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"We and our great grandchildren really enjoyed our stay. The weather cooperated with enjoying the beach on the Chesapeake Bay. The cottage was well-equipped with everything you need to be comfortable. And our two pet dogs also loved their time in the cottage and at the beach. It was wonderful to be able to allow them freedom to run on the beach in the early morning - especially during the week when it was usually empty. The cottage owner was easy to work with and was very clear with directions to the cottage and with rules for the cottage and beach."
Guest: Cheryl B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"What a great time. I will have to admit I was a little worried about taking my teenage boys to a "cottage" 1 bedroom, 1 bath, no wifi and no cable. What a great time we had...boys actually became boys again... NO GAMING, TEXTING, INSTAGRAM... Instead we fished and crabbed ALL DAY! When that was not going on; the Boys were on FLOATS goofing off and playing in the water. The selection of vintage bikes were also great. The boys loved touring the island. WHAT A GREAT 4 DAYS. At night we would ALL watch a show on the 1 TV or played games as a FAMILY...unheard of right? Not at the CRANBERRY COTTAGE! The owners Betty and Vincent were as great as the cottage!"
Guest: Brad W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"My husband and our <2 year old daughter stayed 4 nights at the Hideaway. We really enjoyed our time there. We kayaked in the bay and in the inlet/creek. We played in the waves and walked on the beach, exploring. We caught crabs and had them for dinner. We came across some nice locals who gave us some good tips for catching crab! AND, it was nice because everything we needed to prepare and eat them was right there in the cottage. (We did have to go buy a net though, and we left it there to pay it forward for future guests!)
On our first trip to the beach, we locked ourselves out. Luckily, my husband had his cell phone with Peggy's email and the property manager's numbers. They were literally at the cottage to help us out in less than 5 minutes! The cottage is beautifully decorated and had just about anything one would need, including lots of towels, washer/dryer with detergent, big TV with satellite and DVD player, and lots of comfy spots to sleep, sit, and hang-out. The beach was private. There were times when we were the only ones out there. At most, there may have been 8 other people on the beach strip. Backyard was private as well.
Suggestions and negative points:
--I would recommend adding some short of shower, water pump, or hose outside the Florida room. It would be nice to be able to get some of the sand off you before entering the cottage.
--Upgrade the toilet paper. Single-ply Scott TP is awful.
--Spray for bugs. We must have seen/killed dozens of creepy crawlies/worms in the cottage while we were there.
--Let people know they need to bring charcoal for the grill or upgrade to a gas grill.
--The shower in the smaller bath is ridiculously small. I had trouble showering in it, and I'm petite.
--There's a path to the creek in the backyard that is really un-usable and unsafe. I recommend fixing that up.
--We set the AC on 71/72, and it never got that cool in the house until after sundown, and it was always much warmer in the main bedroom.
--We were disappointed that the cottage was not directly on the beach. It was a short walk to the beach itself but a much longer walk to get to a point on the beach where you had room to sit or play on the sand (the tide was always pretty high). Not a big deal really unless you have small kids or you're carrying/dragging a kayak to the inlet/creek entry.
--The fireplace put out a really strong smell such that we ended up needing to cover it up with a shower curtain that we found in the house."
Guest: Erica A.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015