Moorings North

Testimonials 2014

HomeAway Property

Beautiful home! Beautiful view!

What a wonderful week our family had at Moorings North! We loved everything about this home - the architecture, furnishings, location and spectacular view. The owners take great care to make sure everything is just right, even including a generous gift basket and lovely holiday decorations. We hope to stay at Moorings North again, and wholeheartedly recommend it to other Chincoteague visitors!

Happy Holiday Visitors from Virginia, Christmas 2014

Fabulous Weekend in Chincoteague

Recently, our families, 3 generations, gather in Chincoteague for a fabulous weekend of food, fun and family time. We were drawn to Chincoteague for the oyster festival, but came away with many happy memories. The house we rented was a spacious home that accommodate our large group. We shared many meals around the dining room table and on the beautiful attached porch. We spent many hours admiring the amazing wildlife and ocean views right outside our doors.

Shaffer Family from Maryland, October 2014

A Fantastic Birthday Celebration!

Wow!!! I am not sure what to say about a PERFECT weekend with friends that was made even better by WONDERFUL hosts except that we will try to make an annual visit to this BEAUTIFUL place. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the Host Family and to Awesome Friends! We are so lucky we found each other through VRBO. 🙂

Sherry from Maryland, October 2014

Celebrating our friend's 50th birthday!

What an amazing stay we had at your house! Nine of us spent three days there celebrating our friend's 50th birthday! Everything about the house was pure pleasure- from the gorgeous views (with the huge jellyfish floating by!) to the beautiful interior layout. Everything was in mint condition and the personal touches everywhere were delightful. I learned some interesting facts about downtown Chincoteague from the fantastic informative book laid out on the bedroom side table (Misty's hoofprints are in concrete in front of the cinema!).
The location of the house was so convenient for everything from taking a stroll downtown to going on a fun-filled, gorgeous bike ride to Assateague beach. (Thanks for all the bikes you have there for your guests!)
We loved sitting out on the back porch that looks out over the water. The beautiful birds, jellyfish, ducks, and stupendous sunsets all displayed there in our laps was heavenly.
I can't say enough about this spacious, amenity-loaded house!!!! Wonderful, wonderful existence there! We all agreed to make this an annual event at your house!

Carla from Maryland, October 2014

Great House for a Group

I was part of a group of 10 women who stayed in this house for a long weekend as a 50th birthday celebration. We loved the house! Incredible views, cozily furnished and well appointed. The kitchen and other common areas were perfect for our needs. We especially loved hanging out on the 2nd floor deck. The bedrooms and bathrooms are nicely situated to allow for privacy and are comfortable, and the bathrooms are quite spacious and inviting. The owner went out of her way to help our friend celebrate her birthday - the welcome basket and the flowers sent during our stay were lovely and very much appreciated. All in all a wonderful place for a relaxing get-away. Would love to come back and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay on Chincoteague Island. The house is walking distance from the main street shopping area which is an additional bonus. And the sunsets were truly fabulous!

Kathy from Maryland, October 2014

Absolutely beautiful house, Amazing hosts

I can honestly say this was the best experience I have ever had with a host. Claudia and Claus were incredible. Their attention to detail is amazing, the house was everything they said it would be and more. The best part was the little touches. From the welcome basket, to the little labels they put on everything to help you find things, it was clear that they spent a lot of time working on making people's stay as enjoyable as possible. If you ever find yourself in Chincoteague you'd be stupid not to consider this house.

Addy from Virginia, September 2014

Gorgeous home, comfortable stay

We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay at this comfortable and beautiful home. We were a group of 10 and found the right balance between privacy and interaction here. The kitchen is well-equipped; the house has a great design (and even an elevator). The home is tastefully decorated and shows the owners' attention to detail and care. We will be back!

Uta from Maryland, September 2014

Best Vacation House on the Island!!

I have been vacationing in Chincoteague with my family for the past 31 years staying at mobile homes, cabins, hotels and other rental homes but Moorings North is by far the best place we have stayed at. The house is spacious, beautiful, and well-appointed. The views are breath-taking anytime of the day but especially at sunset. To top it all off, Claus and Claudia were excellent to deal with. All the personal touches from their emails to the welcome and thank you cards to the gift basket and to many more small gestures all added up to a wonderful and relaxing stay at the Best Vacation House on the Island: Moorings North! We all loved it and am hoping to be able to book another stay next year but the reservations go fast.

Flordeliz from New Jersey, August 2014

Ideal for Nature Lovers

The house is beautiful, well appointed and ideally located. The wall of windows in the great room faces the bay which is a combination of open water and marshes. One morning we saw a pod of ~20 dolphins swim right past the house (within 50-100 ft). Another day we saw two bald eagles. There was almost always a variety of herons and egrets in sight. On clear nights the sunsets were spectacular. We enjoyed the house as much as we enjoyed the beach.
Claudia and Claus are also attentive hosts. My wife has problems with allergies and Claudia arranged for the linens to be washed in an unscented detergent before we arrived.

Cathy and Tom from Ohio, August 2014

Wonderful Home for Large Family Vacation

Our family of 6 adults and 4 children, 3 generations, loved our stay at Moorings North. Very convenient for activities at Assateague. Some days were spent at the beach. Participated in a number of activities organized through the NPS especially for children including a 2 hour bus trip into the northern area of Assateague where the ponies run free.
The house provided plenty of room to spread out. Most of our meals were at the outdoor gazebo where everyone enjoyed watching the boats passing by, the birds across the way and of course the jellyfish below. The 8 and 10 year old loved their private space in the tower.
Having bikes available was great for rides with the kids. Having all the linens provided made things so much easier. Claudia was very helpful before we went in in answering questions we had.

Jerry from Virginia, August 2014

The Perfect Family Vacation

SunsetMikeOur family has been vacationing in Chincoteague every summer for the past few summers, but it was only this year at Moorings North that we finally found "our" spot. We fell in love with the house from the moment we walked in. Our daughter (10) was more than excited to check out every level, every nook and cranny, and especially excited about the elevator. The views from the family room took our breaths away. My husband's passion is fishing, and this house was in the perfect location. He tied his John boat up out behind the house and went out every morning and most evenings. We could have lived off the flounder he caught! This will sound silly but one thing I loved was for once being the adults that "hosted" the vacation - that meant we got one of the master suits. I only wish I'd had time to soak in the tub. The bathroom was beautiful - spacious and tiled. Our friends who came with us were just as awed with the place as we were. We spent evenings grilling on the deck, watching the sunset over the water. We took bike rides through town or to the grocery store, and we put together a 750-piece puzzle of the NY skyline with a view of the water before us! It was great being close to Main Street but far enough away from the noise. With the beach only a short ride away...we were in heaven. What made this experience even better was the owner. Claudia was so helpful and pleasant, responsive and kind. We emailed her to let her know one of the stove top burners wasn't getting fully hot, and her response was fast and gracious. We've already reserved our week here next year!

April and Mike from Virginia, July 2014

Chincoteague's Best Family Vacation House

Our family had a marvelous time at Moorings North. We have been to Chincoteague several times before but this was our first time in Claudia and Claus's lovely home. It was so beautiful! Everything you need is provided for -- They have really thought of everything. The home was clean and cool when we arrived. The gourmet kitchen was very comfortable for preparing family meals with plentiful supply of dishes, glasses, silverware and cookware. We used the gas grill on the big outdoor deck for several dinners and really enjoyed the balconies all around. Nice linens were provided for all the beds and bathrooms. Lots of extras like board games, an Ipad, boogie boards for the beach, etc, etc. Our favorite was the bikes. They are really nice cruisers and we used them alot. They even had tools hanging right with the bikes so you can adjust if the seat is too high, etc. The house is only a short walk or ride straight down main street to all the cute little shops in the center of town so we went to the coffee shop, the ice cream shops and browsed all the little art shops -- great fun. The views are so beautiful from every window, especially from the living room -- simply breathtaking! Everyone took so many pictures that we will need a while to compile them all! The house is really perfect for all ages too. Our group was 1 toddler, 1 teenager, 2 young parents, 3 in our 40-50's and 3 Seniors 65+ and everyone had just what they wanted. The elevator is great -- very convenient but safely set up so no risk for our little one. My teen daughter loved her "tree house" (the loft bedroom with the spiral staircase). All the other bedrooms are suites with beautiful attached bathrooms and comfortable beds. This lovely home was the perfect retreat with privacy for everyone and space to enjoy being together after each day of fun. We went sightseeing, boating, to NASA, to the beach, on a photo cruise to see the ponies, fishing, etc. and loved having this delightful home to rest in after each days adventures. Really I can go on and on but you just need to go and enjoy this amazing home for yourself. You will not be sorry! We can't wait to go back. Thank you Claus and Claudia for being such welcoming and attentive hosts and sharing your lovely home on Chincoteague Island.

Chellie from Texas, July 2014

Gorgeous home in spectacular location!

poniesOur youngest guest with her friendsunsetosprey

Moorings North is a gorgeous home worthy of any of America's prestigious beach towns. The gourmet kitchen opens onto an expansive family room with 180-degree views of the water. We loved the canal we were on, as we were able to watch the animals and be endlessly entertained by the insanely swift currents that passed by. All the bedrooms were beautifully maintained and furnished. The four main bedrooms all have bathrooms attached. The tower bedroom that sleeps three is really best for kids - it was loud when people were in the living space, and you had to go down a floor to use the bathroom. But it was absolutely adorable. All the rooms have lovely water views - exactly what you want out of a vacation home! The amenities were fantastic: well stocked kitchen cabinets, awesome beach cruiser bikes, towels and linens for each person, games, dvds, great bar, two grills, a crab trap, beach chairs & umbrella... I really could go on!!! Also, my mother-in-law has MS and trouble navigating stairs. The elevator was such a blessing!!! Claudia & Claus (owners) were superb to work with. Great and prompt communication, and they even provided a list of recommended activities on the island. When we had trouble locking one of the doors, a text message resulted in a quick reply clarifying how to do it. Visit Moorings North! You won't regret it. Just don't book the whole summer - we are dying to return!!! 😉

Jessica from Maryland, May 2014

Best House on the Island!

Without question, this is by far one of the most amazing vacation homes I've ever stayed in. Our group was nine people, ages ranging from 30 to 40 years old, couples and singles. We came from D.C., enjoy outdoor activities, the beach, relaxing, fishing, and having a great time. This was simply the perfect house to get away from the D.C. chaos. The house is superbly clean, new facilities, modern appliances, and a spectacular view of the sunset from the living room. The house came with four bicycles and since we also brought our own bikes, there was enough for the entire group to bike to the beach and ride trails each day. There are shops on the island to rent bikes, scooters, carts, kayaks, boats, jet ski's, etc. The kitchen came stocked with plenty of cooking utensils, dinnerware, condiments, and grilling utensils. There are two grills, propane and charcoal. I could go on and on about the house, but believe me, it's a high-end luxury rental property. To add to the weekend treat, the neighbors are outstanding and very friendly. We would wonder next door to talk, share wine, fish, and even boat on the water for the sunset! The island is exactly what we expected. During the day there are a lot of cars and "tourists," but mid-day they leave and the island becomes quiet and surreal. The beach was almost empty, so we had our own space to relax and lay out. We did not eat at any of the restaurants because we brought plenty of food to cook in the house. We brought all of our food from Whole Foods and D.C., because the only grocery store near the island is Food Lion and their selection is limited. We did purchase ice cream from a home-made creamery on the island, which was fantastic. Whether you have kids or are of any age, I can assure you this is the house you want. I've stayed in vacation homes before, all over the world, and can honestly say this house and island was superb. Hopefully it remains quaint and charming for the next 10 years!!!!

Jennifer from Washington D.C., May 2014

Our Family Trip

This was one of the best vacations we have had. The owners are such awesome people and cared for our every need. The home is amazing and fit our family so well. The views are simply incredible and the home is immaculate in every way. We thank you for your hospitality and look forward to staying at Moorings North again!

Shannon from Maryland, May 2014

Incredible Property!

Our extended family of four adults and four children (ages 3-9) has the distinct pleasure of renting this beautiful home in late March 2014. We have rented dozens of homes all over the world, and have never found a more loving and compassionate set of owners. Claudia was remarkable at working with us, ensuring our stay was outstanding, and equipping the home with any and all of the necessary details (including great bicycles!). The home is in an excellent location and is close to everything. The sunsets are beautiful, and we particularly enjoyed our walks and bike rides on Assateague Island. The home itself is remarkable, with its many and varied bedrooms and bathrooms! Exploring the home is half the fun! We found the home to be perfect for our group. The kids said “it’s not a home, it’s a MANSION!” They obviously loved it (including the elevator!). Our many thanks to Claudia for sharing this marvelous property!

Loreen and Tom from Nebraska, March 2014

Amazing & fantastic; hope to be back!

What a great vacation home! The owners are incredibly thoughtful, responsive, and kind. Our Moorings North weekend consisted of four families getting together to enjoy Chincoteague and a chance to relax with friends. We could not have found a better location. The home was clean and well taken care of, but saying just that undersells this place. Not only is the home spacious and beautiful with spectacular views, it is also comfortable with so many luxuries included.
I hope that it it will be available for the next time we head out to Chincoteauge!
A note for parents with wee ones: There are no child gates at the stairs (that is not a complaint!). As long as the parents are attentive, this place can work for families with young kids--it worked for us and all of the parents were still able to relax and enjoy being there with 4 kids ranging from 6 months to 3 years.

Pete from Washington D.C., April 2014

Families vacationing for a long weekend

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful, comfortable, sparkling clean house. We wanted for nothing, the water views were spectacular, and location terrific. I cannot wait to go back and stay here again! Wonderful owners too. Highly highly recommend.

Ally from New York, April 2014

A Little Slice of Paradise

bigdrumOur experience at Moorings North was wonderful, from our first contact with our hosts to the easy checkout. The property is beautiful, looking across a narrow channel to marshland and Chincoteague Bay. We enjoyed the local wildfowl from the big bay window and the gazebo-in-the-sky—buffleheads, herons, shorebirds, even a bald eagle and a loon. Bring your binoculars! The house is beautifully appointed and the owners have thought of everything you’ll need—from the well-appointed kitchen to the pad of paper for your grocery list. You won’t find another property so well-appointed and well-situated in Chincoteague. It’s a short walk to town or down Maddox Blvd for ice cream and shopping. The property fit our three families, each with one 15-year-old boy, very comfortably. There was plenty for all of us to do—fishing, bird-watching, beachcombing, nature walks, skateboarding. But, you might just never want to leave the comfort of your beautiful home-away-from-home on Chincoteague Island! Thank you, Claudia and Claus for sharing your little slice of paradise.

Kathy from New York, April 2014

A complete pleasure

Staying at Moorings North was an excellent experience from start to finish. The owners were very kind, efficient and considerate when booking, which is not always the case for other vrbo's, and I've stayed at several. The house was incredible and the location ideal. We had 7 colleagues staying together as we attended WFF for meetings. The house served not only as a comfortable place to relax, but an excellent venue for our various meetings and discussions during the course of our stay. Additionally, when we finished work we enjoyed riding bikes, enjoying the view, and even a little stargazing through the telescope! I cannot imagine a more perfect place to stay during our trip. I've already decided to book here whenever possible. I'm even considering vacationing here with my family since the house/location is so wonderful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the chincoteague area if I can help it. Thank you very much for the perfect stay!!!

Randy from Iowa, March 2014

Absolute Perfection

We have been to Moorings North twice and will return again. The house is just perfect. Lots of space, great amenities, well stocked kitchen, privacy, beautiful view, clean and well maintained. We've rented several vacation homes over the years and this is our favorite place - by far. Claudia and Claus are great hosts!

Beth from Washington D.C., February 2014

Discovered The Island's Special Character Even In Winter Time

It was the first time for me on Chincoteague Island and now I can easily understand why people fall in love with this „little spot of earth“. The Moorings North was the perfect place for me to discover and enjoy the island‘s special character... even in winter time! I was lucky to see the island‘s charming sunlight glittering over the icy water and the snow covered landscape!
The freezing temperatures outside were perfectly contrasted by the warm, bright and welcoming atmosphere in this beautiful house! From the first moment on I felt kind of familiar with the house, although there is plenty to discover! I definitely liked the general character offering a gentle breeze of extravagance finding its perfect combination with convenience. The house offers places to come together but it also shelters you in intimate rooms and comforts you with places to take your retreat time with a book…. and never forget the view! Wherever I was - I discovered a new spectacular outlook!
The kitchen - one of my favorite places of that house! Fully equipped with everything you need to cook (and to serve!) a delicious dish, became the core place of my vacation time! There is so much pleasure in dining at the large wooden table with this stunning view!
Coming from Europe I specially liked the location of the house in walking distance to downtown historic Chincoteague with its little shops & stores, coffee places, grocery store, churches, movie theater and much more!
One day I walked down the street in the other direction to the nearby island‘s nature trail... and on the next day I took one of the brand-new bikes and went on a 15 minute ride to the sea shore! The ride takes longer if you stop at the creamery what might happen - not only to me...
I hope I‘ll have the chance to come back to Moorings North!

Bernadette from Bavaria, February 2014

Amazing Property with Amazing Hosts

We were the first to rent from Claus and Claudia after they bought the property, can't say enough good things about them, the property and the experience. From the Welcome Basket we found upon our arrival, to the crisp and friendly check-in during our stay, and the post-departure email thanking us for being there, this was a 5 star experience in every way. The house is warm and welcoming, impeccably and smartly furnished, with exceptional views and a quiet neighborhood that's walking distance to the center of town. You're literally steps from the water with a deepwater dock that doesn't ground your boat at high tide, and has access to some of the best fishing on the Atlantic coast. 15 minutes to the ocean as well as the bay, this property is one of the best locations on the island. You can easily sleep, feed and entertain 10 people in sumptuous comfort. Large eat in kitchen, HDTV, and a wonderful deck with pristine views that can easily accommodate everyone for dinner round out the amenities. Lots of parking, TV's in every room, three master bedroom suites with top of the line fixtures make this the premier property on the island. As for the owners, they made us feel like we were staying at friend's house. Claus and Claudia seem to know just what you need and when. We had such a great experience that we waited to write the review until we'd booked our stay for 2014. Highly recommended, we'll be back as often as time permits.

Tony from Virginia, January 2014