Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!

House in Virginia, Eastern Shore, VA, Chincoteague Island, Virginia, VA
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Eureka! is the PREMIER vacation home on Chincoteague. Period. 'Spectacular' and 'Fantastic' are the words that come to mind when you consider the design of the house and its location. Our aim is that each guest also uses those words to describe their entire vacation experience.

The siting of this house is unique: You are above the 'Deep Hole' at the end of Deep Hole Creek, overlooking Oyster Bay, Little Oyster Bay, Assateague Bay with vast unobstructed natural water views.

Summer rentals are full weeks only, Saturday to Saturday.

For faster response, please provide your telephone number (and the best time to call) when you inquire. Please tell us about your party for an exact quote-- number of adults, kids.

No Smoking and No Pets, Please! Thank you for not smoking anywhere on the property, and please do not bring fireworks.

Elevator in Main House! A 2nd Refrigerator for all your food & drink.
With one bathroom designed to be handicapped accessible, we are very accommodating for people in wheelchairs or who have a hard time with stairs.

The handicapped bathroom (in one of the king bedrooms) has a fully tiled floor with continuous access so a wheelchair can easily be moved into the shower area. There are also six hand grips in essential spots.
The elevator has the following dimensions:
1). The opening in the elevator door when the accordion door is fully open: 33 inches
2). The depth of the elevator cab- 41 inches
3). The width of the elevator cab- 42 1/2 inches

Main House: Sleeps 10:
On the first level, with 9' ceilings, there are FOUR bedrooms, each with its own bath, and each with its own private balcony. All have water views. Two have water views in two directions. ONE Bedroom, designed for kids, has 4 bunk beds (3 twin, 1 full) but could handle single adults if needed.

THREE BEDROOMS have KING beds. Each of the king bedrooms has custom tiled showers. One is handicapped accessible, another has a marble vanity, the third has a custom glass vanity.
Media Room: a full size Sleep Sofa.
The Guest House:
Sleeps 6.
Guest House - First Floor: Sleeps 2 (King bed).
Guest House - Second Floor: Sleeps 4 (two rooms, one with a sleep sofa, the other with two twin beds).
There are no cooking facilities in the Guest House. It is never rented separately.

No other house on Chincoteague can legally accommodate nearly as many people.
Fantastic for Large Family Reunions: When rented in conjunction with 2 neighboring houses, 35 people can be accommodated on site. Ask for details!

Large groups hosted (in conjunction with adjacent rental houses) include weddings, corporate retreats, a yoga weekend, a hunting retreat, and a quilter's bee.
Over 100 feet of frontage on Deep Hole Creek -- the pictures do not do it justice! (Well, the video comes closer!)

The 2nd floor deck offers the most sweeping & spectacular views from any house in Chincoteague...

At ground level, there are expansive wood decks, and a long bulkhead for crabbing and tying up boats and plenty of sun or shade (with seating and dining areas) depending on your preference. Hammocks. Plus several shaded picnic table and seating areas.
And a floating dock that makes water access even easier! The floating dock is shared with Epiphany (a neighboring house), as are the water toys, which include a Canoe and two 2-person Kayaks.

There is an open breezeway deck with stairs down to the dock area as well as indoor stairs.
On the second floor, you enter directly into a large Great Room and Kitchen with cathedral ceilings, bay windows, picture windows, two large decks (one with the wide-angle view and full sun; the other covered with an outdoor grill); both have dining areas.
The kitchen is simply fabulous: Look at the photos, and read the details below.
There is also a cozy media room with a 42' flat screen TV and a full size sleep sofa. The 2nd floor bath is next door, so using this room for sleeping is attractive. Enjoy our large library of books. Many guests have commented on how much they appreciate our large collection of board games.

Broadband Internet/Wi-Fi. Yes.

Two decks open off the 2nd floor great room. One is the open deck with the wide angle views, the other is the covered breezeway deck, still with great views, but also with the gas grill. Both decks have dining tables.

Guest House, First Floor Suite (First floor of small house): Across the breezeway (cedar-shingled exterior, radial, almost two story window wall, on the left in the aerial photo). All on the main floor, the living area has sweeping water views through the stunning curved window wall. The master bedroom (king bed), boasts a LUXURIOUS bathroom with a TILED two-person shower with body jets. THERE IS a WONDERFULLY private corner WATERFRONT balcony looking south. (There are no cooking facilities in the Suite.)

The "Primary" (used to be called "Master") suite in the guest house is an ideal choice for the special couple... whether you are planning a Chincoteague Wedding, a Golden Anniversary, or anything in between. Email for more details..

The 2nd floor of the Guest House has two additional rooms: One is right over the creek with the best view of all, with a sleep sofa. This is the best room on a mid-winter sunny afternoon. The other has two twin beds. Both rooms share a bath. Use of these rooms increases the capacity of the house to 18.

Extensive ground level wooden decks all along the bulkhead, hammocks, lots of deck furniture provide many spaces for relaxation.

The ladder down the side of the bulkhead to the floating dock makes boating and swimming easier.

NOTES: if you bring small children the waterside dock areas will require you to exercise constant vigilance over them. The upper decks offer more enclosed outdoor areas. Some people with small children choose not to use this house for that reason. We understand, and hope you will return when the kids are a bit older.

All rentals include bed- Linens (Sheets, pillowcases). Please bring your own towels (bath, hand, floor, baeach)


About The Owner

Our family has owned this place since I was a kid. For years, it was a dilapidated, but incredibly charming ancient (19th century) clam house, right on the water, and during storms, under water. I remember playing in the water as a kid, as our kids (one pictured in canoe) will too.
The clam house disappeared 10 years ago, and Eureka! was completed in 2009.


Nearest AirportSalisbury, MD60 miles
Nearest BarQuite a few downtown2 miles
Nearest BeachAssateague3 miles
Nearest Bus StationT's corner15 miles
Nearest FerryWicomico - Salsibury shortcut40 miles
Nearest GolfSeveral on Eastern Shore Mainland,20 miles
Nearest RestaurantQuite a few on maddox and downtown1.5 miles
Nearest SkiDeep Creek, MD!300 miles
Nearest Train StationBaltimore or Norfolk100 miles

Additional Location Information

On Deep Hole Creek, at the end of Deep Hole Road just before it dead-ends into Oyster Bay I

more information at

great videos of the area taken from a drone... 14 minutes each..

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 4,200 sq. ft.
7 Bedroom(s), 16 Sleeps
Bunk Bed: 4
King: 4
Sleep Sofa: 2
Twin / Single: 2
7 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Outdoor Shower: 1
Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 6
Location Type
Beach View
Near The Ocean
Ocean View
River View
Rural or Farm
Water View
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Parking Off Street
Secure Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Keyless Entry System
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Dishes & Utensils
Ice Maker
Living Room
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Kayak / Canoe
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Terrace / Balcony
Satellite / Cable
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Deep Sea Fishing
Eco Tourism
Fly Fishing
Horseback Riding
Jet Skiing
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Pier Fishing
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Sound/Bay Fishing
Surf Fishing
Water Skiing
Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing

Additional Property Information

more details at


-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $500 - $3,000 $2,400 - $8,000 - 1 Nights -
  30-May-2022 - 05-Sep-2022 - -$8,000 -7 NightsSat - Sat

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Security DepositRequired $400One time
TaxesRequired 12.3%One time


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 12:00
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Military discount: No discount
Weddings & Corporate events: Yes
Suitability Details
Has Elevator and Handicapped Bath
Toddlers need to be watched carefully wherever you go. Our dock is no exception!

11 Reviews

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
Hidden Treasure

We had a great time and enjoyed the amazing views. Plenty of things to do for everyone including crabbing, paddle boarding and swimming. Spacious house for all of us to enjoy.

Stayed June, 2019

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
Happy Surprises Everywhere

We were searching for a place to celebrate my 80th birthday with our 18 kids and grandkids, and EUREKA!, here it was! The reviews were great and the description of the property seemed perfect for our needs...something to keep everyone happy, from the kayaks and canoe to puzzles and games.

The listing was completely accurate in every detail. We were glad to be able to make a quick trip a few months in advance to try to figure out the sleeping arrangements and have some idea as to what we might need to bring. Stephanie, who manages the property, was most generous with her time and very patient in answering our questions.

As each family group arrived, the oohs and aahs were proof of the rightness of our choice. The house is truly beautiful, with a gorgeous water view, as advertised, from every room. The living space is so vast and with so many decks and balconies that we often wandered lost just hunting for the stairs, but that vastness made it possible for the family hermits to be alone when they wanted to be and for the groupies to group! It was possible, too, on the night of the big birthday dinner, to arrange the tables and chairs on one deck so we could feast and celebrate together. (If anyone wants to know, my best birthday present was a Jayson Werth Garden Gnome!!!)

One of my concerns that was quickly laid to rest concerned what we might find in the kitchen. No worries...everything we needed for cooking was there. Both the owner and Stephanie were always available to quickly answer any questions we had.

We managed to enjoy seafood every night...and often for lunch also. We ate at Zack's right down the road, the Crab of all, Bill's Seafood Restaurant (!!!), bought fish and shrimp at Gary Howard's, a few short blocks away. Among the other activities our family enjoyed: renting "bikes for 4", miniature golf, Wallops Visitor Center, The Creamery, a scenic nature cruise ("Daisey's") whose wonderful captain graciously took us right in front of Eureka!, an historical tour of Chincoteague on the little shuttle bus, and exploring the house's large and varied library (definitely not the typical beach reads).

I must not forget to mention the beach at Assateague. It does tend to be crowded, but we found the best time to go and have only a few fishermen as our companions was early morning around 7am. There are picnic tables and grills available and it's easy to stake out a space. Even better, come at 6am and watch the sun rise over the ocean.

Stayed August, 2014

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
We Had Such A Great Time, We Did It Again

When turning 60, I gathered my entire family at Eureka and Epiphany. In my life I have never planned anything that left my family not finding some reason to criticize me - until now. This is a place of unbelievable beauty, and the complex has places to gather or not. 1 person can find lots of places to enjoy the beauty in solitude. 2,3,4, have lots of places to gather. Or everyone can gather on the top floor - and enjoy the beautiful views. Or go off in the canoe and kyacks. It was such a great time, that I did it again to celebrate my girlfriend's 60th six months later. One minor problem was 'leaving my blender (didn't need to bring it as there was one there), and when I asked, it was quickly returned to me. A great place, and I look forward to returning again many times.

Stayed May, 2014

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
Amazing facility and perfect for our group

I lead a team of 10 adults, and each year, we hold a retreat/planning session. We've stayed in hotels, campgrounds and condos, but finding Eureka and Epiphany made for our best-ever meeting. Unlike many vacation homes, the photos online were not made to look better than the real thing - In fact, the photos did not do justice to the property. The homes were both spotless, very well-equipped with all the comforts of home (actually, much better than my own home!), and the entire team is still raving about it. Before we left our session, I had several ask if we could return for next year's meeting.

I highly recommend the property!

Stayed March, 2014

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!

This is the perfect place for a family reunion and a good old family party. Everyone loved coming here and had an amazing time. When we came the dishwasher didn't work but everything else was just perfect. If the dishwasher worked, which it does now, my dad rented this same house the next year said that it has been fixed.

If you can afford this house do it, its soooooo worth it.

Stayed September, 2013

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
Excellent Anniversary week at Eureka!

We had a wonderful 50th anniversary week at Eureka! We had 18 people staying in the house but there was enough room and enough activities that we never felt we were living on top of one another. All ages enjoyed the kayaks and canoe to explore around Deep Hole Creek, and spent many happy hours at the beach. The tide was too strong for people to do much swimming off the dock. The kitchen worked very well for various teams to prepare meals for that many people, and Gary Howard's Seafood right down the road was well patronized. We had a great scavenger hunt prepared by the Chincoteague Museum at our request. Ask them about it. Any problems or questions we had were answered promptly by the owner ahead of time and by the property manager while we were there. Finally, you can't beat the view from Eureka! It was spectacular - sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime storms.

Stayed August, 2013

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!

We had planned a weekend hunting trip in December and stayed at the Eureka. This house was amazing. Beautiful views all around this home. Blair and Stephanie were great to deal with and I would recommend this home to anyone planning to stay in Chincoteague. We will be planning a return visit!

Stayed December, 2012

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
2012 vacation

Beautiful resort with spectactular views and beautiful sunrises. Plenty to do to occupy children and for adult relaxation. Roomy and set up for privacy with plenty of bedrooms and baths.
Modern kitchen with all essential equipment/appliances.
Accurately represented by photos and online descriptions.
Would like to go again in the summer but this time I would like to stay for an entire week

Stayed September, 2012

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!

Without a doubt, EUREKA is absolutely the finest vacation property experienced by my family and I in the many years we have visited Chincoteague. Everything was beautifully appointed, plenty of room for everyone, extraordinary views from any level, an extra-large, well-equipped kitchen with scads of room for everyone to gather. The extra touch, of course, something rarely found in vacation properties of this nature, is the newly-installed elevator. A godsend for my handicapped wife who is unable to climb stairs, it also made the mundane task of hauling luggage up and down stairs, a breeze!
Location is superb, right on the water with large decks to accommodate the kayaks, canoes, and also tie-up areas for the powered fishing boats. Crabbing is excellent right off the docks! Bikes are a must, in less than a half hour, one can pedal safely to the beach and all the wonderful bike trails on Assateague Island.
Finally, there were 17 people in our family group, plenty of bedrooms, all with private bath, and eveeryone had plenty of space to enjoy this wonderful vacation.

Stayed June, 2012

Eureka! on Deep Hole Creek, Chincoteague Wow!
Eureka! is simply Stupendous!!!

Truly a super house in a fantastic location!

If you're looking for a large  place to gather your extended family,  or a group of friends and don't want to give up lots of amenities,  then this is the place for you.

It's unique, spacious, well-designed, comfortable, well-appointed, and has fabulous views. There's no place closer to the water -- it's actually right on the water!  It's very thoughtfully equipped to handle large and multi-generational groups with an elevator, 2nd refrigerator, and even 3 coffee pots!

We had a very relaxing stay in Eureka! while our house was being worked on.  We especially enjoyed watching the local watermen coming in with their crab traps, lots of birds, and being able to stargaze away from the city lights.

Eureka! is such a spectacular place, that it was very difficult to leave!

The Hutchings

Stayed May, 2012

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