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Beautiful Waterfront Home. Exquisite Views! Deep Water To Chesapeake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


Minimum Stay
14 nights


Onancock House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms

Wonderful waterfront home on a hill overlooking Onancock Creek, a short 10-min boat ride to the Chesapeake Bay. Golf just 8 miles south. The property is located within walking distance of downtown Onancock, yet is very quiet & private at the same time.

[PLEASE NOTE: Due to family issues, we have been undecided about renting for the 2016 season until recently. We're now willing to consider 14 or more day rentals, but cannot do any shorter term rentals this year. Sorry!

Onancock has multiple fine restaurants, art galleries, live AND movie theaters, great bakery, ice cream shop, general store, fab clothing/gift stores, boating, kayaking, exploration of rich history and much more! It was voted

A true home away from home. Comfortable, casual, and clean. Bring your boat for day excursions on the Chesapeake Bay or stay on land and enjoy the many activities & sight-seeing in the area. This is in a low-key neighborhood, so we want folks who are looking to have a fun and relaxing time rather than a 'party-hardy' experience. Master bath has sunken jacuzzi tub. W/D. All appliances. Satellite TV with all movie channels in Great Room and 2 bedrooms. Free wi-fi access, as well as free local and LD OUTGOING calls (continental USA.) [NOTE: PLEASE click on MORE DETAIL (in blue) below & SEE SPECIAL NOTES re: pricing and quotes!!]

Downtown Onancock: The Town of Onancock is within walking distance and has many fine shops, restaurants, art galleries, a garden shop, post office, movie theater, live theater, churches, a boat ramp, a unique shop for women with natural fiber clothes and gifts, another unique shop with clothes and gifts; and a great coffee shop in a restored old bank building.

You will not be sorry in choosing this wonderful location! It is the best the Eastern Shore has to offer!

**********SPECIAL NOTES (Please Read)**********

1. Pets: Pets will be considered on a PER CASE basis. You are welcome to call and discuss the possibility of bringing your pet. It is not a guarantee. Any pet allowed to come must be totally housebroken, a 'non-chewer', kept off the furniture (except OK to sleep in bed with you - just not lay around on sofa!) You would have to be totally responsible for any damage that might be caused by your pet. ASK!

2. Payments: Rental fees/taxes/cleaning, etc. will be processed via the homeaway payment system. However if any extra guest fees are due (i.e. more than 4 adults-see #3 below) these fees will be accepted via PAYPAL only. For the extra fees on Paypal there's no fee to you provided you pay via your checking account. Credit card payments will incur a small PayPal fee, which we will pass on to you.

3. Rental fees quoted by homeaway when you first inquire are for UP TO 4 adults (18&over) and kids are free. I will send a corrected quote if you have more than 4 adults.

4. We discourage huge groups. Please call regarding your situation if you have more than 8 people total.

5. Please note links to 2 website on this home at very bottom of this page.

More Details

Nell Thomas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2016

About Nell Thomas

This house belongs to property manager Dorothy's mother. Nell is 90 years old, and is a true Southern Belle! We are blessed to be able to help with the cost of her elder care by renting her beautiful home out. When not occupied by renters, any one of Nell's devoted daughters or other family members are there to enjoy all that it has to offer. Due to a recent death in the family, we are only renting this year for 14 or more days.

Why Nell Thomas chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Our property is in the most incredible location. It is also unique in that the original (middle) section of the home was built in the 1920's and is an historic Sears & Roebuck 'kit' home (which, unlike pre-fabs today, was the highest quality possible at the time.)

What makes this house unique

Very private (when in the house you'll feel like you're in a country setting with no neighbors at all) yet you'll be within walking distance to the great town of Onancock. You'll have deep water docking, with easy access to the Bay and will be staying in a beautiful home that is comfortably casual. Plus, you cannot beat the views and sunsets!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Waterfront Home. Exquisite Views! Deep Water To Chesapeake
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home and incredible sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here for a family reunion. Dorothy is such a pleasure to deal with when booking. The house is modern and beautiful and has everything one could want. The sunsets are to die for, and no matter what we were doing, whether antiquing in town or riding bikes or kayaking, we ALWAYS made sure we were back in time to set up some chairs and enjoy the peace and tranquility while enjoying the most spectacular sunsets anywhere. As repeat customers, we always love returning to Onancock and this wonderful home away from home!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house and beautiful location for 3 generations to stay. The home was so spacious we never felt like we were on top of one another. The house was on a quite street end and we didn't even feel like we has neighbors. We would ride our bikes into town every morning for fresh donuts at the Corner Bakery and spend the afternoons crabbing, fishing, or kayaking. The home itself was spotless and fully stocked. Dorothy took care of every detail in her contract and instructions (trash day, leaving procedures, ect.). We were in a central location on the eastern shores for day trips to Chincoteague and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnels. Thank you Dorothy for opening your home to us and allowing us to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Such a pleasant vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a great vacation at this property. The picture of the waterfront is exactly what it shows, a gorgeous location with an outstanding view. The sunsets are amazing. Our family enjoyed crabbing from the dock --then we steamed them and ate right out on the dock by the water. It was a great place to put out our kayaks, which we did in early mornings and at sunset. The home is spacious, and gave our family plenty of opportunities to cook together in the great kitchen as well as have quiet spaces to read, take a nap, or just gaze out at the amazing view. The quaint town of Onancock has plenty of antique shops and galleries to browse through. Don't miss the Corner Bakery -- the donuts are so incredible we got a dozen every day we were there! Ice cream at The Scoop is a must. The owner of this home, Dorothy, was extremely helpful -- such a great host and so kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great house and property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 8. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We brought two boats and the dock worked out great for us and there was plenty of room to park the trailers. We had fun crabbing and fishing from the river and at the end of the day watching the great sunsets. Dorothy was a great host and we hope to stay there again someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Lovely water front rambler with a spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Amazing location, close to town with all the amenities you want. Fully stocked kitchen, all bedrooms have views, a screened in porch and plenty of room for dining. This house is for people who like to spend their time on the water. A warm home that is clean and easy to use. All questions were promptly answered. Walk, kayak or boat to restaurants and town. The marina is around the corner. Located on a quiet dead end street.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Such a tranquil setting!

  • 5 of 5

A small group of friends recently rented this property for a getaway weekend. It was extremely comfortable and well-maintained. The views were just lovely, and we enjoyed the wonderful birds and sunsets! There was plenty of space, and it was a nice balance of being close to town but with the wonderful quiet waterfront setting. Very nice - thank you Dorothy!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

This property is located in the beautiful town of Onancock VA, on the Eastern Shore. Bring your motor/sail boat; kayaks, canoes, fishing gear! There are kayak rentals within walking distance. There are boat charters on both the bay-side and sea-side; rich pre-revolutionary history/buildings; fabulous restaurants, quaint shops, live theatre; weekend movie theatre with affordable tickets, local bakery that beats ANY chain, ice cream shop; nearby 18-hole Golf 8 mi from house; YMCA in area; unique women's clothing stores; art galleries ; high-end kitchen shop with high-end wines; great coffee house; Tangier and Chincoteague Islands nearby. And much more!

Other Activities: Boating (Motor, Sail, JetSki, Canoe, Kayak,PaddleBoat, etc)

Golf: GOING THROUGH THE HOMEOWNER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, golf is available just 8 miles from the rental home at Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Melfa. You would be responsible for green fees, etc. This Golf Course is 'a beautiful and challenging course. Five of the holes border on Taylor Creek and water is in play on 9 of the 18 holes. The course offers a golfer many challenges including the fore-mentioned water, wind, and many narrow, tree-lined fairways. Only measuring 6300 yards from the Championship tees the course plays much more difficult'

In addition to the ESYCC, there are also courses 45 minutes away in Cape Charles VA.


Rates & Availability

Onancock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

IMPORTANT NOTES: 1.Please note there will be a $75/week extra fee for EACH ADULT OVER 4 ADULTS -18 & over (children are free. This extra fee is not shown in pricing above or in homeaway quotes as homeaway would quote the extra $75/week for all children as well!! IF an extra guest does not stay the whole 2 weeks+, then talk to Dorothy re: this. The extra adult fees will be charged separately due to homeaway's lack of options in this case. 2. We do not consider any rental guests without a phone chat with the owner first. 3. Dates are secure when notifies us your deposit is received 4. Sorry, no rental price negotiation as our prices are more than fair already. 5. MONTHLY rentals require an additional $75 cleaning half way through to avoid build up of fingerprints, dust, etc. (Reasonable linens washed is included but not all beds/baths) 6. Please see a generic rental agreement, with cancellation and departure policies, at before making your decision. Thanks!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Onancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , All towels furnished except boat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All towels furnished except boat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , All towels furnished except boat
  • Master bathroom has a sunken Jacuzzi tub for your relaxation, as well as a large separate walk-in shower and double sinks. Other 2 bedrooms downstairs share a standard bathroom with combo tub/shower. Upstairs has a bathroom with shower (no tub.)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Waterview Mstr-Own Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Waterview Shared Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Waterview/Sm/Shared Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs:Waterview; 2 beds; Futon mattress on floor; Bath
  • The master bedroom has a QUEEN bed, ceiling fan, TV with satellite (most channels), striking waterfront view, alarm clock, etc. Next largest downstairs bedroom has a Queen bed, ceiling fan, alarm clock and gorgeous waterfront view. Smallest bedroom has Double bed, ceiling fan, alarm clock, gorgeous view, and doubles as an office (w/office hidden behind double closet doors. Clothes hanging for this smaller bedroom is limited, but still adequate.) The upstairs is one very long room with 2 queens; and a double futon mattress to use on floor, if needed. WONDERFUL VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM!!
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Although in the house or at dock you will FEEL like you have NO neighbors, we ask you be respectful that you do and not create disturbances that would cause them to wish you weren't there. Neighbors are far enough away that you can actually be noisy within the house without disturbing anyone, and can certainly enjoy normal play, laughter, playing games, etc. outside. Just please….. no loud party-screaming-yelling-obnoxious type activities. Thanks! You may smoke on the porch or outside only and must clean all cigarette mess up yourself. Deep water dock: Bring your motor or sailboat! You can use the left dock to keep boat in water. $5/day Public Boat Ramp just 2 blocks away. Explore the Chesapeake Bay! No more than 4 vehicles per rental (excluding boats.) No events please! Other than a couple of people over to visit for a day or meal, etc. We will start you with minimal amenities of these: paper towels, trash bags, toilet tissue, shampoo, liquid or cake soap, a blow-dryer, etc

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