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Cozy, Deep Water Cottage with Boat Lift and Pier

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful sunsets and wildlife are highlights of this waterfront get away.

What a great place for a fishing/boating retreat or just to "get away from the city". This is a warm waterfront cottage on the deep waters of the Coan River. 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath. We have recently added WiFi as it is now available in our area. Located in Lottsburg, VA it is only a few miles to shops and restaurants in Callao, Heathsville, Reedville and Kilmarnock and just minutes by water to the Potomac River and only 9 miles to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your boat and keep it on the 10,000 lb boat lift at your own private dock where you can swim or catch fish and crabs. Watch nesting Bald Eagles and Osprey, spot dolphins playing in the river. Two Kayaks are provided for you to explore the beautiful wildlife and shores of the river. Just a short distant to the Tangier Island Ferry that leaves and returns daily to the historic and unique island from another time. We are "pet friendly" but do have a strict pet policy. We are happy to send that prior to booking for your review. There is a $75 non-refundable pet fee which we ask that you include when placing your request.

Just 2 hours from DC area and 1.5 hours from Richmond, Va, this is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to spend time in the beautiful and fruitful waters of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

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Parker Carwile & Liz Burton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

Why Parker Carwile & Liz Burton chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

This property located in Virginia's Northern Neck, Upper Peninsula is in one of the most historic areas of Virginia. Visit the birthplace of George Washington and home of Robert E. Lee. Take the ferry to Tangier Island and visit one of the most unique places in the Country.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lottsburg in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Yard maintenance provided


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Cozy, Deep Water Cottage with Boat Lift and Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful getaway. The house seems much larger than listed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Very comfortable beds and beautiful linens. Bathrooms are large. Porch is wonderful and the view is to die for. Great sunsets! Thank you so much. You have to go to the general store in nearby Lewisetta. 100plus years old. My mother remembers it when she was a child

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you guys and your mom had a great vacation! These times are so special :) Sure hope you'll come back again to visit!!
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Very lovely with all the functionality you would want or need

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week and caught 2-3 bushels of crabs. The dock was fantastic as well as the location. Secluded but close enough to the grocery store and other necessities. Overall we had a great time and would go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The crabbing was pretty great in 2016! Hoping it will stay that way for 2017 too. Glad you guys enjoyed your time at the Cottage and we look forward to having you back soon. Take care, Liz
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Best vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 and one guest had the best time! This is the perfect get away place to relax!

My husband and I enjoyed fishing and craving with awesome results. The kids played tirelessly in the large backyard...the little beach area...and took the kayaks out and had a blast!!

We could not get in the water because of all the jellyfish but I'm sure it's just this month...regardless it was fantastic :-)

The house has EVERYTHING you could ever need or think about :-)

The decorations are amazing! Loved every single detail from the small napkins holders to the nostalgic memorabilia that had my husband thinking back to his days in the Navy.

I can not say enough about the scenery!!!! The sun sets where BREATHTAKING....I could not take enough pictures :-)

We can not wait to be back!!! Out of all our family getaways.....this was the best one :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah, about the sunsets. They are pretty amazing and ever changing all year long! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll keep us in mind for future getaways! Take care, Liz
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Beautifully Decorated Waterfront Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Cottage on the Coan was beautiful, from its location just a few feet from the private dock to the out-of-this world decoration! The cottage truly has a character of its own. You can tell by looking at the mermaid side lamps, turtle napkin rings, lobster trap coffee table, seashells, sea star and fossils’ collection in the glass-top side tables and a hundred other decorative pieces, that the owners put a lot of thought into decoration and creating a beautiful mood at this property. Even the deck is decorated!

The deck and dock were perfectly lit at night, you can even control the level of light at the dock! We loved the dock so much, it was perfect with comfortable seating, water source and a resident Osprey! It even had fishing rod holders and bait cutting boards. Unfortunately, we didn’t get so lucky with fishing. We spent hours everyday trying from the dock with no luck. I guess the extremely windy weather was the reason because other reviewers had more luck later in Spring and Summer.

Lovely little luxuries were also available, you should smell the hand soap Liz and Parker provided for our use! It’s luscious coconut with ginger. We will always associate that smell with this getaway :) they even had hand lotion so that our hands won’t dry out after washing! It was also heavenly scented with watermelon.

This was a lovely vacation, thank you Liz and Parker for sharing

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We love everything about the Cottage on the Coan especially the relaxed feeling. As far as the fishing goes it is definitely better in the upcoming months. Also, the crabs come in mid May and we have everything there to catch and cook them. We would love to have you guys come back in the summer to try your hand at "crabbing". Glad you guys had such a nice getaway! See you next time. Liz
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Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to recharge and relax! We decided very last minute to go away for the weekend and thought this place looked perfect. The owners were quick to respond and we were all set. The home is in a nice, quiet neighborhood where the neighbors smile and wave as you drive in. The house was just perfect for us - cozy and comfortable, with everything we needed. It was clean and ready for us. But that view - oh, the view. We had a spectacular sunset that first evening. We kept it simple - burgers on the grill (the grate has definitely had renters and could stand a good cleaning), and then just sat on the dock and enjoyed the view. Fish were jumping all around us. Of course, when we were ready to do some fishing the next day, they had all run away but we didn't care - we spent a lot of the day on the dock, just taking it all in. Other than the occasional lawn mower, all we heard were birds. Two sets of Ospreys, many herons, owls at night. Do yourself a favor and get some mac n cheese at the counter in the back of the Callao Supermarket. There is so much to explore around the area - we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for us. Thank you! Just add the electrical box info in.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great suggestion! So glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving things in tip top shape. Take care, Liz
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tangier Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Quinton Oaks
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Fredricksburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Colonial Beach
Car: necessary

Lottsburg is located in Northumberland County just West of the County seat, Heathsville. The area was occupied at the time of English settlement by the Algonquian-speaking historic tribes of the Wicocomico and Chickacoan. The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1648 during a period of rapid population growth and geographic expansion. Settlement began in this area of the Northern Neck around 1635. Originally known as the Indian district Chickacoan, the area was first referred to as Northumberland in the colonial records in 1644. The following year, John Mottrom served as the first burgess for the territory in the House of Burgesses, which met at the capital of the Virginia Colony at Jamestown.

The colonial court ordered the two tribes to merge and by 1655, assigned them a reservation of 4,400 acres (18 km2) near Dividing Creek, south of the Great Wicomico River.[3] By the early 1700s, the Wicocomico tribe was greatly reduced, and English colonists took control of their lands. They were believed to be extinct as a tribe as, landless, they disappeared from the historical record. Descendants of the last weroance are working to regain recognition as a tribe, the Wicocomico Indian Nation.[4]

The size of the county was drastically reduced in 1651 and 1653 when the colonial government organized Lancaster and Westmoreland counties from it.

Of the 172 counties that have ever existed in Virginia's history, Northumberland ended up being an "ancestor" to 116 of these –– more than the current 95 counties (several were lost to other states, such as West Virginia).

20 miles to the East, Reedville is a small village in eastern Northumberland County on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Reedville is home to the Atlantic menhaden fishing industry. It is named for Captain Elijah W. Reed (1827-1888), who is credited with bringing the menhaden fishing industry, and the tremendous wealth that resulted from it, to Reedville –– and to Northumberland County in general.

Dozens of fish-processing factories, most recently Omega Protein Corporation (successor to Zapata Haynie, Reedville Oil and Guano Company and Haynie Products Company) and Standard Products Company, have dotted the Northumberland coastline near Reedville and adjacent fishing communities.

Today, Omega Protein remains the largest industrial organization in the area. Omega, with a fleet of large oceangoing fish-harvesting vessels, supported by a number of spotter aircraft, is a major industry in the area and on the Eastern seaboard. Menhaden, once caught, are cooked in large mass and processed for further use in various applications, including as a protein additive for poultry feed.

Located at the eastern terminus of U.S. Route 360, Reedville is a popular place to begin fishing charters and trips to Tangier Island in the Bay. Reedville is also a tourist destination itself, steeped in the history of the menhaden fishing industry. The Millionaire's Row of Victorian Era mansions and several watercraft of the Fishermen's Museum are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lottsburg, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fourth of July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.98
Cleaning £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 6.0%

All pets are subject to review before approval. $75 per pet fee applied.

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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