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 – Barefoot on the Beach – 10 Miles

Barefoot on the Beach-2 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH

Barefoot on the Beach

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.

 

 

2 – The One-Eighty – Brand New 4 Bedroom Beach House – 3 Miles

Front Elevation

The One-Eighty – Brand New 4 Bedroom Beach House

The One-Eighty is a brand new beach house located in the Bay Ridge area of Sandhill with direct access to the best beach in the Cape Charles area and includes pool and tennis court access.

The home is nearing completion and will be available for rent immediately after Memorial Day Weekend.

This luxuriously constructed home includes 4 bedrooms, three baths and sleeps 10. There are both first and second floor decks from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

With multiple TVs, WiFi and an outdoor shower, this is going to be a great place for families to spend a beach vacation with the town of Cape Charles with its shops and restaurants and Nicklaus and Palmer golf courses only 8 to 10 minutes away.

3 – Bay Dunes – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT THIS SUMMER! – 3 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT THIS SUMMER!

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 – 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.

We require a minimum stay of 3 nights over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.

 

5 – Cherrystone Creek Farm – 10 Miles

Cherrystone Creek Farm

Cherrystone Creek’s Huntington Farm is a fantastic  14 acre gathering place for a large family or multi-family group as well as an excellent waterfront location for weddings and events. Situated along Cherrystone Creek just 5 miles from the town of Cape Charles, 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 areas 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). 

6 – Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT – 3 Miles

Bayview Point Front View

Bayview Point-BEACHFRONT

3Nestled 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 King size bed, 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 second floor 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. The 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms complete the accommodations. The house also offers access to the community pool located within Bay Ridge.
 

7 – 2 BLOCKS TO BEACH- RENT ONE SIDE OR BOTH-NEWLY RENOVATED – 10 Miles

2 BLOCKS TO BEACH- RENT ONE SIDE OR BOTH-NEWLY RENOVATED

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. 

8 – BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach! – 10 Miles

Four Square 2 Blocks to the Beach

BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach!

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!

Check in and Check out are Saturday to Saturday

 

 

9 – WHY STAY IN A HOTEL WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY A LOFT STYLE APARTMENT – 10 Miles

WHY STAY IN A HOTEL WHEN YOU CAN 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. Not shown is a screened in porch to the right side of the front door.  This will be built in the Spring. 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.

 

 

 

10 – Beachcomber – 10 Miles

Front Angle

Beachcomber

Beachcomber is ideally located just 1 block from the Cape Charles Town Beach and two blocks from Mason Avenue where the shops and eateries are located. It is the first floor level of  a three story duplex so all the living is on one floor. With a king bedroom, a queen bedroom and and a queen size futon in the living room, it sleeps six. A bright breakfast room and a completely modern kitchen open to the living area make for a great spot to hang out with family and friends.

The huge columned porch adds to the fun of this spot with the beach dunes in sight from the porch. 

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