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Secluded Waterfront Cottage Near Chesapeake Bay for 2 - Kayak Pool Crab Canoe

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cottage On A Secluded Saltwater Peninsula On VA's Eastern Shore

Enjoy a peaceful vacation any time of the year on our private and secluded waterfront peninsula on a hill overlooking a tidal saltwater creek, where crabbing, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing await you. Conveniently located between Cape Charles and Onancock, two of our most popular towns. You'll likely spot great blue herons, osprey, egrets, bald eagles, deer or wild turkey. Our one bedroom cottage sleeps two (sorry, no smokers) and features a great room, bedroom with queen bed, bath with shower, walk in closet, laundry room and front porch overlooking the water. Catch blue crabs or try for a fish off the dock, enjoy our inground pool (seasonal), or use our kayaks and canoe to explore the cove and marshes. Bring your own motorboat and use the boat ramp just four miles away for Chesapeake Bay fishing (no license required if fishing from the Morley's Wharf dock). Bike or walk down the dead end road at the end of our driveway or venture out to one of several recommended hiking trails. The fall season brings lovely colors, and occasionally we get snowed in during winter months, a real treat! Our modern cottage features a comfortable queen size bed; bathroom with shower; robes, toiletries, beach towels, ceiling fans, free WiFi, A/C, Satellite TV-DVD, CD/radio with bluetooth and USB charging ports. In the morning, enjoy coffee on the porch or the dock overlooking our tranquil view. Our coastal decor includes locally-designed dinnerware decorated with blue crabs. We have a fully-loaded kitchen where you can steam your own crabs and prepare all meals. The cottage also has lots of board games, DVDs, CDs and a washer/dryer. Great front porch with tables and chairs to enjoy the water view, along with a charcoal grill (we supply charcoal). We also have an herb garden by the cottage. SORRY but no pets. Feel free to enjoy our swimming pool, open top kayaks and a canoe, along with crabbing off the dock and several outdoor table areas. Fishing gear if needed. We have safety vests, beach towels, small cooler, beach chairs and umbrella etc. We will be glad to teach you how to catch, cook and eat crabs, or kayak. Our typical summertime guest experience involves us helping you catch crabs, teaching you how to cook the crabs, and working together (frequently) to pick out the meat. Jim will be thrilled to tell you how to make crab cakes! We are usually around, so feel free to ask questions or join us for a chat on the porch. Our location is so secluded that most of our guests don't want to leave once they get here. The dead end paved road by our driveway has very little traffic and is great for biking or hiking. We are eight miles from U.S. Route 13, the major north-south thoroughfare on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Virginia Beach is an hour south, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. We are off the beaten track, about half an hour north of Cape Charles where there's a public sandy beach, and an hour south of Chincoteague and Assateague Island, where the wild ponies roam. We are pleased to offer restaurant and tourism information, or lessons in crabbing, kayaking or fishing. We are located just five minutes from YMCA Camp Silver Beach and eight miles from Exmore where there is a grocery store, liquor store and a pharmacy. Restaurant recommendations are 10-22 miles away. We have an award-winning local winery (Chatham Vineyards), a huge antique mall (Blue Crow Antique Mall) and many quaint and charming villages for you to explore.

Rates listed include our local and state taxes of 10.3%. Rates are generally lower from fall through spring. Once you have confirmed your stay, we will send you helpful information. No smoking. We request that you do not go into the woods or fields surrounding our property due to poison ivy, ticks, chiggers etc.

More Details

Pamela Barefoot
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Pamela Barefoot

We decided to share our secluded waterfront property with travelers who seek peace, nature and privacy. We're located on a waterfront cove off a larger saltwater creek leading to the Chesapeake Bay. In 1985, we founded a nationally-known specialty food business on the Shore called Blue Crab Bay Co. We enjoy crabbing (we'll teach you how), boating, fishing, and out by our pool in the summer. Crabbing is always great from our dock during summer months, while fishing is best in the fall. One November we caught quite a few red drum from our dock, along with my 22" speckled trout! You may use our kayaks and canoe for fun within our cove. For longer distances, rental kayaks can be delivered. We enjoy camping in our Winnebago View, and we have a full hookup available if you need to park a small RV by the cottage. When we travel, we seek privacy, great fishing opportunities and a chance to make new friends. We've fished in Alaska, Chile, Scotland, New Zealand, Costa Rica, British Columbia, Bimini and many other spots (including a cargo ship in French Polynesia!) and would love to swap fishing stories with you.

Pamela Barefoot purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Pamela Barefoot chose Exmore

Once you get here, it is unlikely you'll want to leave if you enjoy solitude and nature! We're here if you need advice on things to see, restaurants, etc. We'll even loan you an egg or help you make crab cakes! Our cottage is fully equipped for cooking, we even have spices available, along with an herb garden! Really, all you need to bring is clothing (we have bathrobes and extra jackets) and food/beverages (we supply coffee, tea, spices and condiments).

What makes this cottage unique

We are in the proverbial middle of nowhere. If you want to sit back, relax and not hear any traffic, this is the place.


Exmore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Make sure you let us know an ETA for arrival as we retire early.
  • Only use plastic or paper around swimming pool; keep cottage door closed due to insects and wildlife.
  • Follow the checkout instructions for leaving the premises tidy at departure.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has pedestal sink, toilet, shower with seat, toiletries, hair dryer, towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom features a queen sized bed with memory foam, extra sheets, blankets, alarm clock, USB charging station, walk in closet with robes, beach towels; laundry room with washer/dryer; kayak and canoe life vests; ice chests, satellite TV and DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Secluded Waterfront Cottage Near Chesapeake Bay for 2 - Kayak Pool Crab Canoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts in a great location. I would highly recommend staying. Pam and Jim really go the extra mile with those special touches that make a vacation memorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Enjoyed your visit....
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Baytop Cottage is a very comfortable and pleasant place. Pam and Jim are extremely generous hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The setting is lovely and the Cottage well stocked with many extras. Jim’s muffins were delicious and we enjoyed chatting with both. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shenandoah Valley Virginia

A Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at Baytop Cottage. The owners thought of everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed seeing lots of wildlife...deer, turkey, great blue herons, osprey building their nest, bald eagles, hawks and even a yellow rumped warbler. A very special place and we can't wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We could not have been happier

  • 5 of 5

It was cold and rainy but we still had a great time. Pam is very focused on making sure your stay is exactly as you want it to be, whether that's a quite cozy stay to yourselves or a fun time making new friends (Pam and Jim are truly great folks). She has everything to make your stay as carefree as possible, from fresh jams to muffins to all your kitchen cooking needs. We will without a doubt be going back this summer and have told many friends about this lil jem. Make sure you visit the great couple of great seafood restaurants a short drive from here.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice having you visit during a winter month! Glad you had a nice little get-a-way and we'd love to see you again someday. Pam, Jim & Bella
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Orange, VA

Little piece of heaven on the Chesapeake Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Baytop Cottage. Pam and Jim were excellent hosts and made our stay comfortable, fun and worry free. The cottage is lovely and well appointed with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed the pool, the dock, kayaking and the beautiful scenery. Baytop Cottage is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pam and Jim were super hosts and the cottage is filled with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and care-free. This is a little hidden gem with quaint towns nearby, lovely ocean beaches, great seafood dinners and Captain Dan's wild pony pontoon boat trip. We hope to come back and visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We're within 45 minutes of Chincoteague and Assateague Island, where the wild ponies roam on the beach. Cape Charles is about half an hour south, featuring interesting shops, restaurants and a public saltwater beach on the Chesapeake. Quaint Onancock is 22 miles north and has lots of restaurants and unique shops. Chatham Vineyards is 20 minutes away and you can also take advantage of their kayak winery tour. Many people get to our property and never leave while they're here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Two adults only. No smoking. No pets. Not recommended for children. We will accept one night rentals for a $25.00 cleaning fee. This will be rebated to you if you return for a stay of two or more nights.

NOTE: If you have a Class B or C RV, for $35 additional per day with cottage rental you can park it by the cottage and use our full hookup (water, electricity, sewer).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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