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Larkin Linton

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, cat and a little dog

Aylett River Paradise: A whimsical gem designed to harmonize with nature.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

St. Stephens Church House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 6-8 Newly Remodeled!!

Spend a week nestled at the edge of the beautiful Mattaponi. Use the kayaks or the golf clubs or nap on the screened porch made of trees. The ceiling fans should keep you cool or go inside to the air conditioning and hang out in the downstairs lounge with the cherry wood panels and the new vinyl pebble mosaic. Also you'll find big screen satellite TV,, and TONS of games. The newly remodeled kitchen is ready to go. Just bring food. All 3 bedrooms have satellite TV . Soaps, Linens, towels some condiments and coffee are supplied. The upstairs bedroom has its own lounge and ruby powder room. There are 2 picnic tables. One on the screened porch and one in the Emerald Moss Garden. Most pets are welcome.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larkin Linton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, cat and a little dog

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Aylett River Paradise: A whimsical gem designed to harmonize with nature.
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews
5

A laid-back, artful Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We booked Larkin's magical property for a family Thanksgiving this year. From our first steps inside we were fascinated by the artful, imaginative touches she has incorporated into the interior and exterior of the cabin. We were comfy and cozy immediately. Despite being rather tiny, the kitchen had everything we needed (except a portable mixer, which I brought) and was a pleasure to work in. We stayed from Tuesday until Saturday, and we could conveniently fill all our grocery and eating out needs at a shopping center four miles away. Big oven cooked our turkey beautifully, plus we made pies and a cake. What helps the kitchen support the creation of dinner for ten is a giant island. Because the weather was mild, we decided to eat at the over-sized picnic table outside in the sun, with the river sparkling 50 feet away. We used the round dining area table as a buffet. Later we enjoyed conversation by the outdoor fire pit. Friday was Christmas crafts with the kids, again at the picnic table. We had so much fun! The children were happy and the adults relaxed. Cabin is exactly as described, only more interesting. Very comfortable and clean. Loved the solitude of the setting in the woods, reached by a "driveway" that has to be a quarter mile in length. One caveat: highway 360 crosses the Mattaponi River very near the property. At first we noticed the traffic, and very quickly we forgot about it. It became part of the experience, one we hope to repeat ASAP. Our dogs had a great time too--they could be off-leash outside and they played, explored, chased each other and generally celebrated their freedom. If you want posh, go somewhere else. If you value creativity, design, art and comfort, I guess we'll be competing for reservations. Oh: Larkin was very responsive and helpful, as well as thoroughly informative about the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A wonderful rustic retreat with plenty of creature comforts.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great experience at the Aylett River Paradise. Larkin was a wonderful genuine hostess; she takes good care of her guests. It's a wonderful rustic retreat, but with plenty of creature comforts. A very scenic location with complete privacy. A little road noise in the background, but not constant and easy to get used to. A great place to relax overall. The access to the river for canoeing and kayaking is a real treat and one of the reasons we chose it. So much better than staying at a hotel. You can't have a campfire and lounge in a hammock at a hotel. Would definitely come back if vacationing in that area of VA again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, VA
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Larkin's place. The cabin was everything that was advertised and more. A diamond in the rough. Larkin was extremely hospitable and had anything you could possible need available. She even had marshmallow sticks and little packets of color to throw in the fire for the kids. My three girls spent countless hours swimming, fishing, and kayaking the Mattaponi river. We will most definitely be returning.

Great for families, kids, dogs, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring
4

Amazing place..

  • 4 of 5

Let me start saying that Larkin was very helpful since I first contacted her, and she responded all my questions and made my decision easier when it came to choosing the place for my annual retreat. She came over to welcome me on the first day and even offered a cellphone since I didn't have cellphone signal (T-mobile) inside the house, but there's some coverage outside the house. The property has everything anyone would possible need for a nice getaway. The place was clean and very comfortable. I loved the porch where I sat to read every night, avoiding the mosquitoes ;) I didn't use many of the amenities since this was a meditation retreat, so I spent most of the time contemplating the Mattaponi River, walking around the property and enjoying a nice time on the hammock. For a meditation retreat, the near traffic noise could be distracting, but I kinda got used to by the second day. The dock was my favorite place where I sat in silence just enjoying life and nature. Definitely a place to visit, I totally recommend it! Thank you, Larkin and poncho!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! The boys had such a great time relaxing on the river and the dock. The canoe and kayaks got a lot of use!! Your hospitality was wonderful. Thank you for giving the young men such incredible memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Relax, unwind, enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

This Aylett River Paradise was probably the most unique places my husband & I have ever stayed. EVERYTHING you could possibly need, (except food), was there. A personal, whimsical touch was everywhere and the simple beauty of the house and property were enough to have us planning our next stay. The listing described everything perfect, layout was wonderful, amenities were above and beyond what we'd ever experienced before. (We've done lots of traveling). Everything was clean, the owner was OUT OF THIS WORLD KIND, and customer service? This lady could make a career of going from place to place teaching this generation what customer service REALLY is. I've already recommended this place to many people. The river is beautiful. The dock is great for fishing or just standing and thinking. As far as activities, restaurants, etc., the place was so great, I didn't even look for anywhere else to go.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Richmond International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Vinnies bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Queensfield and Hobbs hole
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrack in Ashland or Richmond (same)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy(360) and River Rd (600)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
several within 5 mi. -2Mex,3 Ital,2 Chinese,1BBQ
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Waterski in Tappahannock
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Va Beach(east) or Colonial beach (Potomac)(north
Car: necessary

If you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming... the Mattaponi River is the place for you. This house sits about 50' from the edge of the river with 3 kayaks and a canoe for your convenience. Beautiful ZOAR STATE FOREST is just across the river so hiking and park activities are easy! There's a public boat ramp about 1000' away (but totally out of eye shot) but kayaks and canoes con launch from the floating dock here. The river is freshwater and tidal. At low tide its 10 or so feet deep near the shore (old channel) .about 4 or 5 in the middle, and even less on the other side. Bottom is mostly sandy! Currents are usually not very strong, and every12 hours stops completely and changes direction. Very user friendly!

. Aylett is close to Richmond (50 min.), DC (90 min) Willamsburg (60 min) with easy access to fast moving roads.

Other Activities: KINGS DOMINION Close!! 30 min -Bush Gardens and OUTLET stores are about40 min away. New badmitten set!

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Rates & Availability

St. Stephens Church House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 16
May 28 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
25 logs for fire $0
kayak rental $0
canoe rental $0
cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 5.0%

The changing day is Saturday .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St. Stephens Church House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Soaps and papers are supplied. As well as towels (and washcloths) for both indoor and outdoor use. The medicine cabinet has basic necessities like: Bandaids, asprin, antibiotic ointment, alcohol, peroxide,anti diarrhea pills,anti itch cream,tweezers, spare toothbrushes and toothpaste ,and a toilet book that claims to be fast acting.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has a special doggie mattress that pulls out from under the bed.Its big enough for one of those great big beautiful Great Danes!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
foozball table

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