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SPRING SPECIAL! JUST $325 per night! Sleeps 5-8! Close to HISTORIC SITES!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BRM/2 BATH. on 2 acres of waterfront property

URBANA OYSTER/SEAFOOD FEST & HISTORIC SITES NEARBY! FABULOUS, SECLUDED, RIVERFRONT RETREAT! Close to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Richmond, Airports and More! Our beautiful, spacious ranch-style home is tastefully decorated and sits right on the banks of the historic York River. Our 200' private dock (No diving, please) has a couple of charming benches at the end, fishing rod holders and crab traps for a relaxing day catching some sunshine in the spring, summer and fall, as well as fabulous fishing of all sizes, 6'-10lb., and many varieties, such as croaker, spot, red drum, catfish, striped bass (rock fish), trout, crabs and skate. There is a small beach to take you into the river for some swimming or for some watercraft fun, such as kayaking (we have two for our guests to use, as well as life vests) and canoeing (which can be rented locally or you can bring your own) during the warmer weather. Our home is off the beaten path but has a direct route into town or to one of the many attractions in the area. Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Busch Gardens are within a 35 minute drive from our retreat. The exciting and delicious Urbanna Oyster & Seafood festival is the first weekend in November, Friday 11/6 and Saturday 11/7/15, and is less than 20 miles from our house in nearby Urbanna, VA. Our lovely living room is filled with beach-themed accents, a large flatscreen TV, wifi, a Bose stereo system, cozy leather couch and a pretty 'beachy' holiday tree to celebrate your vacation time! The kitchen is delightful and has all the amenities you could want and the gorgeous dining room looks out at the river flowing by. We have a comfortable sun room at the back of the living room and the two over-stuffed chairs and ottoman's have a fabulous view of the water, too. Our gentleman's parlor is wonderfully decorated with leather chairs, a fun chess board, a built-in cabinet filled with books and games and other eclectic furnishings. We have three large bedrooms, all with a flatscreen TV and quality bedding. One room has a queen bed and sports a nautical theme. The second bedroom has a king bed with a weaved headboard and retro leather swivel chair to relax in and the third bedroom has a full bed, a twin daybed and a twin trundle, a dressing table and an ensuite. Perfect for a family when they need some downtime! There is also a charming full bathroom off the main hallway and an efficient laundry room for our guests to use. Please, come and enjoy one of the best vacation homes at the most affordable price in the Gloucester area! We are close to DC, Baltimore, Richmond, and just over 6 hours from the NY Metro area. What are you waiting for? Come stay at our one-of-a-kind retreat! Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.

Property Manager
Karen Sabin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About Karen Sabin

Our family loves our beautiful vacation home because we see sunsets like this most nights of the year. The secluded location and serene surroundings offer our family a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. We truly relax when we visit our home and hope our guests will do the same! Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.

Karen Sabin purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen Sabin chose Tidewater & Hampton Roads

Our property is private and secluded and offers a sense of serenity. The 200' dock has a nice bench at the end to make you feel like you are floating on water and watching the sunsets from there is absolutely fantastic! We found this property years ago and did extension renovations to make it feel like a home-away-from-home. We have furnished it with only the best and have added personal touches to enhance the rooms. We hope all of our guests have a memorable experience staying in our home! Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.

What makes this house unique

Our home is located a few miles off the beaten path, but close enough to local attractions. Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown are across the York River, which you can see from the back of the property. Busch Gardens is nearby, too, as well as historic Gloucester Courthouse. We are only 6 hours from the NY/NJ area and just 3 hours from DC and Baltimore. Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.


Williamsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Is off the main hallway and is bright and airy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Is in the third bedroom & is as cute as the bedroom it is in
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large & spacious with a new king mattress and flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautifully decorated with a sailing motif
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Delightfully decorated with a flatscreen TV & ensuite
  • All of the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses, are tastefully decorated and have large flat screen TV's.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS SPECIALS! ONE FREE ADULT SAMPLER TICKET and ONE FREE YOUTH SAMPLER TICKET ($25.99/$12.49 value) to HISTORIC WILLIAMSBURG or ONE FREE ADULT TICKET and ONE FREE YOUTH TICKET to HISTORIC JAMESTOWN and YORKTOWN ($35.25/$23.25 value)! Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

SPRING SPECIAL! JUST $325 per night! Sleeps 5-8! Close to HISTORIC SITES!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Enchanted Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a remarkable way to end the month of October in this georgeous home on the York River! The house is tastefully and professionally decorated and so spacious...the pictures online are accurate, and even though beautiful, they still don't quite capture how truly lovely this home really is. The Kitchen was wonderfully well-stocked, plenty of towels and nice linens, very clean and the view is absolutely amazing! Loved, loved, loved the private dock, tidal beach, use of the kayaks to tour the river and see the local wildlife (cormorants, osprey, bald eagles...)...we were already dreaming of a return trip while we were there. Gloucester is a peaceful area with a charming and historic town center and we loved the tranquility of this home, while still enjoying frequent visits to Colonial Williamsburg. Karen is a blessing to work....sooo attentive and accommodating and we look forward to many more memories in this treasure of a home.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect home for a relaxing family vacation. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable! It has everything you will need and more! We enjoyed watching the pods of dolphins swim by, and fished and crabbed from the private dock Karen is extremely easy to work with. She made sure our vacation was perfect. We have rented many vacation homes over the years and she is one of the best owners/managers we have dealt with. This home is truly a gem!! Secluded yet not too far from many local attractions. It definitely exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lauren, for such a wonderful review of your stay and your good works about our home and property on the York River. We strive to make sure our guests have the best vacation while visiting our beautiful state of Virginia. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we are so glad you were able to see the pods of dolphins swimming by and the nearby local attractions. Please keep us in mind for another visit to our beautiful, riverside retreat!
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Melbourne, FL

Great waterfront with large front & back yards

  • 4 of 5

Although we thought house was in middle of nowhere, we found that it wasn't really that far away from everything. Nice, secluded and private. House worked great for my wife and two boys 10 & 15. Weather wasn't great so didn't get to really enjoy the outdoors much but we tried crabbing and fishing off dock, and throwing a football around. House has pretty much everything you want, nice full kitchen, TV's everywhere which was great for the bowl games and nice bedrooms. Only real negative was water pressure in hall bath but Karen said its already taken care of. Deposit already returned too. Food Lion close and great store to stock up, Colonial Williamsburg about 30 minutes maybe less as was Jamestown, Yorktown really close. All in all Karen ez to work with, house nicely appointed and had a nice city close, country quiet appeal.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great home over a long Labor Day weekend. It is very comfortable. Beautifully furnished and felt like home. The dock is very nice. We fished, crabbed and watch amazing sunsets. On weekend nights during the season you can look to your left about 9:15 at night and watch the fireworks at Busch Gardens. We have family in the area so the big yard was great for a cook out. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our special vacation retreat. We really appreciate what wonderful guests you were and we do hope you come back for another stay. We also liked the note you wrote in our Guest Book and we thank you for the time you took to write this fabulous review. Please keep us in mind for another visit to the Williamsburg/Gloucester area!
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home by the York river. The house is well appointed and has big front and back yard. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you would need for a long stay. We really loved the weekend staying there. I would highly recommend this house. The view from the back yard is so beautiful and relaxing. Karen is so easy to work with and prompt. The house is also well equipped with good electronics. HDTV in all rooms. She is professional and courteous in all our communications. I would definitely rent this place if i am in this part of state.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and your good words about our special retreat on the York River. It really is a great house and location and we are so happy you all had a good time! We welcome all comments and suggestions from our guests so we can make our home as comfortable as can be. Thank you for being such wonderful guests, too. We hope you will return in the future for another fabulous vacation on the beautiful York River. Thanks again!
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Nature at its finest!

  • 5 of 5


My family and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a week in this beautiful home. We needed some time to unwind and unplug from a hectic life and just 'be a family'. The home is beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped. We had the best time! We fished, crabbed, explored along the rocks and took full advantage of the pier. My husband and I would wake early (5:30) and enjoy our coffee, while watching the local crabbers go by gathering their traps, the osprey diving into the water to catch their breakfast, and one morning, the dolphins playing in the water. We loved walking in the tidal area collecting shells, playing in the sand and watching the baby crabs in the grass. The yard is well maintained with gorgeous trees and the largest picnic table I have seen. Most evenings we would prepare the most wonderful seafood dinners and all gather on the pier to talk, relax, and watch the fireworks from Bush Gardens. The sunsets are truly spectacular. During the week we visited Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Bush Gardens. Having lunch at "Olivia's in the village" is A MUST! There is also a fantastic lady behind the seafood counter at "Farm Fresh" a local grocery store, who assisted us many times with buying seafood. She even seasoned and steamed our shrimp for free.

Karen was so easy to work with. She was kind, prompt and had full knowledge of the area. She gave us helpful suggestions and was always there when we had questions. She really was one of the reasons we chose to visit this home.

If you are looking for a vacation away from the hustle and bustle, one where you can enjoy nature, slow down and breathe the ocean air, then you have found your home. It is well worth it. We will definitely come back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
On Route 17 towards Williamsburg
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Jamestown/Scotland Ferry in Jamestown
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Williamsburg area and more
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak station in Williamsburg
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
There are many on Route 17
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, VA
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Off Route 17 next to the Coleman Bridge
Car: recommended

Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Busch Gardens are within an hours drive on scenic roads through the beautiful byways of Virginia! Please call me directly to discuss a reservation, 973-769-4628! Please do not rely solely on e-mails.


Rates & Availability

Williamsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $155
Trash/Recycling $30
Refundable damage deposit $300

Credit card payments and payments will be charged an additional 5% of rental amount to cover rising bank fees. We thank our guests in advance for their understanding! The refundable $300 security deposit holds the reservation and is usually refunded back to our guests within a day of their departure, half the balance is due 30 before arrival & the remaining balance is due 15 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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