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Immaculate new home, close to the bridge to Assateague, bike to the beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, Den, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Fair Winds is a charming beach house completed in the spring of 2012 and located in the Piney Island section of the old fishing town of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. It is a quick bike ride to the bridge to Assateague with boat ramp water access just down the street. Assateague Island is a national wildlife refuge run by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The pristine beach is managed by the US Park Service. Fair Winds has three bedrooms plus a den (the "loft room") and two full baths. The upstairs master has a king-sized bed; a queen is in the front bedroom downstairs, twins are in the downstairs “turtle room” and the upstairs loft room. The loft room is ok for a couple kids. It is open to the great room below, but there are doors that can close it off for sleeping. The heart of Fair Winds is the sunny great room with wood-burning fireplace. It includes living and dining areas as well as the kitchen with island and barstools. Kitchen amenities include electric range with glass cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and an excellent supply of cookware and utensils. On the street side is a partially covered deck, and in the back, a screened porch overlooks the woods. In the hall of the main floor, there is a laundry closet with full sized washer and dryer. There is a TV with satellite service and a DVD player in the loft room. In the great room is a simple but impressive radio/CD/iPod player. The house has a land line for local calls as well as wireless internet access. Below the house is the carport, shed, an outdoor shower for removing the worst of the sand from the beach, and a clothes line. You will also find a small Weber grill. Please, no smoking and no pets. Fair Winds will be cleaned and ready for your stay. Please bring sheets and towels (don't forget beach towels!), because I do not provide linen service. Experience the quintessential family vacation. I wish you 'Fair winds and a following sea.'


Owner
Barbara Early
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Barbara Early

I built this house across the street from my own vacation home mainly for family and friends. My family has been coming to Chincoteague for many years and I am spending more and more time here in this beautiful place.

Barbara Early purchased this house in 2012

Why Barbara Early chose Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague is unique among beach spots. It is not for the wild minded, but for families, it is perfect. The Piney Island neighborhood is the closest to the bridge to Assateague, easy biking distance. The dirt road keeps the cars slow and enables the kids to ride their bikes with abandon.

What makes this house unique

I built this house myself and tried to have it be both child friendly (assuming a bit of sand!) and comfortable for quiet evenings for adults.

Amenities

Piney Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths. Please bring your own towels. Don't forget beach towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs queen - 1 queen
    Turtle Room - 2 twin/ single
    Loft Room - Den - 2 child bed
  • Three comfortable bedrooms and one den/TV room. All have pillows, blankets, and spreads. Please bring your own sheets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Immaculate new home, close to the bridge to Assateague, bike to the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Two adults & two twelve year old girls stayed in this beautiful home from June 25- July 2. The kitchen has everything you need. It was nice to sit on the screened back porch in the evenings. We even saw a deer in the back yard. Close to everything. Definitely our top pick the next time we visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Paula, for this kind review. That screened porch is a wonderful, quiet spot to unwind after a day at the beach. I'm so glad my home contributed to a great vacation on our magical island, and I'm pleased that you want to return!
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5

Wonderful house and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen was wonderfully equipped and the house was lovely. We really enjoyed the water put in just down the road which was wonderfully convenient. The house was close to the park and accessible to everywhere else. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John, for this review. I'm glad you took advantage of the boat put in that is so close by, and that you appreciated the kitchen. I work to keep it well supplied. Glad you noticed!
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5

An outstanding home; a great experience

  • 5 of 5

We selected Fair Winds for our annual get together with the kids because it looked great on the web site and the location seemed ideal (we stayed for a week, May 21 to 28). From the moment we arrived to the property we knew our initial impression on its location had been right on target. The home is on a quiet, very well kept street with very nice homes in the surroundings, yet, the homes are also secluded and private. Lots of trees, birds chirping, lovely nature all around. Then, from the moment we opened the front door, we loved everything we saw. The great room is spacious, airy, very tastefully decorated and inviting. Fresh flowers and a handwritten note from the owner reinforced the sense we were in good hands. As we looked around the kitchen, the bedrooms, bathrooms, etc., all were so well cared for, neat and tasteful. The kitchen, a very important aspect for me, was very well equipped, with good quality implements, flatware, silverware, etc. Net, we loved Fair Winds and would have no hesitation whatsoever to go back (if return to Chincoteague, we will definitely stay there) and to recommend the home to friends and family. The owner, Barbara, was immediately responsive to the couple of questions we had; truly, we did not have to bother her because there was nothing amiss. I'm sure, though, had I had the chance to meet her, she would have been as charming in person as she appeared to be over email and text. Just to say it again, Fair Winds was perfect for us and we enjoyed Chincoteague very much! Highly recommend the home and the island.!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mauricio, for this detailed and thoughtful review. I am so pleased that your family found the home to meet your needs and that the special little additions that I include were appreciated. As I've said before, this is where my family and friends stay, and I try to make all my guests comfortable. Hope to have you back again!
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5

Sparkling sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to an immaculate home, fresh flowers and a lovely note from the owner welcoming us. The home is beautifully appointed with a fabulously equipped kitchen. The back porch affords stunning views of wildlife & sunsets, while the front is an inviting place to read a book or enjoy morning coffee. Bonus - the nigjts are still and noiseless and the sky is absolute starry dome. Also, the house is very near the bridge to Assateague - a glorious bike ride to the beach, there. I'd recommend this place to anyone who's looking for a bonafide getaway!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amy, for the kind words. I am always pleased when my cozy home can be the getaway my guests were looking for. You have captured the charm the house and neighborhood provide, and I hope your family returns to my Fair Winds one day!
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5

Perfect Chincoteague getaway

  • 5 of 5

My mom and 2 sisters and I stayed here for 4 nights this September to celebrate my Mom's 80th. The house is gorgeous, very well equipped, and convenient to everything. We each had our own rooms, plenty of privacy, and we enjoyed sitting outside in the screened in porch in the back, and on the big deck in front. There's no TV on the first floor, so we played games and read books, which was a nice change.

We spent a day on the beach, took a day trip to Tangier Island (from Ocrakoke, a 50 minute drive), and had a great 2-hour pontoon boat ride with Captain Gene from Daisy's Cruises. We made an awesome seafood dinner one night from Gary Howard's market, and loved AJ's restaurant right around the corner. Island Creamery is also a must-do. Lots of places to explore, and this is a great home base to do it from. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that your Mom's birthday weekend was a success and that my house contributed to the pleasure. It pleases me to know that I can contribute to happy family events. It sounds like you tried out lots of wonderful island activities and came back to a comfortable home away from home. And Happy 80th Birthday, Mom! Barbara
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5

A Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is immaculate and beautifully appointed in fun beach style. This home has comfortable furnishings and a well-supplied kitchen. We slept 8, including a 3-year old and a 10-year old and it never felt crowded. We loved the back screened porch! Reliable wi-first, too. I was so impressed by the vast assortment of games, books, and activities for all ages. I highly recommend this wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about my home! I am pleased that you found it to be a comfortable retreat for your family get together. I hope you will come back again and enjoy more time on this magical island.
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Assateague Island National Seashore
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Piney Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $70
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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