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Relaxing Retreat on Seaside-short drive to beaches, water views from back porch

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fish, beach, relax to your heart's content! Sleeps 7+!

Adorable home located in quiet and quaint Willis Wharf, VA. Wake up to pretty water views and hot coffee on the porch. Less than a mile to the nearest boat dock. Kayaking would be perfect on Parting Creek, with a channel heading out to the Atlantic Ocean and Barrier Islands. Pets are a loved presence in this comfortable home! Watch the watermen work on clam and oyster farming while salivating to eat them for your dinner. Cape Charles and Chincoteague are an easy drive. Sleeps 7+, perfect gathering place to create long lasting family memories.

Check in at 4 pm, check out is 10 am. Check out times may be flexible depending on other guest arrivals/departures. Please ask owner.

More Details

Amanda Umlandt
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Why Amanda Umlandt chose Willis Wharf

My job took me away from Willis Wharf, but I love this house! Rather than sell it, I decided to share it!

What makes this house unique

Bring your own linens, comforters and blankets included. Pantry staples provided. Wake up, enjoy coffee and in the evening light a fire to enjoy the moonlight and stars. Play all day, and relax in the comforts of this modern home!


Willis Wharf House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed: twin upper, full lower bunk.
  • Queen Size Beds in 2 Bedrooms, Bunk bed in the third bedroom - twin upper bunk, full lower bunk. Two couches are available if additional guests wanted to sleep on a couch, or room for air mattresses throughout to increase sleeping space as needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Bring your own linens and towels. Paper products are provided. Water is great and from a well. No microwave on premises. No cable subscription, HDMI cable available to stream through your electronics. Linens and towels can be provided for $50 additional fee, please ask owner.


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Relaxing Retreat on Seaside-short drive to beaches, water views from back porch
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Nice Quiet Quaint Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many VRBO and HomeAway rentals and this one by far was one of the best. The owner (Amanda) is very responsive and easy to get a hold of. She provided a ton of information beforehand which made our stay even better. The house is located in the sleepy fishing town of Willis Wharf and everything you would want to do is within an hours drive or less. Highly recommend you visit Chincoteague Island, Kiptopeke State Beach, Cape Charles and Savage Neck Dunes/Beach. We enjoyed fishing off the pier in Cape Charles and the docks of Morleys Wharf. Dons Tackle Shop is the closest for all your fishing needs.

The house was fully stocked with everything you need (all you'd have to supply is some food and beverages and there's a grocery store nearby!) There was wifi, movies, books, games, laundry supplies, cookware, bug spray, travel toiletries, and even some food in the fridge, freezer and cupboards. The more you explored the house, the more you could tell the owner was very thoughtful in supplying all your vacation needs. The best thing for me was coffee was provided and the owner left all the ingredients for s'mores (what a special treat)! Oh and I loved all the Meyers soaps and lotions :)

The house is decorated like a cute beach bungalow. Even though we had to turn the AC up when we were away adventuring to ensure not to burn out the AC in the summers hottest days, it worked very well when we were there and cooled off quickly and we were very comfortable. The fire pit out back is great and there's also a kayak and paddle you can use. The back porch is awesome with a seating table for 4 and a swinging bench. You're also within walking distance to a restaurant that serves breakfast/brunch. And there are a lot of great restaurants right in Exmore.

I will be recommending this place to my friends and will hopefully be returning next year. It's a great place to unplug, unwind with the family and explore the VA Eastern Shore. A true vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michelle! I'd love to have you back any time and am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great Home to Spend a Week With Family

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week-long vacation prior to Labor Day weekend and thought that the house was spacious and well-appointed. The home was very convenient, with laundry upstairs and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy our time together. The water-facing back deck was perfect for enjoying meals together and the kitchen was perfect for preparing the local seafood that we purchased for two separate dinners. We rented bicycles and a tandem kayak for a week from the folks at Daytrippers who kindly dropped and picked up their equipment for our ease.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Serene, Close to Activities, RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a day late but were so happy to be greeted with a beautiful home. Everything we needed was already in the house. A quaint little village we were happy to bike around with our three year old. Close to Cape Charles we were able to visit the public beach a couple times each day. We highly recommend Amanda's place if you are a small or larger family. The kitchen is big, the living room is attached and open. The front and back porch were where we spent much of our time.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, clean, cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and pleasant stay at the house. It was clean and had everything we needed! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage for vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice place to stay for a vacation. It has a good layout and the back porch is perfect for relaxing and enjoying yourself. It was clean, neat, and in good order when we arrived. Amanda was good at communicating with us during our stay. There were 2 couples and we all had a great time.

I would recommend replacing all the CFL bulbs with LED bulbs as I believe they greatly interfered with the Wi-Fi. It was spotty at best. I would also recommend replacing the batteries in the remotes since hey were dead when we arrived. Other than those minor issues, I would highly recommend this place to anyone who would like to stay in a great little town in a great little cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for about two weeks and had a wonderful time. The house is incredibly comfortable, quiet, and had everything I could possibly need. Amanda was very quick to respond to any questions with clear answers and even offered some great tips on where I could take my dog swimming. I'd highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Bay Creek Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seaside Grille
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Cape Charles Public Beach
Car: recommended

Chincoteague and Cape Charles are the nearest public beaches. Talk to the owner about insider tips to beat the crowds and enjoy the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.