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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Accommodations Backing Misty's Pasture
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Lovely Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered in Chincoteague for Thanksgiving this year at my brothers house and we needed extra sleeping space. We stayed at San Souci and had a wonderful time. We loved the screen porch and were very happy with our time there. Would love to come back during the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Caroline! Hope to see you again soon! Lisa
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Perfect for our family of 6!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area to see a rocket launch at Wallop's and this house was perfect for us. The place was so well-stocked and we loved the extra touches like toys and board games and sand toys. My kids (ok, me too!) were excited be able to watch the neighbor's ponies from their rooms. When the launch was postponed a day, the owners were so gracious with helping us extend our stay and we were able to see the rocket launch! It was very chilly while we were there, but we still enjoyed the beach and the wild ponies, as well as the flight facility and we could tell that this area would be so much fun in the warmer season! Our experience was wonderful, we highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie! Glad you enjoyed your stay and the house and that you were able to see the launch. Lisa
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Well kept, well stocked home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, tidy and well stocked kitchen (pots, pans, plates, etc)! Not your typical rental with a hodge-poge of mismatched junk! Had a great weekend getaway with my family and looking forward to doing it again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay! Lisa
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Relaxing and Comfortable stay at this lovely home in Chincoteague, VA

  • 5 of 5

My sister-in-law and I spent 4 wonderful days staying in this beautiful and welcoming home. It was convenient to many restaurants and places that we had heard about and wanted to take in during our stay. We had everything we needed to cook and enjoy quiet time we wanted when back "home" at the rental home. The owner went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed and was in touch to be sure of that and to answer questions if needed. Would absolutely stay there again and hope to return there soon with friends and family and have recommended the home and area to others! Hospitality at its finest!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy, thank you for the review! We hope to host you and your family again. Lisa
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Very tidy and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Modern, full of amenities for adults and kids. Screened in porch was a necessity for the buggy surroundings. Good directions for checking in and out, including local recommendations. Kind owners and neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and updated! Lots of room and quiet area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this San Souci. From the well stocked kitchen to the children's toys available for our young children, this was a great place to come back to after all that Chincoteague and Assateague have to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ryan! So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Lisa and Charles
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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