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Waterfront Kayak and Nature Lovers Dream Mathews County Farmhouse

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious layout, many activities available or just relax.

Authentic Mathews County Fisherman’s Farmhouse located in New Point, VA. This renovated 3 bedroom farmhouse is waterfront on Dyer Creek which opens on to The Chesapeake Bay. Situated on 6 acres next to the Nature Conservancy Preserve makes this rental a nature lover’s paradise. “Bayside at Bavon” is framed between twin mature Magnolia trees. The sweeping front porch has 2 porch swings which make it an ideal spot to drink morning coffee or meet for a cocktail. The wrap-a-round porch leads to a screened back porch ideal for lounging under ceiling fans, grilling today’s catch of the day or watching the boats come in from a day out on the bay. Whether you decide to cook in the well equipped kitchen with rustic beams or eat on the screen porch, the full lite French door makes it easy to entertain guests in either location.
The middle parlor, now a comfortable living room with leather sofas, Heriz rug, Adirondack twig rocking chair and a walnut dry sink is an easy to use room whether you want to read a book or watch a movie. (Flat screen TV only for DVD use). The downstairs full size bath has been finished with nautical charts and an old painted chest with stripped top that has been converted into a charming sink. The shower is extra hot to wash off the day’s excursions or use the deck outdoor shower overlooking the water. The middle hall leads to three comfortable size bedrooms. Guests must bring their own linens, bath and bed. Bed comforters and pillows provided. The front bedroom features 5 windows with water views and a double size comfortable oak bed. The painted floor hallway leads to the two other bedrooms each equipped with new windows, double beds and a pair of bunk beds ideal for children. Guests provide all linens and bath towels.
“Bayside at Bavon” is an ideal weekend or week retreat for kayak lovers, bird watchers, artists who are looking to capture a photographic image, or a cozy family get-a-away. The rustic charm will put you in touch with nature and wash any stress away. Enjoy an easy 15 minute walk to the overlook which provides easy kayak and jet-ski launch. A short boat ride leads you to a large white sandy beach overlooking Thomas Jefferson’s New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, it gives explorers a historic destination point and you can kayak out to it, if ambitious, (about a 1/4 mile off the beach).
Easy day trips can be made to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and other historic sites. Charter fishing trips and boat/kayak rentals are available throughout the County. Marinas and public boat ramps are nearby. Busch Gardens and Water Country U.S.A. are about an hour away – but why leave…Mathews is the best kept secret on the Bay!
Mathew Courthouse Village is a quaint town with several restaurants, shopping, grocery store, gourmet pizza parlor, antique stores, ice cream parlor and small boutique shops. Be sure to stop in the Visitor’s Center at Old Sibley’s Store and pick up a copy of the Blueway Water Trails or find it on-line. Mathews has 2 public beaches – Haven Beach and Bethel Beach Preserve. More information can be found at Mathews County info site or google them. Call before renting we are glad to talk about the house and area in detail! Cheers!
New for 2017 is brand new whole house HVAC, heating and cooling!

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in house or on any porches....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee charged, one pet maximum....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Very bright and good views....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bed linens and towels Not provided. Pillows and comforters are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Nautical theme, on 1st floor, tile....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    New full bath added in 2016, tile floor, beam ceiling....moreless

  • Second floor full bath includes a small stacking washer/dryer.

Other Amenities

  • One hour from Williamsburg, Bush Gardens, Water Country. 3 Golf courses 10 miles. Mathews voted in the top ten Best Small Towns 2014. Boat ramp in Horn Harbor 4 miles and at New Point camp ground 2 miles. Blue water kayak trails throughout the county, online map. Mathews is surrounded by water on 3 sides with 214 miles of shoreline. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assortment of novels, reference, coffee table books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Part of TV...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Television:

    Flat screen (plays DVD's only)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Family variety selection of videos....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Mathews is about 8 miles from the house....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The mouth of the Bay is about 10 miles directly from the most southern point (the overlook) in Mathews, opening to the Atlantic, hence the water is ocean-like and salty....moreless

  • Rural:

    Woods and water surrounding the property....moreless

  • Village:

    Downtown Mathews is a quaint town with a courthouse square dating from the 18th century. And about 8 miles from the house....moreless

  • Water View:

    From the house and rear of property, which is on the water....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House approx. 600 ft from Dyer Creek and on the property. Dyer Creek is about 1/4 mile across & accesses the Chesapeake Bay directly. Usually a little muddy walking to the creek, the last 200 feet....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining space in kitchen and a table on the large screened deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Whole house HVAC, heating and cooling, installed 11/2016. We now rent year round!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Small stacking unit upstairs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Whole house HVAC, heating and cooling, installed 11/2016. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi installed last 2016....moreless

  • Living Room:

    With TV for DVD only. No cable....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway parking only. Do not park near septic in the front and to side yards....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small stacking unit upstairs....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker machine and bean grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, silverware, knives, blender, waffle iron, misc. food preparation items....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator, blender, crock pot, pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and similar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New stainless steel with oven (electric)...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Counter top toaster oven, broiler....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large covered screened porch and covered wrap around porch....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    one mountain bike and one single speed....moreless

  • Boat:

    Older row boat for use behind house in Dyer Creek. Dyer Creek is about 1/4 mile across, approximately and opens up to the Chesapeake Bay about a 1/4 mile away. Please wear PFDs for all boating. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around covered porch and large screened covered deck connected to kitchen....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks & canoe. If up for a trip - canoe or kayak from the property 2 miles to the left to Horn Harbor or 1.5 to the right to New Point Comfort Lighthouse Beach, accessible only by boat. Wear PFD....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professional mosquito treatment around the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.3
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter
Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
Memorial Holiday
May 24 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
July 4th week
Jun 29 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
Labor Day
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
Christmas New Year
Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$245
$1,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $55
  • Tax Rate 5.3%

Notes:

Check in time 4:00, check out at 12 noon.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Southwinds, White Dog Inn, Mexican
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
New Point Comfort by boat, Nature Conservancy

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We found this house in Mathews on a Saturday when we decided to look for waterfront property on the prior Wednesday, it was that easy! When we drove through downtown Mathews, even before seeing the house, we knew Mathews was the place for our future getaways. And then it took us about 6 years to rehab the house to it's current state. Mathews is a special place for those looking for relaxation, peace and to get away form it all to recharge.

Why the Owner Chose Port Haywood, VA, USA:
Call with any questions before renting. We are happy to talk with you about the house and the Mathews area! This is our third season (2017) and we have been joyfully overwhelmed by the interest!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We have no visible "next door neighbors", (although the neighbors are great). To one side of the property is a Nature Conservancy coastal area, approximately 100 acres. The picture here is just past the house making the 15 minute walk to one of the "walkable" overlooks facing Mobjack Bay. You can see the Chesapeake Bay too. From the screen back porch "room" 28x16 you can see the Wolf trap lighthouse at night and sometimes during the day. There is much wildlife and on the ground and flying above to watch while on the porch and property!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • "Bayside at Bavon" waterfront.

    "Bayside at Bavon" waterfront.

  • Screen porch next to kitchen, waterviews, 16x28, our favorite space!

    Screen porch next to kitchen, waterviews, 16x28, our favorite space!

  • 5 minute kayak ride from property, looking out to Chesapeake Bay.

    5 minute kayak ride from property, looking out to Chesapeake Bay.

  • Stepping stones to Dyer Creek, can have water high tide, Chesapeake Bay to right

    Stepping stones to Dyer Creek, can have water high tide, Chesapeake Bay to right

  • Front Porch, two swings  WELCOME!

    Front Porch, two swings WELCOME!

  • Full bath decorated with nautical charts.

    Full bath decorated with nautical charts.

  • Another view of bath.

    Another view of bath.

  • Game room, foosball table, fishing equipment. and 2 bikes for use.

    Game room, foosball table, fishing equipment. and 2 bikes for use.

  • Living room, flat screen (TV only for DVD use only).

    Living room, flat screen (TV only for DVD use only).

  • The overlook with view of New Point Comfort Lighthouse, 5 minute bike ride.

    The overlook with view of New Point Comfort Lighthouse, 5 minute bike ride.

  • Beach you can drive to.  "Beach sentry".

    Beach you can drive to. "Beach sentry".

  • Backyard view, approx. 600 feet to Dyer Creek, on the property.

    Backyard view, approx. 600 feet to Dyer Creek, on the property.

  • View of screen porch/room.

    View of screen porch/room.

  • Kitchen, very bright, opens to rear covered screened deck.

    Kitchen, very bright, opens to rear covered screened deck.

  • Behind house, 5 minute marshy walk to low tide sandy area, house in background.

    Behind house, 5 minute marshy walk to low tide sandy area, house in background.

  • "Overlook"  located 1 mile from house.  Kayak, jetski launch site.

    "Overlook" located 1 mile from house. Kayak, jetski launch site.

  • kayaks next to water behind the house for use.

    kayaks next to water behind the house for use.

  • Double bed with set of twin bunk beds.

    Double bed with set of twin bunk beds.

  • Double bed with bunk beds.

    Double bed with bunk beds.

  • Master bedroom with new windows and waterviews.

    Master bedroom with new windows and waterviews.

  • View of kayak launch site behind the house. Views of Dyer Creek.

    View of kayak launch site behind the house. Views of Dyer Creek.

  • Canoeing from overlook to New Point Comfort lighthouse beach-10 minute paddle.

    Canoeing from overlook to New Point Comfort lighthouse beach-10 minute paddle.

  • 15 minute walk to nature overlook, passing no  houses, to view this sunset.

    15 minute walk to nature overlook, passing no houses, to view this sunset.

  • Side view of farmhouse detailing wrap-a-round porch.

    Side view of farmhouse detailing wrap-a-round porch.

VRBO #702582

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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