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Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles
Ranked #1 of 9 Cape Charles B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Delightful is the word to describe the Bay Haven Inn. My husband and I recently had the good fortune to experience the charm, comfort and graciousness of the more than 100 year old home that has been lovingly restored by the innkeepers,Tammy and Jim. We were able to relax on the sprawling front porch, admire the inn's lush flower garden, and walk to the nearby Cape Charles beach which provides incredible sunsets over the bay. Our room held every amenity and our breakfast of eggs benedict and fresh fruit was scrumptious. Cape Charles is a wonderful town and the Bay Haven Inn is one of its jewels. JBP of MD

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

It was such an absolute delight to have you and Richard join us during Tall Ships Festival. Jim and I are still reflecting on what enjoyable breakfast conversation we had when you were here. It was if all of the guests were old pals reuniting! We look forward to your next trip "down" the shore to see us! Warmest Regards!

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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Tammy and Jim were the epitome of southern hospitality. They welcomed us with open arms into their beautiful home. Our group took full advantage of Tammy's concierge talents by planning unique outings and taking in the local food recommendations. I know I will be back to Bay Haven Inn!

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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

It was such pure JOY getting to know my CA fellow "foodee's" ! Peggy your excitement over being back in the south and seeing lightening bugs was a memory I will hold on to forever! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and I am SO happy we could be a part of this life memory for all of you. Til' next time!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My fiancé & I stayed at the Bay Haven Inn for a two night stay. This was our first B & B experience and we loved it. The location, just a couple of blocks to the Bay & the cozy front & side screen porch made our stay memorable. We rode our bikes around the quaint little town & enjoyed the best ice cream in Va. The owners Jim & Tammy welcome their guest with open arms and the breakfasts & baked treats were to die for; they are quite the cooks. This is the place memories are made of... We have already scheduled our next stay in December for my birthday weekend... So looking forward to heading back to the Cape to stay with our new friends Jim & Tammy.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

It was such a pleasure to have Susan and Jim visit us at the Bay Haven Inn. Visit our FB page and see them thoroughly enjoying the porch. We knew then these two were in love...and they made it official just a few weeks later when they got engaged, congratulations you two! We look forward to your return visit for the Historic Progressive Dinner Holiday tour in December.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

It takes very special people to open their beautiful home to total strangers...and this couple did it!....what a great time we had...tall ships weekend was fabulous....it was more like home than a B and B...great location. ...just genuine people....

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

It was our pleasure to have you all in our home and see you enjoy the "nooks" of privacy around the property just as we envisioned folks using them. And how wonderful it was to see you enjoy the beautiful adventure of the shore, biking, running and more! Look forward to your next visit down the shore.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I visited St. Charles about a week ago and stayed one night at the Bay Haven Inn. Tammy and Jim are exceptional hosts and it was fun learning about how they became B&B owners and also hearing about the history of the house. Tammy has done a magnificent job with the landscaping and the house is beautifully decorated. The room we stayed in was a little small but super clean and comfortable. We ended up running into Tammy and Jim at a couple places in town at a wine tasting and at the Aqua restaurant and felt like we had known them for years. I would highly recommend a stay at this Inn and spend some time on the front porch if you can!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

It was such a pleasure to get to know you all in your whirlwind escape to Cape Charles! And even better to run into at wine tasting at Gull Hummock ( how awesome is it that they do those daily!?) and then again enjoying the most spectacular sunset. Check out our FB page to see yourself as a model in those great lifeguard chairs! Look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Talk about "Southern Hospitality"! Jim and Tammy are an epitome of that phrase. My husband arranged a surprise birthday get-away and he could not have picked a more wonderful bed and breakfast. The historic home was beautiful in itself but also beautifully decorated to enhance its historic features. I am a garden person so I was thrilled with the "cottage garden" on the side of the house. Tammy and Jim even sent us home with a pot of "Mexican petunias"! The swing on the front porch was one of our favorite things about the Inn. Cool breezes seem to always come our way, even if it was a hot day. After a refreshing good nights sleep, it was wonderful to wake up with the smell of coffee coming from the kitchen and a gourmet meal awaiting us. Cape Charles is a quaint town, not to be missed. Just be sure you don't miss the delightful Bay Haven Inn awaiting you there also.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Bonnie and Jim it was truly our pleasure hosting you at the Bay Haven Inn, we said on many occasions during and after your visit it was like having family! We loved being part of the surprise for your birthday get-a-way and are so happy to see your excitement over the Alyce Wilson Room that Jim selected for you. So glad you enjoyed the Bay Haven Inn's personal blend of locally roasted coffee, we are so blessed to have been able to create our own blend! Please enjoy your mexican petunia plant and think of your great visit to Cape Charles everyday as it gives you a bounty of blooms!
P.S. I wish I could post the picture of the two of you on the swing in this review, the smiles on your faces say it all!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Bay Haven. Tammy and Jim were excellent hosts and extremely friendly. They gave us space to enjoy our vacation together but were available if we had any questions or asked for suggestions. They provided homemade breakfast each morning that was delicious. We stayed for a long weekend in the Georgie Wilson Room. The room was a bit small but we made reservations at the last minute. I think next time we would try to make a reservation in one of the larger rooms that each had a queen size bed. That being said, the Georgie Wilson room was very clean, provided a selection of pillows, and we slept well.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tammy H, Owner at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

It was such a joy to have you all at the Bay Haven Inn, as I said while you were here the energy the two of you have is amazing! Talk about taking in all the shore has to offer! Winery Tour, Kayak trip, fishing, shopping, dining oh and yes horse back riding! WOW! And you still came to breakfast with smiles on your faces ready to explore! We look forward to your next visit!

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Address: 403 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3217
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Location: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Charles
Price Range: $217 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, rejuvenate and restore while taking a step back in time. Without a stop light in sight, take in the breathtaking backdrop where nature, beach, country and history meet in the historic town of Cape Charles along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Calm bay breezes and the glow of glorious sunsets await you at this 1906 "haven" an escape from the hustle & bustle of the world. Exceptional service and a restorative atmosphere are served up daily. ... more   less 
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