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Cove Point Lighthouse - One Side 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: 07/10/2014
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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 lovinginly restored and repurpsed so that it can 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 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 small cottage built in 1950, and a brick building housing the Coast Guard's radio transmitter and emergency diesel generator, also dating from 1950. Proceeds from this beautiful rental site will support the Calvert Marine Museum and a lighthouse endowment set up for its continued care.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1120 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 years or older....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Please note that this site has two rentable sides. The calendar only reflects the dates when both sides of the cottage are rented. If the dates on the calendar indicate the site is 'available', then one of the two sides is available to rent. Please email us with your desired dates to verify availability. For details on renting the entire cottage, please see our listing on VRBO #436958 for more information. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                A flat screen television is in every bedroom and in the living room....moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Four-acre site located on the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    The cottage is situated on a wide private community beach ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hunting
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Apr 1 - Sep 30
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $300
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,100
                  Low Season
                  Oct 1 - Mar 31
                  3 night min stay
                  $184 $186
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,302
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $300
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

                  We offer three-night (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning), four-night (Wednesday night through Sunday morning) and weekly rentals.

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


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  BWI
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak (Washington, DC)
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ruddy Duck Brewery
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Chesapeake Hills
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Monterey Mexican Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Ths private fenced-in four-acre site sits on a point of land on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The neighborhood is private and friendly with opportunities for biking jogging or just strolling the beach. This site is 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 oppotunities and the Calvert Marine Museum. Just down the street from the site is Cove Point Park, which has basketball courts, baseball field, a playground and even a water park. A shopping center with an ince cream shop, coffee shop and grocery store is just five miles away. Visitors should also take a day trip to Washington DC or Baltimore, which is just over an hour away. Annapolis is a short 45 minute drive.

                   

                  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. It's 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 tower light shining down across the water at night is breathtaking. Visitors can choose to rent just one side of this duplex (as priced on this site) or open up the privacy doors dividing the two living areas and use all six bedrooms. To rent the entire duplex, see our listing on VRBO #436958.


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                  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

                  • Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

                    Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

                  • Kitchen in the Keeper's Cottage

                    Kitchen in the Keeper's Cottage

                  • Keeper's Cottage Living Room

                    Keeper's Cottage Living Room

                  • Second floor queen bedroom

                    Second floor queen bedroom

                  • Wintertime at the lighthouse.

                    Wintertime at the lighthouse.

                  • Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay

                    Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay

                  • Keeper's kitchen with custom-made table using wood from historic buildings

                    Keeper's kitchen with custom-made table using wood from historic buildings

                  • View of the lighthouse from bedroom window

                    View of the lighthouse from bedroom window

                  • Third Floor Queen Bedroom with Bath

                    Third Floor Queen Bedroom with Bath

                  • Keeper's Cottage Twin Bedroom

                    Keeper's Cottage Twin Bedroom

                  VRBO #469385

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $184 - $300 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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