Relaxing home, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8), beautiful view
- english, translators available for French and Spanish
About Debbie Campbell
We both love the water, especially the Chesapeake and enjoy providing our guests with a unique property that reflects the tranquility of the sea. Bill spent nearly a year renovating Runaway. Debbie did the decorating and enjoys keeping things fresh and new for repeat guests with annual additions to the amenities and decor. 'When getting Runaway ready for our guests, we take into account the attributes that Debbie finds most important when she travels,' says Bill. Guests will find a fabulous kitchen, comfy beds, high end bed linens, art, and a view of the Chesapeake sunset that is unmatched. Some families have been coming back since the first year that we offered Runaway as a summer rental. They love the additions, but the things they love most are the serenity, the family time, and the crabbing right off the pier. Bill has chosen the kayaks. 'We are very proud to have a long-standing reputation for a high quality property with 5-star ratings,' says Debbie. We take the positive experience of our guests very seriously.
Debbie Campbell purchased this House in 1999
Why Debbie Campbell chose Exmore
There are no other properties quite like Runaway. Where it's situated makes it especially unique. You will not see another sunset like these. What makes it so unique is that it is on a little West-facing cove right off the bay. No others in the area provide guest access to a semi-private Chesapeake Bay fishing pier. You can see through the trees on the far side to the Chesapeake and the horizon. Another special attribute is the darkness at night. The stargazing is amazing. No lights or buildings to interfere and on a very still night, the moon even reflects off the water. In the morning, there are always birds fishing in the cove...all kinds...ducks, heron, egrets, and eagles and osprey. We both remember fondly the summer vacations of our childhoods and Runaway has allowed us to provide the perfect getaway for couples and families that will allow you to create memories of a lifetime.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with Runaway at first sight. Debbie's family has been on the shore for 7 generations and Bill has lived here for over 50 years. As validated by our reviews, the view from Runaway is unparalleled. Runaway is uniquely positioned on a heavily wooded elevated spot with a site line right through the trees to the bay. There really are no other houses with this same view. It's amazing! Debbie travels frequently for work, so she knows how to make travel a breeze for our guests and is very particular about the little things like: having nice bed linens and salon quality shampoos and conditioners, and providing interesting seasonings and staples in the pantry. We have paid close attention to equipping the kitchen with great pots and pans, coastal dinnerware, a solid top self-cleaning convection range, and small appliances to make cooking fun for those who want to eat in. We've stocked the bunkroom closet with favorite board games, and puzzles to encourage old-fashioned fun. We provide an assortment of boats and bikes for the enjoyment of our guests. There is nothing like a paddle out of the cove into the creek and to the Chesapeake (for the more adventurous). A bike ride along Kellam Dr. (where our small cottage is) provides a completely different experience at sunset. All of our guests find something special to love about Runaway, but one of the top favorites is the crab pots that we provide and catching fresh crabs right off the pier and bringing them up and cooking them fresh in the steamer. We are always happy to pick up brochures and send them in advance of a guest's arrival so that they already know what the area has to offer when they arrive. Our web is another valuable resource - with links to all sorts of information about our home and the area. Come, enjoy, and fall in love with Runaway and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very spacious, well stocked and amazingly beautiful setting
A group of 7 of us rented the house for a weekend. Debbie was very accommodating. There was ample space for all of us. The view out the back is beautiful with a very nice dock. Beds were quite comfortable and the house was very well stocked with supplies. If you like to cook there is enough cookware for a gournet meal. We only wished we had more time to enjoy the house and the area. We are planning on returning.
Great time with family at Runaway
Had a great time ay Runaway! Enjoyed fishing on the Big water as my grandson calls it from the kayaks. The bikes offered opportunity for rides on the “safe” roads off the beaten path. We enjoyed the fresh oysters, clams and crabs and caught crabs daily off the dock. Beautiful sunsets from the patio
Great house, beautiful sunsets.
Great house and great vacation. Debbie was very easy to work with and her house has everything you need in it. We had a lot of fun using the crab traps. My kids couldn’t wait to go check them everyday. We also had a good time at silver beach. The local people were very friendly showing us different shells and crabs. We would definitely come back again.
Thank you for opening your home and making it a great place to getaway with no worries! The house was roomy, comfortable and well equipped; the little extras were noticed and appreciated! The deck was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the peaceful mornings and evenings! We took full advantage of the kayaks and explored nearby coves. If you are looking to be able to enjoy the nature around you and relax, this is definitely the place for you!
Thouroughly enjoyed hosting this lovely family and helping them to discover some great little known local destinations. Hoping they return in the future!
If you enjoy fishing and crabbing, this is the place to go. We love to kayak fish, that was part of the draw of this rental. Located on a creek that is a short paddle around the corner to the bay is a fisherman's dream. Thanks to the complimentary crab pot & pier, we had crabs every day. We invited some family to visit and had kayaks and bikes for all.The house was incredibly stocked like a home; linens, bath & beach towels, assorted bath items, fully stocked kitchen. If you forget something, no worries, I'm sure it's there. Lots of good restaurants a short drive away if you don't feel like cooking. If you're looking for a genuine Eastern Shore experience, Runaway is it! Thank you Debbie & Bill for a wonderful vacation. Donald & Michelle Vieraitis
We enjoy hosting families like Donald's who appreciate the unique beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake. Thanks for choosing Runaway! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Beautiful home...loved the little community beach and fishing pier on the Chesapeake.
A very quiet and secluded area of the Chesapeake watershed;. National Geographic named the Eastern Shore of Virginia a top 5 destination globally. Enjoy abundant refuges and wildlife sanctuaries and related activities; shopping and restaurants in small nearby towns (many are historic areas) with great small town charm; many small museums; chartered sport fishing & bayside fishing; boat tours to Tangier Island; boat excursions from Wachapreague to the Barrier Islands (wildlife refuge areas); web links available for these attractions and area festivals and events. Many featured on our website.