About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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.
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 accommodate wheelchair use gracefully. Your well-mannered pet is welcome, and a 'pet door' 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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Karen Smith
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
Why Karen Smith chose Silver Beach
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great family get together on secluded little cove
The property was a great place to have our family get together and spend time with each other. It also allowed us the privacy from each other when needed. The weather wasn't the greatest so we were not able to enjoy all there was to do outside, Karen was absolutely great to work with from start to finish. We wanted to be able to work remotely and the internet was not very accommodating for this. Maybe a sign we shouldn't be working on vacation? Overall a very good experience.
A Hidden Gem...Serenity
Such a peaceful location,surrounded entirely by nature.The house feels so welcoming and you immediately feel stress free. We were looking for a place to spend quality time with our son, 7 yr old grandson and 2 dogs,we found serenity.We fished and crabbed daily from the dock,eating fresh caught crabs on the porch each night.My grandson collected driftwood while canoeing.My son enjoyed kayaking as I was paddle boarding.The dogs spent all day on the dock watching curiously as we pulled in buckets of minnows and blue crabs.Took showers outdoors in the sunshine.We biked through the neighboring corn farms and homes along the Chesapeake. Star gazed at night,I bird watched from the swing while sipping my wine at sunset. We played board games and didn't even think about watching TV or social media.The house has everything from a well equipped kitchen to bath and bed linens.I have wonderful photos and some driftwood in my garden to remind me of this time we spent reconnecting to ourselves and each other . Silver Beach Cove was one place we will always remember and hope to return to again.The owners are very responsive and detail oriented,a pleasure for sure.
The cove is exactly as described by the owner. It's a beautiful, relaxing, place to unwind.
Relaxing well-stocked waterfront property
Our 3 night stay was too short and we hope to return to this peaceful, clean, well stocked waterfront property just off the Chesapeake Bay. The Owners are very accommodating, easy to work with and promptly returned our deposit, in addition to providing ample linens, well stocked kitchen and even soaps in the baths - don't over pack! Easily accessible, even for an older dog with arthritis. Canoe, paddle boat & kayak provided as well as an extensive book, game, puzzle & movie library to make up for the digital antenna limited TV channels and even a piano. But you won't be spending time watching TV with the calm waters leading directly to the Bay. Don't forget to eat at the Machipongo Seafood restaurant. If you need an additional place to walk your dog, a small Town park is nearby also - on your way to other places to visit. Leaving the windows open in the Bedroom facing the water is a wonderful way to sleep on cool nights. The only thing we would've liked was a second shower (shower in hall bath, bath in BR just has a tub), but overall, a relaxing, clean, well stocked property with less packing required. We will stay again at this property in the future and recommend it to friends and family.
Pleasant & relaxing
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.
Beautiful and Serene Surroundings
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.
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)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our daily rates reduce with length of stay (ex: winter rates: $250/nt for 2-night stay, $230/nt for 3 night stay, etc.)