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Recent Chesapeake Bay reviews

  • Heaven on earth!

    "We loved our vacation from the moment we pulled in and saw the cute flip flop wreath hanging on the front door! This house has everything you could need to enjoy a relaxing vacation! Beautiful home inside and out! We spent most of our time at the beach up until Thursday when the jellyfish came in! 5 out of 6 kids got stung by jellyfish.  But that didn’t stop us from having a good time! Please if you plan to swim bring water shoes as we found several large pieces of glass out in the water. We enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise and watching the sunset in the evening! It’s almost magical it’s so pretty! The kids enjoyed the sand area and boat up in the yard. They played all day long and slept like rocks at night! We took a few trips to Chitter Chats Ice Cream during our stay!! YUM!! We met a neighbor from 2 doors down and he was such a nice guy. He showed us the secret to opening blue crab! He also gave us a great recipe for crab cakes. We can’t wait to go back!! Just might have found our new yearly get away!"
    Guest: Stephanie P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Great House and Cute Town

    "The house was very nice and big, even nicer than the pictures make it seem. We were in Urbanna for a wedding and the location of this house was perfect. Very close to the water and walking distance to the town. Check out Something Different. Great place to stay plenty of room and parking. Carport was great because it was raining when we got there. Beds very comfortable. We would stay here again!"
    Guest: Christie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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  • Fantastic vacation

    "Just came back from a week long vacation at the cabins. The cedar cabins are new, cozy and peaceful with all required amenities and incredibly clean. Capt Billy and Mary were the perfect hosts. Provided us all the information we needed to enjoy our stay without being the least intrusive. Ideal location - away from the crowds, but close to activities - cruise to tangier island, fishing, crabbing, fireworks cruise, several beaches without crowds, Washington's birth place monument etc. My 7 and 8 year old boys also loved using the several amenities onsite - play area, volley ball, toys and a family pet dog, appropriately named "buoy". Perfect vacation overall. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Asha N. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Everything you could want!

    "Perfect getaway! It is just what you want in a rental but you rarely get. The cottage is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully appointed. Karla and Dave were incredibly gracious and accommodating. We took the kayaks out for a spin, played putt putt, caught crabs, went antiquing, ate local seafood, toured Yorktown, roasted oysters, took a harbor cruise, visited Gloucester and Matthews and even had some time to do nothing. It was the ideal vacation for unwinding and we look forward to our next visit!"
    Guest: Gerry F. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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Chesapeake Bay Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Chesapeake Bay Vacation Rentals

Chesapeake Bay is the largest natural estuary in the United States. There are more than 150 rivers that feed into the estuary, almost all of which run from the north and west. Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles in length. At its widest point, it is 30 miles across and at it narrowest, just under three miles wide. The total length of the coastline covers more than 11,600 miles. Where you are going on Chesapeake Bay is what will largely determine your main access point.

In the State of Virginia the main airport on Chesapeake Bay is at Norfolk in the far southern section of the bay. The airport hosts only regional and domestic flights but has regular daily connections to major cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City. The upper inland region of the bay can be easily accessed from Washington DC. For international travelers, this would be the best access point. From there, you can either make use of the rail network to get to your destination or hire a car and drive. The third major access point is the metropolis of Baltimore. The airport has frequent daily connections, providing easy access to the region.

There are two ways in which you can get across the bay. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Anne Arundel County and Queen Anne's County in Maryland. The bridge measures a distance of just under five miles. In Virginia, you can drive from Norfolk across to Cape Charles through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. This engineering feat is an attraction in its own right. A series of bridges and interconnected tunnels span the width of the bay, connecting the two land masses.

Travelers to Chesapeake Bay Cottages

Chesapeake Bay is famous for its scenic beauty and great seafood. It is a destination where you can relax and enjoy a variety of water sport activities. It is a great family destination, especially during the summer months when the warmer weather allows for fun days out in the sun. The bay area is also known as an ideal romantic destination. Perhaps it is the beauty of the bay or the magnificent sunrises and sunsets that make it famous. It is a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples. Chesapeake Bay is a destination where you can put your feet up and relax a while. Many busy corporate executives from the East Coast cities often vacation on the bay when they want a quiet retreat and escape from busy city life.

Home Comforts at Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Homes

Many of the vacation homes on Chesapeake Bay are located on the water's edge, like Colonial Beach cottages. This gives you a sense that you have your own private slice of the bay to enjoy. Private docks provide the ideal place to tie up your boat for the duration of your stay. Most homes have large windows to take in the magnificent views. Spacious living areas and cozy fireplaces make ideal places to relax and read your favorite book. The homes range from smaller cottages to spacious homes that can accommodate extended families. The furnishings are generally stylish and make you feel quite at home.

Seasons to Visit Virginia Vacation Rentals on Chesapeake Bay

The beauty of Chesapeake Bay does not fade with the changing seasons, and it is a destination that can be visited all year round. For people who enjoy water sports such as fishing or sailing, the preferred season is during the warmer summer months. The peak travel season is typically during the months of June and July which coincides with the school vacation period.

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