Cozy Waterfront Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Imagine driving down a long dead end road and discovering a small colony of just 8 cottages nestled along the Chesapeake Bay. Welcome to Crystal Beach Cottage in Crystal Beach Colony where daily life is calm, peaceful and untroubled.
For the sportsman, our cottage is situated on the Chesapeake Bay with decent fishing directly accessible from the bank or nearby boat launch. Waterfowl hunting in the highly productive Barrier Island Chain is only a few miles away or you can hunt directly offshore here on Bayside!
After sundown from the back deck, you can see the twinkling lights of historic Tangier Island. By day when the sky is clear, a distant image of the little island town is also visible. Tangier was a strategic British base of operations during the war of 1812, and it is approximately 13 miles distant in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Boat tours are available for visiting the wonderful and unique island. This makes for a great day of sightseeing, shopping and dining on local cuisine, along with a fantastic boat ride to and from the destination.
Wallops Island is a well known NASA location for rocket launches into outer space. It has become a significant facility which deploys many rockets throughout a typical year, including the launch to supply the International Space Station. From the back porch of 'Seven Mile House', these spectacular events are visible in the night sky. On a clear evening, one can actually see the rocket profile and separation of the various rocket stages during early, rapid acceleration. The light show from the blast and burning fuel is spectacular! Plan your vacation when a launch is scheduled from Wallops Island for an unforgettable event in your Chesapeake vacation! Information regarding upcoming rocket launch dates is available from the NASA website at
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- The bedroom area has two 3/4 size beds** in it and a sitting area with 2 chairs, a desk and a flat screen TV with Dish Network. In the adjoining room, there is a day bed/couch that converts to a single bed. A cot is available if needed. **3/4 beds are sized in between a twin bed and a full size bed. They can sleep two adults in a cozy sort of way, two children easily....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Please note that the kitchen is limited for cooking. There is a crock pot, an electric skillet, a small microwave and, a toaster and a small gas grill (outside). Please also note the size of the beds under the BEDROOMS SECTION. This cottage is an original cottage built in the 50's that has been tastefully restored. It is secretly tucked away and protected under a newer home. Both homes are independent of one another. Only the cottage is available to rent....moreless
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Dinnerware, glassware and utensils for service of 8 is included in the kitchen a well as a variety of other utensils, including wine and bottle openers. There are also wine & cocktail glasses....moreless
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1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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- Taxes Not included
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Crystal Beach Cottage is located in a very small and quiet private beach community on the Chesapeake Bay just minutes from the quaint and historic town of Onancock. Birding, Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking, Crabbing, Boating and Rest and Relaxation abound here at Crystal Beach.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Hi, we are government retirees from Pennsylvania who enjoy spending time on the Eastern Shore of VA, traveling to national parks and other scenic lands and spending time with our children and our grandson.
Why the Owner Chose Onancock:
We looked long and hard for a vacation home that was off the beaten path yet near a nice little town, was on the water and had a mesmerizing view. This property has all of that and more!
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Bathroom with stall shower
Front Door View
Outside view of cottage
Cottage as it sits under main house
One of many breathtaking sunsets seen from the property
View of Tangier Island from front yard
A sunset view from inside the cottage
Bedroom Sitting Area
View from living room window
FIRE AND WINE
Front yard with pergola and firepit
Kayaking right off front yard
Another gorgeous sunset
Just a little storm passing through the colony
Sunset from the front yard
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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