The Crab Shack

Entire cottage hosted by Carlisle

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before Jan 23.


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Enjoy the sunrise at this unique and tranquil getaway!
This property was originally a crab processing facility...hence the name The Crab Shack! You'll be able to see action on the water right out the front door with local waterman in and out of beautiful Carter's Creek to and from the Rappahannock River. There are multiple marinas and The Tides Inn very close by. This property provides privacy and is a short 10 minute drive to nearby restaurants and shops in Irvington and White Stone.

The space
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 outside of the building is all metal and the inside is a mix of exposed and painted 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.

There is a single 14' sea kayak stored on the dock for our guests use. It has a KayaArm launch/storage and a ladder for easy water access. Some guests have brought their own small water crafts. With the set of stairs and the ladder off of the dock, access and launching are easy! You can paddle to the Tides Inn across the creek faster than you can drive there!

The stairs on the dock offer easy access for dogs (and humans!) to get in and out of the water. If you plan to swim, bring river shoes! The oyster shells and barnacles are abundant...they WILL cut your bare feet!

The large dock is on deep water.....bring your boat!

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.

Dogs are welcome with a small fee.

Improvements were made by new owners during the winter of '21-'22! We hope you'll join us!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Marina view
River view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Weems

Feb 22, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews


Where you’ll be

Weems, Virginia, United States

The Crab Shack is at the end of a quiet, rural street.

Hosted by Carlisle

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My wife Mary, our (3) kids...affectionately known as the MOB (Mickey, Olivia, and Bobby) and I are living in Charlottesville, VA. We are an active bunch and love the outdoors! Traveling is key in our world. We are happy to host others on AirBnB as well as travel using AirBnB!
My wife Mary, our (3) kids...affectionately known as the MOB (Mickey, Olivia, and Bobby) and I are living in Charlottesville, VA. We are an active bunch and love the outdoors! Tr…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy