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Waterfront Home in Historic St. Michaels

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8), house is 4,041 square feet.

Historic Watch Goose Farm is now available as your private waterfront vacation destination. This family property (owned since 1942) can be enjoyed as a secluded and romantic getaway, or as a location for the active outdoor family vacation. Enjoy spectacular sunset views over a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Spring and summer mornings bring the watermen to the cove as they set their lines for Maryland blue crabs; in the Fall migratory waterfowl make the cove their home through the winter. Private pool and dock are perfect additions to your memorable vacation or special weekend.

Your stay will be enhanced by this comfortable home with original 1730’s colonial architectural details. Enjoy your meals on the sun porch or al fresco poolside. The Great Room is perfect for watching movies, family games or spending a quiet afternoon with a good book. Enjoy a variety of restaurants and fine dining in “downtown” St. Michaels, and explore the Chesapeake’s cultural heritage at the nationally recognized Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Bikes, kayaks, crabbing equipment, a library full of books and games are available for use during your stay.

Keywords: Family friendly, historic home, pool, dock, kayak, biking, birding, fishing, crabbing

More Details

Nancy S Masone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017


Saint Michaels Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , in upstairs bedroom with a queen size bed
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , full bath adjacent
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , toilet and sink in the room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , full bath downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , full bath downstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Historic waterfront home on Barrett Cove off Edge Creek, private dock and pool, sleeps 8, two queen beds and four twins, 2.5 baths ,very private, fishing, hunting, biking,bird watching,boating and kayaking available. Hunters are welcome and arrangements can be made for hunting trips.


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Waterfront Home in Historic St. Michaels
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was charming, the great room is beautiful. The pool is awesome! We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

If you have a group of 8 (or fewer) close friends and you're looking for a relaxing retreat on the water - this is it. This was our second time renting this house, and it was even more fun than the first time. You have a great dock with seating to lounge on, kayak/canoes/rowboat, a pool, horseshoe, 2 bikes, games/puzzles/books... and a ton of space to lounge and spread out in.

The space is a beautiful, well taken care of old farmhouse - and the pictures don't do it justice. There is actually also a huge family room with vaulted ceilings and views of the water and the pool that isn't pictured. There is one small house next to the farmhouse with a permanent renter (also owned by Nancy and John), but we didn't see much of him. You can see one other small house across a field at the edge of the property... but other than that you basically can't see neighbors on land or on the shoreline. Very relaxing!

Nancy and John are extremely easy to work with, and live two houses away in case you need them (we didn't).

Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable historic retreat with lovely views and lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Nancy greeted us upon arrival with the house keys and a tour, pointing out the essentials and making herself available for any questions or needs. Our group of five women and a five-month-old baby were looking for a weekend retreat and the farm fit the bill perfectly! The grounds are extensive and secluded, with lovely views of the water from all windows and lots of seating around the pool for conversations. The house is absolutely charming and comfortable (the photos really don't do it justice). There is plenty of space for meals, watching the sunrise with coffee, playing puzzles and games, napping and/or reading.

There were only two minor drawbacks:

1-Cell phone signals are poor or nonexistent but there is WiFi to allow for connectivity to family at home;

2-Just watch out for the low doorways and staircases if you're over 5'6"-- it is to be expected in such an old home and is part of the charm!

In summary this was the perfect spot for our reunion and everyone commented multiple times on how pleased they were with the rental. The toughest part was leaving!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our family comes together for Labor Day Weekend mostly every year. This home, by far, exceeded the other homes we've rented. From the charming, interiors to the expansive grounds, pool, (in the sun- important!) dock, and views.

This our idea of heaven.

Nancy is lovely to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geneva NY USA

Watchgoose Farm, St Michaels, MD

  • 5 of 5

Watchgoose Farm is a special place made that much more special by extraordinarily caring and attentive hosts. Our family members arrived from different points in the country each with abnormally high stress levels from work. During our stay we maxed out on the relaxation scale such was the peace, tranquility and incredible views afforded by Watchgoose. We left -reluctantly- but completely refreshed and unwound . We have already signed on for next year. The fact that 2017 will be our third year in a row vacationing at Watchgoose says it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely autumn escape

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for the right place to stay during the Ironman Triathlon and this was it. Our nephew was doing his first Ironman and was able to do training here and relax in preparation for the big day. It is minutes from St. Michaels and an easy 30 minute drive to Cambridge for the triathlon. The property is spacious and affords lots of privacy. Our stay was too short to take full advantage of the facilities... bikes, canoes, etc. But we had time to lounge by the pool (a little cold for swimming on this day) while appreciating the sunset and watching the geese in Barretts Cove.

The house was comfortable and large so everyone had his own space. The kitchen had everything we needed except maybe a blender. The kitchen and bathrooms were clean and well lighted. Even though the nights were unseasonably cold, the house was warm and comfortable. The owners were helpful and friendly. It was clear that they care deeply about the property and hope to make each visit memorable for their guests.

This is the perfect place for small family reunions and weekend social events for friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Oxford-Bellevue Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hog Neck Public Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
New Carollton, Maryland
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Atlantic Coast Maryland and Delaware
Car: necessary

Dock and waterfront provide boating, crabbing, fishing and oystering during the season.


Rates & Availability

Saint Michaels Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

For the season 4/1/16-5/15/16 $450.00 per night

This house is 110 feet long and can comfortably accomadate eight people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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