THE DRYDEN HOUSE. YOUR PERFECT WATERFRONT FAMILY VACATION HOME.

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Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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THE DRYDEN HOUSE. YOUR PERFECT WATERFRONT FAMILY VACATION HOME.

Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

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

The Dryden House is available as a weekly private rental after an extensive historical renovation. For 2013 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 commercial and residential 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.

Please let us know of any of your needs.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
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Cape Charles Eastern Shore Virginia
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Spacious bay view home with wrap-around porches.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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
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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969206
+1 800 421-1481
Cape Charles Eastern Shore Virginia
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Fabulous bay view and accommodations

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Dryden House was a great place for two families (7 people) to meet for a recent reunion. All of us love history, nature and cooking, and this spacious, beautifully restored Victorian in Cape Charles, Virginia gave us the opportunity to pursue all those interests. The kitchen was very well appointed for serious cooks and the wraparound porch was the perfect setting for cocktails and conversation. The beach was right across the street and restaurants and shops in walking distance. We also took drives to see the ponies at Chincoteague, a nearby nature preserve and Jamestown. A memorable vacation! Cindy from Louisville
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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969206
+1 800 421-1481
Cape Charles Eastern Shore Virginia
5

Best vacation home on the Cape Charles Boardwalk!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969206
+1 800 421-1481
Cape Charles Eastern Shore Virginia
5

The Dryden House is top notch!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The Dryden House is full of old world charm. This is a home not a house. You can feel it has had a good life and is full of love. We spent Memorial week there. It welcomes you from the moment you open the door. The views from the bedroom are outstanding, to wake up in the morning and look out at the Bay is special. The beds are all so comfortable. The appliances are all first rate. The home is well maintained and very clean. All the furniture is comfortable and fits the home. The home has been renovated and the owners paid close attention to keeping the old details. Looking at the home from the beach I was proud to be staying there. It was especially nice to sit out on the front porch in the evening watch the sunset. The beach is your front yard. You cant get any closer unless you sleep on the beach. We enjoyed walks on the beach in the morning and evening. My son was able to fish on the pier which is only 1 block away. We flew kites on the beach. We antiqued in the town. We had dinner the local restaurants, Kelly's Gingernut Pub, The Shanty and The Gourmet grab n go. The Coffee House was great for breakfast all within walking distance. The Pharmacy has a soda fountain in it to complete a step back in time when things were more simple. The Aqua restaurant is a long walk or short drive away, but well worth the price for that special evening. I will recommend The Dryden House to family and friends and we hope to return again next year.
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The Dryden House. Your perfect waterfront family vacation home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969206
+1 800 421-1481
Cape Charles Eastern Shore Virginia
5

Beautiful beach home - great for families!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is a beautifully restored home in a quaint small VA town. The home is spacious, nicely decorated, comfortable AND clean! The bedrooms are large with comfortable bedding. The kitchen is great and well furnished. We enjoyed cooking though if dining out is preferred, there are plenty of restaurants nearby - some within walking distance. Located a very short walk to a great beach for families. So close, we could go back and forth during the day. The beach is not crowded and the water is perfect for young children - warm with gentle waves. The nearby state park has daily activities for adults and children with miles of trails. Stop in at the park office for the weekly calendar. We had a wonderful time and already discussed staying here again. Our group ranged in age from 2 months to 76 - all had a wonderful time. Highly recommend! Only thing that could be better would be some rockers or a porch swing for the lovely large porch.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street
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 Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub, 2 blocks/KingsCreek Inn 3m

'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.

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Availability & Rates

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season 2013-2014
Mar 1 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,148
4 nights
 
 
Pre Peak
May 3 2014 - Jun 20 2014
$3,377
5 nights
 
 
Peak 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$3,841
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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
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.
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Amenities

Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

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