Charming Vintage Cottage.Walk to Pubs,Shops. Free Pkg
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Annapolis cottage description
Romantic 50s Vintage Cottage perfect for couples weekends, races, USNA events, reunions, girl-friend getaways. Open year round. Secluded backyard & fenced property. Sleeps 4-6. 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms; All linens & towels inc. Fully equipped kitchen. 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.
COMMISSIOM WEEK: Available for 2016, 2017 & 2018 Commission Week. Booked 2015 Commission Wk.
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! Convenient Corporate Relocation.
Mosquito Magnet on property for outdoor celebration enjoyment.
Two convenient 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 & an outdoor Cooling Station for them. $50 Pet fee applies. 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 6.
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 & 10 of your people! A vintage, tin-top table seats 4; a green marble-top bistro table seats 2; &, a 60' round black wrought iron table seats 4 comfortably. There are 2 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 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 shade tree gathering place to the central outdoor activities.
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. 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!
Two new comfortable Ottoman rollaway beds are avail for sleeping in the 1st floor study or on the screened 3-season porch when weather permits. Plush mattress toppers & cotton linens make these beds cozy & comfortable.
Air mattresses are available upon request or bring your own.
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 is located in the new adjacent bathhouse & has a 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. Please call for current specials & to discuss your particular needs so accommodations can be made to ensure your visit is a wonderful one. 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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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
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
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
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- 2 Queen size Beds-In Bedroom #1, the 2nd fl.Master Suite's queen bed is outfitted with a semi-firm mattress, plush linens, a natural lamb's wool mattress cover & a down duvet for added comfort & coziness. A flatscreen TV & skylight add to the comfort of this master suite. A large dressing room with ample closet space & charming cosmetic studio adjoins. Designated a/c. #2 - Sleep Sofa/Futon. The Queen-size futon located in the 1st fl.den has a thick firm mattress with inner springs, designer linens & a down duvet. The den becomes private by closing the doors & door curtains to the porch & kitchen areas. The screenporch can be accessed without walking through the den so the den becomes your domain. Additional sleeping includes 2 twin-size pop-up beds with linens & cushy toppers that snuggle into the 1st fl. studio room made private with French doors & door curtains. To evoke the kid in you, you are welcomed to bring your own sleeping bags & sleep on the screened seasonal porch....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Shabby chic all the way! And, sports photographs by local photographers - American flags, USNA flag, boats on Spa Creek. The cottage bathroom is conveniently located on the first floor & is complete with tub & shower. It is fully accessorized with towels, a hair dryer, basic first aid supplies; shaving mirror in tub. A frosted window over the tub provides fresh air for a dry, clean-smelling bathroom. Feel free to sing in here!...moreless
Kitchen & Dining
Dishes & Utensils:
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
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
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
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
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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Parking Off Street:
Parking is never a problem! Two gated off-street parking spaces - A Million Dollar treasure in Annapolis!! Parking is well lit for your convenience. A stone path leads directly to the screened porch for easy off-loading....moreless
Rich, leather settee, big Papa Hemingway chair & antique wicker sofa & chair combined in a great room with the repro dining room table make this a popular activity spot. Cozy down-cushion reading nook...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 mobile 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
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Wood Fireplace:
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- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- A Mosquito Magnet is in place on the Cottage property for your outdoor comfort. Trust in the fact that Maryland has a healthy population of these little pests & this magic machine works wonders! Mature trees shade the backyard with privacy fence & off-street parking for 2 vehicles. Walk 2 blocks to public 'put in' for your kayak. Walk(8 mins) or drive(2 mins) to Historic Area, USNA GATE1, 2 sailing schools & 1 kayak/canoe center. At Quiet Water Park, bike or drive to walk the wooded paved path, listen to Saturday night summer concerts, sit under the gazebo overlooking South River, watch the sunset & dogs romping in the water at the doggie beach. St. John's College, museums, including Alex Haley's(Roots) Kunte Kinte museum in the historic district. The National Sailing Museum will open soon! The Uptown Arts District features galleries, sushi bar, coffee house, tea room & Rams Head live entertainment. Also, ethnic restaurants -Irish, Italian & Indian. Beautiful lighted sculpture....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
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- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
Lanai / Gazebo:
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
Porch / Veranda:
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
Deck / Patio:
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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
Located in the chic, trendy Eastport area of Annapolis. Located on a cul de sac of Sears & Roebuck-type cottages with FREE str pkg & $750,00+ homes 1 str away. Water 3 blks. Street-end parks into Bay....moreless
- Autumn Foliage
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Water Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Water Sports
- Coin Laundry
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Winery Tours
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Freshwater Fishing
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|USNA vs. Rutgers
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2014
3 night min stay
|Power Boat Show
Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2014
3 night min stay
|Navy Homecoming wkend
Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014
2 night min stay
|Navy vs. Notre Dame
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
2 night min stay
|Navy vs. Georgia So.
Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2014
2 night min stay
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
3 night min stay
|2016 USNA Commission Week
May 22 - May 29, 2016
6 night min stay
|2017 Commission Week
May 22 - May 28, 2017
6 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee/6 -30 days $250
- Cleaning Fee/up to5 Days $150
- Pet Fee $50
- Security Dep/14 days+ $250
- Taxes Not included
Dogs Welcome! Pet fee up to 2 dogs $50/wknd, $75/wk, $150/mo. More than 3 dogs, inquire. 2 pkg spots & ample free street pkg. Cleaning $150; $250/wk; $300/mo. Sec dep $250. 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 --wool blankets are provided. Walk to the Chart House that 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!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a great gathering place for friends. And, we love dogs! Fenced yard offer 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 screened Summer 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 10 for dinner! The cottage is partially handicapped accessible via two steps to the ground floor level 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 to the screened porch. There you can off-load, 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 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. Here the living is easy & fun. Book your visit with us and you will see!
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Chi Rising Cottage is ready to welcome you. Feels like coming home! Go Navy!
A cozy spot in the gazebo where you can enjoy your favorite time of the day.
Reproduction Pine table with Windsor chairs seats 4-6 in open dining area.
Michener, Redfield or Dan Brown, whatever you're reading, relax into it here!
Vintage kitchen. Gas oven/stove-fast cooking. Le Creuset. Fully accessorized.
Catch up on your favorite shows or watch the game on the Master BR flatscreen.
Den w hooked wool rug, comfy queen futon, flatscreen, access to screened porch.
The 2nd floor Master Bedroom is light & airy for summertime! Flat-screen tv, too
Vintage party makes for modern fun! Seasonal accessorizes/linens available.
Ready for December holidays-decorated with greenery, vintage ornaments & Santa!
Friends, fire & marshmallows make great fun especially during colder weather.
Come on in & enjoy your visit! The birds will entertain you with their songs.
Best seat in the garden to welcome the morning's new energy & to enjoy full moon
Cuddle up for coffee or cocktails al fresco on the open deck. Blankets provided.
Rich leather/natural light. A cozy place for friends/family. Open to dining area
Plan your day's activities at the kitchen bar. Seasonal linens; artsy dishware.
Romantic master bedroom. Nestle into cozy down bedding. Flat-screen TV. Skylight
1st floor shabby chic bath w multi-setting hand-held shower in tub. Linens inc.
First fl den serves as the 2nd BR with Queen-size futon & screened porch access.
The party is here! Screened porch seats 10. Gazebo seats 4-6.
...And the livin is easy!
Ponder your dreams under the starlit sky. Wood/blankets provided.U bring the fun
A great cottage for celebrating Fall and Thanksgiving festivities with family.
Visit Eastport & have one great time! We have it all.
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