Our property is ideally suited for family style vacations, so the owners only permit bookings where responsible adults are responsible for supervision of our guests, we do not accept reservations from groups where this condition is not met. We are a luxurious mini estate five minutes from St. Michaels, we book Saturday to Saturday vacations or month long holidays, this property features a traditional Eastern Shore telescope house with formal living and dining rooms, family room and large eat-in kitchen having Italian tile flooring and all Kitchen Aid stainless appliances. The house is comfortably furnished with English and Asian antiques An organic veggie garden, swimming pool and waterfront patio overlook the deep water cove which offers a tranquil water view and a variety of waterfowl both summer and winter. There is a first floor en suite bedroom with limited handicap accessibility (wheelchairs up to 22 inches).
4 bedrooms; 3 full baths, powder room, outdoor shower. Sleeps 8
William A. (Bill) Cree
About William A. (Bill) Cree
I am a British Colonial born in Hong Kong, I met my American husband who bought me to beautiful St Michaels, MD where we fell in love with "Content" an old farm house on Broad Creek. We have spent 30 happy years here adding an addition and upgrading the old home. We have traveled all over the world in our business life and have found no where as beautiful, safe,,tranquil and a perfect family gathering destination.
William A. (Bill) Cree purchased this Estate in 1988
Why William A. (Bill) Cree chose Saint Michaels
"Content" is just 5 minutes drive from the town of St Michaels, yet we are on a quiet creek, a great home for small family gatherings, the home is meticulously clean and maintained, a great organic veggie garden for our guests to enjoy. Kitchen is fully stocked.
What makes this Estate unique
"Content" offers everything for a family to relax and enjoy special time together, we have made every room comfortable for our guests, the yard and pool are large for kids to enjoy, the dock offers kayaking, fishing, crabbing and stunning sunrises for coffee and sunsets for wine.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
My husband surprised me with a "get away" week to St Michael's in July; when he showed me the photos online I began to count down the days. We arrived with my 81 year old mother, niece, step son, girlfriend, and dog in tow and immediately fell in love with the place. So much so, we booked again end Aug-Sept for two weeks.
The home/property really is an extension of the lovely owner -- warm, elegant, natural, and clearly, an incredible host. We immediately felt a sense of home (with a better view!).
On our first visit we were greeted with two lovely welcome baskets: one for 'humans' (filled with goodies from local vendors) and another for our dog, Scout. The second stay included Kitty treats for the other four legged member of our family.
The property is private and the view spectacular with an updated pool facing the water. From the well stocked kitchen to the fluffy white bath towels, over sized pool towels, and comfortable yet elegant furnishings, the rental really did become home for two weeks. (So much so I think the owners were concerned about squatters rights!)
My husband and I were pretty specific in what we wanted in a home away from home: privacy, updated but not overdone, elegance with Eastern shore feel, pet friendly, clean, dock, spacious with unobstructed water views, close to town (under 3 miles) and enough yard for the dog to roam. We were delighted with the fresh Vegetable garden with delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc and now add that to our "must have" list should we look outside of St Michael's. As for vacationing on the Eastern Shore, we are set -- we found our Home Away from Home in this exquisite property and we are already lining up for our next stay.
We are thrilled that you, your family and the furry children enjoyed "Content", it is a home that welcomes the entire family, I could not imagine leaving our pets behind on our vacations so we wanted to provide a pet friendly getaway. Swimming pool has closed for the winter and we now have a perfect trampoline pool cover for dogs to enjoy! St Michaels is delightful in the winter months with spectacular views of the creeks and winter waterfowl visitors, we do hope you will return to enjoy it. Thank you for your very kind and generous message. Mandy
We travel a lot and are fussy, and we have rented in St. Michael's before. This house was wonderful---meticulously maintained, decorated with great taste, well-equipped kitchen, all needs and wants anticipated. The setting is spectacular---glorious water, many places to sit and watch the birdlife, perfect pool, lovely screen porch for dining late into the night. We hated to leave.
Our goal is to present a comfortable spotlessly clean home that is well stocked so guests can enjoy this beautiful property to its fullest, thank you so much for your kind words.
We rented this lovely home for 2 weeks over the 4th of July weekend.
Upon entering there is a long beautiful driveway and you find yourself exhaling.
The house is spacious , very clean and well stocked.
The 4 bedrooms were lovely and spacious.
For a 4 day period there were 8 of us occupying the house.
We did some cooking at the house and found the kitchen to be well Equipped. There is a well maintained garden and the owner encouraged usage which I took full advantage of.
The house gets lots sun in the late morning / early afternoon so the pool was a welcome addition.
There is an additional shower off the screened in porch that came in handy!
The yard is super spacious and also well maintained.
The owner is so gracious and provided handbooks for any and everything one might need to know.
Her restaurant recommendations are spot on.
There are local supermarkets, seafood markets, local produce, restaurants and golfing just minutes away.
By 5:30pm head down to the dock and enjoy the peace and quite of the evening.
There is rarely traffic on the water and its still. So if you're into paddle boarding or kayaking its perfect!
Lots of beautiful birds and butterflies are on the property.
We did spend the evenings out on the patio by the pool so there are mosquitos.
I remedied that problem with citronelle candles.
This is a great property for all
occasions. It is exactly as descibed and more.
We live in DC and traveling back and forth a couple times took about 1hr 20min!
If I over used the words well maintained .... Sorry but it is;)
Thank you so much for your lovely review of "Content", our goal is to make sure that our guests have a relaxing and worry free vacation here on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. We endeavor to provide everything that one might need to enjoy the experience, thank you and we hope to see you again.
The best week ever.
I can't remember enjoying a week more. The house is beautiful, one can tell great care was used in selecting the furnishings. Everything is of the highest quality and yet comfortable and relaxing at the same time. The kitchen is well-equipped, I found everything I wanted, and the view from the breakfast table is glorious. One feels at home. The water is right at the edge of the property, a stroll to the dock always rewarded the birdwatcher. Total privacy and yet the town of St. Michael's has great restaurants, intriguing shops, and local history to delve into, and it's just minutes away.
A SLICE OF HEAVEN IN ST. MICHAELS
This "Slice of Heaven" in St. Michaels will forever be one of the best homes we have rented. From the welcome basket and champagne to toast our recent marriage to every detail throughout the home - your stay either it be one week or one month will have you leaving relaxed and spoiled. We invited some friends from DC to share in all the property has to offer (beautiful pool, gorgeous dock and land, and comfortable interior spaces) as they walked away in Ahh of the property. Do not hesitate to book this home as you will be happy you did - we are.
Thank you both so very much for your lovely and very kind comments about "Content" we are delighted you enjoyed everything our home has to offer and that you could share your special time there with friends and your four legged family members. Hope you got to visit St Michaels and all that she has to offer. Come again we hope. Mandy
Surround yourself with peace and comfort
This home is as beautiful and welcoming as shown in the photographs. Our family had a wonderful week relaxing by the water in this picture perfect setting.
I can't say enough about the special touches that make you feel right at home, only better. The owner's warmth and style greet you at every corner. We enjoyed the organic veggie garden, the deep water dock for our boat, crabbing off the pier, and beautiful sunrises. My little girl told her older sister, "Just look how the sunlight dances on the water!"
I'd like to keep this place as my own little secret....
Thank you for your lovely review, nothing gives us more joy than knowing that a family has truly enjoyed, relaxed and found peace at "Content". The dock and waterfront is always a favorite for the entire family, the abundant activities of kayaking, fising and crabbing helps keep the kids entertained for hours. Everyone loves the organic vegetable garden as it evolves and grows each year, some of the guests have given us seeds to plant next Spring for their consumption on their return next summer.
St. Michaels is also a hidden gem offering boutique shops, the Maritime Museum and a wide variety of restuarants we look forward to welcoming you back, thank you.
Luxurious estate located 5 minutes from St. Michaels where fine dining establishments, art shows, antique galleries, museums, farmer's markets, sailing, fishing and water sports abound. Cycling and birding are favorites pastimes. Relax and enjoy a truly unique Eastern Shore get-away.