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Enjoy Breezes on the James River, 2bdrm-1bath / 15 minutes to downtown Richmond

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

The James River house is in Henrico county. We are 15 minutes to Historic Downtown Richmond and 45 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg. We are overlooking the James river in a very beautiful private setting. Our house sleeps 5. The master bedroom has a very amazing king bed and the second bed room has a Midcentury queen bed both have very comfortable mattresses. There is a sun room that contains a daybed and a pull out queen bed in the living area. The large kitchen comes completely 'chef' ready. The picture window in the cozy living room shows off the river. Bring your bikes and bike from your door to the Virginia Capital Bike Trail. The trail will run from Richmond to Williamsburg. We are in walking distance to Deep Bottom boat ramp and have plenty of room for your boat and jet skis. Or you may choose to Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board right from your private beach. We have direct water access, with a brand new 50 foot dock , with space to tie up 4 boats or just relax and enjoy the sunshine. Don't forget to bring your water shoes our beach is rocky. You can enjoy watching for the many species of birds including eagles, osprey, loons and blue heron to name few. You may also enjoy the challenge of looking for sharks teeth. If there is an angler in your group they have come to the right place. The tidal James in our area is known for catching citation blue catfish. The James also contains striped and large mouth bass, perch,shad and Gar. It is an escape into nature. There is also an abundance of history in our area. If you head East on historical route 5 you will encounter many plantations, battle fields, Williamsburg and Jamestown. If you head West on route 5 you will be going towards Richmond. Richmond has many museums, Tredegar iron works, festivals, Shockoe bottom, eclectic Cary Street, Maymont Park and lots more!! There are also 3 major Theme parks nearby, Busch Gardens, Water Country and Kings Dominion. For quieter days relaxing by the river, reading in the sun room, grilling out your favorite dish, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit this is a wonderful location. The house has a collection of books and games. The octagon picnic table is the perfect place for games and outside dinning. You feel the river breezes and hear the many sounds of river birds as you relax. We do not advertise on Craigslist.

Janet Kondakor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Janet Kondakor

We purchased this property because our love or the James River and Richmond. The location was amazing, being just off the interstate and minutes from downtown Richmond. I am a avid kayaker, paddle boarder and previous white water raft guide. The James River is the only River in the country with class 5 Rapids running through the middle of it. Downtown Richmond is going through major revitalization and benefiting from their River locations and Historical value. Janet a skilled horse woman and a antique collector. She also has a knack for decoration in a comfortable way, and strives to make sure her guests are treated as if in a Five Star Hotel. This property was considered a Diamond in the Rough when we bought it... Janet and I spent over 1 year to ensure that it would be something that anyone could enjoy.. From the Taj King sized bed, High Quality Mattresses, fully stocked kitchen, Sun Room, out door environment and beautiful landscaping , We both feel that you will be very comfortable in a beautiful setting during your stay.

Janet Kondakor purchased this house in 2013

Why Janet Kondakor chose Central Virginia

It's all about getting away from the fast placed life that we all have to endure. Everyone needs to be recharged, and this is a perfect way to do it. Let the stress go away and forget about all the craziness of what makes up your monotonous day. I, you , they ...all need some R and R.. don't' pass it by and say I wish I would have done that!!

What makes this house unique

Quiet setting on the James River. Beautiful comfortable cozy cottage. Private setting with 50 foot dock. Fishing, Relaxing, kayaking, Hanging out by the fire. River Breezes and Sunshine.


Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single
    Living Area/ Gathering Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleep sofa
  • All mattresses are brand new and of high quality
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay! Rob and Janet were incredible hosts. The house is beautiful and the location is superb.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you had a wonderful stay. You are awesome guest and we hope you will be able to get away and stay with us again. Thank you for taking care of our place. Rob and Janet
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A cozy river getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a long weekend with small kids. The house is well-kept and well-furnished, and the kitchen in particular was much better equipped than I expected. The property is great for exploring and the river is lovely from up by the house or down by the dock.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Rob and Janet

Thanks again for everything's had a great week . Good luck on your new place hope your in it soon. Tom and Mark

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Mark, we are very glad that you had a great time!! Thanks for the advice about the dock, I will have it ready for your next visit. Very happy that you had awsome weather. Hope to see you again. Sincerely Janet and Rob
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Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend visiting our son, riding bikes on the capital trail And exploring shocks bottom. House was awesome. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth,. We are very glad that you were able to spend time with your son . We are happy the house worked out for you and you were able to bike on the capital trail. Thanks for staying with us and taking care of our river house.. sincerely Janet and Rob
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  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property with some of the most incredible scenery, wildlife and fishing! We also enjoyed how close we were to so many things such as shopping, antiquing and restaurants!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home and property! Private and relaxing. The house decor is a combo of retro and beachy. We were only in for the weekend but wish we could have stayed longer. Janet was so friendly and helpful. We will be traveling back to VA in a few years and we will look forward to staying here again- but for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice comments and hope to have you again in the future. Sincerely Janet and Rob
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Richmond international
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Historical Shokoe Bottom / Shokoe Slip in Richmond
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rivers Bend Golf Course on the South of the River
Nearest Train
15 Miles
amtrack downtown richmond
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
interstate 295
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Many Great Restaurants in downtown Richmond
Nearest Beach
40 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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