Bk Navy Events Now! Charming Cozy Cottage. Free Pkg. Slps 6.Walk to Pubs/Harbor(57 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Secluded Screened Porch & Fenced Outdoor Area. Water taxi nearby.USMC family.
The cottage is available year-round, and to make your planning easy, a handy area Planning Guide is emailed to you upon making your reservation.
You will appreciate how this cottage has been restored. The original charm remains and is complimented with modern amenities. Featured are original pine floors, southern-style plantation shutters and cross-room breezes. Built for the Camp Parole soldiers and their families, the cottage provides a cozy, comfortable home-away-from-home
One block away you will see new $750,000 townhouses, $1.5 single family homes and many charming renovated bungalows and cozy watermen cottages, creating a wonderful mix of architecture and lifestyles in our walk-able community.
Getting settled in is easy, starting with the free parking right in front of the cottage. Simply off-load your belongings onto the screened porch (a comforting benefit during inclement weather) and then grab a beverage and unpack at your leisure.
If you love nature and enjoy the outdoors, you will appreciate the secluded grass-to-garden yard that is certified by the National Wildlife Federation and the Bay-Friendly Organization. We strive to be "green."
Be ready to relax on the 3-season screened porch, link up to the fast WIFI and enjoy the fenced gated yard. Choose your own quaint, private conversation nook, indoors or outdoors, listen to the quiet sounds of nature and get ready to make some new memories.
During colder weather, cuddle outside around the wood-burning fire pit and enjoy toasting marshmallows, being 'one' with the stars, moon and the sounds of our bustling maritime city.
When you are itching to explore, toss on your favorite walking shoes and stroll to the California tapas restaurant or the local “rib” pub and take in a few shops along the way. You can also walk to several good vantage points for viewing the holiday fireworks and December lighted boat parade. The Historic waterfront and GATE 1 of the U.S. Naval Academy are one mile away. Walk, ride the water taxi, or drive part way and park free near the Spa Creek bridge. Walking rewards you with pleasant views and breezes off the Chesapeake Bay.
When "setting up house" for your vacation, the vintage 70s kitchen is conveniently located to the dining room. The kitchen's high-top cafe table is an inviting place where friends can hang out to chat with you.
The living room, with its traditional leather sofa & chair may remind you of ‘Papa’ aka Earnest Hemingway. I've been told by many that the 6' antique wicker sofa with plush down-filled cushions is the perfect place to nap or simply relax.
The dining room and living room are one open area with the kitchen, studio, den and the cottage's one bathroom just steps beyond.
There are three sleeping areas on the 1st floor that work well when utilized as daytime sitting rooms and converted to bedrooms. The den has a Queen futon & the studio a double pull-out sofa bed. Each has windows, ceiling fans and plenty of light.
Tucked under the cozy eaves on the second floor awaiting your arrival is the romantic Master Queen bedroom with adjoining dressing room. Rock away your stress while you gaze at the moon through the skylight. There is a flat-screen TV, rockers and reading lamps & chairs. Décor is enhanced with wool hand-hooked rugs, an antique pine chest and a ceiling fan for your comfort. Plush linens and a down comforter make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.
If you are a family with small children there is a Ciao portable high chair & a pack n play available.
For your furry family members, we accommodate dogs and supply duty bags. Please inquire for multiple dogs. A pet fee applies & is payable upon arrival.
The cottage is available year round & also available for short-term & long-term. Monthly rentals welcome! We accept Legislative per diem, corporate relocation and try to be as flexible as possible.
Hospitality awaits and welcomes you to a unique, personal opportunity to experience Annapolis, Maryland's Capital City!
Keywords: Walk to downtown, restaurants, shops, post office, coffee house, Cottage, Commission Week, USNA, Navy events, Home Games, Alumni Weekends, Herndon, Navy Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Eastport, Navy families, sailboat show, power boat show, boat shows, dogs welcome, fenced yard, heart of Eastport, screened porch, ample, free parking, secluded fully- fenced yard, neighborhood, water taxi, kid-friendly, romantic.
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
A high chair and pack n play are available. The shaded backyard is fenced, equipped with bocce ball & croquet & plenty of space to run & play. A child's rocker & stool on the screened porch....moreless
Well-trained owners with well-behaved dogs are permitted. Backyard is fenced. Dog duty bags , water bowls & a cozy dog blanket are provided. Ask about rates for pets. We love dogs & dogs are permitted indoors with certain provisions. They are not allowed on the 2nd floor to maintain an allergy-free environment. A pet fee applies. Please ask for more information....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- #1-Queen size Bed in the 2nd fl.Master Suite. Queen bed is outfitted with a semi-firm mattress, plush linens, a natural lamb's wool mattress cover & a down duvet for added comfort & coziness. A flatscreen TV & skylight add to the comfort of this master suite. Large dressing room with ample closet space & charming cosmetic studio adjoins. Designated a/c. #2 Den - Queen Sleep Sofa/Futon.1st fl den has a thick firm mattress with inner springs & foam topper, designer linens & a down duvet. Flat screen TV. Ceiling fan. Den becomes private by closing the doors & door curtains to the screened porch & kitchen areas. so the den becomes your domain. #3 Studio - 1st fl. Double Ethan Allen sofa bed in pvt studio with French doors, ceiling fan,desk, windows. There is add'l move-able sleeping that includes 2 twin-size pop-up beds with linens & cushy toppers that snuggle where you like. These can be set up in the 2nd fl. dressing room....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shabby chic all the way! And, decorated with photographs by local photographers - American flags, USNA flag, boats on Spa Creek. The cottage bathroom is conveniently located on the first floor & is complete with tub, shower & linen closet. Modern multi-speed shower head. Bathroom is fully accessorized with towels, a hair dryer, basic first aid supplies; shaving mirror in tub. A frosted window over the tub provides fresh air for a dry, clean-smelling bathroom. Feel free to sing in here! ...moreless
- A Mosquito Magnet is in place on the Cottage property for your outdoor comfort. Trust in the fact that Maryland has a healthy population of these little pests & this magic machine works wonders! Mature trees shade the backyard with privacy fence & free street parking for many vehicles. Walk(8 mins) or drive(2 mins) to Historic Area, USNA GATE1, 2 sailing schools/1 kayak/canoe center. At Quiet Water Park, bike or drive to walk the wooded paved path, listen to Saturday night summer concerts, sit under the gazebo overlooking South River, watch the sunset & dogs romping in the water at the doggie beach & dog park, St. John's College, museums, including Alex Haley's(Roots) Kunte Kinte museum in the historic district. National Sailing Museum is here! The Uptown Arts District features galleries, sushi bar, coffee house, tea room & Rams Head live entertainment, ethnic restaurants -Irish, Italian & Indian. Beautiful lighted sculptures. Open air theatre. ...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
Available are classic films such as 'Casablanca' and old Westerns filmed in Sedona, Arizona. Other selections include 'Dances with Wolves', 'Message in a Bottle', 'American Beauty', 'A River Runs Through It', 'Spy Game', The Graduate & newer selections....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Water Sports
- Wildlife Viewing
Five min walk to pubs, Tapas Wine Bar, restaurants, shops, post office, coffee house; 10 minute walk to Eastport's Restaurant Row; 15 min walk to USNA Gate 1,City Dock, Ego Alley, boat show areas. ...moreless
Annapolis has it all. Rent kayaks & paddle creeks & Chesapeake Bay. Walk to museums, historic area, int'l band concerts, craft beer brew pubs, State House, USNA. FREE Circulator Trolley around town....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
In addition, outdoor dining seats 10 at various tables. There is room to tent the yard & seat 20. The propane bbq grill can be rolled up closer to the screened porch so the cook can join the fun. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
Central air throughout cottage; an additional a/c support unit located on 2nd floor Private Master Bedroom. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, kitchen, den, studio. Fan on 3-season screened porch. Floor Fans....moreless
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Ducted Heating
- Filtered Water
An outdoor fire pit provides a great place to toast marshmallows & to warm up. Toasting tools & wood are provided--or BYO. Create ambience in any room with the portable indoor electric fireplace....moreless
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
Rich, leather settee, big Papa Hemingway chair & antique wicker sofa combined in a great room with the repro dining room table make this a popular activity spot. Cozy down-cushion reading nook....moreless
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mosquito Magnet
- Paper Towels
A Million Dollar treasure in Annapolis!! Well lit parking for your convenience. Two free on-street spaces in front of the cottage AND ample on street free parking by the front door & the side street. ...moreless
- Parking On Street
- Rumpus Room
- Secure Parking
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
A selection of china, glassware, eating utensils & seasonal kitchen linens are available. Some plastic/picnic ware is provided. Outdoor table linens are provided in a variety of holiday patterns....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Complete setting of 8 white square Pottery Barn dinner ware. An array of colorful side dishes to complement your theme are avail. Placemats, table cloths in various seasonal color & some picnic ware....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Towels
There is a public ramp to put-in at Truxtun Park. From there you can boat/kayak/paddleboard down to the historic harbor. There is SUP Paddleboard company located at South Annapolis Marina on Boucher....moreless
Deck / Patio:
An open deck has a bistro table for 2. Adirondack chairs sit under the trees. Round wrought iron table & 6 chairs are located near the bbq & wood-burning chiminea. Wood & 'smore utensils provided....moreless
- Fully Fenced Property
- Kayak / Canoe:
Lanai / Gazebo:
The 3-season screened Summer porch seats 10 for dinner at 3 separate tables: a vintage, tin-top for 4 people, a round marble bistro table for 2 & a 60' round black wrought iron table for 4 people. Seasonal table linens including crisp blue & green, fall hues, & fiesta reds are available to coordinate your personal party!...moreless
- Large Cooler
Lawn / Garden:
The gardens are prize-winning with native plants & perennials that provide year-round color & interest. The gardens are National Wildlife Federation & Bay-Friendly awarded. Convenient picnic umbrella....moreless
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda:
Sitting on the front porch gives you a feeling of small-town Main Street. View the grass-to-garden landscape with native plants, perennials & Victorian gazing balls from Adriondack chairs & settee....moreless
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Water Sports Gear:
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2017
1 night min stay
July 4th weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
2019 Commissioning Week
May 19 - May 25, 2019
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee/up to5 Days $150
Dogs Welcome! Pet fee up to 2 dogs $50/wknd,$75/wk, $250/mo. More than 2 dogs, inquire. No cats due to allergies. 2 free pkg spots & ample free pkg. Cleaning 1-5 nts $150; 6+$250; $450/mo. Sec dep $500 may apply. 5+ adults/$25/pp/nt. Inquire about weekly, monthly & seasonal rates. WIFI included. Utility deposit negotiable per reservation.
USNA Games/Events;Boat Show Wks-Book Early!
Nightly, Monthly, Yearly & extended stays.Flexible Corporate relo! Reserve w/ Check or EFT & signed reservation agreement A phone chat prior works well to ensure guests' needs are adequately met.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Dogs, up to 60lbs. and belonging to well-trained owners, are permitted on the first-floor, on the screened porch & 3.5' fenced back yard. Other accommodations will be entertained. A dog crate & door partition is available or bring your own. Dog park with beach/water 5 min drive. There is a reasonable pet fee.
Outdoor games are provided as well as Marshmallow and hotdog skewers for roasting on the grill or in the chimenea.
Outdoor tables, chairs and gas grill are all portable so you can stage your 'moveable feast' anywhere on the property.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Hanging on the living room wall is a hand-embroidered vintage sampler with the quotation of 'Let me live by the side of the road & be a friend to man.' The sampler depicts my love of hosting travelers. As the former owner of the Philadelphia B&B Reservation Service & co-author of The American Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, welcoming visitors is a real pleasure for me & simply the core of my being. I love to travel & enjoy making travel easy & fun for others. Living in this dynamic City by the Chesapeake Bay is refreshing & invigorating. The cottage has good bones & peaceful land. It is named 'Chi Rising,' which describes its positive energy, welcoming presence & solid, grounded feeling. Renovating Chi Rising inside & out presented the challenge of removing old materials & updating applications of paint, flooring & comfort amenities like ceiling fans & additional lighting. When removing two old flooring layers in the kitchen, I was rewarded with the pleasant surprise of 12" knotty pine plank floor boards, that add authentic charm to the cottage. Practicing 'green' while establishing perennial theme gardens with year-round seasonal color, texture & plants native to Maryland was a joy. Feng Shui principles & a 'grass to garden' design concept created harmony & a garden certified as 'Bay-Friendly' by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Office & as a National Wildlife Federation refuge. Visit & use all the spaces at Chi Rising. It is your home while you are here. Enjoy Eastport, downtown Annapolis & all that awaits.
Why the Owner Chose Annapolis, MD, USA:
Living in the heart of Eastport provides a stimulating lifestyle of cultural neighborhoods, bustling business enterprises and creative artisans & entrepreneurs. One word sums it up -- Location! All you need is within walking distance. Get in touch with the historic Maritime industry, get out on the Bay & taste a blue crab or two on an open deck somewhere on the water! This is what living is all about! A very special adventure is a sunset sail on the Woodwinds-catch it at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel's back deck--be sure to reserve your spot. Visiting Annapolis during winter months? Bundle up & trek out to the back yard fire pit --warm blankets, wood & BBQ forks are provided. Walk to the Chart House or Carroll's Creek --each has a great bar with a floor-to ceiling fireplace overlooking the harbor -- get there early to get a seat! The vibe of life's excitement abounds in Maryland's Capital City! Enriched by the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John's College, several sailing schools, museums, artisan dens and diverse restaurants & pubs. West Street is a bustling area of the Chocolate Binge Festival, the Fringe festival & Dining Under the Stars. Visit us and experience our spirit, our passion and all we have to offer here on the Chesapeake Bay!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage is a great gathering place for friends. And, we love dogs! A fenced yard offers unbridled running room. Enjoy a cup of joe, host a graduation or wedding celebration or have a dinner party on the screened porch while watching cardinals, robins & squirrels going about their daily rituals of bathing & eating. Quite enjoyable. The 3-season screened porch beckons an afternoon nap & evokes memories & dreams of Key West. There is a blender available to whiz up your favorite concoction to help you hang on, too. And, there is seating for 10 for dinner! This cottage has a secluded yard that is fenced. When you arrive, park in front of the cottage & enter by walking through the lush cottage garden & around to the 3-season screened porch. There you can stash your luggage, grab a beverage & unpack at your convenience. Unique to this cottage is charm! It is cozy with small rooms, easy to live in & evokes relaxation. The gardens are 360 degrees around, so you can follow the sun or the moon & find a spot to gaze away. Inside, the cottage is filled with light & gentle, seasonal breezes that blow through wide windows. The cottage is a Sears & Roebuck-type model & was build in 1950. I renovated it myself & preserved the quaintness that adds to the charm. Furnishing are an eclectic collection gathered from antique barns & world-wide straw markets & unique curio shops. Juxtaposed to these is a traditional reproduction pine dining room table with hand-hewn spindle-back chairs. The cottage has all the modern trappings like flat screen televisions, f-a-s-t free wifi, & an extreme FIOS package with every channel. Did I mention FREE parking? Here the living is easy & fun. Book your visit with us and you will see!
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Chi Rising cottage feels like coming home. Screened porch on back. Relax. Party.
Vintage party makes for modern fun! Seasonal accessories/linens avail. GasGrill.
Gather around. Quiet & quaint corner of the garden is perfect to roast 'smores.
Repro living rm/dining area is a great gathering place. Table seats 6. Leather.
With doors open, 1st fl. sofa bed area is a cozy space for daytime relaxing.
1st Fl. Studio, Dbl pull-out sofa. Ceiling fan. Desk. Rocker. Cozy sitting area.
1st Fl den is a great daytime activity room. Converts to pvt sleeping area.
1st Floor Bath.crisp decor with airy window. Multi- head shower, linen closet.
Sitting & rocking in 2nd Fl. Queen Master bedrm. Attached dressing rm. Skylight.
Dogs love the sunny deck attached to the screened porch, Fenced yard.
Best seat in the garden to welcome the morning's new energy & to enjoy full moon
Perennial gardens certified by National Wildlife Federation & are Bay-friendly.
Secluded screened porch. Relax, listen to birds, view gardens. 3-seasons. Grill
Den futon room opens to 3-season screened porch. Door closes for den privacy.
Enjoy morning brew & make a day plan at this bar-top table in the sunny kitchen.
Dining Room in "Go Navy" array. View of studio room with double pull out sofa.
French Doors decorated w colorful art provide privacy for the 1st fl. sofa bedrm
Pvt 1st fl den has a flat-screen TV visible from Queen futon. Access to porch.
Nautical décor in 1st fl. full bath; multi directional shower head; big tub.
2nd Floor Queen Master Bdrm. Dressing room, Flatscreen, sky light, ceiling fan.
2nd FL Master Dressing Rm. Under-the-eaves. Closet. Avail 2 pop-up twin ottomans
Fall is all about Navy football. Go Navy! The cottage gets dressed up for USNA.
Ready for You & December holidays-greenery, vintage ornaments & Santa. Tree prov
Visit Eastport & have one great time! Walk to wine bar, street end parks, harbor
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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