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Gary Ornoff

Member since: 2014
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The River House Getaway! Come Relax and Enjoy!

14 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Gloucester Courthouse - The River House

11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061

What a wonderful property located at 11303 Piankatank Drive, Gloucester VA 23061. This all brick ranch is 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).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gary Ornoff (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Gary Ornoff

Gary and Christine Ornoff

Gary Ornoff purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Ornoff chose Virginia

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!

Reviews

4.6
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

The River House Getaway! Come Relax and Enjoy!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
5

The perfect home away from home retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first homeaway experience, and it was a great first experience! The owner is so pleasant and accommodating. They really make sure your every need is met in the house. Even just walking in to the fresh and clean house we all breathed a sigh of relief and relaxation. The river was beautiful and calm. We really enjoyed using the kayaks and floaties. Our pup had a great first swimming experience as well. She was so tired everyday from swimming that our usually energetic doodle was the most calm and mellow we've ever seen her! We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the weekend and had a wonderful vacation here! With 3 kids under the age of 2, the close secluded beach was perfect for what we were looking for. The kids got their fun in the sand, but when they were ready to go it wasn't an hour king ordeal to get home. The house was great! Well stocked and TONS of room. Fit our needs perfectly. Overall it was a very enjoyable time and we would definitely consider staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described by owner! Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My good luck continues ... so far I have been fortunate to find wonderful properties to rent via VRBO and this one didn't disappoint at all! It was precisely what was described and met our needs exactly! While not a brand new home, this one is a wonderful place with everything needed for an effortless and joyful stay! It WIlL, indeed, sleep 10, while we were only a party of four and didn't need to house that many! Everyone had their own private space which is a wonderful thing with teenagers in tow! Grandma had HER bedroom and private bath. Yay! Plenty of amenities here and many things to do in the area & beyond. While we didn't have time to do all of them, they were there for us! The house itself offered a place to relax ... nice sunroom w/ Direct TV, dining room w/ a beautiful view ... AND ... a ping pong table which was fun! Board games, cards, DVDs, toys, etc. await! Large living room in case many need to assemble. Three bedrooms, laundry room w/ detergent, a hamper, etc., and well organized and appointed kitchen enabling us to entertain local family members and not have to worry about having enough dinnerware or space to do so! Two kayaks and a canoe came in handy for the fisherman in our family! Friendly neighbors welcomed him to the beach; and the river w/ sandy bottom provided a way to wade out and fish whenever he wanted to! Two bikes were waiting to be ridden, grills to use to cook out, fire pit, carport to park in and use in case of rain! :) Don't bring a wash cloth or towels ... a huge linen closet houses many of these along with blankets, comforters, and linens to sleep many people! There is no wi-fi available but even our teenagers were fine with that! Their phones enabled them to check on everything and they were happy! No wi-fi needed for a fun time at this place! I would recommend this property to anyone needing a nice clean roomy place to stay! I was completely satisfied with the money paid to enjoy such a wonderful week in Gloucester! As a former Gloucester resident of over 30 years, it was great to be there long enough to check out all of the new development that has sprung up in my absence! It's a great town to tour and enjoy! Surrounding areas also provide many opportunities for a fun time! Above all, it was important to me to deal with good, honest folks who treat me well and know and provide what I like and need! I'd say a good time was had by all! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! Our family has been using the property for about 8 years on our own and we always wondered was it just us who thought it was a perfect retreat? There is certainly something special about this place and the location that really puts you at ease and slows down time!!! We are so happy to share it with guests like you!! Thanks and hope we see you again!
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River House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend away at the River House. My daughter lives in Richmond and it was only 1 hour for her to drive over and meet us for the weekend. We both brought our dogs and there was room for everyone. The house is very spacious. The kitchen was fully stocked with every kind of item you would need to cook a meal, although we went out for dinner both nights. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioner worked great. The TV in the sun room was an added pleasure. The beach was very nice and sandy. We met 2 people who live by the beach and they could not have been nicer with all of the information regarding the area that they shared with us. The area is very quiet but we like quiet!!!!! We took walks, kayaked and our little dog had her first swimming lesson and did wonderful. We had a very relaxing and bonding time with our daughter. The River House was a very delightful find on the river. I almost forgot we had booked the house in the fall and there was a tropical depression that came through and Gary let us reschedule our time away for another weekend. Gary was easy to work with and responded very quickly. I would not hesitate to rent The River House again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home, great rental

  • 5 of 5

We had almost our entire family stay here (four generations) as we were attending my sister's wedding and it worked out wonderfully. The house was lovely, clean and spacious. It was delightful to wake up, make our breakfast and coffee, and sit and visit in the dining room and overlook the water as the sun rose. And it was great to have a place to come back to in the evenings after busy wedding events to have a homey place to rest before we headed off to bed. Great hosts, too. We had a quick question and they were very helpful and very nice. Definitely recommend this home as a lovely place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The house was lovely.

  • 4 of 5

This house was very clean and spacious. Everyone was comfortable. We were only staying for two days and the weather didn't cooperate, so we didn't get a chance to relax on the beach, but it was much better than staying in a hotel. I would recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gloucester Courthouse, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring/Summer
1 Mar 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£107
£661
£1,966
 
 
Fall/Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£215
for 2 nights
From
£85
£507
£1,431
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£99
£661
£1,966
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gloucester Courthouse, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • 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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