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Bedrooms 1
Space 260 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


We have just finished constructing a tiny house to rent to people looking for a secluded, fun and exciting place to vacation! You have everything you will ever need and if we do not have it, we will do whatever we need to make sure you do!

You walk into a kitchenette that has everything you need to make dinner or simply stick a little something in the microwave to heat up. There is a convection oven/grill.and toaster all in one! There is also a grill on site for you to use!

The main thought is to come ready to relax and have fun! eat, drink and be merry!

More Details

Christi Medice
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Christi Medice

I am a retired Paramedic and Lieutenant Firefighter for the City of Hampton, VA. I live with my husband, Rick, and our two parrots, Joey and Nikko. I am an outdoors lover and love to fish. We have bon-fires often and just enjoy the evenings and the sound of the waves as they crash along the shore line while looking at the stars above us. We have a fish pond in the yard, but these fish are just for admiring. I love to get around to talk to my neighbors and make sure they are all doing ok. I try to exercise as much as I can by walking on the beach and kayaking. There is a garden in the yard that Rick and I tend to. I love to can the vegetables for the Winter.

So I have been asked how I came up with the name "THELMA'S DAWN". Well, my mother passed away from cancer in 2007. Mom was 68 years old when she was called home. I had a sister, Dawn, who was called home at age 28. She was murdered in January1988. It was fitting to name this beautiful place after the two of them.

I have lived in this home since I was born, except for the 25 years I moved to Hampton, Virginia, in 1985, to take a job as a professional firefighter and went to school to become an Emergency Rescue Diver and Nationally Registered Paramedic. I was diagnosed in 1995 with Multiple Sclerosis, but continued to work in the fire department as an instructor of various Fire, Emergency Medical, Driving, CPR and Water Safety courses. I retired from the fire department in 2006 and moved back to the Eastern Shore, which I have always called my home!

Having MS, I can not enjoy things the way I use to. I love the beach and the water, but due to MS, I cannot stay in the heat long. With this being said, I have felt that this property was being wasted, so I made the decision to renovate a travel trailer that was going to waste and this is how Sandy Hill Sunsets came about! We wanted a tiny house and this made it easy to decide.

Christi Medice purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Christi Medice chose Silver Beach

This property is special in it's own right. There is a private beach and you can have bonfires on the beach and grill hot dogs, make Smore's, fish at night, put a tent up on the beach if you want and just have a great time just being you with no worries about anything. If you want to drink on the beach, you can.

This is a secluded place where you will not have to worry about loud noises, except those created by nature. If you like serenity, you have surely picked the right place!

What makes this cottage unique

You get to drive a golf cart any where you want to go, of course within reason. The fun part is......There is no charge!!!!!!


Silver Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is a full bathroom with toilet, sink and a full shower. Towels and wash cloths are provided as well as soap, shampoo, conditioner and a hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom has a full mattress and also a door so you can be alone with no distractions. There is space enough to place an air mattress on the floor if needed.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Fishing poles are provided to be used by our guests. We also provide bait. We have crab pots that are used and will gladly catch, cook and teach guests how to eat the BLUE CRABS that we catch! Learn More About This Property at While you are here, you pretty much have free run of the property. Please respect us and other guests who may be renting the other property that is here. DID I MENTION THE GOLF CART THAT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU DURING YOUR STAY? You can drive it all over the neighborhood too! We believe in having a great time and NO DRAMA. We get along with everyone we meet and look forward to meeting new people and making new friends along the way!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Book This Stay, You Won't Regret It!

  • 5 of 5

A truly amazing vacation. The private beach makes the trip, no crowds to deal with. Christi makes you feel right at home as if you were family. You have a choice of kayaks, a jon boat, a pedal boat, and a paddle board to use. Forgot your marshmallow sticks (yup, we did)? Christi has those to. Pull the crab pots and shortly you'll get a knock on the door with freshly steamed crab. Along with fun on the beach, the kids will get a kick out of riding the golf cart around. We had daily sightings of the local eagle as well as fish jumping right out of the water and excellent star gazing. Had a fire on the beach at night, and early morning coffee in the lawn chairs overlooking the bay. No need to run out for ice, there's an ice maker on sight. Load up your cooler and head to the beach. We stayed until sunset every night. Thanks Christi, we loved the vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam....having a wonderful family like you guys makes it really easy to make things a little more fun! Thank you for the awesome review! All of this was my pleasure and I will be looking forward for you to return! I hope there will be another family with kids so we can get a great game of hide and seek OR flashlight tag! They are always a hit! Get your reservations in early as the dates are gone quickly after the 1st of the year!. I am so glad you had a great time! That is what I try to accomplish for all of you! See you soon I hope!!
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a great 3 day stay at the "The Tiny House". It was clean and stocked with cooking supplies and dishes. There was a large grill that we used a couple times. We also ate at a decent Mexican rerestaurant in nearby Exmore, which also has a grocery store. The beach was beautiful and calm inside Chesapeake Bay. The kids loved swimming there, having a camp fire on the beach, walking on the sandbars, kayaking, catching blue crabs, driving the golf cart and meeting their pet parrot. Our hosts we're very accommodating and attentive. We appreciated their hospitality and friendliness and would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great evaluation! Like I tell people all the time...when I have guests as nice and approachable as you, it really makes it easy for us! Thank you for sharing your vacation with us as we did love having you here and hope that you find your way back here in the future! It was a great time!!
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Beautiful relaxation!!

  • 5 of 5

Just steps to basically private beach. Ample space for the 3 of us. Very clean. Gracious hosts. Could cook if you wanted to (we did not). Short drive to excellent restaurants. Will surely return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey...thank you for speaking so highly of us! It really is easy to work with guests when they are as friendly as you! Thank you for everything and I really appreciate you cleaning up before you left! We are really looking forward to you all coming back!
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  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time here; this time we had a girls trip! Christi & Rick made sure all of the ammenities were at our disposal/are wonderful hosts! The property is perfect. I'm already looking forward to booking my next trip

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so loved having you all here with us! It was great seeing you and I cannot wait until your next visit!!!!!
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Where time stands still...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came out a few weeks ago for our anniversary, and let me tell you...the location was exactly what we needed...quiet, calming, romantic and just plain breathtaking! We weren't exactly sure what we were getting ourselves into traveling down that back country road that leads to the tiny house, but when we got there, we were immediately greeted by our hostess Christi who gave us the grand tour and we instantly felt at home, just as I'm sure she intended. We woke up to the most amazing sunrises every morning and fell asleep to even more glorious sunsets...fireside on the beach! Doesn't get much better than that! In today's increasingly fast paced world, I will forever cherish those few days where time literally stood still and my cares vanished. A HUGE thank you to Christi and Rick for your friendship, conversation and sharing your little piece of heaven with us. <3

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to help you with what you needed! I really enjoyed having you both here and am really hoping that you will find you way back here real soon!!!! Thank you for spending your special time with us!!!
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Peaceful Beach Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We just traveled this past weekend to Christi and Rick's place on Silver Beach & it was wonderful! So peaceful and serene; perfect place to get away and RELAX! You essentially have your own private beach, with kayaks, paddle boards, boats, & floats to boot! Christi even baited and threw out crab pods that we retrieved for dinner our first night, which she so graciously prepared for us. They could not have been more hospitable, providing toiletries that we had forgotten, a book of to-do's & recommendations, and even assisting us in starting a fire on the beach. Truly amazing experience! The ONLY reason why I give it 4 stars is because it was a hike to get into town and we had to travel to Cape Charles (40min drive), for our friend's birthday dinner. So, bring food, b/c even to get into the town of Exmore for something casual is 20 minutes and the options are limited. In the Tiny House, there is a microwave, full fridge & freezer, coffee maker, & Christi allows you to use her grill for preparing food as well, but there is no oven. We will better prepare next time we stay, which will absolutely be happening! Thanks Christi & Rick for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Heather. I am sorry about the long travel to get out into town, but this is something I cannot change. :( I do is a long drive, but after living here for this long, it is kind of nice to. This is why I tell people to go ahead and get their food before they come, as they might find that they do not want to leave once they arrive. Thank you for the wonderful words you gave us! I am really glad that we made your vacation better for you! Of course, we will do it all again! I have been able to get some extra crab pot bait! I look forward to seeing you again in the future! In the event you should ever need a stove, please feel free to use mine! I would be happy to share it with you!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk, Va
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Island House Restaurant- Wachapreague, Va
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Lewes, DE
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Cape Charles, VA
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Newport New, VA
Nearest Restaurant
9.6 Miles
Exmore, VA
Nearest Beach
Silver Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25

If there are more people than the 4 limit, there will be an additional $50.00 added for their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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