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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

You will recieve a $50.00 discount when you book 7 nights.

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.


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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larry and Sheila Tinker (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 78 reviews

Perfect Long Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cozy Cabin was absolutely perfect for a long getaway weekend. We wished we could have stayed longer. Sheila and Larry were fantastic. Communications were prompt and friendly. We loved their recommendation for Scoot's BBQ and the Yorktown Pub. The view was spectacular morning, noon and night but the sunsets beyond description. We particularly enjoyed the screened porch and the deck. The cabin had everything we needed and was comfy and cozy. Sheila and Larry have added personal touches that make it feel like home away from home rather than a rental. It was super convenient to be able to just walk down and enjoy the beach. We observed a variety of boats, ships and wildlife and caught a few fish each evening.

Our son, daughter-in-law and grandsons came for the day on Saturday to celebrate Father's Day. We had a fantastic day making memories!

We look forward to a return visit and hope to be "repeaters!" .

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our cabin and want to come back. You will always be welcome and we sincerely look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Also we thank you for taking such good care of our place during your stay. This cabin has been in my family since the 40"s and we really appreciate it when our guests respect that and take as good of care of it as if it were their own. So thank you again for the review and look forward to hearing from you in the future!!!
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I didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

I pulled up to the sound of bullfrogs and the hum of the river. Walked into a very charming cabin and out to the porch. Talk about a million dollar view, I could have spent vacation on the porch and been happy. Weather was cool and rainy, but the cabin was cozy and warm. Firm bed, comfy couch, WiFi, close to 17, but still 'away from it all'. I will come back, and stay longer. A true gem. Thank you Sheila and Larry!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful words about our cabin. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and want to come back. We would love to have you come again and thank you so much for taking such great care of our place. We really appreciate it when our guests respect our place and take care of it like it was there own.Thank you again and sincerely hope to hear from you again in the future.
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Word of Mouth-the Best Advertising

  • 5 of 5

I already wrote a review for our stay, but I wanted to add this comment. I have e-mailed about 20 people your website and recommended the Cozy Cabin Getaway for their future vacation plans. Most of the folks contacted are in the Virginia area, and their responses have been quite positive.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great hidden jewel!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and absolutely love this place! What's even better is that the owners are great to work with. Sheila remembered my name when I sent an inquiry to her. The house is so cozy and convenient to whatever you need to do. There is a Farmers market across the bridge that I believe is seasonal. You have a fantastic view of the York river. There is an enclosed porch tjet is comfortable but there is also a nice deck outside with furniture, cushions and an umbrella. My husband absolutely loves the fact that you can fish off of the little sandy beach area. There is wi-Fi which is a plus if you need to stay connected. Sheila and Larry's place is the perfect getaway to unwind, relax and enjoy the sunsets. Thank you both! We hope to be back real soon!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words about our little getaway. We love the fact that you keep wanting to come back and we love having you. Thanks also for taking such good care or our place, we really appreciate that. We sincerely hope to hear from you again and again. You are always welcome!! Sheila and Larry
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What a Great Place to Get Away from it All!!

  • 5 of 5

Larry and Sheila are great hosts! The cabin has is well supplied with kitchen/cooking essentials and is well supplied overall. We highly recommend this cozy getaway to those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stores for needed items are close. Plenty of restaurants around if you don't want to cook. It's quiet and beautiful.

This cabin should be booked 365 days a year!

Thanks Larry and Sheila for a great getaway!!!!

-Richard and Patricia Efthim

Lynchburg, Va

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice words about our cabin getaway. We also thank you so much for taking such great care of it during your stay. We truly hope you will return some time in the future to visit us again. Sincere thanks, Sheila and Larry
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Rain or Shine a Great Place to Relax by the Water

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage has it all! The view is fabulous, the house, screen porch, deck and beach area are all very welcoming rain or shine. Felt like home and had everything we needed to enjoy a nice weekend away from home. The owners were great to deal with and very accommodating. We were going to eat out Saturday night, but the sun came out and the wind died down so we grabbed some steaks and grilled out! Sat on the beach and watched the sunset, it was awesome!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about our cabin . We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay there and appreciate you taking such good care of our place during your vacation getaway.. We sincerely hope that you will return again in the future. Thanks again, Sheila and Larry
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter Season
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 6.0%


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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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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. 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!
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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