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Recent Eastern Shore reviews

  • A wonderful home for a relaxing vacation

    "We had a lovely vacation in Cape Charles and this home was perfect. Everything was just as expected based on the pictures and our conversations with the owners. The house was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. We were a family of six - parents, grandparents and 2 kids and we had plenty of room. We enjoyed many lovely meals around the large dining table. Some of those meals even featured crabs we caught in Kings Creek or fish we caught out in the bay. It was so nice to keep our boat at the dock. Coming in was tricky the first time, but Bill gave us great tips and it was easy with practice. We enjoyed playing foosball. The pool was great and it almost felt private since we rarely saw anyone else there. When we first arrived and went into town for Clam Slam, I wasn't sure about Cape Charles. It just wasn't the "perfect" resort town that I thought I was looking for. Within a very short time, we were all in love with this imperfect, charming little town. I love that the coffee shop closes on a whim because the owner has somewhere to be. I love the same guy sits in front of the hardware store every day. I loved the blend of old and new and a unique local flavor. I highly recommend Cape Charles for a very laid back vacation. This house felt like home as soon as we walked in. I highly recommend! Thanks Bill & Debbie."
    Guest: amy k. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Wonderful, relaxing vacation at Southern Comfort!

    "Our first visit to Cape Charles was wonderful in Southern Comfort! The home was amazingly renovated with great attention paid to retaining the historic features while providing comfortable updates! The bedrooms were beautifully appointed, comfortable and charming. Having bikes provided by the homeowner was a nice surprise and greatly appreciated. The town is charming - we enjoyed two nights out for dinner, but the well-appointed kitchen enabled us to eat in as well. Thank you so much for allowing us to have a very relaxing, wonderful vacation in your beautiful home!"
    Guest: Laurie L. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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  • Happy Surprises Everywhere

    "We were searching for a place to celebrate my 80th birthday with our 18 kids and grandkids, and EUREKA!, here it was! The reviews were great and the description of the property seemed perfect for our needs...something to keep everyone happy, from the kayaks and canoe to puzzles and games. The listing was completely accurate in every detail. We were glad to be able to make a quick trip a few months in advance to try to figure out the sleeping arrangements and have some idea as to what we might need to bring. Stephanie, who manages the property, was most generous with her time and very patient in answering our questions. As each family group arrived, the oohs and aahs were proof of the rightness of our choice. The house is truly beautiful, with a gorgeous water view, as advertised, from every room. The living space is so vast and with so many decks and balconies that we often wandered lost just hunting for the stairs, but that vastness made it possible for the family hermits to be alone when they wanted to be and for the groupies to group! It was possible, too, on the night of the big birthday dinner, to arrange the tables and chairs on one deck so we could feast and celebrate together. (If anyone wants to know, my best birthday present was a Jayson Werth Garden Gnome!!!) One of my concerns that was quickly laid to rest concerned what we might find in the kitchen. No worries...everything we needed for cooking was there. Both the owner and Stephanie were always available to quickly answer any questions we had. We managed to enjoy seafood every night...and often for lunch also. We ate at Zack's right down the road, the Crab Shack...best of all, Bill's Seafood Restaurant (!!!), bought fish and shrimp at Gary Howard's, a few short blocks away. Among the other activities our family enjoyed: renting "bikes for 4", miniature golf, Wallops Visitor Center, The Creamery, a scenic nature cruise ("Daisey's") whose wonderful captain graciously took us right in front of Eureka!, an historical tour of Chincoteague on the little shuttle bus, and exploring the house's large and varied library (definitely not the typical beach reads). I must not forget to mention the beach at Assateague. It does tend to be crowded, but we found the best time to go and have only a few fishermen as our companions was early morning around 7am. There are picnic tables and grills available and it's easy to stake out a space. Even better, come at 6am and watch the sun rise over the ocean."
    Guest: KEW Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Sun, Sand, and Sea!

    "We stayed here with family and had such a good time. There were a total of six people, four adults and two teens. The condo was cozy, but there was more than enough room for everyone to stretch out and relax. The condo had all of the expected amenities, but the best part was the location. Proximity to the pool was a must for the younger people, and we were a hop and skip away from two award winning golf courses. We threw in a visit to a winery and a kayaking trip for clams. Perfect. Cape Charles and the local community were charming and full of great food and quaint shopping. We're going back just for clam strips and sweet potato biscuits!"
    Guest: Paul and Sara Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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Eastern Shore Travel Tips

Attractions and Activities at Virginia Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Virginia's eastern shore is a beautiful stretch of coastline on Chesapeake Bay that runs for 70 miles down to the Atlantic Ocean. There are several notable places of interest that are worth visiting. The NASA Wallops Flight Facility is a scientific research center for suborbital missions which is located on Chincoteague Island. Most of the operations involve aircraft research and the launching of sound rockets and scientific balloons. The center is open all year long and includes an exhibition hall, observation deck and video shows.

A well-known landmark near Chincoteague vacation rentals and the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is the Assateague Lighthouse. This impressive structure stands 142 feet tall and is 27 feet wide at its base. It was built in 1867 and is still an operational lighthouse today. The Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is a great place for nature walks and bird watching. If you want to experience a place that is both remote and beautiful, visit Wreck Island. It is located on the far southern end of the chain of barrier islands and can only be accessed by boat. The nearest boat launch is seven miles west at the town of Oyster. On the island, you can see the visitors' center that has information about the island and a great wildlife-viewing deck. There are also nature trails that can be enjoyed. The Kiptopeke State Park is located three miles north of the Bay Bridge Tunnel. It offers birdwatching and wildlife viewing. The park also has camping grounds, a boat launch, recreational facilities and cabins. There are many small towns along the eastern shore that offer warm hospitality, great food and historic places of interest. One town well worth visiting is Parksley. The Railroad Square is surrounded by quaint shops and Victorian houses. Although the railway line no longer travels through town, you can still visit the restored railway station and the museum which has a collection of railroad memorabilia.

Best Time of Year to Visit Virginia Eastern Shore Beach Homes

The favorite time of year for people to visit is during the warmer summer months. In mid-May, the season starts to warm and the balmy weather usually lasts until mid-September. The majority of travelers visit during July and August to take advantage of the best of the summer weather. If you don't plan to be out and about much and simply want to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, then the cooler winter months can also be inviting. Spend the days curled up in front of a cozy fire and enjoy the ocean views from your lounge window.

Visitors to Virginia Eastern Shore Cottages

People that enjoy visiting Virginia's eastern shore are those who enjoy nature, beautiful scenery and a more relaxed vacation. Nature walks and wildlife viewing are the order of the day, in between boating and fishing activities. It is a place where you can relax and enjoy some quality time with your family. For those who are interested in culture and history, there are mnay quaint towns to visit along the shoreline.

Getting to Virginia Vacation Homes on the Eastern Shore

The primary access point to the area is Washington DC with its various airports. There are three major airports, the largest of which is Washington Dulles International Airport. The airports host frequent regional and international flights so you should not have difficulty in finding a flight from your hometown. Most people choose to explore the eastern shore by car. If you are traveling from further afield, you can arrange to collect a rental vehicle upon arrival to use for the duration of your vacation.

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