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Annapolis Severn River Retreat. Private. Stunning Home & Views!

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Enter through the wrought iron gate onto a winding stone path through the garden

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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Enjoy Our Very Private & Beautiful Surroundings.

Entering through the wrought iron gate onto a winding stone path through the gardens, one strolls onto the back deck or gazebo for an unequaled view of the river. The massive exotic wood door provides entrance to a home you’ll be telling your friends about for years. Extensively remodeled, the kitchen with the rough-hewn brick walls and floor to ceiling windows will be activity central.

Enjoy a very private time on a point of land jutting into Chase Creek off the Severn River, but just 5 minutes from downtown Annapolis. Whether you want to run, or ride a bike, explore the river, spend time reading or writing, or just relax, Briarcliff Retreat will suit your needs.

INDOORS
Every room in the home has a view of the water, often with windows on 3 sides allowing beautiful light to stream in throughout the day. The large glass windows and sliding door face south; you'll find you want to keep them open throughout the warm months as the breeze off the river often flows right through the home.

Two comfortable sofas surround the wood-burning fireplace. A large steel trough keeps wood and kindling at hand. A perfect place to read and reflect is in the window seat filled with pillows. Off the living area is a writer's dream - a cozy office surrounded by windows with hydrangeas at the sill, the gazebo just beyond and water in the distance.

OUTDOORS
The grounds abound with native foliage and luscious landscaping changing with the seasons—and illuminated at night for those evening private strolls. Take in the terraced hillside as you walk from the upper deck, to the mid-deck where a large double hammock awaits you to the lower deck and private dock.

The house sits approximately 50' above water, which provides spectacular views. By the house, there are little nooks throughout for taking time for yourself or with those closest to you; a porch swing and love-seat just outside the living room, a gazebo with a quiet bench overlooking the terraced gardens and water, a huge iron cast fire-pit surrounded by stools and log seating, two Adirondack chairs on the upper deck to lounge in while sipping your cocktail, a grilling area off the kitchen with a Weber grill, and a dining table overlooking the view where you can enjoy your wonderful meal.

And for those staying in the Master Bedroom, a private balcony and stunning sunrises await you.

In short, every guest could easily find their own secluded retreat...

For the gourmand, or not, this is a kitchen you will not want to leave and which will, no doubt, become activity central. Original 1920s rough hewn bricks cover 3 of 4 walls; when lit they become a work of art. The 11' long bar-top is a beautiful solid piece of African wood called Bubinga. The entire kitchen aside from the brick is new, including top of the line appliances. As you stand at the sink, you might turn and look out the floor to ceiling windows, feeling as if on the edge of a precipice, looking down a steep hill to Chase Creek. Just on the other side is a glassed in bay with a view of the garden. There a sliding door leads you directly from kitchen to outdoor grill.

Dine indoors at the dining table, at the stunning wood bar-top or at the outdoor table overlooking the creek and Severn River beyond surrounded by dozens of twinkling outdoor garden lights.

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS (3 private bedrooms each with private full bath; sleeps 2 per bedroom) The 3 Bathrooms are in the 1940's style, with some updates, super clean and nice. The main floor powder room is brand new.
Lovely linens and bath towels provided

MASTER BEDROOM with private balcony offering sweeping views of Chase Creek and spectacular sun rises. There is en suite bath with tub as well as shower. Queen size bed.

GUEST BEDROOM 1 is an extremely private en suite bedroom downstairs with large shower/bath and walk-in closet. The guest room also has a TV (cable included). The antique canopy bed is Queen size and surrounding by many other wonderful antiques.

GUEST BEDROOM 2 is on the second floor with both water and garden views. A private bath in the hall with stand up shower. Note that this bedroom has a Full double height inflatable air bed.

PARKING
Parking for up to 4 cars in our driveway.

ENTERTAINMENT
Hook your i-anything to our portable speakers, Verizon Fios cable on the SMART TV, WiFi...just do not miss the gorgeous blue herons outside.

PRIVATE PIER
A private pier is available for your boat--large or small. Water depth - 10'. Maximum LOA allowed - 80'. Electric and Water hook-up available.

NEIGHBORHOOD
Briarcliff on the Severn is a tiny enclave of just 17 homes. The neighbors are apt to greet you and make you feel right at home. It is a place where you feel away from it all -- and yet, all is in reach.

ANNAPOLIS and ENVIRONS
Explore Historic Annapolis, 5 minutes drive away. Or visit some of the popular local restaurants: The Pointe, The Severn Inn, Chandlers (famous for their crabs) and more. If you visit in Aug/Sept/Oct, don't miss one of the best Renaissance festivals around. And, rest assured, the home is a perfect base for Naval Academy Football games, Alumni Reunions, Commissioning week, and so forth....
Please note, due to limited parking events such as weddings or large parties/dinners cannot be accommodated.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    30...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Of course, but note this is a grown up type home....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    with sweeping views, en suite bath, private balcony....moreless

  • Main Level Guestroom: 1 double

    extremely private en suite on the main floor....moreless

  • Guest Room 3: 1 double

    Full double height inflatable bed on 2nd fl w/private bath....moreless

  • BEDROOMS 3 TOTAL 2 private bedrooms each with private full bath; sleeps 2 per bedroom). Lovely linens and bath towels provided. Another bedroom that has use of a full hall bath. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main floor Powder Room: toilet

    Privately tucked between the kitchen and living area....moreless

  • Master Ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 2nd floor private bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Main level Guest Room ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Privacy! Each room has it's own bath for pure comfort and convenience. The en suite bathrooms are circa 1940's with original tile work, new windows and various updates. A brand new main level powder room for day guest use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is an excellent getaway for Washingtonians and New Yorkers who need some r&r....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to read from our library....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Hook your i-anything to our portable speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    Large Smart TV in the living area and a flat screen in the main floor guest room... just do not miss the gorgeous blue herons outside....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    On a point of land jutting into Chase Creek off the Severn River & Chesapeake Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine indoors at the stunning wood bar-top, the dining table or at the outdoor table overlooking the creek and Severn River beyond surrounded by dozens of twinkling outdoor garden lights....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    A large steel trough keeps wood and kindling at hand for winter fires. A huge iron cast fire-pit surrounded by stools and log seating is located in one of our garden nooks....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Pack light. Comfy, luxurious bedding awaits....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two comfortable sofas surround the fireplace & TV. A perfect place to read and reflect is the living room window seat....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for up to 4 cars on our brick parking area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Leave your cares at home. We provide lovely bath towels, hand towels and washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The entire kitchen aside from the 1920's brick is new, including top of the line appliances and all gourmet amenities....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to utilize any spices or condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The kitchen is equipped with a top of the line refrigerator. A second refrigerator/freezer combo is in the garage....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    For those staying in the Master Bedroom, a private balcony and stunning sunrises await you....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Highly recommended that you bring your bicycles or rent some from our favorite vendors, as the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail is nearby....moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring yours, or we can help you rent. Power or Sail, jet skies, etc are all available from our favorite vendors....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Multiple Decks terrace down to the dock providing a variety of stunning views and private escapes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring yours, or we can help you rent. Kayaks, paddle boards any variety of water toys are all available from our favorite vendors....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The gazebo, with a quiet bench, overlooks the terraced gardens and water....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The grounds abound with native foliage and luscious landscaping changing with the seasons—all beautifully illuminated at night for those evening private strolls. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber propane/charcoal combo grill is located on the patio off of the kitchen....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
USNA Commissioning Week 2017
May 20 - May 27, 2017
8 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
USNA Commissioning Week 2018
May 19 - May 26, 2018
8 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$595
$4,120

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $350
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rental Rate is due at time of booking.

Credit cards are accepted through our office and include a 3% convenience fee.

Cancellation Policy: Rental Rate and Deposit are refundable minus a $350 re-booking fee when/if the home is re-booked for that time and rate.

Please note: We would never ask you to wire money to outside of the U.S. Always speak to us, or any VRBO homeowner, on the phone before sending any money.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
BWI & Reagan National DC
25 Miles
Nearest Train
BWI
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 50
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point

Car: Recommended

Explore Historic Annapolis, 5 minutes drive away. Or visit some of the popular local restaurants: The Pointe, The Severn Inn, Chandlers (famous for their crabs) and more. If you visit in Aug/Sept/Oct, don't miss one of the best Renaissance festivals around. And, rest assured, the home is a perfect base for Naval Academy Football games, Alumni Reunions, Commissioning week, and so forth....

 

Manager info

At Home - Annapolis

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Welcome to the home of Julie and Glenn — a former professional ballet dancer who has closed the curtain and a Navy fighter pilot who has parked his jets. These days you’ll find us aboard the good Schooner Mistress, either in the Caribbean, the Pacific, or the Mediterranean (depending on when you’re reading this). Perhaps we are living the life of which you’ve always dreamt—so now you don’t have to! Vicarious living is best…all the memories and none of the expense, hardship, and long cold nights on watch hundreds of miles from any land. But the more the house is rented, the longer we can stay away, and the more the house will remain available for your future excursions and vacations to Annapolis. While you’re here at Briarcliff, please follow us on our travels over the seas - www.schoonermistress.net. Feel free to pass along a note via the site and let us know how you liked our home. You are the ones that are making this trip possible for us--our many and heartfelt thanks.

Why Winchester-on-the-Severn, Arnold, MD, USA:
Having bought this magical home and spending many months afterwards undergoing a major renovation before promptly setting sail, we are eager to share this special home and enjoy it as we would. The view from the master bedroom overlooking Chase Creek includes the deep water dock to which, one day, S/V Mistress will return.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Enter through the wrought iron gate onto a winding stone path through the garden

    Enter through the wrought iron gate onto a winding stone path through the garden

  • A huge iron cast fire-pit surrounded by stools and log seating.

    A huge iron cast fire-pit surrounded by stools and log seating.

  • The door from inside the home you’ll be telling your friends about for years.

    The door from inside the home you’ll be telling your friends about for years.

  • Floor to ceiling windows leave you feeling as if on the edge of a precipice.

    Floor to ceiling windows leave you feeling as if on the edge of a precipice.

  • The 11' long bar-top is a beautiful solid piece of African wood called Bubinga.

    The 11' long bar-top is a beautiful solid piece of African wood called Bubinga.

  •  The large glass windows and sliding door face South w/ river breezes.

    The large glass windows and sliding door face South w/ river breezes.

  • Read and reflect on the window seat looking out on the garden and river.

    Read and reflect on the window seat looking out on the garden and river.

  • Master BR w/private balcony offering sweeping views of Chase Creek and sunrises.

    Master BR w/private balcony offering sweeping views of Chase Creek and sunrises.

  • Walk from the upper deck, to the mid-deck where a double hammock awaits you.

    Walk from the upper deck, to the mid-deck where a double hammock awaits you.

  • Outdoor table and seating overlooking Chase Creek and the Severn River

    Outdoor table and seating overlooking Chase Creek and the Severn River

  • View while lounging on the double hammock.

    View while lounging on the double hammock.

  • Chase Creek looking out to the Severn during sunrise on a foggy morning.

    Chase Creek looking out to the Severn during sunrise on a foggy morning.

  • The grounds abound with native foliage and unique paths, bridges, ponds & nooks.

    The grounds abound with native foliage and unique paths, bridges, ponds & nooks.

  • The massive exotic wood door provides entrance to the home.

    The massive exotic wood door provides entrance to the home.

  • Every room in the home has a view of the water, often with windows on 3 sides.

    Every room in the home has a view of the water, often with windows on 3 sides.

  • Original 1920s rough hewn brick walls; when lit they become a work of art.

    Original 1920s rough hewn brick walls; when lit they become a work of art.

  • Bedroom 2. An extremely private en suite bedroom on the main floor.

    Bedroom 2. An extremely private en suite bedroom on the main floor.

  • View from the sliding doors. A cozy office surrounded by windows to the left.

    View from the sliding doors. A cozy office surrounded by windows to the left.

  • Two comfortable sofas surround the wood-burning fireplace.

    Two comfortable sofas surround the wood-burning fireplace.

  • The house sits approximately 50' above water, which provides spectacular views.

    The house sits approximately 50' above water, which provides spectacular views.

  • Master Balcony with loveseat and back porch w/porch swing.

    Master Balcony with loveseat and back porch w/porch swing.

  • Hammock deck from dock walkway and stairs leading back up to the house.

    Hammock deck from dock walkway and stairs leading back up to the house.

  • Walkway to 2nd set of stairs down to the dock and sun pad.

    Walkway to 2nd set of stairs down to the dock and sun pad.

  • Overlook Chase Creek & the deep water dock, pictured here with S/V Mistress.

    Overlook Chase Creek & the deep water dock, pictured here with S/V Mistress.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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