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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both Sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex

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The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind

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Last updated: 03/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Solomons Island cottage description

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum, the Cove Point Lighthouse Historic site has been lovingly restored and repurposed so that it can now be enjoyed by all. The active lighthouse and keeper’s home sit on a seven-acre point of land in one of the narrowest points of the Chesapeake Bay. It was established in 1828, making it the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Maryland and the fifth-oldest existing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Structures on the property include the 40-foot high brick light tower, dating to 1828, and a keeper’s house, originally built in the same year, but enlarged in 1925 to make it a duplex for two keepers and their families. Other buildings on the site include the 1901 fog bell building, now used as a mini-theatre for public orientations, a two-bedroom cottage built in 1950, and a brick building housing the Coast Guard’s radio transmitter and emergency diesel generator, also dating from 1950.

The 2 ½ story keeper’s duplex has been renovated from top to bottom. The site has a total of six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, two washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, brand new custom kitchens, central heat and air, a screened porch, and all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. Visitors can rent the site for three, four, or seven day periods. Many of the home’s original features have been retained and restored, including hard pine floors, cast iron heaters, deep window sills, doors, moldings, and eyebrow windows. The interior is decorated with a mix of old and new and includes original artwork, pieces from museum archives, locally built furniture, as well as one of a kind kitchen tables made from the reclaimed wood of the dismantled Cedar Point Lighthouse and a local general store. The kitchen cabinets were handcrafted locally and the tile that was laid captures the character of a 1925 home. To add interest to the site, portions of the drywall have been removed to expose some of the features of the original 1 ½ story home, which were covered when it was enlarged in 1925.

The grounds are completely fenced with a private entrance and direct access to the beach. The site is an idyllic place to slow down and enjoy uninterrupted time with your family and friends. Since this mixed-use lighthouse site is still a fully functioning site, in addition to being a vacation rental, it will continue to welcome the public during the summer season for tours of the grounds.

Proceeds from this beautiful rental site will support the Calvert Marine Museum and a lighthouse endowment set up for its continued care.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2163 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The renter signing the contract must be 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If your party numbers more than 16, there is a property in the neighborhood that can accommodate the overflow. Go to HomeAway.com #168407...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (4) A flat screen television in every bedroom and the living rooms....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Situated on a wide private beach on a point of land....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay about 1 hour south of Annapolis....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a parking lot on site that is fenced. Guests may park there, but not on the main road....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (2) Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-fi throughout the home...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (2)...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Stainless steel appliances, granite and marble countertops, fully outfitted with all pots, dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Mar 31
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,205
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$534 $543
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,801

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee for one side of home $75
  • Cleaning fee for both sides of home $150
  • Insurance fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

During the Low Season (October 1-March 31) We offer three-night (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning), four-night (Wednesday night through Sunday morning) and weekly rentals. During the High Season (April 1-September 30) we only offer weekly rentals (Sunday night through Sunday morning).

50% due at signing of contract. Final payment due 30 days prior to rental.


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Last updated: 03/10/2015
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
BWI
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ruddy Duck
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chesapeake Hills
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 4
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monterey Mexican Restaurant
Solomons Island
Nearest Beach
Cove Point Beach

Car: Necessary

This private fenced four-acre site sits on a point of land on the Chesapeake Bay. The neighborhood is private and friendly with opportunities for biking, jogging, or just strolling the beach. The site is located just 7 miles from Solomons Island, which boasts many restaurants, a local brew pub, and the infamous Tiki Bar. The Island also offers antiquing, shopping, boat rentals, charter fishing opportunities and the Calvert Marine Museum.

Just down the street from the site is Cove Point Park which has basketball courts, a playground, baseball fields, and even a water park. A shopping center with ice cream shop, coffee shop, and grocery stores is just 5 miles away.

Visitors could also take a day trip to Washington D.C., Baltimore or Annapolis, which is just over an hour away.

Southern Maryland is a rural area surrounded by rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. It is peaceful and feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: The Calvert Marine Museum is the caretaker of Cove Point Lighthouse, which was acquired by the Calvert County Government in 2000. The museum is located in Solomons, Maryland, just 7 miles south of the lighthouse site. Our three themes include Maritime History of the local area, Paleontology of the Calvert Cliffs, and the Estuarine Biology of the local waters. The Calvert Marine Museum is open 7 days a week except for certain holidays, from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. We offer a 1-hour boat tour of the Patuxent River, opportunity to tour the Drum Point Lighthouse, a children's Discovery Room, and many other fun and interesting opportunities. The museum has been open since 1970 and was created by several locals who wanted to preserve the quickly-changing heritage of the area. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and educate the community about the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding area.

Why Solomons Island:
The property is one of just a few authentic lighthouses still in operation. It is a wonderful combination of privacy and peacefulness combined with easy access to restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The home sits right on its own private beach with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. Not to mention the view of the light shining down across the water at night is breathtaking.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind

    The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind

  • Asst. Keeper's Livingroom

    Asst. Keeper's Livingroom

  • Asst. Keeper's 2nd floor twin room

    Asst. Keeper's 2nd floor twin room

  • Asstant Keeper's 3rd floor reading nook

    Asstant Keeper's 3rd floor reading nook

  • Keeper's 2nd floor twin room

    Keeper's 2nd floor twin room

  • Keeper's 3rd floor Queen room

    Keeper's 3rd floor Queen room

  • Keeper's Kitchen with custom kitchen table

    Keeper's Kitchen with custom kitchen table

  • Keeper's living room

    Keeper's living room

  • Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

    Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

  • historic photo of a keeper and his family

    historic photo of a keeper and his family

  • Historic view

    Historic view

  • Sunrise on the Bay

    Sunrise on the Bay

  • Asst. Keeper's Kitchen

    Asst. Keeper's Kitchen

  • Asst. Keeper's 3rd Floor Queen Room

    Asst. Keeper's 3rd Floor Queen Room

  • Keeper's Living Room

    Keeper's Living Room

  • Keeper's 2nd floor Queen room overlooking the lighthouse tower

    Keeper's 2nd floor Queen room overlooking the lighthouse tower

  • Keeper's 3rd floor Queen bedroom with ensuite bath

    Keeper's 3rd floor Queen bedroom with ensuite bath

  • Keeper's kitchen

    Keeper's kitchen

  • View from Keeper's kitchen of the lighthouse tower

    View from Keeper's kitchen of the lighthouse tower

  • View of the lighthouse from the beach

    View of the lighthouse from the beach

  • historic view

    historic view

  • Historic photo of keeper in lighthouse tower

    Historic photo of keeper in lighthouse tower

  • Wintertime at the Lighthouse

    Wintertime at the Lighthouse

VRBO #436958

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Date last modified - Monday, March 30, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4.75
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    16
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/10/2015
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