The Sea Captain’s Haven


Edwards Creek, Mathews Waterfront

85 Edwards Landing Road
Gwynn, VA 23066

Sold CBRAR #2027457

The Sea Captain’s Haven….Step back in time, relax and enjoy the unique lifestyle that is Gwynn’s Island. Sea Captain’s Haven, circa 1904, was completely renovated between 2006-2012. It is situated on over an acre of meticulously landscaped grounds that include a shaded pergola and  waterfront gazebo. Large windows and French doors bring water views into every room. This remarkable home enjoys a flexible open concept living space with room for entertaining 2-75 people. There are 3 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 updated bathrooms. The guest cottage can accommodate a big crowd with its own private kitchen and living room. Great water depth at the pier on protected Edwards Creek (4′ MLW) with quick access out Milford Haven to the Piankatank River and Chesapeake Bay!





  • Acreage

    1 acre
    Park-like landscaping

  • Waterfront

    Edwards Creek
    Off Milford Haven
    4' MLW pier
    Rip rap

  • Exterior

    Hardiplank & vinyl siding
    Shingle roof
    Screened porch

  • Outbuildings

    Garden shed

  • Guest Cottage

    Great Room 18 x 13
    2 bedrooms:
    15.11 x 14.1
    15.3 x 9.6
    Open beam ceiling

  • 1904 Sea Captain's home & cottage

  • Secluded & peaceful lot

  • The Sea Captain's Haven

  • The Sea Captain's Haven was extensively renovated from 2006 -2012

  • Brick walkway and sitting areas w/wide water views!

  • Protected pier and tie-ups

  • Water and electricity at the pier

  • Over 200' of waterfront with wide views, rip/rap and living shoreline!

  • Edwards Creek out to Milford Haven and on to the Chesapeake Bay

  • Sweeping, private yard with iconic swing and gazebo

  • Guest House & outbuildings w/electricity including Work shop, plant deck and garden shed

  • Grilling deck off the kitchen and Dining Room. Grill is hard wired to propane, what could be easier?


  • Built

    Circa 1904
    Renovated 2006-2012

  • Square Footage

    1934 sq. ft.

  • Entrance Porch

    14.2 x 9.4
    Trex decking

  • Living Room

    14.11 x 11.7
    Gas fireplace
    Water views

  • Family Room

    15.11 x 15.2
    French doors to Creek Room
    Wide plank floors

  • Kitchen

    24.2 x 11.3
    Butler bar
    Stainless steel appliances
    Solid wood counter

  • Dining Room

    14.8 x 11.5
    Cast iron propane stove
    Antique mantle

  • Waterside Room

    19.10 x 7.8
    French doors to waterside

  • Florida Room

    53.6 x 11.8
    All glass on waterside
    French doors

  • Master Bedroom

    21.7 x 21.6
    14.5" ceiling
    French doors to waterside

  • Guest Bedrooms

    Bedroom 2: 15.3 x 11.5
    Bedroom 3: 15 x 11.5

  • Laundry Room

    12.3 x 5.6
    Tile floor
    Wet sink
    Dutch door to pergola

  • Appliances

    Water softener

  • Heating/Cooling

    3-zone air/heat pump
    3 gas fireplaces

  • Welcoming screen porch w/easy care Trex flooring and removable screen panels

  • The Gathering Room - gleaming wide plank pine floors, French doors to creek room

  • Light and bright expansion room

  • Edwards Creek Room

  • Kitchen Island w/ bar seating

  • Custom cabinetry w/pull out drawers, glass doors, wood counters

  • Pantry closet with easy access pull out drawers

  • Chef's delight: gas range, Stainless appliances, hanging pot rack,

  • View from kitchen to everywhere including the Dining Room, Gathering Room and out to the water

  • Butler's Bar located between the kitchen and Dining Room w/sink, under counter refrigerator and storage

  • The Dining room includes a cast iron gas fireplace w/ restored mantle

  • Sunporch on Edwards Creek with French Doors

  • Sun Porch views west/northwest

  • Sun porch views west/southwest towards Milford Haven.

  • Living Room, great place for a private chat or a cozy reading spot.

  • Living Room with gas Fireplace, direct access to the Sun Room & those views!!

  • Half bath on the main floor

  • South Wing Master Suite has vaulted ceiling, private entrance to waterside porch and steps away to the pier!

  • Master bedroom nook for bed or sitting area

  • Master Bedroom view to private porch

  • Master Bath double vanity

  • Custom tiled shower and floor with great storage

  • Upstairs bedroom with closet added

  • Expanded upstairs bathroom, bead board trim, tub and shower

  • Upstairs Bedroom with private sink and views over the creek, lawn and Pergola

  • Delightful covered porch at the Guest Cottage

  • Guest Cottage living area with open beamed ceiling

  • Guest Cottage view 2

  • Guest cottage kitchen

  • Downstairs Guest Cottage Bedroom

  • Guest Cottage Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom in Guest House

  • Barn door with Dutch opening hides the upstairs nook in the Guest Cottage


Mathews County

Mathews is the second smallest county in Virginia, with 252 square miles, and has a population of approximately 9000.  In 1791, Mathews County was formed from a part of Gloucester and named for Revolutionary War General Thomas Mathews.  Well-known for its waterways, Mathews boasts 214 miles of waterfront, with much of that frontage on the Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North and East Rivers, and Mobjack Bay. All this water makes Mathews a haven for boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and nature lovers.


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