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Morattico Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront vacation home with 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation h

Located in the quaint riverside village of Morattico VA, this charming vacation home provides a relaxing getaway from city and urban living. The home is situated on an acre of land and provides waterfront access to the Lancaster Creek with views of the Rappahannock River. There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms (one with tub and one with shower), two screened porches (front and back) and a spacious living room with working fireplace. Five ceiling fans throughout the house and in each bedroom along with central A/C keep the home comfortable all summer long. A dock on the property with built-in seating provides water access for canoes/kayaks, crabbing/fishing, entertaining, and watching incredible sunsets over the water. Two kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available at the house. (Water at the end of the dock is about 1 foot deep during very low tides.)

The house has a total of two beds (king and queen). A twin-size portable mattress is also provided. The third bedroom contains a sectional sofa that sleeps two adults comfortably and the living room sofa will sleep one adult comfortably. Please note that the sofas are not pull-out sleepers, but were selected based on being comfortable for sleeping (ie, seat cushions lay flat and the back cushions can be removed to make up twin-sized bed sleeping arrangements.

Morattico is a quiet, relaxing place with it’s own tiny waterfront post office, white frame church and a Waterfront Museum. The Museum is located just a few doors down and provides a glimpse of history into the once vibrant oyster, fishing, and crabbing industry that sustained the town for many years. You’ll also learn about the history of the town and Northern Neck going back to 1608 when Captain John Smith met the Morauchtacund Indians. Gradually since the 1960’s the town has slowly transformed into a vacation and second-home destination.

The Northern Neck is home to nine wineries, known as the Chesapeake Wine Trail. They include Athena Vineyards, General’s Ridge Vineyard, Good Luck Cellars, The Dog & Oyster, Ingleside Vineyards, Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery, Vault Field Vineyards, Jacey Vineyards, and Belle Mount Vineyards.

Located adjacent to the town of Morattico is Belle Isle State Park, with the entrance 5 miles from the house. The park features a beach, picnic facilities, public boat landing, canoes, motor boat rentals, free concerts, and nature trails.

Many interesting historical attractions are nearby, including George Washington’s birthplace located on Pope’s Creek off the Potomac River. Some other noteworthy stops include Stratford Hall (Robert E. Lee’s restored plantation home), Christ Church (built in 1735), Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, and Menokin (home of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee).

Some favorite restaurants with waterview dining include Merroir in Topping (Rappahannock Oyster Company), The Tiki Bar at Windmill Point, Horn Harbor in Burgess and The Crazy Crab in Reedville. Two restaurants are within 10 minutes of the house: The Oaks and Corner Bar & Grill. Other great places to check out are The Car Wash Cafe, Northern Neck Burger Co., Trick Dog Cafe, Rappahannock Grill, Relish, and Lancaster Tavern.

Golfers can head to the par-71 at King Carter Golf Club or the par-72 course at Golden Eagle. Both offer challenges to players of all levels, with holes set amidst a beautiful natural backdrop. The 19th hole at both courses offers dining opportunities.

Cell phone coverage: Verizon and AT&T have towers throughout the Northern Neck peninsula. Sprint and Virgin do not have towers, but their signals are adequate at the house since towers from across the river reach Morattico. 2G coverage is available from T-Mobile.

Morattico is located 70 miles from Richmond, 115 miles from DC, 95 miles from Norfolk, and 145 miles from Baltimore. The closest major airports are in Richmond (72 miles) and DC’s Reagan National (108 miles).

More Details

Scott Ward
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Scott Ward

I grew up in Richmond, VA and spent many hours each summer on the James river, Chesapeake Bay and intercostal waters of Eastern Shore Virginia where my dad grew up. Naturally I just love being on the river in the Northern Neck of VA and enjoy all the great things about this part of the state--fresh produce and seafood, beautiful parks, wineries, historical landmarks, etc.

Scott Ward purchased this house in 2010


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lancaster, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - sectional sofa sleeps two 6' adults (Not a pull-out sleeper)
    Bedroom 1 Master BR - 1 king , Master bedroom has a private bathroom with shower.
  • The house has two beds (king and queen). Bedroom 2 has a sectional sofa that is not a pull-out sleeper. The bedroom and living room sofas were purchased with the intent that they be comfortable for adults to sleep on (seat cushions are flat and comfortable and back cushions come off for plenty of room). Twin sheets fit nicely on the sofas.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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Morattico Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful spot - very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean and well kept. Beds were great!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim was a wonderful guest and great to communicate with! Jim and his family were wonderful to work with and left my home very neat and tidy. I hope they will be able to visit again sometime. I highly recommend Jim to other hosts!
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Cozy, stylish, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Porches are terrific, village is great, views gorgeous. Very clean, stylish, and comfortable. Decent kitchen for preparing meals, terrific yard.

  • Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was perfect for our group.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the long weekend at your house. It was perfect for what we needed for our hunting trip. Thanks for everything. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sutherland, VA

Peaceful vacation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find! This clean, tidy cottage is located on a unique spit of land. The views from the porches are serene, as are the sounds of the osprey hovering nearby. Friendly neighbors, easy access to local restaurants and towns. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colonial Heights Va

The house was very clean and well appointed, anything that you might need is there

  • 5 of 5

The views of sunrise and sunset are AWESOME! The property is nicely done with all needed amenities in the house. The screened porches make a nice dining area for morning coffee and dinner in the evening. If you enjoy unique shops, restaurants, and attractions the Northern Neck is the place to be. Kilmarnock has to be one of the friendliest towns around!

The owner of the property, Scott, has done a great job of making the house feel like a home, not just a rental property. He is easy to get in touch with and is responsive to all inquiries.

Kayaking around the creek is a must, the osprey watching is too cool.

Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moseley, VA


  • 5 of 5

Outstanding, beautiful place on Lancaster Creek. Morratico is a delight. Owner has a well-maintained, clean and well-equipped cottage. Amazing sunsets! Be sure to tour the village and the Morratico Museum.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Corner Bar & Grill
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Oaks
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lancaster, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$108.6
Refundable Damage Deposit C$255.54
Pet Fee C$63.89

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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