Mobjack Bay Sea Captain’s Home


Mobjack Bay, Mathews Waterfront

815 Diggs Wharf Road
Port Haywood, VA 23138

CBRAR #1816363

Mobjack Bay Sea Captain’s Home with the old world charm and new amenities having long views down West Landing Creek to Mobjack Bay.  This 1840’s sea captain’s home was raised in 2007 to 10′ – well above the flood plain for affordable flood insurance.  Large rooms, beamed ceilings, original hardware and trim, and Trex decking are just some of the great features.  With over 2500 square feet, the home offers spacious rooms including three bedrooms and two and a half baths, and there’s a “secret” sunbathing deck off the master bedroom.  Lush landscaping and plenty of privacy with 3.3 waterfront acres, plus a 1.3 acre treed parcel across the street.  The detached garage has a semi-finished room above with lots of possibilities.  Lots of upgrades including new well and windows in 2007, new septic with 1250 gallon tank in 2010.  Some furnishings are negotiable.


  • Acreage

    4.68 total
    3.3 acre house parcel
    1.3 acres across the street

  • Waterfront

    Mobjack Bay at mouth of West Landing Creek
    2-4' MLW Pier
    7000 lb. boat lift

  • Exterior Features

    Vinyl siding
    Composition shingle roof
    Trex decking
    Easy care landscaping
    Raised garden beds

  • Detached Garage

    Semi-finished room above

  • Classic Virginia sea captain's home with original portion dating to the 1840's

  • Tasteful landscaping with treed acreage on the roadside

  • Country front porch enhanced by lush mature plantings

  • Aerial view of this special location - great views and privacy

  • Great water depth just off Mobjack Bay

  • View of West Landing Creek into Mobjack Bay

  • View from upstairs "secret" deck

  • Serene setting with wide open views, yet surrounded & shielded by trees

  • Wide southwest views to Mobjack Bay

  • 7000 lb. boat lift and 2-4' MLW pier

  • Secret sunbathing deck off the upstairs master bedroom

  • Waterside of house with large 27x13 deck and screened porch for outdoor entertaining

  • Easy care Composite decking makes this the perfect spot for relaxing & entertaining

  • Detached garage has a semi-finished 2nd floor . . . great for game room, office or storage


  • Built

    Circa 1840
    Raised in 2007

  • Square Footage

    2564 sq. ft.

  • Living Room

    Built-in cabinetry
    Beamed ceiling

  • Dining Room


  • Family Room


  • Kitchen

    Large dining area
    Doors to deck

  • Three Bedrooms

    15'7x15'3 Master 1
    15'6x15'3 Master 2
    15'2x14'5 Guest Room

  • Bathrooms

    2 full
    1 half

  • Study

    2nd floor

  • Laundry/Utility Room

    With half bath

  • Screened Porch


  • Appliances

    Electric range
    Water softener

  • Heating/Cooling

    Air/heat pump
    Oil backup
    Electric water heater
    1 fireplace

  • Entrance & living room with exposed beams

  • Bright & airy living room opens to the kitchen & deck

  • Wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in cabinets

  • The oldest original portion dates from 1840 and is currently used as a dining room

  • Original tiny staircase to attic storage

  • Dining area off kitchen

  • French doors to the deck

  • Spacious kitchen with water views

  • Moveable island & lots of cabinet space

  • What a view for the chef!

  • Fantastic views from the screened porch

  • First floor master bedroom with water views

  • Another master bedroom view

  • First floor master bath with lovely tile floor

  • Another master bath view

  • Upstairs master bedroom with exposed beams & lots of light

  • Door to private deck

  • Large bath & dressing area for upstairs master bedroom

  • Deep double closets & soaking tub

  • Upstairs guest room is spacious enough for two beds plus sitting area


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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