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Charm, Romance & Privacy, Heart of Irvington! Walk to Tides Inn! BEST LOCATION

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We offer Wi-Fi, Netflix and DirecTV! No extra cleaning fee! Enjoy privacy as we don't live on or adjacent to the premises, unlike most other local listings!

Come unwind and relax at this jewel box of a house in the heart of Irvington, VA! This lovely and stylish home is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, a great place to chill after a bike ride or a day of kayaking or golfing.

If you have friends or family getting married in the area, the house is a short walk to The Tides Inn, The Hope and Glory Inn and an easy drive to many other popular wedding sites.

The house is on the Virginia Artisan Trail and the Virginia Oyster Trail and is featured in the book, "The Houses of Irvington: Architecture of an American Village."

Conveniently located walking distance to almost everything that charming Irvington has to offer. Situated on a lovely half acre lot between the renowned five star Tides Inn Resort and the Hope and Glory Inn, the Blue House offers privacy while just moments to it all!

Historic Irvington, VA has been called 'Mayberry meets Manhattan.' Enjoy this quaint quintessential waterfront village without sacrificing great dining, shopping or style. Our house is an easy stroll or bike ride to a delicious meal at Nate's Trick Dog Cafe, great coffee and more at The Local, and a few dining options at The Tides Inn.

We are a short drive from waterfront dining include Merroir in Topping (Rappahannock Oyster Company), The Tiki Bar at Windmill Point, Willaby's in White Stone, and The Chesapeake Club at The Tides Inn is right down the street!

There are also a few stylish boutiques and shops within strolling distance. The Tides Inn offers amazing spa services and an upscale gift shop.

Enjoy history? Walk to The Steamboat Museum in Irvington. Historic Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in the nation and is just a short drive. The towns of Kilmarnock and Lancaster Courthouse have small museums focused on local history. There are many other historic sights nearby.

Rent a boat for fun or fishing. Golf at one of the famous local Irvington courses -- The Golden Eagle, or the King Carter Golf Course are within 10 minutes of the house.

The first Saturday of the month (April-November), Irvington hosts a wonderful Farmer's Market in the town square. It's a short walk from our house and is an open air market featuring farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and meats, art, crafts, plants, live music -- something for everyone. There are other markets in nearby towns as well -- Kilmarnock, Heathsville, Urbanna and Mathews also have similar markets.

Two miles to the east is the wonderful town of White Stone. Stop in at The River Market, dine at The Sandpiper, or Willaby's or shop for fashionable clothes and accessories at Farm. Take scenic Windmill Point Road to The Pelican Tiki Bar and enjoy drinks and watch the sunset of the Chesapeake Bay.

Kilmarnock, VA is about a seven minute drive. There are great high end and casual restaurants there as well: Rappahannock Grill, Thai Pot, Carried Away Cuisine, Smokin' Joe's Barbeque, Northern Neck Burger and The Car Wash Cafe. Great antique stores, upscale shopping and RAL -- the Rappahannock Art League Gallery are all worth a visit.

There are some great local vineyards nearby for wine lovers. The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is an easy bike ride up the road. Good Luck Cellars is in nearby Kilmarnock, Jacey Vineyards and Athena Vineyards are also close by.

The Northern Neck is known for festivals, parades and events. All year long there are things to do and see. The Fourth of July features local small town parades with vintage cars and fire engines. The Irvington Parade goes right by the house.

Plan a trip to our house and let the stress melt away!

Please note: We cannot hold a reservation without a signed rental agreement and a security deposit that has cleared our bank. Holiday weekends and bookings in high season may require a three day or more minimum. We also cannot offer "book it now" as we have to ensure that our cleaners are available to clean between guests. We appreciate your understanding!

The Blue House offers Verizon high speed wifi.

Keywords: Whimsical, Romantic, Stylish, Hip, Vintage, Charming, Adorable, Modern, Northern Neck, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Urbanna, The Rivah, wifi, satellite, Tides Inn Weddings, Hope and Glory Weddings, Pop Castle Weddings, Dog Friendly, Vineyards, Golf, Golfing, Kayaking.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About David

We are an eclectic urban couple -- we love city life but also enjoy getting away from it all. Irvington is the perfect getaway. We love to travel and appreciate privacy wherever we go. We are happy to offer that to our guests. We live full time in a vibrant city where we can walk to everything and love that we can do the same in Irvington.

Why David chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Irvington has a special blend of charm and sophistication that is not often found in small towns. It's a fun and friendly place.

What makes this house unique

The town of Irvington is relaxing and laid back while still offering upscale amenities. This house has an interesting history, including ties to a Hollywood Starlet -- ask us for the full story!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for three nights with another couple at David & Laura's beautiful house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved everything about the house. Laura was great at communicating and getting us the information we needed for check-in and recommendations for groceries, food and wine. We liked how each bedroom had it's own bathroom. It was perfect for two couples. We enjoyed hanging out and eating on the back patio and had a perfect view of the meteor shower that was going on while we were there. The neighborhood is very quiet. We didn't check out any of the local places in Irvington, but did have dinner one night at Northern Neck Burgers in Kilmarnock. The rest of the time we just ate at the house. All in all, it was a great stay and we'd stay again!
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Irvington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , This bath features a large soaking tub and no shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bath is upstairs and adjacent to the upstairs bedroom.
  • 2 full baths. Downstairs bath has a large soaking tub. Upstairs bath has a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom with new queen-sized mattress
  • Two Queen Size Beds. The main level bedroom features a new mattress, large closet and comfortable chair for reading. There is a en-suite bath with soaking tub for the main level bedroom. The second bedroom is upstairs and away from the first, so the house is perfect for two couples wanting privacy! Upper level bedroom has a large flat screen TV and en-suite bath with shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
In the heart of town - walk or bike to almost everything, lovely views of other Victorian homes from front windows, private half acre lot, very quiet and peaceful but lots to do. The house has high speed internet if you need to stay connected!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charm, Romance & Privacy, Heart of Irvington! Walk to Tides Inn! BEST LOCATION
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 51 reviews

Blue Cottage is Great

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, charming and close to the town. A perfect place to stay when visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review and for staying at The Blue House . We welcome you back anytime!
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New Year Holiday Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here during the week of 12/27/16 to 1/1/17. The house ideally suited what I needed. Had many old friends over for a dinner and the location made it easy for me to visit all of them. The location is ideal to all things in the Northern Neck and the house was appropriate for my needs with my dogs being a main need. The owners Laura and David answered any questions we had as well as concerns with how to work the TV sets. After all, when it is time to turn in for the evening the news or a movie make for a good end of evening. Very positive experience and would recommend staying here to anyone that has an interest in what goes on in the Northern Neck.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A very charming house with upscale amenities. I love the decor. It is in walking distance of the Dog and Oyster Winery and a wonderful art gallery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! We welcome you back anytime -- thanks again!
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Relaxing Anniversary Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus dog stayed at the Blue House for a three day weekend in mid-January. We enjoyed great meals from the Car Wash Cafe and Eckhard's Restaurant. We had a private wine tasting at the Dog & Oyster Vineyard. We also visited the Kilmarnock antique mall and found some great deals at the Animal Welfare League thrift store. The property was clean and well-maintained. Laura and David were very responsive and rank among the best owners we've ever rented from. Thanks again for accommodating us on such short notice.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Blue House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Blue House! We had a great time walking in the town of Irvington and a delicious dinner at the Tides Inn! The house was nice and clean. We enjoyed the patio with the solar panel string lights! Very romantic! We had a lovely, relaxing week!

Laura, thank you for your help with providing us with helpful historical sites! We enjoyed visiting Stratford Hall. Thank you again for making our time at the Blue House a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Caroline! You are welcomed back anytime -- glad you enjoyed your trip!
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Perfect for a long weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at The Blue House the first weekend in August. We absolutely loved it. The town of Irvington offered us the laid back feel we were looking for. We enjoyed walking around the town and visiting the shops and restaurants. We also explored the nearby towns of Kilmarnock and White Stone and even took a drive over to Williamsburg. The house was just the right size for the two of us and we enjoyed sitting out at night on the porch and relaxing with a glass of wine! Definitely would spend another weekend in Irvington and stay at The Blue House!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nate's Trick Dog Cafe
"Creative menu, great atmosphere. Always a treat."
The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
"Great vineyard close to the house. Cute, screened area to enjoy the views and wine. Food off..."
Historic Christ Church Foundation Inc
"Built in 1735, this church was built by Robert "King" Carter. Find out more at www.christchu..."
NN Burger
"Great place for a casual meal or carry out, Northern Neck Burger is an award winning restaur..."
CarWash Cafe and Catering
"A gem! They are open for both breakfast and lunch and the food is great. The Chesapeake Bene..."
"A hidden gem. Great place to enjoy a glass of wine and fresh oysters. Lovely setting!"
The Local
"An easy stroll from the Blue House. Good coffee, a perfect place for sitting outside on a ni..."
Kilmarnock Antique Gallery
"A huge antique mall with a little bit of everything."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hummel Field, Topping, VA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nate's Trick Dog Cafe or Chesapeake Club
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Merry Point Ferry, Lancaster, Va
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Golden Eagle Golf Course, King Carter Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Tides Inn, Nate's Trick Dog, The Local
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Westland Beach
Car: necessary

Our house is conveniently located to many wedding sites. Additionally, there are several vineyards nearby -- one in Irvington, one in Kilmarnock and a few others a short drive away.The town of Kilmarnock (approx 7 minutes away) has several restaurants, shops, and entertainment.There are marinas and places to charter boats or rent kayaks and canoes, We are also approximately 30 minutes from Belle Isle State Park and Hughlett Point natural area preserve for hiking, biking, bird watching and water access.


Rates & Availability

Irvington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

E-Check or personal checks are the preferred forms of payment.

July 4th and Memorial day Holidays require a 3 - 4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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