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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Futon in Living Room, Sleeps 8



Fall is here, and the Cove is still alive with wildlife. Little Wicomico Cottage is perfect for a get-away.

It is amazing what you see while sitting in the sun room. In April, we saw an eagle being dive-bombed by two Osprey in the cove. He landed in the water and used his wings to swim to shore, It was like watching the nature channel!

Little Wicomico Cottage is located on a cove off the Little Wicomico River in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay is accessible by boat There is a boat and Jet Ski launch within a quarter of a mile of the cottage.. Vir Mar Beach, a small local beach, is 3 miles away by road.

Little Wicomico Cottage is nautically decorated home has spectacular views, with a private hot tub and peace and quiet.

This is a no smoking home. Ash Trays are provided outside.

The Great Room

A comfortable Great room features a wood fireplace, ceiling fan, DVD/VCR Player along with a large collection of videos with board and card games. The Great room also has a leather full-size futon should one of your party wish to sleep there.

The Kitchen

Fully equipped and bright, the Kitchen is open and usable with views of the cove while preparing meals.

The Dining Room

Adjacent to the Kitchen, Great room and Sunroom, the Dining room is a central gathering place with a table that expands to accommodate 8 people and a view of the Cove, Kitchen and Great room.

The Sun Room

Adjacent to the Dining Room, the Sunroom provides a location to decompress and watch the water and the wildlife. Eagles, ospreys, otters, foxes, deer, herons, and songbirds have been seen from this room. 5 o'clock Fred is what we call the blue heron that shows up around 5 o'clock every evening. Oscar, the otter shows up periodically, swimming through the cove. Bill and Hillary, our Eagle pair, are around every now and then. Bill gets around.

The Bedrooms and Baths

The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, a ceiling fan, dresser, a sitting area, a desk and views from every window. Skylights allow you to see the stars from your bed. The Master bedroom has a private entrance that leads to the breezeway. The Master bedroom also has a desk with a printer/scanner/copier should you need to bring your computer and work while staying with us. This room also has a PS-2 gaming center and a VHS TV .

The Downstairs bedroom has a full sized bed, with a ceiling fan and a sitting area.

The Downstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.

The Loft bedroom has a king-sized bed, a twin bed, a ceiling fan, sitting area, wardrobe and closet. This Loft bedroom is open to the Great room.

The Upstairs bathroom has beautiful ceramic tile, a Jacuzzi tub, toilet and large sink. The bathroom is shared between the Master and the Loft bedrooms.

The Outdoor Spaces

The property is beautifully landscaped and offers spectacular views from almost every room. The breezeway is a great gathering place for bar-b-ques, crab boils and enjoying the breezes from the water.

The front lawn is wonderful for playing ball or crocket.

Relax in the hammock while reading a book, or watching the cove.

Enjoy sitting out on the deck at the picnic table under the umbrella.

The dock is a great place to fish or catch crabs and to tie up your boat or jet ski while staying with us.

The dock has stairs for water access.

You can also take a canoe ride in our canoe.

The house is 3.5 miles via the Little Wicomico River to the Chesapeake Bay and 6 miles from great fishing.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing is walking distance from the Little Wicomico Cottage.

The Hot Tub is situated with great views of the cove and the sky. The Northern Neck is one of the few places left that you can still see the stars.

We have added a fire pit this year. Enjoy sitting around roasting hot dogs, making smores, and telling ghost stories.

Little Wicomico Cottage is a great place to call home during your next visit to the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Arlene Payne
Member since: 2011
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
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Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was perfectly setup and accommodated for our family of four. There was plenty of space for the kids to spread out and not be on top of each other, and my wife and I were able to enjoy our own space to enjoy. The Florida room is by far our favorite space in the house and offered wide views of nature and the water. The boys enjoyed the dock and taking the canoe out to explore the protected cove. Nature abounds and we saw ospreys and many other birds, but the highlight was the otter swimming in the cove. We explored the NN this house was close to everything.
Apr 2017
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Ophelia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Sunroom has a charging hub for charging electronic devices Spectacular View on a Little Wicomico River Cove Chesapeake Bay Access by Water Waterfront


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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Location for a Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just wanted a place to unplug and this property really fit the bill. Arlene and Don welcomed us with a bottle of wine, candy, a dog treats. That was very thoughtful. We settled right in and immediately felt at ease. It was so nice waking up and having coffee in the Florida room and then walking right down to the dock to take a canoe out. The wildlife (especially the birds) was amazing. It also meant a lot to us that we were able to bring our dogs instead of having to leave them in a kennel for a week. Vir-a Mar Beach was only 5 minutes away and it was easy just popping over. We booked a charter with Captain Billy and brought home a ton of Mackerel that we are still enjoying. Unfortunately, our efforts at catching crabs didn't yield much, but it was fun trying. Too bad I didn't have a place like this when my children were young. I think they would have loved staying here. We would love to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We met family at the Little Wicomico Cottage and had a wonderful time. The home is so quaint, and the view is just gorgeous. Arlene and Don were very responsive to our inquiries and welcomed us with candy and toys for the kids. The home is very clean and well-stocked. We had everything we needed to cook dinners - complete with fresh blue crabs that we caught right off the dock! The canoes were a great bonus. Will definitely return. Thank you for a great stay in the Northern Neck of VA!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One word: idyllic

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Ophelia. I went with my two dogs and it was the perfect spot for us! Arlene and Don were very understanding about the struggles of traveling with dogs while also very clear about their expectations in order to keep their home looking nice. My only issue in that regard was that they required us to place a cover anywhere the dogs would be. Unfortunately there are more horizontal surfaces than covers so I spent my time chasing after them and making sure they weren't anywhere they shouldn't be. At the end of the day that's minor.

The view was incredible. I spent a couple hours lying on the hammock just staring out at the water. And the stars! Words cannot describe the amount of stars on my second night! Just brilliant.

Unfortunately someone has thrown crab shells in the enclosed dog area so owners please be sure to keep an eye on your dogs at all times. Other visitors may not realize the damage that something like that can do.

If you're reading this, book now. It's worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay . We had a awesome time together. The kids caught lots of crabs . We enjoyed playing all the board games . At night we had a fire and the kids made Smore's . Very relaxing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Family Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 8, which included three young children, throughly enjoyed `Wicomico Cottage. While the children had great fun trying to catch crabs, fish and riding in the canoes, the adults found the peaceful wooded surroundings very relaxing and the river view awesome. The home is very well appointed with everything that you could possibly need! The owners have taken great care to label all cabinets to make finding things stress free and the beds were very comfortable. It was also fun to simply look at all the homes decorations-some very unique and interesting pieces. We visited nearby Vir-Mar-Beach and while it is small we were the only ones there which made it feel like our own private beach for the day! We would consider staying here again and recommend the home to anyone looking for a peaceful get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! There was a wonderful welcome package waiting for us. The kids were so busy they didn't even have enough time to do everything they wanted to do. There were a lot of jellyfish in the water, so swimming was out but I don't think this was the norm and like I said, there was still plenty of other things to do. I highly recommend this place either for an intimate get away or a family friendly vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Sunnybank Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
The Hermitage in Kilmarnock
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Vir Mar Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Relaxing.

* Boating.

* Canoeing or Kayaking.

* Shop Antiques.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bar-B-Que.

* Relax in Hammock.

* Play Games.

* Go Thrift Shopping.

* Canoeing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play Lawn and Board Games.

* Fish off the Dock.

* Visit Local Towns.

* Canoeing.

* Fishing and Farm Museum.

Danny Crabb Charter Fishing is walking distance away

Reedville Fishing Museum including summer concerts

Northern Neck Farm Museum towards Heathsville

Local Nature Preserves towards Kilmarnock

Smith Island and Tangier Island Cruises depart from Reedville

Local Wineries

Colonial Beach is about 1.5 hours away

Westmoreland Players Theatre in Calleo

Williamsburg is about 1.5 hours away

Bring your Jet ski and enjoy the river.

Bring your boat and water ski , fish in the Chesapeake Bay, or go to the beach by the Jetty.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $45
Pet Security Deposit $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

This is a non-smoking home.
Weekly or monthly rates may be higher during Holidays or may require a minimum number of nights.
Two nights are normally required, but less than 2 nights may be accommodated.
During the Off season, the hot tub is not available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.