Bay Haven is Beautiful and perfectly located for walking in Cape Charles; the beauty and warmth of the home is exceeded only by the welcome and warmth of Tammy & Jim. Other circumstances delayed our coming and we expected cold, bare-bones accommodation on this late Fall date, but were instead greeted with the house brightly lit and abuzz, fabulous interior and exterior holiday decorations, warm fireplaces, a beautiful room, Tammy's warm welcome, tour, and tales, and a delightful breakfast (much from the garden), with Tammy, timed and designed for our palates. Bay Haven served as a wonderful base for our walks about town, for learning more of local history, and references to other places of interest.
We loved our stay so much the first time that we simply had to come back. This time we brought my sister and mother and their spouses. Tammy and Jim are such gracious hosts and made us all feel welcome and part of the family. I simply can't say enough about the warmth and hospitality we felt during our entire stay. If you want a bed-and-breakfast in Cape Charles and you want the best experience the Bay Haven Inn is the only place to go!
I was so pleasantly surprised by the charm of this lovely BnB. I had to be up very early each day and coffee was set to accommodate me. The host was exceptional, leaving me be when I wanted to do my own thing yet very available should I feel like having company. She made great recommendations on local "gems". The room itself was SO cozy I did not want to leave each morning. Tip: give yourself an extra day so you can stay in bed one day!
We made reservations 2 months in advance for the Alyce Wilson to attend the October Eastern shore bird festival..The entire B n B is set up in a plush Victorian style that created a subtle ambience conducive to rest and relaxation...The 8:30 breakfast was more than ample to satisfy most palettes and the table is set as one would expect in that era of the day...That being stated, Tammy and Jim provide the proper setting that one would expect of a traditional B n B...Just sit back and enjoy the ambience ....We would had stayed the extra day but felt compelled to let Matthew rule our last day.....Ken n Johanna/Warrenton, Va..
This was the first time my wife and I had visited Cape Charles, Va. We did quite a bit of research before deciding on the Bay Haven Inn. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we weren't sure what to expect. From the moment we arrived, Tammy and Jim made us feel welcome. The Inn was spotlessly clean and extremely well furnished. The common areas and bedroom were all very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We were sorry we weren't able to stay for breakfast on Sunday. If you are looking for a laid back, relaxing experience, we would highly recommend the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.
Our experience with Country Villa started with a personal phone call from Petie asking us about our personal preferences for breakfast. It ended with the best apple and peach dumplings I have ever tasted, and I am from Amish country in Pennsylvania. I can't say enough about Petie and Phil. They are so warm and friendly. You know from the start that you have found new friends. Everything about our stay was first class. The room has nicely decorated with a very comfortable bed. There was a bottle of wine in the refrigerator in our room with some chocolates. The hot tub was awesome. The next morning we woke up smelling our dumplings baking in the oven. The breakfast did not disappoint. From the way the food was presented to the amazing taste, we enjoyed every morsel. It was hard to say good-bye to Petie and Phil. But we look forward to seeing them again.
Barclay Cottage B&B offers outstanding service, food, amenities, location, and setting. Rich and Sharon are great hosts and chefs, going out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and well fed. The accommodations are clean and spotless. The location provides an easy walk to the boardwalk and beach, but it is on a less traveled street, so sitting on the porch with coffee in the morning while shaded by the flowering trees is very pleasant. We took advantage of the bicycles in the garage and went on a ride one morning to see the entire boardwalk area in a short time. We definitely recommend Barclay Cottage B&B to anyone wanting to stay in Virginia Beach. You can park your car on premises and never need it until you decide to pry yourselves away from the pampering you will receive. Ruth and Dave
I cannot say enough good things about the stay my two daughters and I had here in July. We stayed in the Hilltop House and it was very clean with high ceilings, comfy bedding and a FANTASTIC shower!! Really, just the thing for a day in the ocean and getting all the sand out of your...hair. Oh, and the robes! Perfection! The air conditioning can get very cold if that is important to you. A nice wardrobe was provided for hanging our dresses. The staff is lovely and they really take care of you. These are wonderful ladies who care about you and want you to have a nice stay. The breakfast is fantastic! Super gourmet, you will probably try something new. Come with an open mind and an empty stomach, you won't be sorry! VA Beach itself is wonderful. Culturally diverse with many shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Highly recommend and I'm hard to please. Enjoy!
Sherry cordially invited us into her exquisite home, complete with fresh cookies and flowers. My wife, a clean freak, marveled at the cleanliness following a thorough exam. Don't forget to relax in the double Jacuzzi. We will go back.
Bay Haven has well appointed and spotlessly clean rooms. You can 'sit a spell' on the wrap around porch or wander through the beautiful gardens on the property. Easy walk to local park, shops, dining, beach. Tammy, the hostess, makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Great spot!
stayed here for an anniversary visit. great location in downtown norfolk, near cobblestone streets and mansions and the elizabeth river. minutes walk from great restaurants and shopping. greeted by host Sherry who was available for all of our needs. and since breakfast isn't normally until 8am and we had to leave at 7am, she accomodated! the rooms are beautiful and amenities modern. would easily stay again!
On a recent visit to Norfolk, Va. we decided to take an excursion to the Eastern Shore and Cape Charles. We booked a room at the Blue Haven Inn and found it to to be so relaxing, warm and friendly that we decided to spend another night. The accommodations were lovely and very comfortable, but the innkeepers, Tammy and Jim Holloway were the icing on the cake. They were extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful but not overbearing. The town of Cape Charles is very small but don’t let that fool you there are a lot of quiet gems there. There is a beautiful sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay and a quaint downtown section along Mason Ave. The shops were too numerous to mention by name but sitting on the front porch of Watson’s Hardware is a must. Moonrise Jewelry is also a must with very unique reasonable items created by local artist, Meredith Restein. In the same building Is At Altitude Gallery with breath-taking local works by Gordon Campbell. Do not leave town without making a reservation and eating at Hook U Up Gourmet also on Mason Street owned by Melanie & Chef Tim Brown. This is a very interesting area so have Captain Dave of Cape Charles Boat Tours take you out to some of the barrier islands for a totally different perspective. There are a number of other places at which to eat and enjoy and here is where the innkeepers can be of great assistance. We enjoyed the total experience so much we booked the room again for the same time next year. Cathy & Bob
Loved the beautiful room and gorgeous bathroom! The bed was extraordinarily comfy and the whole home was beautiful. Loved the recommendation for our celebration dinner at Voila, literally could see if from my window. Their food was outstanding! I will definitely be visiting Freemason Inn again!
The Freemason Inn B&B was such delightful place to stay in Norfolk. The rooms are large and clean, and the jacuzzi tub was absolutely phenomenal. The Innkeeper was delightful and chatty at breakfast, and we really enjoyed our stay.
This was supposed to be a very special getaway for me and my husband and it was the most disappointing B&B experience we've ever had. The room we stayed in was okay but nothing special considering it was the bridal suite. We were upgraded to that room because "it's too much work to clear out the room you reserved". There was NO service. No innkeeper greeted us when we arrived, just left keys and a parking permit inside on a table. There was no note and no information about the inn or what was available to us as guests. There was an almost empty roll of toilet paper, no trash can, no glasses, ice bucket, etc. When I called later in the evening for toilet paper and a trash can, a young woman who I assume was "in charge" brought the items to us in her pajamas. No apologies, no inquiry about if we needed anything, no information about breakfast. The next morning when I went down about 7:30 looking for coffee and to find out what time breakfast was, there was NO ONE anywhere to be found. Yesterday's cold coffee on the burner, dirty sandals in front of the buffet, a few used dishes on the table. and a vacuum in the corner. I called to find out what was going on and no one answered or returned my call. I also called the emergency room number on the message and no one answered there either. Finally at 8:15 we decided to leave, as it didn't appear we were getting any breakfast. On the way home, someone, I assume the owner, called and apologized, assuring me he would refund my money. This has not happened yet. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
This was my first time staying at the Country Villa and from the moment we arrived we felt at home. My girlfriend and I stayed for two nights and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing time. Breakfast, when we were ready, made to order, was incredible. The room was clean, and full of amenities. Hot tub, fire place, wine glasses, mini fridge, comfortable bed. The owners are incredibly hospitable, friendly, warm, and welcoming. Ask them where to eat and you'll no doubt get great recommendations. We feel like family now that we've stayed and can't wait to come back.
The Freemason Inn was a lovely place to stay . You can imagine that you are in Europe, with the lite rail running past the inn, the coffee shop steps away and an excellent international restaurant next door. The caretaker was welcoming and attentive to our needs and the Inn is warm and inviting.
What a delight to stay at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles during the Eastern Shore of Viriginia Birding Festival! Not only was it handy to all the activities, it is a few blocks from the beach, and backs up to a lovely park. A wrap around porch, one portion of which is screened, enables one to enjoy birds and flowers and lovely landscaping. Rooms are filled with natural light, furnished beautifully -- and I had a wonderfully comfortable bed in the Georgie Wilson Room, with a private bath. Breakfasts were magnificient! Had I not had to hurry off with my binoculars, I could have lingered and lingered at the breakfast table. The Hollaways, our hosts are gracious and hospitable and made everyone feel right at home!
What a delightful visit on Virginia's Eastern Shore: Bay Haven Inn, Cape Charles' Lovely old house, beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, with the requisite wrap-around porch, set in lush landscaped grounds, backing up to the community park. And the best part: Hosts Tammy and Jim make you feel so welcome, the rooms are gracious and so comfortable - and the breakfasts are fabulous!
We spent Labor Day weekend at the inn. Petie and Phil make you feel as if you are a part of their family. They take every detail into consideration to make your stay special so you never want to leave. From the décor of the room to making sure you have every thing you want for your breakfast, I cannot say enough about the two of them and the extra mile they go to ensure your stay is one you will not forget and want to experience over and over. Mike and I so look forward to seeing you again soon!
Tammy and Jim were the perfect hosts. Our only minor concerns were that our room was a bit chilly (solved that by opening the windows) and breakfast was a little sweet for our tastes. Otherwise, I highly recommend this lovely B&B. It is easy walking distance to dinner at The Oyster Farm, the beach on the Bay, and the artsy gift shops. We loved meeting the other 3 friendly couples, and we will be back. The hosts are focused on providing excellent customer care.