Historic House Listings

Seaview Retreat, Circa early 1800’s. On two acres in Virginia. $299,900

August 21, 2021

Love the old picture they included with this listing! This is a big house with 3,500 square feet. Seaview Retreat was built in the early 1800’s. It is located on 2.02 acres in Cape Charles, Virginia. The home features a screened in  front porch, original hardwood floors and wainscoting. There are four nearby boat ramps. There is an outdoor fireplace on the property. This home is a successful Airbnb. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,500 square feet. $325,000 New price: $299,900

Contact the property owner: 757-635-4632

From the Zillow listing:


Seaview Retreat is a quiet exclusive property with a stately early 1800s Victorian farm home with a large fenced yard. This comfortable home has a large first floor master bedroom with king bed and a private full bath and walk in closet; There are two bedrooms on the second floor each with queen beds and with full private baths, plus an additional room with two twin beds. The home comfortably sleeps 8. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating, a large brick fireplace, a smart TV. The dining room has seating for 10 and is bright. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with gas cook top and double wall ovens and also has a bright laundry/pantry/mud room. A screened porch with rockers and a wide view of the large yard, for relaxing, reading your latest book, birdwatching, etc. There is also broadband Wi-Fi available. Outdoor fireplace with charcoal grill. Ideally located in a private, tranquil location where one can relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife, nature and solitude. There are many nearby recreational choices, each about 15 minutes away: 4 convenient boat ramps (2 access the Chesapeake Bay and 2 access the Atlantic seaside). There is plenty of room to park your boat trailer onsite and take advantage of fresh-water rinse hose; close-by are marinas, fueling options, bait shops, fishing charters, and seafood retailers if needed. A short drive away is the quaint Town of Cape Charles – with its long public beach and public fishing pier; restaurants and watering holes; art galleries and shops hosting works of many accomplished local artists; boutiques, antique and gift shops, etc. Kiptopeke State Park with it’s boat ramps, parking and popular beach is also a short drive away. There are numerous nearby services including a full-service grocery (which is about 10 minutes from the property). For nature enthusiasts, the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge and the Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge are minutes away. Day Trippers’ choices include Chincoteague Island, NASA Wallops Flight Facility and you may get lucky during your stay and witness a launch, or catch the seasonal Ferry to unique, historic Tangier Island. The possibilities for fun are endless!!! The location is excellent – around 10 minutes from the northern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (designated “One of Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World”), plus easy access from the Hampton Roads area. Our Lower Eastern Shore area is family-friendly and a place where people say ‘Hi’ when passing on the sidewalk or grocery aisle. The farmhouse is currently on AirBnB as Peaceful Seaside Retreat.


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