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TV, DVD player, books, music library

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEastern Shore Railway Museum12 min drive
    Popular LocationKegotank Bay15 min drive
    Popular LocationRed Queen Gallery19 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

As Close as you can get to the Ocean South of Chincoteague

Historic vacation home in Parksley with fitness center
Please feel free to write if you have questions. Unlike Chincoteague, this is a rural setting - the neighborhood is eight houses along Metompkin Bay. But it's an easy half-hour trip to Chincoteague if you'd rather go to the beach there. Our beach is a 15-minute kayak trip away (there are SIX sea kayaks included in the rental). There are also lot of little creeks in the marsh to explore by kayak. If you have a boat, there's a public boat ramp close by. Our neighbors often fish in the bay, and surf fishing is great at certain times of year. We have crab traps - the crabbing is pretty good off the dock. If you are birders, there are all sorts of places to go (just ask me)! Onancock (10 minutes away) is where we go for nice restaurants and charming little shops. Lots of other attractions are shown in this listing. We have decks all over the place - two on the water side and one on the land side, in addition to a screened porch - lovely views in all directions. The house is almost all windows on the water side, to take advantage of these wonderful views. The living room/dining room/kitchen is open plan and on the water side of the house. A bedroom, bath, and second bedroom/TV room are on the road side of the house. The bathroom houses a washer and drier that are hidden behind doors. The master bedroom, (loft) and bath occupy the upstairs, and have an even better view of the marshes, bay, and even a glimpse of the ocean! The bottom floor is a garage, and has a laundry sink and extra refrigerator. For more pictures, things to do, and our other rental check out our Instagram page @DevineRetreats
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Colette Devine
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1601 sq ft (149 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

As as you can get Ocean South Chincoteague
As as you can get Ocean Chinc

About this area


Located in Parksley, this vacation home is by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kegotank Bay, while Eastern Shore Railway Museum and Red Queen Gallery are cultural highlights. Kayaking and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.
Visit our Parksley travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Eastern Shore Railway Museum - 12 min drive
  • Kegotank Bay - 15 min drive
  • Red Queen Gallery - 19 min drive
  • Wallops Flight Facility - 31 min drive
  • Assateague Point - 46 min drive


  • Rita's Restaurant — 8 min drive
  • The Club Car Cafe — 12 min drive
  • Mallards Sidewalk Cafe — 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is As Close as you can get to the Ocean South of Chincoteague pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at As Close as you can get to the Ocean South of Chincoteague?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at As Close as you can get to the Ocean South of Chincoteague?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is As Close as you can get to the Ocean South of Chincoteague located?
Situated by the ocean, this historic vacation home is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Eastern Shore Railway Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kegotank Bay and Red Queen Gallery. Tangier History Museum is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Having perfect weather didn’t hurt, but this place was simply stunning. The kayak trips to the beach were extraordinary. The kitchen is top-notch. It was one of our favorite rentals ever. Thanks Colette!

5/5 Excellent

Very special place
This location is quietly spectacular and the house is designed to make the most of it. The wall of windows on the main living floor let the surroundings in all day long. The shelves are stocked with nature books. The kitchen has everything you need, in full view of the beautiful surroundings. Colette is a very responsive host.

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful week on VA Eastern Shore
With COVID throwing off all of our travel plans, we've been relegated to driving-range trips and have tried to make the most of renting in locations we've always meant to visit. That's definitely the case with Collette's place on the VA Eastern Shore. While I've lived in VA for 20 years, we've never been to any place besides Chincoteague. I loved this quiet piece of Virginia with both bayside and oceanside parks and beaches to explore. This house is in a great location for easy daytrips both north and south on the peninsula. Having the kayaks to explore the creek and paddle out to the empty to beach when the tides were favorable was a highlight. We were treating to a sunset from the kayaks one evening and each morning caught the sun rising. If you are a birder, cyclist, hiker or just someone seeking a bit of solace right now, this is your place. The kitchen was well stocked and the bed was quite comfortable. We appreciated the screen porch with its comfortable chairs for reading and cocktails. Only con: the eastern shore is very, very buggy. Bring repellent and be vigilant about keeping doors shut so the mosquitoes don't get inside!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic solitude
This place is fantastic. The view is gorgeous and the outside is teaming with Eastern Shore life, from bald eagles, egrets and ospreys to turtles and mysterious jumping fish. Kayaking on the tidal waters was the quietest, most peaceful activity I've done in years. The house is perhaps the best stocked rental I've ever stayed in, with all necessary supplies, a telescope, binoculars, nice wine glasses, comfortable chairs, etc. Colette worked patiently and with great flexibility when my schedule changed. Really a great place.

5/5 Excellent

From the moment we arrived and saw the view over Metompkin Bay from the deck (and master balcony!) we were immediately relaxed. What a beautiful property! The house is well equipped for cooking and music and full of light! The wild life is amazing and abundant. One bit of advice, if you kayak to the beach make sure there's an ocean breeze, i.e., winds from the NE to SE and anything in between. If it's a land breeze (coming off the land) the biting flies will be on the beach, though they won't bother you by/in the surf. Of course that's true of any beach,. Can't rate this highly enough! And Colette was prompt with replies to any questions. Great spot!

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