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Idyllic Waterfront - Classic Updated Farmhouse - Pool and Deep Water Pier

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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Farmhouse: 4 Bedrooms (2 Masters); 3.5 Baths; Sleeps 8-10 + optional cottage

Perfect for couples' getaway / or / extended families !

House accommodates 3 couples in 3 king master suites. ( without use of twin room)

With guest house, accommodates 4 couples in 4 king master suites.

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.

Here is a complete antidote to everything urban.

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 Guest House (sleeps 2 )

House and Guest House sleep 10 - 12 people

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

- Newly remodeled bathroom has freestanding soaking tub and separate large shower

Upstairs King Bedroom with waterview; shares attached bathroom

- plus windowseat daybed suitable for child or teen in separate alcove room

Upstairs Twin Bedroom; shares attached bathroom

- plus windowseat daybed suitable for child or teen in separate alcove room


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.

Optional Guest House is a large, 900 square foot open floor plan with kitchen, bath, living area and brand new king bed in sleeping area.

Guest House is rented only with the main house.


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 April - Sept)

Private pier with 7' water depth - dock up to a 60' craft

Attached floating dock makes stepping off your boat a breeze

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


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.


Historic Williamsburg (45 min) and Yorktown (30 min) are south, just across the York River.

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).


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.

Donk's Theatre houses the Lil' Ole Opry and features talented regional singers. Check their website.

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.

Keywords: Chesapeake Bay, Swimming Pool, Williamsburg, Internet, King, Wifi, Oysters,

Mathews, Gloucester, Riverhouse, Waterfront,

Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, Retreat, Farmhouse

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Marsha Carlton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2016
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Why Marsha Carlton chose Virginia

Mathews / Gloucester Courthouse area is filled with miles of pristine water coastline and friendly owner-run businesses.

Yet you are less than an hour to major airports, world-class museums, golf and theme parks. The abundance of locally available seafood, wine & produce is our favorite part of this area!

What makes this house unique

The North River is the gold coast of the area, lined with historic farms and equestrian properties. Whether you want to fish, sail, kayak, bike, paddleboard or stretch out in a hammock, this is a perfect location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed ourselves at your house, one of the most comfortable beds we have ever

slept in. We got to watch the bald eagle hunt almost every morning.

It was so quiet and peaceful.

We were amazed at how little boat traffic was on the river, that is what makes your place unique.

Navigation on the river was not a problem, there are enough markers so you can stay in the channel. They do have an oyster reef that is marked about a mile down from the house, you

need to stay to the right heading down the river. Fishing was fantastic! We caught lots of big speckled trout down in Mobjack Bay heading toward the East River. The dock is one of

the best we have ever used and the boat ramp is very convenient.

It was also nice catching crabs while sitting on the dock watching the sunset. Nice crabs!
Sep 2011
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Idyllic Waterfront - Classic Updated Farmhouse - Pool and Deep Water Pier
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
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Our Annual Fall Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Three couples who are longtime friends made a trip to the lovely waterfront house on the North River. Unfortunately, our fourth couple was unable to make it this year at the last minute. The accommodations were just perfect for our group. The things to see in the area are so numerous that we will have to do this again to see more. So, the house had a fabulous kitchen which was so well stocked and easy to work in. We actually did quite a bit of cooking there. The beds were so nice and comfy and each couple had plenty of space and great views of the river. A very peaceful area and a nice time of the year to be in that area. We did the Williamsburg visit, the Jamestown visit, and a boat tour of the Hampton Roads Harbor, which was almost my favorite thing to do. We were leaving just as Matthew the hurricane was heading up the coast but fortunately it did not get that far and I doubt that the property was affected at all. We would definitely return to this great, beautifully decorated home.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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The Perfect Destination in Mathews Va

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a TV in each bedroom, this may not be the place for you. BUT if you are looking for a gorgeous and comfortable place to relax, this is the place for you, and your family. The pool is large with plenty of room for everyone to have fun with an abundance of floaties and pool toys. The dock is long, and a great place to fish, set off on the kayaks, or bring your chair and watch the fabulous sunset. The house comes fully equipped for cooking just about anything. This made planning meals a cinch! Or try some of the local suggestions. There are more choices than you will have time to visit. And there is a TV in the comfy family room, which is perfect for watching a movie.

You are only 15 minutes from Gloucester and Matthews, or 45 minutes from Williamsburg and Yorktown.

We took a boat tour up the East River and learned of former owners of properties and plantations, all while getting a taste of some local oysters.

This is THE place for you to bring family and friends and make lasting and wonderful memories. If you are like our family, you will want to plan you next trip down here asap.There are so many details that have been thought of for your enjoyment at this clearly makes it a one-of-a-kind destination.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely, relaxing escape

  • 4 of 5

The home in Mathews, VA is a lovely place to just kick back and relax. There are water views from practically every window. The front porch, with its swing and table with chairs was a great place to sit with a book and a drink and just enjoy the day. We all had a blast down on the dock using the provided crab traps. Such fun! We also took the kayaks out and had a blast on the water. Great way to exercise and feel relaxed at the same time. Finally, the pool... it was a terrific way for all of us to beat the heat and again, simply relax. This is a great away from it all type of location. If you don't want to deal with hustle and bustle or tourist traps this is certainly the place. The home itself is large, comfortable, clean and beautifully appointed. Plenty of towels, washer/dryer, fully loaded kitchen... everything you'd need is at your disposal. We had a really good time here and would recommend it. One word of advice though... be wary of a local bug... chiggers... They are outside in the grass and can really give a nasty bite which is rather itchy. We all found out the hard way. Just mind where you sit and perhaps use bug spray. This is not in any way a negative against the house... we were informed by a local pharmacist that these bugs are everywhere down here. But, that was the only downside to our whole trip. A wonderful time was had by all in this great home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great house in a Great location

  • 4 of 5

Finding this house was a dream come true. It was a beautiful location, close to great Virginia historical places for day trips. My family of 9 was comfortable with room enough for everyone which included 3 teenage girls with huge bathroom demands. We loved every minute using all of the amenities available at the property, especially the pool. The best time of year for this location is not July because of the heat and humidity, but we managed to have a great time. Thanks for a great Family vacation that will always be remembered!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful farmhouse on the water. The house is very comfortable with a lot of activities to do without leaving the property. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, jumping off the dock into the river, crabbing, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, bomb fires, and family games. The owner was very welcoming and made sure that we were happy and well taken care of. We will definitely be returning!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, clean, and well thought out!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first vacation that our entire family has taken all together. We have a blended family. I have 3 daughters and my husband has twins (boy and a girl). This home was the perfect setup for us! Marsha thought of everything! We followed her directions for the way to take into town. We were able to go to the little produce stand/farmer's market and purchase a few things for our stay. We also stopped at the Food Lion grocery store. Our trip was very enjoyable. We all loved the pool and the kayaks, and had a couple of fun day trips while we were there. Thank you Marsha! We definitely want to come back!

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newport News 30 miles / Richmond -60 / Norfolk -60
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 14, John Clayton Memorial Hwy.
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Haven Beach - 9 miles; Yorktown - 30 miles
Car: necessary

This area is an antidote to everything urban --

family vacations as they used to be - unspoiled by development and chain restaurants.

Experience privacy, seclusion and nature along with the friendliness of small towns with owner run restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

Yet you are less than an hour to world-class historical sites, golf, museums, theme parks nature areas and airports.


Rates & Availability

North House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid - Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday / New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Mar 16 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day / Early June
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.3%

House is FULLY FURNISHED - bed linens, bath towels, pool towels, paper products, soaps, shampoos.
Kitchen has dish soap, dishwasher detergent, dish towels, trash bags and pantry staples.

Add the guest cottage (sleeps 2 -4) for $500 week / $100 night.
Ask for our getaway rate for two persons.
Cleaning & Linen Fee $150
$500 Security Deposit - refunded promptly after departure.
Virginia tax 5.3%

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North House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath # 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with tiled bench & grab bar
    Master Bath # 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled upstairs master bath w/ soaking tub & shower
    Bathroom # 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is attached to Bedrooms #3 and #4, grab bar in bath
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet , Conveniently located
  • 3.5 Baths in the main house. Turkish Spa Towels, Soaps, Shampoo, toilet tissue and facial tissues are provided Total of 4.5 baths with optional guest house Guest house bath features exterior door to pool area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom #1 - Downstairs - 1 king , Private Bath, Sitting area, Glass Door to Waterfront Porch
    Master Bedroom # 2 - Upstairs - 1 king , Bath w/ soaking tub & luxury shower; Sitting area + balcony
    King Bedroom #3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Plus small adjacent room w/ daybed - Shared adjoining bath
    Twin Bedroom #4 - 3 twin/ single , Plus small adjacent room w/ daybed - Adjoining shared bath
    Optional Guest House - 900 Square Feet - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Guesthouse: Sleeps 2 - King bed, kitchen, bath, living area
  • High thread count linens, superior mattresses. Four pillows on king beds, two pillows on each twin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Large Waterfront Swimming Pool, Deep Water Dock ( MLW 7'), Private Location on 3 acres, Horseshoe Game Area, Private community boat ramp, Fire Pit for fun evenings under the stars. Separate waterfront guest cottage with kitchen, bath, living area (sleeps 2 - 4) available.

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