Here is an anti-dote to everything urban.
Wake to sweeping, pastoral river views. Sip your coffee on the cushioned wicker porch swing on the waterfront porch.
Slip into your swimsuit for a dip in the pool.
Relax in the hammock by the water, shaded by hundred year old trees.
Watch the bald eagles and ospreys catch fish in the river.
Launch the kayaks and explore the pristine river shorelines.
Sail down into the Chesapeake Bay from the private deep water dock.
Gather at the firepit for smores and star gazing in the evenings.
Daytrip to Williamsburg, golf courses, wineries, theme parks and museums.
Families love this updated farmhouse that perfectly blends vintage charm and upscale conveniences.
ACCOMMODATIONS : 4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Baths (sleeps 8 - 10)
(Optional guesthouse w/ king bed, living area, kitchen and bath - sleeps 2)
Master Suite # 1 :
- Downstairs King Bedroom w/private bathroom, sitting area & waterfront deck
- Sitting area has a pair of chairs with ottoman overlooking the water
Master Suite # 2 :
- Upstairs King Bedroom w/ private bathroom, sitting area & waterfront balcony
- Remodeled bathroom has double sinks, freestanding soaking tub and separate large shower
Bedroom # 3 :
- Upstairs King Bedroom with waterview; shares attached bathroom
- plus windowseat daybed suitable for child / teen in alcove room
Bedroom # 4 :
- Upstairs Twin Bedroom; shares attached bathroom
- plus windowseat daybed suitable for child / teen in alcove room
Optional Guest House / Sleeps 2
- Separate guest house just steps off the driveway courtyard.
- Large (900 sq ft) open floor plan space has a king bed, bath, seating area w/ sofas, kitchen and huge windowseat overlooking shoreline.
Beds are freshly made up with high thread count linens.
Baths are stocked with Turkish cotton spa bath towels, pool towels, soaps, shampoos, facial tissues and toilet tissue.
Wireless 4G internet connects up to 5 computers or PDAs
Great sunset views from the west-facing, brick floored, river front porch with porch swing and wicker chairs.
Cozy family room with sectional sofa for watching movies, eating popcorn or playing games.
Good selection of board games and puzzles provided.
Well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and rustic brick floors.
Separate dining room (seats 10)
Quiet and cozy study/parlor for curling up with a good book.
DirectTV satellite TV service with DVR and DVD player
Large swimming pool with chaises, tables and chairs (open seasonally May - mid-Sept)
Private pier with 7' water depth - dock up to a 60' craft
Attached floating dock makes stepping off your boat a breeze
Two kayaks available for exploring the river and spotting wildlife
Miles of unspoiled coastline for kayaking, sailing or fishing
No fishing license needed to fish from the dock
Crabpots available for catching crabs from the dock
Horseshoe Pit with horseshoes, Croquet & Volleyball
Hammock by the water shaded by huge old trees
Fire Pit with Adirondack chairs
Private neighborhood boat launch is one house away
Local marina for boat service and supplies
KITCHEN AND DINING
Well equipped kitchen -- Stainless cookware, baking dishes, service for 12, Cuisinart coffeemaker, Cuisinart food processor, crockpot, blender, waffle iron, mixer, electric griddle for pancakes.
Prepare meals with the abundant locally grown produce and fresh seafood. Pantry staples provided.
Dining table seats Ten
Herb garden for your use - basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, lavender - in season.
DAYTRIPS, GOLF, THEME PARKS, MUSEUMS
Colonial Williamsburg (45 min) and Yorktown (30 min) are south, just across the York River.
New American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (30 minutes)
Jamestown Settlement and historic river plantations beckon you farther along the James River.
Mariners Museum in Newport News houses the raised Civil War ironclad, The Monitor and great displays on the history of boats and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science ( VIMS ) aquarium is a fun, family learning adventure.
Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, Water Country USA, are popular family theme parks in Williamsburg.
Award winning golf courses to the south in Williamsburg and to the north near Irvington.
Norton Yacht Marina in Deltaville is an ASA sailing school with top-rated instructors.
Local children's sailing and tennis camps are available - at Ware Neck Yacht Club - register early!
Local farm offers pick your own blueberries for luscious, fresh berries in season.
To the north, across the Rappahannock River is the National Park birthplace of George Washington and Stratford Hall, the ancestral home of the Lee Family (Henry Lightfoot Lee and Robert E. Lee).
RESTAURANTS, WINERIES, SAILING SCHOOL, FISHING CHARTERS
In the town of Mathews find great locally owned restaurants: Richardson's (in the old drug store building -still retains the original ice cream counter), Southwind Cafe has innovative food, pizza and week-end music or the White Dog Bistro for fine dining or casual drinks on the deck.
Bay School of the Arts features the artwork of local artists and has fun art classes for all.
Stop by the Mathews Visitor Center in the original Sibley's General Store on Main Street.
Arrange for a guided kayaking tour or charter a local boat captain for fishing or sightseeing to the lighthouse and into the Chesapeake Bay.
You will find much to like in Mathews, but not a stoplight in the entire county.
In the town of Gloucester Courthouse, visit the 18th century village green with original courthouse and Visitors Center.
On Main Street you will find:
Ware Neck Produce for just-picked local produce, fruits and freshly caught local fish.
Kelsick Market has local gourmet foods to pair with their selection of craft beers and wine.
Food Lion grocery stores located in Gloucester Courthouse and Mathews. On Route 17 South, find Super Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Starbucks, UPS Store and other nationally known stores.
Pick up a brochure on the Virginia Wine Trail and try some great local wines. Saude Creek Winery and New Kent Winery are in New Kent, home of Martha Washington, our first, First Lady.
Step back to simpler times, wonderful memories await you in this unhurried and unspoiled area.
A portion of our annual rentals are used to support conservation of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay so that future generations may enjoy the beauty and bounty of our rivers and estuaries.
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