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Spectacular Sunsets Over Chesapeake Bay

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Last updated: 06/22/2008

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tilghman Island cottage description

Located on the Chesapeake Bay side of Tilghman Island, this beautiful two-story, two bedroom cottage is available for rent throughout the year. Our cottages have stunning views of the bay from the second floor bedrooms - and private balcony. There are hardwood floors throughout, a full service kitchen with dishwasher and microwave and outdoor gas grill. Enjoy the use of the 3 shared docks, crab traps, the Crab Shack (with wood burning stove, small drink fridge, CD player/radio and DVD player) and a Pergola with seating for 4. The dazzling sunsets over the Bay are extraordinary as though they were choreographed just for us. The chatty waterfoul are fascinating to watch and we get daily visits from a wide array of birds, migrating geese, ducks (and ducklings), osprey and the occasional bald eagle. This is the perfect romantic getaway. An extensive bike trail (the new Michener Byway) extends from Tilghman to St. Michaels and out to Oxford via the Belleview/Oxford Ferry. We are minutes (walking distance) from world class restaurants, kayaking, fishing, skipjack tours, historic St. Michaels, and Antique Shops.

Keywords: Cottage, Chesapeake Bay, Waterfront

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Portable and window air conditioners available...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                For an additional charge...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Shared use of 3 piers and 'Crab Shack' for Crab Feast parties. Crab Shack has small fridge for drinks, DVD player and wood burning fireplace. We often host crab feast parties - purchase, cook and serve the crabs (add'l cost). Hammock and beach chairs available on the property to relax and watch the sunset. A cozy pergola with seating fo 4 is great to watch the dazzling sunsets. There are also bikes available for use on the island....moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • VCR
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player


                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Gazebo:

                        We have a shared crab shack for crab feast parties. For an additional charge we will host the crab feast....moreless

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            180 degree views of the Chesapeake Bay with 3 docks for shared use and 4-season Crab Shack out by water with wood-burning fireplace and TV....moreless


                          • Museums
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Groceries
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Walking
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Restaurants
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Fishing


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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay

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                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Linen service is provided for an additional fee of $50.

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                          Our property overlooks the Poplar Island Bird Sanctuary which is being preserved and developed by the Government. We have hundreds of species of all types of birds including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, and many more. We are walking distance to several marinas where you can rent kayaks, jet skis and fishing trips. We are also walking distance to Philips Wharf Environmental Center and voyages on The Lady Patty - one of the last sailing skipjacks in the world.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About the owner: We arrived in Tilghman Island in 1996 in search of a watermen community much like that of Half Moon Bay (CA) from where we came. We have spent the last 15+ years developing Tilghman Landing into a Chesapeake Bay retreat that we love to share. In addition to building our waterfront cottages, we spend our time fishing, crabbing, boating and enjoying the beauty of our Bay-side retreat. Our cottages are open and airy – with ceiling fans throughout and a nice almost constant breeze blowing across the Bay. We have a hammock and beach chairs available for watching the evening sunset. The property is private, quiet and perfect for a romantic getaway or family get together.

                          Why the Owner Chose Tilghman Island:
                          Tilghman Island is the East Coast version of Half Moon Bay, California with its colorful history, abundant seafood throughout the seasons (fish, crabs and oysters), maritime activities (boating, kayaking, fishing, jet skiing) and California Sunsets over the Bay. We are also about a mile from Poplar Island (directly off our pier) where a successful restoration effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has returned the island to 1,140 acres. When work on Poplar Island is complete the island will be a maze of smaller islands, ponds, channels and marshes. Ospreys, egrets, terns, herons, eagles, double-breasted cormorants, black ducks and other wild fowl have already discovered an enlarged Poplar Island – a true bird-watching opportunity. We are located about 2 hours from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia, PA. Our guests come from all over the world to experience all that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Our cottage is very private at the end of a quiet dead-end road. Our guests often set up bocce ball and volleyball nets and we have a horseshoe pit for some friendly competition. On Saturday night, depending upon the season, we will often cater a Crab or Oyster Feast in the Crab Shack for our guests who want this Maryland Eastern Shore experience. There are year-round festivals and holiday events, an extensive bike trail, world class restaurants, shopping and cultural centers – Tilghman Watermen Museum, Philips Wharf Environmental Center and St. Michael’s Maritime Museum. The Lady Patty, one of the last remaining sailing skipjacks is available for a sunset or daytime sail – within walking distance of our cottages. We have 3 docks that are perfect for sunbathing, crabbing, fishing or just enjoying a glass of wine while watching the amazing sunset. We live on the property and are therefore available to assist with special requests.

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                          Speaks: english



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                          • White Cottage

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                          • View from White Cottage - overlooking Crab Shack, Yellow Cottage and Pergola

                            View from White Cottage - overlooking Crab Shack, Yellow Cottage and Pergola

                          • Kitchen - white cottage

                            Kitchen - white cottage

                          • Crabbing on the Bay - Sook

                            Crabbing on the Bay - Sook

                          • Capt. Jeff - at sunset

                            Capt. Jeff - at sunset

                          • Pergola at sunset - with privacy drapes

                            Pergola at sunset - with privacy drapes

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

                          $250 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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