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John Drew

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 satellite TV with HBO, Showtime, Sports Network and more.

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Drew (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 28 traveler reviews

Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes From Washington, D.c. Or Richmond, Va
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best places ever. John was so very helpful with showing us different things around the area. Place was beautiful

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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wow factor = 10!! SUPER QUIET...SUPER COZY...very nicely APPOINTED...Southern hospitality NICE!!

  • 5 of 5

We were there mid-week and the towne was barely awake...we adored the solitude and small towne

charm ....John was a southern gentlemanly host who gave accurate "local's" insights and made sure

that his guests didn't burn on the beach...

Within two hours of our daily digs, we cannot wait for a return visit to the Bahama cottage...

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was very clean, well stocked, perfect for a small family, and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend in Colonial Beach with my mother and sons. John was very accommodating, the home was as adorable and well stocked as described, and was in the perfect location. We had such a wonderful time and hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Relaxing trip...sleepy town

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at John's cottage. John was welcoming, friendly and pointed us in then right direction for food. The water is right across the street and food/drinks/groceries are all in walking distance. If you like to ride bikes, it's a great town to do so. John provides bikes for two but they are men's bikes and a little too tall for us gals, so you may want to bring your own.

The cabin is true to its pictures and sits at the end of the shared driveway. It is fully stocked in the kitchen and has direct TV, laundry and a shower/bathroom. It is fairly private but if you're looking for total seclusion this might not be a fit. The front door is at the end of the shared driveway, and the porch is next to John's back deck. But if you don't mind being a little close, it is truly a wonderful and relaxing little place. It's a sleepy town with noise ordinances in place at 11pm. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Mechanicsville, Richmond, & Va Beach

Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

This place is a great place to sneak away with your spouse! My husband and I had a wonderful, quiet, romantic getaway from the busyness of life! The beach was quiet on Saturday, it was just us and maybe a few more in the distance. (a little cooler that day - we stayed April 15 - 17) Sunday there were more folks out but definitely a different atmosphere than the traditional "boardwalk-style" beach-fronts - still quiet enough for us to read and listen to music. Take your bikes - it's a 3-mile leisurely loop around the town. We biked everywhere - lunch and dinner outings. There's a full kitchen so if you prefer to save money - that's a great option for you. It was a lovely cottage. John was a thorough in giving us some local information.

We definitely want to return for more weekend getaways!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights in this adorable and perfectly furnished little cottage. Everything you need has been provided. The view of the river is great, and the grounds are very attractive. Unfortunately the weather was abysmal the whole time we were there, so the only activity we can comment on it Stratford Hall which is worth a visit even in the rain. If you have to be stuck inside a lot, you couldn't ask for a nicer place to be stuck. John was a great host, and covered all the bases of places to eat and things to do. Since we went for a get away we didn't mind staying in and reading a lot, and would come again if the opportunity was available.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $50 + 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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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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