Enter 7 night dates for weekly rate. Terrific private location with private beach close to Jamestown and Williamsburg. Please contact owner to check availability regardless of what the calendar shows.
ALSO SEE OUR BEACHFRONT LISTING NEXT DOOR "Fabulous and Funky Mid Century Modern Cottage on the James River" - listing 161 on this site. It is a wonderful newly renovated cottage literally 10 steps to the beach with sunporch, views, and private wide sand beach and private pier. There also is a link at the end of this listing to our cottages which can be seen at ferryendcottages. Please indicate ages of children and where you are traveling from in inquiry.
Our two James River cottages provide a rare setting for vacation rental cottages in the Colonial Williamsburg area. There are only a very few beach front cottages available on the James River near Colonial Williamsburg for short term rental. Our two James River cottages walk right out to the beach with no steps to reach the beach and are 15 minutes from Historic Jamestown and another five minutes to Colonial Williamsburg via the free Jamestown-Scotland Car Ferry at your doorstep.
Our cottage (listing 47) is a private, romantic, luxury beach cottage on the James River with direct level water access, wide river views, 180 foot pier, kayaks, fishing poles, and PRIVATE white sand beach. Located on land once owned by John Rolfe, husband of Pocahontas, the cottage is level with the beach so there are no steps to climb. Just walk out the French Doors to your water-side deck, and the beach is about 20 feet away.
The cottage is a perfect size for a couple but works well for a family of four. It can accommodate up to five people with three cozy bedrooms - one with a queen bed, one with a double bed, and the third with a twin day bed. A fifth person may be considered. Contact owner.
The living room, dining room and kitchen are an open L shaped floor plan to maximize space. The cottage is delightful and the location is wonderful. Central heat and air make the cottage a year round destination.
Private white sand beach, private pier, kayaks and fishing gear are available for your use as part of the rental rate. We own three cottages, side-by-side on the James, and the beach in front of our three cottages is private for our use and the use of our guests.
Our waterfront cottage is a luxury beach cottage recently renovated to provide a relaxing retreat. Shimmering sea glass colors of teal, turquoise, and lavender complement the original vintage tongue and groove knotty pine paneling walls, incredible water views, sand beach and luxury amenities to provide a wonderful alternative to hotel living. The cottage is furnished with lovely antique beds, mirrors, and a dressing table made by the owners grandfather who was a cabinetmaker and antique dealer in Petersburg, VA during the early 1900s. Original vintage brass wall lights and mirrors are in each bedroom. Vases of fresh flowers from the garden are available almost year round. This cottage is the best of modern updates with lovely vintage touches.
Water views can be seen out of three sides of the cottage. Enjoy our waterside deck that runs the full width of the cottage and has a gas grill, dining table and chairs, and chairs for relaxing and watching the river sights.
You can enjoy our 180 foot pier for sitting or fishing or crabbing. Many guests enjoy their morning coffee sitting on the pier or walking the beach looking for sharks' teeth and unique shells --- or both. Guests sometimes find it hard to leave the cottage to explore the area. When you do decide to leave, you can spend your time visiting the many historic and entertainment sites close by. You have so many options and never enough time!
Our cottage is located by the Historic Jamestown-Scotland Ferry which is a free car ferry that provides a delightful 15 minute ride across the river where it docks at Jamestown Settlement. With observation decks and lovely views, everyone loves the ferries -- especially children who can feed the seagulls bread off of the back of the boat. The ferry (there are several boats) runs 24/7 on a half hour schedule during the day and an hour schedule at night providing easy and fun access to historic and entertainment sites of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA, Major Civil War attractions are also close by with extensive attractions in Petersburg (an hour away) and Richmond (about an hour and 15 minutes away) and can be reached via Route 10 not using the ferry.
We provide luxury bed and bath linens, terry cloth robes, beach towels, and bath toiletries. An initial supply of paper products is provided for the bath and kitchen. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, fluffy pillows, reading light, flash light, alarm clock, and wide wooden window blinds. There are hardwood floors throughout the cottage and a HVAC system to provide air conditioning and heat. The bathroom has the original 1948 vintage claw foot bath tub with new in-tub stationary shower and hand shower, heated towel rack, soft close Toto toilet seat, ceiling heater, exhaust fan, ceiling night light, beautiful stained glass mirror, and a wall of glass turquoise tile.
The full kitchen has custom made cabinets, a ceramic stovetop range, dishwasher, trash compactor, refrigerator with ice maker, vintage farmhouse sink original to the 1948 cottage, and microwave. The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking spices for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with many small appliances including Keurig coffee maker, toaster, electric hand mixer, crockpot, dinnerware and glassware including wine glasses, flatware and cookware.We provide plastic wrap, aluminum foil, zip lock bags, paper towel, dishwasher detergent, dishwashing soap, disinfectant wipes, garbage bags and more.
Detailed information on the cottage and the area is provided to guests prior to their arrival, and there is a selection of brochures in the cottage. And......there is a nine foot wide and tall bookcase wall full of books of every description (including those on the local historic areas and many for children), board games, and movies. There is something for everyone! Come, relax, and enjoy! You will be delighted.
|Zip Code: 23883|
|Nearest Airport||Newport News; Richmond||40 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Surry Seafood Company||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Out your front door||20 feet|
|Nearest Bus Station||Williamsburg||12 miles|
|Nearest Ferry||Jamestown-Scotland Ferry - at your doorstep||500 feet|
|Nearest Golf||Williamsburg||10 miles|
|Nearest Motorway||Richmond International Speedway||55 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Surry Seafood Company||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Train Station||Williamsburg||10 miles|
The cottage is a 15 minute free ferry ride on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry to the entrance to Jamestown Settlement and another 8 minute drive to Colonial. Williamsburg.
Wonderful location 15 minutes from Jamestown and another 8 minute drive from Jamestown to Williamsburg. Major historic sites in every direction. Terrific beachfront location so you can combine beach living with history exploration. Wide private white sand beach. Cottage is level with beach so easy access with no steps to climb.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$225 - $495||$1,375 - $2,550||$4,000 - $9,900||3 Nights||-|
|Fall 2022 07-Sep-2022 - 31-Dec-2022||$400||$400||$2,200||$8,400||3 Nights||-|
|Price for: 4 Persons, Extra person price: $ 35 /Person /Night, $ 150 /Person /Week, $ 500 /Person /Month|
|Cleaning & Linen||Required||$165||One time|
|Occupancy Tax on Rental||Required||5.3%||One time|
|Refundable Security Deposit||Required||$250||One time|
|Tax on Cleaning||Required||$8.75||One time|
The experience was sublime. The cottage was filled with the comforts of a loving home away from home. Although we were only an hour away from home in Richmond, we felt far removed from our usual world.
Stayed November, 2020
This was just what we needed to get away. The cottage is adorable and spotless, and the private beach with its own little stream running into the river gave endless opportunities for fun with a shovel for our son. It was a great experience!
Stayed September, 2020
It was a lovely cottage with very nice decor. The location was a bit remote, but that made it more relaxing. We enjoyed watching the ferry go to and fro. The weather was horrible... a number of flash flood alerts woke us during the night. 9 inches of rain created some problems with the plumbing, but I would definitely go back and hope for better weather!
Stayed August, 2020
We so enjoyed our stay. A perfect escape, so peaceful and quiet. Deena, the owner, does the utmost in providing lots of information about the house and the surrounding area. The house is beautifully equipped with everything you need. It is very close to the Car ferry dock, which for young kids, is fascinating to watch come and go. The shallow water at low tide is fabulous for kids swimming. There is nothing like sitting on the waters edge listening to the water lap on the sand and the myriad of bird noises around. For me, it was heaven.
Stayed August, 2020
I can't rave enough about our time here - Ms. Deanne was wonderful as was Ms. Linda. They both were helpful and ensured our stay was perfect. It was the perfect place to unwind, paint, kayak, fish, and crab (from the pier). The cottage is SUPER clean and cozy and my party of 5 had just enough room. My girls checkout out of their cellphones and tablets and into nature, board games, and each other. I enjoyed sitting by the river, the quiet, and the waves going by. It really was delightful and I am so sure I'll book again soon!
Stayed June, 2020
Note: our visit was during the Covid I9 pandemic, just as things were starting to reopen. The cottage and linens were cleaned/sterilized, and we were met on arrival by someone who provided information and answered all our questions. We felt safe knowing the added cleaning precautions had been taken.
I cannot say how much we enjoyed our stay at Aunt Annie's cottage. Photos in the listing do not do it justice. The cottage and property are beautiful and very well maintained. We were spoiled indoors by the luxurious linens and bedding, well stocked kitchen and fantastic tub! It is a small cottage, but our group of 4 adults (3 over 6ft tall) was very comfortable there. All the furnishings and decor are definitely more than one would expect in a holiday rental.
Outside is a little slice of heaven. Beautiful, large lawn that feels like a park, and a private beach right out the door. Sand was soft and clean. Kayaks were provided and used daily. It was easy paddling and there's lots to explore up and down the riverfront. Guys caught lots of fish! Ferry is very close, but was not intrusive.
Communication with the owner was the best! Deena went above and beyond in providing information that improved our visit. Area attractions (so much history nearby to explore!), restaurant suggestions, ferry info, shopping options and much more. We are excited to return for a longer stay to explore Colonial Williamsburg, a short ferry ride away. Highly recommend Aunt Annie's cottage for anyone seeking rest, relaxation and comfort, while being close to Williamsburg and Jamestown. We will be back!
Stayed May, 2020
We had the unfortunate timing of arriving on the same day as Hurricane Dorian, however Deena was great and kept us up to date with any concerns for the area. I could not have asked for someone more helpful!
The location of the cottage was exactly what we needed – next to the ferry was perfect for the Patriots Triathlon at the Jamestown Event Beach Park. My husband was participating and he was able to go over to the event early, while I followed up later with our two boys in a stroller. It was so nice to not have to worry about a car that day. The ferry was also easy to use to connect to other areas of Jamestown/Williamsburg. The ferry did kind of impact our ability to enjoy the outdoor space (just not our favorite to look at and be near 24/7 as well as some noise) but that is to be expected based on the proximity.
The cottage is definitely small but overall had everything we needed. Our boys (ages 2 & 4) enjoyed playing on the beach and in the river. Deena even had beach toys which they appreciated!
Stayed September, 2019
The cottage looks just like the pictures. The location is perfect and right next to the ferry. Deena was very helpful and provided many recommendations of places to go and eat. We had everything we needed at the cottage and were able to relax out by the water in the evenings. Highly recommend staying here. It’s great for families. There were fishing poles and kayaks which is also great for kids that are a bit older. The beach kept them busy and entertained. We had a great time and the site was a huge part of why.
Stayed August, 2019
Simply amazing! This cottage did not disappoint! One of the main reasons for selecting this cottage was the location. The ferry was so convenient and landed us exactly where we wanted to tour. The beach was incredibly peaceful and private. Gorgeous sunrises and the most inviting shaded area for the afternoons. The full wall library was a readers delight! Particularly the books on local history! So many fascinating "reads". All accommodations were simply perfect. We enjoyed so many of the unique items as well. The big rock/door stop.....the blackbird pie.....the corner cabinet....claw and ball footed bath tub. I could go on and on.... Great place to stay for sure!! We plan to return again soon. Thank you for allowing us to stay and enjoy your treasures!
Stayed July, 2019
The cottage was very cute. It was stocked with everything you would need. They were extra helpful when we needed extra linens. It was nice to stay in a private cottage, much better that a motel. The ferry was right by the cottage it was interesting to watch and not too noisy.
Stayed July, 2019