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1 / 22 Spinnaker Waterfront Home from the Water



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

4 Full baths

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4877837

About the area

See map on our site Ponyisland on the net. 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) the complete 201 Events & Specials be emailed to you! Spinnaker Waterfront has over 100 five star reviews all over the internet! You can also read some on our Ponyisland (con) site on the net. Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops Islands Area prepared by The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center (is located on Route 175 just before the cause Chincoteague Island. Junior Ranger Program on Assateague For kids ages 6-14. Itʼs easy and fun to be a junior range about the seashore and earn a Junior Ranger patch.2nd Saturday Art Stroll - Participating art galleries and shops hold special events and demonstra extended open hours. Date: 2nd Saturday (April-November) Location: Chincoteague Island, VA for more information Personal Water Crafts , Fishing, Crabbing, Clamming, Shell Collecting, Clamming, Boating, Kayaking  NASA - Viewing Rocket Launches at Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Public Information Line b 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 Compan Wildlife Service permits 150 adult horses to be kept on Assateague. Horseback Riding Assateague Ranger Guided programs: Virginia District Toms Cove Visitor Center 7 Hunting At Assateague : Various hunting for Deer, and ducks on Northern Hunt Zone and South Also Junior Hunt, Regulations, Blind sites, Fishing: Assateague Mobil Sport fishermenʼs Association Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge  Herb Bateman Visitor Center:   Birdwatching –varies with migratory patterns. Ospreys, herons, egrets, geese, ducks, brant Enjoy waterfront dining every day on The PonyIsland House on Chincoteague Island's lovely waterfront screened porch

Getting around

We recommend a car -- island is small so you can get around on bike. There's also a seasonal bus. See map on our Ponyisland site on the net.

Getting here

Easy drive from Richmond VA, Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, all of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina, and West Virginia.

Interaction with guest

We're the Hutchings, from West Chester PA, Pat & Harmon. We make the Reservations plus are available to answer any questions. We have a caretaker who lives on Chincoteague Island and who is on call should you need anything and she can get a repairman faster than anyone I know as she knows all of the!

Owner profile

Pat H.

Tourist License
Chamber of Commerce Member1993

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 4 Full baths

Reviews (14)

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“La puesta Del sol”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2016

Our stay at this property was wonderful .we enjoy the dock in in the evening time when the sun is setting .the property was very clean an relaxing .would recomend this property to any renters.

Owner's reply: Thank you Margaret! Chincoteague sunsets are truly special. We're looking forward to your stay at Spinnaker Waterfront on your next visit! Take care, Pat

“Incredible home for a vacation”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2016

We spent Memorial day weekend in this property. We were a group of 10 friends (5 couples) and this home was so comfortable and spacious that we all had plenty of space and didn't feel "on top of each other. The views from all the bedrooms and covered patio were fenomenal. The kitchen is very well built and was designed with an eye for having more than one "chef" around. We are definetely looking forward to spend more time in this property in the future.

“Perfect for our 4 couples!”

Reviewed 8 May 2016

2nd stay at Spinnaker Waterfront and it’s even better than the last time. We stayed with 3 other retired  couples this time and enjoyed having our own bedrooms and bathrooms. One chilly and rainy day we couldn’t go fishing but enjoyed the fireplace and appreciated the nice dry firewood the owners supplied. Really enjoyed seeing the Chincoteague wild ponies again, and this time we did get to the Wallops NASA base.   We are planning on bringing our grandchildren for a week next summer. There are so many free activities that we can enjoy with them from catching crabs and swimming off the dock,  surf fishing on Assateague, and even climbing the light house.  Plus the 2 visitor centers on Assateague and Wallops can keep them busy if weather doesn’t let us enjoy the National Seashore which is my favorite beach. Especially enjoyed lots of take-out seafood, and the savings vs eating in restaurants. But cooked lots of great breakfasts in the wonderful kitchen that was exceptionally well stocked with everything from paper products to spices and every pot and pan you can imagine including a large crock pot for our gang!

“What a great getaway! Has it all: Location!”

Reviewed 31 Oct 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.


Reviewed 30 Oct 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.

“Great Vacation Home”

Reviewed 15 May 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!

“Did not want to leave”

Reviewed 2 May 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.

“Best family vacation !!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 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!

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

“Amazing Vacation Getaway”

Reviewed 29 Jun 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!

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. Pat

“Fantastic Vacation Value”

Reviewed 13 Jun 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!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 !

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 .....

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

We will be back!

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!


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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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