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AMAZING RIVER HOUSE APARTMENT ON THE CHOPTANK RIVER IN THE WOODS ON 18 AC FARM.

Helen M Spinelli & Peter D. Taillie

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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AMAZING RIVER HOUSE APARTMENT ON THE CHOPTANK RIVER IN THE WOODS ON 18 AC FARM.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Easton - Moot Point Farm near Denton MD

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

HOME ON THE RIVER:

A view of Choptank River (read James Michener's 'Chesapeake') from all rooms in cozy 2 bedroom apt. w/ full kitchen & bath. Separate entrance, patio, dock with canoe and kayak. Peaceful setting within 2 miles of town and relatively close to Washington D.C.Baltimore, Philadelphia PA & Annapolis, Maryland as well as Dover, Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Just 45 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

The apartment's private entrance faces the river and borders on a creek which is on the crest of a hill giving a panoramic view of the river from all the windows of which there are 17 with four picture windows. Our home is called a 'tree house on the river' because of its closeness to the water and mature trees surrounding the house. The house is situated an 18 acre mostly wooded property.

THE FEATURES:

-Secure well lit private entrance close to parking area

- two bedrooms one with queen sized bed with down topper and comforter and the second with two twin beds one with foam topper and with with down topper. All beds have fine sheets and pillows.

-well-equipped California kitchen (see features below)

- Full bathroom with tub

- Closets with hangers, iron and ironing board

- Central A/C and heating + ceiling fans in every room

- Recessed lighting + lamps

- high ceilings

-WHAT WE INCLUDE:

- Bathroom: a set of towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste, hairdryer

- Kitchen: Fridge stocked with, water (still and sparkling), and milk.

- All cooking supplies incl. pots, pans, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, knives, silverware, bottle opener, and other cooking tools; appliances include toaster, coffeemaker, gas stove; snacks include coffee for Cuisinart K coffee maker, cookies, tea, etc.

- Miscellaneous: All bed linens plus sofa bed and optional blow-up mattress with pillows and linens for extra guest or children, tourist info and maps of area, plenty of books, tissues, iPod dock.

LOCATION & NEIGHBORHOOD

Having a private patio to use for meals with easy access to the dock where there is a canoe and three kayaks available for use. Additionally, there is a fire pit which overlooks the river. With a coffee maker (Cuisinart K style) and basic supplies guests can settle right in for a cozy stay.

Our area is rural but relatively close to large city centers such as Washington D.C. & Baltimore, MD and the historic towns of Annapolis, Easton, St. Michael's and Oxford MD. Just 2 miles from the Town of Denton and 45 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as well as Dover, Delaware. There is a public landing and restaurants and an Irish pub in Denton along with a Super Walmart for your basic needs. Two large state parks within a few miles of our home and an Arboretum championing native plants of the coastal plain region along with a museum and shop.

TRANSPORTATION

Since we are located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a car is necessary.Bicycles are available to use at our home and there are many beautiful country roads to cycle.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for this lovely stay! After the flight from Amsterdam this was just the place to be! We loved the canoes & kayaks and staying at the riverside. Now we are ready to start our road-trip here in the USA :),

Best regards,

P.S. We brought you some Dutch cookies "shroopwafels"
Jul 2014
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Helen M Spinelli & Peter D. Taillie

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Created a wonderful apartment to share with travelers seeking a comfortable place to rest and have an adventure. Avid runner, cyclist, skier and yoga teacher who enjoys travel, meeting new people and experiencing exciting places. Especially like entertaining friends and family at our home and sharing camp fires and paddling on the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. My husband and I have often traveled without knowing exactly where we would end up or stay for the night which has added to our experiences with our sons. Really like our home's rural setting but close to Annapolis, MD Washington D. C. and Baltimore MD and just 4 hours from my hometown of New York City.

Helen M Spinelli & Peter D. Taillie purchased this apartment in 1986

My husband Peter choose this property and then created Moot Point Farm and custom build our solar envelope house. The Choptank River, a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, is fresh water at our upper river location which provides seasonal swimming for the whole family. Additionally, there is outstanding fishing and abundant wildlife watching since there is very little development near our part of the river.

Having been called 'a tree house on the river' by many guests there is a oneness with nature which is afforded by the design of our home. Only removing the trees necessary for the footprint of the house and having almost three walls of glass gives you a very real sense of being outside when you are in our home. The ever changing view of the river is always enchanting as is the ebb and flow of the tide. Having raised our two sons (now 20 & 21) on the banks of the Choptank in our unique home has been a rare joy and provided a wonderful appreciation of nature in our children.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.7
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LOVED THIS PLACE AT THE RIVERSIDE AND CANOES!

  • 5 out of 5
The appartment was clean, nice and relaxing. Wonderfull place along the riverside. The canoes are a major asset to the place.
Peter and Helen are perfect hosts!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Amazing River House Apartment On The Choptank River In The Woods On 18 Ac Farm.
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MARYLAND VACATION

  • 4 out of 5
The accommodations were nice. Kitchen very well equipped. We were able to cook for family in small numbers. The only drawback to the stay was we could hear the people above us all the time making it hard to sleep. Also, we felt there could be better lighting at night along the path leading down to the house. My husband enjoyed using the kayak and our host even brought us fresh picked blueberries one day. Sophie, the dog, was so sweet.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and visiting the River House Apartment at Moot Point Farm. We plan to sound proof the ceiling above the blue bedroom in the apartment this winter or as soon as we have a break from the solidly booked summer schedule. Until then we have asked every guest up front to let us know if "noise issues" are bothering them and of the 18 guests that have visited (we only started offering the Moot Point Villa in April 2014), none have noted noise as an issue. We take any difficulties experienced by guests very seriously but can't deal with them until we are aware of them.
That being said we have tried to make it clear on our website that our "villa" is a self-contained apartment with a river view from every room and a totally separate entrance with a private patio but it is not a separate building.
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Amazing River House Apartment On The Choptank River In The Woods On 18 Ac Farm.
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5

GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY FROM DC

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed here the weekend of April 11, 2014 with my girlfriend and another couple. We had a great time. The owners, Helen and Peter, were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The unit is clean and comfortable and well-furnished, and was a perfect space for 4 people. We enjoyed fishing and soaking up some sun on the dock (they also have a canoe and kayaks available for guests' use), and also made use of the charcoal grill and fire pit. We were also able to bring our dogs who really enjoyed having the space to roam. And we did a nice hike at Tuckahoe State Park which is just minutes away. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a nice relaxing weekend in the country at a really affordable price. It was a very easy and scenic drive from the DC area.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Andy and Kate and their friends were great guests and we enjoyed their visit and their pups Sam and Ben. They truly enjoyed all the benefits of Moot Point Farm, the river, dock, camp fire and hiking nearby as well as the rural landscape on the drive to our home.
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Baltimore Washington International Airport
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Lewes DE and Cape May New Jersey
Nearest Train
65 Miles
New Carrollton Metro and Amtrac Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maryland Rt. 404
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cape Henlopen State Park/Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Market Street Public House & Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Caroline Country Club, Denton, MD
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Harry's on the Green, Denton Maryland
Car: necessary

From Wikipedia:

The Choptank River begins at Choptank Mills, Delaware, where Tidy Island Creek and Culbreth Marsh Ditch join together. It ends at the Chesapeake Bay in a very wide mouth between Blackwalnut Point on Tilghman Island, and Cook Point, near Hudson, Maryland. Tidy Island Creek and Culbreth Marsh Ditch rise in western Kent County, Delaware. The entire watershed is in the coastal plain. The Choptank reaches sea level near Denton, Maryland and is not salty until around 2 miles (3.2 km) below Denton. Greensboro, Maryland, about 6 miles (9.7 km) up the river from Denton, is the head of navigation.

Meaning of the word “Choptank”—“a stream that separates”, or “a place of big current” in the Nanticoke or Delaware (Native American) language

Choptank: The River I love

Since the first time I saw the Choptank River 30 years ago it has inspired my imagination and interest. In its 70 mile journey from its source near the border between Delaware and Maryland to the Chesapeake Bay is a unique, diverse and fascinating ecosystem. From its source about 30 miles upstream from Moot Point to about 5 miles downstream the river is not brackish or slightly brackish but wholly fresh; farmers irrigate directly from the river less than half a mile north of our dock. Although it is fresh water, it is still subject to the same tides as the bay and the ocean.

River Access:

Interaction with the river where we live is to some extent dependent on the tide. At low tide (once every 12 hours and 25 minutes) there is little or no water at the end of the dock and the small creek, Joiner Branch is clearly visible as it meanders into the river near the dock. At high tide there is 3 feet plus of water at the dock’s end and this is the best time for fishing, swimming and boating. Because the tides are on a lunar clock and most of us run on a solar one, this means high tide shows up at a time about 45 minutes later each day. Depending on when you visit, the tide may be high morning noon or night, but because the only time access to the river by kayak or canoe is not possible is 2 hours before and after low tide, chances are good on any given day you will have access at some point for about 8 hours.

The river is not very clear most of the year but it’s not polluted either. Swimming with a vest or in pairs with supervision is fine. The bottom of the river is predominantly sand covered by mud anywhere the current is slowed by vegetation or small islands. If you are brave enough to wade in the shallow water, be careful, the mud can be many inches deep and will suck the flip-flop or loose shoe right off your feet. Although you may encounter sticks or small tree branches in the mud, otherwise it is not dangerous.

Off the dock at Moot Point the water is between one inch and 3 feet deep depending on the stage of the tide. It continues to be relatively shallow for about 100 feet and then drops off into a 50 foot wide channel at the middle of the river. The current flows in both directions depending on whether the tide is coming in (flood) or going out (ebb). Between tides when it runs the fastest, it flows about 1.5 miles an hour. During severe storms or when the wind is very strong, it can reach considerably faster speeds. This means you should not attempt to swim across the river unless you are an expert swimmer or are wearing a life-vest. If you feel overwhelmed by the current, head for the nearest riverbank and wait until your feet touch bottom.

Wildlife:

The river boasts a wide variety of animal, fish and bird life year round. Fish I have seen in the river here include catfish, large-mouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, crappie, alewives, darters, herring, shad, shiners, blue-gill, rock bass and striped bass a.k.a. rockfish. Rockfish are not common except during the Spring when they pursue large schools of baitfish that run up the river and in the Fall when the rockfish are mating.

Although it’s been a long time, I have seen river otters cruise the river at dusk. There are many resident beavers living in the banks of the river but they are mainly nocturnal and hard to spot during the day. You can frequently hear them at night however, as they warn each other of approaching humans by the loud slap of their tails on the water. You will need to use stealth and sneak up on them to experience this behavior. Other animals to look for along or in the river are foxes, gray and black squirrels, raccoons, possum, turtles, moles, voles and deer. Occasionally you will spot a flock of wild turkeys.

People seem to associate the river with reptiles. There are frogs and turtles and eels, (none of them electric), and snakes as well. Please understand there are no poisonous snakes anywhere in or around the entire Delmarva peninsula on which the entire Choptank River watershed is located. This according to Nick Carter, who waded the wetlands and cruised the rivers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a wetland biologist for over 30 years.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Easton, Chesapeake Bay

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21 May 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
2 night minimum stay
$310
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
$310
for 2 nights
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$118
$792
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Weekend Cleaning fee $25
Week long Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates for longer than a week may be negotiated.
The pet fee is for one pet per weekend $50.00 and for a week is $100.00. It is an additional $50.00 for each additional pet weekend and $100.00 for each additional pet per week.
Cleaning fee is $50.00 per weekend and $100.00 for week long stay six nights.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Easton in Chesapeake Bay

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outlet and hair dryer available.
  • Full bath with tub and shower and porcelain tile floor. Outlets for hair dryer (one provided) and pine cabinet for extra storage. Towel racks and shampoo and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A pack and play crib is available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The twin beds have oak frames. A pack & play crib available
  • Large airy bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed with down topper and a love seat that converts to a single bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds one with a foam topper and the other with a down topper. Both bedrooms have couches, chairs and a desk and large closets and ceiling fans. Wide pine plank flooring throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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