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 – Spend your Cape Charles Vacation at BAYCATION
Four Square 2 Blocks to the Beach

Spend your Cape Charles Vacation at BAYCATION

Our newest vacation rental is situated on a double lot, this gorgeous historic home is just two blocks from the beach, two blocks from the park, and four blocks from town!

Pottery Barn Grand furniture in the spacious living room, a welcoming foyer, and formal dining room. 

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms; one with TV, and a full bath. One King, 2 Queen’s and 2 twin beds.

Granite countertops, pendant lights, and dishware: this Kitchen offers all the amenities 

For dining al fresco, choose the expansive  furnished porch or oversized backyard. The porch offers bay views and breezes with Elecrtical outlets and stained glass lighting to enhance your porch experience .Enjoy morning coffee, evening cocktails, and our famous sunset!

Oversized back yard is fenced and privacy landscaped. Enjoy the garden seating and table, relax by the fire-pit, and grill while watching the fish in the koi pond with a life-size heron sculpture. Play with the included games, badminton, boogie boards, and available beach chairs. 

Rinse yourself off in the Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water. Enclosed for privacy.

Cape Charles location is poised for great day trips to Chincoteague, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Virginia Beach. The town offers a five acre Central Park with a children’s playground, 2 Marina’s, public boat dock, fishing pier (no license needed), shopping, restaurants, library, ice cream shop, medical facilities, ATM, pharmacy and 2 miles on the highway is Food Lion grocery store.

BayCation is sure to please, rejuvenate, and become a family favorite!

 

 

2 – Chesapeake Dream-Restored Victorian 1 Blocks To Beach
Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream-Restored Victorian 1 Blocks To Beach

Newly 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.

3 – Sunset View-STEPS FROM THE BEACH!
Front View

Sunset View-STEPS FROM THE 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. 

‘Sunset View’ is one of the restored historic homes in Cape Charles. Listed in the ‘Off Route 13’ guide book as the house with 58 windows, it is ideally located just 300 feet from the beach. From the first and second floor sun rooms you have great views of the dunes and the bay as well as the spectacular Cape Charles sunsets.
When you are not enjoying being at ‘home’ or at the beach, there is a free fishing pier a block from the house and it is a short two block walk to the main street that has the Gull Hummock Gourmet Shop and Kelly’s Gingernut Pub (a converted bank building with seating in the vault and everything from burgers to prime rib). In the next block you will find the public library, , the Brown Dog Ice Cream Shop (all the ice cream is made on the premises), and several gift and art shops. Not to be missed is Watson’s almost world famous hardware. It is the old fashioned kind where you can find just about everything you want or need and a lot you don’t (I just bought a sausage stuffer there). Next to Watson’s is the Hook-U-Up gourmet take out and next to that is the Bad Girlz Collective, a gift shop with women’s fashions and loads of gifts. Next comes the Cape Charles Coffee House that is in a must see restored haberdashery. They serve breakfast and lunch and fabulous homemade desserts and pastries. Roberta Romeo the proprietor makes all the scones and muffins and cakes or pies herself.

In the next block is the restored Palace Theater and The Lemon Tree Art gallery and gift shop, Destinatiion 23310 and The Boardwalk are great gift and all things Cape Charles shops and several other shops including Bailey’s Bait and Tackle. You also don’t want to miss Periwinkles, a higher end consignment shop; Drizzles, a specialty shop where you can taste various olive oils, balsamic, salts and spices. Moonrise Jewelry has some very unusual pieces that are manufactured on sight and sold around the country and the At Alltitude Gallery has spectacular aerial photography printed on aluminum.

Back at ‘home’ the wide front porch offers loads of seating with a number of rocking chairs. A great place to relax and watch the sun go down across the bay. Inside the home there is plenty of room to spread out or to congregate. The living room is brightly decorated with comfortable seating and the first floor sun room is right off the living room. There are three tables and plenty of seating in the huge dining room but there is also a screened dining porch on the rear of the house. The large kitchen is fully equipped and also has a small table that seats four. A convenient half bath and a laundry room are also located on the first floor.
When it is time to retire, there are four sleeping areas on the second floor. The queen master bedroom has its own bath with glass shower. There is a second queen bedroom as well as a big bedroom that has three twin beds and a queen bed and room to spare. A smaller forth bedroom has a twin bed and a crib along with a writing desk. The hall bath has a tub/shower combination.
Not to be outdone by the first floor, the second floor has a sun room with views that are almost unmatched in Cape Charles.
Among the dining options are Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, The Cape Charles Coffee House, Rayfield’s Pharmacy (breakfast and lunch), the Oyster Farm at Kings CreekMarina, The Shanty on the Town harbor, and the Coach House at the golf course. The Hook U Up gourmet take out also has terrific dine in options by Chef Tim Brown. In addition, there are a number of options outside of town.
Golf cart rentals are available for getting around town and they are great fun. There are also bike rentals, jet ski rentals and even a good size jet boat available for rent. There are fishing charters out of the town harbor, Kings Creek Marina and Cherrystone.
Kayak rentals are available as well as guided kayak tours including a kayak winery tour to award winning Chatham Vineyard.
We are about an hour from the Virginia Beach ocean front and 1.5 hours from Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and the Yorktown Victory Center.

 

4 – 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!

 

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 by Best Nest Interiors here in Cape Charles. 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 – 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.

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 – 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.

9 – Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT- ENJOY 20% OFF 8/6-8/31 (5 NIGHT MINIMUM) Sleeps 12
Bayview Point Front View

Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT- ENJOY 20% OFF 8/6-8/31 (5 NIGHT MINIMUM) Sleeps 12

Nestled among tall pines, Bayview Point is a contemporary French Provincial with more than the comforts of home.
Large enough for your family and a few friends too! From the fabulous great room with it’s soaring ceiling and walls of glass to the impressive gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and all the tools available to create your favorite dishes. The first floor Master Bedroom is a private oasis featuring a Master bath and comfortable sitting area to read the latest best seller. Let the kids enjoy their own space right off the great room with enough seating for 8 and large flat screen TV.
There are 4 bedrooms on the second level. The King bedroom offers an adjoining room with a trundle bed and its own mini kitchen. Make a pot of your favorite coffee and walk onto the covered balcony overlooking the bay. 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms complete the accommodations. The house also offers access to the community pool located within Bay Ridge.
 

10 –  Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Bay and Sunset Views, 2 Person Kayak Included
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Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Bay and Sunset Views, 2 Person Kayak Included

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 is a charming 1000 sq ft cottage with bay views and bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, spa, gym, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. Watch the sunset over the bay while sitting on your own back deck.3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo. Comfortable airy living room. Small well-equipped kitchen,dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer. Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. Plenty of parking for your boats. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Pelican Watch Cottage has breathing room on each side.The neighborhood is one of the quietest areas in the town.Sunsets are spectacular from the back deck or from down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

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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