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Charming Accommodations Backing Misty's Pasture

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,585 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6; 2 bedrooms, 1 den, 2 bathrooms

After a day on the beach, water, or wildlife refuge watching birds and ponies, relax at Sans Souci, located on the land where Misty of Chincoteague once grazed and immediately adjacent to what remains of her pasture, where new ponies are boarded.

Sans Souci is French for 'no worries' or 'carefree,' and that's what your vacation will be when you stay in these charming accommodations. Decorated in whimsical Eastern Shore Americana and beachy island living, this home has an open downstairs floorplan and unique upstairs ceiling lines. A large screened front porch is a perfect place to enjoy a cool drink, while watching your children safely play or ride bicycles on the quiet cul-de-sac.

The open first level design includes a living room, dining area with ceiling fan, kitchen, and large island with seating where everyone can hangout while meals are prepared . A separate room on the first level, the Americana room, serves as a television viewing room or sleeping area with two extra-long twin sleeper sofas; just flip the backs up (or leave them as is), and they are ready to use (extra foam toppers for comfort available). This room features a ceiling fan and sliding French doors that open onto the back deck with a view of Misty's pasture. Across the hall is a full bath and the washer/dryer closet.

On the second level, you'll find a full bath, master bedroom (the Dune room), and 2nd bedroom (the Bermuda room). The Dune room features a seating area for two, walk-in closet, and direct bathroom access. Or wake up in the Bermuda room, where you can look out the window to Misty's pasture. Both rooms feature a queen-sized bed, television with streaming Wi-Fi player, ceiling fan, multiple windows, and charming ceiling lines.

The large screened porch features a ceiling fan and light and a table with chairs. Outside enjoy the long drive way with ample parking, the floral plantings, the deck, and the shower with hot and cold water.

Sans Souci is within walking distance to Captain Bob's Marina, Curtis Merritt Harbor (an excellent location to view a rocket launch off Wallops Island), a summer trolley stop, the area where the ponies come ashore after the pony swim, and the route used to herd the Chincoteague ponies to the carnival grounds during pony penning week in July. It's less than a mile from Memorial Park where visitors will find tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground that includes a huge wooden pirate ship, a skate park, a fishing/crabbing pier, ball fields, a boat ramp, a pavilion, and restrooms; about one mile from downtown shops; and about four miles from Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

*These accommodations are located on a quiet, family-friendly cul-de-sac. If you are interested in a "party house," this is not the house/location for you.

More Details

Lisa Via
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Lisa Via

We are a family of 5 living outside of DC. We have a 13-year-old boy and 6-year-old twin girls. Our son first visited Chincoteague when he was 2 months old. Our twin girls first visited when they were 1 month old, and we stayed for 2 months! Lucky girls!

Lisa Via purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Via chose Chincoteague Island

We chose Chincoteague because of its uniqueness and our long history of coming to the Island. Dad has been coming since childhood...about 40 years! And Mom has been coming for over 20 years. We love the small town atmosphere and the respect for nature and the beach shown by the residents and the visitors. We also love the strictly enforced 25 miles/hour speed limit on the entire island. It makes biking enjoyable and safe.

What makes this house unique

We chose our home because of the quiet surroundings and unique design. We love sitting on the large screened-in porch, whether it be in the morning having coffee listening to the distant gulls at the marina or in the evening sharing a drink with friends listening to the tree frogs. As parents, we especially love being able to watch our children from the porch safely playing in the large front yard and cul-de-sac. Of course, then there is what remains of Misty's pasture in the back where there's usually a pony or two grazing!


Chincoteague House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1585 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • 2 full baths; 1 outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Dune Room - 1 queen
    Bermuda Room - 1 queen
    Americana Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 long singles; foam toppers available for extra comfort.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great house in a quiet part of the island

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home base for a week in Cincoteague! Very spacious and comfortable, nice kitchen, comfy beds, and horses out back. The best part is the awesome screen porch which we used every evening. This is off the beaten path; but since the island is small everything is still close. All in all a great rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Its a lovely place, had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a great location. I would gladly book it again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in Chincoteague. The house is very clean and beautifully decorated. It has a well equipped kitchen and plenty of space to stretch out. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the area and fishing at the local park. Assateague is a short car/bike ride away. I would definitely recommend renting this house!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Lovely quiet cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, well appointed kitchen, plenty of room to hang out - inside or out. Owners were wonderful - went out of their way to keep us comfortable. Would love to come back, although may have to rent something larger when all our family wants to come with us when they hear about our excellent trip to Chincoteague/Assateague!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, convenient, and very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is very well appointed. We had a tasty dinner at Etta's Channelside on their opening night for the season and tasted ice cream at both the Island Creamery and Mr. Whippy's. We had fun exploring Assateauge, but our most surprising discovery was the Wallops Island NASA visitor center. The exhibits were interesting for adults and children. Make sure to check the calendar- there are kids/family activities most Saturdays- we had a wonderful time building and testing a hurricane tower during a STEM Saturday event.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Fantastic Stay

  • 4 of 5

Sans Souci is a beautiful, roomy and well-equipped house! Quiet, peaceful setting and close to everything we wanted to do. Be aware that you will need to supply your own sheets and bath towels, but everything else you might need and more is there. Lisa was so easy to work with and always responded timely to any requests or questions. We look forward to returning here in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Assateague National Searshore

Immediately adjacent to Misty's pasture and Beebe Ranch; Pony Center with pony rides, riding lessons, and shows with Chincoteague ponies; Assateague Island National Seashore with visitors center, sea life touch tank, undeveloped beach, wildlife refuge, bird refuge (located on Atlantic flyway), lighthouse, walking/biking paths, and educational center; NASA Goddard Space Flight Visitors Center, Wallops Island, with occasional rocket launches; The Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, with child and family programs and camps; safe biking with island speed limit of 25 MPH (strictly enforced).


Rates & Availability

Chincoteague House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Summer rentals run from Saturday 3pm until the following Saturday 11am. There is a $200 refundable security deposit. Tenants are responsible for general cleanup; the house should be left in the condition it was found. The security deposit (or a portion there of) will be kept in the event of unusual cleaning requirements or for the specific tasks listed in the rental agreement. The security deposit automatically will be refunded 14 days post-checkout, if no claims are made against it.

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.

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