The James River runs through the urban district of Richmond
- the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. Have a good time. For a combination of island and mainland attractions, Virginia
offers many activities for you to participate in. Visit the Monumental Classical style building that houses the General Assembly – the oldest operating legislature in the Western Hemisphere
. An enjoyable day of walking or fishing along the two miles of beach
of the James River awaits you. In the northern Hampton Roads
region, stop for a picnic lunch which you prepared in your vacation rental accommodations. Go swimming in the pool at Chippokes Plantation State Park
in Surry - a working farm since 1617. Walk through formal gardens and tour the mansion
and see artifacts at the Farm and Forestry Museum.
The Clinch, Shenandoah and New Rivers in the western mountain regions are great for white-water rafting
. For a gentler pace, paddle a canoe
– derived from the Indian word kenu
- along the coastal rivers. With hiking added, the Captain John Smith Trail
extends from the falls of Richmond to Hampton Roads, pointing out 35 places of interest. Stay in a condo rental in town or rent a cottage in the countryside.
The idyllic Chincoteague Island
changed from a village to a destination that attracts people from all over the world after it was the star location for the movie, Misty of Chincoteague
, which was filmed here in 1961. July is the time of the annual pony swim
. Joined by a short bridge to the 38-mile-long Assateague Island, this gives you access to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
, with more than 14,000 acres of beach, salt and freshwater marsh, a maritime forest, and home to wild ponies
said to be descendants of the ponies who survived a shipwrecked Spanish galleon. Step back in time on Tangier Island where crabbing is still a way of life.
Enjoy today’s catch at Fisherman’s Corner Restaurant. Take a boat tour. Stay in a waterfront vacation rental accommodation instead of staying at a hotel. Sit on the deck after a day of sightseeing and enjoy the view. Lodging in privately-owned vacation accommodations offers you privacy and all the conveniences of home.
Visit the boyhood home of George Washington
at Colonial Beach. The Chesapeake Bay
region has unique villages, farmlands and waterfront cottages along the Bay. Kayak
along the estuaries and tidal creeks. Charter a boat on the Potomac River
and see the Caledon Natural Area. Visit a vineyard
or a berry farm. Taste the seafood. For your holiday, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers you accommodation vacation rentals in North America and Europe
, suitable for all tastes and budgets. Choose from the any vacation rentals available: condo rentals, cabins, villa rentals – villas overlooking the ocean or restored Palladian villas, chalet rentals in the mountains, or apartments in the heart of historic cities.