4bedroom, 2 bathroom, air conditioned house on 200 acre farm with a mile of waterfront on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Within 100 yards of the deck there is a dock perfect for watching sunrises and sunsets. Kayaks and canoes are available.The house is located in a waterfront woodland full of turkeys, owls, and deer. Longer term stays available at alternative farm cottage if desired. Striped bass fishing in late September and October.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Douglas Dobbin
Spring Cove Farm is a working farm owned by the Dobbin family for 50 years Doug and Marian raise and show llamas and dogs. The farm is a beautiful place to hike, swim and relax.
Why Douglas Dobbin chose Centreville
You have complete privacy and yet are close to shopping, restaurants and a championship Golf Course.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great Seclusion. Great Kayaking
Three 60+ couples loved this place for a four day fall retreat. It's beyond quiet, off the beaten track and has a great location just minutes from the bay bridge. Doug couldn't be a more charming host. Being on a working farm with Llamas and Emus has its plusses.
The dock and sandy beach launch make kayaking a snap.
Perfect spot to regain your perspective
Just a unique place for a relaxing, restorative, enjoyable weekend. Spent time on the dock taking in the views at sunset and watching the ospreys and eagles. Also took advantage of the well-kept surrounding farmlands for leisurely walks and llama watching.
The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped but close enough to Centreville to visit the local restaurants, if so inclined. If you are wanting for anything, the owners are very gracious and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Couldn't recommend more highly.
The place was fantastic, and almost magical. We came for a writers retreat and stayed for the water llamas, talked with the bald eagles, and watching emus be emus. Doug was gracious and solicitous as a host, and made sure we had plenty of firewood, candles and advice on the local terroir. We swam in the briny bay as well. We hope to come back soon.
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place! It was beautiful, comfortable and clean. The highlight was getting to meet Dimitri, the llama! He showed up Saturday morning and the kids loved him. Owner was great as well!
Really helpful and friendly owner!
Good guy, went above and beyond.
Fantastic Time of Fun and Relaxation for the Entire Family - We Could not have Asked for a Better Pl
If you are planning a vacation on the Chesapeake Bay, it's hard to imagine how you could do better than spending some time at Doug's property. There may be properties closer to the hustle and bustle of St. Michaels, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that none of them will have an innkeeper who will come out at 9:15 on a dark, stormy night because his confused and jet-lagged guests can't find their abode in spite of directions, and who will gladly go and buy a high chair for the smallest of those guests, who will simply not eat, unless she can feed herself. Nor will those other places have a geriatric Llama named Lordy (short for Lord of the Rings), who will come to greet you in the morning and graciously allow the delighted resident toddlers to feed him grain pellets.
But these were only a few of the attractions at Doug's place, which is even better than the pictures. You are greeted at the gate by a small statue of the Buddha, which tells you all you need to know about the peaceful experience in store for you. The property is gorgeous with many farm lanes to walk on. There's a sandy, shallow beach for those toddlers and children to enjoy as well as a lovely dock. A shed holds life vests to use with the various kayaks and canoes. There are beach chairs and tubes, an umbrella and generally everything you need to enjoy the beach, sun, and water.
The house is even nicer than the pictures - the well-stocked kitchen has been renovated since they were taken, and now there is even a dishwasher.
Doug and Maryann are the most welcoming, wonderful hosts, and if we are ever lucky enough to plan another vacation in their area, we will be sure to find our way back to their beautiful farm.