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.