|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
What a wonderful property located at 11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061. This all brick ranch is located across the street from the Piankatank River with super views as well as access to a small sandy beach. The River House is 2000 sf and can accomodate up to 10 guests. Enjoy the Canoe, play some ping pong, relax in the sun room, go fishing, or just do nothing at all! Bring your Jet Ski or Boat if you have one because there is a community boat ramp less than 1/4 Mile away. Bedroom number 1 has a queen size, Bedroom number 2 has a Full and a set of Bunk Beds, Bedroom 3 is the Master with a Queen and private full bath. The Kitchen has all Cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The River House has central heat and air as well as brand new double hung windows. The Dining area has an awesome view of the river with a bay window that can let in River Breezes!
Don't Forget about the best room in the house on the end...The Sunroom; ideal for relaxing, watching a movie, or taking a nap!
Easy access to America's historical triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Duke of Gloucester Street (featuring the Williamsburg Taverns - King's Arms; Christiana Campbell's and Shields Taverns) 58 min. Yorktown (Riverwalk Resturant is our favorite there) 36 min; Urbana (Urbana Oyster Festival is Nov 2-3, 2012) 34 min; Gwynn's Island (Gwynn's Island Festival June 28-29, 2013) 24 min; Deltaville (Cocomo's Resturant) 22 minutes; Mathews Courthouse (Mathews Market Days Sept 7-8, 2012) 20 min; Our favorite pottery is The Poddery (Owned and operated by Robert and Karen Podd) in Foster 14 min; Gloucester Courthouse (Daffodil Festival April 6-7, 2013) 20 min. Holly Hill Antiques on Route 14 - 11 minutes; Mathews Courthouse has a farmer's market on Main Street each Saturday morning. Favorite grocery store - Food Lion in Mathews Courthouse. Favorite fresh vegetables -Ware Neck Produce in Gloucester Courthouse. Wines come from Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester CH (they'll also order any wine you want). ABC stores in Gloucester CH, Mathews CH and Deltaville. Best fried seafood is Seabreeze on Gwynn's Island. Closest pizza - Stan Strings - Cobbs Creek 10 min. We also love the Crazy Crab Resturant in Reedville (1 hour).
Gary and Christine Ornoff
Gary Ornoff purchased this house in 2006
We fell in love with this house on a new years day drive in 2006! We thought we were going to see a small home in need of repair but instead we saw a wonderful place that has a personality all its own! Something about being away from the City lights really can do wonders for the soul! We have enjoyed the River House for several years now and hope you find it as relaxing as our family does!
The home was clean, plenty of linens, kitchen appliances new, well stocked kitchen, new washer and dryer, beautiful view of the bay. We truly had a great and relaxing Thanksgiving week as a family. The owners were very accomodating. Would highly recommend! Would like to return again.
I would recommend new beds at least two bedrooms that have queen size beds and need to upgrade the mattresses.
Also there is a local rooster that started crowing both mornings at around 4:30 and Iwoke many of our party I would discuss this bird with your neighbors and try to eliminate this problem.
Something for everyone.... We had a wonderful visit. Close enough and convenient to travel along the Colonial Parkway to Jamestown and Williamsburg and explore history...great shopping for old and new things! Gloucester offered all the conveniences of local shops and stores for extra items we would need for our stay...about 10 minutes from the house. My children loved the outdoor activities. Fishing and the tire swing! The ping pong table, board games, and dart board were quite entertaining at night and easily replaced the Xbox games and internet that they have at home!! If you are a movie lover, we recommend making a trip to the AMC IMAX in Newport News...it is worth the drive and extra money.
The house was perfect. It was very clean and easy to maintain. The kitchen was equipped and the grill was great. We are a large family of 7 and everyone had a comfortable bed of their own. Personally, I loved the well water and the hot showers!
If you are a morning person, the sunrise view over the water is amazing!
This was our first homeaway experience, and it was a great first experience! The owner is so pleasant and accommodating. They really make sure your every need is met in the house. Even just walking in to the fresh and clean house we all breathed a sigh of relief and relaxation. The river was beautiful and calm. We really enjoyed using the kayaks and floaties. Our pup had a great first swimming experience as well. She was so tired everyday from swimming that our usually energetic doodle was the most calm and mellow we've ever seen her! We will definitely be returning!
We stayed over the weekend and had a wonderful vacation here! With 3 kids under the age of 2, the close secluded beach was perfect for what we were looking for. The kids got their fun in the sand, but when they were ready to go it wasn't an hour king ordeal to get home. The house was great! Well stocked and TONS of room. Fit our needs perfectly. Overall it was a very enjoyable time and we would definitely consider staying again!
My good luck continues ... so far I have been fortunate to find wonderful properties to rent via VRBO and this one didn't disappoint at all! It was precisely what was described and met our needs exactly! While not a brand new home, this one is a wonderful place with everything needed for an effortless and joyful stay! It WIlL, indeed, sleep 10, while we were only a party of four and didn't need to house that many! Everyone had their own private space which is a wonderful thing with teenagers in tow! Grandma had HER bedroom and private bath. Yay! Plenty of amenities here and many things to do in the area & beyond. While we didn't have time to do all of them, they were there for us! The house itself offered a place to relax ... nice sunroom w/ Direct TV, dining room w/ a beautiful view ... AND ... a ping pong table which was fun! Board games, cards, DVDs, toys, etc. await! Large living room in case many need to assemble. Three bedrooms, laundry room w/ detergent, a hamper, etc., and well organized and appointed kitchen enabling us to entertain local family members and not have to worry about having enough dinnerware or space to do so! Two kayaks and a canoe came in handy for the fisherman in our family! Friendly neighbors welcomed him to the beach; and the river w/ sandy bottom provided a way to wade out and fish whenever he wanted to! Two bikes were waiting to be ridden, grills to use to cook out, fire pit, carport to park in and use in case of rain! :) Don't bring a wash cloth or towels ... a huge linen closet houses many of these along with blankets, comforters, and linens to sleep many people! There is no wi-fi available but even our teenagers were fine with that! Their phones enabled them to check on everything and they were happy! No wi-fi needed for a fun time at this place! I would recommend this property to anyone needing a nice clean roomy place to stay! I was completely satisfied with the money paid to enjoy such a wonderful week in Gloucester! As a former Gloucester resident of over 30 years, it was great to be there long enough to check out all of the new development that has sprung up in my absence! It's a great town to tour and enjoy! Surrounding areas also provide many opportunities for a fun time! Above all, it was important to me to deal with good, honest folks who treat me well and know and provide what I like and need! I'd say a good time was had by all! :)
Nearest Airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport at 33.48 Miles
Nearest Train: Amtrak Station, Williamsburg at 37.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway: Interstate 64, Exit 220 at 30.4 Miles
Nearest Beach: Yorktown Beach, Yorktown at 25 Miles
Nearest Barpub: Jessica's on Main, Gloucester Courthouse at 10.35 Miles
Nearest Golf: Painkatank River Golf Club, Hartfield at 11.97 Miles
Nearest Restaurant: Rosemary and Wine, Gloucester Courthouse at 10.25 Miles
We are negotiable for leasing terms so if you need to stay a couple nights or several months we may be able to work out a special rate that works for all parties. Owner/Agent. This property was purchased by our family to be a vacation house and we have loved every minute we spend there, and now we are offering it to you so please enjoy and take care of our River House.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.