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Karen Christensen

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beautiful Sunsets Over Chincoteague Bay

5 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 8 nights

Overview

Chincoteague Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sunset Cove is an architect-designed home perched on the waterfront in the quiet Smuggler's Cove neighborhood on the northern end of Chincoteague Island. The downstairs living room has a stone fireplace and comfortable seating with views of the water and woodlands. There is one bedroom and bath downstairs and three bedrooms on the second floor, all with water views. The house has been our second home and is furnished with a blend of antiques and comfortable contemporary furniture, with local art and crafts decorations.

Visitors to Chincoteague Island love the location -- even in the busiest times of the summer season, it is quiet and peaceful. Watching the sunset from the deck is a favorite evening activity. There is also a screened porch with table and chairs, off the kitchen. Sunset Cove is a special retreat, perfect for a romantic get-away or family vacation. You will love the 'lookout' on the second floor, with window seats on three sides, overlooking the bay and quiet, wooded neighborhood.

Keywords: Waterfront Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Christensen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Karen Christensen chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Ken and I came to Chincoteague years ago and fell in love with the island. We found Smuggler's Cove and had architect Steven Gantner design a special second home for us. It is now is a favorite family vacation home that we share. We kayak in the Chincoteague Bay, catch blue crabs, bike and enjoy the beach. Spending even a few days here helps us relax and feel like we've had a long vacation. We hate to leave!

What makes this house unique

Sunset Cove is perfect in every season and on any kind of day. There are sunny decks, a shady screened porch, cozy windowseats and lots of room to spread out. The water views are great -- shorebirds, seagulls, and just watching the waves. Even on the occasional rainy day, you can curl up on a sofa, watch a movie or read a book. And the kitchen is designed for people who enjoy cooking with a group -- lots of counterspace!

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. Chincoteague Island, Virginia

This tranquil landfall off Virginia's coast is famed for the feral Chincoteague ponies that roam nearby Assateague Island. Every July since 1925, the Pony Penning and auction floods the town with tourists there to watch the ponies gallop down Main Street. This area is a nature-lover's nirvana all year round, though, with Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Assateague Island National Seashore, home to herons, bald eagles, and woodpeckers. If the weather is keeping you from visiting the birds' natural habitat, the Refuge Waterfowl Museum exhibits extensive wildlife murals, skipjack boat models, and wildfowl woodcarvings by renowned decoy crafters like carver-in-residence Delbert "Cigar" Daisy. Victorian inns and ice cream parlors, clam shacks serving Chincoteague oysters, and beachfront BBQs complete the Norman Rockwell picture.



Tip: Watch rocket launches at the NASA Visitor Center at the Wallops Flight Facility where Science on a Sphere Theatre projects 3-D effects on a suspended six-foot-diameter globe, depicting the moon, Jupiter storms, and Earth as seen by astronauts.
May 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Beautiful Sunsets Over Chincoteague Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Cousins' Gathering for Niece's Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I can’t thank you enough for renting your vacation home to us for the dates we needed it! When we came in the door, our mouths were hanging open with awe! Beautiful inside and out! All the kitchen essentials were there for us, and we all took turns making a great meal.

Everyone who stayed there (cousins, brother) loved the place. We even had the others in the family who were down for the wedding over for dinner and lawn games a couple of times. They loved the place as well. The decks are huge and comfortably laid out. Coffee was taken out there many mornings!

The sunsets at the point were the highlight of the day (evening) and we congregated there to take pictures most nights. I am attaching a picture of the last evening my husband and I were there (Tuesday), as everyone else had left for home before that.

I loved hearing the birds singing in the morning—actually all day! And the different wildlife in the inlet was amazing—I think I saw something different every day. And of course, I took lots of pictures! Birds, turtles, fish—geese with babies, you name it. Guess I don’t have to tell you how special your place is.

We loved the Creamery for ice cream, Gary Howard Seafood for a great take out meal for 14, The Jackspot for great beer and lunch, AJ's on the Creek for tasty seafood and ambiance. We visited Assateague Island for the beach several times, once for a sunrise. The mini-golf courses are challenging and fun! There is no shortage of things to see and do there!

We all talked about coming back to the island, and being at your house again. Of course, I don’t think my husband and I will always get the master bedroom with a door to the back porch!! Everyone has to have a turn with that!

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ginny. We loved it when guests let us know how much they enjoyed our home and what they liked best. We'd love to have you all back!
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Virginia, USA
5

Fantastic 3-Generation Family Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-generation family of 8 had a wonderful week together in this lovely home! We were comfortable and the home provided all of the amenties we could wish for. It really felt like home with art, books, games, and personal touches, not a sterile rental property. We really enjoyed the wildlife -- so many birds, as well as an adorable toad under the house and the incredible privilege of witnessing two female diamondback terrapins laying their eggs in nests just behind the house (we were able to watch through the window so as not to disturb them at their important work). The kids loved the beach on Assateague, the shops in town, and fun activities like mini golf. Our favorite restaurant food came from Island Creamery, Sea Star carryout, and Ray's Shanty on the mainland. My husband and I rode our bikes nearly every day -- the beautiful scenery and flat terrain made it a real pleasure. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sunset Cove! We know all our guests love it, but not everyone takes the time to write about it! And it sounds like all your favorites are the same as ours! Hope you can come back again! Karen and Ken
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New England
5

Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

I'm apprehensive about writing glowing review of this property because I'm afraid that other people will see it and book this house and I'll never be able to get back in again! The house was simply fantastic. Comfortable, beautiful, well stocked. The views are magnificent. Two porches to choose from. Water views. Paddle from the house. Ride to the beach. I think this was the nicest place I have ever rented. This was a kid vacation and the house worked really well - they took over the turret / roost and wouldn't let any adults in! Plus they had lots of space to play outside. Thanks. Really great place.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsburg Pa
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and daughter and I spent a week at this gorgeous property. We were planning a beachfront wedding that weekend with close family. Upon seeing the breathtaking natural dock at the end of the property we contacted the owner- and changed the ceremony to the property! Our guests were marveled at the natural beauty of this spot- after seeing pictures- 2 friends have booked vacations at Chincoteague! This house was truly amazing- We often found ourselves not wanting to leave the back deck!!!! We cannot wait to return to Sunset Cove- and plan to many many times!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hendersonville, NC
5

Fantastic house and property!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house on a breathtaking piece of property! The sunsets were incredible. The kayaking around the property was awesome. We paddled straight from the house... seeing eagles, salt marshes, the bay and sunsets...one week of heaven! The view from every room is beautiful and the upstairs "roost" was so much fun to watch the beautiful surroundings. Everyone had a week to remember and brought back fantastic photographs! We'll be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge
Ray's Shanty
"This is our "go-to" place for fresh shrimp and hush puppies. They don't get better anywhere! "
Island Creamery
""Marsh Mud" (triple chocolate ice cream) is the BEST! Although coconut, java, almond joy ....."
Car: necessary

Chincoteague is known for its fishing and oysters, in addition to being the access point for the National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, home to the wild ponies made famous in 'Misty of Chincoteague.' More recently, Wallops Island just south of Chincoteague has become an active launch site for space vehicles, including the spectacular launch of LADEE on September 7, 2013.

The quiet location of Sunset Cove is perfect for families, couples and those interested in a slower paced getaway.

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Rates & Availability

Chincoteague Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Pony Penning 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
8 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
End of Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

Sunset Cove is located in the quiet neighborhood of Smuggler's Cove. The homeowner association rules require a ONE-WEEK minimum rental year round. You will want to stay as long as you can! Rates in the fall are heavily discounted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room on first floor - toilet , sink
  • Even the bathrooms are decorated with local artist work!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor Master bedroom with deck access and full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor bedroom with water views to the north
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor bedroom with private deck access/water views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor bedroom with private deck access/water views
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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