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Waterfront Rivah Home Kayaking and Gourmet Kitchen

SuperhostHeathsville, Virginia, United States
Entire house hosted by Larry And Mary
10 guests4 bedrooms6 beds3.5 baths
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The house is located on a quiet creek off of the Great Wicomico River, just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay.

The Rivah Home has become a destination for kayaking and paddle boarding. Explore creeks with lots of wildlife including Barretts Creek, Horn Harbor Creek, and Ball Creek.

More experienced kayakers may want to paddle to Reedville or Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve. Both are about seven miles away from the Rivah Home.

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.

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 two kayaks are provided [a tandem kayak is coming soon]. 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
Whistle
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.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire house, grounds and waterfront. We share 100 yards of Salt Water Lane with two other families. The entrance to our drive is between a deer crossing sign and a Rivah home sign.

Other things to note
Grocery stores include Tri-Star, Food Lion, and Walmart - all in Kilmarnock. Tri-Star has excellent seafood and they will steam and spice shrimp, crab legs, etc.
The house is located on a quiet creek off of the Great Wicomico River, just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay.

The Rivah Home has become a destination for kayaking and paddle boarding. Explore creeks with lots of wildlife including Barretts Creek, Horn Harbor Creek, and Ball Creek.

More experienced kayakers may want to paddle to Reedville or Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve. Both are…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Dryer
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron
Washer
Dedicated workspace
TV

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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.
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…

Hosted by Larry And Mary

Joined in July 2017
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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.
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Checkout: 3:00 PM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed
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