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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront: Kayaks, Fire Pit, Wifi, Bikes, Dog-friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pet-friendly, min age 6 for kids

THE WATER VIEW - the main reason we purchased Green Acres at the Bay. The stunning views of the East River provide impeccable access to nature, relaxation and privacy at the Chesapeake Bay. New in summer 2017 this renovated farmhouse provides a vacation paradise for couples, families and of course it's dog-friendly. All the modern conveniences (wifi, 40" tvs in every bedroom and 50" in living room) and an abundance of outdoor living: deck, fire pit, relaxing chairs everywhere, hammock. Located in Mathews County, voted one of the coolest small towns in America.

Green Acres quickly works its magic on guests with its privacy, abundant nature and relaxation. The birdlife is simply amazing (Karla's dad is an ornithologist so we have a great appreciation) and on a clear night you can't believe the stars! Mathews County's culture is a bit like the Florida Keys (which we love) in that you quickly adapt to island time. You stop worrying about all your emails and to do lists and time is measured by meal time, cocktail time and nap time. We specialize in getting people to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy nature in all its glory. Mathews County doesn't even have a stoplight but we have 90 miles of water trails great for kayaking and boating and nine coastal trails that are part of Virginia's Birding & Wildlife Trails system. For bicyclists, the Tour de Chesapeake is held annually in Mathews offering bike routes of varying lengths.

If you want some sand in your toes, we are a short drive from Haven Beach, Aaron Beach and Bethel Beach in Mathews with great birding, shell gathering, strolling. If you’re looking for a day trip, we are an hour away from Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens, Yorktown. We are centrally located between Virginia Beach and Washington DC and a mere 90 minutes from Richmond.

More Details

Karla Scanlan
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Karla Scanlan

We (Dave and Karla) are the proud 'parents' of our yellow Labs, You'reNothingtoMeNow Fredo and Skink and the delighted uncle and aunt of ten nieces/nephews living in VA and CA. Our labs have traveled w/us on vacations down to the Florida Keys and up to Bar Harbor (where we honeymooned nearly three decades ago). All the kids in our lives regularly remind us how amazing the rural life is and how lucky we are to be so immersed in nature. For our primary jobs, Dave runs an orthodontic lab & Karla is a mkt research analyst. Don't hold it against us but we're die hard Dallas Cowboys fans since the late 70s!

Karla Scanlan purchased this house in 2016

Why Karla Scanlan chose Foster

The water view...just stunning views of the East River, the main reason we purchased Green Acres at the Bay.

We've spent the better part of a year renovating this farmhouse and property to provide a vacation paradise for couples, families and of course it's dog-friendly. Master gardener Richard worked his magic again to make the grounds spectacular including fire pit, pathway gardens and he even incorporated the original owners' skiff into the entrance way gardens. Let the relaxation begin!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Foster in Westville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • House is non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outside on the grounds in approved areas.
  • Minimum age of six for children, non-crawling infants allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom Full - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom Twin - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront: Kayaks, Fire Pit, Wifi, Bikes, Dog-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spend our Easter weekend at Green Acres with our daughter, her boyfriend and two dogs. Everyone commented that it was their favorite weekend of 2018! The house was beautiful inside and out. We were able to take advantage of the kayaks, bikes, dock and firepit and still able to totally relax. We are definitely making plans to return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The PERFECT get away spot.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a get away. It's a beautiful home and property. The place is immaculate (inside and out). We enjoyed everything about it - the quiet location, the dock, the canoe, the fire pit the and lovely home. We thought we would eat out both evenings, but were so comfortable that we stayed in one night and only went out the second night as it rained most of the day and we had spent a lot of time inside. The owner was very considerate of our stay. There were treats for the puppies and a bottle of bubbly for our birthday celebration. I cannot say enough great things about the property and the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved everything about our stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a perfect weekend at this amazing place. If you are looking for peace, quiet, privacy, no air pollution, no noise pollution, and a place equipped with everything young and old alike would need, this is the place to be. The setting is stunning, right on the water with beautiful views. We lucked out and enjoyed a perfect weekend weather-wise, so spent a lot of time relaxing outdoors. We fished from the pier, enjoyed the firepit at night, and ate our meals on the deck.

Indoors, the house is tastefully decorated with nautical scenes, fun antique posters, and lots of personality. The kitchen has everything a cook needs. We were thrilled to find so many thoughtful and helpful condiments and ingredients made available free of charge. We have rented many vacation homes over the years, and I always cook, but I have never found it easier to do so. There are spices, a stick of butter, olive oil, vinegars, sauces and dressings in the fridge, and dry goods like flour and sugar. The person who equipped this kitchen must be a great cook!

We explored the area some. Spent a day in Williamsburg, which is only an hour away. Stopped in Yorktown on the way back. Enjoyed dinner at beautiful Merroir in Topping, VA. Many more places to check out next time. We will be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay and a memorable family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a better place for three generations to convene. Sparkling new and attractively furnished, the very private property featured lovely landscaping (hundreds of butterflies for grandchildren to chase), water views from almost every room, dock, fire pit, deck with gas grill, kayaks, and the most well-equipped kitchen I've ever seen! The thoughtfulness of our hosts was reflected throughout -- from information about local history, sites, and activities to the clear labeling of every light switch and cabinet -- all contributed to a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Stay Along Chesapeake Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the vacation @ Green Acres after staying near Matthews a few years ago. As it was a new listing and there were no reviews to guide us, we were a little unsure until we arrived at this beautiful, well-designed, and very well-equipped vacation home. As experienced VRBO users, we provide this enthusiastic recommendation to all others considering an escape along the Chesapeake Bay!

Our party consisted of two couples and one dog. All raved about the place and were very pleased to be able to experience the natural beauty of the area in comfort. A few remarkable themes:

The owners have fully thought out and created a wonderful experience. From the first step into the home which was nicely air-conditioned, to the breath-taking bay views, to the nicely appointed home, great care has been taken to consider the needs of the vacationer. The care is evident with nice touches like the personalized welcome message to our group, the treats for our pup, the way every switch and drawer is labeled to avoid any frustration. The house has also been fully stocked with brand new items - no seconds or hand me down pots and pans, etc. Even the washer/dryer is brand new and high-tech. All the little details are done right - the owners even thought to provide a first aid kit, which we used and were thankful for.

The house itself has beautiful central space for spending time with others. There are nice places for seating and talking with others, watching the wildlife around the Bay, or watching satellite TV. And when the day is done, the bedrooms are very comfortable, with new mattresses for a great night’s sleep. One tip, bring along bottled drinking water as the house water relies on a well.

Quality extends to the outdoors. We used the brand new gas grill to make burgers, made fires in the fire pit (perfect for smores), and rode the new bikes to explore the surrounding area. But probably the coolest item was the ability to kayak across the estuary and explore the little inlets, watch the eagles and cranes, and get away from every care in the world. I’ve never kayaked before and wouldn’t have been comfortable, but my brother-in-law had experience, and once in the water I was hooked. It is very easy and enjoyable given calm waters in the inlet, & also can provide a nice work-out as you gain comfort and choose to explore the wider area by water.

We give Green Acres our highest recommendation for a comfortable getaway that we look forward to repeating!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.38
Pet Fee £53.65
Damage Deposit £71.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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