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Beachfront Luxury Home with fabulous garden and splendid sunset views on the bay

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 14)

St Patrick on the Chesapeake bay is a most beautiful home with distinctive european flair and a peaceful and private vacation destination. The beautiful 4500 square foot home is nestled amidst mature hollies, dogwoods, and pine trees, flowers and statuary, overlooking a pristine sandy beach. The property is situated on a high bluff at the mouth where the bay meets the Atlantic Ocean

The 1.5 acre manicured Mediterranean garden was artistically designed and created by the owners who moved to the shore in 1989 directly from Italy. The home is spacious and offers two large living rooms with views of the bay and enchanting garden.There are several places to contemplate nature.An amazing terrace jetting out over the high bluff is the most scenic spot to observe dolphins, sea birds and water men collecting their daily catch. The westerly views offer magical sunsets over the water. Close to a state park and the historic victorian bay front town of Cape Charles.

Meandering, mysterious paths are an invitation to follow the way to a heavenly hidden natural corner where one can truly relate with mother nature. A true oasis away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and yet so convenient to the many amenities the area offers.

The home itself is very spacious with large picture windows and cathedral ceilings. What makes this home unique and distinguished is the elegant European style noticeable in the furnishings and overall decor. As you enter the main front door you are welcomed into a very large open living room/foyer that features an imposing fireplace and French doors leading onto the picturesque deck that visually embraces the lush lawns and stunning Chesapeake Bay beyond. The outstanding green room is a feature worth highlighting as it offers a 500 sq. foot space also with fireplace and 3 absolutely charming bay windows each framing a different landscape view of the park-like garden.

From the back deck , a picturesque gold fish pond and waterfall is a soothing view to enjoy while outdoor grilling and dining. The master bedroom is furnished with museum- worthy last century Neapolitan custom made mahogany furniture and features a quaint sitting room bay window area to take in the spectacular view.

The bay front state park just a few minutes away offers numerous hiking trails, fishing pier and boat ramp. The historic Victorian bay side town of Cape Charles is 10 minutes away and offers shops, a variety of restaurants, a historic live theatre, signature gold courses, tennis and fitness center.

More Details

Luisa Gazzolo, Clelia Sheppard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , The twin beds are bunk beds and sleep 2 people each bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 18 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Luxury Home with fabulous garden and splendid sunset views on the bay
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous weekend here with our relatives. Everything was wonderful! The beautiful gardens and the view over the bay were just amazing- even better than the pictures. There is so much personal detail and unique character around this property that it made us feel like we had traveled to a secluded seaside resort. The home was also very clean and well-equipped. There was something to do for every age in our group. During our stay, we spent time taking walks down the beach to Kiptopeke State Park, fishing, sitting on the beach, and watching dolphins, ships, and gorgeous sunsets from the cliff. The owner was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had. Thanks again for sharing your lovely home with us. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing family friendly vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house with 2 other families, 6 small children and 6 adults. The space was perfect, lots of space to spread out, plenty of bedrooms. Kids loved the bunks! Great kitchen area and we shared many meals around the large dining room table. The outside space cannot be beat. Loved coffee on the multiple decks and sunsets were outstanding! We grilled dinner most nights and enjoyed sitting outside well into the evening. The private beach cannot be beat. The waves were gentle enough for our little ones and we enjoyed several days of perfect beach time. The large lawn was also nice and shady and we enjoyed corn hole, croquet and many games of soccer. The kids loved the pond and gardens for exploring. The only reason to leave this house is to replenish supplies!

We did make it to town which is super cute and also on a kayaking trip which was beautiful, through southeast expeditions, which I highly recommend. Louisa and family were delightful hosts, right next dooor should you need anything.

Week already booked for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a beautiful area and nicely setup for a quiet vacation. We really enjoyed the gardens and the areas to sit and see the sunsets. The house has a nice library and had enough space for there to be quiet time. Another nice part was being close to the park it was easy to just rent kayaks at the park and to go hiking there. I would recommend using those kayak over trying to rent them from town. The park is well done with lots of great hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is not your typical rental home, it is beautifully decorated with a great family history.

You get a lot for your money, many extras included.

We will return next year.

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Words and pictures cannot describe the beauty of this house. It has all around charm. From the garden in the front to the backyard deck area, and of course the private beach, everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation is right here. We were four couples, three with kids under 2. The house was incredibly spacious. We each had our own bedroom and bathroom and there were plenty of areas in the house and outside to getaway. We never felt like we were on top of each other. The large dining area was perfect for enjoying our meals together and feeding the kids. The kitchen was very spacious and well equipped. We made sure to enjoy the sunset from the deck overlooking the water every evening. The backyard deck was perfect for grilling and the beautiful trees provided just the right amount of shade. Luisa was incredibly responsive and accommodating! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy that you had a great stay. It is always a joy for us to know that our guest had a wonderful experience. We look forward to your return visit in the future. Thank you.
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A wonderful location and a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time and loved the place. We were there with 3 babies a toddler and 6 adults. There was lots of room for all of us including a decent sized yard which we had an easter egg hunt in. As well as the space the kitchen is well equipped and we grilled out a few times too. The beach is an easy walk down the bottom of the yard and was very quiet and private. It is a wonderful location and a lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience! It means a lot to us when our guests are comfortable and have had an enjoyable stay. We hope you can return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Car: recommended

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is surrounded by water. On the east by the Altantic Ocean and on the west by the Chesapeake bay. It is connected to the rest of Virginia by the famous 17 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Most people are attracted to the rural flavour and the slower pace and the friendly people. The nature is unspoiled and very scenic. The bay side is the perfect place for the many recreational activities such as boating, swimming, clamming and fishing. For the golf lover Cape Charles is home of two state of the aret signature golf courses- the Arnold Palmer and the Jack Nicklaus course.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa,


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Oct 16 2017 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 29 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Higher rates and longer minimum may apply for Winter and Spring Holiday periods.
Minimum rental age 25 years

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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