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Beachfront home with spectacular river views and private beach and yard!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8 with 1 pull-out sofa

Waterfront of York River! Yorktown battlefield, restaurants and shops, Busch Gardens, Water Country, Williamsburg Colonial attractions including lighting of the candles in Dec., Williamsburg Kingsmill Resort golfing, Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Kingsmill Resort and Spa, Williamsburg Prime Outlets Mall, Jamestown history camp and museum, Norfolk museums and shows, Norfolk MacArthur Mall, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia Beach, Eastern shore tunnel and Eastern shore, Nags Head beaches and lighthouses, Patrick Henry Mall, Hampton Town Center, Gloucester Marine museum, Richmond museums, Presidents Park in Williamsburg, Kings Dominion, Washington DC and attractions, Shenendoah Valley, Blue Ridge mountains, Yorktown and Williamsburg Market Days, Urbanna Oyster Festival, Mathews Market Days-- are all located within 30 minutes to 3 hours driving time. NEW: HAS CANOE TO USE & JET SKI RIDES & TUBING AVAILABLE!! Or just come for some quiet time and enjoy fishing & relaxing & sightseeing.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL!: VA residents and guests older than 50 can pay for a one-day admission to Colonial Williamsburg and return for the duration of 2011. THE ticket includes access to exhibition sites, including more than a dozen historic trades buildings and workshops, the art museums and several guided walking tours. TICKETHOLDERS also will receive discounts for family and friends and seasonal discounts on carriage rides, Kimball Theatre events and some evening programs. THE pass will allow residents to visit the historic area during the holiday season which begins Nov. 26 at the attraction. MORE than 100 events are scheduled between Thanksgiving and New Year's, including 30 new events. TICKETS can be purchased online or at the CW Visitor Center. FOR more information, call 800-447-8679.

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES: THERE is the the traditional Christmas lighting of the candles at Colonial Williamsburg starting the first weekend of December. Come enjoy tradition as you have never before. ENJOY ENJOY ENOY!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Hayes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All private bedrooms with windows and closets. Master has private balconey.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Master bedroom has a private balconey. Flotation mattress available upon request. Childs pac-n-play also provided upon request.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beachfront home with spectacular river views and private beach and yard!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Lots to like, with one suggestion

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here and would return if we make our way back to the Yorktown/Williamsburg area again. The setting is peaceful and the river views are wonderful, whether you take them in from the dock, the upstairs balcony or the screened back porch. The yard is nice and big -- plenty of room for kids to run. There's a canoe and an outdoor play set for little ones. Joy and David were easy to work with, and the house already had many necessities when we arrived -- paper towels, coffee filters, condiments, etc. Bring bottled water, and your EZ-pass or spare change -- the bridge crossing the York River will cost you a couple of dollars when driving back and forth from the house to Williamsburg & Yorktown Beach. One of the earlier reviewers noted that the pots in the kitchen weren't in the best shape, with the non-stick material peeling off some of them. That was still true when we were there, which made cooking a bit of a challenge. So if you're planning lots of kitchen time, bring your favorite pots from home, or see if you can persuade the owners for a small upgrade of what's in the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We did run into some issues with the well (water) were addressed within a day or so for that reason I'd give 3.5 to 4 stars. Otherwise, great location for our needs....between Glouchester and Yorktown.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry about the well situation. Upon receiving the call---we had someone come as soon as they could arrive---it was on a Sunday--so this was no easy matter, for sure. The plumber came and spent hours working on it and performed a procedure where the guests would still have water for their convenience throughout their stay. This was untimely & unfortunate---but was handled as quickly as possibly. We are glad you got to come and hope you can come visit again. (Other guests have arrived---& thankfully, NO well problems.) Thank you for coming to the Beach House on the 'RIVAH'.
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Quiet Reflections

  • 4 of 5

Such a nice week we spent at this home. We saw dolphins, rays, osprey and crabs. Convenient to Williamsburg/Yorktown area. Sitting on the dock taking in the fresh air was very refreshing. Getting a in person tour of the home by the owner was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. Please come again when you can.
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Relaxation on the River

  • 5 of 5

Joy and David were wonderful to work with prior to our arrival and then at the time of our arrival. We have stayed in other homes through Home Away/VRBO and this was the only time an owner greeted us at our arrival and personally walked us through the property. We had a big group (7 of us) but everyone had enough space in the home on the river. Our smaller children enjoyed using the beach shovels and buckets provided while the older kids enjoyed the corn hole game. The property is very conveniently located to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens which we visited several times during our stay. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. Please come again when you can.
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Lovely waterfront cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely home. Well-appropriated kitchen. We spent much of our time on the pier, which is apparently undergoing renovation, but was perfectly lovely for our needs. The kids swam off the pier. Life jackets available for the younger swimmers.

We also made good use of the canoe and paddled out to see the osprey nests nearby.

I'm told there are frequent dolphin sightings at the end of the pier, but we did not have the good fortune to see any. Perhaps to too early in the season?

The home is quaint with quirks that come with an older home, like squeaks in the floorboards and Windows that stick a bit, but it all adds to it's appeal. Very well kept and quite clean!

Owners kind and helpful

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming---please come again.
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Total Recharge

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for gracing us with such an amazing vacation rental. We came here to get away from too many 14 hour work days with a very much sense of needing recharged and we could not have asked for more. The dock was amazing to just sit and listen to the birds and the water it was so peaceful and calming. I do believe i fell asleep at one point. The first day was beautiful with a great trip to the river walk for lunch and a drive around historic Yorktown. And back to the house to finish the day in peace. I do not know what we liked more the screen porch or upper balcony but it all made for a great few days off so thank you again from both of us. I would recommend this rental to anyone for a great get away. Bravo!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could come. Hope you can come again and enjoy more of the area and the swimming, fishing, etc. But agree totally of how calm and restful the dock, pier and the home is. Thank you.
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Car: recommended

FANTASTIC DEAL! BOOK 2 WEEKS--GET THE 2ND WEEK AT 10% OFF OR REFER SOMEONE THAT BOOKS WITH PAYMENT AND GET 10% OFF YOUR NEXT VISIT!!!! Families can spend time together & enjoy Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Battlefields & Yorktown Victory Center's time-honored events and visit the gift shops for unique gift ideas. History makes vacations fun!! Home is on the York River and has own beach area to relax on, a waterfront view & a yard to play on. Also has a canoe to row on the river and jet ski & tubing rides are available. Close to Busch Gardens, Water Country, Outlet Mall in Williamsburg, MacArthur Mall in Norfolk, Short Pump mall in Richmond, shops at Eastern Shore & Virginia Beach and of course so much history--including Colonial Williamsburg, etc.. VA Beach is 1+ hr away as well. Please come & enjoy fishing at any time or just relaxing & enjoying the scenery & peace. There is much to do in this area--or just come for some 'quiet' time with peace and relaxation as your primary request.

Golf: Golfing resorts in the area. Call places of interest to gather information.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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May 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For cancellation: 31+ days--all money returned--expcept for office fees/cancellation fees.
15-30 days--1/2 money returned except for office fees/cancellation fees
1-14 days--payment forfeited

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