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Sharp's Island

Island hosted by Andy
14 guests0 bedsHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the island to yourself.
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One of a kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starter's, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is camping on your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA!

The space
The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring shad and striper runs. Some other incredible things about camping at Sharp's Island: You can motor up to it from Ancarrow's Landing in your john boat or you can canoe over from the trail just below Mayo Bridge or make this the destination for your downriver raft/kayak trip; at summer river levels there are literally dozens of great swimming holes along the banks (we can sell you tubes for lounging); choose your own campsite: sandy beach or forested interior; Fire pit ready and waiting for you. And lots more!

Guest access
The entire island is yours! But remember: You must paddle your own boat there or contact the owner about canoe/kayak rental.

Other things to note
You are responsible for getting out to Sharp's Island yourself, although you can message me if you'd like to rent a canoe or kayak. It's a good idea to check the James River "Westham Gauge" before planning your trip. Generally speaking, if you are a novice paddler, any river level above 7 feet is one you'll need to think carefully about. Feel free to message me to discuss! It is not a difficult paddle under most river conditions. It's just those big water days that can be tricky!
One of a kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starter's, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is camping on your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA!

The space
The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring…
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Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Richmond, Virginia, United States

What makes the neighborhood unique? Your neighbors are ospreys, herons, bald eagles, striped bass, shad, and the paddlers passing by!

Hosted by Andy

Joined in April 2019
  • 55 Reviews
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Obviously, this is your island during your stay. But I'll always be available by phone to answer questions.
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House rules
Check-in: After 10:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Cancellation policy