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Quiet Waterfront Retreat in Estate Setting

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120 degree panoramic view of nature from your 2nd floor deck

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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, comfortable 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 or by the flagpole just before sunset.

With flat, traffic free roads and spectacular Chesapeake scenery, the area around Deerpond is noted 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 or walk. Our property backs on Fishing Creek with miles of pristine shoreline - great for rowing or kayaking. If you have a trailer able boat, there is a free public launch ramp a couple miles away that you can use to launch it and bring it over to our dock. Have a bigger boat? Sail it in from the Bay which is just a few miles away -- there is deep water all the way. Don't have a boat? Got that covered too, we provide a tandem kayak and rowboat on the property for your use. 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 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. If sightseeing is your preference, view our list of day trips to take by car. 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 yourself and experience Deerpond!


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

Key words: Carriage House, waterfront vacation rental


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • (1) Queen size Bed with High tech memory foam mattress pad for your sleeping pleasure....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Oak floor, vanity sink, full size tub/shower

Other Amenities

  • Beach, Fishing peer, In-ground Pool (shared), balcony, DirecTV, Gas Grill - BBQ (shared), 2-person kayak, rowboat...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition DirecTV...moreless

  • Television:

    32 in flat screen high definition TV ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautifull view of the pool and waterfront through set of wide glass doors....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Use of personal 4G broadband wireless aircard is required. AT&T and Verizon personal aircards work fine. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in the unit, per use charge of $2 applies...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cozy and comfortable sitting area by the light of the fireplace. Perfect for reading your favorite book on a cold evening....moreless

  • Heating:

    Thermostat controlled gas fireplace automatically heats the room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    One large space for living, sleeping and dining with furniture groupings dividing up the space....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking adjacent to carriage house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    All guests use cellphones. AT&T & Verizon works well....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two full sets of towels with others in reserve...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in the unit, per use charge of $2 applies...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed WiFi access is available for an additional charge of $15 / gigabyte. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Equipped for just about anything you would want to prepare....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with all the kitchen tools that you need and some of the common spices that you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2nd floor balcony with a panoramic view of the water, pool area and English garden....moreless

  • Boat:

    row boat non-power...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Located at the end of an English garden....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two person kayak with life jackets and paddles...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lanai at far end of English garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sweeping lawns down to waters edge...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas brill located on covered breezeway and shared with manor house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Located midway between manor house and carriage house. Share use with manor house....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season 2015
May 22 - Oct 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$180
$1,195
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2015
3 night min stay

$495
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$895

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • palm beach willies taylors island md

    "Palm Beach Willies is a floating restaurant located in the Slaughter Creek Marina just 7 mil..."

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  • Island Grille

    "The Island Grill is about 8 miles from Deerpond and marks the entrance to Taylors Island, on..."

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  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    "Located about 8 miles from Deerpond (I don't know where they got the 20 miles from). You ju..."

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  • The High Spot

    "The High Spot is a modern day pub where you can find good food and numerous kinds of beer an..."

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  • Bistro Poplar

    "Bistro Poplar is a French restaurant located on Poplar Street (Cambridge's main street) and ..."

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  • Jimmie & Sooks

    "Jimmie & Sooks has become a regular for many of the local residents. The entrees are prepar..."

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  • Portside Seafood Restaurant

    "Portside is located on Cambridge Creek in Cambridge adjacent to the Commerce Street drawbrid..."

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  • Kay's Country Kitchen

    "Located in Cambridge's airport building, this is definitely the restaurant for a $5 lunch. ..."

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  • Suicide Bridge Restaurant

    "Suicide Bridge is a bit of a drive from Deerpond but represents the best and freshest seafoo..."

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  • Kool Ice & Seafood Co

    "If cooking in is your preference, you can purchase fresh seafood for take home from Kool Ice..."

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  • Lindy's Seafood Inc

    "Lindy's is closest to Deerpond and the best place to buy fresh cooked crabs for takeout or t..."

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  • Stoked Woodfired

    "This is the newest Cambridge restaurant and the only choice for Italian food. My rating is ..."

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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltimore International (BWI) (1 hr 40 mins)
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Hwy Route 50
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Island Grill Resturant (15 minutes)
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean City (1hr 30 mins)

Car: Necessary

Bird watching from your balcony. Finest Cycling in the mid-Atlantic region. Ironman course passes by the foot of our street.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 120 degree panoramic view of nature from your 2nd floor deck

    120 degree panoramic view of nature from your 2nd floor deck

  • Dining area overlooking deck, pool and Fishing Creek waterfront

    Dining area overlooking deck, pool and Fishing Creek waterfront

  • You will love the queen size memory foam top & extreme quiet!

    You will love the queen size memory foam top & extreme quiet!

  • Refreshingly Inviting on a Hot Summer Day

    Refreshingly Inviting on a Hot Summer Day

  • There really are crabs and oysters off our shoreline

    There really are crabs and oysters off our shoreline

  • Google Aerial Photo of Deerpond - Sept 2013

    Google Aerial Photo of Deerpond - Sept 2013

  • Just a few steps away from your entrance

    Just a few steps away from your entrance

  • Could be a painting but it is real

    Could be a painting but it is real

  • A weekend visitor at anchor.  The view changes every day.

    A weekend visitor at anchor. The view changes every day.

  • Bird watching from the balcony, dock in background.

    Bird watching from the balcony, dock in background.

  • Deerpond Winter Waterfowl Visitors

    Deerpond Winter Waterfowl Visitors

  • Boaters welcome. 4.5 to 6 ft  deep dock extends 200' from shore.  Fish & crabs.

    Boaters welcome. 4.5 to 6 ft deep dock extends 200' from shore. Fish & crabs.

  • Your day begins with dawn off our shoreline

    Your day begins with dawn off our shoreline

  • Media area w/ 32' HDTV & DirecTV  - Window views Chesapeake Bay in the distance

    Media area w/ 32' HDTV & DirecTV - Window views Chesapeake Bay in the distance

  • Cooking if your want to!

    Cooking if your want to!

  • Rear of Carriage House w/deck overlooking pool & garden

    Rear of Carriage House w/deck overlooking pool & garden

  • 300 ft off the road for ultimate privacy

    300 ft off the road for ultimate privacy

  • A spot to just enjoy!

    A spot to just enjoy!

  • A walk through nature

    A walk through nature

  • If you get up early enough you may just catch a glimse of our blue heron

    If you get up early enough you may just catch a glimse of our blue heron

  • What a great place for a picnic!

    What a great place for a picnic!

  • Nature abounds in this place called Deerpond

    Nature abounds in this place called Deerpond

  • Deerpond English Garden. Follow the red brick walk.

    Deerpond English Garden. Follow the red brick walk.

  • There is a bench at the end.  Just bring a glass of wine to enjoy.

    There is a bench at the end. Just bring a glass of wine to enjoy.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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