Waterfront Cottage "Far from the Madding Crowd"

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Pamela

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
NOTE: Our property was sold August 2021. No bookings are being accepted at this time. New owners hope to reopen in 2022.

Take a break on our private waterfront peninsula on Virginia's Eastern Shore, convenient to the quaint towns of Cape Charles or Onancock, an hour from Virginia Beach or Chincoteague. We offer a quiet retreat with a modern one bedroom cottage, dock, saltwater pool (seasonal), kayaks and canoe. It's an oasis in the middle of nowhere and ideal for birding!

The space
Enjoy a peaceful vacation any time of the year on our private, secluded waterfront peninsula overlooking a tidal saltwater creek with breathtaking views. You’ll likely spot great blue herons, osprey, egrets, bald eagles, deer or wild turkey. Our modern one bedroom cottage features a great room (kitchen/den), bedroom with queen bed, bath with shower, walk in closet, laundry room and front porch overlooking the water. It accommodates two adults and makes an ideal couple's escape.

Catch blue crabs or enjoy our saltwater pool in the summer months, or try for a fish off the dock in the fall; use our kayaks and canoe to explore the creek, cove and marshes. Bring your own motorboat and use the boat ramp just four miles away for Chesapeake Bay fishing (no license required if fishing from the Morley's Wharf dock). Venture out to one of several recommended hiking trails. The fall season brings lovely colors, and occasionally we get snowed in during winter months, a real treat!

Our modern cottage features a lot of unexpected amenities including robes, toiletries, beach towels, ceiling fans, WiFi, A/C, Dish Network, DVD, CD/radio and USB charging ports. In the morning, enjoy coffee on the porch or the dock overlooking our tranquil view.

Steam your own crabs and prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen or call for pizza delivery. There are board games, DVDs, CDs and books to read in the hammock. Front porch overlooking the water has tables and chairs, along with a charcoal grill (we supply charcoal).

SPECIAL NOTES: SORRY but no pets, no small kids and no smoking. We RARELY see a mosquito! Sometimes small knats or biting flies in May, but we have insect repellent if needed. We have a friendly standard poodle who will keep you company, so we hope you LOVE dogs. We thoroughly sanitize all surfaces in the cottage between guests.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV with standard cable
EV charger
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning

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Exmore, Virginia, United States

Our location is so secluded that most of our guests don't want to leave once they get here (HINT: bring food). The dead end paved road by our driveway has very little traffic and is great for biking or hiking. We are eight miles from U.S. Route 13, the major north-south thoroughfare on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Virginia Beach is an hour south, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Our guests enjoy driving south to the charming beach town of Cape Charles or north to Onancock, both waterfront villages with shops, galleries and restaurants.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 110 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We sold our vacation rental in 2021. We previously had a secluded waterfront property for travelers seeking peace, quiet and privacy. Pam founded a nationally-known specialty food business called Blue Crab Bay Co. in 1985 (sold in 2016). We enjoyed crabbing, boating, fishing, hanging out by our pool in the summer and playing with our friendly standard poodle, Bella. When we travel, we seek privacy, great fishing opportunities and a chance to make new friends. We've fished in Alaska, Chile, Scotland, New Zealand, Costa Rica, British Columbia, Bimini and many other spots (including a cargo ship in French Polynesia!) and would love to swap fishing stories or share a glass of wine with you.
We sold our vacation rental in 2021. We previously had a secluded waterfront property for travelers seeking peace, quiet and privacy. Pam founded a nationally-known specialty food…

During your stay

Our summertime guest experience frequently involves us showing guests how to catch, cook and pick crabs. We are usually around, so feel free to ask questions or join us for a chat on our screened porch or dock (unless we are still social distancing.) We have had Covid vaccinations.
Our summertime guest experience frequently involves us showing guests how to catch, cook and pick crabs. We are usually around, so feel free to ask questions or join us for a chat…

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  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy