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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Property Manager
Larkin Linton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, cat and a little dog
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Amenities

St. Stephens Church House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
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
  • 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

Reviews

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Aylett River Paradise: A whimsical gem designed to harmonize with nature.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 51 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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5

A great get-away for a family of nature-lovers!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed the house and especially the river. The house was so well equipped that we had all the comforts of home and could concentrate on having a relaxing time together.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful relaxing river lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Better than described. It was the perfect place for us to stay while visiting family on the river. House is packed with entertainment, seating and eating areas. A/C worked great in June, everything you could possibly need to cook with.

Larkin was amazing, there when you needed her, but not obtrusive

Would love to come back and stay when we could spend more time just chilling on the river

Thanks so much for making our family reunion perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

The Aylett River Paradise is a sanctuary for my family. It is a place where we go back to simple things: playing outside, breathing fresh air, eating together, swimming in the river or talking around a camp fire. The house is setup so that you get enough of the luxuries of life yet feel miles away from the next closest human. Larkin is so kind and thoughtful. Her artistry and handiwork make the place truly feel one of a kind. It is wonderful.

There is something magical about this property and it keeps calling us back. We cannot wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place we loved it and enjoyed that Larkin left the firewood stocked for the fire pit and was very comfortable staying here. Would book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well Off the Beaten Path but Near to Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This Aylett River property will exceed expectations for the spirited wonderer willing to forgo room service and valet parking. Leaving the highway, there is a mile long (at least) drive into a wooded wonderland that borders state forestry and a winding river. Although the highway is near enough to glimpse and hear through the surrounding woods, the beaten path seems miles away. It isn't. A few miles away from the cabin is a market offering all the necessary accoutrements to prepare a gourmet meal...or not. Because this cozy cabin has both an exceptionally well equipped kitchen and an outdoor that beckons, it is a pallet of contradiction. There is no one way to enjoy your time here. Cook a gourmet meal, grill burgers, drive to a local restaurant, snack on the breezy porch, fish for your own meal. or have S'mores at the fire pit! The choices are endless and so is the character of this property. The river invites (and kayaks and canoes are available) but, the décor of the cabin begs you to stay inside and appreciate the details and lore of the area. The cabin is loaded with information about the river, as well as games, books, artwork, and comfortable furnishings. The weather did not cooperate during our visit and it was cool and rainy throughout, but the living room fireplace took the chill out of the air and the handmade afghan throws added a touch of home. Bonus! There is great water pressure and the shower is delightful.

We were welcomed upon arrival by Larkin, the owner. She took the time to explain the significance of the property and we walked around the grounds. She pointed out the signs of beaver, the different birds and how it all came to be. In the house we walked through the rooms as she shared local and family history. Even the dog appreciated the welcome he got, with his own bed and permission to run free (and that included swimming for him!)

And so, my family found the perfect respite to relax, explore, and enjoy our time together. It may not seem to be for everyone, which again is a contradiction, because this property really does have a little of everything (except room service and valet parking!)

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 17
Aug 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$4,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

The changing day is Saturday .Stays shorter than a week can only be booked 2 weeks before date of stay in the summer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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