|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Silver Beach Cove is a sanctuary from the workaday world! Settle in to a relaxing stay in this lovely three bedroom, two and-a-half bath house (and outdoor shower!) All rooms have vaulted ceilings, and gorgeous views!
Nestled on a secluded cove, we are surrounded by woods and farmland. Bay breezes and nature embrace you on the wrap-around screen porch and back deck. Living areas center around a river rock gas fireplace. Enjoy your coffeecake while watching trees rustle and egrets fishing for their breakfast. Just outside are fresh herbs growing to supply your gourmet needs.
The master bedroom suite has a queen-sized bed and a soaking tub under garden windows. Other sleeping spaces include another queen bed in the second BR, and a double in the third BR. Extra sheets, pillows, and quilts are provided.
Extra-wide doorways and all-one-level floor plan accomodate wheelchair use gracefully. Your well-mannered pet is welcome, and a 'petdoor' allows easy access to the screen porch (ask about pet and baby arrangements). Crib, high chair, and stroller are available.
There are many activities and delightful restaurants within a short drive from Silver Beach Cove (we'll leave you a list of our favorites), AND crabbing, biking, and canoe/kayaking equipment provided on site. But we bet you'll just want to settle in-—it is one of the most beautiful, tranquil places on the East Coast!
As two middle-aged teachers, we built this cottage to be our future retirement heaven. Until that time, we rent to folks who turn out to be amazingly similar to us: outdoorsy, like reading more than watching TV, enjoy chatting, padding, and drinking homebrew beer, and LOVE to eat!
Karen Smith purchased this cottage in 2003
When we cross the Cheapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, our stresses are left behind in the city, and years fall away. Eastern Shore has been protected by the CBBT toll, and a slower way of life is here on the Shore. We avoid chain restaurants and instead shop at the many quirky mom&pop places, vegetable stands, seafood-from-an-icechest on the back of a-truck style of life.
Snowy egrets winging down the cove, profound peace, solitude, a feeling of connection with a larger sense of wholeness; giant oak trees and the rippling gold of winter wheat across the front field. Shifting light creates translucent colors 'painted' across the cove at dawn & sunset. Even lightning storms, glimpsed across the Bay, make this an almost magically calming place.
Karen has been great to work with. The home is lovely inside and I love how the house is situated to take advantage of the views. Karen has done a great job compiling info for the area. Along with her personal recommendations. Our stay has been very enjoyable and I love all the extras. Bikes canoes kayak Horse Shoes etc. I do not provide this many extras at my rental due to the intensive labor it requires to maintain them. Great time has been had even enjoyed falling in the cove.
We usually stay in Chincoteague but this year I wanted something a bit different. I worried about the isolated location, but in the end my family (husband and 2 teenagers) raved about my choice of Silver Beach Cove. We had spectacular weather..mild temps, cool bay or sea breezes, plenty of sunshine, every day perfect. We enjoyed the kayak and canoe, the sandbar at the end of the cove (never quite made it across the creek, the wind was too strong). We enjoyed biking the county lanes using all four of the charmingly functional old bikes. Corn and soybeans planted everywhere took me back to my Indiana childhood! We did a trip to a barrier island out of Wachapreague Inn Daytrippers. Had fun beach combing and ocean swimming. Bring bug spray if you visit the sea side. Another day was spent touring historic towns of Onancock and Cape Charles. Two afternoons were spent at Assateague beach and wildlife preserve. I have never seen a better stocked vacation home. We played 3 of the many, many games and laughed our socks off. I was never sure if our rental allowed us access to the nearby Silver Beach community beach, so we didn't try it, but we did bike over to check out the sunsets a few evenings. Anyway, we much prefer ocean to bayside swimming. El Maguey texmex and Exmore diner were our favorite restaurants too, and we liked them better than Aqua in Cape Charles which was 3x the price...Thanks to the The Smiths for making their lovely home available to renters!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the eastern shore and our stay at Silver Beach Cove. Place is as described, definitely away from town. We appreciated the remoteness and spent a couple of days just on the dock, cove, and sandbar. Having the kayak and paddle boards was a definite plus. The cove area is shallow and the tide differential is only a couple of feet. Current was not strong so long as you stay in the cove. Perfect for families with children. We ventured out to Savage Neck Preserve which was a short hike and a beautiful, secluded beach. Loved that recommendation. We purchased the week pass at Assateague National Seashore. It allowed us to enter through both the Virginia and Maryland sides. If you come to see the wild ponies, drive the extra hour north to the Maryland entrance as well, the ponies there roam free and we were able to see them up close(10-20 feet away) and even found them on the beach. In Virginia, they are mostly off in the distance, and are in large fenced areas. The lighthouse is on the Virginia side and is open in the morning and early afternoon. If you are Misty of Chincoteague fans, definitely tour Chincoteague Island, visit the Pony Center and take the scavenger hunt at the Chincoteague History Museum where Misty and Stormy are on display. The docents there were extremely knowledgeable. We picked up shrimp at Tim's on the main road across from Food Lion and were not overly impressed. While they were fresh and delicious, the portions were deceptive. Large shrimp on the top of the bin but he scooped from the bottom and we spent a lot of time peeling and removing heads... All in all,we returned home refreshed, as it should be. Should we find ourselves on the eastern shore again, we would definitely return. Karen was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for a delightful stay.
Charming cottage located on beautiful cove, the perfect place to quietly celebrate a milestone birthday. The owners welcomed us with a bottle of wine from a local winery & chocolates on our pillows. A very nice touch! The home itself had everything we & our dog needed to be comfortable, a vast array of amenities from a well stocked/outfitted kitchen to book cases with a wide array of videos & reading material. We loved the openness of the home & the fireplace in the great room was wonderful considering the chilly weekend. The back of the house has a wide porch, with a screened in area that overlooks the cove. We hoped to be able to take advantage of the kayak & canoe, however, the weather wasn't in our favor. We absolutely plan on coming back so we have that adventure to look forward on our next trip! Thanks so much for sharing your cottage!
Loved the home with all of the extras. Much nicer than a cottage. Everything owner described was true. Owner does everything possible to make you feel welcomed and "at home". Porch and outdoor shower are truly wonderful features. The dock is a great place for extra sunning and dunking your toes in the water.
Very relaxing comfortable home. We spent most of our time outside, even when it rained. Kids caught fish and crabs from dock. Took kayak and canoe out, made smores at the fire in the evening and enjoyed playing family games. We loved one so much, had to buy it on our return home. Our dog was in heaven - loved the water and room to run. We tried the shrimp stand that owner recommended and it was fantastic - wish we could get this at home. We took a day trip to see the ponies and went to a nearby beach. Owners were very helpful and easy to work with. This is a chance to slow down and enjoy just being together.
Crabbing, Canoe and Kayak provided, Fresh Seafood and Produce at roadside stands, Working Artists' Studios nearby, Star-gazing, Vineyards, Wildlife viewing (eagles, hummingbirds!), Antiques, Restaurants (quirky to luxurious), Sightseeing (close to Chincoteague, Tangier Is, Cape Charles, scenic fishing villages & historical sites)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 8 - Nov 1
|refundable pet deposit||$100|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Deposit at time of reservation, remainder due 30 days prior to stay.
Spring (April-May) & Fall (Sept-Oct) $1200/wk, $250/nt;
Winter (Nov-March) $900/wk, 220/nt;
SUMMER RATES (Mem. Day wkend -Labor Day wkend) $1400/wk, $300/nt
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.