CHESAPEAKE BAY LOOKOUT COTTAGE

Carolyn Davis

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHESAPEAKE BAY LOOKOUT COTTAGE

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape to the relaxing and calm waters and incredible views of the Chesapeake Bay in this new sun drenched cottage. Fish and crab from the private pier or tie up your boat for immediate access to great angling spots including the Bay Bridge Tunnel, Mobjack Bay, Gwens Island, Wolftrap lighthouse, Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers.

Leave the traffic and crowds behind and explore the small town charm of nearby Mathews. Enjoy the Saturday morning farmer’s market, area artisans, historic Donk’s Theater, wildlife, historic New Point Comfort lighthouse, and specialty restaurants.

The gentle lapping surf and private ample beach is perfect for small children. The third level lookout has a wet bar, mini frig, microwave, telescope, TV, deck and sleep sofa for the perfect private escape. Three additional bedroom, two with queen beds and one with twins all have private baths.

Please note that during certain times of the year the bay can be grassy.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Carolyn Davis

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I am a licensed real estate agent. I specialize in the sale of historic properties, land and timber. I live in a small rural town in central Virginia. I enjoy my work, family and travel. In my spare time I spend lazy days at the lookout cottage fishing, crabbing, cooking and relaxing with my three grandchildren.

Carolyn Davis purchased this house in 2007

My husband and I decided to look for a building lot in the Mathews area. First we found the plans for the lookout cottage and then set out to find just the right spot to build it. When we came upon this lot there were already pilling up as if someone had started construction. When we asked the owner why the pillings were in place, we found he was starting to build the very same home we had choosen, but decided to enlarge the floor plan and build on the adjoining lot. So our dream home was being built even before we found it. We looked no further and you must admit the view is wonderful.

We enjoy the fact that most of the homes around us are occupied by owners who live there year round. It gives us an added sense of being in a community. We love the veiw, fishing and crabbing and never get tired of just gazing out at the incredible view. We have even seen deer on the beach, a bald eagle, swans and dolphins.

The water is shallow and great for children, yet deep enough to dock a boat at the pier.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p175103vb
(434) 292-5020 (Virginia, USA)
Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

SO PEACEFUL AND RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at this home. It is very comfortable and relaxing. Even though we got a lot of rain the week we were there (it was a rainy summer for the whole state) we thoroughly enjoyed it. Located in a bird sanctuary, there were a variety of birds to watch. Our favorites were the ospreys, herons & pelicans. We also saw several stingrays & turtles. It was a lot of fun to go crabbing. The views were fantastic. We loved the secluded location and quiet, peaceful surroundings. Just what we all needed to recharge. Our teenagers liked having their own den on the 3rd level. The covered porch was perfect for eating breakfast. On rainy days, the rocking chair was a perfect reading spot.
While New Point isn't a large town, we were impressed with the quality of the restaurants we ate at. We enjoyed Richardson's Cafe & Southwind Pizza. Our favorite meal was at Sandpiper Reef Restaurant even though the decor was kind of dated.
There isn't a lot to "do" locally, but our family was fine with that. We did some day trips to Yorktown, Newport News & Northern Neck. (LazerRush in Newport News was a fantastic laser tag facility!)
The owner of this home was very helpful and addressed one small issue we had with towels. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and we plan on returning ourselves. The only improvement I can think to suggest is a king-sized bed in the master bedroom.
I took a lot of lovely photos of the views that we will enjoy for years to come! (They are on Flickr under the username mylanternhill.)
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p175103vb
(434) 292-5020 (Virginia, USA)
Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Readyville, TN 37149
5

PEACEFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place to stay. The house was a beautiful as the pictures and the private beach and pier made for a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Our family of 5 enjoyed the home with plenty or room. The wrap around porch and "widow's peak" room made for a wonderful place to escape and read. The boys fished, with limited success, although they enjoyed the attempts. The girls collected shells, and we all went to see the lighthouse. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked every meal. It was clean and the owner was wonderful to work with. This will likely be a first choice when headed back to VA.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p175103vb
(434) 292-5020 (Virginia, USA)
Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Virginia
4

GREAT FOR SUN, RELAXATION, FISHING...

  • 4 of 5
Loved, loved, loved the home. Was extremely relaxing for me. I traveled with friends and their kids in 2009. We were disappointed in the amount of grass in the bay in front of this home. We could not use the water in front of the house. The neighbors let us use theirs a few times so there was fishing, going to bingo in town, driving around to see the sights. We wished the pool in the camp ground would be open to us. The VCR did not work so the movies could not be seen. To enjoy water there was a haul to Virginia Beach with two kids. After we stayed, the posting was updated to mention the grass in the bay. The home is amazing and the neighbors are great. If you like to fish, enjoy the sun and relax in a small town environment, this is a fantastic location for you. This is also a great off-season place for gatherings or romantic get-away.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p175103vb
(434) 292-5020 (Virginia, USA)
Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Amherst,Va
5

WONDERFUL TRIP

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our week at this wonderful home for the 2nd year in a row. It is a beautiful home with absolutely everything you need for a great vacation. The pier is awesome- we caught around 80 crabs total for the week-they were the best! We did alot of fishing & wading in the water when the tide was out-our kids love the place. The TV on third level did not operate which was disappointing on rainy days because the Wii is located there as well but other than that everything was great.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The third level tv has been replaced.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Crabbing and fishing from private pier. Convenient to Colonial Williamsburg and outlet mall.

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Availability & Rates

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Mathews House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mathews House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) on third level
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
There is a 400 foot pier, crab pots are provided. Great fishing and crabbing from the private pier. Boats can be launced from Horn Harbour Marina or Camp Grounds.
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