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Upscale Private Cottage perfect for your Spring getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 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 in Irvington in 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: 21
  • 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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Upscale Private Cottage perfect for your Spring getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cottage. An excellent getaway

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nicely equipped cottage and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, private, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate, well equipped and private. Everything we needed for a few days away was provided. The two person shower, large comfortable bed and updated kitchen were some of the highlights.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! New, clean and quiet! The Browns have thought of everything to make their guest feel pampered and at home! Look forward to another stay at the Mad Calf!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Raye! We thank you for being such thoughtful guests, we welcome you back anytime! Lara and David
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Sweet Southern Charm with Five-Star Flair

  • 5 of 5

After a short drive from Richmond, we arrived at Mad Calf Cottage on a Friday evening. The front porch lights were on, letting us know the owners anticipated our arrival. We opened the front door and were greeted with Prosecco on ice and the faint smell of fresh flowers in every room. Inside it was warm, inviting and beautifully decorated. Even better than the pictures you can see online! The linens were exquisite, and the bathroom boasted a large walk-in shower with toiletries you’d find at an upscale hotel. It was simply lovely! These folks thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and luxurious.

On Saturday morning, we left our cell phones behind and biked into the little village of Irvington. We had coffee and breakfast on our minds, so we popped into The Local. What an adorable shop! The weather was unusually warm for this time of year, so we sat outside. We sipped our coffee, read the paper and it was blissful. Completely unplugged.

We decided to drive into the neighboring town of Kilmarnock for some window shopping and lunch. We chose the fish tacos from Byrd's Seafood truck. Delectable! That evening, we enjoyed staying in, making our own dinner and sitting by the fire pit.

We can’t wait to come back again when it’s even warmer and try out the awesome outdoor shower. Thank you, Lara and David!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mad Calf last December - everything was perfect, brand new and beautifully decorated. We would highly recommend this luxurious cottage in such a scenic location. The owners were fabulous, friendly and very helpful. Nothing but positives on everything!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Damage Deposit £214.29

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.