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Virginia Liberatore

Member since: 2014
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People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Virginia Liberatore

Member since: 2014
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Within 12 hours
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100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015
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Home of the Terrapin King

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Crisfield - LaVallette House

The house sits at the end of Hammock Point. Not shown accurately on the map.

HISTORIC, WATERFRONT HOME ON MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE (CRISFIELD, MD) – SECLUDED/QUAINT/PEACEFUL

The LaVallette House is where the Maryland terrapin originated! Albert T. LaVallette, Jr., launched the terrapin soup industry from this very site. (You can still see the old terrapin pins beside the driveway.) In addition to the property’s historic charm, the location just can’t be beat. The three-bedroom house is completely private. Guests have to drive through wetlands to get it, and the only neighbors in close proximity are the gulls and the fish in the Chesapeake Bay. The house is surrounded on three sides by water; you can see the Bay from all of its windows. Outside, you can sun yourself on the private beach, sit with a cool drink on the front porch, fish and crab from the bulkhead, or launch your boat or kayak from the dock. And the fishing’s great from the front yard! You hardly ever need to leave this place—but if do you want to get out, downtown Crisfield offers charming restaurants, shops, an ice cream parlor, and plenty of places to get fresh crabs. Crisfield is known as the “Crab Capital of the World.” This home is unlike any other. It’s a perfect spot for family vacations, friends’ getaways, or writing retreats. It’s been in our family for 15 years. We love it dearly and know you will, too!

This Queen Anne Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The main floor features a large updated kitchen with seating for 8-10; a family room with a game table, flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo; a formal dining area; a sitting room with a futon that sleeps two; and a Captain's room with books, desk, and panoramic views of the Bay. There is also a bedroom with twin bunks on this floor and a large full bath and laundry area.

Upstairs, the master bedroom features a widow's walk for two, a queen size bed, and furniture to lounge on. There is a full bath across the hall. The second bedroom features two double beds. The house is spacious with lots of room to spread out.

There is also a screened porch, an open porch, and an outside shower! A two-person kayak is available to launch from the beach and explore the natural wonders that surround this local treasure.

Please note: This charming home is quite old and thus does not have central air conditioning. It does, however, have window units in all of the bedrooms, the Captain's room, and the family room. Screened windows also offer great ventilation!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Virginia Liberatore (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

What makes this house unique

For the traveler who seeks peace, isolation and panoramic views of the bay this property delivers. The town of Crisfield can be seen in the distance and is a short bike ride away. Set your sight in another direction and you can see Smith, Tangier Island and the unspoiled shores of Jenkins Creek. While the house has been comfortably updated, it still contains 4 original fireplaces from this homes storied past. The chimneys have been landmarks for boaters for more than 100 years. It is especially well suited for star gazers, birders, kayakers or anyone who loves nature and getting away from the frenzy of our digital world.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Home of the Terrapin King
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
San Francisco, Ca. USA
5

Private paradise with relaxation as the only distraction!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 adult sons and I had a wonderful 4 days at LaVelette House. No fancy 21st century distractions just quality time playing board games, watching movies on the DVD, kayaking, crabbing and lining up on the front porch and watching the sun melt into the horizon in a "Montana" sized sky. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

The house has a character to its self. Isolated and secluded from the rest of the world,it is one of a kind of a house with water on 3 sides with great views. There is a lot of marsh area around and is wonderful to walk around for the adventure spirited. We saw a wide variety of birds and small crabs in the marshy areas.We were here in the middle of April and the weather was not the best for fishing or crabbing. Talking with the locals i figured good months for crabing and fising would be from May onwards as the weather warms up.The kitchen and rooms were very clean and had all kind of cooking utensils. By the way, at low tide you could walk across the water to the adjacent marshy areas. It also has its own kind of private beach.We had a great time here, and plan on comming back when I could also try out some fishing and kayaking.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It is truely a unique place to visit. Please return when the fish and crabs are plentiful! It is a welcome retreat for those of us who live in a busy, fast paced world.
Baltimore, MD
5

Beautiful Bay Breeze Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property provides the perfect getaway. The surrounding marsh and land is absolutely beautiful and was perfectly set up for kayaking, swimming, crabbing, fishing, and oysters! You feel secluded from the everyday hectic city life and part of the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. The entire property is so private and allowed our group of friends to feel like it was our own little oasis!

The historic house has so much charm and character. And the size allows a large group to rent. Every morning came with a beautiful view, my favorite was looking out of the Captain's room window or from the small Juliet balcony in the master bedroom looking onto the bay. The house was clean and fully provided linens and many bedroom and sleeping options.

It was a wonderful relaxing weekend with friends and I plan on celebrating my bachelorette weekend here!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Baltimore, MD
5

Bay-side Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of friends for a long weekend. The location is absolutely spectacular! The views are breathtaking and the sunsets are even better. The inside is decorated very tastefully and adds to the overall theme of "bay-side retreat". The house itself could comfortably accommodate the 9 of us and included all of the amenities needed to make our stay enjoyable. It also provided a wonderful opportunity to slow down and simply hang out with friends and loved ones. Overall we really enjoyed our experience and hope to be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington, DC
5

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite part of the house is the land. We spent the entire weekend outside enjoying the sun, the breeze, and fresh air - and picking local crabs on the picnic table. If you want to go for a float, hop in an inner tub and let the tide take you from the dock to the beach on the other side of the peninsula. Hop out and do it all over again, it's like your own personal lazy river. It was such a wonderful and relaxing weekend with friends. We did't turn on the TV once. Instead, we used the speakers to listen to the music outside, knowing we wouldn't be bothering anyone since the place is so secluded! Bathrooms were clean, beds were comfy, and the air conditioning actually made me cold during the night in the upstairs room. It was the perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

Worst place to stay!!!

  • 1 of 5

Very nice location is all I can say for this place. First problem When we arrived the house was freezing cold, the heating system didn't work properly, basically you had to have your jackets on when you walked downstairs. Second problem Baking Oven didn't work maybe cause it was too cold. Third Problem your sharing the house with mice. While watching a movie in the living room we saw 4 mice run from the kitchen to the living room behind the entertainment system. Fourth Problem every cabinet in the kitchen had mice feces all over, nothing was cleaned. Fifth problem Very difficult getting touch with management/ owner of the property. Sixth problem Water in the house smells exactly like rust water coming from the pipes. After taking a shower your whole body smells like rust, good thing I didn't have any cuts on my body, I am sure I would have needed tetanus shot. Seventh Problem I do not like LIERS, was not going to write a review but as soon as Virginia B Liberatore lied and kept out deposit. Said that we didn't turn of the heating system. I knew I had to write this review. What she doesn't known is that I took a video of the whole house when I left, room by room, mice feces, died mice in the living room, heating system everything. If anyone would like to contact me for this video. Please contact me at alexshaun@hotmail.com. Also will be posting this video soon. Good luck if your planning on staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I responded to this renter by contacting my cleaning crew to verify that they did not check the residence prior to the rental period, nor did they turn the heat on so that the house would be warm upon their arrival. As for the water at the house, it is on a well and has been tested and is safe to use. Yes it does have an odor but there is nothing I can do about that. I provide a 5 gallon water dispenser for cooking. The house is scheduled for an inspection from a pest control company to determine if there is in fact a mice problem. If so, the house will be treated prior to the upcoming season. I also refunded 50% of the rental amount. The issues could have been easily resolved if I had been notified. In addition, every renter recieves house rules with contact information for me and my contractors. The contractors numbers are also listed in the guest book. I live 3 hours from the property and rely on local businesses to help sustain my property. I will be hiring a new crew and any necessary repairs will be done prior to the new season of rentals.

Location

Car: necessary

http://www.crisfieldkayaking.com/

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Prices & Availability

From $250 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Crisfield, Chesapeake Bay

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $250.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
House Cleaning $150.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crisfield in Chesapeake Bay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Second Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , 2 double beds: window AC, ceiling fan, sleeps 4
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom, window AC, ceiling fan, widow's walk
    Bunk Room - 1 Bunk Bed , downstairs bedroom:window unit AC, ceiling fan, sleeps 2
    Sitting Room Futon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon in sitting room sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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