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Bay Creek (www.baycreek.net) is an extraordinary combination of neighborhoods, marina and golf resort situated adjacent to the historic town of Cape Charles on the Chesapeake Bay. Encompassing 1,729 acres near the southwestern tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Bay Creek is a peaceful oasis, yet just minutes from Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
It is the first resort in the world with both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus golf courses set along a spectacular bay front vista. The world-class marina offers convenient access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. And countless walking trails, as well as an authentic historic railway provide access to shopping and dining, both onsite and in Cape Charles. Future development plans include expanded parks, a beach club, an authentic carousel and even more retail and dining opportunities.
Bay Creek offers a selection of styles, views and ownership opportunities to build your dream home on the Chesapeake Bay. There are ten distinctive neighborhood villages, and each one complements the unique natural qualities of its surroundings with the beach, rolling terrain, preserved marshes and grand, mature trees.
This traditional neighborhood development is the newest village in Bay Creek with a combination of cottages and beachside homesites. Bayside Village adheres to land planning and design standards that reflect the area’s historic characteristics and small-town qualities. These include scenic walkways, pedestrian-friendly streets, open parks and a private beach. Homesites range from 0.1 acre to more than an acre and prices start in the $70s for homesites and in the $ 300s for completed homes. The Carousel Collection home designs are inspired by the town’s Victorian influences and 19th-century coastal flair. Each home has been carefully crafted to complement the traditional style and architectural details of Cape Charles.
Plans for the area include an authentic hand-painted carousel, a mixed-use market shops, dining and a Beach Club with an indoor pool, health center, outdoor adult and kids' pools with a lazy river and water slides.
Located between the Bay Creek Marina and the Chesapeake Bay, Kings Bay Village offers a selection of stunning homes with a British West Indies influence. Buyers can select from The Island Breeze or Kings Bay collection of home styles. These brightly colored single-family homes are just steps to private beaches, the Marina and Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and tennis courts. Homesite prices start at $139,000.
The Colony was the first development phase of Bay Creek. The neighborhood focuses on a central town square with a main street, small shops and restaurants. It also offers expansive blue skies, sparkling water and white sandy beaches adjacent to the Bay Creek Marina. Homes combine the luxury of British West Indies coastal architecture with the affordability of the Eastern Shore lifestyle. Homesite prices start under $100,000.
This luxury condominium village offers low-maintenance living with beautiful fairway and lake views in the heart of Bay Creek’s golf resort. The homes have spacious floor plans three bedrooms, two baths, Cedar shake exteriors, gourmet kitchens, patios, decking and a private pool, all surrounded by the Palmer Signature® Golf Course. Floor plans range from 1550 to 1890 sq ft., and prices start in the $200,000s.
Located in the heart of the Bay Creek golf resort, The Signature features single-family designer homes surrounding the Arnold Palmer Signature® golf course. These homesites feature sweeping fairway vistas and long views of Old Plantation Creek, with a cozy community setting. Home styles include the stunning William E. Poole Collection, and homesite prices start under $100,000.
Between the Bay Creek Marina and historic Cape Charles, Marina Village East is a private gated community offering a wide selection of homesites and styles, including serene wooded, lakefront, tidal locations, as well as some with views of the town. Home styles are from the Trade Winds Collection, with beautiful coastal architecture and rich classical features reminiscent of towns like Charleston and Savannah. Homesites prices range from $80,000 to $249,000.
With elegant wrought-iron fencing and several lakefront lots, the New Quarter features two-, three- and four-bedroom duplex carriage homes in a family-friendly setting near the entrance to Bay Creek. Home styles include the Triple Crown Collection that combines carefree living with idyllic golf course views. This village is already completed, but some townhomes are available for resale with prices starting in the mid $200,000s.
This beautiful wooded village is situated around a large lake and bordered by the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus Signature® Course. William E. Poole has designed a collection of homes that showcase Eastern Shore architecture. The Hollies offer a range of single-family wooded, waterfront and golf course homesites with prices that start under $100,000.
Located near the southernmost point of Bay Creek, Heron Pointe is surrounded by lakes, Old Plantation Creek, and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the first eight holes of the Arnold Palmer Signature® golf course. A spectacular waterfall park, pool and gardens set off the entrance to this village, where luxurious estate homes showcase the distinctive architecture of the Eastern Shore. Homesites average one-half acre up to a full acre, and prices range from $239,000 to $800,000.
This secluded estate village features formal gardens, a waterfront gazebo and spectacular views of Old Plantation Creek. Filled with mature trees and native flowers, these sprawling estates offer unmatched waterfront settings with small bluffs overlooking the creek and surrounding woodlands. Home styles include several William E. Poole Collection choices that reflect the stature that this gated community offers. Estate prices start in the mid $300,000s.
Plan your vacation on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with Bay Creek vacation rentals. Enjoy all of the amenities Bay Creek has to offer and the historic town of Cape Charles. Choices include the three-bedroom, two-bath condominiums at the Fairways, single-family homes overlooking the golf courses, single-family homes or one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites and villas in the Marina District.
Bay Creek is the only resort in the U.S. with two 18-hole Signature® golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. It has been ranked as 12th in the U.S. of the top 50 golf resorts by GolfWorld. Both the Palmer and Nicklaus courses were named among the "Best New Courses" by Golf Digest and Golf magazine when they opened in 2001 and 2005 respectively. And both have consistently been included in Golf Digest’s Annual "Best Courses in State" rankings.
With four holes on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, eight holes on Old Plantation Creek and several holes framed by sand dunes and large beach bunkers, the Palmer Course is a nature lover’s delight. The 7,204 yard championship course pampers its golfers with smooth A-4 greens and perfectly manicured Tifway 419 Bermuda fairways. Five strategically placed sets of tees are guaranteed to make golf fun and challenging for players of all skill levels. The course opened in 2001 and has earned yearly rankings on national award lists.
Breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and Old Plantation Creek are paired with acres of natural dunes in Jack’s design for Bay Creek. Measuring 7,417 yards with Tifsport Bermuda fairways and smooth A-4 bent grass greens, the Jack Nicklaus Signature® golf course is characterized by large waste bunkers and 100+ formal bunkers. With acres of dunes, mature trees, small well protected greens, and water on several holes, this course will challenge the best. The course opened in 2006 and is currently ranked 8th best course in Virginia by Golfweek magazine.
Whether you're in the mood for a casual lunch after a round of golf, a quiet dinner overlooking the incredible Chesapeake Bay sunset, or an adventurous meal on a restored railroad car, you'll find the perfect setting at Bay Creek.
Aqua offers waterfront fine dining featuring local produce and seafood in Bay Creek’s Marina Village. Aqua’s dining room and lounge provide sunset views unmatched anywhere else on the East Coast.
The Coach House Tavern features hearty pub fare and rotating dinner specials in a relaxing rustic farmhouse atmosphere overlooking the green hills of our Signature® golf courses.
On the Bay Creek Railway, you can enjoy an exquisite meal and excursion on our vintage restored 1920’s dining car. The No. 316 is self-propelled and fitted with tables for 2 or 4 for a variety of trips.
The marina offers 124 floating, fully-cushioned, single-loading wet slips that can accommodate boats up to 150' with no overhead obstructions. Leases are available seasonally or year round. The marina is customer-centric, providing superior amenities such as dining, shopping, luxurious restroom and laundry facilities, overnight accommodations, a marine and tackle shop and the Harbormaster’s office. Bay Creek Marina is ideally located for Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean boating and fishing. Charters leave from Bay Creek Marina and are known for their successful catches. There are also sunset cruises, nature tours and sightseeing cruises.
The Bay Creek Community Center provides a recreational center for residents and rental guests. The junior Olympic and kiddy-size swimming pools are open seasonally. Tennis courts are open year round.
The Marina Shops
Located in the bright pink buildings in the Marina Village, the Marina Shops offer fantastic gifts, clothing, accessories, fun pet items, local original art, gourmet foods and kitchen accessories, wine and home furnishings.
The Complete Angler
Anchoring the right end of the Marina Village is the Complete Angler, the everything-you-need-for-the-boat shop stocking boating and fishing supplies, clothing, and refreshments. It’s also where you’ll find our Harbormaster and slip rental information.
The Golf Shop
Stocking the latest golf apparel and equipment from leading national brands, the Golf Shop has the latest goods and unequalled customer service to reserve tee times, assist in your next club fitting and coordinating group outings.
Bay Creek is developed by the award-winning Baymark Construction Corp. headed by Richard (Dickie) Foster. Dickie has established a reputation for uncompromising quality and demanding standards. His communities balance the desire for quality of life with respect for the natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay.
Since its inception in 1980, Baymark Construction has received numerous awards for outstanding residential designs. In 2003, Bay Creek was chosen as one of "America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities" by Where to Retire magazine. West Neck, another Baymark Community, was also honored with this recognition, meaning that two out of five Virginia communities recognized were Baymark communities.
It’s this same exacting detail and commitment to a vision that follows in each of the communities Baymark creates. From the detailed plans to the extraordinary lifestyle and the beautiful landscaping that adorns Bay Creek, Dickie’s team goes to great lengths to preserve the natural habitats in each new development.
Bay Creek’s preferred builders are key partners in managing the building process to a successful conclusion. Homeowners have come to appreciate the builders' commitment to architectural integrity and their respect to preserve the natural beauty. Competitive pricing, quality construction and timely delivery are required of each builder.
Best of the Bay – Resort Marinas, Chesapeake Bay Magazine 2010
Top 100 Resort Course, Wall Street Journal 2010
12th in Top 50 Resorts, GolfWorld 2009, 2010
Best of the Best – 4th for course condition and 10th for practice facilities, Golf Digest 2009
Best courses you can play, Golfweek 2009
Best Places to Play, Golf Digest 2008-2009
Top 100 Residential Golf Courses, Wall Street Journal 2009
Best New Courses, Golf 2005
America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities, Where to Retire magazine 2003
Best Upscale Course, Golf Digest 2002
Best New Courses, Golf Digest 2001
Cape Charles is an historic Victorian town included in the National Register of Historical Places. Some original homes remain from the late 1800’s and display beautiful Eastern Shore architecture, such as the Kellogg House and the Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast.
Mason Avenue serves as the town’s main street and is lined with shops, restaurants and the elegantly restored Palace Theatre. The town is 7 blocks by 7 blocks. East-west streets are named after Virginia statesmen, and North-South streets are named for fruits.
Historically, the town was one of many small, scattered agricultural communities on the Eastern Shore. Around the 1880’s, it became a bustling town as patronage flourished from the railroad business. Then, Cape Charles hosted daily trains from New York, multiple passenger steamer boats and was a loading point for cargo headed over the 36-mile Chesapeake Bay waters to Norfolk.
The town thrived through the booming railroad age, through World War II ferrying supplies and troops, and was even popular through the 1950’s as a popular auto ferry until the ferry was moved to Kiptopeke, to the south. With the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in 1964, and the decline of railroad transit, cargo trucks became the main shipping method, and Cape Charles experienced a lull in visitors and growth. Cape Charles charm and history has endured. In the last few years, there have been significant increases in the amount of commerce, patronage and development in the town.
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Bay Creek • 3335 Stone Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310 • 757-331-8742