This wonderful home is available for summer weekly rental, generally from about May 1st through the end of September. The property is managed by Chincoteague Resort Realty on Chincoteague Island. Please visit our page on their website (click here) for more information and on-line availability or call Chincoteague Resort Realty at 800-668-7836. Note that LangTree is now Saturday check-in/check-out.
What's in store for the 2017 season: by the time you get here, the whole exterior will have been painted and new sliders installed upstairs and down, along with some needed exterior maintenance. The community had the canal entrances dredged to clear the silt ($$$ ouch). More here after we check things out in April.
Useful Information: (notice how it seems to all be related to food?)
If you've never had an oyster fritter sandwich (Chincoteague-style), it really is one of those items you should add to your "bucket list." The best ones are really only available at the Firemen's Carnival, so availability is limited. Capt. Zacks (Deep Hole Road, on the left just before you get to Maddox) makes a pretty good one, though, and is the only place on the island we've found that makes 'em. (If you don't like oysters, clam fritters aren't half-bad, either.)
Spring 2015: Totally redid the downstairs bath (pretty nice) and re-screened the porch. And the dock now has a pull-down ladder (just in case you manage to fall in the canal).
Spring 2013: We survived Sandy with only a few inches of water in the lower level to clean up (and a bunch of branches in the yard). We installed a new flat-screen TV in the living room and master bedroom and replaced the kitchen flooring... along with making sure the oysters were OK for you to eat. Oh, and brand new washer and dryer in the laundry room - the old ones didn't seem to like the salt water.
May 2012: New sofas & chairs upstairs (the large one is a pull-out queen sleeper). Also wound up replacing the cable hook-up with Dish Network - no more fuzzy cable channels (and a lot more of 'em).
September 2011: Back again to clean up after the season and assess any damage from hurricane Irene. LangTree suffered absolutely no damage, and after having driven around the island, you can't even tell that a hurricane even passed by. Well, they still have some sand to clear off for parking at Assateague beach, but there were well over a hundred cars parked there this afternoon (22 Sep - 79° F with water temps somewhere in the low- to mid-70's).
May 2011: Entire interior (upstairs and down) has been freshly painted. New grill works great! Caught a huge blue crab in the canal - we put him back and told him to invite his friends.
September 2010: In town at the end of the season again to do some maintenance (no, it has nothing to do with stuffing ourselves with fresh seafood). The carpets have been cleaned, the entire upstairs is being freshly painted, the decks get cleaned and re-stained this weekend and just a lot of little touches. Plus a brand new Weber gas grill which will be on the back deck (we're keeping the Weber charcoal grill downstairs for you purists).
More notes: Coastal Living has named Assateague Island as one of the "top ten coastal wildlife hotspots."
While Chincoteague is wonderful in the summertime, we especially enjoy visiting in the "off-seasons" and virtually having the place to ourselves. Here's a nice article on Assateague Island featured in USA Today's Travel Destinations.
If you have any other questions, comments or would like information on long-term rental, feel free to email us at langtree (at) langtree.us