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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 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 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Gwen Schiada

We designed and built this home - our dream home after losing our house in Hurricane Isabel in 2002. We are now embracing a new adventure and moving 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 Southern

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.


North Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 10
  • 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 1 queen air mattresses available for up to 2 additional guests. No more than 10 guests 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Chesapeake Haven: Luxury Chesapeake Bay Home with Amazing Water Views All Around
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Large comfortable home with beautiful water views. Close to local beach and businesses.

  • 5 of 5

First off, as so many have already commented on, the house is beautiful with multiple decks and and two large seating areas on the main level. We were a rather large group of seven adults, three babies and a 4 y/o. With the use of a few pack and plays everyone was well accommodated. It is worth noting that the 4th bedroom with the full size bed is a loft above the main level tv room accessed by a spiral staircase. We were fine with it, but it could proove difficult for someone with mobility issues. Gwen was super to deal with and was very responsive to any concerns. The beach is about a 7 minute walk and is prefect for families with little ones. The bay is so shallow and calm and warm that it is a great alternative to the rougher ocean beaches. I would not heaitate to recommend this house .

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. It had everything we wanted and more—spacious, well-equipped kitchen, large bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms, and a fantastic view of the water from the living area and the decks. The owners were very helpful and clearly care about their guests. If we could give Chesapeake Haven 6 stars we would. The location was perfect for attending a family wedding at Herrington on the Bay. It is an easy walk into the quaint town of North Beach. We’ve rented many homes over the past years though VRBO and this one is at the top of our favorite list! If we are ever back in the area, we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home, spectacular views! Not quite on the water like the pictures make it look but close enough. The house is clean, huge, great kitchen with plenty of tools, big beautiful bathrooms& bedrooms, etc. My in-laws rented the house for the weekend & hosted a rehearsal dinner there. Everyone was pleased with an intimate dinner in a magazine worthy home. Most people stayed on the spacious deck because the views were incredible. The mexican restaurant, Mexico, is in walking distance and so is the boardwalk. The loft doesn't have a door & is right above the common area so noise goes right up there....just an fyi :)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. I loved watching the sunrise from the deck. I'm so glad I found this house to stay for the weekend of my sons wedding. It is within walking distance of Herrington Harbor. My family and I loved it.


  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is absolutly beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time on the weekend of our daughter's wedding!!The house is extremelly clean, organized and everything we needed they had it for us to use.I would refer this house for anyone with no regrets!!!Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!!!Rachel Reis

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and Gwen was amazing! We had such a wonderful, memorable vacation and I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
BWI and National
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

North Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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