1500 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, With Water Views And Access
Mike and Donna Mills
About Mike and Donna Mills
We love fishing, gardening, long walks and sunset golf cart rides with our children and visiting grandchildren to count the egrets and heron.
Mike and Donna Mills purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Mike and Donna Mills chose Hayes
The property is a true getaway but so convenient to everything in the area. We moved to the main house in 2006 and purchased the cottage in 2012 to have available for famiy, friends and guests. Everyone loves to come to and stay on the island!
No smoking in house or on property
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Coming home to the water
Our family stayed in this adorable cottage over the Thanksgiving week and enjoyed every minute of our time here. Family lives close by but wanted a place for our family with adult children and mother in law to rest between events. This was perfect! My favorite part of the day was drinking coffee in the family room while watching the sun rise over the river. Grocery store nearby as well as Colonial Williamsburg and cute towns like Matthews. Hope to visit again!
Weekend on the Island?? Heavenly!
We took a couple days "away" with two of our grandchildren and enjoyed every moment. Our granddaughter(9) described the time as "like a dream."
The hosts were very helpful throughout the process and very accommodating. The property was in great shape and had everything we could want or need from an amenities standpoint. The location was delightful and unique. I mean, "how may of you have stayed on a private island lately?"
To be surrounded by water and wildlife was really special. We saw many birds and fish from the area and were able to grab some pictures of the same. Waking up to the National Anthem from the nearby naval base was moving as we rose to sing along!
I cannot recommend this sanctuary more highly. It was our first time but not our last!
Chuck and Dee
My wife and I joined by another couple rented this cottage for a weekend. We were in Virginia for a couple of concerts. This cottage was perfect for us.
A peaceful place on an island in the York River surrounded by peace and quiet.
We had opportunity to meet one of the owners who were very hospitable.
There a great Room has panoramic views of the river, There is an outside deck which really brings you back to nature. There was plenty of room for four adults to enjoy a weekend retreat with room to spare.
It was a perfect spot to unwind and relax.
our mini vacation
we stayed 3 nights and had everything that we needed. Location was close to historical sites, restaurants, and grocery stores. Location was very restful. Hope to use it next October for a longer stay
Awesome family vacation!
So many good things to say! Our family (two grandparents, two parents, and four kiddos) had an awesome vacation at this lovely cottage. Even though I say cottage, the home has plenty of room for eight, with ample space to be together and space for "alone time". It is about as perfect as anything could be here on this earth! It is ideally located for exploring the historic triangle (Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown). The cottage is beautifully charming, and had everything (and more) than we could ask for. It was immaculately clean, and the lawn was well-manicured. Our grandkids played football and frisbee on the lawn, and fished from the bridge (no bites, but lots of fun anyway.) We awoke every morning to the sound of the National Anthem being played at one of the nearby military bases across the river - what a great way to start the day! Donna and Mike (the owners) are absolutely wonderful. Words really cannot express what a great experience this was for our family. Our youngest grandson (3 years old) cried his heart out when he had to leave. You cannot go wrong with booking this terrific home, and we certainly hope to visit again in the future. Thanks for a week that we will long remember!!!
Beautiful cottage - great location!
This lovely and cottage was the perfect location for our anniversary get away. Staying on a private island provided so much peace and quiet, not to mention spectacular sunset and sunrises to see. The house was clean and beautifully decorated, with lots of kitchen supplies and easy to understand directions for everything. Donna and Bill were gracious hosts and easy to communicate with. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer!
Our island cottage is located on a privately owned 15 acre island in the York River. The cottage is only 2 miles from all convenient amenities but you are in your own quiet, secluded waterfront setting with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The island is less than 15 minutes to historic Yorktown's Riverwalk shopping and beach community. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are only 20 minutes via the Colonial Parkway. This is one of the most gorgeous, tranquil scenic drives in America.