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Roaming ponies, Waterfront: Access to Pool, hot tub, sauna,fitness

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Chincoteague Island House Rental Photos and Description

Main living space 3/2, sleeps 7 and additional mother in law apt, 2/1 sleeps 4.

Baywatch House is a waterfront home ideally suited for a Chincoteague Island vacation. There are two options when renting this home. One is to rent only the main living space, 3 BR and 2 Baths for the rates given in the charts and a second option is to add the mother in law apt, 2BR 1 Bath, for an extra $950 for the week. Call for more details about the apt if you need more than 3 bedrooms or have more than 7 people. Although Baywatch House on Leonard Lane is quiet and relaxing, it is a short 8 minute drive to most of what Chincoteague has to offer. Some of the famous Chincoteague Ponies graze just outside the split rail fence surrounding the yard. Geese, ducks, ospreys, shorebirds, songbirds, bunnies, and deer frequent the area.

Main living area - Central AC/heat. Wood floors, walls of windows and glass doors throughout the house.

Waterfront great room layout for the living room and kitchen with dining area.. Open and airy. stone fireplace, skylight, comphy chairs and sofa, satellite TV. DVD and CD players, DVD's and books, multiple custom built storage areas.

Waterfront Kitchen: Well stocked with everything we could think of for cooking most any type of meal. Custom built ,shaker style maple cabinets, solid surface countertop and double sink, all stainless steel appliances, Jenn Air gas downdraft stove, full sized refrig with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes, flatware, glasses, stemware, bakeware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, seafood steaming pot, kitchen towels and sponges, detergent for handwashing dishes and dishwasher.

Large enclosed porch with walls of windows and glass doors, facing the north and the salt marsh estuary, adjacent to the living room. Dining table, and seating up to 8 and a pair of nice high back wicker chairs to read or work.

Also off the living room, facing south, is a 50'+ deck with lounge chairs, sofa and dining area. The dining area is within view of the wonderful sunsets to the west and waterfront to the south.. Weber grill with all the tools provided.

Main living space: There are 3 bedrooms: Master Waterfront bedroom has a comfortable king bed with 2 closets and private bathroom with a walk in shower & 6' soaking tub. Waterfront Bedroom #2 has a comfortable queen bed and direct access to a Jack and Jill bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Salt Marsh Estuary View Bedroom #3 has a queen bed & twin daybed with direct access to Jack and Jill bathroom shared with BR #2. Nice bed linens, towels, washcloths, hair dryers and bath soaps are provided.

Oversized Washer & Dryer with laundry detergent are located on the ground floor.

Wireless Internet

Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler are provided.

Additional rooms in the mother in law apt are available for an additional charge, only available to rent to the family renting the main living space.. It includes 2 more sleeping areas, including one room with a king bed and the other with two twins, a small kitchen, dining area and seating area on a large porch.

Baywatch House includes use of the dock located in front of the house on Oyster Bay. A special amenity is the use of the pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room located at The Refuge Inn, 8 minutes away.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane Wolffe
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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Why Jane Wolffe chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Baywatch House is located on Leonard Lane, one of the most serene, beautiful places on the island to live and visit. It is a private road with several beautiful homes, all on the water. Even though the home was built in 1986 as a private residence, over the last 15 years it has been completely remodeled by the original owners, who own and operate the Refuge Inn on the island. Master carpenters were hired to create this unique coastal style waterfront home.surrounded by nature.

What makes this house unique

Access to home is by private road with no through traffic. Spacious custom built home is adjacent to Oyster Bay, pony pasture and salt marsh estuary. Professionally decorated. Guests have use of a pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room, 7 minutes away. Description of the house is for the upstairs only but the downstairs also can be added to the rental for an extra charge creating another 1700 square feet to enjoy.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Roaming ponies, Waterfront: Access to Pool, hot tub, sauna,fitness
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My extended family enjoyed a fabulous week at Baywatch House. The views of the Bay were so beautiful. Do yourselves a favor and watch the sunrise. We had ponies in our backyard. The boat dock was perfect for crabbing{ which we did}, and fishing . The interior was so pretty,and decorated perfectly. Every piece of decor was lovely.We will return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gretchen, Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us and future guests....It is always nice to know what we are doing right and how we can improve. Most of all, reviews help other travelers learn more about the house and area which helps them decide where to spend their precious vacations... Hopefully you and your family caught some of those big crabs off the dock in front of the house. It was a great year for crabbing! Safe travels and return any time.....
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Lancaster County, PA

Quiet Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

I cannot give enough praise to the owner of this house! She was more then accommodating... Letting us stay one night at the hotel which included breakfast when the weather did not allow us access to the home on the first night, bringing over kitchen supplies to allow us to cook fresh crabs and bake a dessert, and giving us access to a family dock a few houses down when ours was a little too wet to get to. Very grateful!

The house itself was beautiful, nicely decorated, had all the essentials, and was clean!

The area this house is located on the island allowed us front row access to the ponies! Many island visitors (as we learned from travelers on a boat tour) only get to view the ponies from afar if at all. At this house we had 2-4 ponies roaming and grazing in the front and back yards every day! One was even face to face with us on the front doorstep! We all really enjoyed them and the entire trip!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a wonderful review.... We appreciated your family's patience and resilience in the face of high tides and an impending hurricane. Most families might have changed their dates but having made the most of it obviously resulted in a positive vacation for your outgoing and adventurous family. Catching that many crabs in an hour or so was a big surprise to me so now we can tell folks that catching crabs near the house in October is possible. October is my favorite time of the year on the island when the air is crisp, the temperatures pleasant, and the marsh grass highlighted with Thorough Glasswort. Glad the ponies decided to frequent the grazing areas near the house while you were there. They are always a welcome sight even when we see them every day! Hopefully you and your family will return soon. Life is good on Chincoteague....
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Very nice house for a large family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful house in a great location. We had the upstairs and downstairs for 6 adults and 2 kids. The kitchen was well stocked and it was nice that beach chairs and boogie boards were available for use. The only negative was that the beds weren't made and some sheets were missing when we arrived. However, Jane responded promptly with additional sheets. She also brought replacement light bulbs for a couple of burned out lamps.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stewartstown, Pa. USA

Excellent Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home today. We have a family of 11. The house was everything we hoped. We had a wonderful vacation with plenty of room for everyone. Very clean and beautiful views from every window . Peaceful and relaxing at the house with plenty of entertainment minutes away. We were all talking about booking for next year. Truly a wonderful vacation home. Thank You for a wonderful vacation and starting new memories !

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda, We really appreciate your family's great energy and for leaving the house is such good condition. And thanks so much for writing this review as it helps future guests know more about the area and the house and validates the descriptions I provided for Homeaway, vacationrentals, and VRBO. Hopefully you will be able to decide soon when you want to return in 2016 as we are taking reservations for next summer already. Please relay our thanks to your family for taking care of the house for the future guests! All the best, Jane Wolffe Owner
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Comfortable and beautiful house fully stocked

  • 5 of 5

The house is in upper Chincoteague. We have elementary-age children and this house is perfect for them. It had plenty of outdoor space for running around and exploring the Channel which is only a few inches deep during low tide and maybe up to a foot or so during high tide. So, it was also safe. The house was very clean. The house was very clean. I will say it was very clean. Since the owners of the house also own a hotel, they know how to stock it. It lacked only two small things...shampoo and a vegetable peeler. We bought and left a vegetable peeler. I was subsequently told that VRBO's do not provide shampoo, but it in our past experiences they do, so we were not prepared with our own shampoo. However, it was a very small inconvenience and when we asked the hotel that is affiliated with the house, they provided enough for us to get through the first few days. Everything in the house worked well except for some lightbulbs which need changing. Probably, I could have called the hotel about this and they would have replaced the bulbs, but, we were too busy on the island that I didn't have time. We survived just fine. We also used the gym at the hotel one morning. The house is a great size for a small family or two families. Each family may have its own level and its own kitchen and its own outdoor deck space. If you don't want the lower level, you can just rent the upper level and know that nobody will use the lower level. It is a great arrangement. The curtains were darker than at other VRBO's, so that helped block the morning sunlight a bit. I prefer roll-down shades and blackout curtains, but I have not found those at any VRBO. This house (Baywatch House) has thicker curtains than most and has plantation blinds. The beds are comfortable. It is quiet. You get to see ponies outside of your deck because neighbors living nearby own horses and let them roam in a fenced-in area near your rental. There is an oyster shell bed at the base of the dock that seems suspiciously-placed there for our children to enjoy. There is a hose to clean off your car after a day at the nice beach. So many things worth experiencing on the island....the Pony Center Pony Show for smaller children, Queen Hive Farm horseback riding lessons on Morgans, NASA Wallop's Island Visitor Center, Assateague Wildlife and Refuge Visitor Center, Assateague Beach (Tom's Cove) Visitor Center, Chincoteague Museum (excellent), Pocomoke's Discovery Center, Island Creamery (best ice cream

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a wonderful review and we really appreciate it as it helps us know what we are doing right and wrong! Reviews are also helpful to future guests as they usually explain many little things we do not think to put in the description. Baywatch House, after two years as a vacation rental, has never received a review, so it is especially nice to receive such a positive one. Many thanks to you and your family for caring for the house as it was your own...Our housekeepers appreciated the multiple comments about the cleanliness! I emphasize cleaning the House thoroughly and it helps that they do not have multiple homes to clean that day. Have great summer! Jane Wolffe Owner
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Cape May Lewis Ferry
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Captain's Cove
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Norfolk, Va
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bill's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Assateague Island
Car: necessary

This beautiful waterfront property is located on the island of Chincoteague VA. Although the island is small, it is a nature lover's paradise and very family friendly. It is adjacent to Assateague Island National Seashore, which boasts one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast and is home to the famous Chincoteague Ponies. Coastal Living magazine recently named Chincoteague the Happiest Town in the USA. There are numerous local activities such as boating, fishing, birding, bicycling, beachcombing, as well as many art galleries, decoy carver studios, unique shopping, fabulous restaurants, and access to local fresh seafood.

The Town of Chincoteague provides public access to waterfront parks which include docks for fishing and boat launching, a children's playground, tennis courts, a skateboard park, covered pavilions for group picnics, and several picnic tables at each park.

The Chincoteague Cultural Allianceand the Chincoteague Island Theatre Group sponsor top notch, entertaining art related events throughout the year.

Some of the festivals such as the Seafood Festival in May, Pony Penning and Swim in July, and Oyster Festival in October bring thousands of visitors so book your rentals early for those....

Other Activities: miniature golf, unique shopping, fine dining, birding, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Chincoteague Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer HIgh Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pony Penning
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 11.3%

Rates above are for 3BR/2BA 1700 s/f main house.. Upon request, homeowner will rent the mother in law apt for an add'l $950/wk. to the same family renting the main house. The apt has a small kitchen,LR, DR, 2 BR, 1 BA and large porch.
Cancellation fee is $250. Full Refund will be on made on remaining amounts paid if cancellation was requested at least one month prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill style bathroom shared by two bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom has a 6' Jacuizzi soaking tub and lg shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd BA is the mother in law apt: rents with 4th and 5th BR
  • Third bathroom is available if also renting mother in law apt..
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , BR 4 and 5 are in the mother in law apt/ add $950/wk ext
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , BR 4 and 5- mother- in- law apt -add'l rent $950/wk
  • House can be rented as a 3BR/2BA,( 1700 s/f) or add mother in law apt (1300 s/f) to make it a 5BR/3BA. If the apartment is needed there is an additional fee of $950 plus tax per week, which is not included in the Homeaway instant quote.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping is provided upon checkout and is included in the rate. Massage Therapist could be arranged subject to availability.

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