|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
We rent two kayaks for $75.00 each for your entire stay.
Beautiful sunrises and panoramic bay views make this three-bedroom/two-bath (sleeps eight) beach front house spectacular. We recently installed huge picture windows throughout the main level, creating spectacular post card views of the Bay. Our home is located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay's western shore, just 45 minutes from Washington, DC. The area is rich in colonial history, as well as fossils from the Miocene era.
Enjoy miles of sandy shoreline, a 450-foot private pier, and two-mile nature trail through deep woods, open recreational field, playground, and plenty of fabulous seafood restaurants.
This is a magical place. I'm not sure there are words to describe the charm of our warm and inviting home on the bay. The views from every room are simply breathtaking! You'll truly feel like you are on a ship overlooking a vast body of water. The view is constantly changing -- either due to weather, or by the large variety of boats and an array of birds.
The house itself has 'yesteryear' charm combined with today's modern conveniences. It has a wrap-around porch that now includes the gourmet kitchen where your views are magnificent. The kitchen has solid cherry cabinets with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances. It is fun kitchen to work in because of the views. We also provide spices, flour and sugar for your ease in packing. We love to cook so we have top of the line cookware.
Recently renovated, the home has two stunning stone fireplaces, and hardwood floors throughout, with the exception of the porch, which is tiled. The lower level is open with walls of glass surrounding two sides …. the views are breathtaking from every room. We have two separate family gathering areas on the lower level, one on the porch and the other by the stone fireplace with a 45” screen T.V. This floor plan allows for everyone to have their space yet not fell separated from the group. The upper level is conveniently designed as third sitting area with another T.V over the fireplace. The sofa serves as a queen size bed and the blow up mattress is extremely comfortable, not something typically found in a sofa bed. There is a trundle bed in this room that serves as two twin beds. You will love the desk in this room, perfect for your computer, if you can stop looking at the bay as it has a 6’ picture window.
The master bath is spectacular. It has an oversized floor to ceiling shower with two shower nozzles. There is a 6’ picture window in the shower so the view while showering is not something you would find even in the Ritz. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and is a wall of glass. You wake up every morning to the sun rise over the bay and every morning the sky looks different. Although we have wooden blinds, I think you will want to keep them up because it is truly like looking at a living canvas and it will be a memory you won’t ever forget.
Enjoy an enclosed outdoor shower that has wonderful views of the bay. The front deck spans the entire length of the house. Imagine sipping wine or your morning coffee and watching the blue herons -- our local eagles -- and an assortment of other birds diving into the bay in search of their next feast. Or watching the large variety of boats traveling the bay for commerce or pleasure. Or waking up in the morning to the sun rising over the bay, with spectacular colors that would inspire anyone to paint. Or spending countless hours fishing or crabbing off the 450-foot pier. Or walking the 3,000 feet of beach is search for sea glass or fossils from the Miocene era including sharks teeth. This is truly the place where special memories are made.
We also have a back deck which is wonderful for morning coffee. The deck is surrounded by beautiful gardens offering an assortment of color for your enjoyment. There is a 20 year old Crape Myrtle that graces our walkway. It starts blooming in mid July thru August and sometimes into September. You will really enjoy the beauty of its deep blossoms as you sip your coffee. There is another tree that sits close to our deck, offering you lots of privacy, which is a favorite sanctuary for an assortment of birds. Expect to be serenade by various songs as birds chat with each other. Download a bird app and listen to the excitement of the birds around you.
We also have a large open field, perfect for a playing soccer with your children or a baseball game. Also enjoy our miles and miles of nature trails that spread throughout our back 80 acres which is adjacent to an even larger nature preserve. It is hard to leave the beach and its miles of open beach but the back land is also nature wonderment.
As all my guests have said… “This is a vacation you will never forget… it is magical!”
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My husband and I purchased this property in 1980. We are in a community called Governors Run that is rich in history. Where our pier exists, it was formerly one of the oldest wharfs in Southern Maryland. At the turn of the century, it was a resort for Washingtonians. A group of us purchased the entire 15 home resort, each owning our individual homes. We have successfully turned into one of the more magical and beautiful spots on the Chesapeake. One day, I will write a book about this great adventure.
Alicia Yowell purchased this house in 1981
Beautiful sunrises and panoramic bay views make this three-bedroom/two-bath (sleeps eight) beach house spectacular. It's located on Maryland's western shore, just 45 minutes from Washington, DC. The area is rich in colonial history, as well as in fossils from the Miocene era. Enjoy miles of sandy shoreline, a 450-foot private pier, two-mile nature trail through deep woods, open recreational field, playground, and plenty of fabulous seafood restaurants. This is a magical place. I'm not sure there are words to describe the charm of our warm and inviting home on the bay. The views from every room are simply breathtaking! You'll truly feel like you are on a ship overlooking a vast body of water. The view is constantly changing -- either due to weather, or by the large variety of boats and birds. The house itself has 'yesteryear' charm combined with today's modern conveniences. It has a wrap-around porch that now includes the kitchen where your views are simply magnificent.
There are very few communites on the Chesapeake Bay where you can walk for miles on sandy beach, tide/jelly fish permitting. We are one of them. We also own 80 acres with miles and miles of nature trails through deep hardwoods along a stream, perfect for birders or those who like the solitude of of the woods.
Welcome to our magical home on the bay. We love our home and know that you will as well. We have rented our home for years and just love sharing it with others. We think it is such a special, magical place, that everyone should have an opportunity to stay there. We are so lucky to have such a great house with magnificent views that calls to ones soul. Enjoy and please treat it with lots of love. Thanks
This house was exceptional. My family and i loved it. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a private beach atmosphere. My family and I give it four stars. I recommend it to everyone.
My girlfriend and I and our two basset hounds spent a wonderful weekend here to celebrate my birthday. She is an excellent cook and found everything she needed to make some delicious meals. The living space was spacious, comfortable and had a personal touch. The waterfront views were a highlight, and the dogs had a blast on the beach. The house makes for a fantastic destination for some rest and relaxation or some waterfront fun.
The views from the house alone make it worth staying in again not to mention the warm and beautiful way in which it is decorated. Had everything we needed, the sound system was so nice. Owner had the trundle and sofa bed pulled out and made for the kiddos to sleep in, what a special touch. She was available and easily reachable when we had questions. The house presents even better in person than in the pictures. It really does feel like a home and not a rental. Seemed to be on the pricy side but after having stayed in it did not feel like it was over priced. We plan to go back for sure. It was a magical and relaxing few days... 4 stars vs. 5 only because it was not super clean but may have only been noticeable to me as I had to look under the sofas and areas not usually seen unless having to look for a disappeared mini figure for one of the kiddos. Clean enough that there were not any issues to stay there and I have to say my standards for clean are typically way higher than the norm.
We were very excited to try a new property only an hour and half from our home. We don't travel much as we have a wheelchair bound 10 year old daughter with lots of equipment (stander& shower chair)as well as many containers of her keto diet which controls her seizures. Once there, we had to lift her 88 lb wheelchair up several steps as well as lift her separately (69 lbs) up same steps along with all the equipment. The owner assured me that many handicap people had stayed there so what could go wrong? Handicap accessible means you have a ramp or small threshold to get in your home. Needless to say, this one vacation was not relaxing because anytime we wanted to go out, my husband and our caregiver had to do the lifting. The house is in a great location. The decor could use much purging of artificial flowers and paintings that cover the walls. These things took away from the simple beauty of the home.When renting at a higher rate such as this one would expect linens and towels included but they were not so that added to the many trips back and forth from the wheelchair van. Owners should completely understand how they advertise handicap before listing as such. For a typical family this would be an ideal location.
Very pleasant and fun place. It is all that is advertised.
We have stayed here multiple times and we absolutely love it. The views are beyond words. Alicia goes out of her way to accommodate any requests she even left a welcome back card and had nice jazz music playing when we came in. Every amenity is provided along with detailed instructions on how to use them. The sound of the waves welcome you when the windows are open and you rarely see the neighbors so you feel like you are the last people in this beautiful place. Everything is clean and the furniture is soft, inviting and comfy. Music can even play on the deck while you are cooking on the grill and watching the waves. And of course the master bathroom is the biggest hit with the huge window in the shower overlooking the bay. I can't wait to stay here again because it never disappoints every year.
The area is rich in colonial history. St. Mary's County is just a few miles away and it is the home of Maryland's first colonial settlement. Solomon’s Island is a charming Victorian Village that has an abundant number of fabulous sea food restaurants with great ambiance. It also is the home to the well known Chesapeake Bay museum. It has displays that teach you about the fossils that you will find on our beach as well as the names of all the shark teeth. It also features the many different ships that sailed the bay for the past three centuries. At night they offer a variety of music festivals. We are only 45 minutes from Washington D.C.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£160|
|Maid service||£100 + Tax|
Second payment is due 120 days from date of reservation. There is no field for 120 days. We have two kayaks available for rent. We book Friday to Friday, June, July and August
Please note, we have a long three day week-end available in June from June 22nd, departing on the 25th.