IDYLLIC WATERFRONT -3 ACRES, PRIVATE POOL, DEEPWATER PIER, KAYAKS, GUEST COTTAGE

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Marsha Carlton

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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IDYLLIC WATERFRONT -3 ACRES, PRIVATE POOL, DEEPWATER PIER, KAYAKS, GUEST COTTAGE

Mathews House Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) optional guest cottage

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.

Launch your boat and sail down into Chesapeake Bay from the deep water dock.

Watch the bald eagles and ospreys catch fish in the river.

Gather at the firepit for smores and star gazing in the evenings.

Daytrip to Williamsburg, golf courses, wineries, theme parks and museums.

This charming and updated farmhouse perfectly blends vintage charm and luxury conveniences.

ACCOMMODATIONS : 4 BR / 3.5 BA (sleeps 8 - 10 ) + optional guest cottage (sleeps 2 - 4)

House and Guest Cottage sleep 12 - 14 people

2 King master suites + 1 King BR + 1 BR w/ Twins + 2 Daybeds

~ Downstairs king bed master suite w/private bath, sitting area and waterfront deck

~ Upstairs king bed master suite w/ remodeled private bath, sitting area & large waterfront balcony

~ 3rd king bedroom - water view, adjacent room w/ twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.

~ 4th bedroom - 2 twin beds, adjacent room w/ twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.

Amenities - High thread count bed linens, spa bath towels, cabana pool towels, soaps, shampoos & paper goods are provided.

Optional guest cottage - open floor plan w/ full kitchen, bath, living area and queen bed.

Guest cottage is rented only with the main house.

LIVING AREAS

Wireless 4G internet connects up to 5 computers or PDAs

Great sunset views from the west-facing, brick river front porch.

Cozy family room for watching movies, eating popcorn or playing games.

Good selection of board games and puzzles provided.

Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and rustic brick floors.

Separate dining room (seats 10)

Quiet and cozy study/parlor for curling up with a good book.

DirectTV satellite TV service with DVR and DVD player

OUTDOOR FUN

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 with horseshoes, Croquet & Volleyball

Hammock by the water shaded by huge old trees

Fire Pit with Adirondack chairs - wood provided

Private neighborhood boat launch is one house away

Local marina for boat service and supplies

KITCHEN AND DINING

Well equipped kitchen -- Stainless cookware, baking dishes, service for 12, Cuisinart coffeemaker, food processor, crockpot, blender, waffle iron, mixer, electric griddle for pancakes.

Prepare meals with the abundant locally grown produce and fresh seafood.

Dining table seats Ten

Herb garden for your use - basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, parsley, lavender, mint - in season.

DAYTRIPS, GOLF, THEME PARKS, MUSEUMS

Historic Williamsburg (45 min) and Yorktown (30 min) are south just across the York River.

Jamestown Settlement and historic river plantations beckon you farther along the James River.

Mariners Museum in Newport News houses the raised Civil War ironclad, The Monitor and great displays on the history of boats and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science ( VIMS ) aquarium is a fun, family learning adventure.

Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, Water Country USA, are popular family theme parks in Williamsburg.

Award winning golf courses 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 - at Ware Neck Yacht Club - register early!

Local farm offers pick your own blueberries for luscious, fresh berries in season.

To the north, across the Rappahannock River is the National Park birthplace of George Washington 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 find great locally owned restaurants: Richardson's (in the old drug store building -still retains the original ice cream counter), Southwind Pizza has innovative food and week-end music or the White Dog Bistro for fine dining or casual drinks on the deck.

Donk's Theatre houses the Lil' Ole Opry and features talented regional singers. Check their website.

Bay School of the Arts features the artwork of local artists and has fun art classes for all.

Stop by 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, museum and Visitors Center.

On Main Street you will find:

Wild Rabbit Cafe has casual food made with fresh local ingredients -- a favorite for coffee and WiFi.

Visit Ware Neck Produce 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.

Food Lion grocery stores located in Gloucester Courthouse and Mathews. On Route 17 South, 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 try some 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 and unspoiled area.

A portion of our annual rentals are used to support conservation of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay so that future generations may enjoy the beauty and bounty of our rivers and estuaries.

Keywords: Chesapeake Bay, Swimming Pool, Williamsburg, Internet, King, Wifi, Oysters,

Mathews, Gloucester, Riverhouse, Waterfront,

Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, Retreat, Farmhouse

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

Marsha Carlton

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Mathews / Gloucester Courthouse area is filled with miles of water coastline and friendly owner-run businesses.

Yet you are less than an hour to major airports, world-class museums, golf and theme parks. The abundance of locally available seafood, wine & produce is our favorite part of this area!

The North River is the gold coast of the area, lined with historic farms and equestrian properties. Whether you want to fish,sail, kayak,bike,paddleboard or stretch out in a hammock, this is a perfect location.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
5

Trip to Mathews

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We hit the jackpot with this house. Everything is top notch and in great condition. I've stayed at numerous VRBO homes , and this is by far the nicest place we have ever stayed. I would highly recomend it to anyone looking for a get away trip for a family or group of friends. You can stay on the property and go swimming, kayaking, fish and crab off the dock, play vollyball, horsehoes, ...Homeowner was extremely helpful and went to great lenghts to ensure we had a fantastic time. Looking forward to a return trip.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Oil City PA
5

Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our family vacation at the River House was perfect in every way (except for the ray sting sustained by one son!). The house is beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, including binoculars and spotlights in a basket by the front door, bird identification books, books of area history, maps and local info. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms have many pampering extras. When we encountered a wi-fi problem, the owner had a new unit overnighted to us and followed up with us to make sure everything was working properly. We enjoyed the kayaks, the crab pots, fishing off the dock, the croquet, the pool, the horseshoes - there was so much to do we only left for a half-day in Williamsburg! The kitchen is well-equipped and it was a pleasure having access to the fresh herbs in the garden. The charming housekeeper left us a coconut cake at our arrival and checked in with us midweek to see if we needed anything. An exceptional experience all around!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
New Jersey
5

Fairytale Farmhouse on the Water

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
You always hold your breath a little when you drive up to a vacation rental for the first time.
I must say we were amazed and totally charmed the minute we drove in and saw the beautiful farmhouse with the romantic willow tree and the water views on all sides. Definitely a home run!

The house had plenty of space for our extended family and the beds and linens are the best we
have experienced in a vacation rental. We loved having all the king bedrooms - no one felt like
they had to compromise. The owners provided all paper products, soap and shampoo
- which made shopping for the week very simple. And the house was immaculately clean !
Obviously the owners have taken great care to make their guests feel totally at home.

We used the herb garden every day - made pesto with the abundant basil.
The kids loved the pool and we pitched horseshoes and sat around the firepit in the evenings.
Living in the city, you forget how bright the stars can be!
We found the binder of local info very helpful. It had menus from local restaurants plus spots to
buy seafood that we would have never found on our own. We highly recommend Merroir - the oyster
tasting room in Topping - fresh oysters and fresh local cuisine in a very relaxed setting on the water.
Our daytrip to Williamsburg was an easy drive - but the rest of the vacation we wanted to stay at
the house and swim, rest in the hammock and sit on the porch - waiting for the beautiful sunsets
over the water. Thank you for a making this great property available - we can't wait to come back
next year.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Richmond, Va
5

Great Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
A fantastic place!!! Our family of ten enjoyed Thanksgiving here last year AND the week in August was equally enjoyable. The owner leaves nothing to be desired either in winter or summer. It is very well equipped, very clean and very comfortable!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Idyllic Waterfront -3 Acres, Private Pool, DeepWater Pier, Kayaks, Guest Cottage
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Mathews Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck
Boalsburg, PA
5

Pam and Family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We spent a week at this beautiful home with our grown children and their families in July 2012. We rented both the main house and the guest quarters for our stay. Both were immaculate and very nicely furnished.

We loved crabbing and fishing from the dock. The children spent most of their time in the pool, our youngest grandson (2) learned to "cannonball" during our stay. I do wish there had been two hammocks overlooking the water, that was a favorite spot for everyone! We had many enjoyable evenings sitting around the fire pit.

The house is located in a very quiet area, but we were within 1/2 hour of major stores. We took a day trip to Williamsburg, but our favorite spot was the town of Mathews. It was such a quaint town, don't miss Richardson's Cafe!

It was very nice having paper products and beach towel supplied for our stay. We cooked most meals, and the kitchen had everything we needed, as well as a grill. In addition, there is an herb garden that the owner generously shared with us.

We would recommend this rental to anyone, especially for a family vacation! Thanks Marsha and Mark for sharing with us!!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Wild Rabbit Cafe
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Kelsick Gardens
"This is the place to find gourmet goodies, great craft beers and good wine. Local cheeses, m..."
Southwind Cafe Incorporated
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Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newport News 30 miles / Richmond -60 / Norfolk -60
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Haven Beach - 9 miles, Yorktown - 30 miles
Car: necessary

This area is an antidote to everything urban --

family vacations as they used to be - unspoiled by development and chain restaurants.

Experience privacy, seclusion and nature along with the friendliness of a small town with owner run restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

Yet you are less than an hour to world-class historical sites, golf, museums, theme parks nature areas and airports.

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Availability & Rates

Mathews House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
May 27 - 30
May 27 2014 - May 30 2014
$400
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer 2014
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Prime Summer 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$3,900
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
September 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$400
$2,400
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
Dec 1 - 19
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$350
$1,800
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 5.3%
Notes House is FULLY FURNISHED - sheets, bath towels, pool towels, paper products, soaps, shampoos.
Kitchen has dish soap, dishwasher detergent, dish towels, trash bags and pantry staples.

Add the guest cottage (sleeps 2 -4) for $500 week / $100 night.
Ask for discounted rate for just two persons
Cleaning & Linen Fee $150
$500 Security Deposit - refunded promptly after departure.
Virginia tax 5.3%

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
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath # 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with tiled bench & grab bar
    Master Bath # 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled upstairs master bath w/ soaking tub & shower
    Bathroom # 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is attached to Bedrooms #3 and #4, grab bar in bath
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet , Conveniently located
  • 3.5 Baths in the main house Turkish Spa Towels and Paper goods - toilet tissue and facial tissues are provided Total of 4.5 baths with optional guest house Guest house bath features exterior door to pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Private Bath, sitting area with chairs and ottoman
    Master Bedroom # 2 - 1 king , Private Bath, Sitting area + Access to waterfront balcony
    King Bedroom #3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Small adjacent room with twin daybed - shared attached bath
    Twin Bedroom #4 - 3 twin/ single , Small adjacent room w/ twin daybed - attached shared bath
    Optional Guest House - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Guesthouse - Sleeps 2 - 4 - full kitchen, bath, living areas
  • High thread count linens, superior mattresses, water views
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Large Waterfront Swimming Pool, Deep Water Dock ( MLW 7'), Private Location on 3 acres, Horseshoe Game Area, Private community boat ramp, Fire Pit for fun evenings under the stars. Separate waterfront guest cottage with kitchen, bath, living area (sleeps 2 - 4) available.
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