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Chesapeake Bay Beachhouse

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With Direct Bay Access And One Block Off White Beach

Charming Bay Farmhouse, completely renovated, one block off white sand beach w/access. Three bedrooms, one with additional queen futon, Two full baths, covered porch and huge 2nd floor deck with amazing views. Fully stocked kitchen includes dishes, coffee maker, blender, crock pot, pots and pans and bakeware. Situated in Chesapeake Shores directly on the Chesapeake Bay, this small, intimate community gives you total peace and serenity.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2012
Speaks English


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Chesapeake Bay Beachhouse
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Relaxing Vacation on the Chesapeake Bay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four recently enjoyed a four night stay at the Chesapeake Bay Beach House. The house was very clean and the owners, who live down the street, were wonderfully helpful and nice. Our two boys, ages 9 and 6, loved the beach...searching for crabs, fishing, and climbing the stone jetties.


- Friendly and helpful owners.

- Quiet and peaceful community.

- Very clean house with a large kitchen.

- A one to two minute walk from the front door to the beach.

- Quiet beach with soft white sand and only a few other families in sight.

- Virtually no waves since you're on the bay with stone jetties along the beach.

- Outdoor shower with spacious covered porch.

- Richardson's Cafe located nearby which is a fabulous "small town" restaurant.

- Close to a Food Lion


- Mosquitoes. Which are pretty common in the low areas around the bay. Just come prepared, as we did, with bug spray and citronella sticks.

- Lack of a driveway and front walkway. You'll need to carry your items through the front yard which isn't terrible.

- Outdated. Though the house is very clean and well maintained, it is outdated. Older bathrooms, laminate counters, etc.


If you're looking for a laid back vacation home, which is off the beaten trail, then Chesapeake Bay Beach House is for you. It's an affordable house for young families with small kids. The beach is wonderful with it's soft sand, calm water, and only a handful of other beach goers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach home!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and was right across the street from the beach, although there was better beach access right down the street. We rented the house for the weekend with a group of friends for a wedding. The house had plenty of room for everyone, and we had fun bringing groceries and enjoying the amenities of the home. However, there is no internet at the home and most of us had little to no reception at the home, so communication was limited. Also, we had a very rainy weekend, with not much break in the weather to enjoy the nearby beach. Because of all the rain, we learned the hard way that you are dependent on the tides for access to and from the home in case of inclement weather. We drove through standing water a few times and had to turn around and wait because of the water covering the access road. We missed the brunch the morning after the wedding because we made the unfortunate mistake at trying to leave exactly at high tide, even though the rain had stopped the night before. We had to turn around and wait 2 hours for the water to recede in order to be able to leave the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that the water caused you. I should have been more clear when I contacted to let you know about the tides. That was not typical. The bay was encountering impacts from tropical storm Ida in conjunction with the Super Blood moon. We have been renting our house for three years, and this is the first time Mother Nature has impacted one of our guests. Thank you for your nice comments about the house, and we hope you will come back again and have nothing, but blue skies. Thanks, Rick and Molly
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Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Lovely vacation home rental

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and a perfect location! To be able to walk across the road to a pristine quiet beach was wonderful. The house was lovely and well equipped. The bed we slept on was very comfortable. The owners were very prompt with answering any questions. This is a true gem and a delightful vacation place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russell, KY

ANOTHER Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we vacationed in this wonderful Chesapeake Shores Beach home! A wonderful home away from home. The location cannot be beat. Our family can experience all the fun expected at the beach WITHOUT the dangers of deep water. Aquatic life, walking to the lighthouse, and the peace of a totally uncrowded population. The home is great, and attention given to details, makes this place a great rental. The views from the second story deck is wonderful! Safe area for you and your family. Rick and Molly will work with you to ensure you and your family a comfortable vacation. We have recommended this property to all of our friends! Our favorite place to vacation! Again, don't allow the second row back fool you, this is a wonderful rental, and has great beach access. Several great restaurants in Mathews, and on Gwynn's Island. Great location for day trips to Williamsburg, Gloucester, Yorktown, and Jamestown. A wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA

Quick getaway the last week in August

  • 5 of 5

We suddenly wound up with time for a last-minute getaway for five days during the last week in August, and Molly and Rick were extremely helpful in scheduling it on such short notice. We thoroughly enjoyed both the house and the beach access. The beach is, as another reviewer noted, about 30 seconds away. The kitchen and house had everything we needed - cookware, coffee fixings, extra paper products for kitchen and bathroom, laundry and dishwasher detergent, all those things you never expect to find at a beach house. :) I really appreciated that. The open kitchen with breakfast bar, and the living room, were especially comfortable, and we spent a lot of time there, just hanging out. We also particularly enjoyed the upper deck. It has an eastern exposure, so during hot afternoons, the sun is off the deck, and we had very comfortable shade. We liked the fact that the upstairs queen bedroom has an eastern exposure also, and if we chose (which we did) to leave the blinds up, we could wake to the sunrise. The kids' bedroom (the one with the option for 2 twins) has a western exposure, so the kids sleep in! We purchased the linens package, and I was ever so glad that we did. The towels were plush and ample, with more of everything supplied than we needed, and even designer sheets for the kids' beds. We also appreciated Molly and Rick's immediate, friendly accessibility when we had questions. The house is lovely and the decorations are too, and we enjoyed the total getaway. This was a relaxing and restorative vacation, and we would not hesitate to go back. Oh - lest I forget to mention: Richardson's Cafe, in Mathews, has the most awesome pork BBQ sandwich ever - it is huge, and we had a splendid lunch there. The Food Lion in Mathews will be your nearest grocery option, and it is very clean, with a good selection; I was very comfortable purchasing both produce and meats there. Don't forget the produce guy who parks on Main Street in Mathews with his truck; you pick what you want from the truck bed, then put your payment in through the passenger window. Also, be sure to visit the Mathews County Visitor Information Center. They have a wealth of information about the Middle Neck, not to mention some interesting pottery and art items, and near-irresistible baseball caps and aprons. I may have to return just purely to purchase both of the latter. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we particularly valued the quietness and private nature of the neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic house with fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

I visited this beautiful house with a group of friends over the July 4th weekend. Booking was simple and Molly was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had tons of questions and she very patiently and politely answered all of them. When we arrived, we were more than pleasantly surprised by the size, condition and location of the house. We had a group of 8 adults and we never felt cramped and the house came with a well-stocked kitchen that ensured we could comfortably and conveniently feed the group each day. The house had plenty of outdoor seating so we could enjoy lounging outside and the upper deck even had views of the bay. We enjoyed the easy beach access, which was only about a 30 second walk. Needless to say, we can't wait to return as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mathews, Chesapeake Bay - Northern Neck

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151

Saturday to Saturday rental
Towels and linens provided for $75 per stay (optional)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Virginia, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be put together with adapter kit to make a king., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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