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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
John Lozinyak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

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.

Amenities

Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ceramic floor and ceramic tile around tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double bed; cottage furniture; hardwood floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Riverfront Cottage for Two with Sunrise Viewing from the Front Porch
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5

What a Magical Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I escaped to the Coral Cottage to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. The cottage was bright and airy with magnificent views, just as we had hoped for. John and Susan truly thought of everything that their guests may need to make their stay comfortable. John was easy to work with, very attentive and hospitable. We left feeling more relaxed than we have felt in a long time! Thank you to John and Susan for the thoughtful anniversary card and bottle of wine! Richard & Deanna McGlothlin, Charlottesville, VA

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna and Richard, We''re pleased that your weekend was special.. as it should have been. And we love hearing that we played some part in making that happen for you. Thank you!
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4

Very fun

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, convenient location, nice hosts

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore
5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

The coral cottage was exactly what we were looking for . . . a quiet get away on the water. Lovely cottage. Had everything we needed. The town was lovely with good dining options.

John was really nice, and made sure he had the gas grill working so we could cook out on Saturday night. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. if you want to cook.

We would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, We'll look forward to having you and Ken back again if you do return.. and hopefully you'll have an accident-free weekend! Thanks for the review!
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5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the charming riverfront Cottage! The owner was very welcoming, nice and helpful. He even had bikes for us to use. The cottage was newly renovated and the view from the cottage is magnificent!

We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regine, We do hope you come back ! Thanks for the nice review. We think spring and fall are pretty special here, too.. especially for the things you like to do!
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4

Nice place to stay, quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was ideal for 2 people. The owner left 2 bicycles for us to use. The area was flat, and since it is a golf cart community, it was safe to use bikes.

The place would have been perfect if it wasn't for the very squeaky bed.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna, Glad you had a good stay.. despite the "squeaky" issue. We were unaware but will check it out for sure! Thanks for the review.
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4

Quiet town, cozy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, cozy cottage with great views! The town is quiet with not too much in way of shopping or exploring, but historic Fredericksburg is close by and neat to visit. Great for a weekend stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marissa, We're happy that you had a good stay! You're right. CB is not a shopping mecca, to say the least! There are some good antique malls with 10-20 miles and a great art and wine trail as well.. if one was into such things. If you do return, you might want to check out a few of the historic sites nearby (closer than Fredericksburg for sure) or explore the Northern Neck!
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Map

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).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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