Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water.

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Entire home

Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water.

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Water view
Gwynn, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGwynn's Island Musuem2 min drive
  • Popular LocationBethel Beach Natural Area Preserve26 min drive
  • Popular LocationDeltaville Marina32 min drive
  • AirportNewport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.)61 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water.

Riverfront cottage with kitchen and patio
1600 square foot waterfront cottage with panoramic views of the water from inside the cottage, deck, and lawn. No internet, television or telephone. Enjoy. Located in historic Mathews County, Virginia, the waterfront cottage is located on Gwynn’s Island near the mouths of both the Piankatank River and Kibble Creek thus allowing easy access to both shallow, calm creek water and the deeper water of both the river and the Chesapeake Bay. This location also makes it super easy to view sunrises and sunsets on the water. A favorite pastime is to kayak out for sunrises and paddle board out for sunsets. Depending on the time of year, sightings of gulls, herons, dolphins, rays, ospreys, eagles, pelicans, swans, ducks, deer, bunnies, turkeys, and other wildlife are common. Guests may use the pier at the front of the cottage to launch paddle boards or kayaks or to sit on the bench and breathe. Adult guests must constantly supervise guests who cannot swim from falling into the creek and drowning. Guest are responsible for following Virginia rules regarding Coast Guard approved floatation devices and knowing and following appropriate boating laws. Swim and wade at your own risk. No lifeguard. Use water shoes as the creek bottom contains sharp oyster shells. Open seating, plastic kayaks are available but you must supply your own life jackets. Do not venture out of the creek if you are not experienced with tides, strong currents and how rapidly weather conditions can change. Keep up with the weather forecast. At certain times of the year, jellyfish are plentiful; avoid getting stung. The cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen and the other is a small adjoining room, separated by a screened window, with two twins. The fully-equipped kitchen includes oven, microwave, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, drip coffee and K-cup coffee makers, toaster, dishes and cookware. The house has a dining room table on the sun porch. On the sun porch is also a daybed and chairs. Standard bathroom with shower tub combo. The great room has a DVD player and monitor, a variety of movies, books, and games and a pool table. The deck has a table and gas grill and there is a picnic table and small fire pit in the yard. On the road side of the cottage is an attached carport. The laundry room has a washer and dryer. The cottage has central air and heat. We live next door and can promptly assist with any needs. All bed and bath linens are provided. Mathews location: On Cherry Point, Gwynn, VA 23066 (Address/directions provided to guests) Gwynn's Island and Mathews County are rich in history. Locals and guests enjoy excellent fishing, boating, and water sports. Gwynn's Island has museum, restaurant, post office, and a public boat ramp.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.

Property manager

Mary Lou Bodurtha, Sonya Hopkins and Sonya Dixon



Property amenities


  • Spa tub

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: We do not allow vaping.

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On a river
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Bicycles on site
  • Billiards/pool table on site
  • Water sports equipment on site

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1,600 square feet (149 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: To avoid drowning, children must be supervised.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Island cottage getaway with deck pier on the water.
Island Cottage Getaway With Deck Shared Pier on the Water
Island cottage getaway with deck shared pier on the water.

About this area


Located in Gwynn, this cottage is on the waterfront. Gloucester Museum of History and Deltaville Maritime Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Steamboat Era Museum and Compass Entertainment Complex.

What's nearby

  • Gwynn's Island Musuem - 2 min drive
  • Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve - 26 min drive
  • Deltaville Marina - 32 min drive
  • White Stone Beach - 39 min drive
  • Yorktown Beach - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Richmond Intl. Airport (RIC) - 85 min drive


  • Hardee's - 11 min drive
  • Cafe By The Bay - 30 min drive
  • Mi Casa Azteca Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - 12 min drive
  • Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar - 33 min drive
  • Richardson's Cafe - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water. pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water.?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water.?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Island cottage getaway with deck and shared pier on the water. located?

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Gwynn's Island Musuem and within 20 mi (32 km) of Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve and Gloucester Museum of History. Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and Deltaville Maritime Museum are also within 25 mi (40 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Jeffrey L.

Liked: Cleanliness
Thank you!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor

Elise H.

Disliked: Cleanliness
Disappointing stay
We arrived to a cottage that smelled heavily of mildew/mold. Enough that our eyes were burning. So forget unpacking your clothes or gear. Airing the place out and a trip to the local store in Mathews supplied us with Microban to knock the smell down so that we could sleep there. By the 3rd day, as long as we sprayed once a day we could manage. Not advertised in the rental description is an old billiard table in the front room. Basically a big room with a pool table and a tv, a couple of chairs and old magazines/books. There is only a davenport on the screen porch for sofa seating. The 3rd day of our stay, a nice lady named Penny walked over to introduce herself. She informed us about the ‘Community Fishing Pier’ that we were allowed to use. The creek is very shallow in front of the cottage, so not good for fishing/crabbing. The creek itself is heavily polluted with fecal algae blooms (suspect old/improper sewage tanks). I also would not encourage children to swim/play in the creek because of the bacteria. It is a shellfish condemnation area & restricted from harvesting because of E.coli. We decided to not even try for crabs in that water. The views were beautiful. Someone really cared about this cottage at some point and it shows in the landscaping. We enjoyed the many birds, surprising geckos under the deck, and the butterflies. Everyone we ran into in the area was polite and helpful. The sea kayaks are very small, we did not try the open kayaks (after our trip up the poop creek, we were a little turned off about hitting the creek again). The bicycles advertised are very, very old and tired. We found ourselves wishing we had a speed boat to get out into the bay. My husband and I love exploring new places and especially love going into coastal areas and foraging for the local seafood. Gwynne and the area surrounding is not that place, unless you can get out into the bay for fishing/crabbing. If the hosts at Gwynn Island Cottage wish to make improvements: -Track down that mold issue (windows? attic?). We noticed overgrown shrubs over windows and old windows needing attention, which can accelerate water issues). Get rid of old, smelly books. -Put together some sort of list for folks with the Wi-Fi name, where the fishing pier is, which house sells steamed crabs, etc. - Considering the cottage’s flaws and lack of amenities, nightly price is absurd--too much to spend for just a beautiful view (pricing edited per Vrbo requirements).
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Paula R.

Liked: Cleanliness
Perfect in every way!
Our host was beyond excellent!! They made us feel like family. This is a precious little cottage right on the water. It was perfect for our little reunion. We will be back!!
Stayed 9 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Gwen E.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great Weekend Getaway
We are familiar with the area and enjoyed our stay in this spacious cottage. We were made to feel most welcome and took advantage of the community pier and beach - enjoyed both! WiFi would be a plus.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

James G.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great cottage
Relaxing and quiet
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022