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Elegant Waterfront Retreat, Elevator, Breathtaking View, Close to Town Center

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Directly On Chincoteague Channel Overlooking Chincoteague Bay

The Moorings North is an unique architecturally designed luxury 5 bedroom home in the heart of Chincoteague Island, VA. The house is elegantly decorated and has mesmerizing panoramic views of Chincoteague Bay. It is conveniently located in walking distance to small shops, a coffee house, and restaurants.

This upscale home is an ideal waterfront vacation spot for families as well as for couples who are seeking a romantic getaway.

Be our guest at Moorings North and enjoy your vacation in a beautiful setting with nearby award winning beaches and wildlife refuges.

Two-story porches grace the front of this dynamic house custom designed for your comfort by local architectural designer Richard Vesely. You will enter a tiled, light filled two-and-a-half story high entrance hall with a grand staircase, and French chandelier. Ascending the stairs, you’ll be delighted along the way by the views to the water from three towering windows, or take the convenient windowed elevator to the living level on the upper floor.

With the reverse floor plan the upper level is the main living level including the great room with beverage bar, kitchen, master bedroom, and a full bathroom.

Arriving in the great room, you’re sure to notice the ravishing Brazilian Tigerwood flooring, but your eye (and your heart) will quickly be drawn to what you’re here for: a wall of nine windows will open up sweeping views of sun-diamonds dancing on the sparkling waters of Chincoteague Bay. Stunning, simply stunning!

The great room is combined with the dining area and an open concept luxury kitchen, which invites you to entertain yourself, your family and your friends. The towering cathedral ceiling in the great room will give you a sense of space and open feeling on hot summer days as well as a cozy atmosphere by the gas fireplace during your relaxing winter vacation. You’ll enjoy preparing locally caught seafood in the fully appointed gourmet kitchen. Two ovens, warming drawer, microwave, dishwasher, granite counter tops and more are waiting for you. While some gather around the large screen plasma TV on the fireplace wall, one or two may prepare drinks at the Carrara marble beverage center.

The spacious tile-floored kitchen with its cherry cabinets and granite counter tops is sure to be a popular spot to entertain. There is plenty of room to pitch-in for cocktail and canapé, or prepare a delicious supper of fresh seafood purchased at the town dock.

Everyone will gravitate to the welcoming French country dining table centered under the gentle glow of the Provincial iron chandelier. Notice, too, how the dining area floor of Mexican Travertine is set into the hardwood flooring.

While the house has two climate control systems, there will be days when you will want to open the French doors leading from the dining area to the columned, covered Gazebo-in-The-Sky: outdoor relaxation sublime high above the sparkling waters. Here, it’s likely you will linger (probably everyday) while the sky turns indescribable shades of magenta and crimson-orange as the timeless sun descends into the welcoming bay. In this amazing outdoor living space you’ll find a gas grill to bring even your cooking outdoors.

Up an intriguing spiral stair from the Main Level is the Tower-Hide-Away with two additional twin beds, just right for the young, and the young-at-heart. The view from the highest point of the house over the waters are indeed again breathtaking. Tower guests shares bath on Main Level.

At the end of your day on Assateague Island’s pristine ocean beach (or perhaps you climbed to the top of the lighthouse?) you’ll be ready to enjoy a great night’s rest in your private quarters on the Lower Level. Because there are two richly carpeted master suites, each equally tasteful decorated rooms with king-size bed, granite top make-up vanity, walk in closet, full tiled bathroom with separate tub, and walk in shower, perhaps there won’t be any trouble over ‘who-gets-to-sleep-where’.

A word about the bathrooms: one has a large Kohler soaking tub, the other one has a Kohler whirlpool tub for two. Did we mention that each of these suites has a private balcony over the water?

On this level there’s a room with two twin beds, and an ensuite bath with water view window in the shower.

As many of the houses on the coastline Moorings North is elevated, which will give you extra storage space on a partially enclosed ground level as well as a Weber charcoal grill and direct water access. Tie your up to 65’ long boat up in deep water at our bulk-headed dock right there. Catch your all time fresh crabs and fish right from the dock. How much fun will it be for children and grown-ups to provide your seafood dinner right from the water in front of your vacation residence? You hardly want to leave your vacation spot right on the water of Chincoteague Channel, but in case you would like to spend a day at the beach, we’ll provide beach chairs, sun umbrella and boogie boards for you. When you come back from a beautiful day on the beach, enjoy the convenience of an outdoor shower. From the ground level there is an elevator entrance handy for handling luggage and bringing in the groceries. This elevator makes all floors handicapped accessible.

Still some energy left? Take one of the bikes and explore the many attractions Chincoteague Island has to offer.

We will do whatever is in our hands to make your vacation time at Moorings North exceptional, comfortable, and unforgettable. We welcome you to our well-loved home on Chincoteague Island!

More Details

Claudia and Claus Grill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Claudia and Claus Grill

After a couple of visits to the island we absolutely fell in love with Chincoteague. We, the 'Grill-Family', were always looking for beautiful relaxing locations, to spend time with the kids on the beach, at the same time having the most quiet and friendly environment to reenergize from our busy life. We found it with Chincoteague Island and were entranced with the beauty, the 'million dollar views' and the friendliness of the people on this island.

So when we started looking for houses, we did it with a spirit of it being our second home and not a business investment primarily. We have very high standards of excellence and customer satisfaction with an overarching desire to make our guests feel like home. We believe in the importance of personal touch and caring in all we do. That's why we also decided to manage the property personally, knowing the local staff maintaining the house and being in direct contact with our guests. The Moorings North was the perfect fit for us: Beautifully furnished with unbelievable views, luxurious look & feel. We are committed to constantly further upgrading this already beautiful high end home and are proud to share it with you.

Claudia and Claus Grill purchased this house in 2014

Why Claudia and Claus Grill chose Eastern Shore Virginia

Chincoteague Island is one of the last remaining true East Coast fisherman's village. The atmosphere is truly unique. The Moorings North is an unique architecturally designed luxury 5 bedroom home in the heart of Chincoteague Island. The house is elegantly decorated and has breathtaking panoramic views of Chincoteague Bay. It is conveniently located in walking distance to small shops, a coffee house, and restaurants.

This upscale home is an ideal waterfront vacation spot for families as well as for couples who are seeking a romantic getaway. Be our guest at Moorings North and enjoy your vacation in a beautiful setting with nearby award winning beaches and wildlife refuges.

What makes this house unique

The Moorings North sleep comfortable 10 guests, all in beds, no sleeper sofa. The size of the house also can easy accommodate your party of 10. But with the unique architectural design it also offers to be the perfect vacation home for a romantic getaway. The main level offers all what you are looking for as a couple. The breathtaking views from the great room as well as multiple balconies will allow you to make unforgettable memories. This house will provide perfect location as well as all luxuries amenities you can wish for.


Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 in Bedroom Suite 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 in Bedroom Suite 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 on Main Level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 in Twinbed Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom Suite 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom Suite 2 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Tower-Hide-Away - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3 in total): Two private master suites on second level, each with private balcony directly overlooking Chincoteague Channel. Third large king bedroom on same floor as main living area. Twin Beds (4 in total):One twin bedroom ensuite on second level and two twin beds in Tower-Hide-Away which is accessible via spiral staircase
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bulkheaded Deep Water Boat Tie-Up just steps from the back door. Bring your boat!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Elegant Waterfront Retreat, Elevator, Breathtaking View, Close to Town Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Terrific place with tremendous hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house over New Year's Eve and it was exactly as hoped/advertised. The house layout maximizes its fantastic views. Inside, it is well appointed with respect to furniture, kitchen, electronics, you name it! Not to mention that we walked in the door to a gift basket tailored directly to the children on our trip (by name). You couldn't ask for more friendly, thoughtful and accommodating hosts. We enjoyed the house so much that we have already started planning our return next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed and family, we very much enjoyed having you and your family in the home over New Year’s Eve. Actually we all were a little homesick for the island, because we usually spend New Year’s Eve there and celebrate with friends. We weren’t able come and stay in our home this year; all the more we enjoyed hearing about your time on the island. We admire you for conquering the weather and going out for a boat ride. Brave, but for sure an event your family made memories. We can’t wait to have you all back!
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Fabulous winter retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped kitchen, great gas fireplace, beautiful views. A wonderful place to spend Christmas with family.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and family, we are so happy to hear that you felt good about spending your Christmas days at Moorings North. We enjoyed having you and hope you will come back again.
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Perfect family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Moorings North was PERFECT for our Thanksgiving week family reunion. The bedroom suites with their own bathrooms allowed the four families to each have their own private areas while the expansive kitchen-dining-living area was large enough for visiting and meals. We’ve always been to Chincoteague in the summer but Moorings North was great in the fall, especially the fire pit overlooking the channel on the chilly nights. Looking forward to a return. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to hear that you all had a good time during your special family get-together. We truly enjoy sharing the home with wonderful families like yours. You made my day when you mentioned that you actually used the fire pit end of November. Way to go! Thank you for staying at Moorings North - come back any time!
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Beautiful home with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed during Veteran's Day weekend with a group of friends for our annual trip. The house did not disappoint. The house was very welcoming, comfortable, spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. From the comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, AMAZING views, outdoor patio, fire pit, bicycles, and iPad, we had everything we needed for a comfortable weekend. And the elevator was a huge help for bringing in all the bags. The location to the shops was perfect, and not too far to walk or ride the bikes. I would definitely stay at Moorings North again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Maria, for your kind feedback. It has been a pleasure working with you and I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay. You must have been busy during your weekend! Thanks again and we would love to have you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, this house was absolutely amazing! We stayed here for a family trip recently, the adults and the kids loved the amazing view and being able to fish off the dock. It's very close to everything (being on a small island). And they were so nice as to leave a little care package for the kids on the day of arrival, which was such a sweet unexpected surprise! And of course the house itself! Each bedroom has its own bathroom (besides the attic), which was so convenient for each set of adults, and the kids loved having the attic as a little hideaway. The place was absolutely fantastic. Claudia was just lovely to work with in preparing for the trip, and just so helpful and thoughtful throughout. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jen, it had been a pleasure from A to Z communicating with you and your family. We love having families like yours in the home. Moorings North feels home to us and we are thrilled when we can share it with guests like your family. We are thrilled that you had a good experience and enjoyed your stay on the small island of Chincoteague. Come back any time!
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Once Again - Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to this wonderful house and truly can't say enough positive things about it. This is our 4th time staying and our second time with these particular owners. Nothing overlooked on their part and the process of booking etc is seamless. So many nice touches as in the past and this year the addition of an outdoor shower and fire pit as well as new landscaping and separate area for bikes and beach chairs. We are already looking forward to 2017. Thank you so much for making our family get together a special one.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, thank you for your kind feedback. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your vacation so much that you are planning on coming back again. So good to hear that you like the newest addition to the home. The waterfront is one of the most attractive feature of the location and we wanted our guests to be able to enjoy it to the fullest. We are looking forward to having you back in 2017. Thank you!
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Rates & Availability

Chincoteague Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Pony Swim
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.3%

During High Season (summer) we offer weekly rentals only. Turnover day is Sunday.

Receive 2.5% discount when paying with personal check.

Couples and returning guests will be treated with discounted rates as well.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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