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Secluded Waterfront Family Home w/ Dock + Sand Beach; Fish; Swim; Great views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3Bedrooms, 2Bathrooms Sleeps 6 near White Stone, Lancaster Co.,Virginia, USA

This secluded three bedroom home is on an old family vacation retreat on Francis Point . Our family would love to share this beautiful spot with yours. Our Small sand beach is a wonderful place for children to play and the shallow water is also ideal for wading and dip-net crabbing. This relaxing getaway on Carter Creek, is in the tidewater area near where the Rappahannock River joins Chesapeake Bay.

Make sure you bring along your binoculars to watch the birds and boats. At night, this is a great location for star gazing, as we're far from the bright city lights.

You can fish and swim off our dock and moor your boat (5' depth at end of dock at MLW), or pull your small boat up on the shore.

While you are here you can visit historical sites, colonial churches, museums, old fishing villages and interesting antique and other shops. Marinas and charter fishing boats are also nearby, as well as golf courses & great restaurants.

There are plenty of other tourist attractions to visit within an hour + drive

Tourist Travel Info and Activities available: Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Amusement Park are about 50 miles away, Jamestown is 54 miles, Richmond is 64 miles, Virginia Beach is 90 miles, Norfolk is 75 miles, Newport News is 60 miles, Colonial Beach is 60 miles, and Stratford Hall (General Lee's birthplace) is 46 miles. Belle Isle Virginia State Park is 24 miles N. off of Rt. 3 and has many activities. There are several great golf courses nearby which are open to the public. Charter fishing boats are available for River or Bay fishing. There is a Sailing School nearby, too.

More Details

Betsy Bailey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017


Weems House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • 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
  • Printer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tile floor
  • There is a fresh-water outdoor shower by the house to rinse away sand and salt-water. First floor bathroom renovated 2013. There is also a sink in the King bed room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , + Chaise Lounge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , + flip chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a Queen sofa bed in one room downstairs. 1 folding travel crib/playpen is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
On 1st floor, there is a family room with a queen sofa bed and rocker. There is a lap-top computer table here, too, so bring your own wireless-ready lap top.. The resident computer has games and other software loaded (NOT TO BE connected to the Internet!) The living room has a TV/VCR/DVD & a recliner. In the screened-in porch, where the grills are stored, is an aluminum patio table and 4 chairs (also 4 kids chairs). (Great place to eat the crabs you just caught and cooked!) There is a 'Florida Room' on Creek side of house with casual seating for 8 plus a table & 4 chairs. In March, 2010, NEW CABINETS AND COUNTERTOP installed in the kitchen. There is also a tankless water heater. April 2013: 1st floor bathroom redesigned/updated.


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Secluded Waterfront Family Home w/ Dock + Sand Beach; Fish; Swim; Great views
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful location with fantastic water views

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 45th anniversary with a stay at the Francis Point Cottage. The house is equipped with everything we could possibly need. The cable and wi-fi were excellent and we had very good cell service. Very peaceful and surrounded by trees and birds. We saw Bald Eagles, hawks, ducks and geese up close. Everything was truly wonderful and we will definitely visit again. Betsy supplied a wealth of information about the house and the area before we arrived which really helped us enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that our cottage helped make their 45th Anniversary memorable. We try to let people know what to expect and hope they'll feel at home, like many of our regular guests have over the years. I look forward to having them visit again.
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Away for the weekend

  • 3 of 5

This house is a wonderful location with lots of privacy, beautiful beach, and on a very historic point of land. It is an old farmhouse with old bathrooms and decor but very homey. Kitchen is new and very well equipped not only with dishes, pots, and pans but with also supplies of things that you may have forgotten. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it Justice

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage on white sand beach, with it's own private pier. Wonderful views. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen well-equipped with anything you might need. Safe, convenient location.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased their stay was enjoyable and they found the kitchen convenient for their family. Our guests seem to feel this older cottage is comfortable and welcoming, and we are happy to have them visit and relax while appreciating the great views.
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Sweet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at Francis Point for a few different occasions; family retreat, girlfriend weekend, anniversary celebration. They are gracious hosts. The crab were plentiful off the dock. The fish were biting. We enjoyed a picnic on the beach and the dock. We played Clue by lantern light on the back porch in a storm; it made the game particularly fun! With coffee on the dock in the morning and wine on the porch in the evening; it was delightful. We miss it still! We can not wait to get back to that part of the country.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed helping these caring and faithful guests relax & recharge in our calming setting. We look forward to their relocation back to our area in the future. They will like the updated kitchen and screened porch.
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Baltimore, MD

Excellent long weekend -The fish were biting!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a long weekend at this cottage. It is on a beautiful point and set off from the Rappahannock River, and tucked away in calm waters. Lots of privacy. Great for the dog as well. The fish were practically jumping on our lines so if you have young kids they would love this. The house is fully stocked and well organized. It is not overdesigned so you feel right at home and comfortable. Good for canoeing and kayaking. You could also bring a larger boat there, but we did not. There are also a few good local restaurants but this house is built for staying put and relaxing. Thanks - we loved your place!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests have a good time. We've had a number of others say the fishing from the dock -(and from a boat in the River) was great. The crabs have also been plentiful here. We do welcome larger boats, too, as the water is 5 ft. deep at Mean Low Water (low tide). Glad we were able to accomodate you on short notice.
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Richmond, VA

Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Francis Point Cottage. The location was exactly what we were looking for - remote and very quiet but not too far from town, and in the Northern Neck. The property faces Yopp's Cove, providing a beautiful view, a good place to put in our kayak, and except at highest tide, our very own small but private beach. The house sits near the end of a pennisula where Carter's Creek joins the Rappahannock River, so there is a view of the Rappahannock also, and the breezes are cooled by water no matter which way the wind is blowing. Yet White Stone is less than five minutes away, and Kilmarnock only 15 minutes or so

The house itself has everything you might need during your stay; the kitchen is well equipped, there's plenty of space to spread out, and the porch facing the cove was our favorite room. Six people could stay here quite comfortably; eight is probably doable, more would be a squeeze, though I'm sure it's been done. The process for checking in and checking out is simple, and communication with the owner is timely and thorough.

Overall, the only problem with our stay was that it was too short; next time we will definitely stay a full week.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Newport News/Williamsburg International
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
King Carter Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
VA State Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Westland Public Beach (& sand beach @ cottage)
Car: necessary

This secluded home is on an old family farm/vacation retreat with wonderful views all around. Families will enjoy relaxing in this beautiful, peaceful, rural tidewater area. We're on Carter Creek (see picture), 10 miles up the Rappahannock River from the Chesapeake Bay. The small local towns of White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock have festivals, antique shops, good restaurants and museums. Visit historical sites, old fishing villages and Belle Isle State Park. Small sandy beach at cottage is wonderful for small children. Crab, fish, watch the birds and boats and star gaze during the dark nights. Bring your boat or you can charter fishing boats nearby for a great day of fishing in the Rappahannock River or Chesapeake Bay. Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Amusement Park are about 55 miles. Norfolk is 75 miles and Virginia Beach is about 90 miles (2 hours). Washington, D.C. is about 3 1/2 hours away. There is a duck pin alley in Kilmarnock.

Other Activities: Go dip-net crabbing, fish or swim off the dock - pull-up ladder available. Sunrises, sunsets and Star gazing are great at the cottage. Kayaks can be rented and delivered to the cottage. There is a nearby ramp for launching your motor boat and personal water craft which you can tie-up at our dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

$200 deposit by check required; Balance payment due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
1-1-2017to 12-31-2017 $890.00/week (6 guests) Per extra guest:$35.
Usually rent Saturday - Saturday during Peak Season. (May thru Sept.)
During off-peak, will rent for 2+ days any time of week.
Comment: Approved Pets extra. (may be reduced off season) Per night fee higher for under 7 nights. Check for cancellations

Payment by check or money order. Rates subject to change prior to reservation confirmation with deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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