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Luxurious custom waterfront house with a one-mile-long white sand beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths , 2 half baths, (eight guests maximum)

Enjoy the pristine white sand beach with ocean-like views from every room. The house is beautiful inside and out. Big comfy sofas face the Chesapeake Bay (and a 42' flat panel TV with over 200 channels). The huge kitchen is fully equipped and has a dining table that seats 8. Wireless internet keeps you connected to the world, if you wish.

The house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8.

This is an extraordinary home on a private beach (for homeowners and their guests). It has been professionally decorated and is a one-of-a-kind home. The house features huge windows with giant plantation shutters to control the light. Every room has stunning views both to the Bay and the marsh behind it.

Bring your own bed linens and towels (or they can be provided for an extra charge.)

Feel free to call to check immediate availability (from 8:00AM to 8:00PM EST) seven days a week.

More Details

Janice Nuckolls
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017


Port Haywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1 sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1 sink
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , there is an outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen on main floor with half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen upstairs - shares a bath with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs - shares a bath with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bedroom with master bath
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a master bath with whirlpool tub, two sinks. Mattress is premium pillow-top and there is a flat panel 32' TV with over 200 channels. There is a 2nd bedroom on the main floor - it has a queen bed and a half bath. Two bedrooms are on the second floor with a jack-and-Jill bathroom between them. The third bedroom has a queen bed and the fourth has two twins that can be made into a king if desired.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious custom waterfront house with a one-mile-long white sand beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely perfect and exceeded expectations. There is plenty of room and everything was very clean. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, VA


  • 5 of 5

We gathered our family for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Wish the weather would have been a bit better so we could enjoy more walks on the beautiful beach. The house is beautiful and the view is incredible. We enjoyed this little getaway so much. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, Ohio

Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family vacation here with the kids and grand kids. The house is just as good as it looks and the owners are very accommodating! Everyone commented on how comfy the beds were, especially the master bedroom's. The air conditioning is nice and cold which was a must as we spent the hottest week of the summer there!

Only problem we had was with the jelly fish. A couple of us got stung but soaking the area in vinegar and a hot bath got rid of the welts within a couple of hours. Did not know that the Bay is known to have a lot of them. My hubby and son enjoyed fishing in the surf....even caught a stingray!

We ate dinner 4 nights in Mathews. Very good restaurants! Most had a good selection of seafood too.

A wonderful time was had by all.......hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We aim to please! Our high-tech air conditioning has 4 thermostats to allow maximum flexibility. We believe in a good night’s sleep, hence the investment in good mattresses. Sorry you encountered jellyfish. The southern part of the Bay is typically not as bad as some northern areas, especially around the rivers. We haven’t had many previous guests report problems with the jellyfish. We think the conditions must be just right (water temperature, salinity, wind, etc.) for them to appear.
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Beautiful home, great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in May of 2012 with a group of friends. The home was clean and well-maintained (only very tiny issues, like one window that didn't work and a grill that needed scrubbing). It lives up to its description and photos - and beyond! It is right on the beach (which we had almost to ourselves), with lovely views of the Bay as well. Thoughtful touches, like enough Adirondack chairs for a crowd, and very comfortable mattresses, made it even better.

The owner provided prompt and courteous service and was very reasonable. The town (Mathews) looked cute, but other than stopping for groceries, we didn't want to leave the house and the beach, so I can't vouch for the restaurants or attractions.

If you bring your own linens, remember to bring ALL things you might need - including kitchen towels, hand towel for the bathroom, bath mat, etc.

Highly recommended. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your get-away. We appreciate feedback from our guests so that we can correct any maintenance issues. The beach really is private - and you can walk about a mile in white sand along the edge of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
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Just Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

What a treat! We wish we had arranged to stay longer - like move in permanently! The bay shore side of this vacation spot has windows, windows, windows for a 270 degree view of the white sand beach out front and the Chesapeake Bay. The listing and photos are spot on, but you must see it to believe the location, the fabulous interior design with comfortable furnishings, and the bayside deck to relax with a glass of wine in the evening. We found only a handful of folks on the entire stretch of beach during our stay - it was like having the beach for ourselves. The 3 bedrooms were comfortable, 2 of which shared a bath. The third bedroom on the first floor (master) had its own bath. Coming soon: a cute studio apartment on the beach level - perfect for grandparents who want to tag along on their children's and grandchildren's vacation but want a little separation too. We prepared our meals in-house and found every tool we needed in the kitchen and a grill out the kitchen door. There are restaurants and eateries within driving distance, but once we found this piece of heaven we decided we would take advantage of every minute here. This is a perfect place to connect with your family, to create memories to cherish, and to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The ground floor apartment has been completed! It adds a 5th bedroom to our house. The apartment has a king bed and a twin, a living room with TV, a kitchen with full size appliances, a full bath, and an eating area. It is the original cottage “footprint” and is really a charming space for those wanting a little more privacy. (The apartment cannot be rented separately.)
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at this beautiful beach front home with my husband, two young sons and in-laws. It was pure heaven. I hesitate to write this because Mathews, VA is a best kept secret and I'd like to keep it that way! The home is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The view of the bay on one side (so close to the water it's amazing) and the marsh on the other is truly spectacular. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet get away this is the perfect spot. We're looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will look forward to having you back!
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Car: necessary

beachcombing, bird watching, sound/bay fishing


Rates & Availability

Port Haywood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

The house has 4 bedrooms and maximum number of guests allowed is 8, including children.
Sheets and towels are not provided but can be added for an additional $150.
Ground floor apartment can be added for an additional $400, however max. occupancy is still 8.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years require 4 night stay $550 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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