Built in 1940, the "Don Wilson Cottage" is a charming 2+ bed/2 bath waterfront retreat located in Oxford, MD. Stroll or bike to local restaurants, parks, beaches, historic sights, and a great ice cream shop! A short drive or ferry from the popular towns of St. Michaels and Easton.
Watch the boats go by from our new screened in Porch, or take a nap in the hammock on our expansive green lawn. Go crabbing, fishing, or kayaking off our dock.
We also have a boat slip available at the house for you to use!
The Don Wilson Cottage is a one level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath house that is a perfect getaway for couples or small families looking to be on the water and/or walking distance to town. Each bedroom has a new comfy queen size bed in it. We also have a private front room (although not technically a bedroom since it doesn't have a closet) with a new twin daybed in there that pulls out to a king, perfect for children! Both bathrooms have showers, and one of them also has a deep tub.
Our screened in porch has great water views, and is our favorite place to hang out during the warmer months and enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. The cottage has a cute kitchen that is stocked with plenty of eating, cooking and drinking supplies, including a coffee maker, stove, microwave, toaster and blender. We do not have a dishwasher though, but will provide sponges, dish soap, towels and paper plates to those who wish to use them.
The house also has fast WiFi, cable TV, a brand new washer-dryer, and a propane grill. Linens and bath towels are also included. One Double kayak, two adult bicycles, a hammock, and lawn games are available for you to use. We also have a crab pot if you want to try to catch your own dinner off our dock!
We do not recommend swimming off the dock, but there is a small beach within walking distance. Also we recommend kayaking only when it is high tide, as it will be easier to get the kayak in and out of the water. If you want to go during low tide, you can walk or drive it a few minutes to the end of the block where there is a little beach access, perfect for dropping it in the water.
Located only 70 miles from both DC and Baltimore, Oxford is a perfect weekend getaway spot! Situated where the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers meet, the small town is surrounded by water and offers many spots for watching the sunset or taking a quick dip!
Although small, Oxford is big on charm and history. The Don Wilson Cottage is on a quiet street, within a 15 minute walk of all the amenties the town has to offer. There are 5 restaurants, including two that are on the water, as well as a great coffee shop, book store, several gift shops and a general food market. There is also a museum, a small library, and a famous ice cream shop, known for it's vast selection of fresh flavors made daily! There are also many historic sites and houses, which are nice to explore on foot or with one of the bikes. If you are looking to rent a boat or jetski while you are here, you can also do so right in the town, and it will be delivered right to our dock.
The Oxford Bellevue Ferry is also right in town, and carries people, bikes and cars to the St. Michaels side, home of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and many eclectic shops, and wonderful restaurants, all about 20 minutes away from the Don Wilson by car. In the other direction, only 15 minutes by car, you will find Easton, with more restaurants, an art academy, and shops. Within an hour's drive is Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, which is great for hiking, exploring and nature watching.