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Fantastic Location with Lots of Amenities--Pool, Dock, Billiards, Dogs Welcome!

Royal Oak, MD, USA
  • Cottage2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Tastefully and comfortably decorated, 4BR, pet friendly, sleeps 8

Offered by Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals!

When first entering this darling cottage the current owners promptly grinned and said 'This will do' and thus was born 'Thistle Dew'. This cottage packs a punch with amenities typically dedicated to larger homes - private dock, pool, billiards room, two master bedrooms and fresh decorating. Love St. Michaels? You could easily bike the 4/12 miles to town. Interested in Easton, no worries a few extra miles drives you right to the Avalon Theater for a music show or a cocktail at the Historic Tidewater Inn's Hunter's Tavern. Then again, you may not want to leave Thistle Dew at all. The shaded deck, relaxing screened porch for dining, lovely pool and Oak Creek views might just anchor you to the property.

Property Manager

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Member Since 2003
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Oct 19, 2017
About Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Property Manager since 2004. Locally owned and professionally managed vacation brings you value to your vacation investment.

Why Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals chose Royal Oak

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals treats your vacation as an important investment. We are professionals. Managing vacation rentals is all we do! We oversee every facet of the home and this property has complied with and/or exceeded our firm's most stringent amenity guidelines. Nevertheless, things go wrong and even the most diligent preventative care can't prevent the unexpected. Consider what will happen if something goes wrong during your stay? ESVR has an extensive and loyal vendor network and can address most problems swiftly. The house is not your vacation. You've selected the perfect property—now what? Do you just want to arrive to a key under the doormat, or have a guest services department that can help you plan your vacation. ESVR views your vacation as an important investment in happiness – we are here for our clients 24/7!

What makes this Cottage unique

Whether this is your first time or the 5th, ESVR spends a great deal of time making sure that you not only rent from us, but enjoy all the things the area has to offer! We have an exclusive vendor network for everything from boat rentals delivered to your dock to paddle boards, charters and cruises at our disposal to help you make the most of your vacation. And because we are the largest vacation rental firm in the area, we can offer you discounts on everything from ice cream to golf! We offer value, not the lowest price. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, cleaning and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'.

Amenities

    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
          • 3

          Location Type

            • Water View
            • Waterfront
              Private Waterfront with Dock

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  Dining

                    • Dining Area
                    • comfy seating for 8 people

                      Suitability

                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                          Attractions

                            • churches
                            • cinemas
                            • health/beauty spa
                            • library
                            • marina
                            • museums
                            • playground
                            • restaurants

                              Leisure Activities

                                • antiquing
                                • bird watching
                                • boating
                                • eco tourism
                                • outlet shopping
                                • scenic drives
                                • shopping
                                • sight seeing
                                • walking
                                • wildlife viewing

                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                    • ATM/bank
                                    • fitness center
                                    • groceries
                                    • hospital
                                    • medical services

                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                        • cycling
                                        • golf
                                        • hunting
                                        • kayaking
                                        • sailing
                                        • fishing
                                        • swimming
                                        • tennis
                                        • water skiing
                                        • water tubing
                                        • wind-surfing

                                          Notes

                                            • We offer value. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, housekeeping, security deposit waiver and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'. And many of our properties include amenities such as kayaks and bikes that boost the value even more!

                                              House Rules

                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                              Cancellation Policy

                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                              29 Reviews

                                              Wonderful4.8/5

                                              Latest reviews

                                              We enjoyed our stay!

                                              The house could have been a bit cleaner upon our arrival - visible cat hair on floor in living room. We also think pool maintenance was lacking a bit. The pool guys never showed up til Thursday. They checked the chemicals and only checked one trap - after they left, my son checked the other trap and found a dead squirrel in it!

                                              Lovely Home

                                              Claudia B.

                                              The property looked exactly as advertised--a really tranquil and lovely spot, with a relaxing screened in porch big enough to sit a large group for lunch or dinner. The house was nicely laid out, with a really comfortable kitchen and living area, and two separate bedroom areas. The pool was great fun, as were the canoe and kayak. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

                                              Thistle Dew the week of September 6 - 13 2014

                                              A guest from Alexandria, VAAlexandria, VA

                                              Rating Details:

                                              I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                              I was very happy with the location.

                                              The vacation rental was spotless.

                                              The property manager was very helpful.

                                              Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                              Reviewer Comments:

                                              Thistle Dew is a very comfortable and well equipped house. The only thing missing was a tea kettle. The location was perfect for trips to St Michaels; the property, while not huge. was still very private and quiet. The pool is wonderful! We would definitely stay there again.

                                              Manager responded on 10/1/2014:

                                              Thank you for the kinds words. Actually the owner is English and tea is a must at Thistle Dew! There is an electric kettle on the shelf above the washer and a teapot in the cupboard. Anytime please give us a call if it is on our basic equipment list we will be certain to help you find it.

                                              Perfect Rental Inside and Out!

                                              A guest from Bonita Springs, FLBonita Springs, FL

                                              Rating Details:

                                              I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                              I was very happy with the location.

                                              The vacation rental was spotless.

                                              The property manager was very helpful.

                                              Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                              Reviewer Comments:

                                              This was our third year visiting St Michael's and Thistle Dew was a perfect vacation home. Location is close to both Easton and St Michaels. Home is well decorated and immaculate. Pool was refreshing and we loved the floating lounge chairs. Screened porch was great in the early morning and late evening. Dock allows for a rental boat and we had perfect boating weather. All in all we loved this property.

                                              its great !

                                              CarolinKensington, MD

                                              Rating Details:

                                              I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                              I was very happy with the location.

                                              The vacation rental was spotless.

                                              The property manager was very helpful.

                                              Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                              Reviewer Comments:

                                              its great !! we felt very comfortable and relaxed the entire time

                                              The best experience if you just want to relax and forget

                                              unsuitable for persons who have difficulty ...

                                              Robert P.Arlington, VA

                                              Rating Details:

                                              I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                              I was more than happy with the location.

                                              The vacation rental was very clean.

                                              The property manager was very helpful.

                                              Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                              Reviewer Comments:

                                              unsuitable for persons who have difficulty with steps

                                              The house was fine but for two things. No closet available in master BD .

                                              There is no railing on steps from deck to yard leaving no access to yard and dock for mobility challenged such as myself. Chairs not very comfortable. Fish not biting and no crabs.

                                              Manager responded on 8/7/2014:

                                              Thank you for the feedback. It is always good information for future guests to understand if a home makes sense for their stay.

                                              Location

                                              Royal Oak, MD, USA

                                              During the War of 1812, St. Michaels gained its name as 'the town that fooled the British'. The residents of St. Michaels, having been forewarned that British barges were positioned on the waters to attack with cannon fire, hoisted lanterns into the trees above the city. This first successful 'blackout' fooled the British into overshooting the town's houses and shipyards. Only one house, forever since known as Cannonball House, was struck. The industry was largely concentrated around shipbuilding and seafood packing, and there are several museums and cultural centers that nod to this heritage. However, today St. Michaels enjoys primarily a healthy tourism industry as guests come from far and near to enjoy all the wonderful things this charming town has to offer. Many will also recognize St. Michaels as the backdrop of several popular movies, including 'The Wedding Crashers'.

                                              Availability

                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                              Tax Rate
                                              10%

                                              Must be 24 years of age or with a parent. Due to local zoning ordinances, no special events, weddings or parties of any kind. No Ring Dance groups. Occupancy must never exceed the posted limit. Once confirmed, monies are non-refundable unless a replacement booking is procured at no loss to the homeowner. Guest will be required to sign a rental agreement.

                                              $804avg/night
                                              29 Reviews
                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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