What a wonderful vacation week our family experienced in Cape Charles, Virginia. It started with a no nonsense rental process with George, one of the property owners. The rental fee was all inclusive, no hidden fees or surprise charges. George could not have been more responsive nor more professional in his communication with me.
We rented one half of the wonderful Colonial home. The other half was rented to a family making their 5th straight summer visit to the home, which speaks volumes. Our family of six adults, two children (ages 4 and 6) and our dog found the accommodations to be very clean and frankly exceeded our expectations. Extras such as beach toys, boogie board, four bicycles, backyard picnic area with two grills, outdoor shower and more made our stay so comfortable.
Cape Charles itself made our family feel as though we had stepped back in time to a more relaxed way of life. I realized this area was special when everyone would give you a friendly wave. We walked to everything in town (one block to the beach, two blocks to the park and playground and four blocks to the downtown business area).
The beach was of particular pleasure especially for our two young granddaughters. Because it is located on the bay side of the Eastern Shore, there is very little wave impact to beach goers. No rip tides or hidden currents to be concerned with and at low tide the girls could literally walk some 200 yards away from shore. The sunsets were absolutely gorgeous and perhaps the best attribute was how sparsely crowded the beach was at all times of the day.
Although we cooked most of our meals in the fully furnished kitchen, we did frequent the local ice cream parlor, The Brown Dog, more than once! We also had a very good meal at the Shanty overlooking the Cape Charles harbor. A visit to the local museum gave us a historical perspective on the Eastern Shore and Cape Charles in particular. We have two golfers in the family and the local Palmer and Nicklaus courses were excellent.
Our entire family found Cape Charles and our "home away from home" to be such a relaxing place that we hope to return many times in the future.