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Cheerful Waterfront Cottage With Perfect Porch For Viewing

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A Restored Authentic Fisherman's Cottage With Pleasing Decor And Great Location

From the front porch of the Sunrise Cottage enjoy a 180 degree view of the Potomac River while rocking your cares away! Watch the sun rise between your toes from the larger bedroom's french doors. Sit inside in a sun-filled front room with large windows in gliding chairs or in the afternoon or evening on a comfy sofa and basket chairs in the back family room. With a good-sized kitchen and two bedrooms, this cottage is a perfect place to stay for two couples. You'll love it's cheery beachy decor and some original features (hardwood floor, paneled doors, metal kitchen cabinets).

The Potomac River, which is 4 miles wide at this location, can be viewed inside through large windows or outside from the front porch or from a bench at the river's edge. During your relaxing stay at our cottage, wake up to sunrise over the river and then enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch as you watch osprey and cormorants fish for their breakfast. Then hop on a bike* and take an easy, scenic 3-mile ride along the river and bayside. Or jump in your rented golf cart to tool into town to a quaint shop or family-run restaurant -- no chain stores here! A 10-minute walk or a 2-minute bike ride will bring you into town to the public beach, town fishing pier, visitor's center, marina or museum. Nearby wineries, historic sites and parks provide opportunities for other daytime activities. Nighttime activities range from star-gazing and wine/tapa sampling at The Tide's Market to tiki bar hopping and casino gambling at The Riverboat. (Click "more details" to read further.)

If this cottage appeals to you, you may want to also check out our other river-front cottage which is a few blocks away. It is called The Coral Cottage, property #3782422, and it can accommodate 2 people.

* Bicycles can be provided upon request

More Details

John Lozinyak
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About John Lozinyak

My wife and I have spent the last 3 decades getting to know Colonial Beach and growing to love its slower pace and unique charm. Although we have experience with rentals through our work, The Sunrise Cottage is our second vacation rental home. We have had a great experience for the past couple years with our first vacation rental -- The Coral Cottage. We've met some really nice people and everyone has been very respectful of our property and appreciative of our efforts!

John Lozinyak purchased this cottage in 2010

Why John Lozinyak chose Colonial Beach

We have worked to restore this cottage, attempting to keep its best features and at the same time opening up its interior by removing some walls and expanding its exterior views and natural light by replacing smaller windows with larger ones.

What makes this cottage unique

We think the cottage is in an ideal location with it's river frontage and quieter setting... yet convenient to the amenities of the town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking is allowed in the cottage or on the property.
  • Only the rental party is permitted on the property.
  • This is a shoes-off cottage; outdoor footwear must be removed. No cleaning fee is charged since we expect guests to leave the cottage in a tidy manner
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is off the larger bedroom. Bathroom 2 is off the hall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large bedroom with sitting area and dvd player. Large windows and french doors. Adjoining bathroom. Smaller bedroom with two chairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wi-fi is provided during the in-season.


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Cheerful Waterfront Cottage With Perfect Porch For Viewing
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and loved being on the water. The owners have maximized the view from inside the cottage in both the master bedroom and sunroom, giving one a feel of being outdoors even when you aren't. The decorating throughout was colorful and cheerful. We used the bikes and took that trip down Memory Lane I had hoped for. Hoping to return!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Diana. We agree that the best feature of the cottage is the view! And I think we are also in agreement that nostalgic experiences can be lots of fun!
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Florida, USA

Fantastic Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the absolute perfect way to end a two-week vacation that saw us on-the-go for the first eight days. We then stayed in Colonial Beach for four nights, and did very little but relax. We spent hours on the front porch enjoying the gorgeous view of the Potomac River, and the virtual silence surrounding us. When staying here, make sure to rise early, because the sunrise can be stunningly beautiful. The cottage is well-appointed, and very cozy. The "welcome" bottle of wine was a wonderful touch, as were the restaurant suggestions. All in all, a fantastic stay (in a very interesting community). I am already missing Colonial Beach as I write this review... :-)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, we love the sunrises here, too! We're pleased that you and Elisa apparently took full advantage of the views from the porch, etc. Thanks for the nice review. Hope you can return at some point in the future!
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Very pretty cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Missy, we're pleased that you had a good time. Thanks for the review.. and please return when you can!
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Amazing attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This waterfront cottage with direct water views of the Potomac river was perfect for our quiet weekend! The cottage was clean, very comfortable and met all our needs. It was decorated as if out of HGTV....bright and beachy! Every detail to make our stay more comfortable was thought of and available to us such as a kitchen stocked with not only dishes, pots and pans but spices and basic items like coffee, creamer, butter and spices to use if cooking! In the bedroom there was a mini library of books, magazines and dvds to enjoy. Also available to use were bicycles, outdoor games ( cornhole, bad mitten, etc) and a stack of board games. A directory of Colonial beach was available too. The owners John and Susan were so gracious and accommodating to all our needs! If you want a stunning water view, peaceful surroundings and a comfortable home away from this place without hesitation!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rita, if we were good hosts, you and Bonnie were even better guests! Thanks for your detailed description.. and taking the time to write and send it. It really helps future guests envision their stay! Hope to see you back before too long!
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Midlothian, VA

Peace and comfort on the Potomac River

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet little cottage with amazing views of the Potomac! It was perfect for a mid week getaway. The home is very well appointed and quite comfy! It is also immaculate!

John, the owner, was very accomodating to our needs and available to help if needed.

A lovely but too brief stay! Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Jean. We do hope you can return. We like the new step on the porch, too!
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Prince George

Comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home with a great view of the Potomac River. John was very helpful upon arrival and left us our first bottle of wine. The area is in a quiet area of town that is just a couple minutes from the main town of Colonial Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colonial Beach
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colonial Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach is a golf-cart community with a retro 1940's/50's feel and beachy look. It appeals to young couples, families, and retired folks who appreciate quaintness and want to avoid the cookie-cutter beach resort scene. It's great for biking and walking within the town, fishing and boating on the river and visiting parks (historic and otherwise) and wineries nearby. Local businesses provide opportunities for shopping (antique/thrift/consignment shops), dining out (restaurants, coffee shop, gourmet markets), and entertainment (tiki bars, gambling casino, special events).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Colonial Beach, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
4 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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