The Bay Life
Where the Piankatank meets the Chesapeake Bay...
Gwynn’s Island Cottage
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All bookings now taken through VRBO
Contact Cottage Manager for any other questions
$190/night with min. 2 night stay
$200 refundable security deposit
$100 cleaning fee
$100 pet fee
located on wonderful Gwynn’s Island
on Hills Bay just off the Chesapeake Bay
in Mathews County, Virginia
Sunrise and Coffee Cup from the Deck
Guest Greg caught an early morning sky over the water looking out to the opening of the Chesapeake Bay from the deck of the Cottage.
Mother-Daughter Paddleboard Ride
Guests from Pittsburgh enjoyed a mother-daughter stand up paddleboard ride on a very calm Hills Bay.
Blue Heron, Pink Water
Beth, a recent guest from Ohio, captured this photo of a Blue Heron near the jetty right in front of the Cottage late in the day. She says she watched it struggle to eat a small crab then walk slowly and gracefully through the water towards the beach. Blue Herons are seen often this time of year at the Cottage.
Flounder Catch Last Week By Guests on Hills Bay
Guests celebrating their first anniversary caught this 17″ flounder from their kayak right in Hills Bay last week. They say they found it at Cherry Point, the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay visible from the Cottage. They report they caught a few larger ones as well.
There’s a Crab in the Cottage!
Charlottesville artist Kaki Dimock painted a mural of a blue crab in the twin bedroom this week at the Cottage. We hear the crab is quite happy in its new habitat and may stick around.
Anchors Aweigh on the 2017 Season!
Annual guest George P sent this photo in a few weeks ago, showing his boat on the Cottage beach last summer. A nice reminder that warmer temps are coming soon. Bookings for the 2017 season are open on VRBO: https://www.vrbo.com/821333. Anchors aweigh!