3Br, 2Ba, Waterfront With Dock, Private Beach Access, Sleeps 9
Blue Heron Vacation Rentals
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Sandy Harbor Cottage's home rules are contained in provisions of the Rental Agreement and the few rules posted in the home.
Guest will receive an additional payment request for the Transient Occupancy tax due for the County of Northampton, 5.0% of rental rate.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great vacation cottage
This is a very comfortable house. The dock is a great place to fish. We were able to launch our kayaks from the community boat ramp. There are lots of interesting areas to explore by boat. We had 2 small issues upon arrival, and the response time by the rental company to come fix them was incredibly quick - we were very impressed.
Private, comfortable, great location.
Gotta love it caught 2 ft shark from private pier, 1st 15 minutes line was in water.
Peaceful stay in comfortable home
Our family of five had a great stay in such a peaceful location. The pier is a nice spot to be with the kids and crab a bit, and the community beach at such a short distance was nice. Cape Charles historic district is a short drive away with family friendly restaurants and a great beach. Plenty of linens were readily available, and the only real negative was the poor WiFi that did not allow for reliable streaming of movies or shows. Other than that, our stay was pleasant and responsive hosts were open to questions and offered quick answers and suggestions. Very complete and informative guide with area’s activities and important information provided in home. Grill works great!
Awesome location on the Eastern shore - relaxing week on the beach and bay!
We loved our week at this house on the Eastern Shore. The location is remarkable...a short walk to the community beach which we had mostly to ourselves, 10-15 min from Cape Charles, and the natural beauty off of the dock was amazing. We brought kayaks to explore the creek (caught lots of fish), went crabbing, and spent many hours on the beach. We enjoyed our daily morning coffee on the dock (built-in chairs there were awesome!) and relaxed instantly watching the wildlife and listening to the gentle water sounds. The neighborhood is very quiet but we met many neighbors and felt at home. The house is comfortable and had many baby-friendly amenities (high chair, toys, pack and play) and were very comfortable there with six adults and one baby. The house is nothing fancy and was consistent with the description. Wifi was terrible, as other reviewers have stated, but after chatting with neighbors that may not be a simple issue to fix. I recommend bringing a wifi hotspot or using your phone for a hotspot and bringing old school dvds to avoid streaming video. Also, wifi is in Cape Charles 10-15 away. We are really happy with our week's stay on the Eastern Shore and the wonderful vacation we had here.
The home was decent but needs some Improvements
Our overall stay wasn't bad but I expected more for the price of the rental. I'm a picky person anyways so maybe some of the issues I have won't bother others at all. The good things about the house are the size, location, comfortable beds and plenty off cookware, dishes and linens. All of the appliances worked like they should and the ac was able to keep up during 100+ degree days. There is also a nice grill available to use. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful also. I feel like the house needs some updating/TLC. The master bedroom shower is very small and leaks water pretty bad if you aren't careful where the spray head is pointing. The vinyl flooring is peeling up where the shower door is because of this. The wifi is either extremely slow or non existent. We called the owner or the realtor and they had us reset it but it didn't help. The screened in porch has a large tear in it so bugs can get in and you can't hardly see the water due to trees and brush. It's only a narrow opening to walk on to the dock. The listing also showed to have kayaks but there weren't any. We thought they may be in the garage but there is no access to the garage. The owner said that the kayaks shouldn't be listed and that the garage is used for storage. The last issue is the grass was pretty tall when we arrived and was obviously cut when it was pretty tall the last time due to the piles of grass clippings all over. Like I said, that may not bother some folks but it does me. When you play in the yard with the kids you end up tracking grass every where. Overall I think it has a lot more potential. A few repairs, some TLC and a little more attention to the smaller details would really help this place out. If the price of the rental was cheaper then I don't think some of the things I listed would've been an issue. It's still a great place and my family had a good time which is really all that matters in the end. I just wanted to give my honest opinion on the property so the owner could make improvements if they wanted and future renters would know what to expect. By the way, don't forget bug spray!
Huge property in quiet rural location
The other reviewers are right, the pictures do not do this property justice - the Cottage is huge, great bedrooms and a lovely open plan lounge dining, kitchen area. Very pleasant small residential neighbourhood (on the site of the Arlington Plantation). The Creek that the jetty sticks out onto is simply beautiful. Wifi connectivity easy and consistent, the kitchen has all you could wish for, a real home from home.
Some of the lounge furnishings could benefit from a make over it is a little tired, but the linens and cleanliness was first rate. Lots of info on local attractions. Only thought to bear in mind - this is in a real quiet location, so this is a true getaway property. Cape Charles is the nearest town, which is a quiet Lake Wobegon kind of place. Perfectly charming.
There’s so much to do when you rent “Sandy Harbor Cottage” for your vacation, it’s really hard to decide where to begin! Should you start the day with a leisurely stroll along the 10-acre private community beach or just enjoy coffee and croissants on the screened porch overlooking a colorful saltwater inlet from the Chesapeake Bay? Or take time and explore our beautiful Kiptopeke State Park and walk the nature trails with scenic views over looking the Chesapeake Bay, just a few minutes south is our Wild Life Refuge. After that, stroll into the Great Town of Cape Charles and inquire on our Barrier Island or Winery Tours. If its a' water sports day' inquire on Jet ski, boat rentals or a day of Charter Fishing near the Town Harbor. Hard choices we know but sometimes you just have to make them! “Sandy Harbor” is located just across the saltwater inlet from the renowned Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Bay Creek golf courses, so don’t forget to bring your clubs and take a swing into our great Eastern Shore golf. If you love to stroll the beach, canoe, kayak, bike or just simply relax, “Sandy Harbor Cottage” is the perfect vacation rental home for you because it offers not just comfortable furnishings, then again, its a great place to just relax and absorb some serene peace and quiet. Either way, enjoy sand, surf and sunsets every day at Sandy Harbor Cottage waterfront vacation rental home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.