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Fishing Cove Private Waterfront Retreat with Pool and Pier - Sleeps 22

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 22

Fishing Cove is a fully-furnished eight-bedroom six-bath waterfront family-friendly house tucked away in a lush pine forest. Our waterfront vacation home is on a very private cove with 2 acres of waterfront property and a large private dock and 3 boat slips. Easy access by car, or by boat from the Chesapeake Bay.

Drink your morning coffee on our 12' x 72' deck watching the birds and deer. Fish and crab from our pier. Swim in our pool. Our large welcoming house has everything you need for a relaxed vacation on the Eastern Shore, including accessibility features - electric wheelchair lift, ramps and wide main floor doors.

Located on Fishing Creek off the Little Choptank 9 miles from Cambridge, Maryland, we are near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and our shoreline attracts an amazing variety of waterfowl. We have great bicycling roads: Flat and scenic, so bring your bikes. Bring your canoe and explore the shoreline. The house is wonderful any time of the year!

Sorry, we cannot accommodate weddings, wedding receptions or large group events.

More Details

Virginia Rubsam
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Virginia Rubsam

With 3 married children and five grandchildren we added a second floor to Fishing Cove to accommodate all of us as well as our friends. When our family isn't using Fishing Cove we offer it to other families so they can enjoy it as much as we do!

Virginia Rubsam purchased this house in 1999

Why Virginia Rubsam chose Cambridge

We bought this house because of its PERFECT location. It is only 60 miles from Annapolis so getting there is easy, going from the hustle of city life to perfect peace in an hour's drive. It started out as a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house that we enlarged and improved to fit the needs of our own large extended family. Then we decided to offer it to other large families for their vacations so they can enjoy it too!

What makes this house unique

We have a large house with lots of space for multi-generational family get-togethers. There's something to do for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed iur stay at the Fishing Cove as well as visiting Layton's Chance Winery and fun things in St. Michaels. The swimming pool was fine in terms of cleanliness and water temp.
Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Balltimore Washington International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Clearview at Horn's Point
Nearest Train
75 Miles
BWI Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Ocean City, MD
Car: necessary

The Cambridge location is the heart of the Chesapeake Bay area and is a convenient drive from New York, Philadelphia, Ohio and Florida. Families gather from these and other areas to enjoy everything the Bay has to offer - the wildlife, the ocean and all the historical sites. There are also great restaurants, festivals, 2 world-class waterfront golf courses, tennis and boating of all types. Fishing, Crabbing and boating couldn't be better. Just tie up at our dock and take advantage of it all.

Other Activities: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

Golf: The River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort provides golfers a secluded haven to enjoy golf as it's meant to be played -- with classic styling, wide fairways, sculpted bunkers, generous greens and tees to reward and challenge all levels of players. The 17th hole is a par 3 that stretches 200 yards from the tips. Awaiting the bold player is a dramatic carry over Shoal Creek to a large putting surface guarded by three artfully crafted bunkers. The green is backdropped by majestic trees and a stunning vista of the broad Choptank River that flows into Chesapeake Bay.

Clearview at Horn Point's Golf Course is challenging and fun for any level player. You'll enjoy remarkable views of the beautiful Choptank River from several holes on the course. This par 72/73 course plays to just over 6,450 yards from the back tees. With ponds, traps, tree-lined fairways, and firm fast greens, solid ball striking and course management is a must.


Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Fantastic Outdoor Shower!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pull-out living room sofa, 3 twin roll-a-way beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Electric wheelchair lift, ramps, wide main floor doors.


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Fishing Cove Private Waterfront Retreat with Pool and Pier - Sleeps 22
average rating of 4.909091 based on 35 reviews

A perfect Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

All that we had hoped for! Spacious, comfortable, and gorgeous location!

Plenty of room for 11 adults and 7 children.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. I'm happy that you enjoyed your thanksgiving at Fishing Cove.
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Quiet cove, comfy, well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

Generous size rooms with lots of natural light. Bathrooms are spacious and well equipped. There is a open area on the second floor for cozy gatherings or a nice place to read away from the crowd. The dining rooms seats 10 comfortable, we were fine with our group of 12 sitting around the table. The kitchen is large and well stocked with plenty of pots and pans, plates and utensils. There are essential 4 separate sleeping wings, so the big snorers in our group kept to one of the wings and the rest of us slept undisturbed. The house is well maintained and the beds are comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Fishing Cove.
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Perfect venue for our church men's weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at this excellent property and we hope to be back many more times. It accommodated 12 of us handily, all in separate beds, and it was great to have 6 full bathrooms. The living and dining areas served us well for our meetings and meals (including some nice new furniture), and though the pool was closed for the winter the deck and yard were still great for outdoor activities. The property gave us a great sense of privacy, yet with a lot of open space.

Ginger, the owner, was very accommodating and easy to work with. And yes, we found the place clean and neat, and very welcoming. Bottom line: great for our purposes and certainly would be great for any large family or mixed group.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream House for the entire extended family

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our large multi-generational family reunion. It is clean and well-maintained with lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. Heat and air all worked fine. Very comfortable. Large dining area could seat 12 - 14 of us, and the other table off the kitchen seats 6 - 8. The kitchen has 2 refrigerators and is easy for more than one cook to work in at the same time. The owner includes many things with the rental - sheets, towels, fully equipped kitchen, etc. All we had to do was show up! The upstairs bonus gathering area provided a place for the kids to play video games, etc. while the adults could mingle in the downstairs living room. We weren't crowded.. The kids fished from the pier and played with the small rowboats. We caught (and ate) lots of crabs from the pier. The setting can't be beat - private location with wonderful water views, a pool and dock. It is close to Cambridge for easy shopping and restaurants, and to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge for biking and bird watching. There are two good golf courses nearby - one only 5 miles away We hope to return! . Owner is responsive and a delight to deal with..

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding location. Peaceful,quiet lovely view House needs to be freshened up

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location. Beautiful view and so peaceful. Enjoyed watching the birds and crabbing from the dock. Plenty of space for our family. Pool and deck were lovely. Great seating outside and loved the grill! Only complaints- house needs painting, new sofas and new mattress in the master upstairs. Fishing Cove was neat, tidy and clean. Our family agreed that we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the house and appreciate your honest feedback so I can replace/repair the items you reported to me. The house is scheduled for painting right after Thanksgiving. Completely new kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances will be installed in January. The new sofa and picnic tables have arrived. I had the pool light replaced. The pool service cleans the pool weekly. Dorchester County mosquito control sprays a non toxic product weekly. Thanks again for your review.
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Not bad but for end of summer vacation house needs some work

  • 3 of 5

The house is big and accommodated all 8 families easily. It was comfortable and and had plenty of cooking space/kitchenware to use. Its set far back from the road and was very quiet and secluded. Great if you was to escape or need a lot of privacy.

You can tell the home is well used and has a lot of potential if minor updates are done. Main couch in living room is broken and several light bulbs throughout the house were out. We replaced some but couple more to do. The lights in the back yard did not work and the pool cleaner did not work. Pool needed a deep clean and the in-pool light needs replacing. The picnic tables in the back patio are unsafe and well past their usefulness. The wood is warped and one leg is broken that supports the seat bench. Unfortunately we did not spend a lot of time at night on the patio because the bugs just took over. Daytime in the pool was fine and probably the best part of the house. For the price and in that area I expected a little more. Sorry...

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found the house accommodating and well-equipped, and that your family had a good time at Fishing Cove. I appreciate your review so I can replace/repair the items you reported to me. Completely new kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances will be installed in January. The new sofa and picnic tables have arrived. I had the pool light replaced. I'm surprised to hear that the pool cleaner didn't work. It is scheduled to come on between 3 AM to 6 PM, so needs to be connected at night. My pool service cleans the pool weekly and does a deep scrubbing at the beginning of each season. Dorchester County mosquito control sprays a non toxic product weekly. Thanks again for your review.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Credit Cards accepted with PayPal for 3% administrative fee.
$2200 - $5800 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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