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Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown

Bedrooms 1
Space 810 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1King Bedroom,1Bathroom,Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, 1 memory foam cot too

We have WIFI in the cabin. So you can keep in touch with family or work while you are on vacation in our relaxing cabin!! Also have made a driveway up to the cabin for easier access.

\ Must be 21 years old to rent this cabin and show a valid drivers license if asked by the owners.

We are 2 minutes away from Historical Yorktown and close to much more.We're minutes away from the beautiful Colonial Parkway going to Historic Williamsburg,13 miles from Busch Gardens Amusement Park, Water Country Water Park,close to Historic Jamestown, Williamsburg Pottery Factory, 11 miles from an Airport, Great Golf Courses all around, 1 hour from Virginia Beach, Great Fishing,1 mile to Boat Ramp and launch, Historic Guided Tours, Living History Tours, Wine Tasting Tours, Festivals on the beach, July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations, Market days at Yorktown, Great shopping, Restaurants,Seafood Festivals, Daffodil Festival, and concerts. So much to do for every taste and so close to it all.

2 minutes away from Historical Yorktown: Our 1 bedroom Hilltop Hideaway on the York River is the perfect place for a Romantic Weekend or a great place to stay for the week and be so close to many FUN THINGS to do.So bringing the kids would be great too.There is Historical Yorktown just 2 minutes away,Colonial Williamsburg and all its glory,Jamestown, Busch Gardens Amusement Park just 13 miles away and Water Country USA Park 11 miles.There is great shopping, with the Williamsburg Pottery factory 18 miles away,several Malls, and my favorite, Walmart. Restaurants, Wine Tasting Tours, Historical Guided Tours, Great Golf Courses,Virginia Beach only an hour away, Seafood and Daffodil Festivals, Concerts on the Yorktown Beach all summer, 4th of July Fireworks on the York River that can be enjoyed from the beach. There is also a Public Boat Launch less than 1 mile away and fishing available there too.There is room to park a trailer for whatever you bring.So much to do that a informational booklet will be supplied inside.

The cabin has been newly renovated, with vinyl siding, new windows, new french doors leading out to screened porch,new king size boxspring and mattress, stone fireplace, with electric logs, new refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and blender.The outside is a continual work in progress by us, weather permitting.But the cabin is cozy with a beautiful stone electric fireplace,that can be used year round. Exposed log beams in the tall a-frame ceiling. Front porch looking right out to the beautiful sunsets over the York River and even a closer view from the outside deck.Your own beach down below the deck, just a few steps away to enjoy, with a view across the river to Yorktown Beach. Lots of boats , fishing and jet skiers to watch going by and occasionally navy ships to see go thru the bridge. And the most beautiful Virginia sunsets you will ever see right out your front door !!!

You will need to supply all food and beverages for your stay. There is a Food Lion grocery store approx. 2 miles from the cabin. Please bring your own beach towels also.


Fishing license not needed on property, with registration # that can be done over the phone.We will supply the telephone number for your convienence.

More Details

Larry and Sheila Tinker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Larry and Sheila Tinker

Owner: Sheila Poland Tinker. I grew up in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High in 1977. Married Larry Tinker in 1993, moved to Yorktown and had one beautiful daughter, Brittany.

Why Larry and Sheila Tinker chose Gloucester Point

This cabin has been in my family since 1941. It was being built by my grandfather and his 3 sons(my father was 7 at the time) when Pearl Harbor was being bombed. So it has a lot of memories in it for my family. My husband and I bought it from my 2 uncles in 1991 and now share 2/3 ownership with my dad. We have refurbished it and updated it without taking away the beautiful memories of the history. You can still see the handprints on the A- frame wood ceiling from where they had to place each piece.

This cabin means a lot to me and my family and we look forward to sharing it with you!

What makes this cabin unique

Beautiful stone fireplace with electric fire logs for ambience. French doors that open to the screened porch, where you can see the most beautiful sunsets on the York River. Can fish right from the property without getting a fishing license. (ask for details on confirmation number to do that). Very peaceful and quiet but still close to alot of fun things to do.

We will consider pets, but need to know full details beforehand. Have had trouble in the past and are now very cautious about allowing them, but understand how important they are to your family. We have 2 Yorkies of our own and love being able to take them with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were looking for a relaxing waterfront getaway that was quiet, yet still had nearby activities. This place was perfect!! We spent part of each day exploring the area, but returned in the afternoon to enjoy the beach here, and spend time on the porch watching boats and the birds. Caught a few fish too!!

Thank you for a lovely stay.
May 2013
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Gloucester Point Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • $10.00 fee per person per night for anymore than the initial 4 guests
  • $10.00 per pet per night
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • BathTowels, toilet paper and soap provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Bed with comfortable padded mattress cover. Bed linens provided,TV with satellite also in the bedroom.There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room and also for an extra guest or the kids a very nice single memory foam fold out cot as well.
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a public boat launch less than 1 mile away and room to park a trailer at cabin. There is no dock at this time,but can secure in front of property by anchor. Use is at your own risk. The landscaping is a constant work in progress. There is a queen size sleep sofa in the living room for extra guests or the kids and a single fold out cot. A 32' HDTV in the main room and a small TV in the bedroom.. Some kids games. The electric fire logs in the fireplace, can be used without heat year round for ambience. The cabin is on a hill.There are 21 steps from the private parking area, but we also now have made a driveway up to the cabin, so now there are just about 4 steps to the walkway.Much easier access to the front door!! There is a table, 4 chairs, with cushions, and an umbrella on the deck for eating outside. There is a set of wicker chairs and cushions on the porch for just relaxing and taking in the view. And the Beautiful Sunsets! WOW!!


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Just what the Doctor ordered. . .had we consulted a Doctor!

  • 5 of 5

We have never enjoyed a 4 day jaunt more! Everything was as presented in the description. Didn't have a chance to meet Sheila but Larry was a great host as he showed us the ins and outs of the cabin. We had previously visited Wmsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Va Beach so we stayed pretty close to home the entire time. Saw dolphins, eagles, herons and ospreys while sitting on the screen porch. Caught our limit of red drum within the first hour casting right from the shore using light tackle and bloodwoms. The cabin was exceptionally clean and well supplied with the daily necessities. Our newly adopted rescue pup made himself at home right away and enjoyed chasing the sand crabs on the shore. We grilled out almost daily and enjoyed eating on the deck looking out on the spectacular sunsets. Looking forward to a return visit in the Spring.

G.W. Fisher & Lou Tinker

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our cabin. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we will welcome you guys back anytime. Thanks also for taking such great care of our place while there. We really appreciate that. Sincerely hope to hear from you again and again!
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Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and clean! What else is more important. Fantastic view. Accessible location and great place to bring our little dog, Stella. Thank you for an awesome "meet in the middle place" for our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christiansburg, VA

The cabin had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, especially the porch overlooking the river.

  • 4 of 5

Once we arrived and settled in, we invited relatives that live in Yorktown to come over for a visit. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the view of the river and then went to dinner at Bubba's Shrimp Shack. What fun! Most of our time during our stay we spent visiting our relatives. But it was always nice to come back to the comfort and charm of the cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You would be welcome at our cabin anytime, if you decide to visit your family again in the future. Thanks, Sheila and Larry
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Gambrills MD

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Sheila and Larry were great to work with! We will definitely return to the Cozy Cabin❤️

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking such great care of our place. Sincerely hope to hear from you again, Sheila and Larry
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Great place to get away..

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, loved this place, will be back..

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice words about our place and we sincerely hope you will return again. Enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again soon!! Thanks again for visiting our cabin getaway, Sheila and Larry
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Nice location across the bridge from the triangle!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location when coming to see Jamestown, Yorktowne and Williamsburg. The place was nice and cozy and clean, and the king bed very comfortable! Owner was friendly and met us when we arrived to explain everything. Was able to take our dog who loved the yard and beach. A short drive to museums, wineries, and restaurants and everything the triangle offers! Beautiful view of James River!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Newport News / Williamsburg International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Yorktown Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Deer Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nicks Spagetti and Steak House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Yorktown Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 6.0%


Please email us if have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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