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Waterfront Kayak and Nature Lovers Dream Mathews County Farmhouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Port Haywood Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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 boat 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.

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!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nathan Beck
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2016
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About Nathan Beck

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! It is a special place for those looking for relaxation, peace and to get away form it all to recharge.

Nathan Beck purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Nathan Beck chose Virginia

Call with any questions before renting. We are happy to talk with you about the house and the Mathews area! This is our second season and we have been joyfully overwhelmed by the interest!

What makes this farmhouse unique

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 every 15 seconds. There is much wildlife and on the ground and flying above to watch while on the porch and property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the deck during a mild temperature stay. Loved walks to the overlook, kayaking behind the property and just relaxing on the screen porch and deck. The town of Mathews has a kayak put-in we visited. And the town restaurants were great.
Nov 2015
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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Kayak and Nature Lovers Dream Mathews County Farmhouse
average rating of 4.304348 based on 24 reviews

Charming and rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great place to sit back and relax. Amenities were nicer than anticipated for an older house. Our favorite room was the ample screened-in back porch. It was lovely to sit out there on a rainy morning!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Comfortable/Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Beck was very responsive to all of our questions. The house is a neat, old farmhouse, typical of early 1900s Port Haywood. Great, old wooden floors, rough-sawn wood beams in the kitchen, low ceilings and door ways, etc. So very charming and reminds you of great-grandma's home. Drove up at dusk and saw an 8-point buck in the yard. Loved the porch swings on looking the old, magnolia trees. Very private and close to the park and lighthouse. No TV channels, which we were aware of, but that was one reason we rented the home. Wanted to spend quiet, family time together, playing games, walking, dominoes, cards, foosball, etc. Great, relaxing time and exactly what our soul needed. Just wish we could have spent more days there.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a comfortable and clean farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

Even though the storm Hermione had dropped by we enjoyed our stay. We spent most of our time on the screened porch playing games, eating and enjoying each others company and the view. It was very peaceful but not to far from Mathews.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Richmond, VA

Perfect Matthews Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We returned to this house once again this year, and it's even better than it was before. They've done an amazing job continuing to improve the property, with a new bathroom upstairs and so many other details. It's such a relaxing home, and was very much enjoyed by the kids and adults in our group. It's not far at all to get to several different bay beaches, water accesses or boat docks. And you get the feeling that you're at your own country cottage, and not at some cookie cutter beach mansion. Love hanging out on the big screen porch. We very much look forward to returning again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic farmhouse that was very charming.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was with our grandsons, 8 and 14 years old, their parents, our adult son and my husband and I.

The 3 bedrooms were adequate with the air-conditioning units in the windows. The air-conditioning on the first floor was barely adequate during the heat of the day. Our stay was in August with high heat and high humidity outside, which is typical for that time of year on the Chesapeake Bay . The screened in porch on the back of the house was large and could have been wonderful. The screens needed some repair, so we needed to buy wasp spray to keep them at bay. There was already an empty can in the kitchen of wasp spray, so we were not the first to experience this. Our grandson was stung by something we did not recognize in the kitchen. As a result we sprayed around the window air conditioner in the kitchen which seemed to be not completely sealed off. We were fortunate, that our grandson had no reaction to the bite.

The property was wonderful for rest and relaxation. We enjoyed the kayaking, even brought our tandem kayak. The public access to a swimming beach was 30 minutes away by car. We did one day kayak to a beach recommended at the tourist center. FUN! The bicycles were great. We picked figs from a very old fig tree in the back yard, charming. Lots of privacy on the property is a plus.

I would give the rating of 4 stars because, I think, that there needs to be more attentions to minor repairs. The house was very clean however. Restaurants in the area were good, some needed reservations, which surprised us.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To future guests: The closest public beach is 9 miles by MapQuest, no stoplights and mostly 55mph, which is Bethel Beach Nature Preserve as listed in the description. There are beaches farther away, but Bethel is the best Mathews beach in my opinion. You can put kayaks in at the property or 1 mile down the road, in either direction, and kayak to a great beach accessed only by boat, New Point Comfort Lighthouse Beach. We are committed and continue to upgrade and improve. In August 2016 we added Wi-Fi. We are planning on a new complete HVAC system installation this fall 2016 when the house is empty. And we are updating all screens….thank you for the good ideas!
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Lovely old farmhouse next to a nature preserve

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend in Matthews County with our friends and 4 small kids. The house is a good amount of space with lovely character and is decorated well. We loved the screen porch. We'd hoped to take advantage of the kayaks, but at Nathan warned us, it's quite a long slog through the mud at low tide to get to them - didn't work for our kiddos who would have been in up mud up to their waists! But we enjoyed daytrips to nearby beaches where we looked for creatures and were generally among only one or two other families on the beach. Given the time of year it was pretty buggy - including voracious deer flies - but that par for the course in summer. Overall we enjoyed our visit to the area and were glad to be in such an interesting environment (spider crabs everywhere!)

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Southwinds, White Dog Inn, Mexican
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
New Point Comfort by boat, Nature Conservancy
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Port Haywood Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 5.3%

Monthly rental considered, please inquire with owner upon booking. Check in time 4:00, check out at 12 noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Port Haywood Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nautical theme, on 1st floor, tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New full bath added for 2016 season, tile floor.
  • Second floor full bath includes a stacking washer/dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Very bright and good views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
  • Guests need to bring their own bed linens and towels. Pillows and comforters provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.

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