Charming 2-bedroom waterfront cottage. This recently refreshed property includes newly power-washed deck with Weber charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal), large private pier, and fire pit. Assorted fishing poles and tackle for use by guests, with no license needed if fishing off pier. Two kayaks and plenty of life vests. Interior provides kitchen and living area with cable TV (32 inch Vizio flat-screen TV, Sony DVD player), internet, and Roku. One queen and 2 twin beds. One 3-piece bathroom. Refrigerator/freezer, Keurig and regular coffee makers, microwave, stove/oven. The spacious waterfront deck with dining table provides amazing sunset views at all times of the year. Bath and bed linens are provided.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
2 bedroom Cottage, Waterfront, private dock
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Oct 2018
About Kelsie Miller
As a family of four, we are happy to share our charming waterfront cottage with other couples and small families. The cottage has an excellent rental history and offers a peaceful retreat on the tranquil waters of Ferry Creek and the Piankatank River. Because this is a new VRBO listing in our name, reviews from years prior to 2016 are not available. However, it has been loved by many travelers visiting the beautiful Gloucester area.
Kelsie Miller purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Kelsie Miller chose Gloucester
Nestled on a private lane, Windward Cottage is a hidden piece of paradise. The calm, clear waters of Ferry Creek and the Piankatank River attracted our family as a place where we could both relax and enjoy playing on the water. It is the perfect spot for kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing on the dock and fishing. All kinds of fish can be caught right from the private pier. And the views of wildlife -- including osprey -- and sunsets are amazing!
What makes this Cottage unique
As we searched extensively for just the right vacation rental property for our family, we were enthralled by the exquisite sunsets on Ferry Creek. Conveniently located to historic downtown Gloucester, Mathews and Urbanna, we could not find a better location. The calm and clear Piankatank River offers outstanding fishing and kayaking opportunities. This is truly a hidden gem.
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I can't describe how great our stay was!!! Qe caught so many crabs that we had to freeze them and bring them home!!! The privacy but still having nice neighbors close by is great! The house was super.clean and very accessible! We loved our honeymoon at this house!! COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER HOUSE!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you chose our cottage and quaint waterfront setting to enjoy your honeymoon! Congratulations on your marriage, and we look forward to having you back!
Elisa and Pat, owners
We had a great time here, perfect location. Located on quiet lane on the water. Beautiful well maintained dock area. Used the kayaks a few times during our stay. You can’t ask for more. Didn’t use kitchen much, we ate out most days, but it is very well stocked for those who would want to use it. I definitely would come back.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and took advantage of the kayaks! We look forward to renting to you again!
Elisa and Pat, owners
Located on the water on a quiet road, cozy, clean and very comfortable. About 10 minutes from Gloucester's charming Main Street Village, which dates from colonial times. Would like to return to explore the area and its history.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again! The spring and fall are beautiful times to enjoy the river. Also, we have refreshed the cottage with new bedding, blinds, new kitchenware, a power-washed deck, new outdoor cushions, an upgraded fire pit area and more to make your stay even more enjoyable.
The dock was lovely. The bedding was terrible and the outside deck needs to be cleaned. The cushions were dirty. Glad we brought our own chairs. The kitchen was good. The inside seating was comfortable.
We take guest satisfaction very seriously and have corrected the items in your review. Bedding has been upgraded, the outdoor cushions have been replaced, and the entire deck and railings have been power washed. We appreciate your comments and hope you have great vacation experiences in the future.
Myself and three friends went to spend Memorial Day weekend at the cottage. Upon arriving (in the dark) there was no light to help us unpack in the yard or to see the key box. When we went inside there were no covering over the windows or doors, the windows were small and hard to see into so they were ok but the doors we had to cover with towels.
The next morning before I could take a shower I had to clean the tub of spiders and webs. Going outside to have coffee and breakfast we had to clean off the deck and wash the table. The grill they have is rusted out and very dirty, we put a cookie sheet under it because it is a charcoal grill and we were nervous of fire.
If there was internet none of us could get it so make sure you write down the code to get in because I couldn't pull it up on my phone and couldn't reach the owner so we drove miles back until finally she returned my call and told me the code.
All in all we agreed the home could have been better furnished with kitchen items and made more comfortable for their visitors.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the cottage. We are sorry about your experience and have corrected the items you mentioned. An automatic light will now come on when you approach the house, new kitchen items including a new set of pots and pans have been added. Window blinds have been installed in the bedrooms and on the entry door, and a new Weber grill has replaced the old one. The deck has also been power washed and all the outdoor cushions have been replaced. We have also had an insect treatment and asked our caretaker to be extra vigilant in cleaning. We checked the internet and it worked fine. Instructions are posted on the refrigerator. Again, thank you for your help in making our cottage a great vacation for future guests.
Enjoyable stay but don't appreciate the hidden costs
The location and view were excellent. The cottage was small and dated but clean and functional. We enjoyed kayaking on the river and made a small campfire one night. It was a very quiet and peaceful setting. I knew when making the reservation the nightly price for rental but really protest to the "hidden" charges for service fee (what is this for?) and cleaning fee. It was made clear in instructions in cottage as well as directions received online that we were to clean up after ourselves and leave the cottage "as we found it". We did this but paid for cleaning as well. Is this the charge to wash the sheets and towels? Tha would be some expensive laundering fees!
Thank you for the nice review of our property. It is a very peaceful setting that offers great opportunities for lots of activities or just relaxing.
We are sorry that you did not review the Booking Summary that is provided with every rental. That clearly shows a complete summary of all charges. There are NO hidden charges. The "service fee" is a VRBO fee that the homeowner does not have any control over. This is a fee charged to all VRBO customers and collected by VRBO, not the homeowner. We wish this was not included but we cannot change that. The cleaning fee was clearly posted on the booking summary. Most if not all VRBO rentals include a cleaning fee. Below is an EXAMPLE of what is provided to VRBO customers before they commit to a rental. We sincerely wish you the best with future vacations.
EXAMPLE of Booking summary
Dates Oct 15 - 18
Guests 2 guests
Your dates are Available!
$125.00 × 3 nights $375.00
Cleaning fee $65.00
Service Fee $51.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Total + deposit $991.00