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Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Main House, 3 Bedrooms + Conv beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8); Guest House (Sleeps 6)

Nestled under towering pines and surrounded by an acre of evergreens, we peer out east across the endless and beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The 180 degree view is breathtaking from our private beach, grand porch, or any room in the house. The sunrise is spectacular and nature's beautiful colors change throughout the day.

Whether you're ready for action or much needed relaxation we've got it all. Kids and adults will love the sand and surf just 80 feet from our door. The shallow and protected water makes all kinds of water activities possible - in a safe environment. Land lovers can be equally active by biking or hiking the country roads that wind around the many creeks, inlets, and other tributaries. And everyone can enjoy our many outdoor and indoor games.

You R&R-types are in luck too. Choose to snooze on the porch or the bayside hammock - the views are both outstanding if you can stay awake. Read a good book. We have many and welcome exchanges. View distant merchant ships, Tangier Island, the Bay's only private lighthouse, and a vast array of waterfowl using our binoculars and telescope. Explore historic Reedville, once considered one of the wealthiest towns in America. The 19th-century mansions will astound you. A fisherman's museum, antique shops, and fine restaurants are also popular attractions.

Save some energy for the evening. Cookouts are a must, particularly on the expansive porch and outdoor dining area. Enjoy your dessert bayside while sitting around the firepit. The s'mores, songs, stories, and stars seem all the better by the water's edge.

Our home is a classic southern-living design aptly named 'The Carolina House' due to its predominant use among Carolina country elite. It boasts a grand front and back porch perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The floorplan is open and airy with an emphasis on bay views. The kitchen and eat-in area are the hub of indoor activity with a spectacular 180-degree Bay view. All three bedrooms have their own full bath.

Our additional detached guest house is now available. It has a bedroom, bunkroom, game room, full bath, kitchenette, and sleeps 6. It is strictly for use by whomever is renting the main house and will not be rented separately to another party.

Note: We own 2 other properties on the Bay (VRBO #509974 and #644192) We've rented for 3 years and had many satisfied guests and positive reviews.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Front, Beachfront, Private Beach, Vacation Home, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck

More Details

Owner
Bill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Bill

We are Northern Virginia natives who love the outdoors - particularly the beach and mountains. We enjoy short excursions to B&Bs and wineries. We are high-energy, sports-oriented but crave down-time too.

Our hobbies include building sandcastles, building sandcastles, and building sandcastles!

Bill purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill chose Chesapeake Bay

Our friends bought a waterfront home just south of us 6-years ago. We loved visiting them and eventually found our dream home in the fall of 2011. This is our idea of paradise. It feels like we're at the ocean and deep in the Carolina woods at the same time. It is an easy and beautiful commute through rural farmland and rustic old towns. There are so many things to see and do in a wholesome, family-friendly environment.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our private beach more than anything. Whether beachcombing, romping in the water, or just relaxing you can't beat the setting. Our view of the Bay is equally spectacular whether you're down on the beach, nestled in a recliner on the porch, or making a meal in the kitchen. Playtime is endless and the days seem too short. Nightime is fun too. And everything revolves around the entire family having a good time - together.

Amenities

Reedville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Guesthouse Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guesthouse Bunkroom - 2 Bunks, sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Cribs (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Waterfront seating with firepit, adirondack chairs, beachchairs, 3 kayaks, rafts, tubes, 4 bikes, deluxe kids playset/swings, hammock, porch and patio furniture, local catering is excellent and features BBQ and seafood.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views
average rating of 4.8923078 based on 65 reviews
5

Great place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently with extended family, including kids and grandparents. At different times there were as many as 9 of us there, and it never felt crowded. The house is clean, and well situated to provide great views from every room, which have plentiful windows facing the bay.

The yard has large trees which are great for shade, but don't obstruct the view. The bay is about 25 miles wide there, so looking due east all you can see is the horizon. Although one day with just the right lighting, we were able to see the water tower on Tangier Island with the provided binoculars. There is also a fair amount of boat traffic to watch which keeps it interesting, from local crab boats hugging the shore, to major cruise liners heading to and from Baltimore.

A fire pit with adirondack chairs is on the corner of the property next to the stairs leading to the beach. It was used almost every night while we were there for s'mores. There were 4 kayaks from kid's size to multi-person, which got a great workout. Bocce balls, horseshoes, frisbees, a kite, beach toys etc. were all there. We brought a lot of that, and never had to unpack any of it because of what was supplied.

The beach was nice, and there was always a stretch of sand, even at the highest tide. During our week, it ranged from bathtub calm to 2 foot rollers breaking on the beach. The kids were able to wade, play in the sand, put out crab pots, kayak, and generally have a great time! Definitely wear beach shoes as some of the riprap rocks have been tossed onto the surf and can be painful if you don't see them underwater. On one day only we saw a few jellyfish (far fewer than up the nearby creeks), but there were not many and they were easy to spot, so they didn't keep us out of the water.

Jett's Hardware (5 minutes away) is great for providing crab pots, frozen bunker (bait for crab pots), and bait for fishing. Cockrell's Seafood/Deli (also 5 minutes) is a great source for fresh seafood. Hours are limited so plan ahead. Tommy's Restaurant was good and friendly. There is a nice Food Lion 20 minutes away.

Cell phone service is limited. In Reedville itself, Verizon has zero bars. At the house, you can usually make a call or send/receive texts with patience. We were told Verizon is putting up a new tower in 6 months which will be a huge help. Internet/wifi worked fine.

Must do: Fisherman's Museum in Reedville. Chitterchats Ice Cream. Tangier Island Cruise. Relax!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond
5

Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for beautiful views and wildlife, we have found it! This vacation rental has everything you need to enjoy the Chesapeake bay. Kayaks, floats, bikes, telescope, binoculars and all sorts of inside games and puzzles. Nice porch furniture to enjoy coffee in the morning watching the sunrise. We enjoy watching the ospreys nesting in one of the trees, herring flying by and dolphins! Yes, we saw plenty of dolphins in the bay! The variety of boats and ships that passed us this week were amazing.

We brought all of our food with us and except for a few trips to the store we really had no desire to leave the waterfront views. It was quite and peaceful and the view makes you relax. We are looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome view! Right on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a wonderful view and convenient to so many areas to visit and sightsee. The view of the bay is truly awesome. Always a breeze so made it hard to stay inside  with the beautiful weather we had! We had a great time with local wildlife - not only the ospreys in the back yard but a nest of newly hatched wrens. We were visited by a couple of rabbits and even a turtle came to visit. The grandkids were delighted to explore to see what other wildlife would come our way every morning. Kayaks were used frequently to enjoy the bay weather even more! We enjoyed the fire pit in the evening; watching the tide come in the bay. Just a great way to end a day.

The home was clean, bright with everything we needed and had the added bonus of recreational items to make our stay even easier! Kitchen was fully equipped, extra towels and linens - all we needed to do was unpack, relax and enjoy! The welcome book was amazing with information it shared for local places to tour, restaurants close by, stores etc. if we were looking for something - it was in the book.

Everything in the house was easy to find- including extra pillows and the AC was great to have. It was definitely a place to relax  and just enjoy life. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was amazing, like a home away from home. We will be back again for sure!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was clean, comfortable with all rooms facing the ocean. Kitchen was well supplied, Wi-Fi worked perfect and everything else was as advertised. Loved the back porch and the views. There were 9 of us, including 3 little kids and we truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Bay House

  • 5 of 5

Fixtures and Appliances were a little dated but the property was well maintained and clean. The kitchen was well stocked and there were plenty of towels and linens for a large group. Parking was limited but adequate for 4 cars. We were in town for a funeral and hosted a gathering afterward. Parking was very tight for that type of use. Awesome Bay view and nice to have access to a couple kayaks and bicycles.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd Time Around

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this marvelous property. And it was every bit as good as our first visit.

Wanting to soak in the sun, sand, and surf - but without the crowds and commercialization, we stumbled upon this gem. The house and charming guest house were perfect for our group. The scenery is absolutely awesome. We played on the beach, swam, kayaked, hiked and biked. The porch was perfect for early morning coffee while watching a spectacular sunrise or having an evening cocktail while grilling out. The fire pit was a big hit again for everyone.

We'll be booking our third trip soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All water sports are available and enhanced by the shallow/calm/protected waters. Fishing is outstanding on our private beach, by taking a nearby chartered boat, or by bringing your own boat to dock/launch within minutes of our house. Lawn activities include badminton, horseshoes, and croquet.

And we consider R&R an activity too! Snooze in the bayside hammock or porch. Read a good book - we have many and encourage exchanges. Peer through our binoculars or telescope to see an abundance of waterfowl, distant merchant ships, Tangier and Smith Island - with a neat lighthouse - and take a cruise to the Islands too. And don't forget to visit Reedville - it's minutes away and has fascinating 19th century mansions, antiques, fine restaurants, an old-time ice-cream parlor, fisherman's museum, and lots more.

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Rates & Availability

Reedville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
 
 
LATE SUMMER
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
 
 
FALL - 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.3%

No Cleaning Fee

Linens Provided

Fully refundable $300 Damage Deposit is due with final payment and returned within 20 days after departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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