MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS NO EXTRA CHARGE! WATERFRONT HOT TUB! $165/NGT W/3 NGT MIN

Robert Short

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Romantic Waterfront 2 BR Cottage on Piankatank River! Nice Amenities!

* See guests testimonials at end. *

A little piece of paradise! This cottage is located in Mathews County, VA which Budget Travel has ranked in the Top 5 Coolest Small Towns in America!

With this storybook 2 Bedroom waterfront cottage you'll get EXTREMELY CLOSE-UP views of the Piankatank River and Chesapeake Bay. Whether you're inside or out the expansive water views are unsurpassed! In fact, I know of no other place in the area where the home itself is so close to the water.

Viewing the sunrise over the water while laying in bed is unforgettable! Watching the sunset illuminate the sky while soaking in your private hot tub on the waterfront deck is sure to leave a lasting memory as well. The water is so close you could cast your fishing line into the water from your rear deck. You'll actually have to go out a little farther to catch the fish but the point is, 'you could'.

While not gazing at the water you won't be disappointed with what the rest of the cottage has to offer as well. It's furnished with top quality furnishings throughout.

Master bedroom has queen size bed with Novaform gel memory foam mattress, 2nd bedroom has daybed with pop-up trundle that converts to either king size bed or two separate twin size beds. Both mattresses are memory foam as well. The living room, enclosed porch, and both bedrooms have high definition tv's with dvd player. All 4 tv's have access to satellite tv provided by DirecTV.

Kitchen is fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender and garbage disposal.

Don't feel like cooking? Well, just walk out your front door and across the yard to the steak and seafood restaurant known as Sandpiper Reef Restaurant, 'Mathew's Best Kept Secret'.

Kitchen, living room, and both bedrooms have bamboo floors!

Outside on the deck facing the waterfront there is a large hot tub, fireplace chat set to lounge around and take off the chill on those cooler nights, plenty more seating, charcoal grill, and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

Quiet community offers residents and guests beach areas, pier, seasonal pool, tennis court, basketball goal, and play ground for small kids.

Owner has 4 kayaks, beach chairs, and bikes available for guests use. Guests may keep their boats at nearby Morningstar Marina for a fee or anchor boats capable of floating in shallow water in front of cottage. Sorry, no trailered boats allowed to be kept on premises.

Full service marina and free public boat launch about 6 - 7 miles away. Grocery, small shops, and churches nearby. Piankatank River Golf Club about 20 minutes away. Local cinema and bowling about 15 - 20 minutes away. Busch Gardens Theme Park, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown about an hour away. See local listings for periodic local events such as oyster festival, fireworks displays, fishing tournaments, bicycle-athons, and more.

No extra charge for taxes, cleaning, linens/towels, or hot tub. The rate is inclusive of everything except deposit.

Come and visit. We'd love to have you!

Disclosures:

* There is no wi-fi.

* Cottage has been tastefully decorated to include several pictures and other decor with scriptural references to help create a sense of peace and relaxation.

TESTIMONIAL EXCERPTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK AT COTTAGE:

3/23-3/28/13 'We had an enjoyable stay. The house is just beautiful and equipped with everything we needed. - Dale and Donna - West Farmington, Ohio

3/29-4/1/13 'This is a very homey, comfortable, lovely cottage with really excellent views! We had a really enjoyable long weekend here.' - Jean-Marie - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

5/17-5/19/13 'We had a great stay. The house is beautiful and the views incredible. It is truly peaceful and relaxing.' - Nathalie and Robert - Bethesda, Maryland

6/1-6/8/13 ' You had all the views and relaxation one could hope for. Your cottage is adorable with all the seaside beach décor... The neighbors were very friendly.' - Bernie and Tay - Gallaway, New Jersey

6/9-6/13/13 - 'This is truly a beautiful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer! We really enjoyed being here and felt so at home, too. You seem to have thought of everything one could ever need to be comfortable and at ease in their surroundings.' - Kathryn and Harry - Richmond, Virginia

6/14-6/20/13 'Our 6 day stay was amazing... The beach is so clear, so beautiful. There was so much wildlife to be seen!... The house was very accommodating, everything we hoped it would be and much more. Thank you Robert for our finest vacation yet!' Jess and Adam - Wapakoneta, Ohio

7/20-7/26/13 - 'You made us feel like we were special guests...Thank you is not enough to express our experience at Misti Cove. I personally love the cleanness and quality of everything...' Marta and Marian - Cresco, Pennsylvania

7/27-8/2/13 'Your house is simply amazing! It was so relaxing and just what you need to recharge for a week. The sunrises were beautiful from the bedroom. Your house is stocked of everything we needed! The neighbors are also very friendly!'

- Shannon and Greg - East Berlin, Pennsylvania

8/3-8/10/13 'I can tell you it was worth each of the 16 hours of driving it took us to come here! Very comfortable, very quiet, it was a perfect place to relax with family. It was amazing because the water was so clear...We will recommend your place to our friends!!!' - Sebastian and Annie - Granby, Quebec - Canada

8/11-8/17/13 'Best vacation we had for a long time. Everything perfect. Fishin good. Kayakin real good. Will do it again.' - Frank - Richmond, Virginia

8/18-8/23/13 'We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this cottage...We enjoyed daily trips to the pool, beach, and relaxing in the hot tub. We took a fantastic evening cruise with Mathews Deadrise Charters. The Mathews Visitor Center is a must stop as well. We will remember Mathews County with great fondness. Thanks!' - Erica and Jerry - Madison, Wisconsin

8/31-9/7/13 'Thank you so much for letting my husband and I stay in your house this week. It is so relaxing and so beautiful. We took some trips sightseeing but were always in a hurry to return. Inside and outside of house is set up with so much thought to comfort it is amazing.' - Teresa and Lee - Huntington, West Virginia

9/18-9/23/13 'What a lovely time we've had! The cabin has been everything we hoped for and more. Charming place...' - Sally, Chris, and Mary - Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

9/23-9/27/13 'Thanks for the great cottage. All of the hospitality offerings were appreciated.' - C & E - Chicago, Illinois

9/28-10/5/13 'Such a beautiful and peaceful spot to sit back and relax. If we are ever back this way we will be sure and stay again.' - Julie and Stan - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

10/11-10/14/13 'Loved it! Great cottage- just what anyone would want/need.' Cynthia and Russell - Sidney, New York

10/18-10/21/13 'The views are absolutely breath taking! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt right at home... We saw many boats and used the spotting scope as well. The house is very cozy and has everything we could ever need. Thanks for helping to make our anniversary a great one.' - David and Kimberly - Timberville, Virginia

11/1-11/4/13 - 'We have had a very relaxing time here in your cute little cottage. The hot tub was wonderful. We like the red light at night...The amount of stars you can see is amazing. I love the hammock...All the homey touches and décor make this the perfect waterfront cottage. It has been everything pictured online and then some.' - Lisa and Mickey - Huntington, West Virginia

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

Robert Short

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Speaks english

The cottage's extremely close proximity to the water is probably the closest you'll find in the area when it comes to BIG water views. The private outdoor waterfront hot tub that guests can soak in while taking in the views is also a rarity. The outdoor waterfront fireplace chat set complements the hot tub and helps extend the cooler days. From the endless views looking out toward the Chesapeake Bay to the enchantment of lights across the river at night, these sights and more help create a sense of wonderment that is hard for the eye to look away.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Washington, DC area
5

SLICE OF PARADISE NOT TOO FAR - BUT FAR ENOUGH - FROM WASHINGTON, DC

  • 5 of 5
For those looking to escape urban life, this cottage is fantastic! My wife, young son and I spent 4 nights at this cottage and couldn't have been happier and will return. A few highlights:
- Views, Jacuzzi, fire pit, hammock & TVs are as advertised - all first rate!
- Beach Cove(s): From the cottage you see a small beach area. Neighbors were using that spot so we gave them privacy and walked 20 yards beyond (through a small path) to have our own private beach that we used for 3 days. Water is very shallow so it was perfect for our son to enjoy as his own ocean. We walked out 60-70 yards and were still only knee deep in warm water for early May. Very enjoyable! We did see a few jellyfish and read about stingrays, but thankfully didn't have an encounter. The shallow water certainly helps; next time we will be prepared for any possible encounters.
- Cottage is a 2 BR which fit our needs with a young child. We never used the room off to the side of the Living room except to store a few items (suitcases, water toys we brought, etc.)
- We love to cook so we were very happy to have a fully stocked kitchen and a BBQ/smoker we used for 3 of our 4 nights. All you will need to bring is the food you want to cook/eat and some olive oil and a few spices to enjoy great meals overlooking wonderful views.
- Neighbors: Talked to the occupants on both sides of the cottage (assumed they were more owners than renters like us) and they were very nice. Neighbors in the first cottage going towards the pool were also very nice and offered fishing tips.
- Fishing: This was to be the first time my son fished so there were obvious concerns. Key was just to get him used to tossing a line in the water with a plastic float instead of a hook. While walking out to the pier we saw one 20 inch fish that evaded our attempts at a free meal. We only saw small ones after that and didn't get a bite but had a fun time anyway. Neighbor told us the trick. Wade out (water is very shallow for a 100 yards or so from the banks where the cottage is) to the water line - brown/blue indicating a shelf. If I had brought my water shoes I would have taken a pole and a knapsack out there on at least one occasion. Robert also provided info on other fishing spots but we were to happy enjoying the cottage to leave.
Robert was VERY helpful with details on a couple items since we were brought our young son and it was our 1st time to Mathews.
Bring a book, some food and plan to not want to leave. ENJOY!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Maryland
5

PERSONAL JOURNEY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the cottage for a week. The cottage it's amazing and well equipped. Robert was great very smooth transaction. The hot tub is magical and the views are breathtaking.

Tip: Not much to do in Matthews. I suggest driving 30 minutes over next city on 198. You'll find restaurants, Starbucks and a Walmart.

Staying at the cottage helped me rediscover the simple joys of life. I will most definitely return to this enchanting home!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

SECLUDED, QUIET, PEACEFUL.

  • 5 of 5
The weather didn't really cooperate, but that was no one's fault. We enjoyed the amenities, and spent a delightful 3 days relaxing -- which we really needed to do. We love the water, so it was a pleasure to watch it from our bedroom window. We only used the hot tub once but it was delightful. We loved seeing bluebirds and woodpeckers, and of course there were lots of gulls out on the water.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Virginia Beach, Va USA
5

PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for two nights in this cozy home. It is very clean and beautifully decorated. Cute beach cottage feel. The view is breathtaking! You can see it from the master bedroom as well as the living area/kitchen. The bed has a foam top which was extremely comfortable! We used the hot tub both evenings. Since both nights the temperature dipped below freezing it was cold walking out to it but worth it once we got in. Viewing the stars from the warm hot tub while also having a view of the water was PRICLESS! We had dinner at the seafood restaurant directly across the road-walking distance. The food was good. Prices were reasonable for the two of us but would have been pricey if we were feeding a whole family. We highly recommend this home and plan to return again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

AN AMAZING GETAWAY LOCATION! A MUST GO!!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say but it was a wonderful vacation!! My wife and I went into the hot tub everyday and it was really really relaxing! Beautiful scenery, ambient surroundings, and the interior is decorated wonderfully. What more can you ask for on your days away from work? I would definitely recommend this property to any of my friends or family! You will not be disappointed & you will really enjoy your stay here!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

AN AMAZING GETAWAY!!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say but it was a wonderful vacation!! My wife and I went into the hot tub everyday and it was really really relaxing! Beautiful scenery, ambient surroundings, and the interior is decorated wonderfully. What more can you ask for on your days away from work? We took the kayaks out into the water, watched TV (which is in every room), dipped in the hot tub, and relaxed on the hammock. I would definitely recommend this property to any of my friends or family! You will not be disappointed!!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Newport News Airport
Nearest Beach
on site
Nearest Barpub
on site - Sandpiper Reef Restaurant
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Piankatank River Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
on site - Sandpiper Reef Restaurant

House is located in Mathews County in a quiet community of about 22 homes of which only 6 are waterfront. Although the cottage is in a rural area the small town of Mathews is only about 10 minutes away. Convenience stores and gas available closer.

The highly regarded Sandpiper Reef Restaurant located on site across from grassy common area of community. Open Thursday - Sunday for dinner and brunch and dinner on Sunday.

Morningstar Marina about 6 miles away.

Public boat launch area about 6.5 miles away. ( Sorry, no boat launching available on site with the exception of kayaks and canoes.)

Golfing at Piankatank River Golf Club about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Local cinema and bowling about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Busch Gardens Theme Park and Water Country USA about an hour away.

Historic Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown about an hour away. City of Richmond with all of it's history about 1 hr. 15 min. away.

Check local listings for different nearby festivals, fishing tournaments, and other activities that occur throughout year.

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Availability & Rates

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Mathews House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
6 night minimum stay
$245
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,695
$4,500
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$995
$2,900
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
$695
$2,100
 
 
Early Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
$595
$1,800
 
 
Late Winter
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
$695
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes * Discount - $165/night for 3 night minimum stay. Discount not available during Summer Season.

* COMPARE- No extra charge for taxes, cleaning, linens, hot tub

* To complete confirmation process guest(s) must return guest reservation form, signed rental contract, and a copy of their driver's license or passport for traveler's arriving from outside of the United States.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Mathews House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Beach ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Restored antique claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Bathroom # 2 is actually just an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed can be converted into either king size bed or 2 twins
  • Wake up to a spectacular view of the sunrise in the romantic waterfront master bedroom. Comes appointed with high definition flat screen tv with dvd player hooked up to satellite tv provided by Directv. Bed is queen size and has very comfortable memory foam mattress. Also comes equipped with a writing desk. Second bedroom comes with daybed with pop-up trundle that can convert to either a king size bed or two twin beds. This bedroom also comes equipped with a writing desk and high definition tv with dvd player and is hooked up to DirecTV.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
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