Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A step back in time
The history and setting of this property is amazing. You are truly transported back in time in the rooms that are period correct to the early 19th century.
Honest Review - the good and the bad
We were a family of 8 (6 young adults and 2 parents) staying at the property for 4 days. Biggest drawback was there was minimal cell / internet service - 1 bar. We had to make calls/texts from the yard to even connect. If you need wifi connectivity for computers etc, it's not going to happen as 2 of us found out who had jobs we needed to check in on. The furniture and kitchen utensils are dated and the kitchen is very small for food prep. When we arrived the house was extremely musty that we had to open windows to air out. There's central a/c downstairs and ac window units in the bedrooms upstairs but these were not turned on before our arrival which would have helped w/the mustiness given it was the end of July when we were there. There was plenty of room for 8 of us and 3 full baths and one 1/2 bath so no delays showering etc. The grounds outside were lovely, beautifully landscaped. There's a dock if you have kayaks or canoes. It's quiet and plenty of yard for outdoor games and playing - bug spray is recommended for the evenings. We were 30 minutes south of Chincoteague beach which was an easy drive and 40 minutes north of Cape Charles. There was a Giant Grocery Store and Walmart 10 minutes away but not any night life to speak of if you're interested in that. The owner, Mary, was very responsive to any emails and great to work with and I recieved my deposit back within 10 days.
This is a very rural area so cell coverage and broadband are not like what you will find in urban or surburban areas, but we do have working wifi. We are at the mercy of the providers however and if you need to check in at work while vacationing here, I recommend making the 5 minute drive into town to sit in one of the charming coffee shops or bakeries. The "dated" furniture consists of 18th and 19th century antiques, some of which are museum-worthy pieces and complement the historical aspects of the home as advertised on this site. It is true that the kitchen is not large, but we are a family of 11 now and we have been able to prepare large meals and even entertain others without issue while there. We will work to have AC turned on before summer guests' arrival in the future.
The house was awesome and perfectly situated for our family get-together. We came from north and south to experience a different kind of beach trip for our water and outdoor loving family. We loved the quiet, beautifully manicured property and spent many hours enjoying fishing, crabbing, and digging up oysters from the dock and the water. Our youngest was only 7 months and he loved playing with the trees and wiggling his toes in the grass. We ate most meals on the beautiful screened porch. The history of the home was fascinating and was a treat to have access to all the old books. Our 8 year old and even our teenager loved the cool room with games and toys. They referred to it as "The Mary Poppins Room". Electronics were all but forgotten. It was a refreshing and relaxing haven that allowed all of us to recharge and reconnect. Thanks for facilitating happy memories with precious family. Will hopefully be back one day.
Just loved the historical feel of every space. We are from an area just out side of Valley Forge PA. My family lived in a stone farm house. 1700- 1800. The size was perfect for all of us, felt like home, and having the water right in the back yard was most relaxing. We all enjoyed the sounds of nature, the smell of the magnolias,and the peacefulness. We just loved it, sitting and telling stories remembering times shared, games played. We had a wedding at a local winery, the wine was wonderful!!! Yeah Chatham. Some of us had dinner at a local restaurant in town, and the crab cake dinner was delicious. Love, love, loved it. My family went home rested and happy, smiling at the pass and enjoyed making new memories, wonderful. Thank You Sycamore Bend.
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Those are many of the same reasons we loved growing up here. Thank you.
Nice historic home
There were three of us who stayed at Sycamore Bend. We were just there for a quick overnight stay. The house is a wonderful waterfront historic home located just minutes from Onancock. When I had questions, the owner was quick to respond. The home was tidy and ready for our arrival. We arrived after dark and locating the front door key was a bit of a challenge but we eventually figured it out. If you have a large group, this is the house for you.
Great historic house
We were a group of 10 staying at the house for a cycling event. It was comfortable and spacious, and beautiful. We were fascinated by the historic books and photo albums. It was a truly special experience. We had a few minor hiccups, but that just happens some times. The host was extremely quick and helpful in her responses. We would absolutely rent again!