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Waterfront Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Onancock cottage 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

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 3-4

              • Bedroom 1


              • The bedroom has two 3/4 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 full size futon. 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, lotion, 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 small gas grill (outside). Also note: there is a larger one bedroom main house also available to rent with this property which does have a full kitchen and an expansive deck overlooking the Bay. 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 and are available to rent either separately or together. To view the upper level home, please visit


                  • 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
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • 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. Ground Coffee, tea bags, sugar and CoffeeMate are provided. ...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 & coctail glasses....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

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

                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Refrigerator:

                        There is a small dorm size refrigerator in the kitchen. Bringing coolers and ice is recommended ...moreless

                      • 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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                      from 8 traveler reviews
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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $110 $125
                      Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning (wkly rentals) $30
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Please Note: for 3 nights or less, property damage protection is optional and a cleaning fee is not charged. I will make these adjustments for your invoice and/or quote.

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                      Last updated: 10/01/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Blarney Stone
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US Rt 13
                      4.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Charlotte Hotel
                      40 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


                      • OCTOBER SUNSET

                        OCTOBER SUNSET

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Kitchen 1

                        Kitchen 1

                      • Bedroom Sitting Area

                        Bedroom Sitting Area

                      • Bathroom with stall shower

                        Bathroom with stall shower

                      • View from living room window

                        View from living room window

                      • 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

                      • FIRE AND WINE

                        FIRE AND WINE

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen 2

                        Kitchen 2

                      • Bedroom


                      • Front Door View

                        Front Door View

                      • Outside view of cottage

                        Outside view of cottage

                      • 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

                      VRBO #495533

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $110 - $125 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 10/01/14
                      Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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