Moorings North

Testimonials 2015

HomeAway Property

The perfect vacation spot!

We spent Christmas in this amazing house! From the moment we walked through the door we loved it! The personal touches added by Claudia and her family were much appreciated! Especially the Christmas decorations! I didn't know what we were going to do about a tree but when we arrived there was a tree already set up! The house is well stocked and has everything anyone would need during a vacation stay...the views from the gazebo are lovely and a great place to relax at any hour of the day. Having Assateague close by was a plus for us since my family loves to hike, bird watch and take photographs. In addition to that the grocery store, restaurants and down town are also close by. This was a perfect vacation for us when we really needed it. I thank Claudia and her family for providing us with such a beautiful home for our Christmas vacation. Don't think twice about renting this house!! You will absolutely LOVE it! We hope to return soon.

From Owner:
Dear Laura, congratulations on being a winner of this year's Chincoteague Cultural Assossiation photo contest. Chincoteague has such a wonderful wildlife to offer. You have captured it with your impressive photos! Contragulations!

squirrel birds
Delmarva Fox Squirrel Flock of Red Wing Blackbirds
Laura from Virginia, Christmas 2015

Thanksgiving on Chincoteague

I was impressed with this rental from day 1. Claudia responded to all my questions quickly and set the tone for our stay before I even booked our reservation. The house is a world of opposites but in a great way - comfy yet gorgeous, stately yet homey. We had everything we could have possibly needed and more. The elevator was a huge benefit, especially when making multiple trips to the car to unload upon arriving. Thank you Claudia and Claus - your hospitality was above and beyond!

Laura from Pennsylvania, November 2015

Perfect House for a Relaxing Weekend

Prior to our stay, I corresponded with Claudia and she was always quick to respond. Check-in instructions were clear and well organized. The house itself is beautiful, with an amazing view and good layout for large groups. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. The hosts left personal touches which were very much appreciated. My daughter loved looking through the telescope!

Grace from Washington, DC, October 2015

Moorings North

By far the most beautiful home we have rented for a family vacation. The home is not only well stocked with every imaginable need, it is well thought out with a lot of attention to details ..... like a small folding step stool so the shorter members of our family could enjoy spotting the myriad of wildlife and birds through the telescope! We had a group of friends and family and everyone was more then comfortable in the bedrooms, each with their own bath and .... view! The elevator made it comfortable for the elders so they did not need to navigate the steps. With warmer then usual weather for late October, we were able to enjoy the warm morning sun and sunsets from the covered porch. All and all a magical stay!!

Kelly from Pennsylvania, October 2015

Moorings North

Upon first opening the door to the home, we were fascinated. The online pictures did not do it justice! It is probably the most beautiful place we've stayed yet. The amenities provided were excellent and went above and beyond any place else we've stayed. The only thing we struggled with a bit was the stairs and the baby but created our own gate. My family truly enjoyed the stay and the grandkids wanted to stay forever! Thank you.

Anita and family from New York, September 2015

Fabulous Vacation in Moorings North

Our family (which included my husband and I and our daughter and her family) thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Moorings North. Upon our arrival, there was a welcome basket which included yummy treats for our grandkids. This was a very special touch! I also received a beautiful bouquet of flowers in celebration of my birthday (which was the reason for the special vacation)! This was so thoughtful and appreciated! The house was absolutely beautiful! The accommodations were perfect for our family. The location is close to the center of town. The sunsets each night were extraordinary! We rode the cruiser bikes to Assateague Island one day with two of our grandkids. We also rode around town on the cruiser bikes. We enjoyed the fresh fish from Howard's Seafood! We explored the lighthouse, and spent some time on the beach on Assateague Island. We enjoyed delicious dinners in the gazebo each night! This was definitely an awesome family vacation! We look forward to staying in this beautiful home again in the very near future! Thank you, Claudia and Claus!

Martha and family from Oregon, September 2015

Fantastic House and Location

We had a fabulous time at Moorings North. We stayed here 2 years ago and the new owners have added in even more amenities to make our stay most relaxing and enjoyable. Couldn't ask for a more lovely home. Everyone's favorite spot is the view from the gazebo deck - many meals and relaxation occurred there! The location is perfect - easy to get into town - bike or walk. Whole process of renting was seamless from start to finish - owners are wonderful. We will be back next year!

a guest from Pennsylvania, August 2015

Wondeful Family Week

We were so happy with our family vacation at Moorings North. This house accommodated our four generations aging from 2 to 87. We biked, boated, fished, clammed, crabbed, kayaked, and enjoyed the beach. Every evening, we gathered for family dinner and watched the spectacular sunsets on the bay. The new owners have made this home warm and welcoming. We'll be back!

Kay and family from Pennsylvania, July 2015

A Place to Make Memories

This was our third time renting this home and once again, we had a wonderful time. The house was spacious enough to accommodate our extended family, providing wonderful memories of fishing off the pier, playing games together, watching movies, reading and relaxing. While there is plenty of space for family activities there is also enough space for "alone time". I felt like we wanted for nothing - it was all there - everything we needed and more! One of the things I like the most are the beautiful sunsets over the bay, easy to see and enjoy from the wall of windows inside or the gazebo outside. Your home is a special place and we appreciated the opportunity to enjoy it again - together!

Gina and family from Pennsylvania, July 2015

Best Family Trip

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Chincoteague, due in no small part to this gorgeous home. We had a range of ages (8 years to 81) and everyone loved it and was very comfortable. Breakfast on the beautiful 3rd story patio, amazing sunsets, and being so close to downtown was perfect. The street was quiet enough that the kids could safely bike for ice cream, and it was very easy for us to walk to town. Riding bikes in the early morning to Assateague to see the wildlife was incredible. The home was absolutely spotless, beautifully decorated, and every detail was thought of. I have already recommended it to my friends, and I will definitely be back to stay here. Thank you for a truly wonderful, memorable stay with my family.

Sandy and family from Illinois, June 2015

Fabulous stay!!

We have stayed in many beach houses over the years and this was by far my favorite. You don't even have to leave the house to have a good time! We enjoyed the ever-changing views inside and out between watching the boats sail by, the sunsets, and the shore birds. There was always a pleasant breeze on the covered upper deck, conveniently located just off the main living space. I also loved that the house comes with sheets and towels, bikes, beach umbrellas (and an elevator to haul suitcases and groceries). A good time in this house is effortless--just as a vacation should be.

PPT from Maryland, June 2015

What a Great Stay!

This house made our weekend absolutely perfect. My sisters and our friends got together here for a beach weekend, and we never wanted to leave. The house was very large, the rooms had beautiful views and we spent so much time on the wonderful large deck overlooking the canal. We cooked, adventured, used all the bar tools to make delicious cocktails and we couldn't have been cozier in that house. Thanks for everything!

Eliza from Virginia, June 2015

Awesome experience!

We loved it! One of the best vacations we ever had! Chincoteague Island, Virginia is truly wonderful and staying at Moorings North was an exceptional experience. A gem on the East Coast, destination Moorings North welcomes you with a view of the Bay that is nothing less than captivating. Family Grill truly makes you feel at home during your stay. And if you can manage to part from that view for a moment, if your looking for a bit of adventure, we highly recommend one of our favorite excursions, The Bay Cruise Boat Tour by Captain Barry. Be sure to stop by the the beach and round out the day with a trip to the Island Creamery. We are looking forward to the next time we are in town!

GM from Pennsylvania, June 2015

Everything and more

We stayed there with a large group of family for our first time on the island. There were 10 of us in total and it was plenty of room. There was all the comforts of home and then some. The beautiful views were amazing and it was within walking distance of everything. We will definitely be returning very soon.

Chrysta from Delaware, May 2015

Fabulous vacation home

This home was absolutely perfect for a family reunion including 3 octogenarians. Elevator was a plus, and everyone enjoyed the numerous balconies, and the swing overlooking the canal. I can't think of one thing I would change about this vacation home, which suited all ages. Last morning in the house we witnessed a pod of 10-12 dolphins including a couple babies swimming in the canal by the house. This was a perfect ending to a perfect vacation!

Melissa and family from Delaware and Germany, May 2015

Excellent vacation spot

This home was even more beautiful in person! They had everything you could possibly need in the house which made it feel right at home. The customer service was wonderful. Email and inquiries were answered quickly, there was an adorable little welcome basket at the house, and there were very helpful signs placed around the home to figured out switches and such. The views were fantastic and the location couldn't be beat. We will definitely be making staying here a tradition.

Brittni from Virginia, May 2015

Dream Home Away From Home

View is spectacular! Owner's communications were warm, prompt and concise. Endless examples of the owners' thoughtfulness: ipad provided and already equipped with Pandora(!), warm welcome basket of treats and gift card to revered Island Creamery(!), nicely labeled light switches and tiny unobtrusive wall signs offering helpful hints about various features of the house. Appreciated the gas fireplace, spotting scope, boogey boards, beach chairs, bicycles, binoculars, TWO coffee makers, TWO ovens and TWO HVAC thermostats. The elevator made luggage in and trash out: quick and easy, and left more time for fun! We could not have been the only guests to feel like this home's design, layout and furnishings were straight out of our dreams. Nor were we the first to fantasize about staying here forever - or at least returning next season!

Laura and friends from Virginia, April 2015

Outstanding Venue, Outstanding Visit

Moorings North is just a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Everything was just perfect with our visit including the cleanliness, and layout of the home. The Owners have really thought of everything in this spectacular place. The kitchen had everything we needed in it, the bedrooms were wonderfully outfitted and the layout of the home allowed all 5 women in our party to both have privacy when we wanted it, and plenty of space to visit all together. The decks allow beautiful views of the sunsets and water, the bikes are so convenient to get some exercise and see the islands as well. The Owners are so kind and attentive, answering all of our questions right away. I can't say enough about how terrific this place is. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a wonderful family vacation.

Julie from Colorado, April 2015

Another incredible stay at Moorings North

This was my second stay at this great house. I have traveled here twice with colleagues while working at the local NASA center. First and foremost, the hosts are extremely accommodating, very pleasant, and very easy to communicate with. They are attentive and providing. Second, the house is incredible from the view to the stocked kitchen to the great living space. The bedrooms are comfortable and make you feel at home. The little extras are great too like taking the bikes out to the beach. I can't say enough about the house and the hosts; truly a wonderful experience.

Randy from Iowa, March 2015

Tranquil, Beautiful, Luxurious and Comfortable

This was our third stay a Moorings North and it is consistantly the best place for the money on the Island. Convenient to everything, yet quiet and tranquil, it even has a dock so you can bring your boat and avoid annoying trips to the boat ramp. The owners are kind, flexible (we came a day early and checked out late), and treat you like friends. Moorings North is a twice-yearly tradition for us now.

Tony from Virginia, January 2015