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"The Vineyard" ~ Carters Creek Access ~ Town of Irvington

This "Contemporary Victorian" comes fully furnished and is professionally decorated, so that you can just turn the key and move right in! This three bedroom and three bath home is situated in the midst of the White Fences Vineyard, tucked back in the woods at the headwaters of prestigious Carter's Creek in Irvington.

This home features all the upgrades, including wood flooring on the main level and in the upstairs Owner's Suite with its arched double-doors overlooking the vineyard to the West, walk-in closet, and private bath with whirlpool tub, double sinks and shower. The Living Area also has arched double-doors that open to the welcoming country-style covered Front Porch, where you can watch the sunset over the vineyard from the paired Adirondack chairs. Or, spend a cozy fall day lounging by the gas-log fireplace with its gathering of overstuffed sofas and chairs. An installed speaker system throughout the main floor adds to the ambiance, and three televisions and the stereo system are included!

The cook's Kitchen puts everything within easy reach and offers gleaming black granite counters and white cabinets with Breakfast Bar, brushed nickel sink fixtures, and GE Profile Stainless Steel appliances, including a dual fuel range with gas cooktop and electric oven. Tucked into a corner closet is a full-sized stacked laundry pair with a front-loading washer that is gentle on your clothing and saves water, too.

Double French Doors lead out to the tranquil Screened Porch that overlooks the lush tidal marsh at the head of Carter's Creek, setting the scene for relaxing at the end of the day. The community pier stretches across this salt meadow to reach kayak and canoe depth water, and a floating launching platform is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

Down the stairs, a carpeted walk-out Lower Level has two Guest Suites, each with its own Bath. One suite features a French Door to the covered flagstone patio with its invigorating outdoor shower. Both bedrooms have window wells to let the sunshine in.

Take a shaded winding camp path through the forest to reach the secluded community swimming pool with its soaring, cathedral-style metal arbor, bright, primary-colored deck furniture, and matched his & hers Bath Houses. Another camp trail leads you to the Town of Irvington where you can shop the farmer's market, or stop at the neighborhood coffee shop for cappucino and company. Take an evening stroll to the Trick Dog restaurant for dinner, or enjoy a free concert at the gazebo on the Town Green, and be sure to take a tour of the Steamboat Museum. This home is Tent number 16 in Vineyard Grove, and the address is 131 Park Place, Irvington, Virginia, 22480.

There is a rare opportunity for you to "try it before you buy it" as this home is currently enrolled in the Hope and Glory Inn's vacation rental program. Try it for a weekend! Check it out at this vacation rental site. This home has a good track record for rental income, providing a unique investment opportunity, and is a good candidate for a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. The owners tell us that during the 2005 rental season of May through October (the first year it was rented) the average rental income was about $650 per month, and so far in 2006 the average has been about $950 per month. That can be expected to continue to increase as the word gets out about the Tents through such things as the Washington Post article (following link).

An August 2006 article featured this property in the Washington Post. Also, several photographs of this home are featured in the Spring 2007 issue of the magazine "Cottage Style, Return to the Simple Life" published by Country Almanac.

Exclusively Offered for $419,900 SOLD!

The Great Room lets you look all the way through the house to the woods beyond.

The open Kitchen keeps the cook involved in all the action.

Overstuffed seating invites you to settle in for awhile.

The television is tucked away in the black painted corner cabinet.

A genuine tobacco auction basket decorates the hearth.

These custom homes feature distinctive doors and windows with Gothic arches.

The Kitchen offers a great blend of cottage and contemporary style.

A Screened Porch is made for relaxing, and breakfast out here starts the day right.

The porch offers a serene view of a Carter's Creek tidal marsh, which acts as a nursery for the Bay.
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Link to photos of Vineyard Grove amenities, Page 3 

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Bruce & Jill Anderson

Telephone: 804-436-5251

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