Captain's Watch is a waterfront Cottage which has a screened porch with a beautiful sunrise view of Knapps Narrows. It is nestled in a working watermen's village, 12 miles from Historic St. Michaels, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. The whole family will be entertained by the boating, kayaking, fishing and crabbing opportunities.
Outside around the property:
The Cottage has a kayak launch and a hot tub (seasonal) for your relaxation. There is a place to rent kayaks just down the road. We do have a dock that it is possible for your to fish or crab off of but we ask that you be respectful of the seafood buyer and watermen that unload their catch on our dock. In the yard you can sit back in one of our Adirondack chairs and sip an ice cold drink or maybe enjoy some crabs while sitting at our picnic table.
Screened in Porch:
This is a rural area and we do have bugs. Not an over abundance but around dusk the mosquitoes can get pesky. There's no better way to still be able to sit outside and enjoy the views but without getting eaten up than sitting on our screened in porch. On the porch we also have an electric BBQ Grill for grilling your catch after a hard day of fishing.
When you walk into the cottage from the porch you arrive in the living room. In 2017 we redecorated most of the cottage and purchased new furniture. The living room has a very comfortable love seat and chair as well as a couch that can be folded out into a full/queen size bed. Mounted on the wall is a new flat screen TV with cable.
Captain's Watch has a full kitchen with just about anything you may need to cook or eat your meal...all you need to bring is your ingredients. A refrigerator, microwave, and an oven with a range are all ready for you to use. We do have a coffee maker but you will need to provide your own ground coffee and filters.
There is a table that can seat 6 people. Please make sure if you plan to cook that you bring all your ingredients. Sometimes departing guests leave condiments, spices, or other cooking stuff but it is not guaranteed to be present at the cottage when you are there.
Our master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a twin trundle bed that can be pulled out to make two twin size beds or one king size bed. Both bedrooms have dressers if you would like to unpack and put your things away. There are televisions located in both bedrooms as well. It is always nice to have the ability to wash your clothes and you will find a washer and a dryer in the master bedroom closet. Linens are provided.
In the bathroom you will find a bathtub with a shower and of course a toilet and sink. We provide toilet paper and bath towels but we do not provide shampoo or body wash.
Other amenities that Captain's Watch has to offer are Air Conditioning is those hot summer months and heat in those cold winter months! Did I mention Wifi? The cottage has free wireless internet for your use so if you need to get some work done while you are here or just want to scroll through facebook without using data we have you covered. In the unfortunate case that you need to work on your vacation there is a desk that you can make your office away from your office.
Come to our shores and relax on the porch and watch the watermen toil at their labors of catching Chesapeake Bay Seafood and savor the flavor of the Land of Pleasant living. The cottage is available year round and pet and kid friendly.
The Owners are on site and live next to the cottage.
***PLEASE DRIVE SLOW ON OUR LANE! POSTED LIMIT IS 5MPH. SORRY, BUT THERE WILL BE A FINE FOR SPEEDERS***
There are 2 Restaurants on the Island serving the local fare of Chesapeake Bay seafood in many different ways. We have a country store down the road about a mile where you can buy general items plus beer and wine or you can order takeout.
St. Michaels is a short drive away and there are many cute shops and wonderful restaurants to eat at. Also in St. Michaels there is a distillery, a winery, and a brewery. Take a walk around a discover the history of the "town that fooled the British"
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center- Estuarium/Aquaculture Tours- Tilghman
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels
A Variety of Boat and Kayak Tours in season.
Boat and personal watercraft rentals available nearby
Shopping in the Quaint town of St. Michaels
Relaxation at a slower pace.