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Emmanuelle was a great host. Her place was everything as described, with charming touches throughout. We enjoyed the records, especially a Tom Jones record I listened to as a kid. My 5 y.o. daughter also enjoyed the many games and books available, including an original edition of My Father's Dragon.
Emmanuelle's home is a spacious 4-bedroom Victorian with eclectic touches and rustic charm. This is a good place to get away from your daily grind and explore the sleepy Eastern Shore. If you are willing to forego some amenities and adapt to quirks, you'll find this place is a good value in a nice location. There is a learning curve to staying here -- the house is old and not everything works as expected. Also be advised there is also a lot of nature around here, so you will probably see an insect or two during your stay. We mostly had friendly ones like crickets, but if you have a serious bug phobia you might want to think twice. That said, if you're a hardy traveler looking for a good deal in the Parksley area this can't be beat.
The town of Parksley has an interesting by-gone atmosphere. It's a sleepy town, and as another commented said you can feel the economic fatigue of the area. But there is a main street with a few shops, and I also recommend strolling the side streets to admire the houses. The nearest grocery store is few miles down the highway in Onley. Onancock isn't far and has some good offerings in terms of food and culture, but our personal favorites were Cape Charles and Chincoteague. Once you get into the rhythm of the Eastern Shore you won't want to leave!
If you're visiting the Eastern Shore of Virginia and want to be a little off the beaten path, then this Victorian House in Parksley is your best bet. We found Parksley a throwback to the rural America that most of our family grew up in. Every morning our son-in-law walked his children to the local railroad museum and fire station just to stretch their legs and have an experience they couldn't have in their DC suburb.
And Parksley is so well situated; you can get to all parts of the Eastern Shore: Chincoteague, Assagteague, Onancock, Wachapreague, Savage Neck, Cape Charles. All within an hour's drive or less. In fact, we thought we'd be spending a lot of time in the Chincoteague and Assateague Island area, but found it too crowded, so we headed to small out-of-the-way places all up and down the shore. Parksley's location made that possible.
The house itself is incredible, especially for our large multi-generational family. We had lots of room to spread out. Lots of room to do diverse activities, including cooking every night in a well-stocked kitchen, playing games in the dining room, and dancing in the parlor to an old record player, which played almost the entire time. A great place for the unbridled energy of young kids. And we slept well, with windows open (no need for air conditioning even on the hottest days). Four bedrooms upstairs, two of which were quite spacious, and a wonderful bathroom with a claw-foot tub.
Our host was very responsive with every email query. I found each interaction straightforward and informative. At first, while I was looking at various options, I wasn't sure this was the place for us, but with every email exchange I became convinced that this was the right place--and it was. You know how it is to get an extended family to agree on anything, well our family gave our hose, this house, and Parksley a unanimous two-thumbs up.
Had a lovely stay at Emmanuelle's house. She went out of her way to have the place cleaned up at very short notice. The food recommendations were spot on. Would love to stay there again.
Emmanuelle was a wonderful host. Very informative and helpful. Very beautiful house, very rustic. It is a good house for kids and pets. House is a quick drive to local activities like Chincoteague Island. Sleeping arrangements are 4 single beds separate. Only downside was the house a little more dusty than we would have liked and has bugs and the porches were not really usable.
Emmanuelle had very helpful instructions and suggestions for places to eat and things to see. The house was definitely charming, and the kitchen was more than adequately stocked. There was also a sweet little table on the back porch, where we were able to enjoy our meals (and get a little reprieve from the crazy hot weather since there was bit more breeze there). There is great working record player that my daughter was totally entranced by. The town is very quiet and quaint, lots of beautiful homes. There is no shortage of things to do in the area, although you can definitely see that the area is quite economically depressed. The next door neighbors Betty and Victor were so kind and helpful and a pleasure to get to know.
What was a little surprising to us was that one of the 4 bedrooms did not have a bed (although there was a mat that was supplied to sleep on). Not what we had in mind. If we had known about it, we would have brought our air mattress from home. Also, for the other 3 bedrooms, they all only had single (twin) beds. The largest had 2 twin beds, but we were expecting at least 1 if not 2 double beds. Keep in mind that we were there on 2 of the hottest days of the year, so letting my daughter sleep with me on a twin bed just was not an option.
The other surprise was that the bathroom only had a bath, no shower, not even a handheld shower nozzle. There was a pitcher next to the bathtub to dump water over your body, which certainly got the job done, it just wasn't what we expected.
Overall, the beach and the family time and the food made this trip an experience that we are sure to remember for years to come.
We had a wonderful stay at Emmanuelle's place. Emmanuelle was helpful in providing area recommendations and responding quickly to our questions. We had brought our own cooking supplies, but found there to be plenty of kitchen supplies and cookware, as well as sheets/towels. The house has a very special character and feels like it's out of a movie. We especially enjoyed playing the record player and board games in the evenings, riding our bikes to nearby Onanocock and the bay past farmland, and visiting the small park and tennis courts down the street. Thanks for a great visit!
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Emmanuelle's place is perfect. Big enough for a family but cozy and warm at the same time. The location is ideal for exploring Brooklyn or a quick trip into Manhattan. Emmanuelle was very accommodating and eager to make our experience a great one. Totally recommended!
The host made us feel very welcome and was readily available by text messaging for any questions we had once we arrived. The house is a lovely old Victorian with beautiful hardwood floors. We loved our stay there. They allow pets and small children!!! They are centrally located to lots of activities and seaside towns on the Delmarva Peninsula. I would suggest asking about bedding and bathing accommodations before confirming the reservation.