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Cape Charles Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Mermaid Cottage Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 2.5, Sleeps 8

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don't hesitate to contact us.

Walk to the beach, marina, restaurants and shops from this fully equipped luxury home. Four bedrooms - a first floor master with a king size bed, two with a queen size bed and the fourth with two twin beds allows for eight to sleep comfortably. Two bedrooms open on to covered balconies. You'll love sitting in the rockers on the covered porch and watching our spectacular sunsets across the bay. The third floor tower room affords sweeping views of the Bay Creek Marina, the western sky over the bay and, for the early risers, spectacular sunrises. A gourmet kitchen, 5 TV's, charcoal grill and beach chairs and bikes allow you to fully enjoy this terrific location.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cape Charles Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Mermaid Cottage Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Our family has been coming to the ESVA for vacation for over 20 + years. We stay a different place each summer and were very impressed with Mermaid Cottage. It was nicely tucked away in the cul de sac; quiet, relaxing and overall a great time. The kitchen was stocked with mostly every utensil and cooking supply you needed. It fit us all comfortably - the only thing I'd say is the house is a little worn and lived in but I wouldn't say I wouldn't come back again because of that. Overall, a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Mermaid Cottage. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. The home is very comfortable and its location to the beach and town is also very convenient. The owners have carefully maintained the home over the last 12 years and so it does show a little wear and tear. They are taking it off the rental market at the end of the season to address these issues. Thank you again for your comments. Cape Charles Vacation Rentals
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  • 4 of 5

Mermaid's Cottage is a very good place to stay in the Bay Creek Community in Cape Charles. The location is fantastic. We used the provided bikes to ride to the wonderful public beach, to town for ice cream, and over to the Oyster Farm restaurant for dinner and lunch. (The Oysters are THAT good.) The layout of the house was ideal for our family with Mom and Dad, an adult child, adult children with grandbaby, and 12 year old son. Everyone had their own space. Dad even had to do some work while he was there and was able to set up the "Tower Room" as his office. So, the space accommodated us well. We appreciated the beach chairs, abundant towels and kitchen supplies. We REALLY appreciated working with the Rental Company who was more than willing to allow us to check in several hours before check-in when we arrived early to avoid beach traffic. It was like a free extra day and we were so grateful! The reason I only give the property four stars instead of five is that it does not have "Breathtaking Bay Views." It kind of/sort of has Bay Views if you go into the tower room and crane your head a bit. In the other rooms you do not feel like you are near water. That's ok, but I really do like to have that water experience when I am staying at the beach. Also, while the house was immaculately clean, it is a little "tired" in a few spots--most notably the carpeting. It was very worn in a lot of places and very stained in the upstairs bedrooms. The decorating is cute and the condition of the carpeting did detract from the overall feel of the house. All that being said, however, I would stay at Mermaid's Cottage again if I could not find a house for a similar price that had better water views.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage - you know it's going to be a wonderful week . . .

  • 5 of 5

You know it's going to be a wonderful week when you're greeted by the sweet aroma of honeysuckle as you approach the front porch. We can't say enough good things about this cottage. It would appear that the family who owns this cottage visits regularly based on how well appointed and supplied it is.

Not only is it fully furnished and well decorated in a beachy/nautical theme, it is supplied and stocked better than we expected. Many rentals are skimpy on towels for bathing use, much less for taking to the pool or beach. There were more (very soft towels) than you could ever want during the week, even if you never washed any in the provided laundry. The kitchen is better stocked with appliances, utensils and cooking supplies than mine! Included in the kitchen are many seasonings and supplies you just wouldn't expect in a rental. For the times you want to just veg there is wireless internet access and numerous full Samsung LCD/Plasma TV's throughout the home.

The house is very spacious and includes both a dining room and a kitchen table. We loved the 3rd story loft/bar area to hang out and watch the brilliant sunset. Rental includes access to the pool and private beach that are part of the Bay Creek Resort & Club less than a 10 minute drive.

We'd stay here again if we had the chance and appreciate all of the personal touches and comfort additions made to the Mermaid Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Late Summer Getaway with Friends & Family

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a wonderful time we all had. The house was immaculate when we arrived and extremely comfortable throughout the week, with more than enough room for eight people, from preparing meals and spending time together to sleeping arrangements and personal time.

The perfect place for a relaxing quiet time away from the hustle and confusion of the traditional tourist areas, yet close enough to VA Beach for a day trip.

So, if you like to play golf, sit on a quiet beach, swim in a private pool, fish, boat and read outside without the noise of everyday traffic this is the place to be.

Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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July Visit

  • 5 of 5

Great spot near the beach, town, Pool and Golf course. Also 1st class reataurant. All items provided including rocking chairs for porches and bikes. 1st class house with plenty of room. We live on the California coast and we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Cape Charles the first time that we returned this summer for our family reunion. We stayed at the Mermaid Cottage both times. The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable. The weather was terrific and we had a wonderful time at the beach and having cocktails on the back porch. The sunsets at the restaurant, Aqua, are stunning. We had a very relaxing time with family!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Bay Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Sting-Rays Restaurant at Cape Center
Other Activities:

Barrier Islands

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.


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  • 250.00-325.00 Night + Fees
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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:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Main Floor Master Bathroom with duel sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , en-suite Second floor half bath for twin bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , First floor hall half bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor King size bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor queen bedroom with access to deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Second floor queen bedroom with access to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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