Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, free WiFi

Overview of Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!

Entire home

Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!

9.6/10 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Irvington, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHistoric Christ Church4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGolden Eagle Golf Club5 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhite Stone Beach8 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
1300 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!

Family-friendly vacation home in Irvington
This charming and stylish house is an easy stroll to the restaurants and shops of Irvington and less than 1/2 mile to the Tides Inn. It's situated on a half-acre lot -- enjoy privacy, peace, and quiet! We are TRULY in the heart of Irvington, centrally located between the Tides Inn and the Hope and Glory.

If you are seeking a cozy and inviting spot, you have found it! The house has a gas fireplace which adds ambiance and warmth in the fall and winter months!

PLEASE NOTE: This property is privately owned and managed. You are not dealing with a corporation, we are owners who want you to have an excellent stay.


Bedroom #1 -- This spacious main-level bedroom features a queen-sized bed, a chair for reading, built-in bookcases, and a large double closet. It is attached to a bath with a soaking tub.

Bedroom #2 -- This bedroom is upstairs, which gives guests privacy. It also has a queen-sized bed with adjustable reading light mounted above the headboard. There is a TV for Roku streaming, a closet, and a private bath attached with a shower.

Living Room -- Our living room has a sofa, a love seat, and a chair for plenty of seating. Our gas fireplace is cozy in the cooler months and is operated by a remote for instant ambiance.

Dining Room -- The dining room seats four and has windows that look out onto the back patio.

Kitchenette -- Our kitchen is small but is fully stocked. It has a full-sized fridge and stove, a double sink, pots and pans, china, glassware, etc.

Patio -- We have a brick patio on the back of the house. It offers views of trees and if you are an early riser, you may be treated to a family of deer grazing on the grass. There's a table, umbrella, chairs, and a Weber Grill. It's a nice spot to dine al fresco or enjoy your favorite beverage.

If like us, you are fond of coffee, we offer a Keurig PLUS a drip coffee machine PLUS our favorite, a French Press. We want you to have all of the caffeine options! If you hate making coffee, The Local makes a great cup and it's right up the street.

We invite you to unwind and relax at this jewel box of a house. Please feel free to ask us any questions!

This stylish home is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or a great place to chill and regroup. We are fortunate to have hosted many return guests over the years and would love you to be one of them!

If you have friends or family getting married in the area, the house is super convenient to The Tides Inn, The Hope and Glory Inn, and an easy drive to many other popular wedding sites.

The house has been featured in Virginia Living Magazine. It is on the Virginia Artisan Trail and the Virginia Oyster Trail and is highlighted in the book, "The Houses of Irvington: Architecture of an American Village."

Irvington, VA has been called 'Mayberry meets Manhattan.' Enjoy this quaint quintessential waterfront rural village without sacrificing great dining, shopping, or style. We are just minutes from the renowned restaurant Merroir! Enjoy a delicious meal at the popular "Vine Wine Bar," "Office Bistro," and "Dredge. "We are also less than a mile to "CAMP.," a great space to enjoy a drink and charcuterie in a beautiful setting (with occasional live music.)

Enjoy great coffee and breakfast or lunch at The Local. The Tides Inn offers both casual and elegant dining options as well. The Micro Vineyard at The Hope and Glory Inn served wine and oysters Thursday through Sunday -- less than 1/3 of a mile away!

We are a short drive from waterfront dining including Merroir in Topping (Rappahannock Oyster Company), Willaby's in White Stone, and The Tides Inn's restaurants right down the street!

There are also a few boutiques and shops within strolling distance. Check out Windswept Experience & Supply for stylish clothes and accessories, The Dandelion -- perfect for women seeking stylish options, Objects (for art and gifts.) The Tides Inn offers amazing spa services and an upscale gift shop.

Rent a boat for fun or fishing. Golf at a local Irvington course -- The Golden Eagle is within 10 minutes of the house. Visit Compass for fun, family entertainment or to see a first-run movie in a luxe setting.

On the first Saturday of the month (April-November), Irvington hosts a wonderful Farmer's Market in the town square. It's a short walk from our house and is an open-air market featuring farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and meats, art, crafts, plants, and live music -- something for everyone. There are other markets in nearby towns as well -- Kilmarnock, Heathsville, Urbanna and Mathews also have similar markets.

If you like history, walk to The Steamboat Museum in Irvington. Historic Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in the nation and is just a short drive away. . The towns of Kilmarnock and Lancaster Courthouse have small museums focused on local history. There are many other historic sights nearby.

Two miles to the east is the wonderful town of White Stone. Stop in at The River Market, the Old Farm Truck Market, and dine at Adrift, The Sandpiper, or Willaby's. Enjoy organic donuts from Chesapeake Donut. Take scenic Windmill Point Road and enjoy drinks and watch the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay at the small sand beach nearby called Westland Beach.

Kilmarnock, VA is about a seven-minute drive. There are restaurants there as well: Thai Pot, Carried Away Cuisine, Chao Phraya, and The Car Wash Café. Great antique stores, upscale shopping, and RAL -- the Rappahannock Art League Gallery are all worth a visit.

There are some great local vineyards nearby for wine lovers -- Good Luck Cellars offers many options and has a lovely setting. . Also, Kilmarnock Brew Haus is great for local beer.

The Northern Neck is known for festivals, parades, and events. All year long there are things to do and see. The Fourth of July features local small-town parades with vintage cars and fire engines. The Irvington Parade goes right by the house.

The Blue House offers a small kitchenette, two bedrooms, and two ensuite bathrooms. Please note that the downstairs bath has a soaking tub and no shower and the upstairs bath has a shower and no tub.

We have a brick patio with a patio table and chairs and a small table and chairs for two people in the front yard. We also have two Adirondack chairs next to the back patio. Please note that we have one security camera on the exterior front of the house overlooking the driveway.

Keywords: Whimsical, Romantic, Stylish, Hip, Vintage, Charming, Adorable, Modern, Northern Neck, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Urbanna, The Rivah, Wi-Fi, satellite, Tides Inn Weddings, Hope and Glory Weddings, Pop Castle Weddings, Dog Friendly, Vineyards, Golf, Golfing, Kayaking.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager




Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Separate dining area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • 1 pet per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: For the comfort of all guests, no smoking allowed

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village
  • In the city center
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • Near the marina

Things to do

  • Tennis
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1,300 square feet (121 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: pet fee

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: The house is is not childproofed.

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Note from host: Sorry, we do not allow for parties or gatherings.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Heart Town Privacy/charm/romance-walk Tides Inn Irvington
Heart Town Privacy/charm/romance-walk Tides Inn
Heart Town Privacy/charm/romance-walk Tides Irvington
IN THE Heart OF Town! Privacy/charm walk to Tides
Heart Town Privacy/charm-walk Tides House Irvington
Heart Town Privacy/charm-walk Tides House
Heart Town Privacy/charm-walk Tides Irvington
Heart Town Privacy/charm-walk Tides
IN THE Heart OF Town! Privacy/charm-walk to Tides Irvington
IN THE Heart OF Town! Privacy/charm/romance walk to Tides Inn!

About this area


Located in Irvington, this vacation home is in the city center and near the beach. White Stone Beach and Hughlett Point Natural Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Steamboat Era Museum and Compass Entertainment Complex. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Historic Christ Church - 4 min drive
  • Golden Eagle Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • White Stone Beach - 8 min drive
  • Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library - 18 min drive
  • Hughlett Point Natural Area - 23 min drive


  • Dredge - 12 min walk
  • The Office Bistro - 12 min walk
  • The Local - 12 min walk
  • Adrift - 4 min drive
  • Sandpiper Restaurant - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly! pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet.

What time is check-in at Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly!?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Heart of Irvington w/Fireplace Walk to Tides Inn and restaurants - Dog friendly! located?

This family-friendly Irvington vacation home is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Steamboat Era Museum, Compass Entertainment Complex and Historic Christ Church. Golden Eagle Golf Club is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Max D.

Wonderful Winter Stay
Due to the severe weather across the country we had to change travel plans quickly around Christmas and Laura was extremely helpful and communicative getting us booked last minute. Being there over Christmas, we were prepared to make all of our meals in the house and the kitchen had everything we needed. The house was warm and comfortable even with outside temperatures in the teens. The location is well situated to many different nearby activities, our favorites being the several state parks and natural areas with miles of hiking trails and Chesapeake Bay shoreline access. We’re looking forward to a return visit.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sally H., Richmond, VA

Quiet & Quaint
Came for quality time with my sister. We were on the tail end of the Urbana Oyster festival and the town was ready for a rest. Timing was perfect as we were looking for small town quiet. We walked to dinner and cocktails, visited the local winery and stopped by a farm market. The visit was full of laughter and quiet. The Blue house was a perfect respite. It had everything we needed. It will be out first choice when our travels bring us back to Irvington.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Teresa A.

Great place!! Location was awesome!! Communication was great and the place was clean and well stocked.. Loved the backyard too!!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Carolyn R.

Retreat in Irvington
The house is just delightful with a warm, cozy vibe. We stayed 3 days while at an annual needlepoint retreat at the Tides and after a day of stitching or shopping found it a great place to unwind with a glass of wine before heading off for dinner.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Steve S., Roanoke, VA

A Little Blue Slice of Heaven on the NN!
We’re barely home from a fabulous five night stay, and we can’t stop talking about our visit! The purpose for our visit was to decide about moving to the NN. We arrived during the lingering bands of Ian. The Little Blue House is an absolute shelter against any storm; Cozy, inviting, and cute as a button. The fireplace was a thing of beauty during the rain and cold, but LBH is well insulated against the winds! Truthfully, no one builds houses like these any more. I’d like to address the kitchen to assuage any fears. It is a small galley kitchen that is VERY common for this area! It is fully equipped with a coffee maker (cone filters), French press, coffee grinder, full fridge/freezer, stove top, oven, toaster oven, and a microwave. We had plenty of space to prepare delicious local seafood during our visit! We would not hesitate to stay here again! The LBH is a perfect place to stay and the owners are pretty wonderful, too!
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022