About this listing
My cottage is a great location to go for a long walk or run, visit the local parks and sites or head out and visit the surrounding areas and know you can come home to peace and tranquility, cook a nice meal and relax on either of the peaceful porches
This is a wonderful country cottage that is conveniently located in the middle of all of Virginia's Historic Colonial area. 50 miles to Virginia Beach 40 to the capital city of Richmond and all of it's rich culture. Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William and Mary, Yorktown and Jamestown are all within a very easy 30 minute drive of the house giving you the opportunity to do and see everything you would want while in the area. The house was built in the 1940's and has been completely redone. It has full front and back porches with seating on both to be able to relax and enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at the end of the day. A washer and dryer and full use of the kitchen. There is just one bathroom but it has shower and a tub. One bedroom with ceiling fan and living room. with TV (currently just antenna and Roku and WII) The location is very quiet with a large yard and a fire pit to enjoy. On occasion an additional bedroom is available if traveling with one to two children. An active and retired military discount of 10% is available with proof.
This a great location for biking with multiple quiet country roads that interconnect. There are many biking events and races in the area. I am also centrally located to all of the great fishing in the area. 20 minutes from the York, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey salt waterways and 20 minutes to launch into the Chickahominy River or Lake fresh water where many a 50 pound catfish has been caught. I have plenty of room for boat parking in the yard.
You will have access to the whole home. Cook if you like, sit on the porch, watch the Roku, whatever makes you happy.
Interaction with Guests
I like to meet my quests when they arrive and if time allows I very much enjoy sharing a meal but I also am quiet and private and there is enough space in the house to be able to have that as well.
Other Things to Note
48 hour notice needed on reservation requests.
I expect respect and courtesy and manners. No smoking indoors. Lights out when not in the room. Towels hung up if wet. Dishes washed or put in dishwasher and things left as they were found.There is a land line if your cell service does not work in the area that I don't mind you using and the internet is wireless and accessible.
Very quiet, clean home. Loved the location and amenities. Perfect for what I was looking for.
We very much enjoyed visiting with Alaina, she was very helpful with the surrounding area and suggestions for entertainment and eating! We were happy to come and go as we please and enjoy the sun coming through the trees in the mornings! This is a location that allows you to get out of the main town for a quiet stay in a quaint little home only 20 mins from downtown Williamsburg! Thank you so much Alaina for welcoming us to your home!
Alaina was wonderful! She was able to book us last min due to a change in our plans, like 4 hours before. House was clean, welcoming, and artsy :) the bed was super comfortable and was perfect for what we needed. She even made us coffee in the AM. Very nice pit stop on our after work drive from Balt. To VA beach.
Alaina was away the weekend we stayed so we had the house to ourselves. As we spent most of our time out and about, we mostly just slept and showered at the house. The bed was comfortable and the location was 20 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and although quite rural, not difficult to find.
If you like sitting on a porch in quiet surroundings this is the place to be. It is also near the historic triangle.
This was my and my husband's first airbnb experience so we don't have much to compare to but Alaina was very nice and accommodating. We ran on opposite schedules over the weekend so we didn't see her much but she left us breakfast in the morning and was easy to get ahold of. The room was comfortable and clean. Thanks Alaina!
Alaina was very accommodating and helpful. The cottage was good-sized and in a quiet area as described. I liked the porch where you can enjoy coffee in the morning.
About the Host, Alaina
From the Mid West I have been here in Virginia for 20+ years and am counting down the days until I am able to head West again! I have been in the restaurant business throughout my life and love food so if you choose to stay here with me chances are I will whip up something for you to enjoy. I love to travel and see knew places and meet new people. I have adopted the idea of "Daring Greatly" the wonderful book by Brene Brown that really elaborates on the brilliance of our parents when they used to tell us "you never know if you don't try". This has motivated me to try something new every day. I like to have people with me in my home, I like to be outside on one of my wonderful porches listening to nothing at all and I love music.