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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7

Summer is here, and the Cove is alive with all types of wildlife. Charter fishing is walking distance from our home. Eagles, Ospreys, Blue Jays, Cardinals and Blue Herons are busy in the cove. The Little Wicomico Cottage is perfect for a vacation.

Little Wicomico Cottage is located on a cove off the Little Wicomico River in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay is accessible by boat. Vir Mar Beach, which is on the Chesapeake Bay, is 3 miles away by road.

Little Wicomico Cottage is nautically decorated home has spectacular views, with a private hot tub and peace and quiet.

This is a no smoking home. Ash Trays are provided outside.

The Great Room

A comfortable Great room features a wood fireplace, ceiling fan, DVD/VCR Player along with a large collection of videos with board and card games. The Great room also has a leather full-size futon should one of your party wish to sleep there.

The Kitchen

Fully equipped and bright, the Kitchen is open and usable with views of the cove while preparing meals.

The Dining Room

Adjacent to the Kitchen, Great room and Sunroom, the Dining room is a central gathering place with a table that expands to accommodate 8 people and a view of the Cove, Kitchen and Great room.

The Sun Room

Adjacent to the Dining Room, the Sunroom provides a location to decompress and watch the water and the wildlife. Eagles, ospreys, otters, foxes, herons, and songbirds have been seen from this room.

The Bedrooms and Baths

The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, a ceiling fan, dresser, a sitting area, a desk and views from every window. Skylights allow you to see the stars from your bed. The Master bedroom has a private entrance that leads to the breezeway. The Master bedroom also has a desk with a printer/scanner/copier should you need to bring your computer and work while staying with us.

The Downstairs bedroom has a full sized bed, with a ceiling fan and a sitting area.

The Downstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.

The Loft bedroom has a king-sized bed, a twin bed, a ceiling fan, sitting area, wardrobe and closet. This Loft bedroom is open to the Great room.

The Upstairs bathroom has beautiful ceramic tile, a Jacuzzi tub, toilet and large sink. The bathroom is shared between the Master and the Loft bedrooms.

The Outdoor Spaces

The property is beautifully landscaped and offers spectacular views from almost every room. The breezeway is a great gathering place for bar-b-ques, crab boils and enjoying the breezes from the water.

The front lawn is wonderful for playing ball or crocket.

Relax in the hammock while reading a book, or watching the cove.

Enjoy sitting out on the deck at the picnic table under the umbrella.

The dock is a great place to fish or catch crabs and to tie up your boat or jet ski while staying with us.

The dock has stairs for water access.

You can also take a canoe ride in our canoe.

The house is 3.5 miles via the Little Wicomico River to the Chesapeake Bay and 6 miles from great fishing.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing is walking distance from the Little Wicomico Cottage.

The Hot Tub is situated with great views of the cove and the sky. The Northern Neck is one of the few places left that you can still see the stars.

Little Wicomico Cottage is a great place to call home during your next visit to the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Arlene Payne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was perfectly setup and accommodated for our family of four. There was plenty of space for the kids to spread out and not be on top of each other, and my wife and I were able to enjoy our own space to enjoy. The Florida room is by far our favorite space in the house and offered wide views of nature and the water. The boys enjoyed the dock and taking the canoe out to explore the protected cove. Nature abounds and we saw ospreys and many other birds, but the highlight was the otter swimming in the cove. We explored the NN this house was close to everything.
Apr 2017
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Ophelia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Spectacular View On Little Wicomico River Cove Chesapeake Bay Access by Water Waterfront


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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A Beautiful and Peaceful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Don and Arlene are amazing hosts with a spectacular location on offer. The Wicomico Cottage is directly on the waterfront and offers stunning views, comfortable beds, and a quiet place to relax. The hot tub is delightful, there's a whirlpool tub inside, and the skylights and Florida room let plenty of natural light in. The stars at night are gloriously abundant and we saw all sorts of wild life from bunnies to crabs. The cottage is also fully stocked with essentials from first aid to kitchen gear, and the thoughtful hosts put down a happy birthday tablecloth since they knew we were there celebrating a birthday. Don even left his own vacation and drove to the house to repair a malfunction in the hot tub. This was an incredible place to relax and celebrate with friends and we will definitely be booking it again in the future. Thank you both for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything Arlene communicated clearly to us was available and easy to find! What a gorgeous view of the water from the back deck! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our little vacation place

  • 5 of 5

It was raining the whole weekend but did not stop us from having fun in the house... View of the water was wondering..... Can't wait until next visit... Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Very prompt responses by the owners when we made initial contact. The home is located in one of the most peaceful and quiet areas we've had the pleasure of visiting. It's located right on the water and there is plenty of space for a small or large group. They have a lot of different games and a ridiculous amount of DVDs. Was a wonderful and warm home with a touch of elegance to it. The place is well-stocked with a lot of things that make packing and buying for the vacation easier - they have a large variety of cooking materials including different spices, blender, coffeemaker, pans/pots, silverware. Additionally they provide shampoo/conditioner/towels. There is a washer/dryer included in the place as well. Overall, would return for another vacation in a heartbeat. We'll be taking a lot of memories made at the cottage with us for a long time!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind words about Little Wicomico Cottage. We aim for your stay to be memorable, in a good way, and we are happy that you had an enjoyable stay. :) Thank you again for staying with us!
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A weekend for the Stanwood History Books! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We felt as if we were invited to visit the Martins - but they were not home. The warm welcome atmosphere was perfect. The home was spotless, inviting, the most comfortable beds ever!!! And esthetically beautiful. Two baths! Full kitchen! Something for everyone. We enjoyed the hot tub - the dock and canoe even though we were off season for water sports. We look forward to returning as it was a perfect fit for our little family to relax and connect. The process was simple - and the use of the home made even easier by having every labeled and accessible that one could need! The Martin Cottage is "A little Piece of Heaven Here on Earth " indeed!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thankful that you were able to create some lasting memories, and we hope that you will find the time in your busy schedules to return to make some more!
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The perfect, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This trip, it was just my wife and myself, looking for a quick extended-weekend escape. We really couldn't have asked for more. We both love to fish, and we caught several - my wife catching the biggest, of course! Plenty of crabs over a few days for a big ol' pot of 'em. Which were easy to cook, because there is ample cookware, utensils and other items you might expect at home.

It's very quiet, and provides for a wonderful nature-centric view. In early July, there was a large gaggle of Canadian Geese who were having a layover across the river and would come out into the middle of the river - I think we counted forty two of them.

We called Don when we arrived and he was very responsive and friendly to talk with. Everything was clean and ready for us to get going.

When the day was over, it was very easy to get cleaned up and take advantage of the florida room and the deck, just kicking back and taking it all in.

They provide a wide selection of DVDs, and some common board games for the family/kids. Plenty of room in the living room/den on the furniture for the family to watch a movie or just hang out.

It's fairly private, even though there are neighbors. The way it is maintained is well thought out for providing some privacy without being totally secluded

We are already discussing plans to bring the kids next time and make it a full on family-vacation and explore a bit more.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind remarks. We are glad that you were able to relax and unwind and hope that you find time in your busy schedules to return with your family.
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Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Vir Mar Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Relaxing.

* Boating.

* Canoeing or Kayaking.

* Shop Antiques.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bar-B-Que.

* Relax in Hammock.

* Play Games.

* Go Thrift Shopping.

* Canoeing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play Lawn and Board Games.

* Fish off the Dock.

* Visit Local Towns.

* Canoeing.

* Fishing and Farm Museum.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing

Reedville Fishing Museum including summer concerts

Northern Neck Farm Museum towards Heathsville

Local Nature Preserves towards Kilmarnock

Smith Island and Tangier Island Cruises depart from Reedville

Local Wineries

Colonial Beach is about an hour and a half away

Westmoreland Players Theatre in Calleo


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150

This is a non-smoking home.
Weekly or monthly rates may be higher during Holidays or may require a minimum number of nights.
Two nights are normally required, but less than 2 nights may be accommodated.
There is a $150.00 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 nights.
There is a $250.00 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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