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Charming Riverfront Cottage for Two with Sunrise Viewing from the Front Porch

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

An authentic restored beach cottage with pleasing decor and great location

The Coral Cottage, aptly named for its beachy exterior color, sits a stone's throw from the riverbank. The Potomac River, which is 4 miles wide at this location, can be viewed inside through large windows or outside from the front porch or from double chairs at the river's edge. Hardwood floors and tasteful decor throughout the cottage please the eye, enhanced by the natural light from the many windows. There are two sitting areas in the front room -- one with a comfy couch and flat-screen TV for movie viewing and the other with chairs for reading and chatting. The kitchen is open to the front room with a sitting bar between. The bathroom with tub/shower and private bedroom are screened from the front of the house. Through the back door in the kitchen, there is a covered porch. (Click "more details" to read further.)

During your relaxing stay at our cottage, wake up to sunrise over the river and then enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch as you watch osprey and cormorants fish for their breakfast. Then hop on a bike* and take an easy, scenic 3-mile ride along the river and bayside. Or jump in your rented golf cart to tool into town to a quaint shop or family-run restaurant -- no chain stores here! A 10-minute walk or a 2-minute bike ride will bring you into town to the public beach, town fishing pier, visitor's center, marina or museum. Nearby wineries, historic sites and parks provide opportunities for other daytime activities. Nighttime activities range from star-gazing and wine/tapa sampling at The Tide's Market to tiki bar hopping and casino gambling at The Riverboat.

If this cottage appeals to you, you may want to also check out our other river-front cottage which is a few blocks away. It is called The Sunrise Cottage, property #4013722, and it can accommodate 4 people.

* Bicycles can be provided upon request

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

John Lozinyak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About John Lozinyak

My wife and I have spent the last 3 decades getting to know Colonial Beach and growing to love its slower pace and unique charm. Although we have experience with rentals through our work, The Coral Cottage is our first vacation rental home.

John Lozinyak purchased this cottage in 2010

Why John Lozinyak chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

In 2011, we worked to restore this small cottage, attempting to keep its best features and at the same time opening up its interior by removing some walls and expanding its exterior views and natural light by replacing smaller windows with larger ones.

What makes this cottage unique

We think the cottage is in an ideal location with it's river frontage and quieter setting... yet convenient to the amenities of the town.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Charming Riverfront Cottage for Two with Sunrise Viewing from the Front Porch
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

Is it possible for a cottage to be too cute? I don't think so but this one comes close! The owners have thought of everything. Very comfortable and the view is the best. Nothing like sitting on the front porch with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in the morning watching the sun rise over the Potomac. Perfect! Thanks John and Susan.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww.. thanks! We're pleased that you found the space to be to your liking. We've always loved places where we have stayed that felt particularly cozy.. and cute! And porches make such a difference!
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Charming getaway

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location in Colonial Beach, and the owners were nice enough to lend us their bikes to trek to the beach. Clean, laid back, with great views of the Potomac! Would definitely repeat this stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Susan and John went above and beyond to make our stay special. They answered all of our questions promptly before our visit and during. The cottage was very relaxing with wonderful sunsets, sunrises and an amazing water view. The cottage was extremely well kept and equipped with many amenities. We enjoyed riding the bikes into town. You can tell Susan and John take pride in their cottage visitors and want stays in The Coral Cottage to be filled with special memories! We stayed in the cottage for our 20th wedding anniversary. Susan and John left a sentimental card, flowers and wine for us. We truly appreciated all of their attention to detail. We will definitely return as we were so sad to depart. We will definitely recommend The Coral Cottage to our friends, family and anyone who would like to enjoy a tranquil and relaxing visit to Colonial Beach.

Jen & Scott

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen and Scott, It's great to have appreciative guests such as both of you.. and we're pleased that we could contribute to your special celebration! We've met so many nice folks through our cottage and know that we will continue to do so! Thanks for the review and for future recommendations!!
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely cottage in a special place. The hosts provided everything I could have wanted for my stay. The cottage is comfortable, attractive and very nicely situated for a great visit in Colonial Beach. I appreciated the bike, the views and the thoughtful bottle of wine. I recommend this cottage wholeheartedly for a single or couple who wish to spend time in a beautiful and peaceful locale.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage was perfect for a weekend getaway! The property was very clean, beautiful and cozy, yet plenty of room and amenities. Views from the front porch were spectacular. John and Susan provided world-class customer service - from the booking process through our departure. We enjoyed great food, great drinks and a very friendly atmosphere in town. This was our first visit to Colonial Beach but will not be our last! I've already recommended this cottage to several family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ariel, We're pleased that you and your husband had a good stay and enjoyed our town. We appreciate the nice review.. and we love referrals by our past guests. So thank you, thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing this beautiful little gem. The wine and flowers were a pleasant surprise. Your attention to detail added to the charm of the cottage. The views are spectacular. The people in this little town were all friendly and welcoming. We were able to have some great meals while in town. The quite mornings on the porch looking out on the water will always be remembered.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thanks so much for taking time to review our cottage and for your kind remarks. We're happy that you had a good stay. We often hear how friendly everyone is here in CB.. and we agree!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colonial Beach
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colonial Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Colonial Beach
Car: necessary

Colonial Beach is a golf-cart community with a retro 1940's/50's feel and beachy look. It appeals to young couples, families, and retired folks who appreciate quaintness and want to avoid the cookie-cutter beach resort scene. It's great for biking and walking within the town, fishing and boating on the river and visiting parks (historic and otherwise) and wineries nearby. Local businesses provide opportunities for shopping (antique/thrift/consignment shops), dining out (restaurants, coffee shop, gourmet markets), and entertainment (tiki bars, gambling casino, special events).


Rates & Availability

Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.3%

We request a stay of 3 nights during peak season holiday and festival weekends. These would include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends and the Potomac River Festival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ceramic floor and ceramic tile around tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double bed; cottage furniture; hardwood floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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