Waterfront Cottage w/ Private Beach + Deck!

Property ID: 457987Colonial BeachVAUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA
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Plan a trip to the Chesapeake Bay area and stay in this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental cottage. This Colonial Beach bungalow features sprawling views of the Potomac River both inside and out, with a peaceful private beach and all of the beach essentials. The birthplace of George Washington, CBVA is brimming with history, from the James Monroe Birthplace to the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. Grab dinner at Dockside Restaurant or stay at home and play board games by the fireplace.


  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Beachfront
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

POTOMAC RIVER: Private beach (0n-site), Colonial Beach Town Pier (5.0 miles), Colonial Beach (5.1 miles), The Boathouse Marina (5.5 miles), Parkers Marina (5.6 miles) The Sands (15.0 miles)

AMERICAN HISTORY: James Monroe Birthplace (2.9 miles), Colonial Beach Historical Society (4.9 miles), War Memorial Cannon (5.0 miles), Bell House (5.7 miles), George Washington Birthplace National Monument (9.5 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Monroe Bay Campground (1.7 miles), Town Hill (4.6 miles), Westmoreland State Park (12.9 miles), Caledon State Park (18.4 miles)

RESTAURANTS: Lenny's Restaurant (4.4 miles), Colonial Buzz (4.5 miles), Raven’s Point (4.6 miles), Denson's Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table Oyster Bar (4.8 miles), Colonial Beach Brewing (4.8 miles), High Tides On The Potomac (4.9 miles), Ice House Brewery & Kitchen (5.0 miles), Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar (6.4 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Washington D.C. (67.1 miles), Richmond (70.5 miles), Baltimore (97.0 miles)

AIRPORT: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (64.5 miles)


15 reviews
  • Colonial Beach Get Away


    We had a great time :-) The house and property were great :-)

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 7, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Hi Rebecca, Thank you for visiting Colonial Sands. I'm delighted to hear that you had a great time at the cottage. Enjoy the rest of your summer."

  • Mini vaca


    Beautiful place! Property manager was fantastic. Picture perfect views of water

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 31, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Hi LaDonna, thank you for your review. Happy to hear you had a nice stay at the cottage and enjoyed those amazing views. Come back and visit any time."

  • Great house, other things not great


    We stayed at this Great little cottage in July. It was perfect for our family of five. It was stocked with plenty of linens, towels, soap, pillows, extra blankets, coffee creamer, kcups, games and the list goes on. I did contact Christina(contact person, not owner) prior to our trip to see if we could check in early, if there were any concerns with the river water, and to recommend anything else to do there and never received a response at all. Check in was easy, key code door.

    The main living room TV kept freezing which they know about and have a sign to reset it... this probably froze about 30 times the one evening so we gave up and used the one in the back bedroom. We didn't plan on using the TV as much as we did but the heat and lack of cooling off in the water we needed something else to decompress. Maybe this isn't a big deal for others. Tv should just be replaced though. There were beach chairs and an umbrella for the private little beach. The kids loved the beach area and sitting on shore... until we realized it was full of JELLYFISH. My middle son got stung, and was fine about 30 mins later(vinegar stocked inside!)I don't know if this is predictable based on the time of year but would have been nice to know to plan accordingly.

    No complaints at all about this house itself. However, it was 98 degrees everyday and we couldn't go in the water. That was the whole point of booking a place on the water.

    The closest public pool is about 35 miles away, mini golf is non-existent unless you make a 40-50 mile drive. All restaurants are within 12-20 minutes. We tried a few things in town and there really isn't anything we visited with air conditioning. The flies were really bad everywhere. Bring lots of bug spray. The arcade in town entertained them about an hour but a lot of machines there didn't work, just took money.

    We tried the Wilkersons seafood buffet as we looked forward to it all week. Very disappointing as they only had about 6 hot seafood items (all deep fried clams, fish, shrimp, mussels, hush puppies) on the buffet and the rest was a salad bar. I will say the Mexican places are amazing and their food was wonderful.

    Overall, this place was nice for a one time trip. We love places that are low key like deep creek, MD, and outer banks, NC. Colonial is a cute river town but there's no tourist life there, Ice cream places were closed and had odd hours, and the fact that nothing is air conditioned in 2023 is just strange.

    Published August 5, 2023
  • Excellent


    First class Property excellent furnishings, well supplied, lovely view everything top of the line

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    John H.
    Published July 25, 2023
  • Cute house with plenty of charm


    The house was perfect for our family of 4! The 3rd bedroom did have furniture but it was very uncomfortable but luckily we didn’t need it. There were plenty of towels and sunscreen and chairs for the beach. Perfect for relaxing! Nowhere good to eat, though, so buy food to cook.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca R.
    Published July 11, 2023
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