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Book now for 2016 prices. On Water, Boat, Large Property, Adorable Town!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, with water view, 3.5 Baths, large porches, kayaks, motor boat

Gorgeous waterfront property directly overlooking tranquil Onancock Creek, and only one block from the adorable town of Onancock. No wonder Budget Magazine recently voted Onancock 'The Coolest Small Town in America!'

Recently decorated top to bottom by award-winning design team JRML of Norfolk, VA, The Shore House is a gorgeous, peaceful escape. The huge covered deck stretches along the back of the house overlooking the water where you can watch the herons, egrets and osprey to your heart's content. There is also a library tucked amidst the four upstairs bedrooms that overlooks the water and is fully stocked with a wide variety of books. If you want more action you are a short walk from the town of Onancock which has antique stores, wonderful restaurants, a movie theater, a drama theater, a gourmet food/wine shop as well as a town wharf. Park your car and leave it!

The house was built in 1999 by a builder for his family and therefore the lay-out is bright, spacious and well designed. The first floor of the house accommodates the master bedroom/bath suite, a full laundry room, a fully equipped kitchen a large family room with a game table, a formal living and dining room. The second floor has two kids’ rooms with two twins each and a Jack 'n Jill bath as well as two queen rooms that have a separate bath.

The house features free Wifi/ Internet and a brand new TV multi media room with dozens of HD Comcast channels and Internet apps! A Bluetooth enabled Stereo, allows for streaming of any portable device.

Our dock moors a 20 foot Maycraft motor boat, canoe and kayak. These can take you in 15 minutes to remote state-protected beaches where you will be the only ones around for miles! At Malards, 5 minutes away more kayaks can be rented as well. The dock is also great for crabbing. The back yard is large enough to accommodate large picnics, weddings, family reunions, sports and games.

Within driving distance are two golf courses in Cape Charles (30 minutes), the famous Chincoteague/Assauteague preserve where horses roam on the beaches (60 minutes), several places to charter boats in Wachapreague ('The Flounder Capital of the World', 15 mins) and in Cape Charles. Wallops Visitor Center, the up and coming star of the NASA rocket launching pads, is a 40 min drive north. There are also two grocery stores, fast food restaurants and other restaurants within a five minute drive.

In addition, our summer, full-paying guests will have access to the amenities at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club (15 min drive). Guests of ours may use the pool for only $5.00 per person and may pay to use the golf course, dining room etc. This is a very special and generous offer on behalf of the country club.

There is nothing like the Eastern Shore, the largest stretch of undeveloped waterfront on the Eastern Seaboard. The Shore House puts you in the heart of it all.

Keywords: Waterfront, luxury, large, new, spacious home, motor boat, kayak. Perfect for a family reunion or getaway.

More Details

Property Owners, Laura and Daryl
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Onancock, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There is also a huge covered, screened porch which runs along the back of house, a private dock and a library. The use of the motor boat requires a signed waiver, a copy of a driver silence, 25 years age limit, and a small security deposit The house is located two blocks from town. Onancock has about five restaurants, gourmet grocery store, several antique stores, art galleries, ladies store and town wharf. Several other restaurants, ocean side of peninsula, two grocery stores, fast food stores, WalMart and Walgreens within 5-10 minute drive.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Book now for 2016 prices. On Water, Boat, Large Property, Adorable Town!
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
Quakertown, PA


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house with an amazing view. The house was clean and very large. There is was a lot to do with the dock and boat close at hand. The little town of Onancock is wonderful. My husband and son loved the movie theater which looked like a step out of time, but had state of the art equipment.

The owner was wonderful and available for any questions if needed. Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Thanksgiving on the Eastern Shore, truly thankful for this wonderful memory"

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description don't do this justice. This wonderfully appointed house on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, met all of our expectations. The spacious rooms were comfortable with views of the water.

There are several places to eat including the porch, dining room and kitchen. Totally clean including a washer and dryer.

Onancock offers shopping, several art galleries and top notch restaurants. The bakeries are famous!!!

Laura was very helpful in answering any questions within a timely period.

We will use this again for a special vacation. We hated to leave!!!!

Hope B. Saecker

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, poorly described on the site.

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice, large, and has comfy furniture. Ants are every where, upstairs and downstairs. The largest bedroom with an on-suite bath has the smallest bed, a full bed. Other rooms have queen size, this seems to be wrong. The description states a boat is on the property, I wrote to say that it is very important to me that it be in working order, the gas gauge does not work and the depth finder does not work. The lights did not work. This is a safety matter for me to be sure I have enough gas to get around on the open water. The beach mentioned in the description, (15 min. away) is by boat, not everyone in my group can lift themselves from chest deep water back into the boat, boat had no steps or ladder. Before booking, my email questions were answered quickly. After I paid, no reply to email and phone call questions were answered curtly or never returned, as if my 2 calls were a bother. A book including the beach names, directions would have been helpful. Also nice restaurants are in the area, menu and a list of them would have helped. The Sage Dinner is good food at a great price, Hotel Charlotte and Bizzotti's are upscale dinning. The Corner Bakery a must for the fresh and delicious baked goods. The town has Antique stores and Art Galleries, Danny Doughty is at the Gallery and a wonderful artist, with plenty of town info. Kerr House is a nice free visit to a historical home, donations taken.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Ann, We welcome feedback and appreciate your candor. Many apologies for the troubles you encountered. The ants have been taken care of. As mentioned in the boat usage info. sheet, we encourage all guests to replace boat gas after usage and I'm sorry that did not occur. While the gas gauge works you're correct in that the depth gauge is very troublesome and seems to have a mind of its own despite repairs. I agree that should be mentioned in the boat sheet. As for the boat "lights" I'm not sure to what you're referring . Perhaps because we've never used it at night, it's not an issue of which we are aware so I will look into that. As for the beaches, we pull the boat up to the beach so no one has to hoist themselves in and out which I agree would be difficult for most. A ladder, however, would be helpful and we try to keep one on the boat or in the garage but they tend to get misplaced. We will get that corrected ASAP. The bed in the master suite is indeed a queen, so, I'm not sure what to say about that. The restaurants are listed in the welcome sheet, I'm sorry you missed that. We have put a copy in the house for easier access. Thank you again for your patience and patronage. Laura and Daryl
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Wonderful property that gives you a taste of living on the Eastern Shore

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house in Onancock!. The house itself is extremely well appointed, in great shape, comfortable beds, spectacular screened porch, many places to hang out and a well appointed kitchen. The only ding is slow Internet speeds (almost unusable, so if you need to work, you need to be aware... we used our cell phones to tether and ate through our data plan, but it was worth it for the house!!). Loved having the grill, access to the boat, the kayak, and all the games! It was a wonderful family vacation for our family of 7.

Onancock is wonderful. You MUST have the cream filled donuts at the Corner Bakery... it just might change your life :-). Also took a boat to Tangier Island - picks you up at the town dock less than a 1/4 mile away from the house.

You can't go wrong booking this property, and hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow what place to have a family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! Everything in your house was top notch and location was outstanding. The quaint little town was such a hit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesapeake, VA

Beautifully decorated home on a stunning piece of property

  • 4 of 5

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Norfolk Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Onancock Warf
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Onancock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
'Bailey's Beach'
Car: not necessary

Full price guests will have access to the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Onancock which allows free access to a pool and tennis courts as well as golf for a reduced fee. They have just built a new dining room and have slips for large boats available to rent as well.


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Rental Rates for this holiday house Onancock, Virginia

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28 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee A$0

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