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Share Splendid Sunsets Over the Beautiful Chesapeake Bay .

Bedrooms 2
Space 1 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chesapeake Bay Cottage Across Street from Community Beach

"Shore's Fun" is located at Silver Beach, a small, charming Chesapeake Bay cottage community, established years ago when life moved at a slower pace. One can easily recapture the relaxation of by-gone days while gently swaying back-and-forth on the old-fashioned, porch swing and gazing at the majestic Chesapeake Bay. Reconnect and spend quality time with your family away from the daily interruptions of computers, televisions, doorbells, and endless commitments. Come and enjoy the wonderful things that Silver Beach has to offer: fireflies, hummingbirds, butterflies, bluebirds, bright stars, board games, magnificent sunsets, salty breezes, warm sands, gentle waves, friendly people and tranquil days.

"Shore's Fun" looks directly across an open yard to the Chesapeake Bay and is within steps of our community beach and neighborhood pier. Spend a delightful afternoon on the pier catching crabs and fish, then toast the spectacular sunset with a bottle of chilled wine before preparing your fresh catch.

The air conditioned cottage is designed for a relaxing visit. It is equipped with comfortable furniture and beds, has a screened-in porch, a shady back yard, a picnic table, and a gas grill. There are two bedrooms. One bedroom opens onto the screened-in porch and contains a queen-sized bed and a single bed. The other bedroom has a queen-sized bed. In addition, there is a queen-sized pull out sofa in the family room. The kitchen and dining area, separated by a bar open onto a deck which connects with the screened porch.

More Details

Joan Bryan Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Joan Bryan Owner

My parents had a cottage at Silver Beach when I was growing up and visiting there was the highlight of my summer. I remember lying in bed in the morning and hearing the gentle waves breaking on the beach, and the delicious smells of fire roasted marshmallows and hot dogs.

Shortly after we were married, my husband and I rented a cottage at Silver Beach. We fell in love with the people and the area and luckily discovered a cottage for sale. We bought it that week, and sealed the deal with a handshake. As the years passed, our children spent long, relaxing, wonderful days growing up at Silver Beach during summer vacations. All of us felt sad when it was time to leave the cottage in the fall and resume our normal lives.

As our family grew, we bought a second cottage at Silver Beach and our fondest memories have taken place there. Today, our adult children bring their little ones and friends to the cottages, and the traditions continue.

Joan Bryan Owner purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Joan Bryan Owner chose Silver Beach

"Shore's Fun" is in a perfect location. It is within a 1 minute walk of both the community beach and pier.

What makes this cottage unique

"Shore's Fun" was totally renovated during the spring of 2011. It is bright, cheerful, and very comfortable.


Silver Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom connects to the screened-in porch.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Share Splendid Sunsets Over the Beautiful Chesapeake Bay .
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

lovely cottage near a beautiful little beach front

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our very shy dog spent three nights at this lovely cottage. If you want to relax and unplug this is the place for you. The cottage and the surroundings are just beautiful. It's a one-minute walk to a beautiful little beach front. The cottage has everything you need. The Bryans has done a fantastic job in decorating and keeping up this place in tip top shape and its clean. We absolutely recommend it for your vacation stay, you will love it.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. You were wonderful guests. Please visit again with your sweet pup.
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Peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely (but too short!) weekend at Joan's cottage. It was just what we needed for a relaxing, quiet, and peaceful getaway. Joan and her husband were the kindest, warmest hosts, and took good care of us to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is cozy, comfortable, and so cute, with a gorgeous view down to the little beach just across the street. Our dogs had a great time too! We hope to be back again very soon! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited Shore's Fun for a week in August to relax and get some beach time in. We had a small toddler with us and chose Silver Beach specifically because it would be calm and easily manageable. The beach is 60 steps (I counted!) from the front porch of Shore's Fun and is so very toddler-friendly. The cottage is very comfortable with all you'll need for a visit. Swing by a grocery store on your way in and you'll be set for a few days. We enjoyed the grill and the picnic table out back. We REALLY enjoyed the screened in porch and swing out front. The beds were comfortable and the hot water was ample. The house was very clean and the check out procedure was reasonable. Joan was a great host and we felt very welcome in Silver Beach. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Adorable cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is absolutely adorable, a great place to stay if you're looking to be far away from the busy world! There's no tv, no radio, and little to no cell phone reception, nothing to do but relax and unplug. Joan, the owner, was absolutely wonderful, providing every need we requested. Enjoy this precious quaint cottage while you rock on the front porch or enjoy lazy days in the screened in porch. If you're not familiar with Silver Beach, it's a cute little community overlooking the water (not much of a sandy type beach, per se, but still beautiful!) and it's way away from it all. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to town (Exmore) for any major stores or restaurants. Despite the remote location, we enjoyed our trip and appreciate all the owners did for us to make our stay pleasant!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful vintage beach cottage just steps away from a little beach on the bay. The beach is small, but during the week we basically had it to ourselves. There is also a nearby fishing pier that was a great place to view the sunset.

The cottage itself was tidy and comfortable. The air conditioners worked well to keep the house cool. There is internet which worked for the most part. We did not get cell phone service there (Verizon and T-Mobile), but I was able to use WiFi calling. The screened porch was wonderful for hanging out at night! The house does not have a TV... We brought our own TV and Roku because we love watching movies 🙂

You can rent kayaks from Southeast Expeditions and they will deliver them to the little beach. We paddled out from the beach across Nassaswadox creek to a little island. I would not recommend doing that paddle if you're a novice like me.... though I definitely slept well that night!! We also did a kayak tour one day in Chincoteague through the same company. Highly recommend!

All in all, a beautiful relaxing vacation. I did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reading Pennsylvania USA

Wonderful little cottage with the beach just seconds away

  • 5 of 5

Very nice little cottage and the owners were more than helpful. Wish we could've stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk International, or Salisbury Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Cape Charles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 13
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Across street, a 30 second walk from the cottage
Car: necessary

There are attractions and activities to please everyone in the family within a two hour drive of Silver Beach. Attractions/Activities on the Eastern Shore include: Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean Beaches, A 1950's Style Diner, Kayak Tours, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Bay/Ocean/Pier Fishing, Surfing, Crabbing, Star Gazing, Hiking, Biking, Sailing, U-Pick Orchards, Bird/ Butterfly Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Antiquing, Nature Photography, Road-side Vegetable/Fruit/Seafood Stands, Farmer's Markets, The Barrier Island Center, Chatham and Holly Grove Vineyards, The Eastern Shore Railroad Museum, Wallops Island Flight Facility, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Ferry Ride to Tangier Island, Kiptopeake State Park, Chincoteague Ponies and Assateague National Park and Wildlife Refuge, Old-Fashioned Town Carnivals, Barrier Island Tours, and Boating.Kayaks and canoes can be launced across the street, and there is a public boat ramp about five miles from the cottage.

Activities/Attractions to discover in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Portsmouth area include: Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean Beaches, Virginia Beach Tourist Area, Surfing, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum, Virginia Zoo, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Nauticus, and Children's Museum of Virginia.

Attractions/Activities found in the areas of Hampton, Jamestown, and Williamsburg include: Virginia Living Museum, Bluebird Gap Farm, Virginia Air and Space Center, Mariner's Museum, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Go-Karts, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg Prime Shopping Outlets, and Water Country USA.

I look forward to sharing some of our family's favorite activities with you.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

1.Please inquire if you are interested in renting for a partial week , or for a weekend. Specific open dates may be available.
2. Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
3. Pets will be considered. Please call for approval.
4. Weekly rentals usually run from Sunday to Sunday.
5. Check-in 4:00pm out 11:00am
Rates are subject to change until your deposit is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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