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Carolyn Davis

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage

8 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Mathews County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape to the relaxing and calm waters and incredible views of the Chesapeake Bay in this new sun drenched cottage. Fish and crab from the private pier or tie up your boat for immediate access to great angling spots including the Bay Bridge Tunnel, Mobjack Bay, Gwens Island, Wolftrap lighthouse, Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers.

Leave the traffic and crowds behind and explore the small town charm of nearby Mathews. Enjoy the Saturday morning farmer’s market, area artisans, wildlife, historic New Point Comfort lighthouse, and specialty restaurants.

The gentle lapping surf and private ample beach is perfect for small children. The third level lookout has a wet bar, mini frig, microwave, telescope, TV and sleep sofa for the perfect private escape. Three additional bedroom, two with queen beds and one with twins all have private baths. Bring your kayak or jet ski and enjoy!

Please note that during certain times of the year the bay can be grassy.

Keywords: Chesapeake Bay house 4 bedrooms 3 baths pier

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Davis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Carolyn Davis

I am a licensed real estate agent. I specialize in the sale of historic properties, land and timber. I live in a small rural town in central Virginia. I enjoy my work, family and travel. In my spare time I spend lazy days at the lookout cottage fishing, crabbing, cooking and relaxing with my three grandchildren.

Carolyn Davis purchased this house in 2007

Why Carolyn Davis chose Virginia

My husband and I decided to look for a building lot in the Mathews area. First we found the plans for the lookout cottage and then set out to find just the right spot to build it. When we came upon this lot there were already piles up as if someone had started construction. When we asked the owner why the pile were in place, we found he was starting to build the very same home we had choosen, but decided to enlarge the floor plan and build on the adjoining lot. So our dream home was being built even before we found it. We looked no further and you must admit the view is wonderful.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the fact that most of the homes around us are occupied by owners who live there year round. It gives us an added sense of being in a community. We love the veiw, fishing and crabbing and never get tired of just gazing out at the incredible view. We have even seen deer on the beach, a bald eagle, swans and dolphin.

The water is shallow and great for children, yet deep enough to dock a boat at the pier.

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The home is bright and cheerful. Loved to nautical motif, the beach is beautiful - fishing and crabbing is great off the dock. Close enough to Busch gardens and water country (my daughter & her husband took a day for Busch gardens). Short drive to great restaurants and shops - locals are super friendly.

My stay was very relaxing -I truly hated to leave

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful home - we created many fun memories on this trip

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, children of 3,8 and 10 years old & 2 senior citizens) enjoyed the Lookout Cottage very much. it was very clean, nice décor, and a lot of natural sunlight! I could live there! It is definitely away from it all. The kids enjoyed digging in the sandy beach and swimming. I would recommend bringing water shoes because there are some areas that had rocks, but was nice safe swimming. We all enjoyed crabbing for the first time. You Tube videos helped us to learn how to catch and clean them. Watched the birds..especially the heron that was perched on rood the home next to us. We bought garden tomatoes and cucumbers from a local home on the way into town. Church of Francis de Sales in Matthews was a great experience in Matthews...very welcoming and awesome folk group. Bought some pottery from The Poddery in Matthews. We took one day to drive to VA Beach where we saw dolphins, got to play in the surf and crashing waves and come back to the tranquil Lookout Cottage. The owner got back to us quickly with any questions that we had. Great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PITTSGROVE New jersey
5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time returning to this beach home! We absolutely love it there! It's perfect for our family. It's hard to find a place where everyone is happy! Where you can literally go food shopping and not worry about anything else for the week. This vaction spot fits all of our needs from our 16 yr old son who loves to fish and crab to our 7 yr son who loves to play in the sand to our 13 yr old daughter who loves to shop... We also bring my mother who is sick and its nice and quiet for her! She loves her balcony overlooking the family room! Perfect layout for us. You really can't go wrong with this place. The owners are super friendly too! If your looking to really recharge this is the place to go!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great weekend with the family

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for my children and the grandkids so that we could be in Mathews for my niece's wedding. Everyone loved the place. The views, setting, and amenities were all just what we needed. My 9 year old grandson can't stop talking about the crabbing, and my son-in-law wants us to all come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

So peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this home. It is very comfortable and relaxing. Even though we got a lot of rain the week we were there (it was a rainy summer for the whole state) we thoroughly enjoyed it. Located in a bird sanctuary, there were a variety of birds to watch. Our favorites were the ospreys, herons & pelicans. We also saw several stingrays & turtles. It was a lot of fun to go crabbing. The views were fantastic. We loved the secluded location and quiet, peaceful surroundings. Just what we all needed to recharge. Our teenagers liked having their own den on the 3rd level. The covered porch was perfect for eating breakfast. On rainy days, the rocking chair was a perfect reading spot.

While New Point isn't a large town, we were impressed with the quality of the restaurants we ate at. We enjoyed Richardson's Cafe & Southwind Pizza. Our favorite meal was at Sandpiper Reef Restaurant even though the decor was kind of dated.

There isn't a lot to "do" locally, but our family was fine with that. We did some day trips to Yorktown, Newport News & Northern Neck. (LazerRush in Newport News was a fantastic laser tag facility!)

The owner of this home was very helpful and addressed one small issue we had with towels. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and we plan on returning ourselves. The only improvement I can think to suggest is a king-sized bed in the master bedroom.

I took a lot of lovely photos of the views that we will enjoy for years to come! (They are on Flickr under the username mylanternhill.)

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Readyville, TN 37149
5

Peaceful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. The house was a beautiful as the pictures and the private beach and pier made for a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Our family of 5 enjoyed the home with plenty or room. The wrap around porch and "widow's peak" room made for a wonderful place to escape and read. The boys fished, with limited success, although they enjoyed the attempts. The girls collected shells, and we all went to see the lighthouse. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked every meal. It was clean and the owner was wonderful to work with. This will likely be a first choice when headed back to VA.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Crabbing and fishing from private pier. Convenient to Colonial Williamsburg and outlet mall.

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Rates & Availability

Mathews County House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal rate
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mathews County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) on third level
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a 400 foot pier, crab pots are provided. Great fishing and crabbing from the private pier. Boats can be launced from Horn Harbour Marina or Camp Grounds.

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