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.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 12, 2019
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was clean and well maintained. Description is accurate to what we got and experienced.
Our family needed a place to unplug. That is what we did and Smith Island is the place to do it. It is a slow paced, small town community. We brought our own board games and reading. We went into town and had lunch at the Inn one Day and got groceries. We went by bike. There are neighbors glad to take you. It is a two mile trek however you go.
This is not a tourist destination. It had sporadic cell service and no WiFi. Pack your groceries as the market is small and only takes cash. Most vendors, those who will take you fishing or boating, only operate in cash.
We kayaked and hung out on the dock watching sunsets. One of our neighbors cooked us a nice meal as we arrived later our first night. She even showed us their crab shanty and how to “pick” crabs. Sweet people. Very helpful to us and each other. This was a much needed chill time for our family.
It was good, but
It was little different with my imaginations but overall was good. There are so many good neighbors especially thanks to Max and grocery's lady.
But please fix or repair golf cart.
We'd a very comfy at cottage
Beautiful view! Nice home! Wonderful people!
In September 2017, I made plans to bring a few of my Girl Scouts to Smith Island to learn about the Bay. To my surprise, at the beginning of June 2018, the reservation that we made at another SI property was cancelled due to double booking. With six (6) little girls looking forward to our trip, I was in a bit of a panic when I was lucky enough to come across this home. Kristy responded to my request right away and we were back in business! Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of staying in the Blue Heron and everything was wonderful. Larry (Captain Jason II) dropped us off right at the dock in front of the home. We had brought supplies, but found ourselves in need of a few items, mainly "C" batteries. The trip into town is about 2 miles. The golf cart was out of commission with a flat tire, which was disappointing since our little travelers really couldn't handle the walk in the heat, especially since they had been up since about 5/5:30am. But have no fear, that is when we met Ms. Cindy. She lived a few homes down and was kind enough to not only give us a ride to town, but sent us a pound of crab meat the next day. We were able to make wonderful crab cakes with the fresh picked meat. I know that the description on this site doesn't give you a ton of information and Kristy doesn't supply a ton of information before hand, but the house is well stocked with information about the island and activities. We used the business cards that Kristy left in the home and booked two (2) boat trips. The first was an artifact finding trip with Tim Marshall. He was able to tell us a lot about the history of the island. We made some great finds including 2 arrow heads, what appears to be a fossil and a bottle from the 1800s. The next day, we took a trip with Barry Bruce. He showed us crab scrappers (used by soft-crabbers), a sluffing house and the pelican nesting sites. We even saw a skate (fish)! Finally, with the help of the neighbor, we purchased a Smith Island cake from Jennifer Dize, which was amazingly delish and did not disappoint! While we were disappointed about the golf cart, it certainly didn't keep us from having an absolutely amazing trip. Even the flies (which are nasty buggers) didn't get us down....just don't forget your "Off" and/or long pants! Thank you to Kristy for helping us out in such a pinch and for sharing your lovely home with us. The girls will remember this experience for a life time.
Quiet, Quaint & Quintessential
Absolutely adorable & beyond relaxing. The cottage had everything we needed for a few days of post-wedding chaos unplugging.
Great and relaxing trip, sunset is amazing!!
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.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
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.