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Beautiful, Large, Private, Waterfront Property on Mill Creek

Bedrooms Studio
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Private Waterfront Property With Boat Dock, Boat Launch Ramp, And Beach

Vacation house on large waterfront parcel ( 2+ acres), located in upscale Mill Creek neighborhood just north of the Naval Academy. Very private and a beautiful setting. Property is ideal for large families or informal social gatherings under 100 people - such as small parties, reunions, informal weddings, etc. Neighborhood appreciates quiet after 10pm and whispering on dock after dark. Property has significant waterfront frontage including: boat dock with 6 feet of deep water, driveway ramp into Mill Creek for launching power boats from trailer, boat house, and a sandy beach covered with large shade trees. Property also has a big level grass field for volleyball, games, camping (limited to 5 tents with permission)

House, 'The Briarpatch', is a large rustic 'A-frame' with 3 levels which sleeps 12 dormitory style (no privacy), and has 2 full baths. House is comfortable but not luxurious. House is heated, air conditioned, and modestly furnished:

- Main level: full bath, kitchen with exterior deck, and living room with large exterior deck overlooking the water. Living room has 3 large couches, one of which converts into an uncomfortable double bed.

- Second level: full bath, and large room which contains 4 double beds and 6 individual pull down bunks. Pull down bunks designed for children or individuals less than 125 pounds.

- Third level “crow’s nest”: small space which contains a 3" full size memory foam mattress, ideal for youngsters who can climb up the ladder.

- Lower level: washer and dryer, additional refrigerator, storage/utilities, lumpy ping pong table, and some outdoor games.

Mill Creek is home to numerous upscale waterfront properties with an abundance of sail and power boats, several marinas, and a popular waterfront restaurant uniquely designed for boaters. Mill Creek opens to the Chesapeake Bay just north of the Naval Academy.

Pets are acceptable but we just had new rugs installed. Pets must be house trained PLEASE!! They must be leashed at all times when outdoors. Neighbors have 2 black labs, and another neighbor has a yellow lab. Very friendly but running loose.

Boat house contains two kayaks, a canoe, a dinghy, inflatable rafts, paddles, and life-jackets which renters are welcome to use. They MUST be hosed off and returned clean to the boathouse.

There are 2 fire pits: one on the beach and one beside the house. There are piles of firewood (in the woods) available for burning in the firepits. Please don't have fires if too windy!

There is fishing and crabbing off the dock. 4 large crab traps are available for use.

Owner's power boat is parked on a trailer near the boat house. Owner's 30 foot sailboat is moored at the end of the dock. If owner comes down to Annapolis for boating while property is rented, renters may be invited to go for a boat ride.

If you return the property in the same clean and orderly condition as it was when you checked-in, you will avoid a $200 cleaning fee. In addition to routine house cleaning, clean-up includes bagging all interior and exterior trash in large, black plastic bags (which are provided) and placing them in the trash cans WITH LIDS. Sunday night ALL trash must be taken to the top of our driveway at the end of the asphalt road for collection early Monday morning. If staying mid week and you have tons of trash, you will be taking it with you.

To finalize reservations, guests are requested to sign a standard 'Rental Agreement' which summarizes the applicable dates, security deposit, rent, and house rules.

More Details

Sharon Cappeluti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Sharon Cappeluti

My parents were the original owners of property. When they passed it was passed down to me and my brother and sister. I try to keep up with the tax payments by renting it out and so far people have really enjoyed the place!

Sharon Cappeluti purchased this house in 1960

Why Sharon Cappeluti chose Annapolis

At first it was a jungle and you couldn't see water because it was a creek full of seaweed and wildlife! But about 1970, all that changed. DDT killed off the seaweed and made it into a boat able paradise!

What makes this house unique

It's peaceful there. You can swim, fish, try to catch crabs, or just relax in a hammock.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful 3 day weekend at the lovely waterfront property. Gary was friendly and a perfect host even offering to take us out on his sailboat. The pictures of the A-frame, the grounds, and dock were accurate enough, but the place has even more charm in person. We grilled on the deck and took the kayaks out for a tour around Mill Creek. If you want a relaxing place on the water, have a family or group of friends that are comfortable with dormitory sleeping arrangements, there are lots of ways here to be entertained.
Oct 2013
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Annapolis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 18
  • In an 'A' frame house, there are no bedrooms or privacy. It's dormitory style sleeping arrangements.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Beautiful, Large, Private, Waterfront Property on Mill Creek
average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The beach is amazing, the house has everything you need, on the small items that you typically forgot about. We are going to make this a yearly tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great outdoors getaway, phenomenal property with a comfortable, unassuming house

  • 5 of 5

Owners keep the house well provisioned and provide abundant toys to use on the grounds and in the water. The property has multiple unique outdoor spaces for enjoying the lakefront property including a volleyball court, fire pit and sandy beach. Our group of twelve comfortably fit into the house, enjoyed our weekend getaway and did not experience any problems during our stay. The owners are excellent communicators and provide thorough, complete instructions for travelers.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cute cabin in an amazing setting! I stayed solo for a few days and then had my young sons join me, it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing. Plenty to do on the water.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a buddy of mine, and both of us said this place would be great for a big party or family reunion. Close to fun in the city!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Magnificent to celebrate Thanksgiving

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our weekend family getaway. Stunning waterfront views and plenty of space for our kids to run around outside. Owner met us upon arrival to show us the ropes, which was very helpful. The beds were comfortable and the loft-style sleeping arrangement was very cozy. Our kids especially loved the "crow's nest" at the top! The drive to Annapolis to was quick and easy. We would absolutely love to come back and stay again!

One slight word of caution: the cabin is not set up to accommodate very young children (open stairway, large gaps between railing at the top of the stairs). Our two and half year old was old enough to navigate the stairs properly and stay away from the railing, but a younger child would have to be watched very carefully.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Nearest Barpub
4.2 Miles
Cape St. Claire
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Red, Hot, and Blue BBQ Restaurant
Car: necessary

We are One Creek north of the Naval Academy. GPS says 13 minutes away by car. Could be 20 with traffic.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100

1) I charge $25/pp after the first 12 people. If you bring more than 12 I need to know about it.
2)Renters pay a $500 Refundable Security Deposit. If renter cleans up and does their own laundry, a full refund will be returned. If sheets are left for me to do, I take $15/set out of the security deposit. I charge guests, what the maid charges me. $100/hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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