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Upscale Private Cottage in the Charming Village of Irvington!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 1 bedroom cottage within walking distance to Tides Inn.

Mad Calf Cottage is a lovely destination for a romantic getaway. From the plush linens to the soft lighting to the generous master shower for two, this quaint cottage in the heart of Irvington is good for the soul(s).

The photographs tell most of the story, but not all. Here you are a short bike ride away from the iconic Tides Inn resort as well as Irvington’s own vineyard for wine tastings, the Local coffee shop, the Steamboat Era museum, Trick Dog Café and many more shops and attractions. Irvington is a historic town on the Chesapeake Bay, home to sea captains and watermen who defined an era that lives on in the architecture and streets and, of course, the menus of the town.

Or you can stay home.

Mad Calf Cottage includes a luxurious Master Bedroom with a King size bed, exquisite linens and down pillows. The en suite bath boasts a double vanity complete with all amenities you would expect to find in an upscale resort. The romantic shower for two is all tile with shower head, rain head and a convenient hand-held shower wand.

The over-sized porch is a delightful place for your morning coffee and for your evening sunsets. If your visit is during the cooler months, curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and turn on some romantic music and, well, see where that goes.

The kitchen is equipped with a full-size fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. All dishes, pots and pans and cutlery as well as other small appliances are there for your added convenience.

Bicycles and tennis racquets (tennis courts in town) are complimentary. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for a small fee.

Mad Calf Cottage awaits. Make your reservation today.

More Details

Lara Brown
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Lara Brown

David and I fell in love with the charm and slower pace of Irvington and realized the potential of having a VRBO spot. The Village of Irvington is a wonderful destination to relax, unwind, and unplug so why not share it with others. We enjoy renovating properties and decided this would be a great investment for our children in the future.

Lara Brown purchased this cottage in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Irvington around the Lancaster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The quaint town of Irvington has a general no loud noise policy after 11:00 p.m.
  • Parking available for 2 vehicles only.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Shower Enclosure , Shower by candlelight, simple romance.
  • The best part of the cottage! Let it all go and let the rain head pour down. Enjoy the exquisite shower and then step out into a super luxurious bathrobe.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Wrap yourself up in the belgian flax linen sheets and be delighted with the hydro-cool down comforter.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Groceries can be pre-ordered and stocked in the fridge upon your arrival. Ready made appetizers, breakfast, lunch and or dinner entrees are also available for purchase. Relax, and enjoy! Leave the shopping to us!


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Upscale Private Cottage in the Charming Village of Irvington!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A property with attention to every detail . This property speaks of a sencire love of hospitality .

  • 5 of 5

Simply outstanding in every way !

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We strive for upscale luxury and want every guest to feel special! We welcome you back anytime!
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Very nice, clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so clean and they left us a note with a bottle of wine and a few snacks.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Immediately after I opened the door, we fell in love with this darling cottage! It is so warm and inviting. Lara definitely has a sense for style and decor. We spent our anniversary weekend here and will most certainly be returning for future visits. It is a great place for us to unwind and just relax from our hectic schedules. Thank you again for being such a wonderful host!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage! Spotless when we arrived and everything was more than expected. Amazing bedroom and bathroom for two.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations! Just as promised!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as promised (as reviewed)! Immaculately cleaned; spacious; tastefully decorated - this cottage was everything is was promised to be! We have no reservations recommending this cottage to anyone wanting to enjoy some peace and quite in this lovely part of Virginia.

P.S. We accidentally left something behind (an inexpensive earring) - and Lara (the owner) went the extra mile in seeing that it was returned to us! Thank you Lara!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review and such kind words! You are welcomed back anytime!
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Wonderful relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lara and David’s mad calf cottage was really incredible!! So beautiful, spacious, and relaxing.

We spent a lot of time on the front porch, enjoying the swing and watching the bunnies. We even saw a fox. They have bikes you can use to go into town or the nearby Tides Inn, which has an awesome restaurant and bar [and river cruise]. Really highly recommend this place.

Thank you for lending us the umbrellas, Lara!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura for the 5 star review! I know it was a long trip, but please come back anytime!!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Richmond Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hills Quarter Golf Course
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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