"We just finished a 5 day stay at the property. It really does look better than the photos. The owners have done a good job updating it, with new floors, paint, etc. The private beach is one block down the street, the water is as shallow, clear and warm as other reviewers have described. We did drive to the ocean side, to Chincoteague Beach, which is about an hour away. That is probably worth the drive, with a really nice public beach on the ocean. If you go there, read the reviews on TripAdvisor first. The restaurant in Onancock, Mallard's on the Wharf, is a good place.
We took advantage of the kayaks, and really enjoyed that. When we went to the beach, we took floats and first tried to tie up to the adjoining dock but the current kept pulling us into the dock. We then went out and bought a cheap boat anchor and set that about a hundred yards from the shore and tied our floats to it. Perfect sun, perfect water, out of the reach of the bugs....it was perfect. We have left the anchor and the rope for future users in the sun room, next to the kayaks. We also left a cooler for future use as well. Please enjoy.
One final note: I am providing this a 5 because of the price, location and convenience. It is not as "nice" as other properties we have stayed in but its also at a very reasonable price that is a great value for the property -- especially the kayaks, bikes and other add-ons. The house isn't large but it easily accommodated 2 adults and 3 teenage girls."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 24, 2015