About the property
- House4100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
New, 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom, dock, beach, in-ground pool, huge screened porch
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Caroline Ferber
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.
Caroline Ferber purchased this House in 2008
Why Caroline Ferber chose Hollywood
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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Beautiful comfortable property
Our extended family of 10 adults and 2 children stayed here over Easter weekend when in town for a family wedding. The property is beautiful and comfortable for all. Plenty of bathrooms so all were able to get ready for the weekend wedding we all attended. Bedrooms were comfortable. Screened porch was great for mornings and evenings. We have rented several times from VRBO and this house is one of the best we have used. We wish we had been there a little later in the year, when it would be warmer. We would have liked to use the fishing gear, crabbing traps, and water gear that was provided. We highly recommend!
Beautiful home to celebrate Thanksgiving w Our family!
What a perfect setting. Beautiful spacious country home on the water, nestled in nature. Lovely decor, cozy beds w fresh linens and soft pillows on all beds! We spent nights in the family room toasty by the fireplace. Huge kitchen had everything we needed to eat all our meals in, even Thanksgiving! We have been staying at VRBO over 20 years from Maine to Florida...this is by far one of the best. Caroline was always helpful and accommodating, went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful.
We absolutely enjoyed ourselves, we have relatives and old friends which made it extra special.
Gorgeous property !
A Relaxing Family Vacation
The home provided everything as advertised. Fully furnished and equipped for a fun, relaxing week away. Great waterfront views for sunrise and sunset. Easy access to the river for kayaking and exploring. The in-ground pool was a great place for swim or hanging-out. The house was spacious and provided plenty of room for our family of six to spread-out or be together for meals or games. We packed a lot of games, but did not have to, because board games and yards games including volleyball were provide. The screened-in porch was a gathering place to enjoy the morning and evening breeze or take a break from all the outdoor fun. We will book our next stay soon.
Lovely House on the Water, Spacious but Homey
We stayed for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the house, the grounds, and the especially the river. The weather was bad most of the weekend and the house with a roaring fire is great when it's raining. One sunny day is all you need to appreciate the pool and kayaking on the Patuxent.
Wonderful Spot for a Ladies Weekend!!
I rented this property for a reunion gathering of 6 college roommates. It was the ideal property. The bedrooms were perfect as everyone had their own space. There were lovely water views from many of the rooms. I loved the décor throughout the house. We enjoyed breakfast and morning coffee on the front porch. The kitchen and dining room were wonderful for cooking and eating in. We socialized in the large open living room, which had a working fireplace. I was the perfect gathering place.
There were fun things to do in the general area. We visited Solomons Island and the Sotterley Plantation. We would definitely return. The owner's were responsive and incredibly nice to work with. I would recommend this house to all my friends.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest