“What folks need to know about Baytop Cottage is that it is a destination in and of itself…a peaceful retreat with plenty of opportunity for recreation, solitude and comfort.” – Laura

“The cottage was immaculate, full of light, charmingly decorated, with all the amenities of home and much more. We enjoyed having coffee on the dock, playing cards at the table with the gorgeous view just a glance away, and kayaking in the warm sun. Pam and Jim were wonderful hosts who thought of everything one might need while away.” – Karen

“If you want peace and quiet, this is the place. We loved getting up and having coffee down on the dock, watching the sunrise and the ducks playing in the water of the cove; the ospreys and great blue herons flying overhead; we even saw an eagle! When we felt the need to explore, there were plenty of places within a half hour drive. We went hiking at Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve (a lovely deserted beach). Cape Charles is within easy driving distance for many fine restaurants and shops.” – Fred

“An absolutely adorable cottage with a location that makes you want to extend your trip as soon as you arrive. We felt like we had left our real lives behind and were able to completely relax and enjoy the beauty and peaceful feeling that exists on the Shore.” – Lisa

“The remote location was tranquil and beautiful, allowing us to enjoy breakfast each morning on our private outdoor patio. With tips from Jim, we had so much fun crabbing on their dock. It got even better when we satisfied our tastebuds with those delectable morsels! Being able to kayak was so serene, followed by a quick dip in the saltwater pool. Pam and Jim are attentive and gracious models of Southern hospitality.” – John

“When they say they’ll teach you how to crab and to go through all the work, they mean it. My girlfriend and I caught the biggest blue crabs I’ve ever seen. Pam and Jim are some of the nicest folks we have ever met, it’s like they invented the word hosting.” – Liban

“A glimpse of paradise! The grounds are gorgeous and completely secluded. We spent our time by the pool, on the porch, catching crabs and kayaking. We did not want to leave at all.” – Marija

“Pam and Jim made us feel like we had always been a part of their family. They were incredible and the most hospitable hosts we’ve ever had. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we could think of.” – Chelsea

“This is not 5 stars, this is 10! The romantic and cozy cottage is much more beautiful than the pictures show, and the land is amazing! The cottage is full of things you wouldn’t expect, like candles, CDs, beach towels, even jackets! She even had eye make-up remover! Seriously, you won’t want to leave, we didn’t!” – Cristina


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