3 Bedroom 2 Bath Guest Cottage with private pool privileges and nature views
Steve Rula, Owner
About Steve Rula, Owner
Steve, the owner, began coming to Cary Hill 1741 about 21 years ago. He undertook a renovation of the manor home (Cary Hill), the guest cottage (Holly Hill) and the pool house (the Folly), which took about 12 years of dedication and skill. The renovation of the property was done with the desire to hold events (weddings and corporate events) and house travellers and visitors who wanted to enjoy the cottage, Holly Hill.
Why Steve Rula, Owner chose Charles City
Surrounded by 5,500 acres of the Wildlife Management, the property provides privacy and seclusion, and yet a great proximity to historic sites and communities, as well as colleges, sports/recreation destinations and a myriad of cultural and educational and outright fun things to visit and experience.
What makes this Cottage unique
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Approved family pet members have an added fee.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
IronMan 70.3. - Virginia
Our stay at Holly Hill was fabulous. Steve, the owner, was very accommodating and right there with anything that we needed. We had a warm welcome upon arriving with lights on, music playing, and a delicious snack basket. Beds were very comfortable too. We would highly recommend Steve’s home as it is clean, peaceful, relaxing, and close to all the Williamsburg attractions and the IronMan race.. Thanks Steve for sharing your home with us. We definitely will be back.
This guest made their reservation months ago. When I was travelling through nearby Williamsburg about 10 days ago, I saw the 'traffic caution' signs about an upcoming triathlon in the area. I immediately texted my incoming guests to let them know, in case they needed to adjust their Busch Gardens/Colonial Williamsburg/Jamestown 'touristy' plans to avoid the Triathlon. Much to my surprise, they were coming to compete in the Triathlon! I am humbled and amazed at ANYone who would undertake such a challenge!
I was also very pleased that my cottage could provide them with a restful yet nearby place to relax, prepare, and recover from such an ordeal. I was very pleased that they got great sleep, and enjoyed the quiet surroundings. I truly believe that Holly Hill cottage is comfy, quiet, and yet accommodating-- and I am so pleased that they found it to be so, as well.
It's always so great to make friends with my visitors, and know that I have provided them with the experience they deserve. Return soon!
The cottage was perfect for a relaxing getaway with friends. Close enough to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens for day trips of fun or a night out. The house had everything we needed and the owner was super responsive to any questions. Huge plus that we could bring our fur babies along. Would not hesitate to stay here again.
It is always wonderful and personally gratifying when our guests realize how convenient and comfy our cottage is! This guest truly spent quite a bit of relaxation time enjoying the historical and entertainment options that are nearby! Our cottage strives to be the relaxing, yet total, experience for our guests. I'm so glad that we were able to accomplish this again! I hope they come back for another visit!!!
Peaceful and Relaxing
We really enjoyed our stay. Steve, the owner, is a wonderful host. The house was comfortable, the surroundings were peaceful and inviting. We stayed two nights, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was user friendly and welcoming. We also came with our dog and the house is definitely user friendly. I highly recommend it
Totally as advertised!
Steve is a great and responsive host. Everything was easy. Very clean, well furnished and equipped, with many small conveniences.
Such a great group of friends chose my cottage as their launch and recoup pad as they bicycled through the area! They obviously biked extensively, and enjoyed the cottage to the fullest. So pleasant to have them visit, and I hope they return!
This house and grounds are beautiful. Very quiet and peaceful, the house has everything you need. We even cooked a full Christmas dinner! The beds are super comfortable. Excellent communication. Easy drive to all the sights. Excellent rental, perfect!!
We were so pleased to have this guest and her friends and family share our cottage over the Christmas Holiday! This is 'our first' Christmas visitors, and we really appreciated the way they enjoyed the cottage as well as our convenient proximity to Williamsburg and other destinations close by! I hope they choose to come back again and again--and maybe when our pool is open this summer!
Truly a wonderful guest, and they took advantage of lots of wonderful things nearby. Hurry back!!!!
Our two schnauzers and us loved everything about the place.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! As you know, I was away on (an overdue) vacation for a few days, but I had complete confidence that Amy and Shannon could attend to anything that we may have missed! It seems that we covered 'all the bases' before your arrival, which is as it should be! It was a great pleasure having you and your furry one here, and I hope you will consider Holly Hill guest cottage again if you are ever this way!
Property is conveniently located in the Historical James River Plantation district. Visit local Plantations, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Bush Gardens and Water Country along with extensive area bike and hiking trails. Enjoy the relaxing cottage accommodations poolside on this Historical Private Estate surrounded by hundreds of acres of the Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Perfect Private Retreat.