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The Playhouse - Historic Cape Charles

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Sleeps 6 - 8.

Enjoy this newly renovated Cape Charles single family home. This spunky little house has modern updates while reminding you of the history of Cape Charles. Accommodations include 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, on demand hot water, full sized washer and dryer, dishwasher, central heat and air, and a screened front porch. 540 Jefferson is just a short walk to the local beach, marina, and downtown Cape Charles.

Cape Charles offers a family friendly beach, fishing pier, quaint shops, day spa, and local pub, as well as access to a first class golf course. Impossible not to relax and have a great time here!

More Details

Property Manager
Jen Siegrist, Office Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why Jen Siegrist, Office Manager chose Eastern Shore Virginia

After vacationing for two summers in Cape Charles, we decided this is the place to be. 540 Jefferson was just waiting for some TLC, and after 8 months of renovation, is once again a bright and cheering beach house just waiting to be lived in. Come enjoy The Playhouse.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trudle pops up to become double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle pops up to double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , full size futon on first floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

The Playhouse - Historic Cape Charles
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

If you want to disconnect from it all

  • 3 of 5

You can tell the owners have made some upgrades but it's still an older home. Lots of peeling paint on the floors and walls. Upstairs has very low ceilings. TV's in 2 of the 3 bedrooms but you only get one channel. No Wi-fi. Door handles are very fragile and loose. Floors are very uneven. Some furniture is broken and futon mattress looks pretty lumpy.

The house is clean and it comes with everything you may need for laundry, dishwasher and cooking. If you are looking to disconnect this is your place.

This is our first time to Cape Charles and after driving around we would most likely stay at another location with a more modern house.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry The Playhouse did not meet your expectations. It is an historic Cape Charles home originally built in the early 1900's. Yes the floors are uneven, given the age of the original structure. I don't believe there is peeling paint on any of the walls or that any of the furniture is broken. If you are looking for chic modern accommodations admittedly this is not the place. It is casual and homey, and is listed as such. Thank you for giving us a try.
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Awesome affordable vacation home at Cape Charles

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the playhouse. The inside had been renovated and was very clean. The house was on a nice street, just a golf cart ride away from the beach and downtown area. Jen was very helpful throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Cute little old house, the floors are not level so walk carefully. Kitchen very well stocked with everything you would need. The upstairs heater didn't work but I notified the property manager. Bring your own pillow if you have a favorite to sleep on. Clean and comfortable. Perfect if you are looking for inexpensive trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the Jefferson st. house was fantastic. It was comfortable and clean, and had absolutely killer Air Conditioning...I mean - The screened-in porch was perfect day and night and kept the bugs out. Nice neighbors and a short walk to the beach... we had a great month there. Jen and the team at Chesapeake Properties were super helpful and great to rent from.

top-notch at a great price.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $206
Booking Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Processing $37
Tax Rate 11.0%

Dogs are accepted on a case-by-case basis and, if approved, will require an additional $206, $150 of which is a REFUNDABLE pet deposit.

Half is due on booking with the other half due 4 weeks prior to check-in. Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date forfeits the 3% processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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