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Beachfront house on Potomac-Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Enjoy beautiful Chesapeake vistas and a fine white sand beach at this spacious, family-friendly beach house. Five fully-furnished bedrooms sleep up to 10 comfortably. Private pool. Excellent fishing, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, crabbing, barbecue/picnicking, and hiking. Dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, pelicans, and hummingbirds live in the area. Within an 8-15 minute drive, you'll find restaurants, shopping, vineyards, antique shops, charter fishing boats, museums, a free ferry to Sunnybank, and ferries for day trips to nearby Chesapeake Bay islands. Just two hours from Richmond and three hours from Washington. Available for weekend, weekly or monthly rental.

Note: House is limited to nonsmokers. Renters are expected to bring bath and beach towels, soap, and paper towels (bed linens provided). We have a no-pets policy. House must be in 'as found' condition on departure, including cleaning of bed linens using the on-premises washer/dryer. Overnight stay is limited to registered guests not exceeding 10 persons.

More Details

Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier

We live now in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and have owned the beach house for more than 30 years. Our family has wonderful memories of summer vacations filled with beach-combing, swimming, bicycling, and fishing. We hope you'll enjoy a vacation there too!

Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier purchased this house in 1983

Why Valnora Leister and Mark Frazier chose Ophelia

The quality of the beach and the tranquil setting were what first drew us to Ophelia. The area has a wealth of history and opportunities for day trips on charter boats, ferries to nearby islands, and outings to memorable restaurants, museums and shops in Reedville, Kilmarnock, and Heathsville. Over the years, we've been able to add an upstairs deck, rooms, and amenities to the beach house. It is a place for fun and rest – and hard to leave!

What makes this house unique

Some of our favorite activities are relaxing on the upstairs deck and watching the osprey, bald eagles, pelicans, and dolphins go by. Views of sunrises over the Bay and sunsets on the Potomac are gorgeous. The salt water pool is easy on the eyes and a great way to cool off after hikes or long walks on the beach. An outdoor barbecue as picnic table sits between house and pool. Inside, we have comfortable and well air-conditioned spaces for meals and gatherings of friends and family.


Ophelia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Fully Furnished 5 Bedrooms (two bedrooms with Queen beds, two bedrooms with Full beds, one bedroom with a Full bed plus a Twin bed). * 2 bathrooms (one per floor) * Free Wifi internet access with Comcast broadband * Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, cooktop range with full oven, refrigerator with freezer * Living room with 40 inch (1080p LCD) TV with Metrocast cable (service includes HBO), DVD/Blu-Ray. Main bedroom also has 19' flat screen LCD TV. * Air-conditioning and heating * Washer and dryer in utility room * Private, fenced in-ground pool (32' x 16') * Telephone with free local/regional calls included * Linens included for bedding (Please note that towels and washcloths are not included) * Bring your kayaks and inflatables for launching on the private white sand beach!


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Beachfront house on Potomac-Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
United States

Beautiful, peaceful, place

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six kids and four adults had a wonderful time here. The house had plenty of space for ten and had all the necessary amenities and more. The kids had fun in the pool and it was great to swim in the river/bay. We took a day-trip to Tangier Island which was also fun (and very interesting -- unique accent!). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stephens City, VA

Loving every moment at the Beachfront house....

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment. Enjoyed the pool and walking along the beach. Found our first "Sea Glass". We saw Bald Eagles, Dolphins, Deer and Humming Birds. The house is amazing and quite comfortable. Plenty of room for everyone in our party. I must admit that when we returned home, I missed walking out on the balcony from the bedroom and looking at the water.

Thank you so much for opening your home for us to enjoy. Would love to return....

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Nice setup

  • 5 of 5

House is well setup, many labels help you know where stuff is. Good communication with owners. I would definitely return. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The weather was perfect! We had had a very busy and tiring summer so this was our reward!

It was just the two of us. The house is bigger than what we needed but we enjoyed it all.

We saw the Solar Eclipse from the pool with our glasses! About 85% - not much change in light but the sun was gorgeous through the glasses!

The pool is FANTASTIC! and the view is awesome!

Be sure to bring enough food with you. Grocery stores aren't close and the local restaurants are few and far between. We tried most of the restaurants and the food was only passable. It was disappointing. Next time, we'd stock up and just eat at the house. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking anything! And there is an outdoor grill!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, there were no real problems at all. The downstairs shower leaked a little, but no big deal. we hope to come back in the feature. The fig tree in the yard was a nice surprise, loved the fresh figs each morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends and family fun had by all

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here, and would certainly go back for a second round!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Ophelia Airfield, private multiuser grass airstrip
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sunnybank Ferry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Fredericksburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 360
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Los Patrones

* Shopping: Antiques, gift shops, supermarkets, and a variety of shopping 8-15 minutes away

* Golf Courses: Quinton Oaks Golf Course (Callao) and King Carter Golf Course (Kilmarnock/Irvington)

* Museums: Fishermen's Museum (Reedville), Farmers Museum (Burgess), Historic Hewlett Tavern/Museum (Heathsville) within 15 minutes

* Vineyard/Winery: Athena Vineyard within 15 minutes

* Busch Gardens amusement park: 73 miles away

* Water Country USA: 72 miles away

* Kings Dominion amusement park: 82 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1700

Monthly Rate: $4000 - $5500

Short-stay rental (2-night minimum for non-holiday weekends; 3 night minimum for holiday weekends)

* $600 for 2-day weekend (off season)
* $850 for 2-day weekend (high season)

Weekly rental
SPRING Pre-Season: (March 21-June 14) Weekly Rate: $1200 for a 7 night stay, with Saturday check in/out
SUMMER Season: (June 15-September 30) Weekly Rate: $1700 for a 7 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.