Waterfront porch faces dock, AC or breeze, seating for 14Cover on the side to boathouse, available for boat storage

Entire home/apt

10 guests

4 bedrooms

7 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Our home features four bedrooms, three baths, and FOUR entertaining spaces, two porches, and two family room/dens. This enables you to entertain a variety of age groups, each with their own dedicated space. The house enjoys water on two sides.

The space

The house is relatively private, and located in the quiet town of Mathews, VA. Zero stop lights, and only one fast food restaurant. Stores close down half day on Wednesdays, and most stores closed on Sunday. This is a relaxing escape, not a place to stay on the run. However, we do have modest wireless internet for reasonable connection to the rest of the world.

Guest access

You will have access to the dock, kayaks, crab pots, fishing, TV, internet, and all of the basics. It's nice, but not over the top plush.

Interaction with guests

We will not be there when you and your guests are, but there are a couple of friendly neighbors if you need help or information.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 71 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: 353
Security Deposit: 1059
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 529 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We do NOT allow pets, smoking, or wild parties. We encourage casual entertaining, dinner parties, water sports, and respectable neighborly behavior.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
August 2017
A great place for a quiet family vacation. Fantastic views, well equipped, large living space and well appointed kitchen. Kids enjoyed crabbing and fishing off of the dock. Chris was quick to respond when I had a question.

Keandra User Profile
August 2017
My family loved mostly everything about the Big Boathouse. The most amazing thing is seeing the sunrise over the lake. Chris is very responsive and answers all questions in a timely manner.

Yunzhu (Angela) User Profile
August 2017
Great choice for a family stay! Away from the crowd and a lot to have fun right in the back yard! We did kayaking , crabbing, fishing, swimming, and s'more. I love relaxing in the hammock under the tree just watching the bay! It's such a beautiful place! We went to some quite beach about 20 minutes away. Also had day trip to Busch garden and Water country USA. Both are about one hour away.

Debora User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful time at the Big Boathouse. The house was spotless and well laid out. Everyone had plenty of room. While we only had 6 people sleeping there, we had nearby relatives that live nearby visiting during the day and they were also very impressed! They said they were going to recommend this property to other visitors to the area. I especially liked all the walls of windows with amazing views of the water. It was very, very hot during our stay and with all the windows we could be in the air conditioned house and still feel like we were sitting right on the water! We will definitely stay here again!

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed our stay very much. This house provides a great escape for outdoor activities (swimming, kayaking, fishing etc.). We appreciated the well stocked kitchen with top grade appliances and overall cozy feel of the home. Would recommend and hope to return someday.

Patricia User Profile
July 2017
Absolutely beautiful house with lots of room to spread out. Perfect location for kayaking, fishing, and relaxing on the dock and under the tree in the yard. Loved the separate wing with a living room, bedroom, and bath for the younger boys. Chris was very accommodating, and even allowed an early check-in to help us manage family arrivals. Definitely recommend the Big Boathouse on a Point!

Rajiv User Profile
July 2017
We had awesome fun at the Big Boathouse. Its a GREAT place and Chris is a gracious host. He is prompt and quick in his communications. This is a quite and calm place where you can enjoy every moment of your stay. There are stores located nearby to stock up your supplies and well connected to the highways. Chris has kept the house very clean and the interiors are great. We will love to come back again.

Richmond, Virginia, United StatesJoined in September 2014
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

I have spent my entire life vacationing, boating, sunbathing, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, and playing on the banks of the Chesapeake bay. It is the ultimate escape, and includes hundreds of miles of kayak heaven through the many creeks, rivers, and tributaries that line its shores. I am a native of Richmond, Virginia, married with two boys, one in college, one on his way in the near future. My wife also has three girls, two in college and another young adult in high school. We look forward to sharing our place with others that appreciate water views, and the lovely slow pace of Mathews, Virginia.

Languages: English
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