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Wild ponies, Waterfront, access to heated pool, sauna, hot tub

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


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Chincoteague Island House Rental Photos and Description

5br/3ba On Private Road, Daily Visits From A Herd Of Chincoteague Ponies

Nicely decorated rooms. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances and solid surface counter tops. Waterfront deck, weber grill, soaking tub in MBA. 5 bedrooms have 1 king, 4 queens and 1 twin. Hot tub, pool (heated in cool seasons), fitness room, and sauna are available to use at the Refuge Inn, 8 minutes away. All bed linens, starter paper towels, cooler, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrella are included. WiFi, 2 TV's with satellite service. Views of Oyster Bay on the South and salt marsh estuary on the North. Reservations are handled by the Refuge Inn.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jane Wolffe
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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What makes this house unique

Big house off the beaten path on Oyster Bay within view of pasture where Chincoteague Ponies graze. Great for nature lovers and bird watchers!


based on 6 traveler reviews

Wild ponies, Waterfront, access to heated pool, sauna, hot tub
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

The perfect beach vacation if you like nature

  • 5 of 5

Our family has spent many summer vacations on this quiet lane in Chincoteague since the "children" were little. They are now 25 and 32! However, for the past 10 years our travel has taken us out of the country to many other beautiful places. We had the opportunity to go back to Chincoteague this month and we were so happy we did! Our little family has expanded and we could no longer fit comfortably in the Baywatch cottage so we opted for Baywatch North.

What a pleasant surprise! Everything was perfect. It was similar to the cottage, but even better. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for us and every room was so well appointed! Jane didn't miss a detail. We had everything we needed. The kitchen was great, dining room and family room were very comfortable. Breakfast on the deck was lovely and without mosquitos!

The house was spotless and, as a clean freak, I appreciated the new soaps in the bathrooms and new sponges in the kitchen. The kitchen had everything we needed to do a lot of cooking, which my kids like to do.

We thought the Baywatch cottage was great for all those years when the kids were small, but Baywatch North is even better for the grown up family. Thanks, Jane for helping to create our cherished family memories.


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this house !!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable and beautifully decorated in a casual style with many personal touches - the view of Oyster Bay from the deck is gorgeous at all times of the day. The area near the house is perfect for birding and for seeing the ponies from next door who came to visit us several times. There were 5 of us, all adults with well-developed ideas of what a rental house should be like - we all agreed that this house was the ideal and the standard for others to live up to. The upstairs of the house is set up as a good place for kids as well even though we didnt have any with us this time. The owner, Jane, is lovely to deal with and she genuinely wants her guests to be happy and to have a good time. There's a lot to see and do in Chincoteague and the house is well located for getting around easily to different places. Thank you and we will be back !!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for being such a kind and considerate guest. Now that the temps have cooled down Chincoteague Island and Assateague have take on different vibes which attract photographers, bikers, and hikers in addition to the beach combers... Soon the Thorough Glasswort will turn the marshes red and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The service road on Assateague is usually open to cars Thanksgiving week so it is a special time for all! Come back soon!!! Jane Let us know when you want to return
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Pittsburgh Pa

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here with my parents and my sister and her family. We were very happy with the layout of the home. The space worked great for us, my family which includes 2 young boys took the second floor and it was the perfect arrangement. My 3 yr old loved his " new room" that included a tv and table to color at. Perfect for when he was up early to not interrupt the rest of the house. I loved that it was decorated like a home and was welcoming. It really included everything you need. The view of the bay and the horses and ponies that visit were a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for a very positive review! It has been a great summer, one with wonderful guests and very good comments in the house guest book... Great news that the bonus/game/tv room upstairs was appreciated by the youngsters! We thought it would be nice for kids on vacation to have their own space when they needed it! Most kids and adults usually enjoy watching the famous Chincoteague ponies, birds, bunnies and other wildlife from the deck and are pleased that there is free entertainment provided by Mother Nature on this quiet lane..Luckily you were here during the full moon which is always lovely over Oyster Bay, any time of the year. Thanks for leaving the house in such good condition. We hope to see you and your family again soon.....
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Save you hard earned money!

  • 2 of 5

We arrived on Friday, got to this house after driving into town to get the paperwork and keys by 5 pm. Upon entering we were swarmed by mosquitoes and horse flies! We had no Ac downstairs and the unit upstairs was still sitting on the floor, uninstalled. Upon further investigation, all the beds were unmade and we were to make them ourselves. I really do not understand the cleaning fees etc when we had to wait for repair person to get here to look at AC unit that was smashed in on one side and disconnected in places under the house( per service man), unmade beds, hole in wall by front door handle and in master, ant traps everywhere and ants! The dryer never dried clothes and was so loud and after two more days, the service man called back to ask if we still wanted the electrical issues in this house fixed! We had 7 people staying here and you can only have four people downstairs to watch a movie due to such limited, uncomfortable seating. Also under this houses amenities, bikes were no longer available, but not taken off list, and the owner said it was a shared dock, but with no pathway, there was no way to get to it. We scoured the town for fans and fly strips! I would not recommended this place to others. We met the owners brother who was very pleasant and helpful! We have rented through Home Away before, this one is not up to standards.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that Khris U. was disappointed with her recent stay at Baywatch North. I have been in the hotel and guest house rental business for many years and pride myself in offering the best possible accommodations to my guests. All reviews and comments, be they positive or negative, are carefully considered so we can continue to improve our service. In response to Khris's concerns: The optional upstairs A.C. units are installed seasonally and should have all been in- two were in and one out-that was our bad and was corrected within hours of her arrival. The remainder of the HVAC unit was functioning well. We do not charge a cleaning fee. The freshly laundered, complimentary sheets are left folded on the bed as a survey of guest revealed they find this one way to be assured their linens are clean. Many rental houses on Chincoteague follow this same procedure. We did not have a complaint of ants prior to this week in question and I inspected the house on the date of departure and was unable to find any sign of recent problems. Chincoteague is a sea level, salt marsh environment. Sometimes flies and often time mosquitoes (dubbed "The Chincoteague Airforce" by many) are a nuisance on the island. We encourage all guests to use appropriate repellent and to be aware of any open doors or windows. Bikes are available at our family owned bike shop as outlined in our listing. This is the first complaint I've ever received in regards to our furnishings. Previous reviews in this regard have been overwhelmingly positive. I purchase many pieces myself (a good excuse to visit Restoration Hardware!). I also employ a local decorator to assure our rentals are as warm and comfortable as possible. Again, I am deeply sorry that we were unable to meet Khris's expectations. We welcome all comments and concerns as there is always room for improvement. I also do my best to respond to questions from potential renters in a timely manner so please contact me with any questions if you are considering a stay with us in the future. Thank you so much. Jane Wolffe- Owner
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has be visiting Chincoteague Island since 1983, and this was the very best experience yet. This house is spacious, private, well equipped and cozy. All of the appliances are top of the line, and not having to bring sheets, towels, beach towels, a cooler and chairs made packing a breeze. This end of the island is a wildlife oasis - ponies, turtles, rabbits, ducks, geese, osprey and many other birds. It has been remodeled recently and the kitchen and baths (3 of them) are very well done. There is a fabulous deck with a remarkable view and a wonderful place to relax. Chincoteague offers many things to do for all ages. As we vacation with our grandchildren, it was really a bonus to have the use of the pool and its amenities at the Refuge Inn. Dealing with the staff at The Inn and the owner of the house is a delight - helpful and informative. This house offers all the comforts of home...away from home. Thank you so very much, Jane, for a fabulous vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marshall for such a warm and thoughtful review. You have a terrific family and your are welcome back any time!!! There have been quite a few guests's notes of appreciation left at the house but not many Homeaway reviews so it is nice you shared your experience with other potential guests and us!. When we remodeled the Baywatch North from a year round rental to a seasonal rental we set it up as a vacation rental we would like to stay in when we travel. Your experience is exactly what we strived for. The unique scenery and privacy are hard to describe but thanks to you we have a first hand visitor's recommendation to add to our write up on Homeaway. Many thanks for leaving the house in such good condition. The housekeeper always appreciates it. All the best, Jane Wolffe Owner
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Unexpected Surprise

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival to the house it appears small and simple. Once inside you are pleasantly surprised!!! It is beautifully decorated and has top notch appliances(Bosch washer and dryer my all time favorite!!). The pictures do not do it justice.

We have rented at Chincoteague for over 10 years and this is the only rental that includes all the bed linens and towels (bath and beach). I was able to pack sooooo much less this year!! I was also able to do quick wash loads and keep all our towels fresh and clean.

The kitchen is small but well stocked and has plenty of storage for all your groceries. Very clean and newly renovated home.

My husbands and son's favorite part was the fishing on the dock. They caught 3 small sharks and were very excited!!

We had 6 girls and even though there were only 2 bathrooms it wasn't a problem. Plenty of hot water.

All in all you can not go wrong with this rental. You will be pleasantly surprised and very happy with your choice. We ere thrilled. Plenty of room for 11.

Refuge Inn and Jane were very pleasant to deal with and we were so happy that we are returning again this coming weekend with friends from MI.

Gail Van RHee

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a thoughtful, helpful review! We tried to think of everything to make our guests' vacations easy and comfortable, which we prefer when we travel... No worries, no hassles in a clean home surrounded by nature. After months and months of remodel the house is like we like it and a third bathroom, upstairs, is in the works. Thanks for returning so soon from Sept 11-14 and for introducing your friends from MI to the island and Baywatch North! Since you found us on Homeaway originally and are repeat guests we have changed your rate to reflect the Homeaway Special Offer running now through Sept 11: All reservations between now and Nov 20 are discounted 25% discount.. Tell hubby that there are a few more fishing holes we will be happy to point out! Safe travels... Jane Wolffe Property Owner
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Rates & Availability

Chincoteague Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 13 2016 - Nov 17 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Vacation
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Week
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Pony Penning Week
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late summer/Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 12 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 13 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Break
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.3%

Email questions to Jane: or call Refuge Inn at 757-336-5511. All reservations go through the Refuge Inn. Cancellation insurance through a private company is recommended. If reservation is cancelled, the security deposit is forfeited. Dates around holidays may have longer minimum stays and higher rates. Changeover day in the summer is Friday.

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Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All tile shower and floor; next to Bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd full bath is upstairs- oversized shower/nautical detail
  • Full bath off of Master bedroom has a soaking tub and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cozy space downstairs with a view of Oyster Bay.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cottage feel with view of salt marsh estuary to the North.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs, spacious and private.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Another spacious upstairs bedroom with comfortable seating
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , Daybed in Upstairs TV/game room. Pass thru to BR 4 and 5
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs MBR w/view of Oyster Bay
  • Master Bedroom has a view of Oyster Bay, plush king bed, two roomy closets, desk with internet modem, private bath with soaking tub, carpet and high count sheets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Massage Therapist may be available upon request.

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