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1760s Estate, 100 Acres of Ancient Forest, Trails

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1760s Estate, 100 Acres of Ancient Forest, Trails

10 guests5 bedrooms6 beds2 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cliff is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

If your party is close to the maximum of 10, please see the bedroom arrangements below to make sure they will work.

Lightwood, Williamsburg area, is in rural Surry County, on the south side of the James River from Williamsburg and Jamestown. It is a beautifully restored eighteenth-century plantation house on 100 acres of forest, meadows, and streams. Lightwood is one of America's most beautiful and unique historic vacation rentals--a perfect destination for lovers of history and nature.


Air conditioning
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds



23 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Sparkling clean
Stylish space
Sal User Profile
November 2019
History rich place with all the modern amenities - top notch host - plenty of peace and quiet.
Scott User Profile
October 2019
Step back in time to this 1760’s home and relax! Located only 4 miles from the Jamestown ferry, this is an excellent location to get away from it all. From the driveway path’s entrance to the front door - beauty at every turn. Picket fences and flower gardens surround the…
John User Profile
September 2019
Lightwood is lovely! We are history buffs and staying in the historic home was just thrilling! Cliff and Joy are marvelous hosts and very gracious! If you are in this area come To Lightwood and explore history! We highly recommend Lightwood!
Kathleen User Profile
August 2019
This was our second visit, and it was as great as it was three years ago. It is a very special, unique place. As charming as the house is, it may be this time I appreciated the outdoors even more. We have two little dogs and the grounds around the house feature beautiful…
Cliff User Profile
Response from Cliff:
Wonderful guests. The house was left in such a tidy and clean condition I hardly would have known anyone had stayed there. This was their second visit, and they would be most welcomed back any time!
August 2019
Jim User Profile
August 2019
We came to stay at Lightwood for a family oriented weekend and were completely blown away. What an incredibly special experience from the beautiful history of the home to the carefully curated property to the solitude ... we absolutely loved it. Highly recommend.
Jeff User Profile
July 2019
Where to start.... From the time of booking we were very excited to stay at this unique property. The actual stay blew away our expectations! Cliff was doing some work at Lightwood when we checked in, we were fortunate to have him stick around and give us the history of the…
Cliff User Profile
Response from Cliff:
Jeff and Family were wonderful guests. They were enthusiastic, and interested in the details of the property. They were a pleasure to get to meet. They also left the house in pristine shape. Great folks, and great guests!
July 2019
Hae User Profile
May 2019
We were stayed here for my son's graduation and it was more charming and lovely in person than the wonderful photos which is very rare. It was like being able to stay in a historic home with all of the modern amenities. And Cliff and Joy are outstanding hosts. It was a magical!

Hosted by Cliff

Williamsburg, VAJoined in August 2016
Cliff User Profile
25 Reviews
Cliff is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a professional musician by trade, one time professional opera singer, having sung many leading roles in the U.S. and in Europe. I still regularly perform in early music ensembles, specializing in the popular music of the 17th and 18th centuries. I am married to Joy,…
Interaction with guests
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 4PM
Checkout: 10AM
After 4PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed