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The Watson Guest House

4240 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2801
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#5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Chincoteague Island
Built in 1898 in the Chincoteague Island style for the wealthy, the house features six bedrooms and seven baths. There is a light morning breakfast of home made breads, buttermilk biscuits, fruits, yogurts and such items. The location is downtown, near shops and restaurants. The Watson House is the closest B&B to the National Seashore on Assateague Island. Come enjoy our little piece of Paradise.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Abby D wrote a review Aug 2020
Arlington, Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I just spent the weekend in the Hideaway room. We were disappointed in the Watson House. I had specifically asked for this room because it has a separate entrance. Given Covid we were concerned about being inside. When we arrived on Friday the owner greeted us without a mask and asked me to come inside to get the key. The next morning the owner showed us the self serve breakfast without a mask. The breakfast was store bought baked goods, melon, boiled eggs and bacon. The hotel shows its age.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Billy 12Trees wrote a review May 2020
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Annette and Jeff are now open and as great as ever! Some rooms have TV sets; but we come for the peace and quiet (and Jeff's cooking). Not all local restaurants are open, but our favorites were or will be soon. Another great Memorial Day weekend...we'll be back another time or three, soon.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Room Tip: Two rooms upstairs have a front porch...extra large
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Ron M wrote a review Sep 2018
Caliente, CA93 contributions34 helpful votes
This was the first time my wife and I stayed at a BNB. We were impressed. We were here during pony penning week. The Watson House is a great place. I suppose the correct term is "quaint". The hosts, Annette and Jeff, were great. The breakfast's were awesome, especially the SOS (if you were in the military you'll know what this is). Our room was great and the bed was extremely comfortable. Thank you Annette and Jeff for a great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018
DC-IMF-FAOtraveler wrote a review Aug 2017
Washington DC168 contributions88 helpful votes
The news owners just began a few months ago this year. The house and the decor are the same as two years ago; clean and tidy. There is still free wifi. The former owners gave a pass for the beach - now you have to purchase one on your own - which is still inexpensive ($20 for a week pass or $40 annually) but just an FYI. The breakfast is very nice, and there are snacks through the day. It is a nice touch. I would recommend that the serving times be a bit more consistent - its a bed and breakfast, so if its marked as 8am for serving coffee and food it should be 8am-8:15, not 8:45.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
realobviousreviews wrote a review Jul 2017
Brooklyn, New York36 contributions13 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I stayed on July 4th weekend. We stayed in the Bayside room. The entire house is very clean, the breakfast was delicious, the decor was quaint and was conveniently located. All in all A+ guest house would stay there again. Also Annette was super friendly and nice what a darling.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Watson Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Watson Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Flying Fish (0.3 miles), Wine Cheese & More (0.2 miles), and Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (0.2 miles).
Is parking available at The Watson Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Watson Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poseidon's Pantry Gourmet Grocery & Deli, Mister Whippy, and Don's Seafood Restaurant.
Is The Watson Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Chincoteague Island.
Are there any historical sites close to The Watson Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Captain Timothy Hill House (1.2 miles).