About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 6)
Living-room Pull Out Couch
tub · Toilet · Combination tub/shower
- No smoking
- Satellite or cable
- Air conditioning
Hosted by Wanda SpenceAsk a question
About Wanda Spence
Our home was originally built in the 1960’s and owned by our Aunt Delilah W. Pierce and Uncle Joseph L. Pierce Delilah W. Pierce (1904 -1992) – artist, curator, educator, and advocate, is known for her fluid style, which ranged from figurative to abstract. Her colorful compositions are inspired by nature, female equality, and her travels to Europe and Africa. Pierce was revered by her peers and according to art critic Judith Means: “The way she perceives the world, with joy and optimism, and the stunning clarity of her finely-developed aesthetic sense are integral not only to her character but also to the vivid visual textures of her work.” Delilah had numerous solo exhibitions and exhibited in more than 150 group shows. During the course of her professional career, she participated in exhibitions with preeminent African-American artists: Elizabeth Catlett, Margaret Burroughs, Richard Dempsey, David Driskell, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee Smith, Alma Thomas, James Wells, and Charles White. Her works were featured at: Barnett-Aden Gallery, Cosmos Club, Corcoran Gallery, Howard University Gallery, Margaret Dickey Gallery, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, and Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, Hampton Institute (University), Hampton, Virginia, Kenkeleba Gallery in New York, Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA – Martha’s Vineyard and Cousen-Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA – Martha’s Vineyard. Her work is among the permanent collections at the prestigious National Museum of Women in the Arts, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, University of District of Columbia, Howard University, Evans Tibbs Collection, Barnett-Aden Collection, Smith-Mason Gallery of Art, and Bowie State College.
Why Wanda Spence chose East Chop
Delilah W. Pierce’s husband, Joseph L. Pierce, was a man of distinction, integrity, and high pursuits during a very complex time in American history. Mr. Pierce’s career began in 1929 at the National Benefit Life Company in Philadelphia after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the first African American’s to be included in The Negro in the United States, a non-fiction archive of African American’s who made an impact on society. He earned many distinctions throughout his life. However, he will forever be known as one of the first African American’s to graduate from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and a Broker/CPA/Partner at the John R. Pinkett Insurance Company in Washington, DC. According to research compiled by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, Pinkett Insurance was, “the first insurance and real estate firm in Washington, DC that was fully owned and operated by an African-American.” He worked hard throughout his career to overcome many challenges to become the Broker/CPA/Partner, which was a first of any firm in the United States.
What makes this Cottage unique
We celebrate our rich family history and hope you will enjoy your stay.
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)Please be respectful of our property.
Minimum age to rent: 28
Firepit Rules: Decrease risk. Never leave the firepit unattended. Never leave children or teens unattended around the firepit.
Set up firepit on a solid surface, in an open area, away from the building and trees. Must be 5-10 ft away from house. Have hose near by.
Require use of fire screen. Extinguish fire completely, with water. Be sure fire is completely extinguished. Wind can impact the fire & its direction.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)