Quiet Waterfront Retreat in Estate Setting(58 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
You will be staying in a charming, waterfront, 1-bedroom, carriage house located on a five-acre estate with surrounding tall pines and stately cedars. Your living quarters on the second floor, with private entrance and balcony, will overlook the pool and English garden below. Queen-size bed with down comforter and memory foam mattress, terry robes, overstuffed seating, comfortable antique furniture, and rich oak floors all add to a romantic and homelike ambiance. If you become chilled, just flip on the gas fireplace. Enjoy peace and quiet, observe wildlife, watch the sunrise from the beach, and sip a glass of wine on the dock or by the flagpole just before sunset.
With flat, traffic free roads and spectacular Chesapeake scenery, the area around Deerpond is noted for cyclists of all ages and abilities at any time of the year. Ride the same scenic roads where top triathletes compete in the summer months. You are likely to see many waterfront views with bald eagles, osprey and Canada geese (in the winter) soaring over your head as you ride or walk. Our property backs on Fishing Creek with miles of pristine shoreline - great for rowing or kayaking. If you have a trailer able boat, there is a free public launch ramp a couple miles away that you can use to launch it and bring it over to our dock. Have a bigger boat? Sail it in from the Bay which is just a few miles away -- there is deep water all the way. Don't have a boat? Got that covered too, we provide a tandem kayak and rowboat on the property for your use. Visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge just a few miles away and observe many different birds of prey in their natural habitat. Oh - And don’t forget to bring a camera because every bend in the road can yield that nature picture of a lifetime. Drive into Cambridge to take in the many antique stores, play a round of golf at the Hyatt Resort and Country Club, or eat dinner at any of the fine restaurants in the area. Better yet, sample some of the famous Maryland crab cakes and bay oysters at one of the local restaurants near Deerpond.
If you want to come by boat, we have a deep water mooring for guests (7-9 ft) and can provide deep water dock access (5-6 ft depth) by special arrangement. This is very rare for the Eastern Shore.
Relaxation for you can take the form of just reading a book by the fire or listening to the sounds of nature. Many guests have commented on the extreme quiet that they experience staying at Deerpond. In many ways that alone is worth the price of admission. If sightseeing is your preference, view our list of day trips to take by car. Want to remain local then access the web link <<http://visitdorchester.org/see-and-do/upcoming-events/>> to get some ideas. Here are some guest book comments from the many folks that have stayed at Deerpond over the years:
“The best mini-vacation ever “--“This place is amazing”--“just like an Inn without any other guests”--“with thanks for your warm hospitality'--“a piece of heaven'--“Deerpond was all & more than we expected”--“wonderfully peaceful and relaxing”--“what a wonderful place for a romantic getaway”--“lovely, serene holiday”--“one week was not nearly enough time”--“the cottage was perfect”--“the views are spectacular”--“a perfect, quiet setting to work on our project”--“loved the kayak, pool and day trips”--”We don’t know how Deerpond could be any better” …
There are a hundred more of these in our guestbook; so, we invite you to come, read them yourself and experience Deerpond!
Places to go & things to do
Day 1 – Visit Oxford & St Michaels bayside towns – 1 hr. drive
Day 2 – Visit Ocean City beach &/or Assateague National Seashore beach, MD – 1 ½ hr drive
Day 2 (Alternative) – Visit to Chincoteaque & Assateaque National Seashore Park beach, VA – 2 hr drive
Day 3 – Visit Salisbury Zoo & Salisbury shopping mall – 1 hr drive
Day 4 – Visit Annapolis / Queenstown outlet shopping, MD – 1 ¼ hr drive
Day 5 – Golf Day (choice of 3 courses) and/or Spa @ Hyatt – ½ to 1 hr drive
Day 6 – Tour Blackwater Wildlife Refuge National Park / kayaking / local sightseeing – ½ hr drive
Key words: Carriage House, waterfront vacation rental
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Member since: 2005
- 750 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Oak floor, vanity sink, full size tub/shower
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer Season 2017
May 26 - Oct 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 5 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate Fall 2017
Oct 9 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 6%
Cancellation (30) days before, full refund less $15 processing fee
Cancellation within (30) days of arrival, no refund
Set of stairs leading the 2nd floor. Not wheel chair accessable.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bird watching from your balcony. Finest Cycling in the mid-Atlantic region. Ironman course passes by the foot of our street.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Unlike many other properties where you are given a set of keys and a phone number to call, your hosts live on the property in the separate manor house, friendly and available to answer all your questions and give their recommendations for restaurants, things to see and possible places to go during your pleasurable stay at Deerpond.
Why the Owner Chose Woolford, MD, USA:
The waterfront setting with acres of land and a $million backyard.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The waterfront setting changes by the minute as birds come and go, squirrels and rabbits play on the lawns, deer graze on the grasses (and sometimes the plants –which is not a good thing) and boats pass in the distance. It’s like living in a game reserve by the water. Then there is the peaceful quiet at night with almost none of the man-made sounds. You sleep like you never slept before.
- Primary: (410) 221-7840
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Million$ View of Refreshing Pool and Fishing Creek from your 2nd floor Balcony.
Dining area overlooking deck, pool and Fishing Creek waterfront
You will love the queen size memory foam top & extreme quiet!
Refreshingly Inviting on a Hot Summer Day
Rear of Carriage House w/deck overlooking pool & garden
There really are crabs and oysters off our shoreline
A spot to just enjoy!
Could be a painting but it is real
A weekend visitor at anchor. The view changes every day.
Bird watching from the balcony, dock in background.
Deerpond Winter Waterfowl Visitors
Boaters welcome. 4.5 to 6 ft deep dock extends 200' from shore. Fish & crabs.
Your day begins with dawn off our shoreline
Media area w/ 32' HDTV & DirecTV - Window views Chesapeake Bay in the distance
Cooking if your want to!
Just a few steps away from your entrance
Spring - Carriage House Front - 300 ft back for privacy, tall pines, pear trees.
Google Aerial Photo of Deerpond - Sept 2013
A walk through nature
If you get up early enough you may just catch a glimse of our blue heron
What a great place for a picnic!
Nature abounds in this place called Deerpond
Deerpond English Garden. Follow the red brick walk.
There is a bench at the end. Just bring a glass of wine to enjoy.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017
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