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Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, 5.5 (2/2016) (Sleeps 14)

Located 5 minutes from Historic Downtown Annapolis.

The Yellow House is a Gorgeous and Charming Southern Colonial, ( featured in 2 magazines), and can also be found at (Annapolis waterfront vacationsdotcom with a large welcoming front porch and multiple decks off the back, and is situated on one of the most picturesque and serene creeks on the bay. 5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis, one of the most beautiful little cities on the Chesapeake Bay. Facing east you will enjoy memorable mornings watching the sun come up over the creek and open bay. Work boats out in the early morning, all from most windows. Have your morning coffee at the water's edge. Lots of Garden seating from every vantage point. The wildlife viewing is spectacular. Herons, Osprey-diving for perch, Eagles, and more. Its a unique setting which makes it perfect for a memorable family reunion/ days surrounding a wedding, staff retreat any reason to gather everyone in one place. The home is very spacious, comfortable and reminisant of a fine Country Inn. Two docks for crabbing/fishing /kayaking/paddle boarding(5 kayaks and 2 large paddle boards on Property) or swimming, lots of fun floats. 3 comfy cruising bicycles with baskets, on property for leisurely peddles around the surrounding area, peddle along the beautiful stretch of beach just a 2 blocks down the way.

The Main level (15x 48) deck and lower private flagstone patio, have lots of room for outdoor dining , relaxing, and backyard bbq's/crab feast, small cocktail/dinner parties -can be easily catered. Also, homeowner available for set up for small parties. Included in booking.

Lovingly and meticulously maintained perennial gardens (beautiful all year long. along with waterfront views of the creek and bay.

6 bedrooms/5 with private baths, and 1- 1/2 bath.

All beds are of the highest quality and comfort.

TV's in every bedroom. Full house generator provides peace of mind, no matter what mood mother nature is in.

The homeowner has chosen calming coastal colors throughout the house. All beds are made up with the finest linens, lofty comforters/ soft cozy bathrobe and slippers in each bedroom, every bathroom is stocked with thick fluffy towels, toiletries, soaps, shampoos, hairdyers and necessities. TV/cable /wifi in every room.

The Master Suite has a king and a double bed nook ,luxury private bath with soaking tub/bath salts/scrub , and private balcony overlooking the creek and bay. Remaining bedrooms have beautiful Queen size beds and the 6 bedroom room has 2 doubles. Plus a queen pull out sofa.

The Main living room has 2 sofas for everyone to gather and enjoy watching TV around a toasty fire/ gas fireplace with remote.- The main level deck has outdoor gas grill propane fully provided and outdoor living room seating -Very private. Indoor Lower level has another large, sectional sofa with large screen 50" TV/DVD , lots of room for entertaining on either level- large wooden table on garden level patio, perfect for Crab feasts.One phone call to order your steamed crabs,and all the trimmings, local seafood market , 5 minutes up the street. Homeowner always available to assist.

The Main Kitchen has lge 4 x 8 granite island, a 6 burner/double oven Viking Gas range. A chef's pantry off kitchen, fully stocked with plenty of pots/pans, dishes,glassware linens, etc. and every cooking tool imaginable/ plus Full beautiful walk in food pantry with lots of shelves, for all of your food storage Extra large Double Door SZ fridge/freezer combo. 2 additional fridges in home. Multiple french doors flank the baby grand piano between the kitchen living room. Main entry way is spacious and open. Patio level has a Full 2nd complete kitchen and makes it easy to prepare meals for lower patio dining or catering prep, as well. 3 vintage Cape Cod Style Bicycles . And a brand new Ping pong table and every board game and outdoor games. Ask me about 4 hour cruises/dinner/brunch on 46 foot luxury Catamaran just minutes from the house. (Additional charge) .

If inquiring about a "life event' booking, please indicate an exact number of guests to be attending and if more than one event would take place at the home-prior to booking to determine if permitted. Again, thank you for considering our home.

Plenty of private off street parking available for as many cars as you have.

Historic Annapolis and all it has to offer is just 5-6 minutes away.

Thank you for considering our home. Please take time to read our very gracious reviews.

Debbie and ' Gepetto' Buchanan

Commissioning Week 2018 Regular daily rate does not apply to CW 2019/20 See rates for these weeks- All payments in general are Non-Refundable

Please inquire.

Keywords: Summer in Annapolis ! Annapoliswaterfrontvacations- We are 5 minutes from historic Annapolis,directly on beautiful black walnut creek , perfect for quiet relaxation, and family reunions, and so much more.

More Details

Owner
Debbie Buchanan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Debbie Buchanan

This home is actually located in Annapolis, not Highland Beach, although Highland beach is very close.

This very special home is located in Annapolis, 4.5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis. Thus about a 5 minute drive by car..

I have lived on this property for 26 years. This home along with its beautiful perennial gardens,and creek are magical, and should be shared. I now devote all my time and attention to this lovely home. One of my passions is as a pastry chef, no longer full time, but still bake ,when not preparing for house guests.

I enjoy the whole process of preparing for the arrival of a new family, ensuring that the home exceeds all expectations.

Debbie Buchanan purchased this house in 1991

Why Debbie Buchanan chose Annapolis

There are a thousand tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay, this one little slice of heaven was little known, but had gained some notoriety several years back, when LL Bean chose it as one of its only 2 spots for their popular Discovery kayak learning trips. Local Annapolis Author in his book ' Open Spaces, Sacred Places' features our exact location on page 23. Across the creek is acreage , expressly left as a nature preserve. The only thing you will see , as you wiling away the hours , are very grateful critters, and some boaters.

What makes this house unique

The expansive windows in every room, face east, so you enjoy the sunrise as well as the beauty of the moon on the creek , from the master suite as well as other perfect spots. One of the greatest attributes of this property is its beauty and peaceful, quiet surroundings.

Additionally, the homeowner is available to help with set up table decor for dinner parties -rehearsal dinners, flower arrangement for tables, rentals essentially anything you need to assist in making your party, brunch or small event a success-

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debbie,



The house was ideal and impressed so many people. I think I must have given more than a dozen tours of all the rooms and suites in the house and everyone was in awe. Thanks again for the great house.
May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
BWI
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eisenhower-Lake Presidential
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New Carrolton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lovely beach,, to bike along just down the street
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, and Stand up Paddle boards,fishing.crabbing boating on property

Amenities

Annapolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5.5 1 full bath on main level, senior friendly private bath in The Blue Heron Bedroom-
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1) In master suite- Yve Delorme French Cane King Bed-beautiful private full bath -private furnished balcony looking onto water-, Queen size Beds (5) All Queen beds are beautiful solid wood most 4 poster/ or sleigh style, Double Beds (3) In the : children room 2 double Beds , Baby Cribs (1), porta crib good quality mattress, and 1 pack and play /Sleep Sofa (1) counted in queen count
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please visit our new Website, for complete services and additional photos and information.. Just click on link on this site-or go to annapoliswaterfrontvacationsdotcom

Reviews

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Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
mayfield, ny - Adirondack Mountains
5

Five Stars in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

We are 10 active cousins all over 65, some well over, from the East Coast -FL to NY. Since the late 80's we have been renting a house for a week every other year in different places through out this country.... All week everyone kept saying they "loved this home". Debbie was an absolute joy to work with... I asked in passing if there were any poker chips among the games and puzzles... next day Poker Chips as well as THE BEST hot-out-of-the-oven muffins arrived... which were devoured instantly... and the poker chips used every night.

Five Stars in every way. Debbie has created an enviorment of luxurious comfort and livability...from the exquisite decorating to the amazingly comfortable beds, (robes and slippers included) she has not left out any Five Star Hotel amemities.

As a professional Baker the kitchen is equipped with restaurant quality everything. There is plenty of room for everyone to make their own breakfast, our group made use of all THREE coffee makers...

ON THE Water views and a "Better Homes and Garden" Garden skilfully cared for is all part of the package... beautiful.

Location is perfect, we took advantage of the easy metro access to DC, drivable Baltimore and the treasures of Annnapolis minutes away, returning to our comfortable hidaway...

We highly recommend this property, Debbie and Gepetto who are always improving on the experience and are only a phone call away...

It doesn't get any better than this..

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

USNA 45th Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, with a great six BR layout in a great setting and a super kitchen/open area for entertaining. Our 11 person party, four couples and three guys, found the house very comfortable and relaxing after a busy day's schedule. To top it off, Debbie was an incredible hostess who briefed us on all of the home's features and was very accommodating during our large dinner parties. We entertained about two dozen folks for dinner and the home proved itself very well suited for dinner prep and entertaining. Again, the layout and location, just four miles from USNA or 12 minutes, proved ideal. By unanimous vote, everyone wants to come back to this house for our 50th reunion. There can be no better endorsement from the 24th Co., Class of 1972!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house over my daughter's wedding weekend. It was so perfect. Three generations all totally comfortable. Tons of space, porches on every level, great views of the water. Home is beautifully equipped, from kitchen to kayaks. We had a bridal luncheon there as well as make up and hair for all the wedding party the day of the wedding. I would rent again anytime

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookeville
5

A wonderful place for family celebrations, good times, relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • 5 of 5

Of all the rentals we've booked, this is by far the most superior. The owner, Debbie takes great care and pride in this home and her attention to detail is incredible. She is so accommodating and friendly making everything easy. The house is so comfortable , spacious, clean and most of all a relaxing environment for all to enjoy.

This was a family get together for four generations (12 people in all) with everyone coming from Boston to Florida. The location is fantastic being 30 min from BWI and only 10 minutes from Annapolis.

Everyone loved the house, and with so many activities available there was fun for all. The grounds are professionally maintained with plenty of peaceful locations to sit. The kids loved the creek and much time was spent on the Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks.

We had several family meals on the spacious decks and plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is spotless and well equipped to handle family meals. We even made home made Ice Cream!

Another great aspect is the location of the home to the Chesapeake Bay which you can see from the house. As I came by boat, it was only a short ride to some of the best fishing grounds on the Bay. While the creek is too shallow to dock , I was able to keep the boat around the corner ( 2min away) at a neighbor's house that we had rented last year.

Overall, a wonderful experience was had by everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellaire, Texas, USA
5

Warm and inviting retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay in Annapolis in order to visit with our Midshipman and extended family in the area. The pictures on the website do it justice. It is open and warm and wonderful for families big and small! There is room to spread out with beautiful bathrooms for each bedroom. The bedroom off the kitchen was perfect for our elderly mother because she didn't have to use the stairs and it was equipt with handicapped bars in the shower. The backyard is beautiful. We were there in the fall and we had bikes to use, but with the cozy fireplace we chose to sit and read. I am an avid baker and the kitchen had everything I needed to cook for my large family. It really exceeded our expectations. I felt as if I was home. It was truly a great place!! We have already planned our get together for next year! (PS. Debbie knew that we were without a car one day she picked up dinner that we ordered and brought it to us!) She will go beyond the call! Plus, she's a lab lover, so I knew she was good person:)

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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5

Beautiful property with lots of charm and very comfortable for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful property. It served as the meeting point for a very large family reunion. There was plenty of room for our family to stay (including 6 children under the age of 6-with lots of separate quiet rooms for differing nap times). We loved the gorgeous backyard with the access to water and the kayaks and paddleboards. Everyone in the family really enjoyed the morning and evening kayak trips. We will definitely return to this wonderful home in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: All Payments are Non-Refundable
Additional charges will/may be applied for events and will be quoted at time of inquiry.
Rate for Commissioning week 2019 has not be set, please inquire-

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