Farmhouse: 4 Bedrooms (2 Masters); 3.5 Baths; Sleeps 8 - 10
- english, french
Why Marsha Carlton chose North
Mathews / Gloucester Courthouse area is filled with miles of pristine water coastline and friendly owner-run businesses. Yet you are less than an hour to major airports, world-class museums, golf and theme parks. The abundance of locally available seafood, wine & produce is our favorite part of this area!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The North River is the gold coast of the area, lined with historic farms and equestrian properties. Whether you want to fish, sail, kayak, bike, paddleboard or stretch out in a hammock, this is a perfect location.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking in the house will equa loss of deposit.
Adult supervision of children near waterfront area
Minimum age of primary renter:27
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Only persons staying at the house may be on the property. No additional guests at the house, pool or on the dock w/o permission from the homeowner.
No special events, caterers, bands, or amplified music at the property. Our neighbors enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of their rural properties.
Internet WiFi is 4G Verizon JetPack. Internet intended for basic email and browsing, no streaming please.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The beds were comfortable and there were a variety of pillows to choose from. Marsha, the owner, was very responsive to our many questions and minor problems that were taken care of very quickly. We appreciated the cleanliness of the outdoor furniture because sometimes that can be overlooked. This would be a great family vacation home.
A week at the “Rivah”
We loved this property. A hidden gem and Ms. Carlton was wonderful. We will return.
Our week spent at Riverhouse was fantastic! We loved the privacy, and all the amenities this beautiful property offered. The house was spotless and very comfortable for our family of eight.
Though we didn't have a boat, we enjoyed spending time on the dock fishing, and catching crab!
The pool was a big hit during the hot and humid week.
It was hard to leave our private paradise, but hope to return to enjoy again someday!
This house and property was a great vacation for our whole family. Everyone enjoyed themselves, from the youngest to the oldest. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay!
Property was beautiful! Everything you could possibly need was available. The pool and yard games were fun and made this a family friendly vacation. We have rented many different properties on Cape Cod and wanted to venture out to some place different and are very happy we decided on this farmhouse . We would rent this house again for sure. We had 9 people in our party and there was plenty of space for us all. It was a great time!
Staying at the River House was an idyllic retreat for our group of 8, made up of 2 families who vacation together annually. We are often looking for quiet, lesser-traveled locales that will provide us with ample space and just enough to do to keep boredom at bay.
The River House sits on a beautiful, large piece of private property with a sprawling lawn, a large private dock, a well-maintained pool, a stocked storage garage, and an optional guest house (which we did not rent). At the property, the adults and children (ages 7-15) spent many hours playing outside, fishing off the dock, lounging in the hammock, swimming and diving in the pool, spotting osprey and bald eagles and photographing the stunning scenery. We took 2 day trips - one to Colonial Williamsburg and one to Busch Gardens. We enjoyed both outings but were eager to return home by mid-afternoon to jump in the pool and relax. We rented a boat for a half day out of Morningstar Marina and spent a few hours another day in Gloucester Courthouse, strolling into shops (loved the used bookstore and the Nurtury). We ate at Hole in the Wall on Gwynn's Island, Patriots Grill in Gloucester, and Southwind Cafe in Mathews. Thanks to the suggestion of the owners, the adults enjoyed a sublime dinner at Merroir.
The rest of our time was spent in the comfort of the beautiful River House, with its amply stocked kitchen, lovely bedrooms (both master suites are beautifully appointed and have waterfront views), and comfortable sitting/living areas. We found new (to us) board games, utilized the bird spotting books, and played cards well into the night. We were pleasantly surprised to get an email from Marsha one night letting us know that farm-fresh fruits and veggies from a local CSA would be available to us the next day a short drive away.
All in all, this was one of our favorite weeks ever and we are planning a week at the same house next year.
This area is an antidote to everything urban --
family vacations as they used to be - unspoiled by development and chain restaurants.
Experience privacy, seclusion and nature along with the friendliness of small towns with owner run restaurants, shops, and art galleries.
Yet you are less than an hour to world-class historical sites, golf, museums, theme parks nature areas and airports.