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LARGE HOME perfect for Extended Family Vacations or Group Trips or Weddings

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

4 large bedrooms -sleeps 14 (July 4th week still open!)

'The Cathouse' -Victorian Farm House perfect for Wedding guest, large families and group trips .Perfect home for the budget savvy families. Bring your family and friends the home sleeps 8 to 14.

Back yard deck off kitchen with grill is perfect for all meals and entertaining. 2 large living room open to kitchen that opens to outdoors for alfresco dining. Great space for the money! Fully equipped kitchen and all bath towels and linens provided

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Catherine Nottingham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Catherine Nottingham

I am a local!

I was born and raised right outside of town. I now have rentals around VCU that I rent to college student. I am especially partial to this 1880'S rustic farm house purchased for family gathering and boating activities. Enjoy some rentals to people that want to enjoy their families and our great little town.

Catherine Nottingham purchased this house in 2002

Why Catherine Nottingham chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Grandmother sent me the Eastern Shore News that had the property for sale at the courthouse steps and I was the only person there to bid!

What makes this house unique

A magical back yard with horseshoe pit and great relaxing areas.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

LARGE HOME perfect for Extended Family Vacations or Group Trips or Weddings
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews

At home on the Eastern Shore.

  • 5 of 5

We look for intimate connections to the places we visit. When we visited Edinburgh, my wife found one of the oldest lodging houses in Scotland and within a day we had a handle on what we could expect in Edinburgh, Scotland & beyond.

The fact is that while most vacation homes we've rented are nice and comfy, most miss the opportunity to offer the local intimate connection to the area. You can typically replace one experience with another interchangeably, though the properties may be in completely different regions.

Not here. Cat, the proprietor is a local who knows the shore and it shows. First off, she is AMAZINg! She gave us detailed insider's information on where to visit all over the Eastern Shore. Ginger's was our favorite. Secondly, the home is awesome! It is well prepared for visitors like myself who prefer feeling comfortably at home with TONS of room (indoor & out) to the small modern hotel room. We cooked the whole time both inside in the fully outfitted kitchen & on the grill. We enjoyed eating on the private back porch ad well as at the table. I found myself napping often on one of the large comfiest sofas. Again w felt at home. Thirdly, the price. I'm still in shock at how inexpensive this awesome find is. We didn't expect a lot for the bargain being offered. The fact is that we've found a vacation spot that goes to the top of our list. I considered not telling you about this amazing find because we'd love to keep it as our own secret, but that just wouldn't be right.

If you're like us, you prefer the genuine item with it's quirky character over fluffy stays in homogenous hotels. This is the place for you and Cat is the proprietor for you. Happy travels.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carter! I am so happy you enjoyed it. I know you and your team are looking forward to your next trip at the end of the month at "The Cathouse." Catherine
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Wonderful stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

My freinds, family, myself and Bentley the Labrador had a wonderful stay at a very nice home in a great community. Catherine is a great host and made sure we had a wonderful stay. I would dedfinately contact her again about rerenting her home.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good for a family with pets

  • 4 of 5

The Cat House is perfect for those that can enjoy the charm of a house built in 1894. If you're looking for a modern open concept home, this isn't for you. If you're looking for plenty of room for the entire family in a well equipped home close to everything, this is perfect.

I struggled with the noise of the window units, but otherwise the house was perfect for us! Thanks for helping to make our stay such a great one!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Families

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 5 nights at the Cat House with our family - a mix of adults and children (oldest - 61, youngest - 15 months) and a dog. We all live a distance from each other (we're overseas) and it's not easy to get together that often, so finding a house that fit our budget which was by a beach was a huge blessing to us. That's the main reason I've given the 5 stars. Some aspects I'd only give 4, but the price was excellent! There was plenty of room for us all - we maxed out the sleeping facilities. The house is as described. If you're looking for someplace 'flash', don't stay here, but if you're happy with 'home-y and comfortable' you'll enjoy the Cat House. The beach was great for the young children, calm and shallow. It's an easy 10-minute walk. The park/playground is really nice too, although we didn't get there as often as the kids would have liked. Don't pass up The Brown Dog for ice cream! And if you want a fun boat trip, check out The Sunset Cruise on the Miss Jennifer (just up the coast).

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your family enjoyed the home as much as we do! Please come back and visit again. Catherine "cat"house
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Nice Visit - As advertised

  • 4 of 5

Cape Charles is a lovely little area. The house was as advertised. We had a large group with a mix of children and adults. The house suited us fine. We were ok with the walk to the beach, took about 10 minutes but nice houses along the way. There is a cute little shopping area a block a way. The people in the area were very friendly. Kitchen and baths had little things to help if you needed, extra soap, sugar, oil, etc. We rent often and you don't typically see things like that left in the house but it was nice to not have to go and buy dish detergent or coffee filters, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved every minute of our week long vacation at the Cat House! The house looked exactly as presented online and was neat, clean, and very comfortable. The home is within easy walking distance of the beach and the park (our grandchildren went every day during our stay). We found Cape Charles to be a sweet, charming little town - we loved Kelly's Pub (try the Irish Coffee and don't miss out on dessert, which is home made), and the Shanty (my husband says he had the best clams there that he's ever had anywhere). My entire family (from youngest grandchild to oldest grandparent) enjoyed the Wednesday night movie (only $5.00 per seat) at the historical movie theater downtown. I believe Cape Charles will become our forever beach trip location...

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kelly's Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bay Creek
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cape Charles Coffee House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cape Charles Town Beach
Car: necessary

Cape Charles is 7 blocks by 7 blocks. Everything is within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 12 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 6 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100

There is an added fee for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and NY Eve. Email for pricing

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Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - shower , Great new shower outside. new surround being built now!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large new shower stall in downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs between the 3 bedrooms
  • Hot outside shower through the laundry room on west side of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Downstairs bedroom - full bath down the hall w/ no stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Central Air Downstairs! Window units up.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
SPECIAL PRICING for Holidays. Large Parties. Weekenders and Animals.....

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