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The Ultimate Chesapeake Bay Experience!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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The Ultimate Chesapeake Bay Experience!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Lots of Adventure and Privacy!

  • 5 of 5

After 10+ years of visiting Sandbridge Beach, VA, my family was ready to try something new. The Preserve was an excellent choice for us because it still offered a beach setting and ocean-like waters but offered so much more for the "explorers". This place is so private, we all felt like we were on a deserted island. It was so relaxing! The Bay waters are shallow (you could walk out pretty far and only be up to your neck), very warm and the water ranged from totally still to semi-rough waves. Not one of us, even my mom who won't go in the ocean, had trouble walking right in and spending tons of time in the Bay. Between the Bay and the lake, the kayaking was awesome and there were lots of areas to explore.

We saw an incredible variety of wildlife on a daily basis. Some of the more interesting creatures were the tree frogs that liked to cling to the sliding glass door, a pelican and sea turtle. On the lake side of the property, my entire family was fascinated with the little crabs. There were hundreds of them and they all migrated into the grasses when you came near. It was truly a sight to see! The sand between the Bay and lake also had tons of shells and sea glass for collecting and provided hours of exploration.

The house itself is very unique and has a Frank Lloyd Wright feel. The main living area has an entire wall of sliding glass doors that provide a gorgeous view of the Bay. The property is heavily wooded with several trees on the Bay front that offered wonderful shade and kept those hot days bearable. We all found the beds and pillows to be comfortable and the linens/towels were of a good quality.

Although Reedville is a really small town, we visited nearby Kilmarnock and had a really nice afternoon of shopping and dining. Because these towns are mostly residential, we didn't feel the usual hustle and bustle of travel and tourists and we all felt more relaxed the entire week. The roads were not heavily traveled so biking the neighborhood was safe and quiet.

On some days there was a strong odor outdoors (like dead crab/fish) but it never permeated the house and seemed to be primarily on the back (driveway) side of the house. The locals call this "the smell of money" as it comes from a factory that processes fish oil. It was a small inconvenience that, for me, was well worth the privacy and overall experience of The Preserve.

My family and I would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a true getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a getaway that was family friendly with enough things for kids to do in a safe environment. The location of the house is great to drive down from the DC area, we didn't have to spend as much time on 95 as you would going toVirginia Beach or OBX.

The house could not have been more perfect for spending time on the beach and just playing under the trees when it got warmer outside. The house is beautifully laid out, with huge windows looking out on to the bay and with calm waters for kayaking or kids to splash around. It was very well supplied and maintained. The owners were very responsive to some of our questions and requests. After 4 nights, it was really hard for us to leave. We would like to thank the hosts for an unforgettable vacation and would love to return back in coming years.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Once again I find myself at a loss for words when trying to describe this incredible home. This was our second Time vacationing in this location and just like last year we all left with tears in our eyes knowing that our time had come to an end and we had to wait another year to make it back to this little piece of Heaven. Everything from the view to the wildlife is absolutely perfect. There is something for everyone in our family! My mother and I collect sea glass and have never found a location quit like this one for our treasure hunting. My children fall into bed each night absolutely exhausted from the beach to the sand bar and everything in between. My elderly grandparents love relaxing and taking in the view. And the entire family can come together around the fire pit in the evenings to watch the sunset and listen to the crashing waves. There is more than enough room for the entire family to spread out but also the huge main area for everyone to come together. I cannot say enough about this location or the owner. He has been more than accommodating in the 5 years we have rented from him and has our business for as many years as we are able to make the trip to Reedville. If you are looking for a place to escape it all and make memories that will last a lifetime, look no further. We have been home less than 6 hours and we are already counting the days until we can find our way back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine anyone having a more pleasant experience than to spend some time at this magnificent location! I've been negligent in not posting this review earlier, but part of me want's to maintain exclusivity (sorry, Bill)!

We were greeted by a long drive that says: "you've just escaped!" An incredible menagerie of wildlife ranging from bald eagles, herons, otters, crabs, dolphins, etc. awaits.

Fantastic architect designed house that's comfortable, spacious, and intimate all at the same time.

P.S. We already booked for 2017

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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