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Cottage on a Private Island in the York River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

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 Hayes

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!

Amenities

Hayes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
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 - 1 bunk bed , 2 twins- 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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Cottage on a Private Island in the York River
average rating of 4.957895 based on 95 reviews
5

Perfect Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Island Cottage! The house was so comfortable, clean and cozy and well stocked with everything we could ever need. We enjoyed relaxing with our morning coffee while overlooking the water and watching the river come alive with activity. The weather was a little drizzly during our stay but we were happy to entertain ourselves with the various coffee table books, magazines and board games available to us. The cottage was tucked away and private while still close to groceries and restaurants. In fact, we had so many nearby restaurant options we had a hard time deciding where to eat but we were able to get our seafood on at both the York River Oyster Company and Bubba's Shrimp Shack. While we never had the opportunity or the need to meet Mike and Donna face to face, they were quick to respond to our emails and where the perfect hosts. They supplied the home with everything we needed and we felt special to be entrusted to take care of their cottage without question. We visit family in the area often and can't wait to book our next stay at Island Cottage. Thanks for providing us a great weekend retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barnsley, UK
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were really blown away when we arrived at the cottage, all of the reviews and photos don't do it justice. Our three night stay was all too brief but we enjoyed every minute. The setting is breath-taking with the view of the river quite gorgeous. The cottage is very well equipped and cosy and not too far from all the regular amenities, but still feels remote which was great.

We loved barbequing and sitting out on the deck watching the Ospreys and other wildlife around. The sunsets are astounding.

A wonderful stay we will never forget. Many thanks

Rob, Sarah and John from Barnsley, UK

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful quiet coastal home

  • 5 of 5

Something for everyone! Wildlife, walking, biking, or just relaxing in the sun. Loved the extra living room where the girls could hang out while the guys watched tv at night. Outdoor grill was perfect! Will be back when our “Coastie” comes back to B school

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
5

Charming and Peaceful - perfect get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place, and such a unique location. A historic cottage with character but all the modern amenities you need. Surrounded by water, you feel like you're away from it all; yet plenty of shopping, restaurants, and history is just minutes away. Mike and Donna were great to work with - always prompt with replies and friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

Really neat unique property. Beautiful views of the river. Home was clean and neat when we arrived. Kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes etc. We stayed here with our 4 children and the grandparents. It was a little tight with 8 people but quite manageable. It is an older home, so the floors creaked etc. but that was part of the charm.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cypress, CA
5

What a view!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our sister's trip to this island cottage was perfect in every way. I only wish we had more time to sit on the porch and enjoy this small piece of heaven on earth. The home was peaceful, comfortable, and close to Bubba's Shrimp Shack! We spent two days driving to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown which was a busy stretch, but we learned a ton. I would highly recommend this cottage for a special retreat with friends or family. The weather was cold for us, but we had one glorious sunset. Donna was super helpful. Overall, a fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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.

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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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.