Mobjack Bay Getaway


Mobjack Bay, Mathews Waterfront

217 Robert E. Lee Drive
Bohannon, VA 23056

Sold CBRAR #1734474

This romantic cottage is located on a secluded 6 acre site with frontage on an inlet off Mobjack Bay.  The home has been raised and renovated with a new family room and master wing, while the original section retains 1940’s details including wood floors, trim, door knobs, and beamed ceiling.  Improvements include new windows, insulation, heat pump with propane backup, and solar panels for utility reduction.  Enjoy the breezes and sunsets from the screened porch and multiple decks.


  • Acreage

    6 acres
    Fenced garden

  • Waterfront

    Mobjack Bay frontage
    2-4' MLW pier
    Kayak launch

  • Garage

    Detached double

  • Exterior Features

    Cedar shake siding
    Screened porch

  • Super private location on 6 acres with great water views

  • Beautiful waterfrontage with protective marsh grass

  • View from the dock

  • Attractive side deck entrance

  • Built for outdoor living . . . screened porch, upper and lower decks

  • Solar panels on roof help reduce electric usage

  • Plenty of room for your plants!

  • Wrap-around deck opens to porch and has stairs to upper deck

  • Large screened porch off living room

  • Porch views

  • Rain barrel collection for irrigation

  • Pier and kayak launch on Mobjack Bay inlet

  • Wonderful views from the upper deck

  • View from the inlet down to Mobjack Bay

  • View from the pier to the bay

  • Protective marsh grass along the inlet prevents erosion

  • Fenced garden area next to the garage

  • Double garage with lots of storage space


  • Built

    Circa 1940
    Raised & updated 2004/2005

  • Square Footage

    1900 sq. ft.

  • Living Room

    Gas fireplace
    Beamed ceiling
    Screened porch access

  • Dining Room

    Open to kitchen
    Side porch access

  • Kitchen

    Tile floor
    Large pantry

  • Family Room

    Pine paneled walls
    Gas stove
    Wide plank floors

  • Sunroom

    Dining room & porch access

  • Three Bedrooms

    Master 21'4x12'5
    Private screened porch
    Bedroom 2: 10'6x8'4
    Water view
    Bedroom 3: 13'6x9'9
    Water view

  • Utility Room


  • Two Full Baths

  • Appliances

    Electric range
    Washer & dryer
    Water softener

  • Staircase with original trim

  • Gas fireplace in living room

  • Original beamed ceiling

  • Family room with cozy gas stove

  • Warm pine tongue and groove paneling

  • Dining room with deck access

  • Kitchen view into the dining room

  • Another kitchen view

  • Sunroom

  • Full bath on first floor

  • Orginal doors and hardware

  • Upstairs landing

  • Original railing

  • Bedroom 2

  • Bay views from upstairs bedroom

  • Bedroom 3 currently an artist's studio. Attic access door.

  • Master bedroom with private screened porch


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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