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Great location to enjoy the Best of the Beach..steps to beach and restaurants!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom and 2 Bathrooms with bonus kids loft; sleeps 5 to 7 guests

The Beachcomber II enjoys a great in-town location....steps to the beach, restaurants, entertainment, and shops. We are family and pet friendly with a fenced yard and a fun playground just through the gate in the backyard.

The Beachcomber II features hardwood floors and soft relaxing colors throughout. You will pass under the dogwood trees through the front door and enter into the sunroom, into a large livingroom with cable television, pick your bedroom and get ready for family meals in the eat-in kitchen. Your choice of bedrooms is a sunny twin room with built-in-bookcases, a master bedroom, with queen bed and private bath or a queen size bedroom across from the second bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower. A bonus kids loft is upstairs with two twin beds, and window seat; we recommend it for for kids.

While enjoying your stay with us, we have provided an outdoor dining space under the trees with a gas grill. WIFI is provided.

Beachcomber II is a charming cottage, great for families, couples or girl's getaway. We began welcoming guests to our first cottage, Beachcomber I on Hawthorn in 2011 and we so enjoyed giving guests a great place to relax and get-away. With the success of Beachcomber I, we bought this charming cottage in 2012. After a total renovation the Beachcomber II; a 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation cottage with kid's sleeping loft is steps to the beach, shops and restaurants. Each year, we spend time in the off season to see what we need to replace or add. This year we upgraded one of the bathrooms and built a new shed for bikes and beach toys, added new Adirondack chairs under the front trees. Please come and enjoy!

The beauty of the Beachcomber is it is perfect for families and couples. The cottage features one floor living, unless you are a kid and want to escape to the kid's loft. We have a large fenced yard with a gate that opens to the town playground. We welcome well-behaved dogs; pet fee applies.

The enjoyment of the Beachcomber II isn't limited to the house. Along with the fenced yard; we feature a gas grill and outside dining under the trees, right outside the kitchen door. great for grilling out and crab picking! And just steps from the house are restaurants, shops, the beach, and fishing pier...be sure to get a soft serve ice cream at Nancy's, which you can see through the trees!

Colonial Beach, Virginia; 60 miles from DC,but a world away... Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with it's slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, and discover the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Westmoreland Berry Farm, several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, and great crabs.

Spring and early summer is a beautiful time at the Beach, to enjoy a much quieter waterfront and explore the region's history and wineries!

Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!

More Details

Owner
Cathy Bokman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Cathy Bokman

My husband and I, who live and work in the DC area, fell in love with Colonial Beach on our first visit in 2005 and bought a weekend house shortly thereafter. Since graduating from George Mason University; I entered the hospitality business. Being a cottage owner is something I love. It enables me to improve and beautify properties and provide a nice place for people to enjoy their vacations.

Cathy Bokman purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Cathy Bokman chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

In 2009 we bought our first vacation rental, Beachcomber I. That house was a partnership with my sister and my husband's brother; it was a total renovation. I found though that people really enjoyed themselves and discovering Colonial Beach and the area. A year later, a childhood friend that I grew up with in Wellesley, Massachusetts called when she found this listing on the internet. This house, which became Beachcomber II didn't need nearly the amount of work as our first project and had the same great location; steps from town and beach...so we jumped in and started the work....hope you enjoy!

What makes this cottage unique

Beachcomber II has a great location, or as guests tell me...it is a gem. I know they enjoy the location steps to town, beaches and a playground just through the back gate. Also it is mostly on one floor, except the kid's loft.

Amenities

Colonial Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw Foot Tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen
    Key West - 1 queen
    Shell - 1 twin/ single
    Kids Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Great location....walkable to beach and restaurants. Large fenced yard. The Town's playground is easily accessible through back gate and can be viewed from kitchen window.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Great location to enjoy the Best of the Beach..steps to beach and restaurants!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Colonial Beach for the last few years with friends,during the Potomac River Festival,and have enjoyed it very much.One of those friends just passed away in March after battling an aggressive form of cancer.He was looking forward to going again this year,as we always celebrated his birthday while there.(June 10th)Despite his passing,we decided to carry on the tradition,and have a memorial birthday celebration for him.We booked this lovely cottage because of it's close proximity to EVERYTHING! We literally could see the parades and fireworks from the house.We rented golf carts but we could easily walk to wherever we needed to go.The Thai French restaurant was next door and Nancy's ice cream just across the street,and just a short walk to live music at the Black Pearl Tiki Bar.Our friend Tim would have loved it just as much as we did.We would definitely choose this cottage again and recommend it to our friends.It had everything we needed to make it a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed celebrating and remembering Tim this year at the Potomac River Festival! Many guests share that what they like most about the Beachcomber II Cottage is the location! You mentioned most of the highlights! Kids with children also enjoy the easy access out of the back gate to the playground. We hope you will make this a tradition each year....we look forward to welcoming you back! Cathy Bokman Beachcomber Cottages
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5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and super-close to the beach! You can actually see the river as soon as you step on to the sidewalk in front of the house. Our six-year-old daughter loved having her own little sleeping loft on the second floor just as much as she loved the super short walks to both the playground behind the house and Nancy's Ice Cream across the street. There was plenty of room in the driveway for two cars and the golf cart we rented, and the shed was well stocked with beach chairs, a wagon, and three bicycles. We grilled one night and the grill worked perfectly. It was a lovely Memorial Day Weekend and we would definitely rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had a wonderful weekend! Each of our Beachcomber Cottages has something special about them...you hit many of the highlights of Beachcomber II. We look forward to having you with us again, soon! Cathy
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4

The house was nice, clean and close to most everything.

  • 4 of 5

This is an older house that was given a face lift. Very nicely decorated and plenty of towels and hot water. Kitchen was well supplied also. I liked that I could walk to most everything from here.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying! As promised, close to everything..beaches, restaurants, and shops. We try hard for a five star, I will reach out to you to find out what we could have done better. Please come see us again! Cathy
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Daughter's 16th Birthday weekend

  • 4 of 5

We are local in King George. We decided to rent the house for the weekend to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. We loved the convenience of restaurants nearby to walk to as well as the beach. We walked to the beach several times over the weekend to relax and do photo shoots for her birthday present. With permission, we had a family dinner Saturday night and was able to make use of the side yard and the playground next door. If I could change one thing, I wish the lawn had been mowed before we got there. Overall, it was an enjoyable weekend. I would definitely consider renting here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice house. It was like being at home. Enjoyed the location to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and will return again

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last Minute Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Cathy last minute to stay in Colonial Beach for the weekend. She worked with me and made adjustments and arrangements so that my partner and I could enjoy our stay, all while being on a cruise ship! Her dedication to making our trip an easy transition removed a huge burden and allowed us to really enjoy ourselves. It was our first time visiting the little corky town of Colonial Beach. The house was clean with nice size rooms, comfortable beds and linens, enough towels to swim 3x a day, a fully stocked kitchen, and located less than a block from the beach (literally down the street). While there, we went to Denson's (one of Cathy's suggestions) and I literally ate the best crab cake sandwich I'd ever had! The people of Colonial Beach are so nice and inviting. It is definitely one of those towns where everyone waves and says hello. This was a much needed vacation from the hustle and bustle of the DC corporate world. Next time we are renting golf carts! Thank you Cathy for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad we could get you in for your getaway! We, too, live in the DC area and know what a treat it is to get-away to this quirky, friendly town along the Potomac! Yes Densons is a favorite, my husband loves the crab cakes...I say they have the best burger I have ever had; not to mention the eclairs...glad you enjoyed. We are only able to accommodate these last minute requests, because we have a great team of housekeepers and a handyman in town that keep the houses guest ready, all the time. Thanks for staying and come see us again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Ronald Regan Washington Nationals (DCA)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cameron Hills Golf
Nearest Train
32 Miles
AMTRAK, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Car: recommended

A vacation to remember! Beachcomber II is ideally located in the heart of the Town of Colonial Beach. Within steps of the cottage is the Beach, Boardwalk, and great restaurants.

Some of our guests' favorites include starting their day at the Coffee Shop, Tattletales. Then later in the day enjoying many great restaurants ranging from award winning local seafood and oysters at Densons (RBD Oyster Bar), Thai at Seaside, soft served ice cream at Nancy's, crabs at Shady Lane Seafood, outside Tiki Bar at High TIdes, Riverfront Dining at the Riverboat, Chinese at Hunans and more. Within in walking distance later in the evenings on the weekends they enjoy live music at Tides Inn, High Tides, and Tattle Tales; with Keno and Off-track betting at the Riverboat.

So many choices with even more within a short ride... you don't have to cook. If you want to cook the well equipped kitchen and gas grill make it easy! Come and enjoy!!!

The beauty of the Beachcomber II is it is perfect for families and couples. The Beachcomber II is offers one floor living with a bonus kids loft. The home features a a master bedroom with private bath, a queen size bedroom, and a twin sized bedroom; on the first floor.

The enjoyment of the Beachcomber isn't limited to the house. It has a fenced yard, great for children and pets. From the eat-in kitchen you can view one of the town's playgrounds; the back gate opens right to the park. There is a tree covered picnic table with gas grill. The location is terrific, steps to restaurants, entertainment, shops and just one block from the beach and bathhouse.

Colonial Beach, Virginia; 60 miles from DC,but a world away... Colonial Beach, Virginia...the Gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia.... a beach front haven, less than 2 hours from DC, along the Potomac River. Many say, it is place that time has forgotten with it's slow pace, friendly people who wave as they drive past you on their golf carts, wide beaches where the Potomac River is 4 to 6 miles wide, within minutes to historical attractions; George Washington's Birthplace; the Lee Family Home, Stratford Plantation, explore Westmoreland State Park, and find Shark's teeth and more, great boating, fishing,crabbing, bird watching and discover the Chesapeake Wine Trail. The charm of of Colonial Beach is its unhurried pace of a small town and the enjoyment of several great waterfront restaurants, waterfront live bands on weekends during the summer, assorted antique/consignment shops, art galleries,and great crabs.

We have learned from our guests that Colonial Beach is a great launch-off place to explore the history of the region. Our guests have made day trips to DC, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Charlottesville, Williamsburg; all under 2 hours away...what a tremendous history trail. Additionally, two great amusement parks are an easy drive; Kings Dominion (1 Hour) and Busch Gardens Old Country and Water Park (2 Hours).

While Summer is the peak season; Spring and Fall are great seasons to enjoy the Northern Neck. Summer has many events; the Potomac River Festival , Blues Festival 4th of July, and Water Sports Festival.

The Fall features the Craft Festival, the Bike Festival, and the Halloween Golf Cart Parade.

Thanks for looking and be prepared to fall in love with Colonial Beach and the Northern Neck!

Beachcomber II is the second of the Beachcomber Cottages; which is family owned and operated. We bought our first vacation rental cottage, Beachcomber I in 2011. 1n 2017 we will expand to 5 Beachcomber Cottages. Two of the cottages, like Beachcomber II are in Town and walk able to many of the great reasons people come to enjoy the Beach. The other 3 all feature water views in quiet residential neighborhoods ranging from 1 bedroom, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bedrooms. Beachcomber Cottages has something for everyone's vacation. Please come and enjoy our hospitality!

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Rates & Availability

Colonial Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$925
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Sep 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$895
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$99
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$695
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Bike Fest 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$795
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$99
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$695
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Bike Fest 2018
Oct 4 2018 - Oct 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$825
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Booking Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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