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Historic Beach Front Home featured in Real Simple Magazine. 2 King Master BR's

Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Historic Beach Front Home featured in Real Simple Magazine. 2 King Master BR's

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms (plus attic beds), 3 Baths, Sleeps up to 10 guests

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 2015 we've made more improvements and added additional amenities 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 an intact grouping of architecturally significant buildings constructed between 1850 and 1915 that display a variety of styles and types of architectural ornamentation popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size 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 Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and stunning views of the Bay. This beachfront 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 two full baths on the second floor with a third modern full bathroom with waterfall shower 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 kitchen has new stainless steel high end appliances, with 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, 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 conceirge services and will be happy to make reservations for dinner, golf, golf cart rentals, eco tours, kayak tours, etc.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cape Charles Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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Guestbook comments from the manager

I rented The Dryden House for my Louisiana siblings and their spouses (8 total) for my sons wedding to a local Eastern Shore girl. They were immensely impressed with the beauty and comfort of the home, the easy beach access and that wonderful porch where they so enjoyed their morning coffee and late night gatherings. I rented 5 homes in all for friends and family, but The Dryden House is where we would return.

Roz from Austin, Texas
Oct 2013
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Historic Beach Front Home featured in Real Simple Magazine. 2 King Master BR's
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived , The Dryden house was so impressive. The front porch is large and a great place for reading our just relaxing .As we went inside, we were so amazed at the room sizes and all the historical character this home had .The kitchen has very nice space with two separate sinks and cabinets which makes it ideal for more than one family. The house has three bathrooms. One with a rain shower which I loved so much. There is a double staircase leading up to the bedrooms. I thought that was so neat. The bedrooms are so nice and big. The beds were very comfortable and I slept so well.. The master in the front had such amazing views of the bay. Loved the sitting area where I could take it all in. The entertainment room had plenty of books, games, and nice couches for laying back watching television.. Again stunning views .I enjoyed the walks on the beach and the pier. The shops and dining were right around the corner. One of our favorite places to eat was Aqua.. Great views and the food was excellent. We also ate at Shanty and visited the Pharmacy to get one of their huge ice cream sundaes.The" Dryden House" was such a lovely and relaxing home. I would recommend this to anyone looking for that special getaway and relaxation time..

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our October stay at the Dreyden House was fabulous.

My son was married in Cape Charles; a semi destination wedding. Dreyden House was a perfect place for my wife and I, two daughters and their husbands and our 4 grandchildren to stay for a short week.

We all want to come back next year to this very relaxing location and charming and well equipped house. This is a perfect get a way from the city.

It is nice sitting on the porch enjoying quiet and peaceful view of the Chesapeake Bay. Sunsets here are incredible.

The kitchen had everything we needed except food and drinks - pots, pans, coffee maker, blender, spices; plenty of dishes, etc.... everything.

The Air Conditioning was zoned for all three floors and worked very well.

The three full bathrooms provided everything we needed including quick and endless hot water for all. The beds were all very comfortable.

The house was well equipped with games and entertainment for the family.

3 minute walk to the fishing the fishing pier; 5 minute walk to downtown Cape Charles; 5 minute drive to a large grocery store and several options for dining out.

Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better anything. Great location, great view, great house.....choose your option and add a wonderful adjective in front of it! The Dryden house has been restored to beauty and is located in a prime spot right off the beach. My family and I enjoyed a short hop to the beach and beautiful sunset views for our labor day vacation. The kitchen was spacious and the bedrooms were all enormous, providing plenty of room with just enough warmth to welcome visitors. The house itself maintains just enough of that old southern charm to give you a break from the modern day hustle and bustle. The added bonus of the attic play area gave us a good spot for our one year old to run around in without too much worry, allowing us to relax in the evenings and wind down. I would recommend the Dryden house for a small family looking for a getaway or for a large family who needs a large amount of space and plenty of bedrooms. Its the perfect fit!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fantastic Beach Home in Cape Charles

  • 5 of 5

The Dryden House is a gorgeous home directly across from the beach access for Cape Charles and a wonderful place to stay when you visit Cape Charles! We stayed there in June and July 2014 and loved the fact that it was so close to the beach and the pier and just a short walk from the main part of town that includes many fine restaurants and shops. We loved watching the sunsets and hanging out at the beach. We also loved the food and drinks at the Gull Hammock Gourmet Market, Kelly's Pub and Cape Charles Coffee House. It was fun to check out the many flavors of brown dog ice cream that are sold in the store and specially made for other shops. The Dryden House is very spacious and makes you feel at home while you are at the beach. A few minutes after you arrive at this gorgeous property you will truly fall in love with its character and location. Hope we get a chance to stay there again soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully restored home. The kitchen was wonderful and had everything you would need to prepare meals. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the view of the bay was very nice. The beach access is just across the street and the sunsets were picturesque. We had lunch at The Shanty and Rayfield's Pharmacy and the food was very good and people warm and friendly. Everyone enjoyed the hardware store and the other shops along the street. It was so nice that o many things were within walking distance and the weather was so nice. We also enjoyed church services at Trinity UMC. They have a casual service at 8:25 and all are welcome. We had two other couples with us and we truly enjoyed our stay at The Dryden House and making new memories. This is a wonderful home to spend vacation with family and friends. Joe and Beverly Diggs

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Best vacation home on the Cape Charles Boardwalk!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated home. Plenty of chairs on front porch, with outstanding view. Well appointed home with everything you would need when away from home. Kitchen well stocked with appliances and everything needed for cooking. Very comfortable mattresses. We look forward to future visits!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub. The Shanty. 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bay Creek Resort. Nicklaus & Palmer courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub, 2 blocks/KingsCreek Inn 3m
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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, Sail and Fishing charters are all available nearby.


Rates & Availability

From $3,377 Per week

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Peak 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Aug 23 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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
Rate is all inclusive except for the $500.00 Refundable Security Deposit.
One third is due with the reservation.
One third is due 2 months prior to check in and the balance is due 30 days prior to check in.

Please inquire on rates for stays less than a week.
The rates are all inclusive except for the $500.00 REFUNDABLE Security Deposit
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Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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