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Enjoy Sandpiper House on Chincoteague's Peaceful Piney Island!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Stay in Chincoteague and swim, hike, bike, kite, birdwatch, etc. in Assateague. Our home is conveniently located on Chincoteague’s Piney Island, designated bird sanctuary and gateway to Assateague Island National Seashore. Whether you bike to the beach every day, or hang out at home on the deck, you can enjoy nature immersion at it's best! This modern style house has new gorgeous hardwood floors in an open floor plan living-dining area, fresh paint, new fans, remodeled master bath and bedroom, new gas range and many other updates .

Our home has three bedrooms. The master bedroom was remodeled this year with a new queen bed, mattress, floors, lamps, paint etc. and the master bath was remodeled last year. Master bedroom also has a flat screen TV. Our second bedroom the 'apricot room' has a queen bed.

Our third bedroom, with two twin beds, the 'turquoise room', was updated with paint and new beds and mattresses in 2012. The apricot and turquoise rooms share a hallway with a full bathroom with tub for the kiddies.

Our den, located adjacent to the kitchen, has a full-size fold-out futon and screened back door. A sliding shade- door to the kitchen makes for sleeping privacy. The den is also great for kids. We have games (monopoly, apples to apples, uno, scrabble) in the red cupboard and chalk and a chalkboard are set up for your little one's amusement while you're fixing breakfast!

Our kitchen is fully-equipped eat-in with gas stove, dishwasher, hot water kettle, microwave, refrigerator with freezer top, blender, espresso machine, toaster, new range fan etc.

The open floor-plan living-and dining-area is truely a great family 'hang-out' space with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, couch, comfortable lounge chairs, w/cable TV/DVD/VCR player. Dining room looks out over back deck, pine trees , and a view of Assateague Island while large picture window in living room floods the house with light.

Outside there's a new enclosed shower with hot and cold water for rinsing off after a day at the beach, a large driveway for cars, a Weber charcoal grill for cooking and new patio dining table and chairs.

Book now for wonderful spring, summer and fall vacations and great bird watching!

Keywords: modern, beach house,water access

More Details

Ellen de Bremond
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Ellen de Bremond

My husband, daughters, grandchildren and I enjoy this house immensely! We started coming here when the girls were little, they are now full grown with children. We live in Garrett Park, Maryland and love to come to Chincoteague to relax and enjoy the quiet island life. A regular day in Chincoteague for us is going for a bike ride around the nature reserve to the beach, swimming and playing in the water, followed by some relaxation on the deck with a glass of white wine and an amazing seafood dinner,

We love this house and are really happy to be able to share it now with brand new floors, new paint, and many other upgrades!

Ellen de Bremond purchased this house in 1970

Why Ellen de Bremond chose Chincoteague Island

Our family has been vacationing in Chincoteague since the early 1970s. We first owned a house in town on Chicken City Road, but when the Maddox family decided to sell Piney Island, we jumped at the chance to build a little house in the Piney woods. With my own children now grown, we have a new tradition of bringing our young grandchildren here to enjoy the magic and beauty of Chincoteague. While much of the beach towns of the eastern shore have changed quite a bit over the last 40 years, so much of what makes Chincoteague unique and special-- the wildlife refuge for bird and pony-watching, the quiet peacefulness, the 'fishermans-town' feel of Chincoteague, remain the same.

What makes this house unique

Our house is located on Piney Island, a15 min walk/5 min. bike ride from the entrance to Assateague National Seashore. It is close to everything (restaurants, the best bbq place on the island, surf shop, bike rentals, family dollar for essentials) and yet Piney Island is remote, quiet peaceful. There are very few parts of Chincoteague that are this relaxing and mellow.

The house itself is surrounded by pine trees. At night you'll hear the trees whispering in the night breezes and see the lighthouse flashing from across the channel. You are one street from the water!

For kayaking and boating, the Piney Island community has a boat launch right down the road a short 5 minutes away. The Assateague Channel is also about 500 feet (stones throw) from the house, so though you are not right on the water, you are always surrounded by the fresh salt air and cool breezes.


Piney Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2),Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Community Boat and Kayak Ramp to Assateague Channel, house is in peaceful wooded area- within walking distance from house


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Enjoy Sandpiper House on Chincoteague's Peaceful Piney Island!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
Elmira Heights, NY

New favorite rental property!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family loves vacationing in Chincoteague, this was our first time staying at the Sandpiper House. The location is perfect, just a short walk to family friendly activities, crabbing and the Pony Express. I can't stress enough how conveniently located this home is for families with teenagers and young adults.

The house is spacious, the decor is relaxing, and what we enjoyed the most was the outside deck area. Offers a grill for the days you just want to relax and don't feel like going out. Another huge plus was that vaccum, broom, etc were easily accessible. (Actually rented a place once that didn't have those items). All furnishing was clean, comfortable and in great condition.

We are also big on recycling so we really appreciated that besides all the info for area attractions, restaurants and events there was also information on the recycling/trash drop off location.

Finally, Ellen is absolutely amazing to work with. Great communication, received the key and map in plenty of enough time that we didn't have to stress wether they'd arrive or not. Contacted me shortly after we booked with information regarding the area and the home. That was a first for us and we have been renting vacation rentals for the last 12 years, multiple times a year; it was nice to have that interaction!!!

We were originally upset when we learned that place we have previously rented in the area is no longer a rental but ended up extremely pleased with Sandpiper House and look forward to next year.

Thanks Ellen for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We certainly would love to have your family return. Please consider our house your summer spring and fall get away home too! Cheers Ellen
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We loved Chincoteague and the Sandpiper House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Sandpiper House and on our visit to Chincoteague and Assateague. This was our first visit to the area. My husband and I have four children. My parents also stayed with us so there were 8 of us in the house. There was plenty of room to eat family meals and to sit and play board games and visit. Everyone had enough space. We LOVED that the house was within a short bike ride to Assateague and that it was situated on such a quiet, family friendly part of the island. We also really appreciated the outdoor shower and used it every time we returned from the beach. It kept the sand outside where it belonged! It was so nice to have access to a grill and to all of the extra supplies like the crabbing equipment. My kids had so much fun catching (and releasing) the crabs! We saw bald eagles, dolphins and the ponies! We would LOVE to return for another visit some day. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would certainly welcome you back! We really want to make a home comfortable and fun for children as well as adults. You left the house clean and ready for our next guests who really appreciated it. Just let me know when you would like to return- Cheers and thank you very much! Ellen
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Mid-May Vacation at the Sandpiper House

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in this cute beach cottage! We loved cooking in the kitchen & eating on the deck. It was very peaceful on Piney Island. We rode bikes & canoed & ate lots of local seafood & produce. So close to Assateague National Park bike & hiking trails.

A great place to stay when you want a relaxing & fun time with your family & friends ! I look forward to returning!

& Thank you Ellen, you are a great host!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kristin Please return- we would love to have you back!
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Very functional house in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our April stay in the Sandpiper house very much (highly recommend spring in Chincoteague - great weather and almost no mosquitoes).

The house is very functional, nicely decorated and suited our party of six (4 adults, 2 kids) perfectly. The location is great - very close to the bridge to Assateague island, so it is easy to bike, walk or drive around town.

The communication with Ellen worked well. There is a binder in the house with lots of local advice - very helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra- we would love to have you back again. We want you to consider you house as yours too! Come back soon- the fall time is beautiful and the migratory birds are a marvel to view. Cheers Ellen
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Nice property

  • 2 of 5

Key not available when family member arrived. Mix-up with getting key. Had to rent motel for first nite as could not get in. Would not rent anywhere again unless lock box provided. Not a good experience with 1 year old child after driving several hrs to get there & ending up having to rent somewhere else for house that was paid for.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear of this- the key was sent to Patricia in advance along with all maps and directions as well as list of points of interest. I confirmed that all was received only to hear three days prior that she could not find the key in the package. I immediately sent another key by priority mail which I confirmed she did receive. When I last spoke to Patricia she was waiting for her son to arrive and ride with him . Apparently the person who went down first was not the person I rented to!! I had no contact with this person and thought I was renting to Patricia who was responsible for the key as well as the well being of the property. If she has called me( name as well as phone number is listed in information sent to the person to whom I rented our house) I would have been glad to accommodate this group by providing another key when we originally sent the first key but had no idea that they were in need of one I certainly as sorry to hear of this as it has worked smoothly for the past fifteen years.
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Sandpiper for a couple of years now.... over Thanksgiving week and it's been perfect! It is very nicely furnished and it is situated in our favorite part of Chincoteague. We bike everywhere and you can enjoy both the sunrises and sunsets. Highly recommend Sandpiper.... very well cared for and it is well stocked with everything you need. The layout allows for both community and privacy if you are vacationing with another couple. The owners are wonderful to work with. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bird-watching, wild-pony watching, nature hiking, pine forest enjoying, meditating, private community boat and kayak launch, Crabing

GREAT WEEKEND OCT 8!! Seafood festival- get tickets now and plan your long weekend/ you can even walk to the festival grounds. Look it up on Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce site- food is amazing!!


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