DockApproaching the dock from the property
Quintessential Chesapeake Cottage!

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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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

The space

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!

Guest access

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!*

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 47
Security Deposit: 158
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: 170 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We frequently have canine visitors, so those that suffer from allergies should take this into account.



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

42 Reviews

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Timothy User Profile
July 2017
We had a great time at this Eastern Shore cottage. The location is the best aspect of this cottage, located near the water, with a dock. You can crab off the dock, or kayak or boat right from the home. The cottage is isolated. On the positive side, this means it's very quiet and peaceful. On the other side, it's a good drive to get groceries, or go out to eat. It wasn't possible to walk or bike into town. A take-out seafood place called Soft and Salty's is the only thing that's close (1/2 mile) and it is very good. We had their crab cakes one night and ordered steam crabs the next night. Both were excellent. Their ice cream was great. They have soups, salads and other desserts. Highly recommended. The cottage is small. It was three of us -- my wife, my daughter and myself -- and the cottage was perfectly suited of that number.

John User Profile
July 2017
Ashley's place is an amazing get away. Rural and scenic but not too remote. Beautiful surroundings. Great biking and kayaking. Her advice and communication were excellent and helped us get everything together for a wonderfully relaxing long weekend. The people at black water rentals were professional and friendly. We rented kayaks that they delivered. I spent a long weekend with my 21 year old son and his buddy and we had a great time. We will definitely be back.

Josh User Profile
June 2017
The Chesapeake is beautiful

Hannah User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful little cottage with everything you need for a getaway. The land is absolutely beautiful and so quiet. We rented a kayak and took turns going out in the water around the dock which, when we were there, was super shallow - something I loved! Caught a few crabs but tossed them all back. Brought the dog who was in heaven. Make SURE your dog is protected for ticks - we found a couple on her (and ourselves two or three times - check every time you come in!) The Soft and Salty seafood place is only open on the weekends, so we missed out on that having been there during the week. Hopefully next time! The stars at night are so bright! We absolutely loved it here and hope to come back soon!

Chris User Profile
May 2017
Great vacation! Everything was perfect!

Gary User Profile
April 2017
We like the place for its serenity, closeness to the bay water, and the overall beautiful setting. Neighbors were super nice folks, offering us their canoes etc. The Lewis convenient store was really convenient and its people were really friendly to us strangers. The house was not big, but the interior was reasonably tidy and clean, with plenty of supplies and tools in kitchen and the backyard. Ashley was highly responsive to our communication, friendly and helpful. A few things could be better, the windows in the living room and kitchen were new and large, with lovely views but would be better with blinders or curtains to allow controlling natural lighting and temperature. The sheets and linens could be newer or better laundered. Thanks a lot Ashley!

Christina User Profile
April 2017
Perfect weekend getaway. 360 views and cozy!

Denver, Colorado, United StatesJoined in July 2015
Ashley User ProfileAshley is a superhost.

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!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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