Dining AreaLiving Area with Futon for extra sleeping
Cozy Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay
Hosted by Patty
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4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax by the fire on the Chesapeake or take in dinner and a movie in the historic and quaint town of Onancock on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Please check out my other listing at Million Dollar Views Waterfront for additional guests!

Guest access

Guests will have access to a small patio area and a large yard with a fire pit, as well as the natural windswept private beach located just steps outside of the front door.

Interaction with guests

If we happen to be at the main house during your stay, we go out of our way to make sure that you are happy and that you have everything that you need and then we leave you alone unless you want us or need us.

Other things to note

For the sportsman, our cottage is situated on the Chesapeake Bay with excellent fishing directly accessible from the bank or nearby boat launch. Waterfowl hunting in the highly productive Barrier Island Chain is only a few miles away or you can hunt directly offshore here on Bayside!

After sundown from the back yard, you can see the twinkling lights of historic Tangier Island. By day when the sky is clear, a distant image of the little island town is also visible. Tangier was a strategic British base of operations during the war of 1812, and it is approximately 13 miles distant in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Boat tours are available for visiting the wonderful and unique island. This makes for a great day of sightseeing, shopping and dining on local cuisine, along with a fantastic boat ride to and from the destination.

Wallops Island is a well known NASA location for rocket launches into outer space. It has become a significant facility which deploys many rockets throughout a typical year, including the launch to supply the International Space Station. From the beach of 'Seven Mile House', these spectacular events are visible in the night sky. On a clear evening, one can actually see the rocket profile and separation of the various rocket stages during early, rapid acceleration. The light show from the blast and burning fuel is spectacular! Plan your vacation when a launch is scheduled from Wallops Island for an unforgettable event in your Chesapeake vacation! Information regarding upcoming rocket launch dates is available from the NASA (email hidden)/centers/wallops/home


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Crystal Beach is a very calm and quiet piece of paradise. We just ask that you respect that others come here for that reason. In the event that no one else is occupying any of the other cottages or the main house during your stay, you can be as loud as you would like!!! No more than 4 persons are permitted per stay. If you are traveling with young children, there may be an exception to this rule. Please ask ahead of time. Pets are considered on a case by case basis and must be approved in advance. Pet fees are for approved pets are generally $10 per pet per night, 2 pet maximum. Fees may vary.


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Aj User Profile
September 2017
Patty's beach house was the perfect getaway! Exactly what we needed to unplug and recharge. The sunsets over the bay are breathtaking, truly a must see!! A hidden gem on the Chesapeake!

Joshua User Profile
August 2017
This place was wonderful! We stayed here with our 3 year old and he just loved to run on the beach and build sand castles. It was not too far to travel the Chincoteague and Assateaugue islands. We chartered a boat and saw the wild horses and even huge pod of dolphins. The best part of our vacation was coming back to the cozy cabin after a long day and watching the most beautiful sunsets.

Travis User Profile
August 2017
The cottage at Crystal Beach was quiet and private. Very nice place for the short get-a-way for our family. The 3 kids very much enjoyed the beach and sandy back yard. Thanks again Patty

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
The perfect place to relax and slow down- which is what we wanted! We chose not to go to the nearby towns and just use the private beach and fire pit! There are a few places to eat (Mallards had a great atmosphere outside!) or you can get local seafood and bring it home to the grill! Everything we could have needed was there at the house! Can't wait to go back!

Maureen User Profile
August 2017
Peaceful place about 45 minutes from the beach. Secluded and tucked away from the little town of Onancock. Patty was wonderful!

Tess User Profile
July 2017
Thank you so much for everything! We had an amazing stay and loved your place! The beach is so gorgeous and peaceful. Thank you thank you!

Karen User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful cottage, lovely private beach, fantastic day trips to Tangier and Onancock.

Virginia, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Patty User ProfilePatty is a superhost.
Hi, my husband and I both retired from state government in PA. We have 3 grown children and spend 1/2 our time in PA near our kids and new grandson, 1/4 our time traveling and 1/4 at our vacation home in VA.
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