Little Gem in the Country

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Lakeview Drive, Toano, VA 23168, United States

Quiet and comfortable one bedroom apartment has private bath, full living room and bedroom, includes continental breakfast. Easy access to Interstate, Historic Sites, Theme & Water Parks, Outlet Malls, Nature Trails, Fishing & Canoeing/Kayaking.

Your host, Nancy
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Quiet and comfortable one bedroom apartment has private bath, full living room and bedroom, includes continental breakfast. Easy access to Interstate, Historic Sites, Theme & Water Parks, Outlet Malls, Nature Trails, Fishing & Canoeing/Kayaking.

The Space

The basement apartment includes a private bedroom with a queen bed, full living room with cable TV and a pull-out couch, complete bath, and access to laundry facilities upon request. There is a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker & supplies. It has a private entrance and plenty of space for parking. Yoga studio on property for private use or guided lessons. Guided cycling trips available upon request.

Guest Access

Guests have access to laundry, reservoir, yoga studio, outdoor space, barbeque grill, & screened-in porch.

Interaction with Guests

We are very friendly and willing to interact with our guests as much as they desire. Typically, we will be here during guest's stay.

The Neighborhood

The Little Gem is a secluded retreat; yet accessible to all tourist attractions nearby. Our backyard is a short walk down the trail to Little Creek Dam Reservoir allowing fresh water fishing, boating, & activities. Bring your kayaks/canoes and launch from our backyard or you can rent them at the park down the street. Cycling routes from 10-100 miles are available on rural country roads. Great for a short ride around the reservoir or plan a weekend ride using our home as your base camp.

Getting around

5 minute walk to Little Creek Dam Park
10 minute drive to Interstate 64
5 minute drive to Richmond Road
10 minute drive to Prime Outlets
20 minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg
25 minute drive to Busch Gardens/ Water Country
45 minute drive to Richmond
90 minute drive to VA Beach

Other Things to Note

Reservation requests not accepted less than 48 hours to scheduled arrival date.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Nancy was very friendly, helpful, and flexible. The apartment (located in the basement with a private entrance) was comfortable and and a great size for the two of us. The apartment was an easy distance from Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, while still feeling removed, which is exactly what we wanted.

    June 2014
  • Nancy and Tom were excellent hosts! We greatly enjoyed our stay with them. The apartment is cozy and inviting and they were both extremely thoughtful and helpful. The apartment does not have air conditioning, though it does have two fans. If you're visiting the Williamsburg area, definitely consider staying here!

    May 2014
    Response from Nancy:

    Thanks for your honest and helpful feedback. I already planned to purchase a mini refrigerator and microwave for downstairs and will (email hidden) unit as well. Glad you had a good time while you were here.

    May 2014
  • What a lovely setting, so peaceful and green. Both hosts welcoming and warm.

    The apartment was very spacious, all rooms good size. Nicely decorated and very clean.

    Comfy bed. continental breakfast a nice addition.

    We would recommend the "Gem" and would certainly stay again.

    May 2014
  • Little Gem in the Country fits this bnb perfectly. Nancy and Tom were wonderful hosts. They made us feel comfortable in their Little Gem. They provided us with a wonderful healthy breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, yogurt and muffins. They supplied us with ice cold waters for our Kayak ride just yards from their home on a gorgeous reservoir. We enjoyed sunset as we paddled. A few miles from their home we were treated to a bike ride that took us to the Chickahominy River as well as the James River. A short drive from the house we stepped back in time in Colonial Williamsburg. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting our hosts and would definitely recommend this Little Gem.

    Bill and Lianne

    April 2014
  • Nancy was an awesome host and our stay was fantastic. While this place is in the country, it is easy to find and not too far from I-64. Highly recommend.

    April 2014
  • I recommend Nancy's place for anyone staying in the area. She is welcoming and her place is beautiful and accommodating, both inside and out. I wouldn't have had it any other way! There was proximity to Williamsburg, beautiful nature, and delicious breakfast!

    April 2014
  • Nancy has a lovely little space in the basement of her home. I slept in the room with the queen bed with a friend and and our third friend slept in the living room area. We were plenty warm thanks to the heaters in both rooms. It's about a 20 minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg and is very much in the country. There's a private entrance so you can come and go without worrying about disturbing Nancy or her husband. She gave us fresh baked cookies on arrival and provided muffins, coffee and juice in the morning. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away from the city or just wanting stay (email hidden) in the woods outside of Colonial Williamsburg.

    January 2014
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Owner-Yoga By Nancy, LLC
I live in Toano, VA USA. I am married, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I am a yoga instructor and my husband works for a living-history museum. We reserved lodging through airbnb for our Italy trip and was so impressed with the whole experience that we decided to list our house as a host site for other fellow travelers. It is definitely the best way to go! We spend most of our free time with our grandchildren, gardening, cycling, and traveling. We are pretty easy going; enjoying life and new adventures!
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