The Shanty

  • The Shanty - Dining on The Harbor

    The Shanty – Dining on The Harbor

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–  The Shanty

The Shanty - Dining on The Harbor

The Shanty

Waterfront Dining at the mouth of the Harbor in downtown Cape Charles.
1 – Sunset Bay – 1 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.


2 – Laughing Gull-PET FRIENDLY Sleeps 6-8 One and one half blocks to Beach – 300 Yards

Living Room with Flat Screen TV and DVD player

Laughing Gull-PET FRIENDLY Sleeps 6-8 One and one half blocks to Beach

Located one block to the beach and right in the center of town. Leave your car and walk to shopping, restaurants, beach and fishing pier. Located on the second floor (elevator building), this Condo has everything you will need for the vacation you have been waiting for. Offering 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, the home sleeps 6 to 8 comfortably. The Master Bedroom has a Queen size bed and the second bedrooms offers 2 sets of bunk beds. The living room offers a Queen size sleeper sofa.

Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen just in case you want to cook. The Dining Room seats 6 comfortably.

The cozy living room offers a DVD player and  flat screened TV. Access to the back deck is off the Living Room.

The Condo has access to the REAR rooftop deck offering town views. Walk 1 and 1/2 blocks to the beach to watch the sunset and celebrate the end of the day.

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


3 – Pink Pearl – 1 Miles

Pink Pearl

Pink Pearl

2Wonderful accommodations at an affordable price. Just 6 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.                                                        

4 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block To Beach – 600 Yards

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block To 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.

5 – Beachcomber – 500 Yards

Front Angle


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. 

6 – Life’s A Beach – 600 Yards

 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.

7 – BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach! – 800 Yards

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



8 – By The Bay – 500 Yards


By The Bay

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.

9 – AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town – 300 Yards

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.

10 – PET FRIENDLY-Barefoot on the Beach, 2 Blocks to Beach 2 Blocks to Town – 500 Yards

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.




Waterfront Dining at the mouth of the Harbor in downtown Cape Charles.


33 Marina Road
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
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