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Cozy Cape Cod Cottage With Magnificent Sunrises Over The Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

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,

Kathleen Litchfield
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Kathleen Litchfield

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.

Kathleen Litchfield purchased this house in 1988

Why Kathleen Litchfield chose Central

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cape Cod Cottage With Magnificent Sunrises Over The Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful beloved house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beloved house in a charming community on the Bay! The decorations are carefully curated by owners who delight in creating a relaxing atmosphere for their guests. The property is well-maintained and immaculate. Highly recommend! Check out the Brick House and Driftwood Diner while you're visiting for local fare.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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August at Cedarhurst on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find ourselves in a home lovingly maintained and filled to the brim with nostalgia from the 40's! The home is amazingly charming with views of the Chesapeake that were as amazing as advertised. The home is supplied with almost everything you would need, so we didn't have to open many of the boxes of supplies that we brought. The beds are comfortable and the air conditioners kept us cool during our hot August days. The sun porch is a bonus and we spent most of our mornings there watching the ships sail by in the distance and the shore birds land while we attended to the jigsaw puzzle that our hosts provided. We will definitely consider returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

A delightful trip back in time! My family of five enjoyed our trip to this very special cottage on the bay immensely. Spacious and well-equipped, this wonderful spot in the world was perfectly appointed. We enjoyed several day trips to Washington, DC, as well as to Annapolis and the surrounding towns. The view from the cottage is lovely! All of the vintage touches added to our special vacation experience in this sleepy little town. Beds were comfortable with plenty of room for all of us to spread out. We prepared meals frequently and had everything that we needed to do so. The cottage was immaculate. A chilled bottle of wine to greet us and a basket of goodies for the children were very nice touches. The property owner was terrific to work with -- everything went very smoothly. We enjoyed our vacation very much! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Had a very special time at this timeless cottage. I love history and museums, and this was like taking a step back in time and living in a museum for a few days. I loved the kitchen, especially the stove. The attention to detail was amazing. The view out the front door of the bay was great! Having never been to Maryland I loved that there were so many books in the living room chronicling the history of the area. Close to Annapolis where I had one of the best days of my life touring the Naval Academy. Great hosts! Great little community. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill! So glad you enjoyed your stay. I know that we have a great sense of calm and joy whenever we are there and have taken pride in keeping it easy, relaxing, cozy and fun for ourselves and others. Looking forward to your future stays.
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A+ vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Super vintage home right on the bay. Steps away from park and pier. Friendly and helpful owners. Hope to visit again. North beach and Annapolis are a short drive away for a day trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Checked in, met owner on site, very nice and informative. House was incredible, right across street from water. 4 adults stayed very comfortably. Will definitely reserve again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
BWI Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Brickhouse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
South River Golf
Nearest Train
35 Miles
New Carrolton, Md
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Shady Side House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 4 2016 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Weekly cleaning $60
Pet Fee $50

Cleaning fee = $50.00/stay/week

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Shady Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 full bath 1/2 bath on first floor in entrance/utility room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • South side Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room sofa is a sleep sofa - queen
    Porch - 2 heavy army cots with pillow tops and bedding - very comfy
    North side bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Have a 'Joiner' to secure twin beds together as a King
  • 1 bedroom with queen bed 1 bedroom with 2 extra long twin beds Living room has queen sofa-bed Porch has two heavy cots
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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