Built in 1919, this classic Chesapeake Bay beach cottage is historic but updated with all modern conveniences. Privately situated behind a wooded dune and far from the street, this beachfront cottage has a wide pleasant porch and its own beach access. Downstairs you'll find a large full bathroom, a laundry room, and an open-plan dining room leading to a living room with large windows facing the Bay. Upstairs is a bathroom and two queen-size bedrooms. Ample private parking. Sleep-sofa in living room provides room for two. Interior just renovated, including all new hardwood floors on the lower level!
- Cottage1380 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay6 - 30 nights
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Historic Chesapeake Bay House With Beachfront Porch
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
About Marida Hines
We are a professional couple. This is the home we plan to retire to - so we take care of it with love!
Marida Hines purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Marida Hines chose Bay View
This cozy classic Ocean View beach cottage is nestled under a collection of live oaks with a porch facing the beach, a private trail over the dune, and a delightful dune-top bench for morning coffee. Situated on Ocean View Avenue, the house has easy access to local attractions while still providing a private, quiet beach getaway. In our recent renovation, we've tried to find the perfect balance between retaining this delightful cottage's original charm while providing all modern conveniences.
What makes this Cottage unique
• Quiet, private yard • Dune-top bench with stunning view - perfect for morning coffee! • Private beach access • Large porch facing beach • Bright, sunny interior • Bay view but private with screen of bushes • Fully equipped • Recently remodeled
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This was a cozy cottage, with a beautiful beach!
So many wonderful adventures took place at this peaceful,clean and beach themed cottage. The linens and pillows were so cozy to snuggle into at the end of our day! The owner thought of everything, the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. We crab hunted at night, fished off the beach, watched the dolphins jump and play and watched the ships. The beach was private and clean. We enjoyed and played a lot of the games in the cottage. We enjoyed the fishing pier down the road, and aquarium was really cool. My kids loved the water park at Bush gardens. The beach toys and beach equipment was a added bonus for us to enjoy! There is a ton to do. This was a perfect get away for my husband and I with our 3 kids! We hope to come back to visit Zoe's Cottage.
Exactly what we needed.
We had such a nice time at Zoe's cottage! It was a perfect quaint cottage with private access to the beach. We have two elementary aged kids and they loved it. We spent mornings and evenings on the quiet porch out back and even enjoyed some rainy day time there. Being on the beach was wonderful. It was incredibly quiet - literally a handful of people on this huge beach. The water was perfectly warm and calm when the tide was going and had just the right amount of waves for the kids to use the boogie boards when the tide was coming in. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing spot, Zoe's cottage is a hidden gem and Marida was extremely helpful and responsive to questions when planning our trip.
Cozy and Relaxing
It was an extremely enjoyable and relaxing stay. Every morning we would have breakfast on the porch with the ocean in our backyard. The house was clean and had all the ammenities we need to provide us with a comfortable stay. We really enjoyed the beach as it was clean and almost exclusive just for us.
Thanks for sharing your home! This is the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing environment with the beach in your backyard :)
Thanks so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Zoe's Cottage.
Can you share the reason why you held back a star on your rating? As you can see, this is our first 4-star rating and I am concerned!
Any ideas on what we can do to improve the experience would be gratefully received.
Marida and Terri
Id recommend it!
We loved this charming fully stocked cottage!!! We will definitely rent it again.
The cottage is so tastefully decorated and charming. I love the storybook of Zoey & the cottage renovovation left for guests to read. The beach is right there and the cottage is stocked with plenty of beach chairs, beach towels, and boogie boards. We enjoyed the large porch when we needed a break from the beach. We liked being on the Chesapeake bay with less wind and calmer water for standup paddle boarding. Just 1 mile away is a place that rented jet skis and paddle boards. If you like gorgeous sunsets every night and long walks on the beach this is the place to stay. Cooking was so easy with such a well stocked kitchen and a grill that works. The owners have thought of everything from games, books to read to any imaginable item you would need meal preparation. Great for casual entertaining. A big thank you to the owners. We loved our stay!!!!
I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon Marida's property. Any expectations far exceeded anything that could have been thought of. Close to airport and many attractions. Coffee on beach every morning then entertainment between Norfolk and Virginia Beach - back to the VERY peaceful beach to end the day. There's a fabulous Italian restaurant just 1 mile from cottage. We really did not want to leave and will definitely go back to this cottage. Thank you Marida for providing such a beautiful comfortable place to stay
Located on Ocean View beach overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Residential neighborhood with a quiet beach with limited public access. Great restaurants, nearby shopping & movie theaters, easy access from Rt. 64. Tons of things do if you tire of lounging on the porch or beach: Stroll the boardwalk at Virginia Beach; dine or sightsee on the long, long Ocean View Fishing Pier; view denizens of the deep at Virginia Aquarium; step into the past at Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, play at Busch Gardens theme park or grab an ice cream and stroll Norfolk Zoo. Do some inside beachcombing in the antiques shops or get your culture fix at Norfolk's museums, ethnic restaurants, and concert halls.