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Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek - Sleeps 18 - Waterfront!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

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Please note that any pricing quoted on VRBO is provisional.

Summer rentals are full weeks only, Saturday to Saturday, except at the very last minute.

Call 703 241 7857 for special fall, winter & spring pricing .

Please tell us about your party for an exact quote-- VRBO pricing is not always accurate. Based on length of stay and number of guests additional fees & discounts may apply!

See our DeepHoleCreek web site for more info and photos and complete rates! Scroll down to email owner for quote. Or Call us at number listed for us under "Talk to Owner" or in the Notes on the Rates page.

For faster response, please provide your telephone number (and the best time to call) when you inquire. We usually do not respond to inquiries without telephone numbers. Our experience is that it is not worthwhile.

No Smoking and No Pets, Please! Thank you for not smoking anywhere on the property, and please do not bring fireworks.

New: A 50 AMP EV charger for your Tesla or other Electric Vehicle (use your cables, by pre-arrangement only. Free to house guests, minor charge for other visitors.)

Elevator in Main House! And a 2nd Refrigerator for all your food & drink.

With one bathroom designed to be handicapped accessible, we are very accommodating for people in wheelchairs or who have a hard time with stairs.

The handicapped bathroom (in one of the king bedrooms) has a fully tiled floor with continuous access so a wheelchair can easily be moved into the shower area. There are also a number of hand grips in essential spots.

The elevator has the following dimensions:

1). The opening in the elevator door when the accordion door is fully open: 33 inches

2). The depth of the elevator cab- 41 inches

3). The width of the elevator cab- 42 1/2 inches

Eureka! has several sleeping areas:

The Main House: Sleeps 12.

(3 bedrooms with King Beds, 1 room with 4 bunk beds, Sleep Sofa in the media room)

The Guest House: Sleeps 6.

Guest House - First Floor: Sleeps 2 (King bed).

Guest House - Second Floor: Sleeps 4 (two rooms, one with a sleep sofa, the other with two twin beds).

There are no cooking facilities in the Guest House. It is never rented separately.

No other house on Chincoteague can legally accommodate nearly as many people.

Fantastic for Large Family Reunions: When rented in conjunction with 2 neighboring houses, 35 people can be accommodated on site. Ask for details!

Eureka! is the PREMIER vacation home on Chincoteague. Period. 'Spectacular' and 'Fantastic' are the words that come to mind when you consider the design of the house and its location. Our aim is that each guest also uses those words to describe their entire vacation experience.

The siting of this house is unique: You are above the 'Deep Hole' at the end of Deep Hole Creek, overlooking Oyster Bay, Little Oyster Bay, Assateague Bay with vast unobstructed natural water views.

Large groups hosted (in conjunction with adjacent rental houses) include corporate retreats, a yoga weekend, a hunting retreat, and a quilter's bee.

Over 100 feet of frontage on Deep Hole Creek -- the pictures do not do it justice! (Well, the video comes closer!)

The 2nd floor deck offers the most sweeping & spectacular views from any house in Chincoteague...

At ground level, there are expansive wood decks, and a long bulkhead for crabbing and tying up boats and plenty of sun or shade (with seating and dining areas) depending on your preference. Hammocks. Plus several shaded picnic table and seating areas.

And a floating dock that makes water access even easier! The floating dock is shared with Epiphany (a neighboring house), as are the water toys, which include a Canoe and two 2-person Old Town Kayaks.

Main House: On the first level, with 9' ceilings, there are FOUR bedrooms, each with its own bath, and each with its own private balcony. All have water views. Two have water views in two directions. ONE Bedroom, designed for kids, has 4 bunk beds (3 twin, 1 full) but could handle single adults if needed. THREE BEDROOMS have KING beds. Each of the king bedrooms has custom tiled showers. One is handicapped accessible, another has a marble vanity, the third has a custom glass vanity.

There is an open breezeway deck with stairs down to the dock area as well as indoor stairs.

On the second floor, you enter directly into a large Great Room and Kitchen with cathedral ceilings, bay windows, picture windows, two large decks (one with the wide-angle view and full sun; the other covered with an outdoor grill); both have dining areas.

The kitchen is simply fabulous: Look at the photos, and read the details below.

There is also a cozy media room with a 42' flat screen TV and a full size sleep sofa. The 2nd floor bath is next door, so using this room for sleeping is attractive. Enjoy our large library of books. Many guests have commented on how much they appreciate our large collection of board games.

Broadband Internet/Wi-Fi. There are several wireless access points, so the signal is strong throughout the house.

Two decks open off the 2nd floor great room. One is the open deck with the wide angle views, the other is the covered breezeway deck, still with great views, but also with the gas grill. Both decks have dining tables.

Guest House, First Floor Suite (First floor of small house): Across the breezeway (cedar-shingled exterior, radial, almost two story window wall, on the left in the aerial photo). All on the main floor, the living area has sweeping water views through the stunning curved window wall. The master bedroom (king bed), boasts a LUXURIOUS bathroom with a TILED two-person shower with body jets. THERE IS a WONDERFULLY private corner WATERFRONT balcony looking south. (There are no cooking facilities in the Suite.)

More details at the DeepHoleCreek website. browse down to that link.

The master suite in the guest house is an ideal choice for the special couple... whether you are planning a Chincoteague Wedding, a Golden Anniversary, or anything in between. Email for more details..

The 2nd floor of the Guest House has two additional rooms: One is right over the creek with the best view of all, with a sleep sofa. This is the best room on a mid-winter sunny afternoon. The other has two twin beds. Both rooms share a bath. Use of these rooms increases the capacity of the house to 18.

Extensive ground level wooden decks all along the bulkhead, hammocks, lots of deck furniture provide many spaces for relaxation.

The ladder down the side of the bulkhead to the floating dock makes boating and swimming easier.

NOTES: if you bring small children the waterside dock areas will require you to exercise constant vigilance over them. The upper decks offer more enclosed outdoor areas. Some people with small children choose not to use this house for that reason. We understand, and hope you will return when the kids are a bit older.

All rentals include Linens (Sheets, bath towels). Please bring your own beach towels, and please do NOT take the linen service company's towels to the beach.

Keywords: Chincoteague Island Vacation Rental, Chincoteague, VA. Has views of Assateague, marsh and bays, Sleeps 18, 7 baths, Wireless Internet, Has Multiple Decks, Floating Dock, Catch Crabs, Swim, and Boat from the House, See the Chincoteague Ponies!

Two Miles from the bridge to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague. Pony Penning 2017. Family Reunions, Elevator

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Blair

Our family has owned this place since I was a kid. For years, it was a dilapidated, but incredibly charming ancient clam house, right on the water, and during storms, under water. I remember playing in the water as a kid, as our kids (one pictured in canoe) will too.

Blair purchased this house in 1970

Why Blair chose Eastern Shore

As time went by, maintenance on the old clam house became problematic. We decided to replace it with a modern structure, higher and drier. We were delighted when the new house offered a charm of its own, different but comparable to the charm of the old house.

We were closely involved with the design and construction of the house; working with local designer Richard Vesely and well known builder David Burgess.

We continue to be meticulous in upkeep and repairs, keeping David's crew employed regularly, with a philosophy of CANI (Continuous and Never ending Improvement). All houses require upkeep. Houses on Chincoteague exposed to the elements require more. We do that.

What makes this house unique

Crabbing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating from the dock. Watching the sunrise over Assateague, and then going back to sleep.

Going to the beach at Assateague and the Chincoteague National wildlife preserve. Explore Chincoteague and Assateague with bikes. Go to the Island Creamery. Get great seafood from Gary Howard--right down the street. Cook it in our fully equipped kitchen while enjoying the ever-changing view. Get take out sandwiches from Sea Star Cafe. Get BBQ from Woody's on Maddox. Go see Randy and Nancy's artwork at Clouds Gallery. Get a latte from the Main Street Coffee Shop.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful house. The dock was great for crabbing.

We did: bike riding, Chincoteague pony center, went to Island Creamery & Mr. Whippy's, beach=collect shells, golf course. We rode bumper boats, go-karts, and arcade golf.

visitors center on Assateague, saw lots of wild ponies, went to book stores, gift shops, Assateague explorer (Misty) We will definitly (sic) come back!

I had aan awesome, fantastic with my cousins, my aunt, uncle and grandparents.

Love, Maddy.

I <heart sign> Chincoteague!
Aug 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek - Sleeps 18 - Waterfront!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 47 reviews
Wilmington, DE USA


  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect place for a family reunion and a good old family party. Everyone loved coming here and had an amazing time. When we came the dishwasher didn't work but everything else was just perfect. If the dishwasher worked, which it does now, my dad rented this same house the next year said that it has been fixed.

If you can afford this house do it, its soooooo worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie: The dishwasher was replaced this past spring.. before your second stay at Eureka! in early May 2014 ??? The new one is a top of the line Kenmore from Sears, rated #1 by Consumer Reports and others. When you open and close the door, it has that "Mercedes" feel. The problem I now have with the new dishwasher is that it is so quiet you actually don't know it is running, so people keep opening it. The old one was OK, but it did make way too much noise.. we are glad you are regular visitors... thanks, blair
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We Had Such A Great Time, We Did It Again

  • 5 of 5

When turning 60, I gathered my entire family at Eureka and Epiphany. In my life I have never planned anything that left my family not finding some reason to criticize me - until now. This is a place of unbelievable beauty, and the complex has places to gather or not. 1 person can find lots of places to enjoy the beauty in solitude. 2,3,4, have lots of places to gather. Or everyone can gather on the top floor - and enjoy the beautiful views. Or go off in the canoe and kyacks. It was such a great time, that I did it again to celebrate my girlfriend's 60th six months later. One minor problem was 'leaving my blender (didn't need to bring it as there was one there), and when I asked, it was quickly returned to me. A great place, and I look forward to returning again many times.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris: Thanks for your kind comments. Everyone, old and young, has a great time at Eureka!, in large groups or small. We look forward to your 3rd visit. That blender clearly has been through the margarita wars. If only blenders could talk.... thanks again, Blair
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Richmond, VA

Amazing facility and perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

I lead a team of 10 adults, and each year, we hold a retreat/planning session. We've stayed in hotels, campgrounds and condos, but finding Eureka and Epiphany made for our best-ever meeting. Unlike many vacation homes, the photos online were not made to look better than the real thing - In fact, the photos did not do justice to the property. The homes were both spotless, very well-equipped with all the comforts of home (actually, much better than my own home!), and the entire team is still raving about it. Before we left our session, I had several ask if we could return for next year's meeting.

I highly recommend the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ilyse: thanks for your comments.. We look forward to welcoming you back to Deep Hole Creek soon. -Blair
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Alexandria, VA

Happy Surprises Everywhere

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for a place to celebrate my 80th birthday with our 18 kids and grandkids, and EUREKA!, here it was! The reviews were great and the description of the property seemed perfect for our needs...something to keep everyone happy, from the kayaks and canoe to puzzles and games.

The listing was completely accurate in every detail. We were glad to be able to make a quick trip a few months in advance to try to figure out the sleeping arrangements and have some idea as to what we might need to bring. Stephanie, who manages the property, was most generous with her time and very patient in answering our questions.

As each family group arrived, the oohs and aahs were proof of the rightness of our choice. The house is truly beautiful, with a gorgeous water view, as advertised, from every room. The living space is so vast and with so many decks and balconies that we often wandered lost just hunting for the stairs, but that vastness made it possible for the family hermits to be alone when they wanted to be and for the groupies to group! It was possible, too, on the night of the big birthday dinner, to arrange the tables and chairs on one deck so we could feast and celebrate together. (If anyone wants to know, my best birthday present was a Jayson Werth Garden Gnome!!!)

One of my concerns that was quickly laid to rest concerned what we might find in the kitchen. No worries...everything we needed for cooking was there. Both the owner and Stephanie were always available to quickly answer any questions we had.

We managed to enjoy seafood every night...and often for lunch also. We ate at Zack's right down the road, the Crab of all, Bill's Seafood Restaurant (!!!), bought fish and shrimp at Gary Howard's, a few short blocks away. Among the other activities our family enjoyed: renting "bikes for 4", miniature golf, Wallops Visitor Center, The Creamery, a scenic nature cruise ("Daisey's") whose wonderful captain graciously took us right in front of Eureka!, an historical tour of Chincoteague on the little shuttle bus, and exploring the house's large and varied library (definitely not the typical beach reads).

I must not forget to mention the beach at Assateague. It does tend to be crowded, but we found the best time to go and have only a few fishermen as our companions was early morning around 7am. There are picnic tables and grills available and it's easy to stake out a space. Even better, come at 6am and watch the sun rise over the ocean.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen: Happy Birthday! we are glad you had such a great time at Eureka! Let's see if your 81st Birthday can be at least as much fun. thanks again, Blair
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Green Valley, AZ/Southwest

Excellent Anniversary week at Eureka!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 50th anniversary week at Eureka! We had 18 people staying in the house but there was enough room and enough activities that we never felt we were living on top of one another. All ages enjoyed the kayaks and canoe to explore around Deep Hole Creek, and spent many happy hours at the beach. The tide was too strong for people to do much swimming off the dock. The kitchen worked very well for various teams to prepare meals for that many people, and Gary Howard's Seafood right down the road was well patronized. We had a great scavenger hunt prepared by the Chincoteague Museum at our request. Ask them about it. Any problems or questions we had were answered promptly by the owner ahead of time and by the property manager while we were there. Finally, you can't beat the view from Eureka! It was spectacular - sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime storms.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salisbury, MD


  • 5 of 5

We had planned a weekend hunting trip in December and stayed at the Eureka. This house was amazing. Beautiful views all around this home. Blair and Stephanie were great to deal with and I would recommend this home to anyone planning to stay in Chincoteague. We will be planning a return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, I'm glad you had a great time at Eureka! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Happy hunting!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Salisbury, MD
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in downtown Chincoteague
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Cape May NJ to Lewes, DEL
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
US 13
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in downtown Chincoteague
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Wisp, MD
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Assateague National Seashore
Nearest Point of Interest
Actual Location of House
Nearest Point of Interest
Mainstreet, Chincoteague
Nearest Point of Interest
NASA Museum.. great for kids on a rainy day
Nearest Point of Interest
Assateague Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Morning Song
Nearest Point of Interest
Maddox Blvd
Nearest Point of Interest
Clouds Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Susans Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Gary Howard's Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Solid Waste Center
Car: necessary

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the beach at the Assateague National Seashore are why people come here... We are about two miles from the bridge to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and it is another 3 miles on park roads to the beach. Bring your bikes, and bike to the CNWR, enjoy the 2.5 mile wildlife loop that bans cars before 3PM. Or just stay at the house.

Swim or launch your boat from the dock. Go to the beach, catch crabs from the dock, or just snooze in the hammocks. Eat Ice Cream at the Island Creamery, Buy a Pony during the annual pony round up, Go to the fair during July, Enjoy peace and quiet and beauty during the off season, If the weather is bad, Buy fresh seafood from Gary Howard's Seafood at the 'elbow' in Deep Hole Road, and cook up a storm!


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
Peak summer 2017 ex-Pony Penni
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pony Penning 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens - Included $0
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning - Included $0
Tax Rate 11.3%

Pets are not allowed at Eureka!. Ask us about nearby houses that accept pets with an additional fee.
All rates plus 11.3% taxes
Taxes are:
Town of Chincoteague: 4%
Accomack County: 2%
Commonwealth of Virginia: 5.3%
Prices quoted on VRBO are approximate, since VRBO's system is unable to accommodate our pricing formulas for stays of less than one week. For a precise quote, please contact us, or check our main website at DeepHoleCreek dot com.

50% payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Full payment is expected at least 90 days before arrival.
A 4% service charge is added for credit card charges.

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Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 bathrooms. Each of the 4 King bedrooms has its own bath. (one is designed to be wheelchair accessible) The bunk room has the only bath tub in the house. All others are custom showers. The two bedrooms on the second floor of the guest house share a bath. The main house 2nd floor bathroom is right next to the media room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Upstairs in the guest house - 2 twin/ single , shares bath.
    in Guest House, 1st floor with master bath - 1 king , has two person walk-in jetted shower with views
    Handicapped bath Bedroom 1st floor, Main House - 1 king , has a handicapped accessible BR. Views of the creek
    Bunk Room, 1st Floor, Main House - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunks, base of one is full size. has bath/views
    Rear Bedroom, 1st Floor, Main House - 1 king , has views in 3 directions, private bath.
    Media room, Main House, 2nd floor - has sleep sofa - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Is right next to bathroom on main floor of house
    Corner Bedroom, 1st Floor, Main House - 1 king , This bedroom has panoramic water views
    Upstairs in Guest house over creek - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Right over the creek! Awesome views. shares bath
  • 4 king beds, 1 room with 4 bunks 1 room with 2 twins 1 room with Sleep sofa Media Room also has a sleep sofa. *** 3 bedrooms in the main house and the bedroom on the first floor of the guest house have king beds. One bedroom in the main house has 4 bunks. The guest house has two bedrooms upstairs: 1 with 2 twin beds, and one with a full size sleep sofa. The bedrooms are all on the first floor, and the nine foot ceilings allowed us to have over sized sliding doors in the two rooms directly overlooking the creek. You can be in bed, and feel like you are on a boat!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Right on Deep Hole Creek, which is fabulous for boating and swimming. Extensive docks and water access. Launch your small boat directly from our dock. For larger boats, use the nearby public landings and tie them up at our deep water dock. Ideal for kayaking and other small boats. The Main house great room has cathedral ceilings; The first floor (with the bedrooms) in both houses has spacious 9' ceilings; The guest house living room has cathedral ceilings with a unique curved two-story window wall. All the baths are upscale, with custom tile work and comfort-height toilets (except the kids room). One bedroom has a bath designed to be handicapped/wheelchair accessible. Guest Suite has a has a two person shower. A floating dock, about 10' square, that floats six inches out of the water and allows people to launch and get in and out of boats & swim.

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