Historic Cape Charles Properties
Escape to the Cape!
Cape Charles was founded in 1886 by two prominent railroad men, William Scott and Alexander Cassatt. They extended the Pennsylvania New York Railroad Line southward through the Delmarva Peninsula. They dredged the harbor and surveyed and platted Cape Charles with their own personal funds. Cape Charles was established almost overnight with 664 building lots, all the same size. The later expansion of the “Sea Cottage Addition” beach lots made it a boom town in the tradition of coastal beachfront towns. Once established, it became the railroad’s southern terminus to which daily trains carried passengers to the beachfront destination of Cape Charles. Steamships then carried these same passengers to Norfolk and beyond until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was completed in 1964.
She may have been the dream of two men, but the people who live in Cape Charles know she is a lady. She is fickle, always changing, beautiful, and resourceful. She loves the arts, and music, and good meal, a good time, and she may be the only thing that can lure men from the surf. Since her boom in the early half of the twentieth century, Cape Charles has seen some ups and downs, but she’s come through swimmingly. In the midst of a Renaissance, her beautiful, eclectic mix of Four-Square, Victorian, Craftsman, and Salt-Box architecture is gleaming with new coats of paint. The town is still buzzing with “from-heres” and “come-heres”. The front porch is still where people meet and talk about crops and small town elections . . . and e-trade and golf handicaps! And hearts still quicken at the sight of a Chesapeake Bay sunset, glowing with all of the colors Mother Nature ever conspired to create.
Even though Virginia Beach and all its amenities are easily accessed only a half an hour away, Cape Charles is still the cultural and entertainment epicenter of Northampton County. After all, where else can you find two state-of-the-art marinas, fabulous golf at the new Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, music festivals, farmer’s markets, restaurants with jazz trios, bait shop, the local pharmacy/lunch and fountain counter, bed and breakfasts, a legitimate theatre, a museum or two, art galleries, cute gift shops, sidewalk art shows plus a beautiful sand beach – – – all in a town with a population under three thousand! She is a fine lady indeed, and she is always ready to welcome new-comers.
Coastal Style Cape Charles, Virginia Contemporary Home In Top Condition With Deeded Access To Soft Sand Beach And More
Built in 2005, this lovely three bedroom, 3 1/2 bath contemporary-style home located in Cape Charles, Virginia offers deeded access to a beautiful soft sand beach. Priced at $465,000, this comfortable, open floor plan coastal home is part of the Bay Creek Golf Resort, home to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Enjoy an active lifestyle with beach, swim and tennis, jogging paths and membership Fitness Club. Beautifully appointed and well-maintained, this home features 10 foot ceilings and a light-filled, open, airy feel. Total first floor living. Gorgeous Brazilian cherry floors, living room fireplace, gourmet kitchen with center island, granite countertops with butcher block accents and wine refrigerator. All bedrooms are spacious, with large walk-in closets and private baths. Great home for entertaining with 1100 sq. ft. of covered porches. Large detached garage and paver driveway, standing seam metal roof. This home can be your ticket to our relaxed Eastern Shore coastal lifestyle.
Get Re-Energized In This Cozy Cottage Close To Beach & Marina…
2005 Custom Built home. This 3 bedroom home is just just blocks from Downtown, 4 blocks from the beach & only 1 block to the park. This maintenance free home is a move in ready Beach Home or Vacation rental Money Maker!! Hardwood flooring 1 floor and carpet upstairs. There nothing to do! No fixing up required for this custom home! Just unpack your bags and hit the beach, stroll down to restaurants, shopping, central park with arts and music all within short walking distance or golf cart ride from your front door. Full size lot, rare off street parking and a fenced in back yard with shade trees & outdoor privacy! Offered at a Fantastic Price! Schedule your showing while still available. Room size & Sq Ft are approx
This 1912 Royal Queen is Cape Charles’s longest continuously operated B&B. Built for enjoyment, pure relaxation & entertaining at it’s best! Elegant 10′ ceilings, large sunny parlor, formal dining room. Total of 3 -closed in & screened sun-porches, provide year-round warm morning sun! The 2 western sun-porches provide all day lazy relaxation and beautiful sunset colors. Comfort is the word here! This is where Historic & Salt-Life Merge, 4th house off the Beach! Enjoy those Bay Breezes right from home. The Crown Jewel is the huge wrap-around front porch! Site of many laughs, storytelling & waves to passing friends and neighbors, simply making this a fantastic home, with a Premier location on a corner lot in the Historic District! Gorgeously landscaped! Don’t wait!
Newly built in 2015. This 3 bedroom home is just blocks from Downtown 4 blocks from the beach & only 1 block to the park. Maintenance free home is a move in ready Beach Home or vacation rental Money Maker!! Home’s extra thick 6 exterior walls been foam sealed & insulation, Pergo flooring down and carpet upstairs. There nothing to do, just unpack your bags! Then, hit the beach, practice your swing at Bay Creek’s world class signature golf-courses or just relax on the front porch! Beach, restaurants, shopping, arts within short walking distance or golf cart ride from your front door. Fenced in back yard for outdoor privacy and entertainment is being installed! New shed to house any beach toys or golf cart and a outdoor shower rounds out this perfect beach home. Room size & Sq Ft are approx.
This Hidden Treasure, Sits just Blocks off The Beach. In the Historical Coastal Beach Town Of Cape Charles On Virginia’s Eastern Shore.A Meticulously & Well Maintained Triple Brick 1912 Circa Victorian. Graciously Sits on 2-LOTS W/ A 2-Car Detached Brick Garage & Rare Off Street Parking! This Stately Home Has Historical Details Throughout. Offering a Welcoming Beautiful Wrap Around Front Porch With Double Doric Columns. Upon Entering The Foyer The Craftsmanship & Beauty are Immediately Apparent by The Exquisite Staircase Woodwork,10′ Ceilings, Curved Wall, Original Windows, Moldings, Picture Moldings, Mantels, Pocket Doors, Panel Doors, Butlers Pantry, and Many Other Historical Features. Updated Electrical, New Hardwood Floors 1st Floor. Original Hardwood 2nd Floor.3-All Brand New HVAC Units & Kitchen Appliances
Fully Equipped And Ready To Go In The Heart Of Historic Cape Charles…
Commercial property in the heart of historic downtown Cape Charles currently leased out and operating as a successful restaurant. Wonderful opportunity to start a business in a turn key space and bustling commercial district. Most of the restaurant equipment conveys with the sale including large walk in refrigerator, 2 deck pizza oven and 6 burner gas range with oven and gas flat top grill with two drawer refrigerated storage unit. A complete list of items is available upon request. Property is leased through May 2019. Two restrooms and back door that accesses outside back area. 6×9 shed also conveys with the property. The tables and chairs that are currently in the restaurant do not convey but the current space can accommodate approximately 32 seats.
Beautifully Restored Home Just Short Stroll To Beach…
This circa 1910, 3 bedroom historic home located on tree lined Monroe Avenue has been beautifully restored. New kitchen with granite counter-top, stainless steel appliances, 2.5 remodeled bathrooms, walk in closets. Original pine floors through out, pocket doors, grand entrance, all with original trim-work & walk up attic. Single french doors & back deck leads to nicely landscaped fenced in yard with additional parking in the back with alley access. Spacious custom built golf cart shed. Oversized front porch. Quiet street near town park. Walk to beach, shopping & restaurants.
Enjoy In Town Living And Amazing Chesapeake Bay Views
One of the largest beachfront lot in town! (41 ft by 177 ft). This is an exceptional building site with Chesapeake Bay views and fabulous sunsets. Town beach with wide sandy beach is just across the street in this charming Beachtown. Unique opportunity to build a new home with modern amenities amongst historic gems. Lot has rear alley access which easily accommodates a two car garage. Enjoy Cape Charles beach life at its best by living right on Bay Avenue. Cape Charles offers some of the most beautiful sunsets on the East Coast.
As they say Location,location,location!! And this is no exception! Endless business possibilities for this former Garden Cafe Restaurant, that had a 100 seat capacity in the heart of the commercial store front district.The building currently serves as Bad Girls retail store space, but the kitchen’s hood, fire suppression hook up, drains and refrigeration access locations have been capped off for ease re-installation of future restaurant kitchen equipment. Charming interior has wainscoting, exposed brick throughout with great lighting. The rear outdoor area previously accommodated dining guests with a container garden French-Quarter flare & landscaped charm. Incredible business opportunities centered in our thriving commercial community.
Often Cape Charles has been referred to as a hidden gem, but we have been found! It has become a popular tourist destination & has been featured in many publications including the latest Coastal Living magazine. This commercial building is located in the heart of Cape Charles and its called The Old Firehouse. The building has been totally renovated, while retaining as much of the original structure as possible. The first floor is ready to be used as a restaurant again with up to 70 seats. The entire second floor consists of a 2200 sq.ft New York loft style apartment that offers an unsurpassed view of the Cape Charles harbor & breathtaking sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay. The pent house is located on the third floor with access to the roof top.Pictures were taken while restaurant was still operating.
Nice Historic Home Located 2 Blocks From Beach… – SOLD –
This historic beach house is situated on a nice square corner lot with mature shade trees and is completely fenced in. Located only 2 blocks from the beach overlooking our beautiful town park. Private shell drive way with 1 car garage, parking your boat or RV. The kitchen leads to a large back deck, outside shower and the back yard. The house used to be the old general store and was later converted into a residential 3 bedroom home which gives this house lots of character. Interior features like a cottage style kitchen with original pine floors and stainless steel appliances. Lots of natural sunlight. 220Amp, updated plumbing with pvc pipes new roof /2017.Very convenient located near restaurants, shops & beach. Cape Charles also offers 2 PGA golf courses, harbor & private marina.
Home On Corner Lot In Town Just Short Stroll To Beach… – SOLD –
This 4 bedroom home is just 1 block from Downtown, 4 blocks from the beach & only 2 blocks to the park. Home has been completely renovated down to the studs. Maintenance free home, updated with all major components, 200amp electric, 2 zones HVAC systems, update PVC plumbing,completely insulated exterior walls, crawlspace & attic, ventilated soffit, attic fan, newer roof makes this a great investment! Efficient move in ready Beach Home or vacation rental Money Maker!! Just unpack your bags! Then hit the beach, practice your swing on world class signature golf-courses or just relax on the new wrap around front porch or the landscaped courtyard! Beach, restaurants, shopping & arts all in walking distance of your front door. This is as close to all amenities as it gets!! Room size & Sq Ft are approx
Brighten Your Life With Some Sand, Sun and Salt Water In This Delightful Cape Charles, VA Getaway Cottage – SOLD –
This cozy 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Turnkey Treasure sits just a half block off the Beach, with water-views of the Chesapeake Bay! This great beach home offers a very functional floor plan. Priced at $319,000 it’s a perfect small family getaway with great vacation rental potential. A comfortable open floor plan, the dining area and relaxing living room would please any guest. Very nicely sized bedrooms for the Historic District. Screened -in porch, back yard with westerly sunset views. A terrific location only a 1/2 block off the soft sand Town beach. Lots of curb appeal and the tree lined street just adds to all the charm. Fantastic beach living in one of the coolest historic towns on the East Coast. Offering Palmer & Nicklaus golf, marinas, art galleries, restaurants, theater and shops. Don’t wait, Schedule your appointment while this little Gem is still available.
Break Out Your Inner Mermaid – Enjoy Beach, Sunsets And So Much More – SOLD –
This gorgeous beachfront lot is one of only a hand full of beachfront properties located on Bay Avenue in the Historic District of Cape Charles! Overlooking the Cape Charles soft sand beach, this property is one of the most desirable lots on Bay Avenue. It’s located just steps away from the Fun Pier offering fishing, crabbing and sunset watching and it’s just a block away from the wonderful shops and restaurants located on Main Street. Enjoy broad blue water views that go on forever as well as the most spectacular sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay. If you are looking to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle that coastal living offers this is one incredible opportunity!
Grand And Gorgeous, This Home Overlooks The Chesapeake Bay And Beach – SOLD –
This gorgeous home is located in a small coastal town whose historical essence helps define this early 1900’s brick colonial of approximately 3900 sq. ft. It offers not just 30 second access to the soft sands of the Cape Charles beach just across the street but also dramatic views of the water and sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay from most rooms. The grand arched entrance portico, elaborate foyer & beautiful staircase and beautiful arched windows echo fine traditions of the past. Beautiful hardwood floors and fine woodwork throughout. Master suite with recently renovated bath, 2 other bedrooms with ensuite baths. Elegant, large living room and dining room. Original butler’s pantry off newly renovated kitchen with granite, Jenn Aire range, Bosch double ovens & dishwasher, new cabinets, stainless refrigerator.Laundry room, art studio, sunroom/office w/fireplace, back stairs to second floor. Room sizes & sq. footage approximate
Excellent Building Lot Just A Short Walk To Beach! – SOLD –
Excellent lot just a short block and a half to the beach! Enjoy all the amenities of Cape Charles! Beach, Fishing Pier, Marinas, Golf, Restaurants, Library, Central Park, Lighted Tennis Courts, etc. – All in easy walking distance or a short golf cart ride away! Build your getaway or dream home in this Historic Beachfront Town.
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