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Recent Eastern Shore reviews

  • Tranquil hideaway on the cozy island of Chincoteague

    "My husband and I rented the Island Bliss in June 2014. The pictures on here don't do it justice. Affordable, clean, well appointed rental with plenty of book reading areas - on the front porch, living room, the sun room, the back deck next to the pool. The pool was a popular hang out for us. The house is sizeable, we didn't even need to use the upstairs. Couple tips - bring an HDMI cord to hook your laptop up to the tv to watch Netflix. We brought our own kayaks - if you paddle the opposite direction of the lighthouse, you'll see the ponies. Tip: the mosquitos in the hiking areas on Assateague are --immune-- to bug spray. The beach there is quite nice though. Bathroom facilities, close parking and the bugs are not a bother by the ocean. Daisy Cruises offers luxury pontoon boat tours to see the dolphins and ponies and we took the Fish Tales 2-hour fishing trip and caught a shark! Island Creamery has some to die for ice cream. And downtown, there is a ton of art shopping available. We had plenty of relaxation time and activities to do on the island. The house made for a perfect basecamp."
    Guest: Budget_Explorer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Laid back vacation

    "This older cottage is accurately described in the listing, very simple, no frill, so cozy and well organized. Chincoteague is just so laid back and this cottage totally represents that atmosphere. The price is great, we went with extended family and friends and the kids had a blast bunking in the upstairs room. The owner, Ellen, is extremely responsive and answered all our questions. We had an awesome time in this simple, lovely and comfortable cottage and we will definitely be coming back. Be sure to bring your own towels and linens so you don't have to wait to wash and dry theirs upon departure. It can take a while to wash and dry that many sheets. I would recommend to families and friends."
    Guest: Heike Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Our Summer Vacation!

    "We just got back from our stay at Island Breeze! It was clean and cozy! We've rented through VBRO before and sometimes you dont know what you are walking into. It was the perfect little cottage. Loved the furnishings and style. And thank god for the screened in porch because the skeeters were out in full force! Its definitely off the beaten path off the hustle and bustle of Main Street, but it made for a quiet stay. We would definitely look to rent again next Summer!!"
    Guest: Tracy P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • This home is designed for good times with family or friends.

    "We were at the "spinnaker" (the nickname for the home) for pony week, 2014. The location was great, quiet with a good view of the water. We sat in the screened in porch at night and shared what our favorite thing we did that day was with the other family members. My grandson loved setting the crab traps (he was a catch and release kind of person). We grilled on the back deck which is large enough to fit my whole family. The kitchen was so well stocked we did not have to run the dishwasher before it was really full. There was no need to bring anything from home. We used every bed in the house so I can tell you that there are good mattresses and pillows here. The family room was big and we loved the bay window seating. My older teenagers made good use of the WiFi. My favorite part of the house was the dining area, with windows on three sides. I sat there, in the quiet of the early morning and watched a family of geese cross the road. My second favorite spot was the whirlpool tub. With all of us taking showers, including the outside shower, we never ran out of hot water. The house was well kept, clean and family friendly. And last, I must tell you that Pat, the owner, provided so much information in response to my questions that we did not miss out on anything the islands had to offer. She felt like an old friend."
    Guest: Edie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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Eastern Shore Travel Tips

Attractions and Activities at Virginia Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Virginia's eastern shore is a beautiful stretch of coastline on Chesapeake Bay that runs for 70 miles down to the Atlantic Ocean. There are several notable places of interest that are worth visiting. The NASA Wallops Flight Facility is a scientific research center for suborbital missions which is located on Chincoteague Island. Most of the operations involve aircraft research and the launching of sound rockets and scientific balloons. The center is open all year long and includes an exhibition hall, observation deck and video shows.

A well-known landmark near Chincoteague vacation rentals and the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is the Assateague Lighthouse. This impressive structure stands 142 feet tall and is 27 feet wide at its base. It was built in 1867 and is still an operational lighthouse today. The Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is a great place for nature walks and bird watching. If you want to experience a place that is both remote and beautiful, visit Wreck Island. It is located on the far southern end of the chain of barrier islands and can only be accessed by boat. The nearest boat launch is seven miles west at the town of Oyster. On the island, you can see the visitors' center that has information about the island and a great wildlife-viewing deck. There are also nature trails that can be enjoyed. The Kiptopeke State Park is located three miles north of the Bay Bridge Tunnel. It offers birdwatching and wildlife viewing. The park also has camping grounds, a boat launch, recreational facilities and cabins. There are many small towns along the eastern shore that offer warm hospitality, great food and historic places of interest. One town well worth visiting is Parksley. The Railroad Square is surrounded by quaint shops and Victorian houses. Although the railway line no longer travels through town, you can still visit the restored railway station and the museum which has a collection of railroad memorabilia.

Best Time of Year to Visit Virginia Eastern Shore Beach Homes

The favorite time of year for people to visit is during the warmer summer months. In mid-May, the season starts to warm and the balmy weather usually lasts until mid-September. The majority of travelers visit during July and August to take advantage of the best of the summer weather. If you don't plan to be out and about much and simply want to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, then the cooler winter months can also be inviting. Spend the days curled up in front of a cozy fire and enjoy the ocean views from your lounge window.

Visitors to Virginia Eastern Shore Cottages

People that enjoy visiting Virginia's eastern shore are those who enjoy nature, beautiful scenery and a more relaxed vacation. Nature walks and wildlife viewing are the order of the day, in between boating and fishing activities. It is a place where you can relax and enjoy some quality time with your family. For those who are interested in culture and history, there are mnay quaint towns to visit along the shoreline.

Getting to Virginia Vacation Homes on the Eastern Shore

The primary access point to the area is Washington DC with its various airports. There are three major airports, the largest of which is Washington Dulles International Airport. The airports host frequent regional and international flights so you should not have difficulty in finding a flight from your hometown. Most people choose to explore the eastern shore by car. If you are traveling from further afield, you can arrange to collect a rental vehicle upon arrival to use for the duration of your vacation.

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