Only 35 minutes from DC yet a world away! Flat water Kayaker's Heaven, Central air-conditioned 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath waterfront cottage with ten mile sunset view over the Potomac River. Gated compound complete with pier and an electric boat lift, observation tower, and 600 ft elevated walkway along tidal pool. Spectacular eagle and nature watching. Kayaks, canoe etc. all equipment provided. Queen size beds with thermopedic pads. Well-equipped kitchen for your eat-in pleasure. Internet service is included, however, it is a satellite connection and can be effected by weather and it does not support streaming video. Email and normal surfing is possible, but can be unreliable. If you need guaranteed reliable internet service for your stay we recommend bringing a portable WIFI device to accomplish same. Quality of internet connection is not guaranteed or implied.
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John and Connie were wonderful hosts. They made sure our stay at Fenwick Cotttage was all that we imagined.
We enjoyed our five night stay at Fenwick Cottage very much. The setting is lovely, right on the Potomac with natural areas close at hand. If you enjoy nature this is an ideal spot. There are many birds, including osprey and eagles to observe every day from the dock or the tower. We kayaked several times into Pomonkey Creek right next to the property. What a treat! The sunsets on the river were beautiful as well. We also biked the Indian Head bike trail, 26 miles round trip. It is very close to Fenwick cottage and a very pretty ride through marsh, forest and farm land. The cottage was very comfortable, We had all the comforts of home, comfy bed, ample kitchen, and laundry. John and Carrie were great hosts encouraging us to roam and enjoy the property and natural beauty. They were also helpful with places to eat locally as well. We went into DC one day. It was about a 45 minute drive not during rush hour. We would recommend a stay at Fenwick if you are looking for a quiet, beautiful environment to hang, relax, and enjoy. We were rejuvenated!
Very much enjoyed the dock with fishing and kayaking.
Our family of 5 enjoyed the time at Fenwick cottage. The owner John was courteous and helpful regarding the area and seeing Washington DC. The cabin was clean and had plenty of room for us an our grown children. We utilized the kitchen for breakfast meals and some dinner meals. The cottage was a nice secluded 'get away' from the busy days of sight seeing in Washington DC. We enjoyed the mornings of kayaking from the dock on the property before starting our daily sightseeing. The trek to DC involved driving to the Eisenhower metro station(~30 min dependent on traffic) and taking the train to the National mall. We enjoyed the cottage and would stay there again. Terry G
Very secluded, a great place to get away from it all. Plenty of room for the whole family and fully equipped. Saw plenty of wildlife all around the property. A short drive to Alexandria and the Metro station.
Loved it here. The house may look a bit small and dated on the outside but is very nice and well kept inside and surprisingly spacious. The beds are very comfortable. Kitchen has everything you would need for a fish fry :). There's a nice place (bird tower?) to watch birds or sunsets just steps from the front door (this overlooks Pomonkey Creek). A wooden pathway leads from the property to the river (crosses over a small pond with tons of aquatic wildlife). Included with rental are an assortment of kayaks (5) and canoe (1). We enjoyed paddling these to Pomonkey creek (saw multiple bald eagles and herons). During our stay the river was high and discolored from the rain but we still had some good fishing (excellent opportunities for blue catfish right off the dock). The owner is very nice and available for anything you need. I can't wait to come back, thanks!
The perfect place to stay, surrounded by nature and sky! A time capsule of wilderness and quiet reflection.
We loved this cottage on the Potomac, it was so peaceful and had everything we needed. The beds are very comfortable! The treehouse and trails on the property were a dream for my 8 year old son. He cried when we had to leave because he was going to miss it. The drive to the Metro was easy and we took day trips into DC. Our only regret is that we didn’t have a longer amount of time to spend at the house. The view of the river was wonderful. We also didn’t have time to use the kayaks, which disappointed my kids. We hope to come back again. John and Carrie were nice to visit with and answered all of our questions!
We had a great time here. The canoes and kayaks are in good shape and are quality boats, the house had everything we needed. The kitchen is very well stocked with cookware, and the hosts were great as well. The WiFi worked fine for us. The location is absolutely perfect. We saw a ton of birds on the creek, and even took a short paddle on the Potomac. It's a great spot to take kids-there's a ton to do, short paddles are ok because you're already on the water, and the kids will sleep well after a busy day. We hope to make it back here soon!
We had three days of relaxation , exploration, and adventure! The water views are remarkable! The easy going nature of our hosts made this a worry-free getaway! A terrific place for families to build memories! Thank you!! We will be back!