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Chesapeake Haven: Luxury Chesapeake Bay Home with Amazing Water Views All Around

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom on the stunning Chesapeake Bay

Custom home on the Chesapeake Bay with amazing water views from almost every window. Perfect for family vacation, romantic getaway or wedding guest retreat! Relax and watch the birds and sailboats go by from one of five decks!

Four bedrooms, including a luxury master suite with private deck, gas fireplace, double shower and spa tub!

Perfectly located in the heart of North Beach, a mile from Herrington Harbour and minutes walk to the famous Friday Night Farmer's Market, beach, boardwalk, kayak rentals, shops, restaurants and parks!

If you feel like leaving, which you probably won't, Washington, DC is only 35 miles away and Annapolis just 30 minutes drive!

More Details

Gwen Schiada
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Gwen Schiada

We designed and built this home - our dream home after losing our house in Hurricane Isabel in 2003. We are now embracing a new adventure and spending some of our time aboard our sailboat, Exodus, here on the Chesapeake Bay. We spent the last decade enjoying this very special home and are now excited to share it with others who will make their own wonderful memories here too!

Gwen Schiada purchased this house in 2004

Why Gwen Schiada chose North Beach

We both love the water and dreamed of living on the Chesapeake Bay in a small quaint town. North Beach provides this with its walkable layout, cute shops and boardwalk and friendly people! You feel like you're a world apart from the hustle and bustle, but Washington, DC is just 35 miles away and Annapolis 30 minutes!

What makes this house unique

We built this house to maximize the water views from almost every window! The thoughtful design mirrors North Carolina Outer Banks beach homes which offer a reverse floor plan - the main living space is above most of the bedrooms to offer a panoramic experience. There is a wall of windows letting in natural light and creating the feeling that you part of the Chesapeake Bay. The vaulted ceiling and great room create an open, airy feeling, perfect for your vacation home stay! Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gwen...just wanted to let you know that my family and I really enjoyed our vacation and that was due in large part to your vacation rental...we loved the house and really enjoyed the small town feel of North Beach. It was really great visiting the big city, but not having to stay in the big city.
Jul 2017
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North Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties allowed No pets allowed Non-smoking house and premises
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath, double vanity, 2 shower heads, jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite w/private deck, fireplace, spa tub/ dbl shower
  • The four bedrooms sleep 8 total. There is also a queen air mattress. No more than 8 guests total allowed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Chesapeake Haven: Luxury Chesapeake Bay Home with Amazing Water Views All Around
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the space, the great view, and the proximity to town. Wonderful spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing escape during a busy holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I very much enjoyed our stay over the Memorial Day weekend. My son's graduation and commissioning from the U.S. Naval Academy followed closely by his wedding in Annapolis made for a very hectic time. We chose to stay in North Beach during this busy weekend to escape some of the hustle and stress, and we couldn't have asked for a better location. The house was clean, comfortable, well-equipped, and gorgeous. Watching the boats on the bay and the wildlife at the adjacent nature preserve from the many windows or outside from the decks was just the therapy everyone needed to relax and unwind at the end of three wonderful but very hectic days! We hope to be able to return and stay here again when we have more time to enjoy all that the local area has to offer. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful home with us during a very special weekend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with stunning sunrise views, really comfortable rooms and near a small town with some of the friendliest people on earth!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little touch of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came down to North Beach, MD for a wedding on the Bay. We took the opportunity to make this our vacation. We had such a wonderful week enjoying the beautiful home and the area around it. Gwen, the owner, had a book telling you everything you needed to know about the house and area. Everything you needed from a friendly grocery store to wonderful restaurants, spa's, etc. are in the immediate area. We had such a good time. Thanks Gwen!

Lee Ann

Dalton, OH

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing! The location is great-we walked to the beach and restaurants. The house was very clean and comfortable. The only negative we had was the outside grill nees to be updated/replaced. great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Amazing is what we strive for! My husband and I were just talking about upgrading the grill for next season. We will make that happen. Hope to have you back for another stay! Gwen and Aric
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Chesapeake Haven

  • 5 of 5

Chesapeake Haven was beautiful. There were almost 360 degree views of the water and we were just a couple of blocks from the boardwalk and the shops. The bedrooms were comfortable and luxurious. We had everything we needed. There were several steps to get into the house and then again to get to the living room and kitchen. This made for wonderful views but could be challenging for mobility impaired customers. Overall, we had a perfect stay and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
BWI and National
Car: recommended

There is a wonderful yoga studio and local organic market within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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