The Baywood Bed and Breakfast

31400 Latimers Bluff Road , Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)


The Baywood Bed and Breakfast is located one mile north of the engineering marvel, The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. We are on the Chesapeake Bay side and boast of a private, secluded beach that is wonderful for swimming and gazing at spectacular sunsets. We are close to golf, kayaking, boating, bird-watching and hiking trails. If you are looking for a traditional beach vacation - The Baywood is for you! We offer a full breakfast with consideration of any dietary concerns.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great B & B on the Chesapeake Bay

5 on January 01, 2017

We recently stayed at the Baywood and loved it. The rooms were large, clean and very comfortable. The two front rooms have a wonderful view across the Chesapeake Bay. There are no TV's in the rooms but a common area with TV is available. The private and secluded beach is great for swimming in the summer and for long walks anytime. Mike is a great host and serves a large and delicious breakfast at 8:30 AM.

Checked ALL of the Boxes!

5 on December 30, 2016

Baywood was exactly what we were looking for! Beautiful, quiet, sparkling and spacious with a gracious host and a knockout breakfast - it really couldn't have been any nicer. We had the Lighthouse Room, which included a large en suite with a walk-in tub, a huge shower and large, fluffy towels. The whole wall facing the water and beach were beautiful white French doors that opened onto a very large porch/balcony with a table and chairs. The sunset from here was stunning! Our host, Mike, is a history buff which played into our interests perfectly. On top of piquing my interest enough to look some corresponding topics up when home, he has a particular soft spot for General Lee. Mike also steered us in the right direction for dinner (The Oyster Farm, but that's another review!). Before leaving, Mike served us and the other two couples who were in-house (and we never heard a peep from) a fabulous breakfast that would be the fuel to the next leg of our journey up the coast. I will be writing him personally for a couple of recipes! I'm not much of an egg fan but he made a casserole that was so light and fluffy with vegetables, that I ate the whole piece and it was substantial. There was fresh fruit, tea or coffee (which is also place outside of the rooms from 6am), juice, sausage (which I AM a fan of!) and a wonderful muffin that had a name, but I don't recall. A Bay muffin, maybe? Just a spectacular send-off! We didn't have a chance to meet Sharon, but if she's as charming and knowledgeable as her husband, it was our loss!

Winter Get-Away

5 on December 25, 2016

Perfect time in a beautiful, spacious and spotless facility. Mike directed us to a couple of sights in the area that we were not familiar with. Awesome breakfasts, hospitality and view of the Chesapeake Bay.

Great B & B

5 on December 02, 2016

My wife & I have stayed at Baywood several times. All aspects of our stays have been exemplary! We will continue to, again, return to Baywood when we get the chance!

A Wonderful Experience

5 on November 17, 2016

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary by staying at The Baywood B&B. When we got off the main road and drove through the long wooded driveway, it was like we entered a new world. The room, living areas, backyard and beach were lovely. Mike truly made us feel at home. He was friendly, informative and great to talk with. We will definitely return and we highly recommend The Baywood.

The Baywood is Our Home Away From Home

4.6 on November 15, 2016

Mike, the owner of the Baywood, is quite possibly the most wonderful business owner on the Eastern Shore. He has built a home that is comfortable and feels like a home away from home, sitting atop the amazing Chesapeake Bay, yet nestled in a world of trees, right up against the Eastern Shore Nature Preserve. From the two sweet-natured cats on property, to the amazing Baywood Bran Muffins with breakfast; from the rocking chairs on the porch, to the adirondacks along the cliffside; from the sound of the wind on the hillside backyard to the waves crashing on the shore; from the walk down the wooden steps to the secluded beach to the conversations with fellow B&B guests --- the Baywood is one of our favorite things about Cape Charles, and we will not stay anywhere else. My only fear in giving this grand review is that the next time we book our weekend getaway, you'll already have made your reservation and we'll be outta luck. Say hi to Mike and to Shiloh, their sweetheart rescue dog, and enjoy this secret hideaway gem of the Eastern Shore. You will not be disappointed.

Fall fun at Baywood B&B

5 on November 13, 2016

What a great get away in October! No crowds, crisp weather and wonderful accommodations! As others have said, Mike is the consummate host! Spent three nights and could have done more! We'll be back!

Top Tier

5 on October 28, 2016

Inviting, cozy, genuinely interested hosts. Clean and beyond. Very reasonable rate (one night available). Right on the bay with easy access to beach and spectacular view and sunsets. I am going to give a stay to my daughter and son-in-law

A wonderful stay

5 on October 20, 2016

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!

Getaway Week

5 on October 08, 2016

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Lighthouse Room

Our bay view room includes a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. After you arrive feel free to roam and walk our private beach or take a walk on the nearby paths and trails of the Kiptopeke State Park. Enjoy our beautiful sunsets while you relax on your own balcony or on our private beach. Each morning the guests are treated to a full breakfast. Special dietary concerns are welcome. Each bay view room has a private bathroom with both a shower AND tub. All beds are queen size.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Woods View Room

Our woods view room overlooks calm woods and fields. Don’t be surprised if you see deer and other wildlife pass over our winding driveway. Bird-watchers will especially enjoy these rooms because birds are plentiful all year and especially in the fall during the Annual Bird Festival. Our property to the south is a protected field owned by the Wildlife Refuge. Of course each room has a private bath with a tub/shower combo. The above amenities for the bay view rooms also apply to our woods view rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cape Charles Room

Our bay view room includes a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. After you arrive feel free to roam and walk our private beach or take a walk on the nearby paths and trails of the Kiptopeke State Park. Enjoy the sunset on your balcony overlooking the Bay or on our private beach. Each morning the guests are treated to a full breakfast. Special dietary concerns are welcome. Each bay view room has a private bathroom with both a shower AND tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Small town


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 35 miles

Directions to property:

One Mile north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on the West side (Bay Side) on Latimers Bluff Road.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Williamsburg and Jamestown, James River Plantations, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Washer/dryer , Electric Fireplaces in select rooms!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited This does not apply to a whole house rental.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice please
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Mike and Sharon

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Family, walking, soccer, bird-watching, gardening, swimming, boating, and enjoying our bed and breakfast.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Screened porch, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Italian Breakfast Casserole
A delicious casserole made with sausage, bacon, and Ricotta Cheese.

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