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.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
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 Varina
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing and Lovely view of the river
Enjoyed a private oasis all to ourselves this past weekend- gorgeous views of the river, and hosts who will take the time to accommodate their tenants. One of our favorite trips!
Krista, we are very glad that you and your family had a good time. It was nice to see all the children so interested and excited about the outdoors and nature. Thank you for taking care of our home. Hopefully you will make it back to this way in the future..sincerely. Janet and Rob
Nice and quiet!
We had a great time. House was perfect for our family of 4. We hope to be back again soon. Thanks for having us!
Our family of 5 had a relaxing and fun weekend at the James River House. The view and water access were wonderful. The location gave us the access to both Williamsburg and Richmond that we wanted and the Food Lion was nearby. We will definitely return!
This was a last minute trip we were able to book. After staying last August for a week there was no question where we wanted to go again! Quiet, peaceful and cozy are just a few words that come to mind. We are so pleased with the hospitality we were welcomed with and we’re counting down the days until our week long stay this August! My husband also caught a 32lb, 41in long blue cat that we were both very proud of! Great memories made and we’re looking forward to making many more in the future!
Home away from home
Our stay was extremely relaxing. Enjoyed sitting on the dock watching the Osbry fish and the Eagles try to steal their catch. Looking forward to our next visit
Patricia and Bobby,. We are very happy that you had a good time and were able to relax.. thanks for taking wonderful care of our home. Next time you need to get out on the water. I will have the kayaks ready for you...have a great and safe summer. Sincerely. Rob and Janet
Relaxing River Retreat
Janet and Robs home was the perfect place to spend time visiting our family. Plenty of space to spread out. Unlike a hotel room. We enjoyed the river. Janet and Rob had the Kayaks and everyone enjoyed 4 mile creek. Kids went fishing a caught a fish and an eel. The home was clean and cozy. The house was stocked with everything we needed. Just had to add food. The locals were really welcoming. Supermarket was right down the road. The local bait and tackle shop helped us with everything we needed for fishing (new to fishing). The BBQ joint on Rt 5 Moes was delicious. The kids enjoyed the farm animals on property. The 2 horses and donkey seemed to enjoy us too! We look forward to visiting again and staying at the river home.