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Sunrise on Irvington's Carters Creek

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Relax and get away....

This rustic cottage on Carters Creek is ideal for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle. For an individual guest or a couple, this is just the right space to decompress.

The Crab Shack is right at the water's edge, and its cozy bedroom, dining area, galley kitchen and living room all face the water.

The term 'industrial chic' has been used to describe this unique property. The outside of the building is all metal and the inside is exposed wood, with a striking floor-to-ceiling oyster shell fireplace. Usually guests congregate outside on the patio or dock, but if it's rainy, the porch or indoors is where to be, to enjoy the sound of rain drops on the tin roof.


Please see pet rates under RATES.

More Details

Andy Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017


Weems Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A second outdoor shower affords semi-privacy for adventurers!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen with quality linens - 1 queen
  • There are wonderful sunrise views from the bedroom. Guests just tilt the blinds open first thing in the morning to watch daylight spread across the water.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This quiet cottage offers a respite from the workaday world.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Sunrise on Irvington's Carters Creek
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time coming back, and it was as good as our first time. We enjoyed the views, birds, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his days fishing on the dock. We look forward to our visit next year and happily recommend the Crab Shack to anyone!

Leslie P.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long romantic weekend at the Crab Shack and it was wonderful. Plenty of room and the furnishings are tasteful. Really comfortable bed with a breathtaking views of the river. The Crab Shack has amazing views of the river from every room, and the waterfront is right outside the front door. Wonderful covered patio - great for watching the sail boats go by or just chilling with your lover. The owner is receptive to needs and but not intrusive.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, quaint, clean and private.

  • 5 of 5

Andy was so accommodating, very responsive and felt like an immediate friend. He took great care of us and made us feel so welcome in his home. We will absolutely go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Crab Shack is a PRECIOUS GEM!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a true gem in every way. We had the best of times that we pictured ourselves living there!

The furniture is amazing! Done with so much taste, I couldn’t help but notice how everything blended together and matched as if I was in a furniture showroom! We loved the leather sofa and chairs, how the TV had a mount so you could move it to wherever you can see best. We could even watch TV from bed! The telescope… we were literally keeping an eye on our rod tips from the inside of the cottage!!

The decoration was mind blowing: the clamshell wall in the family room and the big glass bowl with hundreds of wine bottle corks! The pictures of crab fishermen and the big poster for Jimmy and Sook artistically constructed with the little shiny mosaic pieces! We are in love with this cottage and every little corner in it. While you’re there look up at the fans, even the fans match the décor!!

You can see the water from every corner of this cottage! Even from the kitchen!! And the water is so close, we slept with the shutters up to see the sparkling water just a few feet from our bed till we fell asleep. We’d wake up to the same view in the morning! Even though the bed is super comfortable, we minimized our sleep to 6 hours a night because we couldn’t help but maximize our fun time!

We’re addicted to fishing, so we were like kids in a candy store, stepping outside and fishing within seconds! Andy even has 2 rod holders set on the dock and there is a water tap too. We caught a drum fish, a small striper, several white perch on spinners, over a dozen crabs and the highlight of our trip was the huge stingray we caught on our first night there! She was massive, the two of us could barely lift the net to pull her out of the water and the fight was amazing! She took in so much line, we had no idea what we were getting. It was dark and we shined a light at the water when we had finally got her close to the dock and there she was whipping her tail!!!

Andy is a darling, he saved no effort to perfect our stay! He was always one phone call away whenever we needed to ask him something and he was genuinely interested in making sure that we were happy. We’ll definitely be back and recommend the Crab Shack to anyone who wants to experience a waterfront cottage that’s truly special in every way!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend at the Crab Shack

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic little getaway at the Crab Shack! The house was a nice, clean rustic place with an amazing location just feet from the water. We spent 2 wonderful nights with our dog, fishing, spending time on the dock and the porch, relaxing and taking in the amazing views and the beautiful weather. Andy was a great host and easy to communicate with if we had any questions about the house or things to do in the area around Weems. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret on the river!

  • 5 of 5

All the small details and beautiful views made this a great place to stay. Even though it was January, we enjoyed 60 degree weather (and then snow the following day!). This is a great, cozy little place no matter the weather or time of year. you could happily stay in and enjoy the beautiful views or venture out to great local restaurants and sites.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Newport News (PHF) or Richmond (RIC)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Golden Eagle Golf Club, King Carter Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nate's Trick Dog Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Several in the area
Car: recommended

The Crab Shack is ideally situated for a quiet getaway for one person or a couple. At the end of the pier are two chairs from which to watch all types of working and pleasure boats glide by. Eagles, ospreys, herons and gulls provide natural entertainment daily.

Guests may fish off the pier without a permit - there are croaker, bluefish and rockfish in the creek.

If guests choose to arrive by water, either a sail boat or a power boat will have no trouble at the pier - the MLW is 8' deep.

Shopping, sporting and dining choices are just a boat ride or short car ride away. In nearby Irvington, Kilmarnock and White Stone there are art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, tennis courts, golf courses, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Guests can choose to be as active or as relaxed as they like.


Rates & Availability

Weems Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th W/E
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Check in time: 4:00 pm
Check out time: 12:00 noon

Approved pets can stay for only $25.00 per night.

Extra guest (more than 2)..... $25.00 each per night with permission.

Attending host, beautiful view, and a peaceful time....NO CHARGE


Deposit of half the total charge accepted with reservations. Cash, check, VISA and Master Card. Full amount due at check in. Deposits refunded after departure inspection. Reservations made within 30 days of stay date pay total amount due at time of reservations. Credits will be issued for fees and no refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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