With furniture over 400 years old, original outbuildings on the property, 100+ acres of field and forest, and a rich history….this is sure to fill the need of history buffs. This 1760 home was originally owned by Aaron Wall, who was a Revolutionary War soldier. He and his family were early southern abolitionists! It was then owned by Mr. Prince, who was a free African-American farmer, he passed his property down through the 19th century. If you’re interested in more of the history side of things, make sure to check out the Airbnb listing.
Now onto the inside of the home, it features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living space, dining area, and full kitchen. This home had different additions throughout the years from 1740 to 1810. I love how there are differing styles through the home!
Book your stay at this property
There are only a few dates left this year, but go ahead and book a spring trip! This can host 10 guests.
This rental has 5 stars on Airbnb, read what the past guests had to say:
- “What an extraordinary experience. It was like living in history, but with modern conveniences. You are living in a forest. The ferry is very easy and convenient. A wonderful experience all round.“
- “Lightwood is incredible! The house has been lovingly curated with period items, including chairs in the dining room dating 1620! We were transported back in time and experienced a traditional Thanksgiving as a family! Our hosts provided literally everything we needed and were super accommodating!We will absolutely visit again!“
Things to keep in mind before booking, up to 2 dogs can stay here, this is for a maximum of 10 guests, and events/parties cannot be held here.
Also, this is in a great area. The ferry isn’t far and runs 24/7, it’s about an 18-minute ride to Williamsburg and Jamestown. The town of Surry is only a mile away.
Looking for something different but still in Williamsburg?