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5BR Patuxent River Timberframe Farmhouse with Pool, Beach, Dock

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Large flat lawn, plenty of room for activities.

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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

New, 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom, dock, beach, in-ground pool, huge screened porch

Property

Part of a former tobacco farm (with oldest tobacco barns in St. Mary's County) located directly on the beautiful Patuxent River. The river is about 2 miles wide in front of house and has very little boat traffic. Crabbing and fishing directly off private dock. Electric boat lift available. Private beach is ideal for tanning, swimming or kayaking. Property is private, well landscaped and level so it's ideal for volleyball or other yard activities. Includes a large swing set.

Pool

New, large in-ground pool (17' x 40') with automatic pool cover along with charming adjoining pool house/barn with overhand for shade. Pool includes a tanning area, 4' deep at shallow end extending to about 8' deep. Very private and overlooks river with 180 degree views.

House

Very unique antique timberframe home with 5 large bedrooms and 3 1/2 large bathrooms:
- 1 bedroom on ground level
- 4 bedrooms on second level along with an alcove room

- 3 1/2 large bathrooms; 1 bathroom and powder room on ground level and 2 on second level
- huge (12' x 30') water-facing dining room with fireplace (including antique farm table that sits over 20 people),
- large (24' x 24') water-facing living room with beamed ceiling and fireplace,
- large (12' x 30') water-facing kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, bar seating, huge farm sink,
- small office overlooking pool/water,
- laundry room with new large-capacity washer, dryer, sink
- huge (12' x 55') water-facing screened porch with screened gazebo
- covered porch on farm side
- front entrance with charming pergola
- basement with small bathroom

Private Layout

- On ground level and separated from living room area, a large (15' x 20') water-facing bedroom with queen bed and office area and large (8' x 15') tiled bathroom with large roll-in shower.
- On second level separated from other areas, are two charming large bedrooms with cathedral ceilings; a master bedroom (12' x 22') facing water and pool with queen bed, walk-out balcony and bedroom (11' x 22') with queen bed and a built-in single bed facing farm, pool and water including large bank of windows for air, light, and views. Huge connecting tiled bathroom with 2 sinks, 6' walk-in shower, toilet room, and soaking tub surrounded by windows overlooking pool and water.
- Separate from other bedrooms are two additional upstairs bedrooms facing the water; each with cathedral ceilings and queen beds along with a hallway built-in single bed. These rooms are connected with a large tiled bathroom with double sinks, shower, and large soaking tub.

Floor Plan and Other Features

Floor plan is very open. Kitchen is situated between living room and dining room. Screened porch connects to all main living areas including dining room, kitchen and living room.

Most areas of house have overhang porches and a cross ventilation layout which takes advantage of the Patuxent River breezes. Every room has a ceiling fan (along with 3 zone central air conditioning).

House has a lot of character with antique timber frame construction throughout, old pine floors, fireplaces, large windows, and wood molding.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be aged 35 or over. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Accessible as single step into front door. Includes portable ramp. Living room is set down one step from rest of ground level but screen porch is on same level for easier handicap access. Ground floor bathroom has roll in shower and low vanity. Not a handicap-rated house....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    15'x22' 1st fl, water views 5 windows, BR w handicap shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    14'x24' cathedral ceiling, balcony, water views, large bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    14'x24' cathedral ceiling, many windows water/farm views...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    13'x12' cathedral ceiling, water views, unique beams...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    13'x12' cathedral ceiling, water views...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

    Alcove room with window, limited privacy...moreless

  • 4 bedrooms have antique beams on ceilings and walls. All bedrooms have many windows and are bright....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    large hallway bath, huge tub, 2 sinks, large window, tiled...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large 1st fl, handicap shower, double sink, tiled, 2 windows...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    powder room off of living room, beams, window, terra cotta...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    huge, large shower, 2 sinks, toilet room, 3 windows, views...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower

    Outdoor heated shower next to pool, with privacy...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Small bathroom in basement. Very basic....moreless

  • All bathrooms are new, very large in size (with exception of one in basement) and tiled. Powder Room: Terra cotta tiled floor, antique porcelain wash stand, window, beams. First Floor Bathroom: Large with tiled floor, marble counter with large custom vanity, 2 windows, large closet, large walk-in shower. Hall Bathroom Upstairs: Large with tiled floor, marble counter with double sinks, window, shower, large soaking tub. Master Bathroom: Huge with tiled floor, double antique porcelain wash stands, 4 windows, huge walk-in shower, toilet room, soaking tub alcove with windows. Access to additional bedroom. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • New charming shake style antique timberframe home on the Patuxent River. Many windows with river views from every bedroom, living and dining rooms. Old pine wood floors throughout. Huge screened-in porch overlooking water. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    volleyball, beach, board and card games. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Located on the Patuxent River with private beach....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on an old tobacco farm with historic barns. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Located on the Patuxent River with private dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large 16'x30' with beam ceiling, large fireplace with country style mantle, french doors on both farm and water sides. Large country table that seats 20 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New extra large capacity in large laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces. one in living room and another in dining room. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car but really only used for pool and boat equipment. Detached....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    24'x29' 3 sets of gliding glass doors, views of water on 2 sides and pool, fireplace with stone mantel, old beam ceiling and pine pickled ceiling. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Yes including on grass...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New extra large capacity in large laundry room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Other appliances include blender. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided for roughly 12 people plus additional settings for overflow...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    12'x30' water and farm views, huge farm sink with disposal, 2 bar seating areas, positioned between dining and living rooms, stainless new appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher, micro)....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New convection microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Single large electric regular/convection oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge screened-in porch (12' x 55') includes separate dining, sitting and serving areas. Other open porches on sides and front of house. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 with paddles and life jackets. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Part of screened-in porch. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acres lawn area. Flat with nice landscaping including around pool. On a 100 acre tobacco farm. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Miscellaneous...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    New 17'x37' in-ground with automatic electric cover. Including 4 wrought iron lounge and a number of regular wrought iron chairs. Tanning area, 4' deep at shallow end to 8' at deep end. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall
Nov 28 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Dec 24 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Mar 20 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Late Spring
May 1 - Jun 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
$3,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 5 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $200
  • cleaning fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

54 Miles
Nearest Airport
National airoport DC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sea Breeze
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sandgates Inn
Mechanicsville, MD, USA
Nearest Beach
On location

Car: Necessary

Sandgates Farmhouse is located on an old tobacco farm fronting the Patuxent River in rural St. Mary's County MD. The Patuxent River is surprisingly undeveloped and has almost no boat traffic even though it's less than 50 miles from Washington DC. Though the house is very private, it's close to shopping, restaurants, naval base, and Solomons Island.

Fish and crab off dock or by boat on the Patuxent. The mouth of the Chesapeake is about 30 minutes south and the beautiful head of the Patuxent River winds over an hour north.

While the house is ideal for a relaxing getaway with family and friends, there are a number of key attractions nearby. They include:

- Maryland Crabbing and Fishing: In nearby areas as well as on Patuxent Rover and Chesapeake Bay.

- Amish country: Just a few miles away on Friendship School Road

- Solomons Island: Museum, docks, and many restaurants and bars.

- Sodderley Plantation: Special events, tours, and walks.

- St. Clement's Island: Where Maryland was founded and a good day trip.

- St. Mary's City: Home of St. Mary's College and Maryland's first city.

- Patuxent Naval Base: Largest employer in area and where many activities are held.

- Three Notch Road Bike Trail: On old rail line near property.

- Farm and Wine Tours: In numerous locations in St. Mary's County.

The 'Visit St. Mary's County' web site is a good source for additional information.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Caroline and Robert (Bob) Ferber live in Baltimore, MD and have 4 children. Bob grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, while Caroline grew up in Paris, France. Bob and Caroline purchased the house from his family in 2008 and constructed a large addition using timbers from a tobacco warehouse from Lexington, Kentucky.

Why the Owner Chose Mechanicsville, MD, USA:
The farm has been in Bob's family for many generations. They used the property as a getaway for many years, enjoyed its privacy and found it to be a perfect escape to crab, fish, swim, kayak, and boat. During the off-season it's nice for spending Thanksgiving with a large number of family or as a getaway during the winter where you can watch the geese and ducks on both the farm and water sides of the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house provides the unusual mix of living on a farm without having to get up early and do chores. Inside it's bright with water views from every room and the old pine beams provide a warmth that is hard to find in any other home. We find much of the time is spent on the screen porch either sitting with friends and family or eating crabs and fresh Amish corn on the porch table. The pool is another treat as it's so refreshing and provides 180 degree views of the river right out front.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

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Photos

  • Large flat lawn, plenty of room for activities.

    Large flat lawn, plenty of room for activities.

  • Dock with boat lift; 180 degree views

    Dock with boat lift; 180 degree views

  • Screened gazebo with skylight. 180 degree water and pool views.

    Screened gazebo with skylight. 180 degree water and pool views.

  • Large dining room with water views and fireplace. Connects to kitchen.

    Large dining room with water views and fireplace. Connects to kitchen.

  • Master bathroom with double sinks, tub, 6 foot shower, and toilet room

    Master bathroom with double sinks, tub, 6 foot shower, and toilet room

  • Large kitchen with farm sink. Views of water

    Large kitchen with farm sink. Views of water

  • Large bedroom with view of farm, pool, and water.

    Large bedroom with view of farm, pool, and water.

  • Bedroom facing waterfront.

    Bedroom facing waterfront.

  • Maryland crab feast is a must!

    Maryland crab feast is a must!

  • Huge screened porch with gazebo. Balcony on 2nd floor.

    Huge screened porch with gazebo. Balcony on 2nd floor.

  • Private beach

    Private beach

  • Living room with 3 sets of french doors opening to screen porch and kitchen.

    Living room with 3 sets of french doors opening to screen porch and kitchen.

  • Master bedroom, waterfront/pool views. Doors to balcony. Connects to bathroom.

    Master bedroom, waterfront/pool views. Doors to balcony. Connects to bathroom.

  • Large soaking tub overlooking pool and water.

    Large soaking tub overlooking pool and water.

  • Large downstairs bedroom facing water.

    Large downstairs bedroom facing water.

  • Bedroom facing water front.

    Bedroom facing water front.

  • Second floor bathroom. Contains two sinks, large bath tub, and a shower

    Second floor bathroom. Contains two sinks, large bath tub, and a shower

VRBO #552718

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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