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Bedrooms 3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 5

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This is a charming 1000 sq ft cottage with bay views and bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, spa, gym, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. Watch the sunset over the bay while sitting on your own back deck. 3 bedrooms- 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, One with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo.(installed 2013). Comfortable, airy living room, small well-equipped kitchen, dining room, Utility room with washer/dryer. Propane grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic,cozy and clean. Plenty of parking for your boats. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Pelican Watch Cottage has breathing room on each side. The neighborhood is one of the quietest areas in the town. Sunsets are spectacular from the back deck or from down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

Cape Charles is well poised for day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

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Property Manager
Cape Charles Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • ***The upstairs bedrooms are accessed by a set of fairly steep carpeted steps. Use handrail on stairs. The bathroom is downstairs. So very young children or the eldery would need to be watched.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Comfy Cottage in Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog recently stayed at Pelican Watch and it was a wonderful experience. The bed had a very comfortable mattress and the house was spotlessly clean. It is a block from the beach. We loved walking through the residential neighborhood and on the beach. The yard is fenced and the deck has comfortable seating, a nice table and a big umbrella. Having AM coffee on the deck was so peaceful! We also enjoyed fabulous sunsets from the deck and from the living room. I loved the artwork in the house, and the collection of books was impressive. Last but not least, my husband accidentally left his ring at the cottage. Chuck Little (the realtor at Cape Charles Vacation Rentals) asked the cleaners to look for it. They kindly did so & found it. The ring is on its way back to us. We appreciated everyone's help! Chuck was great to work with throughout the whole rental process. Cape Charles is a welcoming and friendly place to visit. We browsed through the shops, had excellent meals at Kelly's Gingernut Pub and the Shanty, and were frequent flyers at Brown Dog Ice Cream (to die for!). If you want a very comfortable, pet-friendly cottage in a great location near the beach in the wonderful little town of Cape Charles, try Pelican Watch. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of renting Pelican Watch for the entire off season, arriving in Oct. and will be leaving at the end of May. It has been absolutely perfect for us. The location is so convenient to both town and the beach. The house really is the perfect beach cottage, with games, toys, books, a fully equipped kitchen, stocked linen closet and adorable beach decor. Something no one has mentioned yet is the full size washer and dryer in the laundry room/mud room, with it's own door to the back yard, with water hose for washing off the sand. Our favorite part of the house is the back deck, with a nice view of the Chesapeake Bay and wonderful sunsets. We really enjoy sitting out there and waving to the neighbors going by on foot, bikes, golf carts, etc.

Cape Charles is a delightful small town, with southern charm and friendly people, as well as several upscale restaurants, casual pub type eateries, nice shopping, theater, spa and more. We have found plenty to do, even in the off season. Once the season begins, the calendar is brimming with activities!

I highly recommend Pelican Watch and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED the house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 children and I stayed here last summer and loved it! The house was very clean. It was just a short walk to the beach. We used the kayak daily, and the shed was fully stocked with a beach umbrella and beach chairs. We really enjoyed the back deck to relax, eat dinner and have a drink while the kids played in the yard. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our family of 4!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and clean cottage by the bay. Perfect location to walk to town and to the beach. Nice fenced in yard which our pugs enjoyed. Barbara was very accommodating with check in and out times. Friendly town , everyone waved to you in passing. Quaint town that feels like you stepped back in time. We will return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norfolk, Virginia

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying at Pelican Watch Cottage in mid-September. The cottage is comfortable and absolutely lovely -- everything has been thought of! The location is easy walking distance to the beach and downtown. We had a wonderful time and plan to stay again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place for our family

  • 5 of 5

We were the second people to stay in this property as its new. Barbara was very responsive throughout and you can tell she is someone who has a good attention to detail in setting up this place.

Everything that you could want is provided, whether it was beach stuff in the shed, to cooking utensils and even seasoning and condiments. I used the gas grill which had step by step instructions on it that she put there. The place is also decorated very nicely and perfect for the area.

We were a family of 3, my wife and my 2.5 yo son. The place was perfect in that it was very close to the beach. Also there were nice little touches for my kid like games and things he immediately took to in the house on the shelves. Since our son slept with us we didn't use the upstairs area though it appeared also tastefully done.

Barbara was fine with our bringing our short haired cat who was very at ease with the house and often enjoyed the ocean breeze from the window.

All in all it was a great trip and we wish we had stayed longer. We will definitely look to stay here again if it is just our family. Thanks Barbara

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
Kelly;s Pub 4 blocks
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Bay Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Oyster Farm
Nearest Beach
2 Short Blocks
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Barrier Islands


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  • Rental rates do not include taxes and fees that are charged on a per stay basis. Enter your dates tt
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