Saunders Lane Beach Cottage


Chesapeake Bay, Mathews Waterfront

253 Saunders Lane
Gwynn, VA 23066

Pending CBRAR #2129847

The Saunders Lane Beach Cottage offers amazing, open views of the Chesapeake Bay and your very own sandy beach! Sunrises and sunsets will not disappoint from this elevated home with gorgeous views from every room. Cupola on the fourth level with wet sink and expansive views of the bay. En suite bedrooms on the third level with French doors out to the waterside balcony. Living, dining, kitchen and half bath on the second level with cozy gas fireplace, beautiful diagonal hardwood floors, and French doors to the waterside deck, just steps to the beach walkway. Completely rebuilt from the original footprint in 2014, this 1385 sq. ft., three level home includes an outside shower, carport, Trex decking, PVC railings, plus under home storage for all the beach and water toys. Brand new septic, well, HVAC units and refrigerator already in place.


  • Acreage

    0.32 acre lot

  • Waterfront

    Chesapeake Bay frontage
    White sand beach
    Rip rap & jetties

  • Exterior

    Metal roof
    Carport or patio
    Insulated doors
    Thermal windows


  • Built

    Completely rebuilt 2014
    Original 1940 footprint

  • Square Footage

    1385 finished sq. ft.
    287 unfinished sq. ft.
    3 levels

  • Living Room

    13 x 18 - level 2
    Open floor plan
    Gas log fireplace
    Chesapeake Bay views
    Recessed lighting

  • Kitchen

    13 x 9 - level 2
    Glass front cabinets
    Solid surface countertops

  • Dining Room

    11 x 11- Level 2
    Access to patio

  • Bedrooms

    Primary Bedroom 1
    13 x 11 - level 3
    Water views, balcony
    Primary Bedroom 2
    13 x 10 - level 3
    Water views & balcony

  • Bathrooms

    2 Full
    2 Half

  • Appliances

    Gas range
    Washer & dryer
    Water softener

  • Recreation Room

    10 x 9 - level 4
    Lookout tower
    Water views
    Wet sink

  • Heating/Cooling

    2-zone air/heat pump
    Gas fireplace


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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