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The River House Getaway! Come Relax and Enjoy!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061

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).

More Details

Gary Ornoff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Gary Ornoff

Gary and Christine Ornoff

Gary Ornoff purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Ornoff chose Virginia

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!


Gloucester Courthouse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

The River House Getaway! Come Relax and Enjoy!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I brought our dog for the weekend. It was relaxing, and more then enough room for the 3 of us. We had great weather, i did some fishing and we walked around. Enjoyed our time there. Nice big kitchen, plenty of space to rest and watch movies or just relax. Would like to come back again for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review! We hope you can visit during the summer so you can enjoy the small sandy beach and play in the piankatank river as well! Your welcome back anytime!
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Midlothian VA

The property was clean in a nice location with good pricing

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback as we are looking to get new bedding for the 2017 season! We just added Stainless steel dishwasher and new washing machine/dryer. I will certainly talk to the neighbors and we have not heard mention of this previously so someone must have a new PET?? Be well and thanks again!
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A wonderful, relaxing family get away...

  • 5 of 5

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 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! There is certainly something very special about the property and location that creates great memories! All you need is FAMILY, and FOOD!
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The perfect home away from home retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back in the near future and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Gloucester! Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review as it certainly means a lot to me as well as FUTURE GUESTS! Take care!
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Great place to stay for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
newport news international
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Across the street or Virginia Beach

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


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Courthouse House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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