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The Yellow Cottage on Harness Creek

Hillsmere, Hillsmere Shores, MD, USA
  • Cottage950 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 2 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The minute you step into our charming waterfront cottage you will feel right at home!

Situated on Harness Creek, in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Yellow Cottage is a great place to 'get away from it all'. Recently renovated, our 60+ year old home has all of the modern day comforts to make your stay enjoyable. With the original heart pine floors and a huge farm sink in the kitchen, we have retained the feeling of a true waterfront cottage.

A cheerful country kitchen greets you as you enter the front door. If it's just a cup of tea you want or something more elaborate, the kitchen has it all. Beyond the kitchen is a sunny combination dining and living room area. Two oversize comfy chairs face the water in the sitting area where you can read or relax with a glass of wine.

With the two bedrooms, the cottage sleeps four guests in either a queen or full sized bed. A sleep sofa in the living room can sleep an additional guest.

During the summer months enjoy life on the creek! Bring your fishing rod and cast from the pier or try your hand at catching some local crabs. Rent canoes and paddle kayaks close by at Quiet Water's Park. Visit us during the fall and watch the leaves change across the creek from your Adirondack chair each morning. Or settle in for a cozy winter weekend at the cottage with a good book and some hot chocolate!

Keywords: Waterfront


Rhonda Kaplan

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower with tub

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Private pier on Harness Creek


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Super soft linens, down and alternative down comforters Shampoo, conditioner and other essential toiletries Hair dryer
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Towels Provided
                          Beach and bath towels
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Owner supplies coffee
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Dishes, stemware, pots and pans, flatware, and small appliances such as a coffee maker, toaster and mixer
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Eat in kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Coffee and Tea, sugar, sweetener and spices. All paper products, soap and cleaning supplies.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Two more boards for the dining table allow for additional guests.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Patio with Outdoor Dining Furniture
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kayaks and life vests are provided for all guests
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          A gardener's paradise! Beautiful hydrangeas, lillies and black-eyed Susans throughout the property.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • playground
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • cinemas
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing


                                                                • Kayaks and life vests, ipod speakers,private pier for fishing and crabbing, Adirondack chairs and board games

                                                                  35 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Sydney A.

                                                                  Wonderful cottage in a quiet setting but still convenient to everything Annapolis has to offer.

                                                                  Beautiful little cottage

                                                                  David Y.

                                                                  We cannot say enough nice things about Rhonda and this cottage. She was easy to get ahold of and flexible with our arrival, as we ran into unexpected traveling issues. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. The use of the kayaks was a bonus as well. Rhonda has thought of everything you would need to enjoy a great getaway. We had a wonderful time and will be back. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!

                                                                  Fantastic Birthday Weekend!

                                                                  KAREN C.Leesburg, VA

                                                                  We had a fabulous weekend staying at The Yellow Cottage! Rhonda was so helpful from the time of our reservation and throughout our stay. The cottage was clean, cozy and perfect for our weekend getaway. We will be back again soon!

                                                                  Leslie M.

                                                                  Leslie M.

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed the charming Yellow Cottage. It was immaculate, comfortable, and we loved how it was decorated. Rhonda's attention to detail was remarkable. Everythng we needed was right there! Thank you for opening your adorable cottage to our family.

                                                                  Deceivingly Spacious

                                                                  Sarah H.Southborough, MA

                                                                  We just returned home from a wonderful week long stay at the Yellow Cottage. This was a last minute rental for us, but Rhonda made the whole process seamless. The house was clean, comfortable and looked just like the pictures - but felt more spacious than the front entry would suggest. For half the week there were 2 adults there, and for the remaining half there were 4 of us and the cottage accommodated us all very well. We used the outdoor grill, the kayaks, enjoyed the water views from the shaded, well landscaped yard, and cooked several meals in the well outfitted kitchen. We had a very relaxing week and were only sorry that it went so quickly. Would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend.

                                                                  Brian & Natasha

                                                                  Natasha H.

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the charming Yellow Cottage.

                                                                  It was the perfect place for a quick weekend visit with our children who are studying at UDel. We enjoyed the proximity to DC and were able to take in some sights during the day.

                                                                  There were many thoughtful touches that made our stay very comfortable. We were able to enjoy several "home made" meals; the kitchen was well equipped and organized. The beds were very comfortable. Sunday morning with the sunlight sparkling on the water was nothing less than magical.

                                                                  We all agreed that the weekend at the cottage was heavenly. We hope to be able to visit again soon.


                                                                  Hillsmere, Hillsmere Shores, MD, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee

                                                                  50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

                                                                  A 50% deposit is paid once the reservation is confirmed. The remainder is paid upon arrival. I accept cash and checks only.

                                                                  35 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  Property # 300511