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Marsha Carlton

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

16 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

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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

AMENITIES:

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.

LIVING AREAS

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

OUTDOOR FUN

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

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

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).

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.

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marsha Carlton (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

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based on 16 traveler reviews

Idyllic Waterfront - Classic Updated Farmhouse - Pool and Deep Water Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing views and perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our three generations of family members all enjoyed our time at the farm house. Staying here was a great experience. So close to the water and with a grand view of the North River. Everything you want in a vacation home! The home was well taken of and very clean. There was everything we needed and offered privacy from neighbors. Marsha was easy to work with, so kind and suggested all the right places to go.

We enjoyed fishing and the first day on the dock we caught 17 fish in less than 2 hours. We had so much fun crabbing, it was amazing we even brought them up using worms on the rods. But our biggest crab was caught in the crab pot.

This trip will be remembered as one of our best vacations ever. We hope to be back in the near future. I highly recommend this rental for a comfortable and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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What a great week!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 8 women who meet annually in locations around the world. Our choice this year was the Chesapeake Bay area and boy were we lucky to find this house. It is beautifully appointed but it's also very homey. The beds were like clouds. The kitchen was equipped for cooking. The property is right on the river and offers spectacular views and sunsets. It was an easy drive to Jamestown and Williamsburg and there were really good restaurants and wineries nearby too.

The owner was available and made sure that all our needs were met. We had such a good time! What a gem!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville SV
5

Beautiful and rejuvenating vacation! Perfect trip for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

My family was a little skeptical of my booking this house in an unfamiliar location. It turned out to be THE PERFECT getaway for all of us (ages 1-65!) It was immediately obvious as we drove down shady country lanes to the property that we were all going to relax during the vacation! The setting is utterly beautiful and peaceful. There is a quiet magic to this area that is unparalleled; it feels like you have stepped into a bygone era when people used to enjoy the simple things in life! With the opportunities to enjoy kayaking (scenic views and historic homes on the river!), picking wildflowers, ping pong tournaments, splashing in the pool, bird watching (with homeowner provided binoculars!), grilling by the riverfront, local seafood, resting in the hammock, s'mores by the fire pit, and unwinding on the comfortable sectional sofa with a great book...how can you go wrong?! Owner even provides super children's book collection! Waking up to the beautiful river views outside of (one of two) master bedrooms each morning, I felt so excited to spend each day here. The other reviewers are correct--even though there are some neat day trip opportunities nearby (we did go to Colonial Williamsburg one day--about 60 minutes' drive), you will not want to leave the property. The house is well-stocked with every single thing you need for a comfortable stay. Food Lion is a decent grocer and about 30 minutes into (the quaint!) downtown Mathews. We returned home and immediately booked the river house for our family vacation next year! Thank you for quite a memorable and relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soddy Daisy, TN, US
5

Even better than it looks on your computer!

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked a group ranging from toddlers to seniors for a stay at this location. When we turned into the driveway for this property, it was a "booking.yeah" moment for the group! The view here is spectacular. Several in our group had made plans for area activities but canceled these as the week progressed in favor of enjoying time at the property. Everything that is advertised on this site is true, but the house is far better than advertised. From the thoughtful extras the owners have put in the home to the cleanliness and quality of the property, this location will be one of our favorites for years to come. We have already referred others to make reservations for next year!

We also rented the guesthouse for our stay and this additional building was MUCH nicer than expected. If you are considering the extra building, it is just as enjoyable as the main house.

While it is true that the location is away from major roads and businesses, grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and shopping are a shorter drive than we anticipated. The fishing, pool, and views were wonderful.

This was one of the more relaxing experiences my group has enjoyed. I highly recommend this location to all interested parties!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional property! Best of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our family comes together once every 2 years for a family getaway, this year we chose this slice of heaven in Mathews, VA. My family has a broad range of interests, active lifestyles, swimmers, sun bathers, nature enthusiasts, foodies, and history buffs....all were more than pleased with the amenities that this property offered. Comfy beds, well appointed bathrooms, a great kitchen, SPACE, a great pool, and those phenomenal views of the River. The owner, Marcia, was a great communicator! She checked in via text or phone, almost clairvoyantly knowing when I might have a question. I have rented many a house listed here on VRBO....and this is the first time I was compelled to pen a review. If in doubt, I say pick this property. You will not regret your decision!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy - You always feel like a hero when you choose a property that meets the needs of your entire extended family! It gives us an inner glow to know that this vintage farmhouse continues to provide families with a special place to build warm memories.
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Kelsick Gardens
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Rappahannock River Oysters
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"Colonial Williamsburg offers living history on a grand scale."
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Mathews House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August 27 - Sept 3, 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Mid - Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,400
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,500
 
 
Holiday / New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,400
 
 
Jan/Feb/EarlyMarch
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 16 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,400
 
 
Memorial Day / Early June
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Prime Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Linen & Cleaning Fee $150
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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Amenities

Virginia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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