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

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Silver Beach - Thelma's Dawn Getaway

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Christi Medice
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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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.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

This is the NO DRAMA ZONE you have been looking for! Come relax and HAVE FUN!
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

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
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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!
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  • 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!!!!!
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Ossining, NY

Amazing sunsets that turned into evenings under a blanket of stars!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to come and relax then this is it! Just returned from a week with my 6 year old daughter and our 10 year old Shiba Inu dog. It was great from the moment we arrived. We were greeted with friendly smiles from Christi and Rick. We met their two cats and two birds. We had freshly cooked crabs and fresh produce picked right from the garden. We spent days on the secluded beach enjoying calm waters and beautiful breezes. Christi taught us how to fish and even though we didn't catch anything it was still fun. We watched amazing sunsets that turned into evenings under a blanket of stars. Christi made us a bonfire on two nights complete with yummy s'mores and banana boats (and a glass of wine for me). We kayaked on the bay and drove around the neighborhood in the golf cart. So much fun! I loved having access to a washer/dryer, the grill to make dinner on and the ice machine right outside our door. We lucked out with a week of great weather. Stop at the Food Lion on the way in because it's a while from most things and that's exactly why I liked it so much. I highly recommend this rental for anyone looking to get away from it all!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your vacation! That is what it is all about! I am glad your daughter was ready to try anything and wanted to do more! It was great having you both here! I am glad you were able to try the banana boat! I was shown this from another guest that was here just a week before you! I have found that this is a good treat and you are the first guests I had the pleasure of sharing them with! Thank you for giving us a look and a chance to make your vacation a special one! I hope to see you again in the near future!
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Allentown, pa

Wonderful hosts!!!!

  • 5 of 5

For months before our trip, I was in touch with our host, Christie. She was very patient in answering all of my many, many questions! She got to know my family before we even arrived on the property and had everything ready that we could have possibly needed! We were greeted with such open arms that it was like staying with family. Christie and Rick were such wonderful hosts...we had dinner with them and had a campfire. They introduced us to night fishing and tried shark! The property was very comfortable and clean with all the things we needed to make our stay comfortable. We burned the first day being out in the sun and they provided us with aloe and lotion to sooth us! We could not have asked for a nicer host family and property to stay. We did have to travel for the store about 15-20 min. so stock up on stuff after you settle in but we only made two trips because we planned out everything. (Had we caught fish we would have had to buy less!!!). Their pet cats and pet birds added to the family feel--we loved all four of them! We also got to be there for the completion of their second unit on the property..."little house"! Our cell phones did not work in the house, however we were able to use their phone with notice. Wi-fi worked well. Christie and Rick even supplied us with paddle board (which my daughter mastered) and kayaks. Due to being on the bay side, the water is very calm and no waves and not too deep unless it is high tide, however if you want waves, Virginia Beach is about an hour and 15 min. drive which was not too bad over the Bay Bridge Tunnel (during which I saw three dolphins!). Overall I would recommend the property for someone looking to relax and enjoy some interactive time with some really, really friendly hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Barb! Thank you for such a nice review! Your whole family was great and we really enjoyed having dinner with you!I The campfire was great and I will never be able to say enough about the banana boats! What a great desert!!!! It was perfect and totally DELICIOUS!!!!!! I hope all of the sun wore off! I have to tell you about a stingray that was caught yesterday! OMG! I have finally learned how to properly prepare them and I did not know what I was missing all of these years! They are BANGING!!!! I do hope you get the chance to come back! I really want to be able to share this with you! We had a blast with you guys! You make it easy to enjoy what I am doing! Thank you for everything you also brought to the table! Like I said...I want to learn something new from everyone who comes here and leave them with something as well! We both succeeded and had a great time doing it!
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Peaceful little get away

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality was great from Christi , was very helpful with making you feel right at home. Having your own beach to relax on was great . it was a very peaceful much needed get away. It is off the beaten path so I would advise that you stock up on some groceries in exmore before you head to the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jeremy I am so glad you found the relaxing vacation you were looking for!! It was a pleasure having you come and visit us on your vacation and I hope you can make it back for another vacation! You know we would love to you back anytime!!!!
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China Wok
Chatham Vineyards
Food Lion
Assateague Lighthouse
Chincoteague Island
Kiptopeke State Park
Sage Diner
Cape Charles
Little Italy Restaurant
El Maguey
Bloxom Winery
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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, Eastern Shore Virginia

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4 Mar 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
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24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Silver Beach in Virginia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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!

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