Beautiful cottage on a creek, built into the side of a hill. Main level includes living and dining areas, full kitchen and master bed/bath with a secluded deck overlooking the creek. Lower level includes an additional bedroom and full bath; a family room with a futon and full bath with a side deck; a sitting room overlooking the lower deck that leads down to the dock. Bring your kayak and explore the creek, or fish or crab from the dock.
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2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Cottage On Carter's Creek With Dock And Three Decks.
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- english, french, portuguese
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- 21 Jul. 2018
About Liz Potemra
Liz and Mario are residents of Vienna, VA in FairfaxCounty. Liz's parents bought this property in 1996 as a retirement home, but sadly both passed away two years later. Although they only went there on weekends, the local community got to know them and made us feel like part of the local area. Liz and Mario decided to buy out the rest of the family and keep the home. Before kids, they would use it as a weekend getaway for golf trips. While the kids were young, we rented the property full time to pay for the mortgage, but in between tenants we were able to get down once a year or so. Now that the kids are older, and enjoy the summer on the bay, we like to balance the renting with our own personal enjoyment of the area. Liz is a real estate agent, licensed in Virginia and works primarily in the Northern Virginia area, but has some great referrals for the Northern Neck if you are looking to stay:)!
Liz Potemra purchased this House in 1998
Why Liz Potemra chose Lancaster County
The Northern Neck is a beautiful hidden gem of Virginia that is loved by all who discover it. This property, in White Stone, is a couple miles from the world renowned Tides Inn in Irvington. Located on Carter's creek, enjoy water access to the Rappahannock, fishing from the dock, or just the views from the decks. Golf at the Tides or the King Carter golf courses. Close to the Dog & Oyster vineyard, halfway between the towns of White Stone and Irvington and 10 minutes from Kilmarnock (on the trolley route in the summer!), shop and antique in this unique area.
What makes this House unique
This property is set in a secluded part of Carter's Creek. Built in the side of a hill, the main level has a deck overlooking the creek. Below, enjoy creek views from the family room and bedroom or decks from each of these.
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Great location to explore the Northern Neck
House was clean and comfortable and a relaxing getaway. The views of the creek from the decks and inside the house was very limited due to severe overgrowth of trees and bushes. There was a lot to see and explore right around the house. We enjoyed several wineries and had a gorgeous walk in nearby Hughlett nature preserve. Kitchen was functional despite very old appliances!! One limitation was NO cutting boards. Pantry had a few essentials like cooking oil and some basic spices. There was no outdoor grill. Having to wash all the towels before you leave makes it difficult since you have to continue to wash your hands as you’re getting ready to leave the property. We had a great stay!
This place was super cute and had a great view. The owner was easy to work with.
We only stayed for a night, but it was great. We really enjoyed watching the fish off the dock in the morning.
The house is well located, well equiped, spacious and so a really nice place to stay. Liz is very nice and helpful. We did not have any issues. Highly recommend!
Thanks so much. It was a pleasure having you guys.
Beautiful and tranquil getaway! The home was spacious including the bedrooms. I would definitely stay again when I am in the area.
Needs some attention
The house needs some repairs. Screen door has nails sticking out of the wood. Deck railing down to the dock very rough - large splinters. The inside of the house very nice but needs more dishes and pots for cooking. Only 4 dinner plates. The lot is overgrown and needs some major yard work. Trees are overgrown obstructing water view and steps to the dock are overgrown. Needs some pruning. This could be a very nice place if given some attention.
Thanks for the feedback, Mike! I actually have scheduled the decking to be refinished in late June and we've had some problems getting the yardwork done due to all the rain.
I was unaware that the inventory was so low on the dishes! When we inventoried the kitchen in January, there was a set of 8 of everything, but I will make sure to replenish.
Great location & property
My husband and I went to the Northern Neck as a weekend getaway. The house is in a great central location, near lots of attractions. The weather that weekend (early April) was too cold and rainy to do much, so when we weren't out exploring the area, we had plenty of time to stay inside and enjoy the house. The outside deck is lovely, wish we could have used it more! The beds were comfortable, and the house was neat and clean. (One thing I really liked was that there are not a lot of knick knacks everywhere, which means there is plenty of room for guests to put their things - on the bathroom counter, on the nightstand, etc.) We rent from VRBO often, and this is definitely going on my list of favorites!
Carter's Creek, close to the internationally known Tides Inn, empties into the Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay. Explore this beautiful by land or water. Golf at any of the several excellant courses within 20 minutes. Learn about the rich history of this area where Mary Ball Washington (George Washington's mother) was born. Visit the local wineries or shop in nearby Kilmarnock and Irvington, or relax with a nearby spa. Whatever you do, get back in time to enjoy the sunset over the creek and your own private happy hour.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee is waived for a stay of one week or more.