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Very comfortable BASEMENT SUITE

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

PERFECT place for relocation purposes. Short-term, long-term available.

Our place is located on a no-exit street that ends at a large farm where one can see amazing sunsets. When you leave in the morning, you are treated to beautiful sunrises. It is a very comfortable home away from home and a pleasant place to spend your nights after a long day of 'pounding the pavement' in the city. We like to think that our place is a tranquil 'park' located right beside a park. We have several gardens, one of which includes a pond. A hammock in the side yard is a perfect place to reflect on the day's activities. We have a wooded area in the back with a large firepit that serves as a backdrop for nightly bonfires, hotdogs and s'mores. You don't have to leave the county to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay and you don't have to leave the property to enjoy a little bit of country!

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Sharon Dyrland
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Sharon Dyrland

I am a retired Spanish teacher living in Southern Maryland and my husband is a retired employee of the Department of Interior at a Wildlife Research Center. I love to tend to my gardens, read and travel. We have stayed in VRBOs on each trip and have enjoyed them so much we decided to try our own. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

Sharon Dyrland purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Sharon Dyrland chose Dunkirk

We think that our 'little bit of country' is in a perfect location being close to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Besides the tourist attractions in the above mentioned cities, we have local attractions alongside the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River. Our place is on a no-exit street and is wooded. Even though it is close to the cities, it seems like the perfect haven in the middle to return to at night or enjoy during the day if you just want a day of rest and quiet. It is our 'little bit of country' in the middle of the tri-state area.

What makes this apartment unique

What caught my eye when we were looking for a place was the 'cozy' look of a home that is set back from the road by gardens, a pond, and a driveway lined with azaleas. While being next to a Park, you get the feeling that you are in a country setting, yet close to cultural activities. I feel like we have the best of both worlds here on Yellow Bank Rd.- right next to Brickhouse Rd.which to me was a sign.... come travel with us down the 'Yellow Brick Rd'. :)


Dunkirk Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, toilet, sink, storage, hairdryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 double , More bedding can be provided/large couch can also sleep 2-3
  • Queen size bed in main, private bedroom with dresser, nightstands with good reading lights and sitting chairs. Full bed with new mattress in sitting room; 2-3 could sleep on couch in entertainment room and 1 could sleep on portable fold-away bed located in closet
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
hair dryer iron/ironing board Great reading lamps Printing copies upon request alarm clock small table in entertainment room patio/gas grill backyard firepit


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Very comfortable BASEMENT SUITE
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great stay. Clean space. Very welcoming owner!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely recommend this place for a quiet, clean and large space for a small family.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is great.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin, We enjoyed having you! Thanks for being such a wonderful guest.
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Wonderful space!

  • 5 of 5

We found the suite to be very comfortable, and the perfect place to stay for a long weekend. A quiet country setting with easy access to DC as well as a short drive to Chesapeake Beach. Everyone was wonderful, communicated arrival information well and were helpful during our stay.

Bed was comfortable, as was the living area. We would highly recommend for any length of stay. Skip the hotel, check out this suite!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my sister and her boyfriend for about 10 days. It was a really good experience. The host was very accommodating to our needs, and she was great at communicating with me via text. The in-unit washer dryer was very convenient for staying for a length of time. The fridge was a mini fridge, but it was big enough for what we needed. There was a hot-plate for cooking, and that was very easy to use.

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the 2nd bed was in an offshoot from the living / sitting area, and the bedroom door was a curtain.

The living room / TV area is very spacious, and the couch is big and very comfortable. Internet connection was good.

Everything was clean and comfortable. The private entrance to the unit is great, so you have a lot of privacy. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, quiet and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month with 2 teenage girls. Even though it's listed as a one bedroom, my girls had their own room/ area. All life's comforts are provided. The owners are wonderful people and the location is great. The owners are knowledgeable about the area and were great to help recommend places to go visit and eat. The home is nice and quiet. Very Family friendly. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place, the pictures do not do justice to this apartment. The apartment is really quaint, very cozy, comfortable and tastefully decorated by the owner with all the amenities and much more. We stayed over Memorial Day weekend arriving Friday afternoon; owners Sharon and Russ greeted us and showed us the place which included the use of their Jacuzzi, laptop, game console etc. We had a lot to do in Washington during the day and where often exhausted by the time we came back but once we arrived in the apartment we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Twin Shields
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amrak, New Carrollton Metro
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 4 Pennsylvania Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dunkirk - several
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Chesapeake Bay Beach
Car: necessary

We are located in the center of two major cities; 1 hr from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, (50 min from BWI), and 1 hr from Washington, D.C. or a 30 min ride from New Carrollton Metro to take the subway into town. We are also within a 40 min drive from our capital, Annapolis,which is a must visit. For breakfast you can say the pledge (8:30 M-F; 9:30 Sa-Sun) along with the whole restaurant at Chick'n'Ruth's where you will be treated to their scrumptious signature potatoes, lunch at Middleton's Tavern, dating back to approx. 1750, when it was operated as an 'Inn for Seafaring Men' and also where the nation's most revered leaders (Washington, Jefferson and Franklin) frequented during the period following the American Revolution.and dine at one of the MANY wonderful places where you can enjoy the catch of the day or our famous Maryland Blue Crabs. You can then walk the boardwalk to people/boat watch or take a cruise.

For people who like to stick locally, we are 15 min. from Chesapeake/North Beach where you will find Neptune's - an incredible mussels treat, among other delicious meals. Flag Pond's Nature Center - is about a 25 min drive away where a short, half-mile hike brings you to the sandy beach of the Chesapeake Bay or you may take longer trail routes that allow you to experience the beauty of the park. Additionally there are observation platforms at two ponds, a fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay and a visitor's center with wildlife displays. Great place for combing the beach early in the morning for shark's teeth. Also we are a 15 min drive from Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Jefferson Davis Park. We are approximately a 45 min drive from Solomon's Island where there is unique gift store shopping, along with art galleries, wonderful restaurants serving fresh catch of the day and our famous Maryland Blue Crabs, and the Calvert Marine Museum that offers tours and concerts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in time is 3pm. (Earlier time upon request)
Check out time is 11am. (Extended time upon request)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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