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Margaret Montgomery

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cozy one bedroom cottage on riverfront property on lovely Ware Neck.

Come and spend your vacation in this quiet, peaceful setting on the Ware River. The estate boasts 290 ft of shoreline. This charming and historic 2 story cottage sits on 7 acres located on the Ware Neck Peninsula. The cottage has hand hewn post and beam construction dating to approximately the 1790s. There are fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom and on the front porch. Just in front of the cottage is the restored icehouse built in the late 18th century and used to store blocks of ice brought from up north by steamboats down the Chesapeake Bay. The water front is a short stroll and has a pier with a floating dock. This is a perfect spot for watching beautiful sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine, fishing, crabbing or launching your canoe or kayak. The Cottage is 70 min from Richmond or Norfolk, 2 hours from DC, 45 min from Williamsburg, 30 min from Yorktown and 20 minutes to the Arts community of Matthews. It provides a great home base for exploring this beautiful and diverse region of Virginia.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Montgomery (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 39 traveler reviews

Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Perfect vacation spot for me, my sister, our mom and her dog.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations. Property in quiet, somewhat secluded area minutes from quaint, historic town. plenty of places to walk on property, fish, kayak or just enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Historic Gloucester has specialty shops and fresh produce market. About 45 minutes from Williamsburg...easy day trip.

Hosts were extremely accommodating...providing for our every need...Just all around friendly people.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin Set Amongst the Beauty of the Ware Neck

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to take a few days off over the 4th of July and spent 2 lovely nights at the Cottage. What an absolute delight...the Cottage was absolutely charming. Very cute, very up-to-date; all wrapped up in a wonderfully historic building and setting.

We couldn't have asked for a cleaner, more well-kept place; very comfortable. The hosts were also great; very welcoming, letting us use their dock to launch our canoe to explore the area...a very nice and welcoming couple.

While the weather one day was outstanding, the other days it was not, but it didn't matter. We enjoyed sitting on the porch, listening to the birds and the rain fall...and at night the stars were beautiful. The Ware Neck is a very quiet area, and though not far from Gloucester CH, Mathews, and Gloucester Point...when you pulled into the drive, it felt as if you were in a lovely place; warm, comfortable, intimate.

If you want to spend a wonderful time in a quiet--but very accessible area (about 60 miles from our home in Richmond). Very special. We heartily recommend this Cottage and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple Elegance

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an easy weekend getaway. This property fit exactly what we needed. Upon using the app that was sent to us, we learned a great deal about the property including what we did NOT need to pack! Basically, all we needed were clothes and food, which made our weekend getaway all the easier. The owners have thought through most anything you would need to enjoy a respite away from it all by creating an environment of simple elegance. The cottage was clean and meticulously designed and decorated all the way down to simple, yet important details. We are water lovers and appreciated the use of the dock. It seemed everywhere we went to eat or shop, people were incredibly friendly in the area. We hope to return to this area of Virginia. If we do, this property will be our first choice. The pride the owners feel about the property is evident in everything including the customer service. Thank you for such a terrific stay.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would have to agree, the app is a wonderful thing and is designed to enhance your stay by providing lots of information specific to the property and to the area in general. It helps guests get the most out of their stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to see you paddle boarding on the river again soon!
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Great cottage and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We went to Gloucester for a quick weekend trip out of the city. We were more than pleasantly surprised at the location and the cottage. Peg and John are great hosts and extremely welcoming. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quaint, Quiet and Comfortable Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 36th anniversary at this lovely Gloucester County cottage. We traveled to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Virginia Beach from here with no problems, yet enjoyed the peace and quiet back that mile long, old-time southern plantation lane at the end of the day. We appreciated the accommodations, that truly were like a home away from home. We had quiet evenings together in the cozy living room. Walked down to the dock at water's edge and admired the formal kitchen garden. I would highly recommend this cottage to others. Rick & Cherry Hess

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous weekend getaway at Glebefield. The property is gorgeous and the cottage was quaint, immaculate, and perfect for 2. We thoroughly enjoyed bird watching, fishing, kayaking, and just relaxing on the dock. John and Peggy were super friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them. We also had a lot of fun exploring the nearby towns of Mathews and Gloucester Courthouse. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newport News
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

We are in a lovely rural setting and yet close enough to Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg to enjoy all they have to offer including historical tours, amusement parks,

Farmers markets and fine dining.


Rates & Availability

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Prime season
Apr 2 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

100% refund for cancelations made 30 or more days prior to arrival date.
If you have pets we are requiring insurance through VRBO which is an additional $59. We ask that pets not be allowed on furniture unless the furniture is covered, that food and water bowls be in utility room and not on hardwood floors, that you clean up behind your dog, and that your pets not be left alone in cottage for long periods of time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tidewater & Hampton Roads Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet paper Shampoo and conditioner towels beach towels hairdryer soap
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Daybed in bedroom, plus Sleeper sofa in living room
  • fireplace ceiling fan open beamed ceiling
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing

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