The House

Sitting on the edge of the town and the wetlands, Utter East provides a convenient and beautiful escape.

Utter East is located in the heart of Chincoteague Island, near the intersection of Church Street and Ridge Road. The house has four bedrooms, two full baths, a screened porch, an outdoor shower, central heat & AC, WiFi, and a fire pit with a beautiful view of the Chincoteague wetlands.

Click each link below to see photos and get a description.

Family RoomLibrary/Dining RoomKitchen
Bedroom 1 (King)Bedroom 2 (Queen)Downstairs Bath
Bedroom 3 (4 Twins)Bedroom 4 (King)Upstairs Bath
Screen PorchBack YardWetlands

Amenities and Instructions

Kitchen Equipment and Supplies

The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. There are dishes, glassware, utensils, pots & pans, etc.  There is a supply of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc.  If you use something up, please restock for the next guests.

In addition to the stove, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher, there is also a countertop electric griddle, a hot air popcorn popper, coffee maker, toaster oven, and 2 Belgian waffle irons. If you wish to use the waffle irons (and find the best waffle recipe), please read these instructions.

Gas Grill

There is a propane grill on the back deck and grill tools available in the drawer of butcher’s block on the porch. A grill brush is inside the grill. If you use the grill, please check the grease container in the back and empty it into the trash. If the propane happens to run out, please contact Chincoteague Resort Vacations.


The house is equipped with WiFi provided through the local cable company. Chincoteague Resort Vacations has the password. There is a 49” TV in the family room and cable TV is provided. Detailed instructions are on the “Instructions” page of this website.


Please do not use the electric baseboard heat. There are thermostats in most rooms that control the baseboard radiators, but they are well marked. (In fact, these will probably be turned off at the breaker box.) The main thermostat is in the living room near the hall to the bedrooms.

Fire Pit

Please feel free to enjoy the fire pit. Pine cones make good kindling. Feel free to use 5-7 pieces of wood from the pile behind the shed. If you need more than that, please purchase some on the Island. Fair warning — in the middle of mosquito season (July-September) you may prefer to enjoy the view from the screened porch.

The Woods

We have enjoyed watching all of the wildlife. June appears to be snapping turtle nesting season, so we’ve seen 8-10 walking through the yard. I’ve seen two dig nests in the yard. There are numerous shore birds, including bald eagles. Raccoons and deer have also made appearances, and we hear rumor that there are otters in the pond. One warning: poison ivy proliferates in the woods. We are trying to keep it down close to the house, but I would not let kids wander in the empty lot next door.

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