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Home of the Terrapin King

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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-90 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crisfield house description

HISTORIC, WATERFRONT HOME ON MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE (CRISFIELD, MD) – SECLUDED/QUAINT/PEACEFUL

The LaVallette House is where the Maryland terrapin originated! Albert T. LaVallette, Jr., launched the terrapin soup industry from this very site. (You can still see the old terrapin pins beside the driveway.) In addition to the property’s historic charm, the location just can’t be beat. The three-bedroom house is completely private. Guests have to drive through wetlands to get it, and the only neighbors in close proximity are the gulls and the fish in the Chesapeake Bay. The house is surrounded on three sides by water; you can see the Bay from all of its windows. Outside, you can sun yourself on the private beach, sit with a cool drink on the front porch, fish and crab from the bulkhead, or launch your boat or kayak from the dock. And the fishing’s great from the front yard! You hardly ever need to leave this place—but if do you want to get out, downtown Crisfield offers charming restaurants, shops, an ice cream parlor, and plenty of places to get fresh crabs. Crisfield is known as the “Crab Capital of the World.” This home is unlike any other. It’s a perfect spot for family vacations, friends’ getaways, or writing retreats. It’s been in our family for 15 years. We love it dearly and know you will, too!

This Queen Anne Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The main floor features a large updated kitchen with seating for 8-10; a family room with a game table, flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo; a formal dining area; a sitting room with a futon that sleeps two; and a Captain's room with books, desk, and panoramic views of the Bay. There is also a bedroom with twin bunks on this floor and a large full bath and laundry area.

Upstairs, the master bedroom features a widow's walk for two, a queen size bed, and furniture to lounge on. There is a full bath across the hall. The second bedroom features two double beds. The house is spacious with lots of room to spread out.

There is also a screened porch, an open porch, and an outside shower! A two-person kayak is available to launch from the beach and explore the natural wonders that surround this local treasure.

Please note: This charming home is quite old and thus does not have central air conditioning. It does, however, have window units in all of the bedrooms, the Captain's room, and the family room. Screened windows also offer great ventilation!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Family rentals; renters must be 25 or older...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Second Bedroom: 2 double

                2 double beds: window AC, ceiling fan, sleeps 4...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Master bedroom, window AC, ceiling fan, widow's walk...moreless

              • Bunk Room: 1 bunk bed

                downstairs bedroom:window unit AC, ceiling fan, sleeps 2...moreless

              • Sitting Room Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Futon in sitting room sleeps two...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                The LaVallette House sits on a penninsula in Tangier Sound, a dock juts out into the cove on one side while the beach is on the other side....moreless

              • Rural:

                The house sits at the end of a long driveway through the marsh....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The house is surrounded on all sides by water. A view of the bay or marsh can be seen from every window....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Kitchen dinning seats 8-10 dinning room seats 4-6 family room seats 4...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                All bedrooms have window AC. Family Room and Captain's Room have window units....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Family room fireplace with pellet stove Kitchen, sitting room and dinning room all have ornamental fireplaces- no longer in use....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                cell service only...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lawn / Garden:

                volley ball net, bacci balls...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              fall
              Sep 8 - Nov 2, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $225
              short term winter rental
              Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              90 night min stay
              $33
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $225
              $1,575

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • House Cleaning $150
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Short term winter rental available from December 1,2014- March 31, 2014. The rate is 1,000.00 per month and tenant pays utility costs. Tenant will be responsible for basic upkeep of property while residing there. Perfect writer's retreat.

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              Last updated: 10/30/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              For the traveler who seeks peace, isolation and panoramic views of the bay this property delivers. The town of Crisfield can be seen in the distance and is a short bike ride away. Set your sight in another direction and you can see Smith, Tangier Island and the unspoiled shores of Jenkins Creek. While the house has been comfortably updated, it still contains 4 original fireplaces from this homes storied past. The chimneys have been landmarks for boaters for more than 100 years. It is especially well suited for star gazers, birders, kayakers or anyone who loves nature and getting away from the frenzy of our digital world.


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              Photos

              • LaVallette House
Crisfield, MD

                LaVallette House Crisfield, MD

              • dock with outside light

                dock with outside light

              • View looking towards Jenkins Creek

                View looking towards Jenkins Creek

              • Crab Feast Table!!!

                Crab Feast Table!!!

              • Family room

                Family room

              • work desk in Captain's Room

                work desk in Captain's Room

              • sitting room

                sitting room

              • twin bunks

                twin bunks

              • Master bedroom with queen bed

                Master bedroom with queen bed

              • second double bed in rear bedroom

                second double bed in rear bedroom

              • July 4th, 2014

                July 4th, 2014

              • View of the house from the beach

                View of the house from the beach

              • drive through the marsh to the house

                drive through the marsh to the house

              • Sunset over Tangier Sound

                Sunset over Tangier Sound

              • kitchen with view into family room

                kitchen with view into family room

              • downstairs bathroom

                downstairs bathroom

              • Captain's Room

                Captain's Room

              • Original fireplace in Captain's Room

                Original fireplace in Captain's Room

              • dining room

                dining room

              • upstairs bathroom

                upstairs bathroom

              • rear bedroom

                rear bedroom

              • Beach

                Beach

              • kayaking towards Jenkins Creek

                kayaking towards Jenkins Creek

              • Launching the Aqua Cat

                Launching the Aqua Cat

              VRBO #594172

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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