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The Cottage @ Captain Genes - Secluded Waterfront

SuperhostChesapeake, Virginia, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Lori
6 guests3 bedrooms6 beds1.5 bathrooms
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The pool is open! Get away from the crowds! Private, secluded upscale waterfront cottage on ~5 acres; pool & hot tub feet from the back door. Waterviews from most rooms. Direct Chesapeake Bay access on property via dock / sandy kayak launch. ~15 mins from downtown. Fish & crab, kayak, take in views from the screened porch, relax by the pool, fire pit or hot tub with a drink. Bring your boat - marina ~4 miles away - put-in there & tie-up at our pier! A true private retreat!

The space
Gorgeous sunrises and abundant wildlife await you in the morning as you look over the bay from the dock or the porch. Pull a kayak or paddle board directly into the bay via the sandy launch area (or pull a few chairs to sit in the surf). ~5 acres of room to run around and explore.

Modern amenities with 250 Mbps Internet and WiFi throughout the house, as well as Sonos to power music on the porch or pool area. Internet-enabled TV with Amazon Prime, YouTube TV, and Netflix pre-loaded to stream movies or your favorite TV shows at night.

There are 2 kayaks, a stand up paddle board, a crab pot and dip net, a charcoal grill, a fire pit and 2 adult bikes for your use. From May 1- September 30 the pool is open (we can open it open sooner / close it later if needed). There is also a hot tub that is open most of the year. If you'd like to bring your boat, you can tie-up at the end of our pier. 3 to 4 feet of water at mean low tide. Marina ~4 miles away.

Guest access
Cottage, pool area, pier area, secondary garage, yard, Chesapeake Bay

Other things to note
The Food Lion in downtown Mathews offers the pre-order / pickup version of InstaCart. Order directly from the InstaCart app on your way in and pickup at Food Lion on your way to the Cottage....eliminates the dreaded post-unpacking 2 hour grocery store run.
The pool is open! Get away from the crowds! Private, secluded upscale waterfront cottage on ~5 acres; pool & hot tub feet from the back door. Waterviews from most rooms. Direct Chesapeake Bay access on property via dock / sandy kayak launch. ~15 mins from downtown. Fish & crab, kayak, take in views from the screened porch, relax by the pool, fire pit or hot tub with a drink. Bring your boat - marina ~4 miles awa…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Pool
Cable TV
Dryer
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Washing machine
Smoke alarm

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

This is a great spot for quiet days enjoying the outdoors. Between swimming, bird watching, fishing / crabbing or just hanging out by the pool, porch or on the dock, there is plenty to do on the property. Don't miss Island Stop's homemade food less than 2 miles away. Richardson's Cafe and Southwind's Pizza are great casual spots in downtown Mathews, while The White Dog Bistro offers a more upscale experience. There are also a number of art and antique shops in downtown Mathews worth exploring. Stop in at the super-cute Visitors Center / Sibley's General Store for information on the area. Bethel Beach - a quiet beach fantastic for long walks and shelling - is less than a 15 minute drive from the Cottage. For those that want to see a bit of history, Williamsburg / Yorktown / Jamestown are ~1 hour away (as are Bush Gardens and Water Country for those that want something a bit more active). Less than an hour to the north lies Kilmarnock and Irvington with additional boutiques and two wineries - Good Luck Cellars and the Dog & Oyster.

We can also help you connect with fishing guides, guided kayak tours, twilight boat tours of the bay or a tour of a working oyster farming operation.
This is a great spot for quiet days enjoying the outdoors. Between swimming, bird watching, fishing / crabbing or just hanging out by the pool, porch or on the dock, there is plenty to do on the property. Do…
Getting around
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Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
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Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Lori

Joined in October 2016
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I am a stay at home mom with 4 kids. I love to read, play tennis, cook, volunteer, do anything outside with my kids. I am involved in my church and kids' school. I am married to my high school sweet heart. We are from Virginia but have been in Texas for the last 16 years. Our kids are true Texans. We still get back to Virginia at least 2 times a year for long visits. We love to explore our country and the as much of the world as we can. It's hard to fly with 4 kids, so we do a lot of road trips. We yearn to have time where we can disconnect from everything and just enjoy each other and natural beauty.
I am a stay at home mom with 4 kids. I love to read, play tennis, cook, volunteer, do anything outside with my kids. I am involved in my church and kids' school. I am married to my…
During your stay
I will be available to answer any questions while you are on vacation but I may not be on the property. We are renting our guest cottage/pool house. There is a main house on the same property that may or may not be occupied. People from the main house will not be using the pool or hot tub.
I will be available to answer any questions while you are on vacation but I may not be on the property. We are renting our guest cottage/pool house. There is a main house on the…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £380