I realize that by and large you come to this web site for information about the market and I respect that. Occasionally I like to put up something about my listings that might be of real interest to someone coming here.
There are two waterfront listings that I think are particularly of interest and I'll explain why.
One is located on Bonum's Creek and is just off the Potomac. (Westmoreland county near Kinsale.) It is protected by being on a creek and so not vulnerable to the full front Potomac weather while at the same time being barely a stone's throw away from the Potomac. Lots of waterfrontage, all rip-rapped except for a little piece that allows for someone to put a canoe or kayak in without dragging it over stone....it is a slightly sandy area. There's a nice sized pier and a beautiful view.
The landscape is such that there are trees but they are not close together. Nice view and not a lot of lawn even though there is over 200 feet of waterfrontage. There is considerable privacy with only one nearby house.
The house has two master suites, one up and one down. The downstairs one which is the main one has a gorgeous large bathroom with marble and a large custom shower as well as a jacuzzi. Naturally there are double sinks. A large walk in closet too. There's an additional bedroom (guest) on the main floor. The kitchen area which is open to the dining and living area....as well as another small sitting area, is the kind of kitchen that many houses priced at twice this property's price (951 Bonum is priced at $486,000) might not be able to compete with.
Beautiful floors, lots of exterior decks. An attached one-and-a-half car garage, a separate single car garage with workshop space. A studio that one could only dream of with a beautiful view, tucked in the woods, large windows...a cathedral ceiling. In the back of the open studio space are bunk beds. There is electric to the studio as well as heat and air conditioning. No water presently.
To view this property take a look at featured listings and it will show quickly since there aren't too many featured ones and none at this same price point.
The second property is 164 Bayview. It is a four bedroom, four and a half bath house that has been renovated and upgraded to the point that in a different market the asking price would easily be $1,000,000. Unfortunately that is not the market we are in and so that is what allows a purchaser to approach this house that has an asking price of $649,000. For anyone who is looking for the perfect waterfront getaway in terms o large open spaces, lots of room for people to spread out, a spectacular view....this is it. A huge master suite is at one end of the first floor. Beautiful bath and his and hers walk in closets. Another bedroom is down this wing and then you have the dining room, living room and then the kitchen. A small office is off the back of the dining room. The living room has a beautiful fireplace that is such that it works both for the living room and then on the other side for a sitting area which has the breakfast area behind that and adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen has stainless appliances and a custom granite counter top with the least number of seams one could have for a very large space.
The waterfront has a sandy area. There is a boathouse and although this is on the Potomac there is the breakwater of Sharks Tooth Island directly in front.
Since this little community is truly small (perhaps 8 houses or so) there isn't a lot of activity. If you went straight rather than turn onto Bayside you would find a public boat ramp that as best I can tell isn't used very often. So isn't it perfect that right there, less than 5 minutes away....probably two, you'd have access to this ramp.
The location here is great for anyone coming from the DC or Fredericksburg area. You don't have to add an extra half an hour or hour to get to your waterfront home. It is tucked back behind Montross and you can easilly come to Montross and get to it, or drive down the Stratford Hall Road and get there a little more quickly.
If either of these properties interest you, please look at the listings in the Featured Listings here on this web site. Take a look at the photos. And if I can answer any questions please email me or give me a call. Depending on what you are looking for either of these would be a very worthwhile trip. Thank you. Kathryn Murray, broker, 804-450-4442 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org