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Virginia Liberatore

Advertiser since: 2014
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People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

Virginia Liberatore

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HOME OF THE TERRAPIN KING

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

Overview

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)
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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 - 90 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Home of the Terrapin King
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Home of the Terrapin King
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p594172vb
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Crisfield Chesapeake Bay
Pennsylvania
4

Very private, once in a lifetime views with historical flavor

  • 4 out of 5
LaVallette House is a wonderful spot on the very southern tip of a Maryland. If you are a fisherman, crabber, history buff, or just like peace and quiet in a waterfront setting, this is the place for you. We brought our parents and two young boys to stay for a few days. We kayaked, set the crab trap, explored the marsh, and enjoyed many hours of relaxation and playing together. The home is somewhat isolated, though, and casual/scenic bike riding is a bit limited within the town of Crisfield. The maritime museum in town is a worth a short but informative visit.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Home of the Terrapin King
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p594172vb
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Crisfield Chesapeake Bay
Delaware
4

Holy Dragonflies!

  • 4 out of 5
A group of us long-time friends gets together annually for a "Girls' Trip". This year, we chose the Home of the Terrapin King. After reading up on the history of the home, we half-hoped for it to be haunted (by a very friendly terrapin king of course). Alas, there was nothing strange, no bumps in the night, no weird feelings, no squeaking floors. Without a ghost to keep us on our toes, we had to settle for 4 days of peace and relaxation.
We were in awe when we first saw the house (after unlocking the gate to the dirt driveway marked "wildlife sanctuary"). There were thousands of beautiful dragonflies all around the outside of the house! They stayed there the entire time. They weren't haunted either, so we decided they were a good omen.

The House: Surrounded by water on three sides and a wildlife preserve on the fourth, the location gives you ultimate privacy, views forever, and instant water access. The historic home is very spacious and decorated tastefully and with period finishes. The kitchen is very well equipped, and there is more than enough seating room to host a large dinner party. Everything was clean and well kept, with lots of windows for light and fresh air. The window AC units kept things cool when it got too hot. We especially like the screened in porch and the two person kayak at the house. The family room furniture isn't the most comfortable for relaxing after a day of adventure, but the beds were all fine.

The Town: Crisfield left a lot to be desired. They seem to be struggling after the effects of recent hurricanes. There's not much to do unless you are there during an event. The Blue Crab Café had good lunch fare with an excellent soup and crab dip. Watermen's Café had great food and excellent service. The Olde Crisfield Crab House (big yellow building) was absolutely terrible in every way; avoid it at all costs. The other

The Park: Jane's Island State Park is the saving grace of Crisfield. If you only leave the house once during your time here, go to the park. Rent a kayak for the day. Explore the water trails, island beaches, and wildlife.

Suggestions: I wish I had brought my bike. The roads are flat and would have given more opportunity to explore outside of Crisfield.

This house and location are seriously one of a kind. It's a great spot if you want to just sit, listen and look at the water or you are up for a water adventure. Don't expect much of anything from the town right now.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Home of the Terrapin King
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p594172vb
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Crisfield Chesapeake Bay
Frederick, Md
5

Awesome Home

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful home ! We didn't want to leave ! All the kids can't stop talking about it ! Very private , great for families to really- connect ! Looking forward to returning next year !
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Crisfield, Chesapeake Bay

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
short term winter rental
1 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
90 night minimum stay
$3,419
for 90 nights
From
$35
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$716
for 2 nights
From
$238
$1,908
 

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $89
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Short term winter rental available from December 1,2014- March 31, 2014. The rate is 1,000.00 per month and tenant pays utility costs. Tenant will be responsible for basic upkeep of property while residing there. Perfect writer's retreat.
Contact owner by phone or email. Background Checks necessary to qualify.

Facilities

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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 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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