Quiet Fishing Getaway on Virginia's Eastern Shore
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cape Charles house description
Quiet and serene describe your stay at our home in Oyster. With plenty of wildlife to watch, and hear at times, you will find yourself unwinding from whatever you need to escape from for a time. Many of our guests remark at how late they sleep day after day due to the quiet and peacefulness of the area.
The sunrises are wonderful should you decide to get up early and take a walk to the harbor around the corner, put your boat in at the ramp for some sunrise fishing, or take a quick trip over to Cape Charles for a round of golf at Bay Creek and the Arnold Palmer golf course.
Day trips are a very easy start from Oyster. An hour's ride to the north brings you to the entrance of Chincoteague Island, made famous by the escapes of the wild ponies in 'Misty of Chincoteague' pony penning takes place in July every year, there is plenty of parking and lots to do there besides watching the 'sea cowboys' round up the herd of wild horses. Further east will bring you to the Assateague National Seashore which is the only beach right on the Atlantic Ocean on the Eastern Shore. Jet skis are not allowed in the park, but nice waves and the beautiful beaches are worth the trip.
Virginia Beach is a 45 minute trip over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, a toll road which has a discounted return trip back to the shore. Be sure to keep your receipt! Stop at the restaurant/gift shop for the 'all you can eat' flounder sandwich. Local souvenirs are for sale, there is an incredible view of the shipping lanes and a chance at watching a navy destroyer or aircraft carrier from Newport News glide through on the way to sea. The local paper, The Virginia Pilot, will give you a listing of all there is to do in Virginia Beach, shopping, beaches and the boardwalk, movies, water parks, etc.
The family friendly local beaches of Cape Charles are 10 minutes away by car and have very shallow warm water especially nice for children. Mason Avenue, the shopping district in Cape Charles has a nice family owned specialty bakery, a farmer's market on Saturdays, and a well equipped and knowledgeable bait and tackle store, Bailey's. You might want to sit on the picnic table and have a nice 'fish talk' with the Brady's, local owners and Cape Charles residents.
Chris's bait and tackle is a short drive south on Rt 13 and is a great place for all your hunting and fishing supplies, including licenses.
Groceries and other household products, supplies, etc. can be found at the local Food Lion store, and ABC liquor store is next door, but hours are limited. Dollar General is in the same shopping center and has some beach and swimming toys.
Also in town, you will find all you need for a active vacation, if that's your speed. Bike, boat, and jet-ski rentals. Guided kayaking tours and horseback riding, along with shopping and pubs make this a more than worthwhile drive.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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My husband, 3 adult children, dogs, and I love this property. It was clean and ready for our stay upon our arrival; the photos and listing description were completely accurate. The property managers answered all our questions prior to arrival. We stayed at this property in 2011 as well as this summer and hope to stay here again next year. We feel very much at home in this spacious property with pretty views and a quiet environment. The location is only minutes from Cape Charles, where we enjoyed the beach, fishing, great restaurants, and nice shops. There are a Food Lion, Family Dollar, several gas stations, and points of interest in the immediate area as well. The worst problem that we experienced was a drainage pipe located over the back door (the one to which we had the key) that constantly leaked and had to be ducked when exiting the property at that spot. Other than that, we totally enjoyed our vacation time at this property.
- Guest Eileen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway.
$840/week or $120.00 per night Check Out 10:00am, Check In 2:00pm Additional guests over 8 will be an additional $25.00 per night per additional person and an additional $100.00 cleaning fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover cards Owner is not responsible for weather and no refunds will be made due to daily weather patterns, with the exception of Hurricanes. Daily rate does not include lodging tax and $100.00 cleaning fee.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We are residents of the Eastern Shore and moved here about 8 years ago to get away from the cold, grey New England winters. My husband is a commercial fisherman and builds and repairs local homes. I am a full time elementary school teacher at the local school and run a long arm quilting business out of my home. We moved here to find a more peaceful lifestyle, but rarely take a day off for fishing or beaching. Maybe next year!
Why the Owner Chose Cape Charles:
Location! We are right down the street from the harbor and keep our boat there. We love the quiet, the storms-incredible lighting storms! The people here are so friendly and warm. Home is currently for sale, realtor may need to show home during your stay. We will contact you should this need arise.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quiet! Lots of room for family to relax in our home and do nothing, or make local trips to enjoy activities and shopping. We love taking daytrips to Virginia Beach but can feel the relaxing wave of 'coming home' as soon as we see Fisherman's Island when exiting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
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Front of house with enclosed porch and room for boat parking
View from 2nd story bedroom
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4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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