Home of the Terrapin King(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
The house sits at the end of Hammock Point. Not shown accurately on the map.
The LaVallette House is where the Maryland terrapin originated! Albert T. LaVallette, Jr., launched the terrapin soup industry from this very site. (You can still see the old terrapin pins beside the driveway.) In addition to the property’s historic charm, the location just can’t be beat. The three-bedroom house is completely private. Guests have to drive through wetlands to get it, and the only neighbors in close proximity are the gulls and the fish in the Chesapeake Bay. The house is surrounded on three sides by water; you can see the Bay from all of its windows. Outside, you can sun yourself on the private beach, sit with a cool drink on the front porch, fish and crab from the bulkhead, or launch your boat or kayak from the dock. And the fishing’s great from the front yard! You hardly ever need to leave this place—but if do you want to get out, downtown Crisfield offers charming restaurants, shops, an ice cream parlor, and plenty of places to get fresh crabs. Crisfield is known as the “Crab Capital of the World.” This home is unlike any other. It’s a perfect spot for family vacations, friends’ getaways, or writing retreats. It’s been in our family for 15 years. We love it dearly and know you will, too!
This Queen Anne Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The main floor features a large updated kitchen with seating for 8-10; a family room with a game table, flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo; a formal dining area; a sitting room with a futon that sleeps two; and a Captain's room with books, desk, and panoramic views of the Bay. There is also a bedroom with twin bunks on this floor and a large full bath and laundry area.
Upstairs, the master bedroom features a widow's walk for two, a queen size bed, and furniture to lounge on. There is a full bath across the hall. The second bedroom features two double beds. The house is spacious with lots of room to spread out.
There is also a screened porch, an open porch, and an outside shower! A two-person kayak is available to launch from the beach and explore the natural wonders that surround this local treasure.
Please note: This charming home is quite old and thus does not have central air conditioning. It does, however, have window units in all of the bedrooms, the Captain's room, and the family room. Screened windows also offer great ventilation!
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Member since: 2014
- Max. occupancy 10
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning fee $150
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The house is not accurately displayed on the 'location map' on VRBO. If you go to Google maps yourself. It is off of Hammock Pointe Rd -- it is the house all the way at the end of the road.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Purchased in 1999 as a weekend project and retreat. We spent the next 5 years getting the house updated so that family and friends could visit and enjoy this historic property. As anyone who owns a home knows, the work is never done. Our home has been the sight of many happy and sad memories. After my husband's passing, I listed it with a local realtor for several years and in 2014 I placed it on the VRBO site. I have been pleased with the responce and look forward to sharing my home with many others in the future.
Why the Owner Chose Crisfield, MD, USA:
This location is one of a kind!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
For the traveler who seeks peace, isolation and panoramic views of the bay this property delivers. The town of Crisfield can be seen in the distance and is a short bike ride away. Set your sight in another direction and you can see Smith, Tangier Island and the unspoiled shores of Jenkins Creek. While the house has been comfortably updated, it still contains 4 original fireplaces from this homes storied past. The chimneys have been landmarks for boaters for more than 100 years. It is especially well suited for star gazers, birders, kayakers or anyone who loves nature and getting away from the frenzy of our digital world.
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View of the house from the beach
Great lawn for yard games
Sunset over the Bay
Dining area with long crab picking table
Family room with foosball
The Captain's Room
Dinning space looking into sitting room
Upstairs full bathroom
View of the water with balcony from Master bedroom
Second bed in rear bedroom
View from the beach side
Dock with outside lighting
Kitchen with view into family room
Family room with small bar for cocktails
Downstairs full bathroom
Original fireplace in Captain's Room
Sitting room with queen size futon
Downstairs bedroom with twin bunks
Master bedroom with queen bed
Sunset over the Bay from the front porch
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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