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VA Eastern Shore Waterfront Vacation Rental

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Franktown House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10

PEACE AND QUIET AT LAST.....

Breathtaking waterfront views await you where you can relax and wake up each morning to the sounds of the sea gulls or the fish jumping. 'Seagull Retreat' is a home located about 20 miles north of Cape Charles on the Virginia Eastern Shore just off the Chesapeake Bay in the hamlet of Franktown. Enjoy 1.5 wooded acres and lots of peace and quiet.

There are four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a sun room, a library, a living room and 2800 square feet of living space. The living room has a gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD player, an ipod docking station and game table. The master bedroom also has a satellite TV, DVD player and walk-in closet. The library has books, dvd's & videos.

Soak up the views from most of the rooms, enjoy the patio with a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, patio table and chairs. Relax in the hammock, fish from the 300 foot private pier, drop in a couple of crab pots. We also have 2 bikes & 2 kayaks.

Relax: You will have plenty of room with 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, a sun room, a library, a living room and 2800 square feet of living space. The living room has a gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD player, VHS, an ipod docking station and game table. The master bedroom also has a satellite TV, DVD player and VHS player and 2 walk-in closets. The library is fully stocked with movies and books for adults and kids. Soak up the views from most of the rooms, enjoy the patio with a fire pit, adirondack chairs and patio table and chairs. Relax in the hammock, fish from the 300 foot private pier, drop in a couple of crab pots or launch your own boat from the nearby ramp. Take a bike ride on the 4 adult bikes provided, or explore the creeks in the 2 kayaks, then play badminton or croquet or maybe a board game.

Kick it up a notch: If you want to kick it up a notch there is plenty to do in the surrounding area including beaches (VA Beach, Cape Charles and Assateague), shopping, dining, golf, antiquing, nature preserves, quaint towns to visit, excursions to Smith Island, sunset cruises, the list goes on.... The Virginia Eastern Shore is a very special and unique ares. There is lots of agriculture and it is a very art inspired area. There are festivals to enjoy, historic theaters, nature excursions, ferry rides, waterfront dining, marinas and lots of fresh seafood everywhere. If you love the water this is the place for you.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Linda Eldridge
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

VA Eastern Shore Waterfront Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for a more beautiful setting to relax and unwind. Linda and Gary are just wonderful. They have a lovely home with more than enough space for our family of 7. The kids had a ball crabbing every day as well spending time kayaking. I enjoyed early mornings on the dock just watching the birds while enjoying a cup of coffee. Don't hesitate to choose Seagull Retreat for your next vacation. You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Rental Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but great things to say about this fine rental home on the Chesapeake Bay. Our group included 8 adults, 2 infants and a pug at various times during our stay. We were immediately struck by the beautiful house, its spacious, well-kept grounds and location on the water. The home is very well appointed, beautifully and tastefully decorated in every room and immaculate inside and out. It’s clear the owners spent considerable time selecting everything for guests' comfort and convenience. All of the furniture and beds were very comfortable, and accommodations were sufficient for the size of our group. We ended up spending most of our indoor time in the beautiful sun room, with its 150 degree awesome bay view.

It was apparent that the house had been thoroughly cleaned inside and out when we arrived. Even the gas grill was well cleaned, included a nice utensil set, full propane bottle and was ready to go. We used it almost every night. For some reason most rental homes we’ve visited in the past have had grills that were almost unusable. So this was a very nice surprise for me (the grill master). Nice touch!

We found the entire home to be very nicely stocked with everything we needed during our stay. We brought a number of items that we needn’t have because they were provided, such as shampoo and cream rinse, hand soap, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. The kitchen had a full compliment of pots, pans, and gadgets. We used the provided crab pots, kayaks, bikes, lounge chairs, and hammock. Everything was functional and in good shape, though the bikes could do with a bit of maintenance.

We spent many hours on the pier crabbing and fishing. Both were excellent! We caught as many crabs as we cared to eat. As for the fishing, we caught dozens of croakers and spot, stripers and drum and several stingrays (which were exciting to catch). The lighted pier was really nice for night fishing, too. A water faucet on the pier for cleaning hands would be a nice addition.

In summary, every one of us found the home to be exceptional! We had an enjoyable, relaxing stay, though it was far too brief. Highly recommend this rental home and we hope to be able to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
5

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful! We had three generations and lots of friends on a rotational two week visit. This was the perfect rental for us as we currently live over seas and our vacations always end up with my husband and I running the roads to see everyone in a very short amount of time. This year, we decided to rent a place on the water and make everyone come to us. What a HIT! We had a wonderful time making family dinners, enjoying Smores from the fire pit, and walks to the roadside a 1/2 mile away...round trip you have a mile in easy. The linens were high quality and the kitchen had everything we needed. The garage was well equipped with toys, gas grill, 2 kayaks, and crab pods, although we were there too early in the year to partake.

Just up the road, my husband stumbled across a gentleman selling fresh picked strawberries, which quickly became pies, three to be exact. My mother-in-law kept eating them saying I needed to try again to get it right. LOL We also found fresh scallops and shrimp which quickly became part of surf-n-turfs for all. Thank you for sharing your home. I highly recommend this to others looking for great views and peaceful retreats.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
5

Thanksgiving by the Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family planned a Thanksgiving vacation at the Seagull Retreat. The trip was a gift and blessing to have our whole family together for the first time in 15 years for a holiday.

The trip from Allentown, PA to VA started out with breaking my hand and 7 plus hours in Thanksgiving traffic. The stress level was quite high as we approached the seashell driveway, but every bump and crunch seemed to reduce the tension. We arrived at night and in the dark with not much to see except for a fake heron by the water lit by our headlights, but as we turned on the house lights a sound of "ah" would be heard and I knew that my mission of finding the "perfect" spot to vacation for our family of nine was a success.

After unpacking, the focus turned to creating a feast. We were amazed to find that the house was fully supplied with everything that anyone would need in the kitchen even for a big Thanksgiving dinner. During our stay, our family was always busy at the house through collecting nuts, playing catch, watching football, chasing little ones, walking the beautiful property and checking out the dock. With so much to do and the homey feel, it was hard to get everyone out of the house. When we could get everyone out of the home, we explored area attractions like the town of Cape Charles which is a quaint bay town filled with tiny artsy shops (perfect for gifts), coffee shops, a yummy Irish pub and a beautiful beach. The kids loved running the clean beach and it was hard to keep the kids out of the water. We also enjoyed a wine tasting at a local winery, the local grub and an Oyster guy who educated us on the business. After a few days at the house and a disc full of pictures, I knew that the Seagull Retreat will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Townsend, DE
5

Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Seagull Retreat. Having stayed in various rentals over the years, we can say that this is exactly as described and much more. It was peaceful and secluded. The kids loved the dock and fishing and we enjoyed the crabbing. The views over the water were spectacular. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the view as well as using the fire pit in the evenings. The town of Cape Charles was nice for taking the kids to the beach. Very family friendly and NOT crowded. We loved the little antique shops in the various nearby towns and the drive to Chincoteague for some sightseeing. The owners of the property were great to work with and we are looking forward to booking a stay again next summer. Would highly recommend to our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, Md.
5

June 25 - 2 July 2011

  • 5 of 5

Seagull Retreat is the cleanest and most well stocked rental I have ever stayed at. My Grandson especially liked the hammock and using the kayaks which were very easy to paddle. As an 8 year old it was his first experience paddling and he had no problem handling it. Crabbing from the pier is excellent and if you like to fish, take along a minnow trap and put it in the shallow water near the grass with just about any kind of bait and you'll have all the minnows you need in very short order. Thanks for a wonderful vacation. George and Anna Young.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Virginia Eastern Shore is a very special and unique area. There is lots of agriculture and it is a very art inspired area. There are lots of festivals to enjoy, historic theaters, nature excursions, ferry rides, waterfront dining, marinas, antiquing and lots of fresh seafood everywhere. If you love the water this is the place for you.

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Rates & Availability

Franktown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $165
Tax Rate 10.0%

First payment is the $400 reservation fee/security deposit (which is fully refundable) and due with the signed lease. The next payment is due on or before 2 months prior to start date and the final payment is due on or before 2 weeks prior to start date.

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Amenities

Franktown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half bath - toilet
  • 2 Full baths upstairs, powder room on main level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master BR - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are 4 bedrooms which will accommodate 7 people. There is a library with a queen size convertible sofa that will sleep 2, and 2 additional couches, each could sleep 1.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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