Surf Cottage


Chesapeake Bay, Mathews Waterfront

164 Chesapeake Shores Road
Bavon, VA 23138

Sold CBRAR #1737268

The ultimate little beach house . . . literally on the beach with magnificent Chesapeake Bay frontage!  Like being on the OBX without the traffic hassles!  The house was rebuilt in 2016 to FEMA standards for storm protection.  Amazing use of space – compact and highly efficient layout can sleep 8 with 2 bedrooms (each with loft sleeping), plus queen sleeper sofa.  Huge deck with pergola and sliding canvas shields for sun protection.  Great beach neighborhood, yet convenient to Mathews village.  Currently used as a vacation rental, this property can generate significant income.  Being sold turnkey – just bring your bathing suit!


  • Acreage

    0.32 acre

  • Waterfront

    Chesapeake Bay frontage
    Wide sand beach

  • Exterior Features

    Cedar shake & vinyl
    Waterfront deck & pergola
    Storage shed
    Under-house storage

  • Chesapeake Shores HOA

    $100 per year
    Road maintanence
    Common area maintenance

  • Beach house living . . . all about sun and surf!

  • Relax on the deck or dip your toes in the sand.

  • Gorgeous white sand beach on the Chesapeake Bay

  • View north up the Bay

  • View south along the pristine beach. Protective bulkhead in the background.

  • Huge pergola deck - 40'x10'. Endless Chesapeake Bay views to Cape Charles & Yorktown.

  • Enjoy the continuous breezes!

  • The perfect place to spend your days

  • Pergola has roll-up canvas shades for sun protection.

  • The perfect beach hideaway!

  • Land side approach

  • Plenty of parking for guests

  • Storage shed for your water toys!

  • Convenient outdoor shower

  • Inside of shower


  • Built

    Built to FEMA standards

  • Square Footage

    640 sq. ft.

  • Great Room

    Living area
    Sliding doors to deck

  • Two Bedrooms

    Each 12'x10'
    Loft sleeping
    Deck access

  • One Full Bath

    Granite counters

  • Laundry/Utility Room

    Stack washer/dryer

  • Appliances

    Electric range
    Water softener
    Air/heat pump

  • Great room with 12' cathedral ceiling. The large sofa is a queen sleeper.

  • It's all about the water!

  • Great room view into kitchen

  • Highly efficient kitchen with lovely granite, tile, and stainless steel appliances.

  • Entry and storage/laundry closet

  • Efficient laundry closet - a great use of space.

  • Bedroom with loft sleeping

  • Loft sleeping has safety rail and collapsible ladder in each bedroom.

  • Bedroom 2 with loft sleeping and sliders to deck - great light and views!

  • Loft sleeping with ladder access.


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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