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 – Bay Charles – Restored Victorian One Block From Beach – 10 Miles

Bay Charles – Restored Victorian One Block From Beach

This one of a kind picturesque historic home that sleeps eight is situated perfectly near the beach on the west end of Historic Cape Charles.   The house is one block from the family friendly beach and ½ block to the business district with all the shopping and restaurants you could want.  Park your car with the unlimited street parking available and you’ll never need to drive again during your stay at this massive retreat originally built in 1913.

Designer decorated with nautical and timeless pieces in a bright and cheerful beach theme.  The highlight of the house is its massive wraparound porch where you will spend your mornings sipping coffee and after a full day at the beach your evening happy hours watching the town stroll by.  If porches and fresh air aren’t your thing then the newly added rear sun/screen room with views out to the harbor and bay will be your relaxing and socializing hotspot.  The warm inviting parlor is perfect for reading, relaxing or visiting.  Large farm-style dining room just off the kitchen is suitable for even the largest of family meals and gatherings. Family room has 55″ Smart TV with NetFlix and AppleTV.   Three large bedrooms and one kids “cabin”.  Each of the newly decorated bedrooms comes equipped with its own A/C unit and temperature control as well as remote control celling fan.  Two full renovated baths on the second floor and one ½ bath on the main level.   Corner lot has large yard for outdoor activities and sundeck and stone patio leading to the garage where you can store your beach gear in the evenings.   Optional Golf cart can be included with your stay to scoot around to anywhere you’d ever need to go in town. 

 

2 – 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.

3 – 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.

 

 

 

4 – Always Sunny – One Block To The Beach, Sleeps 10 – 10 Miles

Always Sunny – One Block To The Beach, Sleeps 10

We proudly present our newest vacation rental in Cape Charles, Always Sunny!

This professionally renovated three story charmer yields beach side luxury like you’ve never seen before! Attention has been paid to every last detail at Always Sunny, and it is sure to ‘wow’ you and your guests! Upon arriving at Always Sunny, you are greeted by a delightful southern style front porch complete with rocking chairs for relaxing in the breezy summer evenings. The first room you enter is a bright, spacious living room that features a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, plenty of seating, and that is accented by pine hardwood flooring that flows into the entirety of the interior of the home. A cased opening leads you to the dining room that features arched windows that allow sunlight to pour into the elegantly designed space. Beyond the living and dining rooms, you enter the jaw-dropping kitchen complete with quartz counter tops and back splash, all brand new high-end appliances, which include a microwave, flat cooktop, oven, washer and dryer, and gorgeously built-in refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and wine chiller. The kitchen also features a long wooden wet bar conveniently located for easy entertaining and family gatherings. The kitchen is well-stocked with plenty of cookware, baking pans, a crockpot, a blender, a food processor, a French Press and a drip coffeemaker. The first floor of the home also presents a bedroom with a Queen bed and an en suite bath with marble tile and upgraded finishings. The second floor of the home features two bedrooms; one bedroom that features a King bed and daybed/trundle and attached balcony, and one bedroom that contains two Twin beds. A marble tiled full bath is located off the second floor hallway. The third story conveys the fourth bedroom which features a Queen bed and yet another marble tiled en suite bath. There are sound machines with white noise and alarm clocks (each with 2-USB charging ports) in all four bedrooms. Need a space for kids to play separately from the adults? There is a separate kids’ play nook on the 3rd floor with toys, books, and floor seating. Outside, Always Sunny boasts an outdoor shower, a well-landscaped fenced in side yard that is highlighted by an aged brick patio and outdoor table and seating. Enjoy outdoor grilling in the evening on the propane grill. Your family and friends will enjoy additional amenities designed to enhance your leisure and recreation, including three bikes, a corn hole set, and a karaoke machine. There are plenty of books, board games, and puzzles. For families with young children, there is a pack ’n play and a high chair. Beach towels, chairs, and toys are also provided.

All of this within a short walk to the beautiful, pristine Cape Charles Beachfront! This home is sure to be a guest favorite! Don’t miss your chance to vacation at this Always Sunny beauty!

The quaint, beach town of Cape Charles features a beautiful beach, theater, library, golf cart & bike rentals, fishing charters and a variety of restaurants & shops (even a local brewery and distillery!). It’s just 12 miles from one of the Modern Wonders of the World – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel! The location makes it easy for day trips to Busch Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg, or Ocean Breeze Fun Park in Virginia Beach as well as Chincoteague and the the Assateague National Seashore.

Please note: Linens are provided upon your arrival. This property is NO SMOKING & NO PETS.

5 – Pelican Watch – 1.5 Blocks to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 10 Miles

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, KAYAK INCLUDED

Pelican Watch – 1.5 Blocks to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

This is a charming 1000 sq ft vintage cottage with bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. 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 and separate dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer.

NEW THIS YEAR-OUTDOOR SHOWER

The steps to the second floor are on the steep side. Elderly or very small children should be monitored.

Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. On street parking for car and boat. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Sunsets are spectacular 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.

6 – Life’s A Beach – Room for Everyone – 10 Miles

 Lifes A Beach Front View

Life’s A Beach – Room for Everyone

Able to sleep 15 in beds, this home works great for family reunions or for a multi-family get together.
With bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is plenty of room to spread out so everyone can enjoy the place without crowding. There is cable TV in the family room and three bedrooms, a blue-ray player in the family room, and a DVD player in bedroom 4. Bedroom combinations: Bedroom 1 – King, Bedroom 2 – 1 twin trundle and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on the top), Bedroom 3 – 1 Full, Bedroom 4 – 1 full and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on top). Bedroom 5 – 1 queen.

Located only one block from the main street with its shops and eateries there are now a great new pizza place and Brown Dog Ice Cream (ranked among the top ten in the country by Trip Adviser). This is a golf cart friendly town and carts are available for rent at several places as well as beach cruiser bikes. Day trips to Chincoteague and Virginia Beach and even Williamsburg are all doable.

Visit Cape Charles, stay at Life’s A Beach and experience one of the best vacations you can have.

7 – GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING! – 10 Miles

Good Vibes-3 Blocks to the Beach 3 Blocks to Town

GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING!

PEAK SEASON REQUIRES A WEEK’S STAY

The new owners have transformed and updated their Beach House.  Located 3 blocks to the towns white sandy beach and 4 blocks to downtown. It sits diagonally across from the 5 acre town park with a walking trail and a children’s playground.

The home is on the Historic Register of Cape Charles and offers 3 bedrooms and a SURPRISE hidden bedroom the kids will love. 2 full baths, one on each level.

An inviting open front porch and a back deck for outdoor dining is part of this home’s charm. And there is an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach.

The kitchen has all the necessities you need to make family meals if you choose and there is an open concept feeling to the living and dining rooms so no one feels closed off.

The bedrooms are on the second floor and all quite spacious. Sleeps 8 to 10.

A spacious living room and dining room will seat eight comfortably.

8 – Park Place – Comfy Condo Close to Beach – 100 Yards

Spacious Living Room and DIning Area

Park Place – Comfy Condo Close to Beach

Located a walk away from Kiptopeke State Park, 7 miles from the Historic Town of Cape Charles and 3 miles from one of the Modern Wonders of the World, The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Park Place offers the comforts of home and the location for easy day trips to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Chincoteague.  Park Place has been recently renovated by the new owners and shows pride of ownership. The Living Room easily seats 6 and all can watch the large flat screened TV offering a cable package including MLB. The dining Area is spacious with seating for 6 and the fully equipped kitchen finishes out the open concept living area so you’re never cut off from the rest of the family.

There are 2 first floor bedrooms and 1 full bath which makes it convenient for the elderly or small children to maneuver.

Upstairs is the ultimate Master Bedroom Suite offering a king size bed, mater bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower and dual sinks. A private balcony awaits you. To improve your stay, in addition to the central air, the owners have installed a free standing A/C unit to optimize your comfort in the Master Bedroom.

There is a Corn Hole set for play in the back yard!

The community has a boat storage area which is on a first come first serve basis. 

With close access to Cape Charles, you have a wonderful public beach, restaurants, shopping, jet ski rentals, theatre, library, ice cream shop, gourmet food stores and specialty shops. Artists abound on the shore and their work is amazing.

 

9 – DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset! – 3 Miles

Vacation Rental

DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset!

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. The main floor has an open floor plan that faces toward the sunset with views across the 18 mile wide Bay. Just imagine the views you will enjoy from 2000 sq feet of decks that surround this magnificent home. The Master Suite takes up the entire 3rd floor with sweeping views of the Bay. The en-suite bath and sitting area with Queen sleeper sofa complete the Master Bedroom retreat. 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. A large enclosed gazebo with electric and a raised deck by the beach are just a few of the amazing amenities you’ll find at Dune Bridge!

10 – 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). 

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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