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!

“…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


  • 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

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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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