House - Rating 4.8 (16)

Slack Tide

$135 - $425 / night + taxes & fees

Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 8 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed
Parking Spaces 3 Parking Spaces

  • Address: 5379 Cedar Drive
  • Location: Chincoteague, VA
  • Type: House
  • Area: 1560 sq. ft.

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Description Description
Slack Tide rents Sunday to Sunday during the Peak Season. Huge Updates for 2024 - New Flooring, Fresh Paint, New Couples Shower, and lots of New Furnishings and Fresh Decor!

Slack Tide - by its very definition is a time when the water is completely unstressed. This is a short period of time, kind of like your vacation, but such an important time.  We cannot think of a better name for this lovely Vacation Home, that upon entering, you will feel yourself beginning to decompress. Located in Piney Island, a lush Community which happens to be one of the closest to Assateague National Seashore, Slack Tide will not disappoint.

Surrounded by tall, whispering Pines with the Assateague Channel only steps away, breathing in this air will fill your senses with excitement and curiosity. Slack Tide offers everything you dream of for your Chincoteague Island Vacation, both inside and outside. 

Upon entering Slack Tide, you'll love the large Mud Room decorated in Shabby Chic Coastal Decor. This leads to the spacious Dining Area with Soaring Ceilings and Exposed Beams - completely charming. Pale blue walls and light floors pop with hints of navy blue. The spacious Dining Table seats 8, with additional seating at the Breakfast Bar. You'll love the Bookcase the owners have provided filled with family games, puzzles, and books, and there is even a Game Table for enjoying them. Just around the corner, the very well-stocked Kitchen will please the Chef in the family, and has every gadget you could want to prepare Family Meals. You will love being able to dine indoors or Al Fresco on the incredible Deck out back with a Fire Pit. Don't feel like cooking? You are only minutes away from many dining options including Famous Pizza, The Village, Woody's, and more.

Slack Tide offers convenient one level living and sleeps 8 people, with only a small step between the Kitchen and Living Area. The layout of this lovely home, with 2 separate sides of the house, makes it perfect for one family or two families to share. Bedroom 1, which is on the way to the Living Area, is perfect for the kids and is decorated in an adorable Lighthouse Theme. This cozy room sleeps 3 in a Pyramid Bunk.  Bedroom 2 features a Queen Bed and is adorned in lovely Coastal Colors. Bedroom 3, the Master Bedroom, is located in the newer portion of the home. Not only is this room beautifully furnished, lovely French Doors lead to a small Deck and access to the Backyard and Outdoor Shower. Finally, there is a Full Size Futon in the Extended Living Area. And with 2 Full Bathrooms, there will be no waiting in line when showers are in order!

The warm and inviting Living Area is a wonderful spot to relax and share stories of the day's adventures. With Central AC, Free WiFi, and Flat Screen Streaming TV/DVD, you'll love sinking into the comfy furniture. The thoughtful Owners of Slack Tide have provided a multitude of books, games, and movies for your enjoyment, as well. 

Fabulous Outdoor Living.....Not only is Slack Tide an incredible Vacation Home inside, it offers super fun Outdoor Living, as well! The huge, shady yard offers respite from the hot summer sun, and you will love the huge multi-tiered Deck with Dining Table for 6. What a great place to enjoy some Local Crabs or grill the Fresh Catch of the Day on the Charcoal Grill. The lush yard is fenced-in, making it perfect for your furbaby (Dogs Only) - there is even a "Doggie Door" leading to the Backyard from the Mud Room. There are several seating areas to enjoy the beauty, and the enormous Fire Pit surrounded by relaxing Adirondack Chairs will be the perfect place to gather after a fun-filled day on the Beach. After dinner, you can toast marshmallows with the marshmallow forks provided!  An Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water is a great place to begin your day or rinse off after playing on the Beach. A Guest Shed has thoughtfully been provided for you to store your beach toys and chairs, and also provided for you is crabbing equipment, a tandem bike, beach chairs, boogie boards,corn hole, and more! They really have thought of everything at Slack Tide!

A Special Story.....
Slack Tide had its beginnings as a small single family home on Assateague Island as part of the Assateague Village fishing community, just down the hill from the lighthouse.  When the residents were forced to abandon the village in the early 1900’s, many homes were floated across the Assateague Channel to be used on Chincoteague and the mainland. You’ll find more information about the old Assateague Village in the books located in the home. Pull up a comfy chair and enjoy the tale of how it came to be.....

Slack Tide - A truly special Vacation Experience on Chincoteague Island!

Traveling with a group? Check out Teague Time - right next door to Slack Tide!

Friendly dogs welcome with $100 Pet Fee. Dogs MUST be current on Flea/Tick Preventative and Immunizations. No Cats.

Seaside Vacations does not allow group rentals to guests under age 25. Therefore, online bookings for group rentals will not be honored. Every effort is made to ensure that all information and photographs in Seaside Vacations' advertising are accurate and complete. Rate information for properties is subject to change and the quote provided online is only valid at the time of booking. Seaside Vacations cannot be held responsible for possible typographical errors; omissions; price changes; changes in taxes; changes to Terms and Conditions; or changes made by vacation home owners in furnishings, equipment, or bed arrangements. Vacation homes are privately owned and changes may be made to homes or their contents. Seaside Vacations reserves the right to correct any errors.

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Bedroom 1
Sleeps: 2
1 Queen

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Bedroom 2
Sleeps: 2
1 Queen

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Bedroom 3
Sleeps: 3
1 Pyramid Bunk

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Living Room
Sleeps: 2
1 Full Sleeper Sofa

Amenities 60 Amenities
  • Assateague National Seashore
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Water Parks
  • DVD Player
  • Streaming TV/Roku Only
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Heating
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry
Home Safety
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
  • Wireless Internet
  • "Keurig" Single Cup Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Full-Sized Refrigerator
  • Griddle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots & Pans
  • Range
  • Spices
  • Tea Kettle
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven
  • Beach Combing
  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • BBQ Area
  • Fire Pit
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio
  • Linens Provided
  • Non-Smoking
  • Bay Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Reviews Rating 4.8 (16) Reviews
Rating 5
Slack Tide
We stayed at their Slack Tide property and loved it. No issues at all with the house and any communication we did have was friendly and responsive. Very clean, lots of resources and support. We can't wait to come back!
Rebecca B - Posted: 5/15/2024
Rating 5
Slack Tide
Slack Tide is an amazing find. It is clean, spacious and very comfortable. The fenced yard is nice for the pups and little children. The fire pit is great to warm up to and toast marshmallows! We will return!
Elaine S - Posted: 4/27/2024
Rating 5
Our family had a great time at the family-friendly dog-friendly Seaside Vacations rental at 5379 Cedar Dr, Chincoteague. Abby was the perfect host, and was extremely responsive with a very helpful mind. The rental was handed over to us in a very pristine condition with a very wide range of amenities that made us immediately feel at home. The decor of the house was soothing to our eyes. What impressed us the most was how meticulously this house was designed with every corner of the house having a very specific meaning and character. Chincoteague has always been a great place to travel to, and this beautiful island on the Eastern Shore holds a very special place in our hearts. This was our 7th visit to Chincoteague overall, first since pandemic, and first at an Airbnb here in Chincoteague (because of our family dog), and every penny that we had spent on renting out this cottage was totally worth it. Thank you for making our trip memorable. I highly recommend this place.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/4/2024
Rating 5
Wonderful Experience!
Outstanding customer service! Phenomenal rental experience! Great pricing! Worth every dollar! Book with Seaside - you will be so glad you did!
Anonymous - Posted: 8/28/2023
Rating 5
Family slack time at Slack Tide
We stayed here 6 years ago and loved it! Finally able to return to Slack Tide and enjoy all the new amenities including the stunning kitchen (now compete with dishwasher)! Back yard enticed us to a family every evening with lots of outdoor play equip and cozy fire pit. The weather was too perfect for indoors, but we noticed many games and videos if it had rained. Nice arrangement of rooms kept our family members close by but not right on top of each other. And so close by the preserve, we thought a horse might wander by with the deer we saw!
Anonymous U - Posted: 5/3/2022
Rating 5
Piney Paradise
Excellent location, nice layout, well-furnished, perfect for family and pets!
Keith M from Newmanstown - Posted: 7/1/2021
Rating 5
Awesome House!
This is our 3rd year renting this home. It fit us great. Plenty of parking. We'll furnished, quiet, fire pit is awesome! We will be back! Thank you for offering this great property!
Anonymous U - Posted: 5/19/2021

Thank you so much ~ we LOVE our Repeat Guests!!! Hope to see y'all next year :)! Best, Elaine

Seaside Vacations Rentals staff
Posted: 6/8/2021
Rating 5
Wonderful get away
Pros: Communication was outstanding. Very responsive to questions prior to reservation. The house is perfect for a family of four. We needed a get away with teaching school and kids being virtual most of the year. Kitchen appliances were great.. We were able to eat at "home" mostly except to enjoy local food downtown. Wish the unit had a dishwasher but we managed. Internet and tv was a bonus for later in the evening. Enjoyed the deck, fire pit and corn hole. We brought our bikes so we could park the vehicle and rode bikes around town everyday. A Family Dollar store is very close that has most anything you might need. Would like to come back in the summer. Cons: A couple of neighbors are local and not friendly.
Anonymous U - Posted: 12/1/2020

Slack Tide is a very special place - so glad you enjoyed your time here! I am sorry you encountered someone not having a good day it sounds like - first time I've heard this complaint, but we so appreciate you letting us know. Sounds like you enjoyed all the goodies the owners provide at the house - so happ to hear that! Best, Elaine

Seaside Vacations Rentals staff
Posted: 12/10/2020
Rating 5
Perfect for us
This house is awesome. Spacious yet homey, just what we were looking for. Complete with a fenced in area for my dog. Would definitely stay here again.
Anonymous U - Posted: 11/3/2020

We're so happy you had a great stay at Slack Tide - it's the best when the WHOLE family can come along, isn't it :)!? Thank you for the kind words, and I do hope you'll come back and stay with us again! Best, Elaine

Seaside Vacations Rentals staff
Posted: 11/12/2020
Rating 5
We hope to return to Chincoteague Island and stay at Slack Tide again!
Karen Trimble from Downingtown - Posted: 10/22/2019
Rating 3
Thomas Carroll from Midlothian - Posted: 9/17/2019
Rating 5
Our fourth year at Slack Tide and we love it! Feels like home away from home. Peaceful neighborhood and beautiful yard make our stay very pleasant!
Laurie Heinz from Pasadena - Posted: 7/24/2019
Rating 5
The outdoor shower needs a raised floor (like slats on 2 x 4's) so you do not stand in a puddle when drying off, otherwise we were very pleased!
Raymond Birk from Richmond - Posted: 7/10/2019

Hi Raymond! 

Thank you so much for your feedback! I will mention this suggestion to the homeowners. :) We hope you come back and stay with us at Slack Tide Again! 

Best, Lea Anna 

Seaside Vacations Rentals staff
Posted: 1/10/2020
Rating 5
Jon Allgyer from New Holland - Posted: 6/26/2019
Rating 4
It was great!
Jessica Betz from Myerstown - Posted: 6/15/2019
Rating 5
We had a great time. House was clean and exactly how it was explained. It was nice to have some extra things provided in the garage ( bike, outdoor games, and bbq grill). Our favorite was the double bike and outside fire pit. It was great to have a cozy place to stay with 3 teenagers and 4 yr old twins, where we could cook our own meals and just relax at the end of the day.
April Crown from Rome - Posted: 5/19/2019
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Hello! Was wondering if the house had fast WiFi--I would be working from the house for a few hours that week and was wondering if the WiFi would be fast enough to join meetings via Zoom/WebEx/Teams. Thank you!
Anonymous U - Posted: 03/07/2023


Slack Tide includes wifi access. 

Do you allow 2 dogs? I only see an option for 0 or 1 dog when filling out the rental agreement. We have a 2 year old bulldog mix around 50lb and a boxer mix around 90lb. Both house trained, flea/tick prevention monthly and documentation of current immunizations. Thank you, Lisa Hern
Anonymous U - Posted: 06/14/2023


Slack Tide has a 2 dog maximum with a pet fee for each pet staying in the property.

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