Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum, the Cove Point Lighthouse historic site has been lovingly restored and re-purposed 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-theater 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.
- Cottage1120 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min StayNone
One side of the keeper's duplex, 3 BR, 2.5 Baths; sleeps 6 - 8
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 23, 2018
About Megan Purdy
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.
Megan Purdy purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Megan Purdy chose Lusby
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Eleven family members had a very memorable time at the Lighthouse, even with maintenance and volunteer work going on. Private beach. Lovely towns nearby. Sooooooo relaxing.
Quilting at the lighthouse
Great place to hang with friends
We had such a lovely time staying at the Cove Point Lighthouse! Love the keeper's house -- it's so tight and well built. No squeaky doors or floors! We maybe could've used a few more kitchen items, but next time will know what to bring from home. I know it must be challenging to keep items like that on hand. I believe the water is soft and seems a little "sudsy," so bringing some drinking water might be useful to some people. The beach was wonderful! Thanks again!
It was the perfect setting for a milestone celebration and a reunion of loved ones who gathered from around the country.
Picture perfect! Couldn't be more pleased.
Our stay was everything I hoped for. Listening to the tide while watching the lighthouse and looking at the stars was heaven in earth. The cottage was perfect for our family.
Amazingly beautiful and tranquil location!
We rented out both sides of the Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters, and it was amazing. The bedrooms were spacious, and perfect for our three families. The kitchens were perfect for preparing meals for large groups, and we thought it was so neat the tables were made out of wood from the original lighthouse. It was great having six bathrooms, four of them with showers, with such a large party. The writing desk with a view of the revolving lens was a neat place to relax in the evening. The yard was perfect for the children to play safely within the enclosure. We had fun combing the beach for shark and skate teeth. Our son found a 4 inch Mako shark tooth! That was exciting! We would definitely come back and enjoy this rental again, and highly recommend it to others!
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.