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Family Friendly - Pool - Dock - Fishing - Crabbing - Kayaking - Boating

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath two Level Standalone Cottage with use of dock and pool.

The Bluebird Cottage is located on a 4 acre Estate on the Yeocomico River. A short ride by boat to the Potomac river and little longer to the Chesapeake Bay. Guests have access to the Salt Water Pool, Fire Pit, and a very large Dock for swimming, fishing, crabbing and kayaking - depending upon the time of year. Your host will be resident in the main house of the estate and easily approachable with a text, knock on the door or phone call.

Cottage is suitable for one couple with 4 children - or - two couples and two children - It is NOT suitable for 6 singles.

THE COTTAGE: There are two levels (so ability to climb stairs is required). The sleeping quarters are on the second floor. There is a balcony off the master Bedroom that faces due West for some of the most romantic sunsets and a 180 degree view of the river. There is a washer and dryer at that level,

The Master bedroom has a TV with direct TV service. The Kitchen is fully functional with dining table and sectional furniture. It also has a TV. There is a fireplace for use only in winter if requested. There is ample place for vehicle/boat trailer parking.

THE DOCK - SWIMMING: Swimming off the dock is delightful IF THERE AREA NO SEA NETTLES (Stinging Jelly Fish). Not easy to predict - some years - none - other years lots. Ask the host what the status is if that is something you want to do. There is a gradual slope towards the dock and the bottom is semi sandy and reasonably firm.

THE DOCK - CRABBING: In season (May-Oct) the crabbing is excellent off the dock. Guests will have two crab traps to leave in overnight (4 if the Host is not using his). We will also provide some drop lines for those that like that method. We have built a platform on our biggest lift that is adjustable so one can stay at water level.

THE DOCK - KAYAKING; The Kayak is a two seat model - For potential Kayakers we have built an inset into the platform with a crash bar for easy entry and exit from the Kayak. Paddles are in the Pool House.

THE DOCK - FISHING: One can normally catch fish from the dock - Croaker, Perch, and Spot are common - Rockfish when they are in (May/Jun and Nov/Dec).

THE DOCK - BOAT OWNERS: Guest are permitted to bring their watercraft - the Dock can handle anything up to 60 feet - there is 30 and 50 amp power and water at the dock. Depending on the size of the boat - there may be an additional charge - you are advised to mention that when you talk to the Host. There is a 25 foot Bennington Cruiser - comfortable 8 seat with Bluetooth music and 150 HP Yamaha. You can make a deal with the Host if you want a water tour of the area.

THE POOL: Open May thru Sep - salt water pool - locked gate (you will have a key in the Cottage). You swim at your own risk. There is a table and comfortable chairs with a propane fire center (for heating not cooking) that can be used for eating or just lounging. The pool is not heated.

THE FIRE PIT: Guests are welcome to use the Fire Pit - There is a small fee for the firewood depending upon how much they use.

More Details

Richard Thoden
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english, german, limited Russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2018

About Richard Thoden

Your hosts are Richard and Laura Thoden. Richard is a West Point Graduate with 20 years service. Masters in Astronautics from Purdue University - 20 years employment with GE Aerospace, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin. Retired as Vice President In Lockheed Martin in 2003. Laura is a graduate of New Paltz University with a teaching degree and after raising a family working in a Secure Facility in Project Management. We will more than likely be on the Estate in the main House of the Compound.

Richard Thoden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Richard Thoden chose Lottsburg

Richard grew up around the waterways of Jamaica Bay in New York and always wanted to return to the water in retirement. Laura lives for our 17 grandchildren who all live in Northern Virginia where she spends most of her time.

What makes this cottage unique

The property had a large deep water (8 ft) dock and a 30,000 LB lift and a 10,000 LB lift and I have a 45 foot Sea Ray Yacht that needed a home. The fishing and crabbing is great from the dock and the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay are a short run by boat.


Lottsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Time after 10PM Bring your own personal items
  • Use of Fire Pit, Pool, Kayaks and Lifts need to be coordinated with Host Prior notification is helpful if you are trailing a boat
  • Be very careful with waste - SEPTIC SYSTEM IN PLAY There is no cable for internet - bring Jet Pack - Hot Spot - I will have a backup if needed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Direct TV and DVD Player
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
We do not provide personal items - so bring your own - there is a Rite Aid drug store close by in case something is forgotten and there is one great sports store that has just about anything anybody ever wanted.


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Family Friendly - Pool - Dock - Fishing - Crabbing - Kayaking - Boating
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Richard (owner) made us feel welcomed. Our family enjoyed every second of the stay. We actually spent more time outdoor than using our phone. The house, the outdoor activity, the scenery everything was perfect. Definitely will be on our list of places to come back .

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoang and his family are the absolutely best tenants the Cottage has had since it opened. They enjoyed all the available activities. I heartily recommend them to all. They left the cottage in perfect condition.
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Relaxing with beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful staying at this property! The views were amazing, it was quite and peaceful! We fit very comfortably with 4 adults and 2 children.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy when folks enjoy the Cottage and surroundings.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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