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Fun in the Sun Waterfront Rancher Near Williamsburg

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Ashley

Hello! A little bit about us. We are in our early thirties and have two beautiful children. 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 something a little bigger. This home brings such comfort and peace when you are there. It's a very quiet place and the views are beautiful. My favorite was always the morning sunshine, that sparkled on the river. We enjoyed many boat rides 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 come to mind are comfortable beds, nice sheets, lots of kitchen goods, clean and nicely decorated. We feel we have provided this for 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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Hayes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Fun in the Sun Waterfront Rancher Near Williamsburg
average rating of 4.757576 based on 43 reviews
Asheville, NC

Not so relaxing trip

  • 2 of 5

Reviews are very subjective, mostly depending upon past experiences and expectations. I read all previous reviews and since they looked fairly good, I went forward with the rental. Upon arrival we found the living room carpet to be so stained, we rolled it up and put it in a closet preferring the bare floor. The couches we stained and in serious need of cleaning. The sheets in the master bedroom did not fit the bed and they would not stay on the mattress during the night. I do agree with the other reviewer about the lighthouse but I must add that to get to the rental, you will drive past a number of houses/trailers that made us wonder if this was going to be an area where we wanted to spend our vacation. Again it's subjective and depends on what guests are used to.

In retrospect, those things seem to pale by comparison, after being locked out of the house by a defective keyless entry pad. It was on our last day so we certainly were familiar with how to use it. We phoned the owner, but she never picked up the phone. We called the second owner who did not pick up either. So there we were sitting outside the house looking in at our belongings. Skipping a lot of details, we finally tracked owner to her employer. Over two hours later, she came with a key which allowed her to by pass the key pad. We were upset and frustrated at this point. She apologized for her delay and said she had to work. I told her that was understandable and fine, but suggested that she needed a contingency plan/person for when emergencies happen and she couldn't be reached.

She told us her brother-in-law had rentals and nothing ever happened there. I hope future renters here, never have any unexpected issues come up because they will not be addressed in a timely fashion.

Two weeks after leaving, we still have not received the refund of our security deposit. The owner said it would be returned by VRBO two weeks after check-out (which is NOT how that works.)

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. Gilmore! I am very sorry you felt this way about your stay and our house. We take great pride in our house and work very hard to keep it clean, comfortable and enjoyable for our guest. Yes, there may be a few stains on the small area rug in the living room, that I replace yearly. It is almost impossible to have a stain free rug in a rental. The two couches were professionally cleaned this spring. The sheets you are speaking of are for a king size bed and seem to fit it perfect. I am sorry you thought they didn't. I am grateful you had two other beds in the house to sleep in. Yes, there are several houses/ trailers on the same driveway as the house. However, the people that live in those houses are some of the nicest you will ever meet. My husband and I lived there for several years and know them personally. They would give you the shirt off their back. As for the keyless entry not working and myself not answering the phone. I did apologize and by complete accident forgot my phone that morning. I was in a hurry to get the kids to the babysitter and get to work. I hardly EVER forget my phone or lack in responding to my guest. I believe my reviews will back that up and prove I respond and in a timely fashion. I am always very prompt to answer any email, text message or phone call. Once, I was notified at work and got in touch with you, I immediately picked my brother- in- law up and was on the way. I did let you know it would take me awhile to get there, as I live 30 minutes from the property. Once, we arrived I unlocked the house with they key. After that, my brother- in- law was trying to determine the problem with the keyless entry and in small talk, I did state that we've never had any problems with the keyless entry. I then stated my brother- in -law has rentals with the keyless entry and hasn't had any issues either. I would like for you know that we now have a lockbox on the front porch with a key and I have a hidden key. I saw there was an issue and immediately did something about it. Lately, I challenge you do your research or better yet call VRBO about the security deposit return. I have my account set to have the security deposit returned two weeks after check-out. Therefore, that is most certainly how it works!!! I once again apologize that I forgot my phone one time and it had to be you it effected. Life isn't perfect and I wish you nothing but the best and hope you find all your future rentals to be flawless and perfect.
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2nd Time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time again! We love eating on the deck and we can still enjoy the view from the dining table indoors as well! It's only about 15 min from Yorktown beach! We hit Busch Gardens and colonial Williamsburg also with our 8 yr old! She even gave us extra time to check out when I explained - I injured my leg when we were out sightseeing! Very thoughtful!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had stayed and it was better than expected! Awesome view from the back deck! The pool was crystal clear we loved it. Was also nice to have kayaks there to use . House was decorated so cute and very clean. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for opening your home to our family! We all enjoyed it and felt right at home, which was perfect since for most of the time there we were flooded in, Thank you Hermine! Even with a 3 yr old & 5 yr old, we managed to keep busy! Our boys loved the pool, and being able to fish with Daddy! I loved the decor in this home, everything fit right in with the location. I have already said I would love to return next Summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean, quaint house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. Definitely one of the cleanest homes we've rented! Owners are super nice. The house is beautifully decorated, fully equipped and comfortable all around! It's in a quiet area, but there is a ton to do just 15-30 minutes away. We stayed four nights and still didn't do everything we wanted to. I would suggest bringing bottled water for drinking, as the house uses well water which tastes different if you aren't used to it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful secluded home with our teenage sons. As soon as you open the door, you can tell the owners take pride in their home. It is spotless, the furniture and beds are so comfortable, and the decor is so tastefully done. The views in the backyard are breathtaking. At low tide, there is an endless variety of sea creatures to watch along the shore. Not to mention the birds diving into the water for fish. Sitting on that dock washes all your worries away. We did the typical touristy things in the area...Busch Gardens, Water Country, Jamestown. Yorktown is an adorable little town close by that we enjoyed going to in the evening. Great sunsets, restaurants, and just fun to sit along the boardwalk and people watch. But honestly, we couldn't wait to come back to our rental home each night. We actually contacted Ashley to stay another night because we just wanted more time to just hang out and enjoy the pool and dock. And Ashley was a joy to work with! We've read some reviews about the water, and yes, its not the best tasting water. But it seems to us that it is just common sense to bring your own water to drink when travelling out of your own State. And the Food Lion is only a few minutes away. Already missing the chickens, the views, and the peace and serenity of Fun in the Sun!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hayes House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Pool Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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