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Southern Living II On The Eastern Shore

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom Home, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 15, Dutch Colonial In Town.

Sip a drink on the front porch, ride a bike, walk to the beach, go antiquing/fishing/sailing/golfing or just watch the beautiful sunsets. Our 'Southern Living II' is the 'sister house' to 'Southern Living on the Eastern Shore'. It is located between the Central Park, and the town beach, both a 5 minute walk to either spot, as well as a 5 minute walk to the downtown attractions of Kelly's Gingernut, The Shanty, and Cape Charles Coffee House Restaurants. There is an Arnold Palmer/ Jack Nicklaus Golf Course within a 10 minute drive. The new boatyard and marina, along with the redesigned Aqua restaurant are MUST see. The white sand beach (cleaned and graded daily) is the perfect place for children to play, swim, shelling, and search for sea glass. This 1920 house has was remodeled in 2004 and again with upgrades in 2013 after we purchased it. It is one of the largest dwelling rental properties in town sitting on 3 1/2 lots that are fenced in for relaxing while the kids are at play. The house has refinished hardwood floors throughout. The first floor boasts a huge Master bedroom suite with an over sized tub and walk in shower, with a private balcony. All new appliances throughout the kitchen and laundry room, a walk in pantry, dining area that seats 12, a large living area, along with a screened in porch for night time cocktails & fellowship. Walk up to the second floor (in one of the 2 staircases that the kids LOVE!) to find a fully remodeled bathroom, a children's themed double bunk bed room, 2 queen bedrooms and a 1 full bedroom. One more floor up is a finished attic with a Full bed and twin bed. There is a 1/2 bath off the kitchen, a storage basement area, and an outdoor shower with an additional cottage to store bikes, beach chairs and such. The property offers backyard ally parking as well as street parking, and has 2 hot water heater sources as well as 2 zoned Central Air Units. We have made every effort to duplicate the fantastic feedback from our first property to truly make it a 'home away from home'.

Jennifer & Jeff Dawson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Jennifer & Jeff Dawson

After acquiring our first house in Cape Charles, we pursued this beautiful dutch colonial right across the street that we have always loved. We are a family of 6 with 4 young children and come to Cape Charles as much as we can, with hopes to make this town our next move.

Jennifer & Jeff Dawson purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer & Jeff Dawson chose Eastern Shore

We started coming to Cape Charles about 7 years ago and knew we wanted to make this our hometown some day. This spacious property offers 6 bedrooms. It easily allows for 8-11 adults along with 4-6 kids to enjoy a vacation without climbing over each other. The house has so many areas to relax in. From the front porch, side porch, gardens in the yard, and the proximity to everything is great. Monroe Street is the quietest street in town, that has a tree lined peninsula. The park also breaks up the street so this end of Monroe has very few cars that travel through it.

What makes this house unique

3 story single dwelling home. Basement available for storage. Cottage on fenced in property available for storage.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 2 full refinished bathrooms, 1 1/2 bath refinished (attic bath to be avail and added at later date)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 6 bedrooms in all 3 queen beds, 2 full bed, 6 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Southern Living II On The Eastern Shore
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Amelia, VA

Great for larger families and kiddos!

  • 5 of 5

I'd love to rent this house again in the future - lots of room to spread out, well appointed kitchen, comfortable mattresses, fenced-in yard, screened porch and a location to die for. Owners are very easy to work with and quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Charles Southern Living

  • 5 of 5

While in Cape Charles for a wedding, we stayed at Southern Living. It was a nice big house, well equipped and very close to our venue and easy walk downtown. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore, and would like to come back again sometime for another long weekend.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Great house, especially for a large number of people. Also, right in town; almost everything is an easy walk away. Owners answered all questions pretty quickly.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, VA

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a quick end of summer vacation in August of 2014. The house is everything the pictures show and so much more. The house is in great shape, clean, and really is large enough to sleep 15 comfortably. The owners did an excellent job answering my questions and were able to work us in despite this being a last minute trip. I also was impressed there were no hidden fees or taxes added on, the price is the price, plus a reasonable security deposit. Our family included 4 young children ages 3 to 8 and the fenced in, shady yard was nice for them to play in when we were not at the beach. The front porch is screened in and a great place to enjoy the breeze. This was our second trip to Cape Charles and Monroe Ave is a very quiet street with little traffic. We were able to take a short walk to the beach and to the ice cream parlor, Brown Dog Ice Cream was a big hit with the kids.

Cape Charles and the Eastern Shore are a great place for a relaxed vacation. The people in the town are real Virginia people, friendly and glad to have visitors. The town beach is great, especially for young children. My 3 year old niece could play in the water without worrying she would get knocked over by a wave and my sister commented it was the first beach trip where she was able to actually relax on the beach without worrying about rip tides & rough water. If you are looking for a relaxing place to unplug, I highly recommend Cape Charles & this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flip Flops are mandatory!

  • 5 of 5

First the property: Owners were wonderfully helpful and great communication throughout booking and stay. The house and yard are just amazing. It was very roomy and had all the comforts of home. (we especially enjoyed the music CD selection in the kitchen) The photos are very true to what you'll find when you arrive. Great value! We stayed with our extended family of 4 families and a total of 13 people and we had plenty of room to relax and truly enjoy some together time.

As for Cape Charles - this is just the perfect little vacation spot if you are looking for peace and quiet. The beach is fabulous for young children - shallow, sandy and gentle waves. Our little ones had a phenomenal time playing. It's the type of town where you can walk to everything and is super quiet, but there are just enough shops and tasty restaurants to enjoy the week you're there. (Brown Dog ice cream rocks!) Don't hesitate to book this property - you definitely won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and yard !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great week at Cape Charles. This house is wonderful. The yard was perfect for the grandchildren to ride their scooters in the front and the big "kids" to play corn-hole and sit and talk under the big shade tree. The master bedroom was perfect for my husband and I to have a nice large space to get away to at the end of the day. Friendly neighbors , just loved it . We will be back !

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Love to hear the house suits both 'big kids' and little kids…and yes that master bedroom suite is the perfect sanctuary to 'get away' (find myself there often with my 4 little ones!!) Hope to have you all stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norfolk Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut, The Shanty, Aqua Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay Creek Resort Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cape Charles Town Beach/ Virginia Beach
Car: recommended

Our 'Southern Living II' is the 6 Bedroom 'sister house' to 'Southern Living on the Eastern Shore'. It is located between Central Park, and the town beach, both a 5 minute walk to either spot, as well as a 5 minute walk to the downtown attractions of Kelly's Gingernut, The Shanty, and Cape Charles Coffee House Restaurants. There is an Arnold Palmer/ Jack Nicklaus Golf Course within a 10 minute drive. The new boatyard and marina, along with the redesigned Aqua restaurant are a MUST see. The town is 30 minutes from Virginia Beach, 45 minutes to Norfolk Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Please note if choosing to pay by credit card there is a 3 % fee that this website charges, and thus will be added to your rental rate. You can choose to add it to the total rate, or it will bed deducted from the deposit. Thank You

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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