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Bill Metzger

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Metzger (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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.


based on 61 traveler reviews

Expansive views of Chesapeake Bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

A wee bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay. The house and property was meticulously kept. All the amenities were above and beyond expectations. This is the only family vacation that my 2 grandsons did not want to leave. Kudos to the owner and we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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a one of a kind property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a 4 day weekend to celebrate a big wedding anniversary and it was everything we wanted and more... one night we cooked a 7 course dinner for the celebration and the kitchen was very well equipped, including very nice dishes and glasses. We thought that we would spend our days visiting some of the surrounding historical sights, but with the bikes and kayaks and beautiful property, we ended up staying very local and enjoying all that the house and grounds had to offer. And, Bill was very helpful and a delight to talk to. We have rented several properties in the past and this was by far the best equipped! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly, and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Probably the greatest pleasure for the homeowner in offering their property for rental is the satisfaction of learning how much the guests recognize the effort and attention to detail put in by the owner to make their stay more enjoyable. Thank you for your kind words. You and your family were wonderful guests. I hope your parents 50th anniversary turned out as expected. And, I do hope you will be able to make your way back at some point in the future. Bill
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A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I, (there's six of us) surprised our mother for her 80th birthday by renting this lovely home. Each of the rooms are beautifully decorated, country charm with a beachy feel. The house was very clean when we arrived and had all the amenities you could ever need, just like if you were at home. The living room, dining room were large enough for us all to set comfortably together and then there were plenty of bedrooms when we wanted some time to ourselves. All the beds were comfortable, everyone said they all slept well. Outside was just as beautiful (just wish we could have seen the sun while we were there). We enjoyed a bike ride one afternoon, a cookout, singing by the fire at night, and it was a beautiful spot to take family pictures. The pool area was beautiful, but the weather didn't cooperate with us on that...too cold! The are is very quite and peaceful. The house is very close to Food Lion and a few restaurants in Matthews. We didn't eat out at all, we just went to the Food Lion bought groceries and pitched in making meals.

Bill met my family when they first arrived and took the time to show everyone around the property. I had to call him that night to let him know that one of the coffee makers didn't work and that we couldn't lock the living room doors, (we weren't doing it correctly), he was very friendly and walked me through locking the door correctly. The next morning he showed up with a coffee maker. We all very much enjoyed meeting Bill and talking with him.

I have stayed a quite a few "Home Away" rentals and this was by far the nicest home I have stayed at, I would defiantly recommend this home to anyone. We all hope to come back again for another visit, so we can use that pool and go kayaking. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay for our celebration. The only thing that would have made it completely perfect was if the sun had of came out! Thanks so much Bill!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Words cannot do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about this place, but suffice it to say that this will be one of the best places that you will ever rent. The owner is great, and the place is somewhere that you will remember for the rest of your life. The amenities and activities are outstanding ... you will never want to leave the property during your stay. Everything was as described in the listing. Note that the bedroom with just the one twin bed is separated in the house from all of the other bedrooms (it is over the kitchen).

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot for some R&R

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home and had everything we needed. The view is fabulous, the house and grounds are will maintained and most attractive. The owner is delightful and pleasant and made sure we were comfortable. A great spot for some R&R.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house and will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Water Haven is amazing and we wish we had more time to enjoy all that this house has to offer. The kitchen was well stocked with all the little things you may need. Every room was cozy and comfortable with beautiful views of the water. We are all hoping to stay here again in the summer when we will have more time to enjoy this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Mathews House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Peak)
May 28 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
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
Peak Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 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

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Virginia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • 2 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
  • 4 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 5 - 1 twin/ single , small studio w/ private adj half bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Gr floor w/ full views of River, Bay, Pool & adj full 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
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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