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!Waterfront, Boat Incl. Dock, AC, Large Screened Porch, Steps from Quaint Town

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

5 bedrooms, water views, 3.5 Baths, large porches, kayak, motor boat

Gorgeous waterfront property on tranquil and historic Onancock Creek, and only one block from the adorable town of Onancock. No wonder Budget Magazine recently voted Onancock 'The Coolest Small Town in America!'

Recently decorated top to bottom by award-winning design team JRML of Norfolk, VA, The Shore House is a gorgeous, peaceful escape. The huge covered deck stretches along the back of the house overlooking the water where you can watch the herons, egrets and osprey to your heart's content. There is also a library tucked amidst the four upstairs bedrooms that overlooks the water and is fully stocked with a wide variety of books.

If you want more action you are a short walk from the town of Onancock which has antique stores, outdoor food market, wonderful restaurants, a movie theater, a drama theater, a gourmet food/wine shop as well as a town wharf. Park your car and leave it!

The house was built in 1999 by a builder for his family and therefore the lay-out is bright, spacious and well-designed. The first floor of the house accommodates the master bedroom/bath suite, a full laundry room, a fully equipped kitchen a large family room with a game table, a formal living and dining room. The second floor has two kids’ rooms with two twins each and a Jack 'n Jill bath as well as two queen rooms that have a separate bath.

The house features free Wifi/ Internet and a brand new TV multi media room with dozens of HD Comcast channels and Internet apps! A Bluetooth enabled Stereo, allows for streaming of any portable device.

Our dock moors a 20 foot Maycraft motor boat, canoe and kayak. These can take you in 15 minutes to remote state-protected beaches where you will be the only ones around for miles! At Mallard's, 5 minutes away more kayaks can be rented as well. The dock is also great for crabbing.

The back yard is large enough to accommodate large picnics, weddings, family reunions, sports and games.

Within driving distance are two golf courses in Cape Charles (30 minutes), the famous Chincoteague/Assauteague Preserve where horses roam on the beaches (60 minutes by car), several places to charter boats in Wachapreague ('The Flounder Capital of the World', 15 mins) and in Cape Charles (30 minutes). Wallops Visitor Center, the up and coming star of the NASA rocket launching pads, is a 40 min drive north. There are also two grocery stores, fast food restaurants and other restaurants within a five minute drive.

There is nothing like the Eastern Shore, the largest stretch of undeveloped waterfront on the Eastern Seaboard. And The Shore House puts you in the heart of it all!

Keywords: Waterfront, luxury, large, new, spacious home, motor boat, kayak. Perfect for a family reunion or getaway.

More Details

Property Owners, Laura and Daryl
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Onancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There is also a huge covered, screened porch which runs along the back of house, a private dock and a library. The use of the motor boat requires a signed waiver, a copy of a driver silence, 25 years age limit, and a small security deposit The house is located two blocks from town. Onancock has about five restaurants, gourmet grocery store, several antique stores, art galleries, ladies store and town wharf. Several other restaurants, ocean side of peninsula, two grocery stores, fast food stores, WalMart and Walgreens within 5-10 minute drive.


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!Waterfront, Boat Incl. Dock, AC, Large Screened Porch, Steps from Quaint Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
United States

Not as nice as last year

  • 4 of 5

There were several minor problems on this visit which individually seem trivial but together seemed to indicate a lack of attention. Although the offering states "fully equipped", we were lacking several important items. There was no toilet paper in upstairs bathroom (none in storage closet either). There was no dish washing detergent. Quite a few light bulbs were out including one in the upstairs hall which could be a safety concern, and 2 out of 3 bulbs in the downstairs bathroom. One couple reported what seemed to be "sand" in their bed. Generally, there was a lack of tidiness and freshness. This is a beautiful house and these minor shortcomings did not affect our weekend enjoyment but they were disappointing, especially since we had none of these problems last year.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend this house enough! Our group of 9 had a wonderful stay at the shore house. The house was absolutely beautiful, with big gorgeous rooms and plenty of space for all of your needs. The layout of the house is open and airy. We loved the board games, library, and the misc. fun items throughout the house. Our group especially enjoyed the screened porch and spent our night enjoying the summer breeze just lounging around.

The back yard with the boat dock is well kept, with plenty of space to kick a ball around. We enjoyed using the kayak and canoe provided. On the dock we saw some small fishes and crabs.

The highlight of our trip was the boat! Plenty of space for the 9 of us, and although the water wasn't deep or the cleanest near the house due to all the seaweed, it was a great time and the water got cleaner the further you went out. The neighbors/neighboring boat parties were very friendly as well.

The Walmart was a short trip away and Assateague Beach was only a 30 min drive. 10/10 recommended.

We hope to visit back soon - our trip was too short!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was beyond our expectations. It was plenty large enough for our party of 10 and within walking distance of plenty of restaurants as well as the church where we were attending a wedding. I'd definitely recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying the weekend at the property. The weather was wonderful, and the home had all the needed amenities. Onancock had great sights, restaurants, and right on the water. We can't wait to get back again,

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quakertown, PA


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house with an amazing view. The house was clean and very large. There is was a lot to do with the dock and boat close at hand. The little town of Onancock is wonderful. My husband and son loved the movie theater which looked like a step out of time, but had state of the art equipment.

The owner was wonderful and available for any questions if needed. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accomac, Virginia

"Thanksgiving on the Eastern Shore, truly thankful for this wonderful memory"

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description don't do this justice. This wonderfully appointed house on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, met all of our expectations. The spacious rooms were comfortable with views of the water.

There are several places to eat including the porch, dining room and kitchen. Totally clean including a washer and dryer.

Onancock offers shopping, several art galleries and top notch restaurants. The bakeries are famous!!!

Laura was very helpful in answering any questions within a timely period.

We will use this again for a special vacation. We hated to leave!!!!

Hope B. Saecker

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Norfolk Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Onancock Warf
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Onancock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
'Bailey's Beach'
Car: not necessary

Full price guests will have access to the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Onancock which allows free access to a pool and tennis courts as well as golf for a reduced fee. They have just built a new dining room and have slips for large boats available to rent as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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