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Runaway boasts one of the most unique views that the Eastern Shore of Virginia has to offer and all the amenities to make your trip fabulous - kayaks, boats, fishing rods, crab pots, fire pit, wi-fi...you name it! Situated on a secluded cove overlooking the Chesapeake, Runaway features a large deck overlooking the cove with a view through to the bay, private pier. In addition to the on-site private pier, we also provide access to a Chesapeake bayfront pier newly constructed in the Fall of 2013. Additionally, enjoy a sandy swimming beach as our guests, both in easy walking distance of Runaway. We have furnished Runaway to be comfortable, interesting and fun. Each room holds wonderful treasures... art by local and regional artists, vintage furniture that makes the 3500 Square Foot Brick Ranch Home feel like a calming step back in time. Kayaks, a jon boat, canoe, and bikes are on site for the enjoyment of our guests.
Extra fun features like a fondue set, crab pots, fishing rods, binoculars, board games, and much more to make your vacation a fun time to rediscover peacefulness and to enjoy all of the wonders of the area.
When you want to venture a little further, there are wineries, artisan studios, great restaurants, boats for hire for sport-fishing, cruises to the remote barrier islands, nearby boat launches at premiere fishing areas, bird and wildlife refuges and much more (We leave the wonderful local book 'Off Route 13' as a guide along with numerous brochures and maps). In the winter months enjoy the fireplace in the living room and grilling dinner on the deck while watching the moon and stars. Enjoy the 'music' of the wildlife.
• 4 bedrooms including a large bunkroom with twin and queen bed- great for the kids (really nice high thread count bedding)
• family room with TV and DVD player
• large deck and terraced waterfront patio
• spacious living room with fireplace
• large equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave
• laundry room with washer and dryer
• dining room
• central air
• Wi-fi, computer and printer for office needs
• 5 miles from public boat ramp
• Access to a Chesapeake bayfornt pier & sandy swimming beach
The region is recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, truly one of the last large wetland habitats in the world. Amidst the rural atmosphere, discover historical treasures, waterfowl and the sea life supported by the salt waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Find some of the 'Jewels of the Bay' like Tangier Island, Onancock Harbor - bayside, and Seaside - pristine barrier beach islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Runaway is furnished and equipped to be comfortable and fun and is close to many unique attractions including local wineries, the Wachapreague Marina where boat charters are available for seaside day trips to the uninhabited barrier islands and sportfishing, guided kayak adventures, u-pick orchards, the historic small towns like Onancock and Chincoteague, home of Misty of Chincoteague and the annual wild pony swim. Only 1 hour from Norfolk & Virginia Beach, and 4 hours from Washington DC, on a cove of the Chesapeake near Exmore, VA. The Silver Beach area offers many fun activities while providing privacy and seclusion.
In addition to checks and cash we accept credit card payments.
Additional photos of the inside and outside of Runaway are available on our web site
Here are what our guests are saying about Runaway:
Ann B Ocean City .
'My husband and I took our 3 kids to Silver Beach for a mid week get away and we are so glad we did! To see our children get so excited over the simplest things was fantastic. The pier offered a great sanctuary for sitting, relaxing and exploring. The home was extremely clean and very comfortable. The outdoors were lovely and we would love to revisit!'
HAC138539 Silver Spring, MD.
'My family had a wonderful time at Runaway! The house is pleasant, the hosts warm and genuinely thoughtful about every detail. The best part was the kayaking in a safe shallow area suitable for small children to learn about the water. My kids made friends with endless small critters. We felt like we were a million miles away from work and school--a truly relaxing and wonderful vacation!'
'It's a great place...relaxing, yet plenty of interesting things to see and do. The beds were soooo comfortable. Everyone slept well with the salt breeze flowing through the windows at night, The cove was the center of our activities and the three-wheeled bike was in demand. The bed linens were as nice as any luxury hotel and the house is super clean and nice. I wish I could keep the kitchen, the dishes, and other stuff at my house. The art is the finishing touch. It's like being in a little gallery that's just our style.' J&B
'A lovely setting, nestled on a saltwater cove in the pines. No traffic, no noise except the wind and water lapping at the shore, with simple scenic splendor at every turn. The days were beautiful and sunny, the evenings cool and with a view of a billion stars. And then there were the sunsets. Wow!
The beautifully maintained house itself offers everything in the way of up-to-date conveniences, the beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms inviting, and the hosts rate five stars in my book for their attentiveness, graciousness and friendliness.
Some of the world's best (no exaggeration) seafood is within a fifteen minute drive on the rural roads. Fishing at the cove (right in the back yard) and at the beach (just a 5 minute walk away), with lots of variety, including flounder, striped bass (rockfish), croaker, hardhead, and shark. Crabbing, too, both in the cove and the bay. They even provided poles and tackle!
My stay was only for a long weekend. I wish it could have been longer, but after having experienced this great getaway, it will be on my next visit, which will be in the very near future. Thanks so much for a really memorable and relaxing time! See you soon!'
For more 5-star reviews check us out on HomeAway property #187417
We are a proud member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Keywords: 3500 Square Foot cottage / home private pier overlooking Chesapeake Bay in secluded waterfront neighborhood with renown sunsets and rural beauty. Boats and bikes included. Fishing & crabbing.
We have complimented the bunk room at Runaway with some of our favorite childhood memories from stays at the beach with our grandmothers... including games like a marble maze and a Magnuts Circus. Other board games, crayons, marbles, magazines, kid friendly fishing rods make this the perfect place for a family-oriented vacation. Planning a birthday or special event? Talk to us about our cotton candy machine and what the local bakeries can provide to make the day a memorable occasion....moreless
While it is too generous to call it a library, we do keep a nice assortment of some of our childhood favorites and some more current titles. Feel free to bring your own or rent one right down the street in Exmore....moreless
Waterfront on a secluded salt water cove with a a private pier. Boats, kayaks, bikes provided, Chesapeake Bay beach access around the corner, additional Chesapeake bayfront pier accessibility, fishing, crabbing, and much more...moreless
several local restaurants will cater or prepare food for pick up. There is also a local seafool picking house where you can purchase some of the best fresh crabmeat that you have ever eaten....moreless
Very large kitchen, new appliances, beautiful flagstone floor, double porcelain sink with high fill faucet, pots and pans, flatware, glasses, 2 ceiling fans and much more... even a margarita machine for the perfect frozen drinks or slushies - enjoy them on the deck at sunset....moreless
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Apr 1 - May 23, 2015
2 night min stay
May 24 - Aug 23, 2015
2 night min stay
Aug 24 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
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A very quiet and secluded area of the Chesapeake watershed; shopping and restaurants are in small nearby towns (many are historic areas); many small museums; abundant refuges and wildlife sanctuaries and related activities; chartered sport fishing & bayside fishing; boat tours to Tangier Island; boat excursions from Wachapreague to the Barrier Islands (wildlife refuge areas); web links available for these attractions and area festivals and events. Many featured on our site
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We both love the water, especially the Chesapeake and enjoy providing our guests with a unique property that reflects the tranquility of the sea. Bill spent nearly a year renovating Runaway. Debbie did the decorating and enjoys keeping things fresh and new for repeat guests with annual additions to the amenities and decor. 'When getting Runaway ready for our guests, we take into account the attributes that Debbie finds most important when she travels,' says Bill. Guests will find a fabulous kitchen, comfy beds, high end bed linens, art, and a view of the Chesapeake sunset that is unmatched. Some families have been coming back since the first year that we offered Runaway as a summer rental. They love the additions, but the things they love most are the serenity, the family time, and the crabbing right off the pier. Bill has chosen the kayaks and is always happy to give a guest a lesson for use of the jon boat and outboard, if needed. 'We are very proud to have a long-standing reputation for a high quality property with 5-star ratings,' says Debbie. We take the positive experience of our guests very seriously.
Why the Owner Chose Silver Beach:
There are no other properties quite like Runaway. Where it's situated that makes it especially unique. You will not see another sunset like these. What makes it so unique is that it is on a little West-facing cove right off the bay. No oehters in the area provide access to the guest-use pier, newly constructed in the Fall of 2014. You can see through the trees on the far side to the Chesapeake and the horizon. Another special attribute is the darkness at night. The stargazing is amazing. No lights or buildings to interfere and on a very still night, the moon even reflects off the water. In the morning, there are always birds fishing in the cove...all kinds...ducks, heron, egrets, and eagles and osprey. We both remember fondly the summer vacations of our childhoods and Runaway has provided us with the perfect opportunity to provide the perfect getaway for couples of families that will create memories of a lifetime.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with Runaway at first sight. Debbie's family has been on the shore for 7 generations and Bill has lived here for over 40 years. As validated by our reviews, the view from Runaway is unparalleled. Runaway is uniquely positioned on a heavily wooded elevated spot with a site line right through the trees of the bay. There really are no other houses with this same view. It's amazing! Debbie travels all the time for work, so she knows how to make travel a breeze for our guests and is very particular about the little things like: changing out the pillows frequently, having nice bed linens and salon quality shampoos and conditioners, and providing interesting seasonings and staples in the pantry. We have paid close attention to equipping the kitchen with great pots and pans, coastal dinnerware, a great solid top self-cleaning convection range, and small appliances to make cooking fun for those who want to eat in. We've stocked the bunkroom closet with favorite boardgames, and puzzles to encourage old-fashioned fun. We provide an assortment of boats and bikes for the enjoyment of our guests. There is nothing like a paddle out of the cove into the creek and to the Chesapeake (for the more adventurous). A bike ride along Kellam Dr. (where our small cottage is) provides a completely different experience at sunset. All of our guests find something special about Runaway to love, but one of the top favorites is the crab pots that we provide and catching fresh crabs right off the pier and bringing them up and cooking them fresh in the steamer. As members of the ESVA Chamber of Commerce, we are also always happy to pick up brochures and send them in advance of a guest's arrival so that they already know what the area has to offer when they arrive. Our web site is another valuable resource - with links to all sorts of information about our home and the area. Come, enjoy, and fall in love with Runaway and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Our cove overlooks the Chesapeake. Paddle our kayaks in the cove, creek or Bay.
Runaway - a 3,500+ sq. ft. secluded, well-appointed home away from home w/pier
Terrace and pier area. Great for relaxing, launching the boats and crabbing.
LR has 2 seating areas. This one with a great view of the cove and pier.
Family room has a fabulous water view and Flat screen TV, Wi-fi included.
Master bedroom, sunny, well appointed, relaxing.
BR3 is bright & beachy. Full bed with luxury linens, large dresser & closet.
Fishing in the creeks, bayside and seaside is among the best in the country
Our little corner bayfront beach is an easy walk or bike ride.
A boat ride in the cove is always a great way to see the wildlife and relax
Take a bike ride along the bay and enjoy the view.
Come over to Kellam Dr. and enjoy the Silver Beach July 4th Parade.
Runaway has one of the most unique vistas for Bay sunsets on the Shore.
Watch the eagles nesting in the trees across the cove. Bay is just beyond.
Fabulous kitchen includes great cookware, blender, mixer, Keurig, &Soda Stream.
2nd LR seating area is by the fireplace. Cozy & great for quiet conversation.
Master w/ king bamboo memory foam bed, luxury bed linens, spectacular water view
BR2 w/ queen memory foam bed, luxury linens, large closet & fabulous water view.
Bunk room is spacious and private with full and twin beds & TV. Great views.
Boating in the cove and out into the creek is scenic and fun.
A leisurely float in the bay on a hot summer day.
Guests especially enjoy catching their own blue crabs & steaming them for dinner
Enjoy a day of paddling or swimming at our little beach.
Enjoyable rural roads for walks, runners, biking and more. Our 'tree tunnel.'
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