Celebrating that we were named by TRAVEL & LEISURE as top Airbnb in Maryland! 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 seven 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).
You'll have your own space with a waterfront lawn, pier, use of a huge screened porch with gas and charcoal bbq at Shawn's house next door, gas bbq at the cottage, outdoor table and chairs, lounge chairs, two firepits, two single kayaks. one two-seater ocean kayak, and a canoe,. You'll have two acres to play on or explore, nearby walks through woods or by Chesapeake Bay, country-like setting with plenty of waterfront dining, amenities, and sights nearby.
Even though there are five properties at Light Landing, you'll have plenty of privacy and space--it feels much less crowded than lots of lneighboring waterfront properties.
There is charge for each person over four, 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 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, we also have a charming Carriage House attached to the cottage, which can be rented separately or with the Cottage for a reduced rate (be sure to ready the description as this near-new space also has some special considerations.
Also, please check our other listings next door to the Cottage: Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat (often used as a honeymoon suite!) and my own home, Shawn's Amazing Waterfront Digs, which I sometimes rent out to folks or include for a larger gathering! (Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-895-0545.)
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!