Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast

212 Bay Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Innkeeper(s): Hank and Sandy Mayer
  • Our gourmet breakfasts are served on the patio.

    Our gourmet breakfasts are served on the patio.

  • Cape Charles National Register Historic District

    Cape Charles National Register Historic District

  • Escape to the beautiful Virginia Eastern Shore.

    Escape to the beautiful Virginia Eastern Shore.

  • Tree lined crepe myrtle streets bursting with color

    Tree lined crepe myrtle streets bursting with color

  • Beautiful beach across the street

    Beautiful beach across the street

  • Welcome to Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast

  • The Sunrise Room

    The Sunrise Room

  • The Sunset Room

    The Sunset Room

 
  • Introduction

    Escape to the beautiful Virginia Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast in Cape Charles. Jamey and Mikey, our Westies are awaiting your arrival.

    Our home is one of the three “grand old ladies” that were built across from the beach facing directly west into the sunset. Built in 1927 for a wealthy Cape Charles merchant, we have made extensive renovations to restore its grand character and create one of the most comfortable and relaxing two-room bed & breakfasts on the Virginia eastern shore. Its large rooms, 10 foot ceilings, unique views of the Bay and fabulous sunsets offer our guests an unsurpassed Cape Charles experience on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Our gourmet breakfasts are served on the patio in the morning sunshine and just across the road from the most beautiful Bay-front beach on Virginia’s eastern shore.

    The Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast has central air conditioning, Wi-Fi and two very comfortable and relaxing guest rooms with flat screen HD-TV screens with 500 DirecTv channels of enjoyment. Beach chairs and towels are available for enjoying the sun and greatest beach on the Virginia eastern shore.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Hank and Sandy Mayer for sharing their secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    A few days away from children; relax by the water; visit the Virginia eastern shore for the first time.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are directly on the Chesapeake Bay with a great beach across the street. Cape Charles is a friendly quiet town with good restaurants. Guests love our breakfasts.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Small town with very friendly people, great beach, and restaurants.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    How beautifully we have restored this 1927 mansion on the Bay.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Our beach and two professional golf courses.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit wineries and small towns along Rt 13 to the east up to Chincoteague, and come back and relax on the beach in the afternoon.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Chesapeake Bay & beach are across the street, restaurants, and shops about 3 blocks away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Kelly's, Aqua and the Shanty; oysters & clams.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.capecharlesonthebay.com and www.esvatourism.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Two.

    Do you accept pets?

    Not in our B&B, but we do accept pets and young children at our nearby cottage.

  • Cape Charles

    Cape Charles, the last town on the Delmarva Peninsula, will become your favorite. Located just off Route 13 and less than 10 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Cape Charles owes its birth in 1886 to the railroad and the largest harbor on the eastern shore between Norfolk and Maryland. In the mid 1940s as many as 2 million people were passing through town each year by car, rail and ferries. Today its tree lined streets and hundreds of Victorian and Colonial Revival style homes are sought as summer and year-round residences. Cape Charles has one of the best collections of historic buildings of any community on the Eastern Shore, which led to the listing of the Cape Charles National Register Historic District in 1989. More recently, the Bay Creek Club has been developing about 1,750 acres that surround the town and which were annexed in 1992. Today, Cape Charles has two great golf courses, two marinas, opportunities for fishing and sailing, great restaurants, wonderful sandy beaches and sunsets to die for. Most everything is within a short walk, and golf carts are a favorite form of local transportation.

    The Chesapeake Bay View has two large comfortable guest rooms on the second floor.  We have retained the house’s original hardwood floors and much of its history, while adding modern bathrooms and other amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. The rooms have 22 inch flat screen HD/DVD combo TVs with 500 Channel DirecTv, mini-refrigerators with complementary bottled water, hair dryers and fluffy robes.

    Beach chairs and towels are available for enjoying the sun and greatest beach on the Virginia eastern shore.

  • About the Innkeepers

    Hank & Sandy recently moved to their home in Cape Charles after having operated two highly successful bed & breakfasts in Maryland over the past eleven years – the Georgian House in Annapolis and the Old Gratitude House in Rock Hall.  Sandy is a graduate of the Fashion Design Institute of Technology and was a women’s wear designer and production manager in New York City for 30 years before becoming an innkeeper.  She is currently studying for her Masters degree at Atlantic University with a concentration in Art Healing and Hypnotherapy. Sandy also works with rescue kitties. Hank spent more than 25 years in corporate finance in New York City and London before returning to college and earning a Ph.D. in Urban Planning & Public Policy from Rutgers University. He commutes regularly to New Jersey to run two research centers at Rutgers, while also helping Sandy operate their bed & breakfast. Both Hank and Sandy are also very active in the Cape Charles community.

    With our Westies, Mikey and Jamey, and Siamese cats Frankie and Jefry, we look forward to making your visit to Cape Charles a memorable reason to return often.

  • Area Activities

    Cape Charles has a lot to offer the visitor. Tree lined crepe myrtle streets bursting with color, beautiful beaches, restaurants, shopping, fishing, sailing and golf (ask us about our reduced green fees at Bay Creek). You can rent a wave runner or a golf cart; go on a day sail on the Bay. Do it all or nothing at all. You will “love our nature” in this historic treasure of a town on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Visit Cape Charles Events for an extensive list of current events and Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism for addtional information about the area.