|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
• Deep Water Frontage on estuary very, very close to the Chesapeake
• 5 en Suite bedrooms
• 7 full baths
• Three porches, one screened and two with gorgeous views of the water
• Plus a deck with charcoal grill, charcoal provided
• Private pier and a private white sand beach
• Bring your boat or rent one locally
• Kayaks with life vest are provided at no charge, as well as Bicycles and helmets for your enjoyment!
• The town of Mathews, listed as one of the Top Five Coolest Small Towns in America by Travel and Leisure, is eight short miles away
• Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Landing and Yorktown Battlefield are less than an hours’ drive.
*One of the queens and two twins are located in the third floor 'Bonus' room only accessible from the second floor master bedroom by close family members or relatives.
• en Suite private baths include ceramic tile showers
• 6th Full bath located on 1st floor and has a tub/shower combination
• The seventh full bath is located in the garage and easily accessed from outside.
• NO PETS
• NO SMOKING
I , wanted to take a few minutes to say Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. For providing everything that might be needed, to have a delightful and memorable vacation on Chesapeake Bay. Your home is beautiful, with wonderful views. Fantastic accommodation with room for 20 people. Kids and (adults) loved the crabbing from the dock and the kayaking. A quick 45 minute ride to Busch Gardens topped off the week.
I would without reservation recommend TALL PINES BY THE BAY AS A FIVE STAR vacation rental!
Thanks Again for everything
We visited for Thanksgiving with 6 adults, 2 teens and 2 children. The house was immaculate and more than well-equipped. We rent a large house like this each year so we can all meet and this was the best one yet! The layout was great as the family with the two younger kids had their own space above the garage and the two teens also had their space on the third floor. The kayaks were great and we appreciate the smores items for the firepit that the owner left for us. We had a nice day trip to Busch Gardens but spent the rest of our time at the house and in Mathews. Great communication with the owner and a very comfortable stay. Everyone agreed this was an awesome house and a great time. You cannot go wrong renting this home for a large family/friend get together.
I have rented vacation homes for over 10 years and read reviews for positive and negative comments. Past experience has taught me to appreciate the negative comments for the information they give, so I try to give a balanced review of both positive and negative comments. The house is spacious, clean and with great views of the water. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking pans, pots and pantry items, but is small for this size of house. The owner left ingredients for making s'mores which was a nice surprise. There was plenty of wood for the fire pit and chairs for seating, but the chairs have to be stacked and placed near the fire pit every night. Kayaks and life vests are provided; however, the kayaks have to be placed back in rack, paddles and vests returned to the garage at the end of each day. The owner doesn't charge for cleaning, only requires a deposit and has a checklist of things to do before checking out. We cleaned more than we have for previous rentals and did a few things not required at previous rentals, such as opening blinds slightly upward, turning ceilings fans to low, sorting the laundry.
One thing we noticed driving to the house is the metal cow sculptures in a nearby field. We learned from a neighbor that if the gate is open, you can walk through the fields, look at several bronze sculptures and gardens. There is a small miniature golf course, which you can play, if you have your own clubs and balls. It is a beautiful and fun place to explore, within walking distance of the house.
Our family of 3 generations (6 adults and 5 children) spent the past week at Tall Pines...a lovely spacious property and beautiful setting. First off, my husband and I are neat freaks, and found this house to be immaculate. You cannot find a more responsible or attentive owner than Catherine. Her personal touches did not go unnoticed. Not only is the house equipped with kayaks, bikes, crab pots, games, etc. for outdoor activities, you will find a fully stocked kitchen/pantry...just like at home, only someone else had done the shopping!
We had 3 day trips planned, but none of them happened as everyone preferred crabbing from the dock, kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing on the porch playing games and generally hanging out together. Isn't that what summer vacations are all about? And ending our days with s'mores by the fire pit gazing up at the stars...doesn't get much better than that.
Even our grandchildren appreciated how special this place is. Their comments ranged from: "Can we stay longer?...Can we buy this house?...When can we come back?...to This is the coolest house ever!" Tall Pines offered something for everyone and helped our family create memories that will last a lifetime.
Last week at this time, I was sitting on the front porch watching our nieces (ages 7-12) and parents kayaking on Queens Creek. This is at least our 15th home rental and the most beautiful and well equipped home. Catherine has supplied this home with everything you could possibly need. There were 15 of us, 11 adults and 4 children. A day was spent at Busch Gardens, another at the Water Park, and another at Yorktown. Before sunset, all kayaks were being used and someone else was building a fire in the fire pit where we all relaxed and shared the happenings of the day. Because the home was so well supplied, we sat down to two large family meals. It was just like Thanksgiving. Oh, one of the best parts was watching the girls catch crabs and then cooking them over the fire pit. I could go on and on, but I think you need to experience the greatness of this rental yourself. You won't be disappointed.
My wife and I together with our children and 10 grandchildren (18 total) celebrated our 50th anniversary at Tall Pines. We couldn't have found a better place because there was something for everyone - fishing, crabbing, water skiing, tubing and just plain enjoying the amazing house. Evening sunsets over Queens
Creek were enjoyed from the dock, fire pit, porch, and the house! The house is large, beautifully furnished and kept squeaky clean. The pantry, cabinets, linen closets etc. were fully stocked with everything we needed and more. Bathrooms and TVs are everywhere. Catherine is a gracious and friendly landlady and
did everything she could to make our stay enjoyable. We brought our boat and enjoyed short cruises to Piankatank Sound, Gwinn's Island, the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. This was surely a five star vacation experience for us and I hope we can do it again sometime.
This was a great home - beautiful property with so many amenities. Love the kayaks, fire pit for s'mores, outdoor grill deck and screened in patio. Our family didn't want t leave. This was ideal for our family's gathering. Thanks for providing such a well stocked home.
The owner was always available and happy to assist, if needed. We will be definitely recommending to others. The family loved Mathews, Yorktown and surrounding area, but mostly loved spending time at the property.
The town of Mathews, listed as one of the Top Five Coolest Small Towns in America by Travel and Leisure, is eight short miles away and Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Landing and Yorktown Battlefield as well as Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are all less than an hours’ drive.
|Property Damage Protection||£63|
|Refundable Cleaning Deposit||£280|
* Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10.00-$15.00 per night, per additional guest
* Year Round Listing
* Check In: 4:00 pm EDT or later, Check Out: 10:00 am EDT or Before
* Refundable Cleaning Deposit MUST BE PAID BY ELECTRONIC CHECK thru HomeAway Payment App; NO Credit Cards accepted
* Reservations: considered BOOKED upon receipt of 50% of Rental plus PDP & completed, signed Rental agreement.
* NO PETS
* RECYCLING at Tall Pines is Required.
* Tall Pines is a “Non-Smoking” property. NO Smoking is allowed in the House or the Garage.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.