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Waterfront, Water All Around, Peaceful Family Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 outdoor shower, sleeps 6

Experience the Chesapeake from your very own front row seat. Surrounded by water on three sides, the living area is 1300 sq feet with an indoor walk up/utility area on the first floor. The third floor is unfinished & locked. The layout is open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living room facing the Chesapeake with stunning views out the large atrium doors. This property offers a 2nd level wrap around deck that looks down into the water where sea rays & skates glide by. Only a sea wall between you and the water out front, and a nature-preserve beach out back. A birder’s paradise—adjacent to, marshes, and tidal pools land-side of the property. Regular residents include diving ducks and dabblers, egrets, blue heron, sea gulls, gannets & terns. Osprey nest within sight and a bald eagle visits regularly. Fish feed on the surface before your eyes. Crab or fish from the property. Launch the kayaks from the yard and paddle to harbors north and south. Take a swim or float in the shallow water next to the property, or sit on the deck and watch ships roll down the channel.

Only 30 minutes to Washington DC and Annapolis. Locally it's a short walk or bike ride to the boardwalk/pier or shops, restaurants, and wine bar. Fine dining just 3 blocks away. Chesapeake Beach water park and charter boat fishing 2 miles south. Herrington Harbor 4 miles north. Stop by the Bay History Museum, walk to the farmer's market Friday eve where antique cars gather. Take in the summer concert series on the pier 2nd Saturday of summer months, or see free family movies all summer long on the 10 ft. high screen on the beach. Into night life? There's bingo, gaming and slots at many establishments within walking distance, as well as live music venues up and down the western shore. Cars are not necessary thanks to the Beach Trolley Association. Beach Trolley runs from Chesapeake Beach, through North Beach, up to Deale and back with a fare of only 25 cents per ride all summer. Bayfest live entertainment and crafts 4th weekend in August. September brings free campfires on the beach. Plan your vacation now for “Bay Galle”, the envy of North Beach.

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Patrick Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy and Annie Murphy Roberts inherited this home from their father, James Michael 'Mike' Murphy, and chose to preserve the property after purchasing interests from other family members. Mike Murphy designed the Smithsonian American History Museum and oversaw construction & maintenance of many Smithsonian buildings in DC for over 20 years before retiring at the house in North Beach. During World War II, he worked as a physicist on the Manhattan project at Los Alamos. He purchased the North Beach property in 1979. In 1986, he designed/engineered the building to withstand hurricane force winds by building on a 12-telephone pole foundation driven 34 feet into the ground. A category 4 hurricane (Isabel) has since passed in 2003 without disturbing the solid construction. He also engineered the tidal pool in the rear of the property to attract wildlife and serve as a boat launch. Patrick Murphy is an avid fisherman and small business owner. Annie Murphy Roberts is a health care provider.

Patrick Murphy purchased this house in 1979

Why Patrick Murphy chose North Beach

We chose to keep the property because it is unique among bay properties. There are water views on three sides, it has it's own private harbor, and unmatched proximity to the water. It is also less than one hour from our homes, making it the perfect weekend get-away.

What makes this house unique

The deck practically overlooks the water. The house has it's own protected harbor for small water craft. The proximity to the water allows you to see breaking schools of fish feeding, sea rays, ospreys, egrets or the blue heron residing in the back yard and adjacent marshes. Terrapins nest and their young hatch in the beach nature preserve behind the property. Unlike other houses on the street, you may crab or fish from the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an amazing visit to this amazing house. Everyday we just enjoyed the views, the wildlife, the sounds of the waves, the laughter of the grandchildren and the many, many amenities and comforts the owner provided with this rental. We've rented many other houses in many other places and this was the most welcoming and most well-equipped. Thank you so much for that. We kayaked, swam, went to the beach, shopped, fished, crabbed, roasted marshmallows, puzzles, gamed, read, slept, and laughed a lot. We were able to go the farmer's market and it was a lot of fun. We hope to come back again some day. It was just great. Thanks!!
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 6


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Beach in Calvert County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • rural ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , Enclosed outdoor with hot and cold running water
  • Large tub with shower, vanity and toilet. 2nd shower outdoors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Three bedrooms. Two with a queen sized bed in each room. The third bedroom has one twin sized bed and one queen sized bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two bikes for adults and one small bike for a child and one helmet. Three kayaks with PFDs. Two stand up paddle boards and oars. Multiple flotation devices. You can launch the Kayaks from the cove in the back of the house. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUGGESTED LIST OF ITEMS GUESTS SHOULD BRING: Beach towels, beach bag, bathing suits, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats/visors, water shoes/old tennis shoes, beach equipment (toys, umbrella, beach blanket & cooler). There are 6 beach chairs for your use. Coffee filters (for Mr. Coffee basket style), bath soap, shampoo / conditioner & other toiletries, laundry detergent, paper products, trash bags, CDs/DVDs, fishing pole & tackle, prescriptions and medications, Cell phone & charger.


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Waterfront, Water All Around, Peaceful Family Getaway
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 18 reviews

Beautifully peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The location was lovely. The owners were kind. The kitchen had everything we needed. Had some issues but discussed with owner afterwards and she was compassionate. I could tell the owners truly want a good experience for all renters. Pretty little town too.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Had a great time can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Peace and fresh air!

  • 5 of 5

This was our our second visit to Bay Galle - a very good family home, peacefully situated right at the far end of Atlantic Avenue in North Beach. Loads of space, easy off street parking, and surrounded by water on 3 sides...as close as 15ft! There is no better place to have breakfast or evening dinner than sat on the wooden balcony (3 sides of the property) with a gentle sea breeze watching the Ospreys and crab boats. There are a couple of decent kayaks and a new paddle board supplied, and they can be launched from your own private harbour at the back of the home. For those that like crabs (and we do) there are a couple of crab pots available to catch your dinner. Chesapeake Beach about a mile away has a good supermarket (Rolands) which also features it's own liquor section - well stocked with good beers and wine. North Beach has a busy 'Farmers Market' every Friday evening (complete with hot rods display), where it seems the whole population turn out.

We went into DC, which is only 30-40 mins and suprisingly simple as road you take becomes Pennsivania Avenue and that leads you straight to Union Station and Congress. We chose to park in the big Union Station car park as it was easy! You can also get in on the Metro from Branch Ave Station - which is free parking on weekends. We visited the Marine Museum on Soloman's Island (very good), Baltimore (aquarium is a 'must visit' along with historic ships, a submarine) and loads of other stuff. Hidden away on the middle harbour is the Baltimore Museum of Industry - great museum! I'm a train fan and there are some heritage lines within driving distance. On this visit the West Maryland Scenic Railway sadly had their huge steam loco out of service, but we travelled for a couple of hours to 'Steam into History' - north of Baltimore, which features a replica civil war era wood burning locomotive...as it happened we arrived on a civil war re-enactment weekend complete with Confederate attacks and defence by our on-board Unionist soldiers. Truly excellent.

This is a lovely peaceful property close enough to visit DC and much more but with the sea literally on your doorstep to wash away the stress of life...

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A plus all the way !!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, peaceful, and relaxing get away ! Beautiful views all around you ! Small town charm ! We will definitely be back !!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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This is an amazing space!

  • 5 of 5

We watched great blue heron, egrets, mallards and geese play in the tidal pool behind the house. We swam and kayaked and collected sharks teeth on the beach. We enjoyed sitting in the sun and watching the folks on power walks passing in front of the house with the backdrop of the bay behind them. It is a great house, all appliances worked. We recommend visiting the Bayside History Museum in North Beach, very informative.

We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 3 of 5

House is very nice location relaxing. Water views everywhere. Everything you could need is supplied by the owners. Unfortunately we picked a bad week unaware school started that monday so everything was closed. Jelly fish were out so we never went on the beach. Did go kayaking, crabbing, and fishing. Went to mt vernon and baltimore harbor a great place foe young children, elderly, couples get away and a group of fishing men. Do not recommend for teenagers unless it is a weekend trip.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a public beach two blocks south of the property, with protective netting surrounding it to keep out sea nettles (jellyfish). It is very effective, but there are no guarantees. This was an unusually bad year for nettles. They may come in sometime after mid July, or not at all, depending on weather and currents. And a good tropical storm will chase them out late summer.
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Roland's of Chesapeake Station
Closest Grocery Store
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Reagan National (DCA) 37 miles, BWI 42 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Bay Wine & Spirits Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mellomar Golf Park
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Largo Town Center Metro
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
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Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
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Car: not necessary

Gaylord National Harbor/National Children's Museum, 35 miles to the east.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Beach, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 PEAK
25 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2018 FALL
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £211.17
Cleaning £52.79

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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