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Gorgeous waterfront home with 70-foot pool and a ton of activities

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4-bedroom, 3-bath modern home on the water with westward-facing views

We just created our profile in May so don't be alarmed with only a few reviews. We use another site for our DC property and we're trying out VRBO for our vacation house. You can ask us any questions you'd like.

We welcome you to your Eastern-shore paradise. Our rare westward-facing home is located right on the water and offers sunsets that compete with the islands. We just put in a 70-feet beautiful pool and in-ground hot tub in we can't lie, it's pretty awesome. All of the bathrooms and kitchens were upgraded in 2017 with modern renovations, including integrated audio and lighting systems throughout the house that will make your stay very comfortable. The entire home is decorated with Restoration Hardware furniture and with more than 30 windows throughout, all the rooms receive spectacular natural light.

The kitchen has blue-granite countertops and white cabinets that looks out to the water. It boasts top-notch appliances that include a Wolf four-burner/griddle oven, Sub-Zero fridge and freezer, a wine fridge, outside grill, two sinks and a microwave.

The master bedroom is huge with a king-size Tempur-Pedic bed and pillows, a nook for reading, walk-in closet and its own bathroom with heated floors and a luxurious rain-head shower.

There are three bedrooms upstairs all with black out-blinds and comfortable beds (3 queen and one full). There is one bathroom on this floor that does have a tub if you have kids.

There are three fire pits for you to roast marshmallows, tell stories or drink whiskey. One of the pits is set up for cooking (think: pig roast).

If you're looking for lots of activities, you've found your rental. The house has a pool table, arcade machine, dart board, paddle boards, basketball hoop, bocce ball, volleyball net and board games.

More Details

anne mahlum
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About anne mahlum

Hi there - thanks for considering our property. We live in DC fulltime and this is our vacation home that we love. We purchased the home in April 2016 and have spent the last year upgrading it with beautiful finishes and plenty of activities. . I am the owner of a DC-based fitness and lifestyle company and Rob, my partner, is a filmmaker.

anne mahlum purchased this house in 2016

Why anne mahlum chose Royal Oak

We may be a little bias, but we think this house is perfect. The colors of the house are blue, grey and blue to provide as much serenity as possible. No one will be bored whether you love to play games, sports, be on the water, swim, or just cozy up and read. The location is just 90 minutes from DC with no traffic.

What makes this house unique

Biggest residential pool in the area, volleyball court, basketball hoop, huge front and back lawns, fishing and crabbing off the dock, three fire pits, sound system throughout the house, plus all the basic amenities you would expect.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Royal Oak in Talbot County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The house functions using septic systems, which have different requirements for properly maintaining them to keep them working properly. The most important items that should NEVER be flushed in a septic system (including garbage disposal) include: Coffee grounds Disposable diapers Sanitary napkins or tampons Kitty litter Hair combings Dental floss Cigarette butts Condoms Fat grease or oil Paper towels or bandages
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • We also have a very comfortable couch for someone to sleep on if needed.
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our house is 5 minutes from St. Michaels


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Gorgeous waterfront home with 70-foot pool and a ton of activities
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Location. Great House.

  • 5 of 5

Brought our six kids here for a weekend. They loved the pool and yard. Inside of the house was beautifully done. Master bed was very comfortable. (Kids don't rate bed comfortability, so I can't comment on the upstairs beds but am sure they were great too). The fire pit was fantastic and my kids now need me to buy them fishing pole marshmallow roasters. Anne was quick to respond to all our questions, which was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend this home highly enough. We rented the home for a girls weekend and quite simply loved it. Every detail is perfect - and the pool is amazing. Rent this home - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, fun and cozy stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long girls' weekend here! Communicating with Anne was so easy and we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. The grounds & interior look exactly as in the pictures, the beds in the house are soooo comfortable, the kitchen is spacious and has everything you would need (and more) to cook up something delicious. We had a short drive to St. Michael's and uber/lyft had no problem getting us - but to be honest we spent most of the time outside looking over the bay and playing in the gorgeous pool!! Thanks for helping us have an unforgettable weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There are so many amazing restaurants in our area - some of the best we have ever been to, and we travel a lot. St. Michaels is a 5-minute drive and Easton is 10. Both towns are cute with little shops and lots of people out and about.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,071.45
Cleaning fee £285.72
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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