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Luxury Charming Cottage for 2 Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 10 metres from 35ft Bluff overlooking theChesapeake Bay

Front View - Cape Charles, VA Vacation Rental

Cape Charles Vacation Rental

Gorgeous, exclusive, secluded panoramic beach front Cheasapeake Bay sunsets high on a bluff. 185 foot private beach. Just completed construction and remodeling attached by Mediterranean portico to main house. This is a vacationer’s dream, a professional’s paradise. Natural beauty, secluded lot, private beach, and full west sunset panorama. 1 large living/dining/bedroom, large bath with closet, towels and linens fully furnished. Cozy 380 square feet. Air conditioned. Flat screen TV with Direct TV, wireless internet, washer and dryer.

Deluxe features include full bath with shower, 4 ft. closet, Sleep Number queen size bed, built-in desk, built-in full dresser, propane gas fireplace with full mantle, ceiling fan in dining area, and 10' x 20' patio facing the horizon with grill

More Details

Clelia Cardano sheppard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Clelia Cardano sheppard

I am a Plein Air artist, married to John for 37 years, we have 4 grown children. John and I met in Italy were we married and when leaving my country he promised me we would one day have an Italian style house on the water! He kept his promise and designed the house!

Clelia Cardano sheppard purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Clelia Cardano sheppard chose Eastern Shore Virginia

We were looking for a quiet place to do art, bring up our children ( homeschooled them) and be close to family and work.After having lived in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Virginia Beach we finally put our roots down on the Eastern Shore which blew us away for the beauty and peace.

What makes this cottage unique

The most stunning aspect of the Cottage is the view. It is located high up on a bluff so guests feel as if they are on a ship. The cottage is surrounded by park -like grounds that include seasoned plants and flowers , a waterfall over a Koi-fish pond and quiet shaded spots in a secret garden atmosphere. Our guests enjoy swimming boating and beach combing at stone's throw away.


Cape Charles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful View out Sliding Doors of Chesapeake Bay
  • As you walk in the door, you find that this is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for you and your loved one. Breakfast in bed is easy when the kitchen is just a few steps away from a top quality Sleep Number queen size bed with a view of the Chesapeake Bay. Within this single room, you have all the necessities; a fire place, reading space, a small dining table, a state of the art kitchen and access to spacious Mediterranean gardens with access to the beach just far enough to get a good look at the lush greenery. This cozy cottage is the perfect place to begin a life time of love or to rekindle the old flame. Or maybe you are just trying to get away. Enjoy solitude and tranquility on the lower end of the Eastern Shore, one of the last remaining undeveloped areas on the East Coast.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a SPA in Cape Charles, highly recommended Galleries, restaurants, a marina, etc. mainly a newly opened Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio featuring live Entertainment every friday from 6 to 8 PM


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxury Charming Cottage for 2 Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Columbus, OH USA

A quiet and restful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was just what my husband and I wanted (and needed) for our week long vacation. Small but very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Rural setting was perfect for our morning walks; very close to Kiptopeke and Eastern Virginia Shore Nature Reserves. Nice private beach - sandy beach made wading and swimming very easy.

Other plus: beautiful gardens outside the cottage.

This cottage is perfect for two people and a romantic getaway. Also excellent for anyone interested in nature, bird watching, and exploring the villages off Hwy 13.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feed back.We take pride in our cottage and are always delighted to see our guests appreciate the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay.We look forward to repeat visits and new guests come to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Fun Events in Cape Charles @ Historic Palace Theatre September 25 Trbute Michael Jackson Concert in Bucharest October3 An Enchanted Evening...Classics to Broadway
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weekend hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband booked the cottage as a surprise for me and it was wonderful! Beautiful place, nice cottage that is perfect for a nice get away. We loved sitting every morning & evening watching the sunrise & set over the water. The gardens are breathtaking. We enjoyed a quiet weekend and will definitely book again. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest, VA

Beautiful, private little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our five night stay at this lovely little cottage was cut short by one night, but my husband and I certainly enjoyed our time while we were here. The pictures do not show the updated version of the cottage, some of which include a beautiful light blue color to the walls, bookshelves full of books, an upholstered headboard for the queen size bed, and more. The gorgeous view of the bay from the two full glass sliding doors is unbeatable! Unfortunately, the weather was not at its best while we stayed, but looking forward to another time when we can enjoy the beach and outdoor exploring a little more.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

During the 19th century physicians would sometimes prescribe a trip to the, "shore", for their patients in need of rest and relaxation. We were in such need when we arrived at this enchanting, seaside get away. After a brief introduction to our host, we were allowed complete privacy in the cottage, and access to the private beach, the two person kayak, and the medicinal sea breezes!! An added bonus was the feast for our eyes as we watched Bald Eagles gliding along the tree line of the bluff. One flew by with a glistening fish in its talons!

This is a must go to place to be rejuvenated!! Many thanks to the hosts for providing a beautiful setting!

The photos of the interior are a bit dated. The walls are a calming blue, the built in shelves are full of books and the host, an accomplished artist, has many of her pieces displayed on the walls.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. The Pictures Can't Tell the Story

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our almost 4 day stay. The owner was very accommodating to us. The wine was a pleasant surprise as was the view from the bluff. The private beach was just sooooo nice. This was one of the nicest places that we have ever stayed in. Right on the water, private, nearby park and the beautiful tropical setting throughout the property. Thanks Clecia.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to welcome guests to our Butler Bluff cottage on the Chesapeake Bay.We appreciate the feedback, the compliments, the fact that they are enjoying themselves. We do everything we can to make them feel at home and at ease. Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review! We hope to see you all again.
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Hidden Gem! Francesca & Brian Johnston 6/18-6/21

  • 5 of 5

This place was truly a diamond in the ruff. We were not sure what to expect as we were driving there, but it exceeded our expectations. The home is situated on a cliff overlooking the beautiful bay. The landscaping on the property was tropical with bright big palms and flowers everywhere! It felt exotic, like staying on a Caribbean island.

The owners were very nice and very quick to accommodate our needs. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed, including an outdoor grill which came in very handy for when we felt like sitting outside watching the view and enjoying a bite to eat. Overall the place was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure to welcome our guests to our cottage on the Chesapeake Bay.Whenever a new guest arrives we like to go over every detail in preparing for their arrival.We take pride in making sure we have covered every aspect , pulled out the weeds and placed a chilled bottle of wine in the cooler.It gives my husband and I pleasure to share the amazing sunsets, the sea gulls' cries and the peaceful days with our many visitors who discover what a gem the Eastern Shore really is! We are touched by the wonderful messages we read from guests as they leave this corner of Paradise.Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts and comments. Clelia and John Sheppard
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: necessary

Welcome to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, one of the last true rural and remote areas of the East Coast. Come and open your mind and soul to the power of the Chesapeake Bay and escape from reality in our luxury, waterfront, beach access cottage for 2. Rejuvenate your spirit and rekindle your love of life. The Eastern Shore is home to some of the most breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in America. Enjoy some of the best fishing in the world and sit around idly and enjoy the silence


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
high season
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
low season
Sep 6 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and linen fees $60
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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