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EASTERN SHORE Maryland --2 minute walk to beach; Quintessential beach home

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 11

EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND on the Chesapeake Bay in the historic town of Betterton, Maryland, your day begins with coffee on the deck of this spacious Summer Home. Built in 1929 as a vacation home, where many a weary traveler slept, you and your large group/family will find plenty of space to relax, sleep, eat and make memories! With ceiling fans throughout, central air conditioning, fireplace, deck for your outdoor dining, enclosed sunroom in the back of the house ideal for summer indoor dining, sunny dining room, screened-in front porch, living room, spacious hall on second floor with four bedrooms; two additional bedrooms on first floor; equipped with all kitchen necessities, TV, DVD, beach chairs, charcoal grill. Just a two minute walk to the beach, public dock available for your boat; fishing from the pier. Great community for bike riding; visiting nearby historic Chestertown (free outdoor concerts on weekends), 60 miles to historic Annapolis (Maryland's capital), fishing outings from Rock Hall. An all year round area to take advantage of the beauty and diversity of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland. Enjoy your stay! We look forward to seeing you in Betterton, Maryland.

Come for a visit to Betterton in Autumn/Winter: In the Fall and Winter Kent County comes to life in a new way! While in the summer Betterton beach is full of swimmers, in the autumn the beach becomes a magnificent back-drop to sail boats dotting the Bay. Autumn breezes bring antique shoppers to Galena and Chestertown – both a 20 minute drive away; students return to historical Washington College in Chestertown where you’ll find history dating back to the 17th century– take a stroll through the cobble stone streets where you’ll find galleries, studios, and shops featuring the work of local, regional and internationally known artists and craftspeople. Choose a little restaurant for your special meal. The relatively flat land in Kent County attracts cyclists in abundance; the autumn brings the migration of geese seen across the sky. Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, Betterton and Kent County, Maryland offers you a get-away for ensuring a relaxing, interesting, and a memorable time for you and your family

Come to visit any time of year and enjoy locale: The summer season has ended, but Kent County comes to life in a new way! While in the summer Betterton beach is full of swimmers, in the autumn the beach becomes a magnificent back-drop to sail boats dotting the Bay. Autumn breezes bring antique shoppers to Galena and Chestertown – both a 20 minute drive away; students return to historical Washington College in Chestertown where you’ll find history dating back to the 17th century – take a stroll through the cobble stone streets where you’ll find galleries, studios, and shops featuring the work of local, regional and internationally known artists and craftspeople. Choose a little restaurant for your special meal. Because of the relatively flat land in Kent County, cyclists are seen in abundance; and don’t forget in the autumn we see the migration of geese sweep across the sky. Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, Betterton and Kent County, Maryland offers you a get-away for ensuring a relaxing, interesting, and a memorable time for your

Venturing out of town, you can take a short drive to the bay front town of Rock Hall where you will find marinas and waterman’s workboats; or Galena, a town known for its antique shops; or perhaps to Chestertown, on the banks of the Chester River where a blend of history, arts, shopping, and/or a Saturday morning trip to the Farmers Market along Fountain Park. The students at Washington College keep Chestertown bustling all year round. Come for a visit – you won’t be disappointed.

The county seat of Kent County, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, Betterton is surrounded by the rich tapestry of farmland, Sassafrass River and Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Owner
Lucia or Ben
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Lucia or Ben

Our family is from the Philadelphia area, just 2 hour drive to Betterton, Maryland. Our careers are medical/hospital related and insurance managers. We grew up in the northeast section of Philadelphia, a suburb approximately 20 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. One us was born in Italy and immigrated to the USA as a very small child. We still have family in southern Italy and visit there as often as possible.

Lucia or Ben purchased this house in 1997

Why Lucia or Ben chose Betterton

Our family has owned this home since 1997; we are from the Philadelphia area and when we made a decision to purchase a "beach house" we wanted a place to reflect a beach community of a bygone era. We stumbled into Betterton on a snowy, cold winter day. As soon as we came up Main Street and saw the Bay below and the beach signs, we knew this would be the place for our "beach house." The first summer in Betterton we were so pleasantly surprised at the peacefulness of the community; the friendliness of the neighbors -- they waving as they pass by. This would prove to us that we would always have a place to relax and enjoy the company of family, friends, and neighbors in a way that we could have only dreamed. The very first upgrade would be to expand the deck because we knew this would be where we could view the bay and watch the boats; we could congregate for morning coffee, eat our meals outdoors and generally enjoy outdoor living. As time went by, we converted the heating system to a modern day convenience -- central air conditioning. This proved to be challenging in a house built in 1929, but it was accomplished! The kitchen is generally vintage (as we like to say) and I can just imagine my grandmother cooking up a big family meal in there! Hope you will enjoy this home as your own!

What makes this house unique

Our beach house is vary spacious and no photo can capture the large open spaces and common areas where a large amount of people can gather together for a meal, play games, or simply talk!

Amenities

Betterton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms are on the first floor, 4 bedrooms are on the second floor. Also available is a cot suitable for a small child.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that guests are to provide their own sheets and towels. We will consider monthly summer and/or autumn renters.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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EASTERN SHORE Maryland --2 minute walk to beach; Quintessential beach home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Property and the town of Betterton is a hidden jewel.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were AWESOME, we rented the house so we could work at a nearby job site. The house and location are great and so relaxing. The owners really helped to make sure we enjoyed our stay and felt at home. We'll definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and glad that our home was a good experience for all of you. Come back at any time and maybe next time you can get to the beach which is a very short walk from the house.
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Large but Rustic

  • 3 of 5

The home is very close to the beach and a very nice restaurant. It is large and fit the 11 of us easily and includes a little bonus room we could use for crafting away from the general area. The home could use a little refresh though, a little more rustic that we anticipated, some areas were pretty dirty (couch/floor rugs/mats). The kitchen has coffee cups, utensils and such so the only thing you need to bring is your linens for sleeping. There was already toilet paper, paper towels, and dish soap as well. You definitely feel like it's someone's home you're borrowing rather than the typical sterile rentals.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great old Eastern Shore house

  • 5 of 5

With all the space our gathering of three, then five the last night was totally comfortable. We could have our dog Tilly, too, for a fee. A fine headquarters for meals and wine on the porch, we walked around town and went to the beach. I'd recommend this house for its informal charm, and it has everything you'd need.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and glad that you enjoyed your meals and "wine on the porch" and that Tilly came along! Being together is what it's all about!
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is old but spacious. You can get the bay breezes out on the deck. Short distance to beach for swimming and kayaking. Nice home for a family get together. The community is peaceful and tranquil and we all loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words; short walk to the beach and bay breezes really do make for a great and peaceful get-away.
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5

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friend for a weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is an old-school beach house with lots of charm. We loved the close proximity to the beach and the very laid-back location. It is an old house, so none of the rooms are large or super posh, but it's a great place to enjoy some downtime with friends or family. Bring your own linens and any music or other electronics you might require.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your note. Yes, the house was built for the summer traveler of days gone by. The six bedrooms are just what is needed for a good night sleep; the living spaces (dining room, living room and enclosed "sun room" and deck) are spacious and great places for gathering after a day at the beach.
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A good stay

  • 4 of 5

It was a good stay for our group. Plenty of rooms, spaces, and a near by beach. But the house was not clean enough and many things to fix. But again, it was appropriate for our group's gathering not far ways from MD and PA area. I appreciate the owner(s) for making this place available.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport & BWI
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Betterton -- Barbara's on the Bay
Nearest Ferry
86 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Wilmington, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Barbara's on the Bay, Marzella's Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Betterton, Maryland EASTERN SHORE
Car: necessary

Just a 2 minute walk to the beach; located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay overlooking the confluence of the Sassafras, Elk, and Susquehanna Rivers, Betterton is a lovely town with the only beach in Kent County, Maryland. Come to Betterton for sailing, swimming, and dine at the restaurant overlooking the Bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

Generally weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday, however arrival and departure day are negotiable. The home is available for all seasons. Rates are posted as $300 per night; a minimum stage of two (2) nights; $2000 for the week; we will consider long-term rentals upon request. Contact owner for longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.