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90 Acre Gentleman's Farm with Wrap Around Views, Pool, Dock, Dogs Welcome

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,874 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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A traditional Eastern Shore farmhouse, Bushey Heath Farm is a rustic retreat just miles from St. Michaels. Tucked away on a very private 90 acres, this is the type of home you will find taking you back to simpler times--chasing lightning bugs, fishing from the pier or simply enjoying a book on the screened in porch. The pool adds another dimension of family fun! There is a roomy kitchen with space for many cooks, first floor master and den with daybed and trundle for kids to bunk up. Upstairs is a traditional style jack and jill bedroom with shared bath. Guests will enjoy the fall here as well, with ample waterfowl watching, proximity to festivals and big cozy fireplace. Another unique offering from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals!


Property Manager
Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Property Manager since 2004. Locally owned and professionally managed vacation brings you value to your vacation investment.

Why Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals chose Royal Oak

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals treats your vacation as an important investment. We are professionals. Managing vacation rentals is all we do! We oversee every facet of the home and this property has complied with and/or exceeded our firm's most stringent amenity guidelines. Nevertheless, things go wrong and even the most diligent preventative care can't prevent the unexpected. Consider what will happen if something goes wrong during your stay? ESVR has an extensive and loyal vendor network and can address most problems swiftly. The house is not your vacation. You've selected the perfect property—now what? Do you just want to arrive to a key under the doormat, or have a guest services department that can help you plan your vacation. ESVR views your vacation as an important investment in happiness – we are here for our clients 24/7!

What makes this house unique

Whether this is your first time or the 5th, ESVR spends a great deal of time making sure that you not only rent from us, but enjoy all the things the area has to offer! We have an exclusive vendor network for everything from boat rentals delivered to your dock to paddle boards, charters and cruises at our disposal to help you make the most of your vacation. And because we are the largest vacation rental firm in the area, we can offer you discounts on everything from ice cream to golf! We offer value, not the lowest price. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, cleaning and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay very much. The property was just the right size for the number of adults and children in our party. The pool was an added bonus, the porch was delightful, the air-conditioning was a treat and the dock for our sailboat was just right. Thank you!
Jul 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2874 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Interior Linens/Towels Provided Central Air Washer/Dryer Landline Wireless Internet - Limited to web-browsing only, streaming not available Satellite/Cable TV Second small drink refrigerator Exterior Private Swimming Pool Waterfront, Solitude Creek Private Dock, 60', no water or electricity, 4' MLW Propane Grill 4 Crab Traps 2 Fishing Poles 4 New adult bikes with air pump Hammock by the water’s edge Kayak and Canoe launch at private dock Two picnic tables Notes: Homeowner offers a $150 credit toward kayak rentals for summer weekly rental If a particular amenity is important to your vacation, please ask. Amenities are subject to change without notice.

Reviews

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90 Acre Gentleman's Farm with Wrap Around Views, Pool, Dock, Dogs Welcome
average rating of 4.418605 based on 45 reviews
Falls Church, VA
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Everything was easy with check in and out, and house was so quaint and peaceful!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Upper Barby, PA
5

End of summer blast

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Excellent location, house was clean and were surprised to find central air conditioning on second floor. Only problem that we were not able to resolve was the smell of sulfur in hot water system.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Wernersville, PA
4

Pleasant Experience

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great property, lovely setting. Primary complaint was absence of any adult activities on site. Could have provided some kayaks or a small sailboat considering the rental price. Counter top range and refrigerator left a lot to be desired.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Middletown, DE
4

Sitting on Dock of the Bay

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was more than helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our family had the best time ever at Bushey Health Farm. It was very quiet and relaxing. The waterfront location was enjoyed by all including our dogs...only thing missing was a ladder to get back up on the dock once you jumped in the river. We enjoyed the pool as well and spent many hours soaking up the sun along with counting stars. We look forward to visiting again and would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Charlottesville, VA
3

Authentic Old Bay House

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed the old bay feel and beautiful surroundings. However, some lights were out, dust under and behind furniture, kitchen sink leaked, beds need to be replaced. Expensive for what it was.

Manager responded on 7/15/2014:

Thanks for the review, this is a more rustic home with and authentic eastern shore feel, we do provide updated and accurate photos on the website for your review. The homeowner has replaced some of the mattresses recently. We have replaced the burnt out bulbs, where appropriate and have addressed the dust under and behind furniture with our housekeeping crew. Thanks again for using ESVR and we hope to see you back on MD's Eastern Shore.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Bushey Heath Farm suited our family perfectly.

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was very unhelpful.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Upon arrival we always inspect and clean the property. There were several live and dead mud wasps in the second floor bedrooms and bath. The hot water had a strong sulfur odor for the first 24 hours. We over looked these items since there were no occupants the previous week. But, when we discovered large cockroaches in the laundry room, porch and downstairs bath, we called the office. We were told, “It’s the Eastern Shore, we have cockroaches what did you expect.” Not the response we wanted to hear. Thank goodness for Brian, who came that same day! He explained the sulfur odor, inspected for and found more mud wasps and placed roach traps. Brian said there are large water beetles that look like cockroaches. Please let Brian know that the mud wasps are entering through the eave on the driveway side of the home.

This is our second stay at BH, our forth with ESVR. I am still un-nerved about the response from the office. Please respond.

Manager responded on 7/9/2014:

Thank you very much for the opportunity to respond to your concerns. I would first like to apologize that our staff made you feel like your concern was not an important priority, that is certainly not how ESVR wants our staff to handle such issues. I have addressed the staff member with whom you spoke in regards to this. We did offer to send a professional pest control service out immediately upon your call to the office, an offer which was declined, so in an effort to try to abate the situation we sent our technician Bryan out with traps and spray. Our area, like any rural area, does have our fair share of bugs, especially water bugs which do look very similar (unfortunately) to cockroaches. The homeowner did have the home sprayed at the turnover as precaution, though I do want to assure you that roaches have never been reported in this home so I feel confident that Bryan was correct in the water beetle assessment. I have let Bryan know your feedback on that mud-wasps and that will be addressed as well. As a repeat guest we value your opinion and your patronage and I again apologize for the response you received. I do hope you will give us the opportunity to earn your business back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Location

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Gourmet by the Bay
"Great Catering for a special event. Sidney Trond is so easy to work with."
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Stars Restaurant
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Carpenter Street Saloon
"Locals Bar - burgers and beer. Nice in town location, friendly service"
Blue Crab Coffee Co.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
BWI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St. Michaels
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oxford Bellevue
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St. Michaels
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St. Michaels
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Ocean City MD
Car: necessary

During the War of 1812, St. Michaels gained its name as 'the town that fooled the British'. The residents of St. Michaels, having been forewarned that British barges were positioned on the waters to attack with cannon fire, hoisted lanterns into the trees above the city. This first successful 'blackout' fooled the British into overshooting the town's houses and shipyards. Only one house, forever since known as Cannonball House, was struck.

The industry was largely concentrated around shipbuilding and seafood packing, and there are several museums and cultural centers that nod to this heritage. However, today St. Michaels enjoys primarily a healthy tourism industry as guests come from far and near to enjoy all the wonderful things this charming town has to offer. Many will also recognize St. Michaels as the backdrop of several popular movies, including 'The Wedding Crashers'.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Royal Oak, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,267
for 2 nights
From
£633
£2,417
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,758
 
 
Low Season
27 Nov 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,267
for 2 nights
From
£633
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,458
for 7 nights
£3,458
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,458
for 7 nights
£3,458
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Must be 24 years of age or with a parent.
Due to local zoning ordinances, no special events, weddings or parties of any kind. No Ring Dance groups.
Occupancy must never exceed the posted limit.
Once confirmed, monies are non-refundable unless a replacement booking is procured at no loss to the homeowner. Guest will be required to sign a rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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