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Waterfront relaxation with shady porch swing and dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 12 nights


About the property

The Barking Dog is a waterfront home on Gwynn’s Island, one of the few islands left in the Chesapeake Bay. This quite rural area is nicknamed “Dog Island’. With no leash laws, exploring the island with your pet is a relaxing treat! Bring your boat and enjoy a 20 minute trip from your dock to the Chesapeake Bay for great fishing! An additional floating dock is kayak and jet ski friendly. With double decks, there is always somewhere to bask in the sun or relax in the shade and read a good book.

Property Amenities:

• Three bedroom, two and a half baths

• Sleeps 6 with two queens and a bunk room with full/twin bunk and a twin

• Wireless Internet and satellite TV service, DVD and BlueRay

• Hardwood floors on first floor and master

• Heating and central air

• Fully-equipped kitchen: dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, built in microwave, stove/oven, coffee maker, toaster

• Clothes washer and drier

• Dock with boat slip for up to a 20’ foot boat. 3 ft MLW

• Floating dock great for kayaking, cannoning and jet skiing

• Easy boat access to the Piankatank River, the Hole in the Wall and the Chesapeake Bay

• Guests must provide linens.

• Dogs welcome!

Fun Activities

-Crabbing off of you Private Dock

- Restaurant (2 miles)

- Bicycling (Community)

- Boating (Bay)

- Water Skiing

- Canoeing and Kayaking (Local Trails),

- Golf (20 minutes away) – Piankatank River Golf Club

- Tennis (in town 7 miles away – Parks & Rec.)

- Convenience Store (5 miles) with Red Box Rentals

- Gym/Fitness Center/YMCA (8 miles)

- Walking (Starts at Doorstep)

- Entertainment (5 miles) Donk's Theatre

- Playground (7 miles – Parks & Rec.)

- Bowling (adjacent county, 17 miles)

- Jet Skiing (Bay)

- Shopping Area (8 miles)

- Beach (2/3 mile)

- Amusement Park (35 miles) Williamsburg Busch Gardens and Water Country

- Movie Theatre nearby at Gloucester.

A great location to enjoy local events:

• Gloucester Daffodil Festival (April)

• Bay, Bikes and Bands Festival, Tour de Chesapeake (May)

• Eastfields Farm U-Pick Blueberry (July to Mid August).

• Mathews Market Days (September)

• Rock Fish Tournament (December)

More Details

Property Manager
Morgan & Edwards Real Estate, L.L.C.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

Why Morgan & Edwards Real Estate, L.L.C. chose Virginia

The Barking Dog Cottage was built in 2008. We were looking for a get away to relax and grow great family memories. Just crossing over the bridge to the island drops our stress level! We enjoy the tidal water and wildlife. As avid kayakers we visit the sand bar reef on the east side of the island and follow the activities of 'Stick Legs', the great blue heron who frequently hunts nearby.

We hope you, too, can enjoy this getaway!


Grimstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half bath - First floor powder room
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower and tub.
    Common bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor hall bath with shower/bath, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom and private deck
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin/Full bunkbeds and an additional twin.
    For the late sleepers - 1 queen , West side of the house encourages sleeping in!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Waterfront relaxation with shady porch swing and dock
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here. It was absolutely beautiful. We loved having the dock right there and the beach was so close. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Week at Barking Dog

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Barking Dog worked perfectly for us. We were using it as a base of operations for our daughter’s wedding in nearby Susan VA so it worked perfectly with a rental from Tuesday to Tuesday. It was clean and well-furnished with everything you’d need in the kitchen and around the house (and lots of DVDs!). We didn’t get a chance to bring our 17’ runabout to the dock but we used the nearby public ramps on Milford Haven and the East River multiple times. Morgan & Edwards was very accommodating with a drop-box for key pickup since we arrived late the first evening. A very convenient place to stay on a beautiful island. Next time we come we’ll bring the kayaks, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Barking Dog for Memorial Day weekend as a last minute getaway. It was one of the easiest rentals I've done. The owner was very patient with my many questions as was the agent. We rented kayaks for adventure and watched movies (great library) and read when we needed to relax. We brought our dog who adjusted well to the surroundings. The house is well equipped in the kitchen and we grilled every night. Had we stayed longer, we would have taken advantage of a boat charter or crabbing. If you just want to just relax and chill, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bryn Mawr, PA

Smart cottage in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Barking Dog cottage. The house itself is in great condition, with modern appliances and furnishings and a very convenient layout. We really liked the two decks! The cottage is practically and attractively decorated. Our labrador loved the space around the house, but we didn't find any beaches in the neighborhood to take advantage of the lack of leash laws. There is an extremely well-stocked video library for those rainy days. This is a great location for adults but probably a little quiet for teens.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Gywnn Isle Public beach


Rates & Availability

Grimstead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 15 2017
12 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Key Deposit $250

Weekly rental is $1,200. Call or email for rates for long weekends and monthly rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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