Our cozy, modern Beach House is situated 100' from the water with a private beach extending hundreds of feet. The house has incredible views overlooking the widest portion of the bay from every room with huge bay windows off the two-story family room. Experience breathtaking sunrises over the water each morning and gaze at the stars without the bright lights of the city. Sip coffee from the screened-in porch in the mornings, spend time on the beach and in the water during the day, and gather at the firepit for s'mores and storytelling in the evenings. The Bay has a soft, sandy bottom in only 2 to 5 feet feet of water. It's the perfect environment for children to play and swim. Included with the rental are plenty of floats and 3 ocean kayaks to explore the surrounding area. All the beds in the house have luxurious mattresses, 3 of them being memory foam! The house has a master with a king bed and large bathroom on the first floor, a second master with a king bed and a bathroom on the second floor, then 2 more bedrooms with queen mattresses and a shared bathroom also on the second floor. For additional guests the first floor also has a full-size futon in its own room and a queen memory foam pullout sleeper. Note: Since posting pictures we have updated the family room with a large sectional. There is plenty of seating room for all! Bring your binoculars and camera! The Chesapeake Bay is well-known as a bird lovers paradise. From the house you can watch several local osprey, great blue heron, bald eagles and pelicans diving and catching fish. Some mornings we've even seen pods of dolphin passing by. In the winter months you can listen to the roar of a thousand Canadian geese arriving together to spend the night near shore. Cardinals, blue birds and other songbirds also abound among the bayberry trees, magnolias, huge azaleas, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, and towering lob lolly pines on the home's 7 acres of property. Local attractions include: boating, fishing, vineyards, golf, shopping, antiques, art, Irvington Farmers Market (monthly: June-Nov), drive to one of 3 towns (White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock) in ‘The Golden Triangle’ within a 10 mile radius. Swimming Pool and Tiki Bar with live music (Friday, Saturday nights during Summer) less than 1 mile away at Windmill Point Marina. Less than 1 hour to Richmond and Williamsburg (including Busch Gardens). Less than 3 hours to DC. Richmond Interational Airport (RIC) is 1 hour away Norfolk Interntional Airport (ORF) is 1.5 hours away Williamsburg/Newport News (PHF) is 1 hour away Weekly and monthly rates available. During the summer months we prefer to rent by the week, from Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday. This is a quiet area and a wonderful place to unwind. Our house is most suitable for gentle and respectful family getaways. If a pet has been approved, they must be leashed at all times when outdoors.