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.
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