Gwynn’s Island Cottage
Waterfront Cottage with Private Beach, Sunsets Over Water
Guests can explore Gwynn’s Island on bikes available for use. Gwynn’s Island is rich in history and natural beauty. Legend says that a Native American princess (possibly Pocahontas) is said to have nearly 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 where the last royal Governor of Virginia was driven out of the Commonwealth for good, and it is home to an interesting Museum. A public marina for boats is located 1/4 mile from the Cottage. The Island and Mathews County are known for excellent fishing, boating, and water sports.
The Cottage is 3 miles from “downtown” Mathews with great restaurants, interesting shops, historic structures, grocery stores, a public kayak launch, and a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Nearby destinations include New Point Comfort Lighthouse, the 3rd oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake, the idyllic waterfront towns of Deltaville, Kilmarnock, and Urbanna, historic Gloucester and Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg.