HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Robert Short

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

MILLION $ VIEWS NO EXTRA CHARGE! HOT TUB! POOL! WIFI! RESORT-LIKE AMENITIES!

46 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Virginia - THE COTTAGE AT MISTI COVE

Romantic Waterfront Cottage on Pristine Piankatank River! Nice Amenities!

"Now this is the life!" "A little piece of paradise!" "Livin the Dream!" "It doesn't get any better than this!" Just a few thoughts that may cross your mind when you come for a stay at The Cottage at Misti Cove.

While the name may be simple, don't let that fool you, for so are the best things in life! However, extraordinary amenities run a close second and this cottage offers extra helpings of each for the best of both worlds! Here, you'll enjoy resort-like amenities without resort crowds. Amenities like free WIFI, large outdoor pool, beach area, tennis court, and pier. Extras that even most resorts don't provide like your very own private extra large waterfront hot tub with towel warmer, private waterfront fireplace chat set, Relaxation Station ( a waters-edge private beach-like lounging area with adirondack chairs, table for 2, thatch umbrella, and wood fireplace ), your very own tiki bar, 2 indoor fireplaces, 4 tv/dvd players all connected to DirecTv, 4 owner provided kayaks, 4 owner provided beach chairs, beach towels, 4 owner provided bikes, .......

Having only been rented since 2013, this cottage is in excellent condition and does not disappoint. In fact, a common theme we've heard from guests is that the cottage looks just like the pictures or better. We'd like your opinion too!

With this storybook waterfront cottage you'll get EXTREMELY CLOSE-UP views of the Piankatank River at its widest point as it feeds into an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, which is North America's largest estuary. Whether you're inside, or out, the expansive water views are unsurpassed! In fact, I know of no other vacation rental in the area where the home itself is so close to the water. They don't allow homes to be built this close to the water around here anymore. The water is so close you could cast a fishing line into the water from your rear deck. You'll actually have to go out a little farther to catch the fish but the point is, 'you could'. Check out the pictures. The water is just as close as it appears.

Afterall, it's all about the water..... so don't sacrifice on the view. YOU'RE COMING TOO FAR NOT TO HAVE EXCELLENT WATER VIEWS!

Viewing the sunrise over the water while laying in bed is unforgettable! Watching the sunset illuminate the sky while soaking in your private hot tub on your private waterfront deck is sure to leave a lasting memory as well. From here, you'll also be able to take in abundant wildlife and marine life such as osprey, eagles, seagulls, deer, jumping fish, crabs, sting rays, and many other species known to the area. It'll almost be like vacationing in a wildlife and marine observatory at the same time. Maybe that's one reason Budget Travel Magazine ranked Mathews, VA in the Top 5 Coolest Small Towns in America in 2014!

While not gazing at the surrounding natural beauty, you won't be disappointed with the aesthetics of the cottage either. It's furnished with top quality furnishings and offerings throughout. Master bedroom has queen size bed w/Novaform gel memory foam mattress, 2nd bedroom ( or den ) has daybed w/pop-up trundle underneath that can convert the daybed to either a king size bed or two separate twin size beds. Both mattresses are memory foam as well. The Living Room, Enclosed Porch ('No Wake Zone'), Master Bedroom, and 2nd bedroom have high definition tv's with dvd players. All 4 tv's are connected to satellite tv provided by DirecTV.

Kitchen is fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot, garbage disposal, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, & all the utensils you'll need to prepare a feast.

Kitchen, Living Room, Master BR, and 2nd BR have bamboo floors for that far away exotic feel!

There's more than meets the eye as well. However, rather than take pictures of inside the closets and cupboards, let me just tell you you'll find things like fluffy resort quality towels, a towel warmer, quality quilts and/or bedspreads, and an assortment of tiki bar accessories to name just a few.

Outside on the deck facing the waterfront there is a tiki bar, charcoal grill, extra large hot tub and fireplace chat set to lounge around and take off the chill on those cooler nights. If you've still got some energy left to relax, then maybe you could meander on down to the hammock a little closer to the water and rest for a spell. The hammock is canopied by two trees so once you get here you'll have it "made in the shade". Still got a little energy and perhaps a little adventurous? You are now ready for the Relaxation Station... the mini beach-like area with the 2 adirondack chairs & wood burning fireplace just a sea shells throw from the water. FOR VARIETY, TRY IN REVERSE! Remember, while you're here you've got nothing but time, so why not relax and make it go as slow as possible.

Come stay for awhile and let time slow down. You'll soon find yourself saying, "Now this is the life!"

Other tidbits:

There are 4 owner provided kayaks, beach chairs, & bikes available for guests' use. Guests may keep their boat at nearby Morningstar Marina for a fee or anchor boats capable of floating in shallow water in front of cottage. Sorry, no trailered boats allowed to be kept on premises.

Quiet community offers residents & guests a beach area, pier, seasonal pool, tennis court, basketball goal, & play ground for small kids.

Disclosures:

* Cottage has been tastefully decorated to include several pictures and other decor with scriptural references to help foster a sense of peace and relaxation.

* WARNING! 4.9 out of 5 guests have experienced symptoms of separation anxiety immediately after check-out. To a lesser extent, some have merely become Misti-eyed.

Full service marina and free public boat launch about 6 - 7 miles away. Grocery, small shops, and churches nearby. Piankatank River Golf Club about 20 minutes away. Local cinema and bowling about 20 minutes away. Busch Gardens Theme Park, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown and Yorktown about an hour away. Plenty of history to see in Richmond as well which is about an 1 hour 15 minutes away. Or, you might like to take a day trip to the ocean at VA Beach which is about 1 hour 30 minutes away. See local listings in Mathews, VA for periodic local events such as oyster festival, fireworks displays, fishing tournaments, bicycle-athons, arts and crafts events, and more.

OUR VALUED GUESTS HAVE COME FROM FAR & WIDE. HERE'S A SAMPLE OF TESTIMONIAL EXCERPTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK AT COTTAGE:

6/1-6/8/13 ' You had all the views and relaxation one could hope for. Your cottage is adorable with all the seaside beach décor... The neighbors were very friendly.' - Bernie and Tay - Gallaway, NJ

6/9-6/13/13 - 'This is truly a beautiful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer! We really enjoyed being here and felt so at home, too. You seem to have thought of everything one could ever need to be comfortable and at ease in their surroundings.' - Kathryn and Harry - Richmond, VA

6/14-6/20/13 'Our 6 day stay was amazing... The beach is so clear, so beautiful. There was so much wildlife to be seen!... The house was very accommodating, everything we hoped it would be and much more. Thank you Robert for our finest vacation yet!' Jess and Adam - Wapakoneta, OH

7/20-7/26/13 - 'You made us feel like we were special guests...Thank you is not enough to express our experience at Misti Cove. I personally love the cleanness and quality of everything...' Marta and Marian - Cresco, PA

7/27-8/2/13 'Your house is simply amazing! It was so relaxing and just what you need to recharge for a week. The sunrises were beautiful from the bedroom. Your house is stocked of everything we needed! The neighbors are also very friendly!' - Shannon and Greg - East Berlin, PA

8/3-8/10/13 'I can tell you it was worth each of the 16 hours of driving it took us to come here! Very comfortable, very quiet, it was a perfect place to relax with family. It was amazing because the water was so clear...We will recommend your place to our friends!!!' - Sebastian and Annie - Granby, Quebec - Canada

8/18-8/23/13 'We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this cottage...We enjoyed daily trips to the pool, beach, and relaxing in the hot tub. We took a fantastic evening cruise with Mathews Deadrise Charters. The Mathews Visitor Center is a must stop as well. We will remember Mathews County with great fondness. Thanks!' - Erica and Jerry - Madison, WI

8/31-9/7/13 'Thank you so much for letting my husband and I stay in your house this week. It is so relaxing and so beautiful. We took some trips sightseeing but were always in a hurry to return. Inside and outside of house is set up with so much thought to comfort it is amazing.' - Teresa and Lee - Huntington, WV

9/18-9/23/13 'What a lovely time we've had! The cabin has been everything we hoped for and more. Charming place...' - Sally, Chris, and Mary - Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

10/18-10/21/13 'The views are absolutely breath taking! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt right at home... We saw many boats and used the spotting scope as well. The house is very cozy and has everything we could ever need. Thanks for helping to make our anniversary a great one.' - David and Kimberly - Timberville, VA

11/1-11/4/13 - 'We have had a very relaxing time here in your cute little cottage. The hot tub was wonderful. We like the red light at night...The amount of stars you can see is amazing. I love the hammock...All the homey touches and décor make this the perfect waterfront cottage. It has been everything pictured online and then some.' - Lisa and Mickey - Huntington, WV

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert Short (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

What makes this house unique

The cottage's extremely close proximity to the water is probably the closest you'll find in the area when it comes to BIG water views. The private outdoor waterfront hot tub that guests can soak in while taking in the views is also a rarity. The outdoor waterfront fireplace chat set compliments the hot tub and helps extend the cooler days. The Relaxation Station, which is mere feet from the water, boasts two adirondack chairs and wood burning fireplace for your enjoyment while you wiggle your toes in the sand. From the endless views looking out toward the Chesapeake Bay to the enchantment of lights across the river at night, these sights and more help create a sense of wonderment that make it hard for the eye to look away.

Reviews

4.9
based on 46 holidaymaker reviews

MILLION $ VIEWS NO EXTRA CHARGE! HOT TUB! POOL! WIFI! RESORT-LIKE AMENITIES!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
4

Fantastic view and the breeze was heavenly.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic view and the breeze was heavenly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this cottage, which indeed has spectacular water views. The beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is well-stocked. There are bikes and kayaks for exercise. The only (minor) negative we would share is that the cottage is very, very heavily decorated on walls and shelves with 'beach-themed' items, which might not appeal to all travelers, who might be seeking simplicity. However, the decorations seen in another light are colorful and fun, and the cottage is extremely clean. The owner is also an excellent communicator and the views are extraordinary. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful Virginia Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Leaving this house was definitely difficult for all of us to do! The owners thought of everything down to the waterproof/floatable cellphone covers and little umbrellas for the coconut glasses to use while sitting on the deck. Our 7 year daughter LOVED the caterpillar body pillow that greeted her on arrival to her room. Our 14 year old son enjoyed the "No Wake Zone" room where he had his own space/solitude. My husband spent much time on that inviting hammock with the incredible views of the Bay and gentle breezes. I cannot express enough how AMAZING this place is and so very worth going to. When you go, make sure to check each nook and cranny as you will find hidden treasures you didn't know you would appreciate having! Extra blankets/towels and washer/dryer! Hot tub was PERFECT! If you are considering this rental..... DO IT!! We WILL be back someday!!! Thanks again Robert and Gail......your home and your attention to detail are beyond what we could have imagined!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, everything was as described but words really don't do the home justice. The atmosphere and feel of the home allow you to relax in every room and it is wonderfully decorated.

PROs:

* Amazing sunset and sunrise views from the property, and wildlife including frogs, rabbits, and deer

* The most amazing and luxurious hot tub I've ever been in. It massaged away a days’ worth of walking in Washington DC!

* A kitchen stocked with every practical item you could need

* Owners regularly checked in with us regarding some surprise construction going on at the local pier and provided alternatives for us to get the kayaks to the beach. They also gave us some great suggestions for adventures and eats.

CONs:

* No phone signals for us (Sprint) so GPS was very touch and go at best in Mathews, VA. I suggest printing off a little map of the local area so you can get from the home and back when you adventure. A larger map is provided of the general area in the home. Everything the town has to offer is within a 15min drive though and is fairly easy to navigate once you get a feel for it.

* The tap water has a smell to it, about what you expect of any house right on a body of water. We brought water bottles and the local town used filtered water.

* There were ants in the bathroom, bedroom, and counter area of the kitchen but you can tell the homeowners were working on the situation.

TIPS:

Bring water bottles

Bring a map of the local roads

Bring citronella candles when sitting outside

NN Burger and Southwind pizza were delicious, highly recommended

Neighboring towns like Kilmarnock, Tappahanok, and Rappahanok offer more options for food and shopping if you want a wider variety than Mathews offers

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Most relaxing trip ever! and a GREAT honeymoon spot!

  • 5 of 5

This spot in Misti Cove is a true gem. My husband and I were there on our honeymoon from 4/3 to 4/8. The views are truly MILLION dollar views for sure! The house smells like coconut oil when you arrive which makes the place seem even more delicious! It's extremely well maintained and beautifully and peacefully decorated. My husband and I would love to come here at least once a year now--maybe twice if possible!-it's a great spot.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life--this is the place!

This is a very rural town and not much to do or places to go/see close by. However, with such a relaxing place and great view--who would want to leave !!

We give it 6 out of 5 stars !

Sincerely

Mr. and Mrs. Jourdan

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Glorious!

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Gail have thought of everything to make this a relaxing, lovely retreat. Check in and check out are seamless. The water view is spectacular and a perfect location for sunrise/sunset viewing. It is everything and more than the ad displays. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Newport News Airport
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Piankatank River Golf Club

Cottage is located in Mathews County in a quiet community of Misti Cove, consisting of about 22 homes of which only 7 are waterfront. Although the cottage is in a rural area where deer, turkey, osprey, eagles, and many other wildlife and marine life abound, the small town of Mathews is only about 10 minutes away and features the Mathews Visitor Center, a Food Lion, an independent grocery store, library, a couple of restaurants, Hardees, liquor store, a seasonal farmer's market, and several other misc. shops. Convenience stores, gas, and other restaurants, are a little closer. The Seabreeze Restaurant, which offers affordable waterfront dining, is located on Gwynn's Island about 10 minutes away and is accessed by crossing over a draw bridge.

Other attractions:

Water Excursions - 804-815-6132 or go to chesapeakebayboattours.com

Fishing Tours - 804-815-4895 or

go to bayflyfishing.com

Kayaking Tours - 1-855-TO-KAYAK or

google baycountrykayaking.com

Paddle Board Tours/Rentals - 804-384-3534 or go to

chesapeakeboardsports.com

Adventure Guides ( Blueways Water Trails, Bicycling Routes, Driving and Walking Tours including Birding and Nature Trails ) 804-725-4229 or go to visitmathews.com

Mathews Film Society - go to mathewsfilmsociety.org

Put-In Creek Carvings/Frenchy's - Pool hall featuring great local art at 206 Main Street, Mathews, VA - 804-725-8650 OPEN YEAR-ROUND, MON - SAT, 10 A.M - 4 P.M.

Bay School of the Arts - Main Street in town of Mathews.

bayschool-arts.com

Open daily, this center was created to preserve heritage crafts, encourage eco-tourism and educate the community in the Arts by providing workshops, classes, lectures, exhibits and cultural opportunities.

Mathews Farmer's Market - Open Seasonally on Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 804-725-5747

Morningstar Marina is full service and is about 6 miles away.

Public boat launch area about 6.5 miles away on same site as The Seabreeze Restaurant. ( Sorry, no motorized boat launching available on Misti Cove premises with the exception of kayaks, canoes, and other similar small watercraft.)

Golfing at Piankatank River Golf Club about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Local cinema and bowling about 15 - 20 minutes away.

Busch Gardens Theme Park and Water Country USA about an hour away.

Historic Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown about an hour away. City of Richmond with all of it's history about 1 hr. 15 min. away. Virginia Beach is about 1.5 hours away.

Homeaway doesn't permit other websites to be mentioned in ads, but if you google The Rivah Visitor's Guide or Mathew's VA Visitor's Center you'll find more information for nearby festivals, fishing tournaments, fishing tours, water excursions, kayaking tours, and other activities that occur throughout the year.

Town of Gloucester is about 25 minutes away and has a Walmart, a few chain restaurants, and other misc. stores.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mathews, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£430
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,188
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
6 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£171
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£1,036
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£126
From
£149
Fri,Sat
£884
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£347
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£171
Fri,Sat
£1,036
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Linen & house cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £76

* 3 night minimum stay required unless stay is for a weekend ( Friday - Sunday ).

* To complete reservation confirmation process guest(s) must return guest reservation form, signed rental contract, and a copy of their driver's license or passport for traveler's arriving from outside of the United States.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates to see total
Enquire Now
Available arrival
Available
Unavailable

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Virginia, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Restored antique claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Bathroom # 2 is actually just an outdoor shower w/hot & cold
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Daybed w/pop-up trundle that converts to king or 2 twin beds
  • Wake up to a spectacular view of the sunrise in the romantic waterfront master bedroom. Comes appointed with an electric fireplace w/remote and high definition flat screen tv with dvd player hooked up to satellite tv provided by Directv. Bed is queen size and has very comfortable memory foam mattress. Also comes equipped with a writing desk/hutch. Bedroom offers towel warmer and quick access to outdoor hot tub. Second bedroom comes with daybed with pop-up trundle that can convert to either a king size bed or two twin beds. This bedroom also comes equipped with a writing desk and high definition tv with dvd player and is hooked up to DirecTV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

Other holiday rentals