Welcome to our “Little Key House” – named because Urbanna and our little house reminded us years ago of the charm of Key West. Before your hosts bought and re-opened the Chesapeake Inn in Urbanna, we poured our hearts into this sweet little house, which is small in square feet but big on heart and fun.
With its front porch rocking chairs and white picket fence, Little Key is a peaceful retreat from the stresses of daily life – a quintessential small town escape. The pool, hot tub, and kids toys make Little Key perfect for a laid back family vacation, but the house also works well for a couple or a group of friends. And the high speed internet makes working from Little Key entirely possible – zoom meetings are much more pleasant poolside!
During Oyster Festival, LKH is the perfect home base. It is right on both parade routes (we carry the front bench to the street) and is just steps to the Festival beer garden, oyster tents, live music and childrens rides. It is an oasis from the crowds (and port a potties!) -- it is very easy to enjoy the festival but also relax during the weekend.
And regardless of the weekend, spend your day reading a novel in the hammock, grilling fresh seafood or exploring Urbanna on foot or on one of our bikes. Our house is just two blocks from Urbanna’s best restaurants and shops, a short walk to the cutest little waterfront park you’ll ever see, and three blocks from the Rappahannock River. And we’re happy to share our favorite restaurant, hiking and exploring recommendations – plus our area offers the best antique and thrift shopping around!
And because your hosts also own and run the Chesapeake Inn right here in Urbanna, you are welcome to take advantage of the Inn’s kayaks and surreys, and we include the very same amenities we offer Inn guests – toiletries, snacks and more.
But all that is extra -- Little Key House is really the star of the show! Little Key, which was fully renovated in 2020, has a flowing floorplan that allows both family time and enough space to be alone. The heart of the house is the two story kitchen/dining room with beautiful marble countertops, oversized doors opening to the back deck and pool, and everything you need to prepare your favorite meals, including upgraded appliances, a Keurig and more. The first floor also has a living room, comfortable family room, study with a reading nook/twin bed, a screen porch looking over a rose garden, a bathroom with a river rock shower and the washer and dryer.
Upstairs, the main bedroom has a beautiful King bed and an attached bathroom with the home’s original vintage claw foot tub. The second bedroom boasts built in bunkbeds and a daybed that expands out into a king size bed. Also upstairs is a loft/family room with a queen sized pullout sofa and a balcony overlooking the pool and backyard – the absolute best place for a cup of coffee in the morning.
Outside, you’ll find a spacious deck, a pool, hot tub, outside shower and a fabulous double hammock. At nearly half an acre, the fenced yard is big enough for a casual football or volleyball game and the perfect way to keep your furry family member happy on vacation. And our firepit is a wonderful way to roast s’mores under Urbanna’s amazing star-filled skies.
Come join us for a weekend, a weekday getaway or a week long vacation in our Little Key House, the cutest little cottage in the heart of Urbanna!