Moorings North

Testimonials 2016

HomeAway Property

Terrific place with tremendous hosts

We booked this house over New Year's Eve and it was exactly as hoped/advertised. The house layout maximizes its fantastic views. Inside, it is well appointed with respect to furniture, kitchen, electronics, you name it! Not to mention that we walked in the door to a gift basket tailored directly to the children on our trip (by name). You couldn't ask for more friendly, thoughtful and accommodating hosts. We enjoyed the house so much that we have already started planning our return next year.

Ed and family from Delaware, New Year's Eve 2016

Perfect family Thanksgiving

Moorings North was PERFECT for our Thanksgiving week family reunion. The bedroom suites with their own bathrooms allowed the four families to each have their own private areas while the expansive kitchen-dining-living area was large enough for visiting and meals. We’ve always been to Chincoteague in the summer but Moorings North was great in the fall, especially the fire pit overlooking the channel on the chilly nights. Looking forward to a return. Five stars.

Jeff and Susan from Pennsylvania, Thanksgiving 2016

Beautiful home with great amenities!

I stayed during Veteran's Day weekend with a group of friends for our annual trip. The house did not disappoint. The house was very welcoming, comfortable, spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. From the comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, AMAZING views, outdoor patio, fire pit, bicycles, and iPad, we had everything we needed for a comfortable weekend. And the elevator was a huge help for bringing in all the bags. The location to the shops was perfect, and not too far to walk or ride the bikes. I would definitely stay at Moorings North again in the future.

Maria from Maryland, November 2016


Wow, this house was absolutely amazing! We stayed here for a family trip recently, the adults and the kids loved the amazing view and being able to fish off the dock. It's very close to everything (being on a small island). And they were so nice as to leave a little care package for the kids on the day of arrival, which was such a sweet unexpected surprise! And of course the house itself! Each bedroom has its own bathroom (besides the attic), which was so convenient for each set of adults, and the kids loved having the attic as a little hideaway. The place was absolutely fantastic. Claudia was just lovely to work with in preparing for the trip, and just so helpful and thoughtful throughout. Thank you for a great stay!

Jennifer from New York, September 2016

This place tops them all

Spectacular setting, spectacular house. Well equipped home with open great room, spacious bedrooms each with bath, and stylish architecture. Living area looks out over the bay, where you get gorgeous sunsets. Claudia Grill has equipped the home with everything you need. We entertained 18 easily for our family reunion, even with scorching hot weather limiting outdoor use. Bikes, beach equipment, boat mooring,cable, Apple and Amazon tv, fully stocked kitchen. Our best rental ever. Claudia is available to help with whatever is needed

Stephen from New York, August 2016

Once Again - Fantastic Week!

We are repeat visitors to this wonderful house and truly can't say enough positive things about it. This is our 4th time staying and our second time with these particular owners. Nothing overlooked on their part and the process of booking etc is seamless. So many nice touches as in the past and this year the addition of an outdoor shower and fire pit as well as new landscaping and separate area for bikes and beach chairs. We are already looking forward to 2017. Thank you so much for making our family get together a special one.

Amy from Pennsylvania, July 2016

Moorings North is the perfect vacation destination!

My husband and twin sons (age 25) enjoyed a week (6/26/16 - 7/3/16) at Moorings North located in Chincoteague, Virginia. I have been visiting the island for over 35 years. We have stayed at a variety of places over the years and have always enjoyed our visit, but, this vacation was just large measure due to our choice of venue. Moorings North is, without question, the most beautiful home we have ever rented. Claudia and Claus Grill have gone above and beyond to ensure their guests are absolutely comfortable and have no reason to run to the store for anything, unless you like to cook, of course. And cook, we did. The kitchen is so well equipped. There wasn't one utensil or device I missed from home. We loved dining inside on rainy nights and on more pleasant evenings, outside on the deck that adjoins the living areas. The home is decorated in perfect taste and just, immaculate. I could go on and on but suffice it to say, my family and I recommend Moorings North to anyone expecting everything only the best.

Diane from New Jersey, July 2016

An absolutely fabulous place to enjoy a vacation with your family on Chincoteague Island

Of all the rental properties we've stayed at over the last 30 years, this is by far the most exquisite. The layout of the home and the attention to detail inside and out was far and above what we had expected. Everything from the user friendly kitchen, to the bar area, to the outside dock and fire pit, as well as the comfortable beds and outside dining and seating area were absolutely beautiful. The family is already requesting we rent this place again next year. A big 'Thank You' to Claudia and Claus.

Eric from Pennsylvania, June 2016

Stay Was Better Than Excellent

Probably one of the best places we have ever stayed. We are all seasoned vacationers and the place met all our needs. There was nothing we needed because everything was provided. The pictures are exactly how the place looks. It was easy to book, all correspondence was timely. Plan on returning with same group (family) next year. Thank you, Claudia. Did I mention has the best restaurants and ice cream. LOL!

Theresa from Maryland, May 2016

Paradise Found

Moorings North is a haven to all! Nestled on Chincoteague Bay, its vast third-floor windows provide an ever-changing view of nature that soothes the soul , just what we needed after a stressful winter. The Grill's beautiful home also soothes the body with exceptional furnishings, abundant suites and bedrooms, and great places to relax, including a third-floor gazebo and water-side patio, complete with hammock! If you are lucky enough to be able to rent here, you will be greeted and pampered by your thoughtful hosts and their magnificent home. I hope we can return -- and soon!

Ann from Maryland, May 2016

Gorgeous, spacious rental

I rented this home for a weekend with a group of girlfriends, and it was a fantastic experience. The home is beautiful and well kept, and the views from the balcony and living room/kitchen area are as awesome as they look in the photos! Even though I reviewed the listing before we left, when we first got there, I kept surprising myself by finding more and more bedrooms - sleeping space is very ample. We had everything we needed available to us, and a lot was in walking distance from the house, too. Claudia and Claus were extremely kind and helpful at every turn as well, and provided clear info and instructions for everything. I highly recommend Moorings North - a step above the common rental experience!

Marissa from VA, April 2016

Thank you!

We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful home. We were a multi generation here for the first time to celebrate Easter weekend. The house is lovely and the special touches made us all feel very welcome. The view is perfect and we found many places to hide our Easter eggs. Due to the weather, it had to be done inside, so you may be finding eggs hidden in strange places. Maybe you will get lucky and find a "golden" one with $$$ in it!
We have our VT home listed on VRBO, if you are ever looking for a vacation north we would be happy to have you as guests.

Gina from Connecticut, March 2016


We are a group of 9-10 ladies that has been taking an annual trip together for 6 years. We have stayed in several places. Moorings North has gone to the top of our list. The house is beautiful and the view is amazing. The close proximity to the lovely town of Chincoteague was a bonus. It was an easy walk into town and the ice cream shop! The best ice cream sold right in Chincoteague. Our group cooks together and the kitchen was well equipped. The owner was a pleasure to work with and helped make our annual trip a great success. Thank you Claudia and Claus for having such a wonderful rental property.

Gay from Maryland, March 2016