300 foot walk to the first of two sandy community beaches with free parking.
Dean and Cathy Chenault
About Dean and Cathy Chenault
Greetings! We are Dean and Cathy Chenault, the blessed owners of Bay Views, on the quaint island village of Gwynn. We both grew up in Virginia and currently reside in Powhatan where we operate an adult home for the elderly. Cathy is a RN graduate from MCV. Dean graduated from Vanguard University in SoCal with a degree in business and manages the affairs for our business and home.
Dean and Cathy Chenault purchased this House in 2012
Why Dean and Cathy Chenault chose Gwynn
We sailed our Gloucester 19 with our sons and dog for years at Queen's Creek Marina on the Piankatank River. We always dreamed of owning a piece of island life for ourselves and just made it happen in 2012. Little did we realize, Dean's childhood friend purchased his home around the corner that same month! Great minds!
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with our island home upon entering the front door the first time. Water views were everywhere you looked. We love the corner property and the second story deck for observing water life, enjoying a meal, or relaxing in the sun. The propane fireplace on the sun room is great for cool evenings or throw wide the glass doors for that island breeze and to hear the waves lapping the shore. It is like stepping back in time to a quieter small town lifestyle. Your cares lift and your stress melts away.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Girls trip 2019
This place was AMAZING!! Our first time to Gwynn's island and it was so much fun. Even during the Dorian hurricane we made the best of it. The owners kept in contact with us during the storm and answered any questions we had. The location is perfect and the house is just like being at home. It had everything we needed and so much more. The rooftop views are just Gorgeous!! We will definitely be back soon!
Definitely a memorable trip! Well done ladies.
House was amazing but beach was soso
The cottage was wonderful! They had everything we needed and we loved being able to bring all 3 of our dogs. The location was very secluded so as long as you are okay with a 15 minute drive to the closest grocery, it would be a great place to stay. The biggest downfall was how small the beach was and that there was this fencing that made it very difficult to walk into the water without slicing up your feet. We also had a few run ins with jellyfish that made the water difficult but obviously those things were out of the property owners hands. Overall a great place to stay if you are looking for seclusion.
There are two sandy community beach accesses with free parking for our neighborhood. The second is the largest and just down the street from the first. Both are highlighted and labelled on the satellite picture in the front of the 3 ring binder at the cottage. If you step on any fencing getting into the water, you are on private property.
Lovely views and so peaceful
Bay Views is an adorable house and everything was so clean and fresh. The sunsets from the rooftop deck were beautiful as well as the wonderful views of the bay. The owners provided such attention to detail to make sure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We would definitely plan to visit Bay Views again!
adorable + clean + fresh = peaceful stay. Aw! Thank you.
Our stay in this sweet home was wonderful! We will definitely be back! It was VERY clean, VERY comfortable and we wished we had reserved it for longer! The rooftop deck has gorgeous views, the kitchen was well equipped and the full sized washer and dryer were a bonus! We loved kayaking and biking around the island and back and forth to our friends’ home down the street! Thank you for opening your home to us...we completely enjoyed our stay!
Reconnecting with friends+clean/comfortable home=enjoyable stay! Come see us again.
Our family (2 adults/2 teens) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home while visiting other family on the island. This home is cozy, comfortable, quiet, clean, well-stocked and great location. We enjoyed waking up to see the sun rise over the ocean/bay. And, enjoyed stargazing at night on the rooftop deck. Cathy was very responsive to any of our needs/questions. We hope to return in the future.
Reconnecting with family is everything. Hope to have you again!
Extremely Clean , well appointed , and cozy home!
This was our third you’re vacationing on the island. We wanted a smaller home this year. And what a lovely choice we made. The views were outstanding, and the proximity to the water was extremely convenient. The community beaches were private and clean. We enjoyed using the community pier to fish from in the mornings and again in the evenings while it was cool. There wasn’t anything in the home that we felt missing. All our needs were taken care of. The owners were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we might have had before and during our stay. Their shed was equipped with water floats and kayaks and bicycles barbecuing supplies. We used the outdoor gas grill to roast marshmallows for Smore’s on our last evening for our final treat. Our children loved to ride the bicycles to the beach and back each day. We look forward to returning next year.
So very glad you were happy at Bay Views. See you next year!
The Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown) is a must for American history buffs. Busch Gardens Theme Park in the Williamsburg area is great for coaster enthusiasts. Water Country USA in Williamsburg is for wave & waterslide lovers. Hampton Coliseum hosts world-class entertainment & concerts. Don't miss a chance to take a narrated cruise to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy some blue crabs. Like to fly? Check out Hummel Aviation in Topping Va to charter or lease a flight. Deltaville Maritime Museum has great exhibits and special events for boating lovers. Don't forget to stroll the boardwalk at Virginia Beach with its outdoor restaurants, bike path & rollerblading. So much to see & do & so little time!