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Historic Oxford Waterfront Estate

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Bonfield Manor is located at the entrance of Oxford, a half mile walk or bike ride to restaurants,shops and the Riverview Ave beach. The waterfront property offers a 12 acre park like setting, fabulous views and access to Boone Creek and the Choptank at its confluence into the Chesapeake Bay. Bonfield Manor and its plantation buildings were established in 1771-73. The original Georgian manor burnt down in 1927 and was replaced by an elegant lodge built on the original mound (and colonial basement kitchen). With two master bedroom suites on the ground floor, two queen size bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each on the second floor Bonfield Manor can accommodate 8-12 people. The 12 acre property with its shaded outdoor patio, swimming pool, large dock and extensive grounds provides both privacy, time to relax and an extensive playground for young and old. Fishing, crabbing, canoeing and swimming are at your finger tips as are games, TV, WI-Fi, piano and books for in-door entertainment. Oxford is at your footsteps, St Michaels a ferry trip away and Easton a 15 minutes drive.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

We have cherished Bonfield Manor for nearly 20 years and use the property YEAR Round as a 1-2 day retreat and for longer vacations. With children grown and heavy travel commitments, we would like to share this special historic property with others who are looking for a short-term 'get-away' or vacation rental. Bonfield has been updated to today's standards and furnished with 19th century antiques and engravings as well as modern art works and furniture.

The Owner purchased this estate in 1995

What makes this estate unique

Priceless setting and water views.Convenient, close-in but peaceful location, Abundant wildlife: ospreys,owls,blue herons, fowl, foxes and deer. Remaining colonial buildings on the property. Plantation and literary history of Bonfield Manor.


Oxford Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom1 - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom - first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with adjacent sitting room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom and dressing room/study first floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Oxford Waterfront Estate
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We have now been going to Bonfield Manor for 4 years. We love it and plan to keep coming back. The property is ideal - right on the water with a great dock and canoes and kayacks to use on the still and extensive waterways. Bikes a plenty to use to ride into town and all around the beautiful back roads. The house is older but wonderful - great character, clean, well cared for and well appointed. The smallest of requests or questions are quickly answered by the groundskeeper. We were not missing a thing and always have a wonderful carefree stay. I highly recommend this place (but please don't take our time!!)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 4th Summer at Bonfield Manor

  • 5 of 5

As we have become accustomed at Bonfield Manor, everything was in pristine condition and we were happy to be back for our 4th summer visit. Wonderful property for an extended family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the perfect home for our big family of all ages. and thanks for throwing in the perfect weather as well! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay. Beautiful family vacation place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Bonfield Manor. Everything was just as advertised, the care-taker was attentive. We enjoyed canoeing/kayaking, biking, fishing, crabbing, swimming in the pool, and spending time out the big yard. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed again at Bonfield Manor this summer [early August]. Read our review [5 stars] from July of 2015! Great time, wonderful facilities! A perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful setting with room to roam

  • 5 of 5

This house was rented by a 3 families with elementary aged children. There was ample room for playing yard games, riding bikes and the fishing from the dock. The pool was a favorite with everyone, as well. While this was the first time we had utilized a rental with mini-splits, they were more than sufficient to keep the entire house comfortable during what was the hottest week of the summer. Both Chris, the on-site caretaker, and the owner were in touch with us via cell several times during our stay to make sure everything we needed was taken care of and any questions were answered. We would definitely be interested in another visit to this estate in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Latitude 38, Pop's Tavern, Masthead
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Oxford Bellevue Ferry to St Michaels
Nearest Train
60 Miles
BWI Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Latitude 38, Pop's Tavern, Masthead
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Oxford: Riverview Ave Beach and Strand
Car: recommended

Oxford founded in 1694 is located at the mouth of the Tred Avon River as one of Maryland's oldest town and important shipping center during Colonial Days. Today, it is a picturesque town that Yachting Magazine called 'one of the world's best waterfront towns'. Visitors enjoy the historic Robert Morris Inn, the Bellevue Ferry to St Michaels, attractive restaurants, several bustling marinas, and an active yacht club and museum. Whether walking or taking a bike ride, the well-kept houses and gardens along tree-lined streets offer a wonderful backdrop for a relaxing week-end or vacation. The historical towns of St Michaels and Easton are just 15 minutes away by car and offer further attractions and entertainment.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Non-refundable reservation fee of $ 250-500 depending on length of stay and included in total rate. Reimbursement of payment after 2nd payment depends on re-renting.
No weddings, fraternities, parties, or events. No smoking inside the house, Approval of boats mooring, jet ski use, pets required. Limit on day visitors over and above the rental party of 12 people including children.
Rates subject to change until confirmed by Owner for requested dates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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