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Onancock Creek Waterfront Cottage-Premier Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

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:
November 9, 2017


Onancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.


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Onancock Creek Waterfront Cottage-Premier Location
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

A lovely, restful find in Onancock

  • 5 of 5

Heartsworth Cottage is indeed a treasure! We visited at a perfect time---great weather, wonderful smell of autumn in the air, and very quiet. And we agree that, as great as the photos are, they don't capture the charm until you open the front door. The rooms are so comfy and that view to the decks/dock/creek is so inviting. One recommendation: the mattresses are deep, so bring sheets with extra deep pockets.

We found the historic Poulson Place cemetery to be a bonus. While it is quite overgrown, it is worth a visit.

And then there is Onancock, which we agreed would be a perfect setting for a Hallmark Channel movie. It is as quaint as a New England village. We had dinners at Mallards, the Charlotte Hotel, and Bizzotto's and recommend each highly. We stopped by Janet's General Store and Cafe for coffee and it looked like a real breakfast charmer. The town is also a good home base to explore the rest of the VA Eastern Shore; there really is a lot to see and do. Next visit, we need to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Storybook location with a cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We visited Onancock for a family wedding and everyone agreed that we had the best accommodations. The weather was perfect and so we spent lots of time on the deck and dock, and can't wait to come back. The cottage is adorable however the futon in the 3rd bedroom is not comfortable at all. Also, be sure to pack towels and linens as the web site is confusing. After an uncomfortable first night, we had to go buy queen sized sheet sets that we will never use again. :(

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellmore, NY

Thoughtful Details, Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

The Shanahans have thought of everything. The house was even more charming than in the pictures. The house was beautifully decorated, comfortably outfitted and full of character and loving touches.The kitchen and living rooms were comfortable for meals with our family of 4 although we ate out most nights.

We've stayed at many Homeaway rentals over the years, and this house by far, has the most comfortable beds and furniture. The deck and its view of the surrounding trees and creek are one of a kind. We spent a good deal of time reading, crabbing, eating, drinking and making merry out there.

I ran or walked into town nearly every day and our kids loved jumping off the dock and swimming at high tide.

Don't be turned off by any of the negative reviews regarding the cemetery; it is barely visible due to the trees and plants. Besides, who could ask for quieter neighbors? ; ) In fact it's pretty charming and an interesting piece of history.

Joyce put a lovely scrapbook together with information about their love for Onancock, how they built their home and helpful hints for a lovely stay in this special town. Be sure to read through it. She was also wonderful to work with and talk to.

We look forward to returning in other seasons. It's a lovingly cared for, serene retreat. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and adorable! So incredibly peaceful! Took naps each day!!

  • 4 of 5

From our first glimpse until we checked out - it was a wonderful vacation. Setting on the deck and/or dock was so peaceful and the charming cottage was all we hoped for and beyond. Must say I loved the claw footed tub!! Thanks so much for opening your home for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for the glowing review. Joyce and Duke Shannahan
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Beautiful spot to relax on the creek, go crabbing and canoeing, and close to great beaches!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the cottage. For our family of four it was spacious (each kid got a bedroom on the second floor and we stayed in the first floor bedroom) but still had a cozy feel to it. The setting is beautiful, with a huge multi-tiered deck looking out on the creek. We spent two of the days just hanging out and crabbing off the dock. We caught 8 one day, 6 the next, which was enough for a mini-crab feast. We also took out the canoe and the paddleboat on separate occasions, and were lucky enough to join Joyce and Duke on a pontoon ride out to the bay (thanks!). We took a couple trips to the beach, including overnight camping on Assateague Island and a day trip to Chincoteague for the pony swim. Thanks Joyce and Duke for the great spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you as our guests. We really enjoyed meeting and spending time with you. Best regards, Joyce and Duke
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Travelers Rest , SC

Most relaxing vacation we have ever been on

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so wonderful and attentive. The views were just beautiful. It was so relaxing to sit out on the deck and watch the birds and it be so quiet and peaceful. This was a much needed time of rest and to enjoy all God has created. It was also fun watching the deer across from the corn fields. The sunset on the bay was spectacular and the cool breezes on the deck, made us want to stay out there a lot. We also visited the town and everyone was so nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 5.0%

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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