Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Cottage W/Pool, Pier, Kayaks, Mini Golf, Wifi 1BR/1bth(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The Crab Shack was designed for comfort and relaxation. The second level of the Shack contains your bedroom with a king size bed as well as a living room area with comfortable 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. Bathroom is located on the 1st floor. 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 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, pier, dock, swimming, pool, bikes, mini-golf, pets
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Member since: 2011
- 650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1) King sleep number bed.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Split-System Air Conditioning
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Towels
- Crow's Nest
- Deck / Patio:
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
May 25 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 4 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Cleaning (see notes) $50 + tax
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.3%
There is a $50 cleaning fee. This fee is waived for week-long reservations. All linens including beach towels provided.
Please contact us if you'd like to bring your canine kid. There is a $75 pet fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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We are conveniently located an hour from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg and 45 minutes from Yorktown. Mathews has great beaches for walking, shelling, birding, or just kicking back and building sand castles.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We (Dave and Karla) are the proud 'parents' of our yellow Labs, 12 yr old You'reNothingtoMeNow Fredo and 2 yr old Skink, (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 nearly three 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 Bohannon, VA, USA:
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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Crab Shack on the right. Enjoy paddling the East River with the kayaks.
Expansive views of the East River from the Crab Shack's roof top deck
Chill out on the pier and watch the birds and boats go by
5-hole mini golf course w/patio area for those who prefer just to swing & chil
Enjoy the water views from your bedroom; watch the sunrise on your balcony
Shack downstairs - grab a towel & head out to the pool! Bathroom is on 1st floor
Enjoy your own sunset celebration on the Shack's roof top deck (the Crow's Nest)
Take a nap in the hammock in the mint garden
Crabbing from the pier provides hours of fun for kids of ALL ages
The Mobjack Crab Shack got its official sign in spring 2012
Enjoy watching the herons cruise by the pier
Pier walkway gardens
Relax in your king size bed w/central AC & ceiling fan. Bathroom is on 1st floor
Pool w/bar area, loungers, rockers, dining table & hammock swing (garage in pix)
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)
Enjoy watching the large screen hi-def tv
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
Paddle the East River in our LL Bean kayaks.
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.
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!
View from water. Shack bldg on right. our house on left, Fish House in field
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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