Small Town Lifestyle Properties
It’s Not Mayberry — But It’s Very Close
Eastern Shore Virginia has over 100 small towns and villages. Many have quaint names like “Oyster“, “Towns End” or Indian names like “Nassawadox” and “Machipongo.” But regardless of the name, they all have one thing in common – they are small friendly places that have been around a long time! And most of the homes have front porches, the better to enjoy a friendly wave or a little conversation with a passing neighbor.
Visit cute shops, banks and post offices where the folks there know your name and pride themselves on giving you personal service. Enjoy our little town restaurants, art galleries and markets. A small coastal town is not just a place to live— it is a time-honored way of life.
Country Lifestyle Properties
Over the River & Through the Woods
Imagine driving home down a beautiful winding road, past open farm fields and tall green stands of trees. Imagine tiny villages and intimate waterfront neighborhoods set far away from traffic and noise. Imagine fresh air, neighbors that wave, birds flocking to feeders. Imagine moonrise and brilliant “shooting stars” set against a dark sky, unspoiled by the glow of the city lights. Imagine enough space for flower and vegetable gardens and the satisfaction of watching them grow.
If a serene lifestyle in the country is the life for you, call us at 800-258-3437 and come hang your “Done Moving” shingle in the front yard and your hammock in the backyard of an Eastern Shore Virginia country property.
Country Estate On 38 +/- Acres With Historic Victorian Home And Two Guest Cottages…
Wonderful seaside farm with Victorian home offering total 1st floor living. Many architectural features including a tremendous amount of intricate detail work throughout with large rooms and high ceilings. Home has been lovingly cared for and maintained. 3 stall barn with 5+/- fenced pastures. Outbuildings plus 2 cottages, one completely updated and the other just needs TLC. Centrally located on the Shore, close to shopping, restaurants, boat ramps and new hospital.
Spacious Waterfront Home With Easy Access To Chesapeake Bay…
Spectacular Waterfront Home w/open floor plan for entertaining. Great room opening to large deck area with Sunsetter Awning & remote shade. Large gourmet kitchen w/large pantry plus plenty of cabinets for storage. Kitchen opens to 15 x 30 screened porch w/outdoor kitchen with Fire Magic 53 burner grill. Very large master suite (opening to back deck) w/ 12×12 walk-in closet with washer/dryer. Master bath with soaking tub, tiled dual headed shower with bench. An additional office/bedroom downstairs and comfortable dining room. Central Vac. downstairs with 2 dustbins for convenience. Upstairs are 2 good sized bedrooms w/sitting area (coffee & microwave station)opening to large covered balcony. Full length covered front porch connecting to large 2 car garage with room above. Dock, landscaped.
This Hidden Treasure Is One Of The Nicest Open Floor Plan’s Offered On The Shore. Total 1st floor living with a Functional Contemporary Design, Soften With The Warmth of Wood Details Throughout and Stone Fireplaces. Large Open Kitchen looking out onto the Living-Room,Great-Room and Dining with Waterfront Views,Providing That Social Connection With Family and Friends. Forget About Small Chopped-Up Rooms from Days Of The Past! This Home Was Built With Well Thought out, Relaxing & Functional Living Spaces. All Over looking the Waterfront Point. 2nd Floor Provides 2 Bedrooms, Full Bath and Large Open Sitting Area That Would Make Any Guest Comfortable. Easy Creek-Side Living Just Minutes To The Bay From Your Own Dock Makes this A Rare Retreat Privately Nestled in A Small Bay-Side Community.
Historic Waterfront Home On 6 Acres With Great Views!
Looking for privacy, seclusion and huge Bayviews? Add in great fishing, dazzling sunsets and cool breezes off the Bay and what you get is this lovely 6.44 are property nestled between two large waterfront farms, offering lots of elbow for all your activities. This comfortable, renovated home combines historic ambiance with updated improvements for relaxed coastal living. Located at the confluence of Mattawoman Creek and the Chesapeake Bay, overlooking Honeymoon Island, is this wonderful treasure named Magnolia Bay. Close to world class golfing, marinas and the lovely historic Cape Charles. You get the best of both worlds, lots of fun activities yet your own little slice of tranquil paradise. Age is estimated and measurements are approx.
Inviting Move-In Ready Beach House In Beachfront Community
Inviting move-in ready beach house, on a private road, is nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden of flowering mature trees and shrubs. Located in an upscale community and just steps to the beach and pool, with access to one of the best and most expansive beaches on the Shore. The home itself is very welcoming and comfortable with a well thought out, flowing floor plan. Updated gourmet kitchen has granite counters and work island with sliding doors out to the deck for entertaining. First floor master bedroom with walk-in closet. Second floor offers 2 additional bedrooms. Studio apartment, which would be ideal for guests, rental opportunity or home office, has a private entrance, full bath, kitchenette and private deck. 2 car garage is attached and 1 car garage is detached.
Contemporary Waterfront Home With Dock In A Serene Coastal Setting
Exquisite Waterfront home on High Bank with multi-slip dock & good boating water. On a quiet cul-de-sac, this home with southern exposure offers waterfront living at it’s best. Granite countertops, dual ovens, intercom, recessed lighting, hardwood floors & nice tiles, walls of near floor ceiling windows for water views, 14′ ceilings in Great Room, 12′ ceiling in family room, Hunter-Douglas blinds. Family Room, Kitchen, eat-in area & living room are all open to each other for fabulous entertaining & water views all opening to large back covered porch/deck area with short path to dock. Large Master Bedroom with walk in closet and Jacuzzi style tub. Large Bonus room over the large garage for fitness room/home theater/bunkhouse. Measurements are approximate.
With a warm southern exposure & overlooking big, wide Nassawaddox Creek, a salt water estuary leading to the Chesapeake Bay, a first class reproduction of a Williamsburg colonial Cape Cod. This quality-built home in move-in condition features graceful foyer entry & grand staircase, formal LR & DR, huge brick heatilator fireplace in family room with custom cabinetry, all first floor rooms with oak hardwood flooring, kitchen with waterfront breakfast nook & wood stove/fireplace, master suite with twin walk-in closets, triple redundancy heat/AC systems, Andersen windows & 8′ patio door to 30′ screened porch, architectural shingle roof, attached 2 car garage, 4 bay boat shed close to easy launch, sandy shoreline, landscaped yard, kennel. The best buy on waterfront with the best waterviews.
Elevated, Deep-Water, waterfront home with Dock & Boat Lift. Wide, water views of Hungar’s Creek. Poly-steel concrete construction. Exquisite Hickory floors downstairs. Amazing window packages for maximum water views. Open kitchen with granite countertops. Lg. Waterfront Master Suite has his & her walk-in closets, exquisite bathroom w/dual sinks & shower heads. Master bedroom & 2nd bedroom open to large fully enclosed porch room(other Rm) with wall to wall windows. Rinnai Hot water, back up generator, propane fireplace, Brazilian Hardwood decks on 3 sides. Large (23 x 26)detached garage with unfinished room (Other Rm 2) above, perfect for office or potential in-law suite. Seller will pay for closet addition to make the 3rd bedroom downstairs. Septic is for 4 bedroom home. All measurements approx.
Designed by internationally known architect, William E. Poole whose work is featured extensively in Southern Living Magazine, this 4 bedroom, 3 and a half bath French Provincial Revival is one of the most impressive waterfront homes on the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia! Located on a spacious waterfront lot, this like-new home stands on a high knoll overlooking a wide expanse of rippling blue water leading to the nearby Chesapeake Bay. Custom solid mahogany circle top front door opens to foyer with barrel ceiling and divider columns rather than a hallway demarking the living room and dining room. From the minute you enter the house you are drawn to the dramatic waterviews seen through a window wall flanked by 2 tall doors leading out to a gracious veranda. Morning room with glass on three sides leads to the chef’s kitchen offering double ovens, spacious pantry with frosted doors, gas cook-top with custom decorative tile backsplash, extra deep storage drawers plus storage closet for cookware, honed counters,arched entry to great room. Soaring 19 ft. ceiling in great room,elegant mantel and fireplace with marble hearth and surround. Master suite has gorgeous views of water plus a private porch of a little personal downtime. Master bath is gorgeous, two bombe style chests serve as sink vanities, plenty of storage space plus huge walk-in closet with built in double dressers. Upstairs offers an office, another bedroom and bath, media room and cozy sitting area/reading alcove as quiet place for guests to relax. Frosting on the cake is an impressive backyard dock and boat lift. Chesapeake Bay, here we come ! For more information or you personal showing, call 757-678-5200. For those seeking the very best, this is a “must see” home. Vaulted ceiling in great room, huge custom windows, special wide decorative moldings throughout, elegant custom mantel, marble fireplace, cherry floors throughout entire first floor, custom floor to ceiling Anderson architectural windows and doors, central vac, Rinnai. 42 ft. covered tile deck off great room, large tile deck off master suite, dock with boat lift and many other features too numerous to mention. Virtual Tour: www.youtube.com/embed/MsxY7FSqCkc?rel=0
Enjoy Bay sunsets and Bay Breezes right across the street from the Chesapeake Bay and the deeded access path to the beach. This home offers total first floor living to enjoy awesome sunsets facing west. Granite counter-tops through out the kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances and tile bath surrounds and shower. Relax and enjoy the communities amenities: pool, tennis, boat ramp and a beautiful beach on the Bay.Centrally located on the Eastern Shore and close to all amenities. Room sizes and acreage are approximated and not guaranteed.
Beach, Boating and Relaxation! Vaucluse Shores is a friendly, active community offering beach, swimming pool, tennis and boat ramp, just steps away. Newly renovated 3 bedroom, 3 full bath water view home, with first floor master. Plenty of outdoor living space with both open and screened porches. Dream kitchen, with all new custom cabinets and granite stainless appliances. Open floor plan offering lots of light and room to entertain. Living room offers gas fireplace and view of the creek. Second floor bonus room has endless possibilities. Close to the community beach for evening Chesapeake Bay sunsets. Just a boat ride away, to some of the best fishing spots on the east coast. Come for a visit, you’ll never want to leave! Room sizes and sq.ft. approximate.
Secluded waterfront home among tall trees and nature. Home sits on a little waterfront point with dock rising above small channel to a waterfront peninsula on the deep channel. New dock is well over 300′ long. Large back deck and large screened in porch overlook the water. Watch the boats go by or take off from your own dock to do your own fishing! Short run to the Chesapeake Bay! Wide open living area, living, dining, kitchen combo with cathedral ceiling open to the decks and water and on out to the dock. Large master bedroom with lots of closet space and nice private bathroom. All new kitchen with appliances and granite counter tops. Huge drive-thru garage with lots of storage for boats, equipment and workshop. Beautiful natural setting. Measurements and room sizes are approximations.
Only 200′ from the sandy shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in a secluded 1 acre wooded setting, like-new sprawling ranch, maintenance free, super energy efficient (6 walls), open kitchen features breakfast bar w/ granite counters, custom cabinets, laminate floors; 20’x30′ dining & living areas with triple windows that let the outdoors in; 18’x18′ family room w/ hardwood floors, wainscoting, gas log fireplace, custom floor to ceiling cabinets; big 20′ screened porch, 16’x25′ patio deck features Trex planking, detached 3 car garage (32’x40′) with workshop. Master suite w/ bath & shower, custom ceramic tile treatments. Property is adjacent to access to the community beach on the Chesapeake Bay and walking path to the community pool & tennis court. Boat ramp available launching to Hungars Creek.
Breathtaking Historic Waterfront Estate On Over 11 Acres…
Strategically placed for panoramic southern vistas over pristine & historic Plantation Creek, a cir. 1860’s colonial meticulously restored & renovated up to modern standards yet preserving timeless architectural qualities such as: 2-story Chippendale porches, solid hand-carved doors, original faux marbled baseboards, fancy moldings, wainscoting, heart pine & oak floors, original window sashes, 6 masonry fireplaces & fancy mantles, built in cupboards, 9′ tall double doors, high ceilings, 2 staircases, architectural shingle roofs, gables, arched windows, huge master suite w/ vaulted ceilings, 4 zone HVAC, electric BB heat. Eat-in country kitchen w/ 8′ tall china cupboard, deep double sink, gaslog fireplace, tiled counter & backsplash, wood floors. A country estate w/ grazing room for horses!
Enjoy Country Living At Its Best In This Completely Updated Victorian…
Tastefully renovated blending the historic and the new. Pine floors, updated kitchen, custom tile baths with walk-in shower in master bath. Skylights in dining area and in master bedroom’s cathedral ceiling. Large deck and screened in porch over looks the back yard with mature shade tress and custom build playhouse. Large utility room off the screened in porch for easy clean up after a day of gardening or the beach. Property offers a large garage/workshop which is a handy man’s dream. Just minutes to the Kiptopeke State Park and close to the historic beachfront town of Cape Charles. Adjacent lot is also available if more acreage is desired. Room sizes, sq. footage acreage are approximate.
The Natchez, designed by famous Southern architect William E. Poole, is the ultimate Southern Living waterfront home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, this elegant 4500 +/- sq. ft. home is open and airy with lots of natural light flowing in through several skylights as well as from the numerous south facing windows between the kitchen and huge sunroom, This very upscale home abounds in custom features throughout, both exterior and interior. The exterior is stained cypress, the roof is concrete tile with copper flashing and custom brick work. The interior of the home features a main entrance hall with a grand staircase and 18′ ceiling. The first floor master bedroom offers Palladian windows overlooking the water with 14′ tray ceiling with indirect lighting plus incredible master bath suite. Spacious library with fireplace features solid cherry paneling and built-in bookcases. Huge kitchen offers large eating area plus comfortable sitting area with. lovely views of the saltwater inlet which leads to the nearby Chesapeake Bay. But a favorite room is the sunroom — spacious by any standards at 24 x 8.6. Sitting there with golden sunshine streaming in is purely delightful ! This spacious, charming home is definitely a must-see. Custom solid wood paneling in the library and build -in book cases. This home offers unique architectural features such as rounded walls in foyer and half bath. Master bath offers a private walled garden. Situated on 11+/-acs rolling lawn and private wooded setting with 22 +/- elevation overlooking the water. Virtual tour: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Egalu2uywWo?rel=0
An Eastern Shore Style Waterview Retreat On 4.5 Acres…
Located at the road’s end overlooking the sunsets on Chesapeake Bay. A long, white shell drive leads back to the homesite. Raised high above the flood plain on piles, the 1920’s home has been renovated with modern upgrades, featuring 200 amp electric service, Andersen windows & patio doors, lovely heart pine floors, beamed ceilings, built-in cabinets & bookshelves, waterview screened porch & decks, Defiant Encore woodstove on raised, old cobblestone hearth, Hunter ceiling fans throughout, wall/wall carpet bedrooms, master bedroom and bath with shower & claw foot tub, Architectural shingle roof, gable windows, eat-in kitchen, enclosed storage underneath house. 12’x24′ pole boat shed, 3.2 ac field has not been treated with any chemicals for years.
On 4.6 lovingly landscaped acres in Northampton County, Virginia, an early colonial revival home dating back to 1825, with additions in 1851, 1920, and 2006. Located only an half-hours drive from the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Cape Escape offers privacy and gracious country living in close proximity to ocean beaches and cultural attractions, both locally and regionally. The present owner applied a comprehensive plan of historic preservation and restoration, high quality new house construction, and landscape architecture to create an elegant estate with recreational amenities able to serve three generations of a large family.
The driveway entrance between two brick columns is the portal to a breathtaking canopy of blooming crepe myrtle trees that shades the long shell path home to Cape Escape. The evolution of the original two-room colonial has brought the manor house into the twenty-first century. Now the home sprawls to over 6100 square feet and includes more than generous accommodations in 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, formal living and dining rooms, a library in the oldest portion, a 44′ family room and spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Special features include a three level elevator, “smart wiring” for high technology, hardwood floors, picture windows, 10′ ceilings, 5 fireplaces, 3 outdoor decks including 44′ raised patio, English basement, architectural moldings, handmade doors, covered porch, 4 zone HVAC, cameras, sound and security system, propane fired 45,000 KW generator and two 15′ x 30′ master bedroom suites.
Fulfilling the mission of a country estate, a two-story Dutch barn and porte-cochere provide convenient vehicular access. As well, a recreation barn and swimming pool center with full cabana provide outlets for family playtime. Gardeners and landscapers will be inspired not only by the impressive tree-lined driveway approach but also by the wonderful flower beds and shrubbery surrounding the manor house and especially the huge camellia bushes in the back yard.
Cape Escape stands for country elegance and family togetherness representing the best character attributes of estates around the world.
Beach, boating, lake & community pool comes with this 4 bedroom 3 bath 3900 sq. ft. custom built home. French country kitchen with oversized island & corian counter-tops & stainless steel appliances & cozy window seat. Custom wood work & built-ins through out. Hardwood floors, stone fireplace, large screened in porch and sundeck with outside shower. Walk to beach, pool. Boat-ramp near by. 10 minutes from Cape Charles & only 40 minutes to Norfolk international airport. sq. ft. & lot size are approximate.
Sophisticated, Elegant & Stately describes this historic waterfront home surrounded by mature trees overlooking beautiful Warehouse Creek. 4 bedrooms,2 bath with New Ravenna marble mosaic floors (upstairs bath floors are heated),large dinning room with white pine siding and original fireplace. Exquisitely, elegant custom built kitchen with great attention to details & high-end appliances, country style sink and a mix of marble & wood crafted counter tops. Spacious living room with 2nd wood burning fireplace, Oak flooring through out, sunroom has heated slate floor & tong & grove wood ceiling. Exterior board & batten hardy-board siding with Marvin integrity historical windows, brick patio leading to the boat dock. 2 outbuilding match the main house, one which was built post & beam.
Perched on a rise above the marshes of the seaside called Webb’s Island, a 1930’s cottage shaded under sprawling pecan & cedar trees, with big, wide vistas over the eastern horizon & way down the southern stretch of upland forests as far as the eye can see. Fully exposed to the eastern weathers, here one can call their own the whole wide world. This wilderness of marshes, seaside bays & sounds provides peace & privacy, wildlife & winds, boating & fishing, hunting & access to the barrier islands. The cottage is neat & tidy, good shelter from the elements outside, a wonderful hideaway from the big city scene. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, central living room, enclosed front porch with sleeping arrangements, maintenance free exterior, ceiling fans throughout.
This pristine 3 bedroom , 3 and a half bath waterfront home, located in tiny upscale waterfront neighborhood, was meticulously planned to take full advantage of this unique point property. Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of this magnificent one story coastal home nestled just perfectly into a stunning waterfront point. Everything, the unique and mature landscaping, trellises, many decks and swimming pool work carefully together, creating a synergy with the home itself to produce a truly inspiring haven. A bronze sculpture of 2 large blue herons in a fountain created by famed Eastern Shore artist, William Turner, greets visitors near the front door. The entry hall features a stunning mosaic of marble tiles reminiscent of Van Gogh’s well known painting, “Starry Night”. The home itself features exceptional craftsmanship with extensive input from local artists including the lovely other mosaic art tile work throughout. Elegant teak floors, cherry handcrafted cabinets & granite counter tops in kitchen & bathrooms, amazing floor-to-ceiling custom windows, skylights, dramatic high ceilings, luxurious steam shower & jacuzzi. Professionally landscaped yard with an inviting custom in-gound swimming pool, large hot tub on the private master suite deck and deep water boat dock complete the relaxed coastal ambience. Don’t miss this one! Tour:www.youtube.com/embed/MqqQjaMbwSg?rel=0
Nice Home Located Just Minutes From Beach And Marinas…
In a quiet, rural setting, close to State Park and Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel this recently renovated home may be that perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful Eastern Shore way of life. Close to 4 boat ramps, 2 golf courses, 2 marinas, several public beach areas, National Wildlife Refuge, State Park and all the dining and shopping amenities of Cape Charles. Short drive to Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Walk up, floored attic for storage and possible additional living space. Concrete pad in back for boats and other toys. Great starter home, retirement or vacation property. Nice little home, wonderful yard. New Roof. New Windows. New Paint. Central A/C & Heat in progress. Room measurements are approximations. Year built uncertain.
New Construction On 1.3 Acres Close To Beach & Boating…. – SOLD –
Newly constructed home offers a lot of house for a little price! This lovely 5 bedroom home is complete with granite countertops in kitchen & baths, tile tub surrounds, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Conveniently located just outside the historic town of Eastville and close to world class golf courses, restaurants, marinas in the quaint beachfront town of Cape Charles. The Landings of Eastern Shore is a small neighborhood of new homes which is close to all amenities. Square footage and room sizes are approximate
Charming Waterview … – SOLD –
Charming Waterview …[Tommy Arnold Construction! Enjoy coastal living in this custom built home with water views of Occohannock Creek. Community Dock is located steps away for kayaking and fishing. Home offers low maintenance and 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, big family room with fireplace, dining room, nice kitchen with eat-in kitchenette and good size master bedroom. Enjoy afternoon breezes with approx. 1.5 park like acres. Lots of elbow room for gardening . Great wrap around deck for family gatherings and relaxtion. New roof in 2014 and complete interior painting being completed. Within a 25 minute drive to the historic town of Cape Charles, for fine dining and their beautiful beach. Close to shopping, restaurants and public boat docks.
Enjoy The Relaxed Feel & Open Floor Plan Of This Beautiful Home Close To Kiptopeke Beach… – SOLD –
Beautiful kept 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home within a short walk to the Kiptopeke State Park which offers a wide sandy beach, boat ramps and walking trails. The house offers a large open front and side porch, spacious open concept living, dinning and kitchen, first floor master suite, hardwood floors on first floor, kitchen with granite counter-top, stainless steel appliances. The home is nicely situated on a partially wooded lot with western exposure with fantastic sunset views. Short distance to downtown Cape Charles and an easy commute to Virginia Beach.
Beautiful 1901 Victorian On 2+ Acres – SOLD –
The historic aspects of this delightful Victorian, floor to ceiling windows, transom lights, original door & hardware and heart pine floors, have been beautifully preserved. Recent upgrades include sealed and painted plaster walls and ceilings throughout, refinished floors, 4-year old kitchen appliances, new tub and shower in master bath, and new 2” window blinds. Rooms are spacious and light filled, offering a sense of quiet and relaxation. Lush green landscaping surrounds the house and majestic mature hardwoods offer both shade and stately air. Out buildings include a historic brick carriage house and a guesthouse with 3 car garage built in 2005. Located only 15 minutes from Cape Charles, shopping, boat ramps, beach and golf.
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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.