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Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Beach, The Purple Cottage

Cape Charles, VA, USA
  • Cottage700 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 nights

Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

On Virginia's pristine Eastern Shore, only 17 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, this charming & private bayfront village will exceed all your vacation expectations. Sandy beach & swimming are only steps & unbelievable sunsets!! Away-from-it-all, yet not too far off the beaten path. Area & Property Details, Purple Cottage: Charming and updated 2 bedroom cottage on the Chesapeake Bay, barely 10 miles from historic Cape Charles with its new & amazing Nicholas/Palmer Golf Courses. Only 17 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, so convenient to Virginia Beach and yet a world away. Smith Beach is a unique, private family community with sandy beach and a community boat ramp and dock just steps from the purple cottage. Enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and just plain Relaxing--what a splendid idea!! Do Nothing for a real change of pace. A 3 mile car ride takes you to fine dining at the Eastville Inn. A pleasant 30-40 minute ride north will bring you to Onancock with its many art galleries, cultural events, and restaurants. A bit further north, find the famous Chincoteague ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Activities & Attractions: Boating of all types abounds. Trailer your own boat or jet-ski, wave runner, or load your kayaks on top of your car, and they will see a lot of use at Smith Beach. The community boat ramp (steps from the cottage) is at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and a creek area know as 'The Gulf.' So there is quiet water for novice and/or young kayakers/canoers. The fishing is unsurpassed!! Kiptopeke State Park is nearby for hiking, nature walks, birdwatching, etc. Shop and enjoy the casual to elegant dining options in nearby Cape Charles (10 miles south) or Onancock (30 miles north). Visit Chincoteague Island's (50 miles north) famous ponies and go on the nature walk and enjoy Chincoteague's abundance of tourist/souvenir shops and restaurants. As the eastern shore peninsula area is only 10 miles across & is between the Chesapeake and the ocean, the area is easily explored by car & scenic water/nature vistas are everywhere apparent.



  • Member Since 2006
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Linens available for additional $40 fee.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Linens available for additional $40 fee.
      • This is a small, 2 bedroom cottage, with the bedrooms separated only by an accordion door. As noted above, there is a Novaform Queen bed in the back bedroom & two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. Many of our guests choose to use this cottage as a 1 bedroom, leaving the divider door open between the 2 rooms. This cottage works well for a couple with one child.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • One full bath, tub with shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
          Just 40 yards out the front door to get your toes in the sand!
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Optional cost $35.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network
                                • Television
                                • VCR


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • marina
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Please contact the Owner for additional information.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              the cottage was excellent. great location to the beach and other attractions

                                                              this was just as it was said. the beach was great and at times we were the only ones on the beach. very quiet and peaceful. beautiful sunsets and the water was where you could just walk out for a ways and still be in shallow waters. Cape Charles was very nice and we enjoyed eating at the Shanty. we will most likely be back again. Mark is really great to work with
                                                              Aug 24, 2017
                                                              Aug 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thanks Steve and we hope to see you again next year. Mark

                                                              Charming Beach Cottage

                                                              We absolutely loved our stay. The house is just as described. The beach was ideal for our toddler, mostly because the water was shallow and calm. We loved watching the crabs (so many kinds!), fish, and birds. We spent most of our time on the beach (so close to the house!), but Cape Charles was fun to explore during the hottest part of the day. We hope to come back!
                                                              Aug 05, 2017
                                                              Aug 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you and we hope you will visit us again in Smith Beach! Mark

                                                              very nice little house

                                                              This little house has everything you need for a pleasant vacation. The rooms are well modeled and very clean. Mark is very responsive regarding to questions.
                                                              Jul 25, 2017
                                                              Jul 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you very much and we hope you will visit us again in Smith Beach. Mark

                                                              Purple perfect

                                                              Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Short walk to beach, plenty of room, everything worked, great location, extremely helpful owner. Highly recommend.
                                                              Jun 27, 2017
                                                              Jun 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you and we hope to see you again next year! Mark

                                                              Quiet, relaxing getaway!

                                                              We very much enjoyed our stay at the Purple Cottage. Nice quiet area with pretty beaches to sit and relax! The cottage is comfortably furnished and perfect for just 'kicking back'! Mark was very responsive to all of our questions.
                                                              Jun 12, 2017
                                                              Jun 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you very much and we hope you can come back and visit Smith Beach again in the future. Mark

                                                              A nice & relaxing stay!

                                                              The perfect quiet getaway with a lovely beach - would definitely come back again. Mark is a very kind and considerate owner and a pleasure to talk to. If you are looking to get away from it all, definitely stay at one of his cottages!
                                                              Jun 08, 2017
                                                              May 2017
                                                              Owner's Response:Thank you and we hope you can come visit us again in Smith Beach! Mark


                                                              Cape Charles, VA, USA

                                                              Golf: If golf is your passion, you will love the new Nicklaus and Palmer courses at Bay Creek, Cape Charles, only 10 miles away.

                                                              16 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5

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