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Get-a-Way River House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Are you looking for a convenient and comfortable beach getaway? To get here it only takes us a few minutes from Williamsburg and there are no tunnels and the Colonial Parkway rarely has any road rage drivers or traffic jams like those found on the interstate or 158 to Nags Head.

Whether you like to play on the sand beach, bask in the sun, sit in a swing, lay in a hammock, go crabbing, fishing, or boating, or curl up with a good book or sack out with a good movie, Getaway has it all.

Gloucester is still a community that feels like a small town, much like Nags Head in the early 80's, with lots of local shops and local restaurants, but still has some nice franchises and chain restaurants if you are not but so adventurous.

Traditionally rented by the week, we can make special arrangements for a weekend or split week. Do you have family coming to town? Why not put them up here?


Keywords: getaway, river house

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About The Owner

I was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. Married my beautiful wife Lisa and we have three great kids who enjoy canoeing & kayaking on the river.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Virginia

I chose to buy this vacation home because of its proximity to Williamsburg. It is close enough for a quick drive and just far enough to feel like you are really getting away. Growing up in Williamsburg we often traveled to Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks of North Carolina for vacation. Now a lovely drive on the Colonial Parkway over the Coleman Bridge and we are there without the headache of a long traffic filled road trip.

What makes this house unique

My family loves to spend a day on the river kayaking, canoeing and lounging on the sandy beach. After a full day on the river we enjoy cooking out with friends, and maybe playing some volley ball or horse shoes. It is so laid back and relaxing for all of us. We Love the hammock and swing.



Hayes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Ramp, basketball goal


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Get-a-Way River House
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
Granite City

Great place, but not what I expected

  • 3 of 5

The house itself was pretty roomy and comfortable, but I wish they had disclosed that the water was Well Water, as I am pregnant and not allowed to drink well water. You do have an option of purchasing water, but all showers and baths smelled horribly of sulphur from the well water. It was quite a shock. It would smell up the whole house during "bath time".

The beach is smaller than I expected but the children enjoyed it. Make sure you have swim shoes as it is VERY Rocky and slimey. The kids all had a good time playing in it, and the water doesn't get extremely deep. The owners offer use of a canoe and that was super fun, as was the hammock. A lot of little extras that kept the kids happy and busy!

The AC unit froze up a few times as whoever was in the house prior to us left the unit to "on" rather than auto, and it froze up a time or two after that as well. I contacted the owners and they are going to be looking into it and fixing it.

Most of the rooms do not have TV, which isn't a huge deal as we weren't there to watch tv, but it would have been nice to know as we could have brought some of our own dvd's to watch. The homeowners do leave some in the rental for your personal use.

Beyond that the location is away from a lot of people, we did have a few surprise visitors (neighbor dogs and goats!!) that delighted my kids. I would recommend as it did sleep all of us quite comfortably, but I would seriously suggest maybe doing something about the water as it was really quite a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We are from Roanoke VA and stayed at the Get a Way during my son's graduation from Christopher Newport. We had plenty of space for our family and relatives. The house is very nice and has a great kitchen to prepare meals. It did rain most of our visit but the house is located on the York River, has a very nice beach area and huge backyard with trees. Great for relaxing. We would definitely return to this house for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Shea, paz, Graham ,Willis stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful, plenty of room for everyone the price was right. We loved the property & how everything was accessible. We even discussed coming again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

The location was darn near perfect. The view was awesome. Plenty of room in the house for everyone. Easy drives to Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. No complaints!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burnet, TX

Great vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect base for my daughter's wedding at Gloucester Point. We had family from Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania who were all able to stay in comfort. The house is clean, roomy and has lots of amenities. We enjoyed the canoe several times. The kids had a great time exploring the house and looking for seashells on the beach. The only drawback was that the water in the bathrooms smelled like sulfur, especially in the master suite.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorton, VA

Perfect Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, but were so busy with other activities (Busch Gardens, Water Country, Living History Museum, etc) we didn't get to thoroughly enjoy huge yard and amazing views at the Get-A-Way River house. The property is well equipped and comfortable, the back yard is massive, and the beach area is a nice bonus. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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