Kiptopeke State Park

Nearby Rentals

–  Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park

Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory and licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, volunteers capture, examine, weigh, band and release resident and migratory birds each year from mid-August through November. In the raptor research area, hawks, kestrels, osprey and other birds of prey are observed and banded from September through November. Kiptopeke’s hawk observatory is among the top 15 nationwide.
1 – Dryden House-FEATURED IN REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE ONLINE
Front View

Dryden House-FEATURED IN REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE ONLINE

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

The Dryden House is offered as a weekly private rental after an extensive 18 month historical renovation. Enjoy all of the historical charm and updated amenities that this grand home has to offer. You can step back in time and step off your porch into the dunes of the Chesapeake Bay.

This 1912 historic private home known as the Dryden House is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of an intact grouping of architecturally significant commercial and residential buildings constructed between 1850 and 1915 that display a variety of styles and types of architectural ornamentation popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town’s charming business district.

This three-story Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and was constructed by E. T Dryden who built other notable homes nearby. This beachfront home features Bay views from almost every room in the home including all second floor bedrooms with a water view. There are two full baths on the second floor and a full bath on the first floor with a convenient washer and dryer. Before you come into the home from the beach, you can wash away the salt and sand in the outdoor shower.

The large kitchen has new high end appliances, with two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station assuring you will not be bumping elbows with your guests! The oversized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 10 plus for meals. Formal paneled pocket doors make this floor plan as open or private as you desire. 

Finished third floor family room with large flat screen TV, DVD, soundbar, Netflix and Amazon Prie. Wii with balance board and a good selection of Wii games. A selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full size foosball table completes the game room for when your’re feeling competitive. There is three zone air-conditioning to keep you comfortabel on those hot days and nights.

The town gazebo and free fishing pier is to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!

 

2 – Indigo Cottage
Front View

Indigo Cottage

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Newly renovated with all new kitchen and baths. Only two blocks to the town beach and a little over 1 block to the town park, this new listing is beautifully furnished. In addition to the attention to interior details, there is a big gas grill and picnic table in the back yard  as well as an outdoor shower.

There is a bedroom with a king bed, one with a queen bed and a third bedroom the has a bunk bed plus a twin bed and a TV for the kids.

Only 4 blocks to the main street with shops and eateries, it is an easy walk or you can rent a golf cart to get around town (they’re legal in Cape Charles)

The very kid friendly beach is never overcrowded like many east coast beaches so it makes for a relaxing time. Bike rentals are also available and if you happen to have a trailerable boat, there are great launch ramps at the town harbor and plenty of transient docking. 

3 – Bay Dunes – Sleeps 14, Steps From Private Beach
Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – Sleeps 14, Steps From Private Beach

Plenty of room and privacy in this extra-large luxury home in the desirable Bay Ridge community, steps from the best private beach on the Eastern Shore.

  • Five bedrooms, each with private full bath and flat screen TV
  • Den with queen sofa bed and large flat-screen TV
  • Spacious family entertainment area
  • Open gourmet kitchen with large island, breakfast bar, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens
  • Dining room with large dining table
  • Powder room
  • Two expansive decks w/deck furniture
  • Screened in porch
  • Beautiful wooded lot with Chesapeake Bay views
  • Two outdoor showers with dressing rooms
  • Enjoy the Bay Ridge community, with private pool, covered picnic area and tennis courts.

 

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

This beachfront home is waiting for a large family to enjoy the 5 bedrooms plus Den, 5.5 bathrooms, spacious entertaining area and a large gourmet kitchen. In addition, enjoy the expansive decks and screened in porch with views to the Bay. Walk to the end of the driveway and see the boardwalk leading to the communities private beach. Walk to the end of the block and enjoy the community pool. Take advantage of 2 convenient outdoor enclosed showers to shake the sand or chlorine off before entering the home.

4 – Old Crow’s Nest
Front With Garage

Old Crow’s Nest

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Old Crow’s Nest is situated in the gated community of Bay Creek Golf Resort within a few hundred feet of the private Chesapeake Bay beach. Several holes of the highly acclaimed Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses can be seen from the balcony.
This home has four bedrooms, two of which open on to a second floor balcony with great views of the lake behind the house and the replicated Plantation Point Lighthouse. The home sleeps six comfortably and has three separate living areas so everyone can do their own thing. There is a first floor bedroom with a double bed and a sitting room right across the hall from it. The first floor bathroom adjacent to the first floor bedroom has a roomy shower. 

The luxurious kitchen with the granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances is open to the living room. Right off the kitchen is a breakfast room that also has great views of the bay and the lake.

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom has two twin beds. The other two bedrooms open onto a balcony that overlooks the lake and offers views of the bay and sunsets across the bay. The master bedroom has its own bath and a queen bed and the other bedroom has a double bed. The Hall bath has a tub/shower combo.

The 3rd floor is an additional living space with a small kitchenette, a comfy sitting area and a game table with expansive views across the bay.  

This is Eastern Shore living at it best!!

5 – Driftwood Cottage-Sleeps 6, New Kitchen, Baths and High end Furnishings
Front Of House

Driftwood Cottage-Sleeps 6, New Kitchen, Baths and High end Furnishings

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Newly renovated with all new kitchen and baths. Only two blocks to the town beach and a little over 1 block to the town park, this new listing is beautifully furnished. In addition to the attention to interior details, there is a big gas grill and picnic table in the back yard  as well as an outdoor shower.

There is a bedroom with a king bed, one with a queen bed and a third bedroom the has a bunk bed plus a twin bed and a TV for the kids.

Only 4 blocks to the main street with shops and eateries, it is an easy walk or you can rent a golf cart to get around town (they’re legal in Cape Charles)

The very kid friendly beach is never overcrowded like many east coast beaches so it makes for a relaxing time. Bike rentals are also available and if you happen to have a trailerable boat, there are great launch ramps at the town harbor and plenty of transient docking. 

6 – Hideaway on the Bay
Vacation Rental

Hideaway on the Bay

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Cape Charles pristine beachfront custom built home with unobstructed views of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond located just south of town. Inside you will find 4 Bed Rooms and 4 Baths and over 4434 sq ft. Open floor plan that faces sunsets over the 18 mile wide bay. Just imagine the views you will enjoy from 2000 sq feet of decks that surround this magnificent offering. Enter the master suite on the third floor from the elevator and be swept off your feet when you see it. The sitting area alone is worth the ride up. Heart pine and tile floors throughout. Located just steps from the wide powder white beach known locally as Sugar Hill and accessed by your own boardwalk. Equipped with a summer kitchen with direct access to the back yard. Master bedroom suite is 1400 sq ft and has BR Sitting area, Office, Master Bath and large Walk in closet.

7 – Pink Pearl
 Nicely equipped spacious kitchen

Pink Pearl

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Wonderful accommodations at an affordable price. Just 5 1/2 blocks to the beach, this comfortable cottage is located in the Historic town of Cape Charles. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this home can sleep 6 comfortably. A fully equipped kitchen and laundry room add to the convenience of your stay. Walking or biking distance to the beautiful town beach, marina, shopping and restaurants. Rent a golf cart to get around town. Cape Charles is Golf cart friendly.  Back alley access for your boat or RV.
We offer concierge services and will be glad to assist you with dining reservations, golf cart, kayak and bike rentals as well as bookings for fishing and sailing charters and guided kayak tours. Feel free to call us about any of your needs.                                                        

8 – Marina View

Marina View

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Marina View is located in Marina Village at King’s Creek Marina. With four plus bedrooms and 3.5 baths it accommodates 10 very comfortable.  Situated to afford views of the morning sun, evening sunsets across the bay and the marina itself, it has multiple decks and porches. Walk to the beach, walk to the Aqua Restaurant and to the docks. Bring your boat and dock it at one of the marina’s transient slips. You will also have access to the community pool at the Bay Creek Resort that is only about a 4 minute drive. The Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles is also home to both an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Cape Charles is a golf cart friendly community making it great fun to commute around town to the various shops and restaurants. It won’t take you long to fall in love with our quiet little bayside town.

Marina View has a king bed in the first floor bedroom, two second floor bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. The third floor with its fabulous views has a queen bed as well as a very comfortable seating arrangement. A trundle bed on one of the large landings affords space for one more.

Spend a vacation here and you’re sure to come back.

 

 

9 – Neptune’s Castle

Neptune’s Castle

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath sleeps 10 with room to spare. Located a few hundred feet from the private beach entrance walk and within sight of the community pool, this completely modern brick home is the perfect combination of location and comfort. The kitchen features all new appliances, granite counters and plenty of seating. There is additional seating in the adjacent open hangout room as well as a desk and flat screen TV. Just off the kitchen is a sun room that opens onto the patio with a built in gas grill.

The living room has 4 recliner sofas and a 36″ flat screen TV. Also on the first floor is a small den with a queen size sofa bed. 

There is a half bath on the first floor as well as a full bath in the tiled garage that will serve as a game room. The owner plans to put several games there including air hockey.

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, a king bedroom with a TV, a queen bedroom and two bedrooms that each have two twin beds. This is a great house for kids.

Located within a few minutes drive of Cpae Charles with its restaurants and shops. It is close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel allowing for day trips to Virginia Beach and the historic triangle of Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown. 

Best of all though, it is a quick stroll to the best beach on Virginia’s eastern shore and it is a safe beach for kids.

10 – Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach

Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

“Built with character” mission-style cottage is only 9 years old. One block from the beach in the serene Chesapeake Bay town of Cape Charles. Step back in time to a Mayberry-like atmosphere in a pristine cottage with all new furnishings. This home was built to seamlessly fit in to the turn of the century architectural style of the town, and is furnished with a beachy restoration theme in mind. If you want a fully-stocked rental with new, tasteful furnishings and no worries of finding a gaudy property on your arrival, our home is for you! Perfect for a family, couples (golfers will enjoy nearby Bay Creek!) and girls weekends! A luxury property.

Map

Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory and licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, volunteers capture, examine, weigh, band and release resident and migratory birds each year from mid-August through November. In the raptor research area, hawks, kestrels, osprey and other birds of prey are observed and banded from September through November. Kiptopeke’s hawk observatory is among the top 15 nationwide.

Details


Category:
Park And Recreation Area
Address:
3540 Kiptopeke Dr
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-1420
Phone:
(757) 331-2267
Web Address:
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/kip.shtml