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Idyllic Riverfront Estate Near Extraordinary Historic Sites

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Come vacation in a beautiful waterfront setting! Mill Hill is a spacious riverfront estate dating back more than two centuries -- but with every modern convenience. With room for all, and every amenity you could desire -- including a chef's kitchen, water view side porch, porch swing, canoe dock, boat ramp, and gas fireplace -- Mill Hill is a great place for a family, a group of friends, or a couple to vacation. Crab or fish from the dock, swim, canoe, watch for osprey, or just just relax with a good book and your favorite beverage. Located in the heart of Tidewater in an area known locally as 'land of the life worth living,' you could spend days just enjoying this lovely property. However, if you can bear to tear yourself away -- you are within minutes of some of America's finest historic sights -- Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg -- as well as fine elegant and casual dining, extraordinary antiquing and other great shopping, and a wide variety of water sports. Groups larger than 6 may wish to rent the one-BR cottage on the property as well (listing 3021375).

Few places are more beautiful -- or more historic -- than Gloucester County. Nestled in the heart of Tidewater Virginia, Gloucester County was once home to the Powhatan Tribe and Pocahontas, as well as notable colonial families such as George Washington's ancestors. The site of countless waterways and five broad rivers, including the North River on the banks of which 'Mill Hill' resides, Gloucester is a haven for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports -- as well as dining on mouthwatering shellfish and other culinary delicacies. Just an hour from Richmond and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, DC, Gloucester is a great base for exploring all of the wonders of the Middle Peninsula of Virginia These include not only Gloucester's own historic courthouse circle, beautiful colonial Ware Church and Abingdon Church, and history museums, but also the charming arts community of Mathews just up Route 14 with its well-known lighthouse and sand beaches, and of course the world-renowned attractions of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and the College of William and Mary down Route 17 and across the York River.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were in awe when we arrived at your beautiful place! It is charming and perfect for our family of six. My 7-year-old son said today was his best day ever. Thank you for the sweet touches. The fresh flowers were wonderful. We had the best time here!
Apr 2014
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Idyllic Riverfront Estate Near Extraordinary Historic Sites
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Mill Hill is a dream

  • 5 of 5

My adult niece and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Mill Hill. I love, love, loved my time there. Mill Hill is a dream from colonial times fully updated for the 21st century. A long winding entrance lined by daffodils leads to a pretty white house on the banks of a river. The grounds include magnificient magnolias, camellias, a boxwood garden, and a rose garden. Inside the house, there are many authentic touches, (old ornamental fireplaces, wide plank wood floors, and hand-forged door hardware). But best of all, there were views of the river and the creek from many windows. All of the rooms were beautifully furnished. The master bedroom on the main floor where I slept was both accessible and extremely comfortable. Kitchen appliances and bathrooms are up-to-date and in excellent order. Ditto for the wonderful gas fireplace in the River Room. It was a cozy scene as we read, listened to our favorite CDs and watched a very light snow fall outside the huge windows overlooking the water. (There is a large TV in the River Room, duly equipped with DISH channels, but we opted for the serenity of music.) On the grounds there is also a charming one-bedroom guesthouse - all fully outfitted. (Although we did not need any extra space since the house alone is 3,000 square feet, I can imagine that a large family group might want to rent the house or cottage.) Also, nearby is a boathouse and a large barn. Have I mentioned the air? It's pure and sweet. Ten minutes from the house is the charming historic town of Gloucester Courthouse. Among the restaurants we sampled was Jessica's On Main where we enjoyed a grilled chicken and garden salad with huge chunks of freshly cooked chicken, potato leek soup, homemade bread, and divine desserts (black-bottom New York cheesecake & Keylime pie!!) all made right there. I can't wait to go back to Mill Hill in the summertime with the rest of the family!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic is Right - Beautiful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Mill Hill on two separate occasions and it is truly a special place. The setting on a small peninsula virtually surrounded by the river and creek is just lovely and very private, and the sunsets breathtakingly beautiful. Accomodations at Mill Hill are luxury class and the main house is historically accurate while completely comfortable. Outstanding décor and large, outfitted chef's kitchen. We especially enjoyed dining on the porch and champagne at sunset on the dock. Mill Hill is perfect for a family retreat or a "gal pals" long weekend. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Mill Hill. We know you enjoyed antiquing and treasure-hunting while you were visiting Gloucester County. We strive constantly to make Mill Hill an even better place for a family, a couple, or a group of close friends to vacation. Time and time again, however, we've seen that no matter what WE do to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable, the most enchanting aspects of Mill Hill are those that can't be replicated: the mist that seems to envelop the pier at first morning light, the fresh country smells when you arrive & take your first walk around the property, and the thrills of crabbing & fishing at the end of the dock. We DO hope that you and your friends will all come back to visit Mill Hill -- REAL SOON!!!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newport News/Williamsburg International
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrak Williamsburg
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gloucester (numerous restaurants)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gloucester Courthouse Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150

From $2,000 to $2,750 weekly. Thanksgiving rental--minimum of 3 nights at $500 per night; Christmas and Easter weeks are $2,500.
A $500 security deposit is required to book the property in addition to the rental fee and cleaning fee.

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Gloucester Courthouse Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 'Mill Hill' also has two comfortable sofas in the river room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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