"We stayed here recently with extended family, including kids and grandparents. At different times there were as many as 9 of us there, and it never felt crowded. The house is clean, and well situated to provide great views from every room, which have plentiful windows facing the bay.
The yard has large trees which are great for shade, but don't obstruct the view. The bay is about 25 miles wide there, so looking due east all you can see is the horizon. Although one day with just the right lighting, we were able to see the water tower on Tangier Island with the provided binoculars. There is also a fair amount of boat traffic to watch which keeps it interesting, from local crab boats hugging the shore, to major cruise liners heading to and from Baltimore.
A fire pit with adirondack chairs is on the corner of the property next to the stairs leading to the beach. It was used almost every night while we were there for s'mores. There were 4 kayaks from kid's size to multi-person, which got a great workout. Bocce balls, horseshoes, frisbees, a kite, beach toys etc. were all there. We brought a lot of that, and never had to unpack any of it because of what was supplied.
The beach was nice, and there was always a stretch of sand, even at the highest tide. During our week, it ranged from bathtub calm to 2 foot rollers breaking on the beach. The kids were able to wade, play in the sand, put out crab pots, kayak, and generally have a great time! Definitely wear beach shoes as some of the riprap rocks have been tossed onto the surf and can be painful if you don't see them underwater. On one day only we saw a few jellyfish (far fewer than up the nearby creeks), but there were not many and they were easy to spot, so they didn't keep us out of the water.
Jett's Hardware (5 minutes away) is great for providing crab pots, frozen bunker (bait for crab pots), and bait for fishing. Cockrell's Seafood/Deli (also 5 minutes) is a great source for fresh seafood. Hours are limited so plan ahead. Tommy's Restaurant was good and friendly. There is a nice Food Lion 20 minutes away.
Cell phone service is limited. In Reedville itself, Verizon has zero bars. At the house, you can usually make a call or send/receive texts with patience. We were told Verizon is putting up a new tower in 6 months which will be a huge help. Internet/wifi worked fine.
Must do: Fisherman's Museum in Reedville. Chitterchats Ice Cream. Tangier Island Cruise. Relax!"
Guest: Jay A.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 25, 2015