Sand Castle is a weekly rental. The location of this one will make you want to stay 7 nights or more!!
3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
Sand Castle is a quaint, little cottage located in the heart of historic Cape Charles, on Virginia's Eastern Shore. It is ideally situated just a few steps from the center of a half-mile long public beach, along the Chesapeake Bay. It is within easy walking distance of every attraction in the town of Cape Charles. The waters of the Bay, as well as the most spectacular sunsets to be seen on the East Coast, can be viewed from the spacious living room, and from the large open porch spanning the front of the cottage.
The backyard is fully fenced to create a cozy private outdoor space. Gas grill, outdoor shower and patio with seating.
2 Monroe Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6
2 Monroe Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
King-2, Queen-1, Other-1
- Area FitnessCenter
- Cable TV
- Central Air
- Close to Town
- Coffee Maker
- Full Kitchen
- Gas Grill
- Golf Course
- High Speed Internet
- Ice Maker
- Movie Theatres
- Near Beach
- Nearby ATM
- Nearby Bank
- Nearby Grocery
- Nearby Internet Cafe
- Nearby Medical Services
- Nearby Post Office
- Outdoor Shower
- Screened porch
- Washer & Dryer
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Stayed 7 days in June, 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Sand Castle. This newly renovated home is a perfect setting in Cape Charles and the location is perfect being so close to the beach.
Stayed 7 days in August, 2020
Beautiful weather. This is our second year in this house. Love that it is all on one floor and so convenient to the beach
Stayed 7 days in September, 2020
Beautiful weather and cozy house to stay in with family. We sat on the porch a lot this year since we visited in September.
Stayed 7 days in September, 2019
Sand Castle was a great little home extremely close to the beach. It has 3 reasonably spacious bedrooms and two full baths. The internet and cable are provided by Comcast; WiFi was a tiny bit spotty but the speeds were about 50mbit down and 10mbit up. The main living area TV is HD-capable but does not have HD service from Comcast. We had no issue plugging in our own devices via HDMI, though you may wish to bring a power strip if you're plugging more than one thing in near the living room TV.<br/><br/>The three bedrooms are on one side of the house and the kitchen/dining/living on the other. The layout is a little unusual; it's clear the house has had additions over the years. That said, it worked well for our family of four and was clearly well taken care of. The AC was strong and quiet.<br/><br/>One small tip: it wasn't obvious to us that there *is* an outdoor shower, behind the fence, near-ish the exterior laundry room door. Perhaps that's obvious to others, but we didn't notice it for the first day or two.<br/><br/>We'd absolutely stay here again, without hesitation.
Stayed 3 days in August, 2019
clean house, nice patio out back and screened in front porch, great location
Stayed 7 days in August, 2019
Beautiful weather. The house was perfect... no stairs and just across from the beach. Very roomy living areas. The kitchen could use some more basic equipment. The cleaning crew needs to remember to remove the bedding from the dryer. We found the comforters on Wednesday still in the dryer and mildewed
Stayed 7 days in July, 2019
2nd time we stayed here. Very close to the beach! We had a plumbing issue in the kitchen and maintenance was on it immediately. Great service and deal for the money! Will be back next year!!
Stayed 6 days in September, 2018
The cottage is wonderful. 3 big bedrooms, 2 baths. The beds were very comfortable. Close to everything at Cape Charles. If I had to change anything, it would be a new washer and dryer. We will be back.
Stayed 7 days in August, 2018
Our family recently stayed at Sand Castle for the second time. This house is a perfect vacation house - plenty of room for 5 of us, super close to the beach, easy walk to Mason St. and all the shops and restaurants Cape Charles has to offer! We love Cape Charles and would definitely stay here again! Chesapeake Properties was great to work with and we would recommend them as well.<br/>We went over the bridge and spent some time in Newport News, went horseback riding and kayaking and spent a lot of time on the beach. Cape Charles is a quaint little beach town.
Stayed 5 days in July, 2018
The leasing office was very helpful. Location near the beach was great and we loved the screened in front porch. Bathrooms are nice and the AC worked great. The house was clean and had everything we needed (kitchenware, washer/dryer, etc). Sand Castle doesn't have high-end furniture or finishes, but it met our needs.
Stayed 7 days in October, 2017
A great location, property needs lots of TLC, new windows and screens, coat of paint in and out, furniture could be updated, master bedroom needs help, faucets, etc. need to be tightened up. The one thing this rental has is a great location.
Stayed 3 days in July, 2017
Rental company was VERY helpful. House was in a great location especially with little ones. Will definitely be back.
Stayed 7 days in July, 2017
Great. Clean house but the shower curtain needs to be secured to the wall. NOT the expandable rod!
Stayed 7 days in December, 2016
This cottage was clean and comfortable. The location was terrific for our two dogs: half a block to the beach, and a few to the park. We could walk downtown, where we enjoyed Festive Friday, a great dinner at the Hook U up Gourmet, and some shopping.
Stayed 3 days in November, 2016
The Sand Castle is a cute, cozy beach house within walking distance to the beach, yet far enough away to protect you from it's winds and sand. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Stayed 3 days in October, 2015
Rented house for area wedding. Living room furniture was very comfy. Older home, typical for area but roomy and clean.
Stayed 7 days in August, 2015
So close to the beach, dog friendly, comfortable, clean and a screened in front porch who could ask or more. If you are looking for a high end rental this is not for you. If you are looking for a nice quite clean rental this is it. The downtown is quaint and closes up at 6. So be prepared to stay in at night but who could ask for more entertainment than a fantastic sunset and a beautiful beach to keep you occupied. Dogs tolerated on beach early in morning and late at night. As previously stated this is like having a private beach and so clean. No trash or cigarette butts here. Just warm water and soft waves. If you have little ones the shallowness of the beach will be a plus .If you just want to sit in a beach chair and enjoy the water around your chair this is the beach for you! we will be back. Gave 4 stars for cleanliness only because the front porch and the furniture in need of a cleaning before you could enjoy. Jen made it so easy she stayed in touch with us before trip and was extremely helpful and friendly. A must is the Oyster Bar and the Shanty. Food delicious and atmosphere a bonus.
Stayed 7 days in August, 2015
Very close to the beach. Nice yard for the dog. Nice screened in pirch. greta working air conditioning. Plenty room for 4 adults and 2 children. we did take a small blow up bed. The rental agency replaced a broken house in a timely manner. The kithcen could have used more plates, bowls, and cups. Overall, a fabulous stay.
Stayed 7 days in July, 2015
The vacation locations was perfect. Steps from the beach. Quiet neighborhood. Cottage was roomy, and easy to relax, screen porch, patio, large dining area, eat in kitchen. Clean, fresh, and plentiful linens. Kitchen equipment and grill need upgrade. We worked around it easily. We will return! Great home for a beach vacation, close to Marina where we kept the boat.
Stayed 8 days in July, 2015
The location of the house is great to the beach. However, the kitchen needs big help-Not enough plates to entertain a party of 8 people. Need all new utensils. I do like that there are 2 refrigerators. It would be nice to have a outside shower.
Stayed 3 days in April, 2015
We were coming down to Cape Charles in early April to visit family. Originally we were supposed to stay in a hotel but it ended up being closed when we got there. We found a realtor and they were extremely friendly. They suggested the Sandcastle. It was perfect for us. The town is quiet and our stay here was relaxing. We were so glad that the hotel ended up being closed because this was the perfect home away from home for us.
Stayed 7 days in September, 2014
The house was fine. The water there was a different story. The smell was awful for the first 5 days we were there. A filtration system on that house is definitely needed. The management company was contacted and they worked towards getting plumbers there to do a chlorine flush but because of circumstances they did not get there before we left. Also, if you are barefooted or walking dogs near the beach be most careful...the sand spurs are huge and very painful. Cape Charles is a lovely area and we enjoyed our time there. Several very good restaurants in the area also.
Stayed 3 days in August, 2014
Second trip to Sand Castle and we where just as happy as the first. The location is perfect and the house is the right size for our family. Cape Charles is great little town to get away from the big beach crowds and everyone's been real friendly. Would definitely recommend this home as the perfect place to get away to, and we will be back next year!
Stayed 7 days in August, 2014
This was our first time staying in Cape Charles - what a cute, quiet little town! The house is much more spacious than it appears in the pictures. Location is perfect - walk to the beach, to the main street, up to the playground. The only negatives to the house were that the king bed in the master was not very comfortable, there were not enough serving/mixing bowls, and the dryer ran a little hot and burned a couple things. Chesapeake Properties were wonderful and easy to deal with - would not hesitate to use them again! Thanks for a great trip!
Stayed 7 days in July, 2014
We had a lovely, quiet family vacation here. It was exactly what we needed. The house was a delightful two seconds away from the beach on a lovely quiet street with the park (if you have kids) and town an easy walk. The place had everything we needed to unwind; just enjoy doing not much of anything other than the beach and house, the beach and house. The beach is so mellow, clean and shallow for little ones with crabs, snails and minnows to see in the water, castles to build and whatnot. Still you can also rent a paddle board or kayak or just float about on that same beach. The house was clean and causally decorated making it a perfect no-worry spot for family and friends. I hesitate to give a rave review as we want the house available when we come back again! Okay, it was perfect for us. We had all these plans to visit the surrounding areas and sties, but really, just being where we were, waking up the beach outside the door, lazy breakfasts and chilling out was all we did for a week. We visited during a quiet week July week and it was great. We dined out a few times, went in town for ice cream and wandering, coffee shop and such. Very nice all in all. Loved it!
Stayed 6 days in July, 2014
This quaint home is placed in a perfect spot. Just one home from the beach. You can spend time on the screened porch and relax. However, you may need to clean off the porch furniture first, before using it, but it is comfy. The matresses might need a replacement, as well as the interior furnishings and don't expect much in the way of amenities when you arrive, but you can definitely relax and hit the beach easily.
Stayed 7 days in July, 2014
We stayed at the sand castle as a part of our family reunion. We have all fallen in love with Cape Charles. Our cottage was super cute and fit our needs perfectly. We are planning on staying again next year.
Stayed 2 days in May, 2014
We stayed for 2 nights over memorial day weekend. The location is great. Walking distance from the beach. The property could use some refinements. The door knob on the back door kept falling off. When we arrived, the linens/towels were on top of the washing machine. We only received one washcloth. I think there may have been some recent renovations but a few things need to be completed. There was no towel rack in the master bath. It was difficult to figure out where to put a towel. I'm not sure who provides the linens but a matching set would be a nice touch. We enjoyed our stay and none of this was a deal breaker but these minor things would have improved our perception of the place.
Stayed 4 days in May, 2014
The location and house layout was great. Kitchen needed more serving bowls. Property was in need of the pre-seasonal wipe down & freshening - porch furniture was dirty and moldy front door, etc. However, overall we had a great time and would consider returning next year.
Stayed 2 days in May, 2014
The pictures do not show the true size of the house. The home was very clean for a shore house, the hardwood floors are great for keeping the dirt and sand to a minimum. Also, the newly renovated bathrooms where a plus! The location was exactly as it was described to us and the beach is great for small children. Chesapeake properties was very accommodating and easy to work with and I will definitely use them again. Overall my family was completely satisfied with our weekend getaway!
Stayed 3 days in April, 2014
My husband and I took a few night trip to Cape Charles with our young children and small dog. It was a great, sleepy but friendly town with calm beaches and water. We went in mid-April and a lot was closed for the season, but we're looking forward to returning when more is open. The house was older...nothing fancy, but care had been taken to update the bathrooms and bed/bath linens which we appreciated. We loved the screened front porch and friendly neighbors. Overall it was a really great house for little kids and pets and the price was great. We plan to return.<br/><br/>Only complaints: Internet was a little slow, but adequate. The two smaller beds were small for queens...I think they were doubles. The water had a really odd smell like rotten eggs, but we may have been the first visitors of the season.
Stayed 3 days in January, 2014
Pleasant weekend away. Quiet, beautiful beach. Bring your own water, the water has extreme sulfur taste/smell.
Stayed 2 days in November, 2013
House was the perfect setting for the weekend. Great location.