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.
Families love this charming and updated farmhouse that perfectly blends vintage charm and luxury conveniences.
ACCOMMODATIONS : 4 BR / 3.5 BA (sleeps 8 - 10 ) + optional guest cottage (sleeps 2 )
House and Guest Cottage sleep 12 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.
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
Large swimming pool with chaises, tables and chairs (open seasonally April - 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
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 - 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
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Why Marsha Carlton chose Mathews
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!
What makes this house unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We really enjoyed ourselves at your house, one of the most comfortable beds we have ever
slept in. We got to watch the bald eagle hunt almost every morning.
It was so quiet and peaceful.
We were amazed at how little boat traffic was on the river, that is what makes your place unique.
Navigation on the river was not a problem, there are enough markers so you can stay in the channel. They do have an oyster reef that is marked about a mile down from the house, you
need to stay to the right heading down the river. Fishing was fantastic! We caught lots of big speckled trout down in Mobjack Bay heading toward the East River. The dock is one of
the best we have ever used and the boat ramp is very convenient.
It was also nice catching crabs while sitting on the dock watching the sunset. Nice crabs!