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Beachfront Estate on the Chesapeake Bay, Private Beach & 30-Mile View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, Sleeps 14


JUNE 17-24, JUNE 24-JULY 1, JULY 9-16,

and AUG 26-SEP 2.

Enjoy your OWN PRIVATE 200-foot long soft sand beach -- perfect for swimming. Enjoy beautiful sunrises. Explore the area on two double sea kayaks. Relax on chaise lounges on the waterfront deck. Dine outside on the large flagstone patio. Play badminton, bocce, frisbee, or volleyball on the wide and shaded lawn overlooking the Bay. Cycle the country farm roads on 3 adult and 3 child bicycles. Marvel at dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, heron and pelicans.

The 4300 square foot house features a wide open floor plan, new appliances, baths and furnishings, and stunning and endless Bay views from every room. Amenities include: double hot/cold outdoor shower, foosball and ping pong tables, 55', 42' and 47'-inch flat panel HDTVs, high speed wireless internet and free long distance telephone. Charming carriage house apartment (always included in the rental) features queen bed, twin sleep sofa, full luxury bath and mini-kitchen, central a/c, and private waterview deck..

Main Living Area Accommodations: The great room includes a huge wood-burning fireplace with unlimited firewood provided, comfortable leather chairs, a large sectional sofa seating 6, and a 55-inch LED TV with DVD/VCR. The great room is open to the both the kitchen and the dining room. Connected to the main living area is a fully screened sun porch overlooking the Bay as well as a second huge (34' x 16') vaulted sun room overlooking the Bay with a sectional sofa, 47-inch flat screen LCD satellite TV with DVD/VCR, foosball and ping pong tables, overhead skylights, ceiling fans, books, magazines, videos, and games.

Bird Watching : Bring your binoculars and camera! The Chesapeake Bay is well-known as a bird lovers paradise. From the beach house you can watch several local osprey, great blue heron, bald eagles and pelicans diving and catching fish as well as pods of dolphin passing by. Ospreys have established a nest within 100 feet of the property and a heron comes almost every morning to look for fish along the shoreline. In the winter months you can listen to the roar of a thousand Canadian geese arriving together to spend the night near shore. Cardinals, blue birds and other songbirds also abound among the bayberry trees, magnolias, huge azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, and towering lob lolly pines on the home's 1.5 acres of property. Patios and porches overflow with brilliant geraniums and hibiscus in summer months.

We can help you to arrange additional bike, kayak, windsurfer and paddleboard rentals, charter fishing/sailing/boating, sailing lessons, in-home catering, local chefs, marina services, winery tours, massage therapy, horseback riding, cycling tours, rowing (sculling) lessons, golf itineraries.

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Tom Lang
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Why Tom Lang chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

We found an older beachhouse on a beautiful bayfront piece of property in a rural location only a couple of hours from our primary home. Some imagination and renovations brought the house back to life as a great gathering spot for family and friends.

What makes this house unique

A typical summer week at the beach house is spent boating, fishing, sailing, roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, playing volleyball and bocce, birdwatching, crabbing --all without leaving the property! Throw in some golf, visits to nearby wineries, museums, and farmers markets, and you have a perfect recipe for a great vacation!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time playing foosball, in fact we held a foosball championship! Our dog, Josie could not stay away from the beach. Our favorite room was the game room but our favorite thing was watching the sun rise and set over the bBay. We got great pictures of it. We love the house and hope to come again soon!
Dec 2006
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Reedville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
    Upstairs Hall 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Apartment - toilet , shower , hot & cold water
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , double with hot water
    Upstairs Hall 2 - toilet
  • -In the main house, the King bedroom upstairs has an ensuite bathroom (shower/tub) with double sinks. -The 'kids bunkroom' and Queen bedroom upstairs share both a full hall bath (shower/tub) and a second large hall halfbath. -The downstairs bedroom has a full bath (shower/tub) across the hall. -The carriage house apartment has luxurious full bath with walk in shower. -The 12' x 10' private double hot outdoor shower is a favorite for kids and adults in the summer months.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , main level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , apartment
  • The main house has four large bedrooms. Upstairs are three bedrooms (1) a queen bedroom (with a crib), (2) a king bedroom (with a portable crib) and (3) a 'kids bunkroom' with a pair of twin over double bunk beds. On the main floor is a Queen bedroom. The carriage house studio apartment (400 sq. feet) is the fifth bedroom with a Queen bed and twin sleep sofa. All bedrooms have endless Bay views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private 400 square foot carriage house apartment (5th bedroom) accommodates 3 with a queen bed, twin sleep sofa, fullly tiled (4th) bath, TV/VCR/DVD, kitchenette, central a/c, elevated and screened/covered deck with chaise lounges and dinette and great Bay views. Main house features: central a/c, ceiling fans, automatic whole-house emergency generator, extra fridge in utility room, fully-screened sun porch, wireless high speed internet, free long distance telephone, foosball and ping pong tables, books, board games, vidoes and magazines. Outdoor features: 2 double sea kayaks, hot/cold double outdoor shower, large wooden play set, flagstone patio, waterfront deck with 4 chaises, 4-burner BBQ grill, beach umbrellas, bocce, patio/beach furniture, 3 adult and 3 kid bicycles. Public ball field and boat launch is 1/4 mile. The house is ready for infants and toddlers with 2 cribs (1 portable), pack-n-play, high-chair, single and double jog strollers, tricycle, baby gates

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Estate on the Chesapeake Bay, Private Beach & 30-Mile View
average rating of 4.806452 based on 50 reviews
Charlottesville, VA

Fabulous winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

I was in awe at how the pictures were exactly like the property. 9 women and I had planned a weekend getaway for my 40th birthday. The house was emmaulate and the setting breathtaking. I enjoyed sun rises, sea kayaking (yes in the winter), fires and just sitting on the wonderful deck enjoying the amazing views. The beachfront is such a nice feature...easy entrance to the water, and I know wonderful for small children. This property is a away from it all.....very secluded and away from all the chaos some vacation spots offer. Enjoy local small towns and fare. The house was spacious...we never felt crowded and the kitchen....was large. I can imagine that is would be a wonderful summer vacation as well and plan to take my family this summer. Enjoy this wonderful home and the rest and relaxation a vacation can truely be!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amissville, Virginia

Perfect large family get away!

  • 4 of 5

We were celebrating our matriarch's 80th birthday and it was wonderful. We had thirteen in the home. The game room was a big hit with our young adults and teenagers and the adults too! There is lots of room to gather comfortably or to find a quiet nook or sunporch for quiet time or reading. The back porch looks out on a spectacular water view. We watched two otters playing for a long time! The platform deck was great to relax with morning coffee or evening cocktails. Owners were very responsive and helpful with loads of information to help make our stay a success. We hope to return for a warmer weekend sometime this summer so we can take advantage of the water activities.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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November 2016

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and location and a great place for a family stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful layout

  • 3 of 5

The property layout was beautiful. The house was spacious. The lake view was gorgeous. The house could use an update to create a more modern feel. The only suggestions I would make would be for the house keepers to do a better job cleaning. The bathroom up stairs had hair and bugs in the tub and hair on the floor. There was a wasp nest on the master bedroom window. The refrigerator in the garage needed to be cleaned out. It smelled like fish. The cottage house was nice and cozy but the lawn chairs on the deck were dirty. The owner of the house was very informative and helpful. Only other complaint was the distance. The local stores and seafood fest was 30 min away. Other than those things we had a great stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the glowing comments about the house, the property and the view. I am sorry that you found 1 of our 5 bathrooms less than spotless. I have passed your comments along to our housekeeper and asked our handyman to remove the wasp nest under the eaves. We are somewhat remotely located as the nearest "large" town is about 25 minutes drive but many of our guests appreciate the remoteness as it means no tourists or summer crowds.
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Beautiful Home, great for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this gorgeous home. The owners have truly thought of every last detail to accommodate guests who stay here. This is a great place for kids and the beach/water and yard toys are abundant including kayaks, bikes, sand toys, floats, and life jackets are provided for you. The swing set outside is also great for evening play.

The home is quite spacious and we were able to gather at the large dining table and outside patio table for our family meals. The game room is something with both a ping pong and foosball table. In addition tons of books and games are also provided.

We really enjoyed our stay and will surely be returning as well as recommending this home to our friends. A wonderful get-away by the bay!

Thank you again Tom and Laura for your hospitality.

Ginger Brooks and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We try to make it as simple as possible for our guests by providing those things that we would like to have on vacation, but don't have space in the car to bring along with us!
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Stunning location, incomparable views

  • 4 of 5

This is a positive review. But note the negatives. I would advise addressing concerns with the owner BEFORE booking. There is no local property manager so problems cannot apparently be fixed once youve arrived.

Gorgeous property. The private beach really is private and the location quiet and serene. In June, the moonrise over the water in the evenings was amazing. No motorboats, jet skis or other noises. Just the occasional sailboat or -- way off in the distance -- faint views of ships. For some reason, absolutely no bugs or mosquitos, even though they were a problem in the surrounding areas.

The deck has 4 very nice lounge chairs with thick cushions. There are also bikes and kayaks. The bay was calm, and shallow for a long way out while we were there. Perfect for swimming kids. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Bedrooms have variety of bed configurations. A child friendly property.

There is very very little anywhere nearby. We didn't mind that at all. But be aware it is a very quiet place.

There were some maintenance problems. One of the back doors was both not lockable, and would sometimes stick and not open. Something seems to be wrong with the latching mechanism. So the property couldn't be secured at night and also occasionally trapped people in the porch. I told the owner when we first arrived so maybe it's been fixed now. But nobody came to fix it during our stay so you should check on that. There was also no working landline phone (& no cell coverage, which the owner makes clear ). There is phone service to the house but the rechargeable phones there were very old and didn't hold charge so no outgoing calls possible. Again, we notified the owner, who offered to reimburse us if we went to the hardware store and bought a phone, but we didn't want to run errands or do home repair on our vacation. I'm hoping the owner has now replaced the phone.

The owner was very friendly and answered emails immediately. But be aware there is no local property manager so problems will not be fixed during your stay. That was fine (though inconvenient) for us. But the fact that there would be no way to even call 911 would be a problem for most people. So you may want to make sure the phone situation has been resolved.

The property was tidy but not exactly clean. The cleaning service used clearly didn't clean behind closed curtains or under furniture. Lots of dead bugs and dust and crumbs. I notified the owner, so maybe that will be addressed.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review of the property and the feedback on the phone and screened porch door issues. We replaced the landline phone handsets right after your stay and fixed the outer porch door lock mechanism. We also asked our housekeeper to re-double her efforts to ensure she continues to get rave reviews for her cleaning. Since your stay Verizon has installed a cell tower in our area and so we now have excellent cell phone coverage on the Verizon network. If you are not on the Verizon network you may opt to bring a cell phone booster (sold by AT&T, etc. and operating off our excellent cable/wireless internet service) to obtain consistent cell phone coverage at the house. As owners we manage and maintain the house ourselves and along with our housekeeper we are always available to address issues during a guest's stay... but we also understand that many guests desire privacy on vacation and that minor issues can be addressed post departure.
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Rates & Availability

Reedville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 7 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 13 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 11 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%

New Years, Christmas, and Thanksgiving holidays are $600/night (4 night min) or $3500/week.
5% discount for repeat guests and multi-week rentals.
Pet fee is $33.33 per dog, per night ($200 weekly or $100 for 3 nights)
$1000 refundable security deposit returned within 7-15 days after departure;
Included: all linens/bath towels, wireless internet, free long distance phone,
free bottled water, 2 kayaks, several bikes;
4PM Check-In and 10AM Check-Out (may be flexible outside summer months)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Crazy Crab
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Tangier/Smith Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
King Carter Golf Club in Irvington
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Fredericksburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
VA Route 360
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tommy's Restaurant in Reedville
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right out the back door
Car: necessary

Reedville, VA is only 2.5 hours from downtown Washington D.C. It is a small town of beautifully restored turn-of-the-century Victorian homes and great seafood restaurants. Local activity options abound. Charter a fishing boat, sailboat or tour boat from any of several local marinas. Take the daily ferry to Tangier or Smith Island, two picture perfect villages on islands in the middle of the Bay. Bring your own boat or jet skis -- a public boat ramp is only two minutes away from the house. Explore local farmers' markets, wineries, and the Reedville Fisherman's Museum, or shop for art or antiques in nearby villages. Bird-watch at several Northern Neck nature preserves. Golf at any of five great local courses. Explore the region's many historic attractions including the birthplaces of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Reedville is near to Washington DC @ 140 miles, Richmond @ 85 miles, Baltimore @ 160 miles; Harrisburg @ 240 ; New York City @ 340 ; Philadelphia @ 250 ; Pittsburgh @ 380; Raleigh @ 240; Norfolk @100; Williamsburg @ 80.

Other Activities: bird watching, kayaking, boating


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