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Beach Front Historic Home - Two Master BR'S W/King Beds & New Fire Pit

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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms all w/water views (plus attic beds), 3 Baths, Sleeps up to 10 guest

Featured in Real Simple Magazine: "6 Historic Homes You Can Vacation In".

The Dryden House is available as a weekly private rental after an extensive historical renovation. For 2016 we've made more improvements and added an outdoor fire pit, 2nd full size refrigerator and extra bikes to make your stay even more enjoyable.

This 1912 historic private home is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of Arts and Crafts, Victorian and other architecturally elegant homes dating from 1850 to 1915, that display a variety of styles popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size, intact historical details and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town's charming business district.

This three-story beachfront Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and stunning views of the Bay. This home features bay views from almost every room in the home including the kitchen. All second floor bedrooms and the third floor have water views. There are two master bedrooms with king beds and sweeping water views, and Queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom, two full baths on the second floor with a third extra large waterfall shower bathroom on the first floor and a convenient washer and dryer. Additional, outdoor shower with temperature control to wash away the salt and sand.


The large chefs kitchen has new stainless steel high end appliances, including 5 burner gas stove, with electric oven and two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station with Keurig. The over-sized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 10 plus for meals just off the first floor living room and parlor each with fireplaces and flat screen TV/ DVD.

Finished third floor family room with 42' flat screen TV, DVD, soundbar, Showtime, Starz, HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Streaming. Wii with balance board and a good selection of Wii games. There is a good selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full sized foosball table completes the game room for when you're feeling competitive. There is three zone air conditioning to keep you comfortable on those hot days and nights.

The town gazebo and free fishing pier is to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!

We offer concierge services and will be happy to make reservations for dinner, golf, golf cart rentals, eco tours, kayak tours, etc. Ask about local babysitting!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years of age or older to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is the perfect location for young children, right across from the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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  • All rooms have new memory foam mattresses. The 2 twins in bedroom 4 can be converted into a 3rd king bed. The attic has a daybed with trundle, each with a single memory foam mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The house has a gas-fired instant hot water system, so you'll never run out of hot water. The downstairs bathroom has a very large shower area with high-end waterfall shower, perfect for walking in straight from the beach. There is also a convenient temperature controlled outdoor shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please adhere to the 'No Pet policy' Driveway available for off street parking. Cape Charles is Golf Cart friendly. Rentals of carts are available. Please contact us to reserve one for your stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Various books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    Two Blu-Ray players.We also have Amazon Fire TV with subscriptions to Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Showtime, Starz, HBO and more....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball table...moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games for adults and children...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Amazon Fire has apps for Amazon Music, Vevo, TuneIn Radio, I Heart Radio, Spotify and Pandora....moreless

  • Television:

    Three LCD TVs...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of beach toys in the garage...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii with balance board...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii with balance board and games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD library with a large selection of movies for kids and adults....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beach has a long shallow sandbar great for spotting crabs, fish and collecting seashells, which has a gradual slope great for young swimmers....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Located directly on the Chesapeake Bay on the Atlantic Ocean seaboard, house has beach front and boardwalk views perfect for strolls and biking. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Located in a quiet Victorian town within the historic district, near shops, restaurants and the old fashion ice cream parlor just 2 blocks away. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Amazing sunsets located on the town beach and boardwalk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table seats 10 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning on each floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    Storage for all your outdoor equipment. A large selection of beach toys available as well as bikes and scooters...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating on each floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi available throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are included in the cost of the rental...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    Off Street Parking for 4 cars as well as on street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are included in the cost of the rental...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool washer and dryer conveniently located next to the downstairs shower...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig K Cup machine and standard filter coffee maker with gold filter...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large selection of pots & pans, waffle iron, 4 slot toaster, You should have everything for your cooking needs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A large variety of dishes and utensils, so you shouldn't need to bring any with you...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    High-end Maytag stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A well stocked kitchen with high end appliances...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Large Panasonic microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Various condiments, spices, etc are available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge/freezer with filtered water and ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner stainless-steel range with gas stovetop and electric convection oven and side oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles are available....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nicklaus and Palmer courses at Bay Creek, just 2 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front and rear lawn areas with fire pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Weber propane grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Wrap around porch with large cast iron dining table and chairs, recliners and a rocker....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis:

    Two tennis courts at the local park, a five minute walk from the house....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Plenty of beach equipment is available for you to borrow in the garage as well as space to store your own equipment. Wave Runners and Kayaks are available for rent at the town harbor, a 5 mins away....moreless

  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 27 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$304
$2,590
Peak 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$476
$3,863
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$304
$2,590
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$476
$3,863

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Peak Season is rented by the week only.

Will consider renting for 5 days during peak season if the desired time is still available 14 days prior to stay

Weekly rates are all inclusive except for the $500.00 Refundable Security Deposit.

Daily rates do not include cleaning and linen fees, any insurance fees, and an approximately 4% administration fee since they are charged on a per stay basis.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kelly's Gingernut Pub. The Shanty. 2 blocks
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bay Creek Resort. Nicklaus & Palmer courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 13
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kelly's Gingernut Pub, 2 blocks/KingsCreek Inn 3m
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Across the street

'The Dryden House' is a stately victorian home located at the beachfront in Cape Charles. It has been lovingly restored and is now being made available for rent for a second season. The home is conveniently located within walking distance to town shopping and restaurants.

Cape Charles is Golf Cart Friendly so leave the car at the house. Rentals are available on a daily or weekly basis.

If golf is your game, you'll be truly impressed with Bay-Creek's two Signature Courses, designed by Nicklaus and Palmer, both offering fairways bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Kayaking, Horseback riding, Bird watching, Antiquing, Eco tours, Dolphin watching tours, sailing and fishing charters are all available nearby.

 

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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  • The Dryden House

    The Dryden House

  • Comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses in every room

    Comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses in every room

  • Second master with king bed, with views across the bay to the fishing pier

    Second master with king bed, with views across the bay to the fishing pier

  • Spacious modern kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and gas burners

    Spacious modern kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and gas burners

  • Plenty of room in the kitchen with two separate work areas with their own sink

    Plenty of room in the kitchen with two separate work areas with their own sink

  • Large formal dining room with seating for 10

    Large formal dining room with seating for 10

  • Foyer provides a nice airy reading area, with view of the bay

    Foyer provides a nice airy reading area, with view of the bay

  • Wonderful bay views from every room

    Wonderful bay views from every room

  • Walk in from the beach into the large waterfall shower with endless hot water

    Walk in from the beach into the large waterfall shower with endless hot water

  • Dining on the deck, with access to the beach literally a stone's throw away!

    Dining on the deck, with access to the beach literally a stone's throw away!

  • Walk Out Your Front Door To The Beautiful Town Beach & Fishing Pier

    Walk Out Your Front Door To The Beautiful Town Beach & Fishing Pier

  • Tall Ships at Cape Charles Harbor - just a 5 minute stroll away

    Tall Ships at Cape Charles Harbor - just a 5 minute stroll away

  • Master Bedroom with king bed, looking directly out across the bay.

    Master Bedroom with king bed, looking directly out across the bay.

  • Beautiful views across the bay from every bedroom

    Beautiful views across the bay from every bedroom

  • 4th bedroom with queen bed, bay views and its own en-suite bathroom with shower

    4th bedroom with queen bed, bay views and its own en-suite bathroom with shower

  • Beverage station with Keurig as well as standard coffee maker

    Beverage station with Keurig as well as standard coffee maker

  • Comfortable living room with bay views, TV and DVD

    Comfortable living room with bay views, TV and DVD

  • Original wooden pocket doors can be used to provide privacy if needed

    Original wooden pocket doors can be used to provide privacy if needed

  • Attic with daybed, and plenty of entertainment options - Foosball, DVDs, Wii ...

    Attic with daybed, and plenty of entertainment options - Foosball, DVDs, Wii ...

  • Updated bath on second floor with new bath fixtures and original tile floor.

    Updated bath on second floor with new bath fixtures and original tile floor.

  • Side entrance with the bay boardwalk just across the street

    Side entrance with the bay boardwalk just across the street

  • New Fire Pit

    New Fire Pit

  • Take advantage of the town's free fishing pier - just a 5 minute walk away

    Take advantage of the town's free fishing pier - just a 5 minute walk away

  • Cape Charles from the air

    Cape Charles from the air

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