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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Fun in the Sun Waterfront Rancher Near Williamsburg

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Hayes House Rental Photos and Description

House sleeps 2-8

Are you a 'Rivah Lover' looking for a perfect retreat? If so, you are sure to find it at our secluded waterfront rancher! Its away from the hustle and bustle but very convenient to all your needs. You'll fall in love with the convenience and gracious lifestyle this home has to offer. You will surely enjoy the peace and quiet, as you partake in the beauty of nature on the water. Our home will wipe your worries away and soothe your soul. Located 15mins to public beach, pier for fishing, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Approx. 20 minutes from Williamsburg. The kids are sure to be occupied on the pier and in the above ground pool. Come enjoy all the amenities this home has to offer.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ashley (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Ashley

Hello! A little bit about us. We are in our late twenties and have a 3 year old son. We are true water lovers! We both love Real-Estate and own several houses! This was my husband's house before we got married. We lived there for a short period and then moved into another house we bought. This home brings such comfort and peace when you are there. It's a very quiet place and the view's are beautiful. My favorite was always the morning sunshine, that sparkled on the river. We enjoyed many boat ride's to nearby beaches and restaurant in the summer. Once, returning from dinner we would always end our evening, with a dip in the sparkling pool! This home is very well decorated and has a lot of charm! We have put a lot of hard work and thought into making this place, a vacation home you will always remember and enjoy! We tried to think of things we enjoy most when we stay on vacation. A few that came to mind were comfortable beds, nice sheets, lots of kitchen goods, clean and nicely decorated. We feel we have provided this to our guest! We hope you will enjoy your stay and return again!

Ashley purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for opening your house to us. We had a wonderful time. we enjoyed the pool and dock. We loved watching the birds, crabs and snails. Our stay was perfect! We loved the decor! You've done a beautiful job. Thanks again!
Jun 2014
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Fun in the Sun Waterfront Rancher Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 36 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Good not great

  • 4 of 5

Last minute booking so we didn't have a lot of options. Loved the beachy theme. Loved the random chickens that showed up. Nice and private.

The water pressure sucked. The water taste sucked even just for making coffee. The pool was great until the deer flies and Mosquitos ate us alive. Then it wasn't worth it. The master bedroom had a major unexpected flaw. The homemade lighthouse down the road shone right in the window ALL NIGHT. The beds were not that comfortable which was surprising given all the positive reviews on them. The place smelled stale and smokey. One downside for families: only one bathroom. The was a con even just for me and my husband.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear you felt this way about our house. We take great pride and work VERY hard to keep it clean, comfortable and enjoyable to our guest. The house is smoke free. I personally clean it and have NEVER smelt smoke in the house.I am very sensitive to the smell of smoke and would have noticed it the minute, I opened the door. What you smelt may have been the neighbors burning brush or trash and it came through the air system. We do have well water and that does make a difference. However, the store is close by and supplies gallons of water. I am so sorry you didn't sleep well. From my own travels and our reviews it seems our beds are comfortable. I understand that is an option, so once again I am sorry you felt that way. The blinds could been turned up to prevent that light from the lighthouse. We stay there some, sleep in the master and have never noticed it. We are so glad you enjoyed the pool. Yes, mosquitos are around this area. Not so much in the day but at night time. Not sure if you noticed but under the kitchen sink is bug stray and a citronella candle to repel bugs. I know it is impossible to please all of our guest but we thrive to do our best!!!! We do thank you again for choosing our house to vacation. Once again we are sorry you thought several things "sucked." Best wishes with your future travels!!
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This house was everything my family was looking for. Comfort, space, peace, and the cleanest Pool

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at homes for the past several years, and this by far was our favorite. The house was completely comfortable, clean and just a pleasure to kick back and relax. The kids swam in the pool night and day, they couldn't get enough. They also loved hanging out on the dock. The area was beutiful with so much to do. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

We found it hard to get use to the smell of the wetlands. It was really good to have an opportunity to swim. Swimming pool was nice, but quite warm. A good washing machine, and dryer. Active airconditioning. Lots of mosquitos. Good protection in the house against them.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Crabbing, fishing, kayaking and swimming in the pool. There was always something for our kids to do. Easy day trips to York, Jamestown and Williamsburg. The house was very comfortable and well-maintained. Also lots of great restaurants nearby. Thank you for a wonderful vacation stay

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annandale, Va

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this house -- loved the pier, the crabs, the herons/egrets, the pool and the kayaks! The beds and linens were super comfy and I loved the jetted tub too! We took advantage of everything the area had to offer as well -- Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Yorktown and Water Country. We thoroughly enjoyed Scoots Barbeque and The York River Oyster Company restaurant was soo nice -- we ate dinner right near the water and the food was fantastic. Our daughter left a very sentimental item in the home after we left and the owners promptly found it and mailed it to us for free, we can't say "thank you" enough!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from our 10 day vacation. We went to the D.C. area to visit family then the last 4 days we decided to rent a place near the beach. I found Fun in the Sun and read all the wonderful reviews and decided to go for it and we are so glad we did!! I have 4 kids ages 4, 7, 9, and 11 and just like other reviews with kids, my kids wanted to stay at the house to swim and fish and crab. I have to admit I was a bit concerned with how remote the area is but quickly realized everything was literally a few minutes away and the beach was 15 minutes. We honestly spent the majority of the time just relaxing at the house and only 1 day at the beach. Ashley has everything you need for an amazing vacation. The beds are super comfortable and the area is so peaceful and quiet. We had a great time and definitely plan to be back in the future. Thanks Ashley and family for sharing your beautiful home!!

Carl, Renee, Joe, Andrew, Maria, and Katharine McIlheran

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning/Pool Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Hayes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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