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Perfect Chincoteague Home for your small family getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Traditional Chincoteague Style Home Close To Memorial Park & Beach

This traditional style Chincoteague home has an eat-in kitchen, living space, as well as a single bedroom downstairs and two double beds in an upstairs loft. There is one full bath that includes a washer & dryer. The home sleeps 6, with 3 full sized beds, as well as a twin pull out cot. The home has central air. Parking is available for two vehicles. The house is located close to Memorial Park (site of the annual pony swim) which has a playground for children, tennis courts, as well as free fishing for out-of-state residents who may not hold a fishing license. Minutes away from Assateague Island, enjoy sitting on the back porch after a long day at the beach, and rest comfortably inside this quaint little home.

Please Note: NO Wifi or cable at this time.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Howard Waterfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Michelle Howard Waterfield

My name is Michelle Waterfield. My father, Mitchell Howard, Jr is the owner. I live on the mainland as does my father. I am a stay at home mom, and assist my dad in managing the rental. I am usually available to assist with basic needs regarding the home, and I am responsible for all of the bookings. My father is a self-employed carpenter who has owned this home since the mid 90s. We just recently opened it up as a vacation rental, and it is going well so far. My father is a native of the island, and I did a lot of growing up there as well. We are both pretty knowledgeable if you have questions or need suggestions.

Michelle Howard Waterfield purchased this house in 1990

Why Michelle Howard Waterfield chose Eastern Shore Virginia

This home belonged to my great grandparents, so it is family owned. There are fond memories of chicken and dumpling Sunday dinners, childhood birthday parties, sitting in the front yard and my pop pop sitting out front under the willow tree next to his clam shack where he sold clams. The home is simple and traditional Chincoteague style. One of the best features of this home is close proximity to the Chincoteague Annual Pony Swim, we enjoy time with the family here every year for the special event!

What makes this house unique

The willow tree out front provides nice shad and there is a backyard sitting area with a very tiny deck but it is so nice for sitting out in the evenings. We enjoy grilling on the charcoal grill or eating sandwiches on the picnic table with the family. From the upstairs bedroom you can observe the Assateague lighthouse in the distance. You can faintly see the flickering light through the window in the evening.

Another benefit, is the very close proximity to memorial park: enjoy the public boat ramp, playground equipment, fishing dock, gazebo and picnic area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chincoteague Island in Accomack County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Washer and Dryer also located in bathroom
  • One bathroom located downstairs. It has a tub/shower. Washer and Dryer are also located in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs Bedroom-1 Double/Full Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Upstaris-2 Double Beds/Divided sleeping area
  • There is one bedroom on the main floor. There are 2 sleeping areas in the upstairs loft, each has a double bed, there is also a pull out cot with a twin mattress than can be used to sleep an additional adult or child. Maximum occupancy is 4 adults, or 2 adults and up to 5 children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This home is located close to downtown Chincoteague where you will find a variety of activities and shopping. It is within walking distance to Memorial Park, where there is a public fishing pier and landing. Assateague Beach a public beach and home of the Chincoteague Wild Ponies and Assateague Island Lighthouse. The home is within a short driving distance. You may also rent bicycles in a variety of locations on the island. Enjoy the beautiful island and all it has to offer.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Perfect Chincoteague Home for your small family getaway
average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews

House was clean and the property well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage. Everything was clean. There were 5 of us and when we showered, everyone had hot water. There were some ants on the counters but once we insured there were no crumbs left out on counters, they disappeared.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend and were utterly delighted.

The house was comfortable, inviting, and impeccably clean. The rooms are generous in size, especially the kitchen and bathroom. There's a nice washer & dryer for laundry. The layout of the house is very nice; my husband's back was hurting him, so having 1 bedroom on the first floor near the bathroom was terrific.

The best part, though, was the owner's flexibility in accommodating me at the last minute when the house wasn't even supposed to be available. What a sweet and wonderful person to rent from! She saved my birthday weekend from potential disaster by helping me book her home rather spontaneously and working through some technical issues online together.

I would love to come back here again and I will whole-heartedly recommend it to my friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Reading your review made my day. So happy you had a wonderful birthday and a lovely time on Chincoteague. Please do come back and stay again, we would love to have you!
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Simple but comfortable house

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean and it was adequate for our stay. It is located on a quiet street in a residential area and you would need a car to go to town, the beach or other attractions. However, the kitchen as with the rest of the house is quite dated and it could use some sprucing up. The owner/manager was responsive and provided useful information and tips to maximize our holiday. Etta's Channel Side restaurant is nearby with elegant waterside dining and serves quality food .. highly recommended! We also dined at AJ's and the Village though both were quite average with a lot of fried food on its menu. If you plan to cook at home, Capt. Zack's has great fresh seafood (also cooks to order).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. We are planning to do some kitchen upgrades during the off season. The home has been in our family for a long time as it belonged to my great-grandparents and we are aware it is dated, we are looking forward to giving the kitchen a makeover in the very near future. I hope you will consider our home again and recommend it to friends.
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very nice and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for our relaxing stay in Chincoteague. It is very clean and well appointed, and well located! Nice and quiet. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you.
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Tidy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very well kept and clean. We had 4 adults and 1 kid in the house and it seemed like the perfect amount of space. It was also one of the only places available on short notice during the summer that could be rented for less than a full week. Kitchen had everything we needed. Owner was very responsive and courteous. The only potential downside that some could find here is that there didn't seem to be wi-fi or cable TV. That didn't matter much to us though.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I'm going to start off by saying this house was CLEAN...we have rented through VRBO several times before, but this property wins as being the cleanest, hands down. The house worked great for our late summer getaway with our children (ages 2 and 7) We utilized the upstairs loft area bedrooms which are very charming. It was convenient and affordable that we did not need to rent for an entire week. Looks like it's a great location for the pony swim. We would definitely stay here again during an event or festival. Just a note, the kitchen seems to have most of the essentials at this time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.14 Miles
Mr. Baldy's Family Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5.97 Miles
Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge

Property is located on Chincoteague Island, VA. Just minutes away from Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, located on Assateague Island, home of the famous wild Chincoteague ponies and the beautiful beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.41
Tax Rate 11.3%

Town, county and state transit taxes are shown above. No additional charges, cleaning fees are included in the rental amount. The home will be cleaned upon your arrival. Upon receipt of your payment, your $150 security deposit will be returned to you within 30 days as long as the conditions of maintenance and check-out are met and nothing is damaged. Check in is at 3PM, Check-out is at 11AM. Please be sure to check-out promptly, since there may be guests arriving on the date of your departure, and the property will need to be prepared for their arrival. You must remove all your belongings and clean fridge prior to departure. Also, please remove trash from inside and place in outside receptacle.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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