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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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,

AND

*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 yellow 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!

More Details

Owner
Shawn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Shawn

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.

Shawn purchased this bungalow in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alicia and her family were wonderful guests! They were amazing at taking Shawn's dog, Winnie, out when she needed to be away.They were very gracious and seemed to love everything about being here. They were quiet and kind and extremely responsible--and really took advantage of what we have to offer. Alicia was an excellent communicator before, during and after their stay. They left the cottage in really immaculate condition. I would welcome them back in any season, and recommend them highly to other hosts! Shawn Mahshie, Fun Chesapeake Waterfront Cottage, Deale, MD
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Cape Anne Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Relaxing, Fun, Dog-Friendly Get-Away for Families, Groups or Couples
average rating of 4.875 based on 38 reviews
5

Really enjoyed my stay at the Shawn's place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with even more amazing views. Shawn was so thoughtful and friendly. She responded to my emails or texts promptly if I had any questions. My family had a blast this weekend! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and coffee and other conveniences for breakfast

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nicely kept cottage, friendly and helpful owner, quiet and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Shawn and the cottage were both wonderful. Our boys loved playing with Shawn's dog Winnie and swinging on the tree swings. The location is super-quiet, and the cottage was perfect for our family. We would absolutely stay here again, and hopefully next time can try out the kayaks!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a wedding for the groomsmen. It was the perfect place for us. Very spacious and made us feel at home. It's only 25-30 min drive to downtown Annapolis! It was an amazing reunion with lifelong friends. Thank you Ms. Shawn for renting out to us we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Family members were gathering to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday and this house was just what we needed. The location was beautiful and we watched the swans swim by all day. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the sleeping accommodations were terrific. Our host could not have been more helpful. We visited in January, but I am sure the place is lovely in the warmer months when families can take advantage of the kayaks and other outdoor amenities. High praises!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Peaceful, waterfront getaway

  • 5 of 5

shawn's cottage is immaculately clean, organized, well stocked, comfy and tastefully decorated. Shawn and her assistants are helpful and always respond promptly. A perfect Chesapeake bay holiday home for families, friends or couples and dogs! Thank you Shawn!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Cape Anne Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall 1
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 3
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 4
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,491
$4,989
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 5
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 6
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$178
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $40

$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

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