Cozy Waterfront Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years old to rent this cottage...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom has a shower stall and is supplied with towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet tissue and a hair dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Games:

    Yahtzee, Scattergories and Card Games....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Propane Fireplace Inside Wood Firepit Outside...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    available for emergencies...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    A 10-12 cup drip coffeemaker and a hot water kettle are in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette, no stove or oven. But it does have a crock pot, small electric skillet, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and a small outdoor grill....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper and a few spices are in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Bring your own boat - boat launch 1.4 mi....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nearby at Eastern Shore Yacht and Golf Club; Bay Creek Golf Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own and launch right from front yard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blarney Stone
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tangier Island
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Rt 13
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Charlotte Hotel
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Assateague Island

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

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!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom Area

    Bedroom Area

  • Kitchen 1

    Kitchen 1

  • Bathroom with stall shower

    Bathroom with stall shower

  • Front Door View

    Front Door View

  • Outside view of cottage

    Outside view of cottage

  • Cottage as it sits under main house

    Cottage as it sits under main house

  • Private beach

    Private beach

  • One of many breathtaking sunsets seen from the property

    One of many breathtaking sunsets seen from the property

  • View of Tangier Island from front yard

    View of Tangier Island from front yard

  • A sunset view from inside the cottage

    A sunset view from inside the cottage

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom Sitting Area

    Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Kitchen 2

    Kitchen 2



  • View from living room window

    View from living room window



  • Front yard with pergola and firepit

    Front yard with pergola and firepit

  • Kayaking right off front yard

    Kayaking right off front yard

  • Another gorgeous sunset

    Another gorgeous sunset

  • Just a little storm passing through the colony

    Just a little storm passing through the colony

  • Sunset from the front yard

    Sunset from the front yard

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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