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Southern Comfort on the Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Just a short stroll from the beach (approx. 5 -10 min. walk), Southern Comfort on the Bay, located in the historic district of Cape Charles, Virginia, offers luxury and comfort, while providing guests with the splendor and charm of a beautifully restored 1920s home. This home provides a perfect balance of old and new, and has all the modern conveniences of home, while preserving the charm and craftsmanship of the 1920s. Beautifully restored original heartwood pine floors and woodwork are much appreciated by our guests.

The restoration of the home provided many upgrades, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and tiled bathrooms. The kitchen has a state-of-the-art JenAir stove, with an indoor grill, which makes cooking fun for all. This home has new furnishings, comfortable bedding, and provides all the comforts one desires while vacationing.

The game room will provide hours of fun and entertainment for children and adults alike. Games, books, and puzzles are available for all ages.

Southern Comfort on the Bay is located one street over from Mason Street, where you will find restaurants and shops. Talented local artists display wonderful coastal paintings for sale at the shops on Mason Street.

Get ready for some southern hospitality as you walk down Mason Street, as Cape Charles is know for its friendly Mayberry feel.

Keywords: historic, vacation, home, beach, rental, events, wedding, special

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Debbie Suddeth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Debbie Suddeth

Our family visited Cape Charles to explore the Eastern Shore of Virginia years ago. We found that Cape Charles provides a great balance of activity, history, nature, and relaxation. With our busy schedules, we look forward to visits to "the shore" and have come to appreciate Southern Comfort on the Bay more than we ever imagined.

Debbie Suddeth purchased this house in 2008

Why Debbie Suddeth chose Cape Charles

Our home is one of the nicest in Cape Charles, and we talk a lot of pride in maintaining the home to keep it clean, updated and comfortable for guests.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Southern Comfort on the Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Ashburn, Virginia

Renovated House with Old School Charm

  • 5 of 5

First off, if you've never been to Cape Charles, it is such a cool little town and glad to see it undergoing a sort of renaissance. My family enjoyed the beach (on the bay, so you could really go out pretty far with any worries), fishing/crabbing from the pier, visits to the Brown Dog (ice cream place), bicycling (house equipped with 3 useable bikes, which got lots of use), going to the restaurants in town and really just doing NOTHING. We come from the busy/hectic rat race of Northern Virginia, so it's nice to just chill.

As for the house, it was a perfect fit for our family. It's not a huge house, guessing it was a working class home from when Cape Charles was a train/farming community. But it fit our family of six comfortably with 1 master bedroom and 2 other bedrooms (all upstairs). The house itself is newly renovated and they did a great job with it... not overly done and kept many of the original elements (e.g. loved the pocket doors separating the living room from family room, the windows above the doors of the upstairs bedrooms/bathroom, and the exposed masonry from the old stove location). Linens provided which was a huge help in keeping our packing to minimum. Front porch is great to sit out on and relax. When the outdoor shower is completed (looked to be about 90% done), that will make a nice addition, particularly with kids.

No complaints whatsoever... only a couple of things that *maybe* might be improved in the future: (1) the "welcome" email went to my spam folder for some reason, so make sure you check there so you know how to... you know... enter the property when you get there (2) upstairs shower would have been a plus... but not necessary. We worked around it. Also, once outdoor shower is completed... which appeared to be almost done, that really nullifies this one (3) though we rarely used it, the TV was confusing to work (a remote was missing that might have been helpful... which I'm sure would have been fixed had I brought to their attention). I was able to figure it out by using buttons on back of TV (which are mislabeled... which caused me about 10 minutes of confusion at first... but I figured it out... #JMUDegree). But, I wasn't there to watch TV, so non-issue for us, just pointing out in the event your idea of vacation is sitting in front of TV and watching Judge Judy.

All in all, a perfect house for my family. Yes, I would absolutely recommend to friends. Yes, I would absolutely stay again

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pulaski, PA

Cape Charles and Southern Comfort on the Bay Charm

  • 4 of 5

First of all Cape Charles is a perfect vacation for families. The town is a picture of small town America. Southern Comfort on the Bay was a charming house . Debbie Suddeth was friendly and easy to work with. Her house was beautifully decorated and it has a warm feel about it. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. The front porch was the perfect spot for your morning or evening coffee . Now for the little miscues . With us eating in half of the time we found that the kitchen missing a few things. There was not enough kitchenware to prepare the meal and short of wine glasses. Even with this small problem we would definitely rent this house again ! We enjoyed our time here and loved the house! Thank You for a great memory!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation at Southern Comfort!

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Cape Charles was wonderful in Southern Comfort! The home was amazingly renovated with great attention paid to retaining the historic features while providing comfortable updates! The bedrooms were beautifully appointed, comfortable and charming. Having bikes provided by the homeowner was a nice surprise and greatly appreciated. The town is charming - we enjoyed two nights out for dinner, but the well-appointed kitchen enabled us to eat in as well. Thank you so much for allowing us to have a very relaxing, wonderful vacation in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

So Pleased with Southern Comfort on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

My family of six adults gathered here for a significant weekend for us, one of celebration and memories for a dearly departed family member and friend. We traveled to Cape Charles to sail aboard a Tall Ship, which made a special stop and journey into the Chesapeake Bay to honor and remember one of their own. We were entirely comfortable at Southern Comfort, really delighted with this truly special home, obviously so well-maintained by its owners, and we would have enjoyed staying longer for just all this area has to offer. Amenities have carefully provided, and the home has been beautifully restored - the perfect blend of historical and modern. I am pleased to hear the homeowners are beginning work now on the house next door which I am sure will also be wonderful when completed. We were ideally a very short walk to Cape Charles shops and restaurants and the beach - and enjoyed meeting so many hospitable townspeople. We thank the homeowners for this introduction to Cape Charles and their Southern Comfort on the Bay and thank them for working with us as our schedule evolved, making sure the home was perfectly cleaned and stocked for our arrival, beach puzzles ready in the parlor! Thank for you the kind note and flowers, too, a special touch; we'll be looking for happy reasons to return!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara. Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Cape Charles. The Eastern Shore is a special place for our family, and now I am sure it will always hold a special place in your heart as well. Debbie and Family
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Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

A Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect for our vacation needs - and even better than we'd expected. The pictures indicate that it is nice, but in-person, it is fantastic. We were delighted when we walked in the door to find a comfortable layout, nice furniture, an upgraded kitchen (which was good for us since we cook), beautiful bathrooms, and three pleasantly-decorated bedrooms with very comfortable beds. The attention to detail and blend of new and vintage/antique items complements this renovated Victorian house's feel very well. Cape Charles was our kind of town: small, walkable, and distinct. There are only several restaurants on the downtown strip (a ten minute walk from the house), but we enjoyed them, as well as the art galleries and antique store. Kelly’s Pub, in particular, has great atmosphere, and there is a coffee shop where locals congregate for breakfast. There are also good restaurants in driving distance (we recommend Aqua, with dining on the water) in and near Cape Charles. The beach is a fifteen minute walk down tree-lined residential streets. (Make sure you walk by the local library, which is housed in a renovated old church.) We visited off-season, and had a stretch of beach to ourselves - a quiet and pleasant time, ideal for our 9-month-old's first beach experience. My husband spent an afternoon kayaking on nearby Fisherman's Island (a wildlife reserve). If you’re looking for a quiet, lovely beach spot and a town with a good amount of local history and culture, we recommend Cape Charles! And we give a hearty five stars to Southern Comfort on the Bay; we’d love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to vacation! The house is cutely decorated, the furniture was very nice and the house is quite large & spacious. We were very surprised by the large & open floorplan on the 1st floor. It's definitely been modernized! The kitchen had all of the basic cooking supplies & the indoor grill was neat. We went shopping for groceries the 1st day & we loved eating all but three of our meals at home. The bedrooms were large & cute! The game room was well stocked with games...chess, checkers, many staple games (Scrabble, Sorry, etc.) plus a puzzletable with one started for us upon our arrival, clever! We never would've started a puzzle on our own, but we found ourselves drawn to it, finished it during our trip & really enjoyed it a lot, very relaxing! The main master bedroom has a nice sitting area. Our daughter loved her own room - she slept in one twin bed while her dolls slept in the other. She really loved her room & had plenty of room to play. The other master bedroom was also very spacious - we used it for our son's pack n'play that he slept in & there was a lot of walking room throughout the room even with that set up. Also nice, the fact that we didn't have to bring our own sheets nor clean any of it before our departure. The bed sheets were SO soft & the mattresses very comfy! And our favorite feature-dual zone central air!! It is a great beach house.

Cape Charles is an interesting & cute town. Friendly locals. If you are looking for a busy beach town with attractions & boardwalks, this is NOT it. You will not find tons of shops to peruse, in fact we never went shopping. If you are looking for tons of restaurants, you won't find tons in the area. BUT we weren't looking for that! We were looking for relaxation, quiet & just going to the beach with our young kids. We wanted to cook/eat at home to save money, just go the beach & that's exactly what we got. The local beach is a hidden gem! The beach is VERY uncrowded, there were times that we were the only people on the beach for what we could see. No lifeguard. Free parking. Being on the bay, it's VERY calm water, VERY WARM water (think bath water) & very shallow for quite a ways out. Bring floating raft/tubes to just float & relax. There is plenty of sandy beach for the kids to build castles & they had fun searching for hermit crabs & water snails which were in abundance. It's perfect for young kids. We had a blast! Debbie is a great host with lots of great tips! ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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