Family Comfort & Chesapeake Bay Charm for up to 10
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cape Charles house description
The Waterhouse is a recently renovated, roomy historic home perched in the middle of all types of activities in the charming beach town of Cape Charles. Just 4 blocks to the beach and one block to tennis courts, great kids playground, and the town park. Easy walks or bikes to the main drag for shopping/dining and to the local drug store with its ice cream shop and old school breakfast counter.
Great for families or group getaways, the Waterhouse features a large eat-in kitchen and separate dining room for easy meals or formal dining. The spacious living room and family room offer plenty of room for relaxing in the evenings and recharging in between beach outings. Four 2nd floor bedrooms sleep up to 10 people with 3 queen bed rooms and a great bunkroom with 4 twins (2 bunkbeds).
The enclosed outdoor shower lets you wash away your day at the beach or get things started with a refreshing morning shower. With plenty of children's books, DVD player, satellite TV and 2 Pac-n-Plays, there's plenty to do out of the sun. Street parking is available in front of the home as well as additional private parking in the back. Washer/dryer.
We know you'll enjoy your visit to The Waterhouse - a charming, spacious and restorative home base as you vacation and experience Cape Charles and the Eastern Shore!
Keywords: beach house,house,renovated, family home,restored
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Front Porch with porch swing and porch seating, outdoor shower
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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The Blue House
The Blue House
We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay tremendously. The house location was great, very close to town. We were pleasantly surprised to find amenities that you normally would have brought to a rental house. We found it clean and very comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality, we will return!
- Guest Beth (Norfolk VA)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
We had a wonderful stay at the Waterhouse. The house is lovely,comfortable,spacious and accomodated three generations with ease. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook and serve a variety of meals. There was plenty of space for the nine of us to relax without feeling that we were on top of one another. There were games, books and videos that entertained the grandchildren. The bedding and bathroom linens were plentiful and of good quality. The photos on the web site don't do it justice.It is the nicest vacation home we've ever rented. It was an easy walk to the beach and to the "downtown" area. The beach was great for the kids especially for the youngest. The older two loved searching for crabs,shells, etc. One afternoon we rented water equipment paddle boards, a boat for tubing,etc. The downtown is" Smalltown USA." Great coffee shop, library, several restaurants, gift shops,fascinating hardware store,great ice cream shop,nice wine and cheese store,etc. We were there for the 4th and really enjoyed the parade. We rented a golf cart (reasonable) which came in handy to bring our things to the beach and to just get around town. The kids loved it. We will definitely return to Cape Charles.
- Guest Nana (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wonderful house, perfect getaway
Wonderful house, perfect getaway
Like a previous reviewer, I hesitate to rate this house for fear it won't be available for us again! We had a WONDERFUL stay in Cape Charles--first visit but definitely not last. The house was far better than we ever could have hoped, and my girls loved the bunk beds, toys, and books. Not one complaint here! Thank you for opening your house to us--we loved it!
- Guest Courtenay (Richmond, Va)
- Date of stay 08/25/13
- Review Submitted 09/10/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
I love this house.
I love this house.
I love this house so much I am not sure I want others to know how great it is just in case we can't book it for 2013. The house has been perfectly restored is great for a family gathering. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked and has everything you need to make large family meals and not have to do dishes every five minutes. The rooms are bright and clean. The bedrooms are large and airy. There are books and toys for young children which is nice for those of us who feel like we pack everything but the kitchen sink. The house has a very effective AC system and ceiling fans keep it delightfully cool. The house has a great outdoor shower which I consider a luxury and helps limit tracking sand through the house. There is a huge front porch which we love sitting on and watching the kids ride their bikes up and down the sidewalk. The location of the house is great. The town library is just a few houses down and has a ready supply of used magazines that you can take to the beach for perusing. The library also has regular book sales which keeps the kids occupied and helps with summer reads. Wine shops, cafes, and a hardware store is just a few blocks away. Capes Charles is like Mayberry only diverse and more delightful and sans Andi Griffith. The house is a couple of blocks from the beach but was easily walked by our 5 and 3 year olds. The whining began at just about the library and then you know you are home free. The house management is readily available and cheerful about bringing you a spare set of keys if you lock yourself out. We have stayed at this house repeatedly and when we have been able to book we have tried others only to not feel as comfortable.
- Guest Carrie G. (-)
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
My family of 7 (including Grandma and nanny) stayed here for one week. Highlights include the beautifully decorated indoors, the Cape Charles Library gem two doors down, and the wonderfully serene beach a short walk or fun golf cart ride away. Would suggest a clothesline outside to hang damp towels and bathingsuits in between beach shifts. All in all, a wonderful place to spend a week chillaxing!
- Guest Lili (Alexandria, VA 22301)
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/29/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Thanks so much for staying, for your nice comments, and your good suggestion! Clothesline has now been replaced, so there's plenty of space to hang wet suits and towels. Especially convenient because it's right by the outdoor shower -- convenient coming and going!
we love cape charles
we love cape charles
We had a great time at the waterhouse in Cape Charles, VA. The town is a sweet and lazy beach town, the perfect place to hang out with friends, catch up on rest and relax in the sun. The Waterhouse was beautiful! Clean and serene, stocked with anything you need for a relaxing trip. It is beautifully decorated and some comfortable inside with big couches, lots of porch chairs, a large dining area and lots of comfortable beds. We felt like we are staying with very generous friends. The location of the house was perfect, a couple blocks to the beach, near the main commercial part of town but it was quiet and secluded. I would definitely recommend the Waterhouse to anyone interested in staying in Cape Charles.
- Guest happy renter (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
We stayed here with our 3 children. It was a lovely home and we had a wonderful time. We have been coming to Cape Charles for the past 7 years. We have stayed in many homes and this is definitely our favorite. If it is available for vacation next year during our time off we will rebook.
- Guest Burton Family (United States)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Peak 5/1-9/15 $1544 wk Prime 4/1-4/30, 9/16-11/30 $1407 wk Value Season 1/1-3/31, 12/1-12/30 $1317 Rates based on a 7 night stay and includes all applicable taxes, bed/bath linens, and departure cleaning. From $189/nt based on Season
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- Nearest Barpub: Kelly's Giniger Nut Pub at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bay Creek Golf Resort at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Blue at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About: We're an extended family (sister, brother, mother and families, 10 of us in all, thus the number of beds) from Virginia who visited Cape Charles and fell in love, totally in love. We've carefully renovated the Waterhouse and love both visiting and hearing about how much folks love Cape Charles/our place when they come check it out. Two of our friends/family who've come to visit over the years have loved the place so much, they bought their own houses.
Why Cape Charles:
Wow, hard to count the ways. But the big ones... the town it sits in, the beaches and natural setting overall down here at the end of the ESVA, our house's great bones and classic American Four Square look, our great block which is really close to the beach but also close to great non-beach activities (like the tennis courts, playground, town park, fitness center and public library).
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Family room/den with DVD player and Satellite TV.
Eat In Kitchen w/connected sun room.
Queen Bedroom 1
Queen Bedroom 3
Full bath with claw foot tub/shower for soaking or rinsing alike.
Front porch with seating area.
See you soon in charming Cape Charles!
Living room with sectional sofa for maximum repose.
Separate dining room with big table for 8-10.
Sun room off kitchen.
Queen Bedroom 2
The bunk bed room, 4 berths, perfect for kids!
Bath room w/shower and washer/dryer. There's a first floor powder room too.
Back yard with bluestone walk to enclosed outdoor shower.
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