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Chesapeake Bay: 27 Acres Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Accessed by a private shell-paved road, the 4-bedroom house is set back into acres of wooded forest with commanding, uninterrupted views of the Chesapeake Bay. With over 27 acres of Private Beach. While care has been taken in creating an environment for getting away from the distractions of 21st C life; wireless access, I-pod docking stations, wide screen TVs and other amenities are availabl. A large, southern-facing porch and generous decks are perfect for lounging, reading, and gatherings.

The Beach: With over 27 acres of private beach, there really aren’t many places like this left either in the United States or abroad. With a series of wind swept yet gentle dunes the beach provides the perfect place to stroll, or sun bathe. A winding walkway of salt treated lumber (built to protect the dunes and sea grasses), takes you from the back door to the beach. The house is a perfect getaway for writers and artists.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Goffigon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norfolk (ORF)/Virginia Beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
10 Minutes: Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer Designed
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 13 (Country Road at the end 1 1/2 mile)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pickett's Harbor
Car: necessary

The Chesapeake Bay is the world's largest estuary. Because of the Bay the Eastern Shore peninsula enjoys a moderate yet four season climate. With numerous varieties of wildlife on both sides of the Eastern Shore, the Shore provides endless opportunities for sportsmen and environmentalists alike. Easy day trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Fredericksburg are made possible by the proximity to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel which connects the shore to the mainland. Finally, because of its remote geographical location the Eastern Shore has remained a step or two back in time, and as such has created a community of people whose independence and self-reliance is still strongly characteristic of the Shore today.


Picketts Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Bathrooms are fully tiled. Marble Counter tops. Towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , with Trundle
  • Linens, pillows, towels, etc provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
No hunting of any kind allowed.


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Chesapeake Bay: 27 Acres Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Mamaroneck, NY


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home for a much needed vacation. The house was clean, modern and perfect. We loved the open living rm, dining rm, and kitchen combination. We spent alot of time cooking and relaxing in front of the fireplace. The beach was perfect. Our dogs loved chasing the crabs on the beach. We didn't see a single soul on the beach for the full week we stayed. We would definitely go back. If you are looking for peace and solitude - this is it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The house and beach were just lovely. We stayed for a week and enjoyed the location immensely. We wanted quiet and privacy and found it. Our dog loved it too.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We spent one summer week in this lovely house. I agree with the previous reviewer that the actual beauty of the house and the surroundings far exceeds what is shown on pictures and what we expected.

Everything was perfect from day one to the end. Sara, the hostess took very good care of us.

Long private beach was unbeatable but the house and the grounds were lovely as well. The kitchen is very well equipped, even for the sophisticated cook; there is a screened porch with the grill, big table and window benches, where we prepared and enjoyed most of our meals and relaxed thereafter. We had pretty good weather but even when it was raining, staying in the house was very relaxing.

It was a great find, we hope to come back there one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace and quiet on the bay, this is the place! The property far exceeded our expectations. You can literally walk for hours along the private stretch of beach and the dogs absolutely loved running until they could not run anymore.

The house is just fantastic and the views from the livings area and bedrooms are just overwhelming. The home was immaculate and it was a joy not to have to pack any linens or towels since all was provided. Tom's mom Sara, the concierge, was a delight and was always available to provide any assistance and information/suggestions about the local area.

There is also a vineyard about 15-20 miles away which I hear has very good wines. There are not a whole lot of dining options so be prepared to do some cooking in the gourmet kitchen and grilling on the built-in patio grill.

We will definitely be back in the Fall for a full week this time.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericksburg VA USA

Magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property far exceeds the pictures on the web. The accommodations are amazing, comfortable, and delightful. Stargazing is highly recommended as it gets darker there than I thought possible. We actually witnessed two shooting stars in one evening. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn...Thank you so much. Look forward to your return trip. Tom and Sara
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 10.0%

Maximum of 8 people.
Pets are $40/Day.
Maximum of 2 Pets
There is a $500 deposit fee required for pets (returned at end of stay if no damage).

50% at time of Reservation
150 + taxes + other costs (e.g Pet Damage $500) 3 Weeks prior to Arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.