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The Jewel: Beautiful, Cozy, And Private With Exceptional Views of the James

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  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Edgar Allan Poe Museum
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    18 min drive
  • Airport
    Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.)
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Canal Walk
    20 min drive

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  • The Jewel: Beautiful, Cozy, And Private With Exceptional Views of the James

    Room Amenities

    • 500 sq ft
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Richmond, this houseboat is in a rural location. St. John's Episcopal Church and White House of the Confederacy are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Broad Street. Putt-Putt Fun Center and Iron Bridge Sports Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Edgar Allan Poe Museum - 18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    St. John's Episcopal Church - 18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Broad Street - 19 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Shockoe Slip - 20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Canal Walk - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Richmond Main Street Station - 19 min drive
  • Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) - 18 min drive

About this property

The Jewel: Beautiful, Cozy, And Private With Exceptional Views of the James

Room in Richmond with kitchen and patio
The Jewel is a European inspired yacht design with a very large living area (salon) with central air conditioning and heat, multiple lighting choices, a top grain leather sofa, a very comfy "Dr. Seuss" chair, an antique high-top two person Coca Cola table and chairs, a sound system for your i-phone, TV, internet, a small library, white leather walls and ceiling and beautiful carpet throughout. The galley (kitchen) is equipped with major appliances and kitchenware and is spacious enough for two whether preparing a simple breakfast or a gourmet dinner. The master stateroom (bedroom) is a queen with dimming track lights, a ladies dressing area and small sofa . It also has a private head (bath) (tub and shower), electric toilet, indirect and direct lighting, small mirrored vanity, and a full view mirrored door,. The forward stateroom has a queen v-berth, direct and indirect lighting, a ladies dressing area and a small shared shower/bath,. It is also equipped with a privacy full mirrored door leading from the stateroom into the bathroom, a small mirrored vanity with indirect and direct lighting and an electric toilet. Both staterooms are supplied with nice linens and are centrally air conditioned and/or heated. Outside there is a covered deck with wicker furniture and one of the best views to be had anywhere along our part of the James River. You can also walk to the Lilly Pad for a nice dinner or an evening out, put your boat or kayak/canoe in next door for free or fish from a free pier at Osborne landing. There is also a children's playground just across the parking lot and a trail down by the river. I could go on and on because there is so much here to do and see, or you can just spend your time relaxing aboard the Jewel of the James.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this houseboat offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

Captain Ron Blaha or Gianna Blaha de Leon

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)

Nearby things to do




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    Peaceful serenity

    I had a wonderful time staying in Captain Ron's boat - it was absolutely perfect!

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