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I Love To Fish Cottage On Chesapeake Bay - Kayaks Included

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

We rent by the week June - August

Cute cottage on an acre lot facing the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Ophelia, Va, near Reedville, Va. Our cottage has its own private fishing pier with lights, high speed internet, washer/dryer, pet friendly, and best of all 2 kayaks come with cottage, no charge.

This cottage was built in the 60's, has been renovated, has original kitchen, is very cute and clean. Has an outdoor shower plus an indoor shower. Has central air and heat.This place is awesome! If you like to ride bikes, take walks on the beach, look for sea glass and arrowheads, bird watch, or just sit on the screen porch and read a book, this place is for you.

If you love to fish, we catch rock fish right off the pier. The pier is private, owned by the homeowners. We catch catch flounder, spot, croaker and tons of other salt water fish.

Do you enjoy the water, use our 2 kayaks (8' sit-on) and go exploring on the bay, 3 sandbars are in front of the cottage, it's fun to use the kayaks to go to each sandbar. There also fishing nets way out there, its fun to kayak out to them and see all the birds flying around the nets.

Are you bringing your pet? We welcome pets/dogs if they are on a regular flea treatment program and all shots are up to date. We charge a $35.00 fee for each pet. We have a doggie door in screen in porch.

Ophelia, Va is very close to Reedville and Burgess, Va. Its 1 hr. and a half from Williamsburg, 2 hrs. from Richmond.

Take a cruise to Tangier Island for the day or charter a fishing boat out of Smith Point Marina. Go to Reedville for the day, have dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant and watch a gorgeous sunset, then walk to the Ice Cream Pallor for an ice cream dessert. Walk down Main Street while eating your ice cream looking at beautiful victorian houses on the back waters of the bay.

Do you like to bike ride, use our bikes (3 adult bikes) in our toolshed. Ride to Sunny Bank Ferry. Take the ferry across the Little Wicomico River into Reedville. Or do you have children that are learning to ride a bike. Devil’s Wood Yard Road is a private street with little to no traffic on it. It is a great place for children to ride their bikes or to take a stroll and walk your dog.

******House very close to several well known wineries. : Belle Mount Vineyards in Warsaw, Athena Vineyards and Jacey Vineyards in Heathsville, Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock, The Dog and Oyster Winery in Irvington, Vault Field Vineyards in Kinsale. Get a pass to all the Chesapeake Wineries by going to

You do not need a fishing license to fish off the pier.

The coffee maker is a standard coffee maker. We have plenty of filters at the cottage, you don't need to bring filters.

Bring your towels and bed linens, 1 king bed, 2 twins and 1 bunk bed (2 twin sheets). We provide bedspreads, blankets and pillows.

We have a washer and dryer, also have a clothes line for your beach towels.

Cottage doesn't have a land line telephone. You may need to go outside for your cell phones to work. We do not guarantee your cell phones will work at the cottage, most do though.

We do not have a cleaning service in Ophelia, Va. Please clean the cottage before you leave. We have all cleaning supplies there, including a vacuum cleaner. We have cleaning instructions on the refrigerator in the cottage. It is a small cottage and doesn't take that long to clean. Thank you.

The cottage is cement and on a slab, it can smell musty at times if all windows are shut and no ac on.

*****Cottage has high-speed wifi!!

*****We have crab pots on back of toolshed also have crab pot cooker in pantry. Please return crab pots to the toolshed upon leaving, please don't leave them in the water for the next renter.

More Details

Rangeley Thornton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Rangeley Thornton

My husband and I purchased this cottage in 1999. We wanted a place close to Richmond where we could spend fun family time cooking out, fishing, swimming in the bay. This cottage has been all of that and more. Looking out on a huge backyard with grass, trees and a white sandy beach, it is awesome!

Rangeley Thornton purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rangeley Thornton chose Heathsville

The cottage rests on an acre lot, on a private street at the end of a cul de sac. Great street for riding bikes. We have 3 adult bikes in the toolshed for you to use. We have our own private fishing pier with lights and water on pier. We have 2 8' sit on kayaks with life vests for your use.

What makes this cottage unique

We built a fishing pier in 2005 with lights and a fish cleaning station. It also has a lower level to put in crab pots. The pots are located behind our toolshed. We have a crab cooking pot in the cottage. Children love to jump off the lower level into the bay and swim back to shore. We also have 2 kayaks for our renters use.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Heathsville in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 shower is an outdoor shower, inside shower is original shower built in the 60's.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
The cottage doesn't have a cleaning service. We ask our guest to clean the cottage before leaving for the next guests. We have all the cleaning supplies at the cottage, it doesn't take very long. Thank you very much! Cottage does not have a land line. Your cell phones may not work in the cottage, you may need to step out in the yard to connect, we do not guarantee your cell phones will have service at the cottage. Cottage has an artisian well, water tastes great. Bring ice. ******Please bring a cooler for your fresh seafood and bait. Trying to get seafood/crabs/bait smell out of refrigerator is very difficult. Thank you for understanding.


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I Love To Fish Cottage On Chesapeake Bay - Kayaks Included
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews

Very scenic location

  • 5 of 5

Didn’t catch any fish all weekend (not even a bite) but found a nice arrowhead on the beach and enjoyed cooking out and the surrounding towns for dinner. Wineries were a nice plus as well. It was a nice cottage, reminded me of the ranch house I grew up in. I wouldn’t call it rustic or anything as it has all the modern amenities that you need. The only thing are the bugs but that is to be expected in the country and something I am used to. If you are not a fan of bugs bring deet and enjoy the outdoors. There are few bugs on the beach or pier (due to wind) so it’s a nice place to hang out during the day.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyable again. Relaxed on the pier and beach in between catching crabs and fishing. Look forward to next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this wonderful cottage for several weeks. The cottage is adorable, so clean and comfortable, with beautiful views of the water. We loved everything about it.

The pier is amazing, water, lights and a fish cleaning station. We caught so many fish every morning and evening. Nice sandy white beach also. We used the owners nice crab pots and caught crabs also. We used the kayaks everyday, they are great. Went on bike rides. No one in my family wanted to leave. We are definitely coming back here next year. I've finally found the most relaxing, clean and comfortable cottage, easy place to catch fish right off my own private pier, we all loved our stay here. The owners are also very helpful, answered all my questions, very nice and kind.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hard to find a better relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless, the grass was trimmed, the air was fragrant, the water was warmer than the air (no jellyfish at all). The air conditioner was not needed, because the breeze cooled off the house if all windows were opened. No flies, no mosquitos, but anyway the veranda is protected by the screens. Excellent fishing (including crabs). All appliances are clean, and in good working conditions.

Special thank you from our Boxer-girl dog for the paradise of free running, swimming, and hunting eagles (no success).

Thanks to the owner for our pleasure of staying in this nice cottage.

Alex and Helen.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views! however, renter beware! Sewer backup problem, bug problems, dirty and primitive

  • 1 of 5

Renter Beware!! I do not like to write negative comments, but after speaking to the owner to include emailing pictures of the standing sewer water, sink that would not drain and many other issues in the cottage, I felt this was necessary. Pictures do not lie. The owners deny everything I sent them. Don't believe when they say it's been renovated, that was a very, very long time ago! The entire cottage is made of cement blocks, the owner did tell me the sewer was from the "60's". Musty smelling even though it only rained one day. Sewer standing in the front yard each time we used the washing machine or took a shower. The shower is another story by itself. Very primitive, looked like they had repaired the cement walls inside the shower and forgot to finish painting. Bedrooms left a lot to be desired. I'm happy we brought our own blankets because the bedspreads, mattress covers, dust ruffles had not been cleaned and had stains. King size and twin bed mattresses had large stains and need to be replaced. Area rugs were so old they were coming apart. Carpet in the bedrooms was old, stained and had sand. Sofa was from the "70's", we had to put a blanket over it because we felt like the dust mites/bed bugs were all over it. Pillows were the same way. Dishes in the kitchen cabinets had to be washed before use they were sticky with residue from not being properly washed. The door leading to the side porch looked like it had been attacked by wild animals, the paint was coming off and needed a good sanding and painting. Doors to the laundry/pantry room didn't match anything, it looked like they found some old unfinished wood doors. The side porch furniture was so old you could tell it had been painted at one time and the paint had been completely worn off. Furniture was old on the porch. When one of the toilets were being flushed a gurgling noise would come from the kitchen sink. Water was slow to drain from the sinks in the bathrooms and kitchen. They would benefit from getting a good plummer and having the sewer cleaned! Crab pots are very old, kayaks are not the typical kayaks, they are more for little kids. It's obvious the owners are interested in how much money they can make without having to spend any to fix the problems in this cottage. We would have called VRBO the first day but my 84 year mother is not able to move that easily and my husband is a disabled vet. It could be a cute cottage with a complete renovation and new furniture.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is unfortunate for such a beautiful place. This renters first booking request was denied due to her unreasonable demands of renting. I then accepted her 2nd request when she agreed to the terms and conditions of our rental agreement. Our septic and plumbing in the cottage is just fine, the renter washed so many loads of clothes everyday and overloaded the washing machine that it caused a back up in our french drain. We have pergo flooring in the cottage, crab pots purchased 2016, carpet 2015. Our communication with this renter was exhausting. I hope next year she can find a better fit for her summer vacation needs.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nicely taken care of . Nice and private

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tangier Island Boat tours
Reedville Fishermen's Museum
The Crazy Crab
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sunny Bank Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 360

Do you have extra friends or family that want to visit you at the cottage during your stay, we own a cute rancher just 15 mins from the cottage. Perfect for guests overflow from the cottage. VRBO or house #3911911- Fisherman's House, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 double 4 twins, pets welcome.

Ophelia, Va is very close to Reedville and Burgess, Va. Its 1 hr and a half from Williamsburg, 2 hrs. from Richmond.

Take a cruise to Tangier Island for the day or charter a fishing boat out of Smith Point Marina. Go to Reedville for the day, have dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant and watch a gorgeous sunset, then walk to the Ice Cream Pallor for an ice cream dessert. So many things to do on the Chesapeake Bay.

Charter Fishing: If you would like to charter a fishing trip while at the cottage, call Capt. Ryan Rogers. The best fishing is right off the pier. You only need a saltwater fishing license if you fish in a boat. You can purchase a fishing license at any Walmart.

There is a Food Lion grocery store off Rt 360 in Heathsville, just about 15 mins. from the cottage.

Do you need beach stuff, Lillian Hardware True Value Home Center is 10 mins. from the cottage off Rt 360. 804-453-4911, 8:00-5:00 M-F, 8:00-4:00 Sat., closed on Sundays

Do you like riding bikes. Ride your bike to the to the ferry, cross the Little Wicomico River by ferry into Reedville. Operation times: M-F 8:00-4:30 Sat 8:00-12:00.

Go to the Fisherman's Museum in Reedville, Va and enjoy all the interesting history about Reedville. Stroll down Main Street after having a wonderful dinner at the Crazy Crab Restaurant, watching the sun set over the Little Wicomico River. The Ice Cream Pallor is just down the street from the Crazy Crab, enjoy ice cream for dessert! Beautiful victorian homes line Main Street, such an enjoyable walk while you eat your scoops of ice cream.

Do you like to shop at thrift/antique stores. If so, you have to stop by Secondhand Rose. Call to get store times, 804-580-2084. The store is 15 mins. from the cottage located at 1428 Hull Neck Road, Heathsville, Va 22473. Go to Hacks Neck Road, take a right onto Folly Rd, take a left onto Hull Neck Rd, store a mile or so on your right.

There are several wineries in the area. Enjoy your day wine tasting and touring these local wineries: Belle Mount Vineyards in Warsaw, Athena Vineyards and Jacey Vineyards in Heathsville, Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock, The Dog and Oyster Winery in Irvington, Vault Field Vineyards in Kinsale. Get a pass to all the Chesapeake Wineries by going to

Explore the Chesapeake Bay right off our private fishing pier using 2 kayaks provided at the cottage. You will love kayaking to the fishing nets, or simply going out to the sandbars and having fun while the tide is out!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Heathsville, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.42

Check in time: 4:00pm Check out time: 11am

If using kayaks, life jackets and paddles are in the toolshed, please keep kayaks on bank, not on beach, high tide may wash them away.

Please bring your own linens for 1 king bed, 2 twins and 1 bunk bed. We hope you don’t mind cleaning the cottage for the next renter. We dont have a cleaning service in this area. All the cleaning supplies are at the cottage. It doesnt take long to clean at all. Thank you.

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