Dryden House

City: Cape Charles Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 | Sleeps: 12

  • Front View

        Front View

  • Living Room

        Living Room

  • Sitting Room

        Sitting Room

  • View From Porch

        View From Porch

  • Enjoy the views from your front porch

        Enjoy the views from your front porch

  • 1st Floor Layout

        1st Floor Layout

  • 2nd Floor Layout

        2nd Floor Layout

  • 3rd floor layout

        3rd floor layout

  • Upscale Kitchen Renovation

        Upscale Kitchen Renovation

  • Top of the line stainless steel appliances

        Top of the line stainless steel appliances

  • Coffee and Beverage Center

        Coffee and Beverage Center

  • Watch the boats go by from your front porch

        Watch the boats go by from your front porch

  • Renovated 2nd floor bath with original tile floor

        Renovated 2nd floor bath with original tile floor

  • 1st Floor Bath

        1st Floor Bath

  • 3rd Fllor Game Room

        3rd Fllor Game Room

  • 2nd Floor Beach View

        2nd Floor Beach View

  • Bedroom 1 King

        Bedroom 1 King

  • Bedroom 2 King

        Bedroom 2 King

  • Bedroom 3 Queen

        Bedroom 3 Queen

  • Bedroom 4 Two Twins

        Bedroom 4 Two Twins

  • Master Beach View

        Master Beach View

  • Side Porch and View

        Side Porch and View

  • Palmer-Nicklaus Courses

        Palmer-Nicklaus Courses

  • Along Beach

        Along Beach

Property Details

  • Category: Beachfront
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 3
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Stories: 3
  • Unit Size: 3800 sq feet
  • Lot Size: 8000 sq feet

CANCELLATION POLICY: For any cancellation that is more than 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 100% refund. For any cancellation that is between 45 and 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 10% cancellation fee. If the cancellation occurs less than 45 days from the check in date, no refund will be made unless all or part of the reserved period is re-booked, in which case a refund equal to the amount of the new booking will be made less a $100.00 cancellation processing fee.  

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 12  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 Prime. 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 you're feeling competitive. There is three zone air conditioning to keep you comfortable 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!










  • Activities
  • Beautiful Town Park
  • Charter Fishing
  • Charter Kayaking
  • Chesapeake Bay Beach (Free)
  • Fully Equipped Gym (FEE)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kiptopeke State Park, Town Of Cape Charles &Oyster boat Ramps nearby
  • Skate Board Ramp (Free)
  • Tennis Courts (Free)
  • Town Basketball court (Free)
  • Town Harbor (Free)
  • Town Park
  • Wildlife Refuge
  • Windsurfing
  • Winery Tours
  • Bedrooms
  • Bedding 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King
  • Bedroom 3: Queen
  • Bedroom 4: Two Twins
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Trundle Beds-Sleeps 4
  • Communications
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Free Local WiFi Hot Spots
  • Wireless Internet
  • Community Facilities
  • 2 Signature Golf Courses (Fee Charged)
  • Fitness Center/Gym (Fee Charged)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Public Beach
  • Entertainment
  • Amazon Prime Streaming
  • DVD Player
  • Multiple TV's
  • Netflix
  • VIdeo Library
  • Wii
  • Included Items And Services
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Golf Pkg Avail.
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Inside Amenities
  • 2 Zone Central Air and Heat
  • Dining and Livingroom
  • Fireplace
  • Foosball Table
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffeemaker
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Outside Amenities
  • Covered Porch
  • Gas Grill
  • View
  • Restrictions
  • Must be 25 or older to rent
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Families
  • Girls Getaway
  • Golfers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pet Friendly
  • Suitable for Children
  • View And Location
  • Bay Front
  • Bay View
  • Golf Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Town
Attractions Category Distance
Front View
Dryden House
Category: Beachfront
City: Cape Charles
Sleeps: 12
Dryden House Beachfront -
Kelly's - Cape Charles Version of Cheers
Kelly's Gingernut Pub
Category: Restaurant
Address: 133 Mason Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3121
Kelly's Gingernut Pub Restaurant 821 ft.
Enjoy a sunset cruise in the bow of the 29' sloop StewardShip in the Cape Charles Bay.
Sail Cape Charles
Category: Tourist Attraction
Sail Cape Charles Tourist Attraction 1004 ft.
Eat Organic while in Cape Charles by visiting Gull Hummock Gourmet Market
Gull Hummock Gourmet Market
Category: Shopping
Address: 213 Mason Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3201
Gull Hummock Gourmet Market Shopping 1068 ft.
Stroll in for your morning coffe. Stay for a delicious breakfast. Come back for a mouthwatering lunch. Marshall and Roberta make you feel like family. Free Wi-Fi. Closed Tuesdays.
Category: Restaurant
Address: 241 Mason Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
The Shanty - Dining on The Harbor
The Shanty
Category: Restaurant
Address: 33 Marina Road
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
The Shanty Restaurant 1823 ft.
Cape Charles Museum
Category: Museum
Address: 740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Cape Charles Museum Museum 4264 ft.
Comfortable dining on the golf course.
Category: Restaurant
Address: 1 Clubhouse Way
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-2399
COACH HOUSE TAVERN Restaurant 1.48 mi.
Bay Creek Golf Club
Category: Golf Course
Address: 1 Clubhouse Way
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-2399
Bay Creek Golf Club Golf Course 1.53 mi.
Sting-Rays Reataurant
Sting-Rays Restaurant at Cape Center
Category: Restaurant
Address: 26507 Lankford Hwy
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-5603
Sting-Rays Restaurant at Cape Center Restaurant 4.88 mi.
Chris' Bait and Tackle
Category: Fishing
Address: 28316 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Chris' Bait and Tackle Fishing 6.07 mi.