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Idyllic Waterfront - Great Fall Getaway or Gather Family for the Holidays

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Waterfront wraps around house - 3 private acres with pool and deep water pier.

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mathews house description

A perfect choice for a fall getaway or Holiday gathering.
Families love this restored farmhouse with its vintage charm and modern updates.
For the holidays, the house is decorated with greenery from our own magnolia and holly trees.

Wake to sweeping, pastoral river views.
Sip your coffee in a comfy wicker chair 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.

Launch your boat and sail down into Chesapeake Bay from the deep water dock.
Watch the bald eagles and ospreys catch fish in the river.
Gather at the firepit for smores and star gazing in the evenings.
Daytrip to Williamsburg, golf courses, wineries, theme parks and museums.
This charming and updated farmhouse perfectly blends vintage charm and luxury conveniences.

ACCOMMODATIONS : 4 BR / 3.5 BA (sleeps 8 - 10 ) + optional guest cottage (sleeps 2 )
House and Guest Cottage sleep 12 people

2 King master suites + 1 King BR + 1 BR w/ Twins + 2 Daybeds
~ Downstairs king bed master suite w/private bath, sitting area and waterfront deck
~ Upstairs king bed master suite w/ remodeled private bath, sitting area & large waterfront balcony
~ 3rd king bedroom - water view, adjacent room w/ twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.
~ 4th bedroom - 2 twin beds, adjacent room w/ twin daybed - shared attached bathroom.

Amenities - High thread count bed linens, spa bath towels, cabana pool towels, soaps, shampoos & paper goods are provided.

Optional guest cottage - open floor plan w/ full kitchen, bath, living area and queen bed.
Guest cottage 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 river front porch.
Cozy family room 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
Abundant water areas for kayaking, sailing or crabbing.
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, food processor, crockpot, blender, waffle iron, mixer, electric griddle for pancakes.
Prepare meals with the abundant locally grown produce and fresh seafood.
Dining table seats Ten
Herb garden for your use - basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, parsley, 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 Pizza has innovative food 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 to take you fishing or tour the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the local rivers.
You will find much to like in Mathews, but not a stoplight in the whole county.

In the town of Gloucester Courthouse, visit the 18th century village green with original courthouse, debtors prison, museum and Visitors Center.
On Main Street you will find:
Wild Rabbit Cafe has casual food made with fresh local ingredients -- a favorite for coffee and WiFi.
Visit 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking in the house or guesthouse will result in forfeiture of entire deposit...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children must be supervised by adults around all waterfront areas ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Responsible party - 27 years old...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Master Bedroom #1: 1 king

                Private Bath, Sitting area, Glassed Door to Waterfront Porch...moreless

              • Master Bedroom # 2: 1 king

                Bath w/ soaking tub, Sitting area + Waterfront balcony...moreless

              • King Bedroom #3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Small adjacent room with twin daybed - shared attached bath...moreless

              • Twin Bedroom #4: 3 twin/ single

                Small adjacent room w/twin daybed - attached shared bath...moreless

              • Optional Guest House: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Guesthouse - Sleeps 2 - 4; full kitchen, bath, living area...moreless

              • High thread count linens, superior mattresses, water views

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath # 1: toilet, shower

                Large shower with tiled bench & grab bar...moreless

              • Master Bath # 2: toilet, tub, shower

                Newly remodeled upstairs master bath w/ soaking tub & shower...moreless

              • Bathroom # 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Bathroom is attached to Bedrooms #3 and #4, grab bar in bath...moreless

              • Downstairs Half Bath: toilet

                Conveniently located...moreless

              • 3.5 Baths in the main house Turkish Spa Towels and Paper goods - 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...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Help yourself to pantry staples: sugar, spices, flour, cooking oils, balsamic vinegar - Herb garden in season...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Small Appliances - Cuisinart Food Processor, Crock Pot, Waffle Iron, Smoothie Blender, Large Blender...moreless

              • Stove:

                KitchenAid Convection Oven and Glass top Cooking Surface. Warming Drawer under oven....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Stainless Steel Appliances Rustic Brick Floors Ample Cookware and Service for 12...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                KitchenAid French Door Refrigerator with Freezer on the bottom...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Service for 12 Wolfgang Puck Stainless Cookware...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Kitchen Aid quiet dishwasher...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart Coffee Maker...moreless

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Turkish spa towels in baths, Separate cabana towels provided for the pool area, Shampoo, soaps and paper products provided....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                500 thread count cotton sheets Beds are made-up with freshly laundered linens for your arrival....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large Parking area for boat and trailer Driveway entrance will not accommodate an RV...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Zoned Central Air Conditioning upstairs and downstairs - New in 2014 ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking available for up to 6 cars and a boat - No RV parking please...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                High Efficiency front load washer - detergent provided...moreless

              • Heating:

                Zoned Central Heating upstairs and downstairs...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Matching front load dryer...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Books on local birdlife, history, and environment as well as light reading....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Large Screen Flat Screen with Direct TV / DVR / DVD...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Large Flat Screen with DVD / DVR...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless Verizon MiFi connects up to 5 computers or other devices. Light internet usage please no streaming movies or intensive gaming please....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    No land line - Verizon & AT&T cell coverage is best in the area...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Verizon MiFi / Printer available...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Large pool - professionally maintained weekly...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large waterfront porch with wicker chairs Pool deck with tables, chairs and lounges...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Yard big enough for touch football and games. Horseshoe Pit and Volleyball Court...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        2 single kayaks for use of our guests Paddles and lifevests provided....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Golfcourses in Williamsburg and Irvington. Please request our list....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Pier and Floating Pier suitable for up to a 60' boat - 7' MLW...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill - please provide your own charcoal...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Large waterfront upstairs balcony w/ chairs...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        House sits on a 3 acre point on the North River with 7' MLW at our sailboat depth dock. -- Sail directly to the Mobjack Bay and Chesapeake Bay -- Private 60' Dock, Boat Ramp one house away...moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Sweeping 900' waterfront on North River Birdwatching - ospreys, bald eagles, herons Pastoral views to 100 acre farm ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Library
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Water Parks
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall 2014
                      Sep 27 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $400
                      $1,800
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      Dec 1 - 19
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,500
                      Holidays
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $425
                      $2,000
                      Early Spring 2015
                      Mar 20 - Apr 24, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,100
                      Late Spring 2015
                      Apr 25 - May 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $425
                      $2,400
                      Memorial Day Week
                      May 23 - May 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Early Summer 2015
                      May 30 - Jun 19, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,700
                      Prime Summer 2015
                      Jun 20 - Jul 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,100
                      Late Summer 2015
                      Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,700
                      Labor Day 2015
                      Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Sept 5 - Sept 26
                      Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,400
                      Fall 2015
                      Sep 26 - Nov 20, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,100
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Linen & Cleaning Fee $150
                      • Tax Rate 5.3%

                      Notes:

                      House is FULLY FURNISHED - sheets, 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 discounted rate for just two persons

                      Cleaning & Linen Fee $150

                      $500 Security Deposit - refunded promptly after departure.

                      Virginia tax 5.3%


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                      Location

                      • Wild Rabbit Cafe

                        "Great place for casual and yummy food and great coffee. Free wifi and comfortable cafe atmos..."

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                      • Kelsick Gardens

                        "This is the place to find gourmet goodies, great craft beers and good wine. Local cheeses, m..."

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                      • Southwind Cafe Incorporated

                        "Southwind Cafe in Mathews is the place for innovative food and inspired pizzas. Check their ..."

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                      • Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC

                        "Merroir - This is the coolest foodie destination in the area ! The tasting room for the Rapp..."

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                      • Colonial Williamsburg

                        "Colonial Williamsburg offers living history on a grand scale."

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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Newport News 30 miles / Richmond -60 / Norfolk -60
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 14, John Clayton Memorial Hwy.
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      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 a small town 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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      Why the Owner Chose Mathews:
                      Mathews / Gloucester Courthouse area is filled with miles of 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!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      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.


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                      • Waterfront wraps around house - 3 private acres with pool and deep water pier.

                        Waterfront wraps around house - 3 private acres with pool and deep water pier.

                      • Swimming Pool with chaise lounges, dining tables for 8 and charcoal grill.

                        Swimming Pool with chaise lounges, dining tables for 8 and charcoal grill.

                      • River front porches upstairs 
and downstairs - relax and 
enjoy the sunsets !

                        River front porches upstairs and downstairs - relax and enjoy the sunsets !

                      • Imagine lazy afternoons on the west waterfront brick porch.  Great sunset views

                        Imagine lazy afternoons on the west waterfront brick porch. Great sunset views

                      • Family Room w/ large flat screen TV - Gather for movie night or board games.

                        Family Room w/ large flat screen TV - Gather for movie night or board games.

                      • Downstairs Master Bedroom with sitting area and attached bath. Waterfront views.

                        Downstairs Master Bedroom with sitting area and attached bath. Waterfront views.

                      • Sitting area of upstairs master bedroom with door to waterfront balcony.

                        Sitting area of upstairs master bedroom with door to waterfront balcony.

                      • 4th Bedroom w/ twin beds and daybed.  Attached bath shared w/ Bedroom # 3.

                        4th Bedroom w/ twin beds and daybed. Attached bath shared w/ Bedroom # 3.

                      • Newly remodeled upstairs master bath - has rainhead shower and soaking tub.

                        Newly remodeled upstairs master bath - has rainhead shower and soaking tub.

                      • Two kayaks are provided -
Launch from our floating dock or 900 foot shoreline.

                        Two kayaks are provided - Launch from our floating dock or 900 foot shoreline.

                      • Watch the ospreys raise their chicks - the nesting platform is on our shoreline.

                        Watch the ospreys raise their chicks - the nesting platform is on our shoreline.

                      • Windowseat overlooking water in the guest cottage - what a great place to relax with a book or take a nap..

                        Windowseat overlooking water in the guest cottage - what a great place to relax with a book or take a nap..

                      • Aerial View of house on 3 acre point  - photo by a daring  paragliding guest !

                        Aerial View of house on 3 acre point - photo by a daring paragliding guest !

                      • Dock and floating dock - 
Catch Fish or Crabs, Bring your boat  - Sailboat depth

                        Dock and floating dock - Catch Fish or Crabs, Bring your boat - Sailboat depth

                      • Master bedroom waterfront porch - Overlooks pool and shoreline.

                        Master bedroom waterfront porch - Overlooks pool and shoreline.

                      • Kitchen has sunny water view - Stainless steel appliances & deep farmhouse sink.

                        Kitchen has sunny water view - Stainless steel appliances & deep farmhouse sink.

                      • Dining Room
Table extends to seat 10.
Original hardwood floors.

                        Dining Room Table extends to seat 10. Original hardwood floors.

                      • Upstairs master suite w/ sitting area, balcony access and newly remodeled bath.

                        Upstairs master suite w/ sitting area, balcony access and newly remodeled bath.

                      • King bedroom #3 w/ daybed in small adjoining room.  Attached bath shared w/ BR#4

                        King bedroom #3 w/ daybed in small adjoining room. Attached bath shared w/ BR#4

                      • Downstairs master bathroom
Shower with Moen body sprays and built-in tiled seat.

                        Downstairs master bathroom Shower with Moen body sprays and built-in tiled seat.

                      • Soaking tub in newly remodeled upstairs master bathroom

                        Soaking tub in newly remodeled upstairs master bathroom

                      • Visit Haven Beach in Mathews -  unspoiled
by development - a 15 minute drive

                        Visit Haven Beach in Mathews - unspoiled by development - a 15 minute drive

                      • Queen bedroom area in the open floor plan guest house - wake to water views.

                        Queen bedroom area in the open floor plan guest house - wake to water views.

                      • Sunset across the river -  Unwind at the end of the day with this amazing view.

                        Sunset across the river - Unwind at the end of the day with this amazing view.

                      VRBO #369597

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, August 24, 2014

                      $286 - $586 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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