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Catherine's Cove at Winter Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, Va

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Taken on approach, up 9 feet for panoramic views and great breezes!

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mathews house description

Whatever the Season, this home is a tranquil, extremely private vacation retreat! From fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, to dipping your toes in the water while watching the birdlife from the dock, to feeling the constant breeze on the screened 10X50 porch, Catherine's Cove calms the mind, relaxes the body and soothes the spirit. With year-round water access to the Bay only minutes away, Winter Harbor has excellent crabbing and fishing (including fly fishing!), smooth and peaceful kayaking, birding, and sun bathing. In autumn and winter, the raised hearth fireplace creates a warm space to cozy up with a good book or hold long conversations with family and friends.

Walking into the main floor, you are quickly touched by the sun-drenched feel of the house. With heart-of-pine floors throughout the main floor of the house, all reclaimed from a factory in Connecticut, and windows with expansive views of wetlands and water, the physical structure of the house is complimented by the crisp and clean style throughout. Topping this off, the tin roof is perfect.The open kitchen plan, designed by a local Richmond restaurant owner, makes for a welcoming space for all. A separate eating area, both inside the house and on the screened-in porch, provides ample space to enjoy each other's company over a meal. The living room has stylish but comfortable seating for a nap or a nice long chat. There are three bedrooms on the same floor, with enough privacy and space in each: One has two twin beds, another has a full bed and personal access to the bathroom shared with the great room, and the master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with it's own bathroom and front porch access. The loft space, with two twin beds, as well as a fold out queen sofa, accents the open floor plan and provides another place to lounge and relax.

Catherine's Cove is located only minutes from Main Street, Matthews, where shopping and dining are available, if you want to venture 'downtown'! The house has a well appointed kitchen, so onsite dining can be even better.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:

DONK'S LIVE THEATRE is just up the road. This 1947 true piece of Americana is the kind of old movie house or theater that the late Charles Kuralt would have stopped at and done a story on for his On the Road Series. Opry singers and talent contests, are just a few examples of how you can walk back in time for a fun, country evening.

NEW POINT COMFORT NATURE PRESERVE is a short 15 minute drive. It provides a unique look at life at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. The lighthouse is the third oldest still standing on the Bay.Depending on the tide, this site combines tidal shallows, mudflats, beach, exposed pilings, and deep offshore channels, all of which offer their own assortment of numerous waterbirds, lusty displays of fiddler crabs and yellow Seaside Dragonlets, our only truly saltwater dragonfly. You may experience this beauty on the boardwalk, or launch a kayak or canoe there. Located in Mathews County at the southern end of Route 600, Virginia Historical Marker N-89.

HISTORIC WILLIAMSBURG and YORKTOWN, WATER COUNTRY, AND THE WILLIAMSBURG OUTLET STORES are all a 45 minute drive..

We built this vacation home just nine years ago as our vacation retreat from the City. With our adult children scattered about the country, we have decided to share our home with you. Please call or write to reserve your dates!








Keywords: Contemporary Waterfront Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We have children's toys and puzzles as well as some table games for everyone's use....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs may be allowed. Please call us. $15.00 per night for 1 dog....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                stocked with basics: spices, detergents, paper towels, toilet paper, waffle maker, food processor, blender, coffee grinder, crab pot......moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                a large selection...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                large selection of kitchen and bath towels ample bed linens for all beds...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                spaces under the house as well as the driveway...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Two spaces under the house- keeps you dry!...moreless

              • Parking:

                Four spaces in driveway....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                raised hearth...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Perfect for kayaking! 2 kayaks,1 canoe, and 1 john boat with oars provided. Boat launch 1 mile away with $5.00 fee. 8 foot channel to Chesapeake Bay 1/4 mile from our dock. Dock holds up to 18' boat. Crabs and small fish plentiful from dock. Mathews Memorial Library was named Best Rural Library in the United States in 2005 is in 'Downtown Mathews' approximately 6 Miles from the House, and provides very pleasant venue for Internet. New WiFi in house! Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Beach for swimming approximately 10 minutes away.14 acres on 2,000 feet of waterfront- very private. Birdwatching is amazing. Badminton and horse shoes. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    Puzzles, board games, blocks, kid Disney videos, 'doll sized tent', lots of Legos....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Assortment of coffee table books, magazines, and some of our favorite boks...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Croquet, CORN HOLE BOARD coming June 2014....moreless

                  • Television:

                    42 inch Vizio...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room
                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi for basic use. Video and movie download not available....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large front yard. House sits on 14 acres- very private, 2,000 feet of waterfront....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Two adult life jackets; four fishing rods, two crab traps, one minnow trap...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber charcoal grill ; new gas grill coming June 2014...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    16 foot canoe and two sea kayaks for guest use...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    private, panoramic view of Winter Harbor, Wetlands, sunrises, extensive array of bird life...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    7 acres on 2,000 feet of waterfront- very private....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Antiquing
                  • Golf
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  In Season
                  May 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500 $6,000
                  Off Season
                  Nov 2 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $105
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • linen and cleaning $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Dog fee is $15.00 per night for 1 dog.

                  50% of rent required to reserve date; balance of payment due 60 days prior to visit.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/12/2014
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                  Location

                  Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country, Busch Gardens, outlets all 1 hour away.

                  Donk's Live Theater is Just up the Road. New Point Comfort Nature Preserve 15-20 Mins up the Road. Saturday AM Farmers' Market with local artisans.

                   

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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Taken on approach, up 9 feet for panoramic views and great breezes!

                    Taken on approach, up 9 feet for panoramic views and great breezes!

                  • Taken from our kayak.

                    Taken from our kayak.

                  • 50 X10 foot waterside porch

                    50 X10 foot waterside porch

                  • Raised hearth and lots of wood!

                    Raised hearth and lots of wood!

                  • Loft with 2 twin beds, sofa, TV

                    Loft with 2 twin beds, sofa, TV

                  • Master Suite with sliding doors lead to the screened porch

                    Master Suite with sliding doors lead to the screened porch

                  • Another day, another  view from the dock!

                    Another day, another view from the dock!

                  • Winter Harbor  Sun Rise on The Chesapeake Bay from our porch

                    Winter Harbor Sun Rise on The Chesapeake Bay from our porch

                  • Comfortable Screened in porch

                    Comfortable Screened in porch

                  • Great room with raised hearth facing  Catherine's Cove and the Chesapeake Bay.

                    Great room with raised hearth facing Catherine's Cove and the Chesapeake Bay.

                  • Great room looking towards 
kitchen. (antique heart of pine flooring)

                    Great room looking towards kitchen. (antique heart of pine flooring)

                  • Bedroom with double bed; private access to main bath.

                    Bedroom with double bed; private access to main bath.

                  • Bedroom with 2 twin beds.

                    Bedroom with 2 twin beds.

                  • Relaxing on the dock.

                    Relaxing on the dock.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                  $200 - $214 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Catherine's Cove at Winter Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, Va

                  Mathews #284894

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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