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Serene Bayfront Cottage on Private Beach - Waterfront Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Beachfront Cottage $1450. Weekly Summer Rates - 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 6

Your Private Retreat …..

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation, girls weekend, or just a quiet spot to enjoy the serenity of the Chesapeake Bay----

This is the beach house for you

With an open floor plan this a perfect spot to vacation with family or friends. The warm, lived-in feeling this house provides comes from years of our family truly loving this magical place we call “the shore house”.

Our family has been making memories here for 35 years. We have opened our home to you to share the tranquility of Crystal Beach. Situated at the end of a quiet dead end road, this bay front cottage awaits you. Come escape the crowds and enjoy the private beach right out your front door. Calm shallow waters of the bay make it perfect for launching a kayak or paddle board and for young children to play. Bring your boat or rent one in town. There is a public launch available blocks of the house.

We love the remote feeling this cottage has though it is just a few miles from the charming historic town of Onancock. With its artisans feel, Onancock offers restaurants, galleries, antique shops, bakery, movie theater, boutiques, and quiet streets to stroll.

We invite you to come experience the magic of the shore.

Note: Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday - Sunday

More Details

Property Manager
Leslie Baltimore
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Leslie Baltimore

Build in 1911 and moved from Accomack to Crystal Beach in 1946, Mary and Moe Moran bought this little cottage in 1979. Then it was a 1 room cottage with a small attic and wrap around porches. Located just an hour and a half away from their Virginia Beach home, it was the perfect getaway for them and their three children. After being damaged during hurricane Floyd in 1999, the cottage was raised onto pilings and remodeled. Though most of the original structure is still used. Over the years, the three Moran children have each had children of their own. These three generations have gathered each summer for 'Moran's Cousins Camp'. We come from Virginia Beach, Richmond and Ohio to fish, crab, kayak, swim, and reconnect as a family. Many happy memories have been made here.

Leslie Baltimore purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Leslie Baltimore chose Onancock

The Eastern Shore is still an unrealized jewel for the masses. A few of us have figured out that it is a paradise without the crowds--a peaceful getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from every window in the house tell the story of why we love Crystal Beach. It is so peaceful and beautiful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Onancock, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , and sink
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Great place to shower by the bay
  • Half bath is near the front door in the kitchen/den area. The full bath is through the middle room. Please limit shower times and back to back showers. The septic system is fragile. The shower under the house is encouraged seasonally. Water use doesn't effect the septic and helps with keeping sand out of the cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Middle Room .5 - 1 large double bed , Guests go through to access upstairs, full bath and back BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Back room with curtain door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , upstairs with 360 views, open stairwell, loft . Steep steps.
  • Bedrooms have views to the bay and the marsh from the windows. The upstairs room has 3 steps then a landing then 6 steeper steps to room. Please use handrail. There is no door but half wall around stairwell provides visual privacy. The back bedroom has no door but a curtain provides privacy. And the middle room must be used to access the full bath, back bedroom and upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Great place for getting away, going fishing, hunting, writing, crabbing, walking, painting, photographing, sleeping, meditating, praying, clearing your head, sunning, bird watching, sitting on the beach, and more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Serene Bayfront Cottage on Private Beach - Waterfront Beach House
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

Quiet, beautiful , Serene

  • 5 of 5

We went to get away from the push and pull of urban life and we had a wonderful time! Full experience of the sun rise and set on the Bay. The canoeing was great. It was a great place to recharge. Leslie is a gracious hostess and steward of this great resource.

Can't say enough!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at this property to get away from the busyness of life. We had a wonderful time relaxing on the deck and watching the tide come and go. We did not see another person for two days!

The beach house is spacious and cozy at the same time. The kitchen has all the necessities to make meals. The views from every window are incredible.

I look forward to coming back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Home Away

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to Leslie's place was even more amazing! This time we were able to do some crabbing, exploring and enjoy the beautiful weather. One of our favorite things to do was watching the bald eagle fly over the cottage all weekend (I think he was waiting for some handouts)! Leslie was so accommodating and helpful as always and we truly appreciate her sharing her beautiful home with us!

Brian & Kitty Silva

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A family treasure, great home, nice views, adorable beach, and all the rooms had their own character

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation home. We had the the last of Hurrican Harvey so it rained and was cloudy the entire time, but it was still better then being in NOVA weekend traffic. Close to Chincotrague and Assateague for the day. Everything you could think of is at the house down to bandaids. Great for a large family or just a couple. Thanks for sharing your family treasure with us 🦀

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet and peaceful place to retreat from from our busy lives. This fit the bill perfectly. The home was well appointed and comfortable. The setting on the Bay was idyllic. And the support of the owners made things very easy. And it was super quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful and peaceful spot in the bay side

  • 5 of 5

we had a very good experience at every step of the processes of renting this place. the owner was very helpful and there were no bad surprises upon arrival. the house is confortable for up to 6-8 people and equipped with good appliances. the area is secluded and quiet, 15min driving from nearest town.

want to swim? just go downstairs and get into the water. what to go canoeing/fishing? same, just go downstairs and take off. i would certainly recommend to bring a caneo. there is only one road to walk, so the canoe opens up other possibilities. the water is shallow and warm; very good place for small children.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Tangier Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Hang Glide Virginia is located in Onancock. Antiquing, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants are plentiful. Corner Bakery is a must for the doughnut lovers.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage Onancock, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2018 Summer Week Rate Sun-Sun
3 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$127.43
Tax Rate 5.0%

A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation to receive a full refund. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within the 30 days of arrival sate, forfeit the advanced payment and reservation deposit. We encourage you to purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Summer Weekly Rates are for Sunday to Sunday. Check-in 4:00pm Check-out 10:00am
Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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