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Whippoorwill Cottage - Beach, Fire Pit, Dock, Boat Launch, Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sunroom, Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 8

1500' gorgeous panoramic water frontage on 5 acres. Private dock/boat launch. Enjoy a fully-appointed property with the comforts of home, including coffee, linens, towels, hair dryer, make-up mirror, washer/dryer, Smart HDTV/DVD/DirecTV, game table, gas grill, sandy beach with access to lake, fire pit, and huge outdoor shower. Open floor plan, and ceiling fans in every room for that tropical feel. 3 bedrooms/2 baths with expansive waterfront views. Enjoy the day with a gorgeous sunrise and coffee on the deck, a kayak ride, a game of CornHole or Badminton, and end your perfect day at the lake in Adirondack chairs with s'mores by the fire pit. Spacious private cove on the lake for boating, water sports, and convenient travel to lakeside gas/restaurants.

Conveniently located near U. S. Route 522 for ease of access from Rt. 29 (James Monroe Hwy.) or I-95-VA Thornburg. Lake Anna is the second largest lake in the state of Virginia, measuring 17 miles long with 200 miles of shoreline. Distance from Washington, DC: 80 miles. Distance from Richmond, VA: 50 miles. Distance from Charlottesville, VA: 40 miles. Distance from Fredericksburg, VA: 20 miles.

More Details

Cal McBride
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Mineral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking. No vaping. No pets. Check-In 4:00 p.m., Check-Out 11:00 a.m.
  • This property may not be used by anyone other than the Lessee signing Rental Agreement (and guests). The maximum number of persons permitted is 8.
  • 100% REFUND WITH 30 DAYS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION. Security deposit refunded upon confirmation of property returned in condition at Check-In.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed w/twin trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No smoking. No vaping. No pets. Maximum occupancy: 8. Guests assume all risk and liability for water/beach activities. Local restaurants and attractions include The Cove, Asian Cafe, Billiken's BBQ, Vito's Italian, Anna Cabana, Tavern on the Rail, Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crab House, Chef Lee Chinese, Big Cheese Pizza, Subway, and Food Lion. A list of other local attractions including Lake Anna State Park, boat rentals, fishing tours, wineries/vineyards, etc. can be found in our guest book.


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Whippoorwill Cottage - Beach, Fire Pit, Dock, Boat Launch, Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great waterfront house on fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

First off, the property is ideally set on the waterfront with great 180 degree views, including the sunsets. The large deck and the great fire pit are wonderful places to set a spell. And then, the house itself is great. Lots of windows, with great shutters on each when you want to keep light and direct sun out of a room. Extra care has been taken to stock the house with necessities and many other helpful things, all high-end items. Just one illustrative example is several USB ports around the house. Another example is the huge new gas grill.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely furnished home on beautiful large lakefront

  • 5 of 5

We had four adults and three small grandchildren staying in this home while visiting another family member and friends we had not seen in years. The home was nicely furnished with many condiments and supplies already in the kitchen. Towels and Linens were very nice. Quiet in the fall (hardly any boats during October with "not so great" weather on this visit). Plenty of dishes for all. Clean and well-maintained, with wagon to haul kid's toys to beach area. Boat launch and kayaks. Great communications.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a great comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time kayaking and relaxing by the lake! Owner very helpful and house very nice

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Couldn't have asked for a better location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our vacation at the cottage. The cottage was roomy and furnished so beautifully. And the location was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better location. We kayaked, floated in the lake, brought our jet ski and took rides and were taken for rides (being pulled on a tube by the jet ski). It was so much fun. The scenery was breathtaking. We loved waking up to views of the lake and I think each of us at one point enjoyed our coffee or just some quiet time in the morning in the bedroom that overlooked the lake. We can't say enough good things about it. Our host was so accommodating and we would love to visit again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Va

Newer cottage. Bad communication.

  • 3 of 5

First, the 3 stars are for the cottage itself. The cottage is either new or newly renovated. It's very cute and has just enough space for a family of five. However, the bunk beds should probably not be used for children. My 10 year old son hit his head several times on the ceiling fan (until we decided to not use it which was not helpful since it was high 90's). And the ladder on the bed is not the ladder for the bed. It's a thin metal ladder and the kids slipped on it.

Our 15 year old had to sleep outside eventually on the day bed so our 10 year old could use the other bed vs the top bunk. And the room with Day bed does NOT cool down.

Second, upon our arrival we were given a quick tour of the cottage but were told we were being recorded!!!! As many times as we have used VRBO I have never been treated in such a way. Felt that we had to make our own recording when we left to make sure we would not be blamed for anything either.

During this brief tour we were not told where to leave dirty linen, how to connect to WiFi, and she turned to my 9 year old and said, you know how to use direct tv? Great! I don't need to show you.

Generally there is a binder of some sort with all the local information, restaurants, stores, wifi, emergency info etc. and check out information - here we had nothing.

My last bit of info, and shame on me for not reading the checknin and check out information more closely: when you are paying for this, you are really get half the time. We paid for, what we expected 4 days at Lake Anna. But because they do not allow a check in time until 4 pm and a check out time at 11 am you have lost 2 days. This is really not fair for the price they are asking.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view!!! Perfect beach area!! Beautiful house!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $400

No Smoking. No Vaping. No Pets. Maximum Occupancy 8. Check-in: 4:00 p.m., Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% REFUND WITH 30 DAYS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION. Security deposit refunded upon confirmation of property returned in condition at Check-In. The occupancy limit of 8 people will be strictly enforced. This cottage is intended to be used for families and small groups-no parties or events. Rental Agreement to be signed prior to release of address and occupancy. Guests assume all risk and liability in swimming/boating/beach/water activities. No Early Check-Ins.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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