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Dove Winds
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Truly immaculate and cozy, just the thing for an off-season nature getaway. We have been renting a cottage in Chincoteague in the summer for years and this place always seemed like it had a nice vibe, but I really picked it this trip for its heated pool and proximity to the Refuge. But this is one of those rare places that delivers far and above expectations. Our son loves having his own room and the kitchen is great too. Well done!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Our family has always enjoyed staying at Dove Winds because it feels like a "home away from home". Nothing ruins a trip like finding the place you picked to stay is not as you expected!! As a mom, I like that I can count on well maintained units and a unit that is clean and stocked with basic kitchen/bath supplies and Dove Winds has consistently been wonderful. The owners are very kind and responsive to any needs you may have. I love having 2 floors so some can sleep, while others are awake - and having 2 bathrooms is a huge plus! My kids love to pool. :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We have been coming to Chincoteague for several years and love Dove Winds. We have stayed in the 3 bedroom Cottage as well as the townhouses and both are absolutely wonderful.
We love the warm and welcoming staff and cannot say enough about the owners the Daiseys.
They are very gracious and do a great job of meeting all the needs of families on vacation. The cottages and townhouses are clean and have fully equipped kitchens, 1-2 bathrooms, living rooms that have TV's, DVD and VCR's. All the units also have bedrooms that come with all linens provided. Dove Winds is located within minutes from the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and beach and whether you want to drive, walk or ride bikes it can all be done and is easily accessible from Dove Winds. We really enjoyed being able to gather our entire family in one of the cottages when we came for my son's wedding in September. I think Dove Winds is definitely our home away from home and we will continue to visit every year. If you are looking for a little getaway for 2 or your looking at a family reunion Dove Winds definitely has all you need and we are very thankful each and everytime we visit this little piece of paradise on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Room Tip: All of the Townhouses and Cottages are very clean and well kept and basically contain fully equipped...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Good things? Very clean, as said. Owners very nice and helpful. Well furnished kitchen unit. Walking distance to the Assateague causeway which is great for biking and walking.

Not so good? Two floor units have staircases that adjoin, so if you've got less than gently reared kids, you will hear them clumping up and down the steps.

The units are set up well, but they are incredibly narrow and everything is compacted into the space. The kitchen area has NO counter space whatsoever to prepare food on. The downstairs futon sofa is right next to AC unit, so if you sleep there, AC blows right on you all night. The bedrooms are barely big enough to hold the beds--my daughter had to pretty well climb over her sister's bed to get to her own!

And perhaps it's because of the lack of central AC but these units are incredibly, uncomfortably humid. I have stayed elsewhere on the Island over the last 20 years and never had such a problem sleeping--the bed was clammy and uncomfortable no matter how we set the AC unit.

This is touted as a great place for group gatherings, which can also work to your disadvantage. While we were there in August there was a family reunion group who filled the back area constantly, smoking cigarettes and dumping their ashes everywhere, including in the BBQ grill.

And in terms of that back area, it is much nicer than the front area. The front faces on the road but the back deck faces a quiet street, trees and grass. (Dumpsters are NOT that near). But the back deck is for the smokers and as an asthmatic non-smoker, it was all I could do when using the BBQ to get my food cooked and get back into the house.

We've outgrown the cottage we rented for years (2 teens) and have been looking for a place could become our new spot on Chincoteague. But I think that we are going to have to keep looking.

(I do also want to say that the Daisey Family also owns "Daisey Dockside Cruises" which are wonderful and which we highly recommend. These are good people. it's just not a good place for us.)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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localislander23336, Owner at Dove Winds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

I think this family would have been happier with one of our larger units. Our mini townhouse units are like small apartments and compared to a motel room have much more space. We added a half bath between the two bedrooms upstairs which took some of the space from one of the bedrooms but felt people would like having the extra bath upstairs. The walls are well insulated and we usually do not have complaints. Our indoor heated pool is an added plus that most vacation rentals don't have. We have many families that return year after year. This past summer we had more families tell us that we were exactly what they had been looking for and they would be making Dove Winds their new vacation spot for their visits to Chincoteague Island.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We have been staying at the Dove Winds for several years now. We wouldn't stay anywhere else but there. It is our home away from home. Where else on the island can you have two bedrooms , a bath and half, plus nice living area, and a fully equipped kitchen; plus a charcoal grill outside with picnic table. After a very sunny and fun day at the beach come on back to the Dove Winds and unwind in the pool and hot tub! The Dove Winds is super clean and has a simple decor theme. It has a very quaint and laid back atmosphere. But that is what makes it feel like home. So when you climb those stairs and turn out the lights....you know you are home!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Once again I had a remarkable stay at Dove Winds. Three of my adult children and 6 of my grandchildren also came. We rented the 3-bedroom cottage and 2 mini-townhouses. This gave everyone plenty of room and we all gathered in the cottage for family meals, games and movies. The units are so well kept up. When we arrived they were spotless and everything was working perfectly. A bathroom light burned out while we were there and it was fixed right away. The kids all enjoyed the pool and the adults enjoyed the hot tub. A wonderful visit with everything we could have asked for. Many thanks to the whole staff!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for a long weekend this Summer to spend time together and enjoy the Wildlife Park, outdoor sports and beach. We scored more than expected with a mini townhouse at Dove Winds. It's located very close the the Park, you can actually walk or rent bikes two doors down. The townhouse is basic with comfortable beds and easy layout. It's really clean and quiet. There's great restaurants also within walking distance, outdoor BBQ, ice cream, cafes and a fun gift shop next door. Stay here is you want a peaceful stay close to the Park. The staff could not have been more accommodating and pleasant.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Dove Winds

Address: 7023 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2105
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Number of rooms: 15
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