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1898 Spacious and Gracious Retreat to an Earlier Era

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Comfort/space/calm ; historically renovated 4 BR, 4 BA; large porch/deck/yard

All-modern amenities housed in a beautifully renovated 1898 Princess Anne house with 12-foot ceilings throughout. It has the space and ambience of an older era, and the functionality of today; filled with super-comfortable furniture and lots of art. The wrap-around porch with wicker furniture and an old-fashioned glider lead into the large entry foyer. To the left, the living room has comfortable chairs, sofa, bookcases, and armoire with TV and stereo. Continuing to the rear of the house through large pocket doors, the second parlor has comfortable chairs and sofa, desk, and dresser filled with puzzles. It has a full bath attached. Next door, a large dining room is furnished with dining table (expandable with leaves to twelve people), two sideboards, and a china cabinet; extra dishes and tableware are stored here. The gracious chandelier is on a dimmer to create a great ambience. The dining room connects by way of a pass-through to the open and colorful fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. A counter at the pass-through holds drinkware, a bar sink, and a smaller TV. The laundry room is attached to the kitchen, with washer and dryer and utility sink. Off the kitchen is an enclosed porch with extra refrigerator, leading to the back deck, which has a patio table and six chairs plus umbrella. The open yard is shaded by a magnolia tree. There is a hammock and a small outdoor fireplace available. Upstairs: The master bedroom at the front of the house has its own master bath with two sinks and a tiled shower, and a queen-sized bed, two dressers, and vanity. Next to that is bedroom two, with twin beds, a vanity, dresser, and armoire. Bedroom three has a queen bed, and two dressers. There is a hall bath with shower down the hall. Bedroom four at the back of the house has a queen bed, and its own bath, with linen closet and bathtub/shower. Across from the hall bath is the door to the upstairs "sleeping" porch, which looks into our magnolia tree, and has some lounging chairs.

Julia Stone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Julia Stone

We love Cape Charles. We love old houses.

Julia Stone purchased this house in 2003

Why Julia Stone chose Cape Charles

This house has been our haven and our gathering place.

What makes this house unique

We have loved bringing this house back to much of its original beauty, and worked to have our renovations qualified for historic recognition. Our furnishings are inspired by an older period, but are intended to be as comfortable as possible for modern tastes.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , with linen closet and vanity
    master bedroom bath - toilet , shower , double sinks
    upstairs hall bath - toilet , shower
    north bedroom bath - toilet , tub , shower , with linen closet and tub
  • main level: full bath off back parlor, with sink, vanity, linen closet, shower; upper level: full bath with shower and double sinks in master bedroom; full bath in hallway with shower; full bath with bathtub and linen closet off of north bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • North bedroom - 1 queen , armoire, ensuite bathroom with tub and linen closet
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , two dressers, vanity, ensuite double-sink bath w/shower
    East bedroom - 1 queen , with two dressers; shares hall bath w/shower
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , armoire, desk, dresser; shares hall bath w/shower
  • Pack'n'Play baby bed available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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1898 Spacious and Gracious Retreat to an Earlier Era
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

This is a WONDERFUL house.

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could ask for in a vacation home. It's spacious so you don't have to be "with everyone else" all the time. It's comfortable and beautiful. We especially loved the kitchen and spent most of our time there sitting around the huge table or in the comfy chair, listening to music, eating, or talking into the wee hours. I can't compliment this house enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciative review. You GOT it about this beautiful comfortable house. We love it that it worked for you. Please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this beautiful home! The house is very clean, totally equipped with everything you need from kitchen utensils to beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and all. Loved sitting having coffee on the front porch watching the humming birds feeding on the Lantana. Centrally located easy walk or bike ride to everything in town. Lots of space with two parlors, 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. We look forward to our next stay here! Julie is a dream to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious (yet cozy), wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation in Cape Charles, VA. Our first visit to this little town could not have been more pleasant. From the large front porch for relaxing after beach days, to the well-equipped kitchen for family breakfasts, this home was perfect! We could not have asked for a more perfect fit for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an AMAZING place!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family cannot say enough great things about this property! It literally fit our family to a T! So many things to offer! 4 beds 4baths! Kitchen was so well stocked with oils, spices, and even things such as foil and plastic wrap! Trashbags,dish soap, even laundry detergent were already there! Absolutely loved the big comfy chair in the was great for hanging out while drinking your morning coffee! Front porch, side porch, back deck and upstairs sleeping porch what more could a family ask for?!? All of the furnishings in the two living spaces were super comfy and great for lounging on a lazy afternoon! This amazing house also provided super nice beach chairs, beach umbrellas and a rolling beach cooler! Bikes and kayaks were also free when booking this beautiful house which was a plus! This house also provided puzzles and card games not to mention paint and crayons for the little kids traveling with us! Hammock and fire pit in the backyard were also a plus oh and a grill! This house has been updated but in a way that kept the charm of the old town feel! This beautiful house took us back in time with its beautiful hardwood floors and gorgeous trim! If you are looking for a home to rent that represents the old town charm of Cape Charles this one is it! Our family would definitely rent this gorgeous house again without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home. Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a beautiful neighborhood. It is an updated Victorian home which combines the original features (high ceilings, pocket doors, beautiful molding) with modern updates. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with lots of extras I wouldn't expect. There are a wealth of choices of places to hang out and talk; upstairs porch, downstairs porches, kitchen, two living rooms. The owner was a pleasure to work with, and the one mechanical glitch we encountered was dealt with immediately. The house is within walking distance of the beach, although it would be a long walk if you were carrying lots of things or had small children. There is free parking on the street next that runs along the beach (you climb over a slight dune to get to the beach, so you don't have to see the road/cars while you are on the beach.) We stayed four nights, but could have easily enjoyed a much longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is fabulous! The beauty, spaciousness, and style ensured pampering of guests in luxury!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this home and immediately were impressed with its grandeur. It made our vacation the best! All the rooms were large, and the home was meticulously spotless. We especially enjoyed the large kit hen and dining room. All the rooms were spectacular. We highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Onancock, Virginia
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bay Creek Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape Charles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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