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Waterfront, 23 Private Acres, Dock & Pool

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


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13-17)

Brick rancher nestled on a 23-acre nature hideaway. Large deck attached to a huge screened porch overlooking (private) in-ground pool and private cove. Quiet, peaceful, tranquil--the PERFECT vacation location.

BRING YOUR BOAT (boat slip provided), kayak, row boat, rafts, etc. and launch from the (private) dock. Fish and crab from the dock or get out the binoculars and do some bird watching. Bring your bike or rent a bike, the terrain is flat and scenic. Enjoy the pool, relax in a hammock, play croquet (provided) and/or horseshoes (provided), the possibilities are endless.

2016 the Kitchen was gutted and remodeled, it is fully-equipped (electric stove, 2 large ovens and an ice maker) and open to family room (with queen sleeper sofa) and dining room. From this 'great' room you can see the cove/fishing creek, woods, pool and gardens (and you will most likely see deer eating the flowers). Two master bedrooms, both with king-sized beds, private baths and one has a fireplace; bedroom three has one double bed and one bunk bed with double futon on bottom and single bed on top; bedroom four has two double beds. House is 1 story, all rooms on same level. Sunroom has queen sleeper sofa with its own air conditioning/heating unit. Intercom system with radio and CD player provides music in every room.

Screened porch is furnished with small refrigerator to keep cold drinks close at hand.

Cambridge offers many fine restaurants, antique shops, fishing, boating and much more. Serenity Acres is ten minutes from downtown Cambridge, 15 minutes from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, ten minutes from the Cambridge Hyatt Resort located on Route 50, 90 minutes from Ocean City Maryland and 100 minutes from Baltimore and Washington.

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Addie Bowler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017


Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laundry room - toilet
    Deck - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sun room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Sleep sofa in family room and Queen Sleep sofa in sunroom., Bunk Beds (1) Single bed on top, double futon on bottom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2-Fireplaces, Intercom with radio and CD Player, Outdoor Shower, sun room, 2 Mosquito Magnets on property


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Waterfront, 23 Private Acres, Dock & Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

When we plan our next family getaway, this house is on the top of my list!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! The house was perfect for our needs.

We had four adults & 3 boys & a small dog.

Each couple had their own master suite with private bathroom which was great.

The boys stayed in the room with the bunk bed.

The pool was gated which was perfect for our crew - when the boys were running amok in the backyard, I did not worry about them falling in the pool.

We dropped crab traps off the dock, but unfortunately, caught only a few tiny crabs - but going to the dock daily to check was fun with the little boys.

We bought steamed crabs from a local store (Kool Ice) and ate on the screen in deck - which was where I spent most of my time enjoying the fresh air, but avoiding the bugs.

Recommend tick spray - you are in nature after all - and they are out there.

The pool starts to dip into a deeper section halfway - recommend bringing pool noodles and rope to string across halfway. It keeps the kids and their floaties in the "safe" zone - also allows the adults to enjoy floating in the deep end without splash from the kids.

Two televisions in the house, both have bluray DVDs - which we enjoyed with the movies we brought when the weather turned on us with a heavy duty rain storm.

Walmart is only 20 minutes away - we purchased groceries on day one and I never left the house until the end of the week.

The house is very well stocked!! Dishes - pans - spices (yes, old bay) - only need to buy food.

The coffee station was one of my favorite things.

The house is setup so everyone could do their own thing and not be on top of each other.

The living room coffee table is a danger for having children and/or small dogs - we moved it to an unused guest room during our stay. The rest of the house was perfect though with the kids. I liked the fact there was not a lot of decor all over the house, like some other vacation houses. It was sparse which left us room to put our personal things on dressers - and not worry about small children.

There were more than enough blankets and pillows for everyone.

The internet worked better than expected - but I didn't tell the kids - our goal was to be unplugged and away from it all. They spent most of their time in the pool, playing Foosball, or at the giant dining room table with board games. We all seem to eat in the kitchen most of the time as it had 7 bar stool type chairs. It was just easier.

When we plan our next family getaway, this house is on the top of my list!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi, your family and friends - your kind words about the house are most welcome. Maybe it's time to change that coffee table for one that is kid friendlier (it was such a cool table that fit the atmosphere). We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, you're more than welcome back anytime. Addie & Dwight
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Collegeville Pa

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Last August 2006 my family and I stayed at Serenity Acres. It is a lovely home for a family to vacation in. We enjoyed boating every day. The pool was where we spent most of our time when we weren't boating. The house is very well equipped and we would have rented it again this year but we needed a larger home.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2007
  • Stayed: Jan 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adamstown, MD

Best August vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing your home to become our home for the past week. We really enjoyed our stay there, the home and the surrounding area were so nice and clean, better than some other places we have seen in Cambridge. The house is well equipped and beautifully decorated. Our son and daughter-in-law felt so at home that she watered the flowers as she likes to do at their own home. We had guests from Finland and Belgium and were proud to take them along in our boat and show them how nice it is in Maryland and on Chesapeake Bay. We look forward to coming back to your house again, maybe already this October for a few days to take part of the Cambridge festivities.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we really appreciate the great review. Looking forward to your next visit. Addie and Dwight
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Brecksville (Cleveland) Ohio

Private, Serene and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

This aptly-named property is the best on the Eastern Shore! Spacious, totally private property on beautiful Fishing Creek just 10 minutes south of Cambridge. It has all of the sought-after attributes:a private, deepwater cove; a nice dock for boating, crabbing and fishing; a convenient put-in for kayaks; lovely, unending shoreline to explore; very large yards surrounded by trees; a refreshing pool and a lovely house that is large and well-furnished.

The house is designed and stocked for large gatherings, yet comfortable for 2. We could have accommodated 15 for our birthday party (and for overnight).

Tranquil, early-morning kayaking made a Bay believer out of my Midwestern girlfriend. Off the dock we caught a few crabs, we caught fish (a nice hardhead or croaker) and we just enjoyed the beauty of the waterfront site.

Can't believe it was available as recently as 2003. What a find! Good job, Dwight!.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick - great reviews are very helpful and yours is a great review, many thanks!!! Dwight and Addie
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Chicora, PA ... Steeler Country

We'd give you a '10' if this was the Olympics!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity Acres was delightful. The house, inside and out, was beautiful. The landscaping that greeted us made a statement that the house was well maintained. The interior decorating was elegant and very comfortable. The picture of the front of the house is deceiving ~ because this place is huge!! Very spacious!

Loved the pool, loved the dock. We appreciated your recommendation to rent kayaks from Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventure. The grandchildren enjoyed the kayaks and appreciated the light on the dock, and spent alot of time just hanging out and chatting after dark.

Our family had a wonderful stay; but we do have one question. How do you grow such enormous flies on the Eastern Shore?? They surely could be entered in the Guiness Book.

The grandchildren signed your Guest Book on their own and their words were sincere. They did have an amazing time. As did we all. Thank you for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for the wonderful review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your views! We agree about the flies, they would be great in a syfy movie. Addie and Dwight
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Pleasantville, Maryland

Very Happy Vacationers

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Serenity Acres again. This was our third year and planning on another. We love the house, pool, dock, fishing creek and the 23 acres of privacy. The owners are very accommodating. We always invite family, have a great time and rarely leave the property except for a few store runs. We are in love with this place. If I ever win the lottery I will try to make the owners an offer they can't refuse. :-) perfect... perfect... perfect...

The only problem we have is the week ends too soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again, thank you for the great review, can't wait to see you again next year! Addie & Dwight
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BRING YOUR BOAT (boat slip provided)


Rates & Availability

Cambridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017-2018
Oct 14 2017 - May 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
May 5 2018 - Jun 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $600
Tax Rate 5.0%

During the summer months (late June to end of August) we usually only rent full weeks, Saturday to Saturday, check in at 3PM, check out at 10AM. If you would like less than a full week and the dates are available give us a call and we will try to accommodate your request. Call or email with any questions or requests for dates, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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