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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Cottage W/Pool, Pier, Kayaks, Mini Golf, Wifi 1BR/1bth

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Crab Shack on the right. Enjoy paddling the East River with the kayaks.

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Last updated: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mathews cottage description

At Grandview on the Bay, we have two cottages that provide the ultimate for relaxation on Mathews County’s Chesapeake Bay VA: the Crab Shack and the Fish House (VRBO Listing 365572) which is our pet-friendly and kid-friendly cottage. We’ve spent over a decade designing and renovating our property Grandview to give guests impeccable access to nature, relaxation and privacy. In May 2011, we finished the construction of the luxurious “Shack” complete with king size bedroom and gourmet kitchen. From your roof top deck, enjoy expansive views of the East River. Watch the sun rise over the water with your morning coffee on your private balcony. Crave relaxation? We’ve got it! Find what suits your vacation style best – swimming in the pool, fishing or crabbing on the pier, kayaking, biking, bird watching, strolling around the coastal landscaped pathways or lounging in chairs and hammocks located throughout our three acre property. Grandview has excellent access to the Lower Chesapeake for sailors, intracoastal cruisers & fisherman with dockage for small boats & deep water anchorage for larger craft. We hope your time at Grandview will show you why we came to Mathews for a weekend and decided to stay a lifetime!

The Crab Shack was designed for comfort and relaxation. The second level of the Shack contains your bedroom with a king size Sleep Number bed as well as a living room area with drink fridge and a leather sofa to sink into while enjoying the large screen flat panel tv, featuring satellite tv with the professional football package and a 200+ DVD collection. Love to cook? Master Chef Karla designed the Shack’s gourmet kitchen with cooks in mind and she loves to share great recipes for locally available seafood. Step outside and pick fresh herbs from the garden. Think swings are just for kids or the outdoors? We’re big kids at heart and couldn’t resist adding a swing to the downstairs living area. Hop into the swing and soak in the view, watching the tide roll away. Looking to create your own sunset celebration? Grab a drink and head up to Crow's Nest, our rooftop deck with stunning views of the East River and kick back at our LL Bean dining table/chairs topside or stretch out in the lounge chairs.

What would vacation be without swimming! Refresh yourself at our swimming pool with bar area, double hammock swing, loungers, rocking chairs, dining table & grill. Can’t get enough of the water view then try your hand at good ole fashioned crabbing with chicken legs and strings on the pier or relax in the Adirondack chairs while the crab pots do the work for you. Revive yourself with a nap in the huge couples’ hammock in our mint garden (great for tea or mint juleps/mojitos). Quiet time abounds as well so relax in one of our reading areas or just kick back and rest in the lounge chairs located throughout the property. Bird watchers love viewing dozens of water fowl and bird species including our resident heron, egret and osprey. Stroll around the pathways and neighborhood and enjoy our wildlife and gardens with coastal landscaping. If you want to try an adventure, take our kayaks for a paddle and our bikes for a spin. Love fishing? Bring your boat, tie up to our pier and join in catching some of the hundreds of flounder and rockfish garnered by our guests and resident expert, Capt Dave who is happy to provide local fishing intelligence.

If you want some sand in your toes, we are a short drive from Haven Beach, Aaron Beach and Bethel Beach in Mathews with great birding, shell gathering, strolling. If you’re looking for a day trip, we are an hour away from Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens, Yorktown and horse racing at Colonial Downs. We are centrally located between Virginia Beach and Washington DC and a mere 90 minutes from Richmond. We are proud to be a Virginia Green facility!

While smoking is not permitted in the cottage, guests are permitted to smoke outdoors in approved areas. Courtesy laundry service provided for week long guests. Spend less time packing and more time playing! At Grandview, we provide many items that other rentals make you bring or rent. Email us with any needs or questions. Let us know how we can make your time in Mathews County GRAND!

Keywords: Waterfront, house, rental, private, vacation, kayak, swimming, pool, bikes

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not allowed in the cottage but it is allowed outside in designated areas on the property...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Please see our VRBO listing for the Fish House for our dog/kid-friendly accommodation (minimum age of six for children) http://www.vrbo.com/365572...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Please see our VRBO listing for the Fish House for our dog/kid-friendly accommodation (minimum age of six for children) http://www.vrbo.com/365572...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) King sleep number bed.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Gourmet kitchen with outside herb garden, indoor swing in cottage, multiple outdoor dining areas, kayaks, bikes, couples hammock, hammock swing, crab pots, board games, reading library,pool may be shared with owner and guests of 2nd cottage, smoking not allowed in cottage but is allowed in designated areas on property, Virginia Green facility...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite tv with music channels and professional football package in the fall to catch all your favorite games...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    4 bar stools at island in kitchen. Outdoor dining table with 4 chairs on roof top deck and another dining table pool side that seats 4...moreless

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Mini-splits for each floor to provide A/C or Heat depending on your preference. Ceiling fans on both floors as well in case you prefer to enjoy just the coastal breeze...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Unit does not have a dryer but a courtesy mid-week laundry service is available for week long guests...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Mini-splits for each floor to provide A/C or Heat depending on your preference. Dual control heated mattress pad to make sure you're really comfy...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free wifi (metrocast)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided - sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels, beach towels...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Split-System Air Conditioning
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    All linens provided - sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels, beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Unit does not have a washer but a courtesy mid-week laundry service is available for week long guests...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Gourmet kitchen designed by master chef Karla, complete with herb garden just outside the kitchen door...moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full fridge with icemaker in kitchen, drink fridge in upstairs living room...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Crow's Nest
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck with loveseat on first level, Crow's Nest - roof top deck with dining table and expansive views of East River...moreless

                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Herb garden, flower gardens, walking paths...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • In Ground Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    If 2nd cottage on property is occupied, those guests or owners may occasionally use swimming pool other than that it is private....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Mid Season
                      Sep 2 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $205
                      $1,190
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,330

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Cleaning (see notes) $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 5.3%

                      Notes:

                      There is a $50 cleaning fee charged for a two night rental. This fee is waived for stays of 3 nights or longer. All linens including beach towels provided.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 10/14/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Patrick Henry Newport News

                      We are conveniently located an hour from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg, 45 minutes from /Yorktown and an hour from horse racing at Colonial Downs. Mathews has great beaches for walking, shelling, birding, or just kicking back and building sand castles.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: We (Dave and Karla) are the proud 'parents' of our yellow Lab, You'reNothingtoMeNow Fredo, (we were also blessed for 13 yrs with Deputy Festus, our chocolate lab, who you'll see in a lot of our photos) and the delighted uncle and aunt of ten nieces/nephews living in VA and CA. The labs have traveled w/us on vacations down to the Florida Keys and up to Bar Harbor (where we honeymooned two decades ago). All the kids in our lives regularly remind us how amazing the rural life is and how lucky we are to be so immersed in nature. For our primary jobs, Dave runs an orthodontic lab & Karla is a mkt research analyst. Don't hold it against us but we're die hard Dallas Cowboys fans since the late 70s..hence the importance of having the professional football package available to all our guests in the fall!

                      Why the Owner Chose Mathews:
                      In 1998, my husband Dave and I became the third owners of Grandview which was built in 1946 by master carpenter John Mason. At purchase, we found a hand made sign in the shed indicating that Mr Mason had named his home Grandview. We loved the name and kept it! After four years of being weekenders, we moved to Mathews permanently to enjoy the laid back life style. We now live at Grandview year round and are on site to provide local fishing expertise or help plan your trip to Mathews County. In early 2011, we renovated the original owner's cottage to create the Crab Shack as a stand alone vacation rental on our property, Grandview.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Grandview quickly works its magic on guests with its privacy, abundant nature and relaxation. The birdlife is simply amazing (Karla's dad is an ornithologist so we have a great appreciation) and on a clear night you can't believe the stars! From our pier you can catch fish or crabs or put on some waders and pick some oysters. Dave's even caught a snapping turtle and a gar from the pier! Mathews County's culture is a bit like the Florida Keys (which we love) in that you quickly adapt to island time. You stop worrying about all your emails and to do lists and time is measured by meal time, cocktail time and nap time. Our double hammock swing poolside was purchased on our trip to Key West. We specialize in getting people to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy nature in all its glory. Mathews County doesn't even have a stoplight but we have 90 miles of water trails great for kayaking and boating and nine coastal trails that are part of Virginia's Birding & Wildlife Trails system. For bicyclists, the Tour de Chesapeake is held annually in Mathews offering bike routes of varying lengths.


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                      Photos

                      • Crab Shack on the right. Enjoy paddling the East River with the kayaks.

                        Crab Shack on the right. Enjoy paddling the East River with the kayaks.

                      • Swimming pool w/bar area, loungers, rockers, dining table and hammock swing

                        Swimming pool w/bar area, loungers, rockers, dining table and hammock swing

                      • Chill out on the pier and watch the birds and boats go by

                        Chill out on the pier and watch the birds and boats go by

                      • Enjoy the water views from your bedroom; watch the sunrise on your balcony

                        Enjoy the water views from your bedroom; watch the sunrise on your balcony

                      • Gourmet kitchen complete w/Corian countertops & Margarita blender..and a SWING!

                        Gourmet kitchen complete w/Corian countertops & Margarita blender..and a SWING!

                      • Welcome aloft to the Crow's Nest, the roof top deck on the Crab Shack

                        Welcome aloft to the Crow's Nest, the roof top deck on the Crab Shack

                      • View from water. Crab Shack bldg on right. We live in the main house on left

                        View from water. Crab Shack bldg on right. We live in the main house on left

                      • Paddle the East River in our LL Bean kayaks.

                        Paddle the East River in our LL Bean kayaks.

                      • We never tire of watching the beautiful sunrises and hope you'll enjoy them too!

                        We never tire of watching the beautiful sunrises and hope you'll enjoy them too!

                      • Over 100+ bird species in Mathews County including our favorite The Osprey.

                        Over 100+ bird species in Mathews County including our favorite The Osprey.

                      • The Mobjack Crab Shack got its official sign in spring 2012

                        The Mobjack Crab Shack got its official sign in spring 2012

                      • Enjoy watching the herons cruise by the pier

                        Enjoy watching the herons cruise by the pier

                      • Relax in your king size Sleep Number bed with central AC and ceiling fan

                        Relax in your king size Sleep Number bed with central AC and ceiling fan

                      • Expansive views of the East River from the Crab Shack's roof top deck

                        Expansive views of the East River from the Crab Shack's roof top deck

                      • Aerial photo of Shack (left).  Enjoy expansive views of the East River from the rooftop deck.  Also in pix: our residence (center) and garage (right)

                        Aerial photo of Shack (left). Enjoy expansive views of the East River from the rooftop deck. Also in pix: our residence (center) and garage (right)

                      • Sink into your leather sofa and enjoy watching the large screen hi-def tv

                        Sink into your leather sofa and enjoy watching the large screen hi-def tv

                      • Crab Shack downstairs - grab a towel and head on out to the pool!

                        Crab Shack downstairs - grab a towel and head on out to the pool!

                      • The herb garden renovated spring 2012: sage, rosemary & thyme -sorry no parsley

                        The herb garden renovated spring 2012: sage, rosemary & thyme -sorry no parsley

                      • Enjoy your own sunset celebration on the Shack's roof top deck (the Crow's Nest)

                        Enjoy your own sunset celebration on the Shack's roof top deck (the Crow's Nest)

                      • Take a nap in the couples hammock in the mint garden

                        Take a nap in the couples hammock in the mint garden

                      • Crabbing from the pier provides hours of fun for kids of ALL ages

                        Crabbing from the pier provides hours of fun for kids of ALL ages

                      • New for 2012 pier pathway gardens

                        New for 2012 pier pathway gardens

                      • Our welcome cat...kinda of like a welcome mat but only fatter :)

                        Our welcome cat...kinda of like a welcome mat but only fatter :)

                      • Captain Dave shows off one of his big flounder catches from a great day fishing!

                        Captain Dave shows off one of his big flounder catches from a great day fishing!

                      VRBO #357886

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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