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Fantastic Location with Lots of Amenities--Pool, Dock, Billiards, Dogs Welcome!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Tastefully and comfortably decorated, 4BR, pet friendly, sleeps 8

Offered by Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals!

When first entering this darling cottage the current owners promptly grinned and said 'This will do' and thus was born 'Thistle Dew'. This cottage packs a punch with amenities typically dedicated to larger homes - private dock, pool, billiards room, two master bedrooms and fresh decorating. Love St. Michaels? You could easily bike the 4/12 miles to town. Interested in Easton, no worries a few extra miles drives you right to the Avalon Theater for a music show or a cocktail at the Historic Tidewater Inn's Hunter's Tavern. Then again, you may not want to leave Thistle Dew at all. The shaded deck, relaxing screened porch for dining, lovely pool and Oak Creek views might just anchor you to the property.


Property Manager
Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 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 Chesapeake Bay

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 cottage 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 stayed in this cottage for Mothers Day in 2012. We loved it so much we have been trying to come back ever since! When our eldest was married in Oxford in September 2012, 3 groups of family members coming from Chicago and Wisconsin and New Hampshire, all rented your properties. Not only would we but we have recommended you to others. Someone who visited one of the families during the wedding recently rented a property before their wedding. All the places have been wonderful. But Thistle Dew is my favorite. My daughters and I (and our dog!) especially love this spot. My husband came this time too. Next fall we hope to bring my oldest daughter and her husband who will be moving here from Florida. She considered flying up just to come because she knew how much we all loved it. But we will do this again. You can tell how much care goes in to the property. It is beautifully decorated but with an emphasis on relaxing and having fun. There is nothing we needed. Actually, except I couldn't find a welcome book or information about the property, so it took us a while to dig through things and find what the internet code was. A more obvious introduction to Thistle Dew would have been appreciated. That's the only thing I would ask for. It's a wonderful home and we thank you and them for making it available to us. We had a great weekend!
May 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 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:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer value. 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, housekeeping, security deposit waiver and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'. And many of our properties include amenities such as kayaks and bikes that boost the value even more!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fantastic Location with Lots of Amenities--Pool, Dock, Billiards, Dogs Welcome!
average rating of 4.793103 based on 37 reviews
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We enjoyed our stay!

  • 3 of 5

The house could have been a bit cleaner upon our arrival - visible cat hair on floor in living room. We also think pool maintenance was lacking a bit. The pool guys never showed up til Thursday. They checked the chemicals and only checked one trap - after they left, my son checked the other trap and found a dead squirrel in it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

The property looked exactly as advertised--a really tranquil and lovely spot, with a relaxing screened in porch big enough to sit a large group for lunch or dinner. The house was nicely laid out, with a really comfortable kitchen and living area, and two separate bedroom areas. The pool was great fun, as were the canoe and kayak. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thistle Dew the week of September 6 - 13 2014

  • 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:

Thistle Dew is a very comfortable and well equipped house. The only thing missing was a tea kettle. The location was perfect for trips to St Michaels; the property, while not huge. was still very private and quiet. The pool is wonderful! We would definitely stay there again.

Manager responded on 10/1/2014:

Thank you for the kinds words. Actually the owner is English and tea is a must at Thistle Dew! There is an electric kettle on the shelf above the washer and a teapot in the cupboard. Anytime please give us a call if it is on our basic equipment list we will be certain to help you find it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Perfect Rental Inside and Out!

  • 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:

This was our third year visiting St Michael's and Thistle Dew was a perfect vacation home. Location is close to both Easton and St Michaels. Home is well decorated and immaculate. Pool was refreshing and we loved the floating lounge chairs. Screened porch was great in the early morning and late evening. Dock allows for a rental boat and we had perfect boating weather. All in all we loved this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Kensington, MD
5

its great !

  • 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:

its great !! we felt very comfortable and relaxed the entire time

The best experience if you just want to relax and forget

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Reading, PA
5

Yes Do Thistle Dew

  • 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:

We had a wonderful time at Thistle Dew. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The home is beautiful and well maintained. The shops and restaurants are exceptional in St. Michaels and Easton. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
BWI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
St. Michaels or Easton
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oxford Bellevue Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Michaels or Easton
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
St. Michaels or Easton
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Ocean City MD

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 cottage 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
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 2 nights
From
£791
£3,831
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,374
for 3 nights
From
£791
 
 
Low Season
27 Nov 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 2 nights
From
£791
£3,831
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,374
for 3 nights
From
£791
 
 
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,374
for 3 nights
From
£791
£3,831
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,831
for 7 nights
£3,831
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,831
for 7 nights
£3,831
 

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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