Beautiful cottage on a creek, built into the side of a hill. Main level includes living and dining areas, full kitchen and master bed/bath with a secluded deck overlooking the creek. Lower level includes an additional bedroom and full bath; a family room with a futon and full bath with a side deck; a sitting room overlooking the lower deck that leads down to the dock. Bring your kayak and explore the creek, or fish or crab from the dock.
Liz and Mario are residents of Vienna, VA in FairfaxCounty. Liz's parents bought this property in 1996 as a retirement home, but sadly both passed away two years later. Although they only went there on weekends, the local community got to know them and made us feel like part of the local area. Liz and Mario decided to buy out the rest of the family and keep the home. Before kids, they would use it as a weekend getaway for golf trips. While the kids were young, we rented the property full time to pay for the mortgage, but in between tenants we were able to get down once a year or so. Now that the kids are older, and enjoy the summer on the bay, we like to balance the renting with our own personal enjoyment of the area.
Liz Potemra purchased this house in 1998
The Northern Neck is a beautiful hidden gem of Virginia that is loved by all who discover it. This property, in White Stone, is a couple miles from the world renowned Tides Inn in Irvington. Located on Carter's creek, enjoy water access to the Rappahannock, fishing from the dock, or just the views from the decks. Golf at the Tides or the King Carter golf courses. Close to the Dog & Oyster vineyard, halfway between the towns of White Stone and Irvington and 10 minutes from Kilmarnock (on the trolley route in the summer!), shop and antique in this unique area.
This property is set in a secluded part of Carter's Creek. Built in the side of a hill, the main level has a deck overlooking the creek. Below, enjoy creek views from the family room and bedroom or decks from each of these.
Lovely place, great location directly on the water. In the ideal town of Irvington. Perfect spot for exploring both the bay and towns. Owner was very helpful and easy to communicate with. Will be back:) Stayed with another couple, but the cottage could easily accommodate 3 couples, each with their own bathrooms!
Our Family had a great stay at your home. Just enough room for everyone. Hope to come back soon. We did a lot of driving and enjoy the whole area.
My husband and I, along with our lab, rented this home for a week and it was perfect! We loved the dock and both decks. Our dog swam (a few jellyfish but he wasn't bothered), canoed down the creek, caught lots of crabs, no fish :(, saw tons of bald eagles and a heron each day. The house is well equipped with all you need to get through a vacation week. It is really spacious, although most of our time was spent outside. We had a really hot week, so the lower covered deck was used most. The top deck was awesome for enjoying dinner and the sunset. Nearby- check out Merroir, Chesapeake Bay Chip Co, NN Burgers, and The Dog and Oyster Vineyard. Liz was great and we absolutely recommend a stay here!
We were visiting family and could only stay one night but we really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back. Rooms were spacious and comfy. Kitchen had everything we needed. Owner was very helpful, always responsive and gave clear directions.
This is a great home for a retreat in the Northern Neck area. Home is clean, spacious with a quaint deck on back to enjoy nature. Loved being only a short 5 minutes to a few small towns to enjoy food & activities(loved the Tides Inn). Our visit was short but this place is worth checking out for your next get-away to the area. Thank you, Liz.
Had a wonderful time when we were in town for a wedding. The property is a lot larger than it looks, which was a pleasant surprise. Very homey feel to it, and secluded so that you aren't bothered. With the water backdrop it is perfect for fishing, kayaking, or just hanging on the dock. Would definitely visit again.
Carter's Creek, close to the internationally known Tides Inn, empties into the Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay. Explore this beautiful by land or water. Golf at any of the several excellant courses within 20 minutes. Learn about the rich history of this area where Mary Ball Washington (George Washington's mother) was born. Visit the local wineries or shop in nearby Kilmarnock and Irvington, or relax with a nearby spa. Whatever you do, get back in time to enjoy the sunset over the creek and your own private happy hour.
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Cleaning fee is waived for a stay of one week or more.
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