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The Perfect Relaxing, Fun, Dog-Friendly Get-Away for Families, Groups or Couples

(21 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Waterfront Fun/Coziness on 2 Acres; Pier, Wood Fire, Kayaks, Dining

This sunny but cozy 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage is just the spot for a get-away on your own, with other couples/friends, or with big and small families! Just steps from the water and nestled on a country-like acre in a surprisingly convenient corner of the Chesapeake Bay, this unique, quiet, scenic spot is just over 20 minutes south of Annapolis and 45 minutes from Wash DC, Alexandria VA, or Baltimore. Our Flat next door creates even more space if you need extra accommodations.

Couples, groups, or families can easily converge here right after work on any given afternoon, and travelers can use it as a relaxing waterfront 'home' while you're touring the area. After a quick trip from these cities or local airports, all you need to do upon check-in is the following:

* hang out and chat or snooze under the large shady trees,
* swing or kayak or yoga to your heart's content,
* play Frisbee, football, soccer w/ your dog, friends, or kids,
* read or work on your tan as you gaze at the water,
* cook out, cook in, or pick crabs at a table on the lawn,
* savor the nearby waterfront dining,
* cozy up, watch DVDs, or play games by a wood fire.

Or just settle in to the pace of the birds and the bay breeze for a week or two. :-) With a washer/dryer, 2-car garage, BBQ, and full galley kitchen, it's all right here--complete with view.

Despite it's country-like location (no street lights--only stars!), all the services you need are within minutes, including 4 quiet little burbs (Deale, Galesville, Shadyside, Churchton) with

*a great grocery store,
*'famous' consignment shops,
*fishing boat excursions,
*fitness club or Bay history museums,
*little walks, drives, and sights,
*lots of waterfront and other dining options--whether you want a casual crab-picking feast with live music, carryout sushi/pizza, or a long romantic dinner.

Nearby historic Annapolis is also full of great sights, shops, and restaurants, as well as movies and the mall (but people just don't seem to care as much about those things when they're here!)

As your host, I have been sharing my lovely place next door for over 2 years with the greatest crew of happy guests (see reviews of Flat and Cottage), who have been so much fun to host (See reviews below for 'Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat', since the cottage has only had a few!). Since many are return guests who would like to come back with their couple friends, their kids, or their dogs, I decided to jump on the opportunity to buy the cottage next door!!!.

We set a nice low price for this solid little stucco cottage until folks get to know it's here, and because we will continue making it better and better over time! So far, everyone has LOVED it, and one couple is bringing their extended family back for Thanksgiving after their first visit less than one month earlier.

This bright yet cozy cottage has a queen-sized bedroom that shares a charming
tub/shower with the room that has a full sized bed. Then there is also another queen-sized bed in a room that is a bit more separate from the others, and has it's own small bath with shower only (with gorgeous new tile job and fixtures that we just finished in the renovation!). Finally, there is an L-shaped Ikea couch that easily becomes a queen-sized bed or huge chaise lounge, allowing the cottage to sleep a total of 8 (if the last 2 are OK to be in the living room).

There is charge for each person over 4, unless otherwise negotiated. Bringing a dog incurs a basic charge of , plus per dog per night, added after your basic reservation request (contact me or see House Rules about doggie deposit).

Finally, if you need to add some space for more people, if the dates you want for the Cottage are booked, or if you're looking for a smaller, less expensive accommodation or romantic get-away (often used as a honeymoon suite!), please check our other listing next door to the Cottage: Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat Here you can also read more reviews of the Cottage and this Flat.

Please feel free to contact us by putting in any date you see open (click on the tab above the large photo to see our calendar) and write to express your interest in coming to stay for a short get-away, or grab a range of dates as as you plan a longer stay. We are happy answer as many questions as you may have, since we love sharing this amazing spot with our guests!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years of age unless special arrangements are made with owner....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you do wish to smoke, please no smoking on the water side or within 50 feet of the house (i.e., on the other side of garage or in the big part of the yard). Thanks so much. :-)...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome doggies, as long as you trust them (that's why we have a refundable deposit of $350, to make sure you do!) The fee for introducing a dog into the house is $45, plus $10 per night per dog. I will add the dog fees directly to the reservation amount, but the deposit should either be send to us in advance or bring a check upon arrival, which I will return or destroy (assuming all is well--so far so good as everyone has gotten their deposits back!) ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The cottage shares certain amenities with the loft flat at my house next door (hot tub, pier, kayaks). So far it has worked out great--no conflicts and in most cases the guests' visits have been enhanced when they did meet or spend time with the other guests....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Light Landing's property--2 acres on the water with woods nearby--feels very rural right near in 3 small towns. Open spaces to play, great starry nights, yet very close to all kinds of services!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay and Broadwater Creek in this uniquely convenient country-like setting; pier; kayaking; crabbing; waterfowl, fantastic sun/moon rises/sets; waterfront fire-pit...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Wonderful expandable IKEA table in dining room, outdoor table and chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air to be installed in the Spring (2014)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Has a wood stove insert. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a basic eliptical machine and a rebounder trampoline on screened porch at my house--cardio with a view!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Ask if it's important for you to park in the garage; otherwise we use it for storage and you are willing to store things in there while staying here--just ask me....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and French Press; we supply starter K-cups for coffee and decaf, as well as some teas....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Huge yard--OK to hit whiffle balls (we have a set of clubs), and practice driving with extreme care....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Planning to rebuild storage shed into a Gazebo by summer (2014) ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Windsurfer we use as a paddle board, various floaty things, pier, swimming in Bay except the few weeks of the year when there might be sea nettles (jellyfish)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Well, it's not a pool, but you are welcome to swim off our pier at most times of the year....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 10 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$174 $197
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,079 $3,599

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,491 $4,989

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall 2
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall 3
Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,498 $4,989

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$178 $189
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050 $3,299

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Extra Guest (beyond four $30
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Cleaning $50


$8/per dog per night. Please contact property owner prior to booking. $350 refundable pet deposit.

NOTE: I highly recommend wearing water shoes if you swim. As much as I love the warm silky mud at the bottom, it can also have glass shards or wire, etc. embedded in it. The main warning about swimming in the Bay is to not do it when you have a fresh cut or wound.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltimore Washington or Reagan National in DC
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Happy Harbor
30 Miles
Nearest Train
New Carrolton Metro/Amtrak
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte.s 258 or 468
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Skipper's Pier/Other waterfront etc. choices
108 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Beach (Bay--12 miles); Rehobeth (Ocean)

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeous, quiet, nature-filled spot on the Chesapeake Bay; to have this opportunity to share it with others; and to have connected through and [just recently] VRBO with such lovely people. I'm always thrilled to see how much these individuals, couples, and families enjoy staying here, and am hoping that what they have said about me will tell you what you need to know. I am thrilled that my 2 friends and I partnered together to buy the cottage next door to me to extend our my ability to share this really special spot with larger groups (and dogs!) Beyond that.... I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about my diverse interests and pursuits, as well as the travel destinations I am currently exploring. The most recent was taking our adopted daughter back to see China, her birthland, with a quick stop in Germany on the way home! Finally, I love my OTHER work as a life/author-coach, for which I'm close to being Certified as a facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, a simple, predictable way to turn our most stressful situations into highly creative solutions and greater peace each time! Very cool.

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Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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VRBO #505973

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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