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.
Home is beautifully maintained and has been updated with care over the years by very conscientious owners. Pride of ownership is evident as soon as you enter. Very warm and hospitable with open plan living and updated kitchen and powder room on first floor added in recent years. Beautifully refinished wood floors and 9 foot ceilings. Upstairs 3 bedrooms and one full bath. Attractive back garden with shed and established trees and shrubbery. Walking distance to all the town has to offer: shops, restaurants, galleries, theatre. Four and a half blocks from the Cape Charles popular sandy beach and fishing pier. This is a great vacation home as it is easy to maintain and still in an affordable price range.
Full size building lot (40×140) located in the heart of Cape Charles. Very closed to Downtown Cape Charles shops and restaurants. A short walk to the Cape Charles beach. Owner will pay the $12,350 water and sewer tab-in fee. Water meter is already on the property as well. Build your dream beach home!
Beautifully maintained 4-Bedroom, Coastal style Carriage House in Beautiful Bay Creek! Just a quick golf cart ride from Downtown Cape Charles. Many upgrades throughout, including bead board accents,warm wall colors,ceiling fans, tiled entrance and new HVAC heat pump 2017. Open contemporary floor plan, cathedral ceilings, built-inns, fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, relaxing Sun room overlooking back yard and patio area. Large 1st floor Master Bedroom w/ Master Bath & oversize closet. Enjoy Coastal living at it’s Best! Many amenities of Bay Creek including miles of private beach, community pool, tennis courts,walking, bike and golf carts trails,restaurant & two World Class signature golf courses (fees apply). All Lawn and irrigation included. It’s the Perfect low maintenance Get-Away!
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.
Get Re-Energized In This Cozy Cottage Close To Beach & Marina… – SOLD –
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
Historical Brick Victorian 2 Blocks From Beach – SOLD –
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
This Home Is Just A Short Stroll From The Beach… – SOLD –
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.
Enjoy In Town Living And Amazing Chesapeake Bay Views – SOLD –
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.
Beautifully Restored Home Just Short Stroll To Beach… – SOLD –
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.
Calling All Beachcombers!!! – SOLD –
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!
Blue Heron Realty Co. email@example.com
1-800-BLUE HERON (1-800-258-3437)
Licensed in Virginia
7134 Wilsonia Neck Drive P.O. Box 1, Machipongo VA 23405
Website by Vectec. Information herein is believed to be accurate but is subject to errors & ommisions, contains approximations and is not warranted. Availability and prices are subject to change. Blue Heron represents the sellers of these properties.
Blue Heron Realty Company is a local, family-owned real estate firm specializing in prime waterfront land and homes located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay, and Cape Charles.