I want to explain, more in depth, the property and things you can expect. The property is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and is surrounded by Salt Water. We run WELL WATER at this property and there are times when it will smell a little funny, because of the minerals in the water. We also have BUGS around this property and I ask that you bring BUG REPELLENT with you. There will be bugs found at the beach, so do not be surprised if you see them. We do treat the yard and apartment!
You can smoke on the property, but we ask there is no smoking in the apartment. My husband Rick and I smoke cigarettes also. We do not do drugs.
It is fine to bring alcohol. It does not offend us in any way! Just drink responsibly of course.
Please clean up your trash from the room, beach and yard.
Simply place your trash bags on the back porch and we shall dispose of it. If you need help with this, please let us know.
If you use bait when you fish, please put what is left back into the freezer. I will show you where it is.
If you use the kayacks or row boat, please wear life jackets when on the water.
Please put any equipment you use back where you got it.
We know there is no cell phone service here and will be more than happy to let you use the house phone to make calls. You do not need calling cards as the phone has free long distance.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
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I am a retired Paramedic and Lieutenant Firefighter for the City of Hampton, VA. I live with my husband, Rick, and our two parrots, Joey and Nikko. I am an outdoors lover and love to fish. We have bon-fires often and just enjoy the evenings and the sound of the waves as they crash along the shore line while looking at the stars above us. We have a fish pond in the yard, but these fish are just for admiring. I love to get around to talk to my neighbors and make sure they are all doing ok. I try to exercise as much as I can by walking on the beach and kayaking. There is a garden in the yard that Rick and I tend to. I love to can the vegetables for the Winter.
So I have been asked how I came up with the name "THELMA'S DAWN". Well, my mother passed away from cancer in 2007. Mom was 68 years old when she was called home. I had a sister, Dawn, who was called home at age 28. She was murdered in January1988. It was fitting to name this beautiful place after the two of them.
I have lived in this home since I was born, except for the 25 years I moved to Hampton, Virginia, in 1985, to take a job as a professional firefighter and went to school to become an Emergency Rescue Diver and Nationally Registered Paramedic. I was diagnosed in 1995 with Multiple Sclerosis, but continued to work in the fire department as an instructor of various Fire, Emergency Medical, Driving, CPR and Water Safety courses. I retired from the fire department in 2006 and moved back to the Eastern Shore, which I have always called my home!
Having MS, I can not enjoy things the way I use to. I love the beach and the water, but due to MS, I cannot stay in the heat long. With this being said, I have felt that this property was being wasted, so I made the decision to renovate the attached garage into the apartment in the hopes that people could come and enjoy everything "Thelma's Dawn" offers!
I have only been hosting since June 28, 2014. This is when I accepted my first family through Airbnb. It was a glorifying experience and Rick and I decided to continue. There have been many guests come to "Thelma's Dawn" and we have enjoyed them.
We do have a motto here at "Thelma's Dawn". It is a NO DRAMA ZONE, yes, but we also live by these words "WHAT HAPPENS AT THE BEACH STAYS AT THE BEACH"
There is a certain closeness that we have with most of our guests and we have built many lasting friendships that have continued to this day!
I am positive that you will love it as much as I do! I look forward to meeting you soon!