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Island Estate - 600 foot Private Sand Beach & Pier on Historic Potomac River

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths (Sleeps up to 20)

Located on the shores of historic St. George Island (est.1638) in southern Maryland (no Chesapeake Bay Bridge to cross!), this 6,500 sq. ft. custom-built home is situated on 6+ wooded acres with expansive views of the Potomac River – the perfect retreat for multi-family reunions/vacations, and business conferences.

While enjoying your morning coffee, watch the watermen in their Chesapeake Bay wooden work-boats as they haul in their catch of Maryland blue crabs or oysters, just off shore. Have the desire to also be on the water? Bring your boat! Boat lift at the end of your pier is set for approximately 21 ft boat, weighing less than 7,000 lbs.

Stroll up and down your own private sandy beach (almost 2 football fields long) - ideal for collecting lots of sea glass, sun-bathing, swimming, tubing (1 provided), floating (many floats provided), kayaking (2 provided), picnicking (picnic table for 8 on your private pier), and long romantic walks.

Later, walk onto your private pier for some fishing and crabbing (rods & traps provided). Later in the day, you may want to feast on your catch of crabs (crab steamer provided), perch, spot, and/or flounder on the waterfront porch that seats 20. This is when you’ll see many of the birds that inhabit St. George Island: Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Swans, Ospreys (a pair are nesting right off shore), Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Great Egrets, Barn Owls, Mallards, and Loons. Almost 6 acres of the estate is wooded and home to fox, deer, chipmunks, rabbits, and turtles.

To work off some of your scrumptious meal, there are tons of outdoor games (cornhole, bocce, badminton, volleyball, basketball, etc.) to play (all provided). Jump on your bike (2 provided) if you care to explore the rest of St. George Island.

Want to get off the island for a while? Jump in your car and visit historic St. Mary's City St. (the original capital of Maryland and host of the River Concert Series), Sotterley Plantation, Calvert Marine Museum, five (5) lighthouses, historic barns, Amish communities, Maryland International Raceway, cruise to historic Smith Island, golf courses, deep sea fishing tours, as well as other historical sites, museums, movies, restaurants, shopping, etc. that southern Maryland has to offer. Want to go a bit further? Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore are all about 2 hours away. You’ll find a brochure display in the laundry room, with over 40 destinations for you to pick from.

Once you’re back on the island, you’ll be there just in time to enjoy the most spectacular sunset you can imagine. After dark, light a fire in the fire pit (wood provided), located on the upper beach (yes, you have 2 beaches!) and roast marshmallows (skewers provided) or, make them into smores. When it’s completely dark you’ll see an astonishing number of stars. Spend hours star gazing with the naked eye or binoculars (3 provided). Before putting your head on your pillow, open the window and fall asleep to the sound of the waves gently breaking on the sandy beach. If you should wake up, chances are you’ll see the moon and its light reflecting off the river.

After you read the reviews other vacationers have posted on this site regarding their stay on St. George Island, we hope you'll come visit with us. Once you've slept on an island you’ll never quite be the same!

More Details

Rick Tancreto
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Rick Tancreto

I'm surrounded by my 5 amazing grandchildren - the joy of my life. All children are special to me and for that reason, I've written a series of children's illustrated books titled Hang On to Jesus! Adventures. It is my hope that these books will provide children and their parents with a Christian foundation.


Piney Point Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 (Master Bedroom bathroom) - toilet , tub , shower , Walk-in shower, large soaking tub, vanity-2, private toilet
    Bathroom 2 (Jack & Jill bathroom between bedrooms 2 & 3) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom between 2 bdrms-2 sink vanity, private toilet & tub
    Bathroom 3 (Hallway) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bathroom located in hallway.
    Bathroom 4 (Located in Bedroom 4 w/ optional hallway access) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private; or accessible from hallway as available option
    Bathroom 5 (1st floor) - toilet , Half bath w/sink & toilet; located on 1st floor - north side
    Bathroom 6 (1st floor, next to bedroom 7) - toilet , Half bath w/sink & toilet;located on the1st floor-south side
  • 4 Fulls baths + 2 Half Baths
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom - 1st floor. Expansive waterview
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Waterview. Share full bathroom (Jack & Jill)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Share full bathroom (Jack & Jill)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private bath - optional access from hall for use by others
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Hallway full bath
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , Waterview. This bedroom can be set for up to four.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Handicap accessible with 36 inch door and on the 1st floor
  • Linens, towels, extra pillows and extra blankets are all provided. There are two (2) staircases to the 2nd floor. Bedroom 7 is handicap accessible - 36 inch door and on 1st floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Island Estate - 600 foot Private Sand Beach & Pier on Historic Potomac River
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

A superb property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation property with all the amenities. And Rick is a terrific owner to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homey spot for retreats & gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

From the luxurious home, to the view, to the hospitality--floored. Rick is a in-tuned host, communicates well, and cares down to the finest details. He's easy going and willing to be flexible with requests. A great space to use for weekend retreats or reunions, with plenty of space to circle up and converse. Overall, a very homey feel, clean, and extremely peaceful. After spending hours in sessions, you could walk the grounds, the beach, and the pier to relax and unwind. He also had some outdoor games to use as well, and a fire pit for the evening.

We took a van full of teenagers for a leader retreat & they soaked up every second! Year two for us & we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stellar house and property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely stellar. Everything was beyond expectations -- the house itself, the waterfront property and outdoor lounge area, the dock, swimming, the whole experience. Rick is fantastic -- super communicative, helpful, and resourceful.

We housed 14 adults for three nights and couldn't have been happier with the experience. We would definitely love to come back sometime! Thanks for everything, Rick!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous venue for business retreat in stunning island location

  • 5 of 5

We just held our annual retreat at Rick's house. What an amazing place! The facilities are excellent, plenty of space for group discussion plus break out space. The porch has seating space for over 16 (I believe) so group meetings are easy. There are also large kitchen, dinning and lounge areas many it possible to have break-out sessions. We made full use of the unbelievably well-equipped kitchen, pier, swimming opportunities and fire pit for group and individual activities. Rick was a great host, very communicative and everything was taken of.

In summary, this was a great place to host our first retreat and we look forward to a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay this August ’16 on St. George’s Island felt like a dream made reality - to start, Rick is the most hospitable and available host possible. We have rented a number of vacation rentals and this has been truly one of the best. Any question we had from the day we booked through the very last day of our trip was answered kindly and quickly! We are a pretty large family of 20 and span in ages from 7 – 75 and we couldn’t have been more comfortable. We spent the week catching crabs with the crab cages/ample nets, lying in the sun both on the water in the MANY floats provided in the shed as well as on the many beach chairs adorning the spacious, private beach. We set up the volleyball net to play badminton, had corn hole tournaments and enjoyed many nights around the fire pit making s’mores! There’s nothing better than sitting out on the dock at night where the warm breeze keeps away any bugs. A few of the little guys spent the entire time playing basketball on the driveway while others enjoyed the spots of shade on the lawn perfect for a great Summer read. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and more and we loved the popcorn maker!

Could not have asked for a better vacation and would recommend this house ten-fold!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rick's gorgeous house in late July 2016. We're a three-generation family of fourteen and we've been doing the vacation rental thing for several years. I can say without hesitation Rick's house was the nicest we've ever stayed at. Everything was very clean and tidy and the house had more amenities than we could use. He has an entire closet full of kids' things: bed rails, high chairs, even a pack 'n play. The kitchen is well supplied. There's a shed packed with outdoor activities, life jackets, fishing rods, crab pots (don't forget the freezer full of perfectly sized bait) and water toys. The yard is huge and great for kids to play on. The beaches are awesome. The sunsets are incredible. The rooms are all beautifully appointed and the house is as comfortable as you could want.

And then there's Rick! As if the house wasn't lovely enough, he is the most engaged owner we've ever encountered. He was available at a moment's notice and came by the house twice to check on things during our stay. He even showed us how to catch and cook fresh crabs. Just a super, super nice guy.

We did have two minor complaints: First the bedroom with the full-size bed doesn't have any windows. This wasn't a big deal for us. The other thing was that there was an unusually number of jellyfish in the water, which prevented us from swimming.

Obviously jellyfish are a fact of life (especially in the Potomac) but Rick explained they're usually very rare at the surface like that. During our stay the temperatures got up to the mid 90s or higher every day. Rick explained that the hot weather draws them up to the surface. A few of the braver adults ventured into the water and some got stung. It was enough that we didn't let our kids swim at all. Instead we blew up kiddie pools in the yard. (Rick had one in the shed, of course!)

Obviously we don't blame Rick for the jellyfish, but their presence meant we couldn't take advantage of the water as we had hoped. Rick explained that this really was a freak occurrence, an act of God, and that he never gets complaints about jellyfish. As you can see from all the five star reviews, no one else has complained about them! The only reason we mention it is because it's information we would have liked to have had before we rented, though it probably wouldn't have changed our decision given how rarely the issue seems to occur. Aside from the jellyfish we had the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Breton Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruddy Duck (on the Island)


Rates & Availability

Piney Point Estate Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning & Laundry Fee $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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