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Your private beach awaits! Plan your getaway now!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 BR, 2.5 BA, bunk room, and many amenities all on right on the beach

Plan a Spring Getaway or your Summer Vacation now! BayWatch includes a private beach, spectacular water views and a fresh, casual decor! Just 10 minutes from Cape Charles.

This recently-built three level home has unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay. Windows stretch across the bay-side of the house so the view can be enjoyed in the living areas, master bedroom and second bedroom. There isn't a bad seat in the house! We have made an effort to provide every amenity in a well-appointed, comfortable setting. And you can't beat being only steps from a white sand beach!

1st Floor/Main level: 1 queen bedroom, full bath

2nd Floor: Master bedroom with king, bedroom with 2 twins, full bath

Ground Floor: 2 sets of bunk beds, half bath

Towels and 400 thread-count bed linens are provided at the beginning of your stay.

Bring toys! You can kayak, sail, fish, ride bikes, waterski, jet ski, tube, or visit the sandbar that stretches out a few hundred yards from the shore. Relax on the private stretch of beach where you won't see a soul.

If you have a boat, a community ramp in a tidal inlet is only 100 yards away. Or you can use the free, full-service, public boat ramp/marina in Cape Charles. Then drive your boat around to Smith Beach and tie up on one of our pilings. Lots to do or just relax!

There are many spots to enjoy the views, breezes and sunshine. Take a cooler and chair down to the beach and relax on the sand with the bay lapping at your feet. At sunset, sit on our aloha deck overhanging the bluff to take in the gorgeous colors as the sun retreats for another day. You can also lounge on the house-side deck while you put some shrimp on the grill from one of the local seafood markets. If you need a break from the sun or want to make the most of the cooling breezes, perch on the porch--morning, noon or night it's a lovely spot.

Beyond the beach, there are dunes to hike nearby, antiquing, kayak excursions, charter boats, fishing and more. There are also a number of dining options within 15 minutes: Mexican, Southern cooking, seafood, Pub fare, pizza, coffee house/cafe, Chinese carry-out and diners. You can also get seafood from the local seafood market, or prime meats from the local butcher and fix yourself a gourmet meal while you enjoy the views. For your convenience there is a Food Lion, Dollar Store, ABC liquor store and pharmacy nearby.

More Details

Jennifer Lynch
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Jennifer Lynch

After years of renting cottages on Smith Beach, we built his property 6 years ago. Smith Beach and the Eastern Shore is a very special place I have been coming to all my life. My husband and I began bringing our children when they were babies to splash in the warm shallow water and play in the sand. They have grown up coming every summer, bringing friends, enjoying the water, sun and local activities. It is now a family tradition and we hope that you will come and discover what we love so much about Smith Beach and the Eastern Shore of Virginia!

Jennifer Lynch purchased this house in 2010

Why Jennifer Lynch chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Slightly elevated on a bluff, it has the best views on Smith Beach and catches the breeze off the water. With woods to the south and only two neighbors visible, it is extremely private, especially on the beach. Some days you won't see anyone!

What makes this house unique

There aren't many places where your have your own 100 feet of private beach that is safe and quiet for children of all ages, where you have a clean, comfortably furnished and affordable home, and where you face west and enjoy stunning sunsets almost nightly. This combined with the many local activities, seafood and charm of the Easter Shore, makes for a one-of-a-kind retreat any time of year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every detail covered--thank you! Just what we needed. I cannot say enough about the entire house--the colors, textures, sizes, shapes, comfy, all things useful, lovely, beautiful, perfect, etc. Will be back--please stay in business. :) All of you are so talented and everyone who is blessed and lucky to take all of this in for any amount of time is grateful for the skills, effort, vision, and most of all that you share this jewel. Thank you again!
Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Your private beach awaits! Plan your getaway now!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 31 reviews

Comfortable house on fantastic private beach

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a confortable home to have a quiet break, this is the place. All the amenities of home, but tucked along a quaint quiet beach road. The best part is the private beach right on the Chesapeake Bay. The water is so warm and calm. There are crabs and snails and fish to watch. My girls loved snorkeling and seeing the different creatures that came and went with the tide. Fantastic seafood is only 15 min away. Bring some games and relax and have a nice family vacation away from all the noise and distractions.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at Bay Watch with my family :) The private beach was quite pleasant and we were glad we took the jet skies and water tubes. Jennifer, the owner , was very pleasant to deal with and the unit was very accomadating. its a must for anyone going to take time out to visit nearby Brown Dog ice creamery.! YUM

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Quiet Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! What a delight to find this home for rent just when we needed a weekend getaway! It was just the girls for the weekend and boy did we enjoy this lovely home. Well kept, clean, and stocked with everything you need! The rooms were cozy and had that beachy feel to them! The views from the upstairs bedrooms over the bay were spectacular! And of course our own private beach! The water was just right for getting our toes wet! My 9 year old daughter was delighted to play in the calm waters of the bay. A perfect quiet getaway for all ages!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rave review! Girls weekends are the best and I am glad that BayWatch made yours such a wonderful time. I hope you will come again!
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Family friendly and well-equipped!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay over Memorial Day weekend. The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for cooking, relaxing, playing, and sleeping. We spent most of our time on the beach, and the sandbar was magic. We snorkeled and watched snails and crabs (including the cutest hermit crabs!) make their way across sand. Perfect swimming for small children. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed in the house. Sounds like you made the most of the beach and Bay! I hope you will come again. Thank you! ~Jennifer
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Lovely bayfront property

  • 5 of 5

My family of five plus a toddler of two stayed for a weekend at Jennifers home for a family wedding. The place was comfortably furnished with everything you could possibly need. Three bedrooms plus four bunkbeds, two and a half baths. Jennifer has even provided videos, books & toys for childrens entertainment. The private beach was a plus, along with two decks to enjoy the views.

Cape Charles is a wonderful little town close by with lots of quaint little shops, and a variety of restaurants.

Jennifer was very pleasant and accomadating to deal with. I would diffinetly stay again at Baywatch

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, beautiful views, nicely furnished and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Although this house is more in Eastville than Cape Charles the drive to Cape Charles is an easy one. The location on the bay more than makes up for the drive to Cape Charles. The clear shallow water was warm and fun to play in. Kayaking to the large sand bar and collecting shells was fantastic and we enjoyed watching the birds dive for fish from our window. Everything we needed was there and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cell service is very limited.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Deborah! Our house is definitely in Eastville. I'm sorry if that was not clear on Homeaway. You are right that Cape Charles is just a short drive so you get the best of both worlds--private beach and nearby shopping and restaurants. I'm glad you had a good time and made it out to the sandbar--there's nothing like it! It would be nice to have better cell phone coverage (it is good some days and not others, which we can't control), but in the meantime, it is a great place to unplug! Thanks for staying at BayWatch! Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Baycreek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 13 Lankford Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Don Valerio's
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Car: necessary

Smith Beach is located in Eastville, VA on the southern-most tip of the Eastern Shore, known for it quiet beauty and access to both the bay and ocean. Smith Beach is a private beach on the Chesapeake Bay where you can enjoy every water sport and gorgeous sunsets. Dotted with cottages, you can swim, sail, kayak, motor boat, fish, bird-watch, walk in nearby dune reserve, or just relax on the fine sand. You can also visit Cape Charles just 10 minutes away with restaurants, a full-service marina, fishing pier, public beach, shops and bike rentals. There you will also find Bay Creek Resort and Club with signature golf courses from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and a world-class marina offering access to the bay and the ocean. Kiptopeke State Park is 15 minutes to the south. Travel 30 min. north to charming Onancock with much to do. Chincoteague is less than an hour away--the perfect day trip to see the wild ponies and other attractions. You can also cross the bridge-tunnel to Virginia Beach (45 min) and all it has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall-Winter 2016-17
Oct 22 2016 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact owner for weekly rates in Spring and Fall.
Rental rate is all inclusive of bed and bath linens, cleaning, taxes,and processing fee. It DOES NOT include a refundable security deposit of $500. Payments can also be made trough PayPal or by check. Contact the owner for details.

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:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , second floor
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outside
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , ground level
  • Bath towels provided. Ground level half bath is ideal from those quick breaks when you're on the beach! Just through the door there's is an enclosed outside shower. There nothing like showering in the fresh air and sunshine. It is also a great way to wash the sand off yourself and kids. A spacious 6'x6' enclosed space, there is plenty of room to hang your towel and clothes and they won't get wet!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd flloor
  • All our high quality beds are made up with luxurious 400 thread count linens. On the ground level, there is a bunk room with two sets of bunk beds--great for kids! You can bring sleeping bags and we also provide sheets, pillows and comforters if you want to make them up.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Shallow water extends a long way and is ideal for young children. You can enjoy the beach while they make sand castles, hunt for shells or chase seagulls. There are two pilings in the water in front of our property for tying up your boat. A free community boat ramp is approx. 100 yds down the street. There is room on our property to park your trailer. The kitchen has all amenities. Washer and dryer are located on the ground level. There is a landline phone for local calls and it has free long distance since cell phone coverage can be spotty. Chairs are provided for the Lido Deck (porch), but you will need your own beach chairs.

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