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Your hosts invite you to enjoy a visit to the land that James Michener wrote about in his book 'Chesapeake.' And remember to keep this visit a secret '...lest you awaken the rest of the world as to what a sequestered paradise this place is on the Eastern Shore.' (James Michener)
You will be staying in a charming, waterfront, 1-bedroom, carriage house located on a five-acre estate with surrounding tall pines and stately cedars. Your living quarters on the second floor, with private entrance and balcony, will overlook the pool and English garden below. Queen-size bed with down comforter and memory foam mattress, terry robes, overstuffed seating, antique furniture, and rich oak floors all add to a romantic and homelike ambiance. If you become chilled, just flip on the gas fireplace. Enjoy peace and quiet, observe wildlife, watch the sunrise from the beach, and sip a glass of wine on the dock just before sunset.
With flat, quiet roads and spectacular Chesapeake scenery, the area around Deerpond is perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities at any time of the year. Ride the same scenic roads where top triathletes compete in the summer months. You are likely to see many waterfront views with bald eagles, osprey and Canada geese (in the winter) soaring over your head as you ride & walk. Visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge just a few miles away and observe many different birds of prey in their natural habitat. Oh - And don’t forget to bring a camera because every bend in the road can yield that nature picture of a lifetime. Drive into Cambridge to take in the many antique stores, play a round of golf at the new Hyatt Resort and Country Club, or eat dinner at any of the fine restaurants in the area. Better yet, sample some of the famous Maryland crab cakes and bay oysters at one of the local restaurants near Deerpond.
If you want to come by boat, we have a deep water mooring for guests (7-9 ft) and can provide deep water dock access (5-6 ft depth) by special arrangement. This is very rare for the Eastern Shore.
Relaxation for you can take the form of just reading a book by the fire or listening to the sounds of nature. Many guests have commented on the extreme quiet that they experience staying at Deerpond. In many ways that alone is worth the price of admission. Here are some guest book comments from the many folks that have stayed at Deerpond over the years:
“The best mini-vacation ever “--“This place is amazing”--“just like an Inn without any other guests”--“with thanks for your warm hospitality'--“a piece of heaven'--“Deerpond was all & more than we expected”--“wonderfully peaceful and relaxing”--“what a wonderful place for a romantic getaway”--“lovely, serene holiday”--“one week was not nearly enough time”--“the cottage was perfect”--“the views are spectacular”--“a perfect, quiet setting to work on our project”--“loved the kayak, pool and day trips”--”We don’t know how Deerpond could be any better” …
There are a hundred more of these in our guestbook; so, we invite you to come, read them and experience Deerpond yourselves.
Places to go & things to do
Day 1 – Visit Oxford & St Michaels bayside towns – 1 hr. drive Day 2 – Visit Ocean City beach &/or Assateague National Seashore beach, MD – 1 ½ hr drive Day 2 (Alternative) – Visit to Chincoteaque & Assateaque National Seashore Park beach, VA – 2 hr drive Day 3 – Visit Salisbury Zoo & Salisbury shopping mall – 1 hr drive Day 4 – Visit Annapolis / Queenstown outlet shopping, MD – 1 ¼ hr drive Day 5 – Golf Day (choice of 3 courses) and/or Spa @ Hyatt – ½ to 1 hr drive Day 6 – Tour Blackwater Wildlife Refuge National Park / kayaking / local sightseeing – ½ hr drive
Summer Season 2015 May 22 - Oct 1, 2015 3 night min stay
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2015 3 night min stay
$495 flat fee
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
Cancellation (30) days before, full refund less $15 processing fee
Cancellation within (30) days of arrival, no refund
Set of stairs leading the 2nd floor. Not wheel chair accessable.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: Unlike many other properties where you are given a set of keys and a phone number to call, your hosts live on the property in the separate manor house, friendly and available to answer all your questions and give their recommendations for restaurants, things to see and possible places to go during your pleasurable stay at Deerpond.
Why the Owner Chose Cambridge: The waterfront setting with acres of land and a $million backyard.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The waterfront setting changes by the minute as birds come and go, squirrels and rabbits play on the lawns, deer graze on the grasses (and sometimes the plants –which is not a good thing) and boats pass in the distance. It’s like living in a game reserve by the water. Then there is the peaceful quiet at night with almost none of the man-made sounds. You sleep like you never slept before.