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Historic District 1910 Colonial with Wrap-Around Porch

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 - 11)

A perfect location in Cambridge and the Eastern Shore for family, families, or a group of friends vacationing, or attending special events in Cambridge or nearby historic communities such as St. Michaels, Oxford and Easton. Cambridge was named the #10 Best Small Town in America for 2013 by Livability.

Our large, fully updated smoke-free home is located in the West End Historic District within walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants, museums, Long Wharf Marina featuring the Choptank River Lighthouse and Great Marsh Park (riverfront park with picnic shelters, boat ramp, small sand beach and site of the IRONMAN Maryland races). We are located just three blocks from the Choptank River, which offers outstanding boating, sailing and fishing off of the old Choptank River bridge.

You are welcomed to our gracious home by the wrap-around porch with a wicker swing and lots of wicker seating in the open area as well as a screened-in section with additional seating, a dining table and ceiling fans. The beautiful entryway is notable for its three story stairway with original chestnut wood details that continue throughout the home. The main floor includes an updated and equipped kitchen with island seating, a living room with pocket doors and a large dining room that features a table which opens up to nine feet and seats up to twelve for large groups. In addition there is a half bath with a full laundry.

The second floor offers three spacious bedrooms - two with queen beds and one with a double bed, an office and two fully updated baths, one of which is en suite. The bedroom with the en suite bath also has an alcove with a sitting area and crib. The third floor includes two charming bedrooms - one with a double bed and one with a double and a twin, and an updated bathroom.

The house features wireless high-speed internet and cable TV in the kitchen and living room, including a DVD player in the living room. The back yard is fenced in with a patio and small porch off the kitchen.

Cambridge is a charming “Main Street” community with great restaurants (many featuring local fresh seafood), unique shops and art galleries. Museums include the recently completed Harriet Tubman Museum and the Richardson Maritime Museum, as well as the Sailwinds Visitors’ Center with adjacent park and sandy beach.

The arts are well represented by the Dorchester Center for the Arts and many downtown art galleries. In addition, nearby towns offer attractions such as the excellent Maritime Museum in St. Michaels and the beautifully restored art-deco Avalon Theatre offering year-round live entertainment in Easton.

For nature lovers, Dorchester County abounds with opportunities for hiking, kayaking, cycling, bird watching, hunting and fishing. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge offers all of these activities in one location, with a visitors center, an environmental education building and the second largest population of bald eagles on the East Coast.

For biking enthusiasts our home is conveniently located for you to participate in Blackwater Duathlon, CheapeakeMan Endurance Festival, Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, Heart of Chesapeake Ride, Six Pillars Century Cycling Event, Trek in the Neck, Vineyard Dash, Wild Goose Chase Women’s Cycling Event and more events in Dorchester and surrounding counties.

Enjoy a leisurely sail on the Skipjack Nathan at Cambridge’s Long Wharf or head over to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina for a round on the links, boating and both fine and casual dining on the riverfront. Atlantic Ocean beaches are just an hour away.

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More Details

Roger and Meg Hayden
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

About Roger and Meg Hayden

We are empty nesters with a daughter in Brooklyn and a son in Boston. We live in central New Jersey, but our work gives us the flexibility to get away and enjoy the Eastern Shore.

Roger and Meg Hayden purchased this house in 2007

Why Roger and Meg Hayden chose Cambridge

What drew us to Cambridge? The relaxed lifestyle of the community and surrounding Eastern Shore, with its extensive waterfront and natural rural areas, historic charm and friendly folks. The town has seen an influx of great restaurants and shops as it has undergone revitalization in recent years. And it offers quick access to other historic Eastern Shore towns and easy day trips to Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Atlantic beaches and Assateague Island. We also took the opportunity to buy and restore an antique cabin cruiser, fulfilling a long-time dream.


Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Half Bathroom -
    2nd Floor Bathroom - Shower -
    2nd Floor Bathroom - En Suite, Combination Tub/Shower -
    3rd Floor Bathroom - Shower -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Total 6 Beds: (2) Queen (3) Double Beds (1) Twin Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Historic District 1910 Colonial with Wrap-Around Porch
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Loved the property. It fit all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We cooked an incredible Thanksgiving dinner, served in the lovely dining room. Our party of 8 also enjoyed the cute town as well as the beautiful water front only blocks away.

The owners, Roger and Meg were helpful to make our visit perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and so close to everything we needed. The bikes and basketball court were a big hit with the kids. The home was cozy and inviting.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old house, perfect for a weekend away with family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely & Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We biked along the River, walked downtown for dinner, drank coffee on the porch and played basketball outside. It was a very well kept home in a cute little town. Owners are very hospitable!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful and immaculate

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six enjoyed this beautifully furnished home for a long weekend. It was a fun opportunity to experience living in a home of this era but with every modern convenience. We especially loved the comfortable porches and will enjoy the memory of playing a game on the screened in porch during a summer rainstorm for a long time. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Well stocked and owners thoughtfully saw to all our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
BWI Airport - Baltimore, Maryland
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
RAR Brewery
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Oxford Bellevue Ferry - Oxford, Maryland
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
U S. 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jimmie & Sooks
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Ocean City, Maryland
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Marsh Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Wharf and City Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sailwinds Visitors' Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Shopping and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Snappers Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Portside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Bike and Walking Route
Nearest Point of Interest
Emily's Produce

Dorchester Family YMCA is within walking distance - membership anywhere allows you to enjoy the facility during your stay - bring your membership card.

Playground equipment at Great Marsh Park and also Sailwinds Park.

The Cambridge Main Street Farmer's Market is open twice a week offering local produce, fruit, baked goods and other items. Stop by on Saturdays between 9 a.m. - 12 noon and on Thursdays from 3 - 6 p.m. from early May through mid-October on the waterfront at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in downtown Cambridge.

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful newly built replica Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf Marina. The lighthouse is now part of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Passport Program - bring your lighthouse passport and get it stamped during your visit.

Information on the Taste of Cambridge and other local events can be found on the Dorchester County Tourism site, I Love Dorchester County Facebook page as well as Cambridge Main Street website and facebook page.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is just one mile away. Resort offers several options for dining and entertainment as well as other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

For the High Season, the higher rate for Friday and Saturday applies if you are staying for those two nights only. For stays of three nights or longer, the $375 nightly rate applies to all nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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