Russell Island

ID #:576700
Onancock, VA 23417 United States
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Year Built: 1950
Square Feet: 1,700
Min. Down: N/A
Lot Size: 585 Acres
HOA Fees: N/A
Floors: 1
Property Type: Single Family (Detached)
Sale Type:None

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Property Details


Chesapeake Bay Island with Cabin for Sale

Exceptional Waterfowl Hunting & Fishing

Accomack County, Virginia


Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore


585 acres – Private island is surrounded by 4,000 acres of Nature Conservancy Property


Truly a rare find.


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Main Cabin:


  • New roof, windows, siding and paint


  • 5 Bunkrooms


  • 2 Bathrooms


  • Kitchen with propane appliances (refrigerator & commercial range)


  • Dining Room


  • Living Area with bar and capacious brick fireplace, panoramic windows with scenic view of the surrounding marshland and Chesapeake Bay


  • Well water


  • Heat: 2 large propane heaters & large wood burning fireplace


  • Lighting: generator powered lights with switches throughout & propane lantern lighting in the living area


  • TV with Firestick & YouTubeTV


  • Excellent cell phone reception


Heavy Duty 3 Pole Dock and New Vinyl Bulkhead


Utility Shed with 2 Generators


Decoy Storage Shed


Enclosed General Storage Shed


Firewood Storage Shed


Property surveyed and deeded, plat available


The 585-acre Russell Island in Accomack County is located north of Onancock. Approximately a 10-minute boat ride from either Deep Creek or Schooner Bay Boat Ramps, it is easily accessible regardless of wind and tide. The one-story cabin has 11 rooms and is sold fully furnished. The cabin has a propane refrigerator, commercial range, lighting and 2 generators. The property is made up of 3-4 acres of upland with the remaining acreage being primarily marshland with low lying sandy areas. Russell Island has an abundance of wildlife including ducks, sea birds, crabs, fish and oysters with recreational opportunities for waterfowl hunting, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, exploring, swimming and crabbing. The island has a long history of waterfowl hunting, fishing and socializing. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own an island in the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy a world class wilderness experience with waterfowl hunting, fishing for red drum, speckled trout and rock fish, hiking, oysters, crabbing and bird watching.


The island was named by Captain John Smith in the early 1600s in honor of Smith’s ship doctor, Walter Russell. Following being seriously wounded by a stingray, Smith credited Russell with saving his life.


President John F. Kennedy visited for duck hunting on several occasions.


Property Features:
- Dining Room - Hardwood
- Main Floor Bathroom - Main Floor Bedroom
- Fireplace - Living Room
- Dock - Master Suite/Retreat
- Walk-in Pantry - Stove
- Refrigerator - Porch
- Land/Lots - Waterfront
Lot Features:
- Water Front - Bay View
- Marsh Views - Located on Water
- Lot: Level - Lot: Private


Property Features:

  • Land/Lots
  • Waterfront

Lot Features:

  • Water Front
  • Marsh Views

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