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100 Great Reasons to Live in Williamsburg: 1-5

by Deelyn Neilson


Good Neighbor Pass for Colonial Williamsburg

  1. The Colonial Williamsburg Good Neighbor Pass—Get full access to historic Williamsburg for only $10! Offer is only valid for residents of James City County and the Bruton district of York County.
  2. The Dewitt Decorative Arts Museum—Admission included in the Good Neighbor Pass. Daily tours include talks on rare ceramics, textiles, and folk art.  During the summer, the lecture series hosts historians and authors.
  3. Bassett Hall—The private retreat of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller. Fully furnished with the Missus’s collection of “lovely things” and eclectic furniture.  Also included in the Good Neighbor Pass.
  4. The Kimball Theater—home to a wide variety of live entertainment, from William and Mary ensembles to professional musicians. The Kimball Theater also hosts foreign and classic films regularly.
  5. Second Sundays Music and Arts Festival—Every month on the 400 block of Prince George Street in historic Williamsburg, from 3-6pm there’s live music, art exhibits and great fellowship with friends and neighbors. It’s all free!

House Hunting in the Community You REALLY Want

by Deelyn Neilson


If you're house hunting in Williamsburg, VA, you've probably found neighborhoods and communities that speak to your lifestyle. Maybe it's your love of water sports, a desire for extra security, or a preference for out-in-the-country living, but there's always something in particular that makes one or two neighborhoods stand out for you.  By visiting my community pages, you can follow the "Homes for Sale" link to view only homes in that neighborhood!  Don't waste your time filtering through homes in communities that don't meet your needs--simply visit my Communities in Williamburg tab or one of these pages to search homes that suit your unique lifestyle.


Marina CommunitiesKingsmillFirst ColonyGovernor's LandQueens Lake.

Luxury and Golf Communities:  ​KingsmillGovernor's LandColonial Heritage.

Active Adult Communities: Colonial Heritage

Planned Communities: Berkeley's GreenFieldcrest Monticello WoodsQueens LakeSettler's MillThe Villages of Westminsterthe Vineyards of WilliamsburgWindsor Forest.






All within an hour's drive of Williamsburg, these pick-your-own produce farms offer a great day of fun, ending with buckets of locally grown, healthy food for your family! Berries, pecans, asparagus--even oysters and clams! Why not go this weekend?

Bush Neck Farms: Offering pick-your-own apples, blueberries, asparagus, sweet corn, peaches, and pumpkins. Please call before visiting. 1502 Bush Neck Rd, Williamsburg, VA (757)258-0114

College Run Farms: Pick-your-own strawberries, sweet corn, butter beans, pumpkins, gourds, other pre-picked fruits and veggies available for sale. Open daily 7am-7pm, May – October 2051 Alliance Rd, Surry, VA 23883 (757)294-3498.

Bentwaters Farm: Find delicious produce and friendly animals like sheep, cashmere goats, llamas, and Angora rabbits. Pure wool yarn also available for sale as well as hand crafted wool products. Visiting by appointment only. 1083 Circle Drive, Route 600, Mathews, VA 23109. (804)725-5839.

Eastfields: In addition to pick-your-own blueberries, this farm also offers farm-raised clams and oysters but you must call ahead to order.  Oyster and clam seed available on request. Free aquaculture advisory service. Please call before visiting. 85 Preston Pt. Road, Mathews, VA 23109. (804)725-3948.

Drewry Farms: Yummy blueberries! Open 7 am to 8 pm, daily, approximately June 30-August 31. 541 Strawberry Lane, Wakefield, VA 23888. (757)899-3636.

Barry's Berries & Jan's Jams: What a variety! Asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, figs, other berries. Also offering restrooms and a picnic area. Please call before visiting; closed on Tuesday. Cash only payment. 8200 West Cool Hill Road, Providence Forge , VA 23140. (804)966-7357

Sandy Point Farm: Pick-your-own Stuart pecans. Pre-picked and pre-cracked pecans also available for sale. Please call ahead for directions as and for dates and times during harvest season. Off Scenic Route 5 between Williamsburg and Richmond, Charles City, VA 23030. (757)903-6820 or (757)645-8446.

Wood's Orchards Farm Market: Full line of other fresh-picked Virginia produce available at our farm market which is open year round. Pick-your-own and fresh-picked peaches - 25 varieties, both clingstone and freestone, to fill all your needs (late June to early September). Also jams, jellies, cider, spring and fall decorations. 183 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669. Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Pumpkin Patch also open Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (otherwise closed Sunday). Please call ahead for pick-your-own peaches. (757) 722-2873.

Gallmeyer Farms The Berry Patch: Pick your own and prepicked strawberries from early May until middle of June. Fresh picked spring vegetables grown on this farm as well as honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, and picnic area. Also available for birthday parties and school tours. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. 3622 Darbytown Ct., Richmond, VA 23231. (804)795-9979 or (804)737-8023. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

Hidden Brook Farm: Pick your own and pre-picked blackberries and raspberries, and seasonable vegetables. Open daily, please call before visiting. 100 Skillman Drive, Toano, VA 23168. (757)561-1477

K&J Farms: Fields full of asparagus. Please call before visiting.  1191 Haven Beach Rd, Mathews, VA. (804)725-5366

MillFarm Berries: Come pick-your-own blackberries. Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm until dark and weekdays 4 pm until dark.  Please call before visiting. 4900 Fenton Mill Road, Williamsburg (757)566-2035

7 Reasons to Live in Ford's Colony

by Deelyn Neilson

7. Gorgeous Surroundings: ​200+ acres of natural beauty remains untouched as part of the Ford's Colony commitment to ecologically sound community practices. Mature trees and lush green space weaves throughout the lots, embracing your home in the privacy of the great outdoors.

6. Convenience: Just 10 minutes from shopping and dining, anything you need is close by.

5. Security: The guarded entrance is staffed 24 hours a day.

4. Community: With over 5000 residents, Ford's Colony is large enough that there's always new faces, but there's also a deep sense of community. With over 50 clubs at the Clubhouse, there's no shortage of opportunities to get to know your neighbors.

3. Championship golf: Three courses designed by famed architect Dan Maples offer a variety of challenges. The golf academy offers instruction through PGA certified trainers and a private, member's only driving range.

2. Amenities: Clubhouse, three restaurants, two Olympic sized pools, tennis courts, and walking trails offer world class amenities, all inside Ford's Colony.

1. It's Home: Visit us and see why so many people fall in love with Ford's Colony. You won't regret it.

To find out more or search homes for sale in this wonderful community, visit my community page on Ford's Colony

The Williamsburg Wine Festival At High Street

by Deelyn Neilson

21 Virginia Wineries will showcase their best vintages at the Williamsburg Wine Festival at High Street on June 23 2012, from noon to 6:00pm.  Featuring music from the high energy rock and soul music group, Island Boy Band and over 30 additional local  vendors. Proceeds benefit Child Development Resources, a non-profit organization which helps families of babies and toddlers throughout James City County. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Available through Village Events. Event will be held rain or shine. The Shops at High Street are located at 1424 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia.

New Listing: Gorgeous Cape Cod in Ford's Colony

by Deelyn Neilson

There's a new home on the market in Ford's Colony--103 Henry Tyler. This beautiful William E. Poole design features an all brick, Cape Cod style home.  Featuring four bedrooms plus a bonus room, with three and a half bathrooms in just over 3200 square feet, this spacious and elegant home is the epitome of Southern graceful living.

Hardwood flooring gleams throughout the first floor, complimented by custom crown moulding and chair railing. The spacious kitchen offers ample cabinet space and Corian counter tops. The breakfast nook and family room is bathed in light from two sets of French doors, leading onto the screened in porch and back deck.

The first floor master suite features a spacious bathroom, walk-in closet and entrance to the deck.  The bathroom offers double vanities and separate tub and shower. The second and third bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath, and the remaining bedroom has an en suite bathroom.  
103 Henry Tyler is offered at $500,000.

before and after living room stagingbefore and after living room staging







I took on a home that had spent 748 days on the market and sold it in 2 days.

That's the power of staging. Selling a home is a daunting task, but selling a vacant home is even harder.  Even a gorgeous house can leave buyers feelings uninspired if it is empty and uninviting. Why don't you let me stage it for you? I own a large inventory of furniture and staging accessories and I'd love to use them in your vacant home for sale. I supply the furnishings FREE OF CHARGE in order to get your home looking its best. Together, we'll show buyers your home's potential!

Please call Deelyn at 757-503-1999 or email at [email protected]

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