Hipcamp host Channing G.,
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Relax in a comfy full size bed with a beautiful view of the marsh, no tent or sleeping bags needed. Wake up to the sights and sounds of Onancock Creek. The Boathouse is an off-the-grid paradise on the grounds of Holly Cove just 3 miles from the town of Onancock.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Channing a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Boathouse at Holly Cove in Virginia.

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Hipcamper Jon
Jon H.
recommends this listing.
November 21st, 2021

It such a cute place. Perfect for us. We will be back.

Hipcamper TJ

Put this spot on your bucket list!

Tj M.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

This weekend getaway was exactly what my partner and I needed! The boat house was very well kept, very well lit in the daytime, and with romantic faux candles to set the mood in the evening. The sunsets are extraordinary, just as previous reviewers have stated. Also the drinking water and handwashing station was a lifesaver.

Additional note: Overnight on one of the nights there was a bad storm with wind and rain, and while a little creaky, the boathouse stayed dry, so no need to worry!

Beautiful colors during sunsetInterior of the Boathouse with the remote controlled candle lights View of the Boathouse against the evening sky
Hipcamper Aby

Boat house….aka old school fun

Aby L.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

It was very very peaceful and quiet. The owners were out of town but they were very quick to respond. Huge property and they have goats and chickens. They allow you to use the kayaks. Also there is a grill provided and a picnic area and fire pit. One thing is there is no shower or electricity so depending on the temp…..it may not be cold/warm enough?? They also have a “studio” AirBnb that has s huge beautiful outside fire place and seating area….which we weren’t sure if we could have used??? Bars and restaurants are within a 4 mile bumpy drive……

Hipcamper Ilona

Lovely space with easy water access

Ilona D.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

What a lovely space! Beautifully decorated, very comfortable bed, and with access to kayaks, a SUP, a small sandy beach and a long dock with beautiful water views. There are also some chickens and 2 goats.

It's on the property of the owners' house and there are 2 other rental units on the property as well, so it's not a private place. That didn't stop us from having an absolutely lovely time. The owner was very nice, communicative when needed, and brought a charged replacement fan when the battery ran out. And, unlike most previous hipcamp experiences where there aren't people around for miles, we hung out one evening with people staying in one of the other rentals and it was really nice.

The location was good, near great (seafood) restaurants/takeout for lunch and dinner but not many breakfast options except for donuts and other sweets. So bring your own breakfast if you want a non-sugary one.

Would come again!

Hipcamper Kaitlin
Kaitlin V.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

What a beautiful place! The boathouse was comfortable, the weather was perfect, and the hosts were communicative and helpful! We loved it here.

Hipcamper JB

Great weekend getaway!!

Jb D.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Where should I start?! The propert itself is gorgeous. The Boat House is just right for two people looking to glamp just a little while still sticking to the basics of camping.
Chris and Channing are amazing host, offering space, while also staying available for any questions or concerns. They even switched out the rechargeable fan for us when it ran out of juice.
There are kayaks available to take out on the water if you should desire, as well as a dock and shoreline to quietly enjoy the peaceful scenery.
Some things to bear in mind:
- there’s no power or AC available in the boat house, so be sure to prepare according. There is a mosquito net on the bed, so opening the doors to sleep is totally an option.
- there’s no plumbing available either, but there is a composting toilet.
- make sure you pick the right season to go. We chose the hottest weekend of the summer and it was a little overwhelming as a result, however it’s perfect for late summer/early fall.

All in all, my partner and I would highly recommend The Boat House at Holly Cove for a great weekend getaway to the eastern shore. 10/10.

Also the goats, Fitz and Axl are incredibly friendly!!

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Hipcamper Christy
Christy O.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

The boathouse was adorable and perfect for a long weekend away. The cozy details were next-level adorable, and we highly recommend considering the boathouse for your next glamping getaway!

Hipcamper Faith
Faith H.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2021

The hosts were very kinda and the area was clean. Bring an extra fan if you can in the summer, it can get very hot. We loved the goats and chickens! They really like green beans and apples and are very sweet.

Hipcamper Rachael
Rachael R.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2021

Amazing stay! Channing and her husband were super sweet! The town is adorable and the views are worth it! If you’re looking for a nice weekend getaway to reconnect with nature this is the place!

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