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Park Place 2 - both sides available this year! Near park, beach, and shopping!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,240 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stylish 3-bedroom, 1.5 baths, porch + deck duplex by the park, near the beach

This is our 1st year offering BOTH mirror image sides of our vacation rental duplex, 303 and 305 Strawberry Street. We purchased the duplex fall 2014 and completed renovations on this side in the spring 2015. The atmosphere is coastal woods (restful bald cypress tress line the driveway) with contemporary-style kitchen and baths (plus the original claw foot soaking tub that was just refreshed).

Our property is conveniently located at the crossroads of Cape Charles - an easy walk to "downtown", the beach, and across the street from Central Park. The duplex has a covered porch to enjoy your coffee in the morning overlooking the park (east) and a back deck with table/chairs, umbrella and new gas grill (west), overlooking the fenced-in back yard with outdoor shower. Final touches have just been completed on this style-conscious, comfortable, and cozy coastal weekly rental (right side of duplex; both sides available for summer rental). Please take a look at the photos to see the front and back outside, and each room.

Cape Charles is embraced by water on three sides: commercial town harbor and yacht center (south), public beach (west), and marina (north). It's a wonderful setting if you love the water! Park Place is 3 blocks from the beach (Bay Ave.) and 2 blocks from the shops on main street (Mason Ave.). We are a mile from Bay Creek's two signature golf courses by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, with top ratings by Golf Digest. The area promotes eco-tourism opportunities, including kayaking (even kayak/wine-tasting trips to a local winery), fishing off the town pier, hiking, and birding. You can rent jet skis at the harbor, bicycles, and golf carts. The town often has festivals, planned recreational activities for children and adults, and sometimes shows, movies, or live bands in the Park. The Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival in early October - fall weather is great here! A walking Christmas Progressive Dinner tour has been held the Friday after Thanksgiving for close to 20 years. Year-round, Cape Charles has live theater performed by Arts Enter and others at the Palace Theater, art galleries, a Brown Dog ice cream shop, ladies upscale consignment, and beautiful spa to name a few of the attractions in town! We have good eateries and, if you like nostalgia, be sure to stop by the lunch counter at Rayfield's pharmacy at the corner of Mason Ave. and Fig. Street. Cape Charles Medical Center is located on Mason Ave. too. Be sure to park your car by BACKING IN on the new angled parking on Mason Ave. FYI, tickets are being issued (and the speed limit in town is 25 mph).

For those who like buying local, seasonal, organically-grown vegetables and fruit can be purchased at Pickett's Harbor Farms south of town.

This 1925 duplex has beautiful soft light from tall windows and a great dining room to gather. Couples, small groups of friends, and families who want to slow down, go to the beach and the park, and relax in this walk-able small town should feel right at home. The kitchen is well and newly equipped, with upscale dishes and serving pieces if you like to entertain, two coffee makers (one is a French press), electric and stovetop teapots, stainless appliances, and an electric griddle for the times when a big breakfast and pancakes for all is just the right thing (even though you might not make all that food at home)!

Free WiFi internet is provided and a new 40" flat screen TV, blue-ray player and surround sound are in the living room.

Park Place is is adjacent to the park and playground (see photo), and the kitchen has a high chair, or youth chair if the tray is removed, plus children's dishes are provided.

Bedrooms: 1 with a king size bed, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 twin-size beds. The living room sofa is a double futon bed for extra sleeping space. Linens are new!

Some beach items are provided to lighten the load of your travel here (8 beach towels, 6 beach chairs, 1 boogey board, beach umbrella, beach cart, plus 2 fishing poles and crab nets courtesy of a recent guest).

There is a stacking washer-dryer in the kitchen, plus a few DVDs, games, and books in the dining room bookshelf, along with a few toys/puzzles and potty for young children. Bring your DVDs, CDs, and digital music (iPods, etc.) to enjoy on the TV and surround sound system. For dogs approved in advance, a dog bed and bowls are provided too (a $50 pet cleaning fee will be charged). There is an outdoor shower and small, fenced-in back yard.

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Bill Walker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Bill Walker

We chose to move to Cape Charles from the hustle of northern Virginia in 1997, and raised our son here. Cape Charles offers a very nice quality of life, it's like going back in time 40 or 50 years, and has a great mix of people from all over.

Bill Walker purchased this house in 2014

Why Bill Walker chose Eastern Shore

Cape Charles is a lovely town right on the Chesapeake Bay, and just short 45 min. drive from Norfolk International airport, and you don't have to worry about leaving extra time for traffic to make your flight! Park Place is a super location - away from the busy (during the summer) Bay Avenue by the beach, and "downtown" on Mason Ave. - but only an easy walk of 3 blocks from each. Being across the street from the beautiful Central Park - it's great for walking the path any time of day, with a playground for children. When there are concerts and festivals in town, they are often in the park.

What makes this house unique

We updated this property so it would be pleasant for our own family members. It is more than "just a rental" in terms of pleasant surroundings, pretty things, some modern style, and convenience. It's a place we might like to rent ourselves, or have our son live in.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is an old duplex with no insulation between the sides. Please be noise considerate, e.g., dogs must be housebroken and not barkers.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , With Euro style sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub - original (but refeshed)!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Front bedroom - sleeps 2 (double/full bed) Middle/master bedroom - sleeps 2 (king size bed) Back bedroom - sleeps 2 (twin beds)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a great spa (Breezes) on our Strawberry street and the Impact Fitness Gym on Peach Street allows walk-ins for daily fee to use all facilities - free weights, weight machines, spin, and wonderful classes (Total body workouts, Pilates, ab/butt, and thighs - a variety weekly). Great instructor/owner (Jill)! And you can rent golf carts, jet skis, kayaks in town!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Park Place 2 - both sides available this year! Near park, beach, and shopping!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect place to enjoy Cape Charles

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our vacation! It was extremely clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need during our stay. It's a wonderful location; such an easy walk to the bay! We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had all necessary things needed to make our stay comfortable. It was peaceful and relaxing.

We rented Park Place home for 1 week in August and it was one of the best travel decisions we made - we had a fantastic time there. The home is absolutely gorgeous. Spacious, excellent location with a 5 minute walk to the beach and a similar walk to restaurants. Lots of places within driving distance - VA Beach, Norfolk were about 45 min to an hour away (depending on traffic)

The house is extremely spacious and more importantly gives you the feel of "home", not just a rental property. A very warm décor, ( all towels has the color of the different rooms) beautiful pictures , a well stocked kitchen and super comfortable beds and linen.

I loved the outdoor shower.

We will certainly go back if we can! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer 2016 rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this house - a perfect choice for the four of us - kids ages 6 and 8. We love love love the outdoor shower - didn't use the indoor shower at all - looking up at the stars that we don't get to see with all the light pollution where we live - just breathtaking. The house is lovely - had everything we needed - very clean and tidy. Perfect location - close to playground, close to main strip, close to the beach. So many things we love about Cape Charles - the annual festival with clam eating contest, shriners parade and amusement rides, brown dog ice cream, gumball machine at the hardware store. Quiet easy living to restore the spirit and just be together!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came for a week in mid-July with our dog, and our 3 children (all under the age of 3). The house was perfect for our needs: clean, quiet, and simply decorated (fewer things for our kids to get in to!). The house also had a nice outdoor shower out back and was equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals at home. We would take the kids and the dog to the beach (an easy walk) in the early morning, grab breakfast muffins at the coffee shop, come back for naps, and hit up the local library (well stocked with books and toys for small children) and the local ice cream shop in the afternoon. We really enjoyed our time at Cape Charles and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic-- yet fresh and updated

  • 5 of 5

From its ideal location to its wonderful amenities, this is a great place to stay. A mere three blocks from the beach, it's located in the heart of the historic district of this little town that time forgot. Thankfully, the owners didn't forget to update the place with a modern kitchen and comfortable amenities. One of their most brilliant strokes was installing an outdoor shower in the back yard. This keeps sand from getting in the townhouse, and it gives the bather a bright and fresh way to get clean. (You never want to go back to a regular shower after an outdoor shower.)

The house itself was amply sized for our group that maxed out at five adults and two children-- with plenty of living room, dining room, and even deck space. It's not large, but it's enough. The owner has thoughtfully provided many bonuses including a gas grill (with a backup propane tank in the backyard shed in case the first one runs out). Another bonus was a beach cart with six chairs and an umbrella-- plus a fishing pole and a boogie board. The pictures are accurate; this is a really attractive place.

By the way, once you arrive here, you never need to move your car. The commercial district with its ice cream store and other shops is easy walking distance. Ditto for the beach and fishing pier. You don't need to rent a golf cart, but it's pretty amusing to see the locals zipping by in their golf carts.

For about a third of the cost of staying at Virginia Beach and without the 24/7 noise and cars, you can experience a quieter, calmer beach vacation right out of a Norman Rockwell small town.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Ophelia, what a great review!! My wife and I (mostly my wife) did put a lot of thought, effort, and love into our summer rental and it's very nice to have it appreciated. We hope you come back. When you do, remind me that I owe you and your group ice cream at Brown Dog. Thanks! Bill
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Cute and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the town of Cape Charles very much. The rental was perfectly located to walk to town, walk to the beach or walk across the street to the attractive park. We had three nice bedrooms, but only needed the one. (There's lots of space for several guests.) We had our dog with us, and the fenced backyard felt very safe and secure. The internet connection works well. The kitchen had everything we needed to be able to prepare a meal. The home has lots of charm. The homes in Port Charles are all beautiful - we had no idea how many there would be! I fully recommend this rental. The only negative is that the main bath is small; we dealt with it. It's a great place to stay in a beautiful, little town.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norfolk VA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Pub
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Lewes DE
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay Creek Resort
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 13
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cape Charles Coffee Shop
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Jet ski rentals in the Cape Charles harbor
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape Charles
Car: necessary

This is a perfect rental for a beach week for a couple, a few friends, or family with young children. The park is across the street (great for running and walking). The Cape Charles beach has a lot of sand for children to play and, because it fronts the Chesapeake Bay, seldom any breaking waves. Walk to the beach and the main street for shopping, restaurants, bar, gourmet food shop, galleries, antique shop, and spa. No stop lights and little traffic - this is where you can slow down and relax, enjoy the family and/or friends, and have the simpler, slower placed life style of the 50s!


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please review the rental agreement. We want this to be a good experience for both of us!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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