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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
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 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 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful place! Beautiful scenery and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience and beautiful island to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage and spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen was nicely stocked and the cottage was very clean and comfortable. Weathered a big storm during our visit and stayed dry and cozy throughout. We looked forward to biking but were unable to use the bikes because the seats were too low and rusted so unable to adjust. In lieu of the bikes we found the road to Ewell very walkable.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockville MD

Beautiful, well-equipped cottage on remote island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two young children ages 3 and 18 months, stayed at the Blue Heron Cottage in late August. From Start to finish, Kristy was able to answer all sorts of questions about the cottage and island. She even gave us the the numbers of some locals who could provide additional information about the unique way of life that Smith Island is all about.

We took a 5pm Ferry from Crisfield on a Saturday and Captain Larry was as awesome as could be. The boat took us right to this beautiful cottage. We started out enjoying a quiet dinner cooked at the home and a beautiful sunset on the outside porch. The house was equipped with everything you need to cook, including some extra spices and other ingredients you may find yourself in need of. The home is very cute and plenty of space for a family of four.

The sunsets and bird watching that night were incredible so I suggest planning to spend time on the dock or the porch, just enjoying the view or fishing off the deck.

The next day, we travelled to Ewell, which is 2 miles up the road. The house comes equipped with bicycles and kayaks, and though our family was too young to really utilize these, I can see that you could spend lots of time enjoying the marshes by boat. Ewell itself was quite nice and very obviously the center of action on the island. We ate at both restaurants during our stay and spent time talking to locals about their daily lives.

As someone stated before, this kind of trip really is for the adventurous family. You will need to spend a few nights here to truly understand what is so awesome about the Blue Heron Cottage and Smith Island as a whole. Be prepared that your cell reception will be spotty at best, there are no major gas stations or stores, and that the island shuts down around 5pm. If you are the kind of person who needs a luxury and action packed vacation, this is not the place for you (though the cottage is SO cute).

Tips: Bring all cash, bring bugspray, and bring some extra food in a cooler. If the roads wash out it is hard to get anywhere. Have one of the local fishermen deliver you some fresh steamed crabs :)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maryland Crab Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is probably best value on the island. It's new, well designed, and clean. The owner provided the essentials to have fun on the island - bikes, a golf cart, kayak, crab cage, and net - and I imagine it would cost a lot more to rent. The cottage is located away from the center of town, but the boat dropped us off on the cottage's dock about 50' away. The island is quiet and charming - right for people who enjoy the water, nature, and able to entertain themselves. The highlight of our trip is when the cousin (?) of the owner swung by and sold us a barrel of crabs. Do do that if available.

The only con's that you may want to fact in is that the round trip boat ride is $40/person & restaurants are a bit pricey. I recommend packing a cooler full of food and cooking crabs.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our brief vacation at Blue Heron Cottage -- just what we were looking for -- lots of peace and quiet.

The Cottage is a wonderfully maintained and beautifully located on the Bay. All the Islanders are very friendly and helpful.

We were looking for a place to get away and relax and this was just ticket !!! No crowds, no flashy distractions, no expectations --- just right.

Hopefully, we will again be able to stay here -- for a longer vacation next time :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great quiet getaway on the water

  • 5 of 5

Such a great family vacation enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beautiful sunsets. Enjoyed fishing and crabbing day and night. Local people are amazing, so willing to make your stay special we will miss them. Great house with all amenities the fishing pier was awesome caught at least 30 rockfish, threw all but 4 back, croaker, bluefish, even a few skates. Bought peelers from a shanty down the street who also steamed us some crabs after we didn't catch enough of our own. Love the beautiful quaint Rhodes Point. Just perfect place to unplug from the world and have some quality family time. Owners were awesome always quick to respond and help make your stay great. Will be going back soon

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Smith Island Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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

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