Waterfront Home with Kayaking and Gourmet Kitchen


Entire residential home hosted by Larry And Mary

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Fast wifi
At 67 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Teleworking, Remote Learning, or Remote Working. Fast WiFi, Standing / Sitting Desk, etc make this house perfect for a Workcation.

The house is located on a quiet creek off of the Great Wicomico River, just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay.

Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Fireplace inside, and Fire Pit outside all add to a wonderful change of scenery during the pandemic.

Sixteen acres gives privacy, but only eleven miles to Kilmarnock for restaurants, shopping [Walmart and more]

The space
This home is located on a private point of land with water on three sides. There are water views from all rooms in the home. The property includes 16 acres surrounded by rural farmland, water and woods. Wildlife include deer, ducks, ospeys, and bald eagles. Rivahhome is perfect for a quiet family retreat, romantic weekend, reunion or nature lovers adventure.

Remote working, and even work-cations, have become popular at the Rivah Home.

The WiFi signal comes from a cell tower directly across the river, and is received with an AT&T Velocity Hotspot modem/router.

The WiFi signal is enhanced with a Netgear Nighthawk Wifi6 Extender [Model EAX80].

The desk is a combination standing / sitting desk from Stand Steady. There is a hand crank that can adjust to exact height needed for either standing or sitting. The desk is on movable [and lockable] rollers, and can easily be located in the family room just outside of the bedroom.

HP high resolution monitor.

Wireless keyboard and mouse. Connect your iPad, laptop, etc. either through cable or wirelessly.

VIVO anti-fatigue mat [for use when standing at desk].

GE UltraPro 10-outlet 2 USB power strip surge protector/charger.

Desk lamp and computer task lamp [attached to top of monitor].

There are many shops, restaurants and boutiques in the town of Kilmarnock which is just minutes away. Also there are many seasonal events that take place in the area. Several golf courses and wineries are local.

Two paddle boards [SUPs] and three kayaks are provided. These are recreational kayaks. If you would like to bring a sea kayak, fishing kayak, etc. there is plenty of space to park between outings.

Reedville is a unique town, with numerous restaurants and a Fishermen’s Museum. The town is featured in Sea Kayaking Virginia: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips [in our kayaking library]

The 316-acre Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve is one in a series of protected lands that line the western and eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. This preserve contains one of the most significant wetlands on the Chesapeake Bay for marsh-bird communities.

PFDs [life jackets], paddles, etc. are provided.

Kayak Kits are also provided, which include:
Bottled water [unlimited, and more in basement if needed].
First aid kit
Bug spray
Suntan lotion
Waterproof flashlight
Waterproof dry bag
Paddle float [used with paddle to make kayak into an out-rigger and allows easy entry back into kayak].

There is also a library of kayak books at the Rivah Home. These include three Basic Kayaking books, two Sea Kayaking books, one Sea Kayak Rescue book, one Kayak Navigation book and "Sea Kayaking Virginia: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips".

Kayak fishing has become very popular, especially bass fishing [rockfish] in the Northern Neck and Chesapeake Bay areas. Our kayaking book collection includes four books on kayak fishing. General kayak fishing information is covered in "The Complete Kayak Fisherman", "Sportsman’s Best: Kayak Fishing Book", and" Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide 2nd Edition".

Chad Hoover’s book “Kayak Bass Fishing” has detailed information on bass fishing in the mid-Atlantic area. Chad is the former president of the Tidewater Kayak Angler Association.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Fast wifi – 67 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Heathsville, Virginia, United States

Virginia’s Northern Neck abounds in history, and these museums tell the stories:

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum
504 Main Street, Reedville,

Steamboat Era Museum
156 King Carter Drive, Irvington,

Morattico Waterfront Museum
6584 Morattico Road, Morattico,

Northern Neck Farm Museum
12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville,

Historic Christ Church
420 Christ Church Road, Irvington,

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library
8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster

Two of the best wineries are:

Good Luck Cellars
1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock,

Dog & Oyster Vineyard
170 White Fences Drive, Irvington,

Golf Courses:

King Carter Golf Course
480 Old Saint Johns Rd
Irvington VA

Quinton Oaks Golf course
262 Quinton Oaks Ln
Callao Va 22435

Our favorite restaurant is Lee's in Kilmarnock. Other excellent restaurants in Kilmarnock are Smokin'Joe's BBQ and the Car Wash Café [actually connected to a car wash].

In Burgess, there are T & J's Dairy Barn and Newsome's. There are two very good seafood restaurants in Reedville - Tommy's and the Crazy Crab.

Hosted by Larry And Mary

  1. Joined in July 2017
  • 84 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Mary graduated from Longwood University, and Larry graduated from Virginia Tech [Go Hokies!].

During your stay

Owners are available by text or phone 24/7. There are emergency (911) services in the area and Rappahannock General Hospital (Bon Secours affiliate) in Kilmarnock and Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies.

Larry And Mary is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 3:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy