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Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bdrm's, Sleeps 10, 3 full bathrooms, 3 half baths, newly renovated.

- Expansive water views of the Chesapeake Bay from every room of the house.

- Large private pool with a gas grill as well as a gas streamer pot to roast some delicious oysters or steam a pot of Chesapeake Bay crabs.

- Kayaks & life jackets provided to explore the quiet coves.

- Bring your own boat or rent one locally. Private concrete loading ramp and private boathouse that accommodates two 36' craft.

- Bicycles & helmets provided to enjoy our quiet country lanes or pack a picnic and ride just 4 miles to white sand Haven Beach or just 2 miles into the little town of Mathews.

- Crab pots provided for guests. Children love baiting them and checking to see what they caught for dinner.

- A little less than an hours drive to the most historic locations in the United States--Colonial Williamsburg (first U.S. capitol), Jamestown (first settlers landed here), Yorktown (famous for the action it saw during the Revolutionary War).

- A little less than an hours drive to one of the largest theme parks and water parks in the United States -- Busch Gardens.

- Watch world class yachts and sailboats come and go from the Mathews Yacht Club just up the river.

- Get away from it all in the hammock enjoying the expansive views and breezes off the Bay.

- Many excellent movies in the library for your pleasure or the games or cd's available to our guests.

- Roast marshmallows or hot dogs at the waterside fire pit. Starter fluid, fire wood, and telescoping forks provided.

- Watch the moon rise and see the stars brighter than you have probably ever seen them due to the low light pollution here.

- 20,000 watt propane backup generator which will provide electric service for entire house if main power is lost.

- High chair (1) and "pack & play" (1) available.

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Metzger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Bill Metzger

Bill Metzger is originally from Oklahoma, but has lived in Virginia for the past 35 years. Now semi-retired I love living on the Chesapeake Bay and near the small but charming town of Mathews.

Why Bill Metzger chose Virginia

The house has expansive views from every room in the house. At least 110 years old this house has weathered many storms and hurricanes. It was a working farm. In this area most farmers also were watermen with fishing boats.

The house has been modernized to today's high standards yet continues to maintain it's coastal farm house charm. It has everything a coastal property should have. A quiet slide into the cove for kayaks, boat loading ramp and boathouse that can accommodate two 36' craft.

What makes this house unique

The first time I saw this property, it was love at first sight. Nothing beats the expansive views and when the sun is at a certain angle the water definitely looks blue -- thus, Blue Water Haven.

It is a haven from all the worries of the world. Although if you want to stay in touch with the world we have WiFi and TV's in every room.

Amenities

Moon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , next to full bath w/ combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Powder Room - toilet , for general use of household
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pvt balcony overlooking The Bay w/ in-room full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Veiws of River & Bay w/ full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , with in-room half bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Gr floor w/ full views of River, Bay, Pool & adj full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , small studio w/ private adj half bath
  • All bedrooms have satellite tv service and DVD players along with clock radios.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
within an hour or so of many historical/entertainment sites to include: Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Bush Gardens, Water Country USA.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
5

Love Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at this beautiful home, we enjoyed our stay once again! This home is beautifully maintained and the furnishings are very comfortable! Our family enjoyed sitting in the living, getting cozy by the fire, and reminiscing about the past, having breakfast together at the big dining room table, and waking up to beautiful views of the sun rising! I would definitely recommend this home to any one who wants a nice big home, privacy, and all the comforts of home and so much more!

We did eat out at a restaurant in Matthew; Richardson's Cafe' (I believe) it's a small restaurant, but the food is very fresh and VERY Good! We made a reservations because it was 12 of us meeting there, and the food and service was great! They serve all kinds of food!

Bill was great to work with and a joy to talk to, always very pleasant and friendly! We hope that we'll be able to visit again during the warmer months, so we can enjoy all that the home has to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim for the very kind review. And I do hope you will be able to make it back this way this summer. And also thanks for the heads up on the bathroom situation - I will definitely past it to the proper parties. Take care and hope to see you sometime soon.
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5

Wonderful Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely perfect for our weekend at the river. The house was immaculate and stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The view and location were unbelievable and the owner was extremely accommodating. We will return!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Southern paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron was even better than the photos. The weather was terrible but we had plenty of room inside to play games and cards. Bill did not miss a thing with this rental . Running back and forth checking the crab cages was so much fun too. It is something we do not get to do in Michigan! We had 7 adults and had plenty of spare room.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and it was great having you stay with us. I really felt bad for you regarding the weather thing. I guess that means that you just will have to come back at some later time for better weather - I know that I would love to have you return. Ques - did you catch enough crabs to actually be able to eat any? Have a fun summer. Bill Metzger
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5

If your looking for a vacation retreat on the bay, this is it.

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's second time staying at Blue Water. We were not disappointed. The house is kept very clean with fresh linens. The property provides fun for everyone in your group. Roasting marshmallows over the fire pit at the water's edge, throwing the frisbee in the yard, swimming in the pool, close to a local beach, bike riding, canoeing - you name it. Our family rents a lot of homes around the bay and other areas around the world. Frankly, were picky and this rental home meets all of our expectations.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal location for a gathering of quilters!!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Water Haven was a perfect in every way. The layout of the residence was spacious enough for a spreading out to sew together and also for privacy. The house was very clean, the linens and towels were of a good quality. The kitchen was well stocked for all of our needs and the views were outstanding. It was cold and rainy, so we didn't get outside much, but that didn't deter us from enjoying the views from the well appointed windows and decks. Mr. Metzger was the perfect host before, during and after our stay. I wish I could add a plus to the 5 stars, because it is that wonderful!!! I love to travel and frequently rent homes to accommodate my large family and this, by far, was the best overall experience I have ever had with a rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, well equipped, with an impeccable view. Comfortable for both large and small groups.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Blue Water Haven. The view from the property was magnificent. The grounds were well maintained and the home was equipped with everything we needed during our visit. We loved that kayaks and canoes were included for our use. The water near the boat house was very calm and perfect for launching canoes. The fire pit was a big hit and a nice treat during chilly evenings. There was plenty to do within an hour drive of the property. Our family enjoyed visiting Jamestown and Williamsburg during the day and coming home to the peaceful, private setting at night. We will definitely be back for a second visit during the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newport News, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several town of Mathews
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Piankatank Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in town of Mathews
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Haven Beach
Car: necessary

Less than one hour from historic Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Bush Gardens, and WaterCountry USA.

The best fishing and boating area along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rates & Availability

Moon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$4,100
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,280
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$376
From
$410
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
$2,600
 
 
Pre-Holidays
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & House Cleaning $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.3%

FULLY FURNISHED - sheets, bath & pool towels, robes, paper, soaps, shampoos. Kitchen has dish soap, dishwasher detergent, towels, trash bags & all cooking/eating utensils. TV's & DVD's in living & breakfast area &all bedrooms. WiFi enabled. Laundry avail.
FULLY REFUNDABLE $500 damage deposit & $170 Cleaning Fee are not taxed and due at time of final payment. Cancel Policy explained in Agreement.
2 DAY RENTALS on selected dates: Pricing subject to change for 2 night stays - please contact owner for quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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