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.
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
Brighten Your Life With Some Sand, Sun and Salt Water In This Delightful Cape Charles, VA Getaway Cottage
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.
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!
Break Out Your Inner Mermaid – Enjoy Beach, Sunsets And So Much More
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!
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 Gorgeous Home Could Be Your Beach Sweet Spot !
Located in the quaint historic town of Cape Charles, VA, This Victorian style 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom home built in 2010 is one of the very few homes in Cape Charles to actually own its own beach frontage. Open airy floor plan, dramatic window package overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and beach. Lots of upgrades including fireplace, bamboo and ceramic tile floors, granite counters and extensive custom wood trim throughout. First floor master with huge closet, low maintenance Hardi Board exterior and professional landscaping. Two in town marinas for your boating needs. Just a golf cart ride away to world class golf course, shopping and restaurants. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=owiCkE5ZZXL&brand=0.
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.
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.
Excellent Building Lot Just A Short Walk To Beach!
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.
Home On Corner Lot In Town Just Short Stroll To Beach…
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
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.
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
Stately And Elegant Brick Townhome One Block From The Beach – SOLD –
Elevated views of the Chesapeake Bay & sunsets from your third floor living level. Second level master ensuite with laundry room & 2 additional bedrooms. First level offers 3 room guest suite with porch. Stainmaster carpeting & oak hardwood. Travertine & tumbled marble, wine bar & refrigerator, stainless appliances, solar panel windows, wired for a smart house, 3 stop elevator, 3 back porches on each level & welcoming front porch, bali shades, custom window treatments…the list goes on. Oversized garage accomodates golf cart & car. View the virtual tour to experience the casual elegance and privacy afforded in this property. *Room sizes are approximate.
The Ultimate Beach Retreat! – SOLD –
Beautifully appointed and eclectic mix of the old and new furnishing gives a wonderfully relaxing feeling upon entering that its time to unwind and enjoy the beach and the historic quaint town of Cape Charles.This gracious historic home circa 1920 has been immaculately restored and offers spacious light filled rooms with an open floor plan. Preserved original woodwork, architectural columns, updated kitchen and a private garden off the kitchen are just a few amenities that this lovely beach cottage offers. Centrally located on a corner lot close to the town’s park and just a few blocks to the beach, restaurants, shopping and marinas. This home is being offered beautifully furnished except for a few pieces and personal items.
Pretty In Pink– A Gracious Renovated Victorian ca. 1904 – SOLD –
A work of art, this gracious 3 bedroom, 3 bath historic home, in immaculate condition, is a real gem! Spacious, light-filled rooms with high ceilings and lots of preserved original woodwork provide the ultimate in comfort and ambience. Interior wall murals are beautiful and help set the scene for living the relaxed coastal lifestyle in this Cassette style cottage. Located in the vibrant little beach town of Cape Charles, this home enjoys a great setting – just a block from the town’s Central Park yet still close to the beach, restaurants, shops, art galleries, etc., just jump into your golf cart and zip- zip, you’re in the action ! Truly this is a great place to call your forever home. And renovated 2006 with new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. TWO TOWN LOTS give you lots of elbow room as well as space for gardens, picnics, entertaining and Fido. Extra off-street parking for your golf cart, water toys or RV. Paint to your heart’s content in the back yard art studio equipped with electric, heat and air. This home has it all and is waiting to embrace its newest owners.
Eastern Shore Style Home Only 3 Blocks From Beach – SOLD –
American four square 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1910 with view of town park and pavilion on a wide tree lined avenue in historic Cape Charles. This home has been completely renovated while respecting its historic integrity. Pamper your inner chef in the remodeled kitchen with custom built cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island & granite counter-tops. Lots of historic details including 2 original fireplaces with original mantels, original architectural moldings, door transoms and 10 foot ceilings. Offers a spacious entry foyer with grand staircase, original pocket doors, original hardwood floors. Includes porcelain tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. No better place to start enjoying the charms of this laid back coastal town than right here in this delightful historic home. A full house width front porch, covered back deck, folk art workshop & fenced in back yard make enjoying the outdoors year round so much more. A 4th room upstairs could also be used as another bedroom. Did we mention within walking distance to a spectacular public beach, shops, marina and restaurants? Or grab your golf cart and tool out for a day of golf just minutes away.. And keep it cool with the whole house dual zone central HVAC.
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