About the property
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cozy and bright 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom cottage
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Tilghman Island from this bright and comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage known for many years as the vacation rental 'The Roost.' The cottage, which is located on a quiet residential street across from a marina on Knapps Narrows, is within short walking distance of waterfront restaurants, the Tilghman drawbridge, marinas, boating-related activities and rentals, and expansive water views.
Located on approximately half an acre, it has a spacious backyard and a separate one-car garage for parking and storage. The living room and sunroom offer glimpses of the water and boating activity in the marina. Recreational boaters will appreciate The Roost's close walking proximity to marinas with transient and seasonal slips, as well as a driveway that can accommodate a small boat trailer.
Guests will enjoy spending their days on the water kayaking, boating, fishing, or crabbing. Some have used the cottage as a home base for exploring the Eastern Shore and Mid-Atlantic region—visiting nearby towns and villages or taking day trips to Washington, DC or Ocean City. Those looking to unplug and unwind closer to home can explore the Island by foot or by bike, cook fresh seafood in the well-stocked kitchen, or read a book under the maple tree in the back yard.
The property is licensed for rentals by Talbot County. Until September 2013, this cottage was listed on VRBO by a previous owner. It received 19 positive reviews for an average of 5 stars.**
One final note...
As you might have noticed, we are lucky enough to be mostly booked these days because of several wonderful renters that have chosen to return to The Roost each year. We hope that you'll remember us and check back often to see if your dates become available - we often have availability in the spring and fall. (We have also hosted shorter-term winter rentals for folks like engineers and dredgers working on Poplar Island and the occasional artist or writer looking for some peaceful solitude!)
Regardless of where you stay, we know you'll enjoy your time on this special island and hope you come back again!
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
My husband and I live and work in the DC area. We both grew up in coastal New England and missed being by the water. We often traveled to the Eastern Shore and during one visit we fell in love with Tilghman Island. After several hotel stays, we decided to rent The Roost, which happened to be for sale... and the rest is history!
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Owner chose Tilghman
Tilghman's is a unique and quiet town surrounded by water. It is one of the last working watermen's villages on the Chesapeake Bay, and the perfect destination for boating, kayaking, fishing, long walks, and exploring nearby towns and villages. Historic St. Michael's, with its great dining and unique shops, is just a 15 minute drive.
What makes this Cottage unique
We love the peaceful and convenient location of The Roost. In the mornings we watch the boating activity in Knapps Narrows and the marina from the sun room and living room. We spend our days on or near the water and exploring the area. In the evenings we walk to restaurants by the bridge and enjoy the bay views. We often drive to St. Michael's or Easton for shopping, museums, and restaurants, but we always look forward to returning to Tilghman's. Our toddler loves visiting the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center just down the street where kids (and adults) can learn about the environment by getting up-close with bay critters.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cottage on Tilghman Island
Accommodations were great for visiting with our son. Close to St Michaels for visiting and restaurants. Great restaurant and bar close by and at the bridge. Drove to Ocean City for a day visit and was not too far out of the way. The structure is an older cottage but has been well updated and has modern conveniences. Would definitely stay there again for the right circumstances.
Fantastic Cottage, Great Island
The cottage was great for our family of four. Cozy and bright. We spent a lot of time wandering the island, enjoying St. Michael's and tour the Talbot County area. We look forward to returning in the warmer weather to enjoy all that the Chesapeake has to offer.
Beautiful home wonderful location
We really appreciate the opportunity to stay in this wonderful home it is a beautiful location
The Roost is the PERFECT family getaway. The cottage is comfortable, located on a quiet street, well equipped, absolutely delightful! We couldn't have been happier when we opened the door! Felt like home! Luisa was extremely accommodating! As much as we enjoyed the layout of the home...we enjoyed the outdoor area also. Everyone enjoyed the marina (right across the street) and just sitting in the backyard in the adirondack chairs or the hammock, watching the wildlife (lots of bunnies and deer) . We visited the Maritime Museum and took a sunset cruise on the Skipjack with Capt. Wade (must do!) ....don't miss the ice cream at The Tilghman Island General Store. Walking distance to the restaurants also! Enjoyed the Farmers Market in St. Michaels on Saturday morning and found everything needed to cook with in the well-equipped kitchen! We felt blessed to be able to stay at "The Roost"
The Roost is a wonderful cottage - furnished and equipped perfectly. Spacious, comfortable, comfy beds, sun porch and the all -time best rental house library - I wanted to stay until I'd read all the books - includes Chesapeake histories and photo books, lots of fiction. Heaven. Chicken Point Road is a nice quiet street within easy walking distance to restaurants, the narrows and draw bridge, the Country Store (check out the Friday night wine tastings) and several marinas. The marina across the road from the house -which I was initially hesitant about (traffic) - was a real plus - a combo of local working boats and recreational boats. The Roost is completely modernized, and is fresh and spotlessly clean. Luisa is lovely to work with and goes the extra mile to make sure her guests have a pleasant stay. Highly recommended.
Eastern shore, MD has always been one of our favorite get a way spots. "The Roost" cottage Tilghman Island was just lovely. It was clean, bright, warm and cozy. We were provided with all the necessities to make our stay comfortable. We will definitely be returning! Thank you!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation: a. If guest cancels within 14 days prior to check-in day, there is no refund. b. If guest cancels between 30 and 15 days prior to check-in day, 50% of total rental fee is refunded. c. If guest cancels prior to 30 days before check-in day, 100% of total rental fee is refunded. Other: - During off-season or within 2 weeks of check-in, a 2 night minimum is permitted for $275/night. - Discounts available for longer term renters & repeat guests. - Rates vary within seasons. Contact owner for exact quote. - $250 refundable security/reservation deposit required to make reservation. - Cleaning fee is included in rental price.