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Debbie Campbell

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Amazing home, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Runaway boasts one of the most unique views that the Eastern Shore of Virginia has to offer and all the amenities to make your trip fabulous - kayaks, boats, fishing rods, crab pots, fire pit, name it! Situated on a secluded cove overlooking the Chesapeake, Runaway features a large deck overlooking the cove with a view through to the bay, private pier. In addition to the on-site private pier, we also provide access to a Chesapeake bayfront pier newly constructed in the Fall of 2013. Additionally, enjoy a sandy swimming beach as our guests, both in easy walking distance of Runaway. We have furnished Runaway to be comfortable, interesting and fun. Each room holds wonderful treasures... art by local and regional artists, vintage furniture that makes the 3500 Square Foot Brick Ranch Home feel like a calming step back in time. Kayaks, a jon boat, canoe, and bikes are on site for the enjoyment of our guests.

Extra fun features like a fondue set, crab pots, fishing rods, binoculars, board games, and much more to make your vacation a fun time to rediscover peacefulness and to enjoy all of the wonders of the area. For many more photos and information and links to area attractions visit

When you want to venture a little further, there are wineries, artisan studios, great restaurants, boats for hire for sport-fishing, cruises to the remote barrier islands, nearby boat launches at premiere fishing areas, bird and wildlife refuges and much more (We leave the wonderful local book 'Off Route 13' as a guide along with numerous brochures and maps). In the winter months enjoy the fireplace in the living room and grilling dinner on the deck while watching the moon and stars. Enjoy the 'music' of the wildlife.

• 4 bedrooms including a large bunkroom with twin and queen bed- great for the kids (really nice high thread count bedding)

• family room with TV and DVD player

• large deck and terraced waterfront patio

• spacious living room with fireplace

• large equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave

• laundry room with washer and dryer

• dining room

• central air

• Wi-fi, computer and printer for office needs

• 5 miles from public boat ramp

• Access to a Chesapeake bayfornt pier & sandy swimming beach

The region is recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, truly one of the last large wetland habitats in the world. Amidst the rural atmosphere, discover historical treasures, waterfowl and the sea life supported by the salt waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Find some of the 'Jewels of the Bay' like Tangier Island, Onancock Harbor - bayside, and Seaside - pristine barrier beach islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Runaway is furnished and equipped to be comfortable and fun and is close to many unique attractions including local wineries, the Wachapreague Marina where boat charters are available for seaside day trips to the uninhabited barrier islands and sportfishing, guided kayak adventures, u-pick orchards, the historic small towns like Onancock and Chincoteague, home of Misty of Chincoteague and the annual wild pony swim. Only 1 hour from Norfolk & Virginia Beach, and 4 hours from Washington DC, on a cove of the Chesapeake near Exmore, VA. The Silver Beach area offers many fun activities while providing privacy and seclusion.

In addition to checks and cash we accept credit card payments.

Additional photos of the inside and outside of Runaway are available on our web site

Here are what our guests are saying about Runaway:

Ann B Ocean City .

'My husband and I took our 3 kids to Silver Beach for a mid week get away and we are so glad we did! To see our children get so excited over the simplest things was fantastic. The pier offered a great sanctuary for sitting, relaxing and exploring. The home was extremely clean and very comfortable. The outdoors were lovely and we would love to revisit!'

HAC138539 Silver Spring, MD.

'My family had a wonderful time at Runaway! The house is pleasant, the hosts warm and genuinely thoughtful about every detail. The best part was the kayaking in a safe shallow area suitable for small children to learn about the water. My kids made friends with endless small critters. We felt like we were a million miles away from work and school--a truly relaxing and wonderful vacation!'

Squirrel Fruitland.

'It's a great place...relaxing, yet plenty of interesting things to see and do. The beds were soooo comfortable. Everyone slept well with the salt breeze flowing through the windows at night, The cove was the center of our activities and the three-wheeled bike was in demand. The bed linens were as nice as any luxury hotel and the house is super clean and nice. I wish I could keep the kitchen, the dishes, and other stuff at my house. The art is the finishing touch. It's like being in a little gallery that's just our style.' J&B

Treadwell Maryland

'A lovely setting, nestled on a saltwater cove in the pines. No traffic, no noise except the wind and water lapping at the shore, with simple scenic splendor at every turn. The days were beautiful and sunny, the evenings cool and with a view of a billion stars. And then there were the sunsets. Wow!

The beautifully maintained house itself offers everything in the way of up-to-date conveniences, the beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms inviting, and the hosts rate five stars in my book for their attentiveness, graciousness and friendliness.

Some of the world's best (no exaggeration) seafood is within a fifteen minute drive on the rural roads. Fishing at the cove (right in the back yard) and at the beach (just a 5 minute walk away), with lots of variety, including flounder, striped bass (rockfish), croaker, hardhead, and shark. Crabbing, too, both in the cove and the bay. They even provided poles and tackle!

My stay was only for a long weekend. I wish it could have been longer, but after having experienced this great getaway, it will be on my next visit, which will be in the very near future. Thanks so much for a really memorable and relaxing time! See you soon!'

For more 5-star reviews check us out on HomeAway property #187417

We are a proud member of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Keywords: 3500 Square Foot cottage / home private pier overlooking Chesapeake Bay in secluded waterfront neighborhood with renown sunsets and rural beauty. Boats and bikes included. Fishing & crabbing.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Debbie Campbell

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We both love the water, especially the Chesapeake and enjoy providing our guests with a unique property that reflects the tranquility of the sea.

Bill spent nearly a year renovating Runaway. Debbie did the decorating and enjoys keeping things fresh and new for repeat guests with annual additions to the amenities and decor.

'When getting Runaway ready for our guests, we take into account the attributes that Debbie finds most important when she travels,' says Bill. Guests will find a fabulous kitchen, comfy beds, high end bed linens, art, and a view of the Chesapeake sunset that is unmatched.

Some families have been coming back since the first year that we offered Runaway as a summer rental. They love the additions, but the things they love most are the serenity, the family time, and the crabbing right off the pier.

Bill has chosen the kayaks and is always happy to give a guest a lesson for use of the jon boat and outboard, if needed.

'We are very proud to have a long-standing reputation for a high quality property with 5-star ratings,' says Debbie. We take the positive experience of our guests very seriously.

Debbie Campbell purchased this cottage in 1999

There are no other properties quite like Runaway.

Where it's situated that makes it especially unique. You will not see another sunset like these. What makes it so unique is that it is on a little West-facing cove right off the bay. No oehters in the area provide access to the guest-use pier, newly constructed in the Fall of 2014. You can see through the trees on the far side to the Chesapeake and the horizon.

Another special attribute is the darkness at night. The stargazing is amazing. No lights or buildings to interfere and on a very still night, the moon even reflects off the water.

In the morning, there are always birds fishing in the cove...all kinds...ducks, heron, egrets, and eagles and osprey.

We both remember fondly the summer vacations of our childhoods and Runaway has provided us with the perfect opportunity to provide the perfect getaway for couples of families that will create memories of a lifetime.

We fell in love with Runaway at first sight. Debbie's family has been on the shore for 7 generations and Bill has lived here for over 40 years.

As validated by our reviews, the view from Runaway is unparalleled. Runaway is uniquely positioned on a heavily wooded elevated spot with a site line right through the trees of the bay. There really are no other houses with this same view. It's amazing!

Debbie travels all the time for work, so she knows how to make travel a breeze for our guests and is very particular about the little things like: changing out the pillows frequently, having nice bed linens and salon quality shampoos and conditioners, and providing interesting seasonings and staples in the pantry.

We have paid close attention to equipping the kitchen with great pots and pans, coastal dinnerware, a great solid top self-cleaning convection range, and small appliances to make cooking fun for those who want to eat in.

We've stocked the bunkroom closet with favorite boardgames, and puzzles to encourage old-fashioned fun.

We provide an assortment of boats and bikes for the enjoyment of our guests. There is nothing like a paddle out of the cove into the creek and to the Chesapeake (for the more adventurous).

A bike ride along Kellam Dr. (where our small cottage is) provides a completely different experience at sunset.

All of our guests find something special about Runaway to love, but one of the top favorites is the crab pots that we provide and catching fresh crabs right off the pier and bringing them up and cooking them fresh in the steamer.

As members of the ESVA Chamber of Commerce, we are also always happy to pick up brochures and send them in advance of a guest's arrival so that they already know what the area has to offer when they arrive. Our web site is another valuable resource - with links to all sorts of information about our home and the area.

Come, enjoy, and fall in love with Runaway and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
average rating of 4.804878 based on 41 reviews
Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
(410) 860-0893
Silver Beach Eastern Shore Virginia
West Bloomfield, Michigan

Runaway is wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
My husband & I do alot of business travel so for us to not stay in a hotel is a real vacation! Runaway provided the perfect place for us to relax from our normal hectic lives! I was able to read several books and enjoy the beautiful water view on the deck. We would regularly sit on the dock in the evening to enjoy the sunset....just beautiful! And the many eagles flying provided great entertainment. The house was extremely well equipped to view nature - 2 binoculars so I did not have to share with my husband! The inside was very clean & offered all the comforts of home with the well stocked kitchen! The bicycles were super as we enjoyed using them for several outings! Loved the Exmore Diner and the Mason Beach U-pick orchard - picked 5 pounds of blueberries! We will definitely look forward to our next relaxing trip to Runaway!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have really enjoyed sharing the treasures of the Chesapeake with vacationers from all over the country. It's fun to see what our visitors like best. A meal at the Exmore Diner is like taking a trip back in time... and a real favorite. There are so many interesting "off the beaten path" things to do. Fall and winter are also great seasons at Runaway with non-prime season discounts.
Helpful votes: 13/13
Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
(410) 860-0893
Silver Beach Eastern Shore Virginia
Princess Anne,Maryland,USA

Ultimate Chesapeake Bay Destination

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I would love to live in this beautiful home! Where to start? Everything was perfect!
The home was just like home only better, we didn't need a thing except fresh food and drinks. Absolutely everything we needed was there and many extras like water toys,cook out grills and of course the best views of the Bay and magnificent sunsets.
The bedrooms are done in exceptional taste, bathrooms large and fully stocked, so many areas in this home from the formal dining room to the sitting area with lovely views.
A short drive from the main highway with specialty shops and big box stores, but an Oasis all to itself. Looking forward to our next visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
(410) 860-0893
Silver Beach Eastern Shore Virginia
Belin Md.


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
(410) 860-0893
Silver Beach Eastern Shore Virginia
New York, NY

A getaway paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Runaway was the perfect getaway for a warm and sunny vacation for a family with kids. We loved the cozy and eclectic decor of this four bedroom home right on the water. The kitchen was stocked with everything that we needed to enjoy our meals either outside on the deck overlooking the water, or in the spacious dining room. Biking along the country roads, and going to the beach were relaxing and welcome outings. We also enjoyed journeying further south for an amazing day trip over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel to the Norflolk Botanical Gardens. Runaway has a little bit for everyone; parents, grandparents, and children. We hope that our travels will one day include a trip back to Runaway.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Chesapeake Bay Memories of a Lifetime-GREAT 5 STAR REVIEWS!
(410) 860-0893
Silver Beach Eastern Shore Virginia

Great family vacation!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thanks Debbie, you were a great host. Having you close to the rental was great. We had a very relaxing time at your place. The kayaks and bikes were a great addition, we used them daily, and the kids loved catching the crabs right at the back door, that was very fun for them and the adults as well. The home is in great shape and was very roomy, even for the five of us. The kitchen was well stocked and the view off the back deck was superb, lots of wildlife. All in all a great trip for us. Debbie, thanks so much for the soft shell crabs going out the door, they were great the next day and continued our vacation a just a little bit longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Exmore Diner
"An authentic family owned diner with fresh local comfort food. From the milkshakes and grea..."
El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
"Authentic and family owned. Eat in or carry out."
Yellow Duck Bakery Cafe
"What a great way to start a Saturday morning. Eat in or carry out. Fresh muffins, soups, s..."
Food Lion
"The Exmore Food Lion is close and has a good assortment of reasonably priced food and staple..."
Blue Crow Antique Mall
"Great can wonder for hours or just pop in. They also have nice beach theme dis..."
Quail Cove Farms, Inc.
"Put Quail Cove at the top of your list at the beginning of the week and have fabulous fresh ..."
Kiptopeke State Park
"A fabulous and well kept state park with a waterway leading to the Chesapeake. Walk the tra..."
Eastern Shore Outfitters
"If you need tackle of fishing gear during your stay this is a great resource."
Blarney Stone Pub
"Great food, friendly local owners and staff. A traditional pub...enjoy the food, decor, and..."
Island House Restaurant
"The Island House has decent well priced food and often has entertainment. It is located at ..."
Wachapreague Marina LLC
"A fun time for boaters and fishermen. You can rent a small motor boat and explore the inlan..."
Tangier Island Cruises
"Take the boat across to Tangier Island for the day. Walk or bike the Island, learn about th..."
Barrier Islands Center
"Tour the museum for free, learn about the history of the barrier islands, and visit the gift..."
Chatham Vineyards
"Pack a picnic and enjoy a nice lunch with a bottle of your favorite wine from the tasting room."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Norfolk (ORF)
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Cape May/Lewis
Nearest Train
160 Miles
WIlmington DE / Wash DC/Baltimore (MD)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Rt. 13 / Rt. 183
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Silver Beach
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Bay Creek
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Exmore Diner
Car: necessary

A very quiet and secluded area of the Chesapeake watershed; shopping and restaurants are in small nearby towns (many are historic areas); many small museums; abundant refuges and wildlife sanctuaries and related activities; chartered sport fishing & bayside fishing; boat tours to Tangier Island; boat excursions from Wachapreague to the Barrier Islands (wildlife refuge areas); web links available for these attractions and area festivals and events. Many featured on our site

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Silver Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2014 - May 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2014
May 24 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2014/15
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Arrangements can be made for up to 4 payments upon request. Two and three night minimum stays are billed at the nightly rate. Inquire about rates for four through six night stays as the billing software does not automatically calculate them correctly.

Cancellation Policy

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Silver Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telescope
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Main bath is tile with tub and shower. Plenty of nice towells, salon quality shampoo, blow dryer, first aid kit, and soap is provided. Half bath off kitchen with sink and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 (AKA the 'bunkroom') - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Privately located on the North end of the house.
  • Master 1 queen bed bamboo memory! Nice high bed so that you can see the morning light across the water when you awake in the morning, beautiful quilts and unique works of art add to the character of the room. Large closet & 6-drawer dresser, ceiling fan & lamp; ac., Double Beds (1) double bed in each of 2 bedrooms. One faces water and has a memory foam mattress for very restful sleep, nicely decorated in nautical theme, large closet & lamp; 5-drawer chest of drawers, cd player, ceiling fan (plus central air); the other faces the yard and features vintage furniture, original art, nice closet, new firm mattress and box spring will be perfect for the sleeper who prefers a firm mattress., 'Bunk room' has 1queen & 1 twin bed & great water view. This room can be easily seen/monitored from the family room so it is perfect for kids. Family room has 1 full-size futon. We pride ourselves on providing very high quality bed linens, great beds, and frequently replaced pillows & spares.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Canoe
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Motorboat
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
Private pier on property and additional pier for guest use on Chesapeake Bay; access to small community bay front beach as guest; public boat ramp 5 miles; 4 kayaks with vests and paddles; bikes; brick patio area overlooking creek and across to the Chesapeake Bay; board games, playing cards and fun 'stuff' for kids including binoculars for bird watching.
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