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Quiet Waterfront Retreat in Estate Setting

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Your hosts invite you to enjoy a visit to the land that James Michener wrote about in his book 'Chesapeake.' And remember to keep this visit a secret '...lest you awaken the rest of the world as to what a sequestered paradise this place is on the Eastern Shore.' (James Michener)

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 to observe many different birds of prey in their natural habitat & the adjacent Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center to learn about the early history of this amazing woman. 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 / New! Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad - Visitor Center / kayaking / cycling / local sightseeing – ½ hr drive

Key words: Carriage House, waterfront vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Bob
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Bob

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.

Bob purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Bob chose Maryland

The waterfront setting with acres of land and a $million backyard.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Woolford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oak floor, vanity sink, full size tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • (1) Queen size Bed with High tech memory foam mattress pad for your sleeping pleasure.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beach, Fishing peer, In-ground Pool (shared), balcony, DirecTV, Gas Grill - BBQ (shared), 2-person kayak, rowboat

Reviews

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average rating of 4.927536 based on 69 reviews
5

Fantastic Eastern Shore Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful three days at Deerpond. The Carriage House was the perfect retreat after we explored the beauty, nature and history of Dorchester County and beyond. The apartment was comfortable, quiet and well appointed. We were totally relaxed each evening sitting on the balcony sipping wine and enjoying the views of Fishing Creek and the pool and gardens below. Lots to see and do and all within an easy drive. Toured St. Michaels, Easton, Cambridge and the Wildlife Preserve nearby. Took in the brand new Harriett Tubbman museum and even drove the 1 1/2 hours to Chincateague Island Virgina to see the wild ponies. That is definately worth the trip. Bob and Kathy were great hosts and we highly recommend the Carriage House and Deerpond.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Especially noteworthy is your trip to Chincateague Island which we highly recommend to all our visitors. If you like long sandy white beaches and a great visitors center, it is one of the most beautiful seashore settings in the Midlantic area.
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Hopewell Junction ,NY
5

Solitude, Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Vacationing at Deerpond Carriage House was wonderful! A private entrance, parking space and the room was decorated nicely. We had everything we needed plus a fabulous view of the sunrise each morning from the balcony. We were close enough to the Blackwater National Wild Life Refuge that we visited each day walking and bird watching. Bald Eagles, osprey, egrets ,turtles, butterflies and more. We took a ride on the Assateugue Explorer to see the Wild Ponies, the Light House and Dolphins it was so much fun. After that we stopped at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center where we had a picnic and learned about space. Our last night there we took a 3 hour cruise with Sawyer charters to watch the sunset. That cruise was fabulous and Captian Dave was a great tour guide. We recommend that you stay at Bob and Cathy's Carriage House as the tasty treats they left us and the friendly chats we had with them made us feel like family. Steven and Kathleen

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. And they did all that in just (5) days. Bob & Cathy
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churchville, pa
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting, great Folks, Awesome accomedations, Thank You!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

nice owner. beautiful property. extremely relaxing atmosphere. very clean guest suite. would love to vacation here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a long weekend at Deerpond to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The carriage house was great, the pool and grounds immaculately kept, the scenery and surrounding area beautiful, and best of all - complete and total peace and tranquility. Bob and Cathy were great hosts. If you're looking for a comfortable, beautiful place to spend a relaxing time or celebrate a special occasion - we highly recommend you try Deerpond. Deerpond is a little "off the beaten path" but within reasonable driving distance to just about anything you'd want to see or do. We loved it and hope to return soon!

Tom and Denise

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us...

  • 5 of 5

Clean, homey and in a perfect location for our visit with friends. Would stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Baltimore International (BWI) (1 hr 40 mins)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
State Hwy Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Palm Beach Willies (15 minutes)
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Ocean City (1hr 30 mins)
Car: necessary

Bird watching from your balcony. Finest Cycling in the mid-Atlantic region. Ironman course passes by the foot of our street.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

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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