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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:
August 19, 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: 4:00 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 accessible ...
  • 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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Enjoy Breezes on the James River, 2bdrm-1bath / 15 minutes to downtown Richmond
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 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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Relaxing, tranquil weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend relaxing, fishing and enjoying the peaceful setting. The house was fully furnished and cute. It had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the sunroom looking out onto the river. The hosts were very accommodating and hospitable. We plan to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the fishing, family time, and home. Perfect way to come home for this Varina girl.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful riverside cottage. The property is quiet, serene, and surprisingly secluded for being so close to Richmond. Rob and Janet provided everything we needed for a quiet vacation. We left reluctantly, but completely recharged!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Janet and Rob’s home. This year we got to enjoy a week. What can we say the home has everything and anything to make you feel as if you were home, so much more enjoyable that staying at a hotel! Being right on the James River and not far from the Chickahominy, our husbands experienced pure bliss, so much so they didn’t want to leave. We are so blessed to have found their listing. We all had an awesome time and hopefully we will get to keep coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ginnie, we were very glad that you chose to stay at our cottage again. You all are excellent guests in every way. Glad that the fishing was good, and weather was nice for your activities. We hope you choose to stay with us again. Sincerely Janet and Rob Kondakor
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Martinsville, VA 2411

Really, really, quiet and peaceful. And so close to bustling downtown Richmond.

  • 5 of 5

Two daughters, two grandsons, and two sons-in-law live in Richmond. We will definitely stay at this idyllic river cottage on a future visit with the children.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you were able to spend some quality time with your family at our cottage on the James. Thanks for taking wonderful care of our home. Hopefully you will be able to visit and stay again. Sincerely; Rob and Janet
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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

Richmond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 25 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

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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