Guest Book CATBIRD'S NEST, CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VIRGINIA Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 About Karen and Jay and CatBird's Nest DIRECTIONS

Welcome to CatBird's Nest on Virginia's Beautiful Eastern Shore


Welcome to CatBird's Nest, located on Ridge Road, Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  Chincoteague is a magical place, nestled at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean -- the gem of the Delmarva Peninsula.  Once a hard-working fishing village,  Chincoteague has managed to keep its quaintness and slow-paced style of living.

CatBird's Nest is a traditional Chincoteague fisherman's cottage, with the original white clapboard siding.  It is located just a very short distance down a sand-covered lane, to the town dock/boat launch and Memorial Park, which has a covered pavilion for picnics and playground equipment for children.  It is a short drive to the Assateague National Seashore, whose pristine beaches are as uncommercialized and as beautiful as the day God made them. 

Memorial Park is the landing location for the famous Chincoteague Pony Swim, which takes place annually during the last week of July.  The ponies belong to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, and their offspring are auctioned off by the Saltwater Cowboys for the benefit of the fire company, providing its main source of revenue.  The population of this small island swells expotentially during this popular event.  An air of festive excitement and expectation abounds.    Book CatBird's nest very early for pony swim week because it is in a prime location, within a short walking distance (less than a city block) to the park.

About CatBird's Nest


CatBird's Nest is a tastefully decorated, two-bedroom, one bath traditional Chincoteague fisherman's cottage.  In addition to the bedrooms and bath, it has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, sunroom and deck.  There is a washer and dryer as well as an outside shower with hot and cold water for your convenience.  In 2008 the kitchen was remodeled to include a new floor, new cabinets, new stove, new refrigerator, and best of all, a new dishwasher.  It has central heat and air, new in 2006.  There is a TV/VCR/DVD player, microwave, high speed internet, phone (for local calls), radio, charcoal grill, and many more amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. 

There is a queen sized bed in the master bedroom, a king trundle in the back bedroom, and a charming wicker day bed in the sunroom.  You only need to bring your towels and linens.

There is ample off-street parking for two vehicles or for your vehicle and your boat. 


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If you have any questions or need any additional information about CatBird's Nest, please email me at and I will answer your inquiry within 24 hours.

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2011-2012 Information

CatBird's Nest rents for $585 per week in season (June 16-August 31)

$475 mid-season (May 19-June 16 and August 31-September 8)

$375 per week in the off season (September 8-September 29)


Not available for winter rental.

Opens on or about May 1st. 


During the season and mid-season, CatBird's Nest rents by the week only, with a seven day minimum.  The changeover day is Saturday.  You may check in after 3 p.m. on Saturday and check out by 10 a.m. the following Saturday.  During the off season, there is no specific changeover day and it is available for less than a week, with a three day minimum.    You may come and depart when you like.