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Blue Heron Cottage On Smith Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Smith Island's newest jewel, newly constructed waterfront cottage that sleeps 6 comfortably. Relax on the front porch admiring the beautiful sunsets on the bay, or enjoy watching the waterman working on the water. There is a deep water dock located front of the cottage, where you can enjoy fishing and crabbing or dock to with your own vessel. Along with these, we offer kayaks and bicycles without an additional fee. Come enjoy the history, wildlife, and the unique lifestyle of the islanders. You can live on island time! The ride on the ferry from Crisfield, MD is only the beginning of the experience. The ferry ride will be about a 40 minute beautiful ride through the Tangier sound. The boat captain will drop you off within walking distance to your destination.

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017



Smith Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Blue Heron Cottage On Smith Island
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Quiet, Quaint & Quintessential

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely adorable & beyond relaxing. The cottage had everything we needed for a few days of post-wedding chaos unplugging.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great and relaxing trip, sunset is amazing!!

  • 4 of 5

I am so glad that I finally got to take my mom to Smith Island! It was a great trip! There were some communication issues with the host and I didn't get any details until the day before my trip. But everything worked out in the end.

We took the capt Jason 2 over (per the directions). Larry, the captain, asked if we wanted to eat lunch in Tylerton before he dropped us off at the house. We had crab cake sandwiches at Drum Point market and they were very good. It was nice to see that town as well. Larry then dropped us off right at the dock by the house which was very convenient. I'm glad we ate at Tylerton because no one would have wanted to walk to Ewell for food. We did bring our own food, but we would have wanted a meal if not for the crab cake. We just kind of hung around the house,enjoying the amazing view from the front porch!

The next day we ventured into Ewell. The golf cart wasn't working so we walked. It was a beautiful day and pretty breezy so walking wasn't that bad. We ate at Bayside, our neighbor was our waitress. It was very good. We got cake of course, they had 4 flavors and there were 4 of us so we each got one and tasted them all. The classing chocolate was my favorite! You can't go wrong with yellow cake and chocolate frosting! We walked around Ewell a bit and them ventured back to the house. We had ordered dinner from a local Sharon and were excited for that to show up (her number was in the house). We were not disappointed at all!! It was by far the best crab cake I have ever had! It was definitely fresh meat and amazing! The meal was crab cakes, green beans, scalloped potatoes and a roll. Everything was handmade by Sharon and really showcased true Smith Island cooking!!

The trip was pretty amazing and what I had expected for Smith Island. The house is so nice and definitely the best rental on the island! We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks but would have liked to. It's nice that they are included in your rental, as are bikes.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and cozy homr to experience Smith Island! Captain Larry dropped us off right on the dock, where we spent the rest of the day crabbing. We also called a friendly local watermen for crabs and they were delivered right to our doorstep via golf cart! We had a great time taking the bikes down to Ewell and visiting the Museum and seeing the beautiful scenery. The neighbors next door are extremely warm and friendly, and we spent both nights relaxing on the front porch. Also great - lots of supplies in the kitchen and fridge like salt, pepper, vinegar, ketchup, plus extra toilet paper in the closets, etc. A WONDERFUL STAY!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful place to recharge.

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron Cottage is beautiful and stocked with all the amenities. The views from the front porch, dock, and kayacks were simply amazing.

We stayed six nights and loved every minute. It was so peaceful and serene. The local waterman and neighbors we met were some of the kindest people you will ever meet.

Make sure you you contact Sharon to order the traditional Smith Island Crab Cake meal. Probably the best crab cakes I have ever eaten.

If you plan accordingly, you can really enjoy your stay. We cannot say enough about the Blue Heron!! We left so relaxed and ready for the rat race.

Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven at the end of the Earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to really get away and unplug from the rat race of life then this is your place. Quiet and beautiful with views of the Chesapeake you will never find anywhere else. This had to be the most relaxing time we have had away from home in the past twenty-four years of married life my wife and I have spent together. The folks of Smith Island could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Beautiful bike ride up to the next town of Ewell for a very delightful meal made out last day very special. We got to see a little of everything including a waterspout out on the bay. That was scary for a few moments but it soon dissipated and moved on into Virginia later that day. One of the highlights of our trip was buying a Smith Island cake to take home from Mrs. Mary Ada in Tylerton. She is the sweetest person to talk to and was very accommodating to us after calling at the last minute. Met us at the dock the morning we left and hand delivered one of the most delicious cakes ever put in one's mouth. Don't buy one anywhere else...she has crab cakes to die for as well. Everyone was so nice and helpful we cannot wait to return again soon for another restful vacation. One thing you will want to do is take the time to make some plans for this trip and bring any special food you want. If not be sure to buy at the Drum Point Market when you stop in Tylerton on the way there. If not it is a 2+ mile bike ride to Ewell to get to a market or restaraunt. Not a problem unless you do not like to ride a bike or the weather is bad. If you get lucky and are friendly you could hitch a ride with a local. The accommodations here are spectacular. Blue Heron has everything you will need and is absolutely beautiful. Please don't miss this trip you will regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place! Beautiful scenery and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience and beautiful island to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

No refunds due to weather conditions. If the ferry doesn't run then funds will be refunded at that time. Cancellations will not be refunded 15 days or later prior to check in. No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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