Only 35 minutes from DC yet a world away! Flat water Kayaker's Heaven, Central air-conditioned 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath waterfront cottage with ten mile sunset view over the Potomac River. Gated compound complete with pier and an electric boat lift, observation tower, and 600 ft elevated walkway along tidal pool. Spectacular eagle and nature watching. Kayaks, canoe etc. all equipment provided. Queen size beds with thermopedic pads. Well-equipped kitchen for your eat-in pleasure. Internet service is included, however, it is a satellite connection and can be effected by weather and it does not support streaming video. Email and normal surfing is possible, but can be unreliable. If you need guaranteed reliable internet service for your stay we recommend bringing a portable WIFI device to accomplish same. Quality of internet connection is not guaranteed or implied.
- Cottage1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath Sleeps 4-5
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet and beautiful
We enjoyed our five night stay at Fenwick Cottage very much. The setting is lovely, right on the Potomac with natural areas close at hand. If you enjoy nature this is an ideal spot. There are many birds, including osprey and eagles to observe every day from the dock or the tower. We kayaked several times into Pomonkey Creek right next to the property. What a treat! The sunsets on the river were beautiful as well. We also biked the Indian Head bike trail, 26 miles round trip. It is very close to Fenwick cottage and a very pretty ride through marsh, forest and farm land.
The cottage was very comfortable, We had all the comforts of home, comfy bed, ample kitchen, and laundry. John and Carrie were great hosts encouraging us to roam and enjoy the property and natural beauty. They were also helpful with places to eat locally as well. We went into DC one day. It was about a 45 minute drive not during rush hour. We would recommend a stay at Fenwick if you are looking for a quiet, beautiful environment to hang, relax, and enjoy. We were rejuvenated!
Stay at Fenwick Cottage
Our family of 5 enjoyed the time at Fenwick cottage. The owner John was courteous and helpful regarding the area and seeing Washington DC. The cabin was clean and had plenty of room for us an our grown children. We utilized the kitchen for breakfast meals and some dinner meals. The cottage was a nice secluded 'get away' from the busy days of sight seeing in Washington DC. We enjoyed the mornings of kayaking from the dock on the property before starting our daily sightseeing. The trek to DC involved driving to the Eisenhower metro station(~30 min dependent on traffic) and taking the train to the National mall. We enjoyed the cottage and would stay there again.
Rustic and quaint
Very much enjoyed the dock with fishing and kayaking.
This spot on the Potomac River is full of beauty and wildlife.
John and Connie were wonderful hosts. They made sure our stay at Fenwick Cotttage was all that we imagined.
Great family retreat. Great manager
we took our daughter and 2 grandchildren for a short vacation. Accommodations were great. but the real attraction is the location and the owners. Firstly there is a great tree house / look out that my grand kids loved. they ate and read up there. the kids can wander the entire VERY large property and explore. There is a canoe and a bunch of kayaks. We went canoeing and kayaking on the Chesapeake. There is plenty of wild life to observe that the kids were constantly entertained. Butterfly's, river otter's, tree frogs, turtles, eagles...
In addition to all this you are about 35 minute ride to DC and all it has to offer. I would highly suggest discussing your DC plans with the owners. Their advice was invaluable.
If all this is not enough the owners John & Carrie are the nicest and most interesting people. They are warm and welcoming. I very much enjoyed our evenings sitting outside overlooking the water as the sun is going down and talking with them. I also loved Carries art "journal", thanks for sharing. Needless to say I would highly recommend this to any nature lover who is looking for a great vacation.
It was our pleasure to share our little piece of paradise on the Potomac with Sol and his wonderful family. His grand kids were totally charming and we too enjoyed spending time with Sol sitting by the river enjoying the conversation.
Fun family weekend away
Our family of 5 (kids ages 0-7) just had a fabulous long weekend here. The cottage was perfect and just as we expected from the listing. The owner was helpful and kind and responded to communication quickly. We spent our weekend exploring the river and marsh with the canoe and kayaks and we all had a blast finding shells, watching birds and swimming. The kitchen was well-equipped and the beds were comfortable. It was a very hot weekend and the AC in the cottage had a hard time keeping up so we were a little toasty at night but otherwise no big complaints. We would definitely stay here again!
It was our pleasure to have you and your family here for the weekend. We are very grateful for your input on the AC. The system has been replaced and we have had no issues or complaints regarding the cooling system since. We count on people telling us when there are issues that we can address.
We very much appreciate your input!
We are located in the northern part of Charles County Maryland on the world famous bass waters of the Potomac River at Pomonkey Creek. We have a 300 degree panorama of the area. The resident bald eagles are here every day of the year. This is prime waterfront with 1000 feet on the Potomac and 1000 feet on the creek. The cottage is a separate private home in gated waterfront compound complete with pier with an electric lift, 24 foot observation tower, 600 foot elevated walkway over tidal pool and sunrise or sunset view. Internet service here is via satellite, our only option, and is not suitable for video streaming, and can be less than reliable. Please bring protable WIFI for your use in case continuous quality connection to the internet is crucial to the enjoyment of your stay.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing