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BEST CHESAPEAKE BAY SUNRISE & SUNSETS! WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE

Iris Clarke

Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Iris Clarke

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BEST CHESAPEAKE BAY SUNRISE & SUNSETS! WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Frenchtown-Rumbly - Chesapeake Bay Sunsets

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Located in Frenchtown MD, 30 min south of Salisbury MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. The house is a simple charming watermans home that has been renovated to be comfy & relaxing. There is a full kitchen & gas grill outside if you want to cook your own meals, or you can take advantage of some of the local restuarants. Bring bikes, kyaks, canoes, etc and soak up mother nature. Bring your own fishing rods and catch crabs off the bridge coming into town. We are just 2 Miles from a marina with a boat ramp where you can launch your boat or kyak, and then when you get back to shore enjoy cracking crabs or having a crab cake at the Hide-A-Way bar & grill. 3 Miles from the house is the Fairmount Wildlife Managment Area where there are huge impoundments that hold fresh water to attract all kinds of wildlife and waterfowl. Ride your bikes or walk the trail and see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, and all kinds of waterfowl. You'll be surprized to find you are the only people there. 10 miles from the house is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public, and they have a restaurant, too. 20 miles away is Crisfield, the birthplace of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous Ward Bros decoy carvers, & more restaurants. From Crisfield you can pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! Crisfield also has regular and flyfishing guides if you would like catch your own dinner. Rockfish are great! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interests something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteauge to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere, except the beach, plan to go early or late and beat the crowd if its July or August. Life here is easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, Assateauge, Salisbury

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover MD, 21871

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Iris Clarke (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Iris Clarke

The reason my house is for rent in the summer is because I became a ship's captain in 2001 when I inherited my grandfather's yacht the Selina II. I operate her as a charter boat in St Michaels MD about a two hour drive away, too far to commute, so I stay there during the sailing season.

Iris Clarke purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Iris Clarke chose Frenchtown-Rumbly

I grew up the water on Shelter Island NY. When I got to be an adult I wanted to continue to live on the water, but property values there we prohibitive, so I move to MD where I could afford a waterfront home. Then I feel in love with the Eastern Shore. They call this place the 'Land of Pleasant Living', and it is. Everyone is very friendly and the community is tight, a bit like Mayberry in the old Andy Griffith TV show.

What makes this cottage unique

I grew up on an Island and Frenchtown is on an Island. You will go over three bridges to get to the house, so it has an island culture, just like where I grew up. And there is only one way on and off, so there is very little traffic, nice and quiet, the way I like it. Sleepy little town. Plus you cant beat the views, water from every window, including the bathroom! Most city folks pull the blind, but I dont, there's only birds to look in and see you, and I like looking out to see them. I love looking at the Great Blue Herons who sit on the pilings out back. Sometimes we get White Herons, quite a thrill to see. I love all the wildlife in the area, the proximity to the Wildlife refuges where I like to take a long walk everyday, the beautiful views, easy bike riding, and great neighbors. Many of the people who live in Frenchtown are still working watermen who bring back the crabs they catch and keep them in the floats at the crab houses out front. So wonderful to live in a place time forgot

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p554953vb
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Frenchtown-Rumbly Maryland
3

Pretty views but too many bugs inside & neglected.

Pretty views but too many bugs inside & neglected.
  • 3 out of 5
This is a place with pretty views but my family and I had issues with the amount of bugs in the house - large crickets, flies and mean looking spiders. I had a problem with some other things like the dirty dishes in the cupboards, the moldy dishwasher, the master bed being on the floor without a bed frame, and the house has a strange smell that I couldn't get used to. The shower fluctuates between cold and scalding hot. The man mowing the grass let someone into the house to get her paintings off the wall while we were away one day. Just the fact that he had let someone else in while our things were in there but no one called us or asked if that was ok, that irked me. I think this was a great place at one time but I feel like it is neglected now. It needs holes patched so bugs stay out, needs screen which is no longer on the pictured screened in porch, and needs the smell taken care of. I wouldn't recommend this property if you're picky about comforts. If you aren't bothered by bugs, then you probably won't have a problem staying and relaxing, but I did.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you had issues during your stay and deeply wish that you had contacted me. Windrush cottage is a beautifully maintained turn of the century home on the edge of the marshes in the Chesapeake Bay. You are surrounded by nature and fabulous views 360. In September a few crickets find their way in- we found two cricket bodies and one small spider wishing to get back out, which we returned to the garden- (maintained by 2 topnotch paid gardeners). The dishwasher has been acting up and will be replaced-I had called, texted and emailed you many times to see how you were without any response,
both to see how you were doing and also to let you know that the artist whose original painting were on display in the home may stop by to pick them up as she had an exhibit to hang them in. The man mowing the lawn was one of the owners, I think he felt it was less obtrusive to pop in and get them while you were not there. The owner has always enjoyed having her mattress on the floor under the window so the breezes sweep over her at night, and the screen porch was removed, as the porch is lovelier to sit on with out dark mesh between you and the fabulous sunsets over the bay out front. Other then the ailing dishwasher, all the appliances are brand new, the house is kept immaculate and 4 months of previous guests loved staying here and will return. Frenchtown is not Ocean City, it is an authentic waterman’s village.
Again, I am sorry you had issues during your stay and deeply wish that you had contacted me or returned my calls to you. We would have been happy to assist you.
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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house
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Frenchtown-Rumbly Maryland
Washington, DC
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 out of 5
Beautiful restored cottage with water to the front and back, a perfectly relaxing front porch and quiet back deck. Watching the sun rise over the marsh grasses is stunning. The old floors have a gentle uneven slope, and the original rooms are comfortable and well-cared for. The newer back of the house is wide open with big bright windows. Owner and property manager are quick to respond to any questions. Very few cars and trucks passed during a 72 hour stay. This is truly a more peaceful way of life. It was hard to leave!
Bring a good 100 watt lightbulb for reading, since the living room lights are dim.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you Elizabeth-I agree:) Frenchtown is lovely! Thank you for the heads up on the need for a good reading lamp downstairs- I will bring one to the cottage. happy travels!

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Salisbury MD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Whitehaven, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Great Hope Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Baltimore, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 13, Westover MD
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Assateague, MD & Assateague VA
Car: recommended

Located in Frenchtown MD, 30 min south of Salisbury MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. Bring bikes, kyaks, canoes, etc and soak up mother nature. This quaint Eastern Shore town is on an island looking over Tangier Sound on the Chesapeake Bay. Its a quiet place with only 17 houses and no commercial stores, but there is plenty to do in the area. Bicycling is easy on these flat back country roads, so bring one along for everybody. 2 miles away in Rumbley is a Marina with a restaurant - you can crack crabs or have a delicious crab cake right after you get back from launching your boat or kyak from the public boat ramp. 3 miles away is the Fairmount Wildlife Management Area where you will see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, waterfowl of all kinds. Walk or bike the impoundments, you be amazed you are the only people there. 10 Miles away is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public. 20 miles away is Crisfield where you can tour the home of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous decoy carving brothers. Then pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interestes something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteauge to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere. Easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, Assateauge, Salisbury

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover MD, 21871

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Frenchtown-Rumbly, Maryland

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15 Apr 2014 - 3 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$368
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$160
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$186
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$981
$2,712
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$368
for 2 nights
From
$160
From
$186
Fri,Sat
$981
$2,712
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.5%
Notes Shoes off when you come in please, and absolutely no smoking and no pets. Food in the kitchen only, not upstairs. There is plenty of parking in the gravel parking area just before you get to the house, not in the neighbors driveway just past the house, and no parking on the lawn. Hot water is a tankless on-demand Eco-friendly heater and doesn't come on until you run the hot water hard enough!

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Frenchtown-Rumbly in Maryland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , washer & dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms enjoy water views. Master bedroom has full hanging closet. Guest bedroom has a skylight right over the bed, enjoy star gazing as you drift off to sleep.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Lots to do nearby, 2 miles from a public boat ramp at the marina where there is also a small restaurant where you can go to pick crabs or order a great crab cake. About 3 miles away is Fairmount National Wildlife Management Area, great for canoeing & kayaking to go see all kinds of bird life, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, etc (we even saw a snowy owl this fall!) and 45 min from Chincoteauge and the Assateague Wild Ponies. Great bike riding area too.

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