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Sandy Harbor Cottage - Waterfront, Beach Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3Br, 2Ba, Waterfront With Dock, Private Beach Access, Sleeps 9

Sandy Harbor Cottage is the fun and affordable vacation spot that you have been looking for. With a private dock in your back yard and private community beach access at the end of the road, it doesn't get much better than this. A comfortable master bedroom with a king bed and ensuite bath facing the waterfront sets the stage for fun and relaxation. The next bedroom sports a comfy queen bed, and the third bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed to sleep 3 more with pull out sofa in living area. The screened in porch with barbecue grill facing the water allows for Al fresco dining; maybe on the fish that you caught from the dock? Plenty of seating in the kitchen and dining room allows your group to eat in, upping the value of this already well-priced vacation rental. Only ten minutes from historic Cape Charles and all its fun activities, this home is in the right spot for the right price.

Please note that this first-floor home is NOT wheelchair accessible without a rented ramp which management can arrange for guests to rent and have installed prior to their arrival. However, please also note that although wheelchair-bound persons are welcome, no Architectural ​Provisions​ for the Wheelchair User​s ​ have been made to this home and it is not a home that properly accommodates handicapped persons.

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Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sandy Harbor Cottage's home rules are contained in provisions of the Rental Agreement and the few rules posted in the home and Welcome Fun Book there
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom has a pyramid bunk, twin over full
  • Living area accommodates 2 on the Pullout Futon/Sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Sandy Harbor Cottage - Waterfront, Beach Access
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Awesome location on the Eastern shore - relaxing week on the beach and bay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week at this house on the Eastern Shore. The location is remarkable...a short walk to the community beach which we had mostly to ourselves, 10-15 min from Cape Charles, and the natural beauty off of the dock was amazing. We brought kayaks to explore the creek (caught lots of fish), went crabbing, and spent many hours on the beach. We enjoyed our daily morning coffee on the dock (built-in chairs there were awesome!) and relaxed instantly watching the wildlife and listening to the gentle water sounds. The neighborhood is very quiet but we met many neighbors and felt at home. The house is comfortable and had many baby-friendly amenities (high chair, toys, pack and play) and were very comfortable there with six adults and one baby. The house is nothing fancy and was consistent with the description. Wifi was terrible, as other reviewers have stated, but after chatting with neighbors that may not be a simple issue to fix. I recommend bringing a wifi hotspot or using your phone for a hotspot and bringing old school dvds to avoid streaming video. Also, wifi is in Cape Charles 10-15 away. We are really happy with our week's stay on the Eastern Shore and the wonderful vacation we had here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was decent but needs some Improvements

  • 3 of 5

Our overall stay wasn't bad but I expected more for the price of the rental. I'm a picky person anyways so maybe some of the issues I have won't bother others at all. The good things about the house are the size, location, comfortable beds and plenty off cookware, dishes and linens. All of the appliances worked like they should and the ac was able to keep up during 100+ degree days. There is also a nice grill available to use. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful also. I feel like the house needs some updating/TLC. The master bedroom shower is very small and leaks water pretty bad if you aren't careful where the spray head is pointing. The vinyl flooring is peeling up where the shower door is because of this. The wifi is either extremely slow or non existent. We called the owner or the realtor and they had us reset it but it didn't help. The screened in porch has a large tear in it so bugs can get in and you can't hardly see the water due to trees and brush. It's only a narrow opening to walk on to the dock. The listing also showed to have kayaks but there weren't any. We thought they may be in the garage but there is no access to the garage. The owner said that the kayaks shouldn't be listed and that the garage is used for storage. The last issue is the grass was pretty tall when we arrived and was obviously cut when it was pretty tall the last time due to the piles of grass clippings all over. Like I said, that may not bother some folks but it does me. When you play in the yard with the kids you end up tracking grass every where. Overall I think it has a lot more potential. A few repairs, some TLC and a little more attention to the smaller details would really help this place out. If the price of the rental was cheaper then I don't think some of the things I listed would've been an issue. It's still a great place and my family had a good time which is really all that matters in the end. I just wanted to give my honest opinion on the property so the owner could make improvements if they wanted and future renters would know what to expect. By the way, don't forget bug spray!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge property in quiet rural location

  • 5 of 5

The other reviewers are right, the pictures do not do this property justice - the Cottage is huge, great bedrooms and a lovely open plan lounge dining, kitchen area. Very pleasant small residential neighbourhood (on the site of the Arlington Plantation). The Creek that the jetty sticks out onto is simply beautiful. Wifi connectivity easy and consistent, the kitchen has all you could wish for, a real home from home.

Some of the lounge furnishings could benefit from a make over it is a little tired, but the linens and cleanliness was first rate. Lots of info on local attractions. Only thought to bear in mind - this is in a real quiet location, so this is a true getaway property. Cape Charles is the nearest town, which is a quiet Lake Wobegon kind of place. Perfectly charming.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belmont, PA

Exploring Cape Charles

  • 4 of 5

The house is clean, private and spacious. Very comfortable bed, which I often don't find in a vacation rental. The property manager was friendly and helpful, as were the neighbors with suggestions for local attractions to explore. From the living room, we enjoyed watching the hawks and eagles flying over the bay. Our visits to the Shanty for dinner and Kelly's Gingernut Pub for lunch were memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shoreview, MN

First Rental of Season

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Sandy Harbor Cottage for a week at the end of April/first part of May. The cottage layout is as depicted although some of the furnishings have been replaced with equally suitable ones. We think this was the first rental of the 2014 season and the rental company didn't give it a careful review before we arrived; i.e., missing light bulbs, no internet, and no garage access. We contacted the leasing agent and they took care of all of the issues ASAP. The location is terrific, quiet, rural - away from the busy hub bub of the city. A wonderful place to spent a relaxing vacation. Since there were just the two of us, we had ample room and the king bed was comfortable. The yard and dock is an added plus. Beautiful sunsets from the dock. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this location. Great Family Vaca

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this justice. The house is bigger than it looks from the pictures and from the outside. Loved fishing off of the back pier. Loved having our own little beach to visit. Very close to Virginia Beach, nice day trip, but we spent a majority of our time at this lovely cottage. Neighbors are very friendly. House is very clean and well maintained. I am keeping this property in my favorites.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Lemoin or Doug
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norfolk, VA - ORF
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Lewes, DE
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Bay Creek's Signature Golf Courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Lanford Hwy, Rt. 13
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Community Beach
Car: necessary

There’s so much to do when you rent “Sandy Harbor Cottage” for your vacation, it’s really hard to decide where to begin! Should you start the day with a leisurely stroll along the 10-acre private community beach or just enjoy coffee and croissants on the screened porch overlooking a colorful saltwater inlet from the Chesapeake Bay? Or take time and explore our beautiful Kiptopeke State Park and walk the nature trails with scenic views over looking the Chesapeake Bay, just a few minutes south is our Wild Life Refuge. After that, stroll into the Great Town of Cape Charles and inquire on our Barrier Island or Winery Tours. If its a' water sports day' inquire on Jet ski, boat rentals or a day of Charter Fishing near the Town Harbor. Hard choices we know but sometimes you just have to make them! “Sandy Harbor” is located just across the saltwater inlet from the renowned Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Bay Creek golf courses, so don’t forget to bring your clubs and take a swing into our great Eastern Shore golf. If you love to stroll the beach, canoe, kayak, bike or just simply relax, “Sandy Harbor Cottage” is the perfect vacation rental home for you because it offers not just comfortable furnishings, then again, its a great place to just relax and absorb some serene peace and quiet. Either way, enjoy sand, surf and sunsets every day at Sandy Harbor Cottage waterfront vacation rental home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.3%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.