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Thomas Harrison House looking from St. Michaels Town Harbor

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The historic Thomas Harrison House is a large fully updated 18th century vacation rental house located on the harbor and the town park in the center of St. Michaels. The house has beautiful water views and is situated within walking distance of all museums, shops (including grocery stores and drug stores), restaurants, farmer's market, town pool, tennis courts, library and other attractions.

A perfect location for family, families, or a group of friends vacationing, or attending weddings, reunions, or other events in St. Michaels and its surrounding areas.

Built around 1795 (while George Washington was President!) by Thomas Harrison Jr., 'house carpenter,' the two-story side hall/parlor clapboard house is the oldest two story dwelling in St. Michaels. It stands prominently on the town harbor adjacent the town PARK. The house is fitted with late eighteenth century style woodwork. The floors are wide plank heart of pine, and the windows have very old glass. The federal style stair, the raised six panel doors, and the period chair rails are original features.

A floor plan is avalable by contacting the owner or clicking on the link below.

On the first floor of the original or 'Harrison House' are the side hall (foyer) and a large PARLOR (living room) with plenty of seating and a spectacular view of St. Michaels Harbor. To the rear of the living room is the LIBRARY having a fireplace, books, a television, stereo, games, cards and puzzles, and the DINING ROOM which can comfortably seat ten. To the rear of the dining room is a one story wing which houses a large, fully equipped KITCHEN. Also on the first floor is a DEN having a fireplace and half bath.

For relaxing outside on the property, the house offers a brick PATIO facing the harbor and the Miles River, and a covered PORCH facing the white picket fence enclosed back yard and gardens.

The second floor of the Harrison house includes the MASTER BEDROOM having a queen size poster bed and a twin trundle bed, a full bath, and an adjacent small sitting or READING ROOM which has a twin sofa bed. The second story of the rear portion of the house includes the BLUE ROOM having a full size converted rope bed, an adjacent 7X7 room with a twin bed, a full bath, and the 8X8 PEACH ROOM having a twin bed. Up a private spiral staircase from the DEN is the 15X11 WING BEDROOM with dormer windows, having a full size converted rope bed and a full bath.

The third floor of the Harrison House is the ATTIC having two rooms including one full bed.

There are water views from almost every room of the house.

Also available for rent are two early 19th century two bedroom fully restored cottages located within one block of the the Thomas Harrison House (click link below).

Seasonal, week and weekend rentals available all year-round.

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Front yard opens up to Town harbor and Town Park, Large backyard great for barbecues, game of catch, horse shoes, croquet, frisbee, or wiffle ball, Back porch has rocking chairs for enjoying outdoors, Library has chess and checkers sets, cards, and other board games, House can be rented along with adjacent cottages for family reunions, or for weddings in Town....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village
  • Waterfront:

    On water and adjacent town park- with magnificent views of St. Michaels Harbor and Miles River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    $15/bed...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    House has a porch facing rear yard and a patio facing harbor...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Few year old, large and kid friendly public swimming pool is located six blocks away from house....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$540 $790
Fri, Sat
$2,950
Fall
Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$390 $780
Fri, Sat
$2,400 $4,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Three night minimum for MLK Day Weekend, Presidents Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Day Weekend and Christmas. Minimum 4 night stay for Winefest Weekend in April. Linens are 20/bed if we provide. Call for last minute booking discount.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

Museums (incl. Maritime Museum), restaurants and shops, a few blocks away,

Town Park with magnificent water/harbor views, a few steps from house,

Farmers Market in the Park adjacent house from March - October on Saturday mornings,

Acoustic music concerts also in Park on Thursday evenings during summer,

Bicycle rental 1 block away,

Beautiful public pools 6 blocks away,

Tennis Courts 6 blocks away,

Boat rides (on Patriot, Selina or Maritime Museum Skipjack) a few blocks away,

Grocery stores a few blocks away,

Town Public Library, 2 blocks away,

Kayak rental, in Town,

Winery, 4 blocks away,

Microbrewery 4 blocks away,

Fishing and Oystering excursions on Tilghman Island (ten minute drive away),

Town of Oxford, 1 hr bike ride away (with ride on Tred Avon Ferry),

Historic areas, great for walks or bike rides, in all directions!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: I purchased the Thomas Harrison house in 1991 and restored it over the next few years. The process of research and restoration of this house, built when George Washington was President, greatly increased my interest in historic architecture and the history of St. Michaels. This interest lead to the purchase and restoration of the nearby Washington Melson, Thomas Blades and John Bruff houses (click on link for info on these two bedroom properties).

Why the Owner Chose Saint Michaels, MD, USA:
The combination of the waterfront location, architecture and the historic character of the area, as well as the residents of St. Michaels, make this a very special place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house sits prominently on the harbor in St. Michaels with wonderful water views. It is the ONLY large vacation rental house in Town. Walking distance to everything... shops, restaurants, museums, parks, pool and other attractions.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Thomas Harrison House looking from St. Michaels Town Harbor

    Thomas Harrison House looking from St. Michaels Town Harbor

  • Harbor from in front of house

    Harbor from in front of house

  • Side/Back of house and Backyard

    Side/Back of house and Backyard

  • View of Back of House (with porch) from backyard-- great for games and bbqs!

    View of Back of House (with porch) from backyard-- great for games and bbqs!

  • View of side of House and St. Michaels Harbor from Locust Street

    View of side of House and St. Michaels Harbor from Locust Street

  • Living Room with fabulous harbor view

    Living Room with fabulous harbor view

  • Large eat-in Kitchen great for gatherings in the morning or anytime!

    Large eat-in Kitchen great for gatherings in the morning or anytime!

  • Master Bedroom with master bathroom and beautiful harbor views

    Master Bedroom with master bathroom and beautiful harbor views

  • Wing Bedroom with full bathroom

    Wing Bedroom with full bathroom

  • Second Blue Bedroom with twin bed

    Second Blue Bedroom with twin bed

  • St Michaels Harbor

    St Michaels Harbor

  • Town Park in front of house with Gazebo

    Town Park in front of house with Gazebo

  • View of House (on left) and St. Michaels Harbor from Town Park

    View of House (on left) and St. Michaels Harbor from Town Park

  • View of St. Michaels Harbor from Living Room and Side Patio

    View of St. Michaels Harbor from Living Room and Side Patio

  • Yard and Back of House with Porch

    Yard and Back of House with Porch

  • View of backyard from porch and Locust St. cottages (VRBO rentals-see link

    View of backyard from porch and Locust St. cottages (VRBO rentals-see link

  • View of St. Michaels Harbor from Park in Front of Thomas Harrison House

    View of St. Michaels Harbor from Park in Front of Thomas Harrison House

  • Dining Room with large table

    Dining Room with large table

  • Wing Sitting Room with fireplace

    Wing Sitting Room with fireplace

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Peach Bedroom with twin bed

    Peach Bedroom with twin bed

  • Attic Bedrooms with spectacular harbor views

    Attic Bedrooms with spectacular harbor views

  • Historic Marker

    Historic Marker

  • St. Michaels Harbor view from Town Park in winter

    St. Michaels Harbor view from Town Park in winter

VRBO #198445

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, August 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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