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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.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 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!


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.


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 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Outstanding! Remote, wild, beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect holiday, truly special property, great house for families with small children, amazing sweeping views, total privacy, and true quiet. Loved it and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 ranging in age from 2-70 years old spent a week in July at "The Preserve".

This was our first time staying in this part of Virginia.

The house and property are great. We spent the week swimming, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and hunting for shells and sea glass. When not on the beach or in the water, there were board games, a swing set for the little ones, and outdoor games to play. There was something for everyone to do.

The fire pit at night was perfect for s'mores and memories. Everyone had an enjoyable time and were sorry to leave at the end of the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property--peaceful and isolated

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a place completely away from it all, then this is the rental for you. Our family (7 adults, 5 kids) stayed at the Preserve for a week. We enjoyed the beach, kayaking, sea glass hunting and spending our evenings around the fire pit. The kids in our group ranged from 20 months-7 years and they never tired of the beach, especially loving the beach around the bend from the house at Gaskins Pond.

As far as the house goes, it is clean and comfortable, although the bathrooms and kitchen are dated. Also, with a group as large as ours we really needed another bathroom. We only ventured out to Kilmarnock one evening for dinner and to Chitterchats in Reedville for ice cream. Please note that many shops and restaurants in the area are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so plan accordingly. We were disappointed we could not enjoy Chitterchats homemade ice cream at the beginning of the week.

Overall I would recommend the house if you are truly looking to get away from it all. Wifi is spotty at best, but satellite television worked well. The property cannot be beat. We would stay here again, especially having better expectations as to how much (or little) there is to do around the northern neck of Virginia.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year joining our 3 daughters' families including teenage + kids at this Chesapeake Bay home. We love the architecture, the comforts, the screened porch, the seclusion with expanse for wandering, and certainly the BEACH! Our daughters hope to bring their kids and grandkids here someday too.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

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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