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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017


Hayes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 -
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Beachfront home with spectacular river views and private beach and yard!
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the "Rivah" It was a very relaxing place to stay and close to everything we needed. We spent a lot of time on dock and the fishing was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away and relax!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely waterviews!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location is great, right on the water. We fished off the pier everyday. Would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds great! Glad you had a great time. Please come again when you can. Thank you. The Beach House on the 'RIVAH'.
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Aiken, South Carolina, USA

Great location with an absolutely fantastic pier jutting into the York River

  • 2 of 5

The pier, canoe and children's play area are well above par - very nice. But bring a lot of OFF - the no-see-ems are hungry in the evening and bite! Overall, house is in good shape structurally, but it needs attention to the small stuff. Kitchen pans are awful - we love to cook in. Bed linens old and cheap, and did not feel fresh. The unnecessary electric blanket and bedcover are out of the 60s, and well worn, and look like it. Nice A/C - hi tech thermostats etc. Master bath shower/tub was a challenge to use in many ways and plumbing controls require engineering knowledge. Very noisy hot water heater - when running in the night it sounds like a 747 getting ready for take-off. Hard to get fresh air as most windows do not have screens. Fire alarm woke us up in the middle of the night, but it turns out it was beeping due to low batteries. Imagine trying to find a ladder to reach it! The place has its redeeming qualities, but is a bit overpriced for what you get.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There have been a few changes due to your suggestions. There are now new pots and pans!! There are batteries in the shelving unit as a back up for any future late night annoyances. Two NEW fire alarms have been installed with a 10 year warranty. There was a step-stool in the master closet to use at any time. We suggest that everyone uses the screen porch for all the outdoor enjoyment and fresh air. It's a great space, very convenient and enjoyable. The bedspreads, comforters & quilts are in keeping with the period of the home----with some antiques scattered throughout the home as well. The electric blankets are on the beds for guests' comfort---as it can get cool in VA in April and even into May. They can always be removed if a guest doesn't prefer them. As far as the bugs---it is in a semi-rural area and has nearly 2 acres of private yard. And with the beachfront, water and all---everyone is always advised to bring their preferred bug repellent and sun screen of choice. Bug sprays are also sprayed along the bushes, etc., of the yard. We are glad you did get to come and enjoy some time at the Beach House on the 'RIVAH'.
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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
Owner's Response: GOOD news! There are new pots and pans at the home to use and enjoy. Hopefully, everyone that stays can use them well----but not take them outside or to the grill. Thanks for coming. Please come again!
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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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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

Hayes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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