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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 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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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

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 Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Waterview & Access, Luxurious, Retreat-Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.755102 based on 88 reviews
Randleman
5

Country home near the bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience there. House was large and accommodated 7 people well. It would have been nice to have had a bath on the second floor as the persons up there had to come down the stairs at night to go to the bathroom. Other than that inconvenience house was stocked well. Owner was sweet and accommodating with the linens. She was informative and chatted with us on the pier. We fell in love with her dog Trapper. He entertained all of us. It was my 1st time kayaking and my family loved it. Thank you for the nice stay!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home was the ideal spot for a reunion of six long-time friends. We found everything we needed for cooking in the spacious kitchen and the living areas were just right for our extended conversations. We all found our beds to be extremely comfortable and appreciated the great care that obviously went into thinking about guest needs. The area is beautiful and we felt like we hit the jackpot with the Gloucester Christmas parade happening the weekend of our visit. This home is a gem!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from Home "well needed"

  • 5 of 5

The French's home was everything plus more. I enjoyed my stay and can't wait to plan another for the family. We chose the home of the French's because we wanted something different than what we usual have plus our home is where my father passed away. The beds were comfortable, the space was wonderful. I really enjoyed my time and stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six women from the same parish. Our ladies religious retreat was made even more special by this charming, warm, and comfy farmhouse. It was clean, well stocked, and situated an easy walk to the most beautiful view of the Ware river opening out into the Chesapeake Bay. We couldn't have been more pleased. The owners were friendly and easy to reach via email with questions prior to the trip! We also loved talking to the country store manager just down the road. Pleasant all the way around!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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