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Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy one bedroom cottage on riverfront property on lovely Ware Neck.

Come and spend your vacation in this quiet, peaceful setting on the Ware River. The estate boasts 290 ft of shoreline. This charming and historic 2 story cottage sits on 7 acres located on the Ware Neck Peninsula. The cottage has hand hewn post and beam construction dating to approximately the 1790s. There are fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom and on the front porch. Just in front of the cottage is the restored icehouse built in the late 18th century and used to store blocks of ice brought from up north by steamboats down the Chesapeake Bay. The water front is a short stroll and has a pier with a floating dock. This is a perfect spot for watching beautiful sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine, fishing, crabbing or launching your canoe or kayak. The Cottage is 70 min from Richmond or Norfolk, 2 hours from DC, 45 min from Williamsburg, 30 min from Yorktown and 20 minutes to the Arts community of Matthews. It provides a great home base for exploring this beautiful and diverse region of Virginia.

Margaret Montgomery
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Williamsburg, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet after 11:00pm and before 8:am. No more than 2 vehicles parked on the property overnight.
  • Pets need prior approval and if you bring a pet, please clean up behind it on the property and cover furniture before you allow your pet on it.
  • Additional pet fees is per pet per rental. Non compliance to pet approval will cause your refund to be held. Relax, unplug, have fun.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Toilet paper Shampoo and conditioner towels beach towels hairdryer soap
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Daybed in bedroom, plus Sleeper sofa in living room
  • fireplace ceiling fan open beamed ceiling
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(98 traveller reviews)

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Historic Cottage on Ware River Estate
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 98 reviews

No Ware else I'd rather be

  • 5 of 5

This place was as close to perfection as I have come across. I've stayed at over 7 properties in the past few years and this is the first house I can truly give 5 stars. I can be quite critical and I could find NOTHING wrong that bothered me. There was nothing broken, installed backwards, leaking, smelly, loud, dirty or concealing large mutant dust bunnies. But there ARE bunnies that hop around as you go down the single lane road to the house! So cute! Instead of spending the whole trip mentally preparing a diplomatic review I was actually able to relax and enjoy myself! The place was super clean and tastefully furnished- no furniture rejects here! Fully functioning kitchen and a window seat I never got a chance to appreciate! Plenty of towels, beach towels, and a soft pillow top mattress. The central AC was strong and the washer dryer were new. I loved the proximity to the river, but not as much as my dog! I really enjoyed launching the kayak from the dock and the breeze from the river kept the bugs away. And its SO quiet. SO RELAXING! There are a few things to note: if you attract mosquitos like I do I suggest bringing an electric tennis racquet to zap any that sneak in when you come in and out of the house. The minerals in the water can make it difficult to discern when to stop rinsing. And if you want to swim in the river, it can be tricky trying to climb back onto the dock. If there was a rope ladder or something it would be helpful. The house is located on a circular drive across from another rental with a huge circular ice house in the middle. Even though you share the driveway its very private. I loved staying in such a historic property but also having the modern comforts. John and Peg have great attention to detail and are so nice. This a place I would come back to considering how sad my dog was when she realized she couldn't go in the river again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A reel Virginia experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month in a beautiful cottage, well restaured and equipped. We were staying at the Middle Cottage, with access to all the property. It's clean and well maintained. We enjoyed eating at the picnic table oftenly and take our apero or coffee sit on theswinging bench. The owners gave us more than a good service: they were discret as we like and friendly when we were together. We will recommend this property to birdwatchers or people who like to be surround with nature! We enjoyed going to the Nuttall historic store or to the beautiful nursery Brent & Becky's Bulbs closeby. We drove to see the towns arround, like Matthews, as well of the beautiful town of Richmond (the Museum of Arts of Richmond (VMFA) is a must see). Also, Williamsburg and Yorktown historic areas were pleasant to visit. It give you an idea that the Historic Cottage on Ware Neck River is well situated on the map! For shoppers, there is a big outlet center at Williamsburg too.

Don't hesitate to contact Peggy and John, they are very welcoming people!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcelle and Serge, We loved having you here for the month of May. We were charmed by your French accents and invigorated by your zest for life and willingness to have new adventures like learning to catch, steam, and pick crabs so that you could make a real Virginia crab cake. Please come see us again!
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Newtown, PA

Perfect place & location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is on a large property that was perfect for walking our two dogs. The grounds are immaculately kept, and the owners were warm and friendly. The place itself has fireplaces on both floors (although we did not use them, there were instructions provided on how to do so as well as wood provided). There is a room for laundry, and a sweet little window seat for reading (with overhead light). Having rented many places for our vacations over the years, I have to say this was my favorite so far. I also want to mention that the housekeeper does an excellent job... with dogs, we're always wiping water/hair off the floor and there was absolutely no dirt whatsoever... and no remnants of previous pet owners either. One other great thing is that this place is located less than an hour from Williamsburg and Jamestown, and about 30 mins (or less) to Yorktown. There is plenty in the nearby towns to eat and grocery shop. We loved our stay. Thank you again, and if we're ever back in the area, we know where to stay! :)

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The picture on VRBO is not a picture of the outside of the cottage we stayed in but, the inside pictures are. This cottage is wonderful. It's cozy, very well decorated, comfy bed....rates a 10 in our book.

If we are ever back in the area again, we will certainly see if it is available.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our lead picture, which is our favorite, shows the barn and garden on the property. There are also several pictures of the outside of the cottage and all pictures are labeled. We are glad that that the cottage didn't disappoint and that you enjoyed your stay.
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Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay while visiting family and Virginia. The cottage is something out of a fairy tale, large fireplace, winding stair case, wooden beams, windows looking at beautiful estate. Imagine looking out your bedroom window to see cherry blossoms bursting outside. And with all the conveniences of today.


  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Relaxing and Kid Friendly Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Glebefield Middle Cottage. We were looking for a short getaway from D.C. where our two young boys could run free and enjoy the outdoors after a long city winter. They enjoyed the tree-house (wonderfully constructed...don't miss the view out the treehouse's gorgeous!) and tire swing, and we had a good time kayaking with them on the Ware with the provided kayaks. Everything was as pictured and in perfect order. The entire estate shows the love and care Peg and John have invested over the years. We'd gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newport News
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

We are in a lovely rural setting and yet close enough to Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg to enjoy all they have to offer including historical tours, amusement parks,

Farmers markets and fine dining.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Williamsburg, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.91
Cleaning AU$101.74
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$271.3

100% refund for cancelations made 30 or more days prior to arrival date.
If you have pets we are requiring insurance through VRBO which is an additional $59. Additional charges for pets is per pet per stay. We ask that pets not be allowed on furniture unless the furniture is covered, that food and water bowls be in utility room and not on hardwood floors, that you clean up behind your dog, and that your pets not be left alone in cottage for long periods of time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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