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Choptank Cottage - a Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This private waterfront home is a water & nature lover's paradise. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a small island where local watermen made their living for generations. This home is well equipped with a first floor master bedroom and private full bath. Two bedrooms upstairs share a full bath, one bedroom has 2 twin beds and the other has a queen bed. All bedrooms have a beautiful water views!

Imagine awaking to gorgeous sunrises, beautiful water views, and spending relaxing days among the natural surroundings of the eastern shore. Enjoy seeing the waterfowl passing overhead and landing just past the duck blind, while egrets, osprey, and other birds are nesting nearby.

Many activities for a unique eastern shore experience are only a few feet from your door! A short walk out onto the pier is all you need to go to try your luck at fishing, crabbing or wildlife photography. For a scenic bike trip, ride over the historic Knapp's Narrow Bridge, along wide bike paths and through other charming towns of Wittman, Sherwood or St. Michael's. For a unique travel experience, take the ferry (by bike or car) to Historic Oxford.

Any day is a good day to charter a fishing trip, visit a lighthouse, go kayaking, dine out, or shop in the most charming towns on the Eastern Shore: St. Michaels, Easton or Cambridge.

Enjoy crabs with friends and family, overlooking the water, with spectacular views of Skipjacks on Harris Creek- which is fed by one of the Chesapeake Bays most beautiful tributaries, the Choptank River.

Keywords: Waterfront, Private, Historic, Pet Friendly, Picturesque, Island, Single, Family, Home,

More Details

Janice Shreve
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Janice Shreve

Donald and Janice Shreve live in Easton, MD. Don is a licensed contractor, and Janice works from home for a music clearance company. Our son, Dylan loves the Tilghman house, and we enjoy staying there at times to fish, crab and enjoy the beautiful views.

Why Janice Shreve chose Tilghman Island

The property has been in the family for several generations. Previously, there was a modular home on the property, and as a child, Don's family spent summers at that home when he was growing up. Don's parents had the current home built when they retired in 1993. Don and Janice bought out his sister's share of the home in 2014 so as to keep the home in the family and one day retire there, and eventually pass it on to their son, Dylan.

What makes this house unique

There are kayaks and crab traps for rent on site, and the home has a horseshoe pit, dart board and ping pong table for family fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

And exploring the surrounding area. Such a lovely house and so well equipped! We saw many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and enjoyed looking out for wildlife. Plus our frequent visitor, Clyde, whose waggy tail and enthusiasm made us all smile.
Oct 2010
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Tilghman Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • *Rental agreement required - download, complete & send to owner *Refundable damage deposit required - $300 check payable to Osprey Property Management
  • *A 4% Talbot County Room Tax and 6% Maryland State Tax is required. Taxes are payable with the refundable security deposit 2 weeks prior to stay.
  • *Dogs considered for $50 per pet *Guests bring their own linens - inquire with owner if necessary *Optional additions include kayaks and crab traps
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 1st floor master bedroom with full bath suite, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs 3rd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas Fireplace pictured is not in working order; Outdoor fire pit


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Choptank Cottage - a Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.9375 based on 38 reviews

Gorgeous location, perfectly appointed house

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband and I enjoyed a wonderful time at this vacation property over Labor Day weekend. The spot is absolutely beautiful and very quiet/peaceful. The house was spotless, comfortable, and full of every amenity we could possibly need. We'd definitely recommend it and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was even better than described; very clean and a fantastic spot on the water!

  • 4 of 5

Even better than the website showed; very clean. Loved the dock & kayaks. The only negative (and it turned out to be fairly important) was the lack of any screened in outside area. The website was NOT misleading, but we failed to notice this before we booked. Otherwise, these owners deserve outstanding reviews!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Top Notch....

  • 5 of 5

This place deserves more than five stars. Everything was absolutely top notch. Peace and quiet. Close enough to town. We did a girls trip this year here and know doubt we will return again next year. Thank you to Janice for sharing her home.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it! And we'd love to have you come back. We have quite a few repeat guests and we always appreciate that. Thanks again ~ Janice
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Beautiful & tranquil

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely and met our needs. The house sits on the bay with great views in every room of the house. Janice was great. We planned this trip last minute and was easy to work with us. Our check for the deposit got lost in the mail. She was kind enough to meet us somewhere prior to checking in that day to give her a new check.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, nice accommodations, plenty of fun and interesting things to do nearby; you can't go wrong with this rental. Thanks to Janice for being so responsive and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to the next one.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for taking time to submit a review. We appreciate that! We do hope to see you back again sometime!
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Serene spacious cottage with great water view

  • 5 of 5

Janice was very communicative and flexible in helping us manage a sudden snowstorm on the way out. Her husband also shoveled the walkway for us before we got there. House was beautiful and is perfect for a small retreat. Do hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It was a pleasure communicating with you, and we would welcome you back anytime! You were perfect renters, even washed the sheets and towels, and clearly took great care of our home. Thanks again ~ Janice
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Kayaks available on site for rent,

Crab traps available on site for rent

*Gas fireplace does not work


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

***Weekly minimum in July and August

All guests are required to pay 4% Talbot County Room Tax and 6% Maryland Sales tax per state and local rental rules. This is paid separate through the rental contract, along with a $300 refundable damage deposit.

Additional optional items are:

*Dogs: add $50 per dog (prior approval required)
*Kayak Rental ($50 for one single / $75 for two singles or one double / $125 for all three) *must sign waiver to be
provided if kayak rentals are requested
*Crab Trap Rental ($25 for all crab traps)
*Guests provide their own sheets and towels unless Linen Service is requested for $70 (beds made upon arrival /
bathrooms stocked with towels)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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