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'Marina Sunset' - Waterfront Retreat Overlooking Monroe Bay

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-5

Marina Sunset is situated on the upper level of a bayfront cottage. 'INCREDIBLE' best describes the sunset views of Monroe Bay from the front deck of this gorgeous vacation rental on the 'Point'. This beautifully decorated and fully equipped two-bedroom unit sleeps up to 5 and offers everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable vacation, from bicycles to a karaoke machine! Our guests have full use of the back porch, patio, yard and grill. Perfect for a solitary retreat or a relaxing time with family or friends.

Colonial Beach is only a 90-minute drive from DC or Richmond. You will not want to leave this lazy river town, bordered by the Potomac River and Monroe Bay, and where golf carts and boats are the main means of transportation! Enjoy our beautiful beaches and boardwalk, the town pier, museum, antique shops, town 'trolley', coffee shop and restaurants, boat charters, or just relax! Everything in town is accessible by walking, bicycle or golf cart (which you can rent in town)!

We would love to have you at Marina Sunset as our guests!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Glenda Chiarello (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Glenda Chiarello

We are baby boomers with lots of energy and young at heart! Jim is a handyman and Glenda handles all the bookkeeping and management of the cottage. We love meeting new people and sharing our little piece of heaven, so this is just our cup of tea!

Glenda Chiarello purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Glenda Chiarello chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Colonial Beach is a hidden gem of the Northern Neck. We lived in Richmond, VA, and came upon this lazy little river town while exploring one weekend. We fell in love with the quaint step-back-in-time feeling, and the natural beauty of this town so rich in history. And the people...everyone waves hello! So we packed up an moved here, and we just love this way of life and especially sharing it with visitors! We live downstairs, and Marina Sunset is on the upper level!

What makes this cottage unique

You will immediately fall in love with the amazing views of Monroe Bay from the living room and front deck of Marina Sunset! Whether day or night, you will experience the tranquility of the beautiful wildlife, sailboats, and magnificent sunsets Golf-cart community, trolley, great beaches, town events, sightseeing, bird watching, boating, artist guild, antiquing, great restaurants, very relaxing atmosphere are all here for you in Colonial Beach within walking or biking distance of the cottage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay at the Marina Sunset. We've never been at colonial beach before, so that was a change for us city folks. Despite the weather, we managed to settle in and do some site seeing.

I'm sure in the summer there's a lot more going on than in March, so chances are we would be willing to come back and visit.

Thanks again for all your trust...hopefully you'll have more confidence in us 20-something year olds :)

- William & Catie
Mar 2009
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based on 30 traveler reviews

'Marina Sunset' - Waterfront Retreat Overlooking Monroe Bay
average rating of 4.866667 based on 34 reviews

Great home with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here! The owners are very genuine people with excellent communication! The home was super clean and furnished with everything you would need. The beds and couches very comfortable! The Internet is fast and the water pressure is great! The outdoor patio is the perfect place with a cup of coffee to watch the sun come up or with a glass of wine as the sun goes down. I would highly recommend staying at the Marina Sunset! We look forward to returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, CA

Great home in a good neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating and hospitable during our stay. There were so many activities to do in the home and the surrounding area.

Thanks for such a good experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Marina Sunset! Everything was exactly as stated!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Henderson, NC

Nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo. Had fun with the owners. I will stay here whenever I visit Colonial Beach. Husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary and the owners had a gift waiting for us upon our arrival. Also they have a hot tube in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for a quiet getaway. Enjoyed relaxing on the roof deck. Jim and Glenda were helpful but not intruding. We had a great time and can't wait to go back. Thank you Jim and Glenda for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great location, adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

I booked Marina Sunset for a week with my Mom, she's mid 70's, my self and my 2 boys, 11 and 16. The cottage was perfect for us. Plenty of room, outdoor space and the view from the 2nd floor deck is spectacular. Glenda and Jim were there to greet us and once we settled in we felt as if we had the place to ourselves. We rented a golf cart for the week and it was great. We drove all around the community, to the store, beach, dinner. It was very convenient and fun driving it around. Everyone waves at you too! The cottage comes with bikes, which my sons and i used a few times. Jim also provided us with fishing poles, tackle and a net for fishing and crabbing on their neighbors dock. We even caught a few. The cottage is so cutely decorated and super comfy beds and couches. Kitchen fully equipped for cooking in and BBQ grill outside also. We took a day trip to Fredericksburg and we had a great time. Lots of things to do at Colonial Beach and surrounding areas with in an hours drive or less. Im hoping to go back again in the future with my husband in tow. It would be a nice romantic getaway or another great family vacation destination. I recommend staying at Marina sunset. Its everything and more.

Thanks Glenda and Jim, we loved our vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Dullas International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Tangier Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Cameron Hills Golf Links
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 301
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Town of Colonial Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Potomac River Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bell House
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaches on "The Point"
Nearest Point of Interest
Largest Tree in State of Virginia!
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkers Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Historical Downtown Colonial Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
James Monroe Birthplace
Nearest Point of Interest
George Washington Birthplace
Nearest Point of Interest
Westmoreland State Park
Car: recommended

A trip to Colonial Beach is like stepping back in time to a simpler way of life! Enjoy the beautiful Potomac River beaches, collect shells and sea glass, go fishing, birdwatch, experience the sailboats coming in at sunset, shop the many antique shops and specialty stores, enjoy the waterfront restaurants, walk out on the town pier, stroll the boardwalk, visit our museum and ride the 25 cent trolley to get a historical tour of this lovely seaside town! Golf Carts in Colonial Beach are street legal, so you will enjoy seeing all various types passing along and beeping. Waving to everyone and saying 'hello' to strangers is not optional in Colonial Beach! Driving outside the town limits within 15 minutes drive, you will find Westmoreland Berry Farm, Westmoreland State Park, Monroe's Birthplace, Washington's Birthplace, Wineries and Golf, Just a little further, within an hours drive, is King's Dominion Theme Park, Fredericksburg sightseeing, and all that the beautiful Norther Neck has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
PEAK Season
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Weekend
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Active Military discount - 10% off all quoted rates. We will send you a revised payment request when you book and provide documentation.

Discounted monthly rates will gladly be quoted upon request.

If you are planning to stay more than 4 nights, please book a full week for the best rates (i.e. 5 or 6 nights will cost more than 7 nights).

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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. We provide porta-crib and high chair for babies and toddlers., Couch in living room doubles as additional twin bed.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Board games, puzzles, bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs, portacrib, baby monitor, high chair, deck lounge chairs, karaoke machine. Fishing poles and other items provided by owners upon request...our aim is to give you a vacation to remember!

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