Our modern cottage is on a private waterfront peninsula on VA's Eastern Shore, convenient to Onancock and Cape Charles. It's a peaceful retreat with a dock, kayaks, and canoe. Prepare your meals, enjoy our saltwater pool or catch crabs (seasonal). A birding paradise year round! The cottage is tastefully decorated with coastal decor, including Blue Crab stoneware dishes, and has an herb garden. We are pleased to teach you how to catch and cook crabs or enjoy your first kayak experience.
Enjoy a peaceful vacation any time of the year on a private, secluded waterfront peninsula on a hill overlooking a tidal saltwater creek, where crabbing, kayaking, fishing or relaxing await you. 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.
Two of our favorite reviews: "This is not 5 stars... THIS IS 10!!!” and "Some of the nicest folks we have ever met, it's like they invented the word hosting." The bottom line: we enjoy having guests and sharing our little piece of paradise with you!
Catch blue crabs or try for a fish off the dock, enjoy our saltwater pool, or use our kayaks and canoe to explore the 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 comfortable queen size bed; bathroom with shower; robes, toiletries, beach towels, ceiling fans, free WiFi, A/C, satellite TV-DVD, CD/radio and extra outlets with USB charging ports. In the morning, enjoy coffee on the porch or the dock overlooking our tranquil view.
Our coastal decor includes locally-designed dinnerware decorated with blue crabs. We have a fully-loaded kitchen where you can steam your own crabs and prepare all meals. The cottage also has lots of board games, DVDs, CDs, books and a washer/dryer. Great front porch with tables and chairs to enjoy the water view, along with a charcoal grill (we supply charcoal).
SORRY but no pets and no smoking. SPECIAL NOTE: We RARELY see a mosquito! Sometimes no-see-ums or biting flies in May, but we have insect repellent if needed.
Feel free to enjoy our saltwater swimming pool, open top kayaks and a canoe, along with crabbing off the dock and several outdoor table areas. Fishing gear if needed. We have beach towels, small cooler, beach chairs and umbrella for use at the sandy beach at Cape Charles, Kiptopeke State Park, Savage Neck Dunes or other areas.
Interaction with guests
Our typical summertime guest experience involves us helping you catch crabs, teaching you how to cook and pick out the meat, and working together (frequently) to pick out the meat. Jim will be thrilled to show you how to make crab cakes! We are usually around, so feel free to ask questions or join us for a chat on the porch. Fall thru spring, enjoy the peacefulness!
Other things to note
We are off the beaten track, about half an hour north of Cape Charles where there's a public sandy beach, 20 miles from Onancock, and an hour south of Chincoteague and Assateague Island, where the wild ponies roam. We are pleased to offer restaurant and tourism information, or lessons in crabbing, kayaking or fishing.
We are located five minutes from YMCA Camp Silver Beach and eight miles from Exmore where there is a grocery store, liquor store and a pharmacy. Restaurant recommendations are 10-22 miles away. We have an award-winning local winery (Chatham Vineyards), a huge antique mall (Blue Crow Antique Mall) and many quaint and charming villages for you to explore.
Contact us about availability or check out the Airbnb calendar. Rates run $139-179 per night based on the season, double occupancy. Rates listed on Airbnb's site include our local and state taxes of 10.3%. Rates are generally lower from fall through spring. Minimum three night stay unless we have availability at the last minute. Once you have confirmed your stay, we will send you lots of helpful information.
We will accept less than 3 night rentals for a $25.00 cleaning fee. This will be rebated to you if you return for a stay of three or more nights. No smoking. We require that you do not go into the woods or fields surrounding our property due to poison ivy, ticks, chiggers etc. Sorry, no pets, we have a friendly non-shedding standard poodle.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We decided to share our secluded waterfront property with travelers who seek peace, quiet and privacy. We're located on a waterfront cove off a larger saltwater creek leading to the Chesapeake Bay. We created a nationally-known specialty food business called Blue Crab Bay Co. and we share our products with you while you're our guests. We enjoy crabbing (we'll teach you how), boating, fishing, hanging out by our pool in the summer and playing with our friendly standard poodle, Bella. Crabbing is always great from our dock during summer months, while fishing is best in the fall. One recent November we caught quite a few red drum from our dock, along with my 22" speckled trout! You may use our kayaks and canoe for fun within our cove. For longer distances, rental kayaks can be delivered. We enjoy camping in our Winnebago View and we have an electric hookup available if you need to park a small RV. 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 with you.