Historic Dryden House, as featured in 2015 Real Simple Magazine: "6 Historic Homes You Can Vacation In".
The Dryden House is available as a weekly private rental after an extensive historical renovation.
This 1912 historic private home is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of Arts and Crafts, Victorian and other architecturally elegant homes dating from 1850 to 1915, that display a variety of styles popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size, intact historical details and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town's charming business district.
This three-story beachfront Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and stunning views of the Bay. This home with tall ceilings and over large picture windows feature bay views from almost every room in the home including the kitchen. All bedrooms and the third floor finished guest quarters have water views. There are two master bedrooms with king beds and sweeping water views, and Queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom, two full baths on the second floor with a third extra large waterfall shower bathroom on the first floor near the convenient washer and dryer. Additional, outdoor shower with temperature control to wash away the salt and sand. Private fenced yard with outdoor grilling area and fire pit.
The large chef's kitchen has new stainless steel high-end appliances, including 5 burner gas stove, with electric oven and two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station with Keurig. The over-sized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 10 plus for meals just off the first-floor living room and parlor each with fireplaces and flat screen TV/ DVD.
Finished third-floor family room with 42' flat screen TV, DVD, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Streaming. Xbox 360 with a large selection of games. There is a good selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full-sized foosball table completes the game room for when you're feeling competitive. There is three-zone air conditioning to keep you comfortable on those hot days and nights.
The town gazebo and free fishing pier are to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!