|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Hideaway by the Bay is an air conditioned, nicely furnished, 14 year old vacation home located on a quiet street in this historic bayside community. Relax on the front porch; or, sit out on the back deck as you sip your morning coffee and listen to the birds and seagulls.
There's a gas barbecue grill on the back deck to cook up your catch of the day or enjoy your barbecue. Adults might enjoy sitting out the deck to eat while the kids might enjoy the picnic table in the yard. If it gets too hot, just come back in to the air conditioning.
Take leisurely strolls, shop, golf or dine in and around town. Bring your bikes or rent bikes in town.
You can rent golf carts, wave runners, jet boats and tow tubes and wakeboards right in town. Guests who stay here at Hideaway by the Bay should inquire about available discounts on golf cart rentals at Eastern Shore Custom Carts. Park your car, SUV, boat and the golf cart right in the driveway..
The house is about 4-5 blocks (4/10ths of a mile) away from the beach. It's well within walking distance; but, a golf cart would make it so much more fun.
The calm waters of the bay are perfect for families with children. Splash in the water, build sandcastles on the beach, fish off the pier; or, watch the sun set over the Bay.
Go kayaking and explore the Bay or kayak right up to one of the wineries along the Bay for some wine and cheese with Southeast Expeditions.
Hideaway by the Bay has a private drive with access from the street. It's perfect for boaters who want to bring their boats along with them on vacation. The Town's harbor includes a public boat ramp and transient boat slips. Fisherman will find a conveniently located bait and tackle shop right in town.
Travel north and explore the towns along Virginia's Eastern Shore using the book 'Off 13' as a guide. The book is in the house for use by travelers staying here at Hideaway by the Bay.
Take a drive about 10 miles south to visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia's National Wildlife Refuge.
Drive onto the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay at the Sea Gull Pier Restaurant. There's also a 625 foot fishing pier right next to the restaurant along with a gift shop overlooking the Bay.
Seasonal produce, fresh seafood, ice cream, and many other goodies are available either in town or within a short drive from Hideaway by the Bay. There is something here for everybody to enjoy.
Golf carts are permitted in Cape Charles and you'll see them all around town. Residents and guests alike enjoy driving and riding around Town in golf carts.
Local fishermen, watermen and a tour boat /fishing charter captain live right nearby Hideaway by the Bay as neighbors. If you can catch up with them, they'll be happy to guide you to the "best kept" secret spots available to the public...
Beach supplies are available at Hideaway by the Bay so you can pack less and still have what you need to have fun. There are beach towels, 2 adult beach chairs with umbrellas, a small folding beach table and a beach cart.
You'll find a 32 quart Igloo cooler, 2 soft insulated coolers, a small jug with matching 6 pack cooler, a matching woven beach bag and beach mat set, a couple of beach bags, sand buckets and shovels, sand sifters, a picnic basket and citronella candles. There is garden hose with an upright pole with a rinse off shower head along with a garden hose for use as a foot bath.
Additionally, since Cape Charles is located in a coastal area, you'll find weather related preparedness information in the house along with emergency supplies for weather related emergencies, power outages ,sheltering in place or mandatory evacuations.
This is the second time we've stayed at Hideaway by the Bay and it continues to impress. This is by far the most well-outfitted beach house rental I've ever encountered. Everything you need - from the small (like paper towels, TP, tea bags, etc to get you started) to the large - like a gas grill, a printer, extra towels - is available. The house is extremely clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated with a beach theme, and nicely laid out for a small family group. The owner pays a lot of attention to the details. Highly recommended.
Nancy was very helpful in getting us sorted out and settled, despite our last minute booking. The house was clean, bright, and well outfitted. And we especially loved that it had a king sized bed - which for some reason is very hard to find in Cape Charles rentals! Looking forward to going back.
Nancy's home is meticulously kept, she personally keeps the home ready for your stay. The home is quiet, friendly, comfortable and makes you feel like you have a home away from home. The house is within walking distance to downtown Cape Charles, You can have breakfast at the local pharmacy and lunch or dinner at one of the few very nice restaurants, everyone in town has a smile and hello for you. There are romantic walks on the beach and many people gather for the sunset. If you are going to the Cape Charles area, stay at Nancy's she will make you feel at home and welcome!!
Thank you very much Nancy!!
Jay and Colleen Colella
We have stayed at this beautiful home for several years now. It is truly a home away from home. Everything is provided...and I mean everything! You only have to bring your clothes! The landlord, Nancy, is wonderful to work with. She allowed us to bring our 2 dogs and she even has provided for those of us who travel with our pets. If you are looking for a place to stay in Cape Charles...you won't find any better than this home! Make your reservations, pack your bags, and get ready to enjoy a relaxing, wonderful vacation in a BEAUTIFUL home!
Thank you Nancy for allowing us to enjoy your home for so many years and enabling us to make so many new memories!
Janis & Tim Long (Roxy & Buster too!)
I picked this home for our retreat because it looked extremely appealing and just what I was looking for. I spoke with the owner and found that she was just as accomdating as her listing appears to be . I wanted a weekend, even though her season had started for weekly rentals, she accomated me. She e-mailed me all the information that answered any questions that I might have.
We arrived on Saturday, the home was in immaculate condtion. Everything needed was at our finger tips, down to Body Wash, shampoo, hair dryer and other personal items. There were many local brochures,with helpful information on the area , all settled in a neat littie basket under the coffe table. The kitchen housed everything needed to cook, if we choose to. There was even freshly dated conditments in the frig.
The beds and pillows were very comfortable, the water hot, the heating sytem very comfortabe. If you have kids, the kids bedroom is decorated lovely and has many videos and books for them
My brother , two sisters and myself were very pleased with everything in the home.
Cape Charles is a low key, relaxing beach resort. We found the main town streets to be quite interesting . We did vist the Cape Charles Memorial Historic Library on Tazewell Ave. & Plum St., the library is soon moving to Mason St.in a Historic Bank building.
We only eat out once, the place was the Crab Shanty, located at the boat marina . The menu is seafood, which was good and the help very friendly and helpful. I loved Cape Charles and Hideaway By The Bay and hope to return in the fall .
I definitetely reccomend Hideaway By the Bay to everyone .
Barbara Sullivan & Siblings
Our family (7 total) stayed at Hideaway by the Bay for a weekend fishing trip. The house was everything we expected and more. The house is beautifully decorated and very inviting to have a relaxing weekend. I spoke with Nancy on the phone on several occasions and she was very kind, courteous and helpful in making sure our stay was the best it could be. The e-mail we received was very detailed about everything we needed to know before we arrived, while we were there and what we needed to do before we left. On our next fishing trip to Chesapeake, we plan to stay here again. I highly recommend Hideaway by the Bay for your stay in Cape Charles!!
Cape Charles, an historic Victorian-era town, is located at the southern end of Virginia's Eastern Shore on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Cape Charles, once a railroading town, is rich with history, and a step back in time ambience. Adding to the charm of the town and its relaxed atmosphere are local customs which reflect early traditions of life on the water.
Eclectic shops, restaurants, an old fashioned soda fountain at the town's only pharmacy, a hardware store, a bait and tackle shop, the Cape Charles Museum, plus art and antiques galleries can be found in town.
Cape Charles has a friendly town beach with a gazebo, a free fishing pier jutting out over the Chesapeake Bay, a working harbor with a public boat launch; and a park in the center of town.
Hideaway by the Bay is located in the center of town, right by the Town's beautiful Community Park.
Upscale amenities can be found at Bay Creek's' Resort and Club with 2 world class golf courses at one end of town and Bay Creek's upscale shops, restaurants and marina at the other end.
Other activities while staying at Hideaway by the Bay on the Eastern Shore would include: swimming, relaxing on the beach, boating, fishing, kayaking, winery tours, camping, nature trails, birding, National Wildlife Refuge exploration, Kiptopeke State Park, antique shopping, stargazing at the night sky, watching the spectacular sunsets over the bay.
Visit the ocean side Barrier Islands with an experienced eco-tour guide. Enjoy the beautiful seaside sights, sounds, birds, waterfowl, fish, dolphins, etc., as only an Eastern Shore native . can identify and point out for you. Captain Rick from Broadwater Bay EcoTours is native to the Shore. He can personalize your trip so that you'll get to see things of interest to you because he knows the best spots for shelling, sightseeing, fishing, etc.. On my tour out to the Barrier Islands, a pod of dolphins was swimming by on the way out to the ocean through the inlet between Cedar Island and Parramore Island. What a beautiful sight I was able to capture on video. Guest who stay at Hideaway by the Bay who wish to book a tour with the Captain, should inquire as to how they can obtain their discount.
Visit the Barrier Islands Center to learn about the history and artifacts of Virginia's barrier islands.
Have lunch on the water at Island House in Wachapreague or take a boat trip to Tangier Island.
There is so much to see and do just off of Route 13 that one trip just won't be enough. Have fun exploring the Eastern Shore, any time of the year. Come back again and again.
Golf: Bay Creek Resort
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rental rates range in price from $1375.00 - $1875.00 per week, variable by season, holiday and length of stay. Peak season: 7 night minimum Off season: 3-4 night minimum length of stay - check specific "season" for minimum length of stay and pricing. Weekly rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday. Check out time on any changeover or departure day is 11 AM Eastern Time. Check in time on any arrival day is 5 PM or after, Eastern Time. Additional fees will be charged for overnight guests who exceed the number agreed to upon contract signing. Maximum occupancy not to exceed local Transient Occupancy Permit limit under any circumstances. Discounts considered at owner's discretion for active and retired military, police, fire and EMS personnel with verified proper past or current I.D. Discounts are available for returning travelers upon verification of previous rental. Reminder: Non-Smoking guests only (house and yard inclusive - no exceptions).
Golf carts are available in Town. Request information at time of booking for information on how to obtain a discount on your golf cart reservation. If you book your golf cart ahead of time, your golf cart can be delivered right to the house for you. Traveler is responsible for making own reservations and pick up/delivery arrangements for the golf cart(s) unless otherwise stipulated at time of contract signing. This house has a private driveway for off street golf cart and personal vehicle parking.
Check here often for mention of upcoming events in and around town. Book early to take advantage of any pre-season or special event discount pricing.