The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek

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Overview of The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek

Entire home

The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Water view
Weems, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHistoric Christ Church6 min drive
  • Popular LocationGolden Eagle Golf Club10 min drive
  • Popular LocationMary Ball Washington Museum and Library19 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
850 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek

Riverfront cottage with kitchenette and fireplace
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, a couple, a couple of friends or a small family, 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 Crab Shack earns its name was originally a crab processing facility where fishermen brought and sold their catch. The outside of the building is all metal and the inside is a mix of painted and 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.

The Crab Shack is within a ten minute drive of the quaint towns of Irvington, Kilmarnock and White Stone with a variety of shops and restaurants.

There are two cruiser bikes ready to ride along the quiet country neighborhood.

There is one 14' sea kayak stored on the dock for our guests use. It is stored on the dock with a set of KayaArms that allow stable entry and exit from a ladder. Some guests have brought their own small personal can paddle to the Tides Inn faster than you can drive there!

There is also a set of stairs for easy access to in and out of the water for you and your dog. If you plan to get in the water, be sure to bring river shoes! The oyster shells and barnacles are abundant and WILL cut bare feet.

Dogs are welcome for a small fee.

If you've stayed here before, new owners made improvements during the winter of '21-'22! We hope you'll join us!

Update 9/28/22:
Both of our neighbors (one on each side) will be building homes beginning late fall '22 with anticipated completion by fall of 2023. Given The Crab Shack's location so close to the water and being down the slope from the road, we don't expect the residential construction activity to detract from a peaceful vacation, however some occasional construction related noise should be anticipated.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Carlisle Wade



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 850 sq ft (79 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


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 allowed
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: we do not allow cats. neighbor's dog is friendly.

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: water access and dock are not child friendly

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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 carbon monoxide detector, 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek Weems
The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek Private vacation home
The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek Private vacation home Weems

About this area


Located in Weems, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. White Stone Beach and Hughlett Point Natural Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Compass Entertainment Complex and Steamboat Era Museum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Historic Christ Church - 6 min drive
  • Golden Eagle Golf Club - 10 min drive
  • Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library - 19 min drive
  • Middlesex County Museum - 33 min drive
  • Deltaville Marina - 39 min drive


  • The Local - 8 min drive
  • The Office Bistro - 8 min drive
  • Dredge - 8 min drive
  • NN Burger - 10 min drive
  • Chao Phraya - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet.

What time is check-in at The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Crab Shack on Carter's Creek located?

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Historic Christ Church and within 6 mi (10 km) of Compass Entertainment Complex and Steamboat Era Museum. Golden Eagle Golf Club and Good Luck Cellars are also within 9 mi (15 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Victoria M.

Awesome home!
The property was wonderful! It is very well maintained and is exactly as pictured!! Great location right on the water with a great dock and also close to restaurants & shopping. Absolutely perfect property!! We will be back!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Nancy M.

Love The Crab Shack!
This was a perfect little getaway cottage. Easy to get to, ready when we arrived early, beautiful water views and access, accommodating owners - just the best experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Sarah K.

Amazing getaway
We had the most amazing time. The view of the water is perfection. We enjoyed the fire and coffee in the morning. We are already planning our return.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

William B.

Thanksgiving escape
My wife and I stayed here for four wonderful days. Communication with the host was seamless and he let us check in early which was great. Lovely place that is even better in person. We will be back!
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Donna W.

Fall trip to the Crab Shack
Property is wonderful so peaceful and quiet. This is one of our favorite places to stay on the Northern Neck !
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2022