HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

This is the NO DRAMA ZONE you have been looking for! Come relax and HAVE FUN!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

You have your own parking area right in front of the apartment!

This is a Private apartment with 1 bath, 1 queen bed, 1 fold out queen couch bed, stove, microwave, dishes, pots and pans. All the comforts of home! (AND THEN SOME)

Wash and Dryer, Dish Network TV, WIFI, Internet! As I have stated....YOU have your own parking space! This is the second driveway by the garage! You will see a white volkswagon in the drive in front of the garage. You want to drive straight in and this is the room where you will be staying! I can usually be found on the back deck if you should need me for anything!

You have free rein of the property and can come and go as you please. The kayaks are here for you to use, as well as the fishing poles! I do ask that you take a life jacket with you if you will be on the water. It is a safety issue and I want all of my guests to be safe.

The refrigerator in the apartment is a little small, but there is a standard refrigerator in the laundry room. This is available for you as well. The bait for fishing will be found in the freezer section of this fridge.

Yes, you can wash and dry your clothes while you are here. You also have a choice to dry the clothes in the dryer or, (my favorite) on the line and get that clean and fresh scent!

There is a key that is available to you so you can lock the door if you leave. It is a very safe place, but you may feel you need to lock the door. This is fine. Just let me know!

Grills on site to be used by you. It is a propane and charcoal grill! There is also a smoker! There have been MANY GREAT MEALS cooked on this grill and I am sure many more are coming!

There is a golf cart, that is (LEGAL TO DRIVE ON THE ROAD) available for you to use while you are here! As you have seen in many reviews, it is one of the most loved things at Thelma's Dawn! It is here for YOU! Of course there has to be a catch in operating the golf cart. You must be at least 15 years old to be permitted to drive it by yourself, UNLESS there is an adult riding with you! These are not my rules, but the rules of the community.

I like to load up the golf cart when I go fishing. I put the poles, cooler, bait, drinks and everything I will need to sit down on the beach for a long time. When I go fishing, I mean business!

The outside of the property is a 1&1/2 acre property. We have volleyball, horseshoes, CORN HOLE, (yes, I said it....CORN HOLE) and other games that you can play.....Just ask us! Remember....we are here to make your vacation as special and memory making as we possibly can!

We even have TENTS and AIR MATTRESSES that can be used in the event you have more people that want to join you on your vacation! There is a 2 person, 4 person and a 3 ROOM TENT! This thing is BIG!

Then you have to remember all of the FISHING, KAYAKING, SWIMMING, PRIVATE BEACH, BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS, BONFIRES and so much more! This is YOUR TIME!! I want you to LOVE IT HERE!

So I have been asked how I came up with the name "THELMA'S DAWN". Well, my mother passed away from cancer in 2007. Mom was 68 years old when she was called home. I had a sister, Dawn, who was called home at age 28. She was murdered in January1988. It was fitting to name this beautiful place after the two of them.

More Details

Christi Medice
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Christi Medice

I am a retired Paramedic and Lieutenant Firefighter for the City of Hampton, VA. I live with my husband, Rick, and our two parrots, Joey and Nikko. I am an outdoors lover and love to fish. We have bon-fires often and just enjoy the evenings and the sound of the waves as they crash along the shore line while looking at the stars above us. We have a fish pond in the yard, but these fish are just for admiring. I love to get around to talk to my neighbors and make sure they are all doing ok. I try to exercise as much as I can by walking on the beach and kayaking. There is a garden in the yard that Rick and I tend to. I love to can the vegetables for the Winter.

So I have been asked how I came up with the name "THELMA'S DAWN". Well, my mother passed away from cancer in 2007. Mom was 68 years old when she was called home. I had a sister, Dawn, who was called home at age 28. She was murdered in January1988. It was fitting to name this beautiful place after the two of them.

I have lived in this home since I was born, except for the 25 years I moved to Hampton, Virginia, in 1885, to take a job as a professional firefighter and went to school to become an Emergency Rescue Diver and Nationally Registered Paramedic. I was diagnosed in 1995 with Multiple Sclerosis, but continued to work in the fire department as an instructor of various Fire, Emergency Medical, Driving, CPR and Water Safety courses. I retired from the fire department in 2006 and moved back to the Eastern Shore, which I have always called my home!

Having MS, I can not enjoy things the way I use to. I love the beach and the water, but due to MS, I cannot stay in the heat long. With this being said, I have felt that this property was being wasted, so I made the decision to renovate the attached garage into the apartment in the hopes that people could come and enjoy everything "Thelma's Dawn" offers!

I am positive that you will love it as much as I do! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Christi Medice purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Christi Medice chose Eastern Shore Virginia

The Space

This efficiency apartment offers A QUIET and SECLUDED stay.. It is larger than a hotel suite, PLUS, You can fish right from the beach and filet and fix your catch for dinner! There have been Indian Arrowheads found on the beach as well as various seashells and treasures.

The apartment is an attached garage (to my house), that we have remodeled into the apartment, but offers complete privacy to our guests.

There is a stove, apt size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and dishes, glasses, cups and silverware. There is also a full size refrigerator/freezer located in the laundry room. Bath towels, wash cloths and face towels are provided, along with soap, shampoo and conditioner.

We ask that you bring your own food and drink.

What makes this apartment unique

You can use the washer/dryer in the laundry room.

The TV also plays DVD's

There is a key for you so you can lock up if you leave.

I do offer WIFI and also satellite

There is information giving you the passwords for WIFI and computer access




You will have the freedom to do whatever you want. We will go over certain things when you arrive.

You will have access to the grill on site and can set yourself up with a fire on the beach or the back yard.

This location brings a new definition to the term "Blanket of Stars".

The Main thing....HAVE FUN!!!!!!

We are here to make this experience one of the best vacations you have had. We will stop at nothing to assist you with whatever you want or need to spoil you.

Of course we realize when you are on vacation, you want to spend time alone with the family and we are here if you need us or just simply want to ask questions about the area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Silver Beach in Northampton County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , All aminities available
  • Towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Air mattress available upon request
  • The apartment is larger than a hotel suite and has the kitchen included in the space. There is a full laundry room beside the apartment, which can be used by our guests. There is a fish tank with goldfish to keep you company.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
We have BON-FIRES often and love S'MORES! We hope you do too! Hotdogs on the open fire!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

This is the NO DRAMA ZONE you have been looking for! Come relax and HAVE FUN!
average rating of 4.808511 based on 47 reviews

Hidden Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Peaceful. Great owners who are there for you day or night. Right on the beach! Private Beach!!! Kayaking!!! Bicycling riding!!! Free Golf Cart for your use. Everything the spirit and soul needs. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Eric and is wonderful wife, with their two beautiful pups was great! I had the chance to talk with them over a fire and we had a really fun time! They were very friendly and the dogs were very good! I am looking forward to their return!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Unable to do a review at this time, my reservation had to be delayed due to an illness

  • 3 of 5

Unable to do, due to illness, rescheduled for May 22 thru May 26,2017

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne...the only thing you need to do is get better! I will be seeing you soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

There should be a "sixth" star!

  • 5 of 5

This property is AWESOME. I just got home and I'm already hoping to book another visit! Christi & Rick are wonderful hosts. We left immediately after work on a Friday and due to being tired, and it being dark we got lost. Christi went out of her way to meet us and show us the way! The property is beautiful. We arrived at night to an immensely intense night sky! The room was super comfortable and cozy! We've been to many cabins, so that was our expectation. This place blew us away! Christi and Rick made the place like home. The small fridge had a few cold water bottles waiting! The table had a few snacks and there was a coffee maker! The tiny kitchen has everything you need. Dishes, silverware, kitchen towels, microwave and basic spices. My favorite thing in the kitchen was the cast iron skillet! We tossed in butter, garlic and local shrimp and had a fantastic meal! The amenities that Christi and Rick offer left us stunned. You can use their kayaks, fishing poles, fire pits, ice machine, washer and dryer and you get your own golf cart! If you go, you will enjoy the Koi pond, garden, spacious yard space and of course the beach! The biggest highlight was Christi took the time to go out in her "fishing kayak" with me and give me a chance to fish off shore. She sincerely wants you to enjoy your stay! There are a few things I missed on this trip, but on my next trip I'm going to be sure to do them. I missed lounging in the hammock, I missed the sun going down because I was lost in great conversation with the hosts, and I missed sitting by a fire at night. (I was so exhausted from my day activities I feel asleep early!). It's really a place to unwind, and relax. You'll get the best nights sleep you've had in a long time! If I had a suggestion for Christi & Rick, it would be to charge more. I've never been able to rent a hotel or cabin anywhere and have access to all the amenities that they offer. It's wonderful to be able to jump in the car and go. Everything is waiting for you! Thank you Christi and Rick for a spectacular weekend that well exceeded our expectations. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG! Thank you for such a wonderful review! What can I say.....you two were the perfect guests and really got involved with things that we offer here, so this made it easy for us to show you everything we possibly could! We really enjoyed your stay! The one thing I really missed was seeing your fur baby before you left. Such a sweet baby!!!!! Thank you for sharing her with me! I did go fishing on the pier this afternoon and was able to catch a swelling toad! VERY GOOD Eating!!!!!!!! PUSS JUMPED UP ON THE TABLE and grabbed the thing before I had a chance to clean it, but you know I got it back!!!! HA! I am so looking forward to you two coming back and next time....We WILL have a fire!!!!! The wind did not want to cooperate. :( We will get it done the next time!!!!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Owner very hospitable. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the beach in the kayak. Golf carts for fun and the other guests were friendly. Have a nice dinner and Wachapreague on the water. Very comfortable setting, felt welcome, beautiful area and I would like to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colleen! I am sorry I was not here to greet you myself, but I am sure the women who were asked to help me while I was gone took great care of you! I do hope you will come back for another stay in the future! You will always be welcome! Christi
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

It was wonderful, peaceful. quiet, and where people are very friendly

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife and our dog Zoey had wonderful time Zoey loved riding the golf cart. I enjoyed fishing the Chesapeake Bay and enjoying the beauty of the sunsets. We went around the small communities of the eastern shore taking pictures of the wildlife rufuges, live oyster, clam, shrimp and crab operations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you all here! It was fun fishing with you! I am so l glad you fur baby, Zoey, had as much fun as she did! She made quite the hood ornament! People from the neighborhood are still talking about that little girl! I wish we had been able to catch more, but the fishing is still slack and the commercial boats are back in action, so I doubt there will be much left. Thank you for giving us a chance for your vacation and I am looking forward to you returning! We really enjoyed your company!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Slippery Rock pa


  • 5 of 5

Christi and Rick are very down to earth peope who love to share a piece of their paradise. Christi's pure love for meeting new people makes you feel right at home. My lovey caught a stingray while we were there, they cooked up some to eat it was very tastey. We met some very nice people staying in the Tiny House. We totally enjoyed our stay!! We will be comng back! ! The pictures dont even begin to show you how much fun. You will have. Thank you so much for sharing your paradise

Love James and Paula

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The two of you here brought in some new and exciting ways we can make your stay that much better! I always say I learn something new from every guest I have, and you were, by far, no exception to the rule! You taught me so many new things and I thank you for that! I am so looking forward to seeing you two again!!! Rick and I have met new friends!!!! Thank you for everything!!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Exmore Diner
China Wok
Chatham Vineyards
Food Lion
Assateague Lighthouse
Chincoteague Island
Kiptopeke State Park
Sage Diner -- CLOSED
Cape Charles
Little Italy Restaurant
El Maguey
Bloxom Winery
"If you have time to venture out, may I suggest the Bloxom Winery? A beautiful setting! A mus..."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Salisbury, Md
Nearest Barpub
9.4 Miles
Sage Diner,Exmore, VA
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Lewes, DE
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Arnold Palmer Golf Course/Cape Charles, VA
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Newport News, VA
Nearest Motorway
9.3 Miles
Lankford Hway/Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
9.4 Miles
Sage Diner/Exmore,VA
Nearest Beach
Right here
Car: necessary

If you like to check out antiques, there are many place to go around here!

Have you ever heard of CONCRETE SHIPS? They were used in WWI and WWII. You can go to Kiptopeake State Park, located in Cape Charles, VA. Go SOUTH on RT 13 and you will see it!

Don't forget to go to ASSATEAGUE and see the wild horses and take walks on the nature paths! Located in Silver Beach, we are right in the middle of the attractions the Eastern Shore has to offer! We are within an hour of either side of the Shore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Silver Beach, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties