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Southern-most House In Cape Charles Surrounded By Wildlife Refuge, Near Beach.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, On 2 1/2 Acres With Hot Tub, Pool Table, & Dish TV

The Refuge is the Southern-most house on the Eastern Shore, less than five minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The house is over 100 years old and stands on a two and a half acre lot. There is plenty of parking for multiple vehicles as well as boats. There is room near the well house to clean your boat but not your fish or game. The front porch has four rocking chairs where you can sip your coffee and watch the sun rise over the trees across the street or set in the afternoon shade and enjoy the tranquil setting. There is a hot tub that can accommodate four adults on the enclosed porch. Also provided are an umbrella and beach chairs, some beach toys for the kids, fishing rods & crab nets and two adult size bicycles for riding the nearby 6 mile bike trail through part of the refuge.

The three bedrooms are tastefully furnished. The house is advertised to sleep 8 counting the two full sofas in the living room but there are two additional full size cots we use for the grandchildren when everybody comes in. . The master bedroom has a wave less water bed with built in flat screen TV for the more adventurous.

Hours of entertainment can be had from playing pool on the full-size pool table, playing the various board games provided, watching provided DVDs, or taking advantage of the Dish TV with outdoor channels and some movie channels on the flat screen.

There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, with a tank less water heater supplying an endless amount of hot water. New central A/C systems up & down will keep you comfortable and there is a full size washer and dryer for your use.

There are two full-sized picnic tables for outdoor eating. There is also a gas grill with a side burner. Hanging on a nearby tree is a hammock.

Our neighbor, on three sides, is the Wildlife Refuge providing abundant natural entertainment. We have seen over forty deer at one time on our two and a half acre lot. Migratory birds and waterfowl can be seen from the front porch.

You will find all the utensils, pots and pans, bake ware you will need and some paper products. There is also coffee, coffee filters, sugar, ad sweetener.

There are flyers available for local restaurants and attractions. The Sunset Grille is located across the highway, about a 1/4 mile away, and has live music as well as a disc jockey on the weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

THINGS TO DO:

FISHING: There is also shore fishing at the Kiptopeke State Park, free pier fishing at Cape Charles (it also has a beautiful beach) and there is a pier on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for a fee.

Shore Fishing Tip: Sun up & Sun set is always best and if the tide is high or coming in you have the makings of a great fishing trip. Cast small swimming jigs around the fishing nets and next to the concrete fishing area at the State Park. (Trout, Puppy Drum, Stripers & Flounder) See pictures! Yes the big Striper was caught off the beach.

Crabbing: See locations above for shore fishing. The best water is the shore in the Kiptopeke State Park to the left of the fishing dock area. Crab nets are provided and you can simply wade the shore line and scoop them up but be ready because they are fast. Good luck!

PLEASE use the fish cleaning station at the Kiptopeke State Park. DO NOT clean your fish at the house.

Boats & Kayaks: The waters off of Fisherman’s Island are some of the most fertile in the Chesapeake Bay. There is a kayak launch on the refuge near the Wise Point boat ramp. You can rent kayaks near the Sunset Grill Hotel across the highway and at the Kiptopeke State Park.

Surf Fishing: Assateague Island near Chincoteague is a good place for a day excursion. There is a beach and nature loop open to vehicles in the afternoon as well as waterfowl migration viewing, wild horses, sika deer, etc. This area also has hunting opportunities for deer, waterfowl, rails etc.

Hunting: Deer hunting is offered on the refuge with bow hunting running the longest and a shotgun season to follow. There are two stands on the property. (Use at your own risk) I use them more for observation than anything but you are welcome to use.

I will share any locations I know of for the species you are targeting for the time of year you are visiting.

Cape Charles: Cape Charles Beach boasts an up and coming town with many unique shops and restaurants. There are several events and various things to do throughout the year--Tall Ships at Cape Charles, Annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival, Bay Creek Golf Club is nearby, Fourth of July Celebration with an amazing fireworks display, Annual Seafood Festival, and Kiptopeke State Park.

Bird Watching & Migration: You’re at the right place. From butterflies, birds and waterfowl they all come right over the house. Sometimes it’s a short ride north to thousands of snow geese in the fields or an early snow that will bring 50 woodcock into the yard.

Eastern Shore, in general, has Wine Tasting and Tours, Concerts, Community Theater, and is loaded with history.

Virginia Beach is 30 miles away, Chincoteague is 67 miles away, and Williamsburg is 80 miles away.

Norfolk is just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and recently added a Prime Outlet Mall.

The Refuge is not just for summer, it’s year round entertainment. Most of all it’s a place to be at peace and to enjoy all that the good Lord has given us to watch over. I hope you and your family will take the time to enjoy it if not here somewhere else.

I have made some wonderful memories here and I would like for you and your family to have a similar experience. Best of luck!

More Details

Owner
Monty Henderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

Amenities

Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled with granite counter and marble floor
  • Tankless water heater provides endless hot water. No waiting to take showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Waterbed, bedding provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfortable mattress, bedding provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Very comfortable mattress, bedding provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Also provided are a couple of quality fishing rods with gear, beach umbrella, and crabbing nets.

Reviews

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Southern-most House In Cape Charles Surrounded By Wildlife Refuge, Near Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Our family vacation to Cape Charles Va.

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a vacation to this property, we all had a great time! The house is gorgeous, it is set back in a quite road, no hustle or bustle, just laid back and relaxing! The kids loved the pool table and the grown ups loved the hot tub! But your only about a 1/2 hour away from Virginia beach and the hustle and bustle if you like that too! We spent some time in Cape Charles, great little town and the shops and the beach there was great as well. The house was great, has everything you could need and some extras, like fishing poles and nets, beach umbrella, 2 bikes to ride, picnic table out side and a gas grill! We all had a great time and would use again!! Thank you.

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

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time. It was a nice quiet and relaxing vacation. Perfect for the family. We had a blast exploring the different beaches, and parks. The house was perfect, cozy and inviting. Had everything and more then needed for a great relaxing time away!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We are definitely coming back!!

  • 5 of 5

We come to the Eastern Shore four or five times a year and usually we stay with relatives, but we have found our new home away from home! My husband, three sons, two daughters-in-law, and one very precious(!) grandson came to the shore for a huge family reunion, and having a 15 month old with us this year we knew that the local hotels would not be an option. We found this house online, and immediately booked it. We loved it! It was so comfortable and reminded us all of the beautiful old home places that our grandparents, aunts and uncles grew up in. It was so clean! (A very welcome change from the hotel we normally stay in.) The beds were so comfortable and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. We didn't have time to take advantage of the surrounding grounds, but my husband was excited that the boat ramp was right down the road. Being an avid hunter and fisherman himself (along with our three boys) the house is right on top of our list for the next visit to the shore! Monty was a pleasure to deal with, and responded immediately to my request. We absolutely loved the place and have already started making plans to return. Thank you Monty for sharing this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

To say the least, "The Refuge" exceeded our expectations! From the start, the owner was great to deal with, very friendly and accommodating. The house was just as charming. It was as if we were visiting a friend or relative with how cozy and comfortable we felt. My daughter and I biked the trails in the neighboring Wildlife Refuge, I would highly recommend! We spent one day in VA Beach, which involved going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (also a treat.. highly recommend) Spent one afternoon in Cape Charles town beach and pier, and another in Kiptopeke State Park (nice bay beach and great crabbing) but, mostly we relaxed in this beautiful home and caught up on family time.. as soon as it was time to leave, I wished we had booked a longer stay. Truly a Home Away From Home!

The Keffer Family

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Refuge

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and had a wonderful time in Cape Charles. The house is charming and beautiful, located on a quiet country road. Every room is clean, comfortable and thoughtfully planned for an enjoyable stay. It is an easy drive to many points of interests without being right on top of everything. We went into Norfolk one day and also drove up to Chincoteague for the day. There is plenty to do with Kiptopeke park nearby. There is fishing & crabbing off the pier and of course the beach, which was never crowded. We rented kayaks one day and paddled out to the WWII boats. The owners were a pleasure to work with and have thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. This property was a perfect fit for our family. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic 4th of July Vacay!

  • 5 of 5

For many years, my family and friends have been staying in Cape Charles for our July 4th vacation week. Although not directly in the town of Cape Charles this year, the owner and accommodations of the Refuge right off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel by far exceeded our expectations. The owner definitely thought about what a renter might need or desire and made it happen with kindness. If your group likes privacy, the Refuge is the perfect place for you. The yard is great for kick and/or wiffle ball games and the driveway is paved for bike riding (in addition to a nearby bike trail for the more adventurous). Hot tub and pool table were bonuses for the week. Bring your own corn hole boards for more recreation-there is plenty of space. The house is also perfect for fishermen, providing plenty of room for cleaning and parking boats. Sunset Beach is right around the corner for beach and bar entertainment; also very close to more beach fun (with a pass provided for the state park) at Kiptopeke and in Cape Charles. All beds and the TV living area furniture are comfy. The house even has its' own dumpster so no worrying about trash pickup day. The AQUA Restaurant, near the town of Cape Charles, is expensive, but fine dining at its best.... couldn't have asked for a better, most delicious last night on vacation with a great area to watch the 4th of July fireworks (on the 5th...). And yes we were able to stay at the Refuge an extra night- thank goodness because you can't do the 4th of July vacation week without fireworks! We had a blast and the owner of the REFUGE is the host with the most for sure. Thanks for an awesome week!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bay Creek Resort and Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sting Rays
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kiptopeke State Park
Car: recommended

The Refuge is the Southern-most house in Cape Charles, less than five minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The house is over 100 years old and stands on a two and a half acre lot. There is plenty of parking for multiple vehicles as well as boats. The front porch has four rocking chairs where you can sip your coffee and watch the sun rise over the trees across the street. There is a hot tub that can accommodate four adults on the enclosed porch. Also provided are an umbrella and beach chairs for the beach and two adult size bicycles for riding the nearby 6 mile bike trail through part of the refuge. Also provided are a few fishing rods and some basic fishing equipment to take advantage of the surf fishing at the State Park 3 miles away.

The three bedrooms are tastefully furnished with new mattresses. The master bedroom is a water bed for the more adventurous.

Hours of entertainment can be had from playing pool on the full-size pool table, playing the various board games provided, watching provided DVDs, or taking advantage of the Dish TV with outdoor and some movie channels.

There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, with a tankless water heater supplying an endless amount of hot water. There is a washer and dryer for your use.

There are two full-sized picnic tables for outdoor eating. There is also a gas grill with a side burner. Hanging on a nearby tree is a hammock.

Our neighbor, on three sides, is the Wildlife Refuge providing abundant natural entertainment. We have seen over forty deer at one time on our two and a half acre lot. Several migratory birds and waterfowl can be seen from the front porch.

THINGS TO DO:

SPORTSMAN: There is fishing, small game hunting, large game hunting, kayaking, boating, bird watching,

There is public beach access, with ample parking in Cape Charles 8 miles away or the State Park 3 miles away. You can swim, fish, collect sea shells, and net crabs. Across Rt. 13 there is Sunset Grille they often have live music or a disc jockey on the weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Cape Charles: Cape Charles Beach boasts an up and coming town with many unique shops and restaurants. There are several events and various things to do throughout the year--Tall Ships at Cape Charles, Annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival, Bay Creek Golf Club is nearby, Fourth of July Celebration with an amazing fireworks display, Annual Seafood Festival, and Kiptopeke State Park.

Eastern Shore, in general, has Wine Tasting and Tours, Concerts, Community Theater, and is loaded with history.

Virginia Beach is 40 miles away, Chincoteague is 67 miles away, and Williamsburg is 80 miles away.

All payments are made to Monty Henderson not on the web site. Contact number is 804-920-4328

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $500

A cleaning fee of $150.00 applies to 4 nights or less.

$500.00 Refundable Security Deposit required to reserve the property. Rental fees due 30 days prior to arrival. All payments are made through Monty Henderson at (804) 920-4328. Credit cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.