Tideway Landmark on Carters Creek


Carters Creek, Lancaster Waterfront

118 Rappahannock Drive
Irvington, VA 22480

CBRAR #1714702 NNAR #100929

‘Tideway Landmark’ on Carters Creek is truly an exceptional property in the heart of Irvington.  Rich is history, dating back to 1896 as a cottage, this home has grown over the years to become this spectacular property.  With 328′ of waterfront on a beautiful point overlooking the eastern and western prongs of Carters Creek out to the Rappahannock River, this is the landmark you see as you enter the creek.  Private pier with deep anchorage and multiple lifts only a few steps from your home.  Entertain and enjoy the splendor of the amazing sunsets, waterfront pool with cabana and outdoor shower, or the fabulous screen porch, large enough for dining and lounging for everyone.

This home will captivate you from the moment you walk in the front door and view the oversized glass window overlooking the creek and river.  A modern, open floor plan is perfectly designed for entertaining.  All rooms have a waterfront view!  The Living and Dining Rooms are perfectly combined with grand views, fireplace, built-ins and a unique accordion door opening to the screen porch allowing the inside and outside to become one space.  The spacious and new Kitchen features a large center island, walk-in pantry, and wet bar with beverage fridge and sink, plus a wonderful sitting area with French doors to the screened porch.  A wonderful Butler’s Kitchen is a perfect place to prep for the party, plus it has a private powder room and back door to the garage and driveway.

The new luxurious first floor master suite features 11′ tray ceiling, French doors to the waterfront pool, ‘shoe and purse’ closet, custom walk-in closet and a wonderful bathroom with jetted bathtub and oversized tiled shower.  The second floor master is equally amazing with a private balcony, private bathroom with oversized shower and jacuzzi tub, enormous custom closet and access to the laundry room with beverage refrigerator.  All four ensuite bedrooms are waterfront with walk-in closets.  The walk-out basement apartment has a living/dining room open to a full kitchen, a bedroom and private full bathroom.

The property was remodeled in 2012-2013 including exterior and interior painting, resurfaced pool with all new pool equipment and patio, new built-in grill and tile bar, special lighting around the outside of the home, and new aggregate driveway with medallion.  Inside, every bathroom has been redone except upstairs master bedroom and showers.  All new kitchen, floors redone, and new first floor master suite with additional bath.

Irvington is one of the most charming waterfront towns, home to the prestigious Tides Inn.  Irvington was incorporated in 1891 and was well known for the rich seafood, steamboats and beautiful waterfront.  This is a perfect place to walk, bike or golf cart to shops, dining, town tennis courts and more, plus awarded Best Farmer’s Markets!  Also check out Virginia’s River Realm to see other waterfront charming towns and events.

“…Within is a country that may have the prerogative over the most pleasant places known, for large and pleasant navigable rivers, heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation.” – John Smith


  • Waterfront

    328' on Carters Creek
    Off Rappahannock River
    Riprap shoreline

  • Water Depth

    6-7' MLW at Pier
    Boat Lift
    Jet Ski Lift

  • Acreage

    1.2 Acres
    Landscaped for privacy

  • Garage

    2-Car Detached Garage
    Garden Shed

  • Other Features

    Hardiplank siding
    Public water
    Private septic
    Gas water heater
    3 HVAC, new 2013
    Cedar shake & metal roof
    New generator

  • Pool Area

    Resurfaced & new equipment 2013
    Gunite, salt water
    3.5 - 6.5 depth
    Travertine paver patio
    Outdoor shower & sink
    Built-in grill & tile bar
    Cabana with gas fireplace

  • Carters Creek, an exceptional boating area with deep harbors & easy access to the River.

  • Private pier with 5'MLW on the Creek with easy access to the River.

  • No flood zone, yet only a few steps to the waterfront.

  • Protected Rip Rap shoreline

  • Boat Lift

  • Plenty of room for crabbing, fishing or growing your private oysters!

  • Stunning waterfront entrance from the pier.

  • Take in the waterfront breezes & grab a chair for memorizing sunsets!

  • Gorgeous lawn with room to play!

  • Aerial of the waterside of the home

  • Fabulous Screen Porch across the waterside of the home.

  • Beautiful Victorian-style details

  • Come make a splash in this private pool just off the Screen Porch.

  • New 2016, this pool is perfect for the warm summer days!

  • New patio around the pool with room to relax

  • Cabana just off the Pool with gas fireplace & charming features!

  • Enjoy the shade overlooking the pool

  • Luxurious outdoor shower just off the Pool & Master Bedroom

  • Play int he pool while watching the beautiful sailboats, yachts & more over the creek.

  • Relax, Entertain, Dine on this large wrap-around Screen Porch!

  • Accordion doors from the Living Room open to the Screen Porch for a great entertaining flow.

  • Beautiful arched screen porch overlooking the creek.

  • Private aggregated driveway to the home.

  • Raised garden beds with a charming picket fence area & garden shed.

  • Gorgeous from all sides with beautiful, wide views on Carters Creek.

  • Detached 2-Car Garage with easy access to the side door into the Butler's Kitchen.

  • Private estate located in the town of Irvington. Golf Cart, Bike, walk into town with shops, dining & more!

  • This is the glorious Landmark as you come into the Creek.

  • Walk from the screen porch to the waterfront.

  • Unfiltered Sunset picture!


  • Built

    Circa 1896
    Remodeled in 2003 & 2013

  • Square Footage

    6075 sq. ft.
    +500 sq. ft. finished basement apartment

  • Foyer

    Sitting Room with oversized window

  • Great Room

    Living & Dining Area
    Gas fireplace
    Accordion door to screen porch

  • Kitchen

    Granite countertops
    Oversized center island with bar stool area
    Wet bar with beverage center
    Open to sitting area

  • Appliances

    Subzero refrigerator
    5-burner gas cooktop
    Convection built-in microwave
    Convection double wall ovens
    Vegetable & regular sinks

  • Butler's Kitchen

    Attached Powder Room
    Wall oven

  • Bedrooms

    4 Ensuite
    1st & 2nd Floor Master Suites

  • Bathrooms

    5 Full Baths
    2 Half Baths

  • Basement Apartment

    Walk-out Basement
    Living/Dining Room open to Kitchen
    Appliances: Glasstop range, dishwasher, refrigerator

  • Stunning view as you walk through the front door!

  • Fabulous place to sit & take in the view...enjoy a coffee while taking in the views!

  • Open to the Foyer/Front Door...this view will capture your heart from the first step!

  • Open Living Room to the Dining Area all overlooking the Screen Porch to the Creek.

  • Accordion Doors from the Living Room to the Screen Porch...great entertaining flow!

  • Living Room with built-ins on either side of the Fireplace.

  • Living Room here is looking back to the Dining Area.

  • Coastal Dining Area open off the Living Room so all have a great view!

  • Dining Area just off the Kitchen

  • Walking from the Living/Dining Areas to the Kitchen & sitting room.

  • All New Kitchen with large center island with ample storage & sitting area.

  • Kitchen is just off the Living/Dining Area, making entertaining easy.

  • Customize design with Granite Countertops & high-end appliances.

  • Charming & chef's design to make cooking & entertaining easy.

  • Walk-in Pantry & Wet Bar in the Kitchen.

  • Butler's Kitchen just off the main Kitchen makes it easy for prepping a party!

  • Built-in cubbies in the Butler's Kitchen, perfect place to get ready to go!

  • Great storage in the Butler's Kitchen plus has an attached half bathroom.

  • Sitting Area open to the Kitchen with french doors to the Screen Porch.

  • Your guests will love to relax while chatting with the chef!

  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom

  • Gorgeous creek views & french doors leading to the Pool/Outdoor Shower area.

  • Easy access for the owners to take a dip in the pool from the Master Suite.

  • Great master features of high tray ceilings, large wall closet plus a walk-in closet & attached bathroom.

  • Master Suite

  • Master Bathroom with oversized tile shower, great storage, 2 sinks, bath tub & water closet.

  • Master Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom

  • Large walk-in Master Closet with access from the Bedroom & the Bathroom.

  • 1st floor Ensuite Guest Room with french door access to the Screen Porch.

  • Your guests will love this 1st floor guest room!

  • Guest Room 1 has full bathroom & a walk-in closet.

  • Guest Room 1's full bathroom with granite top vanity.

  • Gorgeous tiled shower in the Guest Room 1's bathroom.

  • Wide staircase with original banister adding so much charm!

  • Easy steps up to the two ensuite guest rooms.

  • Upstairs Master Suite with a fabulous covered balcony.

  • Open the doors & let the breezes come in!

  • Perfect place for a morning coffee or a sunset cocktail!

  • Upstairs Master suite attached bathroom complete with waterfront tub, tiled shower & 2 sink vanity.

  • Large Master Suite bathroom

  • What a great place to relax!

  • Upstairs Master walk-in closet with large island & ample storage & hanging space!

  • Also attached to the upstairs Master is the laundry room with sink, storage & beverage fridge.

  • Laundry Room located just off the upstairs Master Suite.

  • Ensuite Guest Room 4 with waterfront views, full bath & walk-in closet.

  • Wonderful Creek & River Views

  • Ensuite bathroom 4 with granite top vanity & large tiled shower.

  • Lovely tiled shower in this ensuite bedroom 4.

  • Ensuite Bedroom 4

  • Walkout Basement complete with Living/Dining Area & full Kitchen. Perfect for guests or kids area!

  • Guest Room 5 located in the basement with full bathroom

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Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront. The population is approximately 11,000. Kilmarnock and White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining. The world-famous Tides Inn is located in the charming town of Irvington.

There are many beautiful waterways off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, 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 more.

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