Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in White Stone

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 full bathrooms, one with bathtub
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • long term rentals available
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
'Pop Castle' Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Spectacular view, gorgeous grounds, spacious historical home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a lovely time staying at Pop Castle last week. The pictures do not do it justice. The river views are breathtaking! We had a wonderful time catching crabs, kayaking, enjoying the many games/activities provided, riding bikes, and reading quietly on the spacious porch:) We also found time to visit quaint neighboring towns for shopping, dining and site seeing. We truly had an amazing week and the size of the home provided the perfect space for us enjoy being together. The kitchen was a real treat! New appliances and all the necessary items (and then some)! The last morning was a tad stressful getting all the linens washed and towels cleaned, but we made it happen. Thank you for opening the gorgeous home to us!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. The house is amazing. It is an absolutely gorgeous, historic home with so much character and a classy, interesting decor with historic parts but a modern, amazing kitchen. The outside is somehow even better with a stunning view of the river, a perfectly placed dock for jumping in and watching sunrises, and a lawn full of massive trees and lots of space for lounging or running around. The back carriage house has games and ping pong and is great for activities. Walid was very communicative and helpful and all around, we had a magical time here.

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a WONDERFUL time at "Pop Castle"!! Never ending fun things to do, and felt like a home away from home! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were recently lucky enough to spend a week at Pop Castle with our extended family. We found the house to be spotless and well stocked. The kitchen had every tool/implement you could possibly want to make fabulous meals including a cuisinart and sandwich press. The house has an incredible collection of games and movies. We spent the majority of our time on the screened in front porch or outside. We were pleasantly surprised by the sandy beach and shallow shores. My nieces spent hours safely playing in the water even when it was very wavy. The kids were especially enamored of the swing and the fireflies.We loved the historic feel of the house but greatly appreciated the updated bathrooms. It's a beautiful setting and we loved exploring the Northern Neck. We worried about getting all the laundry done but there is a great larger washer/dryer so it was really no problem. The only cons were that there were some blinds missing on some of the bedroom windows. It was truly a magical week and we hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stunning Wedding Venue!

  • 5 of 5

We had our daughter's wedding reception at Pop Castle on May 20, 2017. The venue is an exceptional place for a wedding reception. We were able to have the tent parallel with the river and the views with the setting sun were amazing and therefore, we will have some spectacular photographs to remember this special day forever. The groom's family stayed at Pop Castle and the house easily accomodated 12 of them. The house is beautiful and with plenty of room everyone to have their own space. The owner's were great to work with, answering all of my wedding questions in a timely and helpful manner. This place is truly a gem and you will not find another place like it in the Northern Neck. Thank you for a truly memorable time!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spring Wedding at Pop Castle

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! It is stocked with everything you can image you would need and even things you forgot to bring.

It is also a wonderful wedding venue. Our daughter was married May 6 and it was breathtaking. She has her new husband saw the house and the fantastic view of the river and feel in love.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in White Stone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fill in /2
20 Jun 2018 - 25 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2108
26 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 3 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2018
4 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
off Peak
3 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
Thanks giving/Christmas 2019
25 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2020
6 Jan 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning AU$404.19
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$538.92

There is an additional site fee for weddings and the fee will depend on the number of guests that will be invited

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner