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Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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Charming 2BD/2B cottage in the heart of Tidewater VA. Easy, scenic, and traffic-free drive to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and the historic sites, shops, and restaurants of downtown Gloucester Courthouse. Serene rural setting in the heart of Daffodil country, with beautiful vistas for chilling, hiking, biking, and boating.

The space

A 1950 cottage custom-built for a WWII veteran and his bride, the house features a built-in closet and cabinets in the master bedroom, charming details throughout, and a European economy of scale in the newly-added and recently renovated bathrooms. The cottage is situated on 7 acres of beautiful fields surrounded by historic buildings within walking distance to Mobjack Bay and its many inlets, as well as John's Point public boat launch. Guests can spend their days exploring the back roads and old country stores of Gloucester County and the Northern Neck--by car, bike, and on foot--or venture to Colonial Virginia's plantation country and the Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Guests who wish to explore further afield can drive 1 hour to Virginia Beach or 3 hours to the mountains of Shenandoah National Park, while those who wish to stay closer to home will find the York River and Chesapeake Bay beaches in Gloucester Point, Yorktown, Mathews County, and throughout the Northern Neck to be an easy 15 to 30 minute drive. Quaint local shops and restaurants, a year-round farmer's market, two health food stores, an independent book store, and a homemade-ice cream parlor (seasonal April-December), are all within a scenic ten-minute drive from the cottage. Larger grocery stores, pizza parlors, and chain stores/restaurants are also under a ten-minute drive.

Guest access

Entire house, outbuilding with washer/dryer, single-car garage.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be cared for by our maintenance staff but will have the ability to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.

Other things to note

There is a 10% Military discount for Active Duty, Retired, and Family.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 39
Security Deposit: 197
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: 94 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

No pets and no smoking in the house or on the grounds--smoking is accessible on the front or side roads adjacent to the house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Cate User Profile
July 2017
Enjoyed our stay at this cute cottage in the cottage. Katherine was wonderful to communicate with

Katherine's Cottage was perfect for our stay in Gloucester County. We were 30 minutes away from the site of our nephew's wedding and all the other celebrations included, so the cottage was a great and restful escape from all the activities. We were four adults staying in the two bedrooms and found everything comfortable and inviting. We loved the air conditioning as it was hot and humid for our stay. We recommend the cottage for a great get-away time in the Tidewater region of Virginia.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
I'm so glad to hear that you all had a wonderful stay and were able to enjoy all of the wedding festivities! I would love to host you again any time your travels might take you back to Gloucester.
July 2017

Rob User Profile
July 2017
Nice place and very clean.

Charles User Profile
July 2017
Katherine was extremely helpful and quick to respond. The house is beautiful and quiet and comfortable.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Katherine is a super host! Her home is lovingly cared for and is a step back in time with many 1950's references! The beds are super comfy and we really enjoyed time as a family out on the front porch enjoying the scent of the blooming magnolia! We played frisbee in the side yard and very much enjoyed the property! The chocolate donuts were a lovely treat too!

Bayley User Profile
July 2017
We stayed here with our 18 month old daughter and had a great time. It was so quiet out in the country and she slept wonderfully in the pack n play provided. We also really appreciated the high chair during meals and cooking outdoors on the grill.
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
I'm so glad to hear that the pack n play and the high chair were helpful, Bayley! If there's anything else you can think of that would make the cottage more child-friendly, please don't hesitate to let me know.
July 2017

Mike User Profile
June 2017
Quaint, quiet cottage. Clean and homey. Would definitely recommend for a small family or group.

Fox Point, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.

I am an avid traveler who always books first with local hosts whenever possible. So it is a true pleasure to be able to share my family's cottage with travelers like me who appreciate the personal touches that Airbnb can offer.

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