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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1King Bedroom,1Bathroom,Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, sleeps 4 comfortably.

WE UNFORTUNATELY JUST HAD A CANCELLATION FOR JULY 23 - 28TH SO THAT TIME IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!

NOVEMBER 2012 UPDATE: We now have WIFI in the cabin.So now 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.

SINCE THERE IS NO LAND LINE PHONE IN THE CABIN, A CELL PHONE IS A MUST, FOR EMERGENCIES, OR TO CONTACT US DURING YOUR STAY FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS.

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

Owner
Larry and Sheila Tinker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

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 Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Gloucester Point in York

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • BathTowels, toilet paper and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size Bed with comfortable padded mattress cover. Bed linens provided. Small TV with satellite also.There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room also for extra guests or the kids and a single fold out cot!
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Cozy Cabin Getaway with Beautiful Sunsets on York River, minutes from Yorktown
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 99 reviews
5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 41st anniversary at Sheila and Larry's beautiful cottage. They were friendly and easy to deal with. We enjoyed sitting on the beach by the water and just taking in the view from the screen porch and deck. We had everything we needed in the cottage and because there was no scheduled check in immediately following our stay we were given a late check out. We were able to truly relax and I think and hope that we will return.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and I want to thank you for the nice review and we are so glad that you had a good time at our cabin. Thanks you for taking such good care of it during your stay and we sincerely hope we will hear from you in the future for a return visit!!
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Waldorf, md, United States
5

Cozy, amazing views, grest location

  • 5 of 5

We've rented from Sheila and Larry many times. Each time is just as superb! As far as the owners go, they are very responsive and accommodating. Whenever I have questions Sheila was quick to get back to me and answer whatever questions I had. That is huge for me. As for the property. When you walk up the stairs to enter the house, you will have no idea what's waiting for you at the top! Beautiful, breathtaking views of York River. There is a huge, enclosed screened porch that takes up the side of the house. There is another deck right below. Chairs, umbrellas, table. Further below that deck is a beach area with rock jetty. My husband dad, dad and brother stayed out there and did very well fishing! The decks and porch were great for the evening to sit, have drinks and have a conversation. The house had one bedroom and bathroom. The bed is super comfortable. The living space is very adequate. We played games at the dining table and watched several movies in the living space. Overall the history of the area, with the history of the house, and the great company made this spot a wonderful place to rent. We WILL be back again! Thank you Sheila and Larry!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

As advertised

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and comfortable. Bed was great. Porch is great. Host were great and there to check us in and make sure everything worked .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eunice, Louisiana
5

Relaxing - refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip along the York River was wonderful and refreshing. Sheila and Larry were great to work with. At their cabin we saw eagles, dolphins, and lots of river activity. Quiet and quaint. We hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as shown in pics, very nice rental, we enjoyed our time there very much!

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as shown in the pictures (including spectacular views) and is on a very quiet street (which we prefer.) The cabin is clean and includes many small ameneties that make the experience quite comfortable (basic cooking supplies, toiletries if you've forgotton something, etc.) The experience is more akin to staying in someone's home, rather than a rental property, and we felt comfortable right away. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable place to stay. Everything worked perfectly, and it had a grill, wifi, toaster, plenty of kitchen utensils to use, basic spices, good water pressure and clean shower with plenty of hot water. We like it very much and hope to return there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful location--the sunsets are spectacular and the cabin has everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. We could not have asked for a better place to spend some rainy days. The weather finally cooperated on our last 2 days and we were able to see the sunsets along with the Dolphins as they made their way up/down the river. We felt at home from the moment we entered and plan on returning should the opportunity arise. Thank you for letting us bring our furry girls they loved the freedom of the beach and the interesting smells they don't have here in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Gloucester Point, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
IN-SEASON RATES
16 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£246
for 2 nights
From
£123
£860
 
 
FALL/WINTER/EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£631
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.73
Tax Rate 6.0%

SPECIAL RATE FOR WEEKLY RENTALS--GET $50.00 OFF WHEN YOU BOOK A WEEK (7 nights) EXCLUDES THE WEEKS OF JULY 4TH, MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY. ALSO, THE OFF SEASON RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEARS EVE, NEW YEARS DAY, OR VALENTINES DAY! THOSE DAYS ARE $125.00 PER NIGHT. STILL LESS THAN OUR IN - SEASON RATE.
SOME EXCEPTIONS ON PETS: NEEDS TO BE CLEARED AND EXCEPTED BY OWNERS IN ADVANCE AND WILL INCLUDE A FEE PER NIGHT.

Please email us if have any questions.

Require a 25% deposit for a weeks stay
50% deposit for 4 days or less
Full Balance is due 21 days before arrival
Cancellation must be made 30 days in advance. Deposit will be returned less a $25.00 handling fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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