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Private Beachfront Cottage on the Historic James River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 5, private and close to Jamestown and Williamsburg

Our waterfront beach cottage sits on a bluff overlooking the James River and Jamestown Island, with steps down to your private beach. You will have the privacy of a cottage and will be directly across the river from Jamestown and Williamsburg. The view of the river is wide open (about a mile to the left is the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Dock and to the right is Cobham Bay).

Watch spectacular sunrises over the river from the deck or the air conditioned/heated front porch. After enjoying a day of history in Jamestown, Williamsburg, or Yorktown, or some of the other attractions Virginia has to offer, come back to relax on the 'rivah' in the privacy of your cottage. Sometimes just sitting quietly watching the movement of the water, a tug boat going by, eagles and ospreys, is just what is needed after a busy day. The moon coming up over the river is as beautiful as the sunrise.

Our cottage is in a neighborhood where there are no other rental cottages, only cottages used by their owners. There are no houses behind the cottages. Once you leave the paved road, you are 0.4 mile down a lane from the start of a perfect vacation.

The free car ferry is part of the Virginia Dept of Transportation and runs every 30 minutes during the day until 9 p.m. when it runs every hour all night. It takes 15 minutes to cross the river.

Cottage is limited to 5 people (including children and overnight guests).

Two kayaks, a row boat, a canoe, and adult and children's life preservers are provided. Also provided are beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, beach towels, floats and children's beach toys.

The cottage is centrally heated and air conditioned.

Our cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with countertop oven/convection oven, stove top, refrigerator, icemaker, microwave, coffee maker (with filters, coffee and sugar), and toaster. Dinnerware, silverware, glassware, cookware, cooking utensils, paper plates and cups, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, baggies, coffee, cooking oils, basic spices, condiments, sugar, hand soap, dish detergent, dish towels and cloths, paper towels and trash bags are provided. In the backyard there is a gas grill ready for your barbeque.

All of the bedrooms are equipped with bed linens, extra blanket, a clock, and a flashlight. One bedroom has a TV and DVD player.

The living area has satellite TV (DIRECTV) and a DVD player.

The Bathroom has a tub with a hand-held shower. Hair dryer, towels, toiletries (soap, body wash, shampoo, hand soap), paper products, and first aid kit.

Brochures for tourists attractions are provided.

This is a wonderful place for children but the cottage is not child-proof. Cottage sits on a bluff with steps to the beach.

River shoes (water shoes, crocs, flip flops, etc.) are suggested. There are shells on the beach and in the water.

One pet is considered. The cottage is limited to one (1) pet. There is a $100 pet fee. Even though some of us like to take our pet on vacation, the next family that rents our cottage should not see any sign that a pet has been there. Please email or call us about your pet.

The cottage does not have WiFi. All of the Historic Williamsburg area has free WiFi. It will give you the zone-coverage area, how to connect to the free WiFi, and a map of parking lots within the Historic Area.

The weekly rate applies to 6 or 7 nights.

Rents Sat. to Sat. July through August.

Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out:10 a.m.

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Credit cards, echecks and checks accepted.

Half is due when booked; 2nd half due 30 days before check-in.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% 60 days prior to check-in; 50% 30 to 59 days prior to check-in; no refund less than 30 days prior to check-in.

No smoking in the cottage.

More Details

Owner
A.C. Traylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Why A.C. Traylor chose Tidewater & Hampton Roads

Our cottage is in a perfect location for privacy, has a beautiful view, a private beach and the James River to play in, but close to the ferry that will take you across the river to visit the sites you came to see. It is like having the best of both worlds. You will understand why the people who have a cottage here love it.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, beautiful view, can have fun on the 'rivah' as well as visiting Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, playing golf or shopping at the outlets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Cottage on the Historic James River
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews
4

Lovely and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable at the cottage and the owners had stocked the unit so that all we really needed were our clothes. Beautiful location and cozy accomodations. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy and clean!!! Fabulous views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Upon arrival everything was very clean and the owners went above and beyond to make our stay very comfortable. Very quiet area with fun places to visit nearby. We would definitely go back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

So much to do and we only had a week!!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back in the future. We had a week and we went to the Naval museum in Norfolk as well as the Confederate White House in Richmond. We did all that after visiting all of the history right across the river in Jamestown, Williamsburg and York where there is so much to see. We used the Kayaks that are furnished with the home and just relaxed on the porch and watched the most amazing sunrises and sunsets ever. The Cottage is a great home base and it comes very comfortably equipped. All you really do need is your own food!! It is so peaceful and the deer greeted us every morning on the road out to the ferry ride,(which was another one of my favorite things to do) but honestly this little "peace" of heaven is worth going again and again!! Thank you AC and Linda.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Restful, beautiful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how wonderful our vacation was at this charming little cottage on the James River! When we arrived we found a bottle of wine, soaps, laundry detergent, basic spices, condiments, shampoo, skin lotion, toothbrushes, and so many other little amenities that I know I am forgetting! Linda was wonderful to work with, responsive to emails, and even went the extra mile of mailing back a pretty good sized amount of DVD's back to us that we had mistakenly forgotten! The beds were comfy/cozy, the eagles were beautiful, and the area was restful and relaxing! I would highly recommend this cozy cottage as a great place to escape! Linda....you are an outstanding hostess!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed by this exceptionally clean and well-maintained cottage. And equally impressive was the spectacular waterfront view! Many unexpected touches were appreciated including wine, soaps and extra linens. We spent a lot of time on the beach and found tons of prehistoric seashells and 5 sharks teeth. We appreciate all the owners did to make our stay fun and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable and Memorable Week on the River

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent a week at the cottage in mid-August. Upon our arrival, we were impressed by three things: the privacy, the wonderful view, and the amenities A.C. and Linda provided to make our stay so comfortable. My sons (ages 13 and 11) had a great time in the river, and spent many hours swimming, fishing, and kayaking. A.C. and Linda are extremely kind and helpful, and even gave the boys some bait when they were fishing.

The ferry ride into Williamsburg is only a short drive from the house, so we were able to get to and from the historical sites and amusement parks easily. When we arrived back at the cottage each day after sight-seeing, we would relax on the beach or the deck and watch eagles and opsreys fly overhead. It was very peaceful, and we have many wonderful memories of our week on the river.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Williamsburg-Newport News, Virginia
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Pleasant Point Road
Nearest Restaurant
3.12 Miles
The Surry Seafood Company
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Surry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
 
 
Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Cottage is limited to 5 people (including children and overnight guests).

Weekly rate applies to 6 or 7 nights.
Credit cards, echecks and checks accepted.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% if 60 days prior to check-in; 50% if 30 to 59 days prior to check-in; no refund less than 30 days prior to check-in.

Rents Sat. to Sat. July through August.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out:10 a.m.

River shoes (water shoes, crocs, flip flops, etc.) are suggested. There are shells on the beach and in the water.

A pet is considered ($100 pet fee). Cottage is limited to one pet.

No smoking in the cottage.

Two kayaks, a small boat, a canoe, and adult's and children's life preservers provided. A life preserver must be worn or in the kayaks, canoe or boat while using them.

Beach umbrella, beach chairs, floats, toys, and beach towels provided.

Bed linens, bath towels, kitchen towels, paper products, etc. provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Surry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Bathroom has a tub with a hand-held shower. Hair dryer, towels, toiletries (soap, shampoo, and hand soap), paper products, and first aid kit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , TV, DVD Player, Children's DVD's, Books
  • All bedrooms have linens, pillows, extra blankets, alarm clock, and flashlight. One bedroom has a small TV and DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The view from this cottage is beautiful and has a nice beach to relax and play. Private steps in front of the cottage take you down to the beach where you will find two kayaks, a row boat, a canoe, adult and children's life preservers, beach chairs, beach umbrella, floats, and children's toys. You can enjoy a busy day exploring Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Water Country, or have a fun day on the 'Rivah.' River shoes (crocs, flip flops, etc.) are suggested. There are shells on the beach and in the water. The front porch is centrally air-conditioned and heated. Cottage is limited to 5 people (including children and overnight guests). We do not have internet access, however, most of the historic area of Williamsburg has free WiFi. Go to www.williamsburgwifi.com to see the coverage area and instructions to connect. Also, most restaurants and stores in the Williamsburg area have free WiFi. No smoking in the cottage.

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