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Charming Riverview Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 912 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with gorgeous views of the Miles River.

Riverview Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage located on a large corner lot with beautiful views of the Miles River in Saint Michaels. The cottage has been completely renovated, features hardwood floors, and is decorated in a cozy shabby chic style. The location makes it a breeze to park your car and walk or ride the cruiser bikes provided into the town of Saint Michaels or harbor for a unique shopping and dining experience.

Some of our amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, brand new beds (1 King , 2 twins) and gorgeous bedding. Internet and cable TV plus a CD player and assortment of movies are provided. Upon arrival guests are greeted with a complementary welcome basket that features, homemade breakfast breads, coffee and tea, savory snacks and chocolate. All to help insure a relaxing stay! And a perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee and /or evening happy hour is on the screened-in porch.

Some unique benefits of our cottage include its location to the start of the SM Race in May -- just a walk to the end of the street! Our location is also ideal for watching log canoe races in June, fireworks in July , walking or biking to the Wine Festival in April and/or taking advantage of the many wonderful events scheduled at the Maritime Museum. Our community pool and tennis courts are also located at the end of Seymour avenue -- a breeze to walk or bike to. The backyard has an outdoor dining set and incredible views of the Miles River, and our shed hosts 4 brand new cruiser bikes.

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Diana Bartell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Diana Bartell

My husband and I fell in love with Saint Michaels 20 Years ago during an anniversary weekend. We began looking for a weekend home and were fortunate to find the cottage in 2006. As our family grew we renovated a slightly larger home near by. We decided to keep the cottage for our family to enjoy and now offer it to guests to enjoy its many charms as well.

Diana Bartell purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Diana Bartell chose Eastern Shore

The location is ideal! It's on a gorgeous corner lot with the Miles River at the end of the street and the views and sunsets are incredible. You can easily walk or bike to town -- my daughter and her friends like to go to Justines ice cream in the summer and I enjoy biking to the farmers market for flowers and delicious pastries. My husband and I also love to run and take advantage of the SM race every year. The starting line is just down the street, perhaps a 3 minute walk. During the warmer months we also ride or walk into town or the harbor to enjoy the unique dining/shopping

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has an enchanting feel to it. A sign in the kitchen says it all "This is my happy Place" We hope it is for our guests as well. The screened in porch is a favorite spot to relax, read a book, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or coffee in the morning. We hope the welcome basket with baked breakfast breads, savory snacks and chocolate will help begin your relaxing stay.


Saint Michaels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom features a new Beautyrest mattress and gorgeous bedding. A TV, dresser, night stands and chair complement the room. The twin bedroom also has 2 new Beautyrest mattresses, beautiful bedding, a makeup table and chair. Linens are included!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Charming Riverview Cottage
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

Lovely St. Michael's cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property really raises the bar for VRBO cottages! The pictures are accurate and make me wish I was back there now. The kitchen is well stocked (thank you for the welcome snacks, banana bread, and wine, so nice after a long day of flying from the West Coast), even the interior light was left on so we weren't fumbling around in the dark upon arrival. It is located in a very quiet neighborhood spot that is close to town but without the traffic noise, and walking around the adjacent streets with the upscale and beautiful houses is quite enjoyable. Not many rentals have such comfortable and newer beds, nice linens, and even fresh flowers! We will definitely be back and plan to recommend this to anyone planning a trip here.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem 💎

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect !!! She really put a lot of love into this little place . Great location and so much character in the house. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, convenient, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was very comfortable and homey. Diana provides many touches that make you feel welcome , from fresh flowers everywhere to extra toiletries if you forgot something as well as things like paper products, cleaners, and ample cookware and dishes to make some meals at "home." She also provides a wonderful welcome basket and she went out of her way to make sure it was all things we could have even with our dietary restrictions. There was even wine, fruit, and cheese in the fridge! There are brochures for area attractions and restaurants and if you want to stay in there are puzzles, books, and movies provided to occupy your time. She was extremely responsive to messages when I had a question or concern.

Since we were only about a mile outside of town many days we just walked and since it's fairly flat in the area it was an easy walk even for my husband who was recently diagnosed with early COPD. Diana does provide cruiser style bikes and we took those out a couple of times, though we stayed off the main roads since I'm such a wobbly rider. There's a nice nature path complete with wooden covered bridge you can ride on if you want to stay out of traffic. You can see the Miles River from the yard and some of the windows and I was able to watch the sun rise most mornings (we had a few days of bad weather) and in the evenings we walked to the end of the road where there is the tiniest "park" I have ever seen to sit on a bench and watch sailboats on the water.

We were so relaxed and comfortable in this cottage that we didn't want to leave when our time was up. St. Michaels itself is such a friendly, welcoming, quaint town that we fell in love. We will absolutely want to stay here again when (not if!) we come back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Welcoming, Cozy, Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The photos are no joke - this cottage is just wonderful! Diana is an amazing host...home baked bread, snacks and wine awaited our arrival...just LOVELY. We felt so at home and the easy walk to everything downtown was so convenient. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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1st Class Stay

  • 5 of 5

The host was incredibly responsive. House was tidy and clean. Best of all was all the extra care that went into our family feeling at home: the healthy snacks provided, chilled wine and fresh baked bread. Even the essential items laid out for us "just in case" showed remarkable attention to detail that was most certainly noticed and very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice place with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 10 days in April 2017. Nicely decorated, comfortable and very livable. Located close to the river and within minutes of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, harbor and downtown area. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Some of our favorite places include the Chesapeake Maritime museum a waterfront museum that hosts many wonderful exhibits and festivals. Other favorites include taking a cruise on the PATRIOT, wine tasting at the Saint Michaels Winery, beer tasting at the brewery, unique shopping in town, and dining out!


Rates & Availability

Saint Michaels Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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