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$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.
Hello, I'm Catherine Bennett, a full-time real estate broker. After showing and selling many dozen waterfront properties, it was time to find a waterfront getaway for my husband and me, and our Old English Sheepdog Fanny! Robert is an architect, professional engineer and Class A contractor so renovating this home was 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
This property appealed to us because:
First, it is located right on the Corrotoman River, my favorite 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 really cozy 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! Downstairs, there's a great place for your computer work while being out of the main living area.
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 very nice swimming pool, free exercise equipment and wi-fi at the clubhouse, playground, and many other features. Parties, parades and other events are highlights of this area.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
We had a delightful stay at Fish Tales, which is a wonderful rivah home. Catherine ensured the home was stocked with everything we'd need. Fish Tales is very comfortable and the view is spectacular. We'd definitely recommend it to others.
We spent time at Fish Tales during July 2015 and really had a delightful stay. The house is so charming and well equipped with everything you might need, including dog toys! The lot is large and private with fantastic views of the rivers. We were able to launch our boat at the community boat ramp and pull it right up on the sandy beach for easy tubing and water sports. We will definitely be back!
We enjoyed a long Memorial Day holiday weekend and could not have asked for a nicer stay. Fish Tales is delightfully decorated and very thoughtfully equipped. The instructions provided were comprehensive and the rental process easy. Besides the dog friendly accommodations, there are so many nice touches, even to potted herbs and cherry tomatoes on the deck. The kitchen is small and has limited counter space but has everything needed for basic meal preparation. Our first evenings were cool, so we were able to make good use of the fireplace. Seeing the changing light on the water from sunrise to dark was lovely. We spent days enjoying the local shops and restaurants and walking at Belle Isle and Hickory Hollow. And, enjoyed crossing on the free ferry at Merry Point. There was much more to do than we had time for so we look forward to another visit!
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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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.