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 – Life’s A Beach – 10 Miles

 Lifes A Beach Front View

Life’s A Beach

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.

2 – Driftwood Cottage-Sleeps 7, New Kitchen, Baths and High end Furnishings – 10 Miles

Beach At Cape Charles

Driftwood Cottage-Sleeps 7, New Kitchen, Baths and High end Furnishings

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 – 3 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes

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 – 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.

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.

 

5 – 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.

6 – PET FRIENDLY-Barefoot on the Beach, 2 Blocks to Beach 2 Blocks to Town – 10 Miles

Barefoot on the Beach-2 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH

PET FRIENDLY-Barefoot on the Beach, 2 Blocks to Beach 2 Blocks to Town

People watch from the open front porch of this Eastern Shore style 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. 2 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH AND 2 BLOCKS TO TOWN. Perfect to enjoy coffee in the morning or relaxing after a hard day at the Beach!

The large foyer welcomes you to the Living Room with a large sectional sofa and flat screen TV and DVD player. The Dining Room has room for 6 and the oversized kitchen has additional seating for 4. The laundry room and half bath are located on the first floor as well with access to the backyard.

Upstairs are 3 good size bedrooms offering 1 King, 1 Queen and 2 Twins. There is a full bath offering a tub/shower combination and plenty of space to keep your essentials.

Outside is a hot/cold shower to wash off the Beach before you enter the house. Outdoor dining is provided on the front porch as well as the back patio along with a gas grill.

Enjoy the convenience of Dining, Shopping, Kayaking, sailing, fishing, boating, and golfing all without leaving town. Rent a golf cart during your stay (Book early as they sell out quickly!).

If you do explore the area, Cape Charles is a convenient place to day trip to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

 

 

7 –  Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Bay and Sunset Views, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 10 Miles

ROMANTIC GETAWAY ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, W

Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Bay and Sunset Views, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

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.

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. 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.

8 – BAYHOUSE-Elevated Beach with steps down to the water – 25 Miles

BAYHOUSE-Elevated Beach with steps down to the water

CHESAPEAKE BAY FRONT HOME. Enjoy this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront vacation home on almost 2 acres of prime real estate with the most fantastic sunsets over the Bay. Secluded location, yet 10 minutes to shops and restaurants. There are plenty of windows in the home to take advantage of the views out to the Bay. Offering a first floor master bedroom with master bath and jacuzzi. Sliding glass doors in master open to a deck and large backyard. Wake up to the sound of water lapping at the property’s edge. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms (one with a private bath) and 1 additional bath. An unexpected surprise is the home’s second floor workout area with stationary bike, weights, weight bench and television. Supplying linens, towels and all the comforts of home. Kayaking, fishing, boating, ecotours, antiques, horseback riding or just relaxing around the fire pit watching the sunset and reconnecting with family and friends.

9 – Family Tides – Great For Reunions and Multi-Family Gatherings – 10 Miles

Family Tides – Great For Reunions and Multi-Family Gatherings

Formerly know as the Quarter Master, Family Tides is a fully restored and renovated Victorian home dating from 1928 and one of the structures contributing to the Historic District classification of Cape Charles. Located just a short walk from the public beach and 1 block from the main street shops and eateries, Family Tides sleeps as many as 16 in beds. Ideal for large families or multi-family groups, it has multiple living areas that allow evryone to have some space .

There are two master bedrooms with queen beds,  each with en suite baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds that offer double beds on the bottom and twin bedding on top. The two bunk rooms are served by a Jack and Jill bath. In addition there is a full bath on the first floor. 

A large fully equipped kitchen affords eating space in addition to the dining room. The middle of the house includes  the dining room and a large, comfortable sitting area with flat screen TV.  On either side of the entry hall are two smaller living areas, one with comfy seating and TV and the other suitable for the kids. 

When you want to enjoy the out of doors, there is a full width front porch with seating. A real gem is the fenced back yard with a large patio that has a dining table and built in benches all around. The storage shed houses several adult and childrens bikes as well as some beach equipment including beach chairs and carts for transporting gear to the beach. The outdoor storage trunks hold plenty of sand toys for the little ones.

For large groups or folks who just like a lot of space, Family Tides is one of the best options in Historic Cape Charles.

10 – Sunset Bay – 10 Miles

Welcome to Sunset Bay

Sunset Bay

Our newest vacation rental with amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay. Enter the spacious foyer and up one flight to an incredible open concept Living Room, Dining Area and Large Kitchen with all the bells and whistles. The living room is spacious with wraparound couch and lounge chairs facing the large screen TV and fireplace. Looking west out the sliding glass doors is a full balcony and an enclosed screened in porch looking out over the Bay and beach. 

The Dining Area can seat 10 and the Breakfast Bar an additional 2 guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped and offers dishwasher, disposal, microwave, wall oven, cook top, serving dishes, pots, pans, utensils

There are 2 downstairs bedrooms. The master with master bath and a second bedroom with access to its own bathroom.

On the main level a third bedroom offering bunk beds. A single upper and a double lower. The den offers a queen sleeper sofa.

The third level offers amazing views as well as a balcony to relax and enjoy the sunsets. A wet bar and a mini fridge complete the loft.

The home is located in the Historic town of Cape Charles in the resort community of Bay-Creek.

This home enjoys access to a community pool and tennis court, two signature golf courses (fee charged), private beach as well as the town beach.

Plenty of shopping, restaurants, fishing, kayaking, eco tours, antiquing, horseback riding, jet skiing, bird watching, 

Cape Charles is poised for great day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.

 

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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