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Beachfront house on Potomac-Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Enjoy beautiful Chesapeake vistas and a fine white sand beach at this spacious, family-friendly beach house. Five fully-furnished bedrooms sleep up to 10 comfortably. Private pool. Excellent fishing, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, crabbing, barbecue/picnicking, and hiking. Dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, pelicans, and hummingbirds live in the area. Within an 8-15 minute drive, you'll find restaurants, shopping, vineyards, antique shops, charter fishing boats, museums, a free ferry to Sunnybank, and ferries for day trips to nearby Chesapeake Bay islands. Just two hours from Richmond and three hours from Washington. Available for weekend, weekly or monthly rental.

Note: House is limited to nonsmokers. Renters are expected to bring bath and beach towels, soap, and paper towels (bed linens provided). We have a no-pets policy. House must be in 'as found' condition on departure, including cleaning of bed linens using the on-premises washer/dryer. Overnight stay is limited to registered guests not exceeding 10 persons.

More Details

Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier

We live now in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and have owned the beach house for more than 30 years. Our family has wonderful memories of summer vacations filled with beach-combing, swimming, bicycling, and fishing. We hope you'll enjoy a vacation there too!

Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier purchased this house in 1983

Why Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier chose Virginia

The quality of the beach and the tranquil setting were what first drew us to Ophelia. The area has a wealth of history and opportunities for day trips on charter boats, ferries to nearby islands, and outings to memorable restaurants, museums and shops in Reedville, Kilmarnock, and Heathsville. Over the years, we've been able to add an upstairs deck, rooms, and amenities to the beach house. It is a place for fun and rest – and hard to leave!

What makes this house unique

Some of our favorite activities are relaxing on the upstairs deck and watching the osprey, bald eagles, pelicans, and dolphins go by. Views of sunrises over the Bay and sunsets on the Potomac are gorgeous. The salt water pool is easy on the eyes and a great way to cool off after hikes or long walks on the beach. An outdoor barbecue as picnic table sits between house and pool. Inside, we have comfortable and well air-conditioned spaces for meals and gatherings of friends and family.


Heathsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Fully Furnished 5 Bedrooms (two bedrooms with Queen beds, two bedrooms with Full beds, one bedroom with a Full bed plus a Twin bed). * 2 bathrooms (one per floor) * Free Wifi internet access with Comcast broadband * Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, cooktop range with full oven, refrigerator with freezer * Living room with 40 inch (1080p LCD) TV with Metrocast cable (service includes HBO), DVD/Blu-Ray. Main bedroom also has 19' flat screen LCD TV. * Air-conditioning and heating * Washer and dryer in utility room * Private, fenced in-ground pool (32' x 16') * Telephone with free local/regional calls included * Linens included for bedding (Please note that towels and washcloths are not included) * Bring your kayaks and inflatables for launching on the private white sand beach!


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, there were no real problems at all. The downstairs shower leaked a little, but no big deal. we hope to come back in the feature. The fig tree in the yard was a nice surprise, loved the fresh figs each morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends and family fun had by all

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, and would certainly go back for a second round!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family & I love the beautiful house with the nice view of sunrise every morning.

  • 5 of 5

Love the beautiful backyard with a lot of beautiful flowers & look forward to many afternoon relaxing beside the pool. Catching a lot of diff. Fish was the most wonderful vac. Experiences my family had.. The owners was very helpful and very nice people to talked to.

We the love the Ophelia beach house.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had such an enjoyable stay – many thanks also for leaving the house in sparkling shape!
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Beautiful, peaceful, serene, nice place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very peaceful! We saw the Dolphins and used the pool a lot. The only things I saw as inconvenient was I have we have a 2 year old and there was no bathtub to bathe him only stand up showers. Also, restaurants are only open like 4 hours a day or all the way closed. Very hard hours to work around. Cell service can be hard to get. Otherwise, house was nice and comfortable, awesome views and the pool was great! We made use of the great yard and did water balloons and corn hole! We had great memorable time with our family there! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent Memorial weekend at Ophelia Beach House and what a memorable one it was! The location of the property is amazing with the beach at the end of the garden, it almost seemed like our own private beach as we hardly saw anyone during our stay. The house is lovely, lots of space and very well stocked with games and stuff for the kids to play with in the pool. Everything was lovely and clean and Mark (Owner) was there to greet us and show us around on arrival. Would definitely go back again! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I totally enjoyd our stay. Very peaceful vacation for all. We are hoping that we can make this our annual vacation home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Ophelia Airfield, private multiuser grass airstrip
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sunnybank Ferry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Fredericksburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 360
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Los Patrones

* Shopping: Antiques, gift shops, supermarkets, and a variety of shopping 8-15 minutes away

* Golf Courses: Quinton Oaks Golf Course (Callao) and King Carter Golf Course (Kilmarnock/Irvington)

* Museums: Fishermen's Museum (Reedville), Farmers Museum (Burgess), Historic Hewlett Tavern/Museum (Heathsville) within 15 minutes

* Vineyard/Winery: Athena Vineyard within 15 minutes

* Busch Gardens amusement park: 73 miles away

* Water Country USA: 72 miles away

* Kings Dominion amusement park: 82 miles away


Rates & Availability

Heathsville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1700

Monthly Rate: $4000 - $5500

Short-stay rental (2-night minimum for non-holiday weekends; 3 night minimum for holiday weekends)

* $600 for 2-day weekend (off season)
* $850 for 2-day weekend (high season)

Weekly rental
SPRING Pre-Season: (March 21-June 14) Weekly Rate: $1200 for a 7 night stay, with Saturday check in/out
SUMMER Season: (June 15-September 30) Weekly Rate: $1700 for a 7 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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