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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40

Bedrooms 12
Half Baths1
Space 11,250 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 13 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 40)

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES for weekend May 12-14, 2017 and 2 weeks: June 24-July 1, 2017 & July 15-22, 2017.

Please call/contact Marie ASAP!!

Come to Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats 'RCR', a private, 250-acre, waterfront estate with one mile of shoreline on the magnificent Chesapeake Bay of Maryland's Eastern Shore! 'RCR' is the ideal setting for Family vacations & reunions, Weddings, Corporate Seminars/Retreats, Club events and Weekend Getaways. Looking for a unique and 'extra'ordinary vacation location for your family this year? A place to relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, yet be 'close to it all'?

Our Chesapeake Bay estate is located just outside Cambridge, a quaint maritime town filled with history and tucked away on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel through the countryside James Michener wrote about in 'Chesapeake.' It is the perfect getaway for boating, fishing, golfing, shopping, sightseeing, playing games and just relaxing with family, friends and all who want to have fun while playing and/or working! Our estate offers you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Chesapeake Bay shoreline!!

There are miles of walking paths and our boat dock/ramp offers direct access to the bay for water sports. Our facilities offer lots of places to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings - a 10'x 60' screened in porch, where great bay breezes pass thru, that overlooks a fenced-in pool, pond and the Chesapeake Bay itself. There are unparalleled views from all 3 homes and especially from the 2nd floor deck. Here, you can watch the sun come up on 1 side of our world & later that evening see a breathtaking - 'stop what you're doing & watch' sunset go down into the bay!!

Wildlife abounds; the surroundings are picturesque. You can go boating, crabbing and fishing on-site. The Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is our neighbor and offers more paths (for walking, hiking, and biking) and waterways (for canoe and kayaking). Boats, canoes, kayaks and bikes can be rented locally. Want to dine out or need milk, wine, etc - there is a restaurant & a grocery store in the watermen's town of Fishing Creek, just 5 minutes down the road.

Our multi-complex estate has a Family Room and a Great Room in the Main House. There is also a 30' x 30' meeting/rec room in the Fun Center where 40+ people can sit together for meals and/or meetings! Find all the amenities you will need to make memories that last a lifetime. We have thought of everything, so you don't have to!! Come and enjoy all blessings that our estate has in store for you!! Marie & Perce look forward to hearing from YOU!!


Keywords: Multi-Complex Estate

More Details

Marie Ransome
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Church Creek Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Max. adults: 40
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • There are 24 beds & 2 sofa beds in the 3 homes collectively. There are 2 beds in the Love Boat, giving you a total of 28 beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tennis Court, Basketball Court, In-ground Pool, Hot Tub, Dish TV, Great Room, Screen Porch, Two-Story Deck, Fully Supplied Kitchen, Cooking Utensils and all Linens provided, Grill, Gated Entrance, First Floor Facilities, 30' x 30' Meeting Room/Fun Center, Smoke free facility - smoking on screened-in porch only, Rentals are for 1 group at a time


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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 35 people stayed there over the last weekend of April. It is just a perfect vacation home for large groups. The property has a separate fun center where you can engage people over the evening. The Kids loved it too. There are multiple beds and rooms very conducive for accomodating large groups. They had tie up with a company who provided Kayaks for rent. They were very flexible and nice too. The property owner Marie was one of the sweetest and helpful person EVER!!!! I highly recommend this property and we are sure we will come back once or twice every year!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I knew I wanted to make my wedding a weekend-long, nature filled event and Ransome's was the perfect candidate! We brought kayaks and enjoyed the winding waterways, hung by the pool and had lawn games and played on the tennis courts.

The houses held our bridal party and dates (37 people) comfortably and allowed us to reunite with friends from all over the world. Unfortunately it rained on our wedding day but with a tent, it wasn't a problem and we still got the 'nature feel' like I wanted. It was great to not be quickly ushered out of a venue at the end of the party and were able to spend more time with guests the following day.

Marie and Percy were super accommodating and helpful, and I would highly recommend their beautiful property for a wedding or event. It's such a laid back and natural atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot off the Chesapeake

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a bunch friends and family to convene in comfort. All three houses are close to the bay and convenient for bay activities, lawn games, and relaxing. The owner, Marie, is very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to plan another trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion week at Ransome's and it is a great venue for that kind of event. Lots of space for individual families for privacy and at the same time good shared spaces, including a large loft in the fun center that the children enjoyed for a group sleepover. The screened in porch in the main house picks up cross breezes and is right next to the pool. Being on the Chesapeake is awesome and if you rent kayaks or bring any kind of boat, the venue provides for hours / days of exploration. The eagles! The property is secluded and gives such an expansive, relaxing feeling. Sunsets are breathtaking. The hosts and caretaker easy-to-reach and responsive to anything that comes up. If you are looking for a nature-oriented place for a group of people, we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Last week our company held a corporate retreat at the RCR estate. The 3 buildings gave us plenty of space to spread out. People who like quiet time, found their own space. The younger ones stayed in the Fun Center where they could play pool and/or ping pong.

As the designated “chef” for our group, I had all the cooking supplies one would need. There were lots of pots, pans, utensils & such to prepare & serve meals for 30+. It all worked & everybody enjoyed their stay at Ransome’s retreat! Our group was pleased to have such beautiful scenery all around us, right on the Bay!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a work retreat

  • 5 of 5

My organization rented this property for my team's work retreat. We have around 30 people and stayed for 3 days and everything was great! The owners were very flexible and accommodating, and readily available and responsive if/when we needed assistance.

What a gorgeous place to spend a few days! The weather was a little windy (but that's expected in February), but you really can't beat the view. The buildings were clean and there was plenty of room for meetings. We had to have a few people share beds (so if you'd like each guest to have their own bed, you may want to either rent the love boat or have less than 30 people in your party), but everything worked out well.

I'd definitely recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

There are additional fees such as the cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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