4/ bed/4bath Waterfront - Book at 2015 Rates Now!

Spinnaker Waterfront Home from the Water
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“ Excellent ”
16 Reviews

From $139 / night

5295 Hibiscus Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 11
Type: Home
Per night: $139 - $3,000
Per week: $1,099 - $4,489
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Chincoteague Island vacation home rental
Save --great Weekend Rates now! Reserve Spring Breaks and Summer now!
See our On-line REVIEWS all over the internet! Reserve 2016 at 2015 rates now! Great getaway weekends and mini-weeks with cozy fireplace.
Open all year Spinnaker Waterfront -REALLY on Chincoteague Island!
Full rates published on this site below Availability with the 'rate' link and on our Ponyisland site + check us out on the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce we've belonged to since 1997!
- Call and ask Events & Activities & Specials to be emailed.

Couples Discount available at certain times - ask!

Great for kayaking, 3 Couples, Family, Romantic Getaways!

Top Rated Vacation Rental House on Trip Advisor

Custom Designed Contemporary 4BR/4B Private Family house with spectacular water views in 3 directions is one of Chincoteague Islands best vacation rentals. Note: 4th bedroom is a loft with a Queen, Twin, and private balcony where you can view the sunrise over Assateague Island.
Why hotel?

Assateague Area Chincoteague Island's Spinnaker Waterfront Vacation Rental Home is fondly called The PonyIsland House by our guests -- it's an Affordable & Unique 4 level popular rental house perfect for 4 couples. -- your Home away from home! We are ON Chincoteague Island-- More info and map on our ponyisland site on web.

Beds for 9 In four bedrooms (one is a very special loft where you can see Assateague in the distance from it's private deck) + sleep sofa. 4 baths + extra vanity. Because our guests comfort is important to us, we recommend up to 8 adults maximum or even 6. See additional guest fees. We're always glad to quote!

Featuring an Ingenious Richard Vesely Four-level design with bedrooms on three different levels providing additional privacy. Relax and enjoy Three sun decks; large screened in porch. and fantastic water-views in three directions.

Perfect Tranquil setting for Romantic Get Aways, Honeymoons, or celebrating that special Birthday or Anniversary. Cozy fireplace, with free firewood, Master Bedroom suite has it's own private waterfront balcony. Enjoy large walk-in showers that don't even need a shower curtain and our new Jacuzzi style jetted 2 person tub - your very own Chincoteague Resort spa.

Bring your Boats and Kayaks! Private Dock, Boat Slip, Pier where you can have fun crabbing, boating, and swimming; it is one of the best locations for kayaking is the coves and back bays near Spinnaker Waterfront.

Come and Play! New Waterfront Outdoor Living Area with built in seating and tables -- Waterfront Grilling at it's best. Custom outdoor shower with water view.

The Ponyisland House on Chincoteague Island is the best family vacation location with so many views and amenities, wifi, and all extras. We provide crab traps and beach chairs and beach toys in summer and firewood in winter to enjoy our cozy fireplace.

Enjoy September Weekends, Nightly Fall Getaways, Family Vacation Holidays over Thanksgiving or Christmas in this fantastic Eastern Shore Escape. Reserve your summer 2013 family vacation now! You'll find complete price list on our Ponyisland site on the net.

Available weekly in Summer unless last minute. Great nightly off season rates -- check out our weekends and mini-weeks.
Two night minimum available ONLY at the last minute.

Spinnaker Waterfront, actually ON Chincoteague Island is not a condo or townhouse or bed and breakfast, it is genuine elegant lodging -- check with us before booking your getaway or weekend package for small groups or even girls weekends or corporate retreat.

Come to the beach; shop in our town, enjoy our seafood festivals, bring your boat or kayak, or come to the famous Wild pony round-up and Pony Swim.

Come Enjoy some of our Local Events - Spinnaker Waterfront is open all year :

Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops Islands Area Events
prepared by Pat Hutchings
just before the causeway leading to Chincoteague Island.
Junior Ranger Program on Assateague For kids ages 6-14. Itʼs easy and fun to be a junior ranger. Learn more about the seashore and earn a Junior Ranger patch.
2nd Saturday Art Stroll - Participating art galleries and shops hold special events and demonstrations with extended open hours. Date: 2nd Saturday (April-November) Location: Chincoteague Island, VA 
Personal Water Crafts , Fishing, Crabbing, Clamming, Shell Collecting, Clamming, Boating, Kayaking
NASA - Viewing Rocket Launches at Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Public Information Line . On-line Schedule:
Lighthouse Tours Friday through Sunday from Easter Weekend through
Thanksgiving weekend. 
Mid June to early Sept open Thursday through Monday from 9-3
Artists appear on a rotating schedule April -October
Chincoteague Wild Ponies on Assateague Island are owned by the Chincoteague Fire Company. The Fish and Wildlife Service permits 150 adult horses to be kept on Assateague.
Horseback Riding: 
Assateague Ranger Guided programs: Virginia District Toms Cove Visitor Center
Hunting At Assateague : Various hunting for Deer, and ducks on Northern Hunt Zone and Southern Hunt Zone. Also Junior Hunt, Regulations, Blind sites,
Fishing: Assateague Mobil Sport fishermenʼs Association
Hiking and Beach Hiking:
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Herb Bateman Visitor Center:
Birdwatching –varies with migratory patterns. Ospreys, herons, egrets, geese, ducks, brant and swans are common and many reside in the refuge. Diving ducks come with cold weather. Snow geese in the fall/winter.
Pony Watching Wildlife Cruises May- October.
Tour Bus Service on Assateague Tour tickets must be purchased in advance by
calling The Chincoteague Natural History Association or purchased at The Herbert H. Bateman
Area Information
Spinnaker Waterfront is actually in the best location on Chincoteague Island a Resort Retreat is the best family vacation -- with so many free activities. There's something for everyone.

Chincoteague Island's PonyIsland House is close to everything!

Enjoy the Assateague National Seashore with its' free ample parking and about 20 miles of the best unspoiled Natural Beach. Chincoteague Beach is on Assateague Island -- one of the best seashore beaches on the Atlantic Ocean -- Spinnaker is a perfect Beach House getaway!

Drive. hike or bicycle through the beautiful Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and see all manner of shore birds in this birders paradise, and perhaps a pony will be blocking the road. Be sure to read the book Misty to the kids before coming. The Annual Pony Swim and Wild Pony Round-up is near the end of July each year, and this week often books very far in advance.

Eat some of the best Seafood you have ever had, Chincoteague Salt Oysters, Eastern Shore Crab Cakes, and just caught fresh Fish. Catch your dinner from Spinnaker Waterfront's private dock and enjoy outdoor waterfront dining without a reservation!

This waterfront vacation holiday rental home in the tranquil private Oyster Bay Community on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, has alluring Water and Bay Views. Bike along our quiet streets or walk into Old Town, from this wonderful location.

Whether you're coming to camp, renting a Waterman's cottage or enjoy a Chincoteague Resort spa or Luxury Villa or Island Estate, there is too much to do in just a weekend, so plan on Retuning often or staying a few weeks! NASA on Wallops Island, VA is one of 3 local free visitor centers with activities and rocket launches, or enjoy golfing up in Captains Cove in Greenbackville or one of the many golf courses. Or take a day trip out of Crisfield MD or Onancock to famous Smith Island or Tangier Island.

Assateague Areas' Spinnaker Waterfront Rental boasts a Spectacular Waterfront Location On the famous Eastern Shore of the DelMarVA peninsula on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, USA (Chincoteague is south of Ocean City, Maryland and Fenwick DE, overlooking Assateague Island, VA and north from Virginia Beach, cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel)

Call and request the complete 2016 Events & Specials be emailed to you!
2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ( email for most updated list as we are always adding more events and activities!)

About the owner

Owner Profile

Pat Hutchings

Pat Hutchings

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 28 2015 Sep 06 2017 $889 $889 $3,999 - 3 Nights
Jan 16 2016 Mar 26 2016 $199 $249 $1,100 $3,999 2 Nights
Mar 27 2016 Apr 12 2016 $349 $399 $2,279 $5,400 3 Nights
Apr 13 2016 May 21 2016 $249 $349 $1,519 $5,400 2 Nights
May 22 2016 Jun 12 2016 $399 $499 $2,599 - 2 Nights
Jun 13 2016 Jul 03 2016 $758 - $3,789 - 2 Nights
Jul 04 2016 Jul 10 2016 $798 - $3,989 - 5 Nights
Jul 11 2016 Jul 24 2016 $758 - $3,789 - 5 Nights
Jul 25 2016 Aug 01 2016 $898 - $4,489 - 5 Nights
Aug 01 2016 Aug 21 2016 $778 - $3,889 - 5 Nights
Aug 22 2016 Aug 27 2016 $449 $589 $3,500 - 3 Nights
Sep 07 2016 Oct 11 2016 $399 $559 $2,599 - 2 Nights
Oct 12 2016 Nov 24 2016 $199 $299 $1,399 - 2 Nights
Nov 23 2016 Nov 26 2016 $499 $499 - $3,899 4 Nights
Nov 25 2016 Nov 29 2016 $499 - $2,899 $5,400 4 Nights
Nov 26 2016 Nov 30 2016 $389 $389 - - 3 Nights
Nov 27 2016 Dec 15 2016 $199 $249 $1,100 $3,899 2 Nights
Nov 30 2016 Dec 19 2016 $199 $249 $1,199 - 2 Nights
Dec 01 2016 Dec 21 2016 $199 $249 $1,199 - 2 Nights
Dec 16 2016 Jan 01 2017 $499 - $2,999 - 4 Nights
Dec 20 2016 Jan 03 2017 $499 - - - 3 Nights
Jan 02 2017 Feb 28 2021 $3,000 - - - 4 Nights
Jan 04 2017 Jan 15 2017 $139 $199 $1,099 $3,999 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.3
Deposits: Check ponyisland site for more info, or email hutc@comast /net for correct quote and availability. Full payment 90 days before check-in. 50% deposit unless it's for next year. Additional charges for more than 2 guests/ 8 guests depending on date. Rates include discount for cash. Fee for using cc. Call 484 ate are nine 3269 to verify before paying. $500 +minimum Security Deposit depending on the group. Request correct quote. Minimum age 30. See info on ponyisland house on web.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $250 per reservation Fee. Cleaning is included, trash, start up paper, firewood Additional Guests: Off season rates are for 2 guests $10 per night per additional guest. Peak Season and holidays $50 per night for each guest over 8. Minimum Stay: 2 Night stay is at the last minute. Credit Cards: 4% service fee for using cc. No charge for echeck, cashiers, check, bank check, etc. See on ponyisland site on the web for The PonyIsland House on Chincoteague or Ask for a quote



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
  • Water Skiing
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (6 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (6 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Park
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Amenities: Great-room with hardwood floors, two story Cozy Fireplace, Plasma TV, a Bay Window with Water Views in Three directions, Jacuzzi, BBQ, Outdoor Shower, Boat ladder and boat slip, private not shared dock!, real Porthole, Phone, Central Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Plasma TV, VCR, DVD Stereo, CD Player, DSL High Speed Internet, New Full Kitchen with pass throughs to Dining Room and Screened Porch, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Master bedroom has sink and private Deck, Private deck off of sleeping loft, 125 ft. Private Bulkhead and Dock, Cooking utensils provided, Blankets and Pillows provided, Free Firewood, Washer & Dryer, Parking on site, No Pets, Smoking only on screened porch please.

Reviews (16)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Chincoteague Island, Virginia

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“ Excellent ”
16 reviews


Alexandria VA

What a great getaway! Has it all: Location!

October 31, 2015

Great Off Season Rates! Highlights were catching crabs on the dock with my kids (owner supplied nice traps), Seeing the wild ponies, Everyone had their own bedroom, Spacious great room for all of us to gather, Fantastic views from most rooms and all decks, Lots of balconies and decks, Fully stocked kitchen, and all amenities we could want and the most relaxing Screen Porch anywhere. Owner provided everything from beach chairs and boogie boards so easy to pack. Best was all the up to date Activities and Events that the we were kept updated on -- sometimes there are rocket launches on Wallops Island, as well as all of the Assateague Island National Seashore and the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge. There is a nice fireplace so I'll keep this in mind for one of the kids holidays off from school.

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your stay. Yes the fireplace is great from Fall through Spring, but there's heat in all the rooms so it's only for enjoyment. We would love to have you stay for one of the Holidays. Chincoteague has lots of activities such as Thanksgiving Wildfowl Festival, ChincoteagueChristmas and the famous HorseShoe Drop on New Years Eve with Polar Pony Plunge on January 1. Death by Chocolate is fun over Valentine's Weekend, and Spring Break and Easter are popular with lots of activities.

Isabel Bertran-hunsinger

Isabel Bertran-hunsinger

New Zealand


October 31, 2015

Absolute Perfection. The House had all the furnishings needed, and was a Dream Home. Great value and location. The owners were very hospitable and helpful.

Barbara Rybicki Keowen

Barbara Rybicki Keowen

Mays Landing,NJ

Spinnaker is the Best House on Chincoteague Island

July 10, 2015

I had the most wonderful, relaxing vacation staying at Spinnaker. Pat was great to book with and answered all my questions as well as providing helpful information and events taking place during our stay. We went biking and kayaking and were able to store our bikes and kayaks in a special locked area provided for us. Spinnaker was immaculate and had everything we needed, and especially appreciated the comfortable beds. We enjoyed sitting on the screened porch. We also enjoyed the downtown shops and great seafood restaurants. We even brought fresh seafood back to eat on the porch. There were amazing views from all the rooms. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, and we even enjoyed the fireplace one evening. We appreciated that they provided us with some fire wood. I'm looking forward to going back to Chincoteague and staying at Spinnaker!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thank you for making your next reservation for your Fall 2015 visit. So glad that you enjoyed the kayaking in the area around Spinnaker Waterfront and especially liked the new Guest Locked storage area for your bikes and kayaks.
You were great guests and welcome back anytime.
Pat Hutchings
ponyisland - The Assateague Area Spinnaker Waterfront Vacation Rental

Bill Adams

Bill Adams


Great Vacation Home

May 15, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay on our first trip to Chincoteague. The Spinnaker Waterfront Vacation Home is nicely situated right on a small waterway that opens into the larger Assateague Canal with a beautiful Eastern view of the water. The house is absolutely beautiful and extremely comfortable. With a screened porch that lets you enjoy the outdoors without the bugs to a nice sunroom, you can enjoy your coffee in the mornings with lots of light and sense of openess. The really nice finishing touch to the place was the welcome gifts of wine, local gourmet candy, and a gift card to the Island Creamery. All you need to add is the main course! We highly recommend the Spinnaker!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

We're always pleased to host guests at Spinnaker Waterfront on Chincoteague Island when celebrating something special. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed catching crabs, clamming, and shopping.
Thank you for being such wonderful guests!
Pat Hutchings (owner)
The PonyIsland House

Patricia Janet Allen

Patricia Janet Allen


Did not want to leave

May 2, 2015

Lovely accommodations for my family on a quiet street with a tranquil waterfront view. The National Seashore and Park were worthy of a week long pass. We rented bikes and my grandson learned how to ride his two wheeler in a safe neighborhood.

Nancy Theeman

Nancy Theeman

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Magic Week at Chincoteague Home

March 29, 2015

If you love wildlife and want to see them in their natural habitat, then Chincoteague Island is the place for you. We have had two wonderful stays there at Spinnaker House, the well-loved home of Pat and Harmon who share their warmth and comfortable “home away from home” with anyone wanting a magical time at Chincoteague. Spinnaker has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and a beautiful living room complete with fireplace overlooking one of the canals. We enjoyed a week of family reunion as well as individual quiet. Our days were spent at the refuge and in the evenings and mornings, we shared dinners and breakfasts at Spinnaker. The home is comfortable and homey, making it easy to relax and enjoy each other. The canal on one side and marsh on the other are home to water birds including great blue herons, mergansers, mallards, egrets and many more. And of course, there is the magic of the Chincoteague Wildlife refuge only minutes away. Spinnaker is the perfect place to stay, but book it before your wished-for vacation week is taken!!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

We always enjoy having you back Nancy -- it's so nice to hear from guests that enjoy coming for our 'winter birds' and Fireplace Getaways!

Vicki Kocher Corbeil

Vicki Kocher Corbeil


Best family vacation !!

August 10, 2014

This was a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Perfect. The house offers everything you would need for a fabulous vacation. Chincoteaque has lots to do if you like biking, crabbing, fishing, boating, and have an appreciation for nature. The food was good and the people that worked in the town were very nice and hard working. We spent most of our time enjoying the house and just hanging out. The kids never complained of being bored and didn't miss their video games! We played Horse-opoly instead and ate smores on the deck!! We are going back next year!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

We'll be delighted to have you back at The PonyIsland House for the same August week next year ..... and very smart to book a year in advance : )
It's always so nice to hear how happy guests are to discover a 'little piece of Paradise' -- the Chincoteague Assateague areas are truly special. And so happy to hear from you how much your son enjoyed catching the crabs from our dock!
Pat Hutchings, owner Spinnaker Waterfront Vacation Home

Millie Aulbur

Millie Aulbur

Jefferson City, MO USA

Great Thanksgiving destination.

August 10, 2014

Great home for our family of 10, which includes 4 grandchildren Ages 4 and under.

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thanks you for 'Flying' in your family for Thanksgiving Millie! So glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the famous Waterfowl Weekend tradition on Assateague as well as traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Spinnaker Waterfront - The PonyIsland Vacation Home.
Pat (owner)

Ira Weiss

Ira Weiss

Chalfont, PA

Amazing Vacation Getaway

June 29, 2014

My husband and I along with our 3 young adult sons enjoyed an amazing vacation getaway this past week at Spinnaker. The home is so beautiful and the views from everywhere are breathtaking. We often had our morning coffee and breakfast on the lovely screened-in porch or sometimes the two of us stole away on the private balcony off of the master bedroom. We brought some lawn games along on the trip and had fun playing croquet, bocce, and ladder ball. We also rented two double kayaks for the week from Southeast Expeditions and the cost included drop off and pick up right at Spinnaker! Another day we rented a boat from East Side Rentals & Marina and enjoyed fishing, swimming, and the beautiful wild life all around. We brought our bikes along and enjoyed riding in the neighborhood as well as at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. We had great weather and enjoyed the beautiful beaches of the Assateague Island National Seashore. We loved grilling at the house each night, enjoying the beautiful deck and views -- our one night out included dinner at Bill's...delicious....and we were happy we made reservations! Another night out included amazing ice cream at the Island Creamery. Pat was so kind and helpful and had Mrs. B on hand to help if we needed anything while on the island. We would highly recommend this beautiful vacation retreat. Thanks for everything, Pat, and especially for making your home so welcoming!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thank you for being such wonderful guests and taking such good care of Spinnaker Waterfront for us. And our housekeepers were very grateful for leaving the house in such great condition .... it gives them time to spend on little things.



Jerome, PA

Wonderful experience at the Spinnaker!

July 22, 2013

My family and I had a wonderful vacation staying at the Spinnaker! We stayed from June 29 to July 6. The house was perfect for our group of two families which included our kids ranging from age 1 up to 18 years old. The layout of the house is incredible and allows everyone to have their own space if they want or all hang out together. I can be very OCD about cleanliness and I can say I felt extremely comfortable in this house. It was clean and well kept. We fished a little bit off the dock but didn't catch anything. We did get to eat crabs we caught off the dock. That was a neat experience, especially since none of us had ever done it before. One of our favorite things was renting 2 kayaks for a day and kayaking in the canal. We also enjoyed spending our evenings and nights on the screened in porch. It was really peaceful sitting outside so close to the water. The Hutchings are an amazing couple to rent from... very easy to contact through the entire process and genuinely concerned with my family and me enjoying our stay. It was our first time visiting Chincoteague; therefore, all of Pat's recommendations and information about the area was greatly appreciated! We also received our deposit back extremely fast and without any problems. We wouldn't hesitate to rent the Spinnaker again if we have the opportunity! Thank you for such an extraordinary experience!!!

John Morgan Horne

John Morgan Horne

Allentown, PA

Fantastic Vacation Value

June 13, 2013

Recently spent a four day mini getaway at Spinnaker and could not have expected a more delightful experience. Everything about Spinnaker was exactly as advertised: very comfortable accommodations for all of us (seven adults); very clean and well-appointed; everything clearly labeled and nothing wanting; ideal waterfront setting with great vistas and easy access to everything (crabbing from the bulkhead / a short jaunt to the national seashore for beach time or surf fishing / ample fishing charters and wildlife cruises / several delightful dining spots for fresh local seafood / or just relaxing on Spinnaker's waterfront deck with a good read). At a little more than $100 per night per couple, you would be hard-pressed to find a better value. And dealing with the owner, Pat Hutchings, proved an enjoyable, pain-free experience. We're already discussing a return trip to Spinnaker!

Steve Kauffman

Steve Kauffman

Leesburg VA

Peaceful relaxation

June 9, 2013

Kicked off our Summer with a Memorial Day weekend retreat to this well-appointed home. After a long day in the car, immediately felt right at home, and that was before we discovered our personal welcome package waiting in the dining room! This home was EXACTLY as advertised, and every detail/question/concern was addressed from the time of reservation until the end of our stay. The weather was a little cool, as it has been all Spring this year, so the beach was a little less inviting...but no matter....our family had a beautiful deck with a private dock to hang out on! Our kids enjoyed netting baby jellies, shrimp, and any other critters they could find right from the dock...an unexpected surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Spinnaker and will definitely be back...there was immediate talk of making this an annual ritual! Thanks Pat!!

Shane Pelletier

Shane Pelletier


Great Home!

April 9, 2013

My family and I just returned from a stay at the Spinnaker, just yesterday. We all had such an incredible time! The house is in a great location. It has such character, with all the comforts of home. Clean, tidy and organized. The things you hope for when renting a home. Within the home is a large fireplace which we used every night. Nine of us total, and plenty of room. Modern amenities, comfortable spaces, a view that you will find yourself gazing. I will recommend this house to anyone. Thanks Pat!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thanks Shane,
Sorry you had to leave before the Spring Pony Round-up as I'm sure the kids would have enjoyed it.
There's another in the fall.

Glad you had a great time -- Chincoteague in the Spring can be delightful!


Carol Large

Carol Large

Manassas, VA USA

Spinnaker is the ideal place to spend Thanksgiving

November 28, 2012

Nothing was lacking in the kitchen to prepare our feast and clean up was complete in no time with an excellent dishwasher and deep sink. We were lucky to have great weather so we could relax on both spacious decks. Plenty of comfortable beds and no shortage of sumptuous bathrooms and living and dining areas made Spinnaker remarkable. It was wonderful!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Thank you Carol for taking the time to write your kind note! We were happy that it worked out that you could enjoy Spinnaker Waterfront with your family over Thanksgiving!
Warm Regards,




Just like in "House Beautiful Magazine"

October 7, 2012

My husband and I rented the Spinnaker to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We could not have been happier. The home was lovely with spectacular water views from the many windows and decks. We were initially concerned that the home would be too big for the two of us; however, we felt that the layout accommodated two people extremely well. The lower deck was amazing for relaxing in the adirondack chairs and a romantic candlelight waterfront dinner under beautiful evening stars. The master suite bathroom with a shower for two and romantic two person jacuzzi was luxurious--just like in your own private resort. The hardest decision was where to enjoy our morning coffee--from the balcony watching the sunrise over Assateague or the screened in porch. Usually the sun deck won out. Spinnaker is very well located in a quiet private community surrounded by lots of pine trees and a short ride to the beach, restaurants, shops and a delicious homemade ice cream parlor. The owners were a delight to deal with and provided lots of information on local activities. This home is perfect for a romantic getaway--as the saying goes, "Virginia is for Lovers." We hope to come back next time with our canoe!

Pat Hutchings

Owner's reply:

Spinnaker was actually designed as a retirement home for the 2 of us, so we're always delighted when couples choose to spend their Honeymoon, Anniversary, or just a Romantic Weekend!

Thank you for your kind comments ..... most which are deserved by the architect Richard Vesely who did the original design and also our new addition!

Wishing you many more wonderful Anniversaries ...... and please don't forget that we offer 10% savings to previous guests.

Pat Hutchings
owner of The PonyIsland House
Assateague Area's Spinnaker Waterfront Vacation Home on Chincoteague Island

Doris Greiner

Doris Greiner

Charlottesville, VA

Just Right!

October 3, 2012

DC, Charlottesville, and Greensboro families came together to explore an area known to us only by reputation but one that none of us had visited. The house was just right for our needs. We enjoyed exploring its nooks and crannies and the five year old in the group loved the spaces it afforded for treasure hunts and hide and seek. The beach and wildlife areas are especially nice. Wonderful time and we thank you.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

GrandMom Carol's Very Special Birthday!

We all soaked up the unforgettable beauty & tranquility of our stay in this spacious house so perfectly designed. The interior allowed us to relax and enjoy all the books, games, toasty fireplace and every TV Channel desired. The wonderful Spinnaker left nothing to be desired.

Seven of us slept so very comfortable and the peacefulness & serenity of inside and out was 'Heaven on Earth'.

We enjoyed superb dining in restaurants and here. Memorable stay in this lovely canal off Oyster Bay The Spinnaker.

The MJ Family

Feb 18, 2013
Just the Two of Us!

We had a lovely time -- just the two of us, retreating for a long weekend from a frantic life. What a lovely place, and lovely views. I especially appreciated the thought that has gone into many of the features of Spinnaker -- the lighting, the la belong of the switches, the clever pass throughs from the kitchen and the decorating.

The buffethead ducks in the canal were fun to watch!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.
John & Nan

We absolutely loved the new bathrooms!!
They look as if they were always there.  The addition enhanced so many aspects of this already beautiful & tranquil retreat.  We can't imagine now how we rinsed off 4 sandy kids everyday before the outdoor shower.  The boys fished and crabbed all week long.  We made use of the new deck … it was my husbands favorite!
Thank you for all of the upgrades -- they were thoughtful as they made our stay so much easier and convenient.  The comfort here cannot be outdone.
Thanks Again

We a group of 8 are the most rested ladies and 1 handsome gentleman in the great United States of America that was on Heaven on Earth at your Spinnaker.
We all thank you for our 8 cousin reunion

SOME OF US WENT TO THE NASA VISITOR CENTER - VERY GOOD. We rented bikes for the whole week -- many biked to the beach from here. The Spinnaker was a great place to stay as a family It was our celebration of out 50th Anniversary.

What a great place for entreat from the city life!
Had a great time!
Wash DC

thanks for a wonderful week! We loved the Refuge hikes and Kayaking!
D & S from MN

I had such a great time here and I wish to come again some day. We caught 4 crabs and they were blue crabs! The room upstairs was so great to sleep in!
I can't wait to come back!
Chloe and Zoe
P.S. thanks sooooo much for the awesome vacation!

Beautiful home!
We enjoyed it thoroughly. the Highlights:
--watching the lightning storm roll in
--leaping into the warm salt water
--eating delicious meals on the screened - porch
--seeing wild ponies
-- eating the crabs we trapped the last night.
Thank you! June 23, 2012

What a peaceful week! I was hoping for a quiet getaway to spend Sept 11 andI found it here. Having my son and his girlfriend come down from Vermont was an added blessing. I truly appreciate how much this rental property felt like "home". We enjoyed breakfasts on the porch and cooking dinners together. You can't get that from a hotel,
See you next year!

Lovely space! Wonderful community.
Thank you for sharing your house with us.
R & E Merry (Sept 17 visit)

This was such a kid friendly house!
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: June 2011
Thank you for sharing your home with us! We caught 21 crabs using chicken legs for bait! We went to the lighthouse and the beach!

This was such a kid-friendly house!


Thank you!!
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: August 2011
Wonderful place to relax.

We will be back!

lot's of sun, lot's of beach, lot's of laughs
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: July 2011
Nice week in Chincoteague! lot's of sun, lot's of beach, lot's of laughs .... the essential was there.

The natural reserve & access to the ocean remain unique!

People in Chincoteague, a great privilege to lin in a surrounding like this one .....

Your house was perfect for our two families
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: August 2011
Hi Pat!
Thank you for a wonder time in Chincoteague! Your house was forfeit for our two families (heart drawing). The kids (11,9,4,3) loved the crabbing experience and learned so much !

Stuffed ourselves with crabs that WE CAUGHT!
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: August 2011
This time has been super! We enjoyed our days on the beach; we stuffed ourselves with crabs that WE CAUGHT!; took a Daisey Cruise (Capt. Tom was great!) relaxed, and went to sleep at peace every night.

Pat, the house was a perfect staging area for all we did. Thank you for sharing it!

kayaking and cycling fun and fishing ..... well,
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: August 2011
We've made some wonderful memories here on Chincoteague. Thank you for a beautiful from which to base all our activities! The weather couldn't have been better, the crabbing plentiful, kayaking and cycling fun and fishing ..... well, the fishing have us lots of time for thinking : )

We hope to return very soon.

Amazing Stay!
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: September 2011
Had an amazing stay. The house is beautiful. My whole family had fun relaxing here and crabbing off the little dock out back.
Thanks for helping to make our first visit to Chincoteague so enjoyable.

Loved the seafood! ... marvelous house
Review Submitted: June 12, 2012 Date of Stay: September 2011
Dear Pat,
we had a wonderful RESTFUL VISIT at your marvelous house. The children adored the crabs (as did visitors fro the UK) - there is nothing like catching your own supper .....
The beach and reserve in general are stunning and loved the seafood! E is the shrimp queen of VA and M was more into 'chippies'!
Thank you so much, we certainly to come again and check out the other seasons!
We have donated a couple of books and MISTY.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can we bring our pets?
A: No. Spinnaker is very strictly a no pet home due to severe allergies. You are not permitted to take any pets across the island from Chincoteague onto Assateague where the beach is because it's a National Wildlife Refuge in addition to be ing a national seashore.
Q: . What makes your vacation rental special?)
A: Customer Service (read our reviews) and Privacy - no one else is staying anywhere on the property -- No sharing of the boat dock or waterfront deck or BBQ or parking.

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