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Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Waterfront to kayak, bird watch, crab, fish, star watch & enjoy beautiful views

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

$350 per night on sale for $200 per night. Available for an annual lease for $2,000 per month beginning in September 2016.

Serenity. Peace and quiet. Charming. Great location. Wonderful home with everything for a relaxed, complete vacation. A great place to stay with your furry friend without the hassle and noise of a hotel. That's what our guests say!

Stay here! You will enjoy Fish Tales Lodge on 1.3 acres on the Corrotoman River of Virginia's beautiful Northern Neck with delightful boat watching along the river between fantastic sun and moonrises. Grill your catch on the deck, cook in the fully equipped kitchen or dine out at many local restaurants.

Enjoy free wi-fi, Cable TVs, VCR & DVD, along with a movie collection. Fish Tales is In a vacation community offering a private swimming pool, marina with boat launch, playground, picnic area. Chip and putt golf at driveway and arrangements may be made at local country club - some additional fees are required. Central heat/air throughout + Fireplaces. Washer & dryer.

Tour charming waterfront villages, the Chesapeake Bay, vineyards, or historic homes & gardens. Washington, D.C. 2.75 hrs, Richmond 1.5 hrs, Colonial Williamsburg-Busch Gardens & King's Dominion theme parks.

Amazing fishing, boating. We prefer Friday to Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner

Hello, I'm Catherine Bennett, a full-time real estate broker. After showing and selling many dozen waterfront properties, it was time to find a waterfront getaway for my husband and me, and our Old English Sheepdog Fanny! Robert is an architect, professional engineer and Class A contractor so renovating this home was a delight for us. We're constantly updating and decorating, and are eager to share this special property with you.

Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

This property appealed to us because:

First, it is located right on the Corrotoman River, my favorite because it is very clean and excellent for fishing and boating. It is THE river for sailboaters! By 'right on the water', I mean it is built about 25 feet from the water. Waterfront homes are now allowed to be built no closer than 100 feet from the waterfront.

Second, it has an amazing tidal pond that serves as a grocery store for the local waterfowl and a habitat for ducks, otter, and other fascinating woodland creatures. You'll be amazed at the drama that nature unveils daily, including the awesome birdwatching right here on the Atlantic flyway.

Third, it has a floorplan that makes it cozy for a couple or excellent for more people with gathering space and spread out spaces. Two fireplaces make it really cozy and the wrap around porch with screened porch below make outdoor living in Virginia's excellent weather ideal. And because I love tall rooms, the vaulted ceiling in the front half of the first floor makes it wonderful! Downstairs, there's a great place for your computer work while being out of the main living area.

Fourth, it has woods on two sides, the river on the third side and on the fourth side, up the hill, is a lovely neighbor. You can't get much more privacy! Fish Tales is 1.3 acres, including the tidal pond that is accreting, the opposite of eroding!

Fifth, it is in Corrotoman By The Bay, a wonderful little community with very nice swimming pool, free exercise equipment and wi-fi at the clubhouse, playground, and many other features. Parties, parades and other events are highlights of this area.

What makes this house unique

Most guests comment on the incredible views throughout the house of one of the most beautiful rivers in Virginia. There's occasional kayakers, fishing boats and sailboats that distract you from the awesome birds and wildlife who live on and follow the river.

They also love how beautiful the house is and the wooded setting. Best of all, they love that we welcome your family dog! The picture is of Robert with our darling Old English Sheepdog, Fanny, enjoying a few minutes of happy time in the living room.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting us rent Fish Tales! We had so much fun. I love how much detail you put into every room. Your online pictures really don't do this place justice because it is so much prettier in person. Even the dogs loved it! Dad loved crabbing (when he caught some), Heather (my sister) loved the pool, my aunt loved helping my dad crab (most of the time she had better luck than he did), Mom loved watching the way the sun reflects on the water, and I loved taking pictures of nearly everything. The little red sailboat absolutely fascinates me! Do people still use it? Mom and I think it is just for show. We even named a snake that comes to the cove right beside the deck. His name is Sssteeeree haha! We all wish we could stay longer, but unfortunately we have to leave. I hope you like the sign that we made. Until next time...
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Waterfront to kayak, bird watch, crab, fish, star watch & enjoy beautiful views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 20 reviews
Knoxville, TN
5

This storybook lake cottage is movie worthy

  • 5 of 5

I found this gem for a family gathering with my sister's in laws in VA. We couldn't believe how quaint and welcoming this place is! I have rented many VRBO properties, but have never experienced such a wonderful hostess, Catherine, or such a well equipped space. She had place thoughtful notes around the home to help make our stay more easier. The kitchen has everything we needed and the property and the kids enjoyed the kayak and the community pool.

The view was like a scene from a Nicholas Sparks novel. We will come back again one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well Equiped, Great Locations, Great Price, Dog Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Laid back owner provides everything you can imagine for a water getaway. The answer to everything you can ask is, "yes, they have it". Despite visiting in the off season the cottage was ready to go and even included an amenity basic.

Look no further, this is the right getaway location for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia
5

Great Retreat Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a secluded and private river front spot for a Me Retreat and Fish Tales was it! Just what I was looking for. It was clean, well stocked with anything I needed, super comfortable bed and a fantastic view. I got up early just to see the beautiful sunrise. As others have said, the kitchen is small but completely doable. And it comes with a 2 person kayak! Catherine was patient with my inquiries regarding the hurricane and check in was a breeze. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Serenity on the Corrotoman River

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at Fish Tales, which is a wonderful rivah home. Catherine ensured the home was stocked with everything we'd need. Fish Tales is very comfortable and the view is spectacular. We'd definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent time at Fish Tales during July 2015 and really had a delightful stay. The house is so charming and well equipped with everything you might need, including dog toys! The lot is large and private with fantastic views of the rivers. We were able to launch our boat at the community boat ramp and pull it right up on the sandy beach for easy tubing and water sports. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Annandale, Virginia/ USA
5

Perfect long weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long Memorial Day holiday weekend and could not have asked for a nicer stay. Fish Tales is delightfully decorated and very thoughtfully equipped. The instructions provided were comprehensive and the rental process easy. Besides the dog friendly accommodations, there are so many nice touches, even to potted herbs and cherry tomatoes on the deck. The kitchen is small and has limited counter space but has everything needed for basic meal preparation. Our first evenings were cool, so we were able to make good use of the fireplace. Seeing the changing light on the water from sunrise to dark was lovely. We spent days enjoying the local shops and restaurants and walking at Belle Isle and Hickory Hollow. And, enjoyed crossing on the free ferry at Merry Point. There was much more to do than we had time for so we look forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
For private planes: Hummel Field, Topping, VA.
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Corner, The Oaks, Upper Deck
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Merry Point Ferry - free 4 car crossing this river
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Golden Eagle, Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Williamsburg 1.75 hours or Richmond 2 hours
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Located @ Rt. 354 & 201. Take: I-64 or 360 to area
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lively, Lancaster, Kilmarnock, Irvington, Reedvlle
Nearest Beach
on property at low tide but larger beaches nearby
Car: necessary

Fronting the scenic Corrotoman River in Virginia's beautiful & historic Northern Neck. It's been a boating, swimming and fishing paradise since Indian and Colonial days.

Wherever you go you are not far from incredible opportunities to boat, antique, enjoy farmer's markets & fairs , vineyards, local arts, music, crafts and restaurants or cruise the old pirate islands in the Chesapeake Bay.

Use of private community pool, tennis courts, boat ramp, pier, playground.

Belle Isle State Park on the Rappahannock River and Hughlett Point Nature Preserve on the Chesapeake Bay are nearby. Excellent golfing offered at several championship courses.

1 hour to birthplaces of Rbt. E. Lee @ Stratford Hall and George Washington @ Wakefield,

A short drive to Washington DC, Richmond and Williamsburg-Yorktown-Jamestown, which makes this narrow, picturesque peninsula a sought after destination to escape city turmoil. Captain John Smith visited area in 1608, still largely unspoiled!

Other Activities: Historic sites: birthplace of Robert E. Lee, George Washington. Captain John Smith water trail. Take cruises to Chesapeake Bay islands.

Golf: Guest may be permitted to use owner's membership at Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club for golfing on the club's 18 hole golf course. There is a chip and putt course for guests and owners in the community where Fish Tales is located.

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Rates & Availability

Lancaster House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

Congratulations on your wedding or party. I can assist you in booking the community clubhouse, which is just up the driveway from Fish Tales, for your event. If approved, the clubhouse has a separate $100 fee for four hours use.

You are renting an entire home not just a room. Our rent is extremely low but is subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. Please do not delay. *Cancellation Policy: If you would like to cancel your reservation without a charge you may do so within 14 days of the check-in date. Cancellations made inside of 14 days will result in a charge to the credit card used to make the reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble
    Downstairs bath - toilet , shower , & sink
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , & sink
  • The main bathroom is on the second level. Fresh as a daisy, it has natural materials including marble and wood. The second bathroom is on the first level, as you enter the property. There's a powder room with toilet and sink and a second shower room with sink. This means there's no waiting while someone is showering! The laundry area on the ground floor has a full size washer and dryer and a service sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Catch of the Day - 1 queen , Four poster
    Hook, line and sinker - 1 double , Main level
    Lookout - 2 twin/ single , TV, sofa
  • When you can finally get away, isn't nice to feel special and pampered? Fish Tales gives you a beautiful master bedroom with Queen Kingsdown luxury set with custom decorating and TV in closet for those who must sleep with your favorite stars (and not the ones in the sky)! The lovely second bedroom with queen size bed and antique headboard is so comfortable you may sleep later than you have in years! Kids often fight for the third upstairs 'super' size loft-bedroom with two full sized beds and TV! Some adults like to push the beds together for a super sized king sleep. All have either a view of the river or woods, or both! Every attention has been paid to the comfort of our guests from double pillows per person to cotton linens. You'll enjoy the treat away!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We are active members of the Northern Neck Kennel Club and know what a wonderful traveling companion your dog can be. When we traveled a lot it was hard to find a place accepting our dog who was better behaved than most children! So, we decided to welcome well behaved, well groomed dog to Fish Tales! Nearly all the floors are 'dog proof.' Please leave the property clean of dog impact. Please pick up and dispose of the poop, and if your dog sheds, please vacuum and clean the hair as a courtesy to us so we will continue to welcome other dogs. No cats or other pets are allowed.

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