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Cozy Cape Cod Cottage with Magnificent Sunrises Over the Chesapeake Bay

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Sun Porch To Enjoy The Expansive Bay Views

Tidy and Comfortable 1940's Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay. A perfect spot to bird watch (osprey, purple martins, bald eagles, snowy owls), bike ride, visit the local restaurants and bars, antique, shop or simply relax on the sun porch day bed or lie in the back yard hammock. Full amenities, comfy queen bed, 2 extra long twins, 2 day beds, living room with queen sofa bed, dining room, washer/dryer, bikes, featured 'house of the week' in Annapolis paper, private marina, boat ramp, community fishing pier, osprey,

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 for person responsible...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The fans in the house are vintage and so not child safe....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • South side Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    living room sofa is a sleep sofa - queen...moreless

  • Porch

    2 heavy army cots with pillow tops and bedding - very comfy...moreless

  • North side bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Have a 'Joiner' to secure twin beds together as a King...moreless

  • 1 bedroom with queen bed 1 bedroom with 2 extra long twin beds Living room has queen sofa-bed Porch has two heavy cots...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • 1 full bath 1/2 bath on first floor in entrance/utility room


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Living room and kitchen...moreless

  • Toys:

    Water guns in back room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Perry Mason and Twilight Zone Series plus others. Tapes...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Views extend 12 miles across the Bay to Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Eastern Bay on a clear day...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Expansive views of the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Wildlife, cruise ships and distant view of Bay Bridge to the North...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    1940's kitchen table, Oak dining room table -seats 6 - 8, porch game/dining table seats 4...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    4 floor/window units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer balls in dryer to avoid use of toxic dryer sheets...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Only for use with provided fire logs...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bikes in the shed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water radiator with electric baseboard on sun-porch...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    includes queen sofa bed, desk, sterio system, TV, ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off Street - 2 spaces plus street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Microwave:

    located in back room ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Part of Stove - 1 oven, 1 grill, storage beneath...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Blender, coffee maker, waffle maker, hand mixer, baking needs, plenty of bowls...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Hammock, entertainment space, seating - gliders and chairs, perennial gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 4 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,250 $3,300
Mar 31 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,400 $3,800
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,400 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Extended Pet Fee/day $25
  • Weekly cleaning $60


Cleaning fee = $50.00/stay/week

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/08/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
BWI Airport
0.02 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Brickhouse
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
South River Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
New Carrolton, Md
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 4
0.02 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Brickhouse

Coffee on the sun porch to watch the sun rise. View the fireworks in multiple locations across the Bay from the sun porch. Incredible lighting shows across bay on a summer's eve. Sea glass findings on the south beach. Open common fields for dog Frisbee games and runs. Hometown 4th of July Parade. Specials at local restaurant for renters only. Best consignment and antique shops in the County! West River sailboat races on Wednesday nights at local Galesville Harbor.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Second owner and steward of this 1940's Cape Cod. 7th generation Washington D.C. native. Gardener, environmentalist (established Buffer Management Committee in Community and chair of Grounds Committee), business owner. Hobbies include hiking, yoga, kayaking, sewing, antiquing. cooking, local exploration, Purple Martin steward. Brother owns local restaurants. Many nieces and nephews who enjoyed their childhoods at this Bay home. Designed and built adjacent home for in-laws - who have since passed away but home is still in family care.

Why the Owner Chose Shady Side, MD, USA:
I was always looking for the perfect home to unwind and find my balance. I first visited the community while working with a local client who had a home there and immediate knew I needed to find something close. The original owner had turned down several offers, as he had built the home himself and had an emotional attachment. The house is solidly built on 30' buried pilings and constructed of cypress. He knew I would respect and maintain his home and grounds as he had. I've loved every minute there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As soon as I passed the home I knew if was for me. Charming and flanked by two large English boxwoods with a beautiful Japanese Maple in the side yard. Perennial beds, purple martin houses, off street parking and cool bay breezes. The view from inside the home appear that you are on a boat in the bay.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

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  • View from Marina

    View from Marina

  • Spectacular Sun Rises from front door

    Spectacular Sun Rises from front door

  • Living Room with Queen Sofa bed and year round sun porch

    Living Room with Queen Sofa bed and year round sun porch

  • Dining


  • Queen Bed with view to Bay from side and front windows

    Queen Bed with view to Bay from side and front windows

  • Winter's Geese

    Winter's Geese

  • Easy serving

    Easy serving

  • Winter view from window of Chesapeake Bay

    Winter view from window of Chesapeake Bay

  • Living room with side porch

    Living room with side porch

  • Upstairs center hallway

    Upstairs center hallway

  • Community Pier

    Community Pier

  • Morning Porch

    Morning Porch

  • Well Equipped and Vintage

    Well Equipped and Vintage

  • Drink station

    Drink station

  • Extra long twin beds with bay view and breezes

    Extra long twin beds with bay view and breezes

  • On-demand hot water.

    On-demand hot water.

  • Fishing pier and gazebo

    Fishing pier and gazebo

  • Bike ride at marina

    Bike ride at marina

  • usable refrigerator ware

    usable refrigerator ware

  • Winter Sunrise over Chesapeake Bay

    Winter Sunrise over Chesapeake Bay

VRBO #679542

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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