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
Up to 1 vehicle
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 Michelle
Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

It was such a beautiful setting and experience. I went with my five-year-old daughter and she loved the goats and chickens and seeing the little crabs on the little shore. She also loved the swing chairs and we definitely want to come back

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Hipcamper Adina

Wonderful way to be with the nature

Adina C.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2022

What a magical immersion in nature while sleeping in a comfy bed. The battery candles are so wonderful, the big big windows allow the breeze and the sounds of nature to relax and put you to sleep. I wish I stayed longer.
It was so wonderful to access to the kayaks to go out on the water and enjoy the smooth quiet sound.

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Hipcamper Caitlin

Perfect anniversary getaway!

Caitlin L.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay! Such a tranquil, no-fuss experience. We especially enjoyed spending our evenings on the hammock chairs, and greeting the goats in the morning. We spent a lot of time by and on the water with the provided kayaks and paddle boards and made the very short trip into town for dinner one evening. This truly was one of our favorite “camping” trips yet and we will be back!

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Hipcamper Lystre
Lystre S.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2022

This is simply a fantastic beautiful location. The boathouse was a blast. My wife and I enjoyed feeding the goats, chatting with the chickens and meeting Chris. We highly recommend it!!

Hipcamper Peggy

Peaceful site

Peggy H.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

Nice quiet get away spot on the Eastern Shore. I had a peaceful night sleep in the Boathouse. Not far from town, which has several places to eat, drink, shop.

Hipcamper Christine
Christine F.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2022

We had a wonderful two-night stay at the boathouse. Chris and Channing went above and beyond to ensure that all of our needs were met. The location had everything - a comfy bed, battery-operated lights, a woodburning stove with firewood, a compost toilet with a sink (no running water, but the jug of water over the sink worked great), firepit, tree swing, board games, and, of course, the friendly chickens and goats! My kids even got to collect eggs and take the goats for a walk. We loved exploring the historic downtown and enjoyed our morning coffee and donuts at Corner Bakery. (Unfortunately, the Ker Place museum was closed on the days we were there and Da Vinci's Italian Kitchen permanently closed on April 2, 2022.) We hope to be back someday!

Hipcamper Mackenzie
Mackenzie K.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2022

Having fire wood, kayaks and even eggs offered free of charge puts Channing and Chris above and beyond!! Such a beautiful and peaceful getaway! Even the chickens were nice... talk about hospitality! If you're in the area, stop by! You will not be disappointed!!!

Sunset on the dock!Kayaks?!? What?!!! This will never be an option anywhere else... ever! Do it!!! View right before the dock... what else could you possibly need??Another beautiful private sunset? Yes please!
Hipcamper Nash
Nash D.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2022

Boathouse is a well tought, cozy, romantic little hideout.
The hosts are lovely couple that would go the distance to make you feel home.
We had a great day&night enjoying the pier, campfire and the sunset.
Def recommend Boathouse to both experienced and first time campers !

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

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


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