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Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.

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


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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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 USA

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.


Moon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
within an hour or so of many historical/entertainment sites to include: Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Bush Gardens, Water Country USA.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews

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 star rating for Blue Water Haven

  • 5 of 5

Our 8th annual women's Discover Virginia trip was even more terrific because Blue Water Haven was our home base for exploring the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula the week after Thanksgiving. We each appreciated having our own bedroom and private space and then great gathering spaces, too, in front of the living room gas fireplace, dining room, and breakfast room.

We especially enjoyed the tasteful Christmas decorations throughout the house!

Bill was a terrific host from our first contact to make the reservation in Jan. 2016 to our Dec. 2 checkout. I hope to return with my grandchildren so that they can enjoy all the outdoor amenities available at Blue Water Haven.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful review. I am so pleased that you and your friends were able to enjoy the Mathews area. And do please consider coming back to visit again. Have a great New Year. Best regards, Bill
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Vienna, Virginia

Absolutely fabulous retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from spending four fabulous days in Moon. The Blue Water Haven retreat is outstanding, the views are breathtaking from every room, and our family loved every minute that we spent together there! We are hoping to return when the weather is warmer so that we can take advantage of the bicycles, the pool, the kayaks, and canoes. Bill Metzger is a gracious host and everything was just as advertised. We highly recommend this beautiful home and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

Perfect for our family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that we had ever vacationed together as a family. Our group included my 87-year-old father, and our four-year-old granddaughter. This house was just perfect for all of us. What a wonderful setting, right on the Chesapeake. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, and nothing thrilled me more then to take my adult kids out on the water for their first kayaking and canoeing experience.

The house is totally equipped for any cooking you may choose to do, which we did… Or for grilling, which we also did. We totally enjoyed the large living room which was spacious enough, and comfortable enough to accommodate all nine of us.

The only downside, and this shouldn't reflect on the house itself or the wonderful owner, is that there are very few dining out options nearby. The few places in nearby Matthews where we did eat, we're very good. For slightly more upscale dining, you will probably need to travel a good 20 minutes away or more, for additional options.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for staying with us and so glad that you had an enjoyable time with 3 generations of your family. And I do appreciate your kind words in describing Blue Water Haven. I hope it will be possible that you would be able to return at sometime - you were delightful guests and would welcome at anytime. Take care - Bill
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A Chesapeake Jewel

  • 5 of 5

On September 17th our family came together for a long awaited sibling reunion. A year before we researched and chose "Blue Water Haven" a beautiful old farmhouse that the owners renovated. The grounds are just beautiful and the inside is furnished with warm colors and beautiful furniture. The owner Bill,met us upon our arrival and showed us around the house and grounds and made us feel very welcome. The pool was lovely and the view from every window in the house is awesome. We enjoyed the fire pit the last night we were there, wishing we could stay a little longer. If you want a place that will give you beautiful views and peaceful relaxation you will have it at "Blue Water Haven". Thanks Bill, hope we will have a chance to enjoy Blue Water Haven again in the future. Your Texas Friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, I really do appreciate your kind words. You and your family members were a delight to have staying at Blue Water Haven and I truly hope you will consider returning. It is after reading reviews such as yours that I realize how lucky I am to have the calibre of guests that visit us. Thanks for coming and hope to see you sometime down the road.
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Beautiful Waterfront Setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful waterfront property, with panoramic view of Milford haven and surrounding water. Property was luxurious with all the amenities one could want on the water including private boathouse, swimming pool, and well appointed furnishings inside and out. If you like the salt water then seriously consider this rental.


  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Moon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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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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