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Heron House - short walk to beach and downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming 1920's renovated home near beach, shopping and golf

Plan your perfect vacation...

The fully renovated Heron House is perfect for a couple, two couples, a small family or a group of friends who want a fun, stylish, comfortable place to stay in Cape Charles!

This 1920's home has all the expected modern convenience while being true to its period. Beautifully decorated so you feel pampered and comfortable - not your ordinary beach rental!

Start your morning with a cup of coffee or tea on the lovely front porch. Then head a few blocks to the Cape Charles Beach to spend a fun day on a beautiful beach. Later in the afternoon take a stroll down Mason Ave for a little shopping.

Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles is a quaint slice of Americana with no stop light easily brings you back in time when the pace of every day living was much slower.

More Details

Kathy Jenkins
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Kathy Jenkins

I fell in love with Cape Charles over a year ago. Just crossing over the bridge from Virginia Beach dissolves the stress of my hectic, everyday life.

I hope you will grow to be just as captivated with the slow, relaxing pace of this slice of Americana.

Kathy Jenkins purchased this house in 2016

Why Kathy Jenkins chose Cape Charles

When I saw this property I saw the potential. It just needed a little attention and a face lift. After a kitchen face-lift, total bathroom reno, lots of paint, period fixtures and fresh new furniture, I am proud to offer Heron House for a beach getaway!

What makes this house unique

Heron House is a few short blocks to the beach or downtown. The front porch is perfect for relaxing over coffee before heading out for the day and cocktails when you return.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly renovated; lots of shelving for your toiletries
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Stacked washer/dryer in closet
  • Bathroom was fully renovated recently and boasts plenty shelving for your toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin Trundle under the Queen Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect getaway for a long weekend or family vacation at the beach.


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Heron House - short walk to beach and downtown
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Lovely beach house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed just two nights and one full day with our two children. We thought the house was very nice. It was clean and there were plenty of beach towels (a few more bath towels would have been nicer). The neighbors were very friendly. The beach was close enough to walk (although we drove). The only con was doing 1.5 loads of laundry before the 10:00am checkout. I would have felt less rushed on our last morning if I had another hour or only had to start the laundry. Overall, it was a pleasant two nights and a wonderful day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. I’m sorry you felt rushed in the morning. I would have gladly worked with you on a later check out. Hope you return soon.
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We loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

It was so clean and attractive. We loved the ammenities - the linens, the towels, kitchen accessories, the location. We ate dinner on the front porch both nights and enjoyed the breeze. We could not have been happier and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly. I’m so glad that you had a wonderful time. You were a wonderful guest and I would love to have you back again.
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Adorable house, very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was so sweet! Very nice to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Bay Creek
Nearest Restaurant
0.17 Miles
The Shanty
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Cape Charles Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Cape Charles is a delightful step back in time, where people are nice, friendly, helpful. Head down to Mason Ave (the towns main street) for shopping, eating or taking in a movie at The Palace. The Cape Charles Town Beach is located along Bay Avenue with beach access at the end of every block. Located at the ends of Tazewell and Randolph Avenues are two wooden beach access points with view platforms and benches for people to enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay and spectacular sunsets. Public restroom facilities are provided at the southern end of the beach by the entrance to the fishing pier. Central Park is conveniently located in the center of historic downtown Cape Charles. In 2010, Central Park was redesigned with a large pergola, gazebo, benches, and a beautiful fountain. Enjoy two lighted, public tennis courts and “Cape Kids”, a playground for young children. Adjacent to the Town’s public beach, located at the southern end, is Cape Charles Fishing Pier. The pier has many built-in benches for you to use while watching boats come and go from the Town Harbor or sail by in the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The pier also offers an excellent place to spend the day fishing or crabbing. The Town of Cape Charles has a saltwater fishing license for the pier, so the general public is not be required to have an individual saltwater fishing license in order to go crabbing or fishing.

Getting around...

Walk, bike or golf cart. Golf cart rentals are available at Eastern Shore Custom Carts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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