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Relax And Reconnect With Expansive Views Of The Historic James River

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The River House Is Designed To Provide Interesting Views Of The James River

The Claremont River House is a peaceful getaway located on a high peninsula overlooking the James River. The location itself has a deep history, from before the time of the earliest European settlers, but the house itself was built about 10 years ago as a creativity retreat.

Each of the four levels of the house has rooms with balconies facing the water and views ranging far up and down the lovely James River. The bottom floor is a walk-out basement with a bedroom housing a queen bed, a two headed stone tile shower, a separate WC and a large communal sitting area. The main floor has a large Great Room and the communal kitchen as well as access on three sides to the wrap around porch. Two bedrooms are located on the second floor; the master with the king sized bed and gracious bath, featuring a Kohler slipper tub, opens onto a private balcony overlooking the river. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and a private bath and offers a view of the grounds. The uppermost floor houses a cozy room with a private bath and a charming, bird's eye perch over the river. The four-acre grounds provide seclusion along with easy access to the river side community.

Much of the woodwork in the home was made by Mack Headley, a former master craftsman in Colonial Williamsburg. Some of it, such as the herringbone patterned floor in the Great Room and staircase, was made by him from local walnut.

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More Details

Anna Hansen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Anna Hansen

This is a family run rental. We are rooted in this Tidewater community and believe in its future. The idea of sharing our interesting home appeals to us and we hope it serves as a toehold for others to become interested in, and perhaps part, of our community.

Anna Hansen purchased this villa in 2003

Why Anna Hansen chose Claremont

There was something very special about the land this home is built on that everyone in the family recognized from the beginning. We wanted to create a space where people could feel connected and creative.

What makes this villa unique

The house was built by creative types over the course of a couple of years. It has eccentricities along with many beautiful details, and has been the object of much effort and love.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Claremont in Surry County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have private baths.
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water skiing


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Relax And Reconnect With Expansive Views Of The Historic James River
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Beautiful River House

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! We rented this house to stay after our wedding and it was a quiet getaway. Lots of space. The owner was more than accommodating for us and we will be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Our kids loved the ferry rides to Jamestown and Williamsburg. Beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The River House. It was very comfortable and spacious. Anna even had food in the fridge for us to get us started when we arrived! It is in a remote area but that is part of the charm and peacefulness. This is a beautiful house!! I'd visit again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 10
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Chippokes, Surry VA
Car: necessary

The River House is a scenic drive, including a free car ferry ride, from the Historic Triangle (Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown). It is also located an hour's drive from downtown Richmond, which has wonderful museums, restaurants and shopping, and 40 minutes' drive to historic Petersburg.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £59.65

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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