Winter Harbor Serenity


Winter Harbor, Mathews Waterfront

1247 Potato Neck Road
Port Haywood, VA 23138

Sold CBRAR #2102639

Winter Harbor Serenity located on a + 8 acres of private waterfront point.  With over 1335′ of waterfrontage, the property offers 4′ MLW pier, covered boat slip with boat lift, and quick Chesapeake Bay access.  Custom home has three bedrooms and three baths, new sunroom and kitchen in 2016, 3-sided fireplace, and bonus room over garage.  Wonderful outdoor areas include wrap-around deck, screened gazebo, and vine-covered pergola.  Encapsulated crawl space with dehumidifier, whole house vacuum, remote control shade awnings, automatic generator, hurricane shutters, and sound system are just some of the great features of this fantastic home. Updates in 2020 include: New HVAC, new oversized gutters and downspouts. An adjacent 2.6 acre waterfront homesite is available.


  • Acreage

    8.2 Acres

  • Waterfront

    1335' on Winter Harbor
    4' MLW pier
    Covered boat slip
    Boat lift

  • Exterior Features

    Vinyl siding
    Wrap-around deck
    Screened gazebo
    3 storage sheds

  • New in 2020

    New HVAC
    New over-sized
    Gutters and
    Drain spouts

  • Garage

    Double attached

  • Private waterfront point on Winter Harbor

  • 2 separate parcels - 5.6 acre with 3+BR custom home PLUS 2.6 acre waterfront homesite adjacent

  • Beautiful custom home

  • Lovely paver walkway

  • Neat, attractive landscaping with raised beds

  • Screened gazebo integrated into the deck

  • Perfect spot for coffee!

  • Waterside view with deck and sunroom

  • 4' MLW pier

  • Looking back at the shoreline . . . over 1300' of waterfrontage

  • Morning glory covered pergola - perfect space to relax with a warm fire and enjoy the water.


  • Built

    1997 construction

  • Square Footage

    3687 sq. ft.

  • Foyer

    13'10 x 6'3
    Large coat closet

  • Living Room

    20'10 x 16'19
    12' ceiling
    Gas fireplace
    French doors to deck

  • Dining Room

    23'4 x16'
    16' ceiling
    Parquet floor
    Opens to sun room

  • Kitchen

    23'6 x15'5
    Large dining area
    Bar seating
    Center island
    Granite counters

  • Florida Room

    19'6 x 11'6
    Tile floor
    Gas fireplace
    Opens to waterside
    Opens to deck

  • Office/Study

    13'5 x 13'5
    Tin ceiling

  • Three Bedrooms

    20'4 x12'10 Primary bedroom
    w/French doors to waterside, FP
    12' x11' Bedroom 2
    Jack and Jill Bath
    Sitting Room
    13'5 x12'11 Bedroom 3
    Adjacent to full bath

  • Three Full Baths

  • Sitting Room

    15'9 x 12
    Off master BR

  • Laundry/Utility Room

    9'6 x 5'11
    Laundry sink
    Garage access

  • Bonus Room

    "Rec" Room
    (over garage)
    26'3 x 14'3
    Attic access

  • Appliances

    Gas countertop range
    Double wall oven
    Washer & dryer

  • Equipment

    Central vacuum
    2-zone air/heat pump
    Electric hot water
    Rinnai instant hot water
    RO water treatment
    Sound system

  • Large wide foyer with double width coat closet. Custom wood trim work above windows and doors

  • Entrance to living room

  • Living room with French Door access to oversized waterside deck. 12' ceiling, custom trim work over windows

  • Living room view into kitchen. Note open 3 sided gas fireplace bridging the living spaces.

  • Office/study space off Foyer. Note the tin ceiling.

  • Sitting room adjacent to Master bedroom. Direct door access to side porch and screened gazebo

  • Dining room with french doors opening onto sunroom

  • Marble counters, gas 5 burner range top, double convection ovens, disposal, skylight.

  • Eat-in kitchen nook with large window for water views!

  • Sunroom with floor to ceiling windows, tile floor and cozy gas fireplace

  • Lovely Winter Harbor views

  • Master Bedroom with French doors opening onto deck. Adjoining bath and sitting room.

  • Master bath with deep soaking tub and spacious shower

  • Two vanities!

  • Bedroom 2 shares a bath with master sitting room

  • Bedroom 3 is large and bright

  • Shared full bath for BR2 and sitting room.

  • Bonus room over garage


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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