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Recent Chesapeake Bay reviews

  • Picturesque tranquility sums it up..

    "We stayed here as a group of 6 adults and 4 children(ages 3-13). "Let's go out and sit at the Veranda...." were some of the popular words spoken along with wanting to go to fish at the dock and swim at the pool. To give perspective on the zen like yet fun experience, I'll mention that we had planned to go to busch gardens for 2 days and kayaking at the nearby lake another day, but no one wanted to leave this amazing property(even the kids!), so we stayed put. The house is situated so the sun doesn't hit the back porch till later afternoon and the views and summer breezes were just perfect(wonderful porch seating too). We probably caught and released around 20 fish from the dock, couple of decent size surprisingly. We caught 6 crabs in the trap and there are oysters all over the place at low tide. The master rooms on the first floor of this charming house were huge, and the bedding was very comfortable. The property is quite large so people can stroll around and visit the beautiful foliage, a hammock, and swing chair etc, and there is plenty of flat space for lawn games(they had cornhole). We brought a boat for tubing (17.5ft) and the water was deep enough off the side of the dock to leave there even at low tide. We can't wait to come again!"
    Guest: Justin Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • A Unique Opportunity

    "It is truly a unique opportunity to be able to stay at historic and beautiful Pop Castle. Our family of seven adults and 5 children under age 5 stayed here for a week in June. The first night, as I tucked one of the little grandchildren into her bed, she whispered in my ear, "I love this house". Two months later, back in her hometown, hardly a day goes by when she doesn't talk about the "River House". We were guests in a private home, without the owners hovering nearby! The kitchen was fully stocked with every pot, pan, spice, condiment, basket, bowl, utensil you could possibly need. As a family of cooks, we found there was everything we needed to create a feast or a picnic. Here's a rundown of all that we did and used on-site, in one week's stay: kayaked, cooked oysters out on grill, played croquet, swung from tree swing, caught crabs in pot off of dock, watched fireworks on July 4 from the dock, played games and cards, read, swam in river, dug in sand, played ball on the thick, lush lawn, walked, rode bikes, cooked out 3 lb. sirloin steak which we bought at market 5 min. from house, basketball, ping pong, drinks every evening under the huge oak trees, watched sunrises and sunsets, heard the rain on the roof, lived on the screened porch, watched movies, used instant and fast wifi, walked 2-3 miles safely on private roads, fished, played with doll house in kids' room, puzzles, ate well and slept soundly. The history of the house is fascinating and I highly recommend that you read everything you can find onsite about the house and property; let your imagination run free. While the house is old, it is beautifully restored, furnished, landscaped and well maintained. Bring very little as the property has everything you'll need, including hundreds of books and games for adults and children. The three villages of White Stone, Kilmarnock and Irvington are 5-20 min. drive and offer groceries, gas, propane, butcher, market, shops, and restaurants, but we didn't want to leave the property. As a change of pace, one family with kids found the nearby schools and churchyards that had climbing and swinging apparatus and took off for those a few mornings. Granddad, son and 5 yr. old grandson rented a fishing boat with captain and enjoyed a successful fishing expedition. The owner is responsive, personable, and thoughtful. I can testify to a fantastic family vacation and wholeheartedly recommend Pop Castle for any reunion, wedding, party, or family vacation."
    Guest: Anne M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014
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  • excellent vrbo

    "We loved the home in Matthews. It is lovely home on the water that welcomes you. We came into to Mathews for the Daffodil festival weekend- it was close to Gloucester. We were also able to drive to Irvington. The town of Mathews is just big enough and the visitor's center provided retail therapy with local business. We were sad to leave and hope to come back to this lovely home!"
    Guest: Marilise Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014
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  • Wonderful

    "Three couples shared this house and felt more than comfortable. Nice kitchen facilities although we ate out most of the time. All the amenities of home. The view of the bay is absolutely beautiful from all bedrooms and living room. Although there is only one full bath upstairs for two bedrooms, we were able to manage due to a powder room downstairs. I would recommend this home for anyone vacationing in the area. Nice, quiet location."
    Guest: Bobbie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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