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'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 418 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Crossing the bridge into the town of White Stone you arrive at this magnificent estate on the Rappahannock River. 'Pop Castle' is a property entrenched in civil war history. It is on the National Registry of Historic Homes and a registered Virginia Historic Landmark.

This 1855 house, flanked by two majestic Oak trees overlooking the two-mile wide Rappahannock River, offers expansive lawns, towering trees and a long sandy beach. Sit out on the screened porch and watch the osprey and the resident eagle go after their daily catch while the dolphins swim by. Relax in the hammock on the sandy shores of the river or go swimming, fishing, or crabbing off the 30 foot deck (two crab pots are available). This five bedroom historic home on twelve exquisite acres with hundred year old magnolias and oaks is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi, cable, bikes, outdoor games and a ping pong table.

With the wood paneled living room with fireplace, comfortable TV room with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, sunroom with a large bay window overlooking the river, a large and bright kitchen with adjoining windowed garden/laundry room, and a spectacular 50 foot long porch opening directly to the wide treed lawn and the river, your family and friends will have plenty of space to share your valued time together. On the second floor, five bedrooms, three with fireplaces, offer ample sleeping space (although if more is needed, the first floor sunroom and TV room with adjoining full bathrooms can easily be converted into bedrooms using our queen airbeds).

Vacation homes abound, but none other offers such serenity and natural beauty, while allowing you to stay in a house shelled by Union gunboats in 1861 or on the land raided by the British fleet during the War of 1812. The property includes historic outbuildings, including a smoke house and granary from the 1850s and an enormous work shed housing some of the cannonballs uncovered on the property.

Come take off your shoes and relax in this historic estate on the Rappahannock River, one mile from the Chesapeake Bay. Above all, come sit on the deck and experience a sunset as you have never seen it before, and be a part of history.

Keywords: Waterfront, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck, Historic, Colonial, Riverfront, Beach, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Dock, Family, Kids, Biking, Rappahannock River, White Stone, Privacy, Weekend trips from Washington D.C.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in White Stone

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 418 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 full bathrooms, one with bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Air bed - 1 large double bed
    sofas - 2 sofa bed/futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Queen Airbed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 4 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Family Easter Gathering at Pop Castle

  • 5 of 5

We recently came back from our Pop Castle getaway. We were 6 adults and 3 young children in our Easter gathering. We had a great time. When we drove up to the house and saw the house and the view we were very excited and couldn't wait to get started on our exploration of the grounds. The house is beautiful , and we had plenty of room for all of us. The entire house was decorated very beautifully and uniquely. We all enjoyed exploring the many mementos in every room that appeared to come from all over the world. So very interesting.The full length screened back porch is where we shared most of our meals. It was a favorite room to have early morning coffee or late night snacks. It had a long table that could more than accommodate our big crowd. The owners were even very thoughtful in providing a high chair for our little guy. We had perfect weather, so all of our time was spent outside thoroughly enjoying the spectacular beauty of the grounds and the Rappahanock River. We brought many outside activities, and we realized we probably didn't have to because the garage was well stocked with many activities. We spent only one day away from the house for a trip to Busch Gardens. It was an hour away, and we had a great time. We were very glad, however, that that was the only day we spent away from Pop Castle, because we really were able to enjoy our relaxed, fun stay at the house.

We had a fantastic Easter egg hunt!!!!! The places for the bunny to hide the eggs was limitless!! Our grandchildren had soooooo much fun. It will be an egg hunt to remember for a long time !!!

The location was perfect. When we were outside it was so secluded that you felt you were the only one around for miles. Yet we were only a short ride into the towns of White Stone and Kilmarnock that had a good variety of shopping and restaurants. The owner, Walid, provided a listing of restaurants for take out that we tried and were delighted with. We also did a lot of cooking in the well stocked kitchen- complete with dishes, pots and spices.

Thank you, Walid, for all those tips and for your quick response to any of our inquiries. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was over the weekend, and it was much more convenient renting it as our venue for our wedding and ceremony for logistics. All the guests and wedding party loved the house for its charm. My only regret is that we were so busy that I couldn't enjoy the house all that much.

The house was clean, the owner and neighbors are very laid back, and it is the perfect quiet place to unwind and enjoy the river.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of northern neck paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Pop Castle , and just like last time, our big gripe was why didn't we book a longer time. The home is beautiful- big and rambling. Lots of character. Fully stocked. Wonderful yard down to river, huge trees and lots of space. Everything went smooth as silk. Recommend Rivers Market for crabs and pizza. Also ate outside at Merroir, great oysters and ambiance.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Gathering to celebrate our mother's life.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our accommodations. Never has any other rental been so well equipped. The rooms were decorated with such care, that we constantly found more treasures to appreciate. As we are older individuals we would have appreciated hand rails on the pier. Some of us are not sure footed. Sunsets were a special gift of our visit. Thank you for opening your home for our pleasure.

Sincerely, Dorothy Barber on behalf of my siblings and niece and nephew.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Pop Castle is a beautiful historic home with so much character, yet is very comfortable and has all the modern conveniences you would want. We keep going back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pop Castle is a Beautiful and Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding at Pop Castle on September 10th, and I cannot say enough about this place, and the owner (Walid). Our wedding was everything we had dreamed, and a huge part of that is due to this amazing place.

The property is amazingly beautiful, right on the water, with lot's of room to roam. It feels as though you are the only house for miles. The dock is the perfect place to spend the day out over the water. The house itself is incredibly charming, with lots of character. We loved being able to give our family members a tour of the house, showing them all of the beautifully decorated rooms, and pointing out all of our favorite features. We were able to sleep almost our entire large wedding party plus significant others in the house, and we even had a good number of guests that camped out on the property behind the house.

Walid was an incredibly helpful host. He provided great recommendations (everything from wedding vendors, to nearby restaurants) and made it super easy for us to stop by the property whenever we needed to.

I would recommend Pop Castle to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique wedding venue, or just a magical weekend getaway in the Northern Neck.

Thanks SO MUCH Walid. It means so much to us that we were able to have the wedding of our dreams in such a special place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

In the heart of historic Virginia, less than one hour to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Richmond.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in White Stone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$870
 
 
Summer Peak
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,070
 
 
Off Peak
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$870
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,070
 
 
Off Peak
28 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$870
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$1,070
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning A$401.34
Refundable Damage Deposit A$535.12
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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