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Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

Waterfront to kayak, bird watch, crab, fish, star watch & enjoy beautiful views

21 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lancaster - Fish Tales Lodge

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

$350 per night on sale for $200 per night. Available for an annual lease for $2,000 per month beginning in September 2016.

Serenity. Peace and quiet. Charming. Great location. Wonderful home with everything for a relaxed, complete vacation. A great place to stay with your furry friend without the hassle and noise of a hotel. That's what our guests say!

Stay here! You will enjoy Fish Tales Lodge on 1.3 acres on the Corrotoman River of Virginia's beautiful Northern Neck with delightful boat watching along the river between fantastic sun and moonrises. Grill your catch on the deck, cook in the fully equipped kitchen or dine out at many local restaurants.

Enjoy free wi-fi, Cable TVs, VCR & DVD, along with a movie collection. Fish Tales is In a vacation community offering a private swimming pool, marina with boat launch, playground, picnic area. Chip and putt golf at driveway and arrangements may be made at local country club - some additional fees are required. Central heat/air throughout + Fireplaces. Washer & dryer.

Tour charming waterfront villages, the Chesapeake Bay, vineyards, or historic homes & gardens. Washington, D.C. 2.75 hrs, Richmond 1.5 hrs, Colonial Williamsburg-Busch Gardens & King's Dominion theme parks.

Amazing fishing, boating. We prefer Friday to Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner

Hello, I'm Catherine Bennett, a full-time real estate broker. After showing and selling thousands of waterfront properties, it was time to find a waterfront getaway of our own! Robert is an architect, professional engineer and Class A contractor so renovating this home is a delight for us. We're constantly updating and decorating, and are eager to share this special property with you.

Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why Catherine Bennett, Realtor, Broker & Owner chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

This property appealed to us because:

First, it is located right on the Corrotoman River, my favorite river because it is very clean and excellent for fishing and boating. It is THE river for sailboaters! By 'right on the water', I mean it is built about 25 feet from the water. Waterfront homes are now allowed to be built no closer than 100 feet from the waterfront.

Second, it has an amazing tidal pond that serves as a grocery store for the local waterfowl and a habitat for ducks, otter, and other fascinating woodland creatures. You'll be amazed at the drama that nature unveils daily, including the awesome birdwatching right here on the Atlantic flyway.

Third, it has a floorplan that makes it cozy for a couple or excellent for more people with gathering space and spread out spaces. Two fireplaces make it charming in winter and the wrap around porch with screened porch below make outdoor living in Virginia's excellent weather ideal. And because I love tall rooms, the vaulted ceiling in the front half of the first floor makes it wonderful!

Fourth, it has woods on two sides, the river on the third side and on the fourth side, up the hill, is a lovely neighbor. You can't get much more privacy! Fish Tales is 1.3 acres, including the tidal pond that is accreting, the opposite of eroding!

Fifth, it is in Corrotoman By The Bay, a wonderful little community with a terrific salt-water swimming pool, beautiful professional quality tennis courts with pickle ball. Free exercise equipment and wi-fi at the clubhouse, playground, and many other features. Parties, parades and other events are highlights of this area.

What makes this house unique

Most guests comment on the incredible views throughout the house of one of the most beautiful rivers in Virginia. There's occasional kayakers, fishing boats and sailboats that distract you from the awesome birds and wildlife who live on and follow the river.

They also love how beautiful the house is and the wooded setting. Best of all, they love that we welcome your family dog! The picture is of Robert with our darling Old English Sheepdog, Fanny, enjoying a few minutes of happy time in the living room.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting us rent Fish Tales! We had so much fun. I love how much detail you put into every room. Your online pictures really don't do this place justice because it is so much prettier in person. Even the dogs loved it! Dad loved crabbing (when he caught some), Heather (my sister) loved the pool, my aunt loved helping my dad crab (most of the time she had better luck than he did), Mom loved watching the way the sun reflects on the water, and I loved taking pictures of nearly everything. The little red sailboat absolutely fascinates me! Do people still use it? Mom and I think it is just for show. We even named a snake that comes to the cove right beside the deck. His name is Sssteeeree haha! We all wish we could stay longer, but unfortunately we have to leave. I hope you like the sign that we made. Until next time...
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront to kayak, bird watch, crab, fish, star watch & enjoy beautiful views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 23 reviews
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SECLUDED GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

AN ENJOYABLE GETAWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE. QUIET AND RELAXING, WITH NICE PEOPLE TO HANG OUT AT THE POOL WITH THAT MADE YOU FEEL AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY. BEAUTIFUL SUNRISES OVER THE TIDAL POOL AND RIVER AND PLENTIFUL WILDLIFE TO OBSERVE. MRS. BENNETT WAS QUICK TO RESPOND TO ANY NEEDS THAT CAME UP. WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR HOME AND LETTING US RELAX FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. HOPE TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK AGAIN.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful property, fantastic location. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Catherine the owner has such a beautiful property, in the most gorgeous location. We had to bring so little with us as so much was provided including a kayak! The peace was just what was needed after 3 days in Washington DC. I would recommend both Catherine and the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Fish Tales! It was truly fun for the whole family - including for our relatives from Germany who joined us during the stay. From kayaking on the river to relaxing at the community swimming pool with the kids, there was something to do for the whole family. At first glance it appears there is little to do, but one quickly learns that this is not the case at all. After we took full advantage of the lovely home and neighborhood where we were staying, we headed down to Bell Isle state Park which was only a few miles away and enjoyed free music and many family attractions. We highly recommend Fish Tales to those who are looking for a quiet, fun and relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This storybook lake cottage is movie worthy

  • 5 of 5

I found this gem for a family gathering with my sister's in laws in VA. We couldn't believe how quaint and welcoming this place is! I have rented many VRBO properties, but have never experienced such a wonderful hostess, Catherine, or such a well equipped space. She had place thoughtful notes around the home to help make our stay more easier. The kitchen has everything we needed and the property and the kids enjoyed the kayak and the community pool.

The view was like a scene from a Nicholas Sparks novel. We will come back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well Equiped, Great Locations, Great Price, Dog Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Laid back owner provides everything you can imagine for a water getaway. The answer to everything you can ask is, "yes, they have it". Despite visiting in the off season the cottage was ready to go and even included an amenity basic.

Look no further, this is the right getaway location for you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Retreat Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a secluded and private river front spot for a Me Retreat and Fish Tales was it! Just what I was looking for. It was clean, well stocked with anything I needed, super comfortable bed and a fantastic view. I got up early just to see the beautiful sunrise. As others have said, the kitchen is small but completely doable. And it comes with a 2 person kayak! Catherine was patient with my inquiries regarding the hurricane and check in was a breeze. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
For private planes: Hummel Field, Topping, VA.
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Corner, The Oaks, Upper Deck
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Merry Point Ferry - free 4 car crossing this river
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Golden Eagle, Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Williamsburg 1.75 hours or Richmond 2 hours
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Located @ Rt. 354 & 201. Take: I-64 or 360 to area
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lively, Lancaster, Kilmarnock, Irvington, Reedvlle
Nearest Beach
on property at low tide but larger beaches nearby
Car: necessary

Fronting the scenic Corrotoman River in Virginia's beautiful & historic Northern Neck. It's been a boating, swimming and fishing paradise since Indian and Colonial days.

Wherever you go you are not far from incredible opportunities to boat, antique, enjoy farmer's markets & fairs , vineyards, local arts, music, crafts and restaurants or cruise the old pirate islands in the Chesapeake Bay.

Use of private community pool, tennis courts, boat ramp, pier, playground.

Belle Isle State Park on the Rappahannock River and Hughlett Point Nature Preserve on the Chesapeake Bay are nearby. Excellent golfing offered at several championship courses.

1 hour to birthplaces of Rbt. E. Lee @ Stratford Hall and George Washington @ Wakefield,

A short drive to Washington DC, Richmond and Williamsburg-Yorktown-Jamestown, which makes this narrow, picturesque peninsula a sought after destination to escape city turmoil. Captain John Smith visited area in 1608, still largely unspoiled!

Other Activities: Historic sites: birthplace of Robert E. Lee, George Washington. Captain John Smith water trail. Take cruises to Chesapeake Bay islands.

Golf: Guest may be permitted to use owner's membership at Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club for golfing on the club's 18 hole golf course. There is a chip and putt course for guests and owners in the community where Fish Tales is located.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lancaster, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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£346
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£807
£2,152
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £38

Congratulations on your wedding or party. I can assist you in booking the community clubhouse, which is just up the driveway from Fish Tales, for your event. If approved, the clubhouse has a separate $100 fee for four hours use.

You are renting an entire home not just a room. Our rent is extremely low but is subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. Please do not delay. *Cancellation Policy: If you would like to cancel your reservation without a charge you may do so within 14 days of the check-in date. Cancellations made inside of 14 days will result in a charge to the credit card used to make the reservation.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lancaster in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Marble
    Downstairs bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , & sink
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , & sink
  • The main bathroom is on the second level. Fresh as a daisy, it has natural materials including marble and wood. The second bathroom is on the first level, as you enter the property. There's a powder room with toilet and sink and a second shower room with sink. This means there's no waiting while someone is showering! The laundry area on the ground floor has a full size washer and dryer and a service sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Catch of the Day - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster
    Hook, line and sinker - 1 Double Bed , Main level
    Lookout - 2 Single Bed , TV, sofa
  • When you can finally get away, isn't nice to feel special and pampered? Fish Tales gives you a beautiful master bedroom with Queen Kingsdown luxury set with custom decorating and TV in closet for those who must sleep with your favorite stars (and not the ones in the sky)! The lovely second bedroom with queen size bed and antique headboard is so comfortable you may sleep later than you have in years! Kids often fight for the third upstairs 'super' size loft-bedroom with two full sized beds and TV! Some adults like to push the beds together for a super sized king sleep. All have either a view of the river or woods, or both! Every attention has been paid to the comfort of our guests from double pillows per person to cotton linens. You'll enjoy the treat away!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We are active members of the Northern Neck Kennel Club and know what a wonderful traveling companion your dog can be. When we traveled a lot it was hard to find a place accepting our dog who was better behaved than most children! So, we decided to welcome well behaved, well groomed dog to Fish Tales! Nearly all the floors are 'dog proof.' Please leave the property clean of dog impact. Please pick up and dispose of the poop, and if your dog sheds, please vacuum and clean the hair as a courtesy to us so we will continue to welcome other dogs. No cats or other pets are allowed.

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