Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town

Cottage in Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, VA, Irvington, VA
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Maximum Guests
    6
  • Bedroom(s)
    3
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 0 half

Description

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.

Owner/Manager



Location

Address: 189 Broadway Irvington, VA
Zip Code: 22480
Nearest BarThe Office1 miles
Nearest BeachWindmill Point Beach6 miles
Nearest RestaurantThe Office1 miles

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cottage, 1,780 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
3 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Baby Crib: 1
King: 1
Queen: 1
Twin / Single: 2
Bathroom(s)
3 Bathroom(s)
Outdoor Shower: 1
Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 3
Location Type
River
Rural or Farm
Themes
Away From It All
Family
Historic
Romantic
Spa
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Fitness Room / Equipment
Hot Tub
Internet Streaming
Keyless Entry System
Linens Provided
Pool
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Blender
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Ice Maker
Internet
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Pac 'n Play
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Bicycles
Community Pool
Deck / Patio
Hot Tub Spa
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Grill
Outdoor Security Camera and Lights
Porch / Veranda
Activities & Adventure
Antiquing
Bar/Nightclub
Bird Watching
Boating
Cycling
Deep Sea Fishing
Eco Tourism
Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Golf
Kayaking
Miniature Golf
Photography
Romantic
Sailing
Scenic Drives
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Swimming
Walking
Wildlife Viewing
Winery Tours
Nearby Attractions
Cinemas (1 miles)
Historical Sites (2 miles)
Library (22 miles)
Marina (2 miles)
Museums (10 miles)

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Rates


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $400 - $500 - - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Non-peakOptional / Seasonal $330Daily
Peak SeasonOptional / Seasonal $540Daily

Policies

Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 11:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Policies
See linked listing
Cancellation Policy
See linked listing
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Military discount: Yes
Weddings & Corporate events: No

13 Reviews

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Week Stay at Harmony Tides

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this property. The house had everything we needed and we enjoyed using the two bicycles and the community pool. The house easily accommodated four adults and a dog. The house is situated within walking, biking and driving distance of restaurants and shops in Irvington and the Tides Inn. We would recommend this property to others!

Stayed July, 2023

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Christmas Getaway

Our stay was everything we expected and more! You can tell a lot of thought was put into everything. We brought our two pups with us and there was even a little goody bin of things for them! Response from property manager was quick when I reached out. Thank you for hosting us!

Stayed December, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Christmas Getaway

Our stay was everything we expected and more! You can tell a lot of thought was put into everything. We brought our two pups with us and there was even a little goody bin of things for them! Response from property manager was quick when I reached out. Thank you for hosting us!

Stayed December, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Christmas Getaway

Our stay was everything we expected and more! You can tell a lot of thought was put into everything. We brought our two pups with us and there was even a little goody bin of things for them! Response from property manager was quick when I reached out. Thank you for hosting us!

Stayed December, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Discover Irvington

Nice place, very well-maintained and private but close to Irvington's neat little shops and restaurants. Made for a relaxing Dad's Day getaway~ will come back again~

Stayed June, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Absolutely Perfect Stay

I wanted a quiet getaway with my family (my husband, 5 and 8 year old girls, and a 2.5 year old boy) and was interested in exploring some of the lesser-known parts of Virginia's coast. This cottage in the charming Vineyard Grove neighborhood of Irvington fit the bill perfectly. The porch, spacious garden and yard, and quiet neighborhood streets all make this property a good fit for families. The house was surprisingly spacious and the gorgeous doors and windows let in so much light. Three full bedrooms (and bathrooms) allowed us to spread out. The hot tub and wonderful area out back with comfortable furnishings and twinkle lights was a huge draw. We scootered and walked to the beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood pool daily (which we kept having to outselves) and also enjoyed walking the trail that connects the neighborhood, river access/dock, and pool. Some nice dining and shopping less than a mile away in Irvington, more shopping/dining as well as a town park in Kilmarnock, The Tides Inn nearby, and the impressive and Compass center kept us entertained.

The beauty of this well-appointed and architecturally interesting cottage is only outmatched by all of Maria's thoughtful touches throughout-- the furniture is nice quality, the decor is both warm and modern. From cell phone charging jacks to night lights and sound machines, not a detail was missed. Not to mention communication with the host was always fast (often within a minute or two and at most an hour) which is really helpful. We felt at home right away and added an extra night to our stay!

Stayed June, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Absolutely Delightful!

Loved our stay! Home is beautifully appointed, immaculate, yet cozy and comfortable. The host is very gracious and communication was easy and timely. Would highly recommend!

Stayed May, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Perfect Irvington Getaway

Great stay at the Harmony Tides. House in great condition and lots of fun escapes. Enjoyed house but fun sites close by

Stayed May, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Beautiful getaway

The property was beautiful. Anything you could need for cooking, etc., she had. The host was very responsive to any questions. It was really fun to have the use of the bicycles. There was a lot of wildlife around which was really cool to see. The hot tub was huge and amazing! Would definitely stay here again. It’s very peaceful and relaxing

Stayed May, 2022

Unique Romantic Gingerbread Cottage w King + Hot tub in charming coast town
Fun mini vacation

We all - 6 adults - loved the house. We were a little disappointed that there was no access or view of the creek in the back. The weather was disappointing but the house is big enough so we all had space and privacy when required. We did little cooking but the kitchen was well appointed easy to work in. The neighborhood was quiet and secluded. All in all we had a great time and would certainly recommend this property to others.

Stayed May, 2022

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