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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


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.

Property Manager
Megan Purdy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 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.


Lusby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
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
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sofa/sleeper is available in the living room and sleeps 2
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Cove Point Lighthouse - One side of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect setting for a milestone celebration and a reunion of loved ones who gathered from around the country.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Shore, NY

Picture perfect! Couldn't be more pleased.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly beautiful and tranquil location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and relaxing week! Property is clean and well appointed. Our family has been there several times in the past five years - and will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time but we're limited to indoor activities because it rained all the time we were there

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ruddy Duck Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chesapeake Hills
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak (Washington, DC)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for one side of home $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

During the Low Season (After Labor Day - Before Memorial Day) We offer three-night (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning), four-night (Wednesday night through Sunday morning) and weekly rentals. During the High Season (Memorial Day - Labor Day) we only offer weekly rentals (Sunday night through Sunday morning).

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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