18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe

House in Virginia, Central Virginia, VA, Richmond, VA
  • Sleeps
  • Maximum Guests
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 2 half


Please see www.northpointplantation.com for more photographs and information. North Point Plantation is pleased to offer spa services to our guests. Please be sure to ask about our spa menu and pricing.

This King William, Va. former 3,000 acre plantation offers one of the most peaceful settings anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic, yet its proximity to important Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, museums, and other historic sites, wineries, and canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting (we have our own dock), and guided nature tours make it the perfect accommodation for your trip to the Richmond area. Colonial

Williamsburg is less than an hour away. Charlottesville, home of Jefferson's Monticello, the University of Virginia, and Charlottesville RVA wine region, are about 90 minutes' drive. (Saude Creek Winery and New Kent Winery and Vineyards are each about half an hour away.)

The 5,000 square foot, 18th c. Georgian plantation home offers a total of six guest bedrooms and sleeps 12. Owner and family Basset Hound occupy the former chauffeur's quarters on the property during guest occupancy. The property is available for weddings, retreats, and special events.

Please see www.northpointplantation.com. Now on nearly 15 riverfront acres, this unique home is less than two hours from Washington, D.C., about 35 minutes from Richmond, Va., and less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg.

The 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, one of the most decisive of the Civil War, was fought just 20 miles from North Point. (All told, the Richmond area has more Civil War and Emancipation sites than anywhere in the country. Blood stains on the North Point's top floor are a testament to its use as a hospital during the Civil War.)

The calm Mattaponi River, named for an indigenous Indian tribe, and the 160 century-old box woods that line the drive leading to the house are the signature features of our property. The seven bedroom (one bedroom is currently set up as a sitting room), five bathroom home overlooks a tidal bend in the river and is suffused with light throughout the day. Built in typical, 18th c. plantation style--one room deep, with windows facing front and back, the gently flowing Mattaponi River fills almost every view from the house. Guests may enjoy the river and landscape from the home's large back porch.

The home's exceptional beauty and serenity were noted in the book, Old Virginia Houses: The Northern Peninsula. But the plantation's ownership during the 18th and early 19th centuries by the Roane family, one of Virginia's wealthiest and most politically connected, make it historically noteworthy.

Established sometime in the 1720's, the property was part of the larger Mount Pleasant plantation patented by Samuel Garlick. When in 1762 ownership of the plantation passed to the Roane family, one of Virginia's wealthiest and most politically connected, the plantation became significant in the annals of Virginia history. ​

John Roane, born on the plantation in 1766, served two stints in the Virginia House of Delegates, from 1788-1790 and in 1792, and then served in the U.S. Congress between 1809-1815, and then again from 1827-1831. John Roane's son, John Jones Roanne, also was born on the plantation and like his father, served in the Congress from 1831-1833.

The home's main architectural and structural features, such as original hard pine floors, six fireplaces, brick walls and wood moldings are unchanged through the centuries. The old brick "summer kitchen" and round well remain.

A paper mulberry tree and two of three towering pecan trees date from the 18th century. Built in typical 18th c. tidewater colonial style, the house is one-room deep (interior brick walls are 29 inches thick), with windows facing front, back, and side, so that the gently flowing Mattaponi River fills nearly every view from inside the house.

Bald Eagles, Ospreys, King Rails and Least Bitterns, staging Soras and Tree Swallows, and large populations of geese and other winter fowl fill the air around North Point with their song. Guests can savor those sounds, along with the beautiful sunrises, magnificent sunsets, and brilliant star-filled skies over the home's large back porch, making their special time at our home unforgettable.

Standing on the gentle slope overlooking the Mattaponi, it's easy for one to imagine yesteryear when the plantation bustled with activity and important visitors came from far and wide to discuss politics and the business of planting.

The house is divided into four levels, including the English basement, where the kitchen, dining room, half bath/laundry room, and pantry are located. Guest bedrooms are on the third and fourth levels. Master bedroom suite features a king-size four poster bed, gas fireplace, full bath, refrigerator in a closet for your wine or water, and an attached sitting room. One large guest room, with king-size antique brass bed, has a connecting guest room (likely a former nursery) with antique double brass bed. Both rooms share a large full bath and together are perfect for families or friends.

An adjacent bedroom, with queen-size bed, has a full bathroom (newly renovated with frameless glass and marble shower) just outside the bedroom. Together, these three bedrooms and two baths, sleeping up to six people, are perfect for a large family or related friends/family.

Two additional bedrooms, one with king-size bed, the other with queen-size bed, are located on the fourth level. Guests occupying those bedrooms have use of the full bathroom on the third level, described above. That bathroom is centrally located on the third level.

We also have queen-size aerobeds for guests who do not want to double up in our six beds, and/or we can put down one queen Aerobed for two extra guests for a maximum of 14 guests (we ideally prefer a max of 12 guests in the main house.) Gourmet kitchen with original hearth, is fully stocked with high-end implements. Check In: 4 p.m. Check out: 12 noon.


About The Owner

Rhonda Sonnenberg loves to welcome guests to North Point Plantation. Her aim is to pamper and ensure that her guests leave North Point with the warmest lifetime memories.

Rhonda was an international journalist, author, and Washington, D.C. speechwriter before starting North Point Plantation LLC in 2015.


Nearest AirportRichmond International Airport22 miles
Nearest BarChillin' and Grillin'5 miles
Nearest GolfQueenfield Golf9 miles
Nearest RestaurantSeveral5 miles

Additional Location Information

Specific, final driving directions will be provided after booking.

Please note that the speed limit on North Point Farm Rd. is 15 mph. Thank you.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 5,000 sq. ft.
6 Bedroom(s), 12 Sleeps
Double: 1
King: 3
Queen: 2
3 Bathroom(s) (2 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Half Bath: 2
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
River View
Rural or Farm
Water View
Wine Country
Away From It All
Access & Parking
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Secure Parking
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Alarm Clock
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Iron & Board
Living Room
Lobster Pot
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Beach Chairs
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Fish Cleaning Table
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Porch / Veranda
CD Player
Music Library
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable
Video Library
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Wildlife Viewing
Winery Tours

Additional Property Information

Guests with valid fishing license may fish off our dock. Guests may also use our canoe. Additionally, we have ping pong and foosball tables, croquet, and boci. North Point Plantation is beautiful to walk about but for real hiking trails, visit nearby Zoar State Forest: http://dof.virginia.gov/stateforest/list/zoar.htm

North Point Plantation weddings are absolutely beautiful, and when families rent the entire house for the weekend, they have a chance to spend even more meaningful time together. This is particularly special when family members come from all over the country and may not have seen each other in a while, though we also have local families who rent the house wedding weekend. We also offer for rent our Quarters cottage, which sleeps an additional two guests, and has a full bathroom and kitchenette.

North Point offers utter peace and tranquility, so it's the perfect spot for your yoga, religious, creative, or corporate retreat. We now offer spa services, so please be sure to ask our our spa menu and pricing.

If you have a special request or would like to design your own retreat with my collaboration, please inquire. We also have a list of vendors, including caterers, if you'd like a special family meal or event here catered.


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $875 - $899 $5,500 - 1 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
CleaningRequired $125One time
Refundable security depositRequired $500One time


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 12:00
Payment options
ALL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING. Smoking is also not permitted on the dock or along the riverfront. Cigarettes/cigars must be smoked at least 25 feet from the main house.

Fire Safety
Be extra careful with matches/lighters outside and with the gas fire places inside the house (please don't leave unattended.) Please do not burn candles in any rooms.

Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 12 noon. Please let us know if you require check in a bit early. Noon check in add $200.
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Military discount: Yes
Weddings & Corporate events: Yes
Suitability Details
North Point's guests are the best, hands down. They love natural beauty, serenity, architecture, and history. They appreciate and respect North Point's fine furnishings and building materials, such as original 18th. c. pine flooring and rare 18th c. marble dining room floor. Children who are similarly respectful of their own home surroundings are most welcome. They bake cookies here, canoe, fish, play ping pong, puzzles, board games, love our karaoke machine, and play touch football in our pastures to the delight of their parents and grandparents. However North Point will not be suitable for children who stand on furniture, run through the house, touch food-covered hands on upholstery, etc. I am a mom, too, so please use your honest judgement. Everyone's comfort level--both parents and ours-- during vacation is important. If you feel you will have to spend your entire vacation time watching to make sure your kids don't do any damage, then North Point is not right for you. Please note that the house is not baby-proofed, though we have two baby gates and have welcomed numerous guests with babies and toddlers. You are welcome to bring another one or two baby gates if you like.

North Point is a four-level home with many stairs. (The half subterranean first level is called an English basement and has the kitchen, conservatory, formal dining room, and half bathroom.) We occasionally have guests who have difficulty mounting a lot of stairs. Bedrooms are on the upper two levels of the house. Sometimes a guest will sleep on our very comfortable leather sofa in the parlor, on the second level/first floor of the house, which has an adjacent half bath. For guests with serious stair challenges, we may recommend you separately rent our Quarters cottage, which has just three short steps to the kitchenette and bathroom and sleeps 2 in a queen size four poster bed.

24 Reviews

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Weekend away

My family and I stayed in Rhonda’s beautiful plantation home for my sister’s wedding at Alturia Farm. Rhonda was incredible to work with and was insanely responsive to all our questions about the property. The house was perfect for a large group and we loved sitting on the front porch and congregating in the communal spaces together. The grounds were immaculate and the view of the dock and the river was incredible. Our only regret is not being able to spend more time on the grounds! There was plenty of space for a large group and I would highly recommend this rental.

Stayed July, 2020

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Amazing accommodations

The best rest and relaxation I’ve EVER had.

Stayed July, 2020

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Amazing Wedding Venue

This property is absolutely gorgeous! It was everything we were looking for and so much more for our wedding weekend! From the views to the well maintained grounds the outside was amazing for all of our guests! We had the use of the main house and bridal cottage all weekend and I was just overwhelmed with how well this historic site has been preserved! Truly amazing! The owners were onsite and provided us with everything we could possibly need! This is a first class venue!

Stayed July, 2020

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Thanksgiving to remember

We needed a central location for family to gather for Thanksgiving. This property exceeded all our expectations. Plenty of bedrooms to accommodate the merging of family. Spectacular kitchen with everything we needed. Fire pit allowed for a great evening of s’mores. Outdoor porches and dock were a great way to get some fresh air.

Stayed November, 2019

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
My Husbands 50th Birthday Party

We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to rent North Point. Beautiful home and stunning property. We stayed for 2 nights. Our guests had a relaxing time:) The party was amazing! Can’t thank Rhonda enough for sharing it with us. The barbecue she recommended was the best we have ever had.

Stayed September, 2019

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Wedding for my daughter

We had my daughter's wedding at North Point and everything was perfect. The owner Rhonda worked very closely with my daughter and accommodated every request. The property is amazing and a perfect place for a wedding or family gathering. I can't thank Rhonda enough for all she did to make this dream event a lifetime memory!!!!

Stayed September, 2019

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
A Magical Venue

This property is an absolute gem! The house not only has historical charm but is very comfortable as well. This is the second time that our group has stayed at North Point and we are impressed with it in every way. Rhonda is a very attentive hostess and responded quickly to all our needs before and during our stay. Our group maxed out the sleeping capacity of the house and there was still so much space that no one felt as though we were crowded. We are so appreciative that the homeowners have mare North Point available to enjoy!

Stayed September, 2019

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
A Must Stay

The historic North Point Plantation is a must see and stay. The beautifully restored house sits on well manicured property that overlooks a river. Views from their dock make you not wanting to leave this tranquil setting. The owners Rhonda and Bill are delightful, charming and eager to help you. We booked their house a year in advance to house our relatives for our daughter’s wedding. Although the wedding was elsewhere Rhonda kept in touch with us and helped us find local resources. She was very kind and we are grateful that she was so generous with her time and knowledge. When you stay at North Point Plantation you leave with having made 2 new friends - Rhonda and Bill. If you are in the Richmond area I highly recommend you stay at North Point Plantation or hold your next event there. Cheers, Mindy Evans

Stayed June, 2019

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe

Rhonda's place is hands-down the most delightful AirBnB you'll find.

I was in charge of planning a bachelorette weekend for my best friend, who wanted to have a low-key, nature-filled event with friends. North Point was the PERFECT place for our DC-area group of 12's celebration.

First, about North Point: This historic property will exceed your expectations. I promise! As our group pulled up to the property, I noticed a look of awe on the faces of the attendees. The river! The dock! The property! The basset hounds! The beds! (SO comfortable!) The soaps! (seriously, the soap was amazing!). Our group had wine and cheese on the spacious patio, watched sunset from the dock, played card games in the cozy parlor, and shared a meal in the gorgeous, marble-floored dining room. The kitchen was stocked with every piece of equipment we could need, and then some.

Location-wise, the house was a quick 45-minutes or so from Richmond, which was perfect for us to have a full day at the house and then a day trip to the botanical gardens, cideries, etc.

Now, about Rhonda: Rhonda is a warm, detail-oriented host who cares so much for the experience of her guests and is SO easy to communicate with. We coordinated for weeks prior to the event to make sure every last detail was set, including where we could craft, what we might do in the area, what cooking supplies we'd need for dinner, and how we might maximize the beauty of the house and surroundings (breakfast on the patio, walks on the dock...). She filled the weekend with thoughtful touches, such as creating a beautiful vase full of foraged flowers from the property for the bride-to-be and helping me acquire balloons. Through and through, it felt as though Rhonda was just invested in the success of the weekend as I was, and I felt so lucky to have met and planned with her (and hope to stay in touch!!).

All in all - Before you consider booking (Website hidden by Airbnb) :) Not only will you get to experience the beauty of the house and river, but also the kindness and energy of Rhonda, who will make sure your experience at North Point is unforgettable.

Stayed April, 2019

Meenu, how can I ever thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review? Your words really touch me. Thank you so much, and I do hope you will return in the not too distant future. Our canoe awaits you!

18th c. Plantation--And Weddings,Retreats,Spcl Evts, Spa Menu,Fish,Canoe
Christmas Memories

My family and I recently stayed at North Point over the Christmas holiday, and it did not disappoint. This house offers everything needed to make wonderful Christmas memories. We cooked several meals during our stay, and the kitchen was fully stocked with anything required. There is ample seating in the kitchen and formal dining room for large dinner parties. Additionally, the views of the river are lovely, and it’s nice to walk the grounds to get a closer look. Rhonda was excellent with communication, and any questions were answered immediately. She also does a wonderful job decorating the main level of the house for Christmas. The 2 toddlers in our group loved seeing 3 Christmas trees and many fireplaces for Santa to choose! An added bonus was the karaoke machine in the living room. That was some fun evening entertainment. Christmas at North Point is pretty special, but any time of year would be wonderful. There’s much history to read about while there and many rooms and floors to explore. One note...if your group has young children, they will require some supervision. There are quite a few staircases and many antiques. We brought baby gates, which did the trick for us! We all truly enjoyed our stay.

Stayed December, 2018

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