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Chesapeake Bay Beachfront with BREATHTAKING Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

- 3 bedrooms and one and one-half baths plus outdoor shower. SLEEPS 5 (2A/3C).

Want to get away from it all? Forget the daily grind by visiting Reflections, our attractive Chesapeake Bay beach cottage. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises and unlimited views. Walk the private beach to New Point Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse on the Bay. Spectacular sunsets are just a short walk to the Nature Conservatory's overlook on Mobjack Bay. Your backyard is a beach of sugar-white sand. The water is shallow and warm without dangerous waves, undertows and currents. You and your children will love it. How special is it? In February 2014 The HuffPost Travel Journal reported voters across the nation selected Mathews '1 of 15 of America's Coolest Small Towns'!

Reflections' Great room and master bedroom overlook the many moods of the Chesapeake. One bedroom is especially appealing to children - its beds are World War II Liberty ship bunks. Marine artifacts accent the room. The third bedroom features a wicker trundle bed and furniture - sure to suit any young girl's fancy. Reflections is tastefully decorated and so comfortable and relaxing you won't want to leave - ever.

What is it that makes Reflections so unique? You will know the minute you walk into the Great Room. The walls and decorations combine to make an interesting and one of a kind collection of marine art and antiques collected over many years of living and sailing on the Bay. Enjoy original water colors, stained glass and art which highlight the many moods of the Bay. If you're into artifacts you'll enjoy sleeping in the original officers bunk beds taken from a World War II Liberty Ship - a survivor of the German U boat Atlantic campaign. Directional signs from the deck of the famous liner S.S. United States can be seen on the walls of the Great Room along with survival rations and a life jacket from one of its lifeboats. All of this integrated into its beautiful setting on the Bay help make your stay at Reflections truly unique. Still unsure? View the video of Reflections taken by one of our guests, Pulitzer Prize winner and White House Photographer, Ron Edmonds.

***** No smoking. No pets allowed. *****

Guests are responsible for providing their own linens, towels and all paper products.

Our limit is 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children for a maximum of 5.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael & Barbara Brownley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Mathews Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS of any kind.
  • Guests required to clean and leave house ready for incoming guests. No candles or fires permitted. ***See attached Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , master bedroom
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Hot & cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 room with one queen size bed; one with trundle bed; one with two WW II Liberty ship bunks. LIMIT OF FIVE (5) GUESTS: (2 Adults/3 Children or 3 Children and 2 Adults)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 trundle, 2 ship bunks - (youth beds). SLEEPS MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) with a limit of 2 adults and 3 children or 3 children and 2 adults. Children age 16 and older considered adults. - NO SMOKING. NO PETS. Cottage not appropriate for infants or elderly - 7 feet above ground on pilings. *** NOTE: Clothes washer/dryer NOT provided. NO land line phone. NO working fireplace. NO linens/towels/paper products.


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Chesapeake Bay Beachfront with BREATHTAKING Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful and remote spot makes for a completely relaxing getaway. The house is just a few steps from the Chesapeake Bay and with just a few neighbors the place is uncrowded and quiet. The house has everything you could need in terms of cooking equipment, just remember to bring your own sheets, towels, paper products and bottled water. We thoroughly enjoyed this vacation and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this place and for us it feels like home. Being on the beach is wonderful and the sunrise is always amazing. We love going into Mathews and just walking around and the seafood at Richardsons was fantastic! Thank you Michael and Barbara for recommending it. We will back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Chesapeake Bay Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome week long get away for my wife and I. The home is right on the beach with a great deck offering FANTASTIC views of the Chesapeake Bay. The home is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

We hiked the beach every day and explored in the town of Mathews and it was a lot of fun!! Our one night out for seafood was spent at Southwind Pizza which is much more than a pizza place. The seafood is EXCELLENT!

The Brownley's (owners) are great hosts and great folks to work with. We will definitely be renting this great home again in the near future!

Chris and Brenda Tichacek

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect getaway for a young family

  • 5 of 5

A clean and comfy cottage with amazing views. It had everything we needed and more - from beach toys for the kids to an outdoor shower and comfy beds. A lovely stay on a private beach. Horseshoe crabs galore and even a dolphin siting.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not be any better accomodations for a family

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to say enough about our recent vacation at Reflections. As a family traveling with a 3 year old and a child under 1 certain accommodations are a must, and this far exceeded all of my expectations. From having the beach literally steps away from your back door, to not having to worry about huge waves and currents, or even not having to worry bringing toys (huge selection of outdoor and indoor kids toys!) I could not have dreamt up anything better to suit our needs. The pictures and descriptions do not even do this place justice in my opinion. After this vacation it is hard to imagine us taking a typical "hotel-type" of vacation any time soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and we loved it! From the white sandy beach, to the cottage on the beach, this is truly an oasis! This is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax.

Jen & Tim

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Patrick Henry Newport News VA
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Backyard of house
Car: necessary

Ideally situated on Chesapeake Bay, sun, sand and water sports await you. If you tire of swimming, hiking and browning to a golden tan, try your hand at fishing, clamming or crabbing within sight of your own private deck. Kayakers love the many water trails and the chance to paddle with porpoise. If you love nature, you will enjoy the visits from many different migratory waterfowl including herons, osprey, pelicans and occasionally, eagles. The nearby town of Mathews is a quaint 19th century community with old homes and interesting shops. Trips to Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown allow you to walk the streets of our forefathers and are easy commutes. Busch Gardens, Water Country, Virginia Beach and many fine golf courses are easily accessible. Centrally located between Virginia Beach, Richmond and Washington, Reflections is the ideal vacation site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300





Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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