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Top of the Chesapeake - Minutes from Historic Charlestown

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North East house description

Feel your stress dissolve as you relax on the deck and watch eagles soar and blue herons fish in the shallows. Our beautiful 5-bedroom waterfront home sleeps 11 in beds plus 2 on the pull-out couch. It may be rented as a whole or as separate upstairs/downstairs units. The house has 2 kitchens, 2 baths, 2 living rooms, 2 upper decks and a large lower deck. Renting the entire home guarantees exclusive use of the 1/2 acre property and 19 acres of woods. Washers and dryers are located upstairs and down. Both floors have separate entrances, but an adjoining door provides access to both units when opened. The 1st floor is slightly larger and features a large kitchen, living/dining room with an open beam pitched ceiling. The roomy front bedroom has a king bed, deck access, and a full river view. The back bedroom sleeps 3 in a bunk over full bed combination.

Visit for local Cecil County happenings

Milburn Orchards is a fun place for kids and adults alike anytime of year, but especially during the Fall. (12 miles-20 minutes)

Hollywood Casino, Maryland's 1st casino is just 5 miles from us at Rt. 222 & I-95

Watch Aberdeen Ironbirds Baseball, members of the single-A Short-Season NY-Penn League play mid-June til early September. The Ironbirds play at Ripken Stadium just off the Aberdeen exit of I-95, about 13 miles from the beach house.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 - Security Deposit may be required...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Considered:

            House trained dogs permitted, subject to an additional charge of $19 per night for the first dog, $9/night for each additional dog - plus tax....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Our lower level has an open floorplan. The walk-in shower has grab bars. One limitation is no ramp to the first floor from ground level. There are about 4 steps to negotiate....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids love it here; sailing canoeing, kayaking, watching the ducks, eagles and geese, swimming, splashing in the creek, skipping stones, fishing, exploring the 19 acres of adjacent woods and marsh, or riding bikes....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted outside, but cigarettes must be disposed of properly....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Downstairs front...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Down back - bunk over full...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Upstairs front...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            Upstairs back...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            Upstairs - twin & trundle...moreless

          • Downstairs Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs Living Room...moreless

          • Twin/Single Bed: with a trundle bed that pulls out from under the twin....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs-handicap accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upstairs - tub/shower...moreless

          • Each floor has one full bath. The upstairs is a tub/shower, the downstairs a walk-in shower with grab bars....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Pet Friendly: House trained dogs may be permitted, subject to a deposit and additional $19 nightly charge. No cats. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking permitted outside provided cigarettes are disposed of properly....moreless


              • Television:

                2 upstairs and 2 downstairs....moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Books:

                Lots of books....moreless

              • Piano
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Video Library:

                Numerous DVDs and Videos available both upstairs and down....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable, with 42' widescreen downstairs....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                We swim here all the time. The beach is a combination of sand and stones. At low tide you can walk pretty far out on the sandbar to the north. At high tide the beach nearly disappears, but is great for swimming. Bring your water shoes to help when walking on the stones. Campfires are also alot of fun when the sun goes down....moreless

              • Waterfront
              • River

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Internet:

                        Secure WiFi...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        2 A/C units w/ separate thermostats for upstairs and down....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Please note: Vacation renters are expected to launder all used towels and linens before departure. Laundry service available for additional fee....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        One on each level....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        One on each level....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        1 up, 1 down....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Secure wireless available to all our guests....moreless


                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Grill
                      • Blender
                      • Pantry Items:


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        If you can't find something, just give us a call....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        upstairs & downstairs...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        gas, 1 up, 1 down....moreless

                      • Catering Available:

                        Several local restaurants are available for catering, please speak to your hosts for more information....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Full kitchens both upstairs and down. Dishwasher, microwave, toaster, gas range, teapot, etc....moreless


                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        gas grill on lower deck....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Furnace Bay Golf Course at about 3 miles....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The large riverside lower deck is generally shared by guests in both units, as is the yard and beach area....moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Sailboat
                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        kayak, Sunfish & dinghy...moreless

                      • Binoculars
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Balcony:

                        The upstairs features a private front balcony overlooking the river, and a smaller balcony overlooking the creek and marsh....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 25 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      House - Fall 2014
                      Aug 31 - Nov 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $359 $429
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $19 + tax
                      • Cleaning $200
                      • Tax Rate 6%


                      Add'l guests in excess of 10: $20/night, $120/week plus tax.

                      FOR SINGLE UNIT RATES, divide full house rates by 2. Mastercard & Visa charges subject to 4.0% surcharge. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                      OFF SEASON SPECIAL! Rent the Full House or a Unit Sunday to Friday -- get Sunday at the weeknight rate AND we'll pay your sales tax!

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                      Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      BWI & Philadelphia
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Perryville MARC station
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      from I-95 take the Perryville or North East exit
                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Rehoboth Beach
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Wellwood, Rivershack & Market Street Cafe
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Furnace Bay Golf Club
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Wellwood, Rivershack & Market Street Cafe

                      Car: Necessary

                      The property is situated between Seneca Point and Carpenters Point, just south of Charlestown. Being on a point results in no through-traffic, and aside from the boats, a very quiet setting. We see abundant wildlife: bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, wood ducks, mallards, river turtles, beavers, deer and foxes. We own 19 acres of woods and marsh, and there are another 70 acres adjacent to the property full of wildlife visible by foot or by boat. In warm weather boaters anchor in the shallows to the north to on the weekends. Elite anglers have stayed here.

                      During the Revolutionary War, Charlestown was a major supply depot for the Continental Army. Early in the war, a British ship blockading the port was captured and its officers and men marched through the streets of town. In August 1777 the British bombarded the town as a diversionary tactic while General Howe’s troops sailed up the Elk River to land in Elkton.

                      Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Hollywood Casino - 5 miles

                      Golf: Furnace Bay is 4 miles away and reasonably priced. Chesapeake Bay Golf Club has two courses, in North East and Rising Sun. Patriots Glen is in Elkton and Bittersweet Golf is south of Elkton toward Chesapeake City, about 20 minutes away.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: I am a local attorney and my wife is an RN. Our daughters keep us busy with their dance & sports schedules. We have a beagle and love to spend time at the riverhouse when it's not rented.

                      Why the Owner Chose North East:
                      We enjoy the waterfront and wanted a property we could share with others. It's within walking distance from my house so I can check on it easily. It was also my best-friend from elementary school's house, so it has a lot of memories for me.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: german, english

                      Links to more information:



                      • Morning on the lower deck.

                        Morning on the lower deck.

                      • From the beach.

                        From the beach.

                      • View from downstairs master bedroom.

                        View from downstairs master bedroom.

                      • A typical sunrise.

                        A typical sunrise.

                      • Upstairs Master Bedroom

                        Upstairs Master Bedroom

                      • Upstairs dining area and sunken kitchen.

                        Upstairs dining area and sunken kitchen.

                      • Sunrise over the North East River

                        Sunrise over the North East River

                      • On a walk up the beach.

                        On a walk up the beach.

                      • Winter sunset.

                        Winter sunset.

                      • Our lawn crew headed down the lane.

                        Our lawn crew headed down the lane.

                      • Canoeing on the North East River

                        Canoeing on the North East River

                      • Downstairs Master Bedroom

                        Downstairs Master Bedroom

                      • Downstairs Bath

                        Downstairs Bath

                      • The downstairs back bedroom.

                        The downstairs back bedroom.

                      • Winter on the creek.

                        Winter on the creek.

                      • Upstairs from kitchen through living room.

                        Upstairs from kitchen through living room.

                      • Upstairs from the landing.

                        Upstairs from the landing.

                      • One of our blue herons on a cold morning.

                        One of our blue herons on a cold morning.

                      • One of our 5 local bald eagles.

                        One of our 5 local bald eagles.

                      • The Chesapeake flyway from the front yard toward Sandy Cove.

                        The Chesapeake flyway from the front yard toward Sandy Cove.

                      • A November sunset.

                        A November sunset.

                      • View to the North From the upper deck.

                        View to the North From the upper deck.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                      $359 - $429 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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