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Retro Hipster Loft Overlooking River in Mainlake Building

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a foodies kitchen over looking the river


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Live artfully with a large foodies luxury kitchen, new appliances, gas stove and six large windows looking out over the Wicomico River. Cozy up in 'madmen' inspired colorful decor in the jazzy living room with Wi-Fi and cable TV. Get some shut-eye in one of two of the original hotel rooms each with a tiled, retro private full bath.
The apartment is fully stocked with linens, toiletries, kitchenware and new appliances should you wish to eat in. If not the cafe downstairs has great coffees & bakery goods. Close to shopping, groceries and restaurants, you may park off street in the back parking lot. The building has a lovely view of the river and frequently a tugboat or two are docked out front.
The Main Lake Building . 1927 . was the cornerstone hotel of the lively Westside where Billie Holiday serenaded a rollicking night scene. It fell into disrepair until it was purchased in 1990 and renovated to house Chesapeake East handmade ceramics & decor by designer Dana Simson, sold in fine stores and galleries internationally. The Chesapeake East store and gallery is downstairs along with SunPerk’s Cafe and PIY paint it yourself studio. Four large loft apartments are upstairs. A second option; Lux.Loft C, has high ceilings throughout and furnished in comfy elegance. Salisbury is home to Salisbury University- and the cultural hub of Maryland's Eastern Shore close to Ocean points and Chesapeake Bay destinations a like. Pemberton Park and the Salisbury Zoo are both nearby with walking paths.
The Marina just steps away is opening a kayak rental.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    adjoining private bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    adjoining private bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    The Apartment looks out on the Wicomico River. Tugboats tie up out front. Marina down the street- y jog along the river to the Zoo/park. Riverfront bars, live music....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    big lot behind building easy access...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in laundry room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee and tea provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    new appliances, all cookware...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.6
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$179 $199
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$136 $149
Fri, Sat
$916 $2,863

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


Please: no smoking, green energy efficient apartment, please be mindful of others in the building, keep your noise level reasonable. Renters agree to vacate rented premises no later than the hour and date shown reserved

and to return the keys immediately to the owner.

1. There shall be NO SMOKING inside the premises.

2. Pets may be brought onto the premises with special permission from Landlord. There is a fee per animal of $50.

3. No fireworks or firearms are permitted inside the premises or on the grounds.

4. The landlord or their designated representative has the right to inspect the premises without prior notice at any time to enforce the terms of this agreement. Should the tenant violate any terms of this agreement, the rental period will be terminated immediately.

5. The tenant may not sublet the premises. The premises are leased for no more than 5 persons (4 are included in rental fee, additional one is $50. 00) Principal Tenant must stay at the property during the rental term and must be 21 years old.

6. The Tenant shall maintain the premises in a good clean condition and use the premises in a careful and lawful manner. Cleaning services are provided upon checkout for normal usage. The Tenant shall pay for any excessive damage or cleaning required beyond normal use. The Tenant shall place trash and recycling materials in the containers provided.

7. The Tenant and their guests shall behave in a polite, civilized manner and shall be a good neighbor, respecting the rights of others in the building and neighborhood. The Tenant shall be mindfull of their noise level and do nothing likely to disturb or annoy others in the building. Creating a disturbance shall be grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement and Tenant shall vacate the premises at that time.

8. Tenant expressly acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is for transient occupancy of the premises, and that the Tenant does not intend to make the property a residence or household.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Salisbury Airport
Salisbury, MD, USA
Nearest Barpub
brew River- across the street
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
cape may, Lewes DE
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
rt 50 one block away
Salisbury, MD, USA
Nearest Restaurant
downstairs/ SunPerks Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
many- bigtouri st-Ocean City- Natural Assateague

Car: Not Necessary

We have a resources PDF about nearby towns and attractions- plus nearby businesses and where to find things you might need.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Run by artists: Dana Simson & John Orth. VISIT US! Downstairs is the Riverwalk Cafe DELICIOUS! Hours 7am -3pm Monday thru Saturday. They will serve breakfast, lunch and treats along with smoothies and wonderful coffee!! PIY. Paint it Yourself pottery studio is also downstairs along with our store Chesapeake East Company . selling local fine art, craft and jewelry. (We are open 11-5 Wednesday-Friday and Saturday 10-3.Dana & John are life-long working artists whose work has been collected internationally. Dana is also an author illustrator with 11 published childrens Books. Her designs have been produced in home decor, dinnerware, fabric, gifts and stationary. Her flagship store Chesapeake East is downstairs. Dana and John live on a farm on the Chesapeake Bay. Environmentalists and nature-lovers.

Why the Owner Chose Salisbury, MD, USA:
Centrally located in downtown Salisbury near Salisbury University and walkable to restaurants, entertainment and the Marina. Evo Brewery is just blocks away. You are only 20-30 minutes from the Ocean beaches to the east or the Bay to the west. There are many wonderful places to explore and we provide a list with details and timeframes. Beautiful Lofts at a reasonable price with many options for fun nearby. Dana & John purchased the Mainlake building 16 years ago in derelict condition- they have completely restored what was an old hotel on the Wicomico River in downtown Salisbury. No one builds buildings like this anymore- high tin ceilings in the store downstairs- brick walls- transom windows that open to river breezes- attention to detail and joyful touches bring a smile to all that enter.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Easy off street parking in a large lot behind the building. WiFi and cable TV, laundry on site, a cafe downstairs and restaurants and entertainment venues steps away. Salisbury is close to both the beaches seaside and the Chesapeake Bay for water sports and kayaking. In town you'll find a great little zoo- bike trails and river walks. We believe in providing an up-lifting experience for our guests- our lofts are full of original art and designed for comfort. When we travel we noted the places beautifully maintained by hosts really add to the joy of the journey- this is our mission as well. happy trails!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • a foodies kitchen over looking the river

    a foodies kitchen over looking the river

  • riverwalk that winds thru town to zoo

    riverwalk that winds thru town to zoo

  • view down river toward Brew River restaurant

    view down river toward Brew River restaurant

  • view from riverfront park toward building

    view from riverfront park toward building

VRBO #687744

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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