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John Bruff Waterview Cottage - on Harbor and on Park - In Town St. Michaels!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The John Bruff House Is a 2 Bedroom Cottage in the Heart of Historic St Michaels

The fully restored historic John Bruff House, located on the Town park, has magnificent St. Michaels harbor and Miles River water views. The house is 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage with plenty of living space and a rear screened porch. It is a short walk from all museums, parks, restaurants, churches and shops in St. Michaels.

The house was built around 1805 by wheelwright John Bruff who is believed to have constructed the magnificent mantel and paneled wall in the living room.

The first floor of the original portion of the Bruff House includes a LIVING ROOM with original paneling, a DINING ROOM, and small DEN. To the rear of the original house on the first floor is a KITCHEN area connected to a large paneled FAMILY ROOM. To the rear of the kitchen is a screened PORCH facing a large backyard.

The second floor of the original portion of the Bruff House is a very large MASTER BEDROOM with fireplace having a king size bed. The second floor to the rear of the house includes a SECOND BEDROOM with a queen size bed.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About The Owner

I have been enjoying St. Michaels and restoring historic houses there since 1991.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1996

Why The Owner chose Eastern Shore

I purchased this remarkable property because of its architecture, its history, the wonderful yard, the harbor and river views, the location on the Town park and harbor, and the convenience to everything in St. Michaels.

What makes this cottage unique

The architecture, the history, the yard, the harbor and river views, the location on the Town park, and the convenience to everything in St. Michaels, make this an extraordinary property.


Saint Michaels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Bathroom with toilet and sink in second bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bathroom with toilet and sink in master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom with toilet and sink. Full bathroom with bathtub/shower on first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Second bedroom - 1 queen
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

John Bruff Waterview Cottage - on Harbor and on Park - In Town St. Michaels!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

An idyllic weekend

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely return to this wonderful cottage and welcoming community. The cottage is a great blend of colonial character and modern function, with the best location in town. We parked our car conveniently behind the house, and we walked everywhere for our three-day stay ... to the market for groceries and a newspaper, to a variety of restaurants, to the maritime museum, and to the fun shops. We all remarked on the friendliness of both the locals and the other visitors. Our small dog made more friends than we did! Sort of perfect.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage with a great view

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Dog friendly with access to a park right out front. Steep stairwells may be tough for some people. Walking distance to most things to do. The owner gave great recommendations. The Bistro is a great dinner spot!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time in St Michaels!

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful. The location is perfect. The house was clean and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Quaint town. Lovely location, next to park and dock.

House was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect Place to Stay In Town

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay or nicer home owner to work with. Prefect location for anyone that just doesn't want to move there vehicle once you get settled in. Everything is within walking distance. Just steps really. The home is very comfortable, just missing some bath towels if you have more then two people staying, but we stayed in the off season this could be why a shortage. Neighbor's are very friendly and helpful with any information about what to do and where to go. A must.... They have a picture album of the home and the work being done to the home (construction) make sure to look through the album. All in All you will enjoy this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and wanted a place along the water, while being quiet and within walking distance to everything. The John Bruff house checked every box and it couldn't have been more perfect! Owners were great and quick to respond to questions prior to our arrival date. I had previously only ever been to St. Michaels by boat, where we'd rent a slip for the night, but look forward to going back and staying at this rental again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles

Museums (incl. Maritime Museum), restaurants and shops, a few blocks away, Town Park with magnificent water/harbor views, a few steps from house, Farmers Market from March - October on Saturday mornings, Acoustic music concerts also in Park on Thursday evenings during summer, Bicycle rental 1 block away, Beautiful public pools 6 blocks away, Tennis courts 6 blocks away, Boat rides (on Patriot, Selina or Maritime Museum Skipjack) a few blocks away, Grocery stores a few blocks away, Town public library, 2 blocks away, Kayak rental, in Town, Winery, 4 blocks away, Microbrewery 4 blocks away, Town of Oxford, 1 hr bike ride away (with ride on Tred Avon Ferry), Historic areas, great for walks or bike rides, in all directions!


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 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum three day rental required for MLK Day weekend, Presidents Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Day Weekend and Christmas. Minimum 4 night stay required for Winefest in April. Discounts for last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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