Waterfront Cottage w Private Beach, Great Water Views, Clean, and Pet Friendly
I'm the lucky manager of Gwynn's Island Cottage who enjoys introducing guests to the Cottage, Gwynn's Island, Mathews County, and the surrounding areas on Virginia's spectacular Chesapeake Bay.
CLewis purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why CLewis chose Gwynn
People like family introduced me to Mathews County decades ago. Friends introduced me to Gwynn's Island, a true slice of heaven.
What makes this Cottage unique
The breathtaking view of Hills Bay and the Chesapeake beyond, with frequent sighting of blue herons, bald eagles, swans, osprey, bufflehead ducks and dolphins, with boating life and sunsets over the water. Our Shed where guests can take bikes to explore the island, use kayaks, a paddleboard, crab pots and nets, beach chairs, rafts, a croquet set, pup tent, grilling supplies, and more. The Cottage's private beach, a perfect place for guests to lounge, launch a kayak or paddleboard, enjoy adult beverages, swim, crab, fish, or start a sand pit fire. Gwynn's Island, with Revolutionary War historic and natural beauty, where you slow down and maybe step back in time as soon as you can cross the bridge. <EXHALE....> Mathews County, with more shoreline than any other County in Virginia, although it's the second smallest geographically. From the Cottage, guests can visit the idyllic water towns of Urbanna, Kilmarnock, Irvington, historic Gloucester and Yorktown including the Battlefield, or even historic Jamestown or Colonial Williamsburg, both only an hour away.
Children allowed - Small beach and shallow water are great for kidsSmall beach and shallow water are great for kids
Pets allowed - With okay of management and pet fee of $125With okay of management and pet fee of $125
Parties/events allowed - Special events and parties with okay of managementSpecial events and parties with okay of management
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect getaway for our family
Staying at this property was a great experience. The cottage is clean, well maintained and managed. They really do think of everything! We loved being able to play on the beach and have the use of the kayak, paddle board, and beach chairs. It was a stress free family vacation for the 4 of us and we can’t wait to go back! Cheri the manager was always very quick to give us thorough and up to date information about the property and make sure any issues were resolved, which weren’t many. You won’t be able to find a more family friendly place with the best beach and view on Gwynn’s Island.
Julie- Thanks for this very kind review and for being such wonderful guests, especially under these circumstances. You made re-opening the Cottage for the season easier for us. We look forward to having you back soon.
Wonderful, bright, clean home on Gwynn’s Island! Private, quiet, peaceful! Just what we needed!! Thank you!!
Thank you so much, Mark. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay to celebrate your anniversary at the Cottage.
Just what we wanted
It was just what we wanted, a cozy place with a wonderful view of the water.
Thanks so much, James. Please come back to the Cottage any time. The water fowl television changes with the seasons!
Great house for a family of four
House was very clean, well equipped, great views, and just the right size for our family of four with two young kids. Would definitely visit again. Thank you!
The Cottage welcomes you back when you next visit your family-friends in Mathews.
Gwynns island cottage
Gwynns island cottage was a great place to spend Thanksgiving.
The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped.
The view was amazing, enjoyed watching the boats from the deck.
We would recommend the cottage to our family and friends.
Thank you so much Kirk! I love the boat watching too. You are welcome back any time to the Cottage.
Gwynn's Island Cottage is located on Hills Bay which meets the great Chesapeake Bay within view of the Cottage.
The Cottage looks across Hills Bay to Deltaville and Fishing Bay Yacht Club so guests enjoy boats on the water almost year-round. The Cottage faces northwest, affording guests beautiful sunset views over the water from the deck, yard and beach.
The Cottage's excellent location is close to nearby idyllic water towns on the Bay and Rappahannock River such as Deltaville, Urbanna, Kilmarnock, White Stone, Irvington, and Gloucester.
Gwynn’s Island is rich in history and natural beauty. Legend says that a Native American princess (possibly Pocahontas) is said to have almost drowned in the waters off the Island and was saved by Hugh Gwin, the island’s namesake, to whom the island was given in thanks by her father.
The Island was the site of the Battle of Cricket Hill, an important Revolutionary War battle, and is home to an interesting Museum. The Island has a public marina for guests with boats only 1/3 mile from the Cottage, and charter boats are available just across the bridge from the Island.
The Island and Mathews County are known for excellent fishing, bird watching, sea life including dolphins, crabs, stingray, boating activities, and water sports.
The Cottage is just 3 miles from “downtown” Mathews which was voted the #5 Coolest Town in America in 2014. There you will find restaurants, interesting shops, historic structures, grocery shopping, a library, and a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings 7 months a year.
Other nearby destinations include Yorktown Battlefield, where the freedom of our nation was assured, Colonial Williamsburg (with Busch Gardens Theme Park and Water Country USA), and Historic Jamestown Settlement.