Rigby Retreat


Chesapeake Bay, Mathews Waterfront

198 Rigby Lane
Diggs, VA 23045

Sold CBRAR #2004800

Rigby Retreat . . . Waterfront living at its best! You will never want to leave home again as you take in the panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay, Whites Creek and Stokes Creek from every room of this stunning home situated on a 16 acre peninsula. Seclusion and privacy surrounds you as you relax on your wide country style porch taking in the peace and tranquility. Boating, fishing, and crabbing awaits at your dock and boat lift along with your own sandy beaches. Great open floor plan with lots of natural light, walls of windows and cathedral ceiling is perfect for entertaining and making memories with family and friends. Two bonus rooms could be home gym, study, office space, or game room. Huge screened porch for outdoor dining during those warm summer nights and a cozy fireplace for the chilly evenings. Quality workmanship shows in this home with its beautiful open stairway and attention to detail. North and east shoreline is protected with riprap. Wheelchair lift in garage for easy access into the home. New roof and skylights in 2019 along with fresh paint inside and out. Additional home site included with 3-bedroom septic approval letter filed with the county.


  • Acreage

    16 acres

  • Waterfront

    Frontage on Chesapeake Bay,
    Whites Creek & Stokes Creek
    Boat Lift
    Sand beach

  • Garage

    Attached double
    Wheel chair lift

  • Exterior Features

    Cedar siding
    Shingle roof
    Open porch
    Screened porch

  • 16+ acre peninsula on Chesapeake Bay, Whites Creek and Stokes Creek

  • North side of the home, Whites Creek and Chesapeake Bay in the background

  • View from southwest toward Chesapeake Bay and Milford Haven. New roof and skylights!

  • South side of the home, two car garage, entrance into the sunroom and front porch

  • Porches facing Chesapeake Bay, Whites Creek and Stokes Creek, spectacular sunrises and sunsets

  • Custom contemporary home

  • Wide front porch to catch those breezes while watching all the waterfowl

  • Cedar sided home

  • Wide front porch to enjoy the views and the breezes

  • Storage for your kayaks and water toys

  • Kayak storage and view to the water

  • Even on a cloudy day the views are just amazing!

  • View of Chesapeake Bay right from the spacious front porch

  • Plenty of room for family and friends to gather and just relax and take it all in

  • Large screened porch for outside dining or relaxing with a book with views of Chesapeake Bay and Stokes Creek

  • View from Stokes Creek from the west, showing all 16+ acres

  • North and East shoreline protected by riprap with clean sandy bottom and private beaches

  • View of property from Whites Creek looking toward Stokes Creek with Milford Haven in the distance

  • Aerial view of Stokes Creek and 16 acres

  • View from the Chesapeake Bay with riprap shoreline protection

  • Property from the east with Stokes Creek in the background

  • View to Rigby Retreat from the pier

  • Water and sky as far as you can see!


  • Built

    1992 construction

  • Square Footage

    2857 sq. ft.

  • Three Bedrooms

    Master Bedroom
    2 Additional bedrooms

  • Three Full Baths

  • Bonus Room

    Over garage
    Cathedral ceiling
    Access to attic

  • Florida Room

    Patio doors to decks

  • Kitchen

    Open to dining and living
    Convenient Island
    Beautiful cabinetry
    Granite counters

  • Appliances

    Double wall oven
    Washer & dryer

  • Great Room

    Open living area
    Large dining space
    Cathedral ceiling
    Wall of windows

  • Office-Study

    Bonus room
    Playroom or office

  • Vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light from the new skylights

  • Wide open views out to the Chesapeake Bay go on and on!

  • Specious Great Room with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views

  • Spectacular wide views from the oversized windows in the Great Room with wood burning fireplace

  • Open concept living with view of the beautiful hand rubbed staircase and vaulted ceilings

  • View of the Great Room from the stairway

  • Plenty of room for a large Dining Room table for large family dinners!

  • The cook won't miss the views even while busy in the kitchen

  • Double ovens, dishwasher, gas cooktop, under cabinet lighting and so much more!

  • Convenient island for meal prep and casual dining with views out to Stokes Creek

  • Beautiful cabinetry, granite countertops and dining area with access to the pantry/laundry room

  • Large 1st floor Master bedroom with views of Whites Creek

  • Master Bedroom view 2

  • Master Bedroom with beautiful hardwood floors

  • View 4 of the Master bedroom with solid wood doors

  • Master Bath

  • Master Bath with jetted tub and shower

  • Sunroom with access to the side decks, stairs to the bonus room and a 2 car garage

  • Another view of the sunroom, pantry/laundry room in the distance

  • 1st floor full bath with walk-in shower

  • 1st floor bedroom with pocket door and views out to Whites Creek and the Bay

  • Large bonus room over the garage, lots of possibilities!

  • Bonus Room view 2 includes vaulted ceilings

  • 2nd floor full bath with vaulted ceilings and skylight for lots of natural light

  • 2nd floor bedroom, skylight for plenty of natural light and views of Whites Creek


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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