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Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main House, 3 Bedrooms + Conv bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8); Guest House (Sleeps 6)

Nestled under towering pines and surrounded by an acre of evergreens, we peer out east across the endless and beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The 180 degree view is breathtaking from our private beach, grand porch, or any room in the house. The sunrise is spectacular and nature's beautiful colors change throughout the day.

Whether you're ready for action or much needed relaxation we've got it all. Kids and adults will love the sand and surf just 80 feet from our door. The shallow and protected water makes all kinds of water activities possible - in a safe environment. Land lovers can be equally active by biking or hiking the country roads that wind around the many creeks, inlets, and other tributaries. And everyone can enjoy our many outdoor and indoor games.

You R&R-types are in luck too. Choose to snooze on the porch or the bayside hammock - the views are both outstanding if you can stay awake. Read a good book. We have many and welcome exchanges. View distant merchant ships, Tangier Island, the Bay's only private lighthouse, and a vast array of waterfowl using our binoculars and telescope. Explore historic Reedville, once considered one of the wealthiest towns in America. The 19th-century mansions will astound you. A fisherman's museum, antique shops, and fine restaurants are also popular attractions.

Save some energy for the evening. Cookouts are a must, particularly on the expansive porch and outdoor dining area. Enjoy your dessert bayside while sitting around the firepit. The s'mores, songs, stories, and stars seem all the better by the water's edge.

Our home is a classic southern-living design aptly named 'The Carolina House' due to its predominant use among Carolina country elite. It boasts a grand front and back porch perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The floorplan is open and airy with an emphasis on bay views. The kitchen and eat-in area are the hub of indoor activity with a spectacular 180-degree Bay view. All three bedrooms have their own full bath.

Our additional detached guest house is now available. It has a bedroom, bunkroom, game room, full bath, kitchenette, and sleeps 6. It is strictly for use by whomever is renting the main house and will not be rented separately to another party.

Note: We own 2 other properties on the Bay (VRBO #509974 and #644192) We've rented for 3 years and had many satisfied guests and positive reviews.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Front, Beachfront, Private Beach, Vacation Home, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2018

About Bill

We are Northern Virginia natives who love the outdoors - particularly the beach and mountains. We enjoy short excursions to B&Bs and wineries. We are high-energy, sports-oriented but crave down-time too.

Our hobbies include building sandcastles, building sandcastles, and building sandcastles!

Bill purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill chose Reedville

Our friends bought a waterfront home just south of us 6-years ago. We loved visiting them and eventually found our dream home in the fall of 2011. This is our idea of paradise. It feels like we're at the ocean and deep in the Carolina woods at the same time. It is an easy and beautiful commute through rural farmland and rustic old towns. There are so many things to see and do in a wholesome, family-friendly environment.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our private beach more than anything. Whether beachcombing, romping in the water, or just relaxing you can't beat the setting. Our view of the Bay is equally spectacular whether you're down on the beach, nestled in a recliner on the porch, or making a meal in the kitchen. Playtime is endless and the days seem too short. Nightime is fun too. And everything revolves around the entire family having a good time - together.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Reedville in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Guesthouse Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 full baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guesthouse Bunkroom - 2 Bunks, sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Cribs (3)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Raft
  • Tennis
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Waterfront seating with firepit, adirondack chairs, beachchairs, 3 kayaks, rafts, tubes, 4 bikes, deluxe kids playset/swings, hammock, porch and patio furniture, local catering is excellent and features BBQ and seafood.


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Chesapeake Bay Beach House - Beach Front and Endless Bay Views
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews

Great place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently with extended family, including kids and grandparents. At different times there were as many as 9 of us there, and it never felt crowded. The house is clean, and well situated to provide great views from every room, which have plentiful windows facing the bay.

The yard has large trees which are great for shade, but don't obstruct the view. The bay is about 25 miles wide there, so looking due east all you can see is the horizon. Although one day with just the right lighting, we were able to see the water tower on Tangier Island with the provided binoculars. There is also a fair amount of boat traffic to watch which keeps it interesting, from local crab boats hugging the shore, to major cruise liners heading to and from Baltimore.

A fire pit with adirondack chairs is on the corner of the property next to the stairs leading to the beach. It was used almost every night while we were there for s'mores. There were 4 kayaks from kid's size to multi-person, which got a great workout. Bocce balls, horseshoes, frisbees, a kite, beach toys etc. were all there. We brought a lot of that, and never had to unpack any of it because of what was supplied.

The beach was nice, and there was always a stretch of sand, even at the highest tide. During our week, it ranged from bathtub calm to 2 foot rollers breaking on the beach. The kids were able to wade, play in the sand, put out crab pots, kayak, and generally have a great time! Definitely wear beach shoes as some of the riprap rocks have been tossed onto the surf and can be painful if you don't see them underwater. On one day only we saw a few jellyfish (far fewer than up the nearby creeks), but there were not many and they were easy to spot, so they didn't keep us out of the water.

Jett's Hardware (5 minutes away) is great for providing crab pots, frozen bunker (bait for crab pots), and bait for fishing. Cockrell's Seafood/Deli (also 5 minutes) is a great source for fresh seafood. Hours are limited so plan ahead. Tommy's Restaurant was good and friendly. There is a nice Food Lion 20 minutes away.

Cell phone service is limited. In Reedville itself, Verizon has zero bars. At the house, you can usually make a call or send/receive texts with patience. We were told Verizon is putting up a new tower in 6 months which will be a huge help. Internet/wifi worked fine.

Must do: Fisherman's Museum in Reedville. Chitterchats Ice Cream. Tangier Island Cruise. Relax!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and relaxing home on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay over Memorial Day weekend! The house was clean and spacious and the hosts were great. It was perfect for our group of families with small children. It is in close proximity to a couple of other houses - both of which were active for the holiday weekend, but it was no big bother. The little beach was perfect for the kids - sandy and pretty shallow, calm water. Even saw a pod of dolphins cruise by one afternoon. Overall, we had a great stay and hope to stay again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway! There was plenty of space for 11 of us, and the owner is very easy to work with. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a group

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed here for New Years. It’s a very comfortable house. For a group of 12 adults, it is a little tight, but no one was uncomfortable. The views of the water are spectacular and the fire pit is nice. The fridge is a bit small for larger groups, but we made it work with coolers. The guest house also has a small fridge. Overall the house is very nice, comfortable beds, clean, spacious common areas, good grill, well supplied kitchen and really beautiful yard. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Playplace for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family finally found a couple of days wherein we could get together for a family vacation. So, four of our adult sons, their SO's, and kids relaxed, ate crabs, kayaked, played in the waves, just enjoyed this home on the Chesepeake Bay beach. Calm waves and sandy beach gave way to an evening of wild waves and wind almost every evening. Spectacular fun for grown sons! Speaking of spectacular? Ah, the sunrise! And the dolphins, and . . . .

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for beautiful views and wildlife, we have found it! This vacation rental has everything you need to enjoy the Chesapeake bay. Kayaks, floats, bikes, telescope, binoculars and all sorts of inside games and puzzles. Nice porch furniture to enjoy coffee in the morning watching the sunrise. We enjoy watching the ospreys nesting in one of the trees, herring flying by and dolphins! Yes, we saw plenty of dolphins in the bay! The variety of boats and ships that passed us this week were amazing.

We brought all of our food with us and except for a few trips to the store we really had no desire to leave the waterfront views. It was quite and peaceful and the view makes you relax. We are looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All water sports are available and enhanced by the shallow/calm/protected waters. Fishing is outstanding on our private beach, by taking a nearby chartered boat, or by bringing your own boat to dock/launch within minutes of our house. Lawn activities include badminton, horseshoes, and croquet.

And we consider R&R an activity too! Snooze in the bayside hammock or porch. Read a good book - we have many and encourage exchanges. Peer through our binoculars or telescope to see an abundance of waterfowl, distant merchant ships, Tangier and Smith Island - with a neat lighthouse - and take a cruise to the Islands too. And don't forget to visit Reedville - it's minutes away and has fascinating 19th century mansions, antiques, fine restaurants, an old-time ice-cream parlor, fisherman's museum, and lots more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Reedville, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Sep 2018 - 5 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.11

No Cleaning Fee

Linens Provided

Fully refundable $300 Damage Deposit is due with final payment and returned within 20 days after departure

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's pricing are $450 per night and $2900 for the week

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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