Crabby Oyster Cottage


Barnes Creek, Lancaster Waterfront

15 Barnes View Lane
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Sold CBRAR #2119644 NNAR #110549

Crabby Oyster Cottage . . . Move-in ready river cottage!! Complete renovations in 2021 include interior painting, flooring, kitchen, appliances, countertops, bathrooms, windows, doors, water heater, gravel driveway. Roof is approximately 10 years old. Open floor plan with vaulted ceiling, open kitchen/dining/living area with wood stove and loaded with windows for great water views. The home is perfect for entertaining with an open inside floor plan and a wraparound deck just steps away from private dock with 3.5′ MLW and an 8000 lb. boat lift plus a fish cleaning area. Most of the 3 acres is mature trees and a park-like setting for minimal outdoor maintenance. Detached 2 car garage with a kayak storage rack.

Just around the corner by land to Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club. Only minutes to downtown Kilmarnock, with towns of White Stone and Irvington just a few miles away.

Barnes Creek is located off of Henry’s Creek to Indian Creek and is just at the mouth where it meets the Chesapeake Bay.

When owners were not enjoying the property, they rented it out for most of the year for weekends and vacations. Great income-producing property. No HOA, but covenants and restrictions which cover road maintenance.


  • Waterfront

    190' on Barnes Creek
    Off Indian Creek
    Quick Access to Chesapeake Bay
    Not in a Flood Zone

  • Water Depth

    3.5' MLW
    8000 Lb. Boat Lift
    Fish Cleaning Station
    Water & Electricity

  • Acreage

    3.14 Acres
    Mostly wooded with low yard maintenance

  • Garage

    Oversized Detached Garage
    Great Storage

  • Welcome to the 'Crabby Oyster' located just minutes from the Bay & the town of Kilmarnock.

  • Walk right off the deck to your private pier here!

  • Pier has a great sitting area

  • Pier also has a fish cleaning station - water & electricity!

  • Keep your boat secure with this 8,000 pound boat lift

  • Barnes Creek is a lovely protected water off Henry's Creek out to the Chesapeake Bay

  • Henry's Creek feeds to the mouth of Indian Creek & the Chesapeake Bay

  • Great boating & fun awaits!

  • Waterside of the home is full of floor to ceiling windows allowing great views inside!

  • Great entertaining with a wrap around partially covered deck overlooking the waterfront

  • Private property with trees & low yard maintenance

  • Off the Primary Bedroom there is a private deck with steps off to the side

  • Private deck off the primary bedroom

  • Located just off the house & waterfront is a detached 2-car garage

  • Detached 2-car garage with great areas for storage of water toys!

  • Find your place here to relax & unwind!

  • Lovely low maintenance landscaping around the home

  • French drains around the property

  • Front entrance into this lovely home

  • Welcome!


  • Built

    Completely Renovated in 2021

  • Square Footage

    1557 Sq. Ft.

  • Living Area

    All open to Dining & Kitchen
    Central wood burning panoramic glass fireplace
    Ceiling Fan

  • Kitchen

    Open Kitchen, Living & Dining
    Luxury Vinyl Flooring Throughout
    Leathered Granite Counters
    2 Pantries
    Bar Seating at Island
    All GE Appliances

  • Dining Area

    Open to Kitchen & Living
    Sliding Door to Waterfront Deck

  • Bedrooms

    3 Bedrooms
    Primary Bedroom with Private Bathroom & deck

  • Bathrooms

    2 Full Bathrooms

  • Welcome! There is a slate floor off the front entrance

  • Foyer

  • Walking from the Foyer into the great room, the dining area is in front.

  • What a place to dine with fabulous views like these! Floor to ceiling windows

  • The glass doors here lead you right to the deck & the pier...literally catch dinner & quickly get it to the kitchen!

  • The Living Room area is open to the kitchen & dining areas - with great views!

  • Central wood burning Fireplace with panoramic glass - keep warm on the cool nights!

  • Cozy Living Room area with rope lighting around entire great room & high ceilings

  • Beautiful NEW kitchen with leathered granite countertops & gorgeous tile backsplash

  • Fabulous center island - the chef here will be involved with the entertaining!

  • Not a bad view while doing the dishes!

  • The kitchen has 2 seperate pantries

  • Primary bedroom suite has a walk-in closet, private deck area & lovely bathroom

  • Great space to fit a king bed in the primary bedroom

  • Primary bedroom's bathroom with walk-in shower, linen closet & it is all new!

  • The utility area is centrally located between the bedrooms & has storage above

  • Guest Room 1 - shares the Jack & Jill bathroom

  • Guest Room 1 - has a ceiling fan, closet & nice height to the ceilings

  • Jack & Jill bathroom between the two guest rooms - all new! Tiled Shower/tub combo

  • Jack & Jill bathroom between the two guest rooms - all new!


Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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