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Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown

Bedrooms 1
Space 810 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

1King Bedroom,1Bathroom,Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, 1 memory foam cot too

We have WIFI in the cabin. So you can keep in touch with family or work while you are on vacation in our relaxing cabin!! Also have made a driveway up to the cabin for easier access.

\ Must be 21 years old to rent this cabin and show a valid drivers license if asked by the owners.

We are 2 minutes away from Historical Yorktown and close to much more.We're minutes away from the beautiful Colonial Parkway going to Historic Williamsburg,13 miles from Busch Gardens Amusement Park, Water Country Water Park,close to Historic Jamestown, Williamsburg Pottery Factory, 11 miles from an Airport, Great Golf Courses all around, 1 hour from Virginia Beach, Great Fishing,1 mile to Boat Ramp and launch, Historic Guided Tours, Living History Tours, Wine Tasting Tours, Festivals on the beach, July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations, Market days at Yorktown, Great shopping, Restaurants,Seafood Festivals, Daffodil Festival, and concerts. So much to do for every taste and so close to it all.

2 minutes away from Historical Yorktown: Our 1 bedroom Hilltop Hideaway on the York River is the perfect place for a Romantic Weekend or a great place to stay for the week and be so close to many FUN THINGS to do.So bringing the kids would be great too.There is Historical Yorktown just 2 minutes away,Colonial Williamsburg and all its glory,Jamestown, Busch Gardens Amusement Park just 13 miles away and Water Country USA Park 11 miles.There is great shopping, with the Williamsburg Pottery factory 18 miles away,several Malls, and my favorite, Walmart. Restaurants, Wine Tasting Tours, Historical Guided Tours, Great Golf Courses,Virginia Beach only an hour away, Seafood and Daffodil Festivals, Concerts on the Yorktown Beach all summer, 4th of July Fireworks on the York River that can be enjoyed from the beach. There is also a Public Boat Launch less than 1 mile away and fishing available there too.There is room to park a trailer for whatever you bring.So much to do that a informational booklet will be supplied inside.

The cabin has been newly renovated, with vinyl siding, new windows, new french doors leading out to screened porch,new king size boxspring and mattress, stone fireplace, with electric logs, new refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and blender.The outside is a continual work in progress by us, weather permitting.But the cabin is cozy with a beautiful stone electric fireplace,that can be used year round. Exposed log beams in the tall a-frame ceiling. Front porch looking right out to the beautiful sunsets over the York River and even a closer view from the outside deck.Your own beach down below the deck, just a few steps away to enjoy, with a view across the river to Yorktown Beach. Lots of boats , fishing and jet skiers to watch going by and occasionally navy ships to see go thru the bridge. And the most beautiful Virginia sunsets you will ever see right out your front door !!!

You will need to supply all food and beverages for your stay. There is a Food Lion grocery store approx. 2 miles from the cabin. Please bring your own beach towels also.


Fishing license not needed on property, with registration # that can be done over the phone.We will supply the telephone number for your convienence.

More Details

Larry and Sheila Tinker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Larry and Sheila Tinker

Owner: Sheila Poland Tinker. I grew up in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High in 1977. Married Larry Tinker in 1993, moved to Yorktown and had one beautiful daughter, Brittany.

Why Larry and Sheila Tinker chose Gloucester Point

This cabin has been in my family since 1941. It was being built by my grandfather and his 3 sons(my father was 7 at the time) when Pearl Harbor was being bombed. So it has a lot of memories in it for my family. My husband and I bought it from my 2 uncles in 1991 and now share 2/3 ownership with my dad. We have refurbished it and updated it without taking away the beautiful memories of the history. You can still see the handprints on the A- frame wood ceiling from where they had to place each piece.

This cabin means a lot to me and my family and we look forward to sharing it with you!

What makes this cabin unique

Beautiful stone fireplace with electric fire logs for ambience. French doors that open to the screened porch, where you can see the most beautiful sunsets on the York River. Can fish right from the property without getting a fishing license. (ask for details on confirmation number to do that). Very peaceful and quiet but still close to alot of fun things to do.

We will consider pets, but need to know full details beforehand. Have had trouble in the past and are now very cautious about allowing them, but understand how important they are to your family. We have 2 Yorkies of our own and love being able to take them with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were looking for a relaxing waterfront getaway that was quiet, yet still had nearby activities. This place was perfect!! We spent part of each day exploring the area, but returned in the afternoon to enjoy the beach here, and spend time on the porch watching boats and the birds. Caught a few fish too!!

Thank you for a lovely stay.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Gloucester Point in York

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • $10.00 fee per person per night for anymore than the initial 4 guests
  • $10.00 per pet per night
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • BathTowels, toilet paper and soap provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size Bed with comfortable padded mattress cover. Bed linens provided,TV with satellite also in the bedroom.There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room and also for an extra guest or the kids a very nice single memory foam fold out cot as well.
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a public boat launch less than 1 mile away and room to park a trailer at cabin. There is no dock at this time,but can secure in front of property by anchor. Use is at your own risk. The landscaping is a constant work in progress. There is a queen size sleep sofa in the living room for extra guests or the kids and a single fold out cot. A 32' HDTV in the main room and a small TV in the bedroom.. Some kids games. The electric fire logs in the fireplace, can be used without heat year round for ambience. The cabin is on a hill.There are 21 steps from the private parking area, but we also now have made a driveway up to the cabin, so now there are just about 4 steps to the walkway.Much easier access to the front door!! There is a table, 4 chairs, with cushions, and an umbrella on the deck for eating outside. There is a set of wicker chairs and cushions on the porch for just relaxing and taking in the view. And the Beautiful Sunsets! WOW!!


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Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 126 reviews

Rest and relaxation Cabin on the James River

  • 4 of 5

Great hostesses well appointed cabin. Excellent location to use during your vist to the region. We found a new get away to enjoy with a beautiful view of the river with a sunset as a bonus. Nice beachfront on the property and dog friendly. Thank you for sharing that stress relieving peace of heaven. We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, except that it is the York River not the James River, but that's okay!! We are glad that you enjoyed our cabin getaway anyway . We would welcome you back anytime and sincerely hope to hear from you again!! Sheila and Larry
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Carrollton, GA

Amazing location, Beautiful view, Perfect Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Gloucester Point visiting with family. We stayed in this Beautiful Cabin from April 3-7, 2018. The cabin was clean, cozy and had everything we needed inside. It was the two of us and our little dogs, who absolutely loved it by the way. We were in love with the exposed wood on the interior and the huge screened in porch. The view of the York River was just breathtaking and the beach was lovely as well. Our family came over for lunch and dinner one day and we all had a wonderful time together. I would love to come back when its warmer, so we could have enjoyed more outdoor time.

The cabin is located very close to anything and everything, yet it was so nice and quiet. We love it!! Thank you so much for having us Larry and Sheila Tinker!!


Kim and Becky de Mayo

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holland Patent, New York (mailing address)

View is phenomenal!!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean and nice. Sheila and Larry were very responsive too any questions or problems. The views are beautiful from the cabin. We came at the wrong time of year to see the dolphins but the huge ships that go by are so cool to see. There are no words to describe the sunsets. There was only one day that we didn't have a view that was gorgeous. We plan to visit Virginia again and will hope to be able to stay at the cabin. We highly recommend this beautiful cabin and the wonderful views.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and you both are welcome anytime to visit us again. We enjoyed meeting you and sincerely hope to hear from you again. Sheila and Larry
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Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and clean! What else is more important. Fantastic view. Accessible location and great place to bring our little dog, Stella. Thank you for an awesome "meet in the middle place" for our family!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We hope you will want to come back again in the future- you will always be welcome at our place. Sincerely, Sheila and Larry
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Christiansburg, VA

The cabin had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, especially the porch overlooking the river.

  • 4 of 5

Once we arrived and settled in, we invited relatives that live in Yorktown to come over for a visit. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the view of the river and then went to dinner at Bubba's Shrimp Shack. What fun! Most of our time during our stay we spent visiting our relatives. But it was always nice to come back to the comfort and charm of the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You would be welcome at our cabin anytime, if you decide to visit your family again in the future. Thanks, Sheila and Larry
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Gambrills MD

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Sheila and Larry were great to work with! We will definitely return to the Cozy Cabin❤️

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking such great care of our place. Sincerely hope to hear from you again, Sheila and Larry
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Newport News / Williamsburg International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Yorktown Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Deer Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nicks Spagetti and Steak House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Yorktown Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Gloucester Point, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 15 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.14
Tax Rate 6.0%


Please email us if have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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