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.
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.
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.
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.
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.