204 Bay Avenue

Cape Charles, VA
$ 1,250,000 Beds 4 Baths 3 Sq 3,146
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The historic Dryden House, offered for sale for only the 3rd time since 1912, located directly on the Chesapeake Bay, with outstanding views of Cape Charles beach and fishing pier. This vintage three-story all brick stately Victorian home was fully restored in 2010, with all modern infrastructure, while maintaining original hardwood features and floors. The period slate roof is well maintained, the porte-cochère fully restored, with luxury upgrades in 2015 including a hand-made copper roof covering the 2,000 sq. ft. wrap-around porch. Details abound, including stately high ceilings, arts and crafts tiled fireplace surrounds, two enormous master bedrooms, original mantels, grand stair-case and back service stairs, plus pocket doors. This income-producing property with a solid short-term rental history, is offered fully furnished, as a turn-key investment property with Vrbo and AirBnB URL's and five-star reviews which fully convey and are owned and maintained by the current homeowner.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,250,000
  • Lot Size
  • 11,326 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Sqr Footage
  • 3,146
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1912
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Cape Charles
  • Taxes
  • 5545
  • County
  • Style
  • Craftsman
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • VANH100052
  • Zip
  • 23310
Listing Provided by: Cornwell Properties
Data Source: Bright MLS



Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Range, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer, Dryer - Electric, Dryer - Front Loading, Dual Flush Toilets, Energy Efficient Appliances, ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer, ENERGY STAR Dishwasher
Architectural Style Craftsman
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Carport Spaces 2
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick, Wood Siding
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 17
Electric 120/240V
Elementary School KIPTOPEKE
Exterior Features BBQ Grill, Outside Shower
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Wood
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Attic, Attic/House Fan, Double/Dual Staircase, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Table Space, Primary Bath(s), Primary Bedroom - Bay Front, Soaking Tub, Tub Shower
Levels 3
Middle/Junior High School NORTHAMPTON
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 397.33
Property Type Residential
Roof Slate, Copper
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CAPE CHARLES
Tax Annual Amount 5545.0
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N Yes
Zoning NONE

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3146
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Connecting Stairway, Daylight, Partial, Drainage System, Full, Interior Access, Poured Concrete, Rear Entrance, Sump Pump, Unfinished, Windows
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Marble, Mantel(s), Brick
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Propane
Living Area 3146
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Primary Bathroom
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 3

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Carport Spaces 2
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Additional Storage Area
Lot Size Acres 0.26
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 11326.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Soil Types Mixed
Total Parking Spaces 7
Type of Parking Off Street, On Street, Driveway, Detached Garage, Attached Carport
Water Body Type River
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Lower 1 Flooring - HardWood
Family Room Upper 1 Attic - Finished,Flooring - HardWood
Kitchen Lower 1 Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Tile,Kitchen - Propane Cooking,Kitchen - Electric Cooking
Living Room Lower 1 Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Kiptopeke Elementary School
Middle School Northampton Middle School
High School Northampton High School

Price History

4/3/2021 Listed $1,250,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 23310

AVG $670K
AVG $4,446
AVG 31
Year Built
AVG 1962


204 Bay Avenue Cape Charles, VA is a Single Family Home for sale at $1250000 with 3146 sqft and a lot size of 11,326 SqFt Acre(s). 204 Bay Avenue Cape Charles has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1912. The property's zip code is 23310 which is in Cape Charles, VA

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