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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water Views from Every Room in the House

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Windrush Cottage, enjoy both sunrise and sunset views over the water

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome but the house is not child proof....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome as long as they are well behaved and there is no sign of them when you leave, ie no paint scratched off the doors, no toe nail marks in the floors, etc.......moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • 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 ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    washer & dryer...moreless

  • The bathroom is downstairs on the first floor. Like all the other rooms in the house it also enjoys a water view!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Feels very remote although its only a 20 min drive to the county seat, Princess Anne MD...moreless

  • Village:

    17 Houses total, a sleepy place, very rustic...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views out literally every window in the house, including the bathroom. Sunrises and set over the water, spectacular...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    40' from Tangier Sound, Chesapeake Bay (that's not a typo, we are forty feet from the water!) ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    propane wood log stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 kayak with life jacket & paddle; another double kayak suitalble for one adult and two kids or two adults ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.4
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$875 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1981

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.

Why the Owner Chose Westover, MD, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Windrush Cottage, enjoy both sunrise and sunset views over the water

    Windrush Cottage, enjoy both sunrise and sunset views over the water

  • bring your own - lots of flat country roads, or beach bikes for Assateague

    bring your own - lots of flat country roads, or beach bikes for Assateague

  • Kyakers paradise found!

    Kyakers paradise found!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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