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Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Beach, The Purple Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Mark

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 Eastern Shore Virginia

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.


Cape Charles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath, tub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Linens available for additional $40 fee.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linens available for additional $40 fee.
  • This is a small, 2 bedroom cottage, with the bedrooms separated only by an accordion door. As noted above, there is a Novaform Queen bed in the back bedroom & two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. Many of our guests choose to use this cottage as a 1 bedroom, leaving the divider door open between the 2 rooms. This cottage works well for a couple with one child.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please contact the Owner for additional information.


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Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Beach, The Purple Cottage
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Bethlehem, PA

Purple perfect

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Short walk to beach, plenty of room, everything worked, great location, extremely helpful owner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope to see you again next year! Mark
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Quiet, relaxing getaway!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and we hope you can come back and visit Smith Beach again in the future. Mark
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A nice & relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope you can come visit us again in Smith Beach! Mark
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Bluefield WV

Amazing Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described and Mark waa great to work with regarding the rental. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very close to the beach area. The deck was great for grilling and the kitchen had all the comforts of home. It's just a very short walk (across the one lane street) to the most amazing sunsets on the Eastern Shore. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, the purple cottage on Smith Beach is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope you can visit us again in Smith Beach! Mark
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 6 year old and 6 month old daughters spent a week at the purple house. We loved every minute - hanging out on the beach (the water was so warm and clear!), fishing on the dock and exploring the surrounding areas. WE took day trips to the Aquarium in VA Beach and the Zoo in Norfolk but otherwise spent time near the house. Most times we were the only ones on the beach or fishing. WE were driving home already planning for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your vacation in Smith Beach and look forward to seeing you again next year. Mark
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I initially reserved the Pink Cottage which is much smaller (as I was traveling alone) but Mark upgraded my three-night stay to the purple cabin for a small additional fee. The cabin was awesome - very well maintained and clean. I liked the fact that it has a full size kitchen and laundry. The back deck was nice to sit on in the evenings and I spent most my days lying on the beach - which very few people used. One weekday afternoon, I was completely by myself on the beach.

Mark was a great landlord - he was good about keeping in contact with me and he even offered me an additional free night, but unfortunately I had plans in another state. I would love to rent from him again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and sure hope you can visit us again in Smith Beach!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Cape May/Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bay Creek, Cape Charles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 13, Lankford Hwy
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Smith Beach Community Beach
Car: necessary

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

Cape Charles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
School Season 2017-2018
Sep 3 2017 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Bed Linens (optional) $40

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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