About the property
- Apartment800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom /1 Bath 1000 sq foot
Beautiful apartment located in historic Smithfield, Virginia. Only 45 minutes from Williamsburg and the historic battlefields of Yorktown.
Fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment features a full kitchen, laundry facility, private entrance, rear deck with gas grill and in-ground pool. Private off street parking also available.
Large couch with attached chaise, and an independent chaise, as well as air mattresses are available for sleeping. Maximum occupancy is limited to 5 people. Will consider on case by case for additional children.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Kenneth Bates
We are a professional family of four, Ken is an Marine Engineer and Sheila is an Elementary School teacher.
Kenneth Bates purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Kenneth Bates chose Smithfield
Our property has a guest apartment, which was built for when our parents visit. They only come to Virginia once or twice per year, so we want to share it with travelers who can enjoy the country setting while traveling to historic sites like Williamsburg and Yorktown.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect in every way!
I needed a place to stay in Smithfield because we were moving and I needed to stay on 6 weeks longer for business and personal reasons after all our goods were moved. This was a perfect set up for me as it was close to my personal residence and also close to the business that I needed to attend to.
The Bates family were so accommodating and friendly, I had everything that I needed to be comfortable for the time I was there. In fact I would have stayed another week but the place was already rented. If I need to come back to Smithfield in the future this would be my choice over a hotel any day!
some items need updating but all in all the spaciousness and electronics were GREAT
Ken is a great guy and super hard worker. While I didn't have the pleasure of meeting any of his family I did say hello to him. I would most certainly consider staying there again. It was very peaceful and quiet there and the James River Bridge is very close by.
This was our last stop of a journey from Washington, to Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks and the Carolina's. It was a lovely apartment and had everything we could have asked for, although was a tad dark and could have done with some extra lamps instead of having the big main lights on all the time.
It was well located for us to travel to other parts, and Smithfield's Main Street was lovely, with cafes and eateries, and plenty of little shops to visit, and some historical buildings too. We particularly liked Fort Boykin and spent our last day there.
Sheila and Ken were really nice people and extremely helpful. The only real downside was the pool was off limits as Ken thought the weather was too cold, but for us Brits anything over 70 degrees is HOT, and for a couple of the days when we just wanted to rest up there was no pool to sit by and as it was in the description it was a little disappointing, for this reason we have rated it 4 Stars. However, we would recommend this apartment.
I’m sorry to hear you’re dissapointed with the pool! In Virginia, pools are typically winterized at the end of September in preparation for the winter. When you arrived I explained that we had added winterizing chemicals and that the pool was closed. It also states so in the property description under amenities. It was a pleasure meeting you, and safe travels!
Clean and Relaxing...we loved it!
We had a fantastic time, the Bates are amazing family and now our Family for life, beautiful and clean home, would definitely recommend it to everyone, my family and I felt home away from home...The O'Neil's 9/6/17
A VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY, QUIET, RELAXING AND STRESS FREE GETAWAY...
Let me start by saying as a last minute, and totally impromptu vacation with my wife and kids, we were 100% happy with everything! Starting with Ken & Sheila helping us book the rental because the site was not functioning and finishing with them giving us a bag of ice to keep frozen goods cold for the ride home!
Everything about this rental and the family hosting was totally ideal. Ken and Sheila were exceptional hosts as they told us about many local spots that we used, visited and tried out. This location is centrally located to a variety of venues and attractions including the Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktowne triangle, Busch Gardens, Virginia Beach, downtown Smithfield farmers market and so much more. The rental has a quaint back patio/deck with your own private grill to use. unfortunately the grill wasn't working properly so Ken cleaned his personal grill and allowed us to use it instead! They even have a very nice and very clean pool in the back yard that you are allowed to use at any time as part of your rental...we loved that!
The apartment has everything you need and is fully functional for your entire stay, and there is even a "community" cabinet that in case you forgot something for the kitchen, it just may be in that cabinet. We left a bunch of extras behind for the next renters.
I would have to say that one of the coolest things about the stay was that even your TV viewing is all inclusive also, with Netflix & an Amazon Firestick at your disposal. Not that we watched much TV, but when we did, we were able to watch anything we wanted, and that is great with teenage kids.
Finally, I will note and suggest that anyone that has taken the time to read this entire review, should have already booked this rental by now! It is a total pleasure to meet the Bates Family, and they are as helpful and friendly as you could possibly imagine. Our 5 day getaway was a total retreat, and the Bates Family played a huge part in that.
Thanks to you both for all your hospitality, and we will see you again next year for sure!
Stayed August 15-20, 2017
At first I felt a little weird when I learned that the apartment was attached to the house. But after learning how awesome the family was and we had our own privacy it was amazing. Ken and his wife was extremely nice and asked all the time if they could make our stay better. When we first arrived we was extremely late in the evening before arriving at the house it was around 9:30 Mr. Bates still came showed the apartment to us and made us feel comfortable about being late. I'll differently be staying with the Bates family again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Between 1 April and 30 Sept minimum stay is 7 days. Between 1 October and 31 March minimum stay is 5 days. If Guest wishes to terminate rental after arrival, the rental fees will be refunded as follows: 1. No refund will be given if original rental period was 2 weeks or longer. 2. 50% refund If original rental period was 2 weeks or less. 3. Homeowner has 14 business days to process refund.