Shacklefords, VA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Shacklefords

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The SpaceCome discover why river life in Shacklefords is a perfect getaway whether you are an artist, writer, or a group of friends that want a carefree stay. Our private driveway through the woods is a mile long. Once the land opens up to the York river it is like a secluded compound. There are plenty of adventures outside your cabin doorstep: fishing, crabbing, kayaking, running, cycling, bird watching, and star gazing. Located behind the cabin is an artist studio/garage. We do not use this space when we have guest at the cabin. The cabin kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare your meals. Charcoal grill is stored in the garage with plenty of charcoal. Our waterfront property is only 10 minutes from a variety of local farm-stands; 30 minutes from the wineries in New Kent; 40 minutes from Historical Yorktown and Williamsburg; and 50 minutes from the city of Richmond. Neighbors are few and far between. Come, enjoy a week or two in the country. The sunsets over the water are spectacular. On your way in, it is a good idea to stop and get groceries at the local Food Lion either in West Point or Saluda. Guest AccessThe dock is your private dock! Fish all day and watch the sunset during dinner. Interaction with GuestsGuests have all the privacy they want. Please communicate with us if there is something you need. If your friends want to visit you during your stay at the cabin, please let me know. The NeighborhoodOur private driveway is a mile long. We share it with my aunt and uncle. Please drive slowly and introduce yourself (if needed) as a guest of Nancy's. Getting AroundYou will need a car to drive to stores and restaurants. (Most likely you will pass a local farm stand on your way.) Other Things to NoteVerizon and Sprint cell signal is available. Our guest typically use that to create a wifi hotspot for any other devices. We are flexible with check in time. I will be here to greet you. Check out time is around noon.
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1br Home/Apartment
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceOne queen size bed is in the bedroom and a futon in the living room that sleeps two. Two sets of linens are provided per person. Guest AccessGuest have access to all rooms in the cottage, to the pier, and to the use of the kayaks, to the regulation size badminton court, to bicycles for local use. There is satellite television which includes HBO and Showtime channels. Guests have free access to wireless internet. Interaction with GuestsThe host lives in a separate house on the 12 acre property at a sufficient distance to give guests privacy. The host is available to help guests during their stay. She will happily provide information on places of interest in the area. The NeighborhoodGloucester is a convenient home base for visiting points of interest in Eastern Virginia. Locally, there is Beaver Dam, a large park and lake, fifteen minutes away for hiking, running, biking, fishing, and canoeing. Gloucester Courthouse which is 15 minutes away has excellent shops and restaurants. Historic Yorktown is 30 minutes away. Williamsburg and Richmond are approximately one hour away. There are beaches for swimming and restaurants in Yorktown. Virginia Beach is approximately one and a half hours away. Saude Creek Winery and New Kent Winery are approximately 30 minutes away and offer wine tasting and winery tours. Getting AroundThere are plenty of parking spaces on the premises. It is a rural area with no public transportation. The roads are excellent and the property is 1 1/2 miles from US 17. Other Things to NoteThe Poropotank River, which flows into the York River, is a tidal estuary that ecologically is a salt marsh with a wide variety of flora and uninhabited tiny islands that can be explored using a small boat. Kayaks are ideal for this purpose. There are bikes, kayaks, a charcoal grill, a fire pit, horseshoes, and a lighted regulation badminton court available free of charge. Also available are one-day all-day passes to the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center available at a discounted rate of $7.00. The Wellness Center, which is 15 minutes away, has tennis and racquetball courts, fully equipped weight rooms, pool, hot tub and saunas.