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Family retreat w/ inground Pool on Chesapeake Bay and great golf

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Cape Charles House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, comfortably sleeps 12

Located for easy access to the beach, Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles and Virginia Beach. This is the ideal family get-a-way. Completely modern with loads of privacy, it can accomodate up to 12 guests and has two separate living areas as well as a computer room. The stereo system is wired throughout the entire home with speakers in each room. When you're not splashing in the pool, you can take a 1 minute drive to stroll the nicest beach on the Eastern Shore. It is about 3 or 4 minutes to Kiptopeke State Park with its great beach, nature trails, fishing pier and boat ramps.

Only six miles to Cape Charles, you can slip into town for it's shops and restaurants or rent a jet ski for a few hours of thrills. It is about a 1 hour drive to the Virginia Beach ocean front and about an hour and a half to Chincoteague. Williamsburg is 1 1/2 hour drive A perfect day trip

Experience a slower pace of life with access to all the fun you want.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jack Forgosh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Jack Forgosh

I am a semi-retired investment advisor who has fallen in love with the Eastern Shore of Virginia. For me, it is a four season destination even though most enjoy it for its beaches. I love the golf, fishing, kayaking and exploring. While the restaurants are few the eateries and drinkeries are all quite good.

Jack Forgosh purchased this house in 2010

Why Jack Forgosh chose Eastern Shore Virginia

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is beautiful and still unspoiled. You have the glorious Chesapeake Bay 1/4 mile to the west and the Atlantic Ocean a few miles to the east. My family love this home and we are glad to share it with other families.

What makes this house unique

These homes were built on one of the original farms of the Eastern Shore which dates back several hundred years. Our hoe is a spacious 3500 sq. ft. on an acre with a salt water, in ground V-bottom pool. I love my yard with is birch and crape myrtles, various shrubs and an abundance of flowers. The evening sky is miraculous without much light pollution. I love watching the Swallows who have nested on the property as they hunt for bugs and sip from the pool. The house is ideal for multi-generational families or for four couples.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Family retreat w/ inground Pool on Chesapeake Bay and great golf
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Herndon, VA

Overall the rental was great. We loved the pool and the closeness of the ocean.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week. The house was well equipped for a multi-generational family. The space was nice and the house was clean and ready to use. The proximity to Cape Charles was nice and the restaurants were good. Enjoyed walking around town. We enjoyed the area and the house enough that we will consider coming back.

Would definitely recommend the location.

The farmer's market was a bit disappointing. There were only a couple of vendors ...and only 3 with fresh produce. Was expecting to find fresh corn and there was none to be had, which was surprising given all the farms in the area.

Only had two issues, neither major deals but worth noting. The recycling from the former renters was never picked up. It was overflowing the can and left us no place to put our recycling. We has such a quick response when we needed the pool water cleaned up (it turned green), we were surprised that nothing was done with the trash.

There was more than one tank of fuel for the grill but they were all empty! That was frustrating. We were in the middle of cooking our dinner when the tank on the grill ran out. We decided not to call since we were still waiting for the recycling issue to be resolved and figured by the time some one would be able to come with a full tank, it would be too late. Would recommend making sure at least one tank is full for new renters.

Overall it was a relaxing and enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property....Home sweet Home!

  • 4 of 5

Great home and vacation experience! We built awesome memories with our family and had a great time. Pool was fun, deck was very nice, great family atmosphere. Only caveat, the grill do not work and the outdoor speakers that were advertised were not working. The beach was a little far away, and a bit of a hassle to get all of your things there due vehicles not be able to drive to the beach. However, we didn't let it put a damper on our family barbecue and we were able to improvised.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dayna. Thank you for the review. It is true that the igniter switch on the BBQ failed. This is a brand new High quality bought at the start of the season. Without the igniter one would have to use the long handled lighters which we have in the home... but it is an inconvenience and the part is on order. The electronics for the outdoor speaker unfortunately failed as well and they will be fixed shortly. I apologize for the inconvenience. Jack
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New York, NY

Fantastic House in Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

Family of five just spent a blissful week at this wonderful spot. House is incredibly well appointed - plenty of kitchenware, linens, pool toys, bikes and games - truly outstanding for a house rental. Each room is well decorated and there's tons of space - ideal for my two teenagers and two year old. It would be perfect for large gatherings. Access to the private beach meant we had a bit of Chesapeake Bay all to ourselves, and back at home a large pool and deck and yard to relax in. The surrounding farmlands offered stunning views at all times of the day, and the quiet roads were perfect for peaceful bike riding. Nearby Cape Charles has all the charm a beach town needs - with plenty of restaurants (including a not to miss ice cream parlor), a farmer's market, up-to-date playground, historic movie theater and shopping. This is a lovely spot, and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We are just in our second day here and are so impressed. Jack pays attention to every detail! I have stayed at quite a few vacation homes over the years. This is a place where you can relax, enjoy the outdoors, cook etc., without bringing everything from home to do so! The kitchen is equipped beautifully with much more available than I ever expected! The pool and home are beautiful, incredibly comfortable beds, and a beautiful yard. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property with a wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Extended family stayed here in September. While attending a family wedding in Cape Charles. The home and property was absolutely beautiful! Jack the owner was so helpful. We hosted the rehearsal dinner/BBQ here. He helped us arrange additional parking for our guests. He provided directions for family members and recommended activities. The beach was pristine although a little further away than we expected (about a2-3 minute drive to access and another few minutes walk). It was absolutely worth it once you got there. The home has lots of additional amenities as well. Many beach toys and bicycles etc... Plenty to do for all ages.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach and Wonderful Outdoor Activities

  • 4 of 5

We loved all the opportunity for outdoor activities such as biking and going to the beautiful beach. We were a bit disappointed that a few of the bikes needed maintenance and were essentially unusable, the pool did not have a working light and was not functional at night and a few areas around the house needed maintenance such as the broken umbrella on the deck, grill was out of propane, and a hole in the wall in bedroom. Also, the beach passes were missing and the neighbor/owners were very unwelcoming when we parked our car at the beach entrance to drop off older members of our group as a result. That was unfortunate since we came to the area specifically to see if it might be a great retirement/vacation home spot for the in-laws. We would give this stay a five if those concerns were addressed. All in all, it was a fun vacation and we liked the lovely house and gardens.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret Thank you for the nice review and feedback as to some of the repairs needed. We'll take care of them ASAP. We hope you join us again. Jack
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Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Aqua -- CLOSED
The Shanty
Bay Creek Golf Club
Brown Dog Ice Cream
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
King's Creek Inn
Cape Charles Coffee CO LLC
Cape Charles Coffee House
Machipongo Trading Company
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sunset Grille
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
Cape May- Lewes
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bay Creek Golf Resort: Nicklaus and Palmer !!!
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Bay Creek Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Oyster Farm at Bay Creek Marina
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sand Hills
Car: necessary

Kiptopeke State Park is 5 minutes away with beach, fishing, boat ramp and nature trails. About 6 minutes is the Sunset Grille, a bar and grill right on the beach with weekend music and dancing. Also about 6 minutes away is the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. There is a bike trail that runs from near the property all the way to the wildlife refuge. The town of Cape Charles is about 10 minutes and offers restaurants, shops, a public beach, jet ski rentals, kayak rentals and tours, and charter sailing and fishing. Cape Charles also offers both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. It is an hour trip to the Virginia Beach ocean front, an hour and 20 minutes to Williamsburg and about 1.5 hours to Chincoteague, home of Misty of Chincoteague. Antique shops abound on the Eastern Shore.


Rates & Availability

Cape Charles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall of 12016
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.3%

We have a very strict "No pet" policy due to allergies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - shower , The perfect outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Bath w/ jetted tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    5th BR - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Style
  • King and queen bedrooms are stand alone beds. The bunk bed in bedroom 5 is a full on the bottom and a twin on top. Additional sleeping space is provided by an additional queen sleep sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
An eat-in kitchen seats six as well as the dining room which seats an additional eight. The spacious deck area seats an additional 6-8 as well with a four-burner gas grill. The grounds are beautiful and there is always something in bloom from Crape Myrtles, Iris', Black-Eyed Susans, Butterfly bushes, Portulaca, Jasmine, Roses, Hollies, Birches, Rosemary, and Ornamental Grasses. Croquet, pool volleyball, horseshoes, kayaks, bikes, badminton, and dart board for the game players.

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