Imagine living on vibrant Onancock Creek, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and an easy 5 minutes trip by boat or car from downtown Onancock, recently voted the 'coolest small town in America' by 'Budget Travel' magazine.
This residence has:
¦ Spectacular 180 degree water and sunset views
¦ 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, including two Master Bedrooms overlooking the water
¦ 3,700 sq ft of enclosed space
¦ 1,100 sq ft wraparound 2nd story deck
¦ 340 sq ft 2nd story hot tub deck
¦ 480 sq ft covered patio
The property includes:
¦ private 200' sandy beach facing Chesapeake Bay and a private harbor
¦ 100' dock for large boats
¦ 25' berth for runabouts, 8000# boat lift
¦ Entry channel maintained at 6' depth at MHW
¦ well-maintained 1100 foot grass airstrip
¦ outdoor elevated hot tub (drained in summer season)
¦ two car garage
¦ boat house
There are lots more inside and outside photos at the website listed below. The link is just below the Calendar and above the section on the 'Owner's Profile'.
We offer discounts for small group (four or fewer persons) rentals. Checkin time is 3 PM, checkout time is noon, although we are flexible on both when circumstances permit.
This home is a sumptuous 5-star beach resort rental, newly refurbished in 2009. We keep our house in pristine condition and have it professionally cleaned and maintained. We offer a fully-stocked house with luxury furnishings; great opportunities for swimming, boating, birding, and star-gazing; as well as breathtaking water and sunset views. Our family uses the house extensively. We have high standards to keep it perfect, and we ask the same from our guests.
It is five minutes by car or boat from Onancock, a lovely waterfront town with both gourmet and family-friendly restaurants and boutique shops. Please link to our website (listed below, following our calendar) to see more information about our house and this charming, historic town.
Keywords: beachfront, spacious, elegant, wraparound deck, hot tub, elevator, boat lift, 150' dock, two-car garage
My wife and I moved to the Eastern Shore about 20 years ago and live 20 mins away. We have come to love the juxtaposition of natural beauty and boating activities to be found on Onancock Creek. We maintain a vacation cottage on this property for our own use throughout the year. During the summer months, we love to boat into Onancock for dinner under the setting sun, and return under a sky full of stars. (Onancock Creek's channel is well-maintained and marked, for both daytime and nighttime traffic.)
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
This is a wonderful house in a fabulous location. It is only minutes, by boat or car, from historic, vibrant Onancock with its shops, restaurants, and historic attractions. The house has 180 degree water views, offering a front row seat to the daily activities on the Creek: from early morning birds as they feed in the sunrise, to watermen heading out to the Bay for the day, to recreational boaters enjoying watersports or fishing, to the parade of yachting vessels arriving to spend the night in Onancock, to the final swoop of the shorebirds as they feed in the setting sun. The house has a long sandy private beach with a shallow shelf, making it perfect for children and for launching kayaks, canoes, or the owner-provided sunfish. Untouched natural areas are only a short paddle away, offering wonderful bird-watching opportunities. There is also a private deep water boat basin and 150' of dock, and a private 1100' grass airstrip.
The house was completely rebuilt in 2009, with tropical hardwood walls and floors, granite countertops, and the finest amenities throughout. Use of two two-person kayaks and a Sunfish are included. A 19' NACRA ocean racing catamaran will be made available for experienced sailors.
My wife and I were looking for a private home, secluded with great amenities and we found it at this lovely house right on the water. We love that there was nobody around except for an occasional boat that either sailed or motored by. It was so peaceful in the early morning as we sipped our coffee and watched all the indigenous birds in their natural habitat.
This property is well equipped. We were never in need of anything. Shopping was close by and easy.
If you are looking for the perfect get-a-way, this is a great deal.
We stayed at this property for a week. The house is AMAZING and has everything you need and even more. Debbie and Pete are the greatest hosts and they went beyond their way to make sure that our stay was comfortable and relaxing. The best part is that house has its own beach which we enjoyed to the fullest, especially our twins. We loved fishing and crabbing from the dock. Overall we loved our stay and hopefully return to this place again.
We've been on many vacations and loved all of them, but few, if any can compare to our stay at Windward. We went with our family of six (dog included), drawn in by the photos on the website, and found a little spot of heaven in Onancock!
The house is absolutely beautiful - a spacious, spotless and stunning interior that is both graceful and elegant, and yet casual. The huge glass windows and the open wrap-around porch brings the beauty of the outside inside and every evening we were amazed by some of the best sunsets we've ever seen. Windward, the house and the natural environment, the private beach, kayaking, sailing and just being there, makes you stop...in the moment... and tune in to the present.
The owners, Pete and Debbie, have tended lovingly to this property and left no detail forgotten. They are wonderful and responsive. Everything you need is there. There is something for everyone and your pets will love it too!
EXCELLENT in all aspects!
This is a beautiful, spacious home and is an extremely relaxing getaway from the daily grind. Stunning views and great sunsets. The house and property are even nicer in person than the pictures of them shown on the website!
The house was comfortable and spacious for 8 of us on a family reunion weekend. The amenities and fully furnished and stocked kitchen made all of the cooking hassle-free.
The private beach and water activities (including kayaking) always made for adventurous days. The yard and deck had plenty of space as well.
The owners are absolutely wonderful and were extremely welcoming and accommodating during our stay.
If you are looking for a relaxing, quiet, luxurious getaway, this property is highly recommended!
This was my family's second visit to this beautiful home. It is a truly elegant home on a spectacular property, and my three children (3 to 8) are in love with it, and the private beach, as much as I am. Life just does not get better than grilling on the upstairs porch and watching the sun set. The elevator is a big plus for my Dad, who is getting over knee surgery and was glad to bypass the stairs.
Magical spot, highly recommended for a family vacation.
The house has much character, not sterile like many rentals. The property was beautiful and the little beach perfect for our group (8 year olds twins, 7- adults, and dogs). Both the boats were used and enjoyed. The kitchen was excellently stocked with equipment, cleaning supplies, beverages, and spices. The most wonderful activity was watching the sunset on the bay.