Assateague & Chincoteague
Assateague Island is a barrier island located off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia - you can get out to Assateague through either state. The Maryland access is through Assateague Island National Seashore. You can camp there but there are no hotels or beach houses.
Virginia access to Assateague is by way of Chincoteague Island - another barrier island that sits between Assateague and the Virginia mainland. It's actually a series of steps to get out to Assateague. First you drive across a causeway that connects the mainland to Chincoteague Island. Once you hit the island you're right in the middle of all the hotels, rentals, restaurants, etc. You drive through the Chincoteague Isand resort area and across Chincoteague Inlet to get onto Assateague Island, but you're not quite at the beach yet. First you'll drive through Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge - a destination in itself and part of the reason people choose to vacation on Chincoteague. Then, once you're through the refuge, you'll get to Assateague Beach. It sounds like a lot of driving but it's all actually pretty compact. It doesn't take all that long to get out to the beach and there's plenty of opportunity to spot ponies, deer, and birds of all types along the way.
Since Assateague is a National Seashore, there aren't any vacation rentals right on the beach. There are, however, lots of vacation homes and condos available on Chincoteague. Many of them are waterfront, overlooking Chincoteague Bay or Chincoteague Inlet.
Chincoteague Island Vacation Rentals
Bayfront Retreat Three bedroom, three bath home located on north end of Chincoteague Island. The home is on Oyster Bay and your view is out across Oyster Bay towards Assateague Island. The house has a screened porch and several open decks. Use of two kayaks included.
Luxury Waterfront Home with Elevator Five bedroom, four bath home on Chincoteague Channel. Two-story porches with great views. Has convenient elevator access to upper floor.
Waterfront Home on Chincoteague Bay This waterfront home has four bedrooms and three baths. It's located on the north end of the island and overlooks Chincoteague Bay. You get great sunset views from this side fo the island. Has both screened in and open porches. Private dock.
Baywatch Cottage This rental has a July Pony Swim special offer. Three bedrooms, one bath. Sleeps six.
See Additional Chincoteague Island Vacation Rentals There are over 50 to choose from.