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Secluded Waterfront Cottage on 200 acre farm near Queenstown

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Douglas Dobbin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 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.


Centreville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
sandy beach and shallow water make it nice for families with children to swim. Floating dock to lounge on. Dock for fishing, crabbin boating and sunsets!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded Waterfront Cottage on 200 acre farm near Queenstown
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Beautiful, Serene, and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two delightful weeks in the River House on Spring Cove Farm. The four-bedroom house is very comfortable for eight people. The decor is homey and grandchildren-friendly. The view of the water from the deck is calming and inspiring. The picnic table on the deck is just right for a crab feast!

Family and friends who live in and near Centreville came to visit, and we all had a great time kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and fishing. The cove is quiet and private. Occasionally, we saw a boat or two venture our way, but mostly is felt like our own little piece of Eastern Shore paradise.

Our hosts, Doug and Marian, were so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. (The washing machine gave out, but a new one was installed the very next morning!) They were happy to let our grandchildren roam around the lovely farm and visit the llamas. Doug brought "Sugar Bear" to visit us, and the kids led this sweet llama around by a leash. Another time, Doug brought us wood for the fire pit so that the kids could make s'mores.

There is plenty to do at the River House, but sometimes we left the farm and enjoyed good restaurants in nearby Kent Narrows. And, we had great old-fashioned fun at the Queen Anne's County Fair!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Innkeepers very friendly and accommodating. Gave history of property, suggestions for safety, and made sure we had everything we needed.

We got up close and personal with their llamas and emus.

Definitely will plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect getaway for familes from the hustle and bustle of DC

  • 5 of 5

Doug's place on the water was the perfect getaway from Washington, DC - it was just an hour away, but we felt like we were in another world. Even in January, it was a beautiful, secluded place to stay. We had four adults and four kids, and there was plenty of space for all of us. The house is great - well stocked with linens, four spacious bedrooms and a nice living room, plenty of pantry and kitchen items, and had even had some books and toys for the kids. The view from the porch is beautiful, and the kids loved walking out to the dock. The farm grounds are absolutely beautiful and fun to roam around, and Doug and his wife were kind enough to let the kids visit with the llamas and emu. Doug was a welcoming and accommodating host. I am looking forward to coming back in the warm weather! I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a quiet and beautiful getaway. Adults and kids all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend it was! An overflow of our family stayed at the cottage who were in town for the wedding and a great time was had by all. After the formal wedding and reception, we all went back to the cottage to relax and unwind. The cottage is a beautiful home, fully equipped, comfortable beds and cozy atmosphere. We continued the celebration all weekend long while fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and of course meeting the llama was a highlight for both kids and adults. There was something for everyone. Wonderful family memories were made that weekend that we will cherish forever. Already checking our calendars to see when we can come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 4 adults and 5 children, ages 2 to 7. We all fit comfortably in this lovely cottage. The kitchen is fully equipped with every utensil. Although the cottage is in a remote setting surrounded by beautiful farmlands, you are actually only 10-15 mins away from Centerville where you can pick up anything you need. The cottage belongs to the owners of the farm who live up the road and they were very accommodating, even welcoming us with a gallon of water incase we did not like the taste of tap water (which has a minerally taste). He warned us about ticks in the high grass but we never had any problems. We did see 2 small snakes and jellyfish but that is expected for this area. None of the kids were harmed by the snakes but one child was stung by a jellyfish so get out of the water before 6pm and keep vinegar handy. There was vinegar at the house so that's how fully equipped it was. There were also various water vessels for us to use (canoe, kayak, boogie board, SUP paddle board) and enough life jackets for everyone, even the toddler. The beach area is very shallow making it perfect for kids to splash quite a far distance from the shore. It's a naturally formed beach with trees for shade. You felt like you were on a deserted island. An additional bonus was how welcoming the owners are. Doug brought a llama for the kids to see and welcomed us to his farm when we went for a little walk. Each person had an absolutely amazing time and everyone wanted to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Met our friends here for my hubby's b-day. We spent 3 awesome days relaxing and recharging. The hospitality was over the top! We had a dock and place to launch the boat just steps away from the cottage. Cottage was cozy and comfortable and fully equipped for cooking. The view was breathtaking and sunsets... WOW!!!! The visit from the host and one of his llamas was a highlight of the trip!! We enjoyed our time so much we can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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