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Romantic 50s Vintage Cottage is "City Inspected" & perfect for USNA events, reunions, boat shows, couples weekends, races, girl-friend getaways. Open year round. Secluded backyard & fenced property. Sleeps 4-8. 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms; All linens & towels inc. Fully equipped kitchen with seasonal "snipping garden" for herbs and vegetables. W/D. Extreme FIOS pkg. Outdoor deck, screened porch & fire pit perfect for family & midshipman gatherings. Ideal spot for Plebe Parent Weekend, Parent Weekend, Class Reunions, Ring dance & games.
COMMISSIONING WEEK: Available for 2018 & 2019 Commission Week.
The location is walkable & is an annual favorite for October Boat Shows & December Lighted Boat Parade.
Family vacations, romantic getaways, holidays, special occasions, weddings.
Is your group too large for this property? We will connect you with adjacent properties so your group can walk to/fro for the most enjoyable time. Think yard parties, fire pit entertainment, screened porch rocking.
Monthly rentals welcome! We accept Legislative per diem. Convenient Corporate Relocation.
Mosquito Magnet on property for outdoor celebration enjoyment.
Two convenient free parking spaces in front of the cottage & ample FREE street parking to provide easy access to accommodate your arrival time. F-A-S-T WiFi throughout property-including on screened porch & in yard. Dogs welcome-we provide some supplies, treats, crate if you need one. Basic $50 Pet fee applies.(Please inquire about multiple dogs. No cats due to allergies.) Best rates possible if you are flexible.
The BEST vintage Sears & Roebuck-type cottage in Annapolis! Charming, modern amenities & just plain sweet!
Park your car & stash your keys!! Located in a cul de sac community in the City's artsy Upper Eastport section of Annapolis, this quaint storybook 50s vintage cottage is a convenient, peaceful retreat that sleeps up to 8.
One block away are new $750,000 townhouses, $1.5 single family homes & many charming renovated bungalows & cozy waterman cottages, creating a wonderful mix of architecture & lifestyles in our walkable community.
A love of hosting guests begins with making your arrival easy. Off-load your belongings onto the screened porch (a great benefit during inclement weather). Then grab a beverage & unpack at your leisure.
The cottage is mindful of Key West & a blender is available to mix your favorite concoction that 'helps you hang on.' So, choose your own quaint, private conversation nook, listen to the quiet sounds of nature & get ready to make some new memories.
The screened summer porch has plenty of room to seat you & 12 of your people! A vintage, tin-top table seats 4; a green marble-top bistro table seats 2; a vintage round café table seats 2; &, a 60' round black wrought iron table seats 4 comfortably. There are wicker rockers & a padded lounge chair. Blue, Green & White dinner linens are available for your party! Seasonal linens are also available.
The living room, with its traditional leather sofa & chair may remind you of 'Papa' aka Earnest Hemingway. I've been told by many that the 6' antique wicker sofa with plush down-filled cushions is the perfect place to nap or simply relax.
Just steps from the cottage you have easy access to world-class restaurants, California-style tapas wine bar with outdoor patio, coffee houses, shops, salons, bookstores, U.S. Post Office, pharmacy & fitness centers. Walk 10-15 minutes(or ride the water taxi or free e-shuttle or bicycle rickshaw)to the Historic waterfront of Maryland's Capital City & GATE 1 of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Many Midshipman & Navy families have enjoyed this charming cottage during May Commission Week, June I-Day, September Plebe Parent Weekend, class reunions & other 'Go Navy' events. Boating enthusiasts & vendors walk to festivities during October's power & sailboat show weeks. Yacht clubs, restaurants, sailing schools & the United States Naval Academy are within an easy walk through quaint waterfront neighborhoods.
The shaded, secluded backyard with street-access & ample free parking is the perfect setting for a celebration. Pitch a tent and seat at least 20 people. Gourmet food, round tables with linen table cloths, flowers & music can all be arranged for you if you like. Stretch, play bocce ball or croquet, practice your golf swing & roast marshmallows- there are ample outdoor activities provided & plenty of room for kids of all ages.
Be cozy, casual & comfortable in this charming 50s vintage cottage built to accommodate the Army families then stationed at Camp Parole. Lovingly restored over a decade, featured are plantation shutters, oak floors, wainscoting & updated appliances within the Sears & Roebuck saltbox-style design.
The vintage 70s kitchen is conveniently located to the screened Summer porch via the bluestone path or through the adjoining den. The kitchen's high-top cafe table is an inviting place to sit & chat. In winter months, the porch is enclosed to create a sauna-like experience on sunny days.
The cottage has two flatscreen televisions with an ultimate FIOS package to help keep everyone informed & entertained. There are DVD players as well.
Invite friends to enjoy a cocktail & some conversation from the screened porch while contemplating the day's activities. There is ample space to hold a garden party too, with convenient backyard access. To keep the cook in the conversation, a gas grill can be wheeled from under the River Birch shade tree gathering place to the central outdoor activities. A garden umbrella creates a cozy atmosphere.
Overlooking expansive perennial gardens designed using Feng Shui principles & made Chesapeake Bay - friendly through a 'grass to garden' application, you will quickly feel stress melt away & a sense of contentment pervade your senses. The presence of a cottage dragon deems the property as especially protected..
During colder weather, cuddle outside around the wood-burning chimneia & enjoy toasting marshmallows, being 'one' with nature, the stars & the sounds of our bustling maritime city. The screened porch has heavy see-through vinyl applied over screens to help make the porch 3-season friendly. Vitality is marked by boat horns, cheering voices during Wednesday night regattas & the 'ding ding' of the Spa Creek drawbridge as sailboats pass through to the Chesapeake Bay. If you wake early enough you will hear the 'hut, hut' of the Mid-Shipmen following reville at the Naval Academy.
Enjoying the hospitality of others while traveling around the world & also former owner of the Philadelphia Bed & Breakfast Reservation Service, the owner has a passion for welcoming guests to Eastport & Annapolis. Her knowledge of Maryland's Capital City makes you feel at home immediately.
The cottage decor includes an eclectic collection of primitive furniture, unique collectibles & garden art that represent her love of cultures & their peoples.
Tucked under the cozy eaves, the 2nd floor, private romantic escape is fit for any Master. Wiggle your toes on the hand-hooked rug & float like a cloud on the down duvet. Rock away your stress & view the moon & stars through the skylight & enjoy the breeze from the gable window dreaming your dreamiest dreams. There is a flatscreen television, dressing room with ample closet space & adjoining makeup nook, too.
From the first floor den, a serene view of the perennial gardens can be seen relaxing from the plush queen-size Futon . The den transforms from a cozy sleeping area to a daytime activity space. A library is housed in the primitive green milk-paint book case, purchased in Utah at Robert Redford's Sundance Music Festival. Cuddle up with a good book or watch a DVD, listen to music or enjoy FIOS HD on a flatscreen TV! Board games and umbrellas are in the closet.
A comfortable double pull out sofa in the studio becomes private for sleeping. Two comfortable Ottoman rollaway beds are avail for sleeping, even on the screened 3-season porch when weather permits. Plush mattress toppers & cotton linens make these beds cozy & comfortable.
There are two bathrooms. The vintage one is on the first floor of the cottage & has both a tub & multi-jetted shower. The second one has a spa shower with floor to ceiling tile & heated floor.
For families with small children there is a new Ciao portable high chair & a pack n play available.
We accommodate dogs with an on-site dog crate that accommodates dogs up to 60 lbs. The backyard fence is 5' tall. Pets are welcomed inside with certain rules & well-disciplined owners. A pet fee applies.
The cottage is available year round & also available for short-term & long-term. We try to be as flexible as possible.
Hospitality awaits & welcomes you to a unique, personal opportunity to experience Annapolis, Maryland's Capital City!
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Well-trained owners with well-behaved dogs are permitted. Backyard is fenced. Claw-foot tub for cooling station in backyard. Ask about rates for pets. Dogs are permitted indoors with certain provisions. They are not allowed on the 2nd floor to maintain an allergy-free environment. A pet fee applies. Please ask for more information....moreless
Smoking is permitted on the back garden deck or in the grassy area of the backyard. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage or on the Summer porch in respect to others who have environmentally sensitive needs....moreless
The cottage is accessible by 2 steps into the Summer porch and ground-level accommodations that include bathroom, kitchen, living & sleeping areas. The cottage is 50 years old however and the bathroom and doorways do not accommodate wheelchairs. The outside door from the gardens onto the screened porch does accommodate wheelchair access....moreless
Available are classic films such as 'Casablanca' and old Westerns filmed in Sedona, Arizona. Other selections include 'Dances with Wolves', 'Message in a Bottle', 'American Beauty', 'A River Runs Through It', 'Spy Game', The Graduate & newer selections....moreless
Five min walk to pubs, Tapas Wine Bar, restaurants, shops, post office, coffee house; 10 minute walk to Eastport's Restaurant Row; 15 min walk to USNA Gate 1,City Dock, Ego Alley, boat show areas. ...moreless
Annapolis has it all. Rent kayaks & paddle creeks & Chesapeake Bay. Walk to museums, historic area, int'l band concerts, craft beer brew pubs, State House, USNA. FREE Circulator Trolley around town....moreless
In addition, outdoor dining seats 10 at various tables. There is room to tent the yard & seat 30. The propane bbq grill can be rolled up closer to the screened porch so the cook can join the fun. ...moreless
Central air throughout the cottage; an additional a/c support unit is located on the 2nd floor Private Master Bedroom. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, kitchen & studio. Fan-cooled 3-season screened porch....moreless
Create ambience in any room with the portable indoor electric fireplace. An outdoor fire pit provides a great place to toast marshmallows & to warm up. Toasting tools & wood are provided--or BYOW....moreless
Rich, leather settee, big Papa Hemingway chair & antique wicker sofa combined in a great room with the repro dining room table make this a popular activity spot. Cozy down-cushion reading nook....moreless
A Million Dollar treasure in Annapolis!! Well lit parking for your convenience. Two free on-street spaces in front of the cottage AND ample on street free parking by the front door & the side street. ...moreless
A selection of china, glassware, eating utensils & seasonal kitchen linens are available. Some plastic/picnic ware is provided. Outdoor table linens are provided in a variety of holiday patterns....moreless
Complete setting of 8 white square Pottery Barn dinner ware with additional settings available. An array of colorful side dishes to complement your theme. Placemats & table cloths in various colors....moreless
The kitchen is a 70s flashback BUT with modern fixtures & amenities! Everything you need to fix a delicious meal or prepare a dessert, you will find! Right down to the cookie sheets! White dishes....moreless
An open deck has a bistro table for 2. Adirondack chairs sit under the trees. Round wrought iron table & 6 chairs are located near the bbq & wood-burning chiminea. Wood & 'smore utensils provided....moreless
The 3-season screened Summer porch seats 10 for dinner at 3 separate tables: a vintage, tin-top for 4 people, a round marble bistro table for 2 & a 60' round black wrought iron table for 4 people. Seasonal table linens including crisp blue & green, fall hues, & fiesta reds are available to coordinate your personal party!...moreless
The gardens are prize-winning with native plants & perennials that provide year-round color & interest. The gardens are National Wildlife Federation & Bay-Friendly awarded. Convenient picnic umbrella....moreless
Sitting on the front porch gives you a feeling of small-town Main Street. View the grass-to-garden landscape with native plants, perennials & Victorian gazing balls from Adriondack chairs & settee....moreless
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2017 Commission Week
May 22 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Dogs Welcome! Pet fee up to 2 dogs $50/wknd,$75/wk, $150/mo. More than 3 dogs, inquire. No cats due to allergies. 2 free pkg spots & ample free pkg. Cleaning 1-5 nts $150; 6+$250; $300/mo. Sec dep $500 may apply.5+ adults/$10/pp/nt.
USNA Games/Events;Boat Show Wks-Book Early!
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Car: Not Necessary
Dogs, up to 60lbs. and belonging to well-trained owners, are permitted on the first-floor, on the screened porch & 3.5' fenced back yard. Other accommodations will be entertained. A dog crate & door partition is available or bring your own. Dog park with beach/water 5 min drive. There is a reasonable pet fee.
Outdoor games are provided as well as Marshmallow and hotdog skewers for roasting on the grill or in the chimenea.
Outdoor tables, chairs and gas grill are all portable so you can stage your 'moveable feast' anywhere on the property.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Hanging on the living room wall is a hand-embroidered vintage sampler with the quotation of 'Let me live by the side of the road & be a friend to man.' The sampler depicts my love of hosting travelers. As the former owner of the Philadelphia B&B Reservation Service & co-author of The American Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, welcoming visitors is a real pleasure for me & simply the core of my being. I love to travel & enjoy making travel easy & fun for others. Living in this dynamic City by the Chesapeake Bay is refreshing & invigorating. The cottage has good bones & peaceful land. It is named 'Chi Rising,' which describes its positive energy, welcoming presence & solid, grounded feeling. Renovating Chi Rising inside & out presented the challenge of removing old materials & updating applications of paint, flooring & comfort amenities like ceiling fans & additional lighting. When removing two old flooring layers in the kitchen, I was rewarded with the pleasant surprise of 12' knotty pine plank floor boards, that add authentic charm to the cottage. The screened 3-season porch seats 10 for dinner. You can relax there & take a nap too, all while you become one with the beautiful gardens. Practicing 'green' while establishing perennial theme gardens with year-round seasonal color, texture & plants native to Maryland was a joy. Feng Shui principles & a 'grass to garden' design concept created harmony & a garden certified as 'Bay-Friendly' by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Office & as a National Wildlife Federation refuge. In the secluded backyard garden you can read a book, play bocce ball or contemplate your next adventure around town. There is room to practice yoga, toss a Nerf ball, & entertain friends & family. Oh & we're a short 10 minute walk to restaurant row & USNA & a 15 minute car ride to a vast sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay! Visit & use all the spaces at Chi Rising. It is your home while you are here. Enjoy Eastport, downtown Annapolis & all that awaits.
Why the Owner Chose Annapolis:
Living in the heart of Eastport provides a stimulating lifestyle of cultural neighborhoods, bustling business enterprises & creative artisans & entrepreneurs. One word sums it up -- Location! All you need is within walking distance. Get in touch with the historic Maritime industry, get out on the Bay & taste a blue crab or two on an open deck somewhere on the water! This is what living is all about! Oh, & a very special adventure is a sunset sail on the Woodwinds-catch it at the Marriott back deck--be sure to reserve your spot. Visiting Annapolis during winter months? Bundle up & trek out to the back yard fire pit --warm blankets, wood & BBQ forks are provided. Walk to the Chart House or Carroll's Creek --each has a great bar with a floor-to ceiling fireplace overlooking the harbor -- get there early to get a seat! The vibe of life's excitement abounds in Maryland's Capital City! Enriched by the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John's College, several sailing schools, museums, artisan dens and diverse restaurants & pubs. Visit us and experience our spirit, our passion and all we have to offer here on the Chesapeake Bay! This is a City-inspected property.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage is a great gathering place for friends. And, we love dogs! A fenced yard offers unbridled running room. Enjoy a cup of joe, host a graduation or wedding celebration or have a dinner party on the screened porch while watching cardinals, robins & squirrels going about their daily rituals of bathing & eating. Quite enjoyable. The 3-season screened porch beckons an afternoon nap & evokes memories & dreams of Key West. There is a blender available to whiz up your favorite concoction to help you hang on, too. And, there is seating for 12 for dinner! The cottage is partially handicapped accessible via two steps to the ground floor level 3-season screened porch. This cottage has a secluded yard that is fenced. When you arrive, park in front of the cottage & enter by walking through the lush cottage garden along the bluestone path & around to the 3-season screened porch. There you can stash your luggage, grab a beverage & unpack at your convenience. Unique to this cottage is charm! It is cozy, easy to live in & evokes relaxation. The gardens are 360 degrees around, so you can follow the sun or the moon & find a spot to gaze away. Inside, the cottage is filled with light & gentle, seasonal breezes that blow through wide windows. The cottage is a Sears & Roebuck-type model & was build in 1950. I renovated it myself & preserved the quaintness that adds to the charm. Furnishing are an eclectic collection gathered from antique barns & world-wide straw markets. Juxtaposed to these is a traditional reproduction pine dining room table with hand-hewn spindle-back chairs. The cottage has all the modern trappings like flat screen televisions, f-a-s-t free wifi, & an extreme FIOS package with every channel. Did I mention FREE parking? Here the living is easy & fun. Book your visit with us and you will see!
Plan your day's activities at the kitchen bar. Seasonal linens; artsy dishware.
Repro Pine table, Windsor-back chairs seats 4-6 in open dining area. Highchair.
Vintage kitchen. Gas oven/stove-fast cooking. LeCreuset. Fully access. Bar top
1st. fl den serves as a BR. Queen-size futon & screened porch access. Closet.
Sleeping studio w Ethan Allen dble sofabed, Oriental rugs, ceiling fan. 1st fl.
2nd flr Master BR dressed for summer time-light/airy! Rocker. Adj dressing room
Catch up on your favorite shows or watch the game in the 2nd fl. Master BR .
Vintage party makes for modern fun! Seasonal accessories/linens avail. GasGrill.
Create a vintage picnic under the umbrella. Addtl accessories avail. Gas grill
...And the livin is easy!
A great cottage for celebrating Fall and Thanksgiving festivities with family.
Enjoy the great outdoors anytime. Wood, warm blankets & BBQ forks provided.
Michener, Redfield or Dan Brown, whatever you're reading, relax into it here!
The living room/dining area is one great gathering place. Table seats 6.Leather.
1st fl. Comfy queen futon, flat-screen TV, pvt. Opens to screened porch. Also a tv rm
Nautical décor in 1st fl. full bath; multi directional shower head; big tub.
1st fl. sleeping studio. 2 windows, garden view, rocking chair, dresser, desk.
2nd fl Romantic Master BR. Nestle into cozy down linens. Flat-screen TV. Skylig
The party is here! Screened porch seats 10. Gazebo seats 4-6. Season décor avail
Best seat in the garden to welcome the morning's new energy & to enjoy full moon
Dogs love the deck when it's shady or sunny. They can run around the fenced yar
Visit Eastport & have one great time! Walk to wine bar, street end parks, harbor
Ready for You & December holidays-greenery, vintage ornaments & Santa. Tree prov
Chi Rising cottage feels like coming home. Screened porch on back. Relax. Party.
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