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Charming Bavon Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bavon Beach HideAway is a charming cottage in a private residential area with access to a powdery sand beach at the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your kayak (or you can rent one locally) to explore the creeks and coves of Mathews waterways. There is a marina nearby if you want to bring your jet ski for some faster fun on the water or your boat to get to some of the fishing hot spots of the bay. Bring your bikes and cyclist friends and explore the county. The shallow water at the beach is perfect for families and young children. Catch magnificent sunrises as you stroll the beach or head over to the New Point Comfort Lighthouse lookout for an evening sunset view that is spectacular.

Explore the town of Mathews where there is a visitor's center, library, shops and restaurants. Stroll through the Saturday morning farmer's market or catch a show at the historic Donk's theater.

We are conveniently located 1hr 10 min from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg and 55 minutes from Yorktown.

The house has 3 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen and screened front porch.

Bring your own bed linens and towels (or they can be provided for an extra charge.)

More Details

Tricia Powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tricia,

I just wanted to say thanks again! We loved the beach and the cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for -- very relaxing. I hope we left the cottage in good condition for you. We had a really wonderful weekend!
Aug 2013
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Port Haywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , There's a futon in a small den area
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming Bavon Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

The property was in very good condition, and the beach was very relaxing, pretty and easily accessible. I would highly recommend this rental, and we hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. It was clean and well-organized, everything was available, the owner was very responsive. We needed internet, and Tricia provided it for us at no charge. We broke a plate and she was very kind not to charge us for that either. Her friends even picked up our garbage!

It is very close to the beach (less than 1 minute walk), and the beach is empty most of the time, because it is a private community where most people come for the weekend (even then, it was max 2 families). This was a welcome change from the crowded places in Virginia Beach etc. that we went to previously. Nice sand, and water perfect for small children. Very relaxing! There are lots of outdoor activities around and on the bay as well. The place feels secluded, quiet, and the people in the community are very nice (when you do meet them, which is not often). But there is grocery shopping and all one might need on a vacation like this in the nearby Mathews (beautiful drive, too!).

The only complaint we had was the small biting insects, which penetrate even the excellent mosquito nets that the house is equipped with, but that is not uncommon on the Bay, I'm sure. It was also raining a lot the week before, so I guess we were somewhat unlucky. We got used to them after a while (they only come out at night). Since it is in a National Park, there are wild animals around. The kids were so happy to see rabbits, fox, birds, and all the nature so close by! But that also meant using repellent and check daily for ticks (we got a couple, but caught in time there was no problem with those).

Overall, great cottage, and a great place for a get away from it all! Thank you. We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port Haywood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Bed and Bath Linens $75
Cleaning Fee $100

We offer a discount is to our past guests.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Extra guest fee is $25 per person, per night for the 6th & 7th guest

Half of the rental is due immediately to reserve your dates, except for holidays in which the full rental is due; Balance of rental fees + $250 security deposit is due 21 days from arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.