4 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Baths, Sleeps 8 -10, Close to Williamsburg Yorktown Smithfield
Dorothy & Duke Bracy
About Dorothy & Duke Bracy
We have vacationed in this area for the last 20+ years. Duke and his family have been vacationing here his entire life. His sister has a cottage that we have enjoyed for many wonderful years just up the beach. We fell in love with the peaceful country life, the river, the history and all the many things to do in the area. As long as we have been vacationing in the area we still have many things left on our to do list. We decided to build our own vacation/retirement home at the place we felt the most relaxed and where happiness was always present. We felt it would be a shame to not to share our peaceful haven with others who would like to unwind and reconnect with nature, family and friends. We currently live an hour from our property on a tree and horse farm south of Petersburg, VA. We have four children and five grandchildren that we enjoy spending time with. We also enjoy spending time with our siblings and their families as well. As we quickly approach retirement age, our goal is to downsize the workload of maintaining of our current home and farm and eventually move to our "Rivah" home to enjoy our later years in life.
Dorothy & Duke Bracy purchased this House in 2016
Why Dorothy & Duke Bracy chose Surry
We chose this property because of the LOCATION, the VIEWS and how close we are to so many things to do. Once you have experienced the peacefulness of this area, you too will fall in love with it. The sunrises, the ever changing sky, the moonlight, watching the wildlife and birds, watching the fireworks from Busch Gardens every weekend night at 9PM from June - August, or New Years Eve and Day are all reasons we enjoy our home so much. While it is a close ride to city life and amenities, our home also provides us with the peacefulness of country living.
What makes this House unique
Local activities include fresh strawberry, blueberry or in season fresh vegetables picking less than 2 miles away, Hampton Roads Vineyard & Winery, Edwards Ham Shop and Deli, Surry Seafood Resturant, Anna's Pizza are all within a 5 to 10 minute drive away. Less than a mile from the house you can stop in and buy FRESH EGGS!!! Chippokes Plantation State Park always has activities and festivals to keep you busy. In the fall, there's the Nottoway Indian PowWow - less than 10 minutes from the house. There are so many opportunities to get out and see history or just to relax and unwind.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No parties or events without prior permission
Smoking/Vaping on outside PORCHES only.
No pets allowed.
Children of all ages will love it here!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Short Term Rental Agreement must be completed, signed & returned.
HOA regulations must be followed - List to be provided. Basically no loud noise, no commercial vehicles or travel homes, 7am-10 pm beach access
No refunds for early departure or check out.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for a family vacation!
Dorothy was wonderful! House was perfect for our family. Was initially worried about ferry, but the schedule worked for us. Although it was too cold to enjoy the beach, the view of the river was great. Would definitely recommend staying at this lovely house.
My family and I stayed here Thanksgiving week. We had five adults and four children from 9 to 13. There was plenty of room. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were clean with lots of towels. The half bath was so useful in the morning rush. We loved being by the water. Even though it was too cold to swim the kids loved being on the beach collecting shells. Yes, we did find a few shark teeth. Huge yard for the kids to let off steam. We had our annual Thanksgiving soccer game there. The kitchen was well supplied with the latest of everything. I was initially concerned that the ferry would be inconvenient but it was not. It's fast and reliable and the kids loved it, especially the ferry with a top deck. The adults did, too. A peaceful few minutes without the kids. The Historic Triangle provided lots of fun and educational activities. From a 10 year old: "You mean Pocahontas was real?" There's no reason to hesitate renting this place You'll love it.
Family wedding celebration
My out of town family members needed a place to stay while celebrating my son’s wedding. The owners were amazing and so thoughtful answering all questions and concerns. Their home is absolutely beautiful with an amazing view. My family enjoyed their stay at this gem of a house in Surry!!
Fabulous owners, immaculate property and fun, beautiful location. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Awesome location! Clean!
Dorothy was an excellent “host” and communicated very well! Such an awesome property! You will love it!
9-28 thru 10-2-19
Beautiful home! Prime location to ferry!
We had a peaceful and relaxing time. Communication with Dorothy was quick and easy. Seems like a warm, caring and genuine person. Clean and spacious home! Hope to return one day!
Chippokes Plantation State Park - Olympic size pool & picnic areas, hiking & nature walks, farm & forestry museum, Jones-Stewart mansion tours as well as special events such as: Easter Egg hunt, Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Steam & Gas Engine Show, Harvest Celebration as well as other events.
Plantation House and other interesting things to see and do
Bacon's Castle, Smithfield - the Ham capital of the world