Tucked away in a small vineyard on the edge of one of Virginia’s most quaint coastal towns, this Carpenter Gothic cottage exudes romance and a vintage, yet sophisticated character. Architectural details of board and batten siding, Victorian gingerbread, pointed-arch windows, and doors are borrowed from the "tent communities" that sprang up around 19th-century revival meetings.

Entrance to Dog & Oyster Vineyard

Entrance to Vineyard Grove

The welcoming covered front porch with rockers overlooks the vineyard and a white-fenced meadow.

Enter the sun-lit living room with a gas fireplace, decorated with comfy chairs, artfully weathered tables and pieces of quirky original art to create a warm, intimate ambiance.

The dining area and kitchen expand the cleverly designed space to a screened porch overlooking the headwaters of Carters Creek.

On the second level, a delightful master suite and bath make a dreamy private retreat with contemporary luxuries.

Two cozy guest rooms suites with full baths on the lower level open to a covered stone terrace.

Vineyard Grove amenities include an un-crowded pool, Carter’s Creek kayak launch, and walking paths through the woods.

A short walk or bike ride into the center of the town of Irvington offers coffee shop, boutiques, steamboat era museum, art galleries, farmer’s market, the Trick Dog Café, the Tides Inn resort and Hope and Glory Inn and the many historic homes of one hundred years ago. The small-town spirit is reflected in seasonal celebrations. This location, convenient to the surrounding services, is perfect for a private getaway or an opportunity for a successful income-producing investment.