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Waterfront Kayak and Nature Lovers Dream Mathews County Farmhouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Owner
Nathan Beck
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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! 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.

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 third season (2017) 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 and sometimes during the day. 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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Amenities

Port Haywood Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nautical theme, on 1st floor, tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New full bath added in 2016, tile floor, beam ceiling.
  • Second floor full bath includes a small stacking washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
  • Bed linens and towels Not provided. Pillows and comforters are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Kayak and Nature Lovers Dream Mathews County Farmhouse
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 27 reviews
5

Very nicely decorated and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We're from southern California and were in Mathews for a wedding. The house was very comfortable and we really enjoyed ourselves there. Nice walking and bird watching. And lets not forget the fire flies in the evening we don't have them in California and we enjoyed them as well. We were only at the house for three days and wish we had more time. We did make it over to Yorktown and did some sight seeing. Lots of American history close by it's great. I would recommend this house for a family vacation. Hopefully we can rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect peaceful getaway from it all!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place that has it all....here it is! The house is lovely in every way...beautifully and tastefully decorated and the large screened porch looking out to the creek was so tranquil we almost couldn't leave it. A bald eagle flew by several times while we were there and we enjoyed walking to the nature preserve. Bethel Beach, just 10 minutes away is a lovely unspoiled, uncrowded beach.... Monday, we were the only ones on the beach so had it all to ourselves!! If you like being away from crowds and close to nature, you will not find a more perfect setting than this!! We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy and comfortable retreat for our group.

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for our group. We met our old neighbors for a much needed time together. It was the perfect setting for our reunion. Cozy and comfortable, secluded and beautiful. Lots of games and plenty of outdoor adventures to be had. We enjoyed every minute in this home. We also loved the two restaurants we visited in town. You could tell that it was a well loved home. Beautifully and simply decorated - a real "salt of the earth" kind of place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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4

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Port Haywood Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 4th week
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,200
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,200
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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