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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, and outdoor shower. 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 14 guests and has two separate living areas as well as a computer 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 6 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's less than a 1 hour drive to the Virginia Beach ocean front and about an hour and a half to Chincoteague where you can tour the islands and see the wild ponies and Osprey nests. 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.

Note: The pool is opened for Memorial Day. Please let me know if you'd like it opened earlier in the season.

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Forgosh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Jack Forgosh

I have 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 Cape Charles

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.


Cape Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , The perfect outdoor shower
  • 5 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Family retreat w/ inground Pool on Chesapeake Bay and great golf
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful Eastern Shore get away for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Our family, three generations completely enjoyed our stay in this Cape Charles lovely home . The owner literally thinks of everything! The house was beautiful, the pool was pristine, and the nearby private beach was absolutely gorgeous. There were kayaks to go kayaking, several bicycles and so many amenities included in the house. The beds were super comfortable, various sitting room areas, with a beautiful fenced in backyard and we had everything we could think of in the kitchen to make some memorable meals. Highly recommend staying here! If we vacation on the Eastern Shore again, this is where we will stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of our home!. We LOVE hosting families like yours and we'd love to have you visit again next time you're on the Eastern Shore. Kind regards, Jack
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Perfect home for a family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was VERY impressed with the home. The owner was prompt to remedy any problems, which there were few of. The home was convenient to all we wished to experience, while being private enough to avoid the usual tourist hustle and bustle. We have already discussed returning to this fabulous Family retreat. Thank you Jack for maintaining such a lovely and well stocked retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joyanne. I am thrilled that hat you and the family had a great vacation and that the home was to you and your family's liking. We would love to host you and your family again. Enjoy your summers. Jack
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new york, woodside

It's wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house it's like my own house whatever I need it's there for me all kitchenette abundantly nice pool beautiful private beach but only the problem when i stay was the sink problem (leaking) but I understand cause holiday is hard to find a plumber if it was fix this is gonna be perfect for everything and like a dream house

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay at the sand hills Retreat. We are thrilled you and your family/friends had a great time. We try really hard to create an outstanding experience for our guests! We hope to have you stay with us again in the future. Thank you for your understanding regarding the leaky kitchen sink. Its now fixed and we hope to have a maintenance free summer. kind regards, Jack
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had an amazing family vacation. There is plenty of space both inside the home and outside.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sunset Grille
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
Cape May- Lewes
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bay Creek Golf Resort: Nicklaus and Palmer !!!
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bay Creek Rail
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Oyster Farm at Bay Creek Marina
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
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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.




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.