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Serene Bayfront Cottage on Private Beach - Waterfront Beach House

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  • Minimum stay:2-15 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay -- Sleeps 6 with 1.5 bath

Your Private Retreat …..

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation, girls weekend, or just a quiet spot to enjoy the serenity of the Chesapeake Bay----
This is the beach house for you

With an open floor plan this a perfect spot to vacation with family or friends. The warm, lived-in feeling this house provides comes from years of our family truly loving this magical place we call “the shore house”.

Our family has been making memories here for 35 years. We have opened our home to you to share the tranquility of Crystal Beach. Situated at the end of a quiet dead end road, this bay front cottage awaits you. Come escape the crowds and enjoy the private beach right out your front door. Calm shallow waters of the bay make it perfect for launching a kayak or paddle board and for young children to play. Bring your boat or rent one in town. There is a public launch available blocks of the house.

We love the remote feeling this cottage has though it is just a few miles from the charming historic town of Onancock. With its artisans feel, Onancock offers restaurants, galleries, antique shops, bakery, movie theater, boutiques, and quiet streets to stroll.

We invite you to come experience the magic of the shore.

Note: Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday - Sunday

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Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Beach house in at the end of a quiet dead end road. Beach is private and water is shallow and calm. From infants to teens, Crystal Beach is great for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Middle Room .5: 1 queen

    Guests go through to access upstairs, full bath and back BR...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Back room with curtain door...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    upstairs with 360 views, open stairwell, loft . Steep steps....moreless

  • Bedrooms have views to the bay and the marsh from the windows. The upstairs room has 3 steps then a landing then 6 steeper steps to room. Please use handrail. There is no door but half wall around stairwell provides visual privacy. The back bedroom has no door but a curtain provides privacy. And the middle room must be used to access the full bath, back bedroom and upstairs. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    and sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Great place to shower by the bay...moreless

  • Half bath is near the front door in the kitchen/den area. The full bath is through the middle room. Please limit shower times and back to back showers. The septic system is fragile. The shower under the house is encouraged seasonally. Water use doesn't effect the septic and helps with keeping sand out of the cottage....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great place for getting away, going fishing, hunting, writing, crabbing, walking, painting, photographing, sleeping, meditating, praying, clearing your head, sunning, bird watching, sitting on the beach, and more. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV with DVD player. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are several DVD's available for use. Redbox at Foodlion....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    The cottage is just steps from the Chesapeake Bay. You can hear the water lap on the shore at night while you sleep and watch the sunset over the bay from the deck. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Five miles from the town of Onancock, but it feels much farther when you are there. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 8 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Propane gas fireplace. Will warm the kitchen/den area. Please do not leave unattended or on overnight. Seasonally Oct-March....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostat is located in the kitchen/den area. If the fireplace is running the back bedroom will get chilly....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi available...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Available in front of garage and on street in front of cottage. There is room for boat trailer parking, parallel to street beside garage. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels are provided. Guest need to bring beach towels....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place setting for 8 people with dishes that are made for a beach home. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with large countertop bar area and bar stools, gas range, and all the cooking tools needed for creating wonderful meals for your traveling companions....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full sized gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of storage area for all of your groceries. Again, we keep items like cooking oil, sugar, flour and some canned goods. You are welcome to use what is there, and replace based on quantity used....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Our family uses the cottage and we keep condiments, spices and a few staples in the fridge. You are welcome to use what is there. Please replace only if you feel you have used a lot....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    There are deck chairs stored on the enclosed porch. Feel free to put them outside even if not being used. Please return to porch at the end of your stay. Storms pop up quickly on the bay....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $255
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Spring 2017
May 29 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $255
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

2017 Summer Week Rate Sun-Sun
Jun 4 - Aug 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2 Week Special
Aug 6 - Aug 20, 2017
15 night min stay

$2,600
flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$850
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $255
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation to receive a full refund. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within the 30 days of arrival sate, forfeit the advanced payment and reservation deposit. We encourage you to purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance.

Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday to Sunday. Check-in 4:00pm Check-out 10:00am

Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tangier Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13

Car: Necessary

Hang Glide Virginia is located in Onancock. Antiquing, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants are plentiful. Corner Bakery is a must for the doughnut lovers.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1979

About: Build in 1911 and moved from Accomack to Crystal Beach in 1946, Mary and Moe Moran bought this little cottage in 1979. Then it was a 1 room cottage with a small attic and wrap around porches. Located just an hour and a half away from their Virginia Beach home, it was the perfect getaway for them and their three children. After being damaged during hurricane Floyd in 1999, the cottage was raised onto pilings and remodeled. Though most of the original structure is still used. Over the years, the three Moran children have each had children of their own. These three generations have gathered each summer for 'Moran's Cousins Camp'. We come from Virginia Beach, Richmond and Ohio to fish, crab, kayak, swim, and reconnect as a family. Many happy memories have been made here.

Why Onancock, VA, USA:
The Eastern Shore is still an unrealized jewel for the masses. A few of us have figured out that it is a paradise without the crowds--a peaceful getaway.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The views from every window in the house tell the story of why we love Crystal Beach. It is so peaceful and beautiful.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Cottage side view from beach

    Cottage side view from beach

  • Street view.

    Street view.

  • Sunset from deck after a day of kayaking

    Sunset from deck after a day of kayaking

  • Sunset from the deck taken September 2014--doesn't get much better.

    Sunset from the deck taken September 2014--doesn't get much better.

  • Swimming in Abigail Gut

    Swimming in Abigail Gut

  • Dock on Abigail Gut. Cousins Camp paint project.

    Dock on Abigail Gut. Cousins Camp paint project.

  • Den with gas fireplace.

    Den with gas fireplace.

  • Open floor plan

    Open floor plan

  • Middle room, open to back bedroom, full bath, and upstairs.

    Middle room, open to back bedroom, full bath, and upstairs.

  • Upstairs loft bedroom. 
King bed
Open stairwell to middle room.

    Upstairs loft bedroom. King bed Open stairwell to middle room.

  • Bay view from upstairs bedroom

    Bay view from upstairs bedroom

  • Fawn on Crystal Beach Rd near Cottage

    Fawn on Crystal Beach Rd near Cottage

  • View of cottage from the beach

    View of cottage from the beach

  • View from under the cottage

    View from under the cottage

  • Summer sunset.

    Summer sunset.

  •   Bay view sunset from deck

    Bay view sunset from deck

  • walking back from Abigail Gut

    walking back from Abigail Gut

  • Comfortable den with plenty of seating and bay views.

    Comfortable den with plenty of seating and bay views.

  • Just below the trees is beach and bay.

    Just below the trees is beach and bay.

  • Kitchen with 3 bar stools. Gas stove. Dishwasher. Microwave. And more

    Kitchen with 3 bar stools. Gas stove. Dishwasher. Microwave. And more

  • Back Bedroom. Queen bed.

    Back Bedroom. Queen bed.

  • Upstairs Bedroom- King Bed with view of Abigail Gut

    Upstairs Bedroom- King Bed with view of Abigail Gut

  • The end of a great day

    The end of a great day

VRBO #630033

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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