Our cottage is located on the historic James River with private white sand beach 10 feet from the cottage,180 feet of waterfront, kayaks, fishing gear, beach chairs, gas grill, and 180 foot private pier. On land once owned by John Rolfe, husband of Pocahontas, the cottage provides endless views of the river and Jamestown Island. Easy beach access with no steps to reach the beach. Check the location of waterfront properties carefully on the map. There are only two cottages available for vacation rental on the James River with this type of close, level proximity to the beach and river, and we have made both available for vacation rental. See vrbo listing #352993 for reviews of our cottage next door.
Our cottage is located in a wonderful location to enjoy a beachfront/riverfront escape while being incredibly close to major historic and entertainment sites in every direction including Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Petersburg, Richmond, Smithfield, Virginia Beach and other locations.
The cottage has been recently renovated to provide top of the line updates and comfortable amenities - all within a 15 minute free ferry ride of Historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg and about an hour drive to Historic Old Towne Petersburg - site of the filming of many movies and TV shows including Lincoln, Turn, and Mercy Street. Richmond is about an hour drive from the cottage via Rt 10. Washington DC is about a 2 1/2 our drive from the cottage if you would like to combine the two sites in one trip to Virginia. Many out-of-state guests spend a few days in DC and then spend a few more visiting the historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
Our cottage is directly across the river from historic Jamestown Island, a major historic site where the original 1607 fort, site of the first permanent English colony, is under excavation. This is a newer listing, so please see listing VRBO 352993 for guest reviews of the owner's other James River cottage.
Our cottage is the perfect get-a-way with a 38 foot heated and cooled sunporch with three walls of windows to capture views of ships, ferries, tug boats and a menagerie of birds including osprey, eagles, seagulls, cranes, ducks and geese. An occasional dolphin can also be seen if luck is with you. We even provide binoculars for your use.
There are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the second with a double size antique maple four poster bed. A twin size day bed on the heated and cooled sunporch provides an additional sleeping space. Each bedroom has reading lamps, an alarm clock, flashlight, terry robes, and luggage rack. Wide windows provide views of the river or the yard. We provide comfortable mattresses with luxury bed and bath linens, bath toiletries, terry robes, beach towels, bath and kitchen paper products and basic cooking spices.
The sunporch is a favorite hang-out day and night and has a daybed plus chaise lounge for leisurely day time naps or night time sleeping plus a second dining table for dining with a riverfront view. The sun porch day bed (twin bed) is a favorite sleeping spot at night where you can watch the ferry lights gliding back and forth across the river.
Modern design enthusiasts will fall in love with the fully appointed sleek, white IKEA kitchen, original vintage Danish teak furniture, and eye popping fabric throughout the entire cottage. In fact, every single piece of furniture has been recently reupholstered in fabulous vintage inspired designs. Bold color is carried into the bathroom with a European-designed, 50 inch green glass countertop.
We have even extended this mid-century revival through to the lighting. Look up to see funky vintage chrome ball Lightolier track lights that my resourceful daughter found that you will want to take home with you--but please don't! Dine in style with a sputnik, mid-century-inspired chandelier above the Danish teak dining table. From Laurel mushroom lamps in the bedroom to the one-of-a-kind European industrial orange floor lamp in the living room, every light fixture is vintage and chosen with great care to embody the mid-century spirit.
Other high end touches include Waterworks faucet in the kitchen and towel warmer in the bathroom, Hansgrohe bathroom fixtures, Bosch dishwasher, Toto toilet with soft close toilet seat, usb outlets for your electronics, a flat screen TV with DVD player, luxury linens, terry robes, bath toiletries, and basic cooking spices. The central HVAC system provides heat and air conditioning for year round enjoyment.
The kitchen has large windows that look out to both the river and the gardens and offers a built-in oven and microwave, gas cooktop, counter depth refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, white granite countertops and small appliances such as a Keurig coffee maker, French Press, coffee grinder, four slot toaster, hand mixer, blender, and crock pot. The kitchen is very well equipped with most cooking essentials including quality cookware and dinnerware including wine glasses.
Basic cooking spices, oil, vinegar, sugar, tea and coffee are provided as are cooking paper products including plastic wrap, aluminum foil, wax paper, and plastic storage bags. If serious cooking is not on your vacation menu, an endless array of restaurants and take-out deli facilities is available. Information on many "food" and "eating" resources is provided prior to your arrival.
But who wants to stay inside? When you are not sightseeing in Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Petersburg, Smithfield, Busch Gardens, or enjoying the 15 minute ferry ride, this cottage comes equipped with a range of outdoor activities -- even if all you want to do is sit on the beach or the pier with a fishing pole and a book. Strolling the water's edge in the early morning searching for shells - with a cup of coffee, is a favorite pastime of many guests as is sitting and watching the rhythm of the ferries crossing the river.
Test your skills at finding shark teeth among the shells in the waterline! Included for your enjoyment are two adult size and one child size kayak, life preservers, fishing poles with tackle box basics, water floats, beach towels, sand toys, beach chairs and a weber gas grill. The Weber gas grill on the beach, right outside the sun porch door, provides easy beach-front meal preparation. The 180 foot pier has a great picnic table at one of the end decks over the river for river dining. The sun porch also has a handy beverage frig for easy access to whatever libations suit you.
This is a new listing so please see the guest reviews for our other James River cottage right next door at VRBO 352993. You can expect the same great service, spotless cottage, wonderful amenities and absolutely delightful river front setting.
Come and enjoy! Put in dates to see weekly rate which is $1695. High season weekend rates are $350 per night. Check availability and rate calendar.