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The Dryden House is available as a weekly private rental after an extensive historical renovation. For 2015 we've made more improvements and added additional amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable.
This 1912 historic private home is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of an intact grouping of architecturally significant buildings constructed between 1850 and 1915 that display a variety of styles and types of architectural ornamentation popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town's charming business district.
This three-story Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and stunning views of the Bay. This beachfront home features bay views from almost every room in the home including the kitchen. All second floor bedrooms and the third floor have water views. There are two master bedrooms with king beds and two full baths on the second floor with a third modern full bathroom with waterfall shower on the first floor and a convenient washer and dryer. Additional, outdoor shower with temperature control to wash away the salt and sand.
The large kitchen has new stainless steel high end appliances, with two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station with Keurig. The over-sized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 10 plus for meals just off the first floor living room and parlor each with fireplaces and flat screen TV/ DVD.
Finished third floor family room with 42' flat screen TV, DVD, soundbar, Netflix and Amazon Prime Streaming. Wii with balance board and a good selection of Wii games. There is a good selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full sized foosball table completes the game room for when you're feeling competitive. There is three zone air conditioning to keep you comfortable on those hot days and nights.
The town gazebo and free fishing pier is to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!
We offer conceirge services and will be happy to make reservations for dinner, golf, golf cart rentals, eco tours, kayak tours, etc.
The house has a gas-fired instant hot water system, so you'll never run out of hot water.
The downstairs bathroom has a very large shower area with high-end waterfall shower, perfect for walking in straight from the beach. There is also a convenient temperature controlled outdoor shower...moreless
Please adhere to the 'No Pet policy'
Driveway available for off street parking. Cape Charles is Golf Cart friendly. Rentals of carts are available. Please contact us to reserve one for your stay....moreless
Wrap around porch with large cast iron dining table and chairs, recliners and a rocker....moreless
Two tennis courts at the local park, a five minute walk from the house....moreless
Walkway To Water
Water Sports Gear:
Plenty of beach equipment is available for you to borrow in the garage as well as space to store your own equipment. Wave Runners and Kayaks are available for rent at the town harbor, a 5 mins away....moreless
Pre-Peak 2015 May 2 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak 2015 Jun 20 - Aug 22, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall 2015 Aug 23 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Peak Season is rented by the week only.
Will consider renting for 5 days during peak season if the desired time is still available 14 days prior to stay
Rate is all inclusive except for the $500.00 Refundable Security Deposit.
One third is due with the reservation.
One third is due 2 months prior to check in and the balance is due 30 days prior to check in.
Please inquire on rates for stays less than a week.
The rates are all inclusive except for the $500.00 REFUNDABLE Security Deposit
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'The Dryden House' is a stately victorian home located at the beachfront in Cape Charles. It has been lovingly restored and is now being made available for rent for a second season. The home is conveniently located within walking distance to town shopping and restaurants.
Cape Charles is Golf Cart Friendly so leave the car at the house. Rentals are available on a daily or weekly basis.
If golf is your game, you'll be truly impressed with Bay-Creek's two Signature Courses, designed by Nicklaus and Palmer, both offering fairways bordering the Chesapeake Bay.
Kayaking, Horseback riding, Bird watching, Antiquing, Eco tours, Sail and Fishing charters are all available nearby.