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Waterfront Relaxing Retreat in Annapolis/Severna Park Area

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,176 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront 4 bedrooms in a restful setting!

This rental not offered through Craigslist or similar offerings.

Breathtaking Waterfront Property ten minutes outside Annapolis, Maryland. Step back in time and enjoy the boats sailing by while still enjoying modern day amenities. Expansive views of the river as you look out from this light filled and open floor plan custom built home in 2000 (2176 sq ft excluding basement) with 278' pier on private lot with your own 50' sandy beach. Enjoy a swim, take the kayaks out, or go fishing or crabbing ... This comfortable home boasts 4+ bedrooms (plus Murphy bed in the finished basement - new bunkbeds in one of the bedrooms - for a total of 7 beds: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Full, and 2 Twins), three and a half baths, paver patios, open main floor with finished oak hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer, custom built-ins in many rooms (lots of books), finished lower level with new 50" television (November 2015) and many other upgrades in 2016. Bring your laptop and log into the internet (through Verizon Fios) as you sit on the porch and enjoy the gentle breeze with your cool drink and watch the boats sail by.

Fishing and crabbing from the middle to the end of our dock ... swimming for the kids in 2-3 feet of water (on a sandbar that goes half way out the length of the pier - at the end of the pier the depth is about 7-8 feet of water) and kayaking (2 kayaks - LL Bean Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Package and an LL Bean Single person kayak) on the river which is as wide as a lake and feeds into the Chesapeake Bay about a mile or two up. Community beach and activities ... several great seafood restaurants within 5-10 minutes, or less than a mile if you are kayaking, The Point Crab House and Grill,

Come explore the Magothy River and the nearby Ferry Point Marina.

Discounts sometimes available for (i) parents and families of Midshipmen and (ii) for grandparents and kids under 10. Please inquire.


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Commissioning Week 2018 - NOW AVAILABLE

Perfect rental for Annapolis Powerboat Show; Naval Academy reunions, Navy football games, family reunions, fall retreats, romantic getaways.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About John

Our family has loved spending time here on the Magothy River ... we love the water, the calm breeze, and the slower life style in an upscale location (yet only minutes away from downtown Annapolis or Kent Island) ... we hope you enjoy our vacation home here as much as we have!

John purchased this house in 2008

Why John chose Central

Waterfront location with upscale home just outside Annapolis and conveniently situated near Baltimore and Washington, DC ... lots to see and do in a restful setting with so many activities and sightseeing adventures close by. Airports are close by with BWI being about 25-30 minutes away and DCA about an hour.

What makes this house unique

Water activities, sightseeing, touring, museums, dining out, and all that Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, DC have to offer! See links below to a range of activities.


Severna Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2176 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath on main floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement Bathroom
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom - King Size Bed; Second Bedroom -Queen Size Bunk Beds; Third Bedroom - one full size and one twin bed; Fourth Bedroom - one twin bed; Basement - one queen size Murphy Bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Owner Operated. Linens provided at no charge. Relaxing waterfront views. Less than 10 minutes from Annapolis - close but far enough away to enjoy yourselves!


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(88 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Relaxing Retreat in Annapolis/Severna Park Area
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 88 reviews

This is a gorgeous, well-kept home with ample space for kids and adults.

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a family looking to get away and have fun together. It is gorgeous, well-kept, spacious and sits right on the water with a great dock. We were even able to keep our sail boat there. It is close to many activities but you could stay at the home, never leave and have a wonderful vacation. John, the homeowner, is very kind and readily available. Hands down, an excellent vacation for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. But to clarify one point, docketing privileges require an additional fee and security deposit as even the most experienced boater can crash up against the dock.
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A Fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, and the riverfront setting is ideal. We found the home clean, spacious and bright, with everything you need to relax and enjoy your vacation. Kayaking from the backyard, and fishing on the dock, this home is everything as advertised, and more. Communication with John, the homeowner, was easy and quick, thank you for a truly fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeanne, for the wonderful review. We were glad that you and your family enjoyed yourselves on the river!
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Stunning views from the porch of this beautiful home on the Magothy River!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home has it all! When you enter the home from the charming front porch, you can see the gorgeous river view through the wall of glass doors that open onto a back porch where you will surely spend most of your time. The open floor plan on the first floor allows for perfect entertaining. You are just steps from the river and dock where the crab cages are waiting to be filled with blue crab! The second floor master suite has everything a 5-star hotel would offer, plus the morning view of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see! The theater room in the lower level is comfortable and perfect for watching movies when the weather is less than perfect. We enjoyed this property immensely and will definitely return. John was an amazing host and was helpful with his knowledge of nearby restaurants and attractions. You can't go wrong with this VRBO!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home is perfect for family vacations or couples get away

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for several adult family members for an extended wedding weekend for my daughter. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of this home including the large basement that can be used for the entire family to hang out and watch movies or play games. The kitchen has a very impressive island big enough for buffet style dinners or gatherings. The living area has comfortable couches that overlook the water. The outside patio has more seating where you can watch the sunrise and watch sailboats go by. The waterfront master suite feels luxurious. Joined to the master suite is a small room with a twin bed that could be used as a space for small/infant children. I initially was concerned about the bunk beds since all of our guests were adults but there is a queen size bed in the basement which made this house perfect for us. Plenty of space for everyone and adults to have their own privacy making this house perfect for families or adult get away. This house has a manicured lawn, is immaculate and well maintained. We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks during our stay but witnessed several kayakers each morning. There is plenty of shopping and eateries nearby. Great home and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we were glad to hear that the wedding turned out well!
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Great spot for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Kids loved crabbing off the dock, kayaking and playing basketball. It was a great spot to have a mini-family reunion (under sad circumstances, otherwise).

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we are very sorry for your loss!
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Great relaxing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for us. Very nice and comfortable home. Wonderful rivers views and outside space. Too bad it was a bit cold during our stay or we would have been out there more. Very good kayaking spot especially for our kids! We should be back.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris - Thanks again for staying with us!
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Nearest Airport
16.78 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Park Tavern
Nearest Beach
7.7 Miles
Car: necessary

Approximately 10 minute drive to downtown Annapolis with the U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland state capital, shops, historic homes, tours, fantastic restaurants, historical sites, sailing, and boat rentals. Even a Pirate Ship cruise for the kids in summer/fall!

Sandy Point State Park is definitely worth a visit - less than 10 minutes away. and

Within minutes to other shopping, restaurants, activities (public golf courses, miniature/putt putt golf, golf driving range, executive par 3 course, boating, sailing, fishing trips, etc.)

Approximately an hour drive to either Washington, DC for the Smithsonian (19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo), theaters including the recently renovated Ford's Theater, restaurants, White House, U.S. Capitol, Georgetown, and more in our nation's capital or a half hour drive to visit Baltimore, MD for the upscale Harborplace and the Gallery with shopping and restaurants, and the National Aquarium for the kids.(

Finally, a visit to Ft. McHenry near Baltimore, Maryland is not to be forgotten. Still, if you long for a more relaxed approach to the area, drive across the Bay Bridge to Kent Island and then on to the Eastern Shore with dozens of small waterfront or resort towns for antiquing, historical sites, shopping (discount outlets), exploring, eating, etc.


Rates & Availability

Severna Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 6 - August 30
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
United States Sailboat Weekend
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
United States Powerboat Show
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Year's Day
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
January 3 - April 30
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Commissioning Week 2018
May 19 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Quoted Rates are based on 6 guests - For more than 6 guests, cleaning fee and security deposit may be higher. Additional fee and security deposit required for any boat used at or tied to the dock.

Minimum Stay: 3 days

$400+/nt is standard base rate - may be higher for holidays, special events, Navy football games or summer rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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