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Recent Chesapeake Bay reviews

  • 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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  • Wonderful Waterfront Escape

    "We rented Grandview as a place for guests to stay during our wedding weekend in Mathews; it was perfect. The house is spacious, very clean, tranquil, and perfect for relaxing in the country. The backyard is HUGE; it's perfect for lawn games like cornhole. The owners and the caretaker were very easy to work with; we had no headaches through the whole rental process. From the moment my guests walked in, they marveled at the house. There was enough space that we could spend plenty of time together with space for privacy when needed. We all had such a great time, that everyone is talking about renting a place like this every couple of years, not just for weddings! If we do something like this in Mathews again, we will absolutely rent Grandview for as long as we can all take off work! If you want a memorable vacation rental away from home, at a far better deal than a hotel or B&B, look no further than this house. You'll love it."
    Guest: Geoff Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Truly the best vacation in years!

    "We looked for a centrally located home to visit with our grandson (and his parents,of course). From the moment I saw this house, I knew it was the one. The owners go out of their way to make their guests feel as though they are home. They keep the house in wonderful condition and provide a local company to call if any problems arise. I loved the book they provide guests with. It explains expectations upon checkout, how to use equipment, local attractions and restaurants among many other useful pieces of information. The house is beautifully decorated with soft seashore shades of paint and collectable nautical items. The floors are all wood. It feels as though the owners have decorated for themselves. It is beautiful. After we booked some updates took place that pleased us very much: WiFi was added and rear porch was entirely screened in. It was the perfect place for our 20 month grandson to play. The lawn was well kept so that he had a large area to play also. There are many games to play, inside and out. We had some small dogs with us. They loved it too. The kitchen had everything you need to make a gourmet meal if you are so inclined. I used the products we brought but it was really nice to know there was backup available to keep us out of the stores and off the road. We had several days where we didn't leave the property. There are things do do if you are more restless. We just needed down time. We found it here. I wish there were words to explain how wonderful and restful this home is. Try it yourself. To see it is to believe it!"
    Guest: Suzegal Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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  • Beautiful home for a perfect family week-end, great for sailors

    "We came to the house for a family reunion with our sailboat and found a very well equipped dock just in front of the house as shown in the picture. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped with gorgeous views of the harbor. We loved the porch with its serene atmosphere above the water. Our grand children loved to play on the small beach below the house, and although the community swimming pool was available, we opted for a swim from the beach. Highly recommended rental to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay!"
    Guest: Axel Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 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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