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

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.


5 on October 05, 2016

Enjoyed our stay for the weekend. Mike was a great host. He is friendly, makes you feel at home, and his food is delicious. I would recommend this B&B to friends and family.

gem of a b and b

4.8 on October 02, 2016

thanks mike and sharon . as always, a pleasure to stay at your lovely inn.

Beautiful home and property

5 on September 30, 2016

We had a lovely stay at this home and return each time we head south. Breakfast is delicious.

Anniversary Weekend Away

5 on September 26, 2016

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.

Gem of a place to stay.

4.8 on September 10, 2016

Awesome hosts, beautiful house and land right on the Chesapeake Bay. Breakfast were always excellent. Fun discussions with other guests during our stay. Can't wait to stay here again. .

Baywood Bed and breakfast

5 on September 08, 2016

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.

A Gem

5 on September 08, 2016

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.

Our favorite place on the Eastern Shore!

4.4 on September 06, 2016

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!

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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

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



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.