About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Cat and a little dog
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A laid-back, artful Thanksgiving
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.
Very charming cabin right on the river.
Our family truley enjoyed our stay here. We had a beautiful weekend to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. My granddaughter enjoyed going on scavenger hunts around the property. Very relaxing weekend watching everyone fish. Hanging out by the campfire, singing and roasting marshmallows. Thank you Larkin for welcoming us to your lovely cabin. We would love to return for a longer stay.
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! :)
Comfortable, cozy, rustic, and homey. Something for everyone of all ages. Felt like being at Grandma’s house. Everyone settled in to either a comfortable couch by the fireplace with crochet blankets, hanging around the kitchen island sipping tea, relaxing by the fire pit, or having a family dinner on the lamp lit porch. This little gem is full of board games & books, and fully stocked with many little extras that anyone’s home would have. Condiments are in the kitchen and little toiletries are in the bathroom for convenience. Our family relaxed & recharged and made wonderful memories during our stay. We especially loved the row boats! We would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much Larkin and Dori!
Exactly what we were needing! Great little getaway.
Very quaint and quiet, With plenty of room
I totally enjoyed this rustic yet modern oversized cabin.It had great character and charm.Of course catching the only fish in the chilly waters was a plus.Sitting at night at the outside fire pit was so relaxing.I look forward to staying again in the spring. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean and spacious.I traveled down from New Hampshire with family from Boston to visit family in Virginia and my family was shocked that I found such a cool place so close to them. Larkin has everything you need there and then some! I will return there again in the spring if my family members don’t beat me to it.Oh, just a side note- my phone worked fine down there👍�
Absolutely amazing time!
We had an absolutely incredible time at Larkin's River House. We were so blown away by everything that the house offered both inside and out. We lucked out with beautiful weather so we were able to be outside and enjoying the river even in November. Our dog had a great time as well and there was even a life jacket for her to ride the canoe which was a first, and quite a fun experience! I really look forward to coming back because it was truly one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had. I highly recommend this place and I'm already trying to figure out when we can come back!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The changing day is Saturday .Stays shorter than a week can only be booked 2 weeks before date of stay in the summer.