The Crab Shack is unique in design, architecture and hospitality as well.
~ Guest Bob, San Francisco CA

paw printThe Crab Shack was designed for comfort and relaxation. Eclectic art and decorations throughout the Shack showcase talented local artists as well as our love of the Florida Keys and some pieces from memory lane. The most special artistic piece to us is the Shack's coffee table, lovingly handcrafted from the wonderful cedar tree that delighted residents & guests of Grandview for decades before Hurricane Isabel finished it off.

The second level of the Shack contains your bedroom with a king size Sleep Number bed as well as a living room area with drink fridge and a leather sofa to sink into while enjoying the large screen flat panel tv, featuring satellite tv and a 200+ DVD collection. Love to cook? Master Chef Karla designed the Shack's gourmet kitchen with cooks in mind and she loves to share great recipes for locally available seafood. Step outside and pick fresh herbs from the garden. Think swings are just for kids or the outdoors? We're big kids at heart and couldn't resist adding a swing to the downstairs living area. Hop into the swing and soak in the view, watching the tide roll away. Looking to create your own sunset celebration? Grab a drink and head up to Crow's Nest, our rooftop deck with stunning views of the East River and kick back at our LL Bean dining table/chairs topside or stretch out in the lounge chairs.

The cottage's simple beginning in the mid-40s was a Sears and Roebuck kit assembled to house the original owners (the Mason family) as master carpenter John Mason constructed the main dwelling for his family. Later it was repurposed as a workshop and a shed (at our acquisition of the property in 1998). In 2010 we completely transformed the structure and renovated it. See its renovation from shed to "Shack". Despite its amazingly renovation, we couldn't resist naming it the "Crab Shack". Come see how luxurious a "Shack" can be.

Cottage Amenities

  • Wifi
  • King-size Sleep Number bed
  • Air conditioning & ceiling fans to enjoy coastal breezes
  • Roof top deck with bistro table and lounge chairs
  • Balcony with barstools
  • Patio with love seat
  • Large screen hi def tv, DVD player
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Weber gas grill
  • Coastal & food magazines, reading library, 200+ DVD collection
  • Games/puzzles
  • All linens provided including bath robes & beach towels
  • Non-smoking cottage but smoking is permitted on property in designated areas

Property Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Mini golf (our Pup Putt course)
  • LL Bean Kayaks
  • Cruiser bikes
  • Pier with Adirondack chairs&free dockage
  • Tender service available for Chesapeake Bay and intracoastal cruisers wishing to enjoy the East River's deep water access
  • Lounge chairs, rocking chairs, reading areas
  • Hammocks, swings and even hammock swings!
Fish House

Fish House

Two Bedroom / Two Bath
Crab Shack

Crab Shack

One Bedroom / One Bath