Harmony Tides Unique Romantic Cottage w/ King + Hot tub

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  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Set among the trees on 2 quiet and peaceful wooded acres, this cottage delights with gothic architecture, sun-filled rooms, and a bathroom for every bedroom. Relax in the hot tub under the stars, sip local wines, eat oysters. Take a sunset boat cruise or learn oystering and crabbing from a local waterman. Farm stands, markets, and sea-to-table local fare. Live life in an historic working water town with lots of personality. Close to Tide's Inn, Kilmarnock for shopping, Compass Entertainment.

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Please note that this is a residential community that has some vacation rentals, it is not a vacation community. And the cottage is a home, not an investment property. Please be respectful of the neighbors. People buy here for the peace and quiet. This is a vacation best suited to those who seek the same.

The homes in the community of Vineyard Grove are modeled after the Wharton Grove Campground, a Baptist tent camp revival site and steamboat stop established in the late 1800's in nearby Weems. Over time, those canvas tents evolved into proper frame cottages in a distinctive carpenter Gothic style of arched windows and Victorian gingerbread. As Steve Hendrix of the Washington Post described the tent community, "it's a splendid...setting for a rural retreat among the vines."

This delightful cottage packs a big punch. As soon as you enter your eyes go to the light-filled sun porch at the back which feels like a tree house. The fully stocked open kitchen has a great layout (everything within reach), while the living room with built-in tv and gas fireplace will welcome you home after a busy day out-and-about. Washer and dryer on the first level. The king bed and bathroom with double sink and soaking tub are up one level. You will love the bedroom doors that open out to let in the breeze. This room has a stylish office nook with desk, chair, lamp, and printer for your WFH needs. The lower level has a queen room and a room with two twins, both with ensuite bath, twin bathroom also accessible from the hallway. The queen room opens to the patio facing the trees and stream, with an outdoor shower, hot tub, comfortable seating, firepit, string lighting, and the welcome sounds of nature.
OYSTERS: Virginia is the largest producer of fresh-wild catch and farm-raised oysters in the country. Oysters are farmed year-round, and they actively filter the water they are grown in. Each region produces oysters with distinct flavors, from briny to sweet, and they all pair well with the native Virginia wines you can find at Northern Neck wineries.
HISTORY: George Washington was born and lived his first three years at a large farm along Pope’s Creek. The lovely site, along with a large Visitor Center, recreations of the homestead, natural trails and farmland, and beautiful views of the tidewater lands similar to what George would have experienced, are preserved for the public. It’s a wonderful place to learn about Washington’s upbringing and future as a Virginia gentleman farmer.
ACTIVITY: Rent kayaks or paddleboards at the iconic Tide's Inn, further in, also on Carter's Creek (call ahead to reserve) and relax afterward at their casual creekside restaurant, the Fish Hawk. Or book dinner at one of Irvington's several great restaurants, including The Dredge, The Office, and The Vine.
Visit Reedville, where Maine sea captain Elijah Reed purchased the land in 1874 and began the menhaden fishing industry. Its location on a peninsula, jutting into Cockrell’s Creek, with a deep harbor and quick access to the Chesapeake Bay, made Reedville an ideal fishing port. The menhaden industry was so lucrative the town, with only 500 inhabitants, was once known as the wealthiest town in the United States.
KIDS OF ALL AGES: The Cottage is close to the new "Compass" Center, with 6 screen movie theater, go-carts, mini-golf, and rock climbing. Drive 10 min. to the larger town of Kilmarnock.
STATE PARKS: There are also 3 lovely Virginia State Parks along the shoreline of the Northern Neck—Caledon and Westmoreland border the Potomac River, and Belle Isle hugs the Rappahannock River to the south. All of that shoreline offers beautiful views, boating, and birding.
THE NORTHERN NECK WATERS:Virginia’s Northern Neck is a peninsula surrounded by unique and beautiful marshes, creeks, the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, so water views are all around you. When the weather is fair, you’ll find lots of opportunities to get out on the water. Bring a boat and explore the Lancaster and Westmoreland Water Trails. Rent a canoe or kayak at one of the state parks to explore smaller marshes and creeks. Arrange a fishing charter or a scenic river cruise on the Rappahannock, or cruise across the bay to remote Tangier Island for fresh blue crabs and a look at the watermen’s life.
The possibilities are endless. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a slower pace. You will be booking for next year before you leave!
Smart lock, code provided prior to arrival. Parking for three cars.
I am always available by messaging or by phone if it is an emergency.
Friendly neighbors, community pool, walk to town.
HOT TUB: The hot tub is private. There are very specific rules regarding its use; it is expensive to maintain and to fix. Failure to adhere to the posted rules and any other rules communicated here may result in a monetary claim to cover any related expenses, downtime, and inconvenience. Please do not use gray spa headrests as seating; it breaks the clamps inside.Thanks for your understanding and we hope you enjoy the hot tub.
POOL: The pool is a community pool.That said, it's a super small community. You may be the only folks using it some days. It also has a nice wisteria arbor with tables and chairs, and some bbq areas. Full rules will be at home with instructions. Gate passes are required and will be available upon check-in. Please return. There is a $25 fee for lost or unreturned pool passes.
Dates of opening and closing vary according to calendar and circumstances but tend to be Memorial Day to Labor Day, sometimes beyond.Modeled after the Wharton Grove Campground, a Baptist tent camp revival site and steamboat stop established in the late 1800's in nearby Weems. Over time, those canvas tents evolved into proper frame cottages in a distinctive carpenter Gothic style of arched windows and Victorian gingerbread. As Steve Hendrix of the Washington Post described the tent community, "it's a splendid...setting for a rural retreat among the vines."

This delightful cottage has plenty of room to spread out. As soon as you enter your eyes go to the light-filled sun room overlooking the Creek. The living room’s comfortable and eclectic styles makes you feel right at home. The fully stocked open kitchen has a great layout (everything within reach), while the living room with built-in tv and gas fireplace will welcome you home after a busy day out-and-about. The primary sleeping quarters and bathroom with double sink and soaking tub are up one level. You will love the bedroom doors that open to let in the breeze and the sounds of nature. The lower level has a queen room and a room with two twins, both with ensuite bath, twin bathroom also accessible from the hallway. The queen room opens to the patio facing the trees and stream, with outdoor shower, hot tub, comfortable seating,, and the welcome sounds of nature. Gather ‘round the fire pit in the front and make lasting memories.

Virginia is the largest producer of fresh-wild catch and farm-raised oysters in the country. Oysters are farmed year-round, and they actively filter the water they are grown in. Each region produces oysters with distinct flavors, from briny to sweet, and they all pair well with the native Virginia wines you can find at Northern Neck wineries.

George Washington was born and lived his first three years at a large farm along Pope’s Creek. The lovely site, along with a large Visitor Center, recreations of the homestead, natural trails and farmland, and beautiful views of the tidewater lands similar to what George would have experienced, are preserved for the public. It’s a wonderful place to learn about Washington’s upbringing and future as a Virginia gentleman farmer.

Rent kayaks or paddleboards at the iconic Tide's Inn on Carter's Creek (call ahead to reserve) and relax afterward at their casual creekside restaurant. Or book a fancy meal at their upscale restaurant, and kick back with a cocktail overlooking Carter's Creek.

Visit Reedville, where Maine sea captain Elijah Reed purchased the land in 1874 and began the menhaden fishing industry. Its location on a peninsula, jutting into Cockrell’s Creek, with a deep harbor and quick access to the Chesapeake Bay, made Reedville an ideal fishing port. The menhaden industry was so lucrative the town, with only 500 inhabitants, was once known as the wealthiest town in the United States.

To keep the kids happy, the Cottage is close to the new "Compass" Center, with 6 screen movie theater, go-carts, mini-golf, and rock climbing. Drive 10 min. to the larger town of Kilmarnock for shopping and more dining options.

There are also 3 lovely Virginia State Parks along the shoreline of the Northern Neck—Caledon and Westmoreland border the Potomac River, and Belle Isle hugs the Rappahannock River to the south. All of that shoreline offers beautiful views, boating, and birding.

Virginia’s Northern Neck is a peninsula surrounded by unique and beautiful marshes, creeks, the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, so water views are all around you. When the weather is fair, you’ll find lots of opportunities to get out on the water. Bring a boat and explore the Lancaster and Westmoreland Water Trails. Rent a canoe or kayak at one of the state parks to explore smaller marshes and creeks. Arrange a fishing charter or a scenic river cruise on the Rappahannock, or cruise across the bay to remote Tangier Island for fresh blue crabs and a look at the watermen’s life.

The possibilities are endless. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a slower pace in the Northern Neck. You will be booking for next year before you leave!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Shared outdoor pool -
Pets allowed
TV with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, premium cable, Roku, standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Indoor fireplace: gas
Security cameras on property

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Irvington, Virginia, United States

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Irvington: Described as "Tiny but Tony", this upscale yet low-key town has great restaurants, friendly people, and a wide array of community events. Experience small town living at its best: on the water. 1.6 miles from Harmony Tides to The Tides Inn.


Vineyard Grove: Community of 19 charming and private "tent" houses in popular Irvington. Friendly neighbors, hot tub, community pool, nature trail, kayak launch (byok) walk to town, bike to Tide's Inn (1.6 miles), 5 minutes by car to the charming town of White Stone, with lovely waterfront restaurants, 7 minutes by car to Kilmarnock, with an assortment of shops, restaurants, and community events. Check The Rivah Visitor's Guide (at house or available around town) for a complete list of all there is to do and see.

Hosted by Maria

  1. Joined in December 2013
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Hi! I live in Del Ray, Alexandria, and in Irvington, Va and have listings in both places, as well as at Lake Anna, VA. I own and operate a property management company called Harmonized Hosting and we concentrate in the Northern Neck of VA. Our local staff is very knowledgeable about the area and eager to make your stay memorable. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and decorating. All are welcome, especially dogs!
Hi! I live in Del Ray, Alexandria, and in Irvington, Va and have listings in both places, as well as at Lake Anna, VA. I own and operate a property management company called Harmo…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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