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From the moment we drove down the tree-lined roadway and got our first glimpse of this waterfront estate, it was clear we had made the perfect choice for our getaway. This stately home sits on a glorious piece of land with a large, lush, back lawn that spills right into the Chesapeake. We marveled at the view from the stone patio and immediately began planning which of the comfortable loungers we'd claim to watch the evening sunset.
The grounds were impressive, but then we entered the house. WOW! The main floor was large, open, and so inviting with a baby grand piano, large TV, AND furnishing that were the perfect balance of beautiful and comfortable. I especially loved the huge kitchen. The high-end appliances made cooking a treat, and the farm table made it easy for us to enjoy meals together in absolute comfort. We also enjoyed the attached screened porch on nights when we wanted to enjoy the Bay breeze while sitting around one of the picnic tables.
When it came to selecting bedrooms, there were no arguments or disappointed members of our party. While the first floor master bedroom is the superior room (it offers a full, en suite bath and unobstructed views of the bay through large, lovely windows) the other bedrooms were all generous in size and beautifully appointed, with easy access to full baths.
These accommodations would have been enough to satisfy even the pickiest vacationer -- but this home offered one more special surprise -- a private boat house! Situated at the end of a long, well-maintained peer, the charming boat house is like a private island. On one occasion we packed the essentials and enjoyed a meal there, then sat on the little back deck and watched the sun go down. The casual furniture inside invited you to flop and relax a while before heading back "home" to the main house.
It was tempting to never leave the sanctuary of the estate, but the weather was so nice, we took an easy walk to the nearby waterside park for some fresh air and exercise. And later, we made the short run into town for ice cream and stopped at the local grocery store for essentials.
What a wonderful experience! If you are looking for a beautiful and unique place to escape that offers privacy, peace and quiet, but is also close to "civilization", you can't go wrong with renting this gem! We give this property the highest ratings and will definitely be visiting again.