Kiptopeke State Park

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–  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 – BayPoint – New Pet Friendly Listing – 10 Miles

BAY POINTE

BayPoint – New Pet Friendly Listing

Baypoint is a wonderful family vacation home that just became available. The new owners have lovingly improved the features of the home making it a great vacation retreat. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a dining area as well as seating at the Kitchen breakfast bar. A Living room and Family room to spread out. The Family room has a sleeper sofa making it possible to sleep 8 comfortably. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. Two with queen beds and the third bedroom with bunk beds. A full bath with tub is also on the second floor.

The home has a side entrance off the kitchen that leads to the backyard. A new brick patio was just installed as well as a fire pit. There is alley access for off-street parking as well as street parking in front.

 

 

2 – Haven House – NEW LISTING 3 Bed Rooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9+ – 10 Miles

Haven House – NEW LISTING 3 Bed Rooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9+

Haven House is a new listing in a great location. Step off the front porch and you can walk to the beach, fishing pier, town park and the shops and restaurants.

Pet friendly for up to two dogs, it has a fenced back yard. 

It has four bedrooms that sleep 9 with the possibility of 11 with the futon. Three baths, two living rooms, a separate dining room and a completely modern kitchen. 

Conveniently located for day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. Brochures will be available in the house to help you decide what to do each day.

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

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

“Built with character” this mission-style cottage is actually under 15 years old yet looks like its been here for a century. 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 located one block from town and one block from the beach, this home is for you! Perfect for a family, couples (golfers will enjoy nearby Bay Creek!) and girls weekends! A luxury property.

4 – Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH – 3 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY 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.

This vacation home is located on the BEST BEACH on the Eastern Shore.

  • Five bedrooms, each with private full bath and flat screen TV
  • Den with queen Futon bed and large flat-screen TV
  • Spacious family entertainment area
  • Open gourmet kitchen with large island, breakfast bar, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens
  • Additional Refrigerator in Garage
  • Water filtration system
  • 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
  • Electric Blower to inflate water toys
  • 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.

5 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach! – 10 Miles

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach!

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Recently bought and already a showpiece. The owners have furnished their home with the comfort of their guests in mind. Located a short 1 block to the beautiful Cape Charles town beach, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, 2 dining rooms, a spacious modern kitchen with plenty of prep area, a convenient laundry room off the kitchen and both side and back doors for convenience. The second level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is a true hideaway. Great for kids and also wonderful for a parents retreat. Spacious and private with an en-suite full bath.

Sit on the covered wrap around porch in comfortable rocking chairs and enjoy people watching, catching up on a good book or a midday nap. When your rested from a hard day at the beach, walk the two blocks into town for restaurants, shopping, homemade ice cream (so good!) and watching the sun set over the Bay. We celebrate sunsets, as one is more beautiful than the next.

Cape Charles is golf cart friendly. Leave your car at the house and explore the town and Bay-Creek from your golf cart rental. From chartering a boat, to taking a guided kayak tour, horseback riding, winery tours, eco tours or antiquing , you’ll remember this vacation for years to come.

6 – By The Bay – 1st Floor Bedroom & Pet Friendly – 10 Miles

BY THE BAY

By The Bay – 1st Floor Bedroom & Pet Friendly

Vacation BY THE BAY! 4 blocks to the Beach and 1 block to downtown Cape Charles. This 4 bedroom 2 bath Eastern Shore style home is our newest listing. Offering a first floor Master Bedroom with King Bed. Spacious living room and dining room with an open concept feeling. A fully equipped kitchen and first floor laundry area. Access to the fully fenced back yard, perfect for pets.

Upstairs are an additional 3 bedrooms and full bath. Offering 1 king and 4 twins. The home offers 2 zone air conditioning and heat.

An open front porch with seating for 6+ is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or relaxing after dinner.

Enjoy our Town Beach that runs the entire length of downtown and newly expanded. Fish off of the Town Fishing Pier next to the Beach (no license required)

Golf cart rentals are available for your stay. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly so leave the car at home and stroll around town in your cart. The home is located so that walking to town and beach is quite easy too!

Enjoy our many restaurants in town and also 5 to 10 minutes out of town. Our Ice Cream shop has won numerous awards and is open 6 days a week. Enjoy our local shops with a great variety of everything you may need or have forgotten to take, to enjoy your vacation.

Wine tasting is every Friday and Saturday in Gull Hummock, a gourmet wine and cheese shop and more. From Clothing, Jewelry, Spa Treatments, Art Galleries, Specialty shops, Hair Salons, Banking, Library, Medical Center, Pharmacy, Children’s playground, Central Park (a 5 acre Park in the center of town), you won’t need to leave town

In the event you do, Cape Charles is poised for easy day trips to Chincoteague (see the wild ponies), Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

7 – AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town – 10 Miles

Victorian Beach House 2 Blocks to the Beach

AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town

AT LAST is the perfect name for this Victorian Beach House. The owners have lovingly brought the home back to life and now want to share it with you. This PET FRIENDLY home is 2 blocks to the Beach, 1 block to Town and 2 blocks to the 5 acre Town Park. Park your car for the week and explore the Town on foot or in a rented golf cart. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly.

The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and laundry room. A large fenced in back yard with mature growth trees and plantings offer a cozy setting as your sitting around the fire-pit.

Cape Charles offers great restaurants, shopping, gourmet markets, art galleries, theater, pharmacy, medical services and library. No license is required for the Town fishing pier so bring your polls.

Do you like horseback riding, antiquing, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing?. We have all that and more. Bring your family on a vacation they will remember. We know you’ll be back.

8 – The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach – 10 Miles

The Mermaid – Sleeps 10 in Prime Location – 400 feet to the beach

THE MERMAID is a unique setting for families and groups looking for a getaway to clear the mind and revitalize the spirit. One will find themselves a one-block walk from the sands and calming waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A friendly historic town featured in Travel & Leisure, Coastal Virginia, Southern Living magazines and The Washington Post is just a few steps away and ready to be embraced. THE MERMAID’s front porch is your front row seat for the comings and goings of Cape Charles Harbor and the beautiful sunsets of the Eastern Shore. After extensive renovations, this newly decorated beach home offers five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and an open backyard and deck for outdoor dining, relaxation or entertainment. Casual, comfortable furnishings and décor make this home perfect for a warm, southern, relaxing atmosphere. Each room is created with simplicity, color and comfort. Open space and seating areas throughout the home will allow you to create memories using our Game Cupboard, sharing conversation, or quiet reading. THE MERMAID is ready to help you explore the magic of Cape Charles, Virginia.

 

9 – Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place – 10 Miles

Aerial Photo

Huntington Farm – Great Gathering Place

Huntington Farm is a fantastic 14 acre gathering place for a large family or multi-family group.  Situated along Cherrystone Creek just 5 miles from the town of Cape Charles, it dates from the 1600’s when it was known at the Huntingdon Farm. Somewhere along the way, the “d” was replaced by a “t”  and hence the name Huntington. It is an ideal setting to get away from it all but still close to the great shops and restaurants in the town.

Built in the 1600’s and fully restored, it has a huge living area including a formal living room, formal dining room, a large modern kitchen and a family room with large picture windows looking out on Cherrystone Creek. The second floor sleeping areas include three bedrooms with en suite baths. Bedroom 1 has a king bed, bedroom 2 has a queen and bedroom 3 has two sets of bunk beds. There is also a sleeping/sitting room that has two day beds (twin size). 

10 – Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT – 10 Miles

Salt Flats – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL. ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT

In the heart of downtown Cape Charles, a modern loft style apartment with all the comforts of a 4 star hotel suite! The best part is this property is DOG FRIENDLY!

Upon entering, you’ll see the amazing job the owners did in designing the space. The living room, dining room and kitchen flow into one another without being the least bit crowded. A must have screened in porch was added this year.  The window in the kitchen can be opened as a pass thru so you may enjoy an outdoor meal or simply drinks at the end of the day.

The Master Bedroom offers a King size bed and vanity area. The Master Bathroom with an enormous walk in shower, separate water closet and oversized walk in closet lies just off the bedroom.

As a bonus, there is a multi purpose room. The vintage work desk is large enough to spread out a laptop and files (if you must bring work with you). The laundry area is also located here for your convenience. In looking at the photo’s, this does not look like a laundry room. Again, the owners have put quite a lot of thought into the design.

The property offers plenty of parking. If you have a boat or motor home, there is room enough for both! A public boat ramp is available at the town harbor with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay.

Cape Charles is conveniently located at the southern most point on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There are a number of restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, unique shops, bait and tackle, library, pharmacy, doctor’s office, hardware store. Food stores and additional restaurants are a 2 mile trip to the highway. 

If you want to explore more of the area, Cape Charles is poised for day trips to Chincoteague to see the wild ponies and ocean, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens to name a few.

 

 

 

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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