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Serene Bayfront Cottage on Private Beach - Waterfront Beach House

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Onancock - Crystal Beach Cottage

Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay -- Sleeps 6 with 1.5 bath

Your Private Retreat …..

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation, girls weekend, or just a quiet spot to enjoy the serenity of the Chesapeake Bay----

This is the beach house for you

With an open floor plan this a perfect spot to vacation with family or friends. The warm, lived-in feeling this house provides comes from years of our family truly loving this magical place we call “the shore house”.

Our family has been making memories here for 35 years. We have opened our home to you to share the tranquility of Crystal Beach. Situated at the end of a quiet dead end road, this bay front cottage awaits you. Come escape the crowds and enjoy the private beach right out your front door. Calm shallow waters of the bay make it perfect for launching a kayak or paddle board and for young children to play. Bring your boat or rent one in town. There is a public launch available blocks of the house.

We love the remote feeling this cottage has though it is just a few miles from the charming historic town of Onancock. With its artisans feel, Onancock offers restaurants, galleries, antique shops, bakery, movie theater, boutiques, and quiet streets to stroll.

We invite you to come experience the magic of the shore.

Note: Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday - Sunday

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Leslie Baltimore
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Leslie Baltimore

Build in 1911 and moved from Accomack to Crystal Beach in 1946, Mary and Moe Moran bought this little cottage in 1979. Then it was a 1 room cottage with a small attic and wrap around porches. Located just an hour and a half away from their Virginia Beach home, it was the perfect getaway for them and their three children. After being damaged during hurricane Floyd in 1999, the cottage was raised onto pilings and remodeled. Though most of the original structure is still used. Over the years, the three Moran children have each had children of their own. These three generations have gathered each summer for 'Moran's Cousins Camp'. We come from Virginia Beach, Richmond and Ohio to fish, crab, kayak, swim, and reconnect as a family. Many happy memories have been made here.

Leslie Baltimore purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Leslie Baltimore chose Eastern Shore Virginia

The Eastern Shore is still an unrealized jewel for the masses. A few of us have figured out that it is a paradise without the crowds--a peaceful getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from every window in the house tell the story of why we love Crystal Beach. It is so peaceful and beautiful.


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Serene Bayfront Cottage on Private Beach - Waterfront Beach House
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful home in a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit this week was beyond our expectations. The home was very comfortable and the location was perfect! The kitchen was very well equipped and as a cook I totally enjoyed preparing food there for our crew! The layout of the house and the furnishings are very well done and it felt like home from the minute we got there. The owner Leslie was helpful from the start and even allowed us to get in a few hours early since it was ready. We will totally be coming back here to enjoy more time relaxing and kayaking from the beach right off the deck. Thank you for allowing us and others to experience the vacation home you and your family have graciously open for others to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a beautiful gem tucked away on the Eastern Shore of Virginia! Beautiful views and a relaxing time, a place where you are able to forget about things for as long as you would like! Great food, nice folks and just a wonderful place to spend some time away from the hectic world we see everyday; thanks for the great memories and hope to see you again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place for sunsets on the bay

  • 4 of 5

Nicely situated cottage on the bay. A bit out of the way but worth the sunsets! Has a great gathering space with large, well appointed kitchen, big dining table and seating area in one big room. The bedroom situation is a bit awkward as you have funnel through one bedroom to get to the bathroom, but this will not be a problem if you are family or in our case VERY good friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very quiet, out of the way home.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful sunsets and very comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This house was just what we were looking for in a vacation house. It was right on the beach, it was a quiet location, the sunsets were gorgeous, and the house was very cozy fitting all of our needs. The owners of this house have made sure that they thought of everything that might be needed......they even had games and puzzles for the kids to play with. The only thing they did not have available to use was a washing machine but we made due without one. One of our favorite things to do when not swimming was to sit under the house in the sand and shade and watch the water. No umbrellas or tents needed! Also, the outdoor shower was a hit for our family! Thank you for allowing us to use your house for a wonderful vacation that we will not forget!! I'm sure we will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, special location along the eastern shore. Cottage with character!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a wonderful location for my yearly reunion getaway with my sister and her family (children 8 and 11). We had several stay-cation cottage days playing games, exploring the shore, and reading. We also explored many places along the eastern shore. A run to the Corner Bakery provided a great birthday breakfast, scrumptious! The loft was a fun place for the girls to sleep. Away from it all and only 12 minutes from town. Thanks for sharing your family's special place Leslie, Laura and Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tangier Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Hang Glide Virginia is located in Onancock. Antiquing, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants are plentiful. Corner Bakery is a must for the doughnut lovers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Onancock, Eastern Shore Virginia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82

A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation to receive a full refund. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within the 30 days of arrival sate, forfeit the advanced payment and reservation deposit. We encourage you to purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday to Sunday. Check-in 4:00pm Check-out 10:00am
Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Onancock in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , and sink
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Great place to shower by the bay
  • Half bath is near the front door in the kitchen/den area. The full bath is through the middle room. Please limit shower times and back to back showers. The septic system is fragile. The shower under the house is encouraged seasonally. Water use doesn't effect the septic and helps with keeping sand out of the cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Middle Room .5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guests go through to access upstairs, full bath and back BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Back room with curtain door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upstairs with 360 views, open stairwell, loft . Steep steps.
  • Bedrooms have views to the bay and the marsh from the windows. The upstairs room has 3 steps then a landing then 6 steeper steps to room. Please use handrail. There is no door but half wall around stairwell provides visual privacy. The back bedroom has no door but a curtain provides privacy. And the middle room must be used to access the full bath, back bedroom and upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Great place for getting away, going fishing, hunting, writing, crabbing, walking, painting, photographing, sleeping, meditating, praying, clearing your head, sunning, bird watching, sitting on the beach, and more.

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