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Recent Chesapeake Bay property reviews

  • Wonderful house!

    "This vacation home was every bit and more than we expected (better than the pictures) – a bright, clean, and well-equipped 3 bedroom 2 bath with a lovely screened in porch. My spouse and I stayed there with our two young adult children while visiting close relatives nearby. We enjoyed use of the community pool and DVDs from the video library under the coffee table. Internet service would have been a plus, but we managed fine without it. Communication by phone and email with Alexandra, the owner was friendly and easy. This is in fairly rural Virginia with cute small main streets in Irvington and other nearby towns, a few restaurants providing Chesapeake Bay delights (crabs, oysters, fish), waterways all around, and relatively nearby colonial and fishing history landmarks (e.g..Williamsburg, Christ Church ,Tangier Island)."
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 1, 2012
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  • Great vacation stay

    "The house was the perfect base for my daughter's wedding at Gloucester Point. We had family from Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania who were all able to stay in comfort. The house is clean, roomy and has lots of amenities. We enjoyed the canoe several times. The kids had a great time exploring the house and looking for seashells on the beach. The only drawback was that the water in the bathrooms smelled like sulfur, especially in the master suite."
    Guest: Mother of the bride Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • Family Getaway

    "What we enjoyed most about staying here were the attention to details the owner provided for your stay. Upon arrival there is a welcome book that gives you all the information about the house and area you could ask for. This was very helpful so you know how to use the tv remotes to choosing a restaurant in the area, there are only 2 close by. Bikes, kayaks, beach chairs and even beach towels are provided we didn't have to bring anything with us except for clothes and food. We have stayed at many rentals there is nothing worse than arriving after a 10 hour drive to find no toilet paper in the bathrooms. Not the case with this home, there was plenty and even paper towels, trash bags even some condiments were left in the fridge which was great since we forgot to buy hot sauce, it was there so we didn't have to make the 15 min drive to the store. The home is in a remote area not close to things like we are used to but it didn't bother us. If you're used to the convenience of stores, restaurants, malls then this might not be the place for you. We found it to be the perfect place for family bonding and just plain old relaxing without cell phone interruption (service is very spotty here). I would highly recommend this home to anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy the view."
    Guest: Family of 5 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Fabulous place to stay!

    "My family just ended our week long vacation at this wonderful house. We had such a wonderful time there! We actually began to call it the "magic house" because anything you could possible need was there. Kayaking in the river was great, crab pots available to use, fishing off of the dock, pool in the game room, enjoying the hot tub-- it was all fabulous! I would absolutely recommend this vacation house to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing place to stay!"
    Guest: The Holloway Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 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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