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Cottage on a Private Island in the York River

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

1500 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, With Water Views And Access

Enjoy the peace and quiet of a waterfront cottage on the beautiful york river but minutes from historic yorktown, williamsburg, busch gardens and water country usa. For the nature enthusiasts enjoy the beautiful wildlife, including ospreys, egrets, bald eagles and blue herons right in your back yard. Bring your canoe or kayak and navigate the creek or river shore. The general store and post office are an easy one mile bike ride away. But if you only need to rest sit in the porch rockers and enjoy the gentle river breezes with spectacular sunrises to the east of the deck and sunsets to the west of the front porch. Come and make your own island memories and savor island life. Amenities include three bedrooms (2 qn, 2 twins/cottage style bunks) 2 full baths. The house comfortably sleeps 6- 8 with the queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The cottage is fully equipped with Cox high speed wifi, cable, flat screen tv in the family room and cd player. The kitchen is fully furnished with frig, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove/oven and small appliances. If you are interested in fishing the York River, the Gloucester Pt. pier and beach are 3 miles away. Historic Yorktown is 6miles away with a great beach and shopping area with local eateries. Water Country USA and Busch Gardens are within 20 minutes with a lovely parkway drive. Beat

the congestion of staying in Va. Beach or Williamsburg and come enjoy peace and quiet as your tour the area or beach it nearby.

More Details

Mike and Donna Mills
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mike and Donna Mills

We love fishing, gardening, long walks and sunset golf cart rides with our children and visiting grandchildren to count the egrets and heron.

Mike and Donna Mills purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mike and Donna Mills chose Hayes

The property is a true getaway but so convenient to everything in the area. We moved to the main house in 2006 and purchased the cottage in 2012 to have available for famiy, friends and guests. Everyone loves to come to and stay on the island!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Hayes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins- cottage style bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing


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Cottage on a Private Island in the York River
average rating of 4.954023 based on 87 reviews
Dallas suburbs

Great peaceful cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family! We enjoyed sitting in the living room and watching the view through the windows. The house is just secluded enough to feel really peaceful. Owners are very friendly. We would recommend this home to anyone traveling this way.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Was the perfect place to hang out while touring historic Williamsburg. The place was clean and set up very nice.

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still excellent.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful. We saw some beautiful winter sunrises and cooked some great meals.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really a great Cottage and the views are outstanding

  • 4 of 5

There were 4 of us staying and we had a great relaxing 3 night stay. Cottage needs a little TLC but overall it was great. Interesting bridge to get to Cottage that could use some reflectors or a light when traveling in the dark.

Would recommend it and would go back with Husband another time

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place. The cottage is located on the waterfront which allowed us to welcome beautiful sunrises and say farewell to our days with unforgettable sunsets. Mike and Donna were quick to answer any questions. My only wish was to have more time in this wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Patrick Henry Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Surry Ferry
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Williamsburg Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Juan's Mexican
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Yorktown Beach
Car: necessary

Our island cottage is located on a privately owned 15 acre island in the York River. The cottage is only 2 miles from all convenient amenities but you are in your own quiet, secluded waterfront setting with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The island is less than 15 minutes to historic Yorktown's Riverwalk shopping and beach community. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are only 20 minutes via the Colonial Parkway. This is one of the most gorgeous, tranquil scenic drives in America.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Hayes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard rate
Jan 1 2018 - Jun 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.12
Damage Deposit C$96.09

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We do give a 10% military discount to active duty military guests. Please read our Short Term Rental Agreement in detail before booking. Call the owner if you have any questions before reserving. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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