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Get-a-Way River House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer


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:
May 25, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Get-a-Way River House
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

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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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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Great Place to Meet

  • 5 of 5

Several family members from different states rented the house to attend a family reunion in Gloucester, 10 miles away. It is a perfect location. We were blessed with great weather so the kids could play on the little beach and in the yard. There were yard toys and an air hockey game in the garage that the kids enjoyed

The kitchen is great. I especially appreciated the separate ice machine which had a workout. There were plenty of plates,especially plastic for kids. Only one glass wineglass so it was mine!

The owners are making major improvements in the house. You can tell by the new carpeting throughout and the large TV's in the various rooms. Also a great radio in the kitchen. Great maps on the wall of the area and a neat globe in the living room(geographer's dream)

My husband and I had the master bedroom and it was great. I felt guilty it was so spacious and comfortable. The bed and furniture in the master bedroom are really nice.

I only have two recommendations. I hope the next improvement will be with the mattresses upstairs. For kids they are fine but the adults need something firmer. There is a cleaning service but they skimped a bit in the kitchen. The rest of the house was spotless. The owners may want to check once in a while to make sure they are getting their money's worth. I called the owner about trash removal and he solved our problem immediately and was glad I called. I highly recommend this house and look forward to coming again someday. If two or three couples came there could be a fight over who got the master bedroom.

We ate at Tony and Melina's--We also ate at Sals Pizzeria. Would recommend both.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED IT! Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We were having trouble finding a house that could accommodate two families with very specific requirements. The Getaway gave us everything we needed, plus everything we wanted and lots we didn't even realize we wanted - all in a roomy, lovely, comfortable house! The kids loved the large yard and beach, as well as the kites, balls, lawn games, and air hockey table; we just wish we had more time to enjoy the hammock, swing, canoe, and basketball hoop!

Most every room has a great view of the river, and the house is very clean and well maintained. The owner was helpful, friendly, and extremely responsive. We would love to return to The Getaway and will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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