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Three Night Price Break : Apr.17-19 : Chincoteague Cottage : Pets Considered

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath with pond and marsh views

Price Break April, 17, 18, 19

Sweet Retreat, a popular vacation rental, is located about a mile and a half from the center of town. Just a short bicycle ride to shopping and great restaurants. Enjoy the natural beauty of close-by Assateague Island's spectacular beaches and wildlife.

Vacationers will feel at home with the amenities and appointments found within this cozy cottage. Sweet Retreat offers a well-stocked full-size kitchen with granite countertops, coffee bar, and breakfast nook. The adjacent dining room is the perfect place to enjoy family dinners and gather after a day at the beach. Just off the dining room is the ideal spot to relish that morning cup of coffee: the sun porch. You will love the marsh view and the comfortable rockers here. A queen size bed and full bath are found in the master suite. In the recently redecorated nautical themed bedroom, there is a full sized bed. And the third bedroom offers a set of twins. Nature lovers are sure to appreciate the spacious screened porch complete with pond view where egrets, herons, and others frequent.

Wi-fi internet is available along with two flat panel TVs and DVD player for your entertainment.

Pets will be considered. Pet fee: $100 for first pet; $50 for second.


Master Bedroom w/full bath

Bedroom 2: full size bed

Bedroom 3: set of twins


Living Room


Dining Room

Laundry Room

Sun Porch

Screened Porch


coffee pot, dishwasher, blender, mixer, toaster

washer & dryer

charcoal grill

More Details

Jim & Ann O'Connor
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Jim & Ann O'Connor

We are retired PA educators who grew up in York, PA. We are both graduates of York Catholic High School. Jim did his undergrad at Indiana State University and Ann did hers at York College. Together we have 53 years of teaching experience.

Ann was first introduced to Chincoteague by her father over thirty-five years ago. As many say, it was love at first sight. During our summer vacations there, we would dream about owning a place of our own.

After putting three sons through college, we made the leap and bought Sweet Retreat. We enjoyed every moment we could spend there. It was our happy place.

In the summer of 2016, we sold our permanent residence and became full time Islanders.

Jim & Ann O'Connor purchased this house in 2008


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Sweet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This delightful 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located on the quiet end of Main Street, surrounded by canals, ponds, marsh grasses, and abundant wildlife. The house is well-appointed. Everything you need is already there, except for personal items (sheets, towels, and toiletries). Sip coffee on the front sun deck or the screened back porch. Build a fire in the fire pit and eat at the picnic table, or dine in the kitchen nook or the full dining room. The property has ample parking and is convenient to everything in town. The landlords are fully cooperative and totally nonintrusive. We couldn't have picked a better vacation home, and we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. Jim & Sue

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim & Sue.
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Wonderful Chincoteague Escape

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Retreat is a beautiful and comfortable home in a quiet corner of Chincoteague. There were four of us in our party, but the property would easily have held six. The kitchen was well supplied, the beds were comfortable, and the house was surprisingly spacious, having multiple sun porches and nooks allowing everyone to find a quiet spot of their own. The house is located only about a mile from the center of town. We happened to be there during a winter nor'easter, so we didn't get to enjoy the backyard, but it looked very inviting, and would definitely be a favorite place to be in warmer months. We would definitely hope to stay here again on future trips to the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome & so accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so wonderful and full of all the things you would need to make yourself feel right at home. The kitchen had all the cooking pots, pans, dishes & even a great selection of spices. There is a local place, Ray's Shanty, that we purchased the most delicious seafood and decided to make home cooked meals instead of going out. The house was roomy enough for us and so clean. When the sun was shining the house was so bright & shiny! The fire pit was so welcoming, but the wind and cold prevented us from making our fire. We toured around and were able to shop for souvenirs and then we went looking for the famous ponies...we saw them both days that we went looking for them and that was exciting. We also went to the light house and walked around on the paths. This house is in a great location for walking around also. We were so happy that we found this house. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home and we look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was clean and well-supplied!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Retreat was just that - a wonderful place to get some much needed R&R. The cottage is comfy, well appointed, and thoughtfully stocked. Could not have been more pleased with the quality of the property or the ease in which I was able to book and communicate with Jim and Ann.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house very beautiful and cozy get away. We loved it couldn't have picked a better place for vacation. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and lots of light

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. It was clean and nicely decorated. Most surprisingly, it was better stocked than we expected -- coffee making supplies, spices, cleaning and laundry supplies, etc. That always saves trips to the store for little incidentals. The house was great for relaxing. We spent an entire day reading on the back sun porch, even though it was late December! The kitchen was roomy and easy to use for cooking. We had a very peaceful and easy week!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season: Spring
Mar 23 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Price Break
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Apr 20 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season: Fall-Winter
Sep 3 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Addt. Pet $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chincoteague Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in master suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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