About this listing
Our quaint, completely renovated cottage sits on 5 totally private acres of land with 350 feet of bay waterfront and its own private dock. The perfect place for cycling, crabbing, kayaking, birdwatching or just relaxing! 2br w/ queens + sofa sleeper
You will fall in love with the beauty of the Chesapeake in this truly serene setting located less than 2 hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore! It is so quiet at night that you can hear shorebirds and geese out on the water, and the wind blowing through the pines. It is completely private and a great place to get away from it all.
The house has 2br, each with a Queen bed, and one pull out couch with a full sized bed. Bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a child air mattress or crib. Living areas are generous with basic amenities (but who wants to be inside??).
The property has 350 feet of waterfront on Brannock Bay, an offshoot of the Chesapeake Bay. Brannock is shallow and perfect for crabbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and swimming off the dock. If you have a larger boat, there is a deep water boat launch just down the road.
The property boasts 5 acres of grassy land - the perfect setting for your furry friends or little explorers to run and play! The property borders a 2-lane road that has maybe 5 cars/day on it.
The house was built in the 40's, all with wood from a now-defunct mill about a quarter mile away. We kept all the original wood floors, but the rest of the house underwent a top to bottom renovation to bring it into the modern age. When we bought this property it did not even have running water! It was truly a labor of love!
Guests are able to access the whole house and property! A key pad is available for self check-in.
Interaction with guests
We do not live nearby, but are available via email/phone should you experience any issues or have questions. Upon booking, we will email you an e-brochure with all kinds of information and recommendations for your stay.
Other things to note
Lots of amenities for your convenience, such as:
- e-brochure with recommendations and local attractions
- Adirondack chairs & picnic table
- Fire pit
- BBQ grills
- Cooking supplies for almost every possible occasion
- Crab trap on the dock!
- Bag toss / corn hole game
- Bicycles, boat and water sports (SUP, kayak, etc) rentals can be arranged
- DirecTV and DVD selection for those rainy days :)
- A/C and heating unit
- Ceiling fans in bedrooms
*Note: there is no internet service at the house. The only way to get internet in our area is via satellite which is really not great, so we decided to forego it and use our trips to the cottage as an opportunity to disconnect. There are plenty of coffee shops in town with reliable internet should you need a connection during your stay!*
This is a quiet community and a haven for wildlife. Guests are expected to not disturb our neighbors by hosting loud parties, lighting fireworks, etc. Sound carries easily over the water! Please respect the shore - this is a protected area for wildlife and we want to do our part to keep it pristine! Please pick up all trash and do not disturb bird nests or other wildlife.
Fishing and crabbing is permitted in small quantities (1 dozen crabs per stay max). No hunting is allowed.
Pets are permitted but must be approved in advance. No more than 2 dogs are allowed. Please no pets on the furniture or beds.
No smoking anywhere on the premises, including the dock and outdoor areas.
Note that we have a septic tank, so absolutely no waste aside from toilet paper should be flushed down the toilets. Thank you!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
Responsible homeowner/landlord and passionate traveler. I've been lucky to have such a perfect little spot on the Chesapeake to spend my weekends, and now am excited to share that experience with others!