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Perfect Rivah Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, waterfront

Perfect Rivah (as the locals say) Getaway... 3+ wooded acres for lots of privacy. 680 feet of waterfront with views from all angles of the house. Very light and bright, who wants to sleep anyway? Perfect for getting to know the area, stay here, explore the antique shops, Historic Christ Church, parks, etc. There is a 60 ft dock that you can put two boats, 5ft MLW. Sleeps 8, perfect for 6. Everything is included, sheets, towels, pots, pans, dishes, toiletries. The view is spectacular off the back full house length deck. Although, the front porch isn't bad either.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Marti

We have many rental properties in the Kilmarnock area. Although all but CAM Landing are yearly rentals. This is the house we will eventually retire to.

Marti purchased this house in 2005

Why Marti chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

We came to this area looking for land to bank for a future retirement house. We saw this land first and bought immediately. It was perfect for us. We then had to build or lose our building site so close to the water. Long story short, it became a vacation rental.


Kilmarnock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Rivah Getaway
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Views For Miles, Birds for Days

  • 4 of 5

Marti, thank you for sharing your lovely home with renters. It truly is a special piece of property. We loved the views out to the bay from the back deck. Photos don't do it justice. When we weren’t sitting on the deck enjoying the bay breeze and watching the herons nesting right above our heads (definitely something to see and hear these large creatures fly and roost high in the pines), we were fishing off the dock. Most of the time all we could hear were the herons, ospreys, and other birds around us - so peaceful! It is such easy access into town, where people are friendly and life is just a bit slower, but you feel like you’re worlds away when you turn off the road by the sheep farm. We were pleased to have newer cookware (makes eggs much easier) and pleasantly surprised to find not only a clean grill but a grill brush – something most owners don’t think of so we always bring our own. It was very nice to have fresh made beds and towels available. The only downside for us was that, even with the additional bed toppers, the mattresses were very uncomfortable. We didn’t really get a good night of sleep while there.

A few notes/suggestions:

-Extra blankets. If they were there, we couldn’t find them. The down comforter is a little too warm sometimes.

-The front door was a challenge to lock from the outside whenever we left the house, so we ended up locking it from the inside and going out through the side porch door.

-Address/location of the dump to drop off trash. We just took ours back with us, since we were leaving on Easter and assumed it would be closed anyway, but it might be nice to leave a note telling renters where to go.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice had a great time will probably be asking to rent again in the future

  • 4 of 5

Great house great view...... would look at the pots and pans they are in rough shape Will be asking to rent again in the future. thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know. I will replace those immediately. I will admit I don't cook, so I didn't look at them. Anyway, please come back. I am glad you enjoyed the location and house.
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Glad to be back again

  • 4 of 5

We were glad to be back again for another short trip. Couldn't be happier to just relax and enjoy the beautiful place with family and friends. ^_^. Although there were shower and rain, it didn't bother us much for having fun. Certainly we will return!


  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome rental

  • 5 of 5

I had an awesome time. The house was beautiful and private on the water. I love having the master bedroom downstairs on the deck with the French doors so that I can wake up in the mornings and look straight out to the water. The boat launch wasn't far away to launch jet skis. Great fishing and crabbing from the dock. The house was clean and neat. Two of my favorite features was the big garden tub and the kitchen. I loved having my coffee on the deck looking out at the water. I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Please come back and stay again.
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Wonderful location and home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend and were very pleased with the home. The location on a quiet creek within site of the Chesapeake Bay was exactly what my wife, teenage son, and I wanted for a getaway. We certainly would consider staying again whenever in the area. We enjoyed the collection of 'classic' video games in the evenings. There was a brand new gas grill on the porch for grilling. Wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. New bed and furniture coming this year. Please come back and stay again.
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Awesome place for family gathering

  • 4 of 5

This place is so far the best place that we've ever been to for our short trip. Great scenic water front view and nice spot for fishing and crabbing. We can't believe we caught more than 50+ crabs during our stay. The property is very cozy. We love the open concept of connecting kitchen, dining room and living room. Special thank to the owner for being responsive and able to resolve an unexpected frig broken issue before our arrival. At the end, we are the first group to enjoy the brend new frig.

The only suggestion we have for the owner is that a generated would be a great idea to have in case of emergency. We were forced to cut our trip one night short because of the power outage due to the thounder Storm. Since the property does not have a backup power system, we were out of power and out of water. Althought owner took action immediately after receiving our report, but it would still take several hours for the power company to get the power back on line. We know it was a nature caused unfortunate event; therefore, even with this unfortunate we still enjoy our vacation at the property. We will definitely come back next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your patience with the frig. Glad the local vendor stepped up their service and got a new one over so quickly. The storms come and go, the electric goes out, we have candles and board games, I know, apparently no one likes the old fashioned solution. We have certainly considered a generator and as soon as I get an extra $10,000, I will install one. And I don't mean that to sound flip, but it just isn't prudent at this point. Sorry you felt your stay had to be cut short, the electric was back on within hours and you could have enjoyed the next day fully. Either way, I am very glad you enjoyed the area and the house. Thank you.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
in town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
in town
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kilmarnock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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