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The Ultimate Chesapeake Bay Experience!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

110 Acres, 1000 Ft Of Private Bay-Front Beach, 3000+ Ft Of Lakefront Shoreline

Our 110 acre sanctuary is a peninsula with the Chesapeake Bay to our east and private lakes to our north and south. It features an incredible 1000 feet of private Bay-front beach and over 3000 feet of pristine inner-coastal shoreline - overall, boasting nearly a mile of private, water-front property!

Here, nature is your only neighbor. White sandy beaches, a cozy lagoon, a giant sand dune, and an immense forest provide the perfect habitat for all kinds of wildlife - and lots of family fun. Swim, kayak, hike, bike, fish, catch crabs - explore nature at its best - all on our property! Enjoy a deluxe kids' play set, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, and many more outdoor and indoor games too.

Spread out in our stunning and spacious 4100 sq. ft. home. Designed by renowned architect, Jim Glave, it enhances your experience with an open floor plan and panoramic views of the Bay. A large screened porch directly off of the kitchen is perfect for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. A rooftop deck provides dramatic and unique views. 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths accommodate up to 14 people. The first floor master suite is extraordinary with a central sky dome, sitting nooks, built-ins, and a lavish bathroom with a separate vanity, two sinks, walk-in shower, and Jacuzzi tub.

Explore our community. Historic Reedville, once considered one of the wealthiest towns in America, has 19th century mansions that will astound you. A fisherman's museum, antique shops, fine restaurants, wineries, and challenging golf courses are also popular attractions.

Come for the peace and privacy. Leave with a better perspective. The Preserve is the perfect Chesapeake Bay experience!

Note: We own 2 other rental properties on the Bay (VRBO#399839 and #644192). We've rented for 3 years and had many satisfied guests and positive reviews.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Bill

We are Northern Virginia natives who cherish convenient getaways to water and woods. We found it on the Chesapeake Bay. The easy commute to a nature-lovers dream located in a folksy, family-oriented community is all we could ask for.

Bill purchased this estate in 2013

Why Bill chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

The tranquil setting and spectacular views are why we chose this property. We've owned another nearby Bay-front home for two years and continue to enjoy it immensely (VRBO#399839). But this property is different and unique in many ways. We look forward to enjoying and sharing both properties for many years to come.

What makes this estate unique

Peace, privacy, and stunning views - all thanks to nature!


Reedville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master suite bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Plus seperate vanity and 2 sinks
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Includes sky dome, sitting nooks, and lavish bathroom
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - 1 king , Plus sitting area, access to screened porch and deck
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 2 large bunks sleep 4 people
    downstairs bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    downstairs bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • 3 Cribs also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your boat! There's a public boat launch a few minutes from our house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

The Ultimate Chesapeake Bay Experience!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Baltimore, MD

A sublime experience on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered as as a family at the Preserve to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. It was a perfect experience! Kayaking on the bay, dinners around the large table, and lots of time to talk and be together. The rooms were beautiful and the architecture fit perfectly into the very private setting. Each room had its very special qualities, but the master suite and the king bed room on the second floor were amazing. (There are two rooms on the main floor that are close to the living area and were especially convenient for us. And the bunk room on the second floor was great for sleeping! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as expected. My extended family made many new memories that will be treasured.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Our third summer visit to our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a bit on the early side, and the cleaning crew was still at work. They do an excellent job, and were done at the appointed hour. Our vacation home was worth waiting for. The house has a great room with glass sliding doors facing both the Bay and one of the screened-in porches – easy to keep an eye on the kids – with wonderful views of the birds and the water. The master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms are located on the first floor, while the second floor has 2 bedrooms plus a bath – as well as a generous deck and a second screened-in porch.

We spend the bulk of our days outside, walking the property, playing in the water, using the bikes, enjoying the fire pit and stars. This was our third summer visit and we knew what to expect: a mixture of gentle waves, of practically no water movement at all, and very exciting, vigorous surf. We are a three-generation family that includes children aged 8, 5, and 1, all of whom actively enjoy the water. The 8 year old could kayak between the jetties (with adults having hands on the kayak), while the 5 year old enjoyed diving for fistfuls of fine sediment and applying it generously to the back of any adult who didn’t move away quickly enough. Our littlest guy enjoyed the water – and the sand – just as much as everyone else.

Bill has done a lot to keep the property in good repair – no small feat with a coastline of that size. He is very responsive to myriad little requests made over the last 3 years. (This year we needed a high chair, and it was delivered very timely.) While I would like to be sure there will always be time available for my family to stay there, I have to say that I think your family will enjoy it just as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Should be called The Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

When we originally booked the vacation to Virginia, we were all set on a different property that Bill owns. But someone else beat us to punch, and Bill offered us this alternative. By far, the superior alternative! The house is situated out of the way, on its own peninsula basically. The wildlife there is incredible. We saw bald eagles, ospreys, dolphins (!!!), turtle, live crabs (not steamed ones in our pot), blue herons, pelicans! Swimming areas were great. We would move with the sun and tried to stay away from the shade. The kids (3 to 7) were in the water the whole time.

The house is spacious, the screened back porch is fantastic, and great for evenings talking and drinking wine. Windows all around, with incredible views of the bay. The rooms were clean, and mattresses were comfortable (always a big plus!) The living room area was open, so when someone was cooking, you could see the bay (and ospreys flying about) and talk to your friends. Pictures of the property were accurate. Really no surprises (except for how much more glorious the view is than the pictures!)

Bill was very responsive when I sent him emails with random questions. But honestly, we didn't leave the house at all. Just to buy more groceries. The west side of the bay is very quiet, less populated than the east side, but it suited our needs perfectly.

None of us wanted to leave, and wanted to extend our stay indefinitely! I would recommend this property for groups with kids of all ages.

I would recommend this rental property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a quiet week at The Preserve. The setting was absolutely lovely and Bill was a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The "Preserve" is absolutely fabulous! The privacy and setting are amazing and the view is even better. We all loved spending our days playing in the Bay and using the kayaks - so fun! We were sad to leave and are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fish (private fresh water and salt water lakes directly to our north and south), hike and bike our vast grounds and charming neighborhood, play golf at 4 local courses (including King Carter, Golf Digest's 2006 public course of the year), take nearby ferries to Smith and Tangier Island, explore Northern Neck history - Home to a number of presidents and famous Americans, enjoy quaint and historic Reedville, visit local antique shops and wineries.


Rates & Availability

Reedville Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.3%

No Cleaning Fee

Linens Provided

Fully refundable $300 Damage Deposit is due with final payment and returned within 20 days after departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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