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Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes From Washington, D.c. Or Richmond, Va

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Cottage at Captain's Watch is a fully restored early 1900s 2 bedroom cottage directly on the water and beach in Colonial Beach, Virginia. The cottage provides two bedrooms, the first with one queen bed and the second with two twin beds. All the amenities you will need are provided to enjoy a week or a long weekend in the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Just bring your toothbrush and change of clothes. We provide everything else - linens, towels (bath and beach), inn quality bath soaps, shampoos and lotions, Our kitchenette is equipped with a 4 burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and 2 counter height refrigerators with separate freezer in one. All dinner, glassware and cooking utensils are provided as well. High speed Internet and Cable TV.

We are located within a short walk (10 minutes or less) of many town amenities which include:

• Beautiful Thai/French restaurant on Monroe Bay (The Lighthouse);

• Gourmet grocery store and oyster bar (Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar );

• Coffee shop\cafe where all the locals hang out (Tattle Tales Cafe);

• Unique gourmet shop where cooking classes, breakfast lunch and dinner are sometimes served (Tides Inn Market);

• Chinese restaurant with take out (Hunan Diner);

• Beach front Tiki bar with a full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (The Black Pearl at High Tides);

• Fully equipped gym (River Gym);

• Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Episcopal churches;

• Several antique shops and art galleries in town for your enjoyment (Jarret Thor Fine Arts).

• Two marinas with transient docking (Bayside Marina and The Boat House Marina).

Within a few minutes or a short drive are;

• Full service Marina with transient docking, full time mechanic and gas (Colonial Beach Yacht Center);

• A second outdoor tiki bar and full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (Blue Heron Pub and Dockside Restaurant) located on the Colonial Beach Yacht Center property;

• Street legal golf cart rentals are available in town (Beach Cart Rental);

• Pizza (Papa Johns, Dominos, Ledos);

• Cab service (Davis cab);

• Historical sites are a short drive away as well (Stratford Hall, Wakefield, Christ Church, Fredericksburg, VA);

• All of Washington D.C is about a 90 minute drive away.

The Cottage and the main house, “Captains Watch” share the same property.

There is NO SMOKING or pets permitted on the property (house and yard) and no more than 4 guests are permitted on the property and/or cottage at amy time.

More Details

John Drew
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017


Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower only, no tub. All linens and resort quality soaps, lotions and shampoo provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes From Washington, D.c. Or Richmond, Va
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying there... everything was very clean and well taken care of. John did a great job of checking in and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Comfy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the warm welcome and attention we received upon arriving at the property in Colonial Beach. We were provided with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were very impressed with the decor and the beds were comfortable. I would recommend staying at this property and I intend to inquire about its availability the next time we are visiting Colonial Beach.

Thank you for sharing,

Donna Stanley

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at Captain's Watch was exactly what we needed. My husband and I and our two children, ages 6 and 1, fit comfortably for our long weekend. Being right across from the beach was a huge plus for us because of convenience and being able to listen to the water at night while sitting on the front porch. The owner, John, was a very nice host. He was full of information about the area and took the time to tell us about it all when we arrived. The kitchen and all other amenities were well beyond stocked. We've been on many vacations that claimed stocked kitchens, but this was above board, there was even an ice cream scoop. Silly, but impressive to me. It was a great place and great town. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

5 star experience. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine: Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. We try our best to provide a very clean and inviting cottage experience for our visitors. We greatly appreciate your business and a special thanks for leaving the cottage in such pristine condition upon your departure. We would enjoy your visit any time.......
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Clean and well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

John was an excellent host. He greeted us when we arrived and checked in to make sure that all was well. The house had everything we needed to feel at home. The week days were lovely. The weekends were a little more crowded than I expected.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really enjoyed Captain's Watch cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and convenient cottage. From our research, probably the best rental cottage on the beach. John was friendly, helpful, and informative in terms of places to go, sites to see. It was a quiet, relaxing visit for us. Our only recommendation is to plan to be in Colonial Beach over the period from Thursday to Sunday as most everything is closed until mid-day on Thursday. This took us by surprise (we arrived on Monday) so next time, we will adjust our travel plans accordingly.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reagan Washington National
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Black Pearl Tiki Bar on the Board Walk
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Fredericksburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Lighthouse - Thai/French Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Full service marina located in town about 1 mile from the cottage. Street legal Golf cart rentals are available in town.


Rates & Availability

Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 30 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Payments 100% refundable when reservation canceled minimum of 30 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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