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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Cottage Pool, Pier, Kayaks, Wifi 2 Bd/2 Ba, Mini Golf

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4), Pet-friendly, Min age of 6 for kids

At Grandview on the Bay, we have two cottages that provide the ultimate for relaxation on Mathews County’s Chesapeake Bay VA: the Fish House and the Crab Shack (VRBO Listing 357886). We’ve spent over a decade designing and renovating our property Grandview to give guests impeccable access to nature, relaxation and privacy. A great romantic vacation getaway or a memory making adventure for a small family awaits you. In February 2013, we started the construction of our new cottage, the Fish House, complete with a master king size bedroom with balcony, a second bedroom with two twin beds and gourmet kitchen. From your bedroom balcony, enjoy expansive views of the East River or watch the sun rise over the water with your morning coffee. 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 Fish House is designed for comfort and relaxation, similar to the Crab Shack but a bit larger to accommodate a family of four (minimum age of six for children). The second level of the cottage contains your master bedroom with a king size Sleep Number bed as well as a second bedroom with twin beds. The first level offers an open concept gourmet kitchen and living room area with 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 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.

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. We are pet lovers and have a pets considered policy so please contact us about your specific pet to see if Grandview is right for vacationing with your family member. Spend less time packing and more time playing! At Grandview, we provide many items that other rentals make you bring or rent. See our website for a complete list or 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, mini-golf, pier, fishing, crabbing

More Details

Owner
Karla Scanlan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Karla Scanlan

We (Dave and Karla) are the proud 'parents' of our yellow Lab, You'reNothingtoMeNow Fredo and 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. Our 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!

Karla Scanlan purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Karla Scanlan chose Virginia

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 (VRBO #357886) as a stand alone vacation rental on our property, Grandview.

What makes this cottage unique

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 a 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. The Crab Shack provides a two person accommodation with great water access and amenities while the larger Fish House offers plenty of space for a family of four or four adults.

Amenities

Foster Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Multiple outdoor dining areas, kayaks, bikes, outdoor satellite tv, couples hammock, hammock swing, crab pots, board games, reading library,pool may be shared with owner and guest cottage, smoking not allowed in cottage but is allowed in designated areas on property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Cottage Pool, Pier, Kayaks, Wifi 2 Bd/2 Ba, Mini Golf
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Relaxing and Rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet retreat surrounded by the beautiful views and sounds of the Chesapeake Bay, this is your vacation spot. The Fish House is clean, spacious, and designed for the comfort of its guests. Karla and Dave have thought of and provide all the essentials that many properties require that you bring with you; from linens to paper products and a fully stocked kitchen with condiments and spices. All you have to do is pack your bags to enjoy all that the Middle Penninsula has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, enjoyable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I traveled here with my husband and our one year old for a 4 day stay. The property and home are beautiful and Karla and Dave were welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed the weather, beautiful pool, and even caught crabs for the first time! We cannot say enough about the wonderful time we had. We definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough nice things about this place and our hosts. Karla and Dave made us feel right at home, and they even thought about our dog Moose by having toys and towels ready for us when we got there. We will definetly be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful view, excellent attention to detail and dog friendly. The bikes and kayaks were perfect on the sunny days and the games and puzzles were perfect for the rainy ones. We plan to go back soon!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful, So Serene

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic hosts and location. From a welcome basket for our chocolate lab, Jack- to a bottle of wine for us. Everything thought of in the layout. So happy to have found this, and with family in the area, we will definitely be back. Thank you so much Karla and Dave!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend of beauty and relaxation. Still dreaming of the incredible sunrises from the bedroom! Dave and Karla are so accommodating and friendly. This is truly a "get away" from it all. The home is well appointed with all the kitchen items you need and the bed was so comfortable. Never left, so much to do! Crabbing, fishing, kayaking and even a putt putt on the property! Cannot wait to come back and stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Foster Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
May 25 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$277
$1,740
 
 
Late Season
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
$1,570
 
 
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$277
$1,740
 
 
Late Season2
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
$1,570
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$277
$1,740
 
 
Late Season3
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
$1,570
 
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$277
$1,740
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$277
$1,740
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%

There is a $75 cleaning fee. This fee is waived for week-long reservations.
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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