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Bedrooms 4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

5 Bd/5Ba; Sleeps 8-12; Apt. Incl.; Eastern Shore;Arrive By Land or Sea

Deep water dock will accommodate a 52' yacht! Catch fresh fish and go crabbing, and two kayaks are available. The views are wide open and can be enjoyed from most rooms.The sparkling pool is adjacent to an expansive porch where you can watch the kids, have a crab feast, or just enjoy the expansive water views. You can celebrate the end of a perfect day by viewing the sunsets on the dock with cocktails. If you wish to arrive by water, MLW depth is 4 1/2-6 feet at the end of the dock where it has accommodated 40 ' sailboats. Your family can enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, crabbing, bike riding, and beautiful walks from this 4.6 acre private property located on a panoramic point of land. If you want to explore, you can ride your bike to the 9 car/passenger Oxford/Bellevue Ferry (just minutes away), which will take you to the quaint, and beautiful village of Oxford where there are some great restaurants, a park, and performances at the Tred Avon Theater. Biking through the town and beyond is very scenic with very little traffic. The larger town of Easton, 20 min. away, offers art galleries, golf courses, fine and casual dining, lots of shops, movies, and live entertainment at the fully restored, historic, art deco Avalon Theater. The Chesapeake Maritime Museum, gourmet/casual dining, antiquing, boutique shops, and golf are available in the nearby Victorian village of St. Michaels. You can also pamper yourself there with a spa treatment and fine dining at 'The Inn at Perry Cabin', an Orient- Express resort...fronting the Miles River. ALL of this is located just 1 1/2 hrs. from Washington or Baltimore. Boat charters are also available at area marinas.

Property Manager
Kathy Bogan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

What makes this house unique

Nature and History Buff Paradise! The panoramic views from this uniquely situated home on a point of land, capture the very essence of beauty and tranquility. Conveniently accessible, and private.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Debbie said...

Jul 12, 2017

Good morning, Penny, We had a wonderful time vacationing in your house. The setting is so lovely and the house so interesting, it is even fun in the rain. None of us wanted to leave, next time I will book two weeks! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and that we will see each other again on the eastern shore.
Jun 2017
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Royal Oak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , 2 Baths in one. Separate adjoining1/2 bath to a full bath..
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Adjoining bath to upstairs guest bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining bath to 2nd upstairs guest bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom is located in the apartment over the garage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This sleeping area is in the apartment over the garage.
  • Each bedroom has a private bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Addition activities include access to the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, and the historic Avalon Theater in Easton for live theater and entertainment. Less than an hour away near Cambridge, is the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.


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average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Adult Vacation

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The décor in the house is not kid friendly. The house is right on the water so bringing a boat was very easy and convenient. We did catch crabs and striper right off the dock. The ferry to Oxford is in walkable distance but not a lot to do there. I recommend driving to St. Michaels, it is not far and there are plenty of shops and eateries. The views from the house were amazing. Some issues we had were a lot of the outlets in the house and on the patio did not work. The master bedroom only has 3 walls so if you are in the kitchen you can look up and see someone on the balcony in the master bedroom. Fyi the dimmer switch for the dining room light is not round like the others, it is located on the kitchen wall and it is on the side of a regular flip switch. It took us awhile to find it. Overall we had a wonderful vacation but not sure if we would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are confused by this traveler's comments since she mentions that they had a wonderful vacation. Possibly one of the best water views in Talbot County, the owner is meticulous about attending to her guests' needs. She has taken care of the outlets and, yes, she has some collectibles that might be reached by a toddler, but not a problem with older children. This guest said she will be retracting this review due to its ambiguous content. P.S. Oxford is a lovely town with a New England feel. You can take your car, or bike on the ferry (5 min. away) and bike ride to tennis courts, great restaurants, and just explore this beautiful town that is surrounded by water. VERY quaint.
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Nearest Airport
13.4 Miles
Easton, MD
Nearest Barpub
7.4 Miles
St. Michaels, MD and Easton
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Oxford/Bellevue Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Martingham Golf Club, St. Michaels, MD.
Nearest Train
71 Miles
New Carrollton,MD
Nearest Motorway
4.6 Miles
Rte. 33
Nearest Restaurant
7.4 Miles
Ava's in St. Michaels
Nearest Beach
75.6 Miles
Rehobeth Beach, DE

'Bonate' is a private 4.60 acre property located on a point of land affording panoramic views of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers. It is accessible by deep water, air, and car. The location is central with access to Easton, the hub of our area, and the beautiful villages of St Michaels, and Oxford. There is also outlet shopping en-route and lots of antique shops, and golf courses in the area. All of this is only an hour and fifteen minutes from BWI airport. Easton Airport is also only 20 minutes from the house if you'd like to arrive by air, take a commute to a larger airport, or just take an aerial view of our beautiful estates and waterways.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100

NO SUNDAY CHANGE OVERS.Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmation. ALL reservations must be confirmed by phone, and the WIRING OF FUNDS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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