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Bill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Reedville House Rental Photos and Description

Main House, 3 Bedrooms + Conv beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14); Guest House (Sleeps 6)

Nestled under towering pines and surrounded by an acre of evergreens, we peer out east across the endless and beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The 180 degree view is breathtaking from our private beach, grand porch, or any room in the house. The sunrise is spectacular and nature's beautiful colors change throughout the day.

Whether you're ready for action or much needed relaxation we've got it all. Kids and adults will love the sand and surf just 80 feet from our door. The shallow and protected water makes all kinds of water activities possible - in a safe environment. Land lovers can be equally active by biking or hiking the country roads that wind around the many creeks, inlets, and other tributaries. And everyone can enjoy our many outdoor and indoor games.

You R&R-types are in luck too. Choose to snooze on the porch or the bayside hammock - the views are both outstanding if you can stay awake. Read a good book. We have many and welcome exchanges. View distant merchant ships, Tangier Island, the Bay's only private lighthouse, and a vast array of waterfowl using our binoculars and telescope. Explore historic Reedville, once considered one of the wealthiest towns in America. The 19th-century mansions will astound you. A fisherman's museum, antique shops, and fine restaurants are also popular attractions.

Save some energy for the evening. Cookouts are a must, particularly on the expansive porch and outdoor dining area. Enjoy your dessert bayside while sitting around the firepit. The s'mores, songs, stories, and stars seem all the better by the water's edge.

Our home is a classic southern-living design aptly named 'The Carolina House' due to its predominant use among Carolina country elite. It boasts a grand front and back porch perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The floorplan is open and airy with an emphasis on bay views. The kitchen and eat-in area are the hub of indoor activity with a spectacular 180-degree Bay view. All three bedrooms have their own full bath.

Our additional detached guest house is now available. It has a bedroom, bunkroom, game room, full bath, kitchenette, and sleeps 6. It is strictly for use by whomever is renting the main house and will not be rented separately to another party.

Note: We own 2 other properties on the Bay (VRBO #509974 and #644192) We've rented for 3 years and had many satisfied guests and positive reviews.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Front, Beachfront, Private Beach, Vacation Home, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Bill

We are Northern Virginia natives who love the outdoors - particularly the beach and mountains. We enjoy short excursions to B&Bs and wineries. We are high-energy, sports-oriented but crave down-time too.

Our hobbies include building sandcastles, building sandcastles, and building sandcastles!

Bill purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill chose Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

Our friends bought a waterfront home just south of us 6-years ago. We loved visiting them and eventually found our dream home in the fall of 2011. This is our idea of paradise. It feels like we're at the ocean and deep in the Carolina woods at the same time. It is an easy and beautiful commute through rural farmland and rustic old towns. There are so many things to see and do in a wholesome, family-friendly environment.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our private beach more than anything. Whether beachcombing, romping in the water, or just relaxing you can't beat the setting. Our view of the Bay is equally spectacular whether you're down on the beach, nestled in a recliner on the porch, or making a meal in the kitchen. Playtime is endless and the days seem too short. Nightime is fun too. And everything revolves around the entire family having a good time - together.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)
Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views
average rating of 4.892857 based on 56 reviews
5

Great place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently with extended family, including kids and grandparents. At different times there were as many as 9 of us there, and it never felt crowded. The house is clean, and well situated to provide great views from every room, which have plentiful windows facing the bay.

The yard has large trees which are great for shade, but don't obstruct the view. The bay is about 25 miles wide there, so looking due east all you can see is the horizon. Although one day with just the right lighting, we were able to see the water tower on Tangier Island with the provided binoculars. There is also a fair amount of boat traffic to watch which keeps it interesting, from local crab boats hugging the shore, to major cruise liners heading to and from Baltimore.

A fire pit with adirondack chairs is on the corner of the property next to the stairs leading to the beach. It was used almost every night while we were there for s'mores. There were 4 kayaks from kid's size to multi-person, which got a great workout. Bocce balls, horseshoes, frisbees, a kite, beach toys etc. were all there. We brought a lot of that, and never had to unpack any of it because of what was supplied.

The beach was nice, and there was always a stretch of sand, even at the highest tide. During our week, it ranged from bathtub calm to 2 foot rollers breaking on the beach. The kids were able to wade, play in the sand, put out crab pots, kayak, and generally have a great time! Definitely wear beach shoes as some of the riprap rocks have been tossed onto the surf and can be painful if you don't see them underwater. On one day only we saw a few jellyfish (far fewer than up the nearby creeks), but there were not many and they were easy to spot, so they didn't keep us out of the water.

Jett's Hardware (5 minutes away) is great for providing crab pots, frozen bunker (bait for crab pots), and bait for fishing. Cockrell's Seafood/Deli (also 5 minutes) is a great source for fresh seafood. Hours are limited so plan ahead. Tommy's Restaurant was good and friendly. There is a nice Food Lion 20 minutes away.

Cell phone service is limited. In Reedville itself, Verizon has zero bars. At the house, you can usually make a call or send/receive texts with patience. We were told Verizon is putting up a new tower in 6 months which will be a huge help. Internet/wifi worked fine.

Must do: Fisherman's Museum in Reedville. Chitterchats Ice Cream. Tangier Island Cruise. Relax!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

After reading all of the stellar reviews, my family and I were excited to begin our vacation at Cameron's Landing. We understood the location was off the beaten path, however the remoteness wore on us very quickly. unfortunately after pulling up to the house for the first time the only thing we saw were bags of shredded trash in the front yard. The landscaper took the trash on the ground, but the barrels were still full and our trash had to go on the ground and was quickly shredded as well. The trash was never picked up as it was supposed to be and even after purchasing an extra barrel ourselves, we basically lived the entire week with shredded trash all over the front yard. The view of the bay is spectacular! The hammock and Adirondack chairs by the fire pit were perfect for spotting dolphins each morning. However my compliments really stop there. Unless the winds were kicking the smell of dead fish and the biting flies made the yard all but unusable. Even at the beach level. Also, don't be fooled by the photos, there isn't much of a beach at all. At high tide there is no place to sit and at low tide, still expect to get wet sitting in your chair. I didn't mind sitting with my feet in the water, but be warned that that is the only way you will be sitting on the beach. The house itself has so much potential. The rooms are large and all have beautiful bay views, but the house was dirty. It needs a good cleaning, a paint job, and those horribly stained carpets replaced. I have rented many vacation homes and for the money we paid to stay here, disappointed is all I can say.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful home right on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly as it is described. You have a view from the bay from everywhere in the home except for the bathrooms and closets. It was a great spot for three moms and four kids to spend a week together...swimming on the beach, kayaking, playing croquet, sitting around a campfire, relaxing in the hammock, watching wildlife (dolphins, osprey, frogs, toads, turtles). We had a great time and Bill was very responsive and helpful in answering questions. Bill also worked with us on a last minute change of plans when we ended up not needing the guest house...thank you for that! The highlight of my trip was having a dolphin swim past me while kayaking. There were plenty of beach toys for the kids to play with and the home was equipped with everything we needed. We took a day trip to Tangier Island one day and enjoyed that. The home is in a pretty remote location, so if you're up for relaxing, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Everything we needed was there, the beach is small but amazing. The house is fully equipped all we needed was the food.

We will rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A spacious place on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with family and friends, stayed here for 3 nights in May. The house is a little older but very well maintained. We had plenty of space between the house and guest house, and particularly loved the outdoor spaces. The porch was great to sit on and watch the sunrise, the beach was easy to access and had more space than the neighboring homes, and the outdoor amenities provided by Bill, the owner, kept us occupied. Bill was an outstanding host - he answered a few questions that we had promptly, and even helped us to find firewood when we had difficulty locating it. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Delightful place for a mid-winter family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with a spectacular location. My extended family visited for a long weekend after Christmas, and totally enjoyed the spectacular views (binoculars thoughtfully included!), hanging out in the hammock and on the porch, playing horseshoes, and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit. We would definitely like to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All water sports are available and enhanced by the shallow/calm/protected waters. Fishing is outstanding on our private beach, by taking a nearby chartered boat, or by bringing your own boat to dock/launch within minutes of our house. Lawn activities include badminton, horseshoes, and croquet.

And we consider R&R an activity too! Snooze in the bayside hammock or porch. Read a good book - we have many and encourage exchanges. Peer through our binoculars or telescope to see an abundance of waterfowl, distant merchant ships, Tangier and Smith Island - with a neat lighthouse - and take a cruise to the Islands too. And don't forget to visit Reedville - it's minutes away and has fascinating 19th century mansions, antiques, fine restaurants, an old-time ice-cream parlor, fisherman's museum, and lots more.

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Rates & Availability

Reedville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LATE SUMMER
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
FALL
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.3%

ABOVE RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. Rates for main house and guest house are:

Night Week

Fall - 2015..........$400 $2600

Off Season …..... $350 $2300

Spring ............. $450 $2900

Early Summer ...$550 $3600

Summer............$N/A $4600

Late Summer.....$550 $3600

Fall - 2016 ........$450 $2900

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Amenities

Reedville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Guesthouse Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 full baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guesthouse Bunkroom - 2 Bunks, sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Cribs (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Waterfront seating with firepit, adirondack chairs, beachchairs, 3 kayaks, rafts, tubes, 4 bikes, deluxe kids playset/swings, hammock, porch and patio furniture, local catering is excellent and features BBQ and seafood.

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