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Waterview & Access, Luxurious, Retreat-Near Williamsburg

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Step back to the yester years' simple life with all of the modern day conveniences of now at 'Family Tides'. Enjoy water views from the home, and water access to the private, guests-only sand beach is just steps away (less than 1 minute walk). This 4 bedroom, 2300 square foot home is luxuriously furnished and features 2 full bathrooms. Relax on the covered front porch in the rocking chairs and watch sunrises and sunsets, or sit on the large deck and soak up the rays while barbecuing with your family. Kayak, Canoe, or swim in the river, or play on the sand beach. Cozy up inside with plenty of room to spread out, or cuddle together by the toasty wood burning stove. Great escape from the city life as this River View Farmhouse is just a short drive to Williamsburg, Richmond, & Northern Virginia. Find tranquility in the country on the Ware River. Embrace the peace and quiet around you. Upscale perfect retreat for the quiet 'Rivah Living' seeker.

Keywords: FARMHOUSE, WATER ACCESS, WATER VIEW, SAND BEACH, WILLIAMSBURG, PEACEFUL, QUIET, KAYAKS, CANOE, FISHING, SWIMMING, GRILL, WOOD STOVE, NEAR GOLF COURSES

More Details

Owner
Shannon French
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Shannon French

When I was 27 years old, I decided to sell real estate. Shortly after at the age of 29, I decided to open my own brokerage, Southern Trade Realty (Oct. 2006 so you do the math to see how old I am now)! I quickly learned to combine my passion for designing, creating and decorating to another level. I started to invest in real estate at a very young age, and I am still very passionate about it. I really enjoy getting to know my guests and proud to say I now have repeat buisness. I concentrate on making sure my guests are happy and I take pride in the comfort of my properties and of course, the decor has to be just right. Feel free to call me Shannon 804-815-1912.

Shannon French purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Shannon French chose Gloucester Point

This area is where I personally grew up. I remember the days on the river at a very young age. I fished, crabbed, learned how to swim, relax, kayak, explore and I am still enjoying all of this today with my family and friends.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Pictures cannot even describe this property (many of our guests say this once they arrive). It is one of the most serene places to be. Listening to the waves crash up against the rocks at night, taking a nap in the hammock on a warm summer afternoon, to watching the Osprey on the river, there is not a better place to enjoy nature at it's best. It is all at your fingertips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here at your vacayion home! Your home is amazing! My family & I traveled all over and we usually rent vacation homes and I must say that this home was one of the best homes weve stayed in. We appreciate all the extra ammenities! The beach was wonderful as well! If we ever decide to revisit this area we wouldnt think twice about renting from you again! God Bless you! Thanks for everything!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Gloucester Point Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Kayaks, Canoes, Guests-only sand beach & river access

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Waterview & Access, Luxurious, Retreat-Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.733333 based on 84 reviews
Rockville, Maryland
5

A lovely farm house

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. It was nice to have access to the kayaks and the waterfront.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We actually love the location a lot. It is by the water. The owner provides plenty of kayaks and even life vests. There is at least one beautiful pier you can access for crabbing and fishing. We were there late August and kids caught crabs and fish and saw schools of sting rays. We just vetured to Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Beach and spent the rest of time relaxing at the house and by the water. It was so much fun for kids and relaxing for adults. I highly recomend it. The owner Shannon French has been very helpful and kind. I will consider coming back next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat for the family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 2 nights and we all wished we could have stayed longer! The house is clean and very well maintained. Furnishings and interior design is perfect, providing a cozy contemporary feel while maintaining comfortable and spacious living areas - everyone was impressed! Wish there was a half or full bath upstairs, but that was not an issue. We loved the short walk to the river and pier. We used the kayaks, chairs, and swing while enjoying the picturesque view of the water. The owners are accessible and very friendly, and totally respected our privacy. The wifi inside the house came in handy because cellular service is spotty in the area if you have AT&T or Sprint. Verizon seems to provide the best coverage during our stay - would have been good to have cell service though, for emergency purposes. To many and myself, it is actually a good thing to get off the grid while you relax and enjoy! Overall, I highly recommend this place, and have actually already recommended it to family and friends. We'll be back! Thanks again, Shannon and Corey for accommodating us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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very peaceful and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from southern PA to this farmhouse on the water for a week of R&R with the children and parents. The house was so roomy and remodeled to feel like home-

I was so delighted when i saw that toilet tissue and paper towels were provided as well as linens and bath towels and dish det etc... what a treat. Thanks so much to Shannen who was so easy to work with and available anytime for questions. A great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

You know you chose a great place when you decide to remove some of the planned activities from the to do list to stay and enjoy what the property. The house was exactly as pictured. Everything we needed, or thought we might need was there, or promptly made available by our hosts. We were nine people, over three generations, and on the last day every one of us wished we had another week to spend there. We would highly recommend the property and the French family as hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property. We had an amazing time.

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for our family. Rooms were large and comfortable. Beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of rom for everyone. Our children and grandkids loved the close access to the beach and water. No one was ready to leave. Grandkids already asking when we can go back. Would highly recommend this property. Owners very pleasant and helpful. Ideal vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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