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St. Michael's Waterfront Vacation Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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:
January 5, 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 Eastern Shore

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

St. Michael's Waterfront Vacation Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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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Midlothian, Virginia, USA
5

Beautiful and peaceful haven!

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband and I were thrilled to spend four days at the lovely home in June of this year. We were hoping to find a peaceful spot where we would have water views all day long and we were so happy that this was the case! Both from the living spaces outdoors and the rooms inside, the views of the water were abundant and restorative. The wall of windows facing the river were flooded by sunlight each morning. The home is comfortable and beautifully decorated. We very much appreciated the tranquillity.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our guests email to report how much they enjoyed their stay, but they don't always take the time to write such a glowing review. Thank you so much for your kind words. Larry and Nancy
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a little late on writing my review! My family and I stayed here last winter for a weekend! The home is beautiful!!! The view was great!! Our interaction with the owner were wonderful!!! Definitely recommend this rental to anyone!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We try our best to maintain a pleasant, peaceful home and to be responsive to our guests' needs.
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Westchester, NY
5

Perfect house for a wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

My sister, two cousins and I stayed at the wonderful River House in St. Michael's for a Girls Weekend in June. We could not have been happier with our choice. The home was spacious and beautifully appointed. The French countryside decor was charming, the kitchen well stocked, with plenty of towels for the two bathrooms (all of us took a turn in the upstairs shower, cleverly tucked into the master bedroom itself. We did yoga on one of the two river-facing decks and wish we'd had time to cook out on the grill. The home is a short drive into St. Michael's, where we shopped, dined and went to the spa and still didn't see half as much as we would have liked. The owners were gracious and responsive, and smoothly accommodated our request for an early check-in to maximize our visit. We will definitely be back. Only regret is not having more than 2 nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Chapel Hill, NC
5

We Extended!

  • 5 of 5

We have finally returned home from our vacation at your wonderful house in Royal Oak. We enjoyed our stay so much. I really felt that we were guests in your home rather than renters. There were so many personal touches everywhere we looked. We love to cook and your kitchen was so well outfitted that we did not lack for anything. The furnishings were delightful and reminded us of our travels in France. We will definitely return. Thanks for a great renting experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

A charming, well maintained cottage on the water. Perfectly located for the Waterfowl Festival in Easton and access to St. Michael's. Excellent kitchen and comfortable furnishings. Very reasonably priced for the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: 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

Royal Oak Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$360
Fri,Sat
$1,802
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$330
From
$455
Fri,Sat
$2,176
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$370
From
$495
Fri,Sat
$2,414
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$330
From
$455
Fri,Sat
$2,176
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$330
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Payment by personal check with rental agreement. 50% deposit required on reservations more than 90 days in advance of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Royal Oak Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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