Welcome to an exceptional private resort on St. George Island--just 1.5 hours from Washington, DC (without going over the Bay Bridge!). This River Run property sits on 3 acres for the best in privacy, relaxation, and recreation. At this location, upriver from the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River is 4 miles wide, providing an exquisite vista and lots of opportunities for water activities. The 150 ft. pier with built-in benches is perfect for morning coffee, crabs for lunch, spectacular evening sunsets, fishing and checking for crabs in the pots attached to the pier – rods, reels and crabbing equipment provided. Various sizes of life jackets are provided. There is a nearby public ramp to launch your boat or personal watercraft.
The private beach is great for sunning, reading, launching kayaks and paddle boards (all included). Kids will have lots of fun playing in the sand and collecting sea glass. Beach toys and floats are provided. The huge screened-in porch is great for dining (seats 10+), chatting, or quietly enjoying the views. There is an indoor, heated (non-diving) swimming pool, and the pool room comes complete with a popcorn machine and a commercial frozen drink machine for Slurpees and margaritas (alcohol not provided - BYOB). Also in the pool room is a mini-gym with treadmill (with TV/Blu-ray DVD), stationary bike, bench and weights, and a wall-mounted TV for viewing while floating in the pool. Pool toys are provided.
Outside there is ample room for volleyball, badminton, croquet, bocce, horseshoes and barbecuing (all provided). An old-fashioned tree swing is available as well as two full- size hammocks suspended from nearby trees. Plenty of wood is provided for the fire-pit on the beach which is a great conversation spot, and fun for roasting hot dogs and toasting marshmallows, utensils provided. Included, for your pleasure, are 3 kayaks (one double, one single, one fishing), and 2 stand-up paddle boards. A variety of other pool/beach toys are also available for your fun.
Note: Weather permitting, and depending on his recreational crab catch, the owner may be able to provide fresh steamed crabs at no charge the afternoon of your check-in, prior to his departure. Crab picking instructions for the novice will be offered.
The pier has a boathouse on which there is an osprey nest and usually occupied. Other wildlife which may be observed on occasion includes eagles, heron, seagulls, deer, fox, rabbits, and squirrels. Smaller birds usually visible include hummingbird, robin, redbird, bluebird, woodpecker and many others.
Check in is at 4:00 pm. Check out at 10:00 am. The owner will be onsite to greet the first arriving renters. A four-digit code supplied by the renter will be configured in the digital locks at both entrance doors prior to arrival. This feature eliminates lost keys, lockouts, etc.
The 1st floor has an open floor plan, including a large family room, dining room and kitchen, all with river views. The main laundry and a powder room are on 1st floor. In addition, there is a pool room bath with shower on the 1st floor. A stair lift is available to use from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor. Upstairs is another family room with vaulted ceiling, another full kitchen, personal laundry, bedrooms and a private deck with spectacular views. The kitchens are equipped with range, refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig, regular coffee makers, silverware, dishes, and dish detergent are provided. A Pack-N-Play, booster seat and high chair are also provided.
On the 2nd floor there are 3 bedrooms: a master bedroom (queen size) with an HDTV and a private bath, a queen bedroom, and a room with a full size bed. In the upstairs family room there is a queen sleep sofa and a twin convertible ottoman bed, for a total capacity of 9. There is a 2nd floor hall bath with a tub/shower. Bed linens, towels, beach towels, and laundry detergent are provided.
Both family rooms are equipped with flat screen HDTVs, Blu-ray players and cable television. High speed Internet Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Outdoors and adjacent to the house with a short walkway there is a large enclosed shower with hot and cold water, and at the steps to the beach there is a cold water shower to rinse off.
For child safety, the sliding glass door from the family room to the pool room has a lock at the top which is reachable to adults but not children. Please note that young children need to be supervised as the house is not child proofed. Electrical outlets are not covered and there are no child locks on kitchen cabinets. Having said that, all window and door blinds are Levelor cordless; and the second floor sliding door drapery cords are at adult height.