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Pop Castle, Historic Gem on the Rappahannock River

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16+ guests6 bedrooms10 beds6 baths
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Come take off your shoes and relax in this historic 12-acre estate on the Rappahannock River, one mile from the Chesapeake Bay. A perfect home for family gatherings and weddings. Sit out on the screened porch or between the two majestic oaks, and watch our osprey family and the dolphins. Go swimming from the sandy beach or fishing, or crabbing off the 30-foot deck. Play ping pong, go biking or just relax. Above all, experience a sunset as you have never seen it before, and be a part of history.

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Crossing the bridge into the town of White Stone you arrive at this magnificent estate on the Rappahannock River. 'Pop Castle' is a property entrenched in civil war history. It is on the National Registry of Historic Homes and a registered Virginia Historic Landmark.
This 1855 house, flanked by two majestic Oak trees overlooking the two-mile wide Rappahannock River, offers expansive lawns, towering trees and a long sandy beach. Sit out on the screened porch and watch the osprey and the resident eagle go after their daily catch while the dolphins swim by. Relax in the hammock on the sandy shores of the river or go swimming, fishing, or crabbing off the 30 foot deck (two crab pots are available). This five bedroom historic home on twelve exquisite acres with hundred year old magnolias and oaks is fully furnished and equipped with WiFi, YouTube TV, two person kayak, two paddleboards, bikes, Sports court to play Pickleball and Spec Tennis, outdoor games like Volleyball croquet and a ping pong table.
With the wood paneled living room with fireplace, comfortable TV room with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, sunroom with a large bay window overlooking the river, a large and bright kitchen with adjoining windowed garden/laundry room, and a spectacular 50 foot long porch opening directly to the wide treed lawn and the river, your family and friends will have plenty of space to share your valued time together. On the second floor, five bedrooms, three with fireplaces, offer ample sleeping space (although if more is needed, the first floor sunroom and TV room with adjoining full bathrooms can easily be converted into bedrooms using our queen airbeds).
Vacation homes abound, but none other offers such serenity and natural beauty, while allowing you to stay in a house shelled by Union gunboats in 1861 or on the land raided by the British fleet during the War of 1812. The property includes historic outbuildings, including a smoke house and granary from the 1850s and an enormous work shed housing some of the cannonballs uncovered on the property.
Come take off your shoes and relax in this historic estate on the Rappahannock River, one mile from the Chesapeake Bay. Above all, come sit on the deck and experience a sunset as you have never seen it before, and be a part of history.

Pop Castle is also renowned for its memorable weddings ranging from 50-300 guests.

A SITE FEE IS USUALLY ADDED FOR WEDDINGS. FEE AMOUNT DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF GUESTS, PLEASE CHECK WITH OWNER FOR A QUOTE.
Come take off your shoes and relax in this historic 12-acre estate on the Rappahannock River, one mile from the Chesapeake Bay. A perfect home for family gatherings and weddings. Sit out on the screened porch or between the two majestic oaks, and watch our osprey family and the dolphins. Go swimming from the sandy beach or fishing, or crabbing off the 30-foot deck. Play ping pong, go biking or just relax. Above all,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 couches, 2 air mattresses

Amenities

Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Heating
Dryer
Fire extinguisher
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
TV
High chair
First aid kit

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Location

White Stone, Virginia, United States

AIRPORTS:
Richmond (RIC) 1 hr. away
Newport News (PHF) 1 hr. away
Dulles/ Washington DC (IAD) 3 hrs. away
Reagan/ Washington (DCA) 3 hrs. away

HISTORIC PLACES WORTH EXPLORING:
(within a 1 hr. drive from Pop Castle):

Colonial Williamsburg
Yorktown Battle Fields
Jamestown Settlement
Historic Christ Church
George Washington Birthplace
Museum of the Confederacy
Stratford Hall
Shirley Plantation
Mary Ball Washington Museum

SHOPPING:

Colonial Williamsburg has one of the largest Premium Outlets in the country.
Richmond has a selection of Malls for your shopping pleasure.


GROCERY STORES:

Food Lion- Kilmarnock
Tri-Star Supermarket- Kilmarnock
Wal-Mart- Kilmarnock

FUN DAY LONG OUTINGS:

Busch Gardens Williamsburg:
Kings Dominion Richmond:
Tangier Island:
Virginia Beach Beaches and Boardwalk
Kayak Adventures:




GOLF:
The Golden Eagle (Irvington)


*** THEN, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HANGING OUT AT POP CASTLE, ENJOYING ITS GROUNDS, BEACH, AND GAMES.




FAVORITE RESTURANTS:

The River Market: Best meal in town (only take out)/ White Stone
Car Wash Café: Best Breakfast/ Kilmarnock
The Local: Best Sandwiches/ Irvington
Merroir: If you like Oysters, you will fall in love! Topping
Sal’s: Best Pizza/ Kilmarnock
Tide’s Inn: Best Brunch /Irvington
Check the Menu Folder at Pop Castle for a complete Restaurants listings and Menus.
AIRPORTS:
Richmond (RIC) 1 hr. away
Newport News (PHF) 1 hr. away
Dulles/ Washington DC (IAD) 3 hrs. away
Reagan/ Washington (DCA) 3 hrs. away

HISTORIC PLACES WORTH EXPLORING…

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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm