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STUNNING HOME ON A 25-ACRE PRIVATE WOODLAND ESTATE

John Kardos

Speaks English, French
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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John Kardos

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STUNNING HOME ON A 25-ACRE PRIVATE WOODLAND ESTATE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in Chestertown - Highfield Manor

Mid-Century Estate w/Pond, Indoor Pool and Sauna, Gourmet Kitchen, sleeps 8-10

Highfield Manor is the perfect location for your romantic wedding and reception, corporate event, or vacation with family and friends.

Nestled amongst towering great oaks and rushing streams, Highfield Manor offers guests luxurious living, breathtaking views of Whitehill Pond and a relaxing indoor pool and sauna....all just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay.

Our guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the many stone terraces and wrap-around balconies. Later, take a stroll along Whitehill pond, and enjoy its lovely fountain and wooden float. Hike across running streams via quaint wooden footbridges to explore the 25 acres of flora and fauna. Relax by the serene koi pond, with playful frogs and turtles, and a beautiful stone waterfall.

Once indoors, you'll be greeted with a stylish yet comfortable modern estate home. The living and dining areas are anchored by a large wood-burning fireplace. For the musician, an ebony baby grand piano sets off the unbelievable panoramic view of Whitehill Pond and beyond. Floor-to-ceiling windows create an atmosphere of living in the sky!

A mix of mid-century modern and circa-1930 French salon furniture nicely complement the original artwork and modern architectural details of the home.

Just ahead is every gourmand's dream; a custom kitchen featuring a Viking stove, double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Jenn-Aire warmer, wet bar, granite countertops and a large butler's pantry. You can prepare an intimate dinner for two or a feast for many...Bon Appetit!

Next, walking up the open staircase, you'll discover the master bedroom, with king bed, built-in cabinets, ensuite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the property. The balcony is a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening cocktail.

Each tastefully decorated bedroom on this level has a wood-burning stove and plenty of storage.

Bedroom 2 also has a balcony and a queen bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 3 has a full bed and an ensuite bathroom.

Next, walk up the open staircase to the bonus bedroom, with treetop views, twin beds and cable/wifi flatscreen TV. This spot has been called the highest point in Kent County. What views!

Another fabulous feature of Highfield Manor is the indoor sauna located on the lower level. Relax and de-stress in the built-in sauna. For your convenience, the sauna area includes a large shower and powder room.

Once you leave the sauna you can relax in the nicely appointed entertainment room, featuring a large flat-screen TV, queen sleep sofa, poker/backgammon table and walk-out deck.

Just steps away, Highfield Manor also includes a detached enclosed pool house featuring an Eternity Pool, and 5-bay carport.

Access to the pool and parking is included in your Highfield Manor rental.

Highfield Manor's unique architecture and natural setting is often compared to the modern classic estate Fallingwater. We hope you'll enjoy your stay, and choose to visit Highfield Manor time and again when on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Kardos (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
Speaks English, French

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
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Chestertown Chesapeake Bay
Maryland
5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 out of 5
Booking this home was the first time I had used VRBO. Unfortunately, I feel that I am now spoiled--everything about this experience was phenomenal. I stayed at Highfield Manor with 7 friends for a wedding (all of us are in our mid 20s), and all 8 of us had a blast and would highly recommend this property to anyone who plans to stay in Chestertown. The property itself is just beautiful, and while the pictures accompanying this listing are great, the real thing is even better. The house is incredibly spacious, well-lit, and pristine, not to mention well-equipped with air-conditioning should you need it in the heat of the summer! The beds are very comfortable, too! While our group did not take advantage of the indoor pool (which looked like fun!), we did have a fun time exploring the backyard. Beyond all of this, the property owner is also fantastic and very responsive. We had no problems at all obtaining a quote (he responded to us within an hour or two after our submission), working out the logistics of our stay, and meeting up with him on the day of our arrival for the house keys and a wonderful tour of the house. He was incredibly accommodating, friendly, and enthusiastic. Overall, if you're at all considering staying in the Chestertown area, do NOT miss the opportunity to experience this property! I can't think of a single negative element to our experience, and I can only hope that using VRBO is like this all the time!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
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Chestertown Chesapeake Bay
5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
Upon arriving until the moment we left, I have never felt such peace and tranquility on a rental property.
The pictures are beautiful but to be able to actually walk the grounds and sit in one of the chairs and enjoy the grounds is beyond words.
Don't worry if the weather is bad you can always sit in the living room and look out the floor to ceiling windows and enjoy the view as well.
The house itself is very tastefully decorated, extremely beautiful and very comfortable.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a girls weekend or a family vacation, this property offers something for everyone.
The owner Jack is very kind and makes sure that you have everything you need to make your stay most enjoyable.
I highly recommend this beautiful property for anybody wanting to stay in this area.
We are already planning our next stay.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
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Chestertown Chesapeake Bay
5

This house is SPECTACULAR!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Highfield Manor is a gem of a house! Our family decided to do a last minute get away for our twin daughters birthday. We could not have found a better home. The pictures give an accurate preview of the house, but it is so much better in person. You will not be disappointed! The grounds are impeccable. The home is well stocked for every need. The pool was an added bonus. John, the owner, quickly responded to our requests and was very attentive to our needs. Our family is already trying to plan a return visit. Don't delay, book here now!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
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Chestertown Chesapeake Bay
Baltimore, MD
5

We Miss it there Already

  • 5 out of 5
DO NOT HESITATE.....THIS IS THE PLACE FOR TOTAL RELAXATION! This home, and grounds, are, without a doubt, absolutely gorgeous! My sisters and I went for a Birthday getaway, and staying at this property was the essence of a relaxing and perfect vacation. Beautifully decorated, exceptionally comfortable, and spotless. The town is minutes away with a lot of quaint shops, restaurants and things to do. For the Chef in the family, the Kitchen and Butlers Pantry is to die for! Each floor offers a panoramic view of the grounds. Sitting on any deck, all we can say is the fountain is soothing to the soul! The bedrooms were large, well appointed, and extremely comfortable. The showers were HUGE, with great water pressure. While the pool was inviting, weather-wise it was a little chilly during our stay, so we opted not to utilize it. I've been renting homes for sometime, and the Owner was the best I’ve ever dealt with!!! He was more than responsive to our every need, and then some. It could not have been a more perfect experience! We are already looking at dates to return!!!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Home on a 25-acre Private Woodland Estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p606821vb
Chestertown Chesapeake Bay
5

Spectacular Home!

  • 5 out of 5
When I entered the property and drove up the 1/4 mile drive I thought I died and went to heaven. The house is like a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. It was my dream house. I am astounded to have found a property like this for so little money. Looking out of the glass walled living room window I gazed at magnificent landscaping complete with a pond and a spraying fountain and stone terraces. The house is spacious and impeccably appointed. Bedrooms and bathrooms were great...with great views. Walking the grounds, I found a koi pond and patio with turtles and frogs. There were a variety of birds near the pond. At night, we had friends visit; we sat in the living room while my wife played the grand piano...what an evening! I felt like we were living in a Hollywood movie star's home. My wife and I can't wait for our next visit to Highfield Manor.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Baltimore Washington Int'l or Philadelphia Int'l
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
JR's Pub
Nearest Ferry
69 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Chester River Yacht and Country Club (private)
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Wilmington DE
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 301
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lemon Leaf Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Rock Hall MD
Car: recommended

Charming historic Chestertown MD houses Washington College as well as Emmanuel Church, which was the site of the first Episcopal Church in America. Many significant sites from America's Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War are in the area.

It also hosts lively entertainment at The Garfield Theatre, and many festivals along the riverfront and at the town's Fountain Park. A replica of the 1768 schooner Sultana holds proud watch over the marina, and also offers educational tours.

The award-winning Lemon Leaf Cafe has the 'best cream of crab soup' on the Eastern shore, but don't leave town without trying their famous crab cakes and lemon meringue pie. Evening entertainment is offered at the adjoining JR's Pub. One can spend the day shopping, antiquing or just strolling along the cobblestone sidewalks of this Eastern Shore gem.

Shopping in Chestertown can take you from the gorgeous antiques at Poor Richard's to the chic styles at Mimi's Closet. Don't miss the local flavor of gift shops Twigs and Teacups, Gabriela's or Dockside. Art galleries, coffee shops and quaint restaurants will entice you, and the weary can have a day of beauty at Flow salon. Also, the Queenstown Outlets are only 25 minutes away.

Just down the road is a boater's pardise. Rock Hall, Maryland is a waterfront town offering gorgeous views of America's treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. Swim, sail or kayak to your heart's content. Crabs, clams and rockfish are the prime catch for the local watermen, and their bounty can become your entree within just a few moments.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday estate in Chestertown, Chesapeake Bay

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2014 - 22 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,169
for 2 nights
From
$540
From
$648
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,869
$10,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 3-Night
23 Dec 2014 - 25 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,357
 
 
New Year's Eve 3-Night
30 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,357
 
 
Winter Discount
1 Jan 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$845
for 2 nights
From
$378
From
$540
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,329
$7,109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
Valentines Day Weekend
13 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,601
 
 
Graduation Weekend
15 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,601
 
 
Tea Party/Memorial Day
29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,357
 
 
Summer/Fall 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 23 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,385
for 2 nights
From
$648
From
$756
Thu,Fri,Sat
$4,193
$10,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,385
for 2 nights
From
$648
From
$756
Thu,Fri,Sat
$4,193
$10,889
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $108 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes No pets. No smoking indoors. No children under 10 years. Renter is fully responsible for any property damage while renting property. Owner is not responsible for any personal injury of renters or their guests. The use of spa facilities, pool and pond by renters or any guests is at their own risk. Swim at your own risk! No lifeguard is on duty.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Chestertown in Chesapeake Bay

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Main floor powder room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Master Bedroom; large vanity.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bedroom #2. Shares'Jack & Jill'tub and shower w/BR#3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Ensuite Bedroom#3. Shares'Jack&Jill'tub & shower w/Bedroom#2
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spa area. Also serves as bathroom for entertainment room.
  • Bedrooms #2 and #3 have private vanities and toilets, but share a bathtub and shower (aka Jack & Jill bathroom). Secure doors throughout for complete privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom. Shared balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shared balcony; ensuite vanity and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite vanity and toilet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On 4th floor. No bathroom on this level.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Entertainment room/lower level. Doors for privacy. Bathroom.
  • Master bedroom and Bedroom #2 share a balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 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
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Events requiring use of the grounds for more than 10 people are allowed but require an additional charge. Please contact owner for details.
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