Wake to sweeping, pastoral river views.
Sip your coffee in a comfy wicker chair on the waterfront porch.
Slip into your swimsuit for a dip in the pool.
Relax in the hammock by the water, shaded by hundred year old trees.
Here is a complete antidote to everything urban.
Sail directly down river into the Chesapeake Bay
Set up a crab feast by the pool
Gather at the firepit for smores and star gazing
Daytrip to Williamsburg, golf courses, wineries, theme parks and museums.
ACCOMMODATIONS : 4 BR / 3.5 BA + Optional Guest Cottage
3 King bedrooms w/ water views + 1 bedroom w/ Twin beds + 2 Twin Daybeds
~ Downstairs master suite with cathedral ceilings, sitting area and waterfront deck
~ Upstairs king bedroom w/ hall bath, sitting room and expansive riverfront balcony with sunset views.
~ 3rd king bedroom with water views, small sitting room with twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.
~ 4th bedroom - 2 twin beds, small sitting room with twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.
Great amenities - High thread count linens, spa towels, soaps, shampoos and paper products are provided.
Optional waterfront guest cottage --- Open floor plan with kitchen, bath, living and sleeping area with queen bed.
Rented only with the main house.
Great sunset views from the west-facing, brick river front porch.
Cozy family room for watching movies, eating popcorn or playing games. Board games and puzzles provided.
Large gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and rustic brick floors.
Separate dining room (seats 10) for memorable meals together.
Quiet, cozy study/parlor for curling up with a good book.
Verizon MiFi internet connects 5 computers or PDAs
DirectTV satellite TV service with DVR and DVD player
Large swimming pool with chaises, tables and chairs
(open seasonally May - Sept)
Private pier with 7' water depth - dock up to a 60' craft
Attached floating dock makes stepping off your boat a breeze
Abundant water areas for kayaking, sailing or crabbing.
No fishing license needed to fish from the dock
Crabpots available for catching crabs from the dock
Horseshoe Pit and Horseshoes
Fire Pit with Adirondack chairs
Private neighborhood boat launch is one house away
Local marina for boat service and supplies
KITCHEN AND DINING
Fully equipped kitchen has service for 12, good cookware, crockpot, wine glasses - everything you need for preparing meals with the abundant locally grown produce and fresh seafood.
Dining table seats Ten
Herb garden for your use - basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, cilantro, parsley, lavender, mint - when in season.
DAYTRIPS, GOLF, THEME PARKS, MUSEUMS
Historic Williamsburg and Yorktown are just across the Coleman Bridge on the York River - about 45 minutes.
Jamestown Settlement and historic river plantations beckon you a little farther along the James River.
Mariners Museum in Hampton Roads houses the raised Civil War Monitor Ironclad and great displays on the history of boats and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science ( VIMS ) is a fun and hands-on family learning adventure.
Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, Water Country USA are popular family theme parks near Williamsburg
Award winning golf courses are available to the south in Williamsburg and to the north near Irvington.
Norton Yacht Marina in Deltaville is an ASA sailing school with top-rated instructors.
Local children's sailing and tennis camps are available - register early!
Local farm offers pick your own blueberries for luscious, fresh berries in season.
To the north, across the Rappahannock River is the birthplace of George Washington ( a National Park) and Stratford Hall, the ancestral home of the Lee Family (Henry Lightfoot Lee and Robert E. Lee).
RESTAURANTS, WINERIES, SAILING SCHOOL, FISHING CHARTERS
In the town of Mathews you will find good dining options at Richardson's (in the old drug store building -still retains the original ice cream counter) or Southwind Pizza, has innovative food with week-end music.
Donk's Theatre houses the Lil' Ole Opry and features talented regional singers. Check their website.
Visit the art gallery run as a cooperative by local Mathews artists including P. Buckley Moss.
Visit the Mathews Visitor Center in the original Sibley's General Store on Main Street.
Arrange for a guided kayaking tour or charter a local boat captain to take you fishing or tour the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the local rivers.
You will find much to like in Mathews, but not a stoplight in the whole county.
In the town of Gloucester Courthouse, visit the 18th century village green with original courthouse, debtors prison and Gloucester Visitors Center.
The Wild Rabbit Cafe has casual food made with fresh local ingredients and is a favorite for coffee and WiFi.
Visit Ware Neck Produce on Main Street for just-picked local produce, fruits and freshly caught local fish.
Kelsick Market has local gourmet foods to pair with their selection of craft beers and wine.
There is a Food Lion grocery store in Gloucester Courthouse and Mathews. On Route 17 South, you will find Super Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Starbucks, UPS Store and other nationally known stores.
Pick up a brochure on the Virginia Wine Trail and experience some of the great local wines. Saude Creek Winery and New Kent Winery are in New Kent, home of Martha Washington, our first, First Lady.
Step back to simpler times, wonderful memories await you in this unhurried, unspoiled and beautiful area.
A portion of our annual rentals are used to support conservation of the land and waters of the Chesapeake Bay so that future generations may enjoy the beauty and the bounty of our rivers and estuaries.
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