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Southern-Most House in Cape Charles Surrounded by Wildlife Refuge, Near Beach.

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House view from the street with rocking chairs-morning sun, afternoon shade

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Last updated: 12/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 with new mattresses. 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 grand children when everybody comes in. You are welcome to use them if needed. 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. See if anything is ripe in the small garden and help yourself.
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 you will need and paper products for your stay as well as canned goods, frozen pizzas etc. Just in case you are running late one night and you don’t feel like going back out. There will be a list of some of our favorite places to eat with prices and hours.
THINGS TO DO:
SPORTSMAN:
FISHING: There is shore fishing nearby at the Sunset Beach Resort across Rt.13 .There is public beach access, with ample parking, about a quarter of a mile away. You can swim, fish, collect sea shells, and net crabs. The Sunset Grille is also located at this beach and has live music as well as a disc jockey on the weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
There is also shore fishing at the 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 State Park to the left of the fishing dock area. Crab nets are provided and you simply wade the shore line and scoop them up. (They are fast) Late summer is the best time and I like the areas near the nets to the left. Good Luck


PLEASE clean your catch or game somewhere else.

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.

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.

I will share any locations I know of for the species you are targeting for the time of year you are visiting. I have made some wonderful memories here and I would like for you and your family to have a similar experience. Best of luck!

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.

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.

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/23/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult over 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Waterbed, bedding provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Very comfortable mattress, bedding provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Very comfortable mattress, bedding provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled with granite counter and marble floor...moreless

  • Tankless water heater provides endless hot water. No waiting to take showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Also provided are a couple of quality fishing rods with gear, beach umbrella with two side chairs, crabbing nets, and beach toys for the kids....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are a variety of board games....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air conditioning systems, dual zone ( one for upstairs and one for downstairs )...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are two full size leather sofas and two chairs with ottomans. There is a flat screen with Dish TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking for several vehicles and a couple of boats...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are basic spices, oil, etc. and a case of bottled water for your consumption....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub accommodates four people and is in the enclosed porch....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 1 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
Summer Rates
May 2 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$214
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sunset Grille
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bay Creek Resort and Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sunset Beach

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 lawn chairs for the beach, some beach toys for the kids, 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 Sunset Resort Inn beach.

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, about a quarter of a mile away. You can swim, fish, collect sea shells, and net crabs. The Sunset Grille is also located at this beach and has live music as well as 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.

 

Owner info


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/23/2016

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Photos

  • House view from the street with rocking chairs-morning sun, afternoon shade

    House view from the street with rocking chairs-morning sun, afternoon shade

  • Living room with two full size leather sofas and TV with Dish TV and DVD player

    Living room with two full size leather sofas and TV with Dish TV and DVD player

  • Kitchen eating area with refrigerator

    Kitchen eating area with refrigerator

  • Full size poo table off of kitchen breakfast bar area

    Full size poo table off of kitchen breakfast bar area

  • Downstairs full bath off the game room

    Downstairs full bath off the game room

  • Upland Game Room Guest Room with Queen size bed, dresser and closet

    Upland Game Room Guest Room with Queen size bed, dresser and closet

  • Rocking area in enclosed porch

    Rocking area in enclosed porch

  • Sunrise over Wildlife Refuge across the street as seen from front porch

    Sunrise over Wildlife Refuge across the street as seen from front porch

  • off the beach

    off the beach

  • Side view of the house with driveway, picnic tables and gas grill

    Side view of the house with driveway, picnic tables and gas grill

  • Dining room that can seat 8 comfortably

    Dining room that can seat 8 comfortably

  • Kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and coffee pot.

    Kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and coffee pot.

  • Upstairs full bath

    Upstairs full bath

  • Shore Guest Room with Queen Size bed, dressers and closet

    Shore Guest Room with Queen Size bed, dressers and closet

  • Master with Queen Size Waterbed  with armoire and drawers

    Master with Queen Size Waterbed with armoire and drawers

  • Hot tub for four in enclosed porch

    Hot tub for four in enclosed porch

VRBO #574250

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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