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Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy one bedroom cottage on riverfront property on lovely Ware Neck.

Come and spend your vacation in this quiet, peaceful setting on the Ware River. The estate boasts 290 ft of shoreline. This charming and historic 2 story cottage sits on 7 acres located on the Ware Neck Peninsula. The cottage has hand hewn post and beam construction dating to approximately the 1790s. There are fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom and on the front porch. Just in front of the cottage is the restored icehouse built in the late 18th century and used to store blocks of ice brought from up north by steamboats down the Chesapeake Bay. The water front is a short stroll and has a pier with a floating dock. This is a perfect spot for watching beautiful sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine, fishing, crabbing or launching your canoe or kayak. The Cottage is 70 min from Richmond or Norfolk, 2 hours from DC, 45 min from Williamsburg, 30 min from Yorktown and 20 minutes to the Arts community of Matthews. It provides a great home base for exploring this beautiful and diverse region of Virginia.


Owner
Margaret Montgomery
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williamsburg in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet after 11:00pm and before 8:am.
  • If you bring a pet, please clean up behind it on the property and cover furniture before you allow your pet on it.
  • Relax, unplug, have fun.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet paper Shampoo and conditioner towels beach towels hairdryer soap
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Daybed in bedroom, plus Sleeper sofa in living room
  • fireplace ceiling fan open beamed ceiling
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing

Reviews

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Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate
average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
5

The cottage was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was a great place to come back to so we could unwind after our days out. It was also a perfect location. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and very comfortable cottage surrounded by history.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. We found the cottage to be just what we needed for a trip to attend a wedding in nearby Gloucester Court House.

The weather prevented us from taking full advantage of the river and the surrounding history. We plan to return and base explorations of Yorktown from your charming accommodations. It was everything we hoped for and more.

Thanks for sharing your cottage with the world.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great stay.

  • 5 of 5

The grounds were beautiful. The croaker were biting and we had fun exploring Gloucester and Gwynn Island. Everyone was so friendly. We also visited the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, just 30 minutes away. Just one note, if guests are challenged by stairs, then realize that the partially spiral staircase can be difficult.

The trees were beyond amazing. We enjoyed the Ospreys feeding their young, and saw bald eagles. You can make this an adventure or just chill in this incredible setting.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Historic & wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our black Lab, & I spent 5 days in this unique cottage with all amenities as listed. Peg & John had suggestions for dinners & places to see. Great grounds to walk around & view the waterway. For us it was central to what we wanted to see...from Deltaville to Portsmouth VA. We appreciate that they allow well behaved dogs & would highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at the cottage, it was so cozy from the beginning to the end. We loved how Jhon and Peg have payed attention to all the little details in order to make you comfortable, and it was truly like being home just without the NYC rush.

We very much enjoyed the location since it's not really far from Williamsburg, Virginia beach, Chesapeake bay etc. Needless to mention Gloucester, which is gorgeous itself. We look forward to come back again and again.

Lastly, if you looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, then you have found a lovely place.

Thank you Jhon and Peg. Job well done!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage couldn't be more charming - impressive attention to detail in both renovation and appointing. The grounds are wonderful too, including the dock on the Ware River where we were able to monitor two osprey nesting on an adjacent extra pile (with accompanying platform) that hosts John & Peg put in with the hopes of drawing such a homestead. Their generous, welcoming demeanor towards the water fowl translated to us, as well. I'd recommend to any couple wanting to get away for a relaxing stay in the area (Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are all within about 45 mins. drive). We're eyeing a return visit ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newport News
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Williamsburg
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Yorktown
Car: necessary

We are in a lovely rural setting and yet close enough to Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg to enjoy all they have to offer including historical tours, amusement parks,

Farmers markets and fine dining.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Williamsburg, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Prime season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£267
for 2 nights
From
£104
From
£112
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
£1,913
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£267
for 2 nights
From
£104
From
£112
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
£1,527
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£267
for 2 nights
From
£104
£750
£1,604
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61

100% refund for cancelations made 30 or more days prior to arrival date.
If you have pets we are requiring insurance through VRBO which is an additional $59. We ask that pets not be allowed on furniture unless the furniture is covered, that food and water bowls be in utility room and not on hardwood floors, that you clean up behind your dog, and that your pets not be left alone in cottage for long periods of time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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