|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Silver Beach Cove is a sanctuary from the workaday world. Settle in to a relaxing stay in this lovely three bedroom, two and-a-half bath house (and outdoor shower!) All rooms have vaulted ceilings, and gorgeous views.
Nestled on a secluded cove, we are surrounded by woods and farmland. Bay breezes and nature embrace you on the wrap-around screen porch and back deck. Living areas center around a river rock gas fireplace. Enjoy your coffeecake while watching trees rustle and egrets fishing for their breakfast. Just outside are fresh herbs growing to supply your gourmet needs.
The master bedroom suite has a queen-sized bed and a soaking tub under garden window. Other sleeping spaces include another queen bed in the second BR, and a double in the third BR. Extra sheets, pillows, and quilts are provided.
Extra-wide doorways and all-one-level floor plan accomodate wheelchair use gracefully. Your well-mannered pet is welcome, and a 'petdoor' allows easy access to the screen porch (ask about pet and baby arrangements). Crib and high chair are available.
There are many activities and delightful restaurants within a short drive from Silver Beach Cove (we'll leave you a list of our favorites), AND crabbing, biking, and canoe/kayaking equipment provided on site. But we bet you'll just want to settle in-—it is one of the most beautiful, tranquil places on the East Coast!
As two middle-aged teachers, we built this cottage to be our bit of future retirement heaven. Until that time, we rent this haven to folks who turn out to be amazingly similar to us: lively people who are outdoorsy, like reading more than watching TV, enjoy chatting, paddling, an extended jigsaw puzzle accomplishment or a lengthy game of Risk, and who LOVE to eat!
Karen Smith purchased this cottage in 2003
When we cross the Cheapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, our stresses are left behind in the city, and years fall away. Eastern Shore has been protected by the CBBT toll, and a slower way of life is to be found here on the Shore. We avoid chain restaurants and instead shop at the many quirky mom&pop places, vegetable stands, seafood-from-an-icechest-from-the-back-of-a-truck style of life.
Snowy egrets winging down the cove, profound peace, solitude, a feeling of connection with a larger sense of wholeness; giant oak trees and the rippling gold of winter wheat across the front field. Shifting light creates translucent colors 'painted' across the cove at dawn & sunset. Even lightning storms, glimpsed across the Bay, make this an almost magically calming place.
We utilized this house for 2 couples during the CBES Bike Ride. We enjoyed the home and outside property. It is very quiet and well maintained. The surrounding area is also peaceful for riding bike or walking/running. The house contained many things to do and play. The owners were very pleasant in working out the arrangements for our stay.
We enjoyed this vacation sooo much! The house is just lovely, well furnished, comfy beds, view of cove from inside and the porch is amazing. Our whole family enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding, which were at the house. We all really liked the outdoor shower, felt so good on those hot humid days. Everything is here, books, puzzles, condiments, basics for cooking, music system, outdoor grill, and spectacular star gazing from the field in front of the home, no ambient light here Also, the beach at the end of the cove is just lovely, we so enjoyed our splashabouts there.. We would not hesitate to stay here again. On our last evening, we drove 30 minutes north and had a great dinner at The Island House in Wachapregue.
I came here alone to celebrate 40, and I was so very glad I did. It was calm, tranquil and serene. My intent was to enjoy the water but it was cold and rainy. However, the movies kept me entertained, along with the piano. It surely was a perfect spot. This home has so many intricate and beautiful details, and such positive energy. I look forward to returning with the sunshine and enjoying the water. Thank you so much for sharing your home!
We all had a wonderful time at this beautiful cottage. It's very clean and well stocked, so quiet and peaceful. Even when the weather turned extremely cold, everyone kept occupied inside with movies and books and relaxing by the fire. The fireplace was just the thing when the snow started flying. I appreciated the information the owners provided about local attractions and restaurants. I only wish we could have stayed longer.
So, my husband and I arrived on Thursday afternoon, really looking forward to get away from the noise and crowds of our regular life; Silver Beach Cove is everything it promised - solitude and the unending view of the water. The house and all it's amenities were wonderful, even with the weather being cooler and a little rain, we would have never considered leaving before our reservation ended. Every morning and evening we sat on the swing and watched the sun, watched the water in the cove change with the tide. We kept all the blinds down to see out all the time, watch the moon through the bedroom window, we rarely turned on the tv - just appreciated the lack of sirens and traffic. I took a walk and saw deer, listened to the birds and every meal was taken at the dining room table looking out at the water. Honestly I really do not know if we could have had a better time, even in the summer. Thank you for being so accommodating with our reservation, and we will recommend it to our friends.
The house is as lively as the pictures - very comfy, cozy. The kitchen is well equipped, there are tons of towels, books, puzzles. This was the first rental house we have had that had working bicycles (have previously found bikes with flat tires elsewhere). We took out the canoe but stayed in the cove because there was a storm at sea. All equipment is well maintained. We found the oyster wholesaler and shucked and enjoyed 2 dozen oysters. The Smiths have an abundance if info on things to do in the area. I enjoyed the small town southern feel and the warmth of the people we met. A very enjoyable fall trip.
Crabbing, Canoe and Kayak provided, Fresh Seafood and Produce at roadside stands, Working Artists' Studios nearby, Star-gazing, Vineyards, Wildlife viewing (eagles, hummingbirds!), Antiques, Restaurants (quirky to luxurious), Sightseeing (close to Chincoteague, Tangier Is, Cape Charles, scenic fishing villages & historical sites)
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|refundable pet deposit||$100|
Our daily rates reduce with length of stay (ex: winter rates: $250/nt for 2-night stay, $230/nt for 3 night stay, etc.)
Deposit at time of reservation, remainder due 30 days prior to stay.