Cape Charles is renowned for its sunsets.
Chesapeake Dream is a restored three-story (3200 sq. feet) Victorian Four Square built in 1912 on a fenced double lot, only four houses from the beach! There are 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2- zone central heat and air conditioning, a large, new kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, sleeping accommodations for up to 11 people, plus large, gracious rooms for family gatherings.
Additional features include three televisions, WiFi connection, beach chairs and cart, charcoal grill, outdoor shower, wrap-around porch with rockers, and lots of outdoor space with beautiful gardens.
The main level consists of a large wrap-around porch, a spacious entrance foyer with detailed trim and original staircase, a spacious living room with fireplace, large dining room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with both granite and Corian counters, a sunny breakfast room, den, full laundry room and half bath. The second floor has three spacious bedrooms and two full baths. The dramatic third level master suite has two sleeping areas, a sitting area, a work area and a full bath.
Outdoor enjoyment varies from the rockers and dining set on the wrap-around porch, to the brick patio, shade trees, peach and espaliered apple trees, herb garden and lush landscaping of the large side- and backyards.
is a charming small community, established in 1884 by northern railroad
executives. Beautiful historic homes, large shade trees and crape myrtles line the streets as you stroll among the friendly residents. The town is pedestrian friendly; almost everything is accessible by foot, bicycle or golf cart. Most of the houses date from 1884 to 1920 and are of classic architectural styles, many of which have large wrap-around porches. The town's Central Park has walkways, a playground and a pavilion for concerts. The beach is very child friendly with gentle waves of the bay waters. You can enjoy swimming, sun-bathing, and combing the beach for seashells and sea glass. Due to the deep channel of the Chesapeake Bay, there are sailboats and large yachts in abundance. For the golf enthusiast, there are Palmer and Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses adjacent to the town. There are also many state parks; museums; historic sites; a fishing pier; two marinas; a public boat ramp; fishing and eco-tour boat charters; jet-ski, golf cart and kayak rentals; fine seafood restaurants; gourmet shops and wineries nearby. As evidenced by the many upscale art and craft shops, the town has a thriving art, music, literary and theater community.
Come see the beautiful old Victorian and Craftsman homes decorated for Christmas
The 4th of July is a really big thing in Cape Charles form the parade to the fireworks
viewed from the beach
From time time the Tall Ships have come to visit Cape Charles. Visitors have gotten to go on the ships and go for a short ride in the Bay.
Just a few miles South is Kiptopeke State Park with fishing, hiking and camping. Special seasonal bird watching events. Just to the North is Savage Neck Dunes on the Chesapeake Bay with beach, dune, and maritime forest communities and migratory songbird habitat.
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Karen and Rick Lowe live in Middleburg, VA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on their farm, Lowelands Farm, in the middle of Virginia Hunt Country. Having fallen in love with the Eastern Shore after spending family vacations there for nearly 40 years, they first bought Eagle's View, their waterfront vacation home on Chincoteague Island with views of the lighthouse and the refuge. Their love of horses gave them a keen interest in the wild ponies on Assateague Island, and they have also enjoyed kayaking in the surrounding waters. The history of the Eastern Shore drew them to make many excursions using the book "Off Route 13" and landed them in Cape Charles, where the beauty of the town founded by railroad executives in the 1880s appealed to them due in part to the classical architecture and fantastic sunsets across the Bay. Having lived in the large, bustling cities of Chicago, Paris and Washington, DC, as well as the solitary, pastoral setting of their farm, the Lowes were enchanted by the friendly spirit of this small town and realized that they wanted to experience this "Mayberry-like" step into the past. The dream of owning an old house with beautiful gardens and the welcoming feeling of this small town led them to the purchase of Chesapeake Dream. Having a guest house on their farm, available for short-term rental, has opened up a whole new chapter in their lives~~~they not only entertain family and friends, but have met guests from all over the world, who also get to enjoy the year around beauty of their farm.
CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA
Eagle's View is a luxury vacation rental on Chincoteague Island, overlooking the Assateague Island Channel and Lighthouse. Fully equipped for comfort and convenience, this house is your home base for quick access to beaches, hiking and biking trails, bird-watching, kayaking, museums, the
Wildlife Refuge, the National Park, restaurants, seafood markets, NASA/NOAH launches and visitor center, guided boat tours, lighthouse tour, and viewing the world-famous wild ponies. In addition to hiking or basking on the unspoiled beaches, outdoor sports, golf and fishing, Eagle's View offers relaxation and beautiful surroundings all year long!
The Hunt Box
AT LOWELANDS FARM,
Come enjoy the pleasures of country living here on our family farm in the middle of Virginia's Hunt Country. We enjoy the quiet, pastoral setting of our farm, located on a dirt road surrounded by other larger farms. Not only do we experience natural wildlife, but we have a few cows, horses and a miniature donkey. Within minutes, you can visit wineries, museums, restaurants, a spa, Civil War sites and the charming, upscale town of Middleburg, or you can be on the Dulles Toll Road heading into Washington, DC. The Hunt Box is furnished with Persian rugs and an eclectic blend of antiques and traditional furnishings. Many horse-related and historical family memorabilia decorate the house.