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Chesapeake Bay Harbor Cottage Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax on the deck overlooking the fishing and sailboats of Flag Harbor opening onto the Chesapeake Bay. Only a three minute walk to the big sand beach famous for fossils from the Miocene period. Very quiet and not crowded. Great fishing from the beach or charter a boat. Shallow water makes for great swimming, even for kids. Bring your well behaved dog to enjoy the beach and swimming with you.

Washington DC or Annapolis is only one hour away, and the entire Chesapeake Bay area is steeped in history. Just 15 minutes from the shops and restaurants of Solomons Island, and the terrific Marine Museum there. Many state parks for hiking and birdwatching.


Keywords: Vacation Rental Cottage, Beach House

More Details

Katherine Nelson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Katherine Nelson

We love this area for a quick get-a-way: our neighbors are friendly and helpful, and the beach is peaceful and beautiful! We enjoy watching the eagles and ospreys fish, and the large schools of fish that can be seen in the (usually) clear water.

Katherine Nelson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Katherine Nelson chose St. Leonard

We found this peaceful and friendly spot by chance - it's so close to the Washington DC area. The community is very dog-friendly, and when we are alone on the beach, they can romp in the waves off the leash. There aren't dangerous tides, and seldom rough water.

What makes this cottage unique

We have discovered the fun of fossil hunting, or just sitting at the beach and reading and re-charging our energies. The light, wind, and water are constantly changing. You can walk the beach for hours.


St. Leonard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Well behaved dogs only - please pad the floor under the crate to protect the hardwood floor. Contact me if your dog as ever bitten man or beast.
  • Our beach is unguarded - swim, fish, and boat at your own risk. Clean-up after yourself and your dog on the beach and in the neighborhood.
  • Stay off the cliffs - they are a landslide danger and private property. Fossil hunt at the water line or in the surf for better results and safety.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a Queen size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa folds flat for a full size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Our beach is a famous fossil hunting location. There are many near-by rainy day activities: museums, nature center, parks with playground, antique mall, candy shop with Saturday children's activities, water park (in Lusby), sculpture garden, and nearby historic areas.


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Chesapeake Bay Harbor Cottage Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.78 based on 50 reviews
Pelham, New Hampshire

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in less than a year. Once again a fantastic time on the bay at this great cottage. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cute and comfy house with great views

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two dogs and I enjoyed staying at the Harbor Cottage for a few days. The house was cozy and clean, and we loved having coffee and wine on the deck overlooking the marina. The beach was a couple of minutes' walk away, so that was very convenient, especially with the pups. The beach wasn't crowded, even on the weekend, and during the weekdays we almost had it to ourselves in the mornings. The neighborhood that house is in is also very serene and pretty, so we had lovely walks with our dogs during the stay. There were a few restaurant and shopping options nearby, and even Solomons Island was maybe a 20 min drive away.

Katherine was a great host - very accommodating and responsive! I would recommend this house and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Chesapeake Bay Harbor Cottage. It was the perfect size for our family of 3 plus 2 dogs. The beach was a short walk down the street and practically private as there was no one around. It was a wonderful quick get away from the city and we hope to be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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york, pa

comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Had all the necessary amenities to make my trip comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen allowed me to make meals to save money and relax. Nice view of the harbor. Would definitely stay hear again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victory/Granby VT


  • 5 of 5

Very clean, lovely view of the Harbor. Quiet and peaceful... easy check in and out only downside if I was staying longer or with kids would love washer/dryer

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockbridge, GA

Perfect cozy cottage!!! We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was perfect- from the reservation to check out. Katherine was very hospitable! The cottage was perfect for our family gathering- clean and comfy beds were also a plus 👍?🏻?Can’t wait until our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
BWI or Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
St. Leonard
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cheaspeake Hills, Lusby, MD
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maryland Route 2/4 Solomons Island Road
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Many on Solomons Island and in Prince Frederick
Nearest Beach
Longbeach - a very short walk along the marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Flag Ponds Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cypress Swamp Nature Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Calvert Marine Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Solomons Island
Nearest Point of Interest
AnnMarie Sculpture Garden
Car: necessary

Our beach is a famous spot for fossil hunting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $35 + Tax

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, add $35. per dog. No cats; we have allergies. During July and August we rent from Saturday to Saturday only - other times of the year we are very flexible. Some details may be slightly different than those in the website check-boxes. Any questions - just ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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