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Dog-Friendly Tranquil Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Half-Acre Water Views

Flowering bushes, rushes, and pine trees surround this spacious lot that overlooks salt marshes and ponds. Located on the quiet north end of the Island and 1.7 miles from historic downtown, Yellow Cottage is ideal for one or two couples or a small family (max. occupancy 5). If you make a booking request or inquiry, please share a bit about yourself, guests, and pets. The cottage is located 4 miles from the National Wildlife Refuge and Seashore; however, pets prohibited in the entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island, even in your car.

PROVISIONS are fresh bed linens, bath and beach towels, and paper and soap supplies. Guests provide their own 16.4-oz. propane canister for the small Weber grill. AMENITIES include Central HVAC, Internet WiFi, Blue-Ray DVD Player plus streaming Hulu TV Shows & Movies, Bose® Wave® music system; books, puzzles, games, and cards; 4 beach chairs and sand toys. NOTE: no cable television. The long side driveway parks two cars back-to-back. The front door opens to a mudroom laundry with bathroom/walk-in shower. The downstairs layout combines a galley kitchen and pantry with dining and living rooms. RENOVATIONS in 2018 rebuilt the kitchen with soft-close cupboards and a prep table plus stainless steel gas range, dishwasher, and refrigerator; and, rebuilt the screened-in back porch that features wicker seating and a dining table. Upstairs, two bedrooms sleep five total in two double beds (Saatva luxury firm double-size pillow top mattresses) and one twin bed.

More Details

Victoria V. Hutchinson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Victoria V. Hutchinson

Retired artist-educator

Victoria V. Hutchinson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Victoria V. Hutchinson chose Chincoteague Island

Four miles from Assateague Island. The Refuge features a spectacular variety of migratory birds, plants, and the famous wild Chincoteague ponies. Hiking and biking the miles of nature trails is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island. The beautiful seashore features the only public beach on the islands.

What makes this cottage unique

Front and back views of saltwater marshes and ponds feature the daily arrival of egrets and herons.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Comfort-height commode
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Tiled walk-in shower, comfort-height commode
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Rear Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Saatva Luxury Firm Mattress
    Front Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
AMENITIES: wireless Internet, central air conditioning and heating, 47"wall-mounted flat screen TV with Blu-ray disc player and streaming Hulu Plus TV Shows & Movies, Boise stereo/CD player, books, DVDs, games, puzzles, sand toys, 4 beach chairs, and bike rack. A housekeeper makes the beds and cleans the cottage between rentals. NOTE: no cable television. PROVISIONS; fresh bed linens and bath and beach towels for the number of guests staying; and, paper towels and napkins, toilet paper, dish and bath soap, and trash bags. NOTE: guests provide their own 16.4-oz. propane canister for the small Weber grill.


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Dog-Friendly Tranquil Retreat
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews

Perfect for 2-4 with Pet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Yellow Cottage. We had 4 adults plus our dogs. Plenty of room. Very very clean. Decorated great for a rental property. Saw lots of birds across the street from our yard. She had a lot of supplies (kitchen, bathroom & cleaning) for our use. And the sheets, towels paper towels were all supplied - very clean & great not having to drag our own.Would recommendit to anyone going to Chincoteaque Island.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

House very comfortable for humans and dogs. Nice, quiet location. Quaint exterior and interior. Clean and inviting. Instructions clear and very helpful. Well appointed with supplies.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, peaceful, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our stay at this cottage in Chincoteague - what a lovely home! The screened-in back porch was heavenly for lazy mornings with coffee or relaxing early evenings with a refreshing drink. The property owner maintains the property well, and has supplied all the amenities of home. Nice, quiet location on the island, but not too far from the downtown area. It was great for the dogs too. Just make sure you bring your bug spray - only issue with the trip! Would definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat, yet close to eveything

  • 5 of 5

This home is very warm and welcoming. We only stayed a few nights to see the wild ponies, but I wish it had been longer. The whole area is great it is like a sleepy little beach town with a great national wild life refuge in it.

The home was very nicely decorated, with some great antique pieces mixed in, which I just loved. The bed was super comfy and it was convenient having the two full baths. We only used the downstairs walk in shower which was really nice and plenty of hot water.

Our favorite part of the home was the back porch, we sat out there in the morning having coffee and in the evening. It is such a relaxing way to start and end your day.

The owners were super easy to deal with and they had extra items available that most houses don't which was a nice touch. There were Q tips & cotton balls along with beach towels and chairs. The beach towels and chairs are super nice, because it is less stuff to pack for vacation.

We would definitley stay again, only longer so we could enjoy the beach and all the town has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Relaxing and Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

What an adorable home! We loved it! From the moment we arrived, we felt "at home". It was a perfect get-a-way for our mother/daughter weekend. The bedrooms were comfortable, and the screened porch was our favorite morning spot. A nice quiet area of the island too!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and cozy home for our week away!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with Yellow Cottage, it was perfect for our 2 adults and a toddler. Quiet part of the island, up the neck, but still close enough to everything for our liking. Clean and nicely appointed, had all the necessities plus all the little extras. Only down side for us was that the upstairs, where the bedrooms are got pretty warm even with the AC running. We would love to return to this lovely home! Victoria was very prompt on getting back to us with questions prior to check-in and during our stay. Thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Salisbury - Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown Chincoteague
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downtown Chincoteague
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Assateague National Seashore
Car: necessary

If you make an inquiry or request reservation, please confirm if you are bringing pets and share a bit about yourself and guests.

Ideal for 1 and 2 couples or a family of 5, Yellow Cottage is located 1.7 miles from the historic downtown causeway bridge. Flowering bushes, rushes, and pine trees surround this spacious lot that overlooks salt marshes and ponds at the quiet northern end of Chincoteague Island. Herons, egrets. and mallards on the water and warblers among the shrub thickets are a daily sight. The Salt Marsh Lane/Wildcat Road trail is just up the road.

The cottage is 4 miles by car and bike from the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague National Seashore. Vehicle entry fee required and pets not allowed. The Refuge is home to a spectacular variety of migratory birds, plants, and the famous wild ponies. Hike and bike the miles of nature trails to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island. The spectacular seashore features the only public beach on the Islands.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Summer
24 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Fall
9 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £37.6 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.36
Pet Fee £18.8 + Tax

CHECK-IN after 4 p.m. Early check-in is not available. CHECK-OUT by 11 a.m. TAXES town 4%, county 2%, and state 5.3%. PROPERTY NOTES: After the first payment, guests receive the property address, driving directions, and a list of provisions in a PDF attachment to VRBO confirmation message. After the second payment, guests receive access information. CANCELLATION: 100% refund with 60-day notification and 50% with 30-day notification prior to check-in date. No refunds will be given for early departure or weather-related problems on the Islands. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: Five, including infants and children. TERMS OF OCCUPANCY: The property you are renting is a private residence. Please be respectful of the cottage and its contents, and refrain from any activity that interferes with the quiet enjoyment of nearby residents. You also agree to call us with any concerns or repair needs during your stay. We are not liable for failures of appliances or equipment but will work as quickly as possible to make repairs. We cannot foresee problems that may affect the entire Island, including sub-station power outage and interruption in internet service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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