Chesapeake Bay Lookout Cottage
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mathews house description
Escape to the relaxing and calm waters and incredible views of the Chesapeake Bay in this new sun drenched cottage. Fish and crab from the private pier or tie up your boat for immediate access to great angling spots including the Bay Bridge Tunnel, Mobjack Bay, Gwens Island, Wolftrap lighthouse, Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers.
Leave the traffic and crowds behind and explore the small town charm of nearby Mathews. Enjoy the Saturday morning farmer’s market, area artisans, historic Donk’s Theater, wildlife, historic New Point Comfort lighthouse, and specialty restaurants.
The gentle lapping surf and private ample beach is perfect for small children. The third level lookout has a wet bar, mini frig, microwave, telescope, TV, deck and sleep sofa for the perfect private escape. Three additional bedroom, two with queen beds and one with twins all have private baths.
Please note that during certain times of the year the bay can be grassy.
- 2100 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Covered Parking
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
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So peaceful and relaxing!
So peaceful and relaxing!
We loved our time at this home. It is very comfortable and relaxing. Even though we got a lot of rain the week we were there (it was a rainy summer for the whole state) we thoroughly enjoyed it. Located in a bird sanctuary, there were a variety of birds to watch. Our favorites were the ospreys, herons & pelicans. We also saw several stingrays & turtles. It was a lot of fun to go crabbing. The views were fantastic. We loved the secluded location and quiet, peaceful surroundings. Just what we all needed to recharge. Our teenagers liked having their own den on the 3rd level. The covered porch was perfect for eating breakfast. On rainy days, the rocking chair was a perfect reading spot. While New Point isn't a large town, we were impressed with the quality of the restaurants we ate at. We enjoyed Richardson's Cafe & Southwind Pizza. Our favorite meal was at Sandpiper Reef Restaurant even though the decor was kind of dated. There isn't a lot to "do" locally, but our family was fine with that. We did some day trips to Yorktown, Newport News & Northern Neck. (LazerRush in Newport News was a fantastic laser tag facility!) The owner of this home was very helpful and addressed one small issue we had with towels. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and we plan on returning ourselves. The only improvement I can think to suggest is a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. I took a lot of lovely photos of the views that we will enjoy for years to come! (They are on Flickr under the username mylanternhill.)
- Guest Margaret J.
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 12/16/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
This was a wonderful place to stay. The house was a beautiful as the pictures and the private beach and pier made for a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Our family of 5 enjoyed the home with plenty or room. The wrap around porch and "widow's peak" room made for a wonderful place to escape and read. The boys fished, with limited success, although they enjoyed the attempts. The girls collected shells, and we all went to see the lighthouse. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked every meal. It was clean and the owner was wonderful to work with. This will likely be a first choice when headed back to VA.
- Guest Jacque H. (Readyville, TN 37149)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/28/13
Great for sun, relaxation, fishing...
Great for sun, relaxation, fishing...
Loved, loved, loved the home. Was extremely relaxing for me. I traveled with friends and their kids in 2009. We were disappointed in the amount of grass in the bay in front of this home. We could not use the water in front of the house. The neighbors let us use theirs a few times so there was fishing, going to bingo in town, driving around to see the sights. We wished the pool in the camp ground would be open to us. The VCR did not work so the movies could not be seen. To enjoy water there was a haul to Virginia Beach with two kids. After we stayed, the posting was updated to mention the grass in the bay. The home is amazing and the neighbors are great. If you like to fish, enjoy the sun and relax in a small town environment, this is a fantastic location for you. This is also a great off-season place for gatherings or romantic get-away.
- Guest La La (Virginia)
- Date of stay 07/25/09
- Review Submitted 01/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.
We just returned from our week at this wonderful home for the 2nd year in a row. It is a beautiful home with absolutely everything you need for a great vacation. The pier is awesome- we caught around 80 crabs total for the week-they were the best! We did alot of fishing & wading in the water when the tide was out-our kids love the place. The TV on third level did not operate which was disappointing on rainy days because the Wii is located there as well but other than that everything was great.
- Guest Beth (Amherst,Va)
- Date of stay 08/01/10
- Review Submitted 08/11/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: The third level tv has been replaced.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I am a licensed real estate agent. I specialize in the sale of historic properties, land and timber. I live in a small rural town in central Virginia. I enjoy my work, family and travel. In my spare time I spend lazy days at the lookout cottage fishing, crabbing, cooking and relaxing with my three grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Mathews:
My husband and I decided to look for a building lot in the Mathews area. First we found the plans for the lookout cottage and then set out to find just the right spot to build it. When we came upon this lot there were already pilling up as if someone had started construction. When we asked the owner why the pillings were in place, we found he was starting to build the very same home we had choosen, but decided to enlarge the floor plan and build on the adjoining lot. So our dream home was being built even before we found it. We looked no further and you must admit the view is wonderful.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy the fact that most of the homes around us are occupied by owners who live there year round. It gives us an added sense of being in a community. We love the veiw, fishing and crabbing and never get tired of just gazing out at the incredible view. We have even seen deer on the beach, a bald eagle, swans and dolphins. The water is shallow and great for children, yet deep enough to dock a boat at the pier.
- Primary: (434) 292-5020 (Virginia, USA)
- Secondary: 804-721-6690
- Fax: 434-292-5040
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Queen Bedroom with private bath
fully equiped kitchen
breath taking view
Twin Bedroom with private bath
Third level sleep sofa with separate refrigerator, microwave, tv and WII
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3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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