The Beach House was originally built in 1933 as a small 8 room hotel on a thin strip of land in Mathews County, Virginia. For decades, it served vacationers and patrons from the many steamboats that plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. In the mid 20th century, during a strong Nor’Easter, the upper part of the peninsula was breached by the storm and The Island at Winter Harbor was born. This exceptional property is now available to you and your family. A limited number of weeks are available.
Vacationers have cherished the beauty of the private and pristine 3 mile long white sand beach and the back waters of Winter Harbor for decades. From the screen porch, one looks East across broad views of the Chesapeake and to the West there are breathtaking sunsets over the grass marshes of Winter Harbor, which has some of Virginia’s best fishing and crabbing.
The simple and rustic “lowcountry” style home has been updated with heat and air conditioning and it’s eight bedrooms, and two baths can accommodate up to 16 people. A screen porch sits on the front of the house to enjoy the sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay. There is a large gathering room with several seating areas and dining room tables and there is a full kitchen with all amenities except a dishwasher. There is no washer/dryer.
We have vehicle parking as well as complimentary boat parking available at the marina. Our 19' skiff is available for rent to travel to and from the Beach House. The boat ramp fee is waived for those who wish to bring their own boat. Travel can sometimes be limited due to the tides. Tide charts are available online. Weather can be a factor.
The island is reached by your own boat or by a 19 foot skiff that can be rented for the week. Boating experience operating a tiller controlled motor is necessary to rent the island skiff (please look at a picture of the boat in the photo gallery).
We have a wonderful team that is available when necessary. Our main goal is to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.
Please be aware of any and all local laws and statutes governing boats and water dictated by law. Travel is limited due to tides. Tide charts are available online.