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The River House Getaway! Come Relax and Enjoy!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061

What a wonderful property located at 11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061. This non smoking property is an all brick ranch located across the street from the Piankatank River with super views as well as access to a small sandy beach. The River House is 2000 sf and can accomodate up to 10 guests. Enjoy the Canoe, play some ping pong, relax in the sun room, go fishing, or just do nothing at all! Bring your Jet Ski or Boat if you have one because there is a community boat ramp less than 1/4 Mile away. Bedroom number 1 has a queen size, Bedroom number 2 has a Full and a set of Bunk Beds, Bedroom 3 is the Master with a Queen and private full bath. The Kitchen has all Cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The River House has central heat and air as well as brand new double hung windows. The Dining area has an awesome view of the river with a bay window that can let in River Breezes!

Don't Forget about the best room in the house on the end...The Sunroom; ideal for relaxing, watching a movie, or taking a nap!

Easy access to America's historical triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Duke of Gloucester Street (featuring the Williamsburg Taverns - King's Arms; Christiana Campbell's and Shields Taverns) 58 min. Yorktown (Riverwalk Resturant is our favorite there) 36 min; Urbana (Urbana Oyster Festival is Nov 2-3, 2012) 34 min; Gwynn's Island (Gwynn's Island Festival June 28-29, 2013) 24 min; Deltaville (Cocomo's Resturant) 22 minutes; Mathews Courthouse (Mathews Market Days Sept 7-8, 2012) 20 min; Our favorite pottery is The Poddery (Owned and operated by Robert and Karen Podd) in Foster 14 min; Gloucester Courthouse (Daffodil Festival April 6-7, 2013) 20 min. Holly Hill Antiques on Route 14 - 11 minutes; Mathews Courthouse has a farmer's market on Main Street each Saturday morning. Favorite grocery store - Food Lion in Mathews Courthouse. Favorite fresh vegetables -Ware Neck Produce in Gloucester Courthouse. Wines come from Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester CH (they'll also order any wine you want). ABC stores in Gloucester CH, Mathews CH and Deltaville. Best fried seafood is Seabreeze on Gwynn's Island. Closest pizza - Stan Strings - Cobbs Creek 10 min. We also love the Crazy Crab Resturant in Reedville (1 hour).

More Details

Gary Ornoff
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Gary Ornoff

Gary and Christine Ornoff

Gary Ornoff purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Ornoff chose Gloucester

We fell in love with this house on a new years day drive in 2006! We thought we were going to see a small home in need of repair but instead we saw a wonderful place that has a personality all its own! Something about being away from the City lights really can do wonders for the soul! We have enjoyed the River House for several years now and hope you find it as relaxing as our family does!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gloucester in Pine Top

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave it like you found it:) NO SMOKING in the HOUSE! Set Thermostat temp to 66 Winter/ 78 Summer when departing
  • Do your best to have the trash removed and taken to the local dump, approx. 2 miles away they are closed on Sundays.
  • Don't leave any personal beach stuff across the street overnight. Be cautious with your PET (Keep them on leash outside at all times)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews

Perfect weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend at the River House. We were amazed at the size of the house. The photos don't do it justice. We enjoyed the private beach and kayaking around the river. Our dog had an amazing time exploring the surrounding area. We also enjoyed a trip to Main Street, Gloucester visiting the quaint shops on a rainy day. Ware Neck Produce had some amazing fresh shrimp which we cooked in the large kitchen. Plenty of cooking utensils to cook a banquet if you wished. We also appreciated all the games, DVDs etc. The house is so well stocked. We'll need to go back to enjoy it all as we ran out of time. A week here would be great. Thanks for a great stay. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing this with the community! We love the house, it’s charm, location, and amenities! It’s a great feeling to be able to share this relaxing house and make memories!
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Philadelphia, PA

Nice home, could use some tweaks

  • 4 of 5

The home is spacious and comfortable. One mattress could use an upgrade. The kitchen is nice size, easy to cook your own meals. The sauce pans were unusable, though because of peeling tephlon. We went out and bought one to use. The baking sheets were only usable with foil.

We were a bit shocked to arrive to a note on the refrigerator that requested we wash, dry, fold, and put away all sheets and towels we use. Since we paid a rather large cleaning and service fee (making the stay closer to $200 a night!!), this seemed out of place. They have a lovely washer and dryer though.

We could not get two DVD players to work and ended up having to gather the kids in a bedroom to watch something. Not a big issue just inconvenient.

We were concerned about taking the trash out at the end of our trip knowing the dump would be closed on a holiday. Gary was happy to work it out with us.

Location to the river was great. Quiet end of the road. We loved having the kayaks to borrow. All in all a lovely stay. Just a couple little hassles that we’re noticeable.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Many rentals do not offer towels and sheets in the price of your stay and we do provide them but ask to do your best to leave the property like you found it. I do agree it’s a little inconvenient to drive the trash a couple miles away but it’s one of the things to expect when enjoying a rural quiet get a way. Two of the mattresses were replaced this year along with comforters and we have plans to upgrade mattress toppers next week. Many other upgrades are in the works such as WiFi-new sitting chairs-DVD players-Cox Cable-Kitchen pots and pans. The 2000sf. home is such a value @ approx $175 night especially when comparing to the average hotel rate around $140 night. We are glad you had a nice time and thank you for the feedback! Hope to see you again in the near future!
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Landscape and outside property was unmanaged. Having the renters to take trash to a trash dump,bad

  • 3 of 5

Inside property was acceptable. Trash removal was not available on Sunday. As a renter I felt it was not my responsibility to take trash to the dump . Coming from out of state this was a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize and will speak to our property management team and find out why yard was not kept up, they have done a great job the last 2 years! As far as the trash goes it’s very clearly stated on the house rules “Do your best to have the trash removed and taken to the local dump, approx. 2 miles away they are closed on Sundays.” My housekeeper can take the trash to the dump on days where tenants cannot make it there. This is a county rule for the city of Gloucester Va does not have curbside pick up in this zip code.
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ok stay

  • 3 of 5

Big home plenty of space. I hate to be crucial over small things!

Let me start with this… for the money it’s a good deal. With that said if small things were improved we would have had a better stay. Attention to details matter to me. A lot of the blinds were either broke or do not function, light bulbs in bathrooms, bed room burned out. Luckily I found some bulbs. Kitchen wares need to be replaced: old or not functional. Trash was a concern. We were down for a wedding and were packed up pretty good in the car. We were scheduled to leave on a Sunday. We didn’t know how we were going to take care of the trash because no trash pickup… directions were left to the dump but were closed on Sunday. I would imagine your cleaning company would take care of this.. beings no trash pickup. Communication was clear, and Gary was very responsive. Thanks for allowing us to use your home.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home. We've been to many other vacation rentals and I was very happy with how laid back this one felt. Not only in location and amenities but also in how it was working with Gary on details. Our kids really loved the boats and it was so nice to be able to get out there first thing in the morning!! We also explored a bit and were sent to Haven Beach outside of Mathews. Super secluded and clean beach we enjoyed before the tide took our spot away. Lol

We'd be happy to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newark, NY


  • 5 of 5

Awesome property and location. Cant wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
newport news international
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Across the street or Virginia Beach

Nearest Airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport at 33.48 Miles

Nearest Train: Amtrak Station, Williamsburg at 37.05 Miles

Nearest Motorway: Interstate 64, Exit 220 at 30.4 Miles

Nearest Beach: Yorktown Beach, Yorktown at 25 Miles

Nearest Barpub: Jessica's on Main, Gloucester Courthouse at 10.35 Miles

Nearest Golf: Painkatank River Golf Club, Hartfield at 11.97 Miles

Nearest Restaurant: Rosemary and Wine, Gloucester Courthouse at 10.25 Miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.52
Damage Insurance £44.79

We are negotiable for leasing terms so if you need to stay a couple nights or several months we may be able to work out a special rate that works for all parties. Owner/Agent. This property was purchased by our family to be a vacation house and we have loved every minute we spend there, and now we are offering it to you so please enjoy and take care of our River House.

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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