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Waterfront Home on Pungotegue Creek with private Dock, A/C, internet, Pets ok

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Circa 1895 completely renovated home 4 bedroom 3 bath with its own dock!!

This is a 4BR 3 bath waterfront home in the historic town of Harborton. The house is a circa 1895 original home which has been completely renovated and lovingly updated in 2001...think Coastal Living Magazine!

The property is on Pungoteague Creek minutes from the open Chesapeake, at the end of a private road on almost one acre. There are water views from almost every room that are bright and airy with a screened in porch to enjoy relaxing meals and an open deck for the picturesque views including your own DOCK!! With a 2 car garage, separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer, living room, dining room that seats 8 comfortably and the great room with gas fireplace that adjoins the fully equipped kitchen, this is NOT A BARE BONES RENTAL. Harbor Haven has been furnished for every comfort and convenience, including central A/C and high speed internet. Linens are provided including beach towels. The Master Bedroom has a fantastic view, king size bed, en suite bath with walk in closet and its own deck. There are 3 other guest bedrooms. The first 2 bedrooms have queen beds the 3rd has 2 twin beds. One of the guest bedrooms is on the first floor with it's own bath, perfect for someone elderly or who has difficulty with stairs.The home easily accommodates 8. There is plenty of parking with 2 large driveways. We also recently added high speed wireless internet!!

Enjoy star gazing from the hot tub, or go exploring with the bicycles or kayak provided. Harborton is a quiet , safe and friendly town and has it's boat ramp, but if you feel the need to venture out, the home is 10 minutes away from Onancock for great restaurants, galleries, antique shops and a movie theater. Harborton is 1/2 hour south of Chincoteague for the Annual Pony Swim, and the Wallops Island NASA visitors center and museum. We are 1/2 hour north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. There is plenty of water, even at low tide for your boat. Our home is about a mile from the open Chesapeake! The Eastern Shore is only 3 hours from the DC metro area, but a lifetime away...truly a step back in time! If you are looking for a slice of heaven and looking to decompress from the stresses of everyday life or for a great getaway with family or friends this is the place for you!

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Pete Messick, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Pete Messick, Property Manager

We are from Cape May County New Jersey. We have our own business which takes all of our time in the summer. We have decided to offer our unique home for rental to allow our guests to see why we love Harborton and the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Pete Messick, Property Manager purchased this house in 2001

Why Pete Messick, Property Manager chose Harborton

Coming from the Jersey Shore, we tire of the crowds during the summer and wanted a getaway which would provide respite for off season visits. This house seemed to fit all of our wishes, a secure location, fabulous view, a unique home with a real Coastal Living vibe. It is the polar opposite of our shore towns, which is what we were looking for....a place to relax and decompress

What makes this house unique

Although this is an older home, it is completely renovated with all the modern conveniences. We've kept the décor light and bright to offer a coastal flair. It's large enough to accommodate a houseful of family and friends, yet cozy enough when it's just the 2 of us!


Harborton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Each bedroom has an alarm clock.


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Waterfront Home on Pungotegue Creek with private Dock, A/C, internet, Pets ok
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Nice house -- no technology

  • 2 of 5

The house is very nice and comfortable with a beautiful view of the water. There is a downstairs master with a full bathroom that was great for grandma. There is a rule in the fine print that you can only download or stream between the hours of 2 am and 8 am. What they don't tell you is that even during the day, the wifi is too weak to make a phone call and even texting is sketchy. With no wifi calling, no land line, and no cell service in the area, we were completely isolated. When we arrived the water was turned off, and I had to drive to a relative's house to call the realtor to get it turned on.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you had inconvenience during your stay. We keep the water off during the winter to avoid freeze ups. It was an oversight and it should have been turned on prior to your arrival and we apologize. Unfortunately the technology available to us as homeowners is limited on the rural Eastern Shore. We have added satellite TV and internet at considerable expense to make guests stay more convenient. Unfortunately there is no national service (ie Comcast) that makes unlimited wi fi available. Keep in mind this is a rural area and services are limited. There are some technologies that are being proposed and we will immediately subscribe when they become available. We personally have Verizon and for the most part can call and definitely send & receive texts.. I suppose cell service depends on each guest's cell carrier but we would explore adding a land line in the future for emergency purposes. I'm glad you enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the house. It's really meant to be a retreat of reconnect with beauty and nature and to enjoy outdoor activities. It has been for us and for our prior guests. Hope to see you again for another visit in the future!
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Asheville, NC

Peaceful and totally relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at this warm and welcoming home. We found the home to be spotless, COMPLETELY equipped kitchen and conveniently located a very short walk to the bay. We really spent a lot of time enjoying the screened porch also. The location is also convenient for day trips. The neighbors are very friendly but the area and home remained very quiet and peaceful for our entire stay.

The house is very large and since there were only two of us, we had plenty of room to get lost :-). We found the home so welcoming and peaceful we feel that we have found another great hideaway on the Eastern Shore.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haddonfield, NJ

Beautiful waterfront vacation...a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Home was exactly as described, everything needed to make the vacation memorable was provided to us. Property manager and owners were great, and the home made for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing house for a busy week

  • 5 of 5

We had a work week on the Eastern Shore and found this house for all of our co-workers. The house was perfect! The manager, Pete, was very helpful and made our stay absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay in this home.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was perfect. It has everything you need and more. The walk thru the small town was delightful. The home offers all the comforts of home. We will definitely recommend this home to our friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My family, friends and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home which was very comfortable. The area was quiet and the few people we met were very friendly. The house had an abundance of room both inside and out. The rooms were all spacious and the views were beautiful. Due to the fact that the house holds as many people as it does and the store is not a quick ride a second refrigerator would have been wonderful to have as we made numerous trips to get ice but other than that we loved the waterfront access and spent most of our time outside enjoying the beach and surrounding islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. My husband and I enjoy quiet weekends, and although we sometimes have quests, it's often just the 2 of us, so no additional refrigerator space is needed. We do however, have an extra freezer in the garage and will be sure to make that available for future guests! I appreciate your feedback. It's guests suggestions and comments that help us make improvements to the property to enhance our guests vacation. Thanks again and hope to see you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Accomack County Airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 13
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Cedar Island seaside on the Eastern Shore by Boat
Car: necessary

Since this property is waterfront, certainly most of the activities are water related, You can swim, boat fish, crab and kayak right from the dock in the backyard, If you have your own boat, the open Chesapeake is only a mile away for exploring the many creeks, awesome sunset cruises and world class striper fishing, You can launch your boat right from the quality boat ramp in town or trailer to the seaside to flounder fish in Wachapreague considered the "Flounder Capital of the World" or launch on Folly Creek and visit Cedar Island one of the many unspoiled, natural barrier islands.

The Eastern Shore is a nature lovers paradise...enjoy the varied wildlife, go birdwatching or the many hiking trails. Harborton is a safe, friendly town and perfect for children to bike and play outside on the expansive lawn. If you must venture out of town, Onancock is a short 10 minute drive and boasts restaurants, galleries, antique shops, ice cream parlors , coffee shops and a movie theater. Go by boat and retrace the voyage taken by Capt John Smith during his exploration of the Chesapeake,

Chincoteague is 30 minutes away. This quaint resort town has access to the Assategue National Seashore for a beautiful beach and nature trails to see the world famous wild ponies. If you visit in July, you can take part in the Annual Pony Swim Festivities.

On the way to Chincoteague, be sure to stop and visit the NASA visitors center at Wallops Island. Schedule your visit to coincide with a rocket launching and your wont be dissappointed to this awesome spectacle!

Harborton is 2 hours south of the Cape May Lewes Ferry which connects New Jersey to the Delmarva Penninsula and 40 minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A day trip to Virginia Beach is well worth it for the beautiful vistas from the Bridge

There is a Walmart, CVS and food stores only 10 minutes away on Rt 13 for any necessities.

There are several wineries dotted along Route 13, historical museums, tours of historic homes, garden walks, antique shops, and seafood festivals galore!

.Visit for some great information about the area!



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.3%

Off season Holiday rates: Thanksgiving $1,600/week Christmas/New Years $1,600/week

50% is payable at time of the booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to check in

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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