|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Able to sleep 15 in beds, this home works great for family reunions or for a multi-family get together.
With bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is plenty of room to spread out so everyone can enjoy the place without crowding. There is cable TV in the family room and three bedrooms, a blue-ray player in the family room, and a DVD player in bedroom 4. Bedroom combinations: Bedroom 1 - King, Bedroom 2 - 1 twin trundle and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on the top), Bedroom 3 - 1 Full, Bedroom 4 - 1 full and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on top). Bedroom 5 - 1 queen.
Located only one block from the main street with its shops and eateries there are now a great new pizza place and Brown Dog Ice Cream (ranked among the top ten in the country by Trip Adviser). This is a golf cart friendly town and carts are available for rent at several places as well as beach cruiser bikes. Day trips to Chincoteague and Virginia Beach and even Williamsburg are all doable.
Visit Cape Charles, stay at Life's A Beach and experience one of the best vacations you can have.
This is the second year we have stayed at this property. We loved it so much the first time, we had to come back! There is so much room and we are close to the beach. We really couldn't ask for more from a vacation rental. We now have wonderful memories from our vacation to Cape Charles! Looking forward to another vacation at Life's a Beach next year.
Tracy from Charlottesville Va
6 of us stayed in this house for a week. There aren’t enough good things to say about this property – it is absolutely huge. Not only that, I can honestly say it’s one of the nicest homes in the neighborhood.
There are plasma tvs all over the house. There is a washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, deck with a grill, basically anything and everything you would need for a great vacation.
If you have kids, you will not find a better beach (it’s about 6 blocks away from the house). The water is shallow and you can literally walk about 300 feet in and it still won’t reach above your waste.. My kids absolutely loved it – we went to the beach twice every day.
In addition, there is a very nice library next door with a ton of activities for the little ones as well as a great playground about 2 blocks away.
The town itself is very quiet and the people are extremely nice.
To sum it all up, if you have children and are looking for a nice and quiet vacation – this home is definitely for you!
We had two families stay in this home and there was plenty of space. The pictures definitely make the rooms appear smaller than actual. The dining room was perfect for all 8 of us and could accommodate more. The kitchen was well equipped. The house was clean. We packed light and used the laundry facilities daily.
Our kids were ages four, three and a half, two and 22 months so we opted to drive to the beach since the little legs couldn't happily make the 1/2 mile walk home at the end of the day. We did walk to the library, park/playground and town center.
Opportunities for improvement:
- We were disappointed with the toiletries available in the house since we had to buy hand soap, paper towels/napkins, toilet paper and tissues.
- Large citronella candles or torches would be a great addition to the home as we missed out on evening porch sitting because the bug spray alone just wasn't cutting it.
-We wish there were two queen beds instead of only one in this property.
- There were a lot of flies indoors. We were swatting at them constatntly. Although I doubt this is an issue with the property and is more about being at the beach since we did see our neighbors swatting often too.
The beach was amazingly stress free with the little ones. They had plenty of freedom to roam and still be visible to adults. Even on the weekend it was not crowded at all. They only had to wear their swim vests one morning during high tide. Other times there were enough sand bars they could walk for a long time and be waist deep or less.
We enjoyed the town shops and rental of beach equipment.
We had fabulous (although pricey) seafood at both Aqua and Sting Rays.
The adults did an amazing 2 hour kayak trip through the wildlife refuge with southeast expeditions.
Overall, I highly recommend Cape Charles and this property for a relaxing, laid back and low stress family beach vacation.
Our extended family used this home for a four day adventure in togetherness and had a great time. Everyone was comfortable; we weren't too crowded and the house was lovely. It would benefit from having a few more games/puzzles/books to use while you are there, as I was expecting to find these in the home and we didn't bring much in that dept. But that's a small thing. We enjoyed Cape Charles, even though its Renaissance isn't yet complete. We also spent a great day up in Chincoteague. (Check out Cap'n Barry's for a great boat ride up there). The house is a duplex, and the owners of the next door place were there and were so friendly and helpful to us. That was totally a plus!
This house is so nice and it's HUGE! It would be a great rental for multiple families. The bedroom is so large!! This is an older house that has been totally remodeled and updated. It is so nice inside. There is a nice front porch and a big back deck which is great for hanging out on after a day at the beach. It so convenient to have the beach walking distance - no need to load up the car with sand just walk! It also has several flat screen TVs so you don't have to miss your shows. All and all we loved our stay in this house and plan to go back again!
What an awesome place! We rented for a long weekend with our extended family. It was quiet (even though we have lots of little ones!) and beautifully appointed. The kitchen was well equipped and we really loved our family dinners and game nights around the large dining room table. Lots of room for the kids to play and adults to "chill". My husband loved the nice technology (great tvs, even in bedrooms). We absolutely loved the front porch and steps. An easy walk to the beach or a quick bike. Our family enjoyed running, biking, tennis and the beach. Easy and safe to walk around and enjoy the park, downtown area, library and beach. A great place to stay. We'll be back!
This is a wonderful vacation home. Comfortable, clean and well cared for. It is an extremely friendly location and family friendly town. The area is safe and quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the beach and "downtown". There is plenty of good food available if you don't want to cook in the fully equipped kitchen. There is enough space that 10 of us had our own space while able to be together in the family areas... Very enjoyable. Can't wait to go again!
The Cape Charles Beach is perfect for young families. Never crowded, no big waves, shallow water close in to shore. The fishing pier is free with fishing gear rentals available in town. Jet Ski rentals at the Town Harbor. Great shops and restaurants on the main street one block away. Kiptopeke State Park with a great beach, fishing pier, boat ramps and nature trails only 6 miles away and near the Eastern Shore of Virginia Nation Wildlife Refuge also with trails and bird watching.
Only 1.5 hours north is Chincoteague and the Assateague National Seashore where wild ponies (Misty of Chincoteague) roam.
If you want to spend a day or two with day trips, the Virginia Beach ocean front is a little over 1 hour away with loads of shops and nightlife. Williamsburg and Busch Gardens is 80 miles and the Virginia Aquarium is about 70 minutes away.
Golf: World class Bay Creek golf courses are just 5 minutes away. An hour away in Virginia Beach are numerous other golf courses.