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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Luxury Home with fabulous garden and splendid sunset views on the bay
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Clelia and I very much appreciate this and we are very glad when our guests are happy and they have a memorable vacation. This is a family home and we take extra care to maintain it and keep it in top notch condition. We look forward to your return next Summer!
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Beautiful setting, gorgeous gardens, and a magnificent house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Long walks on the beach in the beach and lotws of game time by the fire.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate the feedback and we are very happy that our home offered the warmth and hospitality that you were looking for. Thank you for choosing our home for your family winter vacation!! We look forward to your next future visit.
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

This is our 8th seasonal getaway with four families of college friends. We had a wonderful stay at this lovely beachfront home with it's panoramic view of the bay & bridge tunnel and convenience to the state park. We all enjoyed the deck right off the kitchen and lovely garden surroundings. A few minimal hiccups were the fruit flies and a soft bed. All rooms were nicely appointed and the kids enjoyed the bunk bed room with an escape door. Luisa and Clelia were pleasant to work with and responsive. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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: June 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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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