Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Beautiful Summer Sunset

A beautiful sunset from our deck...looking across the cove to the Chesapeake...a new show of lights every night.

Boating on the Cove

This summer we got a jon boat with a 6hp motor. After earning his boating license Billy went for a spin out to the creek. What fun!

Fresh Crawfish for Dinner with Blueberry Pie for Dessert

Last year we made the trek for blueberries and the crawfish farm (right down the road) too late for the crawfish, but boy were the blueberries good! This year we made sure to go before the end of the season. For $12 we had enough fresh crawfish to feed the whole hungry crew.

Fresh Fare

We made a most enjoyable trip to the U-Pick orchard in Hacksneck after one of visitors reported picking 5 pounds of luscious blueberries and baking a pie. All of us enjoyed picking and quickly had enough for pies, turnovers and ice cream topping. The peaches were nearly ready and the apples will be really good in the Fall.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Runaway at Silver Beach Cove...the Perfect Chesapeake Vacation Destination

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Spacious Kitchen, Large Living Room & Fun Family Room

Runaway is a large rambling brick waterfront rancher on a wooded lot. Its features include a very large kitchen with new appliances,2-zone central heat and air, 1.5 baths, family room, very large living room with fireplace, a bunk room that's great for the kids, a large deck and a private pier. Interesting art, cookware geared toward fun in the kitchen, and even a vintage rotary dial phone in the living room are part of the attention to detail that we have given in order to make your vacation at Runaway fun and out of the ordinary.

Nestled in the trees on a high bank

Runaway has a breathtaking view of the cove. The photo was taken from the other side of the cove. Runaway can be seen nestled in the pines. You can also see the pier and the long grassy shoreline along the quiet waters.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Family Room - a room with a view!

The family room is a great place for indoor family fun. It has a great view of the cove and easy access to the deck. The comfortable seating arrangement also affords room for overflow sleeping on the day bed. Vintage fishing citations, an antique rod and other wall art add interest and beach flavor to the room. Interesting books about watching wildlife, binoculars, cookbooks for local dishes, a jar of marbles, a vintage Scrabble game, and a rack of information about local attractions offer something of interest for everyone. There is also a large television and DVD player, although most of our guests spend so much time enjoying the outdoors that they say they never turn it on. In keeping with the vintage fun of Runaway you'll also find a vintage rotary dial phone just a few steps away in the living room.


The bunkroom features a twin bed, full-size futon and nice seating areas. You'll also find most of the board games, crayons, and great immagination-stimulating toys like a wooden marble maze and MagNuts (a great circus with performers with magnets in their feet - they area a big favorite).

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fishing, Crabbing, Kayaking and Relaxing

The cove and Bay are also great places to fish, crab, kayak or just relax and enjoy the view.

A Lovely Wooded Setting

The yard at Runaway is heavily wooded and has great plantings. Guests are encouraged to pick flowers form the yard and enjoy them in a bouquet.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom features
a beautiful view of the water,large
double closet, comfy queen-size
bed and double dresser.

Bedrooms with Character and Charm

Two more bedrooms (each with full-size beds) and a "bunk room" with a twin bed are all comfy and inviting with lovely quilts and great art.

Full Bath

Just like with the rest of the house, the full bath is tastefully and artistically decorated. The walls are hand painted using a sea sponge technique. There is a large vanity with plenty of drawers for good storage space. The tub with shower boasts a unique seascape cloth shower curtain.

If you fall in love with one of the pieces of unusual art work at Runaway, many are available for purchase, allowing for an ever-changing and interesting art experience when you visit.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This view from the back yard shows the brick patio, which is terraced into the hillside, and the view from the back deck across the cove and through the trees to the Chesapeake.

Monday, March 31, 2008

A Large Wooded Yard with a View

The cove on the waterfront side of the property is breathtaking, while the heavily wooded yard provides nice shade on a summer day and lots of flowers for picking.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Great View

Situated on a quiet cove just off the Chesapeake Bay, Runaway has a beautiful view. You can catch a glimpse of the Chesapeake Bay through the trees on the far side of the cove. Eagles, herons, ducks, Egrets and more call this serene area home. This photo was taken from the pier, looking West, on a beautiful blue-sky day.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Out and About

A nice walk under a canopy of trees, picking flowers from the many plantings in the heavily wooded yard, or a trip to the Exmore Diner are favorites...(along with kayaking, fishing, crabbing, reading a good book, and much more.