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5 Bedroom Farmhouse in Williamsburg
Lightwood Plantation, Williamsburg Area
Rate (US Dollars): $ 1,750 - $ 2,625 per Week
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8-10

Lightwood is an 18th century plantation house on 100 lovely acres in Surry County, near Williamsburg Virginia.
Vacation Rental Description
Lightwood is an 18th century plantation house nestled in an ancient beech forest on 100 beautiful acres. Located near Williamsburg in rural Surry County Virginia, it is a quiet and restful retreat from the modern world. Carefully restored, both inside and out, it is furnished with period antiques and reproductions, including two canopy beds and a harpsichord. Lightwood also has all the modern conveniences one would expect in the 21st century, including air conditioning, modern kitchen, two large baths (one with marble shower and six foot whirlpool tub), WIFI, and free long distance phone calls in the US. . Linens, soaps, laundry detergents etc. are provided. Well behaved dogs are welcomed. 
The house exhibits many fine period details,from beamed ceilings to formal parlor, and is surrounded by lovely grounds; including a traditional herb and flower garden a picket fenced front and back lawn, and children's play area. Realistic gas-log fireplaces add to the ambiance in the winter. Two miles of hiking trails in our own "Hundred Acre Woods" take one through fields and forest, where much wildlife can be seen, including deer, hawks, foxes, turkeys and an occasional bald eagle. Period outbuildings complete the scene, including a smokehouse used to smoke 50 Virginia hams for the coronation feast of King Edward the VII. 
The Williamsburg area has many popular attractions, including the historic sites of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and several famous plantations. The more modern theme park attractions of Busch Gardens and Water country are also nearby. Within an hours' drive are many famous American Civil War sites, including fortifications, battlegrounds and landmarks of the Confederacy in Richmond. 
Lightwood is on the South side of the James River from Williamsburg and Jamestown. A free, 24 hour car ferry is 3 and 1/2 miles from Lightwood, and docks right at Jamestown, after a 17 minute ride. From Jamestown, it is 6 miles to Colonial Williamsburg. Richmond is an hours' drive, and Virginia Beach is about 1 hour and 20 minutes away. 
Chippokes State Park is in Surry itself, with an Olympic sized pool, museum, and river beach access. 
While Lightwood feels completely away from it all, it is really only 1 and 1/2 miles from the small town of Surry, where stores, several restaurants, banks and a post office can be found. 
It is a love of nature, and a love of history which draws people to Lightwood, and there are few places in the United States where one is surrounded by so much of both. 

  • Aircon
  • Cable Satellite
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Amenity Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sterio
  • TV
  • Washer

All towels, linens, soaps etc. are provided.

  • Beach
  • Boating
  • Playground
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Theme park

There are many historic attractions nearby, and Chippokes State Park, 6 mile away, has an Olympic sized pool open during the summer. Kayaks, canoes and motor boats are available for rent near Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown,Yorktown, James River Plantations, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are all near by,world famous attractions.

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Season Rate
April 1, 2013 December 31. 2013 $395/Nt.$2625/Wk
January 1, 2014 March 31, 2014 $295/nt, $1750/wk
  Low Season Price: $1,750 per Week
  High Season Price: $2,625 per Week

Rates include all taxes and any other fees. A $500.00 extra fee will be added to stays which include Thanksgiving Day or December 23,24,25,and 26 . We ask for a 20% deposit when the rental agreement is signed and returned, with the balance due 45 days before arrival. After 45 days before the reserved dates, refunds can only be given if the house can be re-booked. Three night minimum.


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Review Submitted: 18/10/2012

We have had many great guest comments. You can find them through our web site, which you can access on this VacatioRentalPeople listing.

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English and American Couple

Joy is originally from County Durham in the UK. She spent time growing up in Zambia, and came to Virginia as an exchange student while in high school. She attended the University of Richmond as an undergraduate, and then The College of William and Mary as a graduate student in History.
Cliff comes from a family with old Virginia roots. He attended Indiana University as a music major, and sang extensively as an operatic baritone in the United States and in Europe. He presently works as a musician for Colonial Williamsburg, specializing in the popular music of the Colonial period.
Together Joy and Cliff have worked to restore Lightwood to its former glory, and take pride in welcoming our guests to such an historic and unique home.

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