Romantic Chesapeake Waterfront Flat!


Entire rental unit hosted by Shawn

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Gift yourself this private, secluded second floor flat for two. Best hideaway to rest, bond, restore, create, or work. A breezy, country-like setting provides space to escape the city hustle! Nearby scenic drives & groceries, or venture to Annapolis TJ/WF or historic walks. Fully relax with pier, kayaks, swings, fire pit, starry nights, sun-drenched loungers, cozy up with books/movies & luxuriate in the deep soaking tub or European shower.

The space
The sunrise and sunset water views from this light, but cozy, space are particularly dazzling in fall and winter--when guests seem just as thrilled to be here as those who come during the warmer months when they can sunbathe, paddle, or swim.

Light Landing's shady lawn and bright open spaces; electric "wood stove" indoors, bbq, and fire pit outdoors; tree swings and double hammock; English “tree gardens,” kayaks, crabbing, and our relaxing pier afford a peaceful and inspirational setting any time of the year for your stay in the Washington Metro area.

Many individuals or couples take a break from their business or sight-seeing for a restorative or romantic retreat; others come to Light Landing to complete writing, art, or other projects that require sustained focus or a secluded work environment. We've had countless happy couples for their private anniversary, birthday, and even honeymoon, all of whom felt they had plenty of privacy and so many have become “regulars!”

Some guests even utilize (for an extra charge) the owner's skilled support in writing, editing, and author coaching or The Work of Byron Katie to restore creativity or resolve stubborn life/health/work issues.

THE FLAT ["The Ascended Space"]: Light, modern, open studio loft with bay-view window seat, creek-view skylights. A private apartment, completely separate from our house downstairs, the Flat has its own separate entrance on the waterside of the house.

Luxurious marble bath with deep freestanding tub and large European shower. Leather couch, writing desk, well-appointed granite wet bar/kitchen with microwave and refrigerator/ freezer, bar-height table, and other indoor/outdoor spaces for cooking, dining, work, play, roasting marshmallows, and--of course-- relaxing.

Even though you can read hundreds of thrilled reviews below, we have captured one that conveys the spirit of the Light Landing experience:

“My husband and I had the greatest experience at Shawn’s place. We were greeted by Shawn with a handful of daffodils that she freshly picked out of her garden and placed in a sweet vase. Those little, thoughtful details are all over this Flat! Some of our favorite things about this stay were the super deep bathtub, all of the natural light facing the beautiful bay (there are so many windows!!), the cleanliness, our privacy, the incredibly comfortable bed, and pretty much everything! The descriptions don’t do this place justice. Our expectations were exceeded in every way, and we are already planning our next visit. After exploring D.C. or Annapolis on a couple of the days, we found ourselves excited to get to escape back to this serene gem."

THE FLAT has Queen bed, Wireless internet with varied workspaces, Flat-screen TV/DVD player, HDMI cable for Netflix, iPod dock. Includes use of pier, fire pit, BBQ, kayaks, swings, entire country-like acreage. $129-169/night (we subtract 5% for weekly, 10% monthly, and check with owner for special rates for longer stays). These variable rates depend on the weekend/season.

OPTION FOR DOWNSTAIRS or WHOLE “GORGEOUS VIEWS WATERFRONT HOUSE w/HUGE SCREENED PORCH” (See second half of photos). While the upstairs Flat is a completely separate space (private enough to often be used by honeymooners!) with its own entrance that (the first Airbnb in our area that has has hosted hundreds of happy couples or singles), you also have the option to rent the two bedroom (plus IKEA double sleep couch) with huge screened porch or combine both for the entire house!

These options allow for five to eight people if you’re looking for a larger group space, or just want both upstairs and/or the downstairs (sometimes reserved for the owner) all to yourselves. We offer all three options to meet a variety of needs and preferences [BOOK By Special Arrangement; Just ask and we quickly set up Airbnb special offer]: Take advantage of this amazing option for folks who want an entire house or just the downstairs with full kitchen or combine both and have the entire house!)

Large waterfront living/dining area opens to wonderful kitchen with leather countertop bar. Small but beautiful peach marble bathroom with tub and shower. Waterfront bedroom “Swedish Carolina Light” bedroom with the double bed and warm lovely ambiance. This extra bedroom option adjoins the studio loft space (separated by a stairway and bounce bi-fold doors). Second “Sweet Memories or Changzhou” bedroom has side waterview with one single bed with firm high-end mattress (and includes the option to pull out identical floor mattress to sleep a second person).

NOTE: While the upstairs Flat is a dedicated vacation rental, the downstairs is sometimes used by the owner so will still have some owners things as well as more kitchen condiments/cooking utensils, etc.) “THE HOUSE” also has double IKEA l-shaped sleep sofa with bedding storage, and an Office with laundry room.

Wireless internet (or Ethernet cable for direct connection) with varied work spaces, SMART TV with 40” flat screen and free Netflix or HDMI cable, and for music, a wireless Bluetooth speaker or DVD player with access to owners extensive DVD collection. Includes use of pier, screened porch, fire pit, BBQ, kayaks, swings, entire country-like acreage.

WHOLE HOUSE (downstairs plus upstairs Flat) $299-$349 (subtract 5% for weekly, 10% monthly, and check with owner for special rates for longer stays). DOWNSTAIRS ONLY: $178-$210/night. NOTE: variable rates depend on the weekend/season; please give us dates for price and availability.

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH WATERFRONT BUNGALOW NEXT DOOR: If you find the dates you wanted are booked or you'd like more space or to bring a dog, please check out our listing for the Cozy Chesapeake Waterfront Bungalow next door!! (Hope you'll take a peek anyway, even if the dates aren't booked, and tell all your friends!) With so many return guests wanting to bring friends, family, or their dog, my friends and I banded together to buy the Cottage next door just for this purpose, and so far our guests have been just as thrilled with it and happy there as they have been in the Flat. See the entire description by clicking on my (Shawn's) profile. Scroll down the left side to "Wonderful Waterfront Bungalow-Kayaks/Dogs OK/Nr DC." $199-299/night (sleeps 5-8 with option to add external Carriage House suite for up to 10 (subtract 5% for weekly, 10% monthly, and check with owner for special rates for longer stays).

So far, our guests have been thrilled with us, and we've been thrilled with them! What a cool thing. Hope to see you soon!

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed, 1 sofa

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 596 reviews


Where you’ll be

Deale, Maryland, United States

A sleepy little town with just enough services--VERY closeby (1 mile) despite our country-like ambiance. Some great spots for whatever you want to eat, many of them waterfront dining whether indoors or out, where you can also pick crabs--the local delicacy--or have crabcakes, or yummy Cream of Crab or Maryland Crab (vegetable) soup! Grocery store, pharmacy, fitness center, banks, consignment/antique stores all nearby or on the short scenic drives in the Guidebook. Annapolis is just a short trip and an amazing destination for a day trip seeing its beautiful historic sights and neighborhoods or Amish market, or just a trip in for dinner--which we often do--to a waterfront downtown loaded with shops and restaurants or to catch a movie.

Hosted by Shawn

  1. Joined in March 2011
  • 897 Reviews
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I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeous, quiet, nature-filled spot on the Chesapeake Bay; to have this opportunity to share it with others; and to have connected through Air BnB with such lovely people. I'm always thrilled to see how much these individuals, couples, and families enjoy staying here, and am hoping that what they have said about me will tell you what you need to know. We just were names TRAVEL AND LEISURE's best Airbnb in Maryland, and I've been an airbnb SuperHost for many years... not an easy position to earn, but I love sharing this spot with folks and just want you to have a good time. Folks also hold business and spiritual retreats and wedding here, and its fun for me to be in a position to share this great spot and see people so connected and transformed. Beyond that.... I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about my diverse interests and pursuits, as well as the travel destinations I am currently exploring. The most recent adventure was my college-aged daughter and I spending a portion of the summer living in China, her birthland, while she learned Mandarin and I worked on my latest book, "The RELIABLE SYMMETRY OF HAPPINESS: The MISSING PEACE We Were Never Taught"! That brings me to my OTHER work as a life/author-coach. As a Certified Faciliator of The Work of Byron Katie, I love to share that and my own HAPPINESS HACKS with folks: simple, predictable tools that change your relationship to all your relationships and to your stressful emotions. They have helped me SO much in my life as well as my clients; when you have your own reliable way to capitalize on your stressful thoughts about the VERY person or thing that upsets you--and turn them into highly creative solutions and greater peace and love each time--it's a whole different world. Very Cool. I hold my own wonderful waterfront retreats in this work here a few times a year, and even sometimes work with guests if they make an appointment to see me while they are here--or schedule their stay as a Symmetry of Happiness retreat (individual, couples, or groups/families). [See (Website hidden by Airbnb) with ShawnMahshie with (Website hidden by Airbnb) after it--written that way so as not to be blocked.] But NO PRESSURE! I won't bring it up unless you do, and also happy to teach you some amazing short cuts to loving life as it comes, if you ask!
I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeou…

During your stay

My daughter and I tend to leave the waterfront for you and the Cottage guests. I am very available for recommendations, directions, or questions, but also leave you with all the privacy you want! (The Flat has a separate entrance, and seems to have had plenty of privacy even for our wedding night and honeymoon couples--who tend to come back for anniversaries, too!)
My daughter and I tend to leave the waterfront for you and the Cottage guests. I am very available for recommendations, directions, or questions, but also leave you with all the pr…

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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
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No smoking
No pets

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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