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Waterfront Cottage On Candy Point: Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Waterfront Cottage

Want to get away from it all? This is the place for you. Drive down Candy Point Road and

you'll feel like you are back at summer camp in this peaceful cottage with beautiful original pine walls and tall ceilings. Its cozy porch faces directly onto Rogers Creek, with views of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

We call this cottage "The Little House" because it is the smaller guest house on the property-- the "Big House" is nearby across the yard. Just down the hill is our sandy beach.

Both the kitchen and bathroom were updated in 2014. The cottage has central air conditioning and heat plus ceiling fans in every room.

Lie in the hammock to watch both spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Great star gazing.

For your use find beach chairs, beach umbrella, noodles, inner tubes, coolers, fishing gear, sand toys, bikes, a fire-pit, adult kayak, one junior kayak, and a paddle board in the garage.

Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with twin beds. The bathroom has a shower, no bathtub.

Pets are welcome, but if they get wet and muddy, please dry them off and put towels on my newly redone cushions!

Kitchen has electric stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and refrigerator with freezer. Wireless internet service, no TV. Painted floors, hooked rugs, quilts, and lots of charm throughout.

More Details

Anne Whittle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Anne Whittle

We are native Virginians and live in Alexandria, VA.

The property includes 2 cottages, a garage, 1/3 acre, and a dock. It's our family's favorite place and we've been restoring and upgrading it for the last 35 years.

I love painting furniture and floors and anyone can see I have been very busy with my projects!

Anne Whittle purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Anne Whittle chose Virginia

Definitely its proximity to the water. Candy Point is practically surrounded by water... you can hear the waves at night. Visitors feel like they are on a boat because the house is up on a hill and you see water everywhere you look!

What makes this cottage unique

In the spring you can watch ospreys ( just back from their winter journey to Argentina) building their nests. Bald eagles soar above the creek. We have bluebirds and hummingbirds too. It is a very quiet setting --at night you hear the waves and the frogs across the creek at Froggy Bottom. Plus the star gazing is amazing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Heathsville in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This bathroom has a new white vanity and floor. There is a stall shower and a full length mirror. Hair dryer and first aid kit under sink. Plenty of towels and washcloths. Night light. Hooked rug.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Queen bedroom has a view up the Potomac River with a comfortable bed with a white headboard made from an old shutter. All the furniture is painted blue. There is a ceiling fan, a white noise machine, a clock, 2 bedside tables with lamps, and a green rug on the floor. Colors are pastels-blue, green and yellow. There is a dresser for folded storage and hooks on the back of the door for hanging storage. You can lie in the bed and look at the Potomac River which is 10 miles wide there. There are black out shades for taking naps or sleeping late. The twin bedroom has extra long twin beds, a hooked rug, quilts, a small washstand dresser, a bookshelf stocked with children's books, and an amazing handpainted armoire for hanging and folding storage. Extra blankets in here for actual use or to use for building forts! Ceiling fan..
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
House cleaning is included in the fee. When booking CLICK ON BEFORE 1 PM OR AFTER 12 PM ONLY IF YOU WANT TO PAY FOR AN EARLY CHECK IN OR LATE DEPARTURE!! Several vineyards nearby with tasting rooms, the Dog and Oyster Vineyard, (Irvington) and Athena on Rt. 218 are two of them. Map of vineyards in cottage. Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee is in Montross 45 minutes away. Irvington is half hr away, home to The Hope and Glory Inn, The Tide's Inn, and the Trick Dog restaurant which is highly recommended. Reedville, 15 minutes away, is a destination itself, steeped in the history of the menhaden fishing industry. Its Millionaire's Row of Victorian-era mansions in the Reedville Historic District and two of the Fishermen's Museum's watercraft are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Cottage On Candy Point: Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

We Love the Little House!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our second stay at the Little House. We were there in June and loved it so much we went back in October. The Little House is a wonderful place to relax. A beautiful setting, a cozy, comfortable cottage, it is just a great place to unplug. Our favorite time was early in the morning, sitting on the screen porch with a cup of coffee, watching the herons and eagles over the water. Anne does a great job of adding little touches to the cottage to make it feel homey and very comfortable. We highly recommend the Little House to anyone wanting to slow down and relax in a very scenic setting. We come from Minnesota, so getting there isn't easy, but we will return whenever we find ourselves in the DC area, looking for a beautiful place for some downtime.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Stephens City, VA

So beautiful, comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time relaxing, kayaking, swimming, crabbing and cooking out on the campfire. Anne went out of her way to be sure we had crabbing supplies and even left us chicken necks in the freezer! The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The "creek" leading into the Potomac and Chesapeake was way better than I expected. It had a sandy bottom which made it great for swimming and was really pretty to kayak. I saw blue herons and eagles.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, family & pet friendly secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great! On the water, charming cottage w/plenty of room. Convenient supermarket within 15 minutes. Kayak, paddle board, floatation devices all on location. Fire pit & hammock were a relaxing bonus. Quiet & relaxing! Our dogs had a fun time too! Anne was great. We'd come again!!

The Argyros Family (Boston, MA & Abingdon, VA)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, very responsive owner, great idea!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, well-kept, out-of-the-way getaway on the Northern Neck. Great views and comfortable rooms, with a very responsive, helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd trip back to the cottage. The view off the back screen porch simply cannot be beat, especially in the morning as you watch the sunrise! We love that this cute cottage is dog friendly. Anne and her husband are such kind hosts, making sure that we were doing okay and even offered to keep an eye on our dog while we were out exploring! The only disappointment were the jellyfish, that prohibited from swimming like we did last Summer, as we loved hanging out at the small beach area & relaxing in our floats. Highly recommend the Dog & Oyster Vineyard and Merroir restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Washington, DC

Perfect Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog, and I greatly enjoyed our weekend here. It is perfect for people who love the water. I cannot wait to go back again and cannot recommend this place enough. The owner was so kind and easy to work with as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Tangier Island Boat tours
Nate's Trick Dog Cafe
Hope and Glory Inn
Stratford Hall Excavations
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Washington, DC
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
King Carter Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 360 East
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Crazy Crab
Car: necessary

The cottage's zip code locates it in Heathsville, Va. but it is about 9 miles from Heathsville, on the Potomac River in Edwardsville, Va. It is a very rural, peaceful spot with big open water views (Potomac River is 10 miles wide here). Perfect spot for fishing, sunbathing, kayaking, boating, biking, and sightseeing in nearby small towns.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Heathsville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65

Renters must be at least 25 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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