Waterfront Auction in Onancock Virginia

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Guerilla Realty 628217 & 35816


"What boat are you on?" the dockmaster asked. It was the start of the 2014 summer and I was strolling around the town wharf in Onancock Virginia getting a sense of the place I'd be offering on behalf of my clients at auction. What boat was I on? Unfortunately the answer is "none". I had driven to Onancock Virginia that morning from Baltimore Maryland. As the crow flies, it would have been much cooler to arrive by boat. I imagined setting sail from Baltimore and heading out on the Chesapeake Bay. Oh well, at least I looked like I might be on a boat.


Wharf at Onancock Virginia



The town of Onancock Virginia has a wonderful slogan, "where history meets hospitality". As you might expect, there is colonial history with a settlement date of 1608 and a charter date of 1680.  The snapshot I took from the wharf of the waters edge nicely illustrates that that this is indeed one of the last unspoiled places on the eastern shore.



view of water from Onancock Virginia


The town of Onancock can easily be explored on foot. As I strolled past restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, and gardens, I saw this was a community where you could effortlessly unwind. Older buildings were in the process of being re-purposed, such as this bank-turned-coffee house on the main street. 



Movie theater in Onancock Virginia


A quick drive (or boat ride) from historic Onancock takes you to our auction site. As I drove down country roads I found remnants of the past greeting me along the way. The Mt. Nebo Church was my favorite. It looks like you could use the location to film a movie. How charming to see this house of worship in the woods.



Mt. Nebo Church Onancock Virginia


Arriving at the auction site, the Underhill Creek Landing development, I rolled down the windows and took a breath of fresh air. It was quiet. Just a few birds circling in the sky. The location is on the shore of Pungoteague Creek which is a deep water tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The community is a recorded HOA subdivision comprised of 18 home sites (lots) as well as open space. Three of those lots are spoken for, fifteen remain for sale, to be sold at auction by Tranzon on Saturday August 2, 2014.



Community entrance for underhill creek landing


Developer closeout for an eastern shore waterfront community in Onancock Virginia. Paved roads, underground utilities, septic certificates, and pier permit(s) have been established. The remaining community home sites range from 3/4 acres to nearly 2 acres. 


BID YOUR PRICE for interior, water view, and waterfront lots on Barn Woods Rd and Sunset Landing Drive. Private dock and boat slip properties are available at a sensational value. How good? I believe the technical term is no-brainer. This auction may indeed be the opportunity you've been waiting for to acquire investment property and / or vacation land on the eastern shore. Buy-and-build or buy-and-hold.  Which home site will you choose?


aerial image of Underhill Creek Landing




The Underhill Creek Landing HOA documents; including covenants, easements, and restrictions are available to be downloaded on the auction website. You'll also be able to access plats, septic certificates for each lot, valid pier permit, and a water survey.



tidal reeds at Underhill Creek Landing



Tidal reeds blow in the breeze at Underhill Creek Landing in Accomack County Virginia.


Never participated in an auction before? Don't be shy, most people who purchase properties with me through Tranzon have never bought anything at auction. As a potential buyer you can be represented at the auction by your own buyers agent at no additional cost to you. Need a referral to a few Onancock resident agents who know the area? Two real estate brokerages who have a strong presence in the area are Weichert Mason Davis and Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty. We are offering 3% Broker-Co Op to Buyers Agents.


sample home for Underhill Creek Landing 



Architectural guidelines for homes to be built at Underhill Creek Landing are available for review in the HOA covenants. This image is an example of a home-style that would fall under the community criteria. The guidelines are in place to ensure that all homeowners keep their building to a standard that is mutually acceptable to HOA members. There is plenty of room to create your own special residence that reflects your preferred specifications.


We are selling land, specifically recorded lots in the Undershill Creek Landing subdivision not residences, but I can't help but feel we're selling a bit more than that. This auction is an opportunity to plan a future on Sunset Landing Drive. I've had inquiries come in from all around the country. Yes, the town is remote - that's the point. It's for people who want a low key location off the beaten path. I'm having conversations with potential buyers who are considering acquiring more than one lot so friends and family can build along side. I get to hear them dream a little as we talk about Virginia's Eastern Shore. 


land at Underhill Creek Landing

View of lot 14 at Underhill Creek Landing - ready for your custom home.


Underhill Creek Landing has been planned with the good life in mind. Avid golfer? You'll be a close proximety to the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club. Love wildlife? The nearby ocean beaches at Assateague Island National Wildlife Preserve are legendary for their wild ponies and bird watching.


Pungoteague Creek



Developer closeout auction for an Eastern Shore Waterfront Community in Onancock Virginia. The auction will take place Saturday August 2, 2014 at 3pm. We'll be selling 15 lots in Underhill Creek Landing including waterfront, water-view, and interior lots.

***PLEASE NOTE**** the auction will be held at Mallards at the Wharf in Onancock, VA.


I'll be onsite at the Underhill Creek Landing developement prior to the auction on Saturday August 2 from 12pm until 2pm to give you a tour of the available lots. For GPS use Barn Woods Rd, Shrieves Rd or Sunset Landing Dr, Onancock VA 23417. Look for the Tranzon "auction preview signs". A written copy of directions to the property is available for download on the auction website.


Waterfront Auction in Onancock Virginia.  Developer Closeout = Great Opportunity.



Posted by

Rachel Rabinowitz

Broker / Owner Guerilla Realty  and

Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions

443.841.5916 direct

rachel@go-guerilla.com / rrabinowitz@tranzon.com




Comments (2)

Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Rachel, this is an awesome post detailing the wonderful location and amenities of these Onancock lots for sale that will go up for auction on August 2nd.  May you get several buyers from this very detailed and informative post!!!

Jul 26, 2014 01:50 AM
Rachel Rabinowitz
Guerilla Realty - Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Realtor

Hi Sharon and Bruce,

Thanks for the read and the kind words. I do so enjoy sharing real estate news here on activerain.

Jul 26, 2014 02:17 AM