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I Love To Fish Cottage On Chesapeake Bay - Kayaks Included

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

*****Price reduction***** Aug 6th - Aug 12th $225.00 a night. Will reduce price with reservation request.

Cute cottage on an acre lot facing the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Ophelia, Va, near Reedville, Va. Our cottage has its own private fishing pier with lights, nice white sandy beach, high speed internet, washer/dryer, pet friendly, and best of all 2 kayaks come with cottage, no charge.

This cottage was built in the 60's, has been renovated, has original kitchen, is very cute and clean. Has an outdoor shower plus an indoor shower. Has central air and heat.This place is awesome! If you like to ride bikes, take walks on the beach, look for sea glass and arrowheads, bird watch, or just sit on the screen porch and read a book, this place is for you.

If you love to fish, we catch rock fish right off the pier. The pier is private, owned by the homeowners. We catch catch flounder, spot, croaker and tons of other salt water fish.

Do you enjoy the water, use our 2 kayaks (8' sit-on) and go exploring on the bay, 3 sandbars are in front of the cottage, it's fun to use the kayaks to go to each sandbar. There also fishing nets way out there, its fun to kayak out to them and see all the birds flying around the nets.

Are you bringing your pet? We welcome pets/dogs if they are on a regular flea treatment program and all shots are up to date. We charge a $35.00 fee for each pet. We have a doggie door in screen in porch.

Ophelia, Va is very close to Reedville and Burgess, Va. Its 1 hr. and a half from Williamsburg, 2 hrs. from Richmond.

Take a cruise to Tangier Island for the day or charter a fishing boat out of Smith Point Marina. Go to Reedville for the day, have dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant and watch a gorgeous sunset, then walk to the Ice Cream Pallor for an ice cream dessert. Walk down Main Street while eating your ice cream looking at beautiful victorian houses on the back waters of the bay.

Do you like to bike ride, use our bikes (3 adult bikes) in our toolshed. Ride to Sunny Bank Ferry. Take the ferry across the Little Wicomico River into Reedville. Or do you have children that are learning to ride a bike. Devil’s Wood Yard Road is a private street with little to no traffic on it. It is a great place for children to ride their bikes or to take a stroll and walk your dog.

******House very close to several well known wineries. : Belle Mount Vineyards in Warsaw, Athena Vineyards and Jacey Vineyards in Heathsville, Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock, The Dog and Oyster Winery in Irvington, Vault Field Vineyards in Kinsale. Get a pass to all the Chesapeake Wineries by going to

You do not need a fishing license to fish off the pier.

The coffee maker is a standard coffee maker. We have plenty of filters at the cottage, you don't need to bring filters.

Bring your towels and bed linens, 1 king bed, 2 twins and 1 bunk bed (2 twin sheets). We provide bedspreads, blankets and pillows.

We have a washer and dryer, also have a clothes line for your beach towels.

Cottage doesn't have a land line telephone. You may need to go outside for your cell phones to work. We do not guarantee your cell phones will work at the cottage, most do though.

We do not have a cleaning service in Ophelia, Va. Please clean the cottage before you leave. We have all cleaning supplies there, including a vacuum cleaner. We have cleaning instructions on the refrigerator in the cottage. It is a small cottage and doesn't take that long to clean. Thank you.

The cottage is cement and on a slab, it can smell musty at times if all windows are shut and no ac on.

*****Cottage has high-speed wifi!!

*****We have crab pots on back of toolshed also have crab pot cooker in pantry. Please return crab pots to the toolshed upon leaving, please don't leave them in the water for the next renter.

More Details

Owner
Rangeley Thornton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Rangeley Thornton

My husband and I purchased this cottage in 1999. We wanted a place close to Richmond where we could spend fun family time cooking out, fishing, swimming in the bay. This cottage has been all of that and more. Looking out on a huge backyard with grass, trees and a white sandy beach, it is awesome!

Rangeley Thornton purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rangeley Thornton chose Virginia

The cottage rests on an acre lot, on a private street at the end of a cul de sac. Great street for riding bikes. We have 3 adult bikes in the toolshed for you to use. We have our own private fishing pier with lights and water on pier. We have 2 8' sit on kayaks with life vests for your use.

What makes this cottage unique

We built a fishing pier in 2005 with lights and a fish cleaning station. It also has a lower level to put in crab pots. The pots are located behind our toolshed. We have a crab cooking pot in the cottage. Children love to jump off the lower level into the bay and swim back to shore. We also have 2 kayaks for our renters use.

Amenities

Heathsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 shower is an outdoor shower, inside shower is original shower built in the 60's.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The cottage doesn't have a cleaning service. We ask our guest to clean the cottage before leaving for the next guests. We have all the cleaning supplies at the cottage, it doesn't take very long. Thank you very much! Cottage does not have a land line. Your cell phones may not work in the cottage, you may need to step out in the yard to connect, we do not guarantee your cell phones will have service at the cottage. Cottage has an artisian well, water tastes great. Bring ice. ******Please bring a cooler for your fresh seafood and bait. Trying to get seafood/crabs/bait smell out of refrigerator is very difficult. Thank you for understanding.

Reviews

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I Love To Fish Cottage On Chesapeake Bay - Kayaks Included
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nicely taken care of . Nice and private

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Mohnton, PA
5

Best of Both, Nice Sandy Beach and Dock

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. The weather was awesome, dodged a few thunderstorms but overall great weather. The Chesapeake Bay was beautiful day and night. A very nice sandy beach gave us a feeling of being at the Outer Banks with the rolling waves coming in. Some days the water was very still which was nice to paddle board and kayak. The jellyfish gave us a break at the end of the week, although, they really are not a threat, just a minor brush burn that goes away in a few minutes. The house is rustic, but provides great showers, ample sleeping room and just enough kitchen. Thank you for the clean grill to cook on! We paddled the kayaks everyday, biked most of the mornings, lounged on the sun porch and had happy hour on the grassy edge of the yard or on the sandy beach under our tent. The neighbors are extremely friendly and gave us a good information of the area. Had a blast watching online the Marine traffic, the ships passing by in front of the cottage. (www.marinetraffic.com). Quiet and clean, I highly recommend this place if you want to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thunder Cove is a booming good time!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, nice house, fantastic views! Confluence of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay! See cruise ships, freighters, and fishing boats go by. House is well constructed and there are many amenities. The screened-in porch was fantastic ( we lucked out with perfect weather) and the dock is a wonderful bonus (be advised - not many properties in this area with a dock). Whether you want to relax and read in the shade, be on the water sun-up to sun-down, or tour the quaint surrounding areas, you can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Rivah Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your cottage. We would love to stay there again. My grandparents rented that home for several months as we built our home 3 doors down 30+ years ago. There were no homes between ours and yours then, just woods. It brought back many great memories. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing time, and everything was in place, and provided as stated. Most of the time spent on the pier and beach, with wonderful weather. Wi-Fi is very spotty at best, but that was really not a bad thing, especially if going to relax. Will definitely book again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pier Fisherman's Dream

  • 5 of 5

As an avid shore Fisherman, this was by far one of the best "Fishing" vacations I have ever been on. The private pier is absolutely awesome and with the cottage just a hop skip and a jump away, I couldn't have asked for anything better. Best fishing was at night, caught a TON of fish, whiting, bluefish, spot, rockfish, croaker, flounder, crabs, and the largest ray ever (4ft wingspan). Most of the rockfish were below the 20" (except for 1) so we had to release them. House was perfect, clean, and had everything as advertised. Cleaning was easy, just did some daily light cleaning so the final cleaning day was a breeze. Looking forward to the next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Tangier Island Boat tours
Reedville Fishermen's Museum
The Crazy Crab
Tommy's
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sunny Bank Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 360

Do you have extra friends or family that want to visit you at the cottage during your stay, we own a cute rancher just 15 mins from the cottage. Perfect for guests overflow from the cottage. VRBO or Homeaway.com house #3911911- Fisherman's House, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 double 4 twins, pets welcome.

Ophelia, Va is very close to Reedville and Burgess, Va. Its 1 hr and a half from Williamsburg, 2 hrs. from Richmond.

Take a cruise to Tangier Island for the day or charter a fishing boat out of Smith Point Marina. Go to Reedville for the day, have dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant and watch a gorgeous sunset, then walk to the Ice Cream Pallor for an ice cream dessert. So many things to do on the Chesapeake Bay.

Charter Fishing: If you would like to charter a fishing trip while at the cottage, call Capt. Ryan Rogers. The best fishing is right off the pier. You only need a saltwater fishing license if you fish in a boat. You can purchase a fishing license at any Walmart.

There is a Food Lion grocery store off Rt 360 in Heathsville, just about 15 mins. from the cottage.

Do you need beach stuff, Lillian Hardware True Value Home Center is 10 mins. from the cottage off Rt 360. 804-453-4911, 8:00-5:00 M-F, 8:00-4:00 Sat., closed on Sundays

Do you like riding bikes. Ride your bike to the to the ferry, cross the Little Wicomico River by ferry into Reedville. Operation times: M-F 8:00-4:30 Sat 8:00-12:00.

Go to the Fisherman's Museum in Reedville, Va and enjoy all the interesting history about Reedville. Stroll down Main Street after having a wonderful dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant, watching the sun set over the Little Wicomico River. The Ice Cream Pallor is just down the street from the Crazy Crab, enjoy ice cream for dessert! Beautiful victorian homes line Main Street, such an enjoyable walk while you eat your scoops of ice cream.

Do you like to shop at thrift/antique stores. If so, you have to stop by Secondhand Rose. Call to get store times, 804-580-2084. The store is 15 mins. from the cottage located at 1428 Hull Neck Road, Heathsville, Va 22473. Go to Hacks Neck Road, take a right onto Folly Rd, take a left onto Hull Neck Rd, store a mile or so on your right.

There are several wineries in the area. Enjoy your day wine tasting and touring these local wineries: Belle Mount Vineyards in Warsaw, Athena Vineyards and Jacey Vineyards in Heathsville, Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock, The Dog and Oyster Winery in Irvington, Vault Field Vineyards in Kinsale. Get a pass to all the Chesapeake Wineries by going to Chesapeakebaywinetrail.com

Explore the Chesapeake Bay right off our private fishing pier using 2 kayaks provided at the cottage. You will love kayaking to the fishing nets, or simply going out to the sandbars and having fun while the tide is out!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $60 per person per night
Pet Fee $35

Check in time: 4:00pm Check out time: 11am

If using kayaks, life jackets and paddles are in the toolshed, please keep kayaks on bank, not on beach, high tide may wash them away.


Please bring your own linens for 1 king bed, 2 twins and 1 bunk bed. We hope you don’t mind cleaning the cottage for the next renter. We dont have a cleaning service in this area. All the cleaning supplies are at the cottage. It doesnt take long to clean at all. Thank you.

See Rental Agreement for more information about the cottage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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