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"My friends and I were coming to Cambridge to race Ironman Maryland. We had booked Swan's Nest for the original race date of October 3, 2015. When we arrived for our stay, the race was cancelled because of Hurricane Joaquin, that was headed right towards Cambridge. Fortunately, the race was rescheduled (unprecedented, never happened before) to October 17, 2015 and Hap (the owner) was INCREDIBLY flexible with us. Finding housing in Cambridge for this race is incredibly difficult, we had booked a year in advance, and the stress of racing an Ironman is enough without having to deal with housing nightmares and rescheduling, so to have Hap on our side through all of this was invaluable.
And when race time finally came, the home was perfect. Close enough to town to get there quickly, but far enough away to give us a great, quite location to retreat from all the Ironman craziness. The kitchen is set up to be social, and we often found ourselves huddled around it. We were able to sleep everyone comfortably (11-12) and the house was large enough that I barely heard my friend's three teenage boys who stayed with us.
Swan's nest is not fancy, but I think that is what makes it so cozy. I napped out on the dock the day before the race. We spent hours sitting on the huge porches. While there is internet and TV, we never really turned it on because we were so busy with other things but also just relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
I definitely recommend Swan's Nest -- except the weekends when I want to return and then don't go, leave it free for me!"
Guest: Leafy G and Team AerogantDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 3, 2015
"From the first inquiry to the last, the owners and managers were quick to respond to all our questions. They truly made the Captains Quarters a welcoming place for the entire family. We were given permission to host our sons rehearsal dinner( a crab feast) for 50 there. Everyone loved sitting on all the picnic tables picking crabs!! The kitchen was well equipped, spotless and everything worked. Which is amazing given the size of the property. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a true Chesapeake experience. We loved the sunsets including the Blood Moon eclipse. So many eagles and osprey to entertain us over coffee. Hope to visit again."
Guest: ShortyDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 6, 2015
"I just returned home after an amazing weekend stay at Ransome Chesapeake Retreats. We had a college reunion with 16 grown men and the accommodations could not have been better. First off, the location is outstanding. Every where you look is water. Your stress level simply melts away as you take in the clean air and the calm bay breeze.
The house(s) are very clean and everyone had practically their own room! We took advantage of the beautiful weather and setting and were outside nearly 80% of the time. The 'Fun Center' was a big hit and countless 'Pong' games were played. We are already discussing brining everyone's family back next year.
Old Salty's is a great restaurant 10 minutes away with phenomenal people and food. I highly recommend renting kayaks or canoes to explore the waterways (one thing we did not do, but will in the future.) If you are having a large group function or family reunion this is the place to go! All of my friends kept asking, where did you find this place! I cannot say enough about the location and will commend Marie Ransome (owner) on her follow up, availability, and need for our group to enjoy ourselves!
We are already identifying our weekend for next year!"
Guest: Michael G.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
"Our 3 generational family enjoyed this large well equipped home. Roger was very accommodating when our adult children informed us that they would arrive a day earlier than originally planned. The infant bedding included made for pleasant comfortable sleeping arrangements. The large dining room table accommodated all of us and the well equipped kitchen & outdoor gas grill allowed us to dine at "home" with the entire family together. It was a great long weekend that was enjoyed by all."
Guest: FranDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 21, 2015