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Brand New Home located in Historic Downtown Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Myrtle on Mumford is a replica of a typical single-story Chincoteague home of the 1920's, with modern amenities added, such as central heat and air conditioning. The house is located in the downtown Main Street historic area, less than a five minute walk from town and this year, 2017, we made several new enhancements for our guests. Both closets have been upgraded with 8 ft of drawer space and additional storage area which includes a rod and hangers for clothing. We have acquired more Chincoteague memorabilia as well as renovated the bathroom. The bathroom was rewallpapered and refurnished as our pictures reflect.

Ernest Dale Holston
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Ernest Dale Holston

The owners, Dale and Denise Holston, are both natives of Chincoteague Island, and their ancestors here date all the way back to the 1700's.

Ernest Dale Holston purchased this house in 2013

Why Ernest Dale Holston chose Chincoteague Island

The property has belonged to the owners for many years, and Dale lived his first sixteen ears on the same street. This long-standing history on Mumford Street led to the decision to build a vacation home in this location so that visitors could enjoy the atmosphere and spend time in at 1920's style Chincoteague home.

What makes this house unique

As you enter the home, you will see vast assortment of memorabilia from the early 1900's. The home was newly constructed in 2013.


Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • In addition to the usual bathroom fixtures, the tub/shower is reminiscent of an old-time soaking tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The back bedroom offers a cedar lined closet, tongue and groove ceiling with a ceiling fan and recess lighting. It has a queen sized bed with dresser drawers located at the foot. A wall mounted tv is also located in the room. The front bedroom offers tongue and groove ceilings as well as two twin size beds. It also has a cedar lined closet and a ceiling fan.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Myrtle on Mumford is a great home for a getaway in any season. **For guests who rent our home for Seafood Festival in May and/or Oyster Festival in October, we will have waiting for you in the refrigerator 1/2 bushel of Chincoteague salt-water oysters from our private oyster ground**


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Brand New Home located in Historic Downtown Area
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Great trip to Chincoteague Island with a dear friend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely visit to the island, touring the area, visiting local shops, enjoying the local shellfish, and watching the annual Christmas parade. Home was immaculate and well-appointed. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home..

  • 5 of 5

We came and stayed over the Oyster Festival. We had a terrific time and the home is just beautiful. the only thing we had to bring is our clothes and food.. We will be planning another trip down.......

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is immaculate and has every convenience/detail in place. It is a very convenient location as several times we walked just one block to town. There is very obvious pride of ownership and up-to-date maintenance. The amenities were well-thought, comfortable and very welcoming. The owner has also decorated the home with local historical memorabilia and provided many books regarding Chincoteague and Assateague. The owner made it clear he is available if needed, but definitely not intrusive. Myrtle on Mumford was a wonderful retreat after our days of pony hunts, exploration, shopping and dining. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and give this home and owner the highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and lovely Island

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place and the owner was wonderful. Perfectly located you can walk to town. He has all the information you need and the house is charming. The beach is close by and very nice.

Costs in town are very reasonable. Had a great stay and loved the outdoor shower!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Myrtle on Mumford is the quaint and cozy getaway spot in which our family spent a week's vacation on Chincoteague Island this month. It is conveniently located within reasonable walking distance of shops and businesses on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard. Dale is a wonderful host. He stopped by to introduce himself and make sure everything was ok. Myrtle is well-furnished and lovingly decorated with antiques and historic memorabilia. We were concerned at first that keeping our four-year-old's hands off the collectibles would be a problem; however, other than the old-fashioned phones and the brass bell candlestick, he had little to no interest. My favorite spots are the swing on the front porch, the screened-in back porch, and the well-appointed, modern kitchen where we cooked most of our meals. By week's end, we felt like we were home away from home and did not want to leave. Mumford is a relatively quiet street, and driveway parking is more than adequate. The house is very clean. The washer and dryer are very convenient. We will definitely book Myrtle for any return trips to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very clean house with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We will stay here again. House was clean, location great!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

A 500.00 security deposit will be needed at the time of payment. The security deposit will be returned to you within 2 hours of checkout by calling me at 757-990-0947.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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