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Cove Point Lighthouse - One Side of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex

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The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind


Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

One side of the keeper's duplex, 3 BR, 2.5 Baths; sleeps 6 - 8

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum, the Cove Point Lighthouse historic site has been lovinginly restored and repurpsed so that it can be enjoyed by all. The active lighthouse and keeper's home sit on a seven-acre point of land in one of the narrowest points of the Chesapeake Bay. It was established in 1828, making it the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Maryland and the fifth-oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Structures on the property include the 40-foot high brick light tower, dating to 1828, and a keeper's house, originally built in the same year, but enlarged in 1925 to make it a duplex for two keepers and their families. Other buildings on the site include the 1901 fog bell building, now used as a mini-theatre for public orientations, a small cottage built in 1950, and a brick building housing the Coast Guard's radio transmitter and emergency diesel generator, also dating from 1950. Proceeds from this beautiful rental site will support the Calvert Marine Museum and a lighthouse endowment set up for its continued care.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1120 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The renter signing the contract must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Please note that this site has two rentable sides. The calendar only reflects the dates when both sides of the cottage are rented. If the dates on the calendar indicate the site is 'available', then one of the two sides is available to rent. Please email us with your desired dates to verify availability. For details on renting the entire cottage, please see our listing on VRBO #436958 for more information. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    A flat screen television is in every bedroom and in the living room....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The cottage is situated on a wide private community beach ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Four-acre site located on the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout the home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    For local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances, granite and marble countertops, fully outfitted with all pots, dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Mar 31
3 night min stay
$184 $186
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee for one side of home $75
  • Cleaning fee for both sides of home $150
  • Insurance fee $75
  • Tax Rate 11%


During the Low Season (October 1-March 31) We offer three-night (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning), four-night (Wednesday night through Sunday morning) and weekly rentals. During the High Season (April 1-September 30) we only offer weekly rentals (Sunday night through Sunday morning).

50% due at signing of contract. Final payment due 30 days prior to rental.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ruddy Duck Brewery
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chesapeake Hills
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (Washington, DC)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monterey Mexican Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Ths private fenced-in four-acre site sits on a point of land on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The neighborhood is private and friendly with opportunities for biking jogging or just strolling the beach. This site is just 7 miles from Solomons Island, which boasts many restaurants, a local brew pub, and the infamous Tiki Bar. The Island also offers antiquing, shopping, boat rentals, charter fishing oppotunities and the Calvert Marine Museum. Just down the street from the site is Cove Point Park, which has basketball courts, baseball field, a playground and even a water park. A shopping center with an ice cream shop, coffee shop and grocery store is just five miles away. Visitors should also take a day trip to Washington DC or Baltimore, which is just over an hour away. Annapolis is a short 45 minute drive.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: The Calvert Marine Museum is the caretaker of Cove Point Lighthouse, which was acquired by the Calvert County Government in 2000. The museum is located in Solomons, Maryland, just 7 miles south of the lighthouse site. Our three themes include Maritime History of the local area, Paleontology of the Calvert Cliffs, and the Estuarine Biology of the local waters. The Calvert Marine Museum is open 7 days a week except for certain holidays, from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. We offer a 1 hour boat tour of the Patuxent River, opportunity to tour the Drum Point Lighthouse, a children's Discovery Room, and many other fun and interesting opportunities. The museum has been open since 1970 and was created by several locals who wanted to preserve the quickly changing heritage of the area. It's mission is to preserve, protect, and educate the community about the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding area.

Why Lusby, MD, USA:
The property is one of just a few authentic lighthouses still in operation. It is a wonderful combination of privacy and peacefulness combined with easy access to restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The home sits right on its own private beach with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. Not to mention, the view of the tower light shining down across the water at night is breathtaking. Visitors can choose to rent just one side of this duplex (as priced on this site) or open up the privacy doors dividing the two living areas and use all six bedrooms. To rent the entire duplex, see our listing on VRBO #436958.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind

    The Cove Point Lighthouse and Keeper's Cottage... an idyllic place to unwind

  • Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

    Sunrise at the Keeper's Cottage and Lighthouse

  • Kitchen in the Keeper's Cottage

    Kitchen in the Keeper's Cottage

  • Keeper's Cottage Living Room

    Keeper's Cottage Living Room

  • Second floor queen bedroom

    Second floor queen bedroom

  • Wintertime at the lighthouse.

    Wintertime at the lighthouse.

  • Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay

    Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay

  • Keeper's kitchen with custom-made table using wood from historic buildings

    Keeper's kitchen with custom-made table using wood from historic buildings

  • View of the lighthouse from bedroom window

    View of the lighthouse from bedroom window

  • Third Floor Queen Bedroom with Bath

    Third Floor Queen Bedroom with Bath

  • Keeper's Cottage Twin Bedroom

    Keeper's Cottage Twin Bedroom

VRBO #469385

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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