Peaceful Getaway

This beautiful cottage was exactly as pictured in the photos. Very clean and stocked with all of the supplies you would find at home. From the time we arrived, my husband set up his fishing gear and fished until dark. My daughter was able to attend her virtual classes with the gorgeous view of the river from the dining room where she worked. During every break she would join her dad at the river and fish. She wants to make this an annual trip😊. We really enjoyed celebrating our Anniversary here.

-Rashida W., VRBO

Cleanest place

Cleanest home we have ever rented by far-during these COVID times, that was so appreciated. Quiet, secluded, nothing more we could have needed at this rental that wasn’t provided.

-Steven P., VRBO

Relaxing Get away

Spotless cottage! Loved the views! Loved the interior decorations which pay homage to the cottage’s history.

The kids really enjoyed being able to paddle around on the kayaks. The wheelchair ramp for our oldest daughter was a gift! Would love to come back!

-Anita B., VRBO

Incredibly peaceful

We had a few wonderful days on the river. Extremely clean and well cared for cottage. Host is very thoughtful and a joy to communicate with! Can’t wait to return.

-Leila A., VRBO


The hippie cottage was such a beautiful home with breathtaking views. It was a relaxing stay. The weather was perfect for us too! We would have loved to have been in the water more as we are outdoor enthusiasts…but there were jellyfish that got us on arrival. It is absolutely perfect with really only one flaw. We wished there was an easier way to get into the water. Stairs or a small dock would make this property a perfect “10”!

-Kelly S., VRBO

Relaxing quiet Getaway

The property is clean and quiet. Close to the water and we received prompt responses whenever we had questions. Although we had rough weather for most of our trip, high tides and lots of rain but we were close to many other cities if you wanted to venture out.

Williamsburg was within an hour as well as colonial Beach if you want to make the trip quiet beach community great for day trip. We didn’t anticipate on driving anywhere but weather changed things but still a wonderful place to stay and had everything you could need for a short vacation.

-Sarah T., VRBO


Our stay was fantastic! The house is the cleanest house we have ever rented. With everything you could ever need. The owners have made sure you are beyond comfortable. The view is amazing! Not a soul anywhere around if you are looking for a Covid free spot, this is it! We watched the Ospreys feed their babies all day long, sat on the deck, and went out on the kayak, Cooked, ate, and drank. That’s about it! We will be back many times!!

-Sandra L., VRBO

Perfect Get Away

We spent the weekend at this lovely beach cottage in May of 2020 w/ our 5 kids. The home was absolutely spotless! The check in process was seamless and the owners were incredibly responsive and helpful w/ their communications. We were really made to feel at home with all of the small gestures and extra amenities that were provided to make our stay more comfortable. Our children really enjoyed their time on the water! It is the perfect get away!

-Kylie P., VRBO

Perfect getaway

This was the perfect weekend getaway during all the craziness in the world right now. Amazing views, relaxing atmosphere, beautiful sunrise, enjoyed sunsets by the fire pit. Just a perfect little spot to relax and take in the views for the weekend.

-Megan M., VRBO

Wonderful time

we had such a great time. Fish right in the back yard. Super cute and clean house. Stocked with everything you need for a perfect trip away. Will 100% come back.

-Leigh L., VRBO

We had a great time at Alyson’s Cottage on the river. Our stay was so peaceful and relaxing that it was easy to detach from work/city life. Alyson provided pretty much everything that we could have wanted – though we were particularly grateful for access to the kayaks, which we took out on the river every day (definitely listen to Alyson’s advice and bring water shoes!). The Cottage was SPARKING clean when we arrived. And then there were the views of the sunrises in the morning – absolutely spectacular!

-Matt, AirBnb

Sparkling clean adorable house on the river. Nothing left out here. Fully stocked with everything you need to have a great stay on the river. Aly is a great host and attends to all needs. I would stay again.

-Gloria, AirBnb

It was absolutely breathtaking there and so welcoming. I traveled with a 5 year old and she was so excited about our weekend. Plenty of things to do without leaving the driveway.


Alyson’s place was absolutely wonderful! We proceeded cautiously in planning a vacation nearby. We could not be happier with our choice. The house was perfectly clean. The amenities, including the fire pit, cornhole set, cabana, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboard, offered fun diversions. Everything we could need was provided. The space matched the description (though it’s cuter and more spacious than the pictures show). Inside the house, vintage photos pay a heartwarming homage to the property’s history through the decades. The best part, though, is the setting: the location, feet from the wide, calm river, epitomizes a relaxing retreat. I spent most days—satisfied beyond compare—listening to the river’s gentle waves and the birds’ melodious songs. And just that. Most of the time, the loudest noise I’d hear was the sound of feathered wings flapping through the air. Though it’s serene and feels remote, there is a town nearby with plenty of restaurant options (burgers, Mexican, pizza, etc.), grocery stores, and purveyors of odds and ends. We’ll be back, when we can!

-Jeff, AirBnb