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Jessika Poole

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 -10

Spring is finally here and we're open again! It's never too early to make reservations for the Summer and Fall, that way you get the week you want. And in the lovely Spring 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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jessika Poole

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I have loved this spot since we purchased 19 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.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

A Homey, Relaxing and Welcoming Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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!
Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Quick Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
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!
Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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, 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!"
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!
Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Amazing holidays

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Absolutely fantastic place for holidays! Spacious and cozy house, you can sit for hours watching the Potomac and the wildlife. I will always remember our family breakfasts with the view on the Potomac! Thank you Jessika for renting us your beautiful house, be sure that we will return someday and it doesn’t matter that one way trip from Europe takes almost 24hrs
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dominik! So glad you were able to relax and enjoy the remainder of your visit to the US. There is an abundance of wildlife to see, if you look for it, and the view of the Potomac is marvelous. Not to mention the very historical sites so nearby. It was a pleasure having your family stay at my home and I do sincerely hope that you will come to be our guests again in the near future!!
Panoramic views of the Potomac surrounded by history!
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Montross Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Richmond, Virginia

Glorious Views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We were so impressed by the view from both inside and outside the house. It was a bit chilly while we were here but just sitting inside watching the waves and boats float by was very relaxing. This house would be great for a family reunion. Cozy enough but spacious as well. Our 2 dogs enjoyed the large backyard as well as the cute beach. There was a lot of games available including a really cool dart board. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils most importantly a coffee pot! There are lots of cute restaurants in Montross and even more in nearby Colonial Beach. Everyone was friendly...they all waved at us a lot. Thank you Jessika for letting us spend time in your lovely home.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Patti, it was a pleasure to host your Spring's a great time of year there.
The Northern Neck is relaxed and such a nice break from the (nearby) cities. And, yes, the neighbors and community are very friendly.
Come stay again anytime!
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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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Availability & Rates

Montross House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Mar 30 2014 - May 22 2014
2 nights
May 23 2014 - Oct 30 2014
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00
Cleaning $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
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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Montross House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
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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