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Cottage on a Private Island in the York River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

1500 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, With Water Views And Access

Enjoy the peace and quiet of a waterfront cottage on the beautiful york river but minutes from historic yorktown, williamsburg, busch gardens and water country usa. For the nature enthusiasts enjoy the beautiful wildlife, including ospreys, egrets, bald eagles and blue herons right in your back yard. Bring your canoe or kayak and navigate the creek or river shore. The general store and post office are an easy one mile bike ride away. But if you only need to rest sit in the porch rockers and enjoy the gentle river breezes with spectacular sunrises to the east of the deck and sunsets to the west of the front porch. Come and make your own island memories and savor island life. Amenities include three bedrooms (2 qn, 2 twins/cottage style bunks) 2 full baths. The house comfortably sleeps 6- 8 with the queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The cottage is fully equipped with Cox high speed wifi, cable, flat screen tv in the family room and cd player. The kitchen is fully furnished with frig, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove/oven and small appliances. If you are interested in fishing the York River, the Gloucester Pt. pier and beach are 3 miles away. Historic Yorktown is 6miles away with a great beach and shopping area with local eateries. Water Country USA and Busch Gardens are within 20 minutes with a lovely parkway drive. Beat

the congestion of staying in Va. Beach or Williamsburg and come enjoy peace and quiet as your tour the area or beach it nearby.

More Details

Owner
Mike and Donna Mills
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Mike and Donna Mills

We love fishing, gardening, long walks and sunset golf cart rides with our children and visiting grandchildren to count the egrets and heron.

Mike and Donna Mills purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mike and Donna Mills chose Virginia

The property is a true getaway but so convenient to everything in the area. We moved to the main house in 2006 and purchased the cottage in 2012 to have available for famiy, friends and guests. Everyone loves to come to and stay on the island!

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Patrick Henry Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Surry Ferry
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Williamsburg Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Juan's Mexican
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Yorktown Beach
Car: necessary

Our island cottage is located on a privately owned 15 acre island in the York River. The cottage is only 2 miles from all convenient amenities but you are in your own quiet, secluded waterfront setting with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The island is less than 15 minutes to historic Yorktown's Riverwalk shopping and beach community. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are only 20 minutes via the Colonial Parkway. This is one of the most gorgeous, tranquil scenic drives in America.

Amenities

Hayes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins- cottage style bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
5

Beautiful, private, clean- everything you could possibly need is in this cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back. Mike and Donna could not have been more gracious and welcoming. We have stayed in several VRBO's- all have been good experiences, however I would say this cottage was by far the most superior.

Thank you Mike and Donna for a wonderful, peaceful retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and quiet getaway cottage. And the kids loved playing with the crabs. Donna was very responsive to our needs. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Peaceful & Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing vacation here. This was our first vacation with three small children, and it was ideal. The cottage is cute and comfortable. The owners give you everything you need. The view is relaxing and centering. Every day we got to use the binoculars (provided) at the house to watch the cranes fishing in the estuary. The TV stayed off the entire visit. There were plenty of toys and books for the kids, so I'm so glad I didn't over pack. The bedrooms are cozy and the ceiling fans keep the house cool and breezy. The cottage is also easy to get to, and close to everything. We hit VA Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. I highly recommend if you're looking to get away from the busy world but remain close enough for day-jaunts into civilization.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the cottage. It had a beautiful view and was a very quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cottage and the location. The views were beautiful and we really felt like we were away from it all each time we crossed over the bridge. We enjoyed watching the birds daily and even saw dolphins swimming close by on several of the days we were there. The cottage had everything we needed for a home away from home and the decor was just perfect for the location. It is also close to all of the historical sites which made each day trip easy. There is so much to do in the surrounding areas. We would definitely stay again if given the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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private with great views

  • 5 of 5

This is the kind of house we are looking to retire to. It was our first experience with VRBO and everything went smoothly. The house is comfortable, modern and away from crowds (very important to us!). The wildlife was obliging from the ospreys and egrets to the little crabs who live under the shed. Beautiful sunsets - you will not be disappointed. Convenient to all Williamsburg attractions. Note: there are mosquitoes so come prepared in the summer! We hope to do this again some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $75

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We do give a 10% military discount to active duty military guests. Please read our Short Term Rental Agreement in detail before booking. Call the owner if you have any questions before reserving. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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