Cross Rip on the Chesapeake


Chesapeake Bay, Middlesex Waterfront

507 Cross Rip Road
Deltaville, VA 23043

Sold CBRAR #1607057

A true Chesapeake Bay gem, Cross Rip offers a rare opportunity to own over 1100′ of waterfront and 26 acres with outstanding panoramic Bay views.  The property has been in the same family for over 60 years and includes a main house, two cottages, and a guest apartment.  Currently a small portion of the land is used for a profitable campsite operation.  The extensive wooded areas and open fields host a variety of wildlife.   Water enthusiasts will appreciate the sandy beach, boat slips, fishing pier, protected cove, and freshwater spring-fed pond.  All in a desirable Deltaville location near marinas, shops, and restaurants.


  • Acreage

    26 acres
    Woods & fields
    Freshwater pond

  • Waterfront

    1100' on Chesapeake Bay
    Sand beach
    Protected cove
    2-4' MLW Pier
    Boat Slips

  • Welcome to Cross Rip on the Chesapeake Bay

  • Aerial view showing Deltaville location

  • Closer aerial view

  • Offshore view

  • Sturdy fishing pier

  • Main House

  • The Galley Cottage

  • The Virginia Dare Cottage

  • Open fields

  • Nature trail


  • Main House

    Contemporary style
    Built in 1980
    2600 square feet
    2 bedrooms
    2 baths
    Air/heat pump

  • Great Room

    1st floor

  • Family Room

    2nd floor

  • Double Garage

    Apartment with
    Kitchen, bedroom, bath

  • The Galley Cottage

    Screened Porch

  • Virginia Dare Cottage


  • Main house Great Room


Middlesex County

Welcome to Middlesex County, established in 1673, located off the Chesapeake Bay with the beautiful Rappahannock River, pristine Piankatank River (the cleanest river in the state), plus absolutely stunning, wide, deep creeks.  Middlesex is a little over 200 square miles with 80 square miles of waterfront and quaint waterfront towns including Urbanna, Deltaville, and Saluda.  Only an 1+ hours to Richmond/Newport News/Williamsburg and 2+ hours to Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

Urbanna is the largest town in Middlesex and home to the Oyster Festival. For over 50 years, the town has hosted the Oyster Festival on the first weekend in November. Local and visitors alike come to the small town to sample the seafood, enjoy music, and see the crafts offered by local vendors. Urbanna is a “golf cart friendly” community with shops, restaurants, community pool and much more.

Deltaville, while not the largest town, is very well known for its deep anchorage, multiple marinas and amazing waterways and views.  It was originally known as “Sandy Bottom” but renamed in 1909. In 2012 Deltaville was named ‘the Boating Capital of the Chesapeake Bay.’ Approximately 500-800 people live here full time and thousands in the summer.  Full of shops, restaurants, and waterfront fun, Deltaville is truly a charming town.

With many deep ports off the rivers and bays, Middlesex is well known for its local crabs, oysters, fish, and more.  Many locals are watermen who know the waterways better than anyone, and they have some great stories to tell.  With so much beauty and serenity, Middlesex County is sure to warm your heart.

Looking for great things to do while here?  Visit Virginia’s River Realm and learn more on shops, dining and upcoming events.

Areas in Middlesex: Urbanna, Deltaville, Saluda, Hartfield, Locust Hill, Stingray Point, Wake, Topping, Syringa, Waterview, Jamaica, Church View, Christchurch, Hardyville

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fishing Bay, Rappahannock River, Piankatank River, Urbanna Creek, Robinson Creek, Broad Creek, Jackson Creek, Wilton Creek, Moore Creek, Healy Creek, Hunton Creek, Bush Park Creek, Meachim Creek, LaGrange Creek

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