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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beachfront Cottage Sleeps 2-3

Imagine driving down a long dead end road and discovering a small colony of just 8 cottages nestled along the Chesapeake Bay. Welcome to Crystal Beach Cottage in Crystal Beach Colony where daily life is calm, peaceful and untroubled.

For the sportsman, our cottage is situated on the Chesapeake Bay with decent fishing directly accessible from the bank or nearby boat launch. Waterfowl hunting in the highly productive Barrier Island Chain is only a few miles away or you can hunt directly offshore here on Bayside!

After sundown from the back deck, you can see the twinkling lights of historic Tangier Island. By day when the sky is clear, a distant image of the little island town is also visible. Tangier was a strategic British base of operations during the war of 1812, and it is approximately 13 miles distant in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Boat tours are available for visiting the wonderful and unique island. This makes for a great day of sightseeing, shopping and dining on local cuisine, along with a fantastic boat ride to and from the destination.

Wallops Island is a well known NASA location for rocket launches into outer space. It has become a significant facility which deploys many rockets throughout a typical year, including the launch to supply the International Space Station. From the back porch of 'Seven Mile House', these spectacular events are visible in the night sky. On a clear evening, one can actually see the rocket profile and separation of the various rocket stages during early, rapid acceleration. The light show from the blast and burning fuel is spectacular! Plan your vacation when a launch is scheduled from Wallops Island for an unforgettable event in your Chesapeake vacation! Information regarding upcoming rocket launch dates is available from the NASA website at

More Details

Patty Phillipy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Patty Phillipy

Hi, we are government retirees from Pennsylvania who enjoy spending time on the Eastern Shore of VA, traveling to national parks and other scenic lands and spending time with our children and our grandson.

Patty Phillipy purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Patty Phillipy chose Eastern Shore Virginia

We looked long and hard for a vacation home that was off the beaten path yet near a nice little town, was on the water and had a mesmerizing view. This property has all of that and more!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Onancock in Accomack County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has a shower stall and is supplied with towels, wash cloths and toilet tissue.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom area has two 3/4 size beds** in it and a sitting area with 2 chairs, a desk and a flat screen TV with Dish Network. In the adjoining room, there is a day bed/couch that converts to a single bed. A cot is available if needed. **3/4 beds are sized in between a twin bed and a full size bed. They can sleep two adults in a cozy sort of way, two children easily.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the kitchen is limited for cooking. There is a crock pot, an electric skillet, a small microwave and, a toaster and a small gas grill (outside). Please also note the size of the beds under the BEDROOMS SECTION. This cottage is an original cottage built in the 50's that has been tastefully restored. It is secretly tucked away and protected under a newer home. Both homes are independent of one another. Other home may be occupied during your stay.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Great house. Great host. Great price

  • 5 of 5

We had just a perfect weekend. Lovely home that is perfect for chilling out or as home base to explore.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Weekend Get Away

  • 4 of 5

Property was as described. Town of Onancock has a very nice restaurant (Charlott's). Beds were small but as described. 2 adults is very cozy. We brought kayaks and fished. Going towards the Onancock river there are several coves with deep cuts at the entrances. Managed 8 rockfish on Saturday and 1 "keeper" size. Could definitely do better next time as we spent more time exploring than we did fishing. Road down to Kiptopeke for a walk on the beach since it was in the mid 70s. Neighbors were friendly and helpful on places to eat and fish. Nice get away. Very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Location, great views of the bay.

  • 4 of 5

The location is great, it's secluded, but also close to town. The cottage is charming and had everything we needed for a few days. The owner was very friendly and quick to respond to my questions during our stay. Definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Charming little place, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most delightful weekend in this little cottage! Luckily we had good weather, so we were able to take our morning coffee (provided) right down by the Bay where we heard nothing but a few birds and the gentle lapping of the waves. Pure relaxing heaven!! It was handy to have wi-fi and TV, but our main focus was on the changes from our regular life "back home." I would go there again in a heartbeat. Now to just find the time. . . . .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is a jewel! I spent a lot of time taking pictures and sending them to friends!

  • 5 of 5

We drove down the star lit street and up to the property at 10:00 pm and peered into the windows to see the cutest cottage ever. It is decorated in mid century furniture and attention has been given to every detail. We loved the beds and the teal bedding, the upholstered mid century chairs and rocker and the crocheted pillows. I especially loved the mid century lighting!!! The property is tucked under a big beach house but we never saw or heard anybody else. We did see bunnies every morning and deer in the evenings. The beach was literally out the back door and was totally private. A beautiful pergola framed sunset pictures and there was a fire pit we never got a chance to use. We did use this cottage as home base and traveled up and down the Eastern Shore over three days. We ate at Janet's cafe for breakfast every morning and her 5 star trip advisor award was well deserved. Janet was also super nice and helpful in guiding us to antique stores, art shows and farmers markets. We even met the folks at the local alpaca farm and got some great pictures with the newest baby! The slow pace of the Eastern Shore was the unexpected best thing about this trip and so nice coming from Hampton Roads. We will definitely be back and we will stay here again for sure!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a little slice of heaven tucked away in the Eastern Shore, yet close to quaint little towns

  • 5 of 5

This is a bright light filled cottage decorated from a throw back of the retro days of old. It is so beautiful to look out on the water as it glistens back @ you. You have everything you need here to survive if you never stepped out the door. (It is truly a" hidden little secret"). However if you do step out

, there are many little stores and restaurants all around, particularly in Onancock. You have to try the famous Cream Puff Donuts, to die for. You can find them @ the corner bakery. Just prior to your arrival you will be given all the info you will need from directions to cooking facilities etc. we were lucky to meet Patty the owner by happinstance. She is lovely and very available for anything you need. Lastly, at day's end the sunsets are breath taking. You must take home pics of these to remember the beauty and peacefulness of your stay here.. Would come back tomorrow.

Thanks Patty!!

Sherry & Diane

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Blarney Stone Pub
North Street Market
Corner Bakery Cafe
Ker Place
Scoops Ice Cream Shop
The Inn & Garden Cafe
The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant
Thai Rada Restaurant
Mallards At The Wharf
Island House Restaurant
Aqua Restaurant -- CLOSED
Barrier Islands Center
Refuge Waterfowl Museum
Cape Charles
Chincoteague Island
Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
Bay Creek Resort & Club
Island House Restaurant
Assateague Island National Seashore
Tangier Island
El Pequeno Mexico -- CLOSED
Don Valerios Mexican Restaurant
Janet's Onancock General Store & Cafe
Maria's Restaurant and Pizza
King's Creek Inn
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Tangier Mail & Freight Inc
Exmore Diner
El Maguey
The Eastville Inn
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Cape Charles Coffee House
The Great Machipongo Clam Shack
Chatham Vineyards
Bloxom Winery
SouthEast Expeditions
Holly Grove Vineyards
Launch Pad 0-A
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Eastern Shore Railway Museum
Tangier History Museum
North Street Playhouse
Roseland Theatre
Mallards At The Wharf
Tammy and Johnny's
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Blarney Stone
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tangier Island
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt 13
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Charlotte Hotel
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Assateague Island
Car: recommended

Crystal Beach Cottage is located in a very small and quiet private beach community on the Chesapeake Bay just minutes from the quaint and historic town of Onancock. Birding, Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking, Crabbing, Boating and Rest and Relaxation abound here at Crystal Beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Onancock, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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