Bay View Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
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For a vacation experience to remember . . .
Bay View Waterfront Bed and Breakfast is on a hill overlooking Occohannock Creek with an expansive view to the Chesapeake Bay and a dock to deep water. Guests can enjoy a superb view, reading, fishing, crabbing, biking, swimming in the pool or the creek, a small beach, croquet, basketball, volleyball, a full country breakfast, 140 acres of woods, farmland, and a creek shore to hike and explore and an large gracious home. The old part of the house is one room deep, which takes advantage of summer breezes and wonderful views of Occohannock Creek, Chesapeake Bay, and farmland from every room.
Please read some of our previous guest comments:
"Enjoyed visiting with you as much as staying in your beautiful home
and feasting on Mary Will's bountiful breakfasts."
"We so enjoyed your hospitality and beautiful, peaceful spot here. Many thanks. God bless."
"We saw an extraordinary sunset."
"Our visit to Bay View was one of the highlights of the year. We will be back."
Built in the 'big house, little house' style unique to the Eastern Shore the three original sections date from about 1800, and feature heart pine floors, birds-eye-maple balusters, high ceilings and four working fireplaces. Additions in 1940, 1961, and 1972 continued the Eastern Shore style architecture until the house stretches over one hundred feet and has five roof levels.
Come visit and enjoy the magnificent views from our dock from sunrise to sunset. Bay View was a featured Rural Retreat in Rural Living magazine, a highlighted B & B accessible by water in Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and the subject of Home Suite Home Away from Home in the Norfolk Virginian Pilot.
A full breakfast is included in the room rate. Coffee or tea is ready on the sideboard whenever guests want it. Fill a mug and enjoy the morning on our porch, in our lawn chairs, or on the bench at the end of our dock. Breakfast is usually at 8:30, but we can accommodate earlier or later schedules. Breakfast starts with juice and fresh fruit. The main course may be an omelet, French toast, eggs Benedict, or a strata accompanied by bacon, ham or local sausage. There will be grits, rolls, biscuits, or muffins, and usually something seasonal from our garden or local farmers.
Bay View is a beautiful and comfortable place to spend your vacation with our pool, porch, dock, library, games, and comfortable home. You can wile away hours or days. Our yard slopes gently to the water and small boats can be launched here. We have plenty of room for boat parking.
If you want to explore the Eastern Shore, many area attractions are easily accessible. We will equip you with a detailed map and the Eastern Shore guide book, as well as recommend restaurants and "must see" places.
At the northern end of the peninsula are Assateague National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. At the southern end are Kiptopeake State Park and the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.
The Eastern Shore is a major stopover on the Atlantic Flyway during the spring and fall bird migrations. The spring migration is celebrated with a Weekend of the Islands in April and the fall migration with The ES Birding Festival in October.
Onancock is a charming waterfront town with shops, restaurants, galleries, established neighborhoods, and the ferry to Tangier Island. Wachapreague is the flounder fishing capital of the world and has waterfront restaurants, fishing charters, shops, and galleries. There are 1950's movie theaters showing first run movies on weekends, several antique malls, a Bay Beyond outlet, and many small working galleries featuring the work of local artists and artisans.
North Street Playhouse, Eastern Shore's Own Art Center, and Arts Enter offer live entertainment on a regular schedule. Eco-tours of the salt marshes, barrier islands, tributaries, and other ecosystems of the Eastern Shore are available with experienced guides.
Golf is available at Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club, which also offers tennis and meals, and at Bay Creek Resort, near Cape Charles, which has both a Jack Nicolas and an Arnold Palmer golf course.
The Accomack County airport is about 12 miles north near the Eastern Shore Community College, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, and Blue Crab Bay Co.. Shore Memorial Hospital is about 12 miles south near Brownsville, the Eastern Shore home of the Virginia Coast Reserve.
Weddings at the Inn
Picture your wedding on the beautiful grounds of Bay View with the sparkling Occohannock Creek in the background. The rate is $2500 or $25 per person (whichever is less) Includes use of the grounds. You are welcome to use your choice of vendors. We can furnish a list of local vendors. We do not cater or have any other equipment such as tents, tables, chairs, linens, portalet, etc. However, if you want us to plan and arrange everything for you we can do that. Prices would be as invoiced to us +10%. Deposits would need to be paid in advance. Come for a visit. We can discuss your budget and what you envision, and make it happen for you.
We raised 5 children here and we welcome all children.