New Environmentally Friendly Waterfront Home
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
GREENNEST is a new ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY-GREEN Waterfront home finished in 2010. The Timberpeg N. California Douglas Fir Post and Beam construction with Finnish Spruce ceilings is a beautiful stunning design. The open floor plan offers thrilling vistas out onto Martins Cove, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Take advantage of the side screened in porch and front deck on the waterfront. Grill and eat outdoors or inside. Enjoy the wildlife and if you are lucky catch a glimps of a bald eagle soaring across the Cove. You have use of 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with queen beds in the main house and a loft with a double futon. The separate studio above the garage has a double fold out futon and full bath and wet bar and microwave/refrig. The house has non-toxic finishes, sealers and paints. Jacuzzi overlooking water.
Also the house has been designed to be HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE for the first floor, no steps from driveway and garage level, wrap around decks and entrance have no steps, all primary living on first floor includes bedroom, full bathroom, kitchen, living room.
Minutes from downtown Annapolis (3.5 miles) just across the Severin River and adjacent to Naval Academy Golf Course. House is located at end of Mulberry Hill Rd. Bike, jog, or walk the protected nature reserve of Greenbury Point minutes away. Bring your boat and tie it up to the GREENNEST dock. Minutes away to Whitehall Bay and the open Chesapeake.
No pets, no smoking.
THIS HOUSE DOES NOT RENT FOR 2-3 DAYS, NO WEEKEND RENTAL - ONLY FULL WEEK
FULL HOUSE INCLUDING STUDIO IS 1 WEEK - 7 days minimum.
Annapolis Power Boat and Sailboat Show rents for 4 days
Keywords: House available for BIG events as USNA commissioning and Boat shows, FIRST FLOOR HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Commissioning week 2017
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Annapolis Sailboat Show
Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Annapolis Power Boat Show
Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
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The master suite has a queen bed with french doors opening to a balcony overlooking the water with rockers, gas fireplace and sitting area with love seat and armchair. There is a double futon in the loft area adjacent to the bathroom on the same level. The first floor of main house is HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, all on 1 level, bedroom (with queen bed), bathroom, access via side deck ramp from driveway and front deck and side screened in porch , kitchen, living room all same level
The studio is an independent living unit with full bathroom, kitcheneete (minifrig, wetbar sink and microwave) and has a futon that sleeps 2 but there is ample room for camping cots and air matress (available from owner)
About the owner: I am an environmental scientist and for the past 40 years have worked in over 50 countries, focusing on the environment, natural resources, health, water and sanitation, agriculture, rural development, energy and more. I have been a life-long sailor and love the Chesapeake Bay. For years I docked my boat in Martins Cove and decided that I would like to shift living from the DC suburbs to Annapolis. I spent years negotiating to buy a property adjacent to where I kept my boat and after many years finally bought the property that had a dilapidated fishing shack and outhouse. My lot presented several challenges right off the bat. It is very narrow and on a steep slope, and is the discharge channel for the local micro-watershed – every time it rained, a river ran through it. I solved the drainage issue by building a coastal outfall, a deep ditch lined with several tons of gravel and sand, then with soil, mulch, and large rocks. Its design has several catch pools to slow and filter the water. The outfall is planted with native species, integrated to bloom consecutively to maximize their attractiveness to insects and other wildlife. It’s similar to a rain garden but can handle heavy storm flows easily. Where it meets the cove, a lush growth of native plants helps filter the water further.
Why the Owner Chose Annapolis, MD, USA:
I chose Timberpeg, a company specializing in post and beam construction and building green and customized one of their floor plans to fit my site and needs. Timberpeg then fed the final plans into their computers to cut all the timbers precisely to specifications. The pieces were all dry-fitted and hand adjusted for perfect fit, then shipped and assembled on site. All the timber meets sustainable certification standards and includes Douglas fir from the Hupa Indian Reservation in northern California, western red cedar from British Columbia, spruce from Finland and ipe from Brazil. All the woods were finished or sealed with low VOC products, including a wood floor finish made from cow cheese whey proteins. It’s a matte finish that leaves a soft glow to the wood and feels fantastic under bare feet. I wanted to have a solar system for hot water and electricity but discovered that solar power would only cover 65% of hot water and 75% of the house’s summer electrical needs, and 50% of the winter needs, but would add $40,000 to the construction budget. A geothermal heating and cooling system would have cost more. The additional cost was out of reach and, even if I could finance it, it would have taken over 20 years to break even. I opted for a Rinnai on-demand tankless hot water system that runs on propane and supplies the entire home’s hot water needs. For heating and cooling, I chose a ductless Sanyo minisplit system with a heat pump outside and 6 air handlers for individually zoned control.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is on a quiet, well-protected tidal cove near Greenbury Point and only minutes from the Bay by boat, lined with residences on wooded lots. Tranquility and the changing seasonal character of the cove is an everyday joy to experience. GREENNEST lies at the end of the road and end of the cove, there is very little water or road traffic. It’s an oasis and everyone feels the relaxing energy of the house and its ambiance. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE STAYING AT GREENNEST!!!!!!
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GREENNEST from dock NOTE front deck, master balcony and screened porches
Enjoy Martins Cove from the large deck or covered all weather screened porch
The kitchen island, cooking and socializing looking at the water - life is good
comfort in the living room with water view
foyer up to second floor - deep warmth of the Douglas Fir post and beam
sleep under the moon light in the master bedroom and wake up looking at the cove
sit on the master bedroom balcony with morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine
Shower under a rain soaker or use the hand held nozzle
handicap accessible driveway and garage to house entrance, access also to side
bright kitchen with island and gas stove
living room looking into open kitchen with gas fireplace
Ground floor bedroom has its own full bathroom and is handicap accesible
feel the warmth of the douglas fir post and beam
enjoy the glow and warmth of the fireplace in the master bedroom sitting area
Master bath with soaking tub and shower
The studio- full bath, wet bar, refrig, microwave with double fold out futon
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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