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Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes From Washington, D.c. Or Richmond, Va

Bedrooms 2
Space 65 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Cottage at Captain's Watch is a fully restored early 1900s 2 bedroom cottage directly on the water and beach in Colonial Beach, Virginia. The cottage provides two bedrooms, the first with one queen bed and the second with two twin beds. All the amenities you will need are provided to enjoy a week or a long weekend in the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Just bring your toothbrush and change of clothes. We provide everything else - linens, towels (bath and beach), inn quality bath soaps, shampoos and lotions, Our kitchenette is equipped with a 4 burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and 2 counter height refrigerators with separate freezer in one. All dinner, glassware and cooking utensils are provided as well. High speed Internet and Cable TV.

We are located within a short walk (10 minutes or less) of many town amenities which include:

• Beautiful Thai/French restaurant on Monroe Bay (The Lighthouse);

• Gourmet grocery store and oyster bar (Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar );

• Coffee shop\cafe where all the locals hang out (Tattle Tales Cafe);

• Unique gourmet shop where cooking classes, breakfast lunch and dinner are sometimes served (Tides Inn Market);

• Chinese restaurant with take out (Hunan Diner);

• Beach front Tiki bar with a full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (The Black Pearl at High Tides);

• Fully equipped gym (River Gym);

• Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Episcopal churches;

• Several antique shops and art galleries in town for your enjoyment (Jarret Thor Fine Arts).

• Two marinas with transient docking (Bayside Marina and The Boat House Marina).

Within a few minutes or a short drive are;

• Full service Marina with transient docking, full time mechanic and gas (Colonial Beach Yacht Center);

• A second outdoor tiki bar and full service indoor restaurant with live music on the weekends (Blue Heron Pub and Dockside Restaurant) located on the Colonial Beach Yacht Center property;

• Street legal golf cart rentals are available in town (Beach Cart Rental);

• Pizza (Papa Johns, Dominos, Ledos);

• Cab service (Davis cab);

• Historical sites are a short drive away as well (Stratford Hall, Wakefield, Christ Church, Fredericksburg, VA);

• All of Washington D.C is about a 90 minute drive away.

The Cottage and the main house, “Captains Watch” share the same property.

There is NO SMOKING or pets permitted on the property (house and yard) and no more than 4 guests are permitted on the property and/or cottage at amy time.

More Details

John Drew
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Colonial Beach, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Shower only, no tub. All linens and resort quality soaps, lotions and shampoo provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Cozy Waterfront Getaway 90 Minutes From Washington, D.c. Or Richmond, Va
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, such a nice area and a great little cottage. We had complete privacy too which was great, and you can't beat walking straight to the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage which met our needs well. We enjoyed our stay and our location. We rented a golf cart for a half day and explored the peninsula. The lodging was comfortable and homey. We enjoyed coffee and the front porch while viewing sun rise and fishing boats on the water.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying there... everything was very clean and well taken care of. John did a great job of checking in and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Comfy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the warm welcome and attention we received upon arriving at the property in Colonial Beach. We were provided with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were very impressed with the decor and the beds were comfortable. I would recommend staying at this property and I intend to inquire about its availability the next time we are visiting Colonial Beach.

Thank you for sharing,

Donna Stanley

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at Captain's Watch was exactly what we needed. My husband and I and our two children, ages 6 and 1, fit comfortably for our long weekend. Being right across from the beach was a huge plus for us because of convenience and being able to listen to the water at night while sitting on the front porch. The owner, John, was a very nice host. He was full of information about the area and took the time to tell us about it all when we arrived. The kitchen and all other amenities were well beyond stocked. We've been on many vacations that claimed stocked kitchens, but this was above board, there was even an ice cream scoop. Silly, but impressive to me. It was a great place and great town. We'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

5 star experience. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine: Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. We try our best to provide a very clean and inviting cottage experience for our visitors. We greatly appreciate your business and a special thanks for leaving the cottage in such pristine condition upon your departure. We would enjoy your visit any time.......
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reagan Washington National
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Black Pearl Tiki Bar on the Board Walk
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Fredericksburg, VA
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Lighthouse - Thai/French Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Full service marina located in town about 1 mile from the cottage. Street legal Golf cart rentals are available in town.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$95.69
Damage Insurance AU$75.27

Payments 100% refundable when reservation canceled minimum of 30 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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