We rented this place for 5 days on the way through to Cape Charles from DC. We've been to Cape Charles for several years, but REALLY loved this place. The house is everything you need & is perfect for a family, or 2 small families of good friends, as the bunk room can easily sleep 4 kids. 3 good bedrooms, nice sitting area, functional kitchen, counter-high table for 4 plus a kitchen bar, 2 full bathrooms, screened in porch with a table for at least 6, huge side yard, & the top deck...man, the top deck is amazing!
The beach is a 1 minute walk away, & your typical Chesapeake beach. No waves, sandbars, & you can walk out in the bay a good 100 yds. with the water only to your stomach. It's perfect for kids. Not only that, but all week the most people the beach at one time was about 10 people including the 4 of us.
Not only that, but Alice & Sean have you covered. Any & everything you could need for the house & beach are there. Wagon, bikes, 3 kayaks (1 tandem, & 2 nice 14' singles), jackets, floats, drying racks, grill, chairs, & on and on, right down to the tablecloth clips on the outdoor table.
It would also only be fair to mention the limited negatives. Flies. I had to assassinate several on a daily basis, but the house is equipped with a selection of fly-swatting devices (the electric one is kind of fun). We didn't use the grill, but it was close to the house, & had been used. Moving it away helped a little. In talking to neighbors it's a problem around there, so it's nothing about the house. The only other was having to take the trash into town. Not super pleasant, but not totally unbearable. Neighbors have canisters with lids, but I imagine it is a pain dealing with trash & renters, so I'm sure there is a valid reason for the policy. Just make sure to take some in the day before you leave...
Overall this place was better than great, & really close to perfect. My overall rating would be 4.75/5. Small cons you can easily overlook, & so many pros.
Kayaking was awesome - massive creeks were so much fun to paddle & explore. Call Southeast Expeditions if you want a guided tour!
Star-gazing was crazy! On a clear night this was one of the most beautiful sights of the trip. Absolutely incredible to sit on the top deck in the breeze, sip a drink, & totally relax.
Rainy day? No worries. We sat through the outside of Hurricane Arthur and it was still all good. Games, SAT TV, WiFi, and movies are all included. Plenty of reading spaces too.