About the property
- Cottage700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4, next door to our Peach Cottage
On Virginia's pristine Eastern Shore, only 17 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, this charming & private bayfront village will exceed all your vacation expectations. Sandy beach & swimming are only steps & unbelievable sunsets!! Away-from-it-all, yet not too far off the beaten path.
Area & Property Details, Purple Cottage: Charming and updated 2 bedroom cottage on the Chesapeake Bay, barely 10 miles from historic Cape Charles with its new & amazing Nicholas/Palmer Golf Courses. Only 17 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, so convenient to Virginia Beach and yet a world away. Smith Beach is a unique, private family community with sandy beach and a community boat ramp and dock just steps from the purple cottage. Enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and just plain Relaxing--what a splendid idea!! Do Nothing for a real change of pace. A 3 mile car ride takes you to fine dining at the Eastville Inn. A pleasant 30-40 minute ride north will bring you to Onancock with its many art galleries, cultural events, and restaurants. A bit further north, find the famous Chincoteague ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.
Activities & Attractions: Boating of all types abounds. Trailer your own boat or jet-ski, wave runner, or load your kayaks on top of your car, and they will see a lot of use at Smith Beach. The community boat ramp (steps from the cottage) is at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and a creek area know as 'The Gulf.' So there is quiet water for novice and/or young kayakers/canoers. The fishing is unsurpassed!! Kiptopeke State Park is nearby for hiking, nature walks, birdwatching, etc. Shop and enjoy the casual to elegant dining options in nearby Cape Charles (10 miles south) or Onancock (30 miles north). Visit Chincoteague Island's (50 miles north) famous ponies and go on the nature walk and enjoy Chincoteague's abundance of tourist/souvenir shops and restaurants. As the eastern shore peninsula area is only 10 miles across & is between the Chesapeake and the ocean, the area is easily explored by car & scenic water/nature vistas are everywhere apparent.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
I live in southern Delaware and fell in love with Smith Beach when I discovered it in 2008.
Mark purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Mark chose Northampton County
This is one of three of our cottages, we also own properties 138011 and 164040.
What makes this Cottage unique
We can accomodate family reuniouns up to 14 people using all three of our cottages.
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the cottage was excellent. great location to the beach and other attractions
this was just as it was said. the beach was great and at times we were the only ones on the beach. very quiet and peaceful. beautiful sunsets and the water was where you could just walk out for a ways and still be in shallow waters. Cape Charles was very nice and we enjoyed eating at the Shanty. we will most likely be back again. Mark is really great to work with
Thanks Steve and we hope to see you again next year.
Charming Beach Cottage
We absolutely loved our stay. The house is just as described. The beach was ideal for our toddler, mostly because the water was shallow and calm. We loved watching the crabs (so many kinds!), fish, and birds. We spent most of our time on the beach (so close to the house!), but Cape Charles was fun to explore during the hottest part of the day. We hope to come back!
Thank you and we hope you will visit us again in Smith Beach! Mark
very nice little house
This little house has everything you need for a pleasant vacation. The rooms are well modeled and very clean. Mark is very responsive regarding to questions.
Thank you very much and we hope you will visit us again in Smith Beach.
Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Short walk to beach, plenty of room, everything worked, great location, extremely helpful owner. Highly recommend.
Thank you and we hope to see you again next year!
Quiet, relaxing getaway!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Purple Cottage. Nice quiet area with pretty beaches to sit and relax! The cottage is comfortably furnished and perfect for just 'kicking back'! Mark was very responsive to all of our questions.
Thank you very much and we hope you can come back and visit Smith Beach again in the future.
A nice & relaxing stay!
The perfect quiet getaway with a lovely beach - would definitely come back again. Mark is a very kind and considerate owner and a pleasure to talk to. If you are looking to get away from it all, definitely stay at one of his cottages!
Thank you and we hope you can come visit us again in Smith Beach!
Golf: If golf is your passion, you will love the new Nicklaus and Palmer courses at Bay Creek, Cape Charles, only 10 miles away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
School season rate is $800.00 per month plus utilities with a 3 month minimum stay. School season weekly rate is $700.00 per week based on availability.