Wide open, fun house with open concept kitchen and room for football games. We have an old grand piano you cant hurt and it's always in tune; assorted instruments and show time props for impromptu talent nights. The classical porch overlooking the river is 45 ft long with swings and rockers. There are three decks, hammocks, deep water pier, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, fishing gear, crabbing gear, fish/crab outdoor cooking equipment, 3 gas grills, 2 wood fired grills, bicycles and about 800 books you ought to read but don't have to (just say you did.) No rules, no functional clocks; its always 5:00 PM at the river place.
Huge family gathering space, 500 sq ft kitchen. 3/3, waterfront porch and decks
- english, spanish, portuguese, Alabama and South Carolina fluently
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
About Chuck Beck
Chuck Beck and Smokey are co-owners of this riverfront vacation spot on Old Man Creek. (No, it wasn't named for us but yes, we're both 70). Chuck and Ivelisse (photo shy) worked many years in Latin America and later in Florida and Michigan. We live on Capitol Hill in Washington now and can help you with tips on sight seeing and learning about DC. . We make every effort to see that you are comfortable in our river vacation house and have a great time together.
What makes this House unique
The neighbors along Old Man Creek and the Magothy River and wonderful friendly folks and you'll know many of them by the end of a week. Wave as they parade by in yachts, fishing and work boats, kayaks, canoes and swimming. You'll also get to know the ospreys and eagles that nest in the trees along the river, the geese, ducks and waterfowl of every sort and you just may consume your weight in our famous Maryland blue crabs. We provide traps, fishing gear, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, life jackets, oars, all you need. There are three big gas grills and two wood fired grills and lots of wood. We provide a 10 gallon crab steamer with a big propane gas burner and industrial quantities of Old Bay seasoning.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Paradise in Maryland
We loved it. My wife, my kids and myself felt like at home. Chuck the owner is a great guy.
Frank from Germany.
Great house. Well equiped. Beautiful view.
Chuck has been a great host! We enjoyed sailing and canoying from the house every day. Had fantastic barbecue every night on one of the deck. The house is very confortable and spacious. 20 mn from BWI. Quiet. Fantastic vacations.
The Time of Our Life!
We had a family reunion of siblings here along with celebration of finding a new brother. The karma if this home, it's setting, a kitchen to die for, open floor plan was the best I have ever felt or seen. We had a catered event one evening for 31 family members who live near by to enjoy all of the musical family we have in addition to a spectacular evening. It accommodated 10 people to sleep. Great views outback, setting on the river could not get any better. We will be back again and the rental manager has to be the nicest guy in the world. Thanks Chuck for everything! The Karma in this home rocked with genuine warmth that made you want to never leave, everyone felt it. What a beautiful home to have any event in or vacation.
Lovely home to be lazy or active, while enjoying lovely views
My family of five, 2 adults and three young-adult children spent a week in this house on the Chesapeake Bay in August 2016. The house has a huge living are and large kitchen with massive decks that overlook the river. We were struck by how much living space there is compared to the number of bedrooms. On the other hand, there was lots of space to spread out.
We loved the fact that so this house contained so many cool things to do without driving anywhere. There were enough kayaks for our family of five to go out on kayaks together. The double kayak had a broken seat which we managed to fix enough to use. There is also a sail boat that holds 6, but it has no motor, which made getting out of our little outlet a bit difficult. The neighborhood is an easy place to take a short run without going on any busy roads, and is close to an awesome bike trail. We rode bike into Annapolis one day and rode in the other direction another day. Waterways are everywhere and are lovely. We ate delicious fresh crab from Joes which is only about a mile away on the back porch as the sun set. Awesome. On extremely hot days, it was difficult to take full advantage of the river front porches.
The house was in good repair and what we had what we needed to cook great meals. The large work spaces in the kitchen made me want to trade my kitchen for this one. Chuck was super friendly and happy to answer any questions we had both at the beginning of our stay and during the week.
Wonderful location. Beautiful House.
Chuck's home was the perfect place for our 9-strong family to vacation this summer. The house's first floor is open and offers plenty of comfortable places to sit. The little library is quaint and served as the perfect small office for those of us who had to work. The kitchen was large and well equipped. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived and there was more than enough clean linens and towels. The porch was beautiful. We used the grills more than once and went kayaking several times. I would happily go back to Chuck's beautiful home on the Magothy.
Wonderful accommodations, superb location, simply tranquil
We just finished our sixth house rental at various points around the Chesapeake Bay. Chuck's home in Severna Park has clearly the best interior accommodations, in terms of spaciousness as well as a remarkable mix of quality furnishings in an easy-living setting. The kitchen is remarkably comfortable. The living room is comfortable and tastefully done. The piano is a treat. And the long covered porch overlooking the Magothy River (well, Old Man's Creek, to be more precise) -- wow -- how many hours did we just sit on the porch swing and watch the herons and osprey?
We spent several afternoons kayaking out into the Magothy River and oogling the houses and boats. The several tiers of patios at the water front is a nice feature, as were the multiple gas grills.
The upper floor (with washer/dryer) is just a bit more basic, but the kids didn't miss a beat. The house was thoroughly cleaned and maintained. Chuck handled all the business arrangements promptly and fairly.
The kitchen and pantry were spotless and kindly stocked with cooking basics (rice, spices, etc).
My only regret was the crab cakes at the Anne Arundel Seafood Market on Mountain Road -- they were 8 ounces as advertised, but backfin rather than jumbo lump (like the wonderful seafood market we found on Mayo Road down in Edgewater). There was no bad intent by the market -- the price reflected the going rate for backfin. It's just that I couldn't find any alternate source nearby. Even so, we all agreed that they were tasty.
Recommend this house to others? You bet! We have a general family rule about never going to the same place twice, but this one may give us cause to make an exception.
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