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Recent Chesapeake Bay reviews

  • Exceptional property! Best of the Best!

    "Our family comes together once every 2 years for a family getaway, this year we chose this slice of heaven in Mathews, VA. My family has a broad range of interests, active lifestyles, swimmers, sun bathers, nature enthusiasts, foodies, and history buffs....all were more than pleased with the amenities that this property offered. Comfy beds, well appointed bathrooms, a great kitchen, SPACE, a great pool, and those phenomenal views of the River. The owner, Marcia, was a great communicator! She checked in via text or phone, almost clairvoyantly knowing when I might have a question. I have rented many a house listed here on VRBO....and this is the first time I was compelled to pen a review. If in doubt, I say pick this property. You will not regret your decision!"
    Guest: Tracy A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Nice Cottage on Mobjack Bay

    "Bay Haven was our first visit to Mobjack Bay. We enjoyed it a lot. BH had Lovely yard where we would have lunch at the picnic table that looked out on the Bay. Very clean, nicely furnished and well equipped cottage. Beautiful view of the Bay. Nearby in Mathews we enjoyed dinners at the Southwind Café and Richardson's. Nice public boat launch on Putin Creek nearby. Had a nice walk on Bethel Beach. Looked out on New Comfort Point lighthouse."
    Guest: Robin and Joe Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Picturesque tranquility sums it up..

    "We stayed here as a group of 6 adults and 4 children(ages 3-13). "Let's go out and sit at the Veranda...." were some of the popular words spoken along with wanting to go to fish at the dock and swim at the pool. To give perspective on the zen like yet fun experience, I'll mention that we had planned to go to busch gardens for 2 days and kayaking at the nearby lake another day, but no one wanted to leave this amazing property(even the kids!), so we stayed put. The house is situated so the sun doesn't hit the back porch till later afternoon and the views and summer breezes were just perfect(wonderful porch seating too). We probably caught and released around 20 fish from the dock, couple of decent size surprisingly. We caught 6 crabs in the trap and there are oysters all over the place at low tide. The master rooms on the first floor of this charming house were huge, and the bedding was very comfortable. The property is quite large so people can stroll around and visit the beautiful foliage, a hammock, and swing chair etc, and there is plenty of flat space for lawn games(they had cornhole). We brought a boat for tubing (17.5ft) and the water was deep enough off the side of the dock to leave there even at low tide. We can't wait to come again!"
    Guest: Justin Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Celebratory get away

    "I reserved this house for my daughter and family during a family celebration and they loved it. It is so convenient and a very attractive house."
    Guest: Barbara G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 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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