CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERFRONT COTTAGE POOL, PIER, KAYAKS, WIFI 2 BED/2 BATH

Karla Scanlan

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERFRONT COTTAGE POOL, PIER, KAYAKS, WIFI 2 BED/2 BATH

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Cottage, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

At Grandview on the Bay, we have two cottages that provide the ultimate for relaxation on Mathews County’s Chesapeake Bay VA: the Fish House and the Crab Shack (VRBO Listing 357886). We’ve spent over a decade designing and renovating our property Grandview to give guests impeccable access to nature, relaxation and privacy. A great romantic vacation getaway or a memory making adventure for a small family awaits you. In February 2013, we started the construction of our new cottage, the Fish House, complete with a master king size bedroom with balcony, a second bedroom with two twin beds and gourmet kitchen. From your bedroom balcony, enjoy expansive views of the East River or watch the sun rise over the water with your morning coffee. Crave relaxation? We’ve got it! Find what suits your vacation style best – swimming in the pool, fishing or crabbing on the pier, kayaking, biking, bird watching, strolling around the coastal landscaped pathways or lounging in chairs and hammocks located throughout our three acre property. Grandview has excellent access to the Lower Chesapeake for sailors, intracoastal cruisers & fisherman with dockage for small boats & deep water anchorage for larger craft. We hope your time at Grandview will show you why we came to Mathews for a weekend and decided to stay a lifetime!

The Fish House is designed for comfort and relaxation, similar to the Crab Shack but a bit larger to accommodate a family of four (minimum age of six for children). The second level of the cottage contains your master bedroom with a king size Sleep Number bed as well as a second bedroom with twin beds. The first level offers an open concept gourmet kitchen and living room area with a leather sofa to sink into while enjoying the large screen flat panel tv, featuring satellite tv with the professional football package and a 200+ DVD collection. Love to cook? Master Chef Karla designed the gourmet kitchen with cooks in mind and she loves to share great recipes for locally available seafood. Step outside and pick fresh herbs from the garden.

What would vacation be without swimming! Refresh yourself at our swimming pool with bar area, double hammock swing, loungers, rocking chairs, dining table & grill. Can’t get enough of the water view then try your hand at good ole fashioned crabbing with chicken legs and strings on the pier or relax in the Adirondack chairs while the crab pots do the work for you. Revive yourself with a nap in the huge couples’ hammock in our mint garden (great for tea or mint juleps/mojitos). Quiet time abounds as well so relax in one of our reading areas or just kick back and rest in the lounge chairs located throughout the property. Bird watchers love viewing dozens of water fowl and bird species including our resident heron, egret and osprey. Stroll around the pathways and neighborhood and enjoy our wildlife and gardens with coastal landscaping. If you want to try an adventure, take our kayaks for a paddle and our bikes for a spin. Love fishing? Bring your boat, tie up to our pier and join in catching some of the hundreds of flounder and rockfish garnered by our guests and resident expert, Capt Dave who is happy to provide local fishing intelligence.

If you want some sand in your toes, we are a short drive from Haven Beach, Aaron Beach and Bethel Beach in Mathews with great birding, shell gathering, strolling. If you’re looking for a day trip, we are an hour away from Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens, Yorktown and horse racing at Colonial Downs. We are centrally located between Virginia Beach and Washington DC and a mere 90 minutes from Richmond. We are proud to be a Virginia Green facility!

While smoking is not permitted in the cottage, guests are permitted to smoke outdoors in approved areas. We are pet lovers and have a pets considered policy so please contact us about your specific pet to see if Grandview is right for vacationing with your family member. Spend less time packing and more time playing! At Grandview, we provide many items that other rentals make you bring or rent. See our website for a complete list or email us with any needs or questions. Let us know how we can make your time in Mathews County GRAND!

Keywords: Waterfront, house, rental, private, vacation, kayak, swimming, pool, bikes

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Karla Scanlan

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We (Dave and Karla) are the proud 'parents' of our yellow Lab, You'reNothingtoMeNow Fredo, (we were also blessed for 13 yrs with Deputy Festus, our chocolate lab, who you'll see in a lot of our photos) and the delighted uncle and aunt of ten nieces/nephews living in VA and CA. Our labs have traveled w/us on vacations down to the Florida Keys and up to Bar Harbor (where we honeymooned two decades ago). All the kids in our lives regularly remind us how amazing the rural life is and how lucky we are to be so immersed in nature. For our primary jobs, Dave runs an orthodontic lab & Karla is a mkt research analyst. Don't hold it against us but we're die hard Dallas Cowboys fans since the late 70s..hence the importance of having the professional football package available to all our guests in the fall!

Karla Scanlan purchased this cottage in 1998

In 1998, my husband Dave and I became the third owners of Grandview which was built in 1946 by master carpenter John Mason. At purchase, we found a hand made sign in the shed indicating that Mr Mason had named his home Grandview. We loved the name and kept it! After four years of being weekenders, we moved to Mathews permanently to enjoy the laid back life style. We now live at Grandview year round and are on site to provide local fishing expertise or help plan your trip to Mathews County. In early 2011, we renovated the original owner's cottage to create the Crab Shack (VRBO #357886) as a stand alone vacation rental on our property, Grandview.

Grandview quickly works its magic on guests with its privacy, abundant nature and relaxation. The birdlife is simply amazing (Karla's dad is an ornithologist so we have a great appreciation) and on a clear night you can't believe the stars! From our pier you can catch fish or crabs or put on some waders and pick some oysters. Dave's even caught a snapping turtle and a gar from the pier! Mathews County's culture is a bit like the Florida Keys (which we love) in that you quickly adapt to island time. You stop worrying about all your emails and to do lists and time is measured by meal time, cocktail time and nap time. Our double hammock swing poolside was purchased on a trip to Key West. We specialize in getting people to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy nature in all its glory. Mathews County doesn't even have a stoplight but we have 90 miles of water trails great for kayaking and boating and nine coastal trails that are part of Virginia's Birding & Wildlife Trails system. For bicyclists, the Tour de Chesapeake is held annually in Mathews offering bike routes of varying lengths. The Crab Shack provides a two person accommodation with great water access and amenities while the larger Fish House offers plenty of space for a family of four.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Cottage Pool, Pier, Kayaks, Wifi 2 Bed/2 Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Fredericksburg, VA
5

Beautiful waterside cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the Fish House for 2 nights while participating in the Tor de Chesapeake bike tour. It is a lovely, well equipped cottage with views of the river. The grounds with dock, kayaks, comfy Adirondack chairs and a pool were picturesque. Karla and Dave were perfect hosts, and we look forward to returning when we have more time to enjoy all Grandview has to offer!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU both for taking part in the TDC as Mathews County takes great pride in providing cyclists with routes of varying distance throughout the county. We would love for you to return to Grandview and hope that you’ll take the opportunity to totally relax on the pier, in the pool, around the grounds..and have the most strenuous part of your stay be a mile or two bike ride instead of dozens of miles :)
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Beautiful Property and Setting, Fantastic Owners

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I went to Mathews for a weekend stay. The photos of the property do not do it justice. The property is gorgeous, beautifully maintained, and appointed with top notch amenities. The owners, Karla and Dave, are extremely nice and accommodating. When we arrived, there was a toy basket and treats for our dogs, who enjoyed the stay as much as we did. I cannot say enough about how lovely the experience was.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It always brightens our day to hear that guests have enjoyed the accommodations at Grandview on the Bay…especially the canine kids. Years ago a wonderful cottage in Maine welcomed our pups with a treat basket and when we opened our cottages we decided this was a grand way to make the pups feel like they too are on vacation! Glad you enjoyed the amenities..summer 2014 will bring even more fun things to enjoy at the Fish House. Thanks for a chance to enjoy some younger frolicking pups at Grandview!
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Outstanding accommodations and exceptional hospitality

  • 5 of 5
The Fish House is in a fantastic location and really comfortable for a family of four. It is really well designed and beyond well furnished.

The only thing more impressive than the accommodations was the hospitality. Dave and Karla treated us like we were old friends, and we immediately fell in love with Fredo (the resident relentless, ball chasing yellow lab).

Thanks for some much needed relaxation, we look forward to seeing you again.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Easter vacation. It was a joy to have your canine kid Gabby join in the fun. We wanted to make our new cottage, the Fish House, dog-friendly because as you could tell we believe in spoiling pups and taking them on vacation! We're glad you found the cottage to be well-furnished. We've tried to think what guests want and need on vacation and make sure the Fish House has many amenities as possible so you don't have to cram your car full when you're on the way to relax...pack less, play more. We hope to see you again!
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Cleveland, OH
5

Hospitality and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We were the 2nd guests to stay in the Fish House! What a complete pleasure! Dave and Karla thought of everything from spices in the cupboard to towels for the pool. It was just perfect! This is their second and newest rental and they thought of every detail as they planned and built the fun vacation cottage. The views of the bay are amazing and the pool was endless fun for my two daughters. Dave and Karla taught us how to catch blue crab and were there for anything we needed. I would not hesitate to return to The Fish House and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for relaxation, beautiful scenery and a chance to meet two great people who exemplify "Southern Hospitality"! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: One of the most enjoyable parts of having the rental cottages for us is to see kids (of all ages!) experiencing the Chesapeake Bay and Mother Nature. We never get tired of showing folks how to catch and clean their own dinner right from our pier. It was a delight to meet your family and we are very glad to hear you were pleased with your vacation!
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

One of the Best Vacations Ever!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I are so happy we found the Fish House and got to be the first visitors! This rental couldn't have been any better. The accommodations were top notch with beautiful furnishings and all the comforts of home. The kitchen provided anything you would ever need to actually enjoy cooking for your family.
My boys and the dogs loved the property with beautiful pool and the best crabbing ever. Karla, Dave and Fredo were the best hosts from helping us fish, taking us for boat rides to finding fun things to do close by. My only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay! We can't wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: It was a joy for us to have such fun first guests in our new cottage, the Fish House. We appreciate your pioneer spirit in booking while it was still in the design stage. The same builder who created the Crab Shack (our 1 bed/1 bath cottage) took our Fish House drawings and dreams and made them into a reality and we are so glad it met your expectations. Throughout the season, we love getting feedback and suggestions and hope you’ll enjoy the additions inside and out during the 2014 season. We’re also adding some new kitchen toys because as someone who loves to cook, I think vacation kitchens should have tools that you want and enjoy, not merely what you need!
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Baltimore, MD
5

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Can't be any better! Dave and Karla are very warm and friendly hosts. It was a pleasure staying at the Crab House for couple of days with my husband and my father. The house is gorgeous! We did lots of crabbing, fishing, kayaking and cooking! It is definitely a place to come back one day!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our new cottage, the Fish House, and the beauty and bounty of Mathews County. We never grow tired of Chesapeake Bay fishing and crabbing…fun to catch and fun to eat. We hope you’ll come again and have time to take advantage of lounging pool side and the bikes as well.
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We are conveniently located an hour from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg, 45 minutes from /Yorktown and an hour from horse racing at Colonial Downs. Mathews has great beaches for walking, shelling, birding, or just kicking back and building sand castles.

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Mathews Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
May 22 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
 
 
Late Season
Sep 2 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,390
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 5.3%
Notes 25% of rental required to secure reservation via online payment or personal check. Balance due 21 days prior to arrival. There is a $75 cleaning fee charged for a two night rental. This fee is waived for stays of 3 nights or longer.
Please contact us if you'd like to bring your canine kid. There is a $75 pet fee for one dog and $90 for two dogs

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Mathews Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Multiple outdoor dining areas, kayaks, bikes, outdoor satellite tv, couples hammock, hammock swing, crab pots, board games, reading library,pool may be shared with owner and guest cottage, smoking not allowed in cottage but is allowed in designated areas on property, Virginia Green facility
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