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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Futon in Living Room, Sleeps 8



Summer is here, and the Cove is alive with Deer, Cardinals, Eagles, Osprey and Blue Herons. Little Wicomico Cottage is perfect for a get-away.

It is amazing what you see while sitting in the sun room. In April, we saw an eagle being dive-bombed by two Osprey in the cove. He landed in the water and used his wings to swim to shore, It was like watching the nature channel!

Little Wicomico Cottage is located on a cove off the Little Wicomico River in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay is accessible by boat There is a boat and Jet Ski launch within a quarter of a mile of the cottage.. Vir Mar Beach, a small local beach, is 3 miles away by road.

Little Wicomico Cottage is nautically decorated home has spectacular views, with a private hot tub and peace and quiet.

This is a no smoking home. Ash Trays are provided outside.

The Great Room

A comfortable Great room features a wood fireplace, ceiling fan, DVD/VCR Player along with a large collection of videos with board and card games. The Great room also has a leather full-size futon should one of your party wish to sleep there.

The Kitchen

Fully equipped and bright, the Kitchen is open and usable with views of the cove while preparing meals.

The Dining Room

Adjacent to the Kitchen, Great room and Sunroom, the Dining room is a central gathering place with a table that expands to accommodate 8 people and a view of the Cove, Kitchen and Great room.

The Sun Room

Adjacent to the Dining Room, the Sunroom provides a location to decompress and watch the water and the wildlife. Eagles, ospreys, otters, foxes, deer, herons, and songbirds have been seen from this room. 5 o'clock Fred is what we call the blue heron that shows up around 5 o'clock every evening. Oscar, the otter shows up periodically, swimming through the cove. Bill and Hillary, our Eagle pair, are around every now and then. Bill gets around.

The Bedrooms and Baths

The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, a ceiling fan, dresser, a sitting area, a desk and views from every window. Skylights allow you to see the stars from your bed. The Master bedroom has a private entrance that leads to the breezeway. The Master bedroom also has a desk with a printer/scanner/copier should you need to bring your computer and work while staying with us. This room also has a PS-2 gaming center and a VHS TV .

The Downstairs bedroom has a full sized bed, with a ceiling fan and a sitting area.

The Downstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.

The Loft bedroom has a king-sized bed, a twin bed, a ceiling fan, sitting area, wardrobe and closet. This Loft bedroom is open to the Great room.

The Upstairs bathroom has beautiful ceramic tile, a Jacuzzi tub, toilet and large sink. The bathroom is shared between the Master and the Loft bedrooms.

The Outdoor Spaces

The property is beautifully landscaped and offers spectacular views from almost every room. The breezeway is a great gathering place for bar-b-ques, crab boils and enjoying the breezes from the water.

The front lawn is wonderful for playing ball or crocket.

Relax in the hammock while reading a book, or watching the cove.

Enjoy sitting out on the deck at the picnic table under the umbrella.

The dock is a great place to fish or catch crabs and to tie up your boat or jet ski while staying with us.

The dock has stairs for water access.

You can also take a canoe ride in our canoe.

The house is 3.5 miles via the Little Wicomico River to the Chesapeake Bay and 6 miles from great fishing.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing is walking distance from the Little Wicomico Cottage.

The Hot Tub is situated with great views of the cove and the sky. The Northern Neck is one of the few places left that you can still see the stars.

We have added a fire pit this year. Enjoy sitting around roasting hot dogs, making smores, and telling ghost stories.

Little Wicomico Cottage is a great place to call home during your next visit to the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Arlene Payne
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was perfectly setup and accommodated for our family of four. There was plenty of space for the kids to spread out and not be on top of each other, and my wife and I were able to enjoy our own space to enjoy. The Florida room is by far our favorite space in the house and offered wide views of nature and the water. The boys enjoyed the dock and taking the canoe out to explore the protected cove. Nature abounds and we saw ospreys and many other birds, but the highlight was the otter swimming in the cove. We explored the NN this house was close to everything.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ophelia in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Sunroom has a charging hub for charging electronic devices Spectacular View on a Little Wicomico River Cove Chesapeake Bay Access by Water Waterfront


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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

A Great Family Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 8, which included three young children, throughly enjoyed `Wicomico Cottage. While the children had great fun trying to catch crabs, fish and riding in the canoes, the adults found the peaceful wooded surroundings very relaxing and the river view awesome. The home is very well appointed with everything that you could possibly need! The owners have taken great care to label all cabinets to make finding things stress free and the beds were very comfortable. It was also fun to simply look at all the homes decorations-some very unique and interesting pieces. We visited nearby Vir-Mar-Beach and while it is small we were the only ones there which made it feel like our own private beach for the day! We would consider staying here again and recommend the home to anyone looking for a peaceful get away.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! There was a wonderful welcome package waiting for us. The kids were so busy they didn't even have enough time to do everything they wanted to do. There were a lot of jellyfish in the water, so swimming was out but I don't think this was the norm and like I said, there was still plenty of other things to do. I highly recommend this place either for an intimate get away or a family friendly vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midlothian VA

Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the house was labelled and all amenities were take care of. Very few rentals are so well-stocked. We were pleasantly surprised to not have to bring hand soap, towels, etc. We brought our boat with us and enjoyed exploring the river and going out in the bay. Sitting in the shade on the deck was one of our favorite morning and afternoon activities. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words about our home. We are so glad that you enjoyed our property, and look forward to supporting your next visit. We are happy to see another boater enjoy the River, as it can be such fun!
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  • 5 of 5

Breathtakingly beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Restful, Beautiful Views.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a restful, peaceful place to get away from everything then this is a perfect choice. The well equipped and comfortable cottage has a beautiful view from the deck, and access to the lake. Arlene was welcoming, efficient and very helpful in all aspects of our booking. We recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view and super cozy atmosphere. Loved all the little details in the House, made us feel very nostalgic. Owners were so sweet and flexible

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Sunnybank Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
The Hermitage in Kilmarnock
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Vir Mar Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Relaxing.

* Boating.

* Canoeing or Kayaking.

* Shop Antiques.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bar-B-Que.

* Relax in Hammock.

* Play Games.

* Go Thrift Shopping.

* Canoeing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play Lawn and Board Games.

* Fish off the Dock.

* Visit Local Towns.

* Canoeing.

* Fishing and Farm Museum.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing is walking distance away

Reedville Fishing Museum including summer concerts

Northern Neck Farm Museum towards Heathsville

Local Nature Preserves towards Kilmarnock

Smith Island and Tangier Island Cruises depart from Reedville

Local Wineries

Colonial Beach is about 1.5 hours away

Westmoreland Players Theatre in Calleo

Williamsburg is about 1.5 hours away

Bring your Jet ski and enjoy the river.

Bring your boat and water ski , fish in the Chesapeake Bay, or go to the beach by the Jetty.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ophelia, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67
Cleaning £114.4
Pet Security Deposit £114.4
Pet Fee £34.32

This is a non-smoking home.
Weekly or monthly rates may be higher during Holidays or may require a minimum number of nights.
Two nights are normally required, but less than 2 nights may be accommodated.

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