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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Sunrise on Irvington's Carters Creek
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Crab Shack is something special. We had a beautiful and relaxing weekend. We did go to a couple wineries and walked around the towns but mostly we enjoyed the porch and the pier. Caught enough crabs for dinner one night but didn't have much luck on the fish. Loved getting up early and enjoying the quiet on the water. Andy was so very nice but unfortunately he was out of town so we didn't get to meet. Maybe next time, more reason to return. Thanks for sharing your Crab Shack!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Relaxing waterfront retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely weekend getaway at the Crab Shack. Totally private, just the right amount of amenities to meet our needs. We baked a couple of crab cakes in the small countertop oven, and utilized the small refrigerator, but kitchen not really set up for much cooking. Andy was very friendly and accommodating, and the creekside location is charming.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surprise getaway!

  • 4 of 5

I was so surprised and swept off my feet by the romantic ambiance this property had to offer. My husband, after 19 years, picked the Crab Shack! Upon arrival we were greeted by Andy, who walked us through the cottage/bungalow. I noticed immediately the patio with comfortable teak furniture, the outdoor shower, the gorgeous view, along with our own private dock. Inside a quaint kitchenette, the lovely oyster shell fireplace and a large sitting area. The bedroom is intimate, the bed is ever so comfortable and restful. I can only think of one thing that I would love to see when we return, a kayak launch. We were able to enjoy Andy's crab pots, with much success. Our time outside was relaxing, meditating and very peaceful. We will definitely be returning to the Crab Shack, thank you Andy!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Front door to dock for fishing!!!

  • 4 of 5

This is great cottage. Just exactly what we were looking for. You can walk out the front door to the dock for fishing! As described, the outside is metal siding but the inside is gorgeous! A little rustic with the outdoor shower & tiny refrigerator but a cooler full of ice will solve that. Very nice and we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maybe 10 steps to the water.

  • 5 of 5

If you rent a place on the water, you probably want to be close to the water. Here, the house and the dock are practically attached. We like fishing and crabbing, so it is nice to be only steps away. When we were there, the croakers were going for worms big time, but the crabs were only a little interested in chicken.

The house is very well laid out and decorated with care. It is small, but so well arranged we really did not notice. A lot of the house went unused because we were out on the dock and the great big covered porch.

Take a minute to notice the paintings and photos hanging on the walls. Andy really put a lot of care into this place.

Would I stay there again? Yes, first chance I get.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU!
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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