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Relax, Refresh, Renew...Waterfront Cottage...Near Williamsburg

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Williamsburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy the breathtaking views from anywhere in this brand new Waterfront Cottage. You can watch the sunrise from the King Master Suite - Bedroom as well as the sunset!! Great escape from the city as this waterfront cottage is just a short drive from Williamsburg, Richmond and Northern VIrginia. Find tranquility in the country on the Ware River (off the Mobjack Bay). Embrace the peace and quiet as you partake in the beauty of nature all around you. The cottage has been described as a 'Mini Westin'. Upscale and the perfect retreat for those seeking solitude. Enjoy the screened in porch and rock away you cares.... Share the comfy rocking chairs with someone special as you watch the sunrises, sunsets and the wonderful moonlit nights! WE JUST ADDED TWO KAYAKS AND A CANOE!!!!!!!!!

Keywords: Secluded Waterfront Cottage, Near Williamsburg, Near Golf Courses, Boating, Beach, Waterview, Waterfront, Private, Peaceful, Quiet, Beach Home

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Shannon French
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Shannon French

When I was 27 years old, I decided to sell real estate. Shortly after at the age of 29, I decided to open my own brokerage, Southern Trade Realty (Oct. 2006 so you do the math to see how old I am now)! I quickly learned to combine my passion for designing, creating and decorating to another level. I started to invest in real estate at a very young age, and I am still very passionate about it. I really enjoy getting to know my guests and proud to say I now have repeat buisness. I concentrate on making sure my guests are happy and I take pride in the comfort of my properties and of course, the decor has to be just right. Feel free to call me Shannon 804-815-1912.

Shannon French purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Shannon French chose Tidewater & Hampton Roads

This area is where I personally grew up. I remember the days on the river at a very young age. I fished, crabbed, learned how to swim, relax, kayak, explore and I am still enjoying all of this today with my family and friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Pictures cannot even describe this property (many of our guests say this once they arrive). It is one of the most serene places to be. Listening to the waves crash up against the rocks at night, taking a nap in the hammock on a warm summer afternoon, to watching the Osprey on the river, there is not a better place to enjoy nature at it's best. It is all at your fingertips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the pleasant and memorable stay. We love your cozy cottage. Our second stay is as good experience as the first one. See you next year. Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Relax, Refresh, Renew...Waterfront Cottage...Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.939394 based on 80 reviews
Washington, West Virginia

Absolutely Stunning Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is a gem! Located right on the water with a private pier. Scenic views out of every window and there are a lot of windows. This home is very comfortable and clean. Close to attractions but out of the rat race. Very quiet and serene area. We highly recommend this home and will be our choice to stay in the area again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Just waht I needed

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week with my 2 big sisters. We recently lost our mother and wanted to spend some time together. All of us love "quaint" and this was that and more. The house is so much more than I expected because of the attention to detail inside and out. I didn't feel like I was in a rental. The area makes you feel like you stepped back to a simpler time, so quiet and relaxing. Sometimes it is hard to let go at the beginning of your vacation but the panoramic view of the water relaxed me instantaneously. There is much to see in the area but if you wanted to stay put and go no where, you would be happy as the clams you are swimming with.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful view a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. The home has all the modern amenities that one would could ask for with a quaint cottage feel. The swimming area is great and very refreshing after a long hot day in town. Not far from Williamsburg (about 40 min.), yet secluded enough to make you feel like you are at a retreat. The little town of Gloucester has great boutique style shopping and some really great restaurants. Be sure to check out Bangkok Noi, a great Thai Restaurant in town, right at the corner where highways 17 and 14 meet.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply put, it is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful sunsets, warm and sunny days and the loveliest cottage on a river ever. Fishing, crabbing, swimming, or whatever is your fancy, is there for your enjoyment. The cottage has everything and more one needs to make your vacation worry free. The owners are on-sight and

there to help if needed and make great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. We will and do go back for the past five years!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at the ClearView Cottage. The inside is absolutely beautiful, Shannon does a great job decorating. The views from each window were breathtaking. Our family consisted of two adults and three children (ages 15, 13, 8). The 13 year old loved fishing off the pier, Shannon's son was kind enough to give him some pointers as to what kind of bait to use. The 8 year old was like a fish, it was hard to get him out of the water. And the 15 year old was happy to sit in the sun on the dock or take the kayaks out when she could convince her brother to take a break from fishing. Each morning it was a treat to hear the roosters crow as we sat on the dock with our coffee watching the dolphins swim by.

We did travel to Historic Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country. Each was about a 40-50 minute drive, but it was an easy drive. Honestly, the best part of the vacation was just relaxing at the cottage. I would absolutely recommend this home to any friends or family, but I would make sure they knew it was a drive to the tourist areas (wasn't a problem for us, but some might not realize just how far it is).

Thank you Shannon for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Scenic getaway home

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this darling blue house on stilts! It has everything you could possibly need to enjoy a perfect stay! The layout of the house is outstanding. So many places to gather, sit, relax, and savor the view from the numerous panoramic Windows. The master suite on the top floor was not only luxurious but oh so comfortable with a king size bed and extraordinary double sink, double shower and garden tub. We traveled with our older children, 17 and 20 year old sons and we all fit comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped allowing us to eat at home most nights. Thank you for providing a beautifully decorated home with such a scenic view for our getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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