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.
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.
Enjoy your own dock, walk to the beach or pool or simply relax on your screened porch enjoying the breezes coming off the Chesapeake Bay. Sit on your back deck and watch the resident blue heron or grab a fishing pool and go fishing, right out your back door. A must see for anyone that has with natural light, surrounded by nature, this Custom built home is in excellent condition and features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, oak floors with nice water views from almost every room. Bedrooms are large with nice 1st. floor master bedroom. Detached garage with private wooded setting on cul-de-sac. Other Rooms are bonus activity room and office. 8 x 20 Front Porch, 8 x 24 screened in sleeping porch. Great for vacation, retirement or full time living.
This immaculately kept 3 bedroom 2.5 bath waterfront home faces the south on beautiful Mattawoman Creek. 110 feet of high elevated waterfront, with private boat dock and boat lift. Attractive landscaped yard with mature trees surrounds this contemporary stone house with a full length back deck, meditation garden & other small “getaway garden areas”. Oversized garden shed. This home offers lots of natural light due to lots of oversized windows and sliding glass doors. Red Oak hardwood floors through out, newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops, stone wood burning fireplace. First floor master suite. Full size basement for extra storage, or possible man cave. Geothermal heating and cooling and a reversed osmosis water system. Only 20 minutes from Cape Charles.
Waterfront contemporary home with beautiful water views, just a short boat ride to some of the best fishing on the East Coast. Offers open floor plan with spacious interior, huge living room, gorgeous wood floors & fire place. Custom kitchen with tile floors & custom cabinets. First floor master suite. Multi seasonal sunroom with pizza oven, creates those special family moments, all year round. Maintenance free composite deck and multi use dock with 10k lb. boat lift and jet ski lift. Spacious second floor offers 2nd master suite & 2 additional bedrooms, with wet bar and refrigerator. Option to join private association gives you access to beach, pool, tennis and boat ramp. Close to historic town of Cape Charles, 2 signature golf courses, public boat ramps, shopping and restaurants. Sq. ft. and age approx.
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 is a custom designed contemporary style home by architect David A. Gardner. One story total living home offering tray ceilings with exceptional windows for awesome big water views and a finished off bonus room over the garage. Large l screen porch off the living room overlooking the water.for outside entertaining. Additional 1100 sq.ft.waterfront guest/rental cottage offers appliances, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room with fireplace and screened porch overlooking the water with dock and boat house. 6.3 acres with high elevation and good boating water on Nassawadox Creek. Generator and a new drainfield installed. Photos are of home furnished some rooms are currently unfurnished.
Lovely Historic Home Surrounded By Lush Gardens & Mature Trees…
This spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial Home offers a wonderful outdoor living space, with stunning bi-centennial sycamore tree. Strong, well built home with lots of charm, beautiful moldings and newly painted throughout. Gorgeous wood floors, completely restored. Full walk-up attic with lots of storage space. . Close to restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, bakeries, public boat ramps, library, beaches and YMCA. Short drive to NASA and the quaint Chincoteague Island, for the annual pony swims. Square footage. and room dimensions 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.
A lovely maritime forest shades this contemporary 3 story beach cottage sited on over 2 acres fronting on the most beautiful beach on the Eastern Shore. House features newly refinished oak hardwood floors, granite & ceramic tile treatments thru-out, elegant eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, huge master suite with en suite bath & walk-in closet, huge recreation room, formal dining room – all overlooking the sunsets on the horizon of the Chesapeake Bay. Also, 3 car garage, third floor loft, entry level guest suite & bath, grand water views from nearly every window in the house, beachfront patio & decks. The Bay Ridge community offers private walkways to the beach, community pool and tennis court, dock access to private fresh water lake for canoe/kayaks.
Country Estate On 38 +/- Acres With Historic Victorian Home And Two Guest Cottages…
Wonderful seaside farm with historic Victorian home offering total 1st floor living. Many architectural features including a tremendous amount of intricate detail work throughout the home with large rooms and high ceilings. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire house. Mature trees lined the circular drive and boxwoods grace the grounds. House has been lovingly cared for and maintained.. Outbuildings, detached garage and 3 stall barn with 5+/- acres fenced pastures. Centrally located on the Shore. close to shopping, restaurants, boat ramps and new hospital.
Country Living Just Minutes From Town Of Cape Charles…
Enjoy country living at its best with this 3 bedroom 2 bath 1 story contemporary home. It is located near Cherrystone Creek and just outside of Cape Charles. Open floor plan with spacious room sizes and tall ceilings. Large master suite with huge master bath and walk in closet, tiled shower and jetted tub. Lots of windows through out make this home feel bright and airy. The back yard is completely fenced in with covered back porch. Close to golf course, restaurants, beaches and shopping. 45 minutes to Norfolk airport. Some wall colors have changed since pictures were taken.
Great Cottage overlooking the Harbor at Oyster! Thoroughly renovated with new Trane HVAC, fresh paint, new carpets, bathroom fixtures, ceiling fans, refrigerator, gas stove, Rinnai water heater. Foundation was replaced with new mortar and vents. This is one of the highest lots in Oyster and is raised with a 5 foot crawl space. Large lot with room for garage or addition. Enjoy the quiet life of this sleepy little fishing village just a short drive to Cape Charles. Sit on your large (8′ x 23′, TREX) covered front porch and watch the boats go by or hop in your own boat and enjoy some of the best fishing around! Great low maintenance property. Room sizes and acreage approximate.
This Waterfront Home Offers Plenty Of Privacy & Boat Dock…
Perched on 5.13 acres approx. 20′ above sea level overlooking the big, broad Occohannock Creek with a southern exposure, a sprawling ranch home with carport. Accessible by a 2800′ driveway through farm fields and along wooded shoreline, the property enjoys privacy, a long sandy shore and 4′-5′ boating water at the end of the 140′ pier with slip. Waterviews east and west, the home is well above the flood plain & features 3 BR, 2 Baths, eat-in kitchen, huge living room, Florida room, hardwood & vinyl floors, large den with brick masonry fireplace, plenty of closet space, easy maintenance vinyl siding, architectural shingle 30 year roof, storm windows, oil fired hot water baseboard heat, crawl space, big open yard for softball, a long point of land divides the south shore from east shoreline
Breathtaking views from this beachfront brick rancher on a well elevated bayfront lot. Quality, well maintained home, nestled among mature hardwood trees and natural landscaping, this property is very attractively priced and part of an established waterfront community. Private stairs leading to sandy beach with expansive westerly views. 3 bedroom, 2 bath one floor living with oversized sliding glass door leading onto the wood deck overlooking the bay. One car garage and partial basement. Roof replaced within last 8 years+-. Home is on a quiet private road with community access to the bay and creek and a perfect place to launch kayaks and explore the neighboring Westerhouse and Hungars creeks.
Best priced beachfront cottage on the Shore! Gorgeous sunsets and endless Chesapeake Bay views with this charming beachfront cottage. Come be a part of a unique way of living. Silver beach brings you back to the quaint summer beach cottage community experience. This cottage invites you to come enjoy summer breezes, on lazy summer days. Bring your boat, jet ski, kayaks, fishing poles, crab pots, etc. to live the Shore life, right off your dock on the Bay! Your close to everything you’ll need, if you’re looking to unplug and embrace your very own beach getaway. Great rental income potential. Move-in ready! Short drive to restaurants, shopping, golfing, quaint towns, festivals, and just a few hours drive from many major metropolitan areas. Come for a visit, and you’ll never want to leave!
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.
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.
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.
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… – SOLD –
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.
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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.