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51 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Colonial Beach - A Shore Thing

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathroom sleeps 5

A SHORE THING is a freshly renovated 1500 square foot waterfront cottage with three bedrooms and two baths. Located on expansive Mattox Creek, it is only 8 minutes by boat or car to the quaint town of Colonial Beach. Enjoy quiet mornings on the deck overlooking Mattox Creek and the fabulous sunsets in this quiet golf cart community.

With its own pier and covered boat dock, bring your boat or jet ski and your backyard is endless!. Water and electricity are provided for your convenience at the boat dock.

House is beautifully decorated and fully furnished. Both living room and dining area have waterfront views. New master bedroom has a waterfront view with a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and large private bath. Second master bedroom has a king-size bed with a large walk-in closet/dressing room. Third bedroom has one extra-long twin bed.

Privacy fencing encloses the sides only of the back yard (facing water).

Electronics include:

- 46” LED flat screen TV with HD and blue ray DVD (living area)

- 32” flat screen TV with built in DVD player (master bedrooms)

- 22” flat screen smart TV (third bedroom)

- cable TV

- high speed internet and wireless access

- telephone (free long distance)

Rental Rules & Policies: 1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside of the cottage, front porch or deck area.

2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

3. Children are welcome but be advised that the cottage is not child-safe for small children. You are welcome to move sharp objects or otherwise dangerous objects up out of reach however please put them back in their proper place before checking out.

4. We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under the age of 26 without accompaniment of an adult.

5. A Shore Thing is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

6. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.

7. Only use appliances for their intended uses.

8. Pets are NOT allowed on the property.

9. Parking: Parking is limited to 2 vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in driveway area only.

10. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.

11. Sewer System: The property is on a central sewer system. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the sewer system, you could be charged damages of up to $250.00.

12. Storms: No refunds will be given for storms.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Amy & David Tabler
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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Why Amy & David Tabler chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

This waterfront property has expansive water views and is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. It has been newly renovated so it is fresh and inviting for guests of all ages. Its private pier and covered boat dock with furnished lounging area offer unique relaxation opportunities.


based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

100% Perfection in Everyway!

  • 5 of 5

We rent an average of 10 properties a year and A Shore Thing was by far the best of all we’d ever seen! We’ve been trying to rent A Shore Thing for over a year now, but, it was always booked. Now that we’ve been there, we know why!

From the inside, the cottage is luxuriously furnished and in excellent condition. Everything looks and functions as good as new! The kitchen had everything we could think of and more. The silverware drawer had a double sliding tray for an extra touch of pampering and convenience! The living room had beautiful burgundy leather furniture with a heavenly view of the water and trees. BTW, while watching TV one night, we felt cold, we opened the drawer in the coffee table and it had a blanket. We were blown away!

The master bedroom was like a spacious suite in a 7 Star hotel with a water view! It has a walk in closet and an exceptional master bathroom that had: shampoo, conditioner, hand moisturizer, disposable cups, a brand new towel set with a towel placed right next to you wherever you need one! The laundry area had everything that we could possibly need and it was all labeled so you’d know at a glance where everything is. There is a small closet in front of the kitchen it had extra plastic bags, tons of them for our convenience. It’s unbelievable; there is nothing that this cottage lacks. We could live there!

The dock was amazing! Huge, perfectly lit at night and has a covered part with high quality comfortable furniture. We fished throughout our trip. Caught many catfish of decent size, white perch on spinners, spot on night crawlers and even crabs on a rod and reel! We had a blast.

The level of convenience we found in this place is unbelievable! It’s as if David and his wife Amy spent months just thinking of every single thing that would make their guests comfortable and totally pampered. Thank you so much guys, we’ll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love! Love!! Love!!!

  • 5 of 5

Enough said. Awesome renters. Amazing house. We'll. Be. Back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My wife n I absolutely loved our recent stay at A Shore Thing ! David's information about the area was right on point ! We did see a Bald Eagle from the dock ! Also visited Westmoreland State Park! We enjoyed lunch after our tour of Stratford Hall ! I now have a much better understanding of the importance the Lee family had in shaping our nation! I'm internally greatful ! I must say we thoroughly enjoyed the serenity at A Shore Thing ! My only regret is that we did not stay at least one week ! Amy and David Thank You so much ! We would Love to return .

Jordana n Tony

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the accommodations. There was something for everyone to enjoy. My son-in-law took Nathan fishing for the first time and we all enjoyed watching his reaction at his first catch. My sister and daughter and I enjoyed relaxing with a glass of wine and the wonderful water views. My granddaughter even took her first steps there. I will definitely be back, as I would like to introduce the rest of my family to this little slice of heaven. The only thing that would have made our stay more perfect would have been a baby gate for the deck.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A Shore Thing is a beautifully decorated, very comfortable, exceptionally clean, scenic, lovely little spot for enjoying fun with a small group. The partially covered dock was where we spent most of our time fishing, relaxing, and enjoying the view. Unfortunately, we chose the hottest, most humid week of the summer, so we were unable to enjoy the kayaks and canoe provided. ( It was simply too hot for us!)

David responded quickly to all of our questions prior to our arrival. Everything prior to and during our stay, went smoothly. Thank you, David and Amy! We came home relaxed, refreshed, and certainly ready for fall weather!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing get-away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our second visit to the Colonial Beach area and staying at A Shore Thing. The house was well- appointed and in a beautiful setting. The check-in procedure was very efficient. After short day trips to local state parks, it was refreshing to sit on the dock and enjoy the local bird life: swans, herons, and ospreys. We're looking forward to another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Reagan National, Washington D.C.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cameron Hills Golf Course, King George, Va
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Fredericksburg, Va
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 205
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
High Tides
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Colonial Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Colonial Beach, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164

Max number of guests is 5.
Thanksgiving and Christmas requires 3 night minimum. No check in on actual holiday.

Rental payments accepted by credit card, check, money order.

Cancellation Policy:
More than 60 days: Full refund ----- 30 days or more: Half of rental fee refunded *. Security deposit not refunded.
Less than 30 days: No refund *
* Full refunds are made if we can rebook your dates.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Colonial Beach in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bath is adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath is a part of the newly added master suite.
  • Bathroom 1 is new with vanity, toilet and large shower. Safety grab bars have been installed just outside shower. Bathroom 2 has a vanity, toilet, linen tower, and a combination tub/shower. Safety grab bars have been installed just outside tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Twin is an extra long bed.
  • Master suite offers a waterfront view, king size bed, walk-in closet, and large bath. Second bedroom has a king size bed and separate large walk-in closet/dressing room (a pack-n-play is available if needed and stored in this area). Third bedroom is next to the second bedroom and has an extra-long twin bed and large closet. Each master bedroom has a flat screen TV with DVD player and clock radio. Third bedroom has a smart TV. All bedrooms have new carpet and are freshly painted.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
All beds have fine cotton and flannel sheets, all have feather pillows, and all are encased for bug-free protection.

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