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Bedrooms 2
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Romantic Waterfront Cottage on Pristine Piankatank River! Nice Amenities!

"Now this is the life!" "A little piece of paradise!" "Livin the Dream!" "It doesn't get any better than this!" Just a few thoughts that may cross your mind when you come for a stay at The Cottage at Misti Cove.

While the name may be simple, don't let that fool you, for so are the best things in life! However, extraordinary amenities run a close second and this cottage offers extra helpings of each for the best of both worlds! Here, you'll enjoy resort-like amenities without resort crowds. Amenities like free WIFI, large outdoor pool, beach area, tennis court, and pier. Extras that even most resorts don't provide like your very own private extra large waterfront hot tub with towel warmer, private waterfront fireplace chat set, Relaxation Station ( a waters-edge private beach-like lounging area with adirondack chairs, table for 2, thatch umbrella, and wood fireplace ), your very own tiki bar, 2 indoor fireplaces, 4 tv/dvd players all connected to DirecTv, 4 owner provided kayaks, 4 owner provided beach chairs, beach towels, 4 owner provided bikes, .......

Having only been rented since 2013, this cottage is in excellent condition and does not disappoint. In fact, a common theme we've heard from guests is that the cottage looks just like the pictures or better. We'd like your opinion too!

With this storybook waterfront cottage you'll get EXTREMELY CLOSE-UP views of the Piankatank River at its widest point as it feeds into an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, which is North America's largest estuary. Whether you're inside, or out, the expansive water views are unsurpassed! In fact, I know of no other vacation rental in the area where the home itself is so close to the water. They don't allow homes to be built this close to the water around here anymore. The water is so close you could cast a fishing line into the water from your rear deck. You'll actually have to go out a little farther to catch the fish but the point is, 'you could'. Check out the pictures. The water is just as close as it appears.

Afterall, it's all about the water..... so don't sacrifice on the view. YOU'RE COMING TOO FAR NOT TO HAVE EXCELLENT WATER VIEWS!

Viewing the sunrise over the water while laying in bed is unforgettable! Watching the sunset illuminate the sky while soaking in your private hot tub on your private waterfront deck is sure to leave a lasting memory as well. From here, you'll also be able to take in abundant wildlife and marine life such as osprey, eagles, seagulls, deer, jumping fish, crabs, sting rays, and many other species known to the area. It'll almost be like vacationing in a wildlife and marine observatory at the same time. Maybe that's one reason Budget Travel Magazine ranked Mathews, VA in the Top 5 Coolest Small Towns in America in 2014!

While not gazing at the surrounding natural beauty, you won't be disappointed with the aesthetics of the cottage either. It's furnished with top quality furnishings and offerings throughout. Master bedroom has queen size bed w/Novaform gel memory foam mattress, 2nd bedroom has daybed w/pop-up trundle underneath that can convert the daybed to either a king size bed or two separate twin size beds. Both mattresses are memory foam as well. The Living Room, Enclosed Porch ('No Wake Zone'), Master Bedroom, and 2nd bedroom have high definition tv's with dvd players. All 4 tv's are connected to satellite tv provided by DirecTV.

Kitchen is fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot, garbage disposal, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, & all the utensils you'll need to prepare a feast.

Kitchen, Living Room, Master BR, and 2nd BR have bamboo floors for that far away exotic feel!

There's more than meets the eye as well. However, rather than take pictures of inside the closets and cupboards, let me just tell you you'll find things like fluffy resort quality towels, a towel warmer, quality quilts and/or bedspreads, and an assortment of tiki bar accessories to name just a few.

Outside on the deck facing the waterfront there is a tiki bar, charcoal grill, extra large hot tub and fireplace chat set to lounge around and take off the chill on those cooler nights. If you've still got some energy left to relax, then maybe you could meander on down to the hammock a little closer to the water and rest for a spell. The hammock is canopied by two trees so once you get here you'll have it "made in the shade". Still got a little energy and perhaps feeling a little adventurous? You are now ready for the Relaxation Station... the mini beach-like area with the 2 adirondack chairs & wood burning fireplace just a sea shells throw from the water. FOR VARIETY, TRY IN REVERSE! Remember, while you're here you've got nothing but time, so why not relax and make it go as slow as possible.

Come stay for awhile and let time slow down. You'll soon find yourself saying, "Now this is the life!"

Other tidbits:

There are 4 owner provided kayaks, beach chairs, & bikes available for guests' use. Guests may keep their boat at nearby Morningstar Marina for a fee or anchor boats capable of floating in shallow water in front of cottage. Sorry, no trailered boats allowed to be kept on premises.

Quiet community offers residents & guests a beach area, pier, seasonal pool, tennis court, basketball goal, & play ground for small kids.


* Cottage has been tastefully decorated to include several pictures and other decor with scriptural references to help foster a sense of peace and relaxation.

* WARNING! 4.9 out of 5 guests have experienced symptoms of separation anxiety immediately after check-out. To a lesser extent, some have merely become Misti-eyed.

Full service marina and free public boat launch about 6 - 7 miles away. Grocery, small shops, and churches nearby. Piankatank River Golf Club about 20 minutes away. Local cinema and bowling about 20 minutes away. Busch Gardens Theme Park, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown and Yorktown about an hour away. Plenty of history to see in Richmond as well which is about an 1 hour 15 minutes away. Or, you might like to take a day trip to the ocean at VA Beach which is about 1 hour 30 minutes away. See local listings in Mathews, VA for periodic local events such as oyster festival, fireworks displays, fishing tournaments, bicycle-athons, arts and crafts events, and more.


6/1-6/8/13 ' You had all the views and relaxation one could hope for. Your cottage is adorable with all the seaside beach décor... The neighbors were very friendly.' - Bernie and Tay - Gallaway, NJ

6/9-6/13/13 - 'This is truly a beautiful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer! We really enjoyed being here and felt so at home, too. You seem to have thought of everything one could ever need to be comfortable and at ease in their surroundings.' - Kathryn and Harry - Richmond, VA

6/14-6/20/13 'Our 6 day stay was amazing... The beach is so clear, so beautiful. There was so much wildlife to be seen!... The house was very accommodating, everything we hoped it would be and much more. Thank you Robert for our finest vacation yet!' Jess and Adam - Wapakoneta, OH

7/20-7/26/13 - 'You made us feel like we were special guests...Thank you is not enough to express our experience at Misti Cove. I personally love the cleanness and quality of everything...' Marta and Marian - Cresco, PA

7/27-8/2/13 'Your house is simply amazing! It was so relaxing and just what you need to recharge for a week. The sunrises were beautiful from the bedroom. Your house is stocked of everything we needed! The neighbors are also very friendly!' - Shannon and Greg - East Berlin, PA

8/3-8/10/13 'I can tell you it was worth each of the 16 hours of driving it took us to come here! Very comfortable, very quiet, it was a perfect place to relax with family. It was amazing because the water was so clear...We will recommend your place to our friends!!!' - Sebastian and Annie - Granby, Quebec - Canada

8/18-8/23/13 'We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this cottage...We enjoyed daily trips to the pool, beach, and relaxing in the hot tub. We took a fantastic evening cruise with Mathews Deadrise Charters. The Mathews Visitor Center is a must stop as well. We will remember Mathews County with great fondness. Thanks!' - Erica and Jerry - Madison, WI

8/31-9/7/13 'Thank you so much for letting my husband and I stay in your house this week. It is so relaxing and so beautiful. We took some trips sightseeing but were always in a hurry to return. Inside and outside of house is set up with so much thought to comfort it is amazing.' - Teresa and Lee - Huntington, WV

9/18-9/23/13 'What a lovely time we've had! The cabin has been everything we hoped for and more. Charming place...' - Sally, Chris, and Mary - Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

10/18-10/21/13 'The views are absolutely breath taking! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt right at home... We saw many boats and used the spotting scope as well. The house is very cozy and has everything we could ever need. Thanks for helping to make our anniversary a great one.' - David and Kimberly - Timberville, VA

11/1-11/4/13 - 'We have had a very relaxing time here in your cute little cottage. The hot tub was wonderful. We like the red light at night...The amount of stars you can see is amazing. I love the hammock...All the homey touches and décor make this the perfect waterfront cottage. It has been everything pictured online and then some.' - Lisa and Mickey - Huntington, WV

More Details

Robert Short
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

What makes this house unique

The cottage's extremely close proximity to the water is probably the closest you'll find in the area when it comes to BIG water views. The private outdoor waterfront hot tub that guests can soak in while taking in the views is also a rarity. The outdoor waterfront fireplace chat set compliments the hot tub and helps extend the cooler days. The Relaxation Station, which is mere feet from the water, boasts two adirondack chairs and wood burning fireplace for your enjoyment while you wiggle your toes in the sand. From the endless views looking out toward the Chesapeake Bay to the enchantment of lights across the river at night, these sights and more help create a sense of wonderment that make it hard for the eye to look away.


Cobbs Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Restored antique claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Bathroom # 2 is actually just an outdoor shower w/hot & cold
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/pop-up trundle that converts to king or 2 twin beds
  • Wake up to a spectacular view of the sunrise in the romantic waterfront master bedroom. Comes appointed with an electric fireplace w/remote and high definition flat screen tv with dvd player hooked up to satellite tv provided by Directv. Bed is queen size and has very comfortable memory foam mattress. Also comes equipped with a writing desk/hutch. Bedroom offers towel warmer and quick access to outdoor hot tub. Second bedroom comes with daybed with pop-up trundle that can convert to either a king size bed or two twin beds. This bedroom also comes equipped with a writing desk and high definition tv with dvd player and is hooked up to DirecTV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.9242425 based on 66 reviews

wonderful view, close to great attactions, completley relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

wonderful view, close to great attractions. completely relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 3 day stay as expected. Robert and Gail make this seamless. Hope to make a 3rd visit in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Bungalow with many extras

  • 4 of 5

Misti Cove is a relaxing cottage with nice view of bay. Beaches are near by (very small), but area is very secluded. The owners have everything you need on site and there is nice size community pool for laps or relaxing. Also tennis and basketball courts. Good place to bring children. Hot tub on deck is excellent retreat at end of the day.

We spent a week here and would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This was the final stop of our honeymoon roadtrip. This nice waterfront property was just as advertised with amazing views, amenities and comfort. It was nice to see the waterfront from everywhere in the house, as well as the hammock, hot tub and fire pit. This house has everything we needed and was perfect for our romantic getaway. Thank you, we would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A Relaxing & Enjoyable Week for me

  • 5 of 5

This is such a nice comfortable cozy place to stay because it offers so many amenities -- the fireplace area by the water, a huge deck area with a tiki bar, the hot tub & the gas fireplace area right next to the hot tub. There are sliding glass doors all across the water side to give gorgeous unobstructed views of the water & morning sunrises. Nicely decorated with a beach theme. Everything was very clean & well equipped with all the appliances & dishes you might need. The master bed & linens were comfortable & weren't your typical cheap linen service linens. Even the bath towels & beach towels were good quality. The electric fireplaces were a nice touch & were very realistic. I stayed there in May & the nights were cool. I only wish there were screens on the sliding doors so I could leave the doors open. It was nice having the washer & dryer so I didn't have to pack dirty clothes & wet towels. The neighborhood was quite except for a really happy mocking bird singing it's heart out every day. I loved watching the hawks or ospeys diving into the water for fish. The owner was so pleasant & accommodating. I would love to rent this place for an entire season. It was a truly relaxing stress free stay.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful romantic getaway for my husband and I at the end of February! Awoke every morning to the sight and sound of the swans and thousands of ducks. Hot tub and fire pit were a wonderful addition! Although too cold to swim, there was a very nice set of steps leading directly into the shallow water with a sandy bottom. Hope to come again in the warmer months to enjoy the water and kayaks, etc!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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"European Themed Park recommended for all ages. Exciting rides, shows, and good food in a ve..."
Water Country USA
"Fun outdoor water park in Williamsburg, VA."
Seabreeze Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Enjoy affordable waterfront dining at the Seabreeze Restaurant on Gwynn's Island. 384 Old F..."
Piankatank River Golf Course
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Morningstar Marinas | Gwynns Island
"Full service marina with everything you need."
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement
Yorktown Victory Center
York River Charters
The Inn at Tabbs Creek
" based here. 804-815-6132"
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Newport News Airport
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Piankatank River Golf Club

Cottage is located in Mathews County in a quiet community of Misti Cove, consisting of about 22 homes of which only 7 are waterfront. Although the cottage is in a rural area where deer, turkey, osprey, eagles, and many other wildlife and marine life abound, the small town of Mathews is only about 10 minutes away and features the Mathews Visitor Center, a Food Lion, an independent grocery store, library, a couple of restaurants, Hardees, liquor store, a seasonal farmer's market, and several other misc. shops. Convenience stores, gas, and other restaurants, are a little closer. The Seabreeze Restaurant, which offers affordable waterfront dining, is located on Gwynn's Island about 10 minutes away and is accessed by crossing over a draw bridge.

Other attractions:

Water Excursions - 804-815-6132 or go to

Fishing Tours - 804-815-4895 or

go to

Kayaking Tours - 1-855-TO-KAYAK or


Paddle Board Tours/Rentals - 804-384-3534 or go to

Adventure Guides ( Blueways Water Trails, Bicycling Routes, Driving and Walking Tours including Birding and Nature Trails ) 804-725-4229 or go to

Mathews Film Society - go to

Put-In Creek Carvings/Frenchy's - Pool hall featuring great local art at 206 Main Street, Mathews, VA - 804-725-8650 OPEN YEAR-ROUND, MON - SAT, 10 A.M - 4 P.M.

Bay School of the Arts - Main Street in town of Mathews.

Open daily, this center was created to preserve heritage crafts, encourage eco-tourism and educate the community in the Arts by providing workshops, classes, lectures, exhibits and cultural opportunities.

Mathews Farmer's Market - Open Seasonally on Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 804-725-5747

Morningstar Marina is full service and is about 6 miles away.

Public boat launch area about 6.5 miles away on same site as The Seabreeze Restaurant. ( Sorry, no motorized boat launching available on Misti Cove premises with the exception of kayaks, canoes, and other similar small watercraft.)

Golfing at Piankatank River Golf Club about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Local cinema and bowling about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Busch Gardens Theme Park and Water Country USA about an hour away.

Historic Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown about an hour away. City of Richmond with all of it's history about 1 hr. 15 min. away. Virginia Beach is about 1.5 hours away.

Homeaway doesn't permit other websites to be mentioned in ads, but if you google The Rivah Visitor's Guide or Mathew's VA Visitor's Center you'll find more information for nearby festivals, fishing tournaments, fishing tours, water excursions, kayaking tours, and other activities that occur throughout the year.

Town of Gloucester is about 25 minutes away and has a Walmart, a few chain restaurants, and other misc. stores.


Rates & Availability

Cobbs Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

* 3 night minimum stay required unless stay is for a weekend ( Friday - Sunday ).

* To complete reservation confirmation process guest(s) must return guest reservation form, signed rental contract, and a copy of their driver's license or passport for traveler's arriving from outside of the United States.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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