We arrived just as Hurricane Matthew was ramping up toward the East Coast, but the lovely Baywood B&B was very calm among the trees. Michael was a very gracious host, and our room with a view of the bay was wonderful. The owners have totally renovated the house to serve as a bed and breakfast, and it's beautiful. I especially appreciated the color coordinated nautical decor, from the bedding, bathroom accessories and art on the wall. The breakfast, especially Michael's special muffins, was very nice, in a warm dining room with a spectacular view of the bay from the French doors. We went into town in the evening for dinner at the Gingernut Pub as Michael recommended; it's a great little neighborhood gathering spot located in an old bank building - we had our dinner in the old vault! In the morning, we spent some time before checkout exploring the beach, and then headed south to continue our trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. Michael was very welcoming and friendly, as are the cats and the sweet little French bulldog; although if you're pet sensitive, the animals will be kept in another room. Overall, our stay was relaxing and far too short!
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..
We had the pleasure of staying here for two nights last week and it was wonderful. The room was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. Our hosts were so welcoming and knowledgable about the area offering lots of ideas for dining and sightseeing. We especially enjoyed our 5 o'clock wine and home made cheese spread sitting in the porch. Both breakfasts were huge and absolutely delicious. We would recommend this B&B very highly.
Great getaway. Quiet. Great scenery on the bay. Mike (host) was friendly and very helpful in making stay outstanding. I recommend this place and would like to stay there again in the future. Bill S.
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.
My wife and I wanted a long getaway weekend for our anniversary. We reserved a three night stay at the Baywood, not knowing exactly what to expect. Pictures posted online were promising. However, they really do not do justice to the picturesque, bucolic inn that is The Baywood. You turn in right off of Rt 13 and drive through a beautiful, winding, tree-covered drive ending in a circular parking lot with a fountain center, viewing the rear of the inn. Inside, the inn is tastefully decorated and lovely. Walk through to the front porch with a stunning view over-looking the Chesapeake Bay. Upstairs are four private rooms, two that share a bay-view balcony. Our room was very clean and smartly decorated. The bathroom had a soaking tub and separate shower. Mike, the proprietor, is very welcoming and loves to chat. He keeps the mood relaxed and informal, exactly as we like it. Breakfast is delicious and filling. The Baywood muffins, made fresh each day, are yummy! Other guests also seemed to get the spirit of the inn and breakfast conversation was relaxed and intriguing. Mike also has a wealth of knowledge about the Virginia Eastern Shore. He shared many 'hidden' places to visit. He also loaned us a book titled "Off 13" which I highly recommend. It provides a comprehensive list of places to visit and much of the peninsula's history. We followed his instructions and were not disappointed. After tooling around the ESVA, the Baywood is a scenic and tranquil place to return to and relax before heading out to dinner. Mike is very accommodating to specific needs and flexible with travel arrangements. His goal truly is to ensure his guests are very well cared for. The Baywood is beautiful without being pretentious. We had a fantastic weekend at The Baywood. We give this B&B our highest recommendation. We will definitely return.
This B&B is charming with lots of pretty decor. The neighborhood is good for walking and near the small downtown area. Our room was quiet and comfortable. When we arrived in the late afternoon Carol greeted us with a "bottomless " wine glass, showed us the wine and offered us a plate with cheese and crackers. Coffee was available early in the morning and breakfast was served in the formal dining room at the single large table. The food both mornings was delicious and beautifully presented. Our time was the highlight of our trip.
This was a wonderful place to stay my room was clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was awesome. Lots of things to do in the area. I was so happy I was able to stay at the Baywood. I would go back. They were super nice just a wonderful place.
The Baywood was our first b&b experience, and it was fabulous. Mike is a gracious host and has mad cooking skills. The location is tucked away in a wonderful setting with beautiful sunsets. We have found a new place for little getaways.
Excellent breakfast, incredibly friendly B&B owners, amazing view, super easy access to the beach, great bar/grill right down the road, all around wonderful B&B experience!
Oh wow! Where to begin...The Baywood was just fantastic! And so beautiful. We can't wait to go back again! Very private, beautiful stunning views, owners were such a delight, the room very quiet and so well kept, the breakfast was just fabulous and yummy! Mike and Sharon have a beautiful place here. If you're passing through or just want a weekend getaway, this is the spot!!! This is the best place we've ever stayed at. Don't hesitate to book this! You'll be amazed!!!
My first experience with a B & B was with Mike & Sharon, Aug. 15-22 2016. Just an excellent, unforgettable experience! The first B & B across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge--no need to go any further! It has it all!!! Natural wooded setting, bay water- front/cliff view, private balcony (or without)spacious bedroom/sitting area, large bath area, walk-in closet. Access to kitchen, dining room, living room, enclosed screen porch or rocker-front porch. Hospitality-they are the best! Coffee outside your room every morning, Mike's special breakfast with muffins, sausage, eggs like you've never seen--and wait to you see how the fruit is served! Meeting and making friends from California, Indiana, Germany, and yes Virginia was unforgettable. Did I say Mike and Sharon are just down to earth conversational and pleasant people who just make you want to stay! He's such a history buff--let him be your travel agent guide to many lovely places. Read "off 13" or "The Barrier Island" on his coffee table for great experiences--then come back to relax, relax, relax and watch the beautiful sunsets, moon rises, and dolphins and fishermen in the bay. Can you say you have swam with "friendly" crabs, floating birds and no stinging nettles? Don't forget those two lovely cats who just want your love! Leave home your hair dryer, robe, soap, shampoo, fan, magazines, etc. They have it all! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!! We and you will be back soon. Thanks so much Mike and Sharon. Linda from Mechanicsville, Va.
My daughter, husband and I recently stayed at the Baywood on our way to the Outer Banks. Our experience could not have been better. You drive up the long driveway to be greeted by the most beautiful home. From the front door you can see back to the bay. Mike, the owner, is amazing and does everything in his power to make you feel at home. The rooms are beautiful and the grounds even more gorgeous still. We sat outside to watch the sunset over the bay with some wine while our daughter collected seashells. It was picture perfect. Breakfast the next morning was amazing. Not only was the food delicious, but the conversation was great too. Everyone chatted about where they were from, what their plans were, etc. It was great. In the past, we've stayed at another Cape Charles hotel on our way to NC, but didn't this year due to unavailability. I must say, I'm grateful because we truly feel we have found a gem in Baywood and it will now become our annual tradition. Thank you Mike for a great stay!!!
We stayed just the one night, but wished it would have been more! Already booked for next year. The Baywood was great. Mike was an amazing host and made us feel at home. The beach front was relaxing and quiet. We had to leave earlier than normal breakfast time, so Mike was gracious enough to have muffins and some coffee ready for us to hit the road. I'm not one to write reviews, but I just had to. Cannot wait to go back again!
This was our 2nd stay here....because it was so good the first time. We actually scheduled our trip around a stay here.....as an overnight stop...We do hope to get back and spend a few days as the area does offer a great deal and the value is just so good. The host is friendly and accommodating without being overbearing....the property is loaded with butterflies, bats, hawks and other photo subjects...we did see dolphins in the Bay while enjoying breakfast...if you are traveling from the Northeast to the Outer Banks this is an ideal stopover.. The only complaint I have is that I like it cool at night and the room did get a little stuffy...could use a little more AC
First stay at a B and B. Our host Mike was great in all aspects: well organized, courteous, accommodating, personable, great chef. The view at the Baywood is unbelievably awesome and the beach is very relaxing. The sunset view can't be beat. My wife and I highly recommend this place!!
Wife and I arrived at the Baywood greeted by Mike, one of the owners. Shook our hands, welcomed us and showed us our room. Took us on a tour of the facilities and area. Very well kept, bright and clean house, beautiful yard and view of the Chesapeake Bay from the back yard. We really enjoyed our stay. Hot breakfast was served every morning, the other guests were pleasant, overall a great experience. Mike suggested some places to see while we were there and was very helpful. His wife Sharon was very nice to us also, always said hello. 5 stars!
The "Inkeepers" are as nice as can be, the place is just wonderful...the very comfortable rooms offer a great view of the Chesapeake Bay...See dolphins jumping around in plain view, while eating the delicious breakfast.....the grounds offer views of millions of beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, red tailed hawks, bats...and the dolphins...if you walk along its beautiful beach you may see Sea Turtles ...Stay here and you will get way more than your money's worth....if you are a photo buff you will overload on the photo opportunities
Mike, the owner of this wonderful B&B, could not be more fantastic. Kind, considerate, accommodating and an excellent cook! We had a great stay and the property is even more perfect than I imagined. From the screened in porch with a ceiling fan where we enjoyed peaches picked from the on-site tree, to the two friendly cats who greeted us on the porch and front entrance, to the exquisite view and perfectly convenient access to the beach, to the gorgeously green backyard grounds. It's all perfect and we will return again and again and again!