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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 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!

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Cottage on a Private Island in the York River
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews
5

Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the cottage and we are already looking forward to the third visit! Nine nights still not enough! Loved the back porch for early morning coffee, watching the sky brighten to start the day, and the front porch for evening tea and gorgeous sunsets! There is no shortage of wildlife to keep you entertained! Be sure to bring your camera! The only problem is that it is hard to decide what NOT to take a picture of!! The inside of the cottage is quaint and cozy but not short on space. Lots of windows to keep it bright and to enjoy the beautiful river views. Tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. Fully equipped kitchen made mealtime easy. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and were very "forgiving" when an email address error caused a lengthy delay in them receiving the second payment. You will not be disappointed with this property. My only concern is that it will become more popular and possibly not available when I need it next. 😉?

Donna and Mike, thanks again for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to visiting your little paradise again next year.

The Ottawa girls

P.S. Your "welcome" treats were well received and appreciated. Very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay,

  • 5 of 5

The island is conveniently located close to all the attractions, but when you are on the island you are away from it all, the cottage is so comfortable and clean , it had everything we could possibly need for our weeks stay,

Once you go across the little bridge you really are away from the hustle of the area, we will definitely return again

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing island getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a vacation. Our family loved the cozy and secluded cottage, right on the York River, with egrets and ospreys fishing in the tidal marshes. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished. The owners were very attentive and helped us keep an eye on the unusually high tides that occurred during our vacation. It was a great adventure that exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place at a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house, location, and quietness of the little island. Perfect for a quiet getaway, while still having great accessibility to many attractions.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this sweet cottage. It's bigger than it looks in the photos and the views are even more beautiful. We had so much fun watching the herons and egrets and even saw a bald eagle. Every night we went outside to 'say goodnight to Mr. Sun' and got to listen to the trumpets from the nearby bases. magical....

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Hayes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
Standard rate
Jan 1 2018 - Jun 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$185
$1,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Cleaning $100

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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