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St. Michael's Waterfront Vacation Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The sage green color of this adorable cottage tells you right away that this is not your ordinary vacation home. The charming exterior gives way to a gracious, cozy interior--very up to date and comfortable. Ideal for a small family getaway, this home has much to offer in the way of nature and relaxation.

Enjoy the water views and take in the sights of heron and other waterfowl from the sunny decks, crab off your private pier, even rent a kayak to explore the meandering tributaries and endless shoreline on the Eastern Shore.

Inside this wonderful retreat a bright kitchen, family room with fireplace and more await to give you the perfect backdrop to catch up with friends and family, or perhaps plan the day!

Strategically located between the historic towns of Easton and St. Michaels, both renowned for their eclectic blend of antique shops, galleries, boutique shopping, and fine dining, you will not run out of ideas!

Keywords: Country Waterfront Cottage Vacation Home, Vacation Rental

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I have been Baltimore residents all our lives, but we have always loved spending time in the more serene parts of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now that our children are grown and living nearby, we wanted to find a vacation home within easy driving distance that we could use as a family gathering place.

Nancy and Larry

Baltimore, MD

Why The Owner chose Royal Oak

Situated on Oak Creek in Royal Oak, Maryland, the River House is located between the historic towns of Easton and St. Michaels. Although it was a true 'fixer-upper,' our cottage offered just what we were looking for--a peaceful getaway spot with lots of room, plenty of activities closeby, and opportunity for kayaking, biking, strolling, or just 'chilling.'

What makes this cottage unique

While we have our favorite restaurants in Easton, St. Michaels, and Oxford, we enjoy dining in and watching the constant parade of waterfowl on Oak Creek. At the River House, with its spectacular water views, we feel insulated from the stress of our everyday lives, yet we can be as active or inactive as we want--we're never bored or at a loss for a fun or peaceful way to spend our time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful cottage easily accessed from DC or Baltimore. Right on the river, the River House is beautifully decorated, cosy and easily sleeps 6. It's very close to St. Michaels and Easton. We had a fantastic weekend there and just wish we could have stayed longer!
Apr 2009
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Amenities

Royal Oak Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Antique iron bed in guest room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle twin bed converts two two twins or king bed if placed together, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private Pier, two large beautiful waterfront decks with dining furniture and lounge chairs to relax.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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St. Michael's Waterfront Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
Indiana, PA
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything promised and more. Beautiful, quiet, elegant, comfortable ... a wonderful place for relaxing. The home invites both private and shared time for quiet conversation, leisurely meals, and wonderful indoor/outdoor living. Believe the pictures ... the views of the water are breathtaking. The home was immaculate and beautifully appointed. Exceptional!

St. Michaels is close by for good restaurants and wandering through interesting shops. Town Dock is a great choice for lunch or dinner. Bring your kayaks, or rent them ... the coves along the creek provide a great chance for seeing the area.

I loved it and hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfowl Festival

  • 5 of 5

Spent a delightful weekend at the Waterfowl Festival and enjoyed the porch and dock in the early mornings. Wonderful rental, and very convenient to St. Michaels.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time relaxing and exploring the eastern shore. Wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Fall Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful family weekend at this house. the downstairs is open, very light and has multiple vistas of the water. The three upstairs bedrooms are close to one another and share a bathroom.It was fine for us because we were all family. The setting and open space around the house was great for just getting outside and the location perfect, just outside of St. Michaels.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Setting is nice, but the house is lacking.

  • 3 of 5

The location and setting of this house are lovely. It is also very convenient to both St. Michaels and Easton. We love this area. We were disappointed that the house was, frankly, dirty. I have no doubt that we left the house significantly cleaner than we found it. There is also a dank smell to the house. It took us several washings upon returning home to get rid of the smell. We stayed in the house with our dog. The house rules clearly state that the renter's dog must be on leash at all times. Unfortunately, we had to deal with off leash dogs from at least three neighbors. A nuisance and very disconcerting when encountering a strange dog in the dark. We have rented quite a few other homes in this price range, and as an overall experience, this one does not compare well.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

House and lawn are beautiful. Great view of cove. Could use a larger tv

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The River House is more than an ordinary vacation home. It's charming on the outside and cozy inside with all modern amenities, and a very Provencal flavor. There is a private pier, perfect for catching crabs, launching a boat, watching herons and other birds, or just relaxing. We can arrange kayak and bike rentals for guests. Inside the cottage, it's bright and light with unobstructed views, cozy fireplace, lovely all year round, and warmed by sun throughout the year. Convenient to both Easton and St Michaels with shops, antiques, cafes and elegant restaurants...you won't run out of things to do. Guests who visit the River House often want to visit our restored Village House in the heart of Provence, France. It's located in Grambois, a medieval perched village not far from Aix en Provence. Contact us for further information.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $135
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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