• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Williamsburg VA Home for sale.

"Home is where the heart is"

If Garrett Fesler was having a bad day at work, he’d just think about being home, in his backyard sunroom. “It extends out into our yard, so that you’re looking out at green — like being in the middle of the woods — and it’s a great place to relax,” he says. “I love to open up all the windows and just sit and catch a breeze.”
That all-season sunroom, with a vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling glass doors on three sides, was one of the main reasons Garrett and his wife, Corine, bought their 2,300 square-foot rambler in 2007. The couple, who had ties to the College of William & Mary, wanted a home with a large yard and mature trees in an established neighborhood that was close to the college. Their Canterbury Hills home on a heavily-treed, 2/3 acre lot, located within an easy walk or bike ride to W & M, offers all of that.front1

The home also provides one-story living, another feature the couple sought. It includes a master bedroom with a full, en suite bathroom, two additional bedrooms, and a second full bath. It has a den, plus the flexibility of formal living and dining rooms, in addition to an informal great room that opens to a large kitchen. “We love this layout, with common living quarters that are separate from the bedrooms,” Corine says.

The couple and their school-age daughter spent most of their time in the great room, which features a fireplace and overlooks the back yard and several bird feeders. “We have a big feeder right off the great room window,” Garrett says. “I’ve spent a lot of hours watching birds there with my daughter. We even bought her a bird book.”
Much of the rambler has honey-colored, wood floors that were initially hidden by carpeting. “Before we moved in, we pulled up all the carpets and exposed the wood floors,” Garrett says. “Then we [refinished] them.”

Dog and kid friendly. The large yard, which includes a side patio and a deck off the sunroom, backs up to a wooded easement. It is partially fenced to offer a safe, backyard play area for dogs and young children. “It’s a big space with multiple gates for easy access,” Corine notes. “It has been wonderful for us, with plenty of space for a kid and a beagle to run around.”

The fenced area extends along the length of the house, but there is open backyard space, too. Corine has planted several garden beds for vegetables and flowers. “We have good light in the yard if you like gardening; there’s both sun and shade,” she notes. “We also have several dozen oaks, and azaleas like crazy. It’s amazing when they bloom.”
The couple’s home, especially the back yard, became a neighborhood gathering place. “”Because of our back yard, we were kind of the drop-off family for neighborhood kids,” says Corine. “We’d have all these giggling little girls running around outside.” Kids tramping into the house after outside play were no problem, with a mudroom off a side entrance that to both the sunroom and the kitchen/great room.


Workshop ready. At the back of the yard is a large shed that Garrett says could be the perfect woodshop. “It has a concrete floor, multiple electric outlets, and work benches on three sides. If I were actually handy, I would have been back there creating awesome things, but I don’t have that gift,” he says, laughing. “So, we use it mostly for storage.”
Neighborhood conveniences. In addition to being so close to William & Mary, the neighborhood offers the convenience of being able to walk to a small shopping center to pick up groceries and even a pizza. It is also near a swimming pool in an adjacent neighborhood. “The pool is easy to get to from our place, and our daughter was on the swim team there,” Garrett notes.

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“One of the great things about our street is that it’s a cul-de-sac,” he adds. “There’s little traffic, so we felt comfortable having our daughter be out there.” With its wide streets, it is also a great walking neighborhood, and the place where the couple’s daughter learned how to ride her bike.
Time to move. “When we bought our home, we loved it and thought we would be there long-term,” says Garrett. “We wouldn’t even be selling it now if we hadn’t taken jobs out of town.”

When the couple decided to sell, they remembered that John “Mr. Williamsburg” Womeldorf had helped an elderly neighbor sell her home across the street. “We thought we would give John a shot, and we found him to be a real straight-shooter,” said Garrett. “And that is something we liked.”

Why the stories? Because these aren’t just houses, they’re homes.
Mr. Williamsburg knows that when you’re looking for a new place, you’re searching for more than just four walls plus amenities; you’re looking for that welcoming refuge we call home. That’s why we go beyond the standard “4 bedrooms, 3 baths on large lot” statistics, to share how others have lived in this house, to reveal the home’s unique personality, to help you decide whether this is a place where your family could thrive.

Likewise, we realize that you’re seeking not simply a development within a particular zip code, but also an opportunity to become part of a community. That’s why we share our sellers’ experiences as members of that neighborhood.
We trust these stories will assist you in finding your way home.
Want to tell your home’s story?

Contact John “Mr. Williamsburg” Womeldorf at (757) 254-8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com and we’ll get you started.

This home is offered for sale at $260k and is located at 123 Ferncliff Dr Williamsburg VA 23188 click here for directions


The Woods Neighborhood of Williamsburg VA

The Woods a small neighborhood in the city of Williamsburg VA. Only six homes have sold there since 2005. there is currently only one home listed in the Woods, a 5200 square foot colonial on almost an acre. The current listed price is 1,449,000. The Woods is located off of Jamestown Rd. Just south of Holly Hills and Yorkshire neighborhoods. Very close to Walsingham Academy, William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.

Home sale prices ranged from a low of $398,000 in May of 2005 to $742,200 in April of 2007. The most recent closed transaction in the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS ( WAAR)  The average home sales price in The Woods, Williamsburg, VA since 2005 is $640,440

Summary of Closed Listings  in The Woods Williamsburg Since 2005


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100 Woodmere Drive, Williamsburg VA







107 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA







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133 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA







131 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA






 Here are pictures of a few homes in The Woods neighborhood of Williamsburg, VA 

You can search all homes for sale in the City of Williamsburg VA by clicking here

Shakespeare Festival Williamsburg Va June 2008

 The Virginia Shakespeare Festival takes center 

stage this month, opening a series of

three plays ranging from tragedy to wild,

physical comedy. It’s the 30th anniversary

of the annual festival and the plays were

chosen to celebrate the occasion.

Traditionally the festival has presented one production

in the smaller studio theater of Phi Beta

Kappa. This year all three productions will be presented

on PBK’s main stage. That will allow for more

people to take in the fun.

Shakespeare’s popular, “The Taming of the Shrew,”

will open the festival June 25 and run through July 6.

That will be followed by the epic tragedy, “Othello,”

July 11-20 and “The Complete History of America

Abridged,” July 24- Aug. 3.

Festival artistic director, Christopher Owens looks

forward to the season and will direct “The Complete

History” in addition to overseeing the productions.

“I’m going to have fun, personally directing a wild

contemporary comedy instead of my usual

Shakespeare,” Owens said recently.

Owens added that this year, the actors will wear

hidden microphones to boost sound and clarity.

“I do think the sound improvement will be quite

dramatic, particularly for those less familiar with

Shakespeare,” he said.

The lineup should result in solid ticket sales. “The

Taming of the Shrew” is probably one of the most

known of Shakespeare’s comedies. It pits the fiery

Kate against Petruchio in a physical and intellectual

battle of the sexes.

It will be directed by James Bond, an accomplished

Shakespearean director. He is setting the play in the

18th century, in a world of high manners and social

decorum. Owens said the play lends itself well to that


Playing Petruchio will be Equity actor Jens

Rasmussen, who has more than 20 Shakespearean

roles to his credit. It will be the first time he takes on

Petruchio. Matching wits with him as the fiery Kate

will be Catherine Gowl.

“Othello,” which tells the story about duplicity and

jealousy will be directed by W&M faculty director

Laurie Wolf. The production features Equity actor

Michael Johnson as Othello and Jason Weiss who will

take on the quintessential villain, Iago. Barrie Kreinik,

who appeared in last season’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

will play the fated Desdemona.

Wolf’s production will be set in post-apartheid

South Africa, but Owens promised that the language

and storyline will remain intact.

For those unfamiliar with the production, Iago is

one of Shakespeare’s most cunning and dastardly

characters. Owens said Weiss had the characteristics

necessary to play the role effectively.

“In all the men we read (for the role), he was really

the one with the most subtext going on,” Owens

said.“You watch him on stage and you can just see the

wheels turning inside his head.”

The final production of the season is the wacky

“The Complete History of America Abridged.” That

follows on the heels of the immensely successful “The

Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged” a couple

seasons ago.

Owens has two of the cast members of “Complete

Works” returning for the production, which should

boost the comedy to hilarity. Karl Kippola and Matt

McGloin will lead the romp through America’s history

with improvisation and audience participation.

“Even in the scripted parts, it seems like those guys

are making a lot of it up on the spot,” Owens said. “It

pokes fun a lot of fun at elements of political correctness

in what actually became known as our American


Owens added that the production will have particular

relevance because of the upcoming presidential


“I do think that it will have much of the same

impact ‘Complete Works’ did, where audiences came

back to see it again, for obvious humor and to see

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Ford’s Colony Real Estate Williamsburg/ James City County VA

Williamsburg York County Virginia Real Estate

Just minutes from beautiful and historic Williamsburg, VA, you’ll find Ford’s Colony… 



the home of gracious living. The homes in this gorgeous, 3,000-acre masterplanned

community—voted #1 in the country by the American Resort Developers Association—are

inspired by the classic architecture of historic Williamsburg, with stunning Greek Revival, Georgian,

Federal and Colonial styles. The homes, town homes and condominiums in

Ford’s Colony are more than just magnificent homes and lovely landscapes. Ford’s Colony is a community of

active people who want to enjoy the rewards of their success. In fact, the residents have formed more than

60 activity groups and the residents’ Homeowners Association was voted #1 by the National Community

Associations Institute.

A beautiful setting…an active community. Alone, these would make Ford’s Colony impressive. But the

amenities go even further—offering a host of refinements that make the leisurely country club lifestyle

truly special. Ford’s Colony’s renowned golf courses are the centerpiece of the community. These three spectacular

courses were designed by the legendary Dan Maples. 

 Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” awarded Ford’s Colony a 4-1/2 star rating before the courses were made private. The Dining Room, the country club’s shining jewel, is a repeat winner of some of the most sought-after dining awards in America, including the prestigious DiRoNA Award, and the “Best of Award of Excellence”  from Wine Spectator  magazine. 


Average Temperatures: Winter: 51/30 Spring: 70/54  Summer: 87/64 Fall:  72/44  

 Amenities:Award-winning country club with 3 dining venues, 2 swim and tennis centers,

12 miles of paved walking trails, 1,400 acres of greenspace including 200-acre 

wildlife preserve, 24-hour gated and roving security 



Price Range:  

Home sites: $75,000-$800,000+

Homes: $450,000-$1,500,000+

Condominiums: $509,000+

Search all of Ford’s Colony Williamsburg homes/ MLS for sale in Ford’s Colony Williamsburg/ James City County including new construction, resale, waterfront, golf course frontage,condo, attached, detached and building lots 

Click here  Ford’s Colony Williamsburg Home Search

 For further information about real estate in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent or York County Virginia  contact:

John Womeldorf/ REALTOR
Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136



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