa, MC, Dis, echeck, check or money order.
$250 security/damage deposit required for weekend rental.

$500 security/damage deposit required for weekly rental.

$1000 security/damage deposit required for monthly rental

Minimum age to rent is 27 years old
Add up to 10% for Holidays
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Amenities

Amenities

Montross House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • One bath upper level and one bath lower level have double sinks. Third bath, single sink. Good lighting in all baths, and plentiful storage (drawers and cabinets) for your necessities.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Linens are provided. Large Master bedroom with a king bed, 32' TV , VCR, clock radio and balcony is located on second floor along with dual sink full bath. Remaining 3 bedrooms are on the first floor. The queen & twin rooms are next to a dual sink full bath. The slightly smaller double bedroom is on other side of house near the smaller full bath. All bedrooms have alarm clocks, but why not enjoy the quiet and sleep-in!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
There is a fishing pole and crab net, croquet set, inflatable beach balls, playing cards, some games and an electric ice cream maker. Bring your favorite toys, including boat, jetski, canoe, kayak, when weather warms. Bicycles and even golf carts are welcome in this waterfront community. There is a small collection of CDs, DVDs, VHS, even LPs, but bring your favorites, including your IPOD as there is a cable connection for the stereo (does not charge, so don't forget your charger). Bring your cell phone, there is no landline here. However, we do have wireless high speed internet available if you wish to bring your laptop.
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