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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Located in Frenchtown MD, 30 min south of Salisbury MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. The house is a simple charming watermans home that has been renovated to be comfy & relaxing. There is a full kitchen & gas grill outside if you want to cook your own meals, or you can take advantage of some of the local restuarants. Bring bikes, kyaks, canoes, etc and soak up mother nature. Bring your own fishing rods and catch crabs off the bridge coming into town. We are just 2 Miles from a marina with a boat ramp where you can launch your boat or kyak, and then when you get back to shore enjoy cracking crabs or having a crab cake at the Hide-A-Way bar & grill. 3 Miles from the house is the Fairmount Wildlife Managment Area where there are huge impoundments that hold fresh water to attract all kinds of wildlife and waterfowl. Ride your bikes or walk the trail and see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, and all kinds of waterfowl. You'll be surprized to find you are the only people there. 10 miles from the house is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public, and they have a restaurant, too. 20 miles away is Crisfield, the birthplace of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous Ward Bros decoy carvers, & more restaurants. From Crisfield you can pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! Crisfield also has regular and flyfishing guides if you would like catch your own dinner. Rockfish are great! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interests something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteauge to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere, except the beach, plan to go early or late and beat the crowd if its July or August. Life here is easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

P.S. wifi is available and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside.

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, Assateauge, Salisbury

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover MD, 21871

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2017

About The Owner

The reason my house is for rent in the summer is because I became a ship's captain in 2001 when I inherited my grandfather's yacht the Selina II. I operate her as a charter boat in St Michaels, MD, about a two hour drive away, too far to commute, so I stay there during the sailing season.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1981

Why The Owner chose Westover

I grew up the water on Shelter Island, NY. When I got to be an adult, I wanted to continue to live on the water, but property values there we prohibitive, so I move to MD where I could afford a waterfront home. Then I feel in love with the Eastern Shore. They call this place the 'Land of Pleasant Living'', and it is. Everyone is very friendly and the community is tight, a bit like Mayberry in the old Andy Griffith TV show.

What makes this cottage unique

I grew up on an island and Frenchtown is on an Island. You will go over three bridges to get to the house, so it has an island culture, just like where I grew up. And there is only one way on and off, so there is very little traffic, nice and quiet, the way I like it. Sleepy little town. Plus you can't beat the views, water from every window, including the bathroom! Most city folks pull the blind, but I don't; there's only birds to look in and see you, and I like looking out to see them. I love looking at the Great Blue Herons that sit on the pilings out back. Sometimes we get White Herons, quite a thrill to see. I love all the wildlife in the area, the proximity to the Wildlife refuges where I like to take a long walk everyday, the beautiful views, easy bike riding, and great neighbors. Many of the people who live in Frenchtown are still working watermen who bring back the crabs they catch and keep them in the floats at the crab houses out front. So wonderful to live in a place time forgot

Amenities

Westover Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer & dryer
  • The bathroom is downstairs on the first floor. Like all the other rooms in the house it also enjoys a water view!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Both bedrooms enjoy water views and have double beds. Master bedroom has full hanging closet. Guest bedroom has a skylight right over the bed, enjoy star gazing as you drift off to sleep. Master bedroom has tv/dvd player. If you have more than four guests up to two more can sleep on the futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Lots to do nearby, 2 miles from a public boat ramp at the marina where there is also a small restaurant where you can go to pick crabs or order a great crab cake. About 3 miles away is Fairmount National Wildlife Management Area, great for canoeing & kayaking to go see all kinds of bird life, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, etc (we even saw a snowy owl this fall!) and 45 min from Chincoteauge and the Assateague Wild Ponies. Great bike riding area too. Dogs must be kept on leash when outside.

Reviews

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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house
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5

Windrush cottage review

  • 5 of 5

Someone has put a lot of thought, energy and love into restoring and maintaining this old cottage and its gardens on a narrow spit of land between the Chesapeake Bay and a tidal creek wetland which we thoroughly enjoyed and hope to visit again. The views are spectacular, sublime even.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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5

lovely isolated cottage with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We three sisters stayed here for three nights in early October, and were enchanted. When we drove up, our first sight was clouds of monarch butterflies above beautiful purple asters in front of the huge screened porch. The small house itself was beautifully restored, at the end of a small road in a tiny watermen's community--many of the other yards were full of crab pots. So quiet--amidst 10,000 acres of wetlands, much of which are protected. Despite the blustery weather, we rode bikes, walked, kayaked, using Captain Iris's bikes and kayaks plus one bike of our own. We loved cooking in the beautiful well-furnished kitchen, and looking at the many original paintings around the house. Two of us slept in the two double beds upstairs, and one on the futon in the living room. It was good that we brought plenty of food, as there did not appear to be a store within easy driving distance, but we considered that the isolation and silence were worth any inconvenience. We will be back! This is a jewel!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind words and I look forward to hosting you again.
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5

lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our week at the cottage with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. A lovely setting to watch the tides, birds and marshes. A beautiful view from any window.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty location but not ready for guests

  • 3 of 5

I want to give a fair review so I'll start with the best attributes first. The house itself is charming with lots of windows and a screened porch. There are water views from every room. Pretty landscaping surrounds the house. Beautiful sunsets. Modern appliances. Bathroom was clean.

Unfortunately, we felt like little effort is made to make the house a comfortable and pleasant vacation home. When we entered the kitchen there was a glass vase filled with dead flowers & murky water (when was the last time someone was there?) The first pot we pulled out of the cabinet needed to be washed and the handle was falling off (my husband repaired it.) The utensil drawers are full of old stuff and are dirty. There are no knives for food preparation, only serrated steak knives and serrated boning/bread knives. Everything smells musty and looks worn-out. The screened in porch needed a serious cleaning which we took care of on day one (we removed solidified debris and swept.) The living room futon and chair are the only two places to sit and are very uncomfortable.

The area is beautiful. The house, as we experienced it, is not "guest-ready". I wish we had had stayed elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that your experience at Windrush Cottage was not a positive one for you. I appreciate your concerns for the place, and that helps me in making improvements for future guests. I have already addressed your concerns about the knives in the kitchen and bought a complete new set to replace the ones that previous guests must have removed. And we have also added a foam topper to the futon to make it extra soft. And I have spoken to our housekeeper about the porch and asked her to make cleaning it a priority. She is also going to go through the cupboards to make sure previous guests did not put away dirty dishes (how weird!) If there is anything else you can think of for us to make Windrush cottage more 'guest ready' please, please let me know. We pride ourselves in offering our guests a great experience. -Iris
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5

gorgeous views of the marshes

  • 5 of 5

This is an old house that has been restored with love and grace. You will have every comfort - including a beautiful gas strove and skylights - while at the same time being in a space that brings forth the memory of a bygone era. There is original and quality artwork on the walls, furniture is all quality antique, and - what stole my heart - you can gaze at the intricacies of a beautiful antique oriental carpet while sitting in front of the fire. At night, you can gaze to the stars from the bed - an amazing view. The marshes surrounding the property are serene and yes, you can see both sunrise and sunset from the house or from the deck/front porch, whichever you prefer.

The place is spotlessly clean and the yard is well maintained with a touch of landscape too. On a practical note, if you come with young kids, you'll have to watch them carefully for the backyard opens directly into the marsh. The two bedrooms are both upstairs - if you have difficulties going up and down the stairs this may not be the place for you. We had no problem getting to the place and gaining access. There is wifi available too. Bring groceries with you unless you're ok with driving again once you arrive.

We'd love to come back regardless of season, this is a quiet, beautiful place where one can recharge and rebalance.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and enjoy the beauty!

  • 4 of 5

I have vacationed on the Eastern Shore for years yet this was my first visit to this area. The occasion was a sisters weekend with a southerner on her first trip to the DelMarVa peninsula. What a winner! Love the house in style, supplies and quiet location. We languished in the sunsets and sunrises from bedrooms, porch and deck. Will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Salisbury MD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Whitehaven, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Great Hope Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Baltimore, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 13, Westover MD
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Assateague, MD & Assateague VA
Car: recommended

Located in Frenchtown, MD, 30 min south of Salisbury, MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. Two bikes and kayaks available for your use. Soak up mother nature. This quaint Eastern Shore town is on an island looking over Tangier Sound on the Chesapeake Bay. It's a quiet place with only 17 houses and no commercial stores, but there is plenty to do in the area. Bicycling is easy on these flat back country roads. 2 miles away in Rumbley is a marina with a restaurant - you can crack crabs or have a delicious crab cake right after you get back from launching your boat or kayak from the public boat ramp. 3 miles away is the Fairmount Wildlife Management Area where you will see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, waterfowl of all kinds. Walk or bike the impoundments. 10 Miles away is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public. 20 miles away is Crisfield where you can tour the home of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous decoy carving brothers. Then pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interestes something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteague to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere. Easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

P.S.. There is wifi and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside.

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, g, Salisbury, Chincoteague, and Ocean City

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover, MD 21871

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%

Shoes off when you come in please, and absolutely no smoking. Food in the kitchen only, not upstairs. There is plenty of parking in the gravel parking area just before you get to the house, not in the neighbors driveway just past the house, and please no parking on the lawn. Hot water is a tankless on-demand Eco-friendly heater and doesn't come on until you run the hot water hard enough!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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