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Find unspoiled natural beauty, slower pace and genuine southern hospitality...

Fran Gunnarsson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Fran Gunnarsson

Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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Find unspoiled natural beauty, slower pace and genuine southern hospitality...

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Cape Charles Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Private master suite w/balcony. Sleeps 6

If getting away from it all is what you desire, consider this; The Eastern Shore of Virginia is considered one of the last pristine coastal wilderness zones left on the east coast. Here you can wade in the warm, shallow waters of the Chesapeake in search of conch shells. Bike along the paved trails of Kiptopeke. Fish or crab from the local docks. Marvel at the beauty and intricacy of the turn-of-the-century architecture. Play 18 holes of golf at the Signature Arnold Palmer Golf Club. Stroll through the specialty shops of downtown Cape Charles. Enjoy the quiet solitude of nature as you kayak through the marshes and in lands. Take an eco-tour and discover the wonder and beauty of the longest stretch of natural coastline on the entire eastern seaboard. Watch the sun set over the bay. The unspoiled natural beauty, slower pace and genuine southern hospitality of Virginia's Eastern Shore just may cause you to reconsider your definition of the word vacation. There is a beautiful feeling here in Cape Charles, a leave-your-cares-behind attitude that simply cannot be described. You have to experience it for yourself. Be sure to bring your boat, as parking is included! See 'How to have the perfect vacation' video at the bottom of this page!

Last Minute Reservations: Last minute reservations are often difficult to arrange. Please try to make your reservation request a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Additional Information: Although families are always welcome, this home in not child safe and may not be suitable for families with young children. Rate quoted is for a maximum occupancy of 6. Occupancy above 6 may incur additional charges. Rate does not include a $350 security deposit.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Fran Gunnarsson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Fran Gunnarsson

We first found Cape Charles in 1997 and fell in love. We returned several times and each time became more convinced we needed a part of this unique little town. In 2003 we finally took the plunge.

One day, we will retire here. In the mean time, we'll play whenever we can.

Fran Gunnarsson purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Fran Gunnarsson chose Cape Charles

We try very hard to make this feel like home. We provide lots of those 'little extras'.

What makes this townhome unique

Nature doesn't get much closer ~ at least not with these amenities!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Find unspoiled natural beauty, slower pace and genuine southern hospitality...
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay with your family!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Fran for opening up your home to us! Everything was great. I was surprised how well appointed it was, aside from the normal amenities there were even bikes in the garage, crabbing supplies, beach toys, umbrellas, you name it! The rooms were perfect, everyone was extremely happy and comfortable. One of the nicest things about the vacation home is that it is very quiet at night and the neighbors are quite friendly. In addition, the proximity to the Kiptopeke State Park and the beach is priceless! I would highly recommend staying here with your family if you would like the perfect relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Enjoyed our stay in great condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo was great. My wife's only 'complaint' was the upstairs bedroom suite (very large room, bathroom, walk-in closet) wasn't noise isolated from the downstairs enough. She goes to be earlier than the rest of us.

The beach was very nice, especially for younger children with the gentle slope.

Cape Charles was a little disappointing, but seems to be trying to make a comeback. I wish I would have checked out the golf courses before the last day! I don't think I would have had room in car for clubs, but could have rented some. Both courses look fantastic. One and Arnold Palmer and the other a Jack Nickalaus.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely townhome. Memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a vacation spot that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then Kiptopeke is the place for you! Fran has made her townhome a warm and relaxing place to spend a week. We felt at home there the minute we walked in. It is just as it looks in the pictures, with all the comforts of home.

We enjoyed the state park right down the road. The beach was uncrowded and the people there were so friendly. We also tried our hand at crabbing for the first time and had a great time! We visited Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. Chincoteague Island was very enjoyable and the beach there was beautiful. We went to Baltimore Harbor and walked the Boardwalk for hours and then enjoyed a fireworks show before we headed back to Cape Charles. We ended our vacation by taking a sunset cruise on The American Rover. It was one of the most enjoyable things we have done in a very long time.

We booked our rental at the last minute and Fran made sure everything went very smoothly. She is very easy to work with and we had many friendly conversations over the phone. It was one of the easiest vacations we have ever planned.

Thank you Fran for sharing your lovely townhome with us. We had a great time and we have memories that will last a lifetime. I would recommend Kiptopeke and Fran's townhome to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely enjoyed staying in this spacious and comfortable vacation home! The owner, Fran, is very easy to communicate with, and does an excellent job of making her guests feel "at home." The property literally sits at the entrance to Kiptopeke Park, where we were able to bike to the beach every day to watch the sunrise and sunsets! The property is also very convenient to many other locations and we enjoyed numerous day trips to places like: Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, Chincoteague Island and Chesapeake Beach which is just on the other side of the Chesapeake bridge/tunnel. We spent time in the charming town of Cape Charles, which offers a wonderful, quiet beach and fun shops to browse in. Make sure you get the chance to have lunch or dinner at "Aqua." When we were planning our trip, other reviews summed this property up perfectly: it offers many things to, or nothing to do at all depending on what you are looking for in your vacation. One thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed! Thank you, Fran, for a wonderful family vacation and memories that will last for a very long time!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Hanover, MD
5

Great Vacation Spot! Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Cape Charles proved to be a perfect family getaway. Kiptopeke State Park (very close to the house) was a treasure...with hiking, fishing/crabbing, a playground and a lovely stretch of sandy beach with calm surf that our young children could play in safely. The house itself was comfortable, clean and well stocked with all the comforts of home...including bikes, games and even a crab pot to steam the crabs we caught! The neighbors were friendly and the house location was convenient to the major roads so spending the day in Virginia Beach was a breeze. I'd highly recommend this location and this rental home!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent vacation rental! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Fran, for offering such a wonderful vacation rental! Your home was exactly as described and as depicted in the pictures. We loved the location directly at the entrance of Kiptopeke State Park. The neighborhood is awesome and your neighbors are very friendly. We enjoyed the quiet and safety of the neighborhood, considering that our seven-year-old twin boys always want to be outside! They were able to play in the back/side yard without us having to worry about traffic, etc.

Your home had all of the amenities we needed and then some! We appreciate your attention to detail, making our stay enjoyable, such as the games, toys, DVD's, linens, beach goodies and the internet. Your home was fully stocked and very clean. The porch swing was a family favorite!

Being 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel allowed us to take several day trips to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens & Norfolk. We loved the beach at Kiptopeke; it was relatively shallow and our boys loved being able to go out far in the water. Fishing off the pier was lots of fun, we caught crab, sting rays and robin fish! We enjoyed our fishing trip on Miss Jennifer as well, where we brought home lots of croakers!The folks who cleaned them even delivered them to our door!

You made the rental process easy and we appreciate your availability and responsiveness. Thank you for renting your home and for the great memories. We hope to be back soon!

Michelle from PA

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary

Your vacation home destination is just outside Kiptopeke State Park, just minutes to the beach, walking & bike trails and boat launch. Bring your boat, as parking is available. Kiptopeke, one of the nations best state parks, offers 540 acres of coastal wonderland and is a major causeway for migratory birds. Be sure to check out the weekly programs.

We are 6 miles south of historic Cape Charles, with shopping, restaurants and antiquing. Just 3 miles south you'll find the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, known as one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World. For those who crave a little excitement just head across the bridge and in just 45 minutes you'll find yourself in downtown Virginia Beach. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday during the summer. If you have a larger group and are looking for two rentals close in proximity, check out Property 217615. You will be right next to each other!

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, museums

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Cape Charles Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Peak
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85.00
Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes July 4 - 11 is a premium week and $200 will be added to the standard weekly fee.
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Amenities

Cape Charles Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath has jacuzzi tub with separate shower and double sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is very large. The master bath offers separate shower and jacuzzi tub. There is also a private balcony, perfect for star gazing!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that while families with children are always welcome, this home is not child proof and may not be suitable for younger children.

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