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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1King Bedroom,1Bathroom,Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, sleeps 4 comfortably.

Only the last week of August is still available for the summer!!

NOVEMBER 2012 UPDATE: We now have WIFI in the cabin.So now 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.

SINCE THERE IS NO LAND LINE PHONE IN THE CABIN, A CELL PHONE IS A MUST, FOR EMERGENCIES, OR TO CONTACT US DURING YOUR STAY FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS.

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

Owner
Larry and Sheila Tinker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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 Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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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Amenities

Gloucester Point Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • BathTowels, toilet paper and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Bed with comfortable padded mattress cover. Bed linens provided. Small TV with satellite also.There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room also for extra guests or the kids and a single fold out cot!
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown
average rating of 4.862069 based on 102 reviews
5

The perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin for our family of four. The kids loved the beach and watching the wildlife. Coffee on the porch was wonderful every morning and I captured so many great sunset pictures in the evening. I've stayed waterfront in a wooded area before and I know what insects are like there, but there were no creepy crawlers in the house at all. That's a selling point to me. Outside of the house, we saw dolphins, hawks, an eagle, what my husband thought was a mink, groundhog, rabbit, crabs... You can hear colonial music at night, must be from Williamsburg or Yorktown and see the tall ship sail by. It felt like stepping back in time. My family made great memories.

I highly recommend this rental and hope to go back one day. My husband kept saying how perfect it was. He didn't even want to sightsee because he felt it was wasting time away from the cabin. He called it the best vacation in years, maybe ever.

As for the area, there's so much to do! We only made it through a portion of the wonderful museums and restaurants we had on our list. Fun things for the kids included the Yankee Candle Village, where they made their own candles, Historic Jamestowne and the Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk. A gem was the Virginia Living Museum, which is a combination of aquarium, zoo and hiking boardwalk. A very cool place.

The owners are lovely people, the house is well stocked and everything was perfect. Do not hesitate to book this cabin for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you and your family loved our little piece of heaven!! We sincerely hope that you will return some day and just know that you will always be welcome. Thanks again, Sheila and Larry
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Richmond, Virginia
5

2nd time here did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend here for our second visit. Can't wait to come back. If relaxation is what you need, this is the place. One mile over the bridge and you are in Yorktown with some awesome restaurants, additional beach access, shops and we love the market days during the summer! So many places are pet friendly as well!

This time when swimming we saw a dolphin swimming near us at the house and it was great! No eagle sighting this time but he made his presence on our last visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great view!

  • 4 of 5

The view was amazing and the location was great for us. Sheila and Larry were very nice and helpful with an questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope that you will want to return sometime in the future! You and your family are always welcome! Thanks again for visiting our cozy cabin getaway!
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Waldorf, md, United States
5

Cozy, amazing views, grest location

  • 5 of 5

We've rented from Sheila and Larry many times. Each time is just as superb! As far as the owners go, they are very responsive and accommodating. Whenever I have questions Sheila was quick to get back to me and answer whatever questions I had. That is huge for me. As for the property. When you walk up the stairs to enter the house, you will have no idea what's waiting for you at the top! Beautiful, breathtaking views of York River. There is a huge, enclosed screened porch that takes up the side of the house. There is another deck right below. Chairs, umbrellas, table. Further below that deck is a beach area with rock jetty. My husband dad, dad and brother stayed out there and did very well fishing! The decks and porch were great for the evening to sit, have drinks and have a conversation. The house had one bedroom and bathroom. The bed is super comfortable. The living space is very adequate. We played games at the dining table and watched several movies in the living space. Overall the history of the area, with the history of the house, and the great company made this spot a wonderful place to rent. We WILL be back again! Thank you Sheila and Larry!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and I thank you so much for the kind words and we are so glad that you enjoy our cabin enough to keep coming back. We sincerely hope that you will keep that up and just know that you and your family are always welcome at our cabin! Thanks so much!!
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4

As advertised

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and comfortable. Bed was great. Porch is great. Host were great and there to check us in and make sure everything worked .

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and I thank you for visiting our cozy getaway and are glad that you enjoyed your stay there. We sincerely hope to hear from you again! You and your family are always welcome!
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Eunice, Louisiana
5

Relaxing - refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip along the York River was wonderful and refreshing. Sheila and Larry were great to work with. At their cabin we saw eagles, dolphins, and lots of river activity. Quiet and quaint. We hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Gloucester Point Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
IN-SEASON RATES
May 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
FALL/WINTER/EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS
Oct 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$110
$770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 6.0%

SPECIAL RATE FOR WEEKLY RENTALS--GET $50.00 OFF WHEN YOU BOOK A WEEK (7 nights) EXCLUDES THE WEEKS OF JULY 4TH, MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY. ALSO, THE OFF SEASON RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEARS EVE, NEW YEARS DAY, OR VALENTINES DAY! THOSE DAYS ARE $125.00 PER NIGHT. STILL LESS THAN OUR IN - SEASON RATE.
SOME EXCEPTIONS ON PETS: NEEDS TO BE CLEARED AND EXCEPTED BY OWNERS IN ADVANCE AND WILL INCLUDE A FEE PER NIGHT.

Please email us if have any questions.

Require a 25% deposit for a weeks stay
50% deposit for 4 days or less
Full Balance is due 21 days before arrival
Cancellation must be made 30 days in advance. Deposit will be returned less a $25.00 handling fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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