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Cathy Bokman

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Speaks: english

Beachcomber III, Great views, pet & family friendly, close to beach! WIFI

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom House on the Point with Riverviews 2 Blocks to the Beach!

As you walk up to the front porch; one of the rocking chairs will beckon you to come sit and enjoy the view of the river..keep going.. through the large front doors, you will want to relax on the sofa or comfy chairs in the livingroom and once again enjoy the views..keep going to the dining area that seats 6 to 8 with a French door out to a patio with BBQ grill...the fully equipped kitchen with island, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and refrigerator complete with an adjacent laundry room are great spaces for the family to enjoy...but there is more...keep going to the family room with stone fireplace (candles only) and wetbar. House features 4 bedrooms; 3 with Queen size beds and one with 2 twins. The 3 bathrooms; one with shower/tub and the other two with walk-in showers. House has cable and Wi-Fi.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cathy Bokman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Cathy Bokman

We first discovered Colonial Beach in 2006 and after enjoying the easy drive from Chevy Chase, MD and the warmth not only of the beach, but also the people...we bought a small cottage on the Point in 2007. We loved sharing it with our family and friends. When not relaxing at the beach, my day job is in the hotel business and I thought it would be fun to own a vacation cottage rental. In 2011, we bought our first beach rental; Beachcomber I on Hawthorn with some of our family members and undertook a major renovation...all of the hard work was worth it...we enjoyed being able to share this hidden secret of Colonial Beach with others. The overwhelming acceptance and positive comments we have received from guests saying how much they enjoyed their stay was very gratifying and in 2012 we bought another rental; Beachcomber II on Wilder. It, too, has been well received by our guests. I will say, it is a lot of work keeping the houses nice for our guests...but I have tremendous help from a team of local people who make sure it is clean, keys work, everything is in working order, lawn cut..special thanks to Katie and Phyllis who treat these cottages like their own and Ethel, Chris, and LLoyd who pitch in, as needed. I know, like me, after you experience the welcoming calm of Colonial Beach, you will be back many times...and we hope it is at one of the Beachcomber Cottages!

Cathy Bokman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Cathy Bokman chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

We chose this property for a couple of reasons; view, size, location, and the fact that it was demolished to the studs so that it was really a clean slate. As we reconstructed it; we changed the layout for maximum enjoyment of the view and adding the ability to have a guest suite within the house. Also we liked that it was one story; through the past several years of renting we have found that many of our guests want the accessibility of one level living.

What makes this cottage unique

We think you will enjoy the views from the front porch, livingroom, and dining room. We think you will like that it is close to a quiet beach. Many guests in our past rentals have enjoyed that we are family friendly; including your dogs. Please tell us what you enjoy!


based on 10 traveler reviews

Beachcomber III, Great views, pet & family friendly, close to beach! WIFI
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Beachcomber 3 was terrific!!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time on our vacation at Beachcomber 3. The house was clean with plenty of room for everyone. We especially enjoyed riding the bikes in the evening with the breeze coming in off the water. And there were plenty of games to keep the kids occupied while we were fixing dinner. My favorite time was sitting out front with my coffee enjoying the view first thing in the morning.Cathy was always available to answer questions which was greatly appreciated! All in all I would recommend it to my friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Arnold Nottingham UK

A lovely cottage in a great position

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very spacious and in a lovely position with great views to the river. There was lots of room for all seven of us plus Ellie dog. It was well equipped with everything we needed. The area is lovely and peaceful with the quiet beach a short walk away. The Tiki bar/restaurant is also a short walk away and it has an enclosed sandy beach area, ideal for the children to play. We had a fantastic week, very hot weather. great air con in the cottage. We hope to return. The only reason we didn't give five stars is because of the standing water in the enclosed grassed area, which attracted a lot of flies. Cathy was very easy to work with and any issues we had were dealt with promptly. We stayed from July31st for a week

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Plenty of Room and Exceptionally Clean!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful retreat and spectacular find! This property deserves an A+ rating for the cleanliness and ease and comfort of feeling just like home. There were plenty of rooms to relax and unwind in so that we were not on top of each other. My kids especially enjoyed the televisions, while my husband and I enjoyed the one floor living. The owner Cathy was very easy to work with and very responsive. The view and quaint town were enjoyable! Thanks for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Mother's Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was nothing but amazing from start to finish. The house was more beautiful then we expected. We will be back again for sure!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so glad we could be part of your family celebration of a great holiday, Mother's Day! We look forward to having you back with us again and again! Cathy
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Beachcomber III Mother's Day "Stress-Free getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing opportunity we experienced during our blessed Mother's Day weekend getaway to call this lovely Cottage in Colonial Beach home for a few days! Not only was it extremely clean, warm inviting touches solidified why this particular property became our home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Owners have truly taken "Pride" in providing a relaxing and enjoyable place to visit. Yes, we will be booking here again and again. Thank you Cathy for sharing your beautiful Cottage with us, you were an absolute joy and it was our pleasure meeting you as well, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: You are ber welcome! Thanks for making us part of your family weekend! We look forward to having you back with us. Also we appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts, taking great care of our house, and giving us feedback on a couple of things we need to address for improving future guest's stays. Have a great summer and see you soon! Cathy
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Great stay! Couldn't have hoped for better!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. We had stayed at one of the other properties from this owner and we were impressed then....this time we were blown away. House was incredible, amazing view, and as always great owner! Will definitely use any and everytime we visit the area!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. When we started with our first Beachcomber Cottage in 2010, it was an investment. Through the years, it has become more about sharing a community we love and hoping to provide great experiences and memories at our Beachcomber glad you and your family enjoyed! Come see us again and often. Cathy and George Bokman
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Washington Airports, BWI, DCA or IAD
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cameron Hills
Nearest Train
30 Miles
AMTRAK - Fredericksburg
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 301
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

A family vacation to remember at the Beachcomber III; the newest of the Beachcomber cottages... currently undergoing a complete will be ready in June 2014 for its first guests! Our 4 bedroom, 3 bath vacation home, is family and pet friendly. This cottage features a quiet location with waterview and is steps to the quiet Castlewood Beach and boat launch on the Point. Located one mile from the center of town; the house is close to the beach and Docksides Restaurant bar and marina is just 3 blocks away!

The beauty of the Beachcomber III is it is perfect for families and couples. The house is a one story easily accessible home featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. House has great space to relax with a large open eat in kitchen, livingroom and family room with den. A hidden gem of the house is that there is the ability to have privacy in the back of the house for a couple with a bedroom, bath, kitchenette, and den; that can be locked off for privacy.

The enjoyment of the Beachcomber isn't limited to the house. It has a fenced courtyard, great for children and pets. Also we feature a gas grill and picnic area; great for crab picking!

Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with its slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, and discover the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Westmoreland Berry Farm. several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, great crabs. Just a quick hour away is Kings Dominion Theme Park; featuring great rides and waterpark.

Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!

Become be one our first guests in Beachcomber III - Waterview!


Rates & Availability

Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer 2016
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 11 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2016
Aug 12 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 17 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Bike Fest 2016
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Holiday Season 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $135
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This has its own bathroom with walk-in shower
    Guest Suite - 1 queen , Can be locked off for privacy with own bath and den.
    Yellow Room - 1 queen
    Sweet Dreams - 2 twin/ single , Only bedroom with a view of the river
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
This house is the third of our great Beachcomber Cottages; all listed on Homeaway; Beachcomber I (900979) and Beachcomber II (956917). This house went through a complete renovation in 2014 before it became a vacation rental. We bought this shell of a house that was demolished to the studs; it has new plumbing, AC, windows, flooring, insulation, lighting..really ALL NEW. Also the house, is one level living; with easy access so while not handicapp has great accessibility with walk in showers and wide doorways. There is a terrific waterview from not only the front porch, but also livingroom, kitchen, and diningroom. The large family room features a stone fireplace (candles only) and plenty of space to gather. We are excited about our third cottage and hope you will make it part of your family's vacation plans! We also welcome well behaved dogs; fee does apply.

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