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Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

The Great Escape to Cape Escape

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Take a fun and relaxing break in this exciting 4 bedroom retreat with gorgeous Chesapeake Bay views! You'll enjoy the upscale casual elegance of this bright, cheerful West Indies style home decorated with quality furnishings and tasteful appointments. This sunny home is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia across the Chesapeake Bay from Virginia Beach. Cook to your heart's delight in a gourmet kitchen, grill on the deck or walk to the Marina and dine inside or out at the Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery. The top level 'sky room' is a great place to enjoy the views, read, or watch TV and is complete with a wet bar, refrigerator and large screen HD TV. If a 4th bedroom is needed, there is a very comfortable pull-out queen sofa here. Two expansive porches invite outdoor relaxation, sunbathing and casual dining. The lower porch has a 'rain escape' system which allows dry enjoyment even in the rain! The Great Room has comfortable seating, a game table and large screen HD TV. Table games and cards are available along with a nice selection of books. And last but not least, take a short stroll along the beach.

The house is located in Bay Creek Marina within walking distance of the beach, restaurant and marina. There are two championship golf courses (Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer) in town with great golf packages. An olympic-size pool and tennis are yours to enjoy on the golf side of Bay-Creek, a short 5 minute drive. Several restaurants offer the options of fine dining to very casual. Boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, jet skiing, antiquing, horseback riding, eco tours and Bay cruises will fill your days along with relaxing on the Marina's private beach just steps away from the front door -- or chill out inside and relish your escape to the comforts and amenities provided at 'Cape Escape'.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cape Charles Vacation Rentals (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

My sister, Barbara, and I own this house together. We are both real estate agents with very few weekends off but when they come along, this is one of our favorite ways to spend them. Our families were even more excited when we bought the house since they have more free time to play than we do. We furnished and decorated the house ourselves (which is a hobby for both of us) and had a great time doing it and love finding ways to make it better each time we have a guest. Everyone says we have the nicest house in Cape Charles! We love to think so, and hope you will too.

Cape Charles Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2005

Why Cape Charles Vacation Rentals chose Eastern Shore Virginia

We went exploring on a rainy Easter weekend looking for a great place to escape to on occasion as well as a good investment. We discovered the charming historic town of Cape Charles and were so impressed with the development of the Bay Creek Resort and all it's amenities that we had to jump in with both feet. It took us about 20 minutes to make that decision!

What makes this house unique

You can spend the day golfing or boating or antiquing or just chill out on the beach or read a good book on the deck. We've tried out the great restaurants but love 'Aqua' which is in the Marina. Kelly's Pub on the 'main drag' of Cape Charles is a great casual hang out too, and the food is good! The town of Cape Charles is small and quite charming and takes you away from the 'workaday world' and all its stresses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you want a relaxing time at the beach, this is the place for you. It is a great place for the kids and the adults. The house is beautiful and so convenient to the beach, the pool, and an awesome small town where you can get the best seafood and shop for wonderful treasures. My family loved our weekend and are planning to return next year for a week. Debi from Virginia
Aug 2013
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based on 16 traveler reviews

The Great Escape to Cape Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Northern Virginia

Always perfect, great escape indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here numerous times since 2008. First time back with kids. House is set up great for everyone to have their own space, but also to be together. Teens LOVED the observatory on the third floor, which has great views of the bay ( sunset, especially ) and very comfortable couches. Toddler was well contained on main floor ( we brought our baby yard gates ), but also enjoyed so much open space to run and explore. House is truly appointed as you would want your own to be. The pictures are absolutely accurate - this house is as pretty in person as the pictures appear. The kitchen has everything you need and then some, along with quantities that don't require the dishwasher to be run after every meal. The bedrooms are spacious and beautiful with soft sheets ( how many rentals have you stayed in with scratchy, budget linens? Not this place!! ). When the weather is warmer, there is plenty of pool/beach gear - no need to fill up your vehicle with sand toys, towels, or chairs. Driving there via Route 50 East/ 13 South is a great scenic tour of the MD/VA Eastern Shore, and avoids the craziness of I-95/I-64 ( adds maybe 30 minutes overall, but far less stress ). We drove past NASA Wallops Island and went to Chincoteague National Park on our way home.

The owners are gracious to work with, and give you insight as to what to do while here. We walked the downtown beach, had facials ( Breezes Day Spa ), horseback riding ( this was the highlight of the trip for the preteen - went two days in a row! ), and just enjoyed being able to wind down. We did venture to Virginia Beach for the day, which is close enough (a little under an hour, on the engineering marvel Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel ) for a day trip. Easy drive to and from, and happy to come back from the hustle and bustle to the quaint serenity of Cape Charles.

I am already plotting how to make a summer visit happen:)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, Relaxing and Highly Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Great Escape to the Cape Escape home for Thanksgiving, and it was the best experience we could have hoped for! The house was big enough for everyone to spread out, and cozy enough for all of us to be together on the main floor. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, and we had lots of restaurants to choose from in the area when we got tired of leftovers. The house was also immaculate; literally sparking clean from top to bottom. I've never rented a house so carefully cared for! Also, for any questions we had, management was readily available, even though it was a holiday weekend. We will definitely consider the Great Escape again -- maybe for the summer! Thanks for a memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville TN

More than expected! Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time during our vacation at the Great Escape in Cape Charles. The house was amazing and exceeded our expectations! It was spacious, beautifully decorated, ideally located and exceptionally clean! We will certainly be back as this was one of the most relaxing vacations we've had in some time. Be sure to walk to the water (just a few steps from the house) to catch an amazing sunset!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Virginia

We were pleasantly suprised!

  • 5 of 5

Not that we expected an unclean, small, undesirable home... Yet the home owners did surprise us with a wonderful welcome basket of goodies from a local store plus up-scale toiletries in every bathroom. The home is beautiful and comfortable with gorgeous views of the water and sunsets. We found the local people to be very friendly and relaxed. We were happy to stay at Cape Escape and learn more about Cape Charles.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hope To Be Back !

  • 5 of 5

Hi Pat,

I (Melissa) just want to say thank you for this wonderful home! We have rented a few different homes, and are often disappointed. Before we get to a home I usually prepare myself to expect it to be not as nice as it looks online. Your home is even better than it looks online. Not only is it beautiful, but it is so well stocked with things we need. That is another area that is often disappointing in a a vacation rental. We have a large family and I love to cook, so it is so nice to have everything I need! It is obvious that you have considered what you would for want for your own family in a vacation home......beach towels, laundry soap, beautiful decor, etc.. Thank you for taking the extra time to make it a relaxing vacation for others! We are here to make memories with our children. I'm sure they will always talk about this wonderful home. I wish you could have heard the "ooohs & aahs" from them when we walked in! :) We will be enjoying the beach with them today. (which is in easy walking distance !) Thank you also for the lovely gift basket.

Many blessings to you -

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

Great House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here the week leading up to July 4. House is wonderful. Spacious. Very well equipped. Great master bathroom. Top notch appliances etc. Nice extra touches -- welcome basket, beach towels; beach chairs and umbrellas in garage for guest use. Short stroll to little beach on bay. Very quiet. Cape Charles is VERY low-key. Only 45 minutes to Va Beach for beach town action/waves etc. Deposit returned timely.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Oyster Farm Eatery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bay Creek Resort
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Oyster Farm Eatery
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Community Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
4 Kings Bay Dr.
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Accidental Damage Insura $39 + Tax
Linens $60 + Tax
Administration Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

You must cancel more than 45 days prior to check in for full refund. You will be charged an administrative fee of 100.00

One half is due with the reservation, the balance is due 45 days prior to check in.
There is a 4% service fee added on if you pay by credit card.
Additional fees may apply: cleaning, linens, damage insurance, credit card service fees, sales and transient occupancy taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Two separate sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in master bedroom and Flamingo Room / Bedroom 2, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in Room-with-A-View / Bedroom 3, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable queen pull-out-sofa in the Sky Bedroom LoftRoom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Skyroom with wet bar, covered porch, 2 large screen HD TV's and 3 flat screen TV's, ceiling fans in great room, skyroom & all bedrooms. Two very large porches, lower one is covered and upper is open and great for sunbathing. Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels provided.

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