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Onancock Creek Waterfront Cottage-Premier Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Come enjoy a relaxing vacation on the waterfront of Onancock Creek at Heartsworth Cottage, your vacation home. This charming three bedroom vacation cottage sleeps six and features a living room, full country kitchen with dining area, upstairs den and three baths. Savor the lush greenery and hidden away feeling of this cottage nestled on the creek amid native trees and plants. Enjoy the views of Onancock Creek from the inviting living room which opens onto the tri-level deck through glass sliding doors. While on the deck, laze away in the hammock or walk to the end of the dock and catch crabs or toss your fishing line. There is a paddle boat available for your use or launch your own kayak or canoes from the dock. The kitchen is complete with linens (place mats, cloth napkins, kitchen towels and cloths) plus china, glassware and flatware. You will find everything that you will need to prepare a complete meal. There is a gas grill on the deck, too. Bring your towels and bed linens.

On your arrival, the cottage will be stocked with cheese, crackers, and a bottle of wine, as well as tea, coffee, sugar and creamer. The cottage is a one mile walk to the center of town or bring your bikes and discover the ease of seeing the quaint town and surrounding areas.

More Details

Joyce Shannahan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Onancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The master bath has a full size claw foot tub as well as, a walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den/bedroom
  • Bedroom three is off the master bedroom upstairs and has a queen size futon. The television is in this room and there is a private bath also.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
2 queen beds, 2 queen sleeper sofas. Private dock, paddle boat, hammock, private driveway, kayak, large picnic table that will seat 12.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Onancock Creek Waterfront Cottage-Premier Location
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Cute cottage, great views and plenty of room. Smells terrible AND there's a graveyard out front!!

  • 3 of 5

Cute cottage, great views and plenty of room. Smells terrible AND there's a graveyard out front!! Also, the gnats are unbearable and AC didn't work.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately we had a critter that died under the cottage and it has been removed and everything deodorized. As for the ac it works fine the tenants just didn't follow the instructions to turn it on. As for gnats, I am not sure where they came from, because we live just across the creek and have not been visited by them. The graveyard is a very small family one, mostly overgrown.
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great time..

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing...

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the minute you walk in the door of this wonderful cottage, you feel the stress slip away. The view from the deck is amazing. I loved the way that the owners used beautiful antiques throughout the cottage to keep with the time period of the structure. You entered the town a stranger and left feeling like you wanted to live there forever. Everyone is so friendly. The restaurants are wonderful , the shops quaint, the bakery DELICIOUS and the hospitality of the owners Joyce and Duke unsurpassed. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sister in law, her mother, and myself all enjoyed our stay at this truley charming cottage for our girls getaway. We enjoyed a weekend of not doing much of anything and this was the perfect location for a relaxing getaway! Our only wish was that they weather was warmer so we could have enjoyed the deck in evening, but we did soak up the sunshine and the beautiful view during the day! The view was stunning and I wish I could wake up and coffee on that porch every day. The house has a lot of historic charm as well, yet is up to date and provides everything you need. We enjoyed a few meals on the gas grill which was a pleasant surprise to see in a rental. We have already recommended this to family members who may be looking to get away in the future. Joyce was also very responsive to any inquiries I had. Thanks for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Heartsworth is full of charm and beautifully decorated. Surrounded by history and nature the views are outstanding. The house itself is very comfortable and well stocked. We spent relaxing moments watching birds and the tides roll in on the deck overlooking Onancock Creek, and strolling along the field out back. Onancock is a very friendly town with a good variety of shops and restaurants. Joyce and Duke were great hosts--we had everything we needed. We will return to Heartsworth cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When I booked our stay at Heartsworth Cottage it was winter and we longed to experience again the warmth and relaxation that my family and I had on our first visit to Heartsworth Cottage in the summer of 2007. Could it still hold the same comforts and welcoming magic of that long ago stay?

Dear Reader the answer is YES! Heartsworth Cottage is a dream, and more than lives up to its description as to the location, layout and amenities. We were greeted by a lovely gift basket, and newly renovated hardwood floors throughout and all the comforts of the well-appointed home that we had remembered - lovely water views from the living room, kitchen, and upstairs master bedroom with its large double window and soaring views of hundred plus year old pines which shade the large multi-level deck that overlooks the creek and that leads down to the private dock where the kayak, paddleboat, and crab trap was waiting...

Owned by The Shannahans, Joyce and Duke, whom we have met twice now obviously love this property, and they also love the town of Onancock. They made certain that we were aware of the local 4th of July Celebration and personally invited us to the Ice Cream Social and band concert at the Gazebo, and they made restaurant recommendations too. We'd forgotten to bring our towels, and Joyce graciously said, "no problem, I'll be right over with some."

My family and I really love this property and asked if the Shannahans would consider selling it and they smiled a knowing smile and demurred. Of course they must be accustomed to guests falling in love with Heartsworth Cottage - that explains the name.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Assateague Island
Car: not necessary

Your will enjoy the birding, biking, canoeing, fishing, crabbing, and kayaking in the area. There are wonderful top notch restaurants in the town, as well as, nifty gift, art and antique shops. Onancock features a performing playhouse and features performances several times a month. There is also a movie theatre. Stroll around town and visit historic Ker Place. Away from the town heading east, you will find miles of sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean. From the wharf in Onancock you can catch the mail boat and have a day excursion to Tangier Island, where you will discover a quaint way of living on an island with no autos. The inhabitants speak with a dialect termed by some as 'Elizabethan English.' There are wonderful golf clubs nearby either at the Country Club or the Arnold Palmer courses in nearby Cape Charles. There are canoes and kayaks for rent and you can also join a guided excursion to discover the alluring creeks and marshes.

Other Activities: crabbing, arrow head hunting, bird watching


Rates & Availability

Onancock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $50

1000 - 1300
May 28 to October 1 - $1300 per week

October - May 27 - $1000/week
Off season there is a $150 daily rate with a three day minimum stay. In season there is a $200 daily rate with three day minimum. Additional deposit for pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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