You will never want to leave this home magnificently set in a private bayfront area overlooking oyster and clam beds, a marshy bird filled 'tump', and enjoying a panoramic view of Oyster Bay and Assateague Island. Kayak, swim, bird watch, bike, sun bathe, fish and crab, or just relax, lounge, read or enjoy a cocktail on the screened in porch or any deck. An exciting architectural design, local artwork including carvings, paintings and artifacts, an eclectic book collection, and hi tech amenities such as Wi-Fi, LCD TVs with Netflix, Stereo, iPod docking station will compete for your attention.
The kitchen will delight any chef, the wet bar makes entertaining easy, a bumper pool table adds to the fun, a separate TV room, keeps the noise away. Two fireplaces add to the ambiance. Upstairs bedrooms are configured to create a master suite, bath and tower lookout on one side of the house, and on the other side is a bedroom with private balcony, and a separate twin bedded room and a main bathroom with a jacuzzi tub.
Relax at Sunrise View
We truly have the million dollar view! The house is a marvelous place to 'hang out'. The scenes are ever changing. The water birds are always a delight to watch. Star gazing is great. Hear the ocean waves from Assateague, or see wild ponies grazing across the bay. Take a cup of coffee or a cocktail up to the tower and enjoy the views. The property has 200 ft. of waterfront on Oyster Bay - to the left there is a park- like feel.
In front along the water's edge, there is plenty of room to throw in a fishing line (seasonal flounder and stripped bass are caught), or a crab line or a crab pot. Listen to the call of the gulls, and watch the Osprey soar. Take a kayak (2 included with the rental) on a little water/ marsh adventure. Boat to Assateague, clam or explore - minimal boat traffic. Sunbathe, relax on the decks with your favorite book, smell the salt air, feel the breeze, unwind, relax. It's paradise!!!
Enjoy the Beach and the Food
The beach on Assateague is fantastic (8 min. ride by car). Voted one of the 10 best beaches in America, it is natural and wild in places, yet offers beaches with life guards in the main approach area. Tom's Cove on the bayside of the beach is no more than 200 yards away - for a no wave swim. The sand is pristine. Surf fish if you like. Watch the dolphins. Picnic at the beach, use our chairs and cooler. - (also 'necessary rooms' on site). For a fun change take a bike (5 included in the rental) to the beach and enjoy a ride along the Assateague wild life trail on the way home.
On the way home stop for fresh seafood at Howard's - just around the corner from the house, and pick up fresh oysters, clams, mussels, crabs, lobsters, scallops, or fish - you'll have a great dinner on the porch. If you don't want to cook, AJ's on the Creek, Bill's and others, will provide you with some very good fare (we will provide you a restaurant guide). For a culinary delight, a charming town, a nice walk along the Creek, drive to Onancock for the evening - 5+ wonderful restaurants - 50 minutes south.
Activities and Exploring
Chincoteague was voted the best Beach Town in America - see why...Be on the lookout for the Chincoteague Ponies in the wild. Visit the Batemen Wildlife Center on Assateague and sign up for the Wildlife Tram Tour - learn about the island ecology, ponies and water fowl. Visit the Oyster Museum (Chincoteague history), bike around the islands - both Chincoteague and Assateague, rent a motorboat and fish, take a sightseeing tour by water, a sunset cruise, play miniature golf, see a first run movie, buy homemade ice cream at the Island Creamery (voted the #1 ice cream in America), shop til you drop at the many unique boutiques, gift shops, bookstores and galleries. Go to the Fireman's Carnival (July 1- Aug. 7 weekends).
The Pony round-up, swim, and auction week is extra special (July 26th week). Watch the 'Misty of Chincoteague Video. Visit the NASA museum just off the island. Head north or south for adventure - discover Eastern Shore delights ... or simply savor the delights of Chincoteague and immerse yourself in Island life.
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