We’re the Hutchings, Pat and Harmon, owners of the Richard Vesely designed Spinnaker Waterfront — the PonyIsland Vacation Rental on Chincoteague Island VA. We love nature and wildlife, water views, beaches and sunsets — all the things that Assateague & Chincoteague islands offer. We are grateful to have and be able to share this amazing home with other families.
Because we realize how special family vacations are and how too few there are over a lifetime, we both work hard to make your trip to our island even more memorable. We answer all your questions, provide lots of information and try to make sure you will not just be comfortable at our waterfront getaway, but that it meets the purpose of your trip whether a romantic getaway or multi-generation family vacation.
When you cross the bridge to our seaside island, you’ll start to unwind and get on Chincoteague time where everything is more relaxing. Our beach house is in a quiet community but centrally located to everything. It’s on the eastern side of the island near the shallow lagoons which are great for kayaking and seeing wildlife. Spend an early morning with coffee on the back deck watching the birds, or take a walk down to the dock to check the crab traps and maybe head to Assateague for a morning hike in the wildlife refuge. Just imagine the fun you can have in Chincoteague—it’s consistently rated as a top beach town in the USA. The most popular activity with all the children is always catching crabs …. and perhaps having crab races before they are cooked or set free. Adults find it hard to choose between the great fresh seafood and our gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
Chincoteague was originally a fishing village filled with hard working folks that you read about in Beautiful Swimmer which is perfect to read on this vacation. When you meet a local you’ll notice their accent, sense their pride, and perhaps even hear a story or two or find out where to get fresh seafood that day. They’ll tell you where to get bait for the crab traps, which fishing boat to go out on, and even where to get the best ice cream in the country right on the island — which is true as the Island Creamery did win a top award for theirs. It’s a ‘must have’ before you leave our island!